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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dave Kitchen.


Unknown: Dave Kitchen.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Winifred Robinson and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman starts the week in the company of a highly controversial professor, Randy Thornhill , whose book on rape caused a furore in the States. Producer Ariane Koek.
Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Randy Thornhill
Producer: Ariane Koek

: Book of the Week: Corsairville

Graham Coster's new book charts the remarkable crash and recovery of a flying boat. Read by Nick Mercer, abridged in five parts by Andrew Simpson.
1939. Somewhere up the Dunga River.... Part 1. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Graham Coster
Read By: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Andrew Simpson.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

From Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins. With the Welsh Chamber Singers. 1 Samuel vl6. Director of music Avril Harding. Organist Andrew Wilson-Dickson .


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.
Organist: Avril Harding.
Organist: Andrew Wilson-Dickson

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearneywith interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Part of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearneywith
Unknown: Michael Cunningham.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: John McCarthy's Bible Journey

In six programmes John McCarthy looks at the different ways the Bible has been read, from the earliest manuscripts to the latest websites. 4: The Tree of Knowledge. Is there conflict or compromise between the world of science and the Bible? McCarthy looks at Genesis to see whetherthe Bible's view of God has survived the age of reason. He then exami nes the future of faith in an age of technology.
Producers Norman Winter and Abigail Saxon


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producers: Norman Winter
Producers: Abigail Saxon

: No Fond Return of Love

Barbara Pym 's 1950s novel dramatised in four parts by Elizabeth Proud. 3: Neville Forbes at Last A missing vicar and a visit to the seaside provide more clues about the mysterious Forbes brothers.
Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Elizabeth Proud.
Unknown: Neville Forbes
Director: Sue Wilson
Dulcie: Penny Downie
Viola: Sara Coward
Aylwin: Martyn Read
Laurel: Tracy Wiles
Mrs Williton: Elizabeth Proud
Bill: Christopher Scott
Neville: Christopher Scott
Mrs Forbes: Tina Gray

: You and Yours

WithTrixie Rawlinson and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Withtrixie Rawlinson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Three more contestants are putthrough their paces in the music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin and covering all music, from classical to jazz, Show tunes to pop. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Charm Factory

Sue Teddern's four-part drama, set in 1954, follows the lives of four young actors fresh from charm school.
1: Happy Days and Lonely Nights. As Irene struggles with a career at home, Alex seems to be turning into the bad boy of Hollywood. Director Marion Nancarrow


Director: Marion Nancarrow
Irene: Tabltha Wady
Alex: Giles Thomas
Hugh: Charlie Simpson
Stan: John Sharlan
Peggy: Sarah-Jane Holm
Newsreader: Jonathan Keeble
Mum: Elizabeth Bell
Dad: Gavin Muir
Margery: Rachel Atkins
Mary: Beth Chalmers
Fan: Beth Chalmers
Tannoy: Beth Chalmers

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Dugglebytakes your calls on a topical issue that affects yourfinances.
Producer Marcia Hughes. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Dugglebytakes
Producer: Marcia Hughes.

: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night....

Five specially commissioned short stories, each beginning with one of English literature's most celebrated - or notorious - opening lines.
1: The Chimes by Ronald Frame, read by Edith Macarthur. An elderly novelist makes a ! pilgrimage back to her childhood home, but the journey takes her farther then she ever expected. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Ronald Frame
Read By: Edith MacArthur.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Rare Books, Rare People

In two programmes Rick Gekoski looks forthe j unsung heroes behind the great books of the 20th century. 1: Poems, 1919 by TS Eliot. Hand set, hand printed, hand sewn, hand bound by Virginia Woolf, and published by the fledgling publishing company she set up on the drawing room table. Producer Lisa Osborne (R)


Unknown: Rick Gekoski
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: The Food Programme

With Sarah Parker. Repeated from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Sarah Parker.

: 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 Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes are Edward Woodward ,
Michael Grade , LibbyPurves and Dr Peter McDonald. I ReaderWilliam Franklyn.
Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Michael Grade
Unknown: Dr Peter McDonald.
Unknown: Readerwilliam Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Mike gives Eddie helpful advice. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson gives the verdict on the film Three Kings, starring George Clooney - a tale of three Gulf War soldiers searching for a cache of gold in the desert. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: George Clooney
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Hours

A meditation on love, loss and time by Michael Cunningham. Abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph. Echoing Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway , it gives a moving account of one day in the lives of three women. 6: In 1923 Virginia is having her sister to tea. In 1949 Laura escapes from home.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Unknown: Virginia Woolf
Unknown: Mrs Dalloway
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane.
Mrs Brown: Buffy Davis
Mrs Woolf: Geraldlne James
Mrs Dalloway: Elizabeth McGovern

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates murders abroad and the rising number of cases in which relatives feel let down by the authorities. Members of Justice for Britons Murdered Abroad tell oftheirfrustration at what they say is complacency by the British government.
Producer Susan Mitchell. E-MAIL: ftf@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Susan Mitchell.

: Christina's Ethiopian Adventure

Christina Dodwell concludes a three-part look at the landscape and lore of Ethiopia, a country that celebrates both Islamic and Christian traditions. Festivals and Frescoes. She travels with a local chief to his homeland ofSekota, takes a sacred shower, and celebrates in the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Nature

Rlm-maker Huw Cordey witnesses one of the Amazon's great wildlife spectacles -the arribada or mass nesting of the rare giant river turtle. In a period of two weeks, thousands of female turtles haul themselves up on to the sand bars in the middle of the River Xingu, but whether ; the eggs hatch is a lottery.
Producer Sandra Sykes. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Huw Cordey
Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Foreign Country

By Francine Stock , read by Deborah Findlay. At 74 Daphne is confronted with an awkward episode , from hertime in the War Office by her favourite son's girlfriend. He, meanwhile, explores a very different conflict in a southern Soviet republic. Abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller. Part 1. Producer Mary Peate


Unknown: Francine Stock
Read By: Deborah Findlay.
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Producer: Mary Peate

: Home Truths

With John Peel. Shortened repeated from Saturday 9am


Unknown: John Peel.

: News

: The Late Book: Dressing Up for the

By Carol Shields. Five stories from the celebrated Canadian author's new collection. 1: Dressing Up forthe Carnival read by Buffy Davis. Spring has , arrived in town. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters


Read By: Buffy Davis.
Produced By: Jill Waters

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.

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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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