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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Mona Saddiqui.


Unknown: Mona Saddiqui.

: 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 and historians explore events both epic and personal. Producer Marc Burman. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Marc Burman.

: The Year 1000

In five programmes Robert Lacey presents a portrait of life in Britain in the year 1000 with the help of archaeologists and historians.
1: Daily life and town planning in Winchester and York. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Robert Lacey
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Daily Service

Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus;
Judges 13, wl-7; 0 Thou, the Central Orb (Wood); Christ Is Our Cornerstone (Harewood). With the Cecilian Singers. Director of music Jeremy Jackman.


Music: Jeremy Jackman.

: Serial: Me and Hitch

On the centenary of Alfred Hitchcock 's birth, Ed Bishop reads five parts of Evan Hunter 's account of his relationship with Hitchcock in 1960s Hollywood. Part 1. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Ed Bishop
Unknown: Evan Hunter
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McCiennon and guests. Reading: Eclipse 1999. Part 1 of 5. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Reading repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McCiennon
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Think

Dylan Winter looks at the life of Thomas J Watson , the eccentric tycoon who turned a company making meat slicers into the worldwide empire of IBM. Producers Robyn Wallis and Michael Weigall Repeat


Unknown: Thomas J Watson
Producers: Robyn Wallis
Producers: Michael Weigall

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
The Third Cornhill Test. Commentary on the fifth and final day from Old Trafford. Including at 1.00* News * Approximate times


Unknown: Old Trafford.

: A Murder Is Announced: 1

By Agatha Christie. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell in five parts.
Starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

The residents of Chipping Cleghorn have been invited to a murder. Surely it must be a game?


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatist: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Miss Marple: June Whitfield
Detective Inspector Craddock: Ian Lavender
Sir Henry Clithering: Graham Crowden
[Actor]: Sarah Lawson
[Actor]: Judy Cornwell
[Actor]: Jack Hedley
[Actor]: Joanna McCallum
[Actor]: Elizabeth Bell
[Actor]: Alice Arnold
[Actor]: Ioan Meredith
[Actor]: Molly Gaisford
[Actor]: Jamie Glover
[Actor]: Jenny Funnell

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. Devised by John PWynn. Questions by Ian Gillies Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: John Pwynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Letters to an Icon

Novelists Alice Thomas Ellis , Jane Rogers and Beryl Bainbridge address letters to their personal icons, reflecting upon the lives of St Teresa of Avila, Captain Scott and Mary Wollstonecraft. With Kate Rutter , James Quinn and Nicholas Blane. Producer Michael Fox


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis
Unknown: Jane Rogers
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: St Teresa
Unknown: Mary Wollstonecraft.
Unknown: Kate Rutter
Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Nicholas Blane.
Producer: Michael Fox

: Inside Money

Repeated from Saturday 12.04pm

: The Singing Sands

Five programmes about shorelines in literature. 1: The cove in Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca. Producer Penny Arnold

: 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 and Sean Baker. 156: The Rise of Bismarck and Death ofPalmerston Written by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin Revised repeat


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Read By: Peter Jeffrey.
Unknown: Brett Usher
Unknown: Sean Baker.
Written By: Christopher Lee.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Four Comers

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. Recorded at the Radio Theatre, London.
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

Will Jack and Peggy be Darby and Joan? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reviews Hollywood's latest attempt to reinvent the western in Wild Wild West, starring Will Smith. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Will Smith.
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Eclipse 1999

Astronomer Heather Couper introduces five readings of poetry, prose and diary extracts to mark the end of the millennium. Words are provided by sun worshippers such as Queen
Victoria, Emily Dickinson and Oscar Wilde. Readers Denys Hawthorne ,
Mona Hammond , Lisa Eichorn ,
Derek Griffiths and Amanda Root. Part 1.
Producer Polly Thomas. Repeated from 10.45am


Introduces: Heather Couper
Unknown: Emily Dickinson
Readers: Oscar Wilde.
Readers: Denys Hawthorne
Readers: Mona Hammond
Readers: Lisa Eichorn
Readers: Derek Griffiths
Readers: Amanda Root.
Producer: Polly Thomas.

: What I Believe

Keeping the Faith. In the first of two programmes on the state of religious belief in Britain today, the Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali , looks at the non-Christian faiths.
Producer Cathy Packe


Unknown: Michael Nazir-Ali
Producer: Cathy Packe

: Analysis

All Right Now? According to the west, Nato's victory in Kosovo was a triumph for human rights. Isabel Hilton asks whether there really are shared international values.
Producer Ingnd Hassler. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Producer: Ingnd Hassler.

: The Falconer

Lionel Kellaway explores the ancient sport of falconry and the unique relationship that exists between a modern-day falconer and a falcon. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Lionel Kellaway
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Taking the Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Eucalyptus

Murray Bail's award-winning love story, set on a eucalyptus plantation in New South Wales, is read in ten parts by Robert Menzies. Part 1.
Abridged and produced by Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Robert Menzies.
Produced By: Janet Whitaker

: Home Truths

Revised repeat from Saturday 9am

: Crossing Continents

Jill McGivering meets the Hong Kong citizens who are being threatened with deportation following a ruling in Beijing. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Jill McGivering

: News

: The Late Book: Armadillo

William Boyd 's novel examines the murky world of loss-adjusting.
Abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller , read by Stephen Critchlow. Part 1. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat


Unknown: William Boyd
Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: Stephen Critchlow.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

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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