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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Ashley Gething.


Unknown: Ashley Gething.

: 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: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Start the Week

With Jeremy Paxman and his guests. Producer Karen Holden. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Karen Holden.

: Daily Service

Father, Hear the Prayer We Offer; Joshua 3, w7-17; The Song of the Tree of Life; Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Redeemer. With the Manchester Cathedral choristers. Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Serial: The Disappearance

Penelope Wilton reads the first of five parts of Genevieve Jurgensen 's account of the death of her two young daughters, her grief and her survival. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury. Translated by Adriana Hunter. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Genevieve Jurgensen
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Translated By: Adriana Hunter.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: Stories for Olga by Anton Chekhov , dramatised by Olwen Wymark. PartloflO.
Editor Ruth Gardiner Drama repeated at 7.45pm E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Dramatised By: Olwen Wymark.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner Drama

: Inventors Imperfect

Adam Hart-Davis reassesses the lives of four great inventors. 2: The Ironmonger of Dartmouth. The man who invented the first useful steam engine, Thomas Newcomen , should be a household name. Why is he not more famous? Producer Mary Ward Lowery


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Thomas Newcomen
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: Thrush Green

By Miss Read, dramatised in six parts by Lesley Bruce. 5: Dotty Harmer. Dotty Harmer faces a trial. with Maggie McCarthy , Ian Masters , John Rowe , Adam Godley , Marlene Sidaway , Paul Ritter , Colleen Prendergast. Ben Crowe , Giles Fagan and Harry Myers. Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Lesley Bruce.
Unknown: Dotty Harmer.
Unknown: Dotty Harmer
Unknown: Maggie McCarthy
Unknown: Ian Masters
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Marlene Sidaway
Unknown: Paul Ritter
Unknown: Colleen Prendergast.
Unknown: Ben Crowe
Unknown: Giles Fagan
Unknown: Harry Myers.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Dotty Harmer: Anna Massey
Dimity Dean: Janet Maw

: 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 1999 Final

Peter Snow welcomes this year's top four contestants to the grand final, from the BBC Radio Theatre in London. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Sirens of Fleet Street

Three plays about the lives and writing of three pioneering women journalists. 3: Miss Thingummybob by Janys
Chambers. Emilie Peacocke , daughter of a respected northern newspaper family, made her mark as the first female journalist on The Daily Express. with Geoffrey Banks , Sarah Parks.
Melissa Sinden , Russell Dixon. James Nickerson and Morgan George . Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Emilie Peacocke
Unknown: Geoffrey Banks
Unknown: Sarah Parks.
Unknown: Melissa Sinden
Unknown: Russell Dixon.
Unknown: James Nickerson
Unknown: Morgan George
Director: Polly Thomas
Young Emilie: Alice French
Emilie Peacocke: Kathyrn Hunt

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Richard Edgar
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Richard Edgar

: The Index

Five different indexes, as seen by Chris Bigsby. 1: The Builder.
Ruth Richardson and Richard Thorne reveal the secrets contained in the pages of a Victorian architectural journal. Producer Virginia Crompton


Unknown: Chris Bigsby.
Unknown: Ruth Richardson
Unknown: Richard Thorne
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: This Sceptred Isle

Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey. Additional readings by Kim Wall and Jonathan Adams. 121: Watt and Arkwright and the Industrial Revolution
Producer Pete Atkin Revised repeat


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Read By: Peter Jeffrey.
Unknown: Kim Wall
Unknown: Jonathan Adams.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Four Corners

Jane Franchi and guests look behind the headlines at the issues and cultures that 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 from Nottingham's Theatre Royal. With Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Jeremy Hardy. Colin Sell is at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith. Rptd Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

Tommy's attitude hardens. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents tonight's edition of the arts programme. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Stories for Olga

The comic stories of Anton Chekhov , dramatised by Olwen Wymark. July 1902. The playwright Chekhov is already famous for his short stories. When his wife, Olga Knipper , needs diversion during a convalescence, he decides to read some to her. Part 1 of 10. with Andrew Wincott , Siriol Jenkins and lestyn Jones . Director Alison Hindell. Rptd from 10.45am


Stories Of: Anton Chekhov
Dramatised By: Olwen Wymark.
Unknown: Olga Knipper
Unknown: Andrew Wincott
Unknown: Siriol Jenkins
Unknown: Lestyn Jones
Director: Alison Hindell.
Chekhov: David Haig
Olga: Clare Holman

: Inside Track: Freewheeling in Sarajevo

In March 1995, during the siege of Sarajevo, Faruk Sabanovic was wounded by sniper fire. He set up the Centre for Self-reliance to change the way Bosnians think about disability. Presented by Claudia Hammond. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Faruk Sabanovic
Presented By: Claudia Hammond.
Producer: John Watkins

: Analysis

Mine, All Mine! Andrew Dilnot examines the property rights which are the crux of modern economies. | Producer Michael Blastlanc Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastlanc

: Keiko's Story: Waiting for Freedom

A year after the star of Free Willy arrived in Iceland, Mark Carwardine visits to find out when he is going to be released. ; Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Start the Week I

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 6. Producer Sarah Johnson


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

: Nightmoves

Four plays by Rob Gittens , set in Cardiff's city centre. 1: The Police Officer's Tale Faulty satellite dishes, domestic violence and frozen chickens in casualty are all part of the night's work forToni and Conor on the graveyard shift. with Eiry Thomas , Bill Bellamy ,
Brendan Charleson , Helen Griffin and lestyn Jones Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Rob Gittens
Unknown: Eiry Thomas
Unknown: Bill Bellamy
Unknown: Brendan Charleson
Unknown: Helen Griffin
Unknown: Lestyn Jones
Director: Alison Hindell
Toni: Erica Eirian
Conor: Robert Harper

: Crossing Continents


: News

: The Late Book: The Woman and the Ape

By Peter Hoeg , translated by Barbara Haveland. Abridged in ten parts by Penny Leicester and read by Helen Schlesinger. Madelene and Johnny have rescued the ape. Part 6. Producer Jill Waters Repeat


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

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.

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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.

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