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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Farming Today

: Today

With 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 for the week with guests including Israeli novelist Amos Oz and Nobel Prize-winning poet Derek Walcott. Producer Tony Phillips. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Derek Walcott.
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Serial: The Unknown Matisse

By Hilary Spurling , read in five parts by Eleanor Bron , abridged by Pat McLoughlin. A look at the wild young man who became one of the artistic geniuses of the century. Part 1. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Hilary Spurling
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Daily Service

From Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins with Cambrensis.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins

: Woman's Hour

Art historian Griselda Pollock joins Martha Kearney to discuss
Mary Cassatt , the almost forgotten grande dame of impressionism. Drama:
Letters from a Lost Generation. Part 11. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Griselda Pollock
Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Mary Cassatt
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Trophy Lives

We may be a nation of animal lovers, but most of us draw the line at taxidermy. Nick Davies talks to practitioners of this dying art. Producer Hannah Andrassy


Talks: Nick Davies
Producer: Hannah Andrassy

: King Street Junior

The final part of Jim Eldridge 's comedy drama starring Karl Howman as Mr Sims. Final Thoughts. The end of a school year- and of an era. with Paul Copley , Deirdre Costello ,
Tom Watson , Jacqueline Beatty , Vivienne Martin. Rachel Atkins , Scott Clark , Kristy Bruce and Rikki Doughty. Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Mr Sims.
Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Deirdre Costello
Unknown: Tom Watson
Unknown: Jacqueline Beatty
Unknown: Vivienne Martin.
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Scott Clark
Unknown: Kristy Bruce
Unknown: Rikki Doughty.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mr Beeston: James Grout
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Stone: Margaret John

: 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

A chance for the South of England to get their own back on the Midlands, who beat them last time they met.
Nick Clarke is on hand to see fair play. Producer Paul Bajoria. Rptd Sunday 1.30pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Confidant

By Elizabeth Bowen , dramatised for radio by Patricia M Cobey. The 1920s in Cork, when women thought the world was beginning for them. with Peter O'Meara. Mario Rosenstock and Paddy Scully. Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Unknown: Peter O'Meara.
Unknown: Mario Rosenstock
Unknown: Paddy Scully.
Penelope: Cathy Belton
Veronica: Fionnuala Murphy

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes calls on a topical issue affecting personal finance. Producer Frances Macdonald
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Jarrow to Giro

Ray Gosling presents five programmes on 20th-century joblessness. Producer Bob Dickinson Repeat


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Scraping the Sky

Safety. The first of four short stories by Julia Darling about people who spend much of their life high above the ground. Read by Kevin Whately. Producer Gillian Hush


Stories By: Julia Darling
Read By: Kevin Whately.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: The Food Programme

With Nigel Duckers.
Repeated from Saturday 11am


Unknown: Nigel Duckers.

: 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 Kevin Bocquet and Clare English.


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet

: The Motion Show

Dr Phil Hammond chairs the alternative debating game. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

Janet rearranges Christmas. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts show.
Film directors Ken Loach and Shane
Meadows discuss celluloid portrayals of sportsmen to mark the release of Loach's new film, My Name Is Joe. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Francine Stock
Directors: Ken Loach

: Letters from a Lost Generation

Vera Brittain 's correspondence with four men close to her who were on the front during the First World War.
Adapted by Mark Bostridge. Part 11. with Jonathan Firth , James Wallace and Robert Portal. Producer Clive Brill. Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Vera Brittain
Adapted By: Mark Bostridge.
Unknown: Jonathan Firth
Unknown: James Wallace
Producer: Clive Brill.
Roland Leighton: Rupert Graves
VeraBrittain: Amanda Root

: Behind Closed Doors

It is a year since the tension of Wales's devolution referendum night. Huw Edwards talks to those who turned the narrowest of Yes votes into reality. Producers Jeremy Davies and Martyn Ingram


Talks: Huw Edwards
Producers: Jeremy Davies
Producers: Martyn Ingram

: In Business

The Moneymakers. How do you make millions out of a good idea? Peter Day asks a handful of entrepreneurs. Producer Rosamund Jones Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Rosamund Jones

: Nature: Sharks in the Med

Is there really a breeding ground for great white sharks in the Mediterranean? And could the sharks be the last survivors of a population hit by fishing, pollution and public apathy? Mark Carwardine investigates.
Producer Grant Sonnex. Rptd tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
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

Louis de Bernieres's novel is read in ; 15 parts by Robert Powell. Part 11. Abridged by Alison Joseph
Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat


Unknown: Robert Powell.
Abridged By: Alison Joseph
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

: Kailyard Blues

A four-part comedy with words and music by Don Paterson.
2: Prelude to a Pish
Homesick encounters his ex-girl and his ex-drug habit; and South Skye becomes a new English county. Starring Bill Paterson as Homesick Ferguson. With Alexander Morton , Ashley Jensen , Ralph Riach , Liam Brennan , Gerda Stevenson and Ian Aldred. Musicians Brian Kellock , John Rae , Brian Shiels and Dougie Pincock Producer Dave Batchelor


Music By: Don Paterson.
Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: Homesick Ferguson.
Unknown: Alexander Morton
Unknown: Ashley Jensen
Unknown: Ralph Riach
Unknown: Liam Brennan
Unknown: Gerda Stevenson
Unknown: Ian Aldred.
Musicians: Brian Kellock
Musicians: John Rae
Musicians: Brian Shiels
Musicians: Dougie Pincock
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: Distant Divas

Repeated from Saturday llpm

: News

: The Late Book: News of a Kidnapping

Gabriel Garcia Marquez 's gripping account of the Colombian drug cartels jj and the plight of their many victims. 1 Abridged in ten parts by Katrin I Williams , read by Sean Barrett. Part 1. Producer Paul Kent


Unknown: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Unknown: Katrin I Williams
Read By: Sean Barrett.
Producer: Paul Kent

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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