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: World News

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer David Street


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: David Street

: Today

j With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie. ' 6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought forthe Day With Huw Spanner


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests set the cultural agenda I fortheweek. ProducerAriane Koek. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Daily Service

The God of Abraham Praise (Leoni); Genesis 17, wl-9; The Lamb (Walford Davies); Nefoedd -
Heaven (Arwel Hughes). With Bury Girls' Grammar School choir. Director of music Dorothy Stoddard.

: Serial: The Parcel Arrived Safely - Tied with String

One of Britain's best-loved entertainers, Michael Crawford , reads his autobiography. Abridged in five parts by Pat McLoughlin. Part 1. Producer Penny Leicester


Unknown: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin.

: Woman's Hour

To mark the start of National Poetry Week, editor Daisy Goodwinjoins Martha Kearneyto share her collection of 101 poems that could save your life. Drama: Vital Signs by Peter Straughan. Part 16 of 20. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Editor: Daisy Goodwinjoins
Editor: Martha Kearneyto
Unknown: Peter Straughan.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: The Mystery of the Affray

In the second of two programmes, Edward Marriott pieces togetherwhat really happened to the submarine HMS Affray, lost with her crew of 75 in the Royal Navy's worst disaster since the Second World War. When she was finally located, there seemed to be no conclusive reason why she should have sunk or why she was so far off course. Relatives of those who died believe the authorities were less than honest about the true purpose of the /Affray'sfatal voyage. Producer John Dryden


Unknown: Edward Marriott
Producer: John Dryden

: Monsignor Quixote

By Graham Greene , dramatised in four parts by René Basilico. An uncomfortable tete-a-tete with his Bishop leads to the Monsignor's final adventure.
Music written and played by Paco Pena Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Graham Greene
Played By: Paco Pena
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
MonsignorQuixote: Bernard Cribbins
Sancho: Michael Mellinger
Teresa: Maggie Steed
Padre Herrera: Richard Gibson
The Bishop: Paul Brooke
Doctor Galvan: Carlos Douglas
Professor Pilbeam: Ed Bishop
Padre Leopoldo: David Gant
Guardia: Peter Landi

: You and Yours

PM With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains. First round - north of England.
Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: Afternoon Play: The Fox

The second of three novellas by DH Lawrence , dramatised by Nick McCarty. Philip Jackson , as DH Lawrence, narrates the story of two young girls who tryto run a smallholding. When a young soldier arrives, one of the girls is as attracted to him as she is by the animal magnetism of the fox who wrecks their hen house.
Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Dramatised By: Nick McCarty.
Dramatised By: Philip Jackson
Director: Janet Whitaker
Henry: John Light
Banford: Lucy Whybrow
Marsh: Alice Arnold
Father: Paul Gregory

: Money Box Live

In a special edition from Glasgow,
Vincent Duggleby and guests answer questions from an audience about investing in the stock market. ProducerPaul O'Keeffe


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Blind Man on the Rampage

In five programmes, the world as heard through the ears of BBC disability correspondent Peter White. 1: The Swimming Pool. Producer Eleanor Garland (R)


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: 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. 26: 1933 - the Chancellorof Germany Producer Pete Atkin


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

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and guests discuss topical international issues behind the headlines.
Producer Abigail Saxon


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Abigail Saxon

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Dorothy-Grace Elder,
Joyce McMillan and Magnus Magnusson. Reader William Franklyn. Producer Carol Smith
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Joyce McMillan
Reader: Magnus Magnusson.
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Larry will not budge. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Vital Signs

By Peter Straughan. Monday: anotherdamning press article forces Carol to take decisive action. Stephen brings unsettling news, and Finn returns, keen to start afresh. Part 16 of 20. DirectorToby Swift. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Peter Straughan.
Carol Weaver: Rachel Davies
Bea Patten: Gillian Hanna
Ed Thompson: Derek Walmsley
Mr Kristof f/Barry Crosland: Duncan Preston
Finn Doyle: Lloyd Hutchinson
Nick/Stephen: Garry Cooper
Roshan de Silva: Vincent Ebrahaim
Susan Roberts: Becky Hindley
Sally Moran: Tracy Wiles
Maria Ruddle: Rosie Cavaliero
Sean: Ben Crowe
Jo Sandra: James Young
Hannah: Alice Gardiner
Milly: Greer Parker

: China's Long March

Philip Short , author of a major new biography Mao - a Life, concludes his journey across China, reporting on the Long March of 1934-5 as history and as metaphor. Marching for the Future. Standing in the birthplace of the Yellow Emperor, Huangdi- legendary founder of the Chinese nation - he analyses the future of the Chinese people and meets cosmopolitan academics and thinkers. Producer MaryPrice


Unknown: Philip Short

: In Business

What's the Bigldea?\n an era of low inflation, Peter Day meets companies that are pinning their hopes on innovation.
Producer Rosamund Jones. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Rosamund Jones.

: Nature: Cats versus Charisma

One of Britain' s rarest mammals has made a spectacular comeback and could be living in your neighbourhood. But the polecat does not have the same charisma as otters or ospreys, which benefit from lavish conservation programmes. Paul Evans asks whether we can learn lessons from the return of the Cat. Producer Brett Westwood. Repeated tomorrow 11am

9.30 Start the Week Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Brett Westwood.

: 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 11. Producer Fiona McLean
11.00 Home Truths Repeated from Saturday 9am


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

: News

: The Late Book: Amsterdam

AM Ian McEwan 's Booker Prize-winning novel whose plot centres on newspaper revelations about the private life of the Foreign Secretary. Read by Michael Kitchen , abridged in ten parts by Penny Leicester. 6: Photographers gather outside Julian Garmony 's house. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Ian McEwan
Read By: Michael Kitchen
Unknown: Penny Leicester.
Unknown: Julian Garmony
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.

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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.

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