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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Angela Woods


Unknown: Angela Woods

: Farming Today

Producer Julia Letts


Producer: Julia Letts

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests set the cultural agenda forthe week.
Producer Ariane Koek. Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Roger Hutchings. Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round (Song 1); Ephesians 4, wl-7; Litany to the Holy Spirit (Hurford); Thy Hand, 0
God, Has Guided (Thornbury). Director of music LucyHaigh.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Book of the Week: Playing the Moldovansat Tennis

Written and read by Tony Hawks in five parts. There is a theory that professional sportsmen in one field can turn their hand to any other game with a degree of proficiency. In 1998 Tony Hawks decided to see if he could beat the entire Moldovan national football team at his chosen game Of tennis. Part 1. Producer Chris Neill


Read By: Tony Hawks
Producer: Chris Neill

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney with interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Elizabeth and Essex selected and compiled by Lisa Osborne. Part 1 Of 5. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Lisa Osborne.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Mapping the Town

Archaeologist Julian Richards presents the programme that shows you how to discover your town's past through the streets and buildings of today. 2: St Andrews. Richards discovers how the church laid out the street plan, andwhywarwith the English and the support of the wrong pope led to the founding of Scotland's first university. Producer John Byrne. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history


Unknown: Julian Richards
Unknown: St Andrews.
Producer: John Byrne.

: Thrush Green

By Miss Read, dramatised in six parts by Lesley Bruce. 3: Albert Piggott
The church sexton finds unexpected romance in the peaceful Cotswolds village.
Director Claire Grove (R)


Unknown: Lesley Bruce.
Unknown: Albert Piggott
Director: Claire Grove
Albert Piggott: Ian Masters
Nelly: Annette Badland
Miss Watson: Linda Bassett
Molly: Alison Pettltt
Charles: Ian Masters

: 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

: Wildbrain

Lionel Kelleway presents the wildlife quiz which aims to find Britain'stop naturalist. First semi-final. Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Brett Westwood

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Baldi: 2: Keepers of the Flame

Six murder mysteries set in Dublin.
By Simon Brett. Created by Barry Devlin.
Paolo Baldi , priest, philosophy lecturer and accidental sleuth, is caught up in solving the murder of a leading academic. He follows a trail leading into the past of one of Ireland's most cherished literary figures.


Writer: Simon Brett
Created by: 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
Philip Trent: Malcolm Douglas
Mary Matthews: Noelle Brown
Professor Bryden: Pat Laffan
J.T. Brennan: John Hewitt
Vivian Luscombe: Kevin Flood
Maureen: Alice Barry
Garda: Jim Fox

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes your calls on tax and self-assessment.
Producer Marcia Hughes. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Marcia Hughes.

: Fine Feathers: Hats '

Thefirstoffiveshortstoriesaboutclothes. By
Fiona Kidman , read by Susan Curnow. With all the frantic arrangements taking place for a family wedding, the only burning question seems to be Whethertoweara a hat or not. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Fiona Kidman
Read By: Susan Curnow.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: An Englishman in Search of a Tea Ceremony: 1: Tea as Commondity

Andrew Jefford presents a five-part exploration of the world of tea as he prepares for his first Japanese "Way of Tea" ceremony.


Presenter: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: The Food Programme

With Derek Cooper. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and guests from around the world dissect topical international issues. Producer PaulBajoria


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew looks back at the fourth day of the final Test between South Africa and England.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Peter Jones , Paul Merton , Maria McErlane and Stephen Fry. Producer Chris Neill. Rptd Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Maria McErlane
Unknown: Stephen Fry.
Producer: Chris Neill.

: The Archers

Julia has become an expert. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of the British Library: Elizabeth and Essex: Part 1

Selected and compiled in five parts by Lisa Osborne. For ten years the young Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, was deemed a favourite of the aging Queen Elizabeth I, as his letters - recently acquired by the British Library -
confirm. But Elizabeth had a former favourite whom Essex could never quite replace.
(Repeated from 10.45am)
Programme of the Week: page 121


Selected and compiled by: Lisa Osborne
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Elizabeth I: Eileen Atkins
Earl of Essex: Jonathan Cake
Earl of Leicester: James Wilby
Ambassador: Geoffrey Whitehead
Man: Tom George

: Brits

In the last of three programmes Gavin Esler explores the nature and the future of British national identity. DeadorAlive?Vne old glue that held Britain together - empire, war, religion, the monarchy, the welfare state - is weakening. Esler asks what can strengthen the emotional bond of Britishness. Producers Jane Ashley and Martin Rosenbaum


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

: Itchy Feet

Rory MacLean and guests considerthe dilemmas facing today's traveller. 3: This week how some of the world's most spectacular sites are being threatened by our presence in them - from the peaks of Mount Everest to the icy wastes Of Antarctica. Producer Miriam Newman


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Producer: Miriam Newman

: Costing the Earth

Storm Alert. Scientists warn that the hurricanes and cyclones of 1999 were a mild warning of storms to come. Adverse weather conditions have killed thousands in India and caused billions of dollars of damage in the USA. Alex Kirby talks to people most at risk from extreme weather and finds out what science can do to protect them. Producer Brian King


Talks: Alex Kirby

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: In Siberia

Colin Thubron 's new book, read by John Rowe , shows us the soul of this country. It is not about the Gulag but about buildings and peoples and amazing quirks of nature. Abridged in ten parts by Andrew Simpson. Part 1. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Colin Thubron
Read By: John Rowe
Unknown: Andrew Simpson.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Home Truths

Shortened repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Alistair Cooke - a Celebration

A transatlantic icon and a household name, Alistair Cooke has come a long way from his working-class roots in northern England. Nick
Clarke's biography Alistair Cooke - a Life traces thisjourney. Read in five parts by Ian Richardson. Part 1. Abridged and produced by Pat McLoughlin (R)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Ian Richardson.
Produced By: Pat McLoughlin

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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