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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sister Una Kroll.


Unknown: Una Kroll.

: Farming Today

With Helen Mark


Unknown: Helen Mark

: 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 Harvey Thomas.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


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

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Dr Jane Goodall. Forty years after she first began to study chimpanzees in Africa, she describes how she now devotes her time fighting for their survival.
(Repeated from Sunday 11.15am)


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Castaway: Dr Jane Goodall

: Book

of the Week: A Time of Gifts Patrick Leigh Fermor 's award-winning book is read in five parts by Samuel West. Final part. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Unknown: Samuel West.

: 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 Storytold by Maggie Allen. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


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

: The First Pirate

Les Woodland tells the story of Captain Leonard Frank Plugge , founder of Radio Normandy, which competed so successfully with the early BBC that Lord Reith was forced to compromise his principles and broadcast dance music on a Sunday. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Captain Leonard Frank Plugge
Producer: Brian King

: Bookcases

A comedy series by Martin Wade set in a Victorian publishing house.
2: Great Expectations. Primus plans to save
Spavin and Spavin from bankruptcy by becoming Charles Dickens 's new publisher. Cordelia has a surprise for Gerald.
Director Cherry Cookson


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

: You and Yours

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


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 and policy.
Producer Viv Black. WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London,
- W1A lQT. 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: Writing Home

By Manny Draycott Lai. Jane Lapotaire plays the mother of two daughters living in very different parts of the world in the early 1920s. They correspond with her as she sits alone in England, a long way from her homeland of Trinidad, trying to come to terms both with her isolation and the recent death of her husband and son. Producer Cherry Cookson (R)


Unknown: Manny Draycott Lai.
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Mother: Jane Lapotaire
Phyllis: Indra Ove
Ruth: Elizabeth Conboy
Mary: Tilly Gaunt
Major: Geoffrey Whitehead

: 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.

: Ghost Stories

5: Nocturne. The sounds of a piano being played at night lead a father and his son into a confrontation with a malign adversary. For details see Monday

: The Village School

The Buckinghamshire school sees some major changes in the classroom. Final part. For details see Monday

: The Routes of English

1,000 Years of Spoken English
In a new series of six programmes Melvyn Bragg continues his exploration of the history of the spoken language of Britain.
1: Coininglt. New words -linguists referto them as coinages - are as old as the English language itself. Bragg traces the history of linguistic innovation from the Middle Ages, through the inventiveness of the Industrial Revolution, to the latest creations of the newtechnology. Producer Simon Elmes. Rptd Tuesday 1.30pm Programme of the Week: page 129


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: The Message

Alex Brodie and his guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Claire English.


Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew introduces news and views live from Pretoria on the start of the Fifth Test between South Africa and England at Centurion Park.


Introduces: Jonathan Agnew

: Dead Ringers

The topical comedy programme starring the world's s biggest names from politics, sport and entertainment- courtesy of 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

The Grundys take advice
Wntten by Adrian Flynn. Director Ken Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Adrian Flynn.
Director: Ken Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Lngreig
Sid: Alan Devereux
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Lewis: Robert Lister
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Jolene: Buffy Davis

: Front Row

Francine Stock investigates the art of composer Kurt Weill on the eve of a festival of his work at the Barbican in London. Producer JenniferClarke


Unknown: Kurt Weill

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

Told by Maggie Allen. Final part.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Told By: Maggie Allen.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Parsons Mead
School, Ashtead, Surrey, by panellists including Diane Abbott MP; Heather Rabbatts , chief executive of Lambeth Council; and Sarah Sands , deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Diane Abbott
Unknown: Heather Rabbatts
Unknown: Sarah Sands
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Rptd Sunday 8.45am


Speaker: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Friday Play: Gladly My Cross-Eyed Bear

BySharman Macdonald , written specially for Phyllida Law. The interwoven stories of two women - one old, one young-who struggle with the meaning of words and language. Seventy-five-year-old Ella, who suffers from dysphasia, and lovelorn teenager Louise, who has Down's syndrome, are often misunderstood, even by their nearest and dearest.
Music Caleb Knightly and Adrian Howarth. Director Pam Wardell


Unknown: Bysharman MacDonald
Music: Caleb Knightly
Music: Adrian Howarth.
Director: Pam Wardell
Ella: Phyllida Law
Leslie: Phyllis Logan
Grant: Tom Smith
Rufus: Steven Atholl
Louise: Arlene Cockburn

: 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. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stan Barstow.

: Seagulls Follow the Trawler

England and British Lions captain Martin Johnson joins Charles Lambert to preview the forthcoming six nations Rugby Union tournament. Producer ian Bent


Unknown: Martin Johnson
Unknown: Charles Lambert

: News

: The Late Book: Ingenious Pain

By Andrew Miller. Final part. 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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