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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr Paul Clayton-Lea .


Unknown: Fr Paul Clayton-Lea

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

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


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: The Evacuation

A series marking the 60th anniversary of the wartime evacuation of Britain's cities. 4: Scarecrows in the Rubble
After five years of separation from their parents, Britain's evacuees returned home. Presented by Charles Wheeler. Producer David Prest. Repeated at 9.30pm


Presented By: Charles Wheeler.
Producer: David Prest.

: The Year 1000

Robert Lacey presents the last of five portraits of life in Britain in the year
1000. Music, the Monastery and the Millennium. With Christopher Page and Andy Orchard.
Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Robert Lacey
Unknown: Andy Orchard.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Daily Service

From Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins with Cambrensis. Director of music
Kelvin Thomas. Organist Jeffrey Howard.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Organist: Kelvin Thomas.
Organist: Jeffrey Howard.

: Serial: The Code Book

Written and abridged in five parts by Simon Singh. Simon Russell Beale tells of the centuries-old battle between codemakers and codebreakers. Part 1. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Simon Singh.
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Producer: Erin Riley

: Woman's Hour

Novelist John Bly joins Sheila McClennon to explain why we need to reunite masculine and feminine. Drama: Fire in the Heart- work by John Keats , adapted by Robin Brooks. Part 11 of 15. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


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

: Mapping the Town

Archaeologist Julian Richards presents the last in a series which investigates a town's past through the streets and buildings of today. 4: Salisbury Producer Nicola Banning


Unknown: Julian Richards

: A Murder Is Announced: 5

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

A further murder has been committed, but just as Miss Marple is piecing her thoughts together - she disappears.


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatist: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Miss Marple: June Whitfield
Detective Inspector Craddock: Ian Lavender
Letty Blacklock: Sarah Lawson
[Actor]: Jack Hedley
[Actor]: Joanna McCallum
[Actor]: Molly Gaisford
[Actor]: Jamie Glover
[Actor]: Angela Sims
[Actor]: Sarah Rice
[Actor]: Jenny Funnell

: 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.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest. First round - Midlands and East Anglia.
Producer Richard Edis. Rptd Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Woman Destroyed

By Simone de Beauvoir , dramatised by and starring Diana Quick. Monica believes she has a happy marriage, until she discovers by chance that her husband is having an affair. with Juliet Praw. Director Sara Davies


Unknown: Simone de Beauvoir
Unknown: Diana Quick.
Unknown: Juliet Praw.
Director: Sara Davies
Monica: Diana Quick
Maurice: Alex Jennings

: Money Box Live: [number removed]0444

Vincent Duggleby returns with the programme that lets you ask questions about finance. Producer Marcia Hughes LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Marcia Hughes

: Keep off the Grass

Peter Slater presents four programmes about people who look after the sports grounds of Britain.
1: Autumn - the Golf Greenkeeper Producer Peter Slater


Unknown: Peter Slater
Producer: Peter Slater

: This Sceptred Isle

The unique history of Britain tackles the story of our present century. Narrated by Anna Massey. Additional readings by Robert Powell. 6: 1906 - Corn Rakes, Traffic and the Moroccan Question Producer Pete Atkin
* Volumes One and Two of This Sceptred Isle 20th Century are available now on BBC Radio Collection cassettes and CDs. A complete boxed set of cassettes or CDs will be available from 4 October. The hardback book This Sceptred Isle 20th Century is published on 30 September by BBC Worldwide.


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 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 isjoined by Clement Freud , Fred MacAualy ,
Paul Merton and Graham Norton for radio's most devious panel game. Producer Chris Neill
Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Fred MacAualy
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Graham Norton
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

A dynamic group could work. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson looks at Stanley Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Fire in the Heart

John Keats 's poems and letters, adapted and reconstructed by Robin Brooks , provide a fascinating and moving insight into the heart and mind of a great poet. Part 11 of 15. with Damian Lewis , Kelly Hunter.
Nicholas Murchie , John Webb , Lucy Robinson , Andrew Alston and Nigel Cooke. Director Clive Brill Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Keats
Unknown: Robin Brooks
Unknown: Damian Lewis
Unknown: Kelly Hunter.
Unknown: Nicholas Murchie
Unknown: John Webb
Unknown: Lucy Robinson
Unknown: Andrew Alston
Unknown: Nigel Cooke.
Director: Clive Brill
Keats: David Tennant
Fanny Keats: Julie Cox

: China's Long March

A series in which Philip Short reports from China on the Long March of the thirties as history and as metaphor.
2: Marching for the People. He reaches Hunan Province and explores how Mao Tse-tung 's childhood and education helped shape 20th-century China. Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Mao Tse-Tung

: In Business

On the Couch. Peter Day discovers what insights psychologists can bring to the world of work.
Producer Rosamund Jones
Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Rosamund Jones

: Nature

Mark Carwardine looks at one of Britain's much maligned birds-the magpie. Producer Helen Thomas
Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Helen Thomas

: The Evacuation

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: Headlong

Martin Jarvis reads Michael Frayn 's new novel, abridged in ten parts by Paul Kent. Part 1.
Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Paul Kent.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: Sentimental Journey

Arthur Smith presents personal travel experiences. 3: Robert Fisk visits the battlefields of northern France where his father fought in the First World War. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeat


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Robert Fisk
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: News

: The Late Book: Buxton Spice

By Oonya Kempadoo , read by Martina Laird. Innocence turns into experience as Lula grows up in Guyana. Abridged in five parts by Pauline Wallis. Part 1. Producer Jackie Christie


Unknown: Oonya Kempadoo
Read By: Martina Laird.
Unknown: Pauline Wallis.
Producer: Jackie Christie

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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