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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer David Street


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: David Street

: Today

James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Angela Tilby.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman sets the cultural agenda with guests including film director Ken Loach.
Producer Tony Phillips. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Director: Ken Loach.
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Daily Service

Let All the World (Luckington);
Genesis 11, wl-9; Behold, Now, Praise the Lord (Harris); Hills of the North,
Rejoice (Little Cornard). With the choir of Bury Grammar School (Girls).
Director of music Dorothy Stoddard.

: Serial: Even the Stars Look Lonesome

Maya Angelou reads the first of five extracts from her essays. 1: A House Can Hurt, a Home Can Heal. Ageing. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall Repeat


Unknown: Maya Angelou
Produced By: Jane Marshall

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: Letters from a Lost
Generation. Part 1 of 15. Editor Ruth Gardiner
Drama repeated at 7.45pm
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
* See This Week: page 7


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Hands On

A look at the work of theatre director Terry Hands, who took on the role of artistic director to Theatr Clwyd in the Welsh countryside, a theatre threatened with financial ruin. Producer AP Jones


Director: Terry Hands
Unknown: Theatr Clwyd

: King Street Junior

Jim Eldridge 's six-part comedy drama, written by Paul Copley , stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims , and James Grout as Mr Beeston.
4: Target Practice. You miss one target, you hit another.... Well, that's life. with Jamie Hall. Matt Sergeant. Vivienne Martin, Paul Copley. Tom Watson and Jacqueline Beatty. Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Written By: Paul Copley
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Mr Sims
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Mr Beeston.
Unknown: Jamie Hall.
Unknown: Paul Copley.
Unknown: Tom Watson
Unknown: Jacqueline Beatty.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Stone: Margaret John
Mrs Patterson: Deirdre Costello
Amita: Jodie Bethmeyer

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] to raise issues for investigation


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke presides over the cultural quiz. This week, Northern Ireland takes on the South of England.
Producer Paul Bajoria. Rptd Sunday 1.30pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Curious, if True

Five stories of mystery by Elizabeth Gaskell , dramatised by Sally Hedges. 1: The Squire's Story. Mr Higgins appears to be a gentleman, but his strange manners and a tendency to disappear suggest otherwise. with Michael Lumsden , Peter Jeffrey.
Michael Tudor Barnes. Andrew Harrison ,
Simon Carter. Brett Usher , Jonathan Wyatt and Nick Aikens. Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Dramatised By: Sally Hedges.
Unknown: Mr Higgins
Unknown: Michael Lumsden
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey.
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes.
Unknown: Andrew Harrison
Unknown: Simon Carter.
Unknown: Brett Usher
Unknown: Jonathan Wyatt
Unknown: Nick Aikens.
Director: Nigel Bryant
Mrs Gaskell: Elizabeth Spriggs
Miss Pratt: Angela Thorne

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes calls on an issue affecting personal finance. Producer Sarah Pennells
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: Bunty Is Forty

Five daily programmes in which Kate Saunders considers the role of Bunty in the lives of girls from the fifties through the seventies.
Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Kate Saunders
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: The Chain Gang

Four interconnected short stories by different authors. 1: Simple Job by Simon Brett , read by Johnny Meres. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Simon Brett
Read By: Johnny Meres.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and her guests take a global view of news and human stories. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The Motion Show

Dr Phil Hammond watches over proceedings in this debating game. Producer He!en Willisms


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond

: The Archers

Oh, brother!
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Letters from a Lost Generation

Based on Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain , adapted by Mark Bostrich. The story of Vera Brittain 's correspondence with her brother, her lover and their two best friends, on the front during the First World War. Part 1. with James Wallace and Robert Portal Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Vera Brittain
Adapted By: Mark Bostrich.
Unknown: Vera Brittain
Unknown: James Wallace
Roland Leighton: Rupert Graves
Vera Brittain: Amanda Root
Edward Brittain: Jonathan Firth

: Inside Track

Pauper's Funeral. The last of five tales of contemporary life. Sara Parker charts the story of Leonard, one of hundreds who die alone and penniless. Producer Neil Trevithick


Unknown: Sara Parker
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: In Business

In Focus. Companies, politicians, governments, even royals are using them to plan their future. Peter Day brings the focus group into focus.
Producer Simon Crow. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Simon Crow.

: Nature: The Badger Cull

The Government is leading a major cull of badgers to establish if this is an effective means of preventing the transmission of bovine tuberculosis to cattle. But with TB in cattle on the rise, this may not be the answer.
Producer Grant Sonnex. Rptd tomorrow 11am


Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Robert Powell reads Louis de Bemieress tale of love and war. Abridged in 15 parts by Alison Joseph. Part 1. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat


Unknown: Louis de Bemieress
Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

: Driving to Distraction: The Naked and the Dead

By David Chandler
What can Miro do when a drunk thinks he is a mini-cab driver? with Jonathan Tafler, Trevor Martin, Neil Daglish, Sophie Thompson, Susan Brown and Alwyne Taylor. Director Clive Brill


Writer: David Chandler
Unknown: Jonathan Tafler
Unknown: Trevor Martin
Unknown: Neil Daglish
Unknown: Sophie Thompson.
Unknown: Susan Brown
Unknown: Alwyne Taylor
Director: Clive Brill
Miro: Nigel Cooke
Pam: Pauline McLynn

: Songs from the Lab

Repeated from Saturday 11pm

: News

: The Late Book: Underworld

Don DeLillo 's novel, spanning 50 years, read by Angus Macinnes. Abridged in ten parts by James Robertson. Part 6. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Don Delillo
Read By: Angus MacInnes.
Unknown: James Robertson.
Producer: Bruce Young

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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