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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Norman Winter.


Unknown: Norman Winter.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

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


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
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.

: Daily Service

With the St Peter 's Consort. If Ye Love Me (Tallis); The Lord's My Shepherd (Crimond); 1 John 3, wl8-24; The Call; For the Healing of the Nations
(Neander). Director of music John North.


Unknown: St Peter

: Serial: Planet of the Blind

A Boyhood of Thrills and Nausea. Bom almost blind, Stephen Kuusisto grew up in America and Finland pretending he could see. He describes the struggle to come to terms with his condition in his memoir. Read by Ron Berglas. Adapted by Lavinia Murray. Part 1 of 5. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Stephen Kuusisto
Read By: Ron Berglas.
Adapted By: Lavinia Murray.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests.
Drama: The Cry of the Bittem by Tim Jackson. Part 1 of 30. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Tim Jackson.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Tuning into Children

Six programmes on child development. 1: Time to Talk, Time to Play. The stimulation that a baby receives in its first few months has far-reaching consequences for the development of its brain. Presented by Kirsty Wark. Producers Angie Mason and Merilyn Harris


Presented By: Kirsty Wark.
Producers: Angie Mason

: Bangers and Mash

Comedy series by Katie Hims. The coffee tin containing half the company profits has not been found. With only three days to go, can the two-and-a-half grand be collected in time? with Roger May , Jane Whittenshaw and Mark Straker. Director Cat Horn


Unknown: Katie Hims.
Unknown: Roger May
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: Mark Straker.
Jimmy: Gerard McDermott
Martina: Catherine Harvey

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts the penultimate 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: Praying Hands

By Gill Adams. Three generations of women head for Lourdes for a weekend of arguing, praying and discovery. A funny and moving story exploring the lies, regrets, dreams and fears of mothers and daughters. with Clare Jordan and Martin Reeve Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Gill Adams.
Unknown: Clare Jordan
Unknown: Martin Reeve
Director: Melanie Harris
Gran: Ann Rye
Linda: Sarah Parks

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Tom Cunnington

: Science in the Attic

In the first of five programmes featuring amateur scientists, astronomer Guy Hurst acts as a bridge between amateurs and professionals worldwide. Presented by Anna Grayson. Producer Neil George Repeat


Unknown: Guy Hurst
Presented By: Anna Grayson.
Producer: Neil George Repeat

: This Sceptred Isle

Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Paul Eddington.
Additional readings by John Turner and David Timson. 31: The King's Favourite and Bannockburn Written by Christopher Lee Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Read By: Paul Eddington.
Unknown: John Turner
Unknown: David Timson.
Written By: Christopher Lee
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

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 Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Clement Freud , Stephen Frost , Derek Nimmo and Tony Slattery for radio's most devious panel game. Recorded at St James's Concert Hall, Guernsey.
Devised by Ian Messiter. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Tony Slattery
Unknown: Ian Messiter.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Hammer and tongs. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets the acclaimed Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Ian Rankin.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Cry of the Bittern

An environmental drama by Tim Jackson. Laura applies for a job in Norfolk and explores her relationship with her fiance Dean. Part 1 of 30. with Kelly Hunter , Sean Baker Tina Gray Eric Allan, David Holt , Bella Hamblin and Norman Bird. Music Malcolm McKee Director Peter Leslie Wild. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Tim Jackson.
Unknown: Kelly Hunter
Unknown: Tina Gray Eric
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Bella Hamblin
Unknown: Norman Bird.
Music: Malcolm McKee
Unknown: Leslie Wild.
Laura: McLaren Rachelatkins
Dean Finch: Ian Pepperell

: Two Flies on the Wall

Has the concept of fly-on-the-wall television had its day? In the second of a two-part series, David Stafford goes behind the scenes to observe one such crew at work. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: David Prest

: Analysis

Do Parents Matter? Recent research suggests a child's personality is shaped most by genetics and the influence of other youngsters. So what difference does good parenting make?
Presented by Frances Caimcross.
Producer Ingrid Hassler. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm
* Face behind the Voice: page 135 ,


Presented By: Frances CaimcRoss.
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: Nature

Tough Ducks. Julian Hector examines ducks - from life in the desert to the struggle to survive on Arctic ice floes. Producer Mary Colwell. Rptd tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Julian Hector
Producer: Mary Colwell.

: StarttheWeek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Post Captain

Patrick Malahide reads Patrick O'Brtan 's novel about Captain Jack Aubrey and his ' friend Dr Stephen Maturin in the Royal Navy of Nelson's time. Part 1 of 10. Abridged by Roger Danes Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Patrick O'Brtan
Unknown: Captain Jack Aubrey
Unknown: Dr Stephen Maturin
Abridged By: Roger Danes
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

: Fear on 4: The Blood of Eva Bergen

Claire is a talented young pianist who falls under the spell of Iliev, a musician haunted by a woman called Eva Bergen and the power that she once had over him.


Writer: Paul Sirett
Pianist: Mary Nash
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Mr Iliev: John Church
Claire: Tilly Gaunt
Tom: Giles Fagan

: Airs of England

Richard Coles explores the diverse sounds of Victorian English music. Repeated from Saturday llpm


Unknown: Richard Coles

: News

: The Late Book: All Points North

Poet Simon Armitage reads the first of five extracts from his book. Producer Di Speirs Repeat


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Producer: Di Speirs

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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.

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.

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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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