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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ermal Kirby


Unknown: Ermal Kirby

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill


Unknown: Anna Hill

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is cook Clarissa DickSOn Wright. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright.

: Serial: Secrets of the Flesh

The biography of Colette by Judith Thurman. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Judith Thurman.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Nicholas Nicklebyby Charles Dickens. Part 25. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Charm of Birds

A four-part series exploring the character of British birdsong over the course of a year as a backdrop to the life of field naturalist and Britain's longest-serving foreign secretary, Edward Grey.
3:Late Summer and Waning Birdsong.The shadows ofwar are gathering. In 1910 Grey walks through the New Forest with Theodore Roosevelt and finds a kindred spirit. Narrated by Anthony Hyde. Reader Julian Glover. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Edward Grey.
Unknown: Theodore Roosevelt
Reader: Anthony Hyde.
Reader: Julian Glover.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: The Attractive Young Rabbi: 3: The Visitor

A comedy drama series by Barry Grossman about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Great excitement and some confusion at the impending visit of an Israeli MP.


Writer: Barry Grossman
Music: Max Harris
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Rabbi Su Jacobs: Tracy-Anne Oberman
Rabbi Abraham Fine: David de Keyser
Sadie Fine: Doreen Mantle
Melvin: Henry Goodman
Brian: Jonathan Kydd
Yigal Horovitz: Warren Mitchell
Paloma: Eve Karpf
Simone: Rachel Smith

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed]44 E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs your views on BBC radio programmes.
Producer Nick Utechin. WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London. W1A 1QT. FAX: [number removed] PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: So Beats My Heart

A surreal love story by Nandita Ghose. Heart transplants take on a new dimension in this tale of Michael, who discovers his heart and his life. with Shirley Dixon , Oliver Cookson , Gavin Muir , Tim Treloar ,
Gemma Saunders and Elizabeth Bell. Director Janet Whitaker


Story By: Nandita Ghose.
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Oliver Cookson
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: Tim Treloar
Unknown: Gemma Saunders
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Michael: John Bowe
The Heart: Indira Varma
Sally: Abigail McKern
Baba: Marc Zuber

: Changing Places

Rebuilding Waterways. Howard Stableford visits Bugsworth Basin in Derbyshire, once Britain's largest port on the narrow canal system. It has just been reopened after 30 years of restoration by dedicated volunteers. In Sussex, on the Wey and Arun Canal, the plan to open up London's lost route to the sea still continues after a quarter of a century. But the volunteers working on the project have much work to do, including the restoration of the bankside environment.
Producer Sandra Sykes. Call [number removed]044 for afree booklet E-MAIL: [address removed]


Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: Forbidden Planet

The last in the series in which Lisa Jardine meets cutting-edge artists, whose work is inspired by technological discovery, and unites them with leading scientists to hear of the latest research in theirchosen field.
5. Award-winning sculptor Tony Cragg. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Tony Cragg.

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

65: 1972 -Britain Joins Europe, Bloody Sunday, and Black September For details see Monday

: Open Book

David Stenhouse presents a special edition on children's books. He isjoined by ex-Python and writer Terry Jones , writer and reviewer
Philip Pullman and children's editor of The Bookseller
Caroline Horn to recommend children's fiction and non-fiction for Christmas.
Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: David Stenhouse
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Unknown: Caroline Horn

: The Message

Alex Brodie and his guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect Our lives. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew reports live from Johannesburg on the second day's play of the First Test between South Africa and England.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: True Lies

David Aaronovitch invites celebrity guests to re-spin the week's news in the satirical panel game that delves into the shadowy world of spin doctors and media manipulation.
Producer Anthoy Lee. Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Anthoy Lee.

: The Archers

Kate has some shocking news for Roy.
Written by Peter Kerry. Director Louise Gifford
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Peter Kerry.
Director: Louise Gifford
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
David: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Helen: Bonnie Engstrom
Tommy: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Kate: Kellie Bright
George: Graham Roberts
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Neil: Brian Hewlitt
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
MrsAntrobus: Margot Boyd
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Jolene: Buffy Davis

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme. Producer Robert Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Robert Ketteridge

: Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens , dramatised by Georgia Pritchett. Part 25.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate from Queen Anne School, Bootham, York. Panellists include Lord Hattersley, Bernard Jenkin MP, Sarah Sands , editor of The Daily
Telegraph, and Mattew Taylor , director of the IPPR. Producer Li saJenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Bernard Jenkin
Unknown: Sarah Sands
Unknown: Mattew Taylor

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history from the doyen of commentators.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: The Life of the Bee

By Maurice Maeterlinck , dramatised by Graham Mort. A classic scientific text on the life cycle of the bee. Sexual conflicts, politics and eugenics all form undercurrents in this glimpse into the secret society of the hive, where survival dictates everything.
Music Mario Verandi. Director David Hunter


Unknown: Maurice Maeterlinck
Dramatised By: Graham Mort.
Music: Mario Verandi.
Director: David Hunter
Maeterlinck: Philip Voss
Queen Bee: Margaret Robertson
Nurse Bee: Shuna Snow
Nurse Bee: Beth Chalmers
Nurse Bee: Fiona Clarke
Voices: Tom George

: 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. Final part. For details see Monday


Story By: Jean Giono
Read By: Stephen Critchlow.

: Seagulls Follow the Trawler

Charles Lambert presents entertaining sports discussion. Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Charles Lambert

: News

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

By Ivan Klima , read by David Calder. Part 5. 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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