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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

John Humphrys and Winifred Robinson.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.35 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Desert Island Discs

With castaway Clare Hollingworth. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Clare Hollingworth.

: Serial: The Doctor, the Detective and Arthur Conan

Michael Williams reads Martin Booth's biography. 5: An interest in spiritualism and fairies.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Michael Williams

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Lady Susan by Jane Austen. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jane Austen.

: Sentimental Journey

Arthur Smith takes a trip down memory lane. This week, he joins his former professor Malcolm Bradbury on a journey to the University of Indiana. Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeat


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Professor Malcolm Bradbury
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: The Oldest Member

Maurice Denham stars as the golf club veteran in six stories by PG
Wodehouse. 3: Rodney Fails to Qualify With Sue Holderness. Julian Dutton. Jon Glover and Virginia Denham.
Produced and adapted by Edward Taylor Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Rodney Fails
Unknown: Julian Dutton.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Virginia Denham.
Adapted By: Edward Taylor

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Screen Test

Brian Sibley presents the grand final of the film quiz from the Museum of the Moving Image in London. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Girl from Clare

By Patricia M Cobey. A young student in a small Irish town becomes pregnant. Her boyfriend and parents react with horror, but when her baby is born, she changes all their lives for the better. with Geraldine Plunkett. Pat Laffan.
Siobhan Miley , Doreen Keogh. Demian McAdam. Susie Kelly and Brigid Erin Bates. Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Patricia M Cobey.
Unknown: Geraldine Plunkett.
Unknown: Siobhan Miley
Unknown: Doreen Keogh.
Unknown: Demian McAdam.
Unknown: Susie Kelly
Unknown: Brigid Erin Bates.
Kate Hennessey: Cathy Belton
Fergus Hennessey: Luke Griffin

: Logged On

Quentin Cooper and guests give advice about the kind of after-sales service one should look for when buying a computer. Producer Paul Arnold
Call free on [number removed]44


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Paul Arnold

: Tales from the Village

How the Luo people view the birth of a disabled child as a blessing. Last in the series.
For details see Monday

: This Sceptred Isle

10: Death of the Conqueror For details see Monday

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter explores the child's view in contemporary fiction. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: The Message

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


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Eddie Mair.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Ghost of Number Ten: 2: Bringing Home the Bacon

A political farce by Steve Nallon and Turan Ali.
When a scientist develops pig organs that are transplantable into human beings, the Prime Minister promises free transplants and wins national approval - until the Jewish community starts to complain. With Jan Ravens, Andrew Wincott, Jack Smethurst. Steve Nallon and David Holt.
Director Turan Ali. Rptd tomorrow 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Turan An.
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Unknown: Andrew Wincott
Unknown: Jack Smethurst.
Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: David Holt.
Director: Turan Ali.
Lottie (the ghost): Maggie Steed
The Prime Minister: Mark Williams
The ghost of Groucho Marx: Barry Cryer

: The Archers

Phil goes it alone.
Written by Caroline Harrington
Director Alec Reid. Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to
[address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Alec Reid.
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Alistair Lloyd: Michael Lumsden
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Elizabeth Pargetter: Alison Dowling
Julia Pargetter: Mary Wimbush
Pat Archer: Patricia Galli More
Tommy Archer: Tom Graham
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
ClarrieGrundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
MrsAntrobus: Margot Boyd
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Hayley Jordan: Lucy Davis

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme, including the verdict on the latest book by the American queen of the forensic thriller, Patricia Cornwell. Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Patricia Cornwell.
Producer: Alison Perks

: Lady Susan

By Jane Austen.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Jane Austen.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs another debate with panellists Martin Bell, MP, Lady Eames, President of the Mothers Union, Ian McCartney ,
Department of Trade and Industry Minister, and Lord Tebbit. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ian McCartney

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Life's a Sport

By Mick Martin. Rugby player Gerard Clarke is on the brink of international stardom. After a medical in preparation for the British tour of Australia, he discovers that he has contracted HIV.
With his existence under threat, will he stop at nothing to protect his dream? with Anne Reid , Stefan Dennis ,
Alison Darling , Kathryn Hunt. Martin Reeve. James McMartin. Ray French and Ian Bent Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Mick Martin.
Unknown: Gerard Clarke
Unknown: Anne Reid
Unknown: Stefan Dennis
Unknown: Alison Darling
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt.
Unknown: Martin Reeve.
Unknown: James McMartin.
Director: Pauline Harris
Gerard Clarke: Ralph Ineson
Darren Clarke: Andy Cryer

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Producers Prue Keely and Jenni Russell E-MAIL: [address removed]


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

: Book at Bedtime: Nana

By Emile Zola.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Emile Zola.

: Late Tackle

Eleanor Oldroyd and guests discuss the week's sporting issues. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Producer: Simon Crosse

: Sporting Philanthropists

The habits and motives of big-hearted British businessmen. Jack Hayward funded the return of the SS Great Britain , but Liam Forgarty discovers that Wolverhampton Wanderers are his real passion. Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Jack Hayward
Unknown: Ss Great Britain
Unknown: Liam Forgarty

: News

: The Late Book: Last Resort

By Alison Lurie , read by Kate Harper. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alison Lurie
Read By: Kate Harper.

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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.

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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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