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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Pastor Lindsay Allen.


Unknown: Lindsay Allen.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

James Naughtie and Winifred Robinson.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Father Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: 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: Nathaniel's

Nutmeg Ben Onwukwe reads five extracts from Giles Milton 's book, about how the Dutch swapped Manhattan for the forgotten island of Run in the East Indies. Part 1. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Giles Milton

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast. Led by Canon Noel Battye , with Cadenza. Reading: Genesis 7 w 11-18.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney talks to RSC actress Harriet Walter. Drama: Postcards, by Nick Darke. Part 1. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed]Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Harriet Walter.
Unknown: Nick Darke.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Mapping the Town

A series showing how to discover a town's past through the streets and buildings of today.
3: Malvem. Julian Richards discovers how a hermit monk, two families and the famous waters helped to put this Worcestershire spa town on the map. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: Full Moon

Conclusion of the PG Wodehouse comedy in Douglas Young's adaptation. 4: Buffy Struggles Meets His Maker
Informed ofTipton Plimsoll's reluctance to open his heart to Veronica, Uncle Gaily embarks on a devilish plan involving Lord Emworth's prize pig. with Alexander Morton. Lucy Paterson. Matthew Whittle Gerda Stevenson. Simon Tait and Derwent Watson. Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Alexander Morton.
Unknown: Lucy Paterson.
Unknown: Simon Tait
Unknown: Derwent Watson.
Producer: Dave Batchelor
Lord Clarence Emsworth/Lady Hemione Wedge: Giles Havergal
Tipton Plimsoll: Paul Birchard

: 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.

: Mastermind

Peter Snow questions four more contestants. Specialist subjects in heat five include the films of Steven Spielberg and the Watergate affair. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: 46 Nursing Homes

A drama based on a sequence of poems by Ruth Silcock charting her experience of finding appropriate residential care for her mother - a search involving nearly 50 nursing homes, where she had numerous encounters with residents, staff- and plumbing. with Anthony Hyde , Elizabeth Bradley and Adjoa Andoh. Director Jules Wilkinson


Unknown: Ruth Silcock
Unknown: Anthony Hyde
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradley
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh.
Director: Jules Wilkinson
Mary: Rosemary Leach
Daughter: Marcia Warren

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Paul O'Keeffe
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: Naming the Universe

In five programmes, astronomer Heather Couper investigates stories behind the names of our stars and planets.
1: first Names. With Douglas Adams and fellow writers and astronomers. Producers Caroline Barbour and Nicola White


Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: Douglas Adams
Producers: Caroline Barbour
Producers: Nicola White

: This Sceptred Isle

Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
Additional readings by David Holt and Denys Hawthorne. 81: William of Orange Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Read By: Peter Jeffrey.
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Four Corners

Jane Franchi and guests look behind the headlines.
Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Jane Franchi
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees exchanges quotations and anecdotes with Roy Hudd , Steve Jones , Angela Scoular and Peter Porter. Reader Patricia Hughes. Producer Carol Smith
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: Angela Scoular
Reader: Peter Porter.
Reader: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Helen makes an appointment. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: Postcards

Flotsam and Jetsam
By Nick Darke. Sue Cattran, who runs the cafe in Porthant Bay, Cornwall, prepares for the autumn when her teenage son Paul leaves home. Part 1. with Mike Shepherd , Sue Hill , Emma Rice. Geoffrey Hutchings and Bee Applebee
Director Claire Grove. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nick Darke.
Unknown: Mike Shepherd
Unknown: Sue Hill
Unknown: Emma Rice.
Unknown: Geoffrey Hutchings
Director: Claire Grove.
Paul: Carl Grose
Sue: Diana Berriman

: An Inspector Calls

Three programmes following the work of investigators responsible for ensuring public safety in Britain. 2: Shipshape Jenny Cuffe joins inspectors from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Producer Jenny Cuffe. Editor David Ross


Unknown: Shipshape Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Jenny Cuffe.
Editor: David Ross

: In Business

A Boss's Guide to the Internet. Peter Day reports on the revolution that British businesses do not know enough about. Editor Stephen Chilcott. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

: Spring Watch

On the last leg of his journey, Nick Baker crosses the border into Scotland and peers into a nest of goldeneyes - one of our rarest breeding ducks.
Producers Sarah Blunt and Brett Westwood
PHONE: [number removed]1429
WRITE TO: Spring Watch, BBC Broadcasting House, Bristol, BS8 2LR


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

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Service of Clouds

Susan Hill 's new novel, read in ten parts by Joanna David. Part 6.
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Joanna David.
Produced By: Jane Marshall

: Voyage

By Stephen Baxter , dramatised in five parts by Dirk Maggs. 3: 1980: Apollo-N Natalie York has qualified as an astronaut, but the nuclear booster test is about to change her life for ever. with William Dufris. Michael Roberts , Frank Laza. dis, Russell Bentley , William Roberts ,
Mel Taylor and Rolf Saxon. Music by Wilfredo Acosta. Director Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Stephen Baxter
Unknown: Dirk Maggs.
Unknown: Natalie York
Unknown: William Dufris.
Unknown: Michael Roberts
Unknown: Frank Laza.
Unknown: Russell Bentley
Unknown: William Roberts
Unknown: Mel Taylor
Unknown: Rolf Saxon.
Music By: Wilfredo Acosta.
Director: Dirk Maggs
Natalie York: Laurel Lefkow
Joe Muldoon: Vincent Marzello

: Crossing Continents

Reports on the stories that matter to people around the world. Traditional religion is being revived in the Nigerian oilfields. John Egan reports. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Egan

: News

: The Late Book: Biggest Elvis

Ron Berglas reads PF Kluge's novel about Elvis impersonators. American imperialism, and the Filipino mafia.
Abridged by Chris Wallis. Part 6 of 10. Producer Paul Kent Repeat


Unknown: Ron Berglas
Abridged By: Chris Wallis.
Producer: Paul Kent Repeat

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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