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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer David Street


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: David Street

: Today

Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Start the Week

With Jeremy Paxman. Producer Karen Holden


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Producer: Karen Holden

: Daily Service

Luke 1, w39-49.

: Serial: Driving over Lemons

When drummer Chris Stewart left an unknown group called Genesis to become a farmer in Spain, he had no idea the band would make millions.
Read in five parts by Mick Ford. Part 1. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Chris Stewart
Unknown: Mick Ford.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests.
Drama: South Ridingby Winifred Holtby , dramatised by Gill Adams. Part 1 of 15. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Ridingby Winifred Holtby
Dramatised By: Gill Adams.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: From Ivory to Plastic

Concert pianist David Owen Norris goes on a musical journey spanning nearly 300 years in search of the public and private life of the piano. Producer Sarah Taylor Repeat


Pianist: David Owen Norris
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Thrush Green

By Miss Read, dramatised in six parts by Lesley Bruce. 2: Charles Henstock Charles has a difficult decision to make in the peaceful Cotswolds village. with Maggie McCarthy , Janet Maw , Ben Crowe. Paul Ritter and Andrew Harrison Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Lesley Bruce.
Unknown: Charles Henstock
Unknown: Maggie McCarthy
Unknown: Janet Maw
Unknown: Ben Crowe.
Unknown: Paul Ritter
Unknown: Andrew Harrison
Director: Claire Grove
Charles Henstock: Ian Masters
Harold Shoosmith: John Rowe

: You and Yours

In a week of special reports, Lisa Potts , the Birmingham nursery nurse who was stabbed in a playground attack, reports from Vietnam to highlight Oxfam's education campaign. Producer Susan Mitchell


Unknown: Lisa Potts
Producer: Susan Mitchell

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Mastermind

Peter Snow questions four contestants in the second round of the semi-final. Producer Paul Bajoria


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Let It Bleed

A topical and hard-hitting thriller by Gold Dagger award-winner Ian Rankin , dramatised by Roger Danes. Political corruption and insider dealing are uncovered as hard-boiled Edinburgh detective John Rebus explores the dark underbelly of modern Scotland. with James Bryce , Sarah Collier ,
Crawford Logan , Steven McNicoll , Sandy Neilson , Ann-Louise Ross. Doug Russell , Wendy Seager and Robin Thomson. Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Ian Rankin
Dramatised By: Roger Danes.
Unknown: John Rebus
Unknown: James Bryce
Unknown: Sarah Collier
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: Steven McNicoll
Unknown: Sandy Neilson
Unknown: Louise Ross.
Unknown: Doug Russell
Unknown: Wendy Seager
Unknown: Robin Thomson.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Rebus: Alexander Morton
Clarke: Caroline Loncq

: This Sceptred Isle

Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey. Additional readings by Brett Usher. 106: Hogarth, the Prince of Gin, and Pitt the Elder Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Read By: Peter Jeffrey.
Unknown: Brett Usher.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Four Comers

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


Unknown: Jane Franchi
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Humphrey Lyttelton hosts the comedy panel game from the Yvonne Arnaud theatre in Guildford. Special guest Fred MacAulay joins panellists
Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor . Colin Sell provides musical accompaniment.
Producer Jon Naismith. Rptd Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Yvonne Arnaud
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

A tale of two trophies. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Playwright Tom Stoppard talks to Mark Lawson about his career and a new production of his play The Real Thing. Producer Tanya Hudson


Talks: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: South Riding

By Winifred Holtby , dramatised in 15 parts by Gill Adams. 1: Sarah Burton returns to the South Riding to take up a challenging new post. with Philip Glenister , Susan Cookson , Maggie Tagney , Donald McBride. Lucy Beaumont , Annmarie Hosell and Maya Foa. Director Melanie Harris. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Winifred Holtby
Unknown: Gill Adams.
Unknown: Sarah Burton
Unknown: Philip Glenister
Unknown: Susan Cookson
Unknown: Maggie Tagney
Unknown: Donald McBride.
Unknown: Lucy Beaumont
Unknown: Annmarie Hosell
Unknown: Maya Foa.
Director: Melanie Harris.
Sarah Burton: Sarah Lancashire
MrsBeddows: Carole Boyd

: Inside Track

Four stories of contemporary life, told from the inside, by the insiders.
1: Much too Much, Much too Young? Martin, Julian and Qasim are schoolboys. They are also computer geniuses. Sara Parker follows their dreams of financial success.
Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Sara Parker
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Tonight at 8.30

Three programmes in celebration of the Noel Coward centenary.

8.30 My Life with Noel
Coward's companion, the actor Graham Payn, celebrates the Coward centenary with reminiscences of his life with Noel.
Written by Barry Day.
Producer Ned Chaillet

8.45 Hands across the Sea
Adapted by Malcolm McKee. Director Sue Wilson.
Set in 1935, Noel Coward's frothy cocktail catches the cream of London society in a mad whirl. Piggie and Peter Gilpin find themselves receiving tedious and unwanted visitors and are determined not to endure them alone.
Adapted by Malcolm McKee.
With Stephanie Beacham, Michael Cochrane, Sunny Ormonde, Susie Blake, Clifford Rose, Malcolm McKee, Christopher Scott, Josephine Tewson and Andrew Wincott.

9.20 Shadow Play
Adapted by Malcolm McKee. Director Sue Wilson.
Vicky and Simon Gayforth's love has been utterly romantic, but can the marriage withstand society's intrusion on their idyll? Coward's musical dream play takes wit and sentiment to the brink of madness.
With Steven Pacey, Julia Watson, Susie Blake, Michael Cochrane, Cathy Sara, Malcolm McKee, Sunny Ormonde and Roger May. Musicians: Malcolm McKee,
Paul Arden Taylor, Audrey Douglas, Katherine Gittings, Suzanne Walden and
Kevin Waterman.


Play One: Hands Across the Sea
Author: Noël Coward
Adapted by : Malcolm McKee
Director: Sue Wilson
Piggie Gilpin: Stephanie Beacham
Peter Gilpin: Michael Cochrane
Claire Wedderburn: Sunny Ormonde
Mrs Wadhurst: Susie Blake
Mr Wadhurst: Clifford Rose
Major Gosling: Malcolm McKee
Alistair Corbett: Christopher Scott
Walters: Josephine Tewson
Mr Burnham: Andrew Wincott
Play Two: Shadow Play
Author: Noël Coward
Adapted by: Malcolm McKee
Director: Sue Wilson
Simon Gayforth: Steven Pacey
Victoria Gayforth: Julia Watson
Martha Cunningham: Susie Blake
George Cunningham: Michael Cochrane
Sibyl Heston: Cathy Sara
Michael Doyle: Malcolm McKee
Lena: Sunny Ormonde
Young Man: Roger May
Piano/Musical Director: Malcolm McKee
Oboe: Paul Arden Taylor
Harp: Audrey Douglas
Violin: Katherine Gittings
Cello: Suzanne Walden
Percussion: Kevin Waterman

: Book at Bedtime: Summit Fever

In the first of five parts, Andrew Greig describes his experience of climbing the Mustagh Tower in the Himalayas. Producer Bruce Young Repeat


Unknown: Andrew Greig

: Secret Window, Secret Garden

By Stephen King , dramatised by Gregory Evans. Mort Rainey 's house has been burned down, his cat killed and his literary reputation besmirched. Will he now be framed for murder? Part 3 of 3. with Barbara Barnes , Lee Montague , Kerry Shale , Helen Horton and Ryan McCluskey
Music by David Chilton. Director Gordon House


Unknown: Stephen King
Dramatised By: Gregory Evans.
Dramatised By: Mort Rainey
Unknown: Barbara Barnes
Unknown: Lee Montague
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Helen Horton
Unknown: Ryan McCluskey
Music By: David Chilton.
MortRainey: Henry Goodman
John Shooter: William Roberts

: Crossing Continents

Reports on news from around the globe. Repeat

: News

: The Late Book: Gates of Eden

Five stories from new fiction writer Ethan Coen,
best known for his film scripts
Fargo and The Big Lebowski. 1: A Fever in the Blood read by Stuart Milligan.
Abridged and produced by Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Ethan Coen,
Read By: Stuart Milligan.
Produced By: 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.

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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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