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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With Alex Brodie and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Mothers and Sons

Six programmes in which Times columnist Matthew Parris and his mother, Terry Parris , interview other mothers and sons. 4: Baroness
Warnock and her eldest son, Felix. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Terry Parris
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Diaries of Today

The everyday journals of duty solicitors. 3: Tracey Baker. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Tracey Baker.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: The Calendar

3: The Emperor Constantine introduces Sunday as the day of rest. For details see Monday

: Daily Service

Immortal Love Forever Full
(Bishopthorpe); Philemon 17-20;
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach); Just as I Am (Saffron Walden).
Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests.
Dear Jayne Browne : Corresponding with the Enemy. Part 3 of 5. Dear Jayne Browne repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Jayne Browne
Unknown: Jayne Browne

: Rural Lives

Six programmes in which Les Woodland looks at events in history which have shaped life in the countryside today. 5: Turnip Soup. Charles "Turnip"
Townsend devised ways of getting land to grow more food - is he responsible for modem-day food mountains? Producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Punchlines

Hugh Dennis presents six programmes looking at different styles of comedy. 3: Impressionism
Written by Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt Producer Lis Roberts


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Written By: Hugh Dennis
Written By: Steve Punt
Producer: Lis Roberts

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: X Marks the Spot

Pete McCarthy presents a cryptic quiz in which three panellists attempt to locate a mystery British treasure. Producer John Higgs


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Producer: John Higgs

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Beat Goes On

Luv Dancin ' by Trish Cooke. The second of four plays charting the musical lives of a black family from 1919 to the present day. Abraham and Annie Sabu have a daughter, Catherine. Abi can only be an onlooker as she learns the painful lessons of life and love. with Miskha Mekki , Michelle Dalrymple , Akim Mogaji , Joe Speare , Abeke Sanders and Terence Mann. Singers Kadria Thomas and the New Wade Gospel Choir. Guitar
Mark Creswell. Saxophone Richard Bostock Keyboard and drums Roy Johnson
Music composed by Ansell Broderick Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Luv Dancin
Unknown: Trish Cooke.
Unknown: Annie Sabu
Unknown: Miskha Mekki
Unknown: Michelle Dalrymple
Unknown: Akim Mogaji
Unknown: Joe Speare
Unknown: Abeke Sanders
Singers: Terence Mann.
Singers: Singers Kadria Thomas
Guitar: Mark Creswell.
Unknown: Richard Bostock
Unknown: Roy Johnson
Composed By: Ansell Broderick
Director: Pauline Harris
Abraham: Patrice Naiambana
Annie: Catherine Keane

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm

: Sleuths

Five programmes looking at the secrets of the investigator's trade. 3: Country Pursuits. Wildlife investigator Phil pursues the men who kill badgers. Repeat

: With Great Pleasure

The first of two programmes featuring veteran entertainer Leslie Phillips. With his wife, Angela Scoular , he presents his favourite pieces of prose and poetry, including an extract from Peter Pan and his celebrated rendition of The Owl and the Pussycat. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Leslie Phillips.
Unknown: Angela Scoular
Unknown: Peter Pan
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Four Walls

Eight programmes in which Jonathan Glancey looks at the living and working spaces that we create.
7: On the Move. Camper vans and hotel rooms - the charms and the drawbacks of the peripatetic home. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society and the ideas that shape it. Producer Tom Alban
E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tom Alban

: PM

Nigel Wrench and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Nigel Wrench
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Dan and Nick: the Wildebeest Years

Comedy extravaganza of blah-deblah-de-blah, written by and featuring Dan Freedman and Nick Romero.
Music by the Gents. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Archers

Phil is carried away. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

The live nightly arts programme. Producer Robyn Read

: Dear Jayne Browne

Corresponding with the Enemy by Elizabeth Proud. Part 3. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Elizabeth Proud.

: Inside Out

Lesley Riddoch travels around the UK turning contentious issues inside out in a series of debates. Tonight, experts come face to face with the public to discuss failing schools. From the Queen Mary School in Liverpool.
Producers Karen Ferguson and Mike Lloyd Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Phone [number removed]2458 for free tickets


Presenter: Lesley Riddoch
Senior Producer: Karen Ferguson
Producer: Mike Lloyd
Researcher: David Holmes

: Kurd's-Eye View

3: William Shakespeare and I Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: William Shakespeare

: Enright's Universe

Four programmes in which
Leo Enright shares his passion for space. 1: Sitting in a Tin Can. Satellites and robots can explore the heavens very cheaply, but humans have always wanted to explore the final frontier.
Producer Jim Clarke. E-MAIL:scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Leo Enright
Producer: Jim Clarke.

: Mothers and Sons

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Like Water for Hot Chocolate

By Laura EsquiveL Part 3. For details see Monday Repeat

: Trust Me, I'm a Policeman

Gunman. In the conclusion of Robert Smith
's six-part drama, Matrix is about to take his 15-year-old work-experience partner to confront his first gunman. With John Woodvine , David Antrobus and Jan Winters.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Robert Smith
Unknown: John Woodvine
Unknown: David Antrobus
Unknown: Jan Winters.
Director: Ned Chaillet

: Stereonation

Graham Duff presents the last of six fast-forwards through the world of music obsessives, featuring indie-rock guitar hero Danny Jones. Producer Nick Ware


Unknown: Graham Duff
Unknown: Danny Jones.
Producer: Nick Ware

: The Nualas

A blend of music, chat and "craic". Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: Mood Indigo

Writings by Otis Ferguson. Part 3. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Otis Ferguson.

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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