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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: 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 reports from
Nottingham as he explores aspects of the Victorian man through the life and body of prizefighter Bendigo Thompson. Producer Mark Burman. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Unknown: Bendigo Thompson.
Producer: Mark Burman.

: Props of Power

Michael White of The Guardian explores intriguing companions of political office. This week, the government driver. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Paul Vickers

: Serial: The Beach

By Lena Lencek and Gideon Bosker , abridged in five parts by Ruth Petrie. David Horovitch reveals the answers to maritime mysteries. Part 1. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Lena Lencek
Unknown: Gideon Bosker
Unknown: Ruth Petrie.
Unknown: David Horovitch
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

Tell Out, My Soul; Luke 2, w8-20;
Jubilate; Christ, Be Our Light. With the choir of St Aidan's Church of England High School, Harrogate. Director of music Cathy Roberts.


Music: Cathy Roberts.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Keamey and guests. Drama: Silk by Alessandro Baricco. Part 6 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Keamey
Unknown: Alessandro Baricco.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: On Tap: a History of Drinking Water

Presented by Mark Jenner.
2: The Great Stink. The filthy condition of the Thames and outbreaks of cholera brought about the great sanitary reforms of the 19th century. Producer Tessa Watt Repeat


Presented By: Mark Jenner.
Producer: Tessa Watt

: Sketches by Boz: 3: Sentiment

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

The arrival of an MP's daughter at Miss Crumpton's finishing school seems a cause for celebration until a romantic attachment comes to light.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatist: Stephen Wyatt
Director: Sally Avens
Boz: Nicholas Farrell
Amelia Crumpton: Jane Booker
Maria Crumpton: Patience Tomlinson
Cornelius Brook Dingwall, Esq., M.P: Gerard Murphy Theodosius Butler: Michael Mueller
Lavinia Brook Dingwall: Tilly Gaunt
Emily Wilson: Elizabeth Conboy
Footman: Harry Myers

: 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. What little slip in the cricket commentary box in 1991 caused a team to collapse?
Producers Viv Black and Nick Utechin
+ Roland White : Review, page 121


Unknown: David Hatch.
Producers: Viv Black
Producers: Nick Utechin
Unknown: Roland White

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Tutti Frutti Holy Man

By Harwant Bains. Kulwant is taken by his mother for his first visit to the Punjab. When it emerges that she intends them both to stay there for good,
Kulwant's world is blown apart. Then she meets the Tutti Frutti Holy Man. with Indira Joshi , Bhasker Patel. Nitin Chandra Ganatra. Nadim Sawalha and Ajay Chhabra Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Harwant Bains.
Unknown: Indira Joshi
Unknown: Bhasker Patel.
Unknown: Nitin Chandra
Unknown: Ganatra. Nadim Sawalha
Unknown: Ajay Chhabra
Director: Jonquil Panting
Kulwant: Michael Pacheco
Kulwant's mother Lakbir: Shelley King

: Inside Money

Repeated from Saturday 12.04pm

: Crumbs: the History of Bread

Simon Parkes looks at the development of civilisation by tracing the history of bread. 1: The early grains and first flat breads. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: 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. 141: The Bedchamber
Crisis and Afghanistan
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 Jenny Eclair , Stephen Frost , Kit Hesketh-Harvey and Peter Jones for radio's most devious panel game. Recorded at the Oxford Union.
Devised by Ian Messiter. Producer Chris Neill Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Ian Messiter.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Happy families at Grey Gables.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with the arts programme. Producer Adrian Washboume


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: Silk

By Alessandro Baricco , dramatised in ten parts by Lavinia Murray. Translated by Guido Waldman. As Herve Joncour becomes more deeply enmeshed in the silken threads of desire for the young woman in Japan, his wife longs for a son and for the return of her own beloved husband. Part 6. with David Burke. Togo Igawa ,
Megumi Shimanuki , Noe Baba. Stephen Critchlow and TracyWiles. Music by the Fratelli Brothers Director Marilyn Imrie
Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alessandro Baricco
Unknown: Lavinia Murray.
Translated By: Guido Waldman.
Unknown: Herve Joncour
Unknown: David Burke.
Unknown: Togo Igawa
Unknown: Megumi Shimanuki
Unknown: Noe Baba.
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Herve Joncour: Alex Jennings
Helene: Deborah Rndlay

: 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

Doing What Comes Naturally. We aspire to be as natural as possible, whether in our behaviour, food or surroundings. But Frances Cairncross questions what nature means today and whether the concept is still useful for managing our lives and our environment.
Producer Zareer Masani. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Producer: Zareer Masani.

: Cat among the Pigeons

Pickled Nature. Paul Evans challenges the idea of nature reserves being ecologically flawed and ethically wrong. 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: The First Men in the Moon

By HG Wells, read in five parts by Tom Baker. In 1899, Mr Bedford and Mr Cavor went to the moon, but only one came back. Parti.
Abndged and produced by Pat McLoughlin


Unknown: Tom Baker.
Unknown: Mr Cavor
Produced By: Pat McLoughlin

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: Crossing Continents

As Ireland enjoys unprecedented wealth and social transformation, the Catholic Church is in crisis. With Rosie Goldsmith
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: News

: The Late Book: Return to Earth

Buzz Aldrin's 1973 autobiography describes his journey to the moon and the challenge he faced on his return. Abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall , read by John Sharian.
1: On the Threshold of a Dream
Producer Frank Spink


Unknown: Doreen Estall
Read By: John Sharian.
Producer: Frank Spink

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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