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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: Farming Today

With Ashley Gething.


Unknown: Ashley Gething.

: Today

With John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humph
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Mo Mowlam. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Mo Mowlam.

: Serial: Radio 4 at the Word

5: The Day I Failed to Be Che Guevara, written and read by Ariel Dorfman. A personal story of survival. For details see Monday


Read By: Ariel Dorfman.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: The Cry of the Bittern. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Hard Men and Mountains

Lindsay Cannon tells of the Clydeside shipyard workers who fled their slum homes for the hills at the weekend. Producer Anne Smith


Producer: Anne Smith

: Married

A six-part comedy series by Tony Bagley. Confirmed bachelor
Robin Lightfoot wakes up one morning and discovers to his horror that he is married with two children. Is it a nightmare, a practical joke or something much more sinister? with Barbara Murray , Steve Frost. Melanie Hudson. Sam Bradley and Ann Gosling Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Tony Bagley.
Unknown: Robin Lightfoot
Unknown: Barbara Murray
Unknown: Steve Frost.
Unknown: Melanie Hudson.
Unknown: Sam Bradley
Unknown: Ann Gosling
Producer: Claire Jones
Robin: Hugh Bonneville
Lesley: Josie Lawrence

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite. Editor Chris Burns


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

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Director Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Director: Kevin Marsh

: Puzzle Panel

Chris Maslanka is joined by puzzlers who try to outwit the rest of the panel. Producer Harry Parker
ADDRESS: Puzzle Panel, Room 7058. BBC Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Chris Maslanka
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: J Edgar Hoover - Red Scare

By Mike Walker. In the first of four plays about the legendary director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
William Hootkins portrays the 24-year-old Hoover who was charged with orchestrating America's first campaign against communism.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: William Hootkins
Director: Ned Chaillet
A Mitchell Palmer: Bob Sherman
Annie Hoover: Kate Harper
Louis Post: Patrick Allen

: Making History

Sue Cook gets to the bottom of your historical mysteries and gets advice on how to conduct your own research. Producer Angela Hinde
PHONE: [number removed]0400
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education


Producer: Angela Hinde

: The New Recruit

5: The Midwives. Should the midwife or the mother reign supreme? For details see Monday Repeat

: This Sceptred Isle

60: The Scottish Revolt and the Seeds of Civil War ' -
For details see Monday Repeat: - i _

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter and guests debate the current state of British writing. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: The Message

Alex Brodie and his guests on how current media trends affect ourlivers. - Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie. Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie. Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart unsheathes the tapief" wits of Alan Coren and Mark Steel. - - Producer Jon Rolph ' " Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm' r_


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Mark Steel.
Producer: Jon Rolph

: The Archers

"Every breath you take."
Written by Adrian Rynn. Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Rynn.
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Alistair Lloyd: Michael Lumsden
Shula Hebden Lloyd: Judy Bennett
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Elizabeth Pargetter: Alison Dowltog
Julia Pargetter: Mary Wimbush
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Tommy Archer ': Tom Graham
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
JackWoolley: Arnold Peters
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Roy Tucker: Ian Pepperell
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Hayley Jordan: Lucy Davis
Janet Fisher: Moir Leslie
Greg Tumer: Marc Finn

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Erin Riley

: The Cry of the Bittern

By Tim Jackson. Final part.
Rptd from 10.45am. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tim Jackson.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson
Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Fish Ain't Bitin'

By Nigel Moffat. All Johnny Toobad wants to do is play his blues guitar. Can his music help him when he is accused of murdering his girlfriend's brother? with Colin Salmon. Zita Sattar , Paul Bazely , Anthony Ofoegbu and Moira Stuart. Music by Bert Jansch , played by the composer, Johnny Hodge and Adam Jansch. Director Tanya Nash


Unknown: Nigel Moffat.
Unknown: Johnny Toobad
Unknown: Colin Salmon.
Unknown: Zita Sattar
Unknown: Paul Bazely
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu
Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Music By: Bert Jansch
Unknown: Johnny Hodge
Unknown: Adam Jansch.
Director: Tanya Nash
Johnny: Robbie Gee
Madge: Mona Hammond

: Book at Bedtime: Radio 4 at the Word

5: DrJohnson's First Cat. By Richard Holmes. The little known story of fair Esther and her cat, and the profound effect they were to have on the work of Dr Johnson, especially his great Dictionary of the English Language. For details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Holmes.

: Late Tackle

Entertaining sports discussion, with Eleanor Oldroyd and guests. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Producer: Simon Crosse

: Second City Blues

Why is Manchester cooler than Birmingham? In the first of two programmes, novelist and Manchester City supporter Colin Shindler looks at the sporting identities of the two rivals for the title of Britain's second city. He finds out why one is a byword for excellence in sports, while the other is better known for its symphony orchestra. Producer Jane Thurlow


Unknown: Colin Shindler
Producer: Jane Thurlow

: News

: The Late Book Raymond Carver Short Stories

5: Collectors. A vacuum cleaner salesman tries his sales pitch on a mysterious homeowner. For details see Monday

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.

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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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