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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Patrick Forbes.


Unknown: Patrick Forbes.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

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


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: Just William - the 80th Anniversary

Martin Jarvis reads five Richmal Crompton stories, to celebrate the first appearance of her immortal 11-year-old in 1919. 1: April Fool's Day Director Pete Atkin + See Family: page 19


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Director: Pete Atkin

: Daily Service

From Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Woman's Hour

Doris Lessing joins Martha Kearney to talk about her latest novel. Drama:
Diary of a Provincial Lady, by EM Delafield. Part 1 of 15. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Doris Lessing
Unknown: Martha Kearney
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: My Dad's Diary

Glyn Houston narrates the diary of the Rev David Davies , a missionary and colleague of Gladys Aylward 's in China between 1934-45. Producer Martin Kursik


Unknown: Glyn Houston
Unknown: David Davies
Unknown: Gladys Aylward
Producer: Martin Kursik

: Full Moon

PG Wodehouse's comedy is adapted in four parts by Douglas Young.
1: Tipton Plimsoll Takes the Pledge
The moon waxes over Blandings Castle, two pairs of lovers find their paths strewn with thorns, the Earl of Emsworth's pig must have its portrait painted and Tipton Plimsoll is seeing apparitions. with Alexander Morton , Lucy Paterson , Matthew Whittle , Gerda Stevenson and Simon Tait Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Douglas Young.
Unknown: Tipton Plimsoll
Unknown: Alexander Morton
Unknown: Lucy Paterson
Unknown: Matthew Whittle
Unknown: Gerda Stevenson
Unknown: Simon Tait
Producer: Dave Batchelor
Lord Clarence Emsworth/Lady Hemione Wedge: Giles Havergal
Tipton Plimsoll: Paul Birchard

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Mastermind

Peter Snow interrogates four more competitors who are aiming to become 1999's champion. Special subjects include: George Orwell , Britain in the First World War and the history of food. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: George Orwell
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Five Children and It

By E. Nesbit, dramatised by Malcolm McKee.
On a hot, Edwardian summer's day, five children are granted a series of wishes by a strange creature they find in a gravel pit. But, inevitably, things do not go to plan in their enchanted world.


Dramatised By: Malcolm McKee
Producer: Sue Wilson
Director: Rosemary Watts
Music Composed By: Malcolm McKee
Older Jane/Mother: Julia McKenzie
Psammead: Simon Carter
Anthea: Fiona Christie
Robert: James Richard
Cyril: Justyn Towler
Jane: Lexie Rose
The Lamb: Jake Wilson-Wainwright
Peter: Jack Halsey
Martha/Manageress: Sunny Ormonde
Willum/Draper/Grown-up Lamb: Malcolm McKee
Crispin/Beale/Jakin/Golden Eagle: Richard Derrington
Peasemarsh/Sir Wulfric: Terry Molloy
Policeman/Vicar/Perkin: Ian Brooker
Vicar's Wife/Lady/Eliza: Sue Jeffrey
Pastry Cook: Sue Wilson
Piano/Musical Director: Malcolm McKee
Percussion: Helen Bool
Trumpet: Richard Adams
Harmonica: Jim Hughes

: This Sceptred Isle

Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey. Additional readings by Stephen Critchlow. 66: The Republic of England Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Read By: Peter Jeffrey.
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Four Comers

Jane Franchi and guests look behind the headlines at the issues which shape the world. In this programme, an examination of comics.
Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Jane Franchi
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Quote, Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Lord Quinton and Stephanie Hughes. Reader William Franklyn. Producer Carol Smith
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Sunday 12pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Reader: Stephanie Hughes.
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Sid is a competitive dad. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to novelist Gore Vidal
about his life and career.
Producer Tanya Hudson


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Gore Vidal
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Mary of a Provincial Lady

By EM Delafield , dramatised in fifteen parts by Jane Rogers. 1: The everyday 1930s journal of how to run a house and family, and still manage to keep your sanity and your green fingers. with Susan Brown , Alwyne Taylor and Julie Cox Director Clive Brill


Unknown: Em Delafield
Unknown: Jane Rogers.
Unknown: Susan Brown
Unknown: Alwyne Taylor
Unknown: Julie Cox
Director: Clive Brill
Elizabeth: Imelda Staunton
Robert: Richard Hope

: Race to Do Better

The Macpherson Report on the Lawrence Enquiry defined institutional racism. In the first of two programmes, Ferdinand Dennis examines how organisations can be racist and looks at anti-racist legislation in Britain. Producer Marina Salandy Brown


Unknown: Ferdinand Dennis
Producer: Marina Salandy Brown

: Analysis

Beyond the Pale. Joblessness, poverty, no friends and family - Julian Le Grand asks how we can define social exclusion in a way which is capable of remedy.
Producer Ingrid Hassler. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Julian Le Grand
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: Spring Watch

Nick Baker is back on the trail of the swallow, as he follows the advance of spring from south to north, guided by calls, questions and springtime sightings from the audience. This week he starts in East Anglia.
Producers Sarah Blunt and Brett Westwood


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producers: Sarah Blunt
Producers: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Justin Webb.


Unknown: Justin Webb.

: Book at Bedtime: Archangel

Robert Harris's bestselling thriller is read in ten parts by Alan Howard. A spectre is haunting the new Russia - Joseph Stalin. At midnight in a Moscow hotel room, Professor Fluke Kelso is listening to a story that could make or break his reputation. If it is true, Stalin is about to return from the grave. Part 1.
Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Alan Howard.
Unknown: Joseph Stalin.
Unknown: Professor Fluke Kelso
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Plunger

By Johnny Meres. Thirty-nine-year-old office worker Mike Wainwright is making his first parachute jump.
Unfortunately, it also looks like his last. with Monica Gibb. Suzie Lundy and Sandy Neilson. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Johnny Meres.
Unknown: Mike Wainwright
Unknown: Monica Gibb.
Unknown: Suzie Lundy
Unknown: Sandy Neilson.
Producer: David Jackson Young
Mike Wainwright: Johnny Meres
Guardian Angel: James Bryce

: Crossing Over

Robin Denselow talks to musicians who have fallen in love with music from another culture. 4: Belinda Sykes finds the true voice of a medieval troubadour in modern Morocco.
Repeated from Saturday llpm


Talks: Robin Denselow
Unknown: Belinda Sykes

: News

: The Late Book: Earthly Joys

Philippa Gregory 's turbulent novel about the Jacobean gardener and adventurer John Tradescant is abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph. Reader Kevin Whately. Part 1. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: John Tradescant
Reader: Alison Joseph.
Reader: Kevin Whately.
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.

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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