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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

With Ashley Gething. Producer David Street


Unknown: Ashley Gething.
Producer: David Street

: Today

Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: 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: Letters from My Windmill: 1: My Windmill As I First Knew It

Stephen Fry reads five extracts from Alphonse Daudet's reflections on his spiritual love affair with Provence.


Author: Alphonse Daudet
Reader: Stephen Fry
Abridged by/Producer: Stuart Owen

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast. Led by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh with Cadenza. Matthew 9, w9-13.
* Easter CD offer: page 136


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests.
Drama: The Cry of the Bittern by Tim Jackson. Part 21.
Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


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

: Tuning into Children

Programmes looking at child development, from birth to five years. 5: Learning through Play Presented by KirstyWark.
Producers Angie Mason and Merilyn Harris
* The Andrew Duncan Interview with Kirsty Wark : page 16


Producers: Angie Mason
Unknown: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: Kirsty Wark

: King of Bath

A comedy series by Arnold Evans. 4: Suffer Little Children
Ambrose dreams of running a school and hopes Nash will help him to acquire pupils. with Andrew Wincott , James Westaway , James Greene and Brendan Charleson. Composer John Hardy. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Arnold Evans.
Unknown: Andrew Wincott
Unknown: James Westaway
Unknown: James Greene
Unknown: Brendan Charleson.
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 third semi-final.
With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Dawn Ellis
Repeated Sunday 1.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: The Archers

Shula has a day out.
Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Letters from a Strange Land

By John Clifford. The true story of Will Adams who, in 1598, set off from Kent in a ship bound for the East Indies. Shipwrecked, he found himself in a country strange beyond his wildest imaginings. He had landed in Japan, but it may as well have been the moon. with Togo Igawa, Nigel Anthony , Bill Wallis , John Telfer and Sally Cookson. Director Kate McAII


Unknown: John Clifford.
Unknown: Will Adams
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: John Telfer
Unknown: Sally Cookson.
Director: Kate McAii
Will Adams: David Brooks
TheShogun: Burt Kwouk

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Tom Cunnington

: Carnival Tales

In the first of five programmes, Mark Rickards travels to Brazil to join in the world's greatest outdoor party. Samba Producers Mark Rickards and Anna Magnusson


Unknown: Mark Rickards
Producers: Mark Rickards
Producers: Anna Magnusson

: 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 and Ross Livingstone. 51: Bloody Mary and the Burning of Cranmer Producer Pete Atkin Repeat
* See Polly Toynbee : page 10


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Read By: Paul Eddington.
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Ross Livingstone.
Producer: Pete Atkin
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: 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 Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Richard Morton and Graham Norton for radio's most devious panel game. Recorded at The Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe. Devised by Ian Messiter. Producer Chris Neill Repeated Sunday 12.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Richard Morton
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Ian Messiter.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Bert is back in. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets bestselling writer Wilbur Smith.
Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Wilbur Smith.
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: The Cry of the Bittern

Environmental drama by Tim Jackson. Having discovered the contaminant in the Tibbetts' water supply, Laura now has to find out how it got there. Part 21. with Eric Allan , Ian Pepperell , Joe Crowley , Lesley Carvello , Terry Molloy , Peter Gunn ,
Sunny Ormonde and Graham Padden. Music Malcolm McKee. Director Vanessa Whitburn. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Tim Jackson.
Unknown: Eric Allan
Unknown: Ian Pepperell
Unknown: Joe Crowley
Unknown: Lesley Carvello
Unknown: Terry Molloy
Unknown: Peter Gunn
Unknown: Graham Padden.
Music: Malcolm McKee.
Director: Vanessa Whitburn.
Laura McLaren: Rachel Atkins
Alex Sawyer: Sean Baker

: Men in Black

A Place Apart. In the first of three programmes, Rosemary Hartill explores daily life in Ushaw College, Co Durham, one of only five Roman Catholic seminaries in Britain. Built nearly 200 years ago, the college now struggles with small numbers and an uncertain future.
Producer Stephen Douds


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: Stephen Douds

: Analysis

Richer but Poorer? Andrew Dilnot asks if the way we think about what makes us rich may be making us poor. Producer Ingrid Hassler. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: Nature

The Island Laboratory. Offshore islands are both breeding grounds for unique species and laboratories of evolution. But these islands are also havens, vulnerable to human exploitation.
Producer Sheena Duncan. Rptd tomorrow 11am


Producer: Sheena Duncan.

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: Strait Is the Gate

By Andre Gide , abridged in five parts by Morag Lyall. A classic French story of lost love, read by David McKail. Translated by Dorothy Bussy. Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Andre Gide
Unknown: Morag Lyall.
Read By: David McKail.
Translated By: Dorothy Bussy.
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: The Prettiest Gil h Texas

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. In a motel room on the outskirts of Dallas, Brenda and her brother Cort wait for a special client. But Brenda, once voted the prettiest girl in Texas, is getting cold feet. with Garrick Hagon and Ian Porter Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Unknown: Garrick Hagon
Unknown: Ian Porter
Director: Claire Grove
Brenda: Laurel Lefkow
Cort: Stuart Milligan

: Crossing Over

Repeated from Saturday llpm

: News

: The Late Book: The Mask of Command

John Keegan 's insightful account of the nature of leadership, read by Tim Pigott-Smith . Abridged in five parts by Trevor Royle. 1: Alexander the Great and Heroic Leadership Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: John Keegan
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Trevor Royle.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

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.

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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