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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Wilfred McGreal.


Unknown: Father Wilfred McGreal.

: Farming Today

With Ashley Gething. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Ashley Gething.
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 the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.35 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
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

Could There Be a Better Me? Fancy a new nose, better buttocks, physical perfection? Jez Neison reveals the power science has given us to mould and improve the human form. E-MAIL: [address removed] Producer Ruth Linton


Producer: Ruth Linton

: Daily Service

Who Can Sound the Depths of Sorrow; Luke 19, w41-46; Lachrymosa; Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem (St Fulbert). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Serial: Zarafa

4: Zarafa sets out on her long march to Paris in a tailored oilskin raincoat. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: The Cry of the Bittern. Part 14. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Crossing Continents

Reports on the stories that matter to people around the world. Julian Pettifer travels to Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country that until recently was tolerant and open-minded in its religion. Now Islam has become the main form of political expression following the fall of President Suharto and the collapse of the economy. Islam risks becoming a target for extremists. Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Fat Chance

By Jenny McDade. Secrets and Lies Graham has an audition as a Blue
Peter presenter, while the rest of the slimming club learns a bit more about Soo. Part 4. with Michael Troughton , Anne Reid. Julia Deakin , Tilly Gaunt , Harry Myers and Frances Jeater Producer Sally Avens. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Jenny McDade.
Unknown: Lies Graham
Unknown: Michael Troughton
Unknown: Anne Reid.
Unknown: Julia Deakin
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt
Unknown: Harry Myers
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Producer: Sally Avens.
Graham Pitscottie: Gareth Corke
Wendy Bottomley: Janine Duvitski

: 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.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge digs up more stories from the British countryside. 6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Assassins: A Mere Five Thousand Pounds

by David Pownall.
The second in a series of plays exploring the hearts and minds of three of history's most celebrated killers. In May 1812, as Napoleon's armies massed on the Russian borders, the aggrieved John Bellingham, a Liverpool timber merchant, entered the House of Commons and shot dead the then prime minister Spencer Perceval.
With David Horovitch as John Bellingham.


Writer: David Pownall
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
John Bellingham: David Horovitch

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: First Nights

4: Yesterday's Sergeant. The retirement party of Brian, a policeman for 30 years. For details see Monday Repeat

: This Sceptred Isle

44: Richard III , the Princes in the Tower and Bosworth
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Richard Iii

: Nice Work

Alison Mitchell presents the series that explores the rapidly changing world of work and the issues that affect our working lives.
Producers Marcia Hughes and Sandra Kanthall Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producers: Marcia Hughes
Producers: Sandra Kanthall

: The Material World

Computer technology is revolutionising film production. Trevor Phillips visits a visual effects department and looks at state-of-the-art techniques used for making movie magic. Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Yes, Minister

Vintage sitcom by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn , starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker and Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey. The Economy Drive. Economy begins at home and ends outside the French Embassy. With Bill Nighy, Peter Cellier, Valerie Murray. Milton Johns and Carole Boyd Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Jim Hacker
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Bill Nighy.
Unknown: Peter Cellier
Unknown: Valerie Murray.
Unknown: Milton Johns
Unknown: Carole Boyd
Producer: Pete Atkin
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Annie: Diana Hoddinott

: The Archers

Tommy cops a packet. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with the arts programme. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Francine Stock

: The Cry of the Bittern

.By Tim Jackson. Part 14
Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Tim Jackson.

: On Tap: a History of Drinking Water

Mark Jenner explores the historical significance of water. 3: Drops to
Drink. The Victorians created a system which provided every citizen with good-quality drinking water, but their legacy may create problems well into the water-conscious next millennium. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Mark Jenner
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: The Week in Westminster

Jonathan Freedland of The Guardian takes a look behind the scenes at
Editor Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Editor: Martin Rosenbaum

: Testbeds

As the teams prepare for the first
Formula One Grand Prix in Australia,
Vanessa Collingridge looks at the technology which could make any car a potential winner.
Producers Roland Pease and Sally Braben E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producers: Roland Pease
Producers: Sally Braben

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

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

Part 4.
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 , Dave Lamb and Chris Pavlo. Producer Anil Gupta


Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Producer: Anil Gupta

: A Good Read

Thomas Sutcliffe and guests novelist Deborah Moggach and broadcaster Trevor Phillips discuss three favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby Repeat


Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: Viv Beeby

: News

: The Late Book: Ivan Matveyitch

Another story by Anton Chekhov. For details see Monday Repeat


Story By: Anton Chekhov.

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.

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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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