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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Lynn Gallagher.


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rabbi YY Rubenstein.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Yy Rubenstein.

: In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: Matchmakers

Another chance to hear the programme in which Jo Morris meets a matchmaker for millionaires. Producer Sarah Taylor Repeat


Unknown: Jo Morris
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Daily Service

0 Jesus, I Have Promised (Day of Rest); Ephesians 4, wl-7; Purify My Heart
(Doerksen); Forth In Thy Name (Angel's Song). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Serial: The Tulip

4: The English Florists' Tulip. The story of the devoted tulip growers in 19th-century England. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Speaking for Themselves: the Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Part 9 of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Clementine Churchill.

: From Our Own Correspondent

The news behind the world headlines. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Fat Chance

By Jenny McDade. 1: Weigh In with Wendy.
A high-fat bittersweet comedy series in five parts for those who believe that there is a thin person inside them begging to get out. Join
Wendy Bottomley and the members of her slimming club. with Anne Reid , Julia Deakin , Tilly Gaunt , Harry Myers and Frances Jeater. Producer Sally Avens


Unknown: Jenny McDade.
Unknown: Wendy Bottomley
Unknown: Anne Reid
Unknown: Julia Deakin
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt
Unknown: Harry Myers
Unknown: Frances Jeater.
Producer: Sally Avens
Graham Pitscottie: Gareth Corke
Wendy Bottomley: Janine Duvitski
Clive Bottomley: Michael Troughton

: You and Yours

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Cuban Solo

By David Pownall. Why was Alejandro Garcia Caturla - the renowned Cuban composer - brutally murdered in 1940 on the way to the post office in his home town of Remsdios? Cuban Solo looks at the price of genius, corruption and love.
Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: David Pownall.
Unknown: Alejandro Garcia Caturla
Director: Martin Jenkins
Caturla: Robert Glenister
Silvino: Gerard Murphy
Priest: Sean Barrett
Othon: Robert Harper
Arcacha: Gavin Muir

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Going, Going, Gone

4: The Lost Property Auction. A consignment of condensed soup, a brass toilet seat and a stash of bungee tape come under the hammer at Stalybridge in Cheshire. For details see Monday Repeat

: This Sceptred Isle

29: The Welsh Wars and the Most-Feared Weapon
For details see Monday Repeat

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins investigates how the law works and where it goes wrong.
Producers Sallie Davies and Jonathan Brunert
Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producers: Sallie Davies
Producers: Jonathan Brunert

: The Material World

At the University of Sussex there is a glass cell only a few hundred billionths of a degree above absolute zero. Trevor Phillips discovers just what this breakthrough might mean for clockmakers, oil explorers and astronauts.
Producer Bruce Whitney Low
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Yes, Minister

Vintage sitcom by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn , starring
Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker and Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey.
Jobs for the Boys. Jim does not know about a shining example of a successful collaboration between government and private industry. with Richard Vernon , Richard Davies , Arthur Cox , Kerry Francis and Gordon Clyde. Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Jim Hacker
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Richard Vernon
Unknown: Richard Davies
Unknown: Arthur Cox
Unknown: Kerry Francis
Unknown: Gordon Clyde.
Producer: Pete Atkin
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Frank: Bill Nighy

: The Archers

Charlie's last day.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme, charting the changing reputation of Robin Williams - from
Morkto Mrs Doubtfire , Vietnam DJ to voice-over artist, schoolmaster to psychiatrist.
Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Morkto Mrs Doubtfire
Producer: Alison Perks

: Speaking for Themselves

The Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill
Edited by Mary Soames. Part 9 of 10. Repeated from 10.45am


Edited By: Mary Soames.

: Ruskin at 100

February 1899. Oxford Town Hall is packed to the rafters. Hundreds have come to the founding meeting of Ruskin College, a radical new experiment in the education of the working man. One hundred years on, Steve Richards , political editor of the New Statesman, asks if there is still a place for an Oxford College dedicated to workers' education, in the age of New Labour.
Producer William Brittain-Catlin


Unknown: Steve Richards
Producer: William Brittain-Catlin

: The Week in Westminster

Behind the scenes at Westminster.

: Testbeds

Vanessa Collingridge explores the technologies that shape our lives. Producer Roland Pease
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Roland Pease

: In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Stories by Mark Twain

4: A Ghost Story
For details see Monday

: The Way It Is

Satire, sketches and a hard look behind the week's media events. With
Simon Evans , Tracy-Ann Oberman and Dave Lamb.
Producer Anil Gupta


Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Producer: Anil Gupta

: A Good Read

Thomas Sutcliffe and guests
Penelope Fitzgerald and William Sieghart discuss three favourite paperbacks.
Producer Viv Beeby Repeat


Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe
Unknown: Penelope Fitzgerald
Unknown: William Sieghart
Producer: Viv Beeby

: News

: The Late Book: Lemona'sTale

By Ken Saro-Wiwa . A surprise reunion and a double murder charge. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ken Saro-Wiwa

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.

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