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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Mary Cotes.


Unknown: Dr Mary Cotes.

: Farming Today

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Featuring actress Zoe Wanamaker. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker.

: Serial: Pleasure Domes

The Cinema of War. Final part. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Letters from a Lost Generation. Part 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Keiko's Story: Home to Iceland

In September, Keiko, star of the film
Free Willy, underwent the first stage of his journey back to the wild. Mark Carwardine reviews his progress. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: The Oldest Member

Maurice Denham stars in stories by PG Wodehouse, dramatised by Edward Taylor and Michael Pointon.
5: The Magic Plus Fours. With Jon Glover , David Simeon , Joe Dunlop , Melanie Hudson and Julian Dutton. Producer Edward Taylor Repeat


Unknown: Maurice Denham
Dramatised By: Edward Taylor
Dramatised By: Michael Pointon.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: David Simeon
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Julian Dutton.
Producer: Edward Taylor

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite. Editor Chris Burns


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

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Screen Test

Brian Sibley presents the quiz for film buffs from Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre. Producer Rona Bailey


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Rona Bailey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hermit Thrush at Morn

Natalia Power's play is based on the life of Amy Beach (1867-1944), the first American woman composer. with Carolyn Jones. William Roberts. Stuart Milligan. Gerard McDermott , John Rowe ,
Andrea Browne , Alison Pettitt and Iwan Thomas Pianist Stuart Hutchinson
Director Cherry Cookson Repeat


Unknown: Carolyn Jones.
Unknown: William Roberts.
Unknown: Stuart Milligan.
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Andrea Browne
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Pianist: Iwan Thomas
Pianist: Stuart Hutchinson
Director: Cherry Cookson
Amy Beach: Deborah Findlay
Dr Beach: Henry Goodman

: Changing Places

New Communities. Last in the series in which Andrew Sachs discovers how communities set about transforming the place where they live.
Producer Sandra Sykes. PHONE [number removed] for a factsheet or to comment on issues raised E-MAIL: changing.places@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: Life on the Road

The Maestro's Tale. Final part. For details see Monday

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' letters.
Editor Viv Black. WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London. W1A 1QT. FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: Feedback@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Editor: Viv Black.

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter examines the role of literary prizes. Plus extracts from the secret diary of Booker Prize judge Valentine Cunningham (age 52 %). Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Valentine Cunningham

: The Message

Alex Brodie and his guests explore how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Clippings, comedy and Coren feature in this week's satirical hotpot. Producer Jon Rolph
Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm


Producer: Jon Rolph

: The Archers

I get knocked down ...
Written by Caroline Harrington. Director Julie Beckett. Editor Vanessa Whitburn
[address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington.
Director: Julie Beckett.
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
ShulaHebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth Pargetter: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Helen Archer: Bonnie Engstrom
Tommy Archer: Tom Graham
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
JackWoolley: Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
MrsAntrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Usha Gupta: Souad Faress
Janet Fisher: Moir Leslie
Alistair Lloyd: Michael Lumsden
Greg Turner: Marc Finn
Auntie Satya: Jamilla Massey
Larry Lovell: Stephen Hancock
Beryl: Marian Kemmer

: Front Row

Francine Stock reviews the latest CD from Alanis Morissette. Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Alanis Morissette.
Producer: Alison Perks

: Letters from a Lost Generation

ByVeraBrittain.PartlO. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in King's Lynn, Norfolk, by panellists including William Atkinson , headmaster of the Phoenix High School, west London; the Rt Hon Marjorie Mowlam , Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; and David Willetts , shadow education and employment secretary.
Producer Anne Peacock. Rptd tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: William Atkinson
Unknown: Marjorie Mowlam
Unknown: David Willetts
Producer: Anne Peacock.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Nasser's Eden

Howard Brenton's play for radio is set in 1956, when Egypt nationalised the Suez Canal and Britain lost the last symbol of her empire. It looks behind the politics to reveal the personalities who changed the face of history.


Writer: Howard Brenton
Director: Cathryn Horn
Anthony Eden: Alec McCowen
Gamil Nasser: Nadim Sawalha
[Actor]: Bob Peck
[Actor]: Nigel Davenport
[Actor]: Saeed Jaffrey
[Actor]: Raad Rawi
[Actor]: Trevor Peacock
[Actor]: James Laurenson
[Actor]: Alix Refaie
[Actor]: Antony Zaki
[Actor]: Clifford Rose
[Actor]: John Rowe
[Actor]: Peter Birrel
[Actor]: Vic Tablian
[Actor]: Ajay Chabra

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell E-MAIL: wtonite@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

By Louis de Bernieres. Part 10 of 15. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Louis de Bernieres.

: Late Tackle

Eleanor Oldroyd and guests talk sport. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Producer: Simon Crosse

: Notes from the Ditch

The best players in any game are those watching from the sidelines.
Anne Enright swaps notes on the true nature of the game with fellow writers, critics and observers.
Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Anne Enright

: News

: The Late Book My Affair with Christianity

Rabbi Lionel Blue reads from his spiritual autobiography. Final part. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Lionel Blue

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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