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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

The Rev Dr David Lapsley


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley

: Farming Today

With Helen Mark. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Helen Mark.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Ariane Koek. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

An Upper Room Did Our Lord Prepare (Folksong); John 1, w35-42; King of Glory (Harris); Awake,
Awake: Fling offthe Night (Deus Tuorum Militum). Director of music Gill Walsh.


Music: Gill Walsh.

: Serial: Adrian Mole -the Cappuccino Years

By Sue Townsend , adapted by in five parts by Elizabeth Proud , with Nigel Planer as Mole.
1: Cooking for Living. In 1997 Adrian Mole , failed writer and single parent, is working as a chef in Soho when he is invited to take part in a new cookery programme. Director John Tydeman. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Sue Townsend
Unknown: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Nigel Planer
Unknown: Adrian Mole
Director: John Tydeman.
Producer: Kate McAii

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney hosts interviews and discussions from a female perspective. Drama: Nicholas Nicklebyby Charles Dickens. Part 1 of 30. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm
The Nickleby family fortunes and an audio offer: page 28


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Random Edition

Peter Snow presents a history series in which the stories are provided by a randomly selected edition of a newspaper.2: The Sun - 3 March 1972. The community on Holy Island faces an uncertain future as Newcastle businessmen invade; Franklin Engelmann of Down Your Way dies; Stoke City face Chelsea in the League Cup final; and the Queen's witch doctor deserts her in Malaysia. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Producer: Andrew Green

: A Man Called Father

A comedy series from the book Tales of a Man
Called Fatherby Ronnie Knox Mawer , adapted in four parts by Carolyn Sally Jones.
3: Holidays. The Knox Mawers ' annual holiday to Newquay provides a challenge to eat the landlady's mackerel and to play cricket for
Atlantic View against Wavecrest Private Hotel.
Young Ronnie is, as ever, "completely hopeless".
Producer Catherine Pinner


Unknown: Fatherby Ronnie Knox Mawer
Unknown: Carolyn Sally Jones.
Unknown: Knox Mawers
Unknown: Young Ronnie
Producer: Catherine Pinner
Father: Kenneth Cranham
Major Herford Jenkins: Geoffrey Matthews
MrRathwell: John Cording
Ronnie as Narrator: Steven Pacey

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest. First round - Wales. Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hearts and Bones

By Annie McCartney. A motherfaces a major dilemma when tests for a much-needed bone-marrow transplant reveal that her husband may not be the father of her child,
Director Eoin O'Callaghan (R)


Unknown: Annie McCartney.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Jenny Pearson: Amanda Root
Frank Pearson: Kenneth Cranham
Lucy Pearson: Ellie Beaven
Jack Drewry: Michael Maloney
Kate Pearson Sarah: Jane Holm
Dr Marsh: Hugh Ross
Fiona: Marcella Riordan
Dr Donnelly: David Antrobus

: Money Box Live [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes calls on an issue affecting personal finance.
Lines open from 1.30pm


Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Strange Weather Days

In five programmes meteorologist Helen Young recalls some extreme weather conditions that have occurred in the UK. 1: She remembers the worst days of smog in this century with the help of a fireman and doctor who were on duty on London's Streets. Producer Laura Parfitt (R)


Unknown: Helen Young
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: 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.
41: 1948 - BR, the NHS and the Berlin Airlift Producer Pete Atkin


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

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday llam

: Turning World

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Abigail Saxon

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations are
Martin Jarvis , Celia Haddon , Sue Limb and Matthew Engel. Reader Patricia Hughes. Producer Carol smith E-MAIL: [address removed]. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


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

: The Archers

The case for the prosecution.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson gives the verdict on the low-budget, high-profit film that chilled America - The Blair Witch Project. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens , dramatised by Mike Walker. Followingthe death of his father, Nicholas is found a position as assistant to Wackford Squeers at Dotheboy's Hall in Yorkshire. Part 1 of 30. Music arranged and performed by Melanie Pappenheim and Anne Wood. Director Jeremy Mortimer. Repeated from 10.45am
The Nickleby family fortunes and an audio offer: page 28


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Melanie Pappenheim
Unknown: Anne Wood.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer.
Dickens: Alex Jennings
Nicholas Nickleby: Oliver Milbum
Ralph Nickleby: Richard Johnson
Mrs Nickleby: Anna Massey
Newman Noggs: Bruce Alexander
Miss la Creevy: Janine Duvrtskl
Mr Snawley: Loan Meredith
Wackford Squeers: Ken Campbell
Mrs Squeers: Maggie McCarthy
Smike: Raymond Pickard
Fanny Squeers: Sophie Thompson
Tilda: Tilly Gaunt
John Browdie: Gareth Corke

: Strangers on the Shore

John Waite follows the experience of refugees who have recently arrived in this country, from their point of entry in Doverto what befalls them as they try to create a new home for themselves and their families. Producer Susan Mitchell


Reporter: John Waite
Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Library for Cambodia

In the first of two programmes novelist
James Maw travels across Cambodia to deliver a library of 2,000 books to a school where the VSO is training English teachers, In the company of an aid convoy, he visits the breathtaking temples at Angkor, the former heart of Khmer civilisation.
Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: James Maw
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Nature

Mark Cawardine travels through the countryside discovering how autumn reveals itself in woodlands, by rivers and in towns.
Producer Elizabeth Kelly. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Cawardine
Producer: Elizabeth Kelly.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson


Unknown: Claire Bolderson

: Book at Bedtime: Tara Road

By Maeve Binchy, read in eight parts by Pauline McLynn. Riaand Danny are a young couple from poor backgrounds who have managed to buy a huge house in Dublin. But Ria's dreams are shattered when Danny finds a very different woman. Part 1. Abridged and produced by Pam Brighton


Unknown: Pauline McLynn.
Unknown: Riaand Danny
Produced By: Pam Brighton

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Speed of Sound

Paul Birchard reads the first of five extracts from
Scott Eyman 's acclaimed account of one of the most turbulent periods in Hollywood history-the talkie revolution, In the late summer of 1927 the silent film was at the height of its aesthetic and commercial success. But in October, the release of The Jazz Singerwas to change everything. Producer David Jackson Young. Abridged by Paul Birchard


Unknown: Paul Birchard
Unknown: Scott Eyman
Producer: David Jackson Young.
Abridged By: Paul Birchard

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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