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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Yasin Rahim.


Unknown: Yasin Rahim.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Thomas Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Thomas Butler.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week.
Producer Tony Phillips. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Serial: Iris

Novelist Iris Murdoch suffers from
Alzheimer's disease. Husband John Bayley 's acclaimed memoir offers a glimpse into her world. Abridged by Alison Joseph. Read by Oliver Ford Davies. Producer Jocelyn Boxall
* Radio new season: page 26


Unknown: John Bayley
Abridged By: Alison Joseph.
Read By: Oliver Ford Davies.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Daily Service

From St German's Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins. With the Welsh Chamber Singers. Organist Andrew Wilson-Dickson . Director of music Avril Harding.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.
Organist: Andrew Wilson-Dickson
Music: Avril Harding.

: Woman's Hour

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


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

: Great Expectations

Three programmes following midwives at work. 1: Midwives and Monitors. Lome Island Hospital in Scotland would seem an easy option with around 50 births a year, but they too have their problems. Producer Alison Vemon-Smith Repeat


Producer: Alison Vemon-Smith

: Bangers and Mash

A comedy series by Katie Hims.
2: Kingsley has done a runner, and the company is going bust. Now Jimmy needs to find a book-keeping genius. with Roger May and Jane Whittenshaw. Producer Cat Horn


Unknown: Katie Hims.
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw.
Jimmy: Gerard McDermott
Martina: Catherine Harvey

: 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.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts the fourth 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: A Soldier's Debt

By Nick Warburton. A missing recording of Macbeth creates a tie between three people in war-torn West Africa.
Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Nick Warburton.
Director: Sally Avens
Meg: Amanda Root
Chris: Paul Rhys
Safia: Burt Caesar

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes your calls on an issue that affects your finances. Producer Tom Cunnington LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Tom Cunnington

: Spoken Cat

Sian Phillips meets the pioneers who are learning to communicate with their pets.
Producers Robyn Wallis and Michael Weigall


Unknown: Sian Phillips
Producers: Robyn Wallis
Producers: Michael Weigall

: 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.
11: William Rufus and the Rrst Crusade Written by Christopher Lee Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


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

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon examines the changing diet in Finland.
Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Turning World

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Tony Hawks, Derek Nimmo ,
Graham Norton and Linda Smith for radio's most devious panel game. Devised by Ian Messiter
Producer Chris Neill. Repeated Sunday 12.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Chris Neill.

: The Archers

Daniel plays up with his new "daddy". Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme.


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Lady Susan

By Jane Austen, adapted by Lavinia Murray.
Lady Susan plans to marry her daughter to a wealthy bachelor. But Frederica is determined to ask for Mrs Vernon's help to resist the match.
With Imelda Staunton, Jill Balcon, Michelle Wesson and Robert Hands. Music Julie Cooper. Director Jocelyn Boxall. Rptd from 10.45am


Author: Jane Austen
Adapted By: Lavinia Murray
Narrator: (as Susan's close companion, Alicia Johnson) - Maggie Steed
Lady Susan: Harriet Walter
Catherine Vernon: Imelda Staunton
Lady De Courcey: Jill Balcon
Frederica Vernon: Michelle Wesson
Reginald De Courcey: Robert Hands
Music: Julie Cooper
Director: Jocelyn Boxall
Produced by: Jeremy Mortimer

: Shopping Heaven, Shopping Hell

Beyond the Pleasure Principle.
Tony Thome explores the pleasures and pains of the shopping experience. He asks if retail therapy really works and ponders the cost of being a nation of shoppers. Producers Nicola Banning and Lyn Webster-Wilde


Unknown: Tony Thome
Unknown: Lyn Webster-Wilde

: In Business

Showbiz. Peter Day reports on the theatre industry.
Producer Sandra Kanthal. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

: Nature: The Dolphin

New evidence suggests that the much-loved dolphin is an aggressive bully. Mark Carwardine investigates. Producer Edward Odim. Rptd tomorrow llam


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Edward Odim.

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Anne McKenzie.

: Book at Bedtime: Nana

By Emile Zola. Juliet Stevenson reads the adventures of Paris's most glittering courtesan. Nana enters a new period of lavish extravagance and extends her hold over the aristocrats and financiers of the Second Empire. Abridged by Doreen Estall. Producer Di Speirs


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

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

: Espedair Street

By lain Banks, dramatised by Joe Dunlop. 2: Paul Gambaccini presents the story of 1970s band Frozen Gold. The group signs an album deal that sets a rock industry record. But what does Sexy Christine do on Top of the Pops that sets the nation alight? with James MacPherson , Steve McNicol ,
Margaret Clarke , Douglas Russell and Gowan Calder. Music lain Banks and Nigel Clark. Featuring Brian Kellock on keyboards, Nick Clark on guitar and Gordon Wilson on drums. Vocals by Monica Queen
Director Dave Batchelor Repeat


Dramatised By: Joe Dunlop.
Dramatised By: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Sexy Christine
Unknown: James MacPherson
Unknown: Steve McNicol
Unknown: Margaret Clarke
Unknown: Douglas Russell
Unknown: Gowan Calder.
Unknown: Nigel Clark.
Unknown: Brian Kellock
Unknown: Nick Clark
Unknown: Gordon Wilson
Unknown: Monica Queen
Director: Dave Batchelor
Weird: John Gordon-Sinclair
Christine: Louise Beattie

: At the Foot of the Mountain

Robert Dawson Scott invites Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith to revisit a major musical challenge. Repeated from Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown: Tommy Smith

: News

: The Late Book: Last Resort

By Alison Lurie , read by Kate Harper. Barbie Mumpson goes on a nature trip with Professor Walker who is still looking for a way to arrange his own drowning.
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters


Unknown: Alison Lurie
Read By: Kate Harper.
Read By: Barbie Mumpson
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.

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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