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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Gethin Abraham Williams.


Unknown: Gethin Abraham Williams.

: 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.

: Taking the Long View

Jonathan Freedland with the history series. In this programme, he reports from the sites of the Rebecca Riots in rural Wales. Producer Virginia Crompton. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Virginia Crompton.

: Props of Power

Michael White of The Guardian explores some of the more intriguing companions of political office, starting with the politics of the pager. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Paul Vickers

: Serial: Master Musicians

Five programmes to celebrate the start of the BBC Proms 1999 series of concerts on Friday. 1: Extracts from Wagner's My Life, read by conductor Mark Elder. Producer Andrew Green

: Daily Service

Who Would True Valour See; 1 Samuel 17, w41-50; A Prayer of St Richard of Chichester; Soldiers of Christ, Arise. With Prestbury Girls' Choir, Cheshire. Director of music Gill Walsh.


Unknown: St Richard
Music: Gill Walsh.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon and guests. Drama: Silk by Alessandro Baricco. Parti of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Alessandro Baricco.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: On Tap: a History of Drinking Water

Presented by Mark Jenner in three parts. 1: Paying the Piper. The revolutionary effect of piped water. Producer Beaty Rubens Repeat


Presented By: Mark Jenner
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Sketches by Boz: 2: The Steam Excursion

Five comic stories about London life by Charles Dickens, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

Mr Percy Noakes was a friend to all until the organisation of a river trip proved his undoing.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatist: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Sally Avens
Boz: Nicholas Farrell
Percy Noakes: Marston Bloom
Mrs Taunton: Shirley Dixon
Mrs Briggs: Joanna Monro
Cousin Hardy: Jeremy Swift
Julia/Emily: Becky Hindley
Alexander Briggs: Ben Crowe
Captain Helves: Stephen Critchlow.

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Wireless Wise

A radio quiz chaired by David Hatch.
Which radio personality's career came to an end when he was convicted of fare evasion? Written by Nick Baker.
Producers Viv Black and Nick Utechin


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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: For the Love of Strangers

By Susan Stern. Amidst the chaos of a family weekend, Jayne stumbles upon a dark and little-known episode in York's rich history - the 12th-century massacre of the city's Jewish population. with Brigit Forsyth , Alison Darling , Terence Mann , Alan Brilly and Toby Andrews Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Susan Stern.
Unknown: Brigit Forsyth
Unknown: Alison Darling
Unknown: Terence Mann
Unknown: Alan Brilly
Unknown: Toby Andrews
Director: Toby Swift
Jayne: Kathryn Hunt
Richard: Robin Bowerman

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby.
Producer Frances MacDonald LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Walls of Fame

Gwydyr Castle in North Wales was almost a ruin when its latest owners found it. Partlof5.
Producer Neil Walker Repeat


Producer: Neil Walker

: 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. 136: The Death of George IV and the Start of Reform
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 llam

: Four Comers

Jane Franchi and guests look at 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.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Clement Freud , Fred MacAulay ,
Paul Merton and Graham Norton for radio's most devious panel game. Recorded at the King's Theatre, Glasgow.
Devised by Ian Messiter. Producer Chris Neill Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Ian Messiter.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Tim takes charge.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson selects essential books for summer holiday reading. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Silk

By Alessandro Baricco , translated by Guido Waldman and dramatised by Lavinia Murray in ten parts. A French silk merchant travels to Japan and falls in love with a woman whose voice he has never heard. Part 1. with David Burke , Togo Igawa , Megumi Shimanuki , Ioan Meredith .
Stephen Critchlow , Tracy Wiles and Ben Crowe. Music by the Fratelli Brothers. Director Marilyn Imrie Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alessandro Baricco
Translated By: Guido Waldman
Dramatised By: Lavinia Murray
Unknown: David Burke
Unknown: Togo Igawa
Unknown: Megumi Shimanuki
Unknown: Ioan Meredith
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Tracy Wiles
Unknown: Ben Crowe.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Herve Joncour: Alex Jennings
Helene: Deborah Findlay

: 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 Feelings Factor. Some in business are defining people in terms of values, beliefs and feelings instead of income or background. Robert Tyrrell reports. Producer Ingrid Hassler. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Robert Tyrrell
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: Cat among the Pigeons

Tibbles, Rover and the Shaping of the British Countryside. Paul Evans argues that bird-eating pet cats and escaped beasts do not damage the countryside as much as lopsided views of nature which are encouraged by keeping pets. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Taking the Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Charles Dickens - Journalist

Five pieces of journalism by the master of Victorian literature.
1: A Flight. Read by Martin Jarvis. Abridged by Paul Kent
Producer Gemma Jenkins Repeat


Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Abridged By: Paul Kent
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: Nightmoves

The last of four plays by Rob Gittens , set in Cardiff. The Taxi Driver's Tale. A new day is dawning in Cardiff, but events in Chris's life are less predictable. with Helen Griffin , Robert Harper , Eiry Thomas , Bill Bellamy and Erica Eirian Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Rob Gittens
Unknown: Helen Griffin
Unknown: Robert Harper
Unknown: Eiry Thomas
Unknown: Bill Bellamy
Unknown: Erica Eirian
Director: Alison Hindell
Chris: Iestyn Jones
Kenny: Brendan Charleson

: Crossing Continents

Repeated from Thursday

: News

: The Late Book: About a Boy

Nick Hornby 's bestseller is read by Stephen Tompkinson. Part 6 of 10. Abridged and produced by Chris Wallis Repeat


Unknown: Nick Hornby
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.
Produced By: Chris Wallis

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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