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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: The Evacuation

3: A Bundle from Britain: the Dramatic
Story of the Overseas Evacuees
Charles Wheeler recalls the Second World War evacuation of children and how the scheme collapsed when a U-boat attacked the SS Benares, a catastrophe recalled by survivors.
Producer David Prest. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: David Prest.

: The Year 1000

Robert Lacy presents portraits of life in Britain in the year 1000 with the help of archaeologists and historians. 4: Literature and Language Producer Susan Roberts
* Roland White : Review, page 127


Unknown: Robert Lacy
Producer: Susan Roberts
Producer: Roland White

: Serial: Bany Cryen You Won't Believe This But....

Comedy writer and performer Barry Cryer reads from his autobiography, looking back over more than 40 years in showbusiness. Part 1 of 5. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Producer: Richard Edis

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley from Lincoln Cathedral, with the Trustall Choir. Angel Voices Ever Singing; Colossians 3, W12-17; 0 for a Closer Walk; How Shall I Sing That
Majesty. Director of music Paul Joslin.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Music: Paul Joslin.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon and guests. Drama: Rre in the Heart - work by John Keats , adapted by Robin Brooks. Part 6 of 15. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: John Keats
Adapted By: Robin Brooks.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Mapping the Town

Rosemary Hill investigates the past of four towns through their streets and buildings of today. 3: Stoke Producer Nicola Banning


Unknown: Rosemary Hill

: A Murder Is Announced: 4

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

Suspicion begins to fall on the members of the household.


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatist: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Miss Marple: June Whitfield
Detective Inspector Craddock: Ian Lavender
Letty Blacklock: Sarah Lawson
[Actor]: Elizabeth Bell
[Actor]: Alice Arnold
[Actor]: Molly Gaisford
[Actor]: Jamie Glover
[Actor]: Angela Sims
[Actor]: Sarah Rice

: 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.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest. First round - the south of England. Producer Richard Edis
Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Story of the Amulet

By E Nesbit. Dramatised by Malcolm McKee. In a quest to achieve their hearts' desire, Anthea, Cyril, Robert and Jane travel through history to discover the whereabouts of an ancient and magical amulet. with James Richard , Fiona Christie , Justyn
Tower, Lexi Rose , Kim Wall , Sunny Ormonde, Terry Molloy , Ian Brooker , Robert Lister , Malcolm McKee and Annabel Dowler. Music
Malcolm McKee. Musicians Helen Bool , Audrey Douglas , Malcolm McKee and Paul Arden-Taylor Director Rosemary Watts


Dramatised By: Malcolm McKee.
Unknown: James Richard
Unknown: Fiona Christie
Unknown: Lexi Rose
Unknown: Kim Wall
Unknown: Terry Molloy
Unknown: Ian Brooker
Unknown: Robert Lister
Unknown: Malcolm McKee
Unknown: Annabel Dowler.
Music: Malcolm McKee.
Musicians: Helen Bool
Musicians: Audrey Douglas
Musicians: Malcolm McKee
Musicians: Paul Arden-Taylor
Director: Rosemary Watts
Learned Gentleman: Cuve Francis
Psammead: Simon Carter

: This Sceptred Isle

The 20th Century
The first of 90 new programmes,
Radio 4's unique history of Britain begins the story of the present century. Narrated by Anna Massey , with additional readings by Robert Powell. 1: 1901 - a New King, a New Century Producer Pete Atkin
# Tale of the century, page 6;
Roland White Review, page 127


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Robert Powell.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Four Corners

Jane Franchi and guests look behind the headlines at the issues which are shaping the world. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Jane Franchi
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined in the Grand Opera House, York, by Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Peter Jones and Paul Merton.
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

Eddie wants some firkins.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine with Francine Stock. Producer Adrian Wasbbourne


Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Adrian Wasbbourne

: Fire in the Heart

John Keats 's poems and letters, adapted and reconstructed by Robin Brooks , provide a fascinating insight into the great poet. Part 6 of 15. with Kelly Hunter , Julie Cox , Ken Cranham , John Webb , Stephen Mangan , Sarah Jane Holm and Andrew Alston. Director Clive Brill Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Keats
Unknown: Robin Brooks
Unknown: Kelly Hunter
Unknown: Julie Cox
Unknown: Ken Cranham
Unknown: John Webb
Unknown: Stephen Mangan
Unknown: Sarah Jane
Unknown: Andrew Alston.
Director: Clive Brill
Keats: David Tennant
Charles Brown: Damian Lewis

: China's Long March

A six-part series in which Philip Short travels across China reporting on the Long March of the thirties as history and as metaphor. 1: Marching for Revolution.
He begins in the cradle of the revolution - Jianxi province - and explores the challenges facing an average province in middle China. Producer Mary Price

: In Business

Green Light. Natural Capitalism is about asking business to change the world. Peter Day asks if it could work. Producer Stephen Chilcott Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Stephen Chilcott

: Nature

Mark Carwardine discovers how the use of underwater acoustics to explore, navigate and exploit the seas is interfering with communication between whales and dolphins.
Producer Elizabeth Kelly. Rptd tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Elizabeth Kelly.

: The Evacuation

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Elective Affinities

Alex Jennings continues Goethe's love story. Translated by RJ Hollingdale, abridged in ten parts by Jenny Thompson. Part 6. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Jenny Thompson.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Presented by John Peel.
Revised repeat from Saturday 9am


Presented By: John Peel.

: Sentimental Journey

Presented by Arthur Smith.
2: Roger McGough and the Italian Job Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeat


Presented By: Arthur Smith.
Presented By: Roger McGough
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: News

: The Late Book: Dancing Away

The Royal Ballet's principal dancer,
Deborah Bull , reads five extracts from her diary covering a year at the crisis-torn Royal Opera House. Abridged by Doreen Estall. Additional reporting by Jo Morris. Part 1.
Producer Ariane Koek Repeat


Unknown: Deborah Bull
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Unknown: Jo Morris.
Producer: Ariane Koek Repeat

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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