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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Lynn Gallagher.


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Johnston McMaster.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Johnston McMaster.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Karen Holden.

: Serial: The Tulip

Anna Pavord reads her story of the flower which arrived from Turkey and took western Europe by storm. Part 1 of 5. Abridged by Doreen Estall Producer Fiona McLean
* See This Week: page 5


Unknown: Anna Pavord
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Daily Service

With the Choristers of Manchester
Cathedral. Jesus Calls Us! (St Andrew); Mark 1, wl4-20; The Summons (Kelvingrove); Tell Out, My Soul (Woodlands). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon and guests.
Drama: Speaking for Themselves: the Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Part 6 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Clementine Churchill.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Life in the Workhouse

The workhouse seems a part of distant history, but there are still people alive who spent their working lives in such institutions. This programme taps into their memories. Producer Anthony Sellors


Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Bangers and Mash

A six-part comedy series by Katie Hims. 5: Juan Jose 's declaration of love has thrown Martina into confusion. with Roger May , Jane Whittenshaw , Marlene Sidaway and Anthony Zaki. Director Cat Horn


Unknown: Katie Hims.
Unknown: Juan Jose
Unknown: Roger May
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: Marlene Sidaway
Unknown: Anthony Zaki.
Ji mmy: Gerard McDermott
Martina: Catherine Harvey

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
PHONE: [number removed]


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

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dawn Ellis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The True Memoirs of Harriette Wilson

By Michael Crompton. Britain's last great courtesan tells her story and tries to blackmail her clients.
Wellington famously responded,
"Publish and be damned." This is the intimate and thrilling story of a woman who refused to go quietly. with Ian Puleston Davies , Christian Rodska , Siobhan Flynn , Siwan Morris and David Sibley Director Foz Allan


Unknown: Ian Puleston Davies
Unknown: Christian Rodska
Unknown: Siobhan Flynn
Unknown: Siwan Morris
Unknown: David Sibley
Director: Foz Allan
Harriette Wilson: Julia St John
Rochfort: Robert Pugh

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Tom Cunnington LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Tom Cunnington

: Going, Going, Gone

Five programmes which rummage through the wares at auctions around the country. 1: The Jersey Marine
Auction. The annual social event at which islanders can pick up a cheap oilskin and catch up on local gossip. Producer Paula Mcginley Repeat


Producer: Paula McGinley

: 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 ,
Paul Jenkins , David Timson and John Turner. 26: Simon de Mondort Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Read By: Paul Eddington.
Unknown: Roger May
Unknown: Paul Jenkins
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: John Turner.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Is the genetic-industrial complex about to pose the same threat to our lives as the military-industrial complex? Andrew Jefford investigates. Repeated from Saturday 11am


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: Turning World

With Jenni Murray and guests. 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 Clement Freud , Fred MacAulay ,
Paul Merton and Graham Norton. Recorded at the Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe. Producer Chris Neill
Repeated Sunday 12.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Graham Norton.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Carl's first day.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Fifty years after the first performance of Death of a Salesman, Francine Stock investigates the continuing power of Arthur Miller 's hero Willy Loman. Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Willy Loman.
Producer: Alison Perks

: Speaking for Themselves

The Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill
Ten dramatised excerpts from the letters of Britain's great wartime leader and his wife Clementine, taken from a newly published collection. With Alex Jennings as Winston, Sylvestra le Touzel as Clementine, and Helen Bourne as the narrator. Part 6. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Helen Bourne

: Two Flies on the Wall

Two programmes in which the team who make one of television's most popular "docusoaps", Vets in Practice, get a taste of their own medicine. Narrated by David Stafford.


Narrator: David Stafford
Producer: David Prest

: In Business

It's Your Line. Mobile phone use is now exploding. Peter Day explores a new obsession.
Producer Sandie Kanthal. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Sandie Kanthal.

: Nature

The Ingredients of the Garden. A look at the recipe for a good garden.
Producer Sheena Duncan. Rptd tomorrow 11am


Producer: Sheena Duncan.

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Justin Webb.


Unknown: Justin Webb.

: Book at Bedtime: Mark Twain Stories

1: A Day at Niagara. Actor
Kelsey Grammer reads five tales by the j master storyteller.
Abridged and produced by Duncan Miinshull Repeat


Unknown: Kelsey Grammer

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

: The Hairy Hand of Dartmoor

By Michael McStay. Alcohol, anger, infidelity and stories of Dartmoor witches are the ingredients in a cocktail party that goes awry for Geoffrey. with Jonathan Oliver , Timothy Carlton and Ludmilla Vuli. Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Michael McStay.
Unknown: Jonathan Oliver
Unknown: Timothy Carlton
Unknown: Ludmilla Vuli.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Geoffrey: Struan Rodger
Kate: Emily Richard
Abigail: Angela Pleasence

: Scaling the Mountain

With Robert Dawson Scott.
Repeated from Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott.

: News

: The Late Book: Lemona's Tale

Adjoa Andoh reads Ken Saro-Wiwa 's novel, abridged in ten parts by Stewart Conn. Part 6. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Ken Saro-Wiwa
Unknown: Stewart Conn.
Producer: Bruce Young

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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