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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan


Unknown: Denis Nowlan

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill


Unknown: Anna Hill

: Today

With Sue McGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Penny Faust.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Lord Rix talks to Professor Anthony Clare about the motives that have made him a driven man and how he felt when he discovered that his first child, Shelley, had Down's syndrome. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Talks: Lord Rix
Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare

: Serial: DH Lawrence in Italy

5: The Spinner and the Monks For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Actress Patsy Palmer , EastEnders' most recent casualty, talks to Jenni Murray about a future free of Ricky, the Queen Vic and the bolshy Bianca. Drama: Vital Signs by Sarah Woods. Part 15.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm. For details see Monday


Unknown: Patsy Palmer
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sarah Woods.

: Itchy Feet

Rory MacLean presents the last in a four-part travel series. This week he travels into no man's land, crosses France without a map, goes walkabout with Australian Aborigines and gets lost in Hong Kong. Producer Marc Beeby


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Producer: Marc Beeby

: Audio Diaries: 4: Jack The Lad

A five-part comedy series by Kay Stonham.
What happens when Jack, a rich and corrupt antiques dealer, receives a blow to the head and finds he can no longer be dishonest? How will this affect his wife and family who loved him the way he was?


Writer: Kay Stonham
Producer: Jane Berthoud
Jack: Ray Brooks
Dulcie: Kate Williams
Tom: Kevin Eldon
Sylvia: Kay Stonham
The Solicitor: Rupert Vansittart
Margaret: Liz Smith
Brad: Dane John Barry
Janine: Camille Coduri

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
EditorChris Burns. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Unknown: Editorchris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Labour Party conference in Bournemouth.


Presenter: Nick Clarke
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke hosts round seven of the cryptic quiz. This week sees the rematch between the Midlands and the south of England. Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: From the House at the Top of the World - the Forger

The second of three plays by Ray Jenkins based on the diaries of Catherine, Lady McCartney, wife of the British consul in Kashgar, Chinese Turkestan.
1900: the brilliant archaeologist Auriel Stein comes to stay, in search of lost cities on the Silk Road, and to uncover a clever forgery.


Writer: Ray Jenkins
Director: Janet Whitaker
Catherine McCartney: Siobhan Redmond
George McCartney: Alex Jennings
Aurel Stein: Ioan Meredith
Islam Akhun: Harry Myers
Islam Bai: Stephen Critchlow
Mrs Borland: Tessa Worsley
Mr Borland: David Allister

: Logged On

In a six-part series, Quentin Cooper provides light-hearted and helpful information about computers, whether you are deciding to buy a computer forthe first time, or even if you are already a diehard net-head.
Producer Anna Buckley. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Anna Buckley.

: Student Bibles

5: What is the secret of writinga a bestselling academic textbook? And will it make you rich?
For details see Monday

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

25: 1932 - the King and the Dominions
For details see Monday

: Open Book

David Stenhouse interviews DJ Taylorwhose new biography explores the troubled life of Victorian novelist William Makepeace Thackeray. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: David Stenhouse
Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray.

: The Message

Alex Brodie and his guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives.
Producer Undsay Leonard


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Undsay Leonard

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Eddie Mair.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Mark Steel and John O'Farrell send satirical greetings from
Bournemouth to mark the annual Labour Party conference. With chairman Simon Hoggart.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Lucy Armitage.

: The Archers

One wins, one loses and Debbie decides.
Written by Caroline Harrington. Director Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send saeto [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington.
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth: Alison Dowllng
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Peggy: June Spencer
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Janet: Moir Leslie
Greg: Marc Finn
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tommy: Tom Graham
Jennifer: Angela Piper
George: Graham Roberts
Jack: Arnold Peters
Sid: Alan Devereux
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Caroline: Sara Coward
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Bert: Eric Allan
Chris: Tim Treslove

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates the changing sound of Romeo and Juliet over the decades as a new
Radio 3 production is unveiled on Sunday night.
Producer Olive Clancy


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Olive Clancy

: Vital Signs

By Sarah Woods. 15: Friday: the director of nursing is spoiling for a fight. The "Brief Lives' memorial for children who have died at the hospital gives Carol food for thought.
Repeated from 10.45am. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sarah Woods.

: Any Questions?

From Thomas Peacocke Community College, Rye, East Sussex, where chairman Jonathan Dimbleby is joined by panellists including the MPs Jack Straw and Michael Ancram , Lord Jenkins and Liz Davies.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jack Straw
Unknown: Michael Ancram
Unknown: Liz Davies.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history from the doyen of commentators.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: The Big Smoke

By John Fletcher and Stan Hey. A satirical look at a tobacco industry bid to persuade the British government to legalise marijuana. with Pooky Quesnel , Roland Oliver , Rachel Isaac , Manon Edwards and Humph James. Music Andy Price. Director FozAllan


Unknown: John Fletcher
Unknown: Stan Hey.
Unknown: Pooky Quesnel
Unknown: Roland Oliver
Unknown: Rachel Isaac
Unknown: Manon Edwards
Unknown: Humph James.
Dai: Lestyn Jones
Wisdom: Nick Bailey
Ryzla: Don Warrington
PM: William Thomas
Chancellor: Christian Rodska

: Book at Bedtime: The Ground beneath HerFeet

By Salman Rushdie. Part 10. For details see Monday


Unknown: Salman Rushdie.

: Late Tackle

In the last of the present series, Eleanor Oldroyd is in Cardiff forthe start of the rugby World Cup.
Features include a look at the current Welsh side and an investigation into the other sports that try to compete for an audience in rugby-mad Wales.
Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Late Book: Amsterdam

By Ian McEwan. 5: Walking in the Lake District in an attempt to find inspiration for his Millennium Symphony, Clive witnesses an argument between two hikers. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ian McEwan.

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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