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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Roy Williamson.


Unknown: Roy Williamson.

: Farming Today

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Harvey Thomas.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is bestselling composer Michael Nyman. Producer AngieNehring


Unknown: Michael Nyman.

: Book of the Week: The Pound - a Biography

5: The Mondo Next?Jhe financial effects of both the 20th century's world wars, devaluation and the possibility of a cashless society. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray presents topical interviews and debate from a woman's point of view. Drama: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of the British Library - the Marie Stopes Story told by Maggie Allen. Part 5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Marie Stopes Storytold
Unknown: Maggie Allen.

: The View from Wigan Pier

In 1936 George Orwell spent two months in Lancashire and Yorkshire gathering material for The Road to Wigan Pier, a powerful description of working-class communities ravaged by unemployment and poverty. The book made Orwell's reputation, but its graphic detail offended both middle-class socialists and the very people whose conditions he documented. With the help of those who met Orwell during his time in the north, Jeff Nuttall chronicles the writer's journey.


Presenter: Jeff Nuttall
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Bookcases

A four-part comedy series by Martin Wade set in a Victorian publishing house.
1: Self-Help. There are some rather eccentric plans to save Spavin and Spavin from financial ruin involving Prince Albert.
Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Martin Wade
Director: Cherry Cookson
Primus: Michael Cochrane
Edith: Elizabeth Spriggs
Cordelia: Maggie Steed
Prince/Smiles: Loan Meredith
John: Stephen Critchlow
Gerald: David Horovitch
Mrs Quirk: Joan Sims
Simeon: Charles Simpson
Lizzie: Becky Hindley
MrsBeeton: Rachel Atkins

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


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

: The World at One

With Alex Brodie. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Alex Brodie.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs your views on BBC radio programmes and policy.
Producer Viv Black. WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London, W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Viv Black.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Before Beeton: the ElizaActon Story

By Jyll Bradley. A compendium of the life and reputation of England's finest cook. With a series of tested recipes and dramatic scenes given the most minute exactness and featuring Clarissa Dickson-Wright , Sara Freeman and Delia Smith.
Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Jyll Bradley.
Unknown: Clarissa Dickson-Wright
Unknown: Sara Freeman
Unknown: Delia Smith.
Eliza Acton: Marcia Warren
Isabella Beeton: Liza Sadovy
Sam Beeton: Ben Crowe
Aggie: Gemma Saunders

: Making History

Sue Cook presents the series that gets to the bottom of historical mysteries, local legends, family curiosities and architectural oddities. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick. WRITE TO: [address removed] E-MAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick.

: Arctic Stories: The Bear Hunt

By Leo Tolstoy, read by Anton Lesser. In the depths of a Russian winter, the hunt for a bear unfolds in a dramatic way. Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude.


Author: Leo Tolstoy
Reader: Anton Lesser.
Translated by: Louise Maude
Translated by: Aylmer Maude
Producer: Tracy Neale

: The Art of Rhetoric

4: Speech and Spin. What does the future hold forthe spontaneous speaker as cyberspace continues to shape the world of communication. For details see Monday

: Bookclub Special

In a special edition of the programme, James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to author Douglas Adams about his classic global bestseller The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which began life as a cult comedy series on Radio4. Repeated from Sunday 3.30pm


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Douglas Adams

: The Message

Electronic newspapers, DIY television and instant news. Alex Brodie and his guests examine how media will change our lives. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Dead Ringers

The topical comedy programme starring the world's biggest names from politics, sport and entertainment. Also starring brilliant impressionists Alistair McGowan, Kate Robbins, Simon Lipson and Jon Culshaw.
Producers Bill Dare, Mario Stylianides and Danny Wallace Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Kate Robbins
Unknown: Simon Lipson
Unknown: Jon Culshaw.
Unknown: Mario Stylianides
Unknown: Danny Wallace

: The Archers

Debbie is on night operations.
Written by Louise Page. Director Julie Beckett
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Louise Page.
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Tommy: Tom Graham
Debbie: Tamsin Grelg
George: Graham Roberts
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Simon: Garrick Hagon

: Front Row

Francine Stock with the arts programme, including an investigation into the reputation of film-maker FritZ Lang. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Fritz Lang.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of the British Library - the Marie Stopes Story

Told by Maggie Allen. Part 5.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Told By: Maggie Allen.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at the Museum of London by panellists including Simon Hughes MP, Boris Johnson of the Spectator and David Willetts MP, and an audience who will be inviting them to debate topical issues.
Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Presenter: Jonathan Dimbleby
Panellist: Simon Hughes
Panellist: Boris Johnson
Panellist: David Willetts
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: 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: An Epiphanous Use of the Microphone

Specially written by David Pownall, this play celebrates 75 years of drama on radio, which began on 28 May 1923 with a production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.


Writer: David Pownall
Director: Martin Jenkins
John Reith: Crawford Logan
William Shakespeare: Michael Maloney
Muriel Reith: Rachel Atkins
Chamberlain/Lord Cecil: John Rowe
Cathleen Nesbitt: Jane Whittenshaw
Burbage: Christopher Wright
Ramsey MacDonald/Feste: Gerard McDermott
Bacon: Iwan Thomas
Miss Rose: Alison Pettitt
Queen Elizabeth: Anna Massey
Viola as a boy: Rory Campbell
Announcer: Peter Donaldson

: The World Tonight

Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell E-MAIL: wtonite@bbc.co.uk


Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: A Kind of Loving

By Stan Barstow. Part 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stan Barstow.

: Seagulls Follow the Trawler

Charles Lambert presents entertaining sports discussion. Big-name guests discuss the issues of the week and reveal new stories from the world
Of Sport. Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Charles Lambert

: News

: The Late Book: Ingenious Pain

By Andrew Miller. 5: The boy who can feel no pain is kidnapped. For details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Miller.

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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