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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Angela Woods.


Unknown: Angela Woods.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Julia Letts


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Julia Letts

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Alison Hughes. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Book of the Week: Playing the Moldovansat Tennis

Written and read by Tony Hawks in five parts. Part3. For details see Monday


Read By: Tony Hawks

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley. Be Thou My Vision (Slane); 1 John 5, wl-5; Our Faith Is a Light
(Wilson); Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Faithfulness). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and debates from a woman's point of view. Drama: Elizabeth and Essex selected and compiled by Lisa Osborne. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Lisa Osborne.

: Everybody Has a Dream

Michael Robinson follows the progress of four new businesses over the course of a year.
4: The Clinic. Elizabeth Nicholson and Dee Jones plan to run clinics for people suffering from lymphoedema, a painful medical condition. They knowthey can find the patients, but can they persuade the NHS and private health companies to foot the bill?
Producer Sally Flatman


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Unknown: Elizabeth Nicholson
Unknown: Dee Jones
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Absolute Power

Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in Mark Tavener 's comedy series. This weekthe specialists in government and media relations get involved in the race for London mayor. With Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner , Colin McFarlane and Hugh Parker.
Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe
Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Colin McFarlane
Unknown: Hugh Parker.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Who Goes There?

Martin Young hosts the biographical quiz which looks at the famous through history. Team captains Fred Housego and Francis Wheen are joined by guests Carol Sarler and Rachel Holmes. Written by Nick Hildred and Hugh Rycroft. Producer LizAnstee


Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Carol Sarler
Unknown: Rachel Holmes.
Written By: Nick Hildred
Written By: Hugh Rycroft.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Stay!

A romantic comedy by Georgia Pritchett . Lonely Lizzie runs a dog kennels. Her teenage daughter is aiming for sainthood. Tim, the kennels' handyman, strives daily to avoid the small calamities that seem to seek him out. But romance is in the air when the new doctor arrives.
Director Marilyn Imrie


Comedy By: Georgia Pritchett
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Lizzie: Sophie Thompson
Doctor Perkins: Duncan Preston
Emily: Sheridan Smith
Tim: Timothy Spall
Mrs Beresford: Elizabeth Bell
Dr James: Gavin Muir

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by members and friends of the Willoughbridge
Garden Trust, Stoke-on-Trent. With chairman Eric RobSOn. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Fine Feathers: Knickers

By Daphne Glazer , read by Sunny Ormonde . The sight of a woman wearing a thong at the swimming baths sets Jayne off on a quest to find some sexy underwear to give her confidence on a blind date. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Daphne Glazer
Read By: Sunny Ormonde
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: An Englishman in Search of a Tea Ceremony

3: Tea in History. Andrew Jefford traces the journey of tea through time, from its legendary Chinese origins to international prominence. For details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor and guests discuss new research examining the social impact of gambling. Producer Chris Berthoud
E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Berthoud

: The Healers

A look behind the scenes at those who offer care and cure. This week Niall Dickson discovers what motivates a person to become a dentist. Is it the thought of a highly profitable dental practice or do dentists worry about the poor and the disabled - the people society often neglects? Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk (R)


Unknown: Niall Dickson
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Some of Our Pilots Are Missing

John Waite and Rory Bremner present spoof outtakes from imaginary pilot shows never intended for broadcast, including Desert Island
Bathroom Tiles and Michael Foot 's Comedy Hour. Producer Robert Katz (R)


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Michael Foot
Producer: Robert Katz

: The Archers

Shula has good advice for Siobhan. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts programme and meets film director John Sayles , who reflects on his work as a Hollywood script doctor. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Francine Stock
Director: John Sayles
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of theBritish Library

Elizabeth and Essexselected and compiled by Lisa Osborne. Part 3.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lisa Osborne.

: Them and Us

Diana Madill presents four debates about important issues ofthe day. 3: Madilltakesthe debate to Newcastle, where those in favour of a separate tier of regional government say:
"Devolution is the best way to get jobs into the North East." Could devolution make a real difference to the local economy?
Register your vote to agree on [number removed] orto disagree on [number removed]. Calls cost a maximum of lOp Producer Anna Parkinson
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Diana Madill
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: Rough Magic

Four philosophical adventures in the anthropology of everyday life by Steven Connor. 2: Wires. We grew up thinking that we were entering a fully wireless world. Why then are we more wired up than ever before? Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Steven Connor.

: Origins: the Genesis Factor

In the last of three programmes Paul Davies reveals the remarkable theories and discoveries that will ultimately transform our understanding of the origin of life. He addresses the question of whether life is merely the product of a simple molecular lottery or something that is written into the laws of nature.
Music Geoff Proudley Producer Louise Dalziel


Presenter: Paul Davies
Music: Geoff Proudley
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: In Siberia

By Colin Thubron , read by John Rowe. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Colin Thubron
Read By: John Rowe.

: The O' Show

A comedy sketch show featuring the cream of Ireland's new comedians. Starring Jason Byrne, Colin Murphy, Kevin Gildea, Paul Tylack, Patrick McDonnel, Mark Docherty and Pom Boyd. Producers Bill Dare and Steven Lock


Unknown: Starringjason Byrne
Unknown: Colin Murphy
Unknown: Kevin Gildea
Unknown: Paul Tylack
Unknown: Patrick McDonnel
Unknown: Mark Docherty
Unknown: Pom Boyd.
Unknown: Steven Lock

: News

: The Late Book: Alistair Cooke - a Celebration

Ian Richardson reads Nick Clarke 's biography of AlistairCooke. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ian Richardson
Unknown: Nick Clarke

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.

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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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