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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sister Una Kroll.


Unknown: Una Kroll.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Helen Brown


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Helen Brown

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Start the Week

With Jeremy Paxman and guests. Producer Ariane Koek. Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Catherine Ogle. On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry (Winchester New); Matthew 3, wl3-17; 0 Lord Give Thy Holy Spirit (Tallis); Come Holy Ghost (Veni, Creator Spiritus). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Catherine Ogle.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: A Time of Gifts

Patrick Leigh Fermor 's award-winning book is read in five parts by Samuel West. One wet December dayin 1933, Fermorsetouttowalkto Constantinople. Part 1. Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Unknown: Samuel West.
Producer: Marc Jobst

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama:
Chapters and Verses: Treasures of the British j Library - the Marie Stopes Storytold by Maggie Allen. Part 6 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Marie Stopes Storytold
Unknown: Maggie Allen.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Mapping the Town

1 Archaeologist Julian Richards presents the programme that shows you how to discover your town's pastthrough the streets and buildings of today. 1: Bristol. Producer Nicola Banning www.bbc.co.uk/history


Unknown: Julian Richards

: Thrush Green

By Miss Read, dramatised in six parts by Lesley Bruce. 2: Charles Henstock. Charles has a difficult decision to make in the peaceful Cotswolds village.
Director Claire Grove (R)


Unknown: Lesley Bruce.
Unknown: Charles Henstock.
Director: Claire Grove
Charles: Ian Masters
Harold: John Rowe
Dimity: Janet Maw
Ted: Ben Crowe
Ella: Maggie McCarthy
Willie: Paul Ritter
Mulloy: Paul Ritter
Man: Paul Ritter
Robert: Andrew Harrison
Edward: Andrew Harrison

: 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.

: Wlldbraln

Lionel Kelleway presents the wildlife quiz which aims to find Britain's top naturalist. Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Brett Westwood

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Baldi: 1: The Prodigal Son

Six murder mysteries set in Dublin, by Barry Devlin.
Paolo Baldi, Franciscan priest and philosophy lecturer, accidentally becomes involved in solving a murder at an Italian chip shop.


Writer: Barry Devlin
Director: Lawrence Jackson
Paolo Baldi: David Threlfall
Tina Mahon: Tina Kellegher
Father Troy: T.P. McKenna
Dr Graham: Gerard McSorley
Superintendent Rynne: Owen Roe
Mrs Reid: Margaret D'Arcy
Gianni: Paolo Tullo
Ali: Simon Delaney
[Actor]: Aoiffe MacMorrough-Kavanagh
[Actor]: Damien McAdam
[Actor]: Eanna McLiam
[Actor]: Frankie McCafferty
[Actor]: Anne Byrne
[Actor]: Charlie Bonner
[Actor]: Mark Bereen
[Actor]: Mark Lambert
[Actor]: Laurence Kinlan
[Actor]: Paul Roe
[Actor]: Nicola Duffy

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes your calls on how to save and invest in the new millennium.
Lines open at 1.30pm


Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Marcia Hughes.

: Ghost Stories

Five stories written by John Connolly , read by Tony Doyle. 1: The Erlking. A man relives his childhood memories of the spirit of the forest who came prying at the windowpane and cast a blight upon his life. Producer Lawrence Jackson


Written By: John Connolly
Read By: Tony Doyle.
Producer: Lawrence Jackson

: The Village School

Michael Williams tells the story of the village school in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, which opened in the mid-1800s and is still going strong today. Each successive head teacher has kept a detailed private diary of every aspect of school life over 100 years. Part 1 Of 5. Producer Ian Gilvear


Unknown: Michael Williams
Producer: Ian Gilvear

: The Food Programme

Suzie Atkins reports from South Africa. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Suzie Atkins

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and her guests dissect a variety of topical international issues. Producer PaulBajoria


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: PM

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Clement Freud , Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Tony Hawks and Peter Jones for radio's most devious panel game. Recorded at the Theatre Royal, Norwich.
Producer Chris Neill. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Producer: Chris Neill.

: The Archers

Sid is invited in for coffee.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets American author
Michael Lewis , whose latest book The New Thing investigates the billionaires and net-heads of Silicon Valley. Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Michael Lewis
Producer: Katie Hunter

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

Told by Maggie Allen. The life of Dr Marie Stopes - pioneer and self-publicist-told through her letters and journals. Marietakes on the might of the Church and opens her first clinic. Part 6 of 10. with Giles Fagan. Christopher Kelham , Janice Acquah.
Beth Chalmers , Tom George , Gavin Muir , Gemma Saunders and Tim Treloar. Director Jonquil Panting. Repeated from 10.45am


Told By: Maggie Allen.
Unknown: Dr Marie Stopes
Unknown: Giles Fagan.
Unknown: Christopher Kelham
Unknown: Janice Acquah.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Tom George
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: Gemma Saunders
Unknown: Tim Treloar.
Older Marie Stopes: Barbara Jefford
Younger Marie Stopes: Amanda Root
Mrs Jeffrey: Elizabeth Bell
Professor Fujii: Togo Igawa
Reginald Ruggles Gates: David Jarvis
Aylmer Maude: Peter Jeffrey
Humphrey Verdon Roe: Bill Nighy

: Brits

In three programmes Gavin Esler explores the nature and the future of British national identity. 2: A Very English Identity Crisis. Esler examines growing resentment among the English over perceived preferential treatment of the Scottish and Welsh, from levels of public spending and control of tneirown affairs to the number of Scots in the Cabinet. Producers Jane Ashley and Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producers: Jane Ashley
Producers: Martin Rosenbaum

: Itchy Feet

In a six-part series Rory MacLean and guests considerthe dilemmas facingtoday's traveller. 2: This week an examination of the concept of theme park nations. How far are we prepared to go to sell our countries productively in the tourist market? Producer Lucy Willmore


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Producer: Lucy Willmore

: Costing the Earth

Exploring issues which affect all our lives. Life in Earth. Ecologists warn that a largely uncharted underground ecosystem of insects and microscopic life forms is being destroyed by modern farming methods. Scientists believe that the future of the planet could be put at risk if we continue to destroy the" rainforest beneath our feet". Alex Kirby investigates. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirby

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: A Kind of Loving

Sean Bean reads Stan Barstow's 1950s novel which became a classic of postwar working-class fiction. Part 6 of 10. Producer Dave Sheasby (R)


Unknown: Sean Bean
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Home Truths

The programme peers through the net curtains lining an Oxfordshire village. With John Peel. Shortened repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Ingenious Pain

By Andrew Miller. A strange and haunting story of an 18th-century surgeon who feels no pain. Read by Sam West , abridged in ten parts by James Robertson. 6: James Dyer 's reputation is forged in the heat of a naval battle. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Andrew Miller.
Read By: Sam West
Unknown: James Robertson.
Unknown: James Dyer
Producer: Bruce Young

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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