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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Peter Tobias.


Unknown: Peter Tobias.

: 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 Huw Spanner.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Huw Spanner.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: Serial: Tis

Frank McCourt reads his poignant and often hilarious memoirs, begun in the bestseller Angela's Ashes and continuing with his arrival as a young man in America. Abridged in five parts by Pat McLoughlin. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Frank McCourt
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast, led by the Rev Dr Robert Tosh. With the Balligan Consort. 2 Corinthians 4, wl-7; Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies; The God of Abraham Praise; Laetentur Coeli (Byrd).


Unknown: Dr Robert Tosh.
Unknown: Laetentur Coeli

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon and guests. Drama: Vital Signs by Peter Straughan. Part 6 of 20. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Peter Straughan.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Kremlin Women

Beautiful Soul. In the second of two programmes, Robert Service assesses the life and death of Nadezhda Sergeevna Allilueva , Stalin's second wife, based on documents he has unearthed in the Soviet Central Party Archive. Producer Sheila Dillon Repeat


Unknown: Sergeevna Allilueva
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: Monsignor Quixote

By Graham Greene , dramatised in four parts by Rene Basilico. 2: A question of faith, shopping in Madrid, and a brush with the law. with Edna Dore , Roy Spencer and Simon Greenall. Music written and played by Paco Pena. Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Rene Basilico.
Unknown: Edna Dore
Unknown: Roy Spencer
Unknown: Simon Greenall.
Played By: Paco Pena.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Monsignor Quixote: Bernard Cribbins
Sancho: Michael Mellinger

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Liberal
Democrat conference in Harrogate.


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.
First round - the north-west of England. Producer Richard Edis
Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Poor Clare

Carol McGuigan 's poignant tale of hope, imagination and spirituality from a child's viewpoint. What do you do when you are eight years old, your Mam has not got tuppence to her name, a man in the flat above has jumped out of the window in despair and you are being bullied at school? Become a nun, of course. with Janine Birkett , Niamh Daly and Christopher Connel. Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Carol McGuigan
Unknown: Janine Birkett
Unknown: Niamh Daly
Unknown: Christopher Connel.
Director: Polly Thomas
Clare: Kayleigh McMahon
Mam: Jo-Anne Horan

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Marcia Hughes LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Marcia Hughes

: The Moon Is My Friend

It is 2am and while most children are in bed, seven-year-old Katie [text removed] is running around a forest in upstate New York. Every summer, 25 children suffering from a rare allergy to light gather at summer camp. Even a slight glimpse of the sun eventually proves fatal for them. Matthew Chapman joins Camp Sundown where the day begins when darkness falls. Producer Matthew Chapman


Unknown: Katie [text removed]
Unknown: Matthew Chapman
Producer: Matthew Chapman

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century. Narrated by Anna Massey , with additional readings by Robert Powell. 16: 1919 - the Origins of World War II Written by Christopher Lee Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Robert Powell.
Written By: Christopher Lee
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday llam

: 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 Kevin Bocquet.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Kevin Bocquet.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Sandi Toksvig , Brenda Maddox , Anthony Howard and David Bamber. Reader William Franklyn. Producer Carol Smith
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Brenda Maddox
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Reader: David Bamber.
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Ambridge receives a lorry load of trouble. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show.
Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Vital Signs

By Peter Straughan. Monday: Carol learns that one of her consultants has been lobbying the chairman of the board regarding a bid for a new cathlab. She is furious. Part 6 of 20. with Keith Drinkel , Vincent Ebrahaim , Derek Walmsley , Duncan Preston. Sandra James Young, Lloyd Hutchinson , Garry Cooper ,
Becky Hindley , Roy North and loan Meredith Director Kate Rowland. Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Peter Straughan.
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Unknown: Vincent Ebrahaim
Unknown: Derek Walmsley
Unknown: Duncan Preston.
Unknown: Sandra James
Unknown: Lloyd Hutchinson
Unknown: Garry Cooper
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Roy North
Director: Kate Rowland.
Carol Weaver: Rachel Davies
Bea Patten: Gillian Hanna

: China's Long March

A series in which Philip Short travels across China reporting on the Long
March of the thirties as history and as metaphor. 4: Marching for Land. In
Sichuan province, Short explores the impact of land reform on China's rural millions, reforms which have spurred the birth of a green movement in China. Producer Mary Price

: In Business

King Customer. Companies now have access to vast stores of information about the people who use them.
Peter Day examines the opportunities and dangers.
Editor Stephen Chilcott. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

: Nature

Treescape. As we near the millennium tree-planting season, Paul Evans surveys the future for Britain's trees. Producer Kate Whitehead
Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Ground beneath Her Feet

Salman Rushdie 's latest novel is an epic tale of love, death and rock 'n' roll. Read by Art Malik , abridged in 15 parts by Doreen Estall. Part 1. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Read By: Art Malik
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: The Business

By lain Banks, read by Valerie Edmond. Kate, back in Thulahn, is summoned to meet the strange and formidable Queen Mother. Abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller. Part 6.
Producers Susan Roberts and Babirye Gregory


Read By: Valerie Edmond.
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Producers: Susan Roberts
Producers: Babirye Gregory

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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