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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Allan Little.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Allan Little.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: A Hard Act to Follow

Diana Madill talks to someone facing a personal and professional challenge. 2: David Hemery , president of United Kingdom Athletics.
Producers Dymphna Flynn and Joy Hatwood Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Diana Madill
Unknown: David Hemery
Producers: Dymphna Flynn

: Architectural Marriages

Jonathan Glancey tells five stories of extraordinary architectural relationships - and the fruits of that collaboration. 1: Barry and Pugin: the Palace of Westminster Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Serial: The Unknown

By Hilary Spurling. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Hilary Spurling.

: Daily Service

Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
(Ratisbon); Romans 8 wl8-25; Holy Is the True Light (Harris); Christ Is the King! 0 Friends Rejoice (Vulpius).
Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests.
Reading: Speaking for Themselves edited by Mary Soames. Part 9.
Reading rptd at 7.45pm. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Edited By: Mary Soames.

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
The Third Test from Old Trafford.
Commentary on the first day's play by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin Jenkins. Including at 1.00* News
'Approximate times


Unknown: Old Trafford.
Play By: Jonathan Agnew
Play By: Henry Blofeld
Play By: Christopher Martin Jenkins.

: Crossing Continents

Jill McGivering , the BBC's Hong Kong correspondent, meets the Hong Kong citizens who are being threatened with deportation following a ruling in Beijing denying residency to over a million mainland Chinese people born to Hong Kong parents. Producer Linda Pressly
Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Jill McGivering
Producer: Linda Pressly

: Who Was Bessie Head?

To some she was a refugee, single parent, amateur gardener and internationally acclaimed writer. To others, a temperamental, isolated figure on the Botswana landscape.
This programme examines the life of one Africa's most extraordinary writers. Presented by Hugh Quarshie. Extracts read by Janice Acquah.
Hear Bessie Head's Maru at 2.15pm. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Presented By: Hugh Quarshie
Read By: Janice Acquah
Unknown: Bessie Head
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: 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.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Maru

By Bessie Head , dramatised by Cheryl Martin. A romantic drama set in a remote Botswana village, where cast and class maintain order, and prejudice destroys lives.
Margaret Cadmore is descended from the San people. As a new teacher in a small village she is soon branded a "masarwa" - a bushman, a slave. The community is further outraged when the paramount chief elect falls in love with her. with Don Gilet , Eddie Osei , Cecilia Noble , Becky Hindley , John Adewole and Doreen Thobkile Webster. Music Keith Waithe Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Bessie Head
Dramatised By: Cheryl Martin.
Unknown: Margaret Cadmore
Unknown: Don Gilet
Unknown: Eddie Osei
Unknown: Cecilia Noble
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: John Adewole
Unknown: Doreen Thobkile Webster.
Music: Keith Waithe
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Margaret: Adjoa Andoh
Maru: Colin Salmon

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]0444

With Peter White.
Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Life on the Road

4: The Management's Tale For details see Monday

: This Sceptred Isle

154: American Civil War and the Death of Prince Albert
For details see Monday Revised repeat

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about English and the way we speak. 3: Organic. A word that means so much - but what does it really mean and how should we use it? And Polly Toynbee muses on the stealthy deployment of the words "customer" and "client".
Producer Mark Burman
Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Material World

Trevor Phillips investigates the science of surfing. Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Best of the Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with highlights from the last two series. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Who is meeting at the Bull? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Speaking for Themselves

Edited by Mary Soames. Winston's days as prime minister are finally drawing to a close. Part 9.
Rptd from 10.45am. For details see Monday


Edited By: Mary Soames.

: The Right Way Forward?

What is the future of the centre-right in Britain? Before an invited audience, panellists Michael Heseltine MP, David Willetts MP and Daily Telegraph editor Charles Moore thrash out how they believe the Conservatives can harness centre-right thinking in order to challenge New Labour. With chairman Nick Clarke. Producer Gavin Allen


Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: David Willetts
Editor: Charles Moore
Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Gavin Allen

: State of Emergency

After all major accidents, scientists are called in to investigate what happened. In the second of two programmes, Peter Curran meets the disaster detectives.
Producer Anne McNaught
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeat


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Anne McNaught

: A Hard Act to Follow

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Private Angelo

By Eric Linklater. Angelo is wounded at the battle of Santerno. Part 9.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Eric Linklater.

: That Reminds Me

Nicholas Parsons shares memoirs of his career including working on the Arthur Haynes Show , Just a Minute and Sale of the Century. Producer Claire Jones Repeat


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Arthur Haynes Show
Producer: Claire Jones

: It's Just Like Watching Brazil

Written and performed by Ian McMillan. A drama documentary in verse, charting Barnsley Football Club's first season in the big-money Premiership League. Producer Marc Jobst Repeat


Unknown: Ian McMillan.
Producer: Marc Jobst Repeat

: News

: The Late Book: Killing Me Softly

By Nicci French. Part 9. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nicci French.

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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