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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ermal Kirby


Unknown: Ermal Kirby

: 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
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.32 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
ProducerAlison Hughes. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Serial: Secrets of the Flesh

The biography of Colette by Judith Thurman. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Judith Thurman.

: Daily Service

Away with Gloom (Blairgowrie); 2 Timothy 2, wl-2, w8-13; He That Shall Endure to the End (Mendelssohn); Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Faithfulness). Director of music Paul Leddington-Wright .


Music: Paul Leddington-Wright

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray has the latest news, views and culture from a female perspective. Drama: Nicholas Nicklebyby
Charles Dickens. Part 23. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Strictly Conventional

Quentin Cooper joins four very different trades and professions as they gatherfortheir annual get-together.
3: Fire 99. Genteel Harrogate is alight with delegates, exhibitors and fire folk as their annual conference and exhibition comes to town. This year's burning issues range from sex discrimination to the merits of nozzle technology. Producer Simon King


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Simon King

: Bristow

A four-part comedy series based on Frank Dickens's classic cartoon.
1: When Melancholy Autumn Comes to Chester-Perry. The promise of a Christmas bonus lifts Bristow's spirits. For once his generosity knows no bounds.
With Lucy Akhurst. Katy Odey, Sheila Reid, Norman Bird, Royce Mills, Simon Schatzberger and Zeena Eate.
Music John Whitehall
Director Neil Cargill


Unknown: Frank Dickens
Unknown: Lucy Akhurst.
Unknown: Katy Odey
Unknown: Sheila Reid.
Unknown: Norman Bird
Unknown: Royce Mills.
Unknown: Simon Schatzberger
Bristow: Michael Williams
Jones: Rodney Bewes
Hewitt: Owen Brenman
MrsPurdy: Dora Bryan
Quartly: Bernard Crlbbins

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Parliamentary Questions

In a six-part series Steve Richards plays host to team captains Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack MP in the panel game about politics and politicians. This week's guests are journalists Anthony Howard and Michael Gove. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Sir Patrick CormacK
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Michael Gove.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Vanilla

Lesley Bruce 's comic fable about food and love stars Derek Jacobi. Wyndham's first love was his mother. As he fed at her breast he was set on a path to obsession.


Unknown: Lesley Bruce
Unknown: Derek Jacobi.
Wyndham: Derek Jacobi
Sylvia: Adjoa Andoh
Smiles: Gavin Muir
Minnie: Alison Pettit
Jack: Ben Crowe
Director: Claire Grove

: Gardeners' Question Time

Carole Baxter , Nigel Colborn and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by gardeners from Perthshire. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Carole Baxter
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Forbidden Planet

Lisa Jardine meets acclaimed, cutting-edge artists, whose work is inspired by technological discovery. 3: Installation artist Cornelia Parker. For details see Monday


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Artist: Cornelia Parker.

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

63:19 70 - Edward Heath Becomes MP
For details see Monday


Unknown: Edward Heath

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor and guests explore and explode some of the ideas that shape our society today. Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Case Notes

What should you eat to stay healthy? Can you really reduce the risk of getting cancer by changing your diet? Dr Graham Easton investigates. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: No Commitments: 2: Excess Baggage

A comedy series by Simon Brett following the fortunes of three fortysomething sisters.
The past catches up with Stuart and takes its toll on his relationship with Anna. All this is made worse by the well-meaning efforts of Victoria and Charlotte.


Writer: Simon Brett
Producer: Maria Esposito
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Stuart: Edward de Souza
Roger: Bill Nighy
Claudia: Joanna Munro

: The Archers

Who was Sid With last night? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the nightly arts programme. Producer Olive Clancy


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Olive Clancy

: Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens , dramatised by Georgia Pritchett.Part23.
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.
With regular panellists David Starkey , a constitutional historian; Janet Daley of The Daily Telegraph; David Cook , a medical ethicist; and Ian Hargreaves , professor of journalism at Cardiff University.
Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


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

: Put Asunder

Michael Rosen presents a series of talks on the process of divorce and its aftermath, drawing on his own experience and eye-witness accounts from estate agents, grandparents, lawyers and counsellors. 2: The Phoney Peace. The warring couple try to patch things up. Relatives worry about what to write in the Christmas cards.
Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Contact Impact

Leo Enright 's analysis of this year's Leonid meteor shower. How will satellite systems be affected as the king of meteor showers blazes towards Earth at a terrifying 72 kilometres per second? And what can it tell us about the origin of life on Earth and elsewhere in the universe? If humans are everto make long-distance forays into space, we must learn to predict where these meteor showers are.
Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Leo Enright
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: Second Harvest

A Provengal love story by Jean Giono , read by Stephen Critchlow. Part 3. Fordetails see Monday


Story By: Jean Giono
Read By: Stephen Critchlow.

: Sean Lock -15 Storeys High

A new five-part comedy series written by Sean Lock and Martin Trenaman.
Crouched on his lonely perch like a smug hermit, Sean Lock hides in Flat 76, Elderberry House, Maydew Estate, trying to keep the world at bay.
The world, for some reason, does not want to play his game. Starring Sean Lock , Felix Dexter , Jenny Eclair , Tim Mitchell , Tracy-Ann Oberman and Peter Serafinowicz. ProducerChrisNeill


Written By: Sean Lock
Written By: Martin Trenaman.
Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Felix Dexter
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Tim Mitchell
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz.

: News

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

By Ivan Klima , read by David Calder. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ivan Klima
Read By: David Calder.

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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