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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Wilfred McGreal.


Unknown: Father Wilfred McGreal.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With 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.

: Daily Service

For St David 's Day, from Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins , with the Vivace Singers.
King of Glory, King of Peace; How Sweet Are Your Words; The Love of God Comes Close; 1 John 3, w9-16. Director of music Andrew Wilson-Dickson .


Unknown: St David
Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Music: Andrew Wilson-Dickson

: Serial: Zarafa

In 1826, a giraffe given to the king of France by the viceroy of Egypt walked 550 miles from Marseilles to Paris. Andrew Sachs tells the story of the gift that won the hearts of a nation. 1 of 5. Producer Lisa Osbome


Producer: Lisa Osbome

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests.
Drama: The Cry of the Bittern by Tim Jackson. Part 11. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


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

: Tuning into Children

Series looking at child development, from birth to five years.
3: Mums and Dads. How children become aware of gender and sexuality. Presented by Kirsty Wark. Producers Angie Mason and Merilyn Harris


Presented By: Kirsty Wark.
Producers: Angie Mason

: King of Bath

A comedy series by Arnold Evans. 2: Merely Players. A duelling count and a quack apothecary - only Beau Nash can give a looming tragedy a happy ending. with Andrew Wincott. Lesley Rooney. Richard Nichols and Simon Ludders. Composer John Hardy. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Arnold Evans.
Unknown: Beau Nash
Unknown: Andrew Wincott.
Unknown: Lesley Rooney.
Unknown: Richard Nichols
Unknown: Simon Ludders.
Unknown: John Hardy.
Director: Alison Hindell
Beau Nash: David Bamber
Annie: Eiry Thomas

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

The general knowledge music quiz reaches the semi-finals, with Ned Sherrin picking up the baton to conduct proceedings.
Producer Dawn Ellis. Rptd Sunday 1.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dawn Ellis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: High in the Clouds

By Don Haworth. A humorous story of enterprise, aviation and friendship in a small Lancashire community in the last days of the 1930s - a time when hope and innocence flourished, only to be shattered by the Second World War. with Brigit Forsyth. Malcolm Hebden , Michael Begley and Geoffrey Banks Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Don Haworth.
Unknown: Brigit Forsyth.
Unknown: Malcolm Hebden
Unknown: Michael Begley
Director: Polly Thomas
Narrator: Stephen Thorne
Harold: Christian Rodska

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.

: First Nights

Marriage before Sex. Sara Parker looks at life-changing first nights. Part 1. Producer Sara Parker Repeat


Unknown: Sara Parker
Producer: Sara Parker

: 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. 41: Henry V and Agincourt Written by Christopher Lee Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


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

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and her 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. # Clare English: Face behind the Voice, page 143


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Tony Hawks, Derek Nimmo ,
Graham Norton and Linda Smith for radio's most devious panel game. Recorded at the Sheffield Lyceum. Producer Chris Neill
Repeated Sunday 12.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Linda Smith
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Barmy rubble.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets the keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Rick Wakeman.

: The Cry of the Bittern

An environmental drama by Tim Jackson. Alex sorts out his feelings about Maddy and is drawn closer to Laura. Part 11. with Marian Kemmer , Joe Crowley ,
Lesley Carvello , Terry Molloy , Eric Allan , Kelly Hunter , Ian Pepperell, Norman Bird and Peter Tuddenham. Music Malcolm McKee. Director Peter Leslie Wild. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Tim Jackson.
Unknown: Marian Kemmer
Unknown: Joe Crowley
Unknown: Lesley Carvello
Unknown: Terry Molloy
Unknown: Eric Allan
Unknown: Kelly Hunter
Unknown: Norman Bird
Unknown: Peter Tuddenham.
Music: Malcolm McKee.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild.
Alex Sawyer: Sean Baker
Laura McLaren: Rachel Atkins

: Silent Sentence

A series investigating effects of crime on the perpetrator's family. Parents and Children. Peter White talks to parents whose lives were turned upside down when theirchildren were sent to prison. Producers Eleanor Garland and Leanne Buckle


Talks: Peter White
Producers: Eleanor Garland

: Analysis

New Labour pic. The Government has been trying to copy private sector models of management, auditing and consumer relations. But will this work, and could it be undemocratic? Ian
Hargreaves asks how much our politicians and civil servants can realistically learn from big business.
Producer Zareer Masani. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Zareer Masani.

: Nature

Currents of Change. From malaria in Africa to predictions of a globally warmed future, Howard Stableford uncovers the massive world impact of ocean currents such as El Nino.
Producer Grant Sonnex. Rptd tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Howard Stableford
Unknown: El Nino.
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Justin Webb.


Unknown: Justin Webb.

: Book at Bedtime: Ernest Hemingway Centenary - The Sun Also Rises

John Sharian reads Hemingway's acclaimed novel, whose protagonist, Jake Barnes , speaks for the "lost generation" of men and women drifting through a shattered Europe after the First World War. Part 1 of 10. Producer Ned Chailiet


Unknown: John Sharian
Unknown: Jake Barnes
Producer: Ned Chailiet

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

: Fear on 4: Tissue Memory

By Judy Upton. Anna has a healthy new heart. But who was the donor?
And how did she die? with Rachel Atkins , Kim Wall , John Rowe , Gerard McDermott and Carolyn Jones. Director David Blount Repeat


Unknown: Judy Upton.
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Kim Wall
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Carolyn Jones.
Director: David Blount

: Airs of England

Repeated from Saturday 11pm

: News

: The Late Book: An Incident

The first of five stories by Anton Chekhov. Read by Alistair McGowan. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat


Stories By: Anton Chekhov.
Read By: Alistair McGowan.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

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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