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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Patrick Forbes.


Unknown: Patrick Forbes.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Desert Island Discs

With guest castaway Richard Dunwoody. Producer Angie Nehring
Repeated from Easter Day 11.15am


Unknown: Richard Dunwoody.

: Serial: Just William - the 80th Anniversary

5: The Cure For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Rose Elliot talks to Sheila McClennon about the latest vegetarian recipes for barbecues. Drama: Diary of a Provincial Lady, by EM Delafield. Part 5.
Drama rptd at 7.45pm. For details see Monday


Talks: Rose Elliot
Unknown: Sheila McClennon

: Living Doll

Alan Dein travels to California to hear the story behind Barbie - the greatest body ever sold. He meets the creators of the toy company Mattel and their daughter. Barbara, the real Barbie that launched a billion dolls.
Producer Mark Burman Revised repeat


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: Married

A comedy series by Tony Bagley.
4: Bachelor Robin Lightfoot is feeling a little warmer towards his adopted
"wife" - until his doppelganger's other woman turns up to rock the boat. with Steve Frost. Sue Elliot Nichols , Lewis MacLeod and Sam Bradley Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Tony Bagley.
Unknown: Bachelor Robin Lightfoot
Unknown: Steve Frost.
Unknown: Elliot Nichols
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Sam Bradley
Producer: Claire Jones
Robin: Hugh Bonneville
Lesley: Josie Lawrence

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With James Cox. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton presents the programme which represents listeners' views about BBC radio.
Producer Viv Black. WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London, W1A 1QT. FAX: 0[number removed]E-MAIL: [address removed]. Rptd Saturday 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Viv Black.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: J Edgar Hoover - They Call Him Bobby

By Mike Walker. The third of four different plays about the legendary director of the FBI is a powerful duologue for US Attorney General Robert F Kennedy and Hoover, It is set in the volatile years of the Kennedy administration, when civil rights, Martin Luther King Jr and the war against the Mafia were high on the Kennedy agenda.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: General Robert F Kennedy
Director: Ned Chaillet
J Edgar Hoover: William Hootkins
Robert F Kennedy: John Sharian

: Making History

Sue Cook gets to the bottom of listeners' historical mysteries, meets the people who are making history themselves and gets the best advice on how to conduct research.
Producer Sean Walsh
PHONE: [number removed]0400
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education


Producer: Sean Walsh

: What's Yours Is Mine

4: Robert and Nick.
For details see Monday Repeat

: This Sceptred Isle

70: Charles II and the Return of the Monarchy
For details see Monday Repeat

: Bookclub

James Naughtie is joined by Joseph Heller , author of Catch 22, and a group of readers, to discuss the book that captivated a generation. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Joseph Heller

: The Message

Alex Brodie and his guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives.
Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Eddie Mair.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Guest quizmaster John Sergeant puts Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Tony Hawks and Boris Johnson through their topical paces. Producer Jon Rolph
Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm


Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Boris Johnson
Producer: Jon Rolph

: The Archers

Eddie wants to be a millionaire.
Written by Mary Cutler. Director Louise Gifford Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler.
Director: Louise Gifford
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Shula Hebden Lloyd: Judy Bennett
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Elizabeth Pargetter: Alison Dowling
Julia Pargetter: Mary Wimbush
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Helen Archer: Bonnie Engstrom
Tommy Archer: Tom Graham
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
JoeGrundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
William Grundy: Philip Molloy
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Roy Tucker: Ian Pepperell
MrsAntrobus: Margot Boyd
Hayley Jordan: Lucy Davis
Janet Fisher: Moir Leslie

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts reviews, interviews and news. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Erin Riley

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

By EM Delafield , dramatised by Jane Rogers. Part 5 of 15. With Imelda Staunton. Richard Hope ,Susan Brown. Julie Cox and Sonia Ritter For details see yesterday


Unknown: Em Delafield
Dramatised By: Jane Rogers.
Unknown: Imelda Staunton.
Unknown: Richard Hope
Unknown: Susan Brown.
Unknown: Julie Cox
Unknown: Sonia Ritter

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is joined atTonbridge
Grammar School for Girls, Tonbridge, Kent, by panellists including the Rt Hon Donald Dewer MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, and Michael Forsyth. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Donald Dewer
Unknown: Michael Forsyth.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Letter from America

Alistair Cooke with another slice of Americana.
Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Friday Play: Do the Needful

By Mahesh Dattani. When two families meet to discuss a possible marriage between their respective children, a clash of cultures and values is brought to bear upon the arrangement.
With Badi Uzzaman , Surendra Koshar , Shiv Grewal and Rehan Sheikh
Director Sally Avens Repeat


Unknown: Mahesh Dattani.
Unknown: Badi Uzzaman
Unknown: Surendra Koshar
Unknown: Shiv Grewal
Alpash Patel: Paul Bhattacharjee
Lata Gowda: Indira Varma
Chandrakant Patel: Basher Patel
Kusumben Patel: Jamila Massey

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Producers Prue Keely and Jenni Russell E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Producers: Prue Keely
Producers: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: Archangel

By Robert Harris. Papu Rapava is dead, but his daughter has the key to a garage on the outskirts of Moscow where Fluke Kelso believes Stalin's notebook lies hidden. Part 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Harris.
Unknown: Papu Rapava
Unknown: Fluke Kelso

: Late Tackle

Eleanor Oidroyd presents the sports discussion programme from Aintree, ahead of the Grand National. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Eleanor Oidroyd
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Late Book: Earthly Joys

By Philippa Gregory. James is dead and Charles has been crowned king. Part 5.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Philippa Gregory.

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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