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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ermal Kirby


Unknown: Ermal Kirby

: Farming Today

With Rupert Segar


Unknown: Rupert Segar

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: 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

Praise My Soul the King (Praise My Soul); Psalm 103, wl-9, wl9-22; Make a Joyful Noise
(Mathias); 0 Worship the King (Hanover). Director of music David Saint.


Music: David Saint.

: Serial: Secrets of the Flesh

She went topless on the Paris stage, seduced her stepson, and worked out in her own private gym. Hailed as the century's first modern woman, her colourful life gave her rich material for her fiction. The life of French novelist Colette is celebrated in extracts from the new biography by Judith Thurman , read by Rebecca Front. Abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Judith Thurman
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney. Drama: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens. Part 21 of30. Editor Ruth Gardiner E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


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

: Random Edition

Peter Snow presents the last in a six-part history in which the stories are provided by an edition of a newspaper randomly selected by computer.
Sunday Times - 23 November 1924. The court cases that made Marie Stopes a household name, to the disgust of the anti-contraception lobby; the inauguration of Imperial Airways; and the Caldecott community, which offered a public school education to working-class children. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Marie Stopes
Producer: Andrew Green

: Evil under the Sun

Michael Bakewell's five-part dramatisation ofthe novel by Agatha Christie. 2: A shadow has fallen across Hercule Poirot 's summer holiday - and murder is in the air. with Wendy Craig , Sabina Franklyn and Lindsey Fawcett Director Enyd Williams (R)


Novel By: Agatha Christie.
Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: Sabina Franklyn
Unknown: Lindsey Fawcett
Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffat
Colonel Weston: George Baker
Arlena Marshall: Fiona Fullerton
Captain Marshall: Robin Ellis
Miss Brewster: Joan Littlewood
Patrick Redfern: Lain Glen
Christine Redfern: Susannah Corbett
Inspector Colgate: Gerard McDermott

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Brain of Britain

, Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. Fourth semi-final.
Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Standing on Tiptoes

By Rebecca Saire. In the highly charged world of dance, a parent tries to fulfil herunrealised dreams.
Ballet adviser Anna duBoisson. Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Rebecca Saire.
Unknown: Anna Duboisson.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Anna: Rebecca Saire
Mother: Anna Massey
Geoff: Alex Lowe
Mrs Marriot: Jill Balcon
Collette: Victoria Hasted

: 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.

: Forbidden Planet

In five programmes Lisa Jardine meets acclaimed cutting-edge artists whose work is inspired by technological discovery, and unites them with leading scientists to hear of the latest research in their chosen fields. 1: Sculptor Antony Gormley and his Quantum Cloud.
Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Antony Gormley
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.

: 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.
61: 968 - Revolution in Pan's and Spring in Prague Producer Pete Atkin


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

: The Food Programme

With Derek Cooper. Extended repeatfrom yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and guests discuss topical issues behind the headlines. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe


Unknown: Chris Lowe

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games comes this week from the new Milton Keynes theatre. With panellists Tim Brooke-Taylor , PhillJupitus, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair. Musical accompaniment comes from Colin Sell. Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Milton Keynes
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

Edd ie forges ahead. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates the new James Bond film The World Is Not Enough. Producer Tony O'Shaughnessy


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: James Bond
Producer: Tony O'Shaughnessy

: Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens , dramatised by Georgia Pritchett. Nicholas fails to reveal to the Cheerybles his true feelings for Madeline Bray , and there is a frightful plot to marry Miss Bray off to wizened old Arthur Gride. Part 21 of 30. Music arranged and performed by Melanie Pappenheim and Anne Wood. Director Jeremy Mortimer. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Madeline Bray
Unknown: Arthur Gride.
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
Charles/Ned Cheeryble: Nigel Anthony
Madeline: Michelle Wesson
Mr: Bray Johnrowe
Arthur Gride: Timothy Bateson
Newman Noggs: Bruce Alexander
Amorous neighbour: Stephen Critchlow
Frank Cheeryble: Lfan Meredith
PegSliderskew: Edna Dore

: So Near Yet So Far

Jenny Cuffe presents a series comparing public services in Britain and Europe.
3:Training for Work.In Hanovertraditional apprenticeship schemes are suffering in the new flexible labour market. In Bristol employers know flexibility cannot be a substitute for proper skills. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Smita Patel

: New Asians

The series in which Clare Hampson explores the lives of British people who have chosen to live in Asia. 3: The Back of Beyond. Outer Mongolia is just about as remote as it gets, but for Wendy Morris , Ulan Bator has been home for the past three years. Producer Sarah Jane Hall


Unknown: Clare Hampson
Unknown: Wendy Morris
Producer: Sarah Jane Hall

: Nature: Hunting

Three programmes looking at hunting around the world. 1: Killing for Culture. Gerry Northam traces the origins of hunting to an exchange of meat for sex and asks whether subsistence hunting cultures can survive in the face of commercial pressures and : animal rights. Producer Grant Sonnex. Rptd tomorrow llam


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Anne MacKenzie I


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie

: Book at Bedtime: Second Harvest

A love story by Jean Giono , read by Stephen Critchlow. A crumbling Proven├žal village is enlivened by the appearance of a mystery woman. Abridged in five parts by Katie Campbell. Part 1. Producer Duncan Minshull


Story By: Jean Giono
Read By: Stephen Critchlow.
Unknown: Katie Campbell.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Home Truths

With John Peel. Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am


Unknown: John Peel.

: News

: The Late Book: Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for thought

By Ivan Klima , read in ten parts by David Calder. I n Czechoslovakia at the time of the Velvet
Revolution, Pavel is a television cameraman who : works uneasily within the boundaries set by the government. Parti. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Ivan Klima
Unknown: David Calder.
Produced By: Jane Marshall

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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