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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Mary Cotes.


Unknown: Dr Mary Cotes.

: Farming Today

With Rupert Segar. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Rupert Segar.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone.


Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Serial: The Deprat Affair

Jamie Glover reads Roger Osborne 's gripping account of a scientific scandal in the early years of the century when a gifted young geologist was accused of fraud. Abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Jamie Glover
Unknown: Roger Osborne
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Daily Service

The Lord's My Shepherd (Crimond); Ecclesiastes 3, wl-8; Pie Jesu (Faure); Thine Be the Glory (Maccabaeus). With Manchester Cathedral
Choristers. Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

The National Portrait Gallery in Scotland is celebrating the work of the few female photographers to grace the Magnum Agency. Four of them join Sheila McClennon to talk about their work which has captured images from across the globe. Drama: Nicholas NicklebybyCharles Dickens. Part 11 Of 30. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed]. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Nicholas Nicklebybycharles
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Random Edition

Peter Snow presents a six-part history series in which the stories are provided by an edition of a newspaper randomly selected by computer.
4: The Illustrated London News - 3 January 185 7. A paragraph hints at the massive trade in ice before the days of refrigeration; Henry Grattan Guinness preaches against the evils of drink in front of the family brewery; and novelist Sarah Harrison Spins a Dickensian tale. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Henry Grattan Guinness
Unknown: Sarah Harrison
Producer: Andrew Green

: Mona'n Me

A comedy by Katie Campbell. The world's most intriguing woman is trapped under a bed, playing a fast and loose game with her captor.
Director Claire Grove


Comedy By: Katie Campbell.
Director: Claire Grove
Mona Lisa: Tessa Peake-Jones
Vincenzo: Marcello Magni
Adele: Slddiqua Akhtar

: 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, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners puttheirown questionsto contestants. Second semi-final.
Devised by John P Wynn. Questions by Ian Gillies Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: John P Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Orchestra Paloma

Written and directed by Paul Dodgson. A drama about a tormented commuter who is enduring the daily ritual of the underground when he hears a former girlfriend playing a Bach cello suite. His obsession is such that within days he has thrown away his life and followed herto Barcelona.
Music performed by the Minerva Quartet. Producer VivBeeby


Directed By: Paul Dodgson.
Luke: Douglas Hodge
Charlie: Lisa Coleman
Annie: Catherine Harvey
Greg: Christian Rodska

: Money Box Live: [number removed]0444

Vincent Dugglebytakes calls on an issue affecting personal finance.
Producer Frances Macdonald. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Dugglebytakes
Producer: Frances MacDonald.

: Bloc Notes

Ten years afterthe fall of communism in eastern Europe, five east Europeans tell their different stories. 1: Hungary- Sporting Passions. Laszlo Szkodati charts the fortunes of H ungarian football through the story of one of its most famous clubs - MTK Budapest. Producer Tim Whewell


Unknown: Laszlo Szkodati
Producer: Tim Whewell

: 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 Tomlinson. 51: 1958-CND, Cyprus and the End of National Service
Producer Pete Atkin. Written by Christopher Lee


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Robert Powell
Producer: Pete Atkin.
Written By: Christopher Lee

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and guests discuss topical international issues behind the headlines.
Producer Paul Bajoria
5.00 With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Paul Bajoria
Producer: Nigel Wrench.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games starts its autumn series atthe Grand Opera House in York. Mirth and considerable merriment comes from
Graeme Garden , Jeremy Hardy , Sandi Toksvig and Tim Brooke-Taylor . Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair. Musical accompaniment is provided by Colin Sell. Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Provided By: Colin Sell.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

Out Of Sight, Out Of mind. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock meets Tom Paulin who is about to publish a new collection of poems entitled The Wind Dog. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Producer: John Goudie

: Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens , dramatised by Mike Walker. Nicholas and Smike leave London to seek their fortunes, and find themselves in the company of Mr Vincent Crummies , actor. Meanwhile Kate suffers further advances from the odious Sir
Mulberry Hawk. Part 11 of 30. with Stephen Critchlow and loan Meredith. Music arranged and performed by Melanie Pappenheim and Anne Wood Director Jeremy Mortimer. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Mr Vincent Crummies
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Melanie Pappenheim
Unknown: Anne Wood
Director: Jeremy Mortimer.
Dickens: Alex Jennings
Nicholas Nickleby: Oliver Milburn
Ralph Nickleby: Richard Johnson
Mrs Nickleby: Anna Massey
Kate Nickleby: Nicola Ratcliffe
Smike: Raymond Pickard
Crummles: Tom Baker
Miss Snevellicci: Tracy Wiles
Lenville: Ben Crowe
Mrs Wititterly: Shuna Snow
Lord Verisopht: Jamie Bamber
Sir Mulberry Hawk: Jeremy Clyde
Newman Noggs: Bruce Alexander
Miss la Creevy: Janine Duvitski

: So Near yet so Far

Jenny Cuffe presents the first in a six-part series comparing public services in Britain and on the Continent through the experiences of people living in Bristol and its twin cities. 1: Falling III
Heart patients in Bordeaux receive surgerywhen they need it; in Bristol you can wait for two years - unless, that is, you go private. Producer Sheila Cook


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Sheila Cook

: New Asians

New six-part series in which Clare Hampson explores the lives of British people who have chosen to live in Asia. 1: Nepal- the Oldest Swinger Ex-Brummie Steve Cabb, Nepal's favourite DJ, married a Sherpa who prefers the shopping in Birmingham New Streetto the Himalayas. Cabb takes Hampson On atourof Nepal. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Clare Hampson
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Nature

Two Forests. Mark Carwardine visits Belvoir Forest
Park in Belfast, the only inner-city forest left in Europe. Producer Elizabeth Kelly. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Elizabeth Kelly.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Eugenie Grandet

By Honore de Balzac, translated by Sylvia Raphael. Juliet Stevenson reads a classic tale of the power of avarice and the pity of unrequited passion in provincial France. Abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall. Part 1. Producer Di speirs


Translated By: Sylvia Raphael.
Translated By: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Doreen Estall.

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Going Loco

By Lynne Truss. Josie Lawrence reads a comic tale of mad Swedish geneticists, clones, doubles, cut-throat journalism and Abba.
Abridged in ten parts by Katrin Williams. Part 1. Producer Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Lynne Truss.
Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Katrin Williams.
Producer: Ned Chaillet

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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