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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Glen Jordan


Unknown: Glen Jordan

: Farming Today

With Helen Mark


Unknown: Helen Mark

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the writer and Oscar-winning film director Neil Jordan , who talks about growing up in Ireland and his Oscar-winning career in movies. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Director: Neil Jordan

: Book of the Week: Why We Buy

ByPaco Underhill. The Sensual Shopper. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bypaco Underhill.

: Woman's Hour

From authors and athletes to scientists and actors, Jenni Murray hosts interviews and discussions with the most interesting women around. Drama: Private Papers by Margaret Forster. Part 5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Margaret Forster.

: Fragments in Time

Five years ago Christopher Morris found the torn, muddied remains of a diary in a Sussex ditch. Intrigued, he reassembled the pieces and discovered the daily account of a young British woman who was trapped in Vichy, France, in 1944. But who was she and why was she there?
Programme of the Week: page 113


Presenter: Christopher Morris
Producer: Iwan Russel Jones

: Bookcases

Last in a four-part comedy series by Martin Wade set in a Victorian publishing house.
Merger Most Foul. As Spavin and Spavin's fortunes decline, Edith's success as a writer increases, but her refusal to let the firm publish her books leads to desperate plans for a merger. with Rachel Atkins , Gerard McDermott and loan Meredith Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Martin Wade
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Director: Cherry Cookson
Primus: Michael Cochrane
Edith: Elizabeth Spriggs
Cordelia: Maggie Steed
Gerald: David Horovitch
Mrs Quirk: Joan Sims
Simeon: Charles Simpson

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs your views on BBC radio programmes and policy.
Producer Viv Black. WRITETO: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London, W1A 1QT. FAX: [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: American Beer

A northern comedy drama by Steve Timms.
Funny, fast and razor-sharp dialogue between Judy and Amanda, two young women stuck in a flat in Oldham. Their lives are about to change for ever, but one of them is terrified.
Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Steve Timms.
Director: Melanie Harris
Mandy: Ann-Louise Grimshaw
Fred: Russell Dixon
Judy: Michelle Holmes
Irene: Lesley Nicol

: 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

: Five Women

Blood Sugarby Charlotte Mendelson , read by Emma Fielding. Atale of misplaced love and newfound cookery skills. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sugarby Charlotte Mendelson
Read By: Emma Fielding.

: Fresh Air

Home Is Where the Hate Was. Ngozie longs to return to her beautiful birthplace of Sierra Leone. But it is also a place of nightmares and terrible memories of the vicious civil war she found herself trapped in. James Maxwell reveals two very different worlds. Final part. For details see Monday

: The Routes of English

1,000 Years of Spoken English
Melvyn Bragg continues his exploration of the history of the spoken language of Britain.
3: A Better Class of Language. For generations the way you talk has affected how people regard you. These days the top-drawer cut-glass vowels fashionable 50 years ago have become out of date. Are the flattened sounds and glottal stops of urban Britain the new classy way to speak? With Professor Richard Hoggart.
Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated Tuesday 1.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Professor Richard Hoggart.
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 Clare English and Chris Lowe. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Dead Ringers

The topical comedy programme stars the 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

Clarriesays, "Youcan'tdothat."
Written by Caroline Harrington. Director Julie Beckett
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington.
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Grelg
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Lewis: Robert Uster

: Front Row

Mark Lawson looks at an exhibition of trompe l'oeil atthe National Gallery in London. Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Katie Hunter

: Private Papers

By Margaret Forster , dramatised by Juliet Ace. Part 5. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Margaret Forster
Dramatised By: Juliet Ace.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at Stanchester Community School, Stoke-Sub-Hamdon,
Somerset, by Jackie Ballard MP, Nigel Farage , Dr Liam Fox MP and Ken Livingstone MP.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jackie Ballard
Unknown: Nigel Farage
Unknown: Dr Liam Fox
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Producer Tony Grant. Rptd Sunday 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: Summersets

Robert Forrest 's moving drama of love and hope is set partly in the fabled summer of 1967 when sex, drugs and the Beatles made a generation feel they could stay young for ever. Thirteen years on and most have grown older, but not Billy Kite. His damaged brain keeps him a prisoner of those summer days when he fell in love with Rita and something eternal tapped him on the shoulder.
Music lain Johnstone. Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Robert Forrest
Unknown: Billy Kite.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Billy: Liam Brennan
DrGlede: Finlay Welsh
Vera: Julie Duncanson
Alec: Gary Lewis
Rita: Katherine Igoe
Lahiri: Mark McDonnell

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL: wtonite@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: In Siberia

ByColinThubron, read by John Rowe. Final part. For details see Monday


Read By: John Rowe.

: Late Tackle

Steve Cram hosts the programme from
Manchester. With Mike Tyson making his British boxi ng debut tomorrow, a look at the razzmatazz surrounding the world of heavyweight boxing. Plus a report on how Tyson has spent his two weeks in Britain ahead of the bout. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Steve Cram
Unknown: Mike Tyson
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Late Book: 33 Momentsof Happiness

By Ingo Schulze , read by Ian McDiarmid.
5: "She had come for revenge. Presumably she Was armed." For details see Monday


Unknown: Ingo Schulze
Read By: Ian McDiarmid.

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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