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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noe! Vincent

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill , producer David street


Unknown: Anna Hill

: Today

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


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests setthe cuitura! agenda for the week. Producer Anane Koek. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Anane Koek.

: Daily Service

For All the Saints (Sine Nomine): Revelation 7, w9-17: Let All the World (Dyson): Who Are These like Stars (Aii Saints). With the Cecilian Singers. Director of music Jeremy Jackman.


Director of Music: Jeremy Jackman

: Serial: Clear Waters Rising

By Nicholas Crane , read by Phi!ip Franks. Abridged in five parts by Penny Leicester. The impressions of a soio journey on foot across Europe. Part 1. Producer Joceryn Boxa !!


Unknown: Nicholas Crane
Unknown: Penny Leicester.
Producer: Joceryn Boxa

: Woman s Hour

Classic crime author baroness PD James joins
Martha Kearney to talk about her latest book - a diary/memoir. Drama: /V/cDo/as N/cMebyby Charles Dickens. Part 6 of 30. Editor Ruth Gardrner. E-MAiL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Pd James
Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Editor: Ruth Gardrner.

: Random Edition

Peter Snow presents a history series in which the stories are provided by an edition of a newspaper randomly selected by computer.
3: 7'neMe/<<gencer--t:t September ;[665. This programme includes the story of London's emergency measures against the piague,and the disaster in the sea war against the Dutch which set Samuel Pepys on the road to fame as the creator of the modern navy. producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Producer: Andrew Green

: A Man Called Father

Last instalment of the comedy series based on Ronnie Knox Mawer's book Tales of a Man Called father, adapted by Carolyn Saity Jones.
Christmas. A time of good cheer is not how the Knox family describe their Christmas. Young Ronnie gets a board game called Gibb's G/anf
Decay, masonic brother Bowman receives a pair of Swedish ear plugs, and his wife gets a pair of surgical stockings.
Producer Catherine Pinner


Unknown: Ronnie Knox Mawer
Adapted By: Carolyn Saity Jones.
Producer: Catherine Pinner
Father: Kenneth Cranham
Boy Theo: Lioyd Ronnie
Donaid Rathwell: Huw Liewellin-Waters
Aunt Came: Dorothea Phhnps

: You and Yours

PM With Trixie Rawhnson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawhnson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowfedge contest, including Beat tne Bra/ns. in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. First semi-finai.
Devised byJohnPWynn. Questions by!an Gillies. Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: White Horse Hill

Written and directed by Sally Pomme Clayton. Myth and archaeology meet in the living landscape of Uffington White Horse. A grandfather tells a story to his granddaughter which is echoed by the voices of the hill.
Music composed and performed by Rick Wilson


Directed By: Sally Pomme Clayton.
Unknown: Rick Wilson
Grandfather: Christopher Saul
Granddaughter: Lyrla Eastley
Blacksmith: Daniel Morden
Horse: Susanna Steete

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes calls on an issue affecting personal finance.
LINES OPEN from 1.30 pm


Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: Raging Hormones

C!audia Hammond presents the beginner'sguide to hormones. 1: /Mrena</n. its reputation isthat of a "bad" hormone because it is associated with stress. But some scientists say that it can actually be good for you - especially before an Operation. Producer Jane O'Rourke (R)


Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: 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 and Patience Thomlinson. 46: 1953 ― the New Elizabethan Age. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Robert Poweh

: The Food Programme

Rptd from yesterday 12.30pm

: Turning World

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


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Abigail Saxon

: PM

With Oare English and Eddie Mair


Unknown: Eddie Mair

: Quote.... Unquote

in the last of the current series, Nigel Rees is joined by Dorothy-Grace Elder, Joyce McMillan and Magnus Magnusson in an exchange of quotations and anecdotes. Reader William Frankiyn. Producer Caret Smith
E-MAiL: [email address removed] Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Joyce McMillan
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Reader: William Frankiyn.
Producer: Caret Smith

: The Archers

Thejudge sums up. Rptd tomorrow 2 pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with the arts show.
Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens, dramatised by Mike Walker.
Kate begins work at the Mantailni establishment and encounters Sir Mulberry Hawk and Lord Verisopht. Nicholas and Smike return to London to discover that vicious ties from Dotheboys Hall have already reached Ralph Nickleby. Part 6 of 30. with Sophie Thompson, David Bamber,. Hetty Baynes, Becky Hindley, Tracy Wiles, Fiona Clarke, Stephen Critchiow, Ioan Meredith and Ben Crowe. Music arranged and performed by Melanie Pappenheim and Anne Wood. Director Marilyn Imrie
Repeated from 10.45am
Deja view: page 15


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Mike Walker
Unknown: Ralph Nickieby.
Unknown: Sophie Thompson.
Unknown: David Bamber.
Unknown: Hetty Baynes.
Unknown: Becky Hindiey.
Unknown: Tracy Wiies.
Unknown: Fona Ciarke.
Unknown: Stephen Critchiow.
Unknown: Ben Crowe.
Unknown: Meianie Pappenheim
Unknown: Anne Wood.
Dickens: Alex Jennings
Nicholas Nickieby: Olliver Mllbum
Ralph Nickieby: Richard Johnson
Mrs Nickieby: Anna Massey
Kate Nick!eby: Nicola Ratc!iffe
Sir Mulberry Hawk: Jeremy Clyde
Lord Verisopht: Jam!e Bamber
Newman Noggs: Bruce Atexander
Miss !a Creevy: Jan!ne Duvitsk!

: The Swallowers Undertaker

Lucy Ash visits Orlando Tobon, a soft-spoken middle-aged man who has spent the last 30 years helping fellow Colombians in Jackson Heights, New York. When police find the bodies of unlucky cocaine couriers, killed by the cargo they were hired to bring to the United States, they contact Don Orlando who identifies the anonymous corpses and raises the money to give them proper funerals. Producer Polly Hope


Unknown: Lucy Ash

: Library for Cambodia

in the second 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. He watches landmines being cleared from the grounds of a school and visits a former Khmer Rouge stronghold on the Thai border.


Producer: Rob Kettehdge

: Nature

As the nights draw in, nature has started to close down her life-giving bounty. The earth is going to sleep - insects, worms and plant life turn over and rest. Mark Cawardine examines what is going on during this cyclical phenomenon.
Producer Elizabeth Kelly. Repeated tomorrow 11 am


Unknown: Mark Cawardine
Producer: Elizabeth Kelly

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ciaire Bolderson

: Book at Bedtime: Tara Read

By MaeveBinchy. read in eight parts by Pauline McLynn. Ria and Danny are ayoungcoupie 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 6. Abridged and produced byPam Brighton


Unknown: Pauline McLynn.

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Cod - a Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

in five programmes chef Rick Stein reads Mark Kuhansky 's compelling history of the humb!e cod. Wars have been fought over it and whole economies have depended on it. Part 1. Abridged and produced by Paul Kent (R)


Unknown: Rick Stein
Unknown: Mark Kuhansky
Produced By: Paul Kent

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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