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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Norman Winter.


Unknown: Norman Winter.

: Farming Today

With Rachel Morgan. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Rachel Morgan.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Terry Waite.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Terry Waite.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively conversation.
Producer Ronni Davis. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Daily Service

Praise to the Holiest (Chorus Angelorum); 1 Corinthians 9, w24-27; Rght the Good Fight (Leddington-Wright); In Full and Glad Surrender (Cherry Tree).
Director of music Paul Leddington-Wright .


Music: Paul Leddington-Wright

: Serial: Planet of the Blind

Cigarettes, Booze and Poetry. Part 3 of 5. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: The Cry of the Bittem. Part 3 of 30. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Murder, Magic and Medicine

Last in a six-part exploration of the herbal and historical roots of modern drugs and medicine. A Future Herbal Mainstream medicine is finally rediscovering the value of plants as a source of drugs. Dr Michael O'Donnell asks what role traditional and new plant remedies will play in the 21st century. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Tomorrow at the Same Time

The series of programmes in which Jeffrey Robinson looks at the serials which dominated American radio during the thirties and forties. With help from humorist James Thurber 's New Yorker essays. Thurber is played by Paul Birchard. Producers Dave Batchelor and Anna Bensted


Unknown: Jeffrey Robinson
Unknown: James Thurber
Played By: Paul Birchard.
Producers: Dave Batchelor
Producers: Anna Bensted

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark
Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: Board Game

Nigel Cassidy chairs the business quiz. With panellists Stephen Bayley , Alastair Ross Goobey , Peter Day and Lord Haskins.
Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Unknown: Stephen Bayley
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Women on Love

Warming Her Pearls. By Sarah Daniels , inspired by Carol Ann Duffy 's poem. Annie reveals a secret affair from her past. Is it too late to repair the damage done to her daughter and granddaughter? with Priyanga Elan, Harry Myers , Elizabeth Conboy and Jane Whittenshaw Producer Sally Avens


Unknown: Sarah Daniels
Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy
Unknown: Harry Myers
Unknown: Elizabeth Conboy
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Producer: Sally Avens
Annie: Rosemary Leach
Carol: Barbara Flynn
Samantha: Lesley Sharp

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Rowerdew , John Cushnie and Nigel Colbom answer questions posed by members and friends of the Northiam and District Horticultural
Society, near Rye in East Sussex. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Nigel Colbom
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Science in the Attic

Amateur archaeologist Tim Laurie has discovered an early form of sauna,
Iron Age field systems and a variety of ancient stone carvings. Part 3. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Tim Laurie

: This Sceptred Isle

33: Isabella and Mortimer For details see Monday Repeat

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare explores the potential and limits of the mind. Producer Jane O'Rourke
Phone: [number removed]44 for more information


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society and the ideas that shape it. Producer Tony Phillips
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tony Phillips

: PM

Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Ballylenon

By Christopher Fitz-Simon .
1: Phonsie Doherty 's sale of the Hoover ancestral home is the cause of intense speculation amongst Ballylenon's many self-interested factions. with Stella McCusker , Aine McCartney ,
Charlie Bonnar , Marcella Riordan and John Guiney. Music by Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeat


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Phonsie Doherty
Unknown: Stella McCusker
Unknown: Aine McCartney
Unknown: Charlie Bonnar
Unknown: Marcella Riordan
Unknown: John Guiney.
Music By: Stephanie Hughes.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Phonsie Doherty: Tp McKenna
Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy

: The Archers

Slap and tickle.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: The Cry of the Bittern

By Tim Jackson. Part 3 of 30. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Tim Jackson.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk and regulars
Janet Daley , David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook investigate the moral questions behind the week's news. Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Cook
Producer: David Coomes

: Lent Talks

AN Wilson presents the first in a seven-part series of talks in which writers with a variety of religious beliefs offer reflections on the Easter story. Producer Roger Childs


Producer: Roger Childs

: Frontiers

Noise - Good Vibrations. Peter Evans hears how adding more noise can improve your quality of life. Producer Sandy Raffan


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight


Presenter: Justin Webb
Editor: Prue Keely
Editor: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: Post Captain

3: Jack and Stephen flee the bailiffs. For details see Monday

: Truly, Madly, Bletchley

Written by Julian Dutton. A feast of entertainment from the town they forgot in the AA Guide to Weekend Breaks. With special guest Cleo Rocos. Part 2 of 6. Starring Julian Dutton , Liz Fraser , Peter Hugo -Daly, Stephen Critchlow and Matthew Bell. Featuring the Enrico Valdez Orchestra with Mickey Binelli. Producer Andy Aliffe


Written By: Julian Dutton.
Unknown: Cleo Rocos.
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Unknown: Liz Fraser
Unknown: Peter Hugo
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Matthew Bell.
Unknown: Mickey Binelli.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: MacFlintock's Palace

A six-part comedy set in a Victorian music hall, written and performed by Mark McDonnell and Steven McNicoll.
2: A Man of Finite Jest. Enter stage right, Mr Tubby Pooter - allegedly the funniest man in England. Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Mark McDonnell
Unknown: Steven McNicoll.
Unknown: Mr Tubby Pooter
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: Mammon

A satirical spin on the world of money, politics and the media. 1: The Mammon Corporation sees a chance to cash in on male vanity. Starring Jonathan Aris and Mathew Bell. Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Aris
Unknown: Mathew Bell.

: Parliamentary Postcards

Producer Anne Tyerman Repeat


Producer: Anne Tyerman

: News

: The Late Book: All Points North

By Simon Armitage. Part 3. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Simon Armitage.

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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