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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: 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

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

God, Who Hast Given Us Powerto Sound; Proverbs 8, wl-8; 0 Sapientia; I Bind Unto MyselfToday. With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Singers: John Powell

: Serial: All too Human

Extracts from the candid memoirs of George Stephanopoulous , who worked as President Clinton's chief spin doctor for five years. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: George Stephanopoulous
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Keamey and guests. Drama: South Riding by Winifred Holtby , dramatised by Gill Adams. Part 11 of 15. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


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

: Inventors Imperfect

Adam Hart-Davis reassesses the private lives and work of four great inventors. 1: Winstanley's Wonders. The 17th-century showman and illusionist, Henry Winstanley , who built the lighthouse on the Eddystone Reef. Producer Hilary Field


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Henry Winstanley
Producer: Hilary Field

: Thrush Green

By Miss Read, dramatised in six parts by Lesley Bruce. 4: Miss Fogerty. A schoolteacher faces the challenge of a lifetime in the peaceful Cotswolds village. with Tilly Gaunt , Jillie Meers and Christopher Scott. Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Lesley Bruce.
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt
Unknown: Jillie Meers
Unknown: Christopher Scott.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Miss Fogerty: Marcia Warren
Miss Watson: Linda Bassett

: You and Yours

Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Mastermind

Peter Snow questions four contestants in their bid for a place in the final. Subjects include Africa in the First World War and the life and reign of Edward VI. Producer Paul Bajoria


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Sirens of Fleet Street

Three plays examining the lives and writing of three pioneering women journalists. 2: Change of Heart by Felicity Goodall. Mea Allan (1909-82) was the first female war correspondent to be permanently accredited to the British Forces and the first female news editor in Fleet Street. Her correspondence with her mentor May Chalmers gives a picture of daily life during the Blitz.
Writer and director Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Felicity Goodall.
Director: Felicity Goodall
Mea Allan: Siobhan Redmond
May Chalmers: Brigit Forsyth
Archie/Policeman: Steven Deproost

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes calls on an issue affecting personal finance. Producer Frances MacDonald LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Intimacies

An exploration of five very different emotional experiences. 1: Forbidden Love. Jan kept her love affair with Catholic priest Sean a close secret, but when she discovered she was pregnant, everything changed.
Music Philip Sheppard. Producer Sara Conkey


Music: Philip Sheppard.
Producer: Sara Conkey

: This Sceptred Isle

116: Grenville and the North Briton Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday 4pm

: Four Comers

Jane Franchi and guests look behind the headlines at the issues and cultures which shape the world. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Jane Franchi
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Humphrey Lyttelton hosts the comedy panel game, again from the Theatre Royal in Plymouth. Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden battle against
Tim Brooke-Taylor and Tony Hawks. Colin Sell is at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith. Rptd Sunday 12 noon


Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Panellist: Barry Cryer
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Tony Hawks
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

George is impressed. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to Kenneth Branagh about starring in Woody Allen's new film Celebrity.


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Producer: Elizabeth Turner

: South Riding

By Winifred Holtby , dramatised by Gill Adams. Sarah experiences the bitter taste of loss as well as the joy of achievement. Part 11 of 15. 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
Dramatised By: Gill Adams.
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

3: Blood Runners. Ronit Knoble meets Dave Coppin , a passionate biker who, in his spare time, rushed emergency blood and organs between hospitals. Since he was involved in an accident he has been using a car. Will he beat the demons and ride again? Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Ronit Knoble
Unknown: Dave Coppin
Producer: Simon Elmes

: In Business

Bottom Line. Public sector people who never dreamed they would have to be businesslike now have to manage like professionals. Peter Day finds out how they cope. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: Costing the Earth

The use of anti-biotics in intensive farming to promote growth in animals and why farmers seem reluctant to stop using them.

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Tulip Fever

Emma Fielding and William Gaminara read Deborah Moggach 's bestselling story of passion in 17th-century Holland. Abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: William Gaminara
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: The Genius of Pleasure

By Jack Houlahan. How does a recovering alcoholic who has just had a heart attack cope with having to give up cigarettes? Is there a secret minimalist way to satisfy the cravi ng for pleasure? with Eileen McCloskey , Katie Tumelty and Natasha Basheer. Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Jack Houlahan.
Unknown: Eileen McCloskey
Unknown: Katie Tumelty
Unknown: Natasha Basheer.
Tom McNeagh: Alan McKee
Marian McNeagh: Julia Deardon

: Crossing Continents

Reports on the stories that matter to people around the world. Repeat

: News

: The Late Book: The Woman and the Ape

By Peter Hoeg , translated by Barbara Haveland and read by Helen Schlesinger. ; Abridged in ten parts by Penny i Leicester. A highly intelligent anthropoid ape arrives in London. Producer Jill Waters Repeat


Unknown: Peter Hoeg
Translated By: Barbara Haveland
Read By: Helen Schlesinger.

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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