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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With James Naughtie , Winifred Robinson.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Thomas Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Thomas Butler.

: Start the Week

With Jeremy Paxman.
Producer Tony Phillips. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Daily Service

With the choir and music group of Clifton Cathedral, Bristol. 0 Ignis
Spiritus; The Lamb; John 1, w29-34; Wind Upon the Waters (Haugen). Director of music David Ogden.


Music: David Ogden.

: Serial: The Doctor, the Detective and Arthur Conan Doyle

Michael Williams reads the first of five daily episodes from Martin Booth's biography. 1: Conan Doyle's early years. Producer Bruce Young Repeat


Unknown: Michael Williams

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests.
Drama: Lady Susan by Jane Austen.
Adapted in ten parts by Lavinia Murray. Editor Ruth Gardiner. Drama repeated 7.45pm E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Jane Austen.
Unknown: Lavinia Murray.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Rosa Rust

Rosa Rust was born in England but educated at an elite school in Russia. When war came she was caught up in a nightmarish journey. Historian Colin Holmes hears her story of survival. Producer Mark Burman Repeat


Unknown: Rosa Rust
Unknown: Colin Holmes
Producer: Mark Burman

: Bangers and Mash

By Katie Hims. Martina's not sure if she wants to be a nun anymore, so she takes work with a catering company.
Director Cat Horn


Unknown: Katie Hims.
Kingsley: Mark Straker
Jimmy: Gerard McDermott
Martina: Catherine Harvey
Juan Jose: Roger May
Mrs Olney: Marlene Sidaway

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts the third heat of the musical general knowledge quiz.
Producer Dawn Ellis. Repeated Sunday 1.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dawn Ellis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Contemplating Adultery

By Michael Butt. A factually based story from the book by Lotte and Joseph Hamburger.
Sarah Austin , a respectable Victorian translator, conducts a passionate relationship by letter with a raffish German prince. with Victoria Carling and Eve Karpf Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Michael Butt.
Unknown: Sarah Austin
Unknown: Victoria Carling
Director: Claire Grove
Sarah Austin: Penelope Wilton
Prince Puckler: Bill Nighy

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby. LINES OPEN from 1.30 pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.

: Tales from the Village

A daily series exploring the traditions that still shape everyday life in Africa. Today, Joel Kibazo visits a pool in the Gambia that is believed to cure infertility. Producer Candida Harris Repeat


Unknown: Joel Kibazo

: This Sceptred Isle

Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Paul Eddington. Additional readings by Roger May. 6: The Battle of Stamford Bridge Written by Christopher Lee Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Read By: Paul Eddington.
Unknown: Roger May.
Written By: Christopher Lee
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Turning World

With Jenni Murray and her guests. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Desert Island

Celebrity listeners including Stephen Fry , Neil Kinnock , Germaine Greer , Jack Dee and Dame Judi Dench provide personal selections from the /'m Sorry I Haven't 't Clue archives. Producer Jon Naismith
Repeated Sunday 12.30pm


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Dame Judi Dench
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Sid chickens out.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Chaired by Mark Lawson. Why are American writers so fond of their fictional alter egos? Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Lady Susan

By Jane Austen , adapted in ten parts by Lavinia Murray. Lady Susan Vernon , a beautiful society widow, decides to visit her brother-in-law. Will she be a welcome guest? Her friend Alicia Johnson narrates her story. with Imelda Staunton. Jill Balcon , Robert Hands , Geoffrey Whitehead and Michelle Wesson. Music Julie Cooper. Director Jocelyn Boxall. Repeated from 10.45am * See This Week: page 6


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Lavinia Murray.
Unknown: Lady Susan Vernon
Unknown: Alicia Johnson
Unknown: Imelda Staunton.
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Robert Hands
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Michelle Wesson.
Music: Julie Cooper.
Director: Jocelyn Boxall.
Lady Susan: Harriet Walter
Mrs Johnson: Maggie Steed

: Shopping Heaven, Shopping Hell

Paradise Regained. Once shopping was about fulfilling basic needs. Now it is everything: therapy, community, art, entertainment and escapism, In the first of two programmes, Tony Thome asks if shopping is now the only certainty. Editor Mary Price


Unknown: Tony Thome

: In Business

Cyberbrain. Where is computing going? Microsoft's top thinker Nathan Myhrvold maps out the future for Peter Day. Producer Stephen Chilcott Repeated next Sunday


Unknown: Nathan Myhrvold
Producer: Stephen Chilcott

: Nature: Insight

Ageing and Death. Howard Stableford and guests explore the science behind death and ageing.
Producer Edward Odim. Rptd tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Howard Stableford
Producer: Edward Odim.

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Nana

Juliet Stevenson reads Emile Zola 's glittering tale of Second Empire society. Nana, pursued by every man in Paris, has become the owner of a country house. Abridged by Doreen Estall. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Emile Zola
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

: Espedair Street

By lain Banks, dramatised by Joe Dunlop. Paul Gambaccini presents the real story behind seventies mega-band Frozen Gold. with John-Gordon Sinclair , Louise Beattie. James Macpherson , Steven McNicoll ,
Margaret Clark , Douglas Russell. Music by lain Banks and Nigel Clark. Featuring Brian Kellock (keyboards), Nick Clark (guitar) and Gordon Wilson (drums). Vocals by Monica Queen. Directed by Dave Batchelor Repeat


Dramatised By: Joe Dunlop.
Dramatised By: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: John-Gordon Sinclair
Unknown: Louise Beattie.
Unknown: James MacPherson
Unknown: Steven McNicoll
Unknown: Margaret Clark
Unknown: Douglas Russell.
Music By: Lain Banks
Unknown: Nigel Clark.
Unknown: Brian Kellock
Guitar: Nick Clark
Guitar: Gordon Wilson
Unknown: Monica Queen.
Directed By: Dave Batchelor

: At the Foot of the Mountain

Repeated from Saturday llpm

: News

: The Late Book: Last Resort

By Alison Lurie , read by Kate Harper. Professor Wilkie Walker is convinced he is dying of cancer. His wife Jenny suggests they spend the winter in Florida in a Key West location known locally as the Last Resort. Part 1. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters


Unknown: Alison Lurie
Read By: Kate Harper.
Read By: Professor Wilkie Walker
Produced By: Jill Waters

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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