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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian McKenzie.


Unknown: Ian McKenzie.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

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 Spirit Wrestlers

The Edge of the World. Writer
Philip Marsden journeys through post-Soviet Russia in search of the forgotten radicals who inhabit the fraying southern border. Read by Philip Franks. Part 1.
Producers Clare Hughes and Tim Dee


Unknown: Philip Marsden
Read By: Philip Franks.
Producers: Clare Hughes
Producers: Tim Dee

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast. Led by the Rev Dr Robert Tosk with Pavane. Genesis 3, wl-7.


Unknown: Dr Robert Tosk

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests.
Drama: The Cry of the Bittern by Tim Jackson. Part 6. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


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

: Tuning into Children

The series that looks at child development, from birth to five years. 2: Being Who You Are. How children develop a healthy sense of their own identity. Presented by Kirsty Wark. Producers Angie Mason and Merilyn Hams


Presented By: Kirsty Wark.
Producers: Angie Mason

: King of Bath

The first in a six-part comedy series by Arnold Evans. By Any Other Name. No self-respecting Bath heiress would join the travelling players, but when one does, Beau Nash comes to the rescue. with Alice Arnold and Lynn Seymour.
Composer John Hardy. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Beau Nash
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Lynn Seymour.
Unknown: John Hardy.
Director: Alison Hindell
Beau Nash: David Bamber
Annie: Eiry Thomas
Dr Cheyne: Andrew Wincott
Hazlitt: Peter Gunn

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed]5145 to raise issues for investigation


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

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts the last heat before the semi-finals of the musical general knowledge quiz. Producer Dawn Ellis
Repeated Sunday 1.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hush

By Phelim Rowland. Portsmouth
1806. Rescued from a slave ship by Nelson's fleet, Joseph sails into
Pompey a free man. But once on land, he is bound by his memories and about to be trapped by his words.
Director Jonquil Panting


Joseph: Ariyon Bakare
William: Kenneth Cranham
Rose: Sylvestra Le Touzel

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Tom Cunnington

: A View with a Room

Rannoch Moor Hotel. A look at a small hotel in one of Scotland's most wild and remote places.
Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeat


Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: 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 Hartley. 36: The Black Death.
Written by Christopher Lee Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


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

: The Food Programme

With Derek Cooper.
Repeated from Saturday 11am


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: 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 , Tony Hawks, Peter Jones and Paul Merton for radio's most devious panel game.
Devised by Ian Messiter. Producer Chris Neill Repeated Sunday 12.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Messiter.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

A refusal often offends. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: The Cry of the Bittern

An environmental drama by Tim Jackson. Laura is befriended by Alice Tibbett , whose daughter has a mystery illness. Part 6. with Sean Baker . Ian Pepperell , Helen Palmer and Peter Tuddenham. Music Malcolm McKee Director Peter Leslie Wild. Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Tim Jackson.
Unknown: Alice Tibbett
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Ian Pepperell
Unknown: Helen Palmer
Unknown: Peter Tuddenham.
Music: Malcolm McKee
Director: Peter Leslie Wild.
Alice Tibbett: Lesley Carvello
Tom Tibbett: Terry Molloy
Laura McLaren: Rachel Atkins

: Silent Sentence

The first in a three-part series investigating the effects of crime on the perpetrator's family. Husbands and Wives. Presented by Peter White. Producers Eleanor Garland and Leanne Buckle


Presented By: Peter White.
Producers: Eleanor Garland
Producers: Leanne Buckle

: Analysis

Choice in Proportion. Electoral reform will make more votes count, encouraging ideas and increasing choice, say supporters. But which ideas?
Peter Kellner asks how electoral reform will affect voter choice and party behaviour. Producer Michael Blastland Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Kellner
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Nature

Caffeine. How strong a drug do you think caffeine is? Dr Gillian Rice investigates. Producer Jan Castle
Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Justin Webb.


Unknown: Justin Webb.

: Book at Bedtime: Post Captain

Patrick Malahide reads Patrick O'Brien
's novel of life and adventure in Nelson's Royal Navy. Abridged in ten parts by Roger Danes. Part 6. Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Patrick O'Brien
Unknown: Roger Danes.
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

: Fear on 4: Net Suicide

By Stephen Wyatt.
Michael Scantgrace is a City dealer facing complete ruin when he stumbles across the Suicide Club on the internet. Should he sign up?
Director David Hunter Repeat


Unknown: Stephen Wyatt.
Unknown: Michael Scantgrace
Director: David Hunter
Michael: Gerard McDermot
Susannah: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Celia: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Bob: David Brooks
Roy: John Rowe

: Airs of England

Repeated from Saturday llpm

: News

: The Late Book: Sam Peckinpah: "If It Moves.... Kill 'Em"

Bill Hootkins reads David Weddle 's biography of film director
Sam Peckinpah. Abridged by Doreen Estall. Part 1 of 5. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Bill Hootkins
Unknown: David Weddle
Director: Sam Peckinpah.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Fiona McLean

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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