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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Helen Mark.


Unknown: Helen Mark.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With Lavinia Byrne.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Unreliable Evidence

Clive Anderson , former barrister and grand inquisitor of the stars, returns to cut through the legal jargon and gets to the heart of an issue which affects anyone who uses the legal system. Producers CathyPacke and Bruce Hyman. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Bruce Hyman.

: Hicks in the Sticks

What's Next? Film audiences are booming, multiplexes are mushrooming - what next for British cinema fans? Bryan Forbes concludes his series on the cinema in Britain with a look at the future, from private cinemas in converted sheds to the underground clubs that are taking film out of the theatre and into pubs, clubs and swimming pools. Producers Sara Jane Hall and Eleanor Garland


Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Producers: Sara Jane Hall
Producers: Eleanor Garland

: Daily Service

With the Very Rev Ken Riley. The Lord Is King! Lift Up Your Voice (Christ Triumphant); Jeremiah 19, wl-6; Yet Doth the Lord See It Not (Mendelssohn); Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendour (Rhuddlan). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Ken Riley.
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Book of the Week: The Penguin Book of 20th-century Essays: 2: The English Aristocracy

by Nancy Mitford , read by Eleanor Bron. Mitford's famous essay which developed the expressions "U" and "Non-U" to define the upper-class speaker. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nancy Mitford
Read By: Eleanor Bron.
Produced By: Jill Waters.

: Woman's Hour

Sheila McClennon hosts topical debates and conversation from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Michael Cunningham.

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: Laughing Matters

In the second of two programmes Meera Syal explores the history of the troubled relationship between Britain's ethnic minorities and comedy. Why are there so few black and Asian comic performers on television and radio? Speakers include the creator of Love Thy Neighbour and Mind Your Language, who defends the programmes against accusations of racism. With Anil Gupta , ground-breaking producer of Goodness Gracious Me. Producer David Morley


Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Anil Gupta
Producer: David Morley

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Routes of English

1,000 Years of Spoken English
Melvyn Bragg concludes his exploration of the history of the spoken language of Britain.
6: A World of Many Englishes. British English is today only one local variety of the language which has become the lingua franca of the world. How has the American influence affected the way English works and is developing? Professor
Steven Pinker joins novelist and actor Stephen Fry to debate the current and future state of the language. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Steven Pinker
Unknown: Stephen Fry

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Mantle of the Earth

By Graeme Curry , starring Samantha Bond as Marianne North. In present-day Kew Gardens, a small gallery is devoted to the work of the Victorian artist Marianne North , who travelled the world to paint plants in their natural environment. This is the story of her life and her remarkable journeys. Director Cherry Cookson
Programme of the week: page 115


Unknown: Graeme Curry
Unknown: Samantha Bond
Unknown: Marianne North.
Artist: Marianne North
Director: Cherry Cookson
Sir Frederick: John Rowe
Madge: Gemma Saunders
Julia: Elizabeth Bell
Reporter: Tom George

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Eddie Mair for an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Presenter: Eddie Mair
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Marrying the Mistress

By Joanna Trollope. 7: Jack and his grandfather find common ground. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Joanna Trollope.

: Architectural Marriages: 2: Lutyens and Baker: New Delhi

A tale of an architectural comic and a straight man who built an entire city together and in the process destroyed their friendship. For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the world of business, money and technology. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with practical advice, features and your Views. Producer Dorothy Stiven ACTION LINE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dorothy Stiven

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Revolting People: An Incredible Amount of Storm Clouds

Last in a six-part comedy series by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses set in Baltimore just before the American Revolution.
Feared British commander General Venables demands some executions by sunset (so he can have the whole day to look forward to them). Not everyone can survive.


Writer: Andy Hamilton
Writer: Jay Tarses
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel: Jay Tarses
McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Venables: Timothy West
Mary: Sophie Thompson
Brimshaw: James Fleet
Ezekiel: Hugh Dennis
Cora: Felicity Montagu
Joshua: Tony Maudsley
Mrs Arbuthnot: Susie Blake
Rutledge: Philip Pope

: The Archers

The counting Starts. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets American playwright, novelist and film-maker David Mamet. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: David Mamet.
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: The Hours

By Michael Cunningham. 2: In 1990s New York, Clarissa is organising a party, while in 1923 Virginia is writing Mrs Dalloway.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Cunningham.
Unknown: Mrs Dalloway.

: File on 4

Jenny Cuffe on why the taxman is failing to combat tax evasion which costs Britain £30 billion a year. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Presenter: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: David Lewis.

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel
PHONE: [number removed] for more information
FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: The Enemy Within

Geoff Watts presents the last in a three-part series on what can happen when the body's own defence mechanism -the immune system - goes wrong. He looks at ingenious ways of getting round the body's natural inclination to reject surgical transplants.
Producer Sue Broom. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Death of the Heart

By Elizabeth Bowen , read by Felicity Kendal. Part8. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Read By: Felicity Kendal.

: Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

The award-nominated sketch show which takes an irreverent swipe at the human condition returns with four programmes.
Dark Child has a birthday party, Davros tries to defraud the benefits agency and Randy Styles gives a rendition of a cowboy ballad.
Written, performed and produced by a a mix of disabled and able-bodied people. Starring Rob Brydon, Simon Greenall, Daryl Beeton, Mat Fraser, Leila Hackett and Catherine Tate. Producers Helen Williams and Ash Atalia


Unknown: Randy Styles
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Daryl Beeton
Unknown: Mat Fraser
Unknown: Leila Hackett
Unknown: Catherine Tate.
Producer: Helen Williams

: News

: The Late Book: Dreamer

By Charles Johnson. 7: Amy leaves Chicago to escape the dangers of the civil rights campaign, leaving Matthew to look after Chaym Smith. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Charles Johnson.
Unknown: Chaym Smith.

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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