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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

With Allan Little and Ed Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Ed Stourton.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Taking the Long View

Jonathan Freedland explores the story of how the battle of Waterloo was financed. Producer Hilary Dunn. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Hilary Dunn.

: The Knowledge

Marcus Berkmann examines the origins and history of the general knowledge quiz. 2: Dumbing Down Producer Paul Kent


Unknown: Marcus Berkmann
Producer: Paul Kent

: Daily Service

0 Worship the King; Psalm 19, wl-6; The Heavens Are Telling; God Is Love: Let Heaven Adore Him. With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Singers: John Powell

: Serial: The Unknown Matisse

By Hilary Spurling , read in five parts by Eleanor Bran , abridged by Pat McLoughlin. The wild young man who became one of the century's artistic geniuses. Part 1. Producer Di Spiers Repeat


Unknown: Hilary Spurling
Unknown: Eleanor Bran
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Reading: Speaking for Themselves edited by Mary Soames. Part 6 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL:[address removed] Reading repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Edited By: Mary Soames.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Lawn Road Flats

Jonathan Glancey explores the history of the Isokon flats, one of the most significant buildings in North London, and once home to intellectual refugees from Nazi Germany and writer Agatha Christie.


Presenter: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Hannah Whitley

: Sketches by Boz: 5: Horatio Sparkins

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

The socially ambitious Maldertons are delighted when their unmarried daughter receives the attentions of the romantic Mr Sparkins.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatist: Stephen Wyatt
Director: Sally Avens
Boz: Nicholas Farrell
Mr Malderton: David Haig
Mrs Malderton: Tessa Worsley
Teresa: Sarah Jane Holm
Mr Sparkins: Julian Rhind Tutt
Mr Flamwell: Patrick Barlow
Thomas Malderton: Adrian Schiller

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Wireless Wise

A radio quiz chaired by David Hatch. What do Judi Dench and Terry Wogan have in common? With Ken Bruce ,
Simon Hoggart , Annie Nightingale and Peter Donaldson.
Producers Viv Black and Nick Utechin


Unknown: David Hatch.
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Ken Bruce
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Annie Nightingale
Unknown: Peter Donaldson.
Producers: Viv Black
Producers: Nick Utechin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Summer Book

by Tove Jansson, translated by Thomas Teal. A grandmother spends her last summer with her granddaughter on an island in the Gulf of Finland.


Author: Tove Jansson
Translated by: Thomas Teal
Dramatised by: Catherine Czerkawska
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Grandmother: Phyllida Law
Grown-up granddaughter: Sophie Thompson
Young grandchild: Victoria O'Donnell

: Inside Money

Repeated from Saturday 12.04pm

: Life on the Road

In five programmes Mark Lowther follows players and management of The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Orchestra on their tour of Mexico.
1: The Orchestral Supervisor's Tale Producer Mark Lowther Repeat


Unknown: Mark Lowther
Producer: Mark Lowther

: This Sceptred Isle

Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
Additional readings by Brett Usher. 151: Gladstone's First Budget Producer Pete Atkin Revised repeat


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Read By: Peter Jeffrey.
Unknown: Brett Usher.

: 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.
Producer Chris Neill
Repeated Sunday 12 noon


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

: The Archers

Siobhan feels the strain. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with the first of five specially commissioned poems on the theme of "last summer."
Producer Tony O'Shaughnessy


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Tony O'Shaughnessy

: Speaking for Themselves

The personal letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill , edited by their daughter Mary Soames. Alex Jennings and Sylvestra le Touzel continue reading the Churchills' war correspondence. Narrated by Helen Bourne , abridged in ten parts by Penny Leicester. Part 6 of 10. Producer Di Speirs. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Clementine Churchill
Unknown: Mary Soames.
Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Unknown: Helen Bourne
Unknown: Penny Leicester.
Producer: Di Speirs.

: Pictures of Derry

Londoner Sheila Keegan revisits the nightmare of her first parent-free holiday -hitchhiking around Ireland with two school friends - in August 1969. Watching the annual Apprentice Boys' march in Londonderry, they became caught up in the notorious and violent "Battle of theBogside".
Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Londoner Sheila Keegan
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Analysis

The Long Arm of Uncle Sam. How great is American power in the world? is the United States about to swamp us with its economy, culture and military might? Ian Hargreaves investigates the reality of America's global position.
Producer Anthony Dworkin. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: Anthony Dworkin.

: The Peregrine

More peregrines now breed in the British Isles than ever before in spite of pesticides, egg collectors and gamekeepers. But even now, these birds face more subtle threats which strike at the heart of how we conserve predators in a dwindling countryside. Lionel Kellaway traces the changing fortunes of this falcon.
Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Lionel Kellaway
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Taking the Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Private Angelo

Simon Russell Beale reads Eric Linklater's
satirical novel about the misadventures of an Italian soldier during the Second World War. Abridged in ten parts by Trevor Royle. Part 6. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Eric Linklater'S
Unknown: Trevor Royle.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: Crossing Continents

Julian Pettifer travels to Croatia to examine the reality of ethnic cleansing through two forgotten groups of refugees. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Julian Pettifer

: News

: The Late Book: Killing Me Softly

Nicci French's thriller tells the story of a passionate and dangerous affair.
Read by Amanda Root , abridged in ten parts by Ruth Petrie. Part 6. Producer Sarah Johnson


Read By: Amanda Root
Unknown: Ruth Petrie.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

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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