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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer David Street


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: David Street

: 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.

: Evacuation: the True Story

Charles Wheeler presents a five-part series marking the 60th anniversary of the wartime evacuation of Britain's cities.
In this first programme, evacuees describe the emotional events leading up to the first day of evacuation.
Producer David Prest. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: David Prest.

: The Year 1000

In five programmes Robert Lacey presents a vivid portrait of life in Britain in the year 1000 with the help of archaeologists and historians.
2: Village life, food, health and hygiene. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Robert Lacey
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Serial: A Fish Caught in Time

Janet Suzman reads
Samantha Weinberg 's account of the discovery of a 400-million-year-old living fossil.
Abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Samantha Weinberg
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Daily Service

From the Parish Church of St Andrew and St George in Edinburgh. Led by the Rev Johnston McKay. With the St
Andrew Camerata. Director of music
Vincent Wallace.


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay.
Music: Vincent Wallace.

: Woman's Hour

Sheila McCiennon talks to Rufina Evanovna about her 18 years of marriage to the famous defector Kim Philby. Drama: The Surprise Summer by Jonathan Holloway. Part 1 of 5. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Sheila McCiennon
Unknown: Rufina Evanovna
Unknown: Kim Philby.
Unknown: Jonathan Holloway.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Mapping the Town

Julian Richards presents the series which enables you to discover yourtown's past through the streets and buildings of today. 1: Penzance. He reveals how arable Cornish land and a natural harbour marked the beginnings of a market. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: A Murder Is Announced: 2

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

The invitation was not a game after all, and the intruder has been shot dead - but the intended victim was clearly someone else.


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatist: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Miss Marple: June Whitfield
Detective Inspector Craddock: Ian Lavender
Letty Blacklock: Sarah Lawson
[Actor]: Judy Cornwell
[Actor]: Angela Sims
[Actor]: Sarah Rice
[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 P Wynn. Questions by Ian Gillies Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: John P Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Letters to an Icon

Writers Stan Barstow and Alan Plater address letters to their personal icons, JB Priestley and Duke Ellington, while Russell Hoban interviews his hero Lord
Jim about character, destiny and fiction. With Richard Heap , Malcolm Hebden , James Quinn and Nicholas Blane. Producer Michael Fox


Unknown: Stan Barstow
Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Jb Priestley
Unknown: Russell Hoban
Unknown: Richard Heap
Unknown: Malcolm Hebden
Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Nicholas Blane.
Producer: Michael Fox

: Inside Money

Repeated from Saturday 12.04pm

: Fringe Fictions

Five comic stories from the Pleasance
Cabaret Bar in Edinburgh. 1: Angela Makes Her Mark by Patricia Hannah. Read by Vivienne Dixon.
Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Patricia Hannah.
Read By: Vivienne Dixon.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: 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. 161: How Britain Bought the Suez Canal 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 Chris Lowe and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Clement Freud , Peter Jones , Paul Merton and a special guest for radio's most devious panel game. Recorded at the Pleasance, Edinburgh.
Devised by Ian Messiter. Producer Chris Neill Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian Messiter.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

A phone call to Jack results in a change of plan.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson reports on Hugh Grant 's latest film. Mickey Blue Eyes, billed as a romantic gangster movie. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Hugh Grant

: The Surprise Summer

By Jonathan Holloway. When ex-teacher John Hunter takes his one-man show to the 1999 Edinburgh Fringe, he finds a tacky venue, a perky technician and a beautiful barmaid. Part 1 of 5. with Finlay Welsh , Becky Hindley , Alastair Cording. Alex Rowe and Jayne McKenna
Director David Hunter. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jonathan Holloway.
Unknown: John Hunter
Unknown: Finlay Welsh
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Alastair Cording.
Unknown: Alex Rowe
Unknown: Jayne McKenna
Director: David Hunter.
John: Stephen Critchlow
Carrie: Tracy Wiles

: What I Believe

Fight the Good Fight. In the last of two programmes on the state of religious belief in Britain today, the Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali , asks whether Christianity is doing enough to respond to the demands of modem life. Producer Cathy Packe


Unknown: Michael Nazir-Ali
Producer: Cathy Packe

: Analysis

Dead End. Despite modern science, our attitude to death remains clouded by fear, denial and ethical confusion. Frances Cairncross investigates.
Producer Zareer Masani. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Producer: Zareer Masani.

: Nature

Gerry Northam investigates whether the rabbit population is getting out of control. Producer Sandra Sykes. Rptd tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: Evacuation: the True Story

Repeated from 9am

: 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 6.
Abridged and produced by Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Robert Menzies.
Produced By: Janet Whitaker

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: Crossing Continents

John Egan investigates the Mexican government's radical new scheme to target the dietary needs of women and children.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Egan

: News

: The Late Book: Armadillo

William Boyd 's new novel provides an insight into the murky world of loss-adjusting. Abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller , read by Stephen Critchlow. Part 6.
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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