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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rosemary Harthill.


Unknown: Rosemary Harthill.

: Fanning 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 Professor Russell Stannard.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Professor Russell Stannard.

: 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.

: Daily Service

Litany to the Holy Spirit; Job 2, w7-13; Drop. Drop Slow Tears; From the Very Depths of Darkness. From
Harrogate Ladies' College. Director of music David Andrews.


Music: David Andrews.

: Serial: Love Is Where It Falls

Simon Callow reads his moving account of his friendship with the legendary literary agent Peggy Ramsay , and his love affair with Aziz, a tragic young
Egyptian film-maker. Abridged in five parts by Lavinia Murray. Producer Polly Thomas


Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Peggy Ramsay
Unknown: Lavinia Murray.
Producer: Polly Thomas

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Keamey and guests. Drama: Postcards, by Charlotte Jones. Part 1. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Keamey
Unknown: Charlotte Jones.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Mapping the Town

Last in a four-part series showing how to discover your town's past through the streets and buildings of today. Grimsby. Julian Richards discovers how mud and the tides have helped to map this town.
Producer Nicola Banning

: Lynthwaite Ladies

First in a three-part comedy drama by Julia Jones. Timid Dawn Butterworth is tyrannised by her tight-fisted bully of a father. And she is not fat -just well-covered. Maybe the local ladies' bowling club can offer escape? with Marcia Warren. Judy Cornwell , Polly James , Rebecca Front , Fine Time Fontayne and Anthony Jackson. Director Don Taylor


Unknown: Julia Jones.
Unknown: Marcia Warren.
Unknown: Judy Cornwell
Unknown: Polly James
Unknown: Rebecca Front
Unknown: Anthony Jackson.
Director: Don Taylor
Herbie Butterworth: Bernard Cribbins
Dawn Butterworth: Sue Devaney

: 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 six include the Norman Conquest and the novels of PD James. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Norman Conquest
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Love in a Cold Climate

By Nancy Mitford, dramatised by Claire Luckham to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the novel's publication.
An invitation to a grand party at Hampton, home of the fabulously wealthy Montdores and their beautiful daughter Polly, brings Fanny into the world of the aristocracy, and in and out of love when the temperature drops. with Teresa Gallagher. Jenny Howe , Jon Strickland , Patience Tomlinson ,
Tessa Worsley , loan Meredith , Stephen Critchlow , Sarah Jane Holm , Tilly Gaunt , William Hope and Tom Beard. Director Marion Nancarrow


Author: Nancy Mitford
Dramatised by: Claire Luckham
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Fanny: Amanda Root
Lady Montdore: Barbara Jefford
[Actor]: Teresa Gallagher
[Actor]: Jenny Howe
[Actor]: Jon Strickland
[Actor]: Patience Tomlinson
[Actor]: Tessa Worsley
[Actor]: Loan Meredith
[Actor]: Stephen Critchlow
[Actor]: Sarah Jane Holm
[Actor]: Tilly Gaunt
[Actor]: William Hope
[Actor]: Tom Beard

: This Sceptred Isle

Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey. Additional readings by Denys Hawthorne. 86: War in Europe Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


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

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Four Corners

Jane Franchi and guests examine the issues which shape the world. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Jane Franchi
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Keith Barron , Stephanie Hughes , Anthony Quinton and Brian Sewell. Reader William Franklyn. Producer Carol Smith
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Keith Barron
Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Reader: Brian Sewell.
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Usha packs up her troubles. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates the musical. After the success of Mamma Mia in exploiting the Abba back catalogue. which other artists' hits can be shaped into a show? Plus, the art of staging the apparently unstageable. Producer Robert Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Mamma Mia
Producer: Robert Ketteridge

: Postcards

Partial Eclipse
By Charlotte Jones. A return to the Porthant Bay Hotel, Cornwall, where Martin is brainstormingthe biggest tourist event of the year. Mandy plans a little reunion of her own. Part 1. with Gerard McDermott and Paul Bazely
Director Jonquil Panting . Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Jones.
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Paul Bazely
Director: Jonquil Panting
Mandy: Alison Pettitt
Christine: Becky Hindley

: An Inspector Calls

The last of three programmes following the work of investigators who are responsible for ensuring public safety in Britain. The Disease Detectives
Jenny Cuffe meets public health doctors in the front line of the battle against the resurgent menace ofTB in Britain. Editor David Ross


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Editor: David Ross

: In Business

Peter Day discovers how to survive a recession as a small company.
Editor Tim Bowler. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Editor: Tim Bowler.

: Costing the Earth

The Story of BST. Bovine semototrophin was the first genetically-engineered product on the market. It can cause disease in cows and its effects on humans are unknown. In the first of two programmes. Alex Kirby investigates the political and health implications. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Death in Summer: Part 1

By William Trevor, read by Robin Ellis. The death of Thaddeus Davenant's wife brings about many changes. Abridged in ten parts by John Hartley.


Author: William Trevor
Reader: Robin Ellis
Abridged by: John Hartley
Producer: Enyd Williams

: Voyage

By Stephen Baxter , dramatised in five parts by Dirk Maggs. 4: 1981-85: Approaches. Following the Apollo-N disaster, Natalie's prospects look bleak. with William Dufris , Michael Roberts. Mel Taylor and Rolf Saxon. Music by Wilfredo Acosta
Director Dirk Maggs. Voyage is available now as an audio cassette.


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

: Crossing Continents

Olenka Frenkiel reports on a novel attempt by Chicago's mayor to control gun violence in the murder capital of of the United States.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Olenka Frenkiel

: News

: The Late Book: Amazonians

Five readings from the Amazonian collection of women's travel writing. 1: The Undiscovered Road. Imogen Stubbs 's journey back to Northumberland. Producer Eleanor Garland Repeat


Unknown: Imogen Stubbs
Producer: Eleanor Garland

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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.

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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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