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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Fr Oliver McTernan.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Ronni Davis
Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Serial: The Failing Angels

Journalist and broadcaster John Walsh reads extracts from his new memoir. Abridged by Neville Teller. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Walsh
Abridged By: Neville Teller.

: Daily Service

Lord, Thy Word Abideth (Ravenshaw); Ephesians 5, wl-14; WachetAuf(JS Bach); LaTenebre (Taize); Christ Is the World's True Light
(Darmstadt). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray has the latest news, views and culture from a female perspective. Drama:
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens. Part 18. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Strictly Conventional

Quentin Cooperjoins with four very different trades and professions as they gatherfor their annual get-together.
2: Fifth World Plumbing Conference
The spectacular resort of Sun City is awash with plumbers. They have gathered from all overthe world to discuss everything from water conservation to female urinals. This is a dry part of Africa; so how good is the water pressure at the Cascades Hotel?
Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Quentin Cooperjoins
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Supermarket Kisses

By Mark Tuohy. Carol's birthday is a night to remember when Tom, the trolley pusher, leads the party on a night raid to the supermarket. with Tilly Gaunt. Elizabeth Conboy and Harry Myers DirectorClaire Grove (R)


Unknown: Mark Tuohy.
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt.
Unknown: Elizabeth Conboy
Unknown: Harry Myers
Carol: Anita Dobson
Tom: Paul Bradley
Mel: Alison Pettitt

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Puzzle Panel

Chris Masianka invites puzzlers to outwit each other in a battle of brains. Producer Harry Parker
Send puzzles and answers to: Puzzle Panel, Room 7058. BBC Broadcasting House. London, W1A 1AA E-MAIL: [address removed] FAX: [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Masianka
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Guv'nor - Henry Irving and The Bells

Written by and starring Narrated by TPMcKenna.
A drama about the evening of 25 November 1871 which proved to be a turning point in the history of British theatre. With Neil Salvage ,
Denys Hawthorne , Peter Stockbridge , Malcolm Tierney , Janice Cramer , Kika Markham , Ian Shaw and Pamela Grace.
Director Keith Slade


Unknown: Neil Salvage
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Peter Stockbridge
Unknown: Malcolm Tierney
Unknown: Janice Cramer
Unknown: Kika Markham
Unknown: Ian Shaw
Unknown: Pamela Grace.
Director: Keith Slade
Henry Irving: Corin Redgrave

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Nigel Colborn answer some of the questions posed by gardeners from north east Lincolnshire. With chairman Eric Robson.
Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Reference Library

3: Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
First published in 1870, EbenezerCobham's dictionary was one of the great works of Victorian classification, and has never been out of print.
For details see Monday

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

58: 1965 -the Death of Churchill, Rolling Thunder and UDI
For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Why do the English have a problem seeing themselves as being English and British at the same time? Laurie Taylor is joined this week by Professor Bernard Crick to discuss national identity and citizenship. Producer Tony Phillips
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Professor Bernard Crick
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Case Notes

Can you buy good health? Is it worth the money? Dr Graham Easton looks at the pros and cons of private healthcare.
Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Eddie Mairand Charlie Lee-Potter.

: No Commitments

A six-part comedy by Simon Brett following the fortunes of three fortysomething sisters.
1: Make My Day. Is it the beginning of the end for Anna and Stuart?
Producer Maria Esposito (R)


Comedy By: Simon Brett
Producer: Maria Esposito
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Stuart: Edward de Souza
Roger: Bill Nighy
Rupert: Christian Rodska

: The Archers

Neil dons Lincoln Green.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm


Unknown: Lincoln Green.

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the nightly arts programme.
Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens , dramatised by Georgia Pritchett. Part 18.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses face cross-examination from
Janet Daley , David Cook , David Starkeyand Ian Hargreaves.
Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: David Starkeyand
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves.
Producer: David Coomes

: Put Asunder

Michael Rosen presents fourtalks on the process of divorce and its aftermath.
1: Meltdown. A vague feeling that a partnership is not pulling in the same direction degenerates into a succession of" D" words: disappointment, denial, distrust and disgust. Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Testing Times

The last of a four-part series in which Kate
Bellingham follows engineers and architects as their new constructions go through final tests. This programme looks at the huge underground tunnels being built to prevent flooding in Folkestone. Producer Deborah Cohen E-MAIL: [address removed]


Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Eugenie Grandet

By Honore de Balzac, read by Juliet Stevenson. Part8.
For details see Monday


Read By: Juliet Stevenson.

: Is there Anything You'd Like to Ask Us?

By Ben Moor. A cautionary comic tale of mastering interview techniques and spotting potentially lunatic flatmates. Starring Ben Moor andTracy Wiles. Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Ben Moor.
Unknown: Ben Moor
Director: Sally Avens

: News

: The Late Book: Going Loco

By Lynne Truss , read byJosie Lawrence. Abridged by Katrin Williams. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Read By: Josie Lawrence.
Abridged By: Katrin Williams.

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.

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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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