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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Huw Spanner.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Huw Spanner.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Karen Holden.

: Daily Service

My God. and Is Thy Table Spread?; Daniel 5, wl-7, wl7-18; Turn Thy Face from My Sins; The King of Love
My Shepherd Is (St Columba). With the Manchester Cathedral choristers.
Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Serial: Scoop-Wallah - Life on a Delhi Daily

Justine Hardy's five-part account of her year as a writer for The Indian Express. Read by Nina Wadia. Part 1.
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters


Read By: Nina Wadia.
Produced By: Jill Waters

: Woman's Hour

Author Ros Coward joins
Sheila McCiennon to discuss the relevance of feminism to the new millennium. Drama: If Only. Part 1. Taxi Men Are Invisible by Maeve Binchy. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McCiennon
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Inventors Imperfect

Adam Hart-Davis reassesses the lives and work of four great inventors.
4: The Clergy and the Earth Closet. The Rev Henry Moule 's development of the earth closet during his troublesome parish life in 19th-century Dorset. Producer Hilary Field


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

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
The First Test. Commentary from
Edgbaston on the fifth and final day. Including at 1.00* News * Approximate times

: Sketches by Boz: Love and Oysters

Five comic stories about London life by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
David Calder stars as John Dounce, whose orderly life is disrupted on acquaintance with an oyster-seller.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatist: Stephen Wyatt
Director: Sally Avens
John Dounce: David Calder
Boz: Nicholas Farrell
Fanny: Samantha Spiro
[Actor]: Elizabeth Conboy
[Actor]: David Allister
[Actor]: David Allister
[Actor]: Ioan Meredith

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Wireless Wise

Nick Baker 's radio quiz, with chairman David Hatch. How did a transport minister's wife's success in a driving test lead to the sacking of a Radio 1 DJ? Producers Viv Black and Nick Utechin


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: David Hatch.
Producers: Viv Black
Producers: Nick Utechin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Sappho's Orchard

By Natalia Power. When Kate realises her ambition to study classics at Cambridge, she finds her life in emotional turmoil as she is torn between two very different people. with Carolyn Jones , Elizabeth Conboy , Tessa Worsley and David Allister Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Natalia Power.
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Elizabeth Conboy
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: David Allister
Director: Cherry Cookson
Kate: Julia Ford
Helen: Emma Fielding
Alex: Jonathan Cake

: Money Box Live: [number removed]0444

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Richard Edgar

: Elementary My Dear Rankin

Five programmes in which Gold
Dagger Award-winning crime writer Ian Rankin investigates the strange history of the police officer in crime fiction. 1: A Literary Sensation Producer Ian Docherty Repeat


Unknown: Ian Rankin
Producer: Ian Docherty

: 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. 131: George IV and Caroline of Brunswick
Producer Pete Atkin Revised 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 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.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Clement Freud , Stephen Fry , Peter Jones and Paul Merton for radio's most devious panel game, from London's Radio Theatre. Devised by Ian Messiter. Producer Chris Neill Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Messiter.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Another chance for Tommy. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with the arts programme. Producer Robert Ketteridge


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Robert Ketteridge

: If Only

Five stories by Irish women writers to mark the passionately contested introduction of divorce to Eire.
1: Taxi Men Are Invisible by Maeve
Binchy, dramatised by Alun Richards. Director Jane Dauncey. Repeated from 10.45am


Dramatised By: Alun Richards.
Director: Jane Dauncey.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates.
Producer Susan Mitchell. WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Susan Mitchell.

: Analysis

The Naming of Parts. As the way we label things becomes ever more problematic, Andrew Dilnot examines the dilemmas of governing and understanding societies which we struggle to describe. Producer Ingrid Hassler. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: Raining Cats and Dogs

In the last of two programmes about relationships between animals and weather, Joanna Pinnock discovers that, for birds, a rainstorm can mean having to make a life-or-death decision. Producer Helen Thomas


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock
Producer: Helen Thomas

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Perch Hill

Adam Nicholson 's book charts his move to the Sussex Weald. Abridged in ten parts by Andrew Simpson , read by Robert Glenister. Part 6. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Adam Nicholson
Unknown: Andrew Simpson
Read By: Robert Glenister.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Nightmoves

Four plays by Rob Gittens , set in Cardiff's city centre. 3: The Bouncer's Tale
Leanne has enough on her plate without pressure from Jed to turn a blind eye. with Brendan Charleson , Giles Thomas ,
lestyn Jones. Helen Griffin , Erica Eirian and Robert Harper. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Rob Gittens
Unknown: Brendan Charleson
Unknown: Giles Thomas
Unknown: Lestyn Jones.
Unknown: Helen Griffin
Unknown: Erica Eirian
Unknown: Robert Harper.
Director: Alison Hindell
Leanne: Eiry Thomas
Jed: Gareth Harris

: Crossing Continents

Presented by Rhod Sharp. Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Rhod Sharp.

: News

: The Late Book: About a Boy

By Nick Hornby , read in ten parts by Stephen Tompkinson. Part 1.
Abridged and produced by Chris Wallace Repeat


Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson.
Produced By: Chris Wallace 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.

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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