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: World News

: Pray er for the Day

With Glen Jordan


Unknown: Glen Jordan

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill


Unknown: Anna Hill

: 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

Jeremy Paxman and guests set the cultural agenda for the week.
Producer Ariane Koek. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

. From Wellington Parish Church, Glasgow, led by I the Rev Johnston McKay , with the choir of St
! Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow. 0 Send
Thy Light Forth (Martyrs); The Saviour Died but Rose Again (St Andrew); Acts 9 wl-9. Musical director Fridrik Walker. Organist Stephen Jones.


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay
Organist: Fridrik Walker.
Organist: Stephen Jones.

: Book of the Week: Why We Buy

By Paco Underhill , who studies the business of shopping, the behaviour of shoppers and how a shop's layout can turn browsers into buyers. He advises retailers all over the world on how best to sell people things that they did not even know they wanted. Read in five parts by Barbara Flynn. 1: The Science of Shopping Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Paco Underhill
Unknown: Barbara Flynn.
Produced By: Jane Marshall

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearneywith interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Private
Papers by Margaret Forster , dramatised by Juliet Ace. Parti of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearneywith
Unknown: Margaret Forster
Dramatised By: Juliet Ace.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Mapping the Town

Archaeologist Julian Richards presents the programme that shows you howto discover your town's past through the streets and buildings of today. 3: Lincoln. An exploration of Lincoln's early i origins as a retirement home for Roman soldiers and of how the Romans managed to get a water
' supply flowing uphill.
Producer John Byrne. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne.

: Thrush Green

By Miss Read, dramatised in six parts by Lesley Bruce. 4: Miss Fogerty. A village schoolteacher faces the challenge of a lifetime in the peaceful Cotswolds village.
Director Marilyn Imrie (R)


Unknown: Lesley Bruce.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Miss Fogerty: Marcla Warren
Miss Potter: Tilly Gaunt
Miss Watson: Llnda Bassett
Mrs White: Jillie Meers
Kathleen: Jillie Meers
Ray: Christopher Scott

: 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's top naturalist. Today's second semi-final comes from the headquarters ofthe Royal Society forthe Protection of Birds at Sandy in Bedfordshire. Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Brett Westwood

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Baldi: 3: Miss Lonelyhearts

Six murder mysteries set in Dublin.
By Barry Devlin.
Paolo and Tina investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of a nurse at an old people's home and uncover an unlikely case of voyeurism.


Writer: Barry Devlin
Director: Lawrence Jackson
Paolo Baldi: David Threlfall
Tina Mahon: Tina Kellegher
Father Troy: T.P. McKenna
Supt Rynne: Owen Roe
Mrs Reid: Margaret D'Arcy
Thelma: Marie Jones
Jack: Des Nealon
Janet: Doreen Keogh
Matron: Julia Dearden
Jason: Mario Rosenstock
Breda: Anne Byrne
Tolan: Mark Bereen
Kieran: Shane O'Neill
Sergeant: Malcolm Douglas

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes your calls on a topical issue that affects your finances.
Producer Stephen Chilcott. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Stephen Chilcott.

: Five Women

Five short stories by women writers.
1: Red Herrings by Harriet Kline , read by Emily Woof. "Have you ever eaten cocoa by the spoonful, Straight from the tub?" Producer Sara Benaim


Unknown: Harriet Kline
Read By: Emily Woof.
Producer: Sara Benaim

: Fresh Air

The return of the Sony Award-winning series of diaries by young people, in five programmes.
1: Young, black, female, Christian and disabled - Tinu Adeniji Adele is testing the world, herfriends and herself in her search for answers.
Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Tinu Adeniji Adele
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Food Programme

How the farming crisis has forced livestock farmers into selling direct to the public instead of to supermarkets or livestock markets. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and guests from around the world dissect a variety of topical international issues. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe


Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined at the Radio Theatre, London, by Peter Jones , Paul Merton , Maria MacErlane and Stephen Fry for radio's most devious panel game.
Producer Chris Neill. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


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

: The Archers

Grandad is lumbered. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme, including the verdict on American Beauty, the debut film from Sam Mendes starring Kevin Spacey. Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Sam Mendes
Unknown: Kevin Spacey.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Private Papers

By Margaret Forster, dramatised by Juliet Ace.

Rosemary finds some papers, written by her mother, hidden at the back of a drawer. They contain her mother's version of their family history. Rosemary secretly adds her views.
(Repeated from 10.45am)


Author: Margaret Forster
Dramatised by: Juliet Ace
Director: Tanya Nash
Penelope: Angela Pleasence
Oliver: Simon Armstrong
Mike: Oliver Ryan
Jess: Gemma Kelly
Rosemary: Nichola McAuliffe
Grandmother: June Barrie
Celia: Jenny Funnell
Emily: Jessica Lloyd

: The Right Stuff

Gerry Northam presents two programmes which follow the progress of would-be chief constables through a six-month course for high-flyers at Bramshill Police College. 1: The candidates compete for selection and tackle the controversial issue of race equality. Producer Liz Carney


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Liz Carney

: Itchy Feet

Rory MacLean and guests consider the dilemmas facing today's traveller.
4: This week a look at the adrenal in-fuelled trips that are becoming the new family holiday. Producer Lucy Willmore


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Producer: Lucy Willmore

: Costing the Earth

Before It's Too Late. Global warming has been identified by the United Nations as the biggest threat to the future of our planet. Alex Kirby explores the scientific evidence and talks to people in less developed countries who fear catastrophic consequences if the major industrial nations fail to curb their greenhouse gas emissions. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirby

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: In Siberia

Colin Thubron 's new book, read by John Rowe , journeys to the heart of Siberia. Abridged in ten parts by Andrew Simpson. Part 6. Producer Duncan Minshull


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

: Home Truths

John Peel hosts another programme in which the strories come from the listeners.
Shortened repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: 33 Momentsof Happiness

Five stories about St Petersburg from award-winning German writer Ingo Schulze , read by Ian McDiarmid. 1: "Inside a clear box and bedded in soft pink cotton lay a tiny dark bottle." Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Ingo Schulze
Read By: Ian McDiarmid.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

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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