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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan


Unknown: Denis Nowlan

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Huw Spanner.

: Start the Week

With Jeremy Paxman and his guests.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: Daily Service

Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary ! (Wood, arr Rutter); Luke 1, w39-46; The Magnificat (Anglican Chant);
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Praise, My Soul). With the chapel choir of Harrogate Ladies' College. Director of music David Andrews.


Unknown: Virgin Mary
Music: David Andrews.

: Serial: DH Lawrence in Italy

A week of extracts from the novelist's Italian memoirs, read by Tony Bell. 1: A Chapel among the Mountains. See also 2.15pm. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Read By: Tony Bell.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney presents topical debates and interviews from a woman's perspective. Drama: Vital Signs by Sarah Woods. Part 11 of 20. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Sarah Woods.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: The Mystery of the Affray

On 16 April 1951, the HMS Affray, one of Britain's latest A-class submarines, sailed from its base in Portsmouth. On board were 75 submariners bound for a top-secret training exercise. They were never seen again. In the first of two programmes, Edward Marriott investigates what really happened in the Royal Navy's worst disaster since the Second World War. Producer John Dryden


Unknown: Edward Marriott
Producer: John Dryden

: Monsignor Quixote

By Graham Greene , dramatised in four parts by Rene Basilico. 3: The monsignor discovers life outside his parish is not exactly as he imagined. with Danielle Allan , Roger May and Stephen Ventura. Music written and played by Paco Pena. Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Rene Basilico.
Unknown: Danielle Allan
Unknown: Stephen Ventura.
Played By: Paco Pena.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Monsignor Quixote: Bernard Cribbins
Sancho: Michael Mellinger
Teresa: Maggie Steed
Undertaker: John Cater

: You and

Yours Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Labour Party conference in Bournemouth.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the general knowledge contest. First round - north west of England. ProducerRichard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Producerrichard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Love among the Haystacks

The first of three novellas by D.H. Lawrence, dramatised by Nick McCarty.
Philip Jackson, as D.H. Lawrence, narrates the story of two young farm worker brothers, the heat of harvest time and the arrival of a young German governess in the vicarage next door.


Author: D.H. Lawrence
Dramatised by: Nick McCarty
Director: Hazel Castell
D.H. Lawrence (narrator): Philip Jackson
Director: Hazel Castell
Maurice: Benedict Sandiford
Geoffrey: Tony Bell
Paula: Sasha Pick
[Actor]: Sara Poyzer
[Actor]: John Turner
[Actor]: Stephen Critchlow
[Actor]: Ian Peck

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Dugglebytakes calls on personal finance. Producer Frances MacDonald. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Dugglebytakes
Producer: Frances MacDonald.

: Student Bibles

In five programmes, Philippa Budgen trawls through the academic bookshelves and discovers unusual stories behind classic textbooks.
1: Medicine - Gray's Anatomy Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Philippa Budgen
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: 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.
21: 1927/8 Enter Hitler. and the Rise of Motoring
Producer Pete Atkin


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

: The Food Programme

Three special programmes to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Food Programme.
1: Derek Cooper examines our quest for convenience and charts the rise of fast-food and One-Stop Shopping. Repeated from Saturday 11am


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: 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 Chris Lowe and Kevin Bocquet.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Kevin Bocquet.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Martin Jarvis ,
Celia Haddon , Sue Limb and Matthew Engel. Reader Patricia Hughes. Producer Carol Smith
E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Celia Haddon
Reader: Matthew Engel.
Reader: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

The millennium bells are cast. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson gives the verdict on the new film Big Daddy, in which Adam Sandier stars as a thirtysomething slob who suddenly has to look after a young child. Producer Tony OShaughnessy


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Adam Sandier

: Vital Signs

By Sarah Woods. Monday: Carol is in the firing line at home and at work. All is not well with the medical unit, and a journalist asks some tricky questions. Part 11 of 20. Director Toby Swift. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Woods.
Director: Toby Swift.
Carol Weaver: Rachel Davies
Bea Patten: Gillian Hanna
Chaplain: Gillian Hanna
Roshan de Silva: Vincent Ebrahaim
Gary Mills: Keith Drinkel
Barry Crosland: Duncan Preston
Mr Kristoff: Duncan Preston
Finn Doyle: Lloyd Hutchinson
Maria Ruddle: Rosie Cavaliero
Patrick Ruddle: Ben Crowe
Nigel Chatwin: Keith Drinkel
Stephen: Garry Cooper
Ed Thompson: Derek Walmsley
Maeve: Tracey Wiles
Hannah: Alice Gardiner
Milly: Greer Parker

: 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.
5: Marching against Poverty. Since the thirties, the Communist Party has worked to improve conditions in the remote and impoverished
Shensi Province. Today the battle continues.
Producer Mary Price

: In Business

Re Tales. What sort of threat does Wal-Mart pose to British shops and shopping? Or is it e-commerce that could pull the rug from under them? Peter Day reports.
Producer Jennifer Clarke. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: Nature

Salmon. Landing that first salmon is something all fishermen remember. Sadly, the wild Atlantic salmon is in crisis. The seas and rivers are no longer hospitable to this most majestic offish. This programme investigates the reasons why salmon could be in danger of living only in the memory of these fishermen.
Producer Elizabeth Kelly. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Producer: Elizabeth Kelly.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Ground beneath HerFeet

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 6. Producer Fiona McLean


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

: Home Truths

Repeat ed from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Amsterdam

Ian McEwan 's Booker Prize-winning novel whose plot centres on newspaper revelations aboutthe private life of the foreign secretary. Read by Michael Kitchen , abridged in ten parts by Penny Leicester. Part 1. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Ian McEwan
Read By: Michael Kitchen
Unknown: Penny Leicester.
Producer: Julia Butt

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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