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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 the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Q& A

Will I Live Forever? Scientists are getting closer to understanding why we age, but will they ever find a way to stop the clock? Jez Nelson goes in search of the elixir of life. E-MAIL: [address removed]Producer Ruth Linton


Producer: Ruth Linton

: Serial: Planet of the Blind

A Long, Folding White Cane. An accident forces Stephen Kuusisto to come to terms with his impaired sight and to telephone the New York Commission for the Blind. Part 4 of 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stephen Kuusisto

: Daily Service

Oft in Danger, Oft in Woe (University College); 1 Peter 5, w 6-11; Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord
(Mendelssohn); I'll Go in the Strength of the Lord (Bosanko). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: The Cry of the Bittern. Part 4 of 30. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

The news behind the world headlines. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Fat Chance

By Jenny McDade. 2: Celebrity Square Graham becomes Tina Tattersall 's escort for the night in a bid to make her errant husband jealous. The rest of the slimming club has surprising news.
Producer Sally Avens. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Jenny McDade.
Unknown: Tina Tattersall
Producer: Sally Avens.
Graham Pitscottie: Gareth Corke
Wendy Bottomley: Janine Duvitski
Clive Bottomley/Hotel manager: Michael Troughton
Soo Pitscottie: Anne Reid
TinaTattersall: Julia Deakin
Kelly Chambers: Tilly Gaunt
Lee Dubs/Neighbour/waiter/Porter: Harry Myers
Mrs Enright/Sally Squires: Frances Jeater

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge travels in Yorkshire.


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Waistland

By Tanika Gupta. Members of a slimming club meet once a week to share their humiliations at being overweight.
Director Kristine Landon-Smith


Unknown: Tanika Gupta.
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Vanessa: Lisa Jacobs
Steve: Shaun Dingwall
Joan: Lesley Nicol
Jane: Isabel Ford
Alison: Zitta Sattar
Claire: Sakuntala Ramanee
Dennis: Nick Murray-Brown

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Science in the Attic

Inventor Bill Courtney endeavours to make our lives more comfortable. Part 4. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Bill Courtney

: This Sceptred Isle

34: Edward III and the Start of the Hundred Years' War
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Edward Iii

: 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

As brain scanning becomes ever more accurate, how far are we from uncovering the chemistry of consciousness itself? Presented by Trevor Phillips.
Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL:[address removed]


Presented By: Trevor Phillips.
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Yes, Minister

Vintage sitcom by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn , starring
Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker and Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey.
Doing the Honours. Sir Humphrey is not in any sense reprimanded. with William Fox. Stuart Organ, David Peart and Moir Leslie. Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Jim Hacker
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: William Fox.
Unknown: David Peart
Unknown: Moir Leslie.
Producer: Pete Atkin
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold: John Nettleton
The Master: Graham Crowden

: The Archers

Done and dusted.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with the arts programme, including an investigation into the reputation of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, in light of a major new exhibition in Glasgow. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Frank Lloyd
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Cry of the Bittern

By Tim Jackson. Part 4 of 30. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Tim Jackson.

: On Tap: a History of Drinking Water

In the first of three programmes, Mark Jenner explores the historical significance of water. Paying the Piper The introduction of piped water revolutionised the lives of women who spent hours every day collecting water. But it also brought about the first water company monopolies and a change in attitude towards this staple of life.
Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Mark Jenner
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: 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

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Post Captain

4: Capture by a French privateer. For details see Monday

: The Way It Is

Satire, sketches and a hard look behind the week's media events.
Starring 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 Graeme Garden and Helen Lederer discuss three favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby Repeat


Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Producer: Viv Beeby

: News

: The Late Book: All Points North

By Simon Armitage. Part 4. 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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