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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ermal Kirby


Unknown: Ermal Kirby

: FarmingToday

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 Roy Jenkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time. Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Shelf Lives

Nigel Cassidy traces the curious histories of products and services which shape our lives. 2: Cappuccino Crazy. Cassidy overdoses on caffeine as he tries to discover why frothy coffee has seemingly become the official drink of New Britain. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Daily Service

Born in Song! (Chatsworth); Matthew 28, wl6-20; Hail Gladdening Light (Charles Wood); The Day Thou Gavest (St Clement). Director of music Paul Leddington-Wright .


Music: Paul Leddington-Wright

: Serial: Secrets of the Flesh

A biography of Colette by Judith Thurman. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Judith Thurman.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray presents the latest news, views and culture from a female perspective. Drama: Nicholas Nicklebyby
Charles Dickens. Part 24. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Crossing Continents

Reports on the stories that matterto people around the world. Nine hundred and fifty-three murders were committed in Jamaica last year- a shocking statistic in a country of 2.5 million. Now Jamaicans have had enough. Tim Whewell talks to Jamaicans who are determined to bring about a change, from former politicians who admit to their part in creating a culture of violence, to the Citizens for a Civi I Society. Producer Linda Pressly


Talks: Tim Whewell
Producer: Linda Pressly

: The Right Note

Mary Allen isjoined by her guests Julian Joseph , Horace Silver and Stan Tracey whotryto persuade her- and each other- of the finest example of ajazz piano number.
Producers Bruce Hyman and Karen Sanders Young(R)


Unknown: Mary Allen
Unknown: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Horace Silver
Unknown: Stan Tracey
Producers: Bruce Hyman

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Open Country

Richard Uridge on the British countryside. Shortened 6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Table for Two

By Jeremy Front. With Henry Goodman and Suzanne Bertish. For Joe and Ruthie, a cafe table in Venice is full of memories.
Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Henry Goodman
Unknown: Suzanne Bertish.
Director: Sally Avens
Joe: Henry Goodman
Ruthie: Suzanne Bertish
Young: Joe Bencrowe
Young Ruth: Sophie Winkleman

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]0444

With PeterWhite. Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Shortened repeat from Sunday 7.55am

: Forbidden Planet

Lisa Jardine meets acclaimed cutting-edge artists. 4: Installation artist Jan Fabre and the meaning of flies and beetles. For details see Monday


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Artist: Jan Fabre

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

64: 1971 Decimalisation and Ulster in Flames
For details see Monday

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins takes a lively look at the legal affairs of the moment.
Producers Sallie Davies and Charles Sigler. Rptd Sunday8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producers: Sallie Davies
Producers: Charles Sigler.

: The Material World

There are more than 200 viruses that are responsible for the common cold, but a third of them remain unidentified. Quentin Cooper meets the scientiststryingtofind a vaccine to protect
US. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew brings the news and views on the first day's play of the First Test between South Africa and England at the Wanderers Stadium. Live from Johannesburg.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: In the End

MarkTavener's satirical comedy thriller stars Michael Williams and Barry Foster.
2: Cragge and Jefferson look forthe murderer among the people who have been victims of major exposes by journalists. Meanwhile, the PM's depression is lifting, thanks to the return of his chief spin doctor, Marcia Mallon. And Lord
Crichton, chairman of the BBC, decides to rid the corporation of unnecessary managers. with Peter Woodthorpe. Hugh Parker. Neil McCaul. Chris Pavlo and Beth Chalmers. Music Paul Mottram. Producer Dawn Ellis Executive producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Barry Foster.
Unknown: Marcia Mallon.
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe.
Unknown: Hugh Parker.
Unknown: Neil McCaul.
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Music: Paul Mottram.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
George Cragge: Michael Williams
Frank Jefferson: Barry Foster
Prime Minister: Jonathan Coy
Charles Prentiss: Stephen Fry
Martin Griffiths: John Bird
Crichton Potter: Anton Rogers
Marcia Mallon: Rebecca Front
Chancellor: Simon Greenall
Coco St Martin: Phil Cornwell
Rupert Thresher Michael: Fenton Stevens

: The Archers

Phil offers some rare advice. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates the art and craft of storytelling in Hollywood. Producer Tony O'Shaugnessy


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens , dramatised by Georgia Pritchett. Part 24.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens

: Two Swords' Lengths

Two swords' lengths is all that separates the Opposition from the Government front bench in the House of Commons. Few distances mean quite so much. Anthony Howard presents a series of programmes on the art of opposition, charting its evolution from Churchill's weekly lunches to the media-sawy political machines of the current decade.
2: 1963-75. Featuring interviews with Edward Heath , Lord Jenkins and Lady Williams. Producer Richard Vadon
Roland White : Radio Review, page 62


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Edward Heath
Producer: Richard Vadon
Producer: Roland White

: Analysis

Going Grey. Britain's population is ageing. The costs are well known, but economics aside, what will an older Britain be like? Paul Wallace asks how our politics, values and behaviour will change. Producer Michael Blastland. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Wallace
Producer: Michael Blastland.

: The Tyranny of Time

Chris Bowlby on how time measurement changed the world. As railways, telegraphs and submarine cables made the 19th-century dream of international timetabled uniformity seem possible, plans were developed to abolish everything from deviant local clocks to excessive sleep. Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: 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 4. For details see Monday


Story By: Jean Giono
Read By: Stephen Critchlow.

: The Weekend Starts Here: 2

By Bill Matthews.
The latest battleground of Shipton Green is the village shop.


Writer: Bill Matthews
Music composed and performed by: Terry Davies
Director: Paul Miller
Marina: Diana Hardcastle
Terence: Philip Bretherton
Mrs Thorogood: Gillian Barge
Mr Thorogood: Rupert Vansittart
Christine: Susan Brown
Norman: Gavin Muir
Felicity: Gemma Saunders
Robbie: Tim Treloar
[Actor]: Tom George
[Actor]: Elizabeth Bell
[Actor]: Beth Chalmers

: News

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

By Ivan Klima. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ivan Klima.

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.

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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