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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Father Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Book of the Week: Terence Rattigan - the Man and His Work

Clive Merrison reads from Michael Darlow 's biography of playwright Terence Rattigan. Abridged in five parts by Kate Blackadder. 1: " I just kept on writing until somehow I had finished a play. Then I Started the next One." Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Clive Merrison
Unknown: Michael Darlow
Unknown: Terence Rattigan.
Unknown: Kate Blackadder.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Daily Service

With Denis Nowlan. Christ Is the King! 0 Friends Rejoice (Gelobt Sei Gott); Luke 9, w51-62; Will You Come and Follow Me (Kelvingrove); Lord
Jesus Christ (Living Lord). With the choristers of Manchester Cathedral. Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney with interviews and discussion presented from a woman's point of view.
Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 1 of 20. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: From Doodlebugs to DIY

Thefinal programme in which Francis Wheen immerses himself in 50 years of well-meaning attempts by the Central Office of Information to inform the public about Britain and things British. He looks at how the COI tries to look after us with warnings about everything from road safetyto Aids. Producer Miriam Newman


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Miriam Newman

: Thrush Green: 2: Dotty Harmer

By Miss Read, dramatised in six parts by Nick Warburton.

When animal lover Dotty Harmer is taken ill, her menagerie concerns her more than her health.


Author: Miss Read
Dramatised by: Nick Warburton.
Director: Claire Grove
Dotty: Anna Massey
Albert: Trevor Peacock
Harold: Geoffrey Whitehead
Ella: Selina Cadell
Dr Lovell: Adam Godley

: 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.

: Counterpoint

Three more contestants do battle in the semi-finals of the musical quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Elsie and the Child

A week of stories by the Potteries novelist Arnold Bennett. A child's affection for Elsie, the housemaid, turns the conventions and etiquette of an Edwardian household upside down.
Dramatised and directed by Michael Fox


Unknown: Arnold Bennett.
Directed By: Michael Fox
Bennett: Gerry Hinks
Elsie: Victoria Finney
Eva: Alice French
Mrs Raste: Meriel Scholfield
DrRaste: Peter Undford
Joe: Neal Swettenham
Harriet: Romy Baskerville

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes listeners'calls on the subject of state benefits.
Producer Paul O'Keeffe. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: Ovid Metamorphosed

Five short stories this week celebrating the poet Ovid, from a new anthology edited by PhillipTerry. 1: Hick Hack Hockwritten and abridged by Roger Moss , read by Sean Barrett. Producers Chris Wallis and Jill Waters


Unknown: Hick Hack Hockwritten
Abridged By: Roger Moss
Read By: Sean Barrett.
Producers: Chris Wallis
Producers: Jill Waters

: The Tercentenarians

The first of four programmes this week in which Trevor Baylis , inventor of the clockwork radio, goes behind the scenes of family firmsthat have been trading for over 300 years and, therefore, belong to one of the most exclusive clubs in the country. Today the blanket makers of Witney reveal their secrets. Producer David Prest (R)


Unknown: Trevor Baylis
Producer: David Prest

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper delves into the archives to reveal his personal despatches from the food front. Producer Paul Kobrak (R)


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Four Corners

International conversation looking behind the headlines at the issues and cultures which are
Shapingthe world. Producer Amber Dawson


Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Edward Woodward , Michael Grade , LibbyPurves and Peter McDonald. Reader William Franklyn.
Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: quote. unquote@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Michael Grade
Reader: Peter McDonald.
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Elizabeth is paranoid. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Tim Prosser


Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Tim Prosser

: Daughters of Britannia

Katie Hickman presents an untold story of four centuries of diplomatic life as revealed in the - private letters, diaries and memoirs of British diplomats' wives and daughters. Part 1 of 20. Directors Hannah Andrassy and John Dryden. Rptd from 10.45am Programme of the Week: page 115
Kate O'Mara 's Questionnaire: page 13


Unknown: Katie Hickman
Directors: Hannah Andrassy
Directors: John Dryden.
Unknown: Kate O'Mara
Ella Sykes: Stephanie Cole
Isabel Burton: Kate O'Mara
Ann Fanshawe: Amanda Redman
Catherine Macartney: Emma Fielding
Susan Townley: Jane Booker
Harriet Granville: Hermoine Norris
Jennifer Hickman: Liz Kettle
Mary Fraser: Claire Price
Major Leigh-Hunt: Mike Burnside
Vita Sackville-West: Marlene Sidaway

: Women behind Bars

Edi Stark presents a series about life in Cornton Vale, Scotland's only female prison, which has earned the reputation of being Scotland's deathrowjail. 2: Karen explains why she became a heroin addict, and Kelly tells how she was taken into care to protect her from her father's violence. Producer Edi Stark

: Crossing Continents

Roma-the Traveller Gypsies. The Gypsies, or Roma, have been hitting the headlines in Britain as asylum seekers, but most of them - between three and five million - still live in eastern Europe. Olenka Frenkiel hears from Roma across the region. Repeated from Thursday

: Expert Instinct

A A Vietnamese pot-bellied pig can cure itself of melanoma, the housefly has built-in gyroscopes and the termite is the master architect of the creature world. In a three-part series
Jolyon Jenkins examines the design, locomotion and pharmaceutical expertise that animals have developed over millions of years of evolution and asks how humans can learn from their examples. 1: Animal Architects.Wasps and termites are able to control precisely the temperature in their nests. To what extent can builders and architects learn from the building behaviour of animals? Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Daughter of Fortune

I The new novel from bestselling author
Isabel Allende is an epic story of love and adventure set
I in colonial Chile and the California of the Gold
Rush. Read by Amanda Root and abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph. 1: "I do not belong to this family." Producer GaynorMacfartane


Unknown: Isabel Allende
Read By: Amanda Root
Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am


Unknown: John Peel

: News

: The Late Book: When We Were Orphans

By Kazuo Ishiguro , read by Anton Lesser , abridged in ten parts by Chris Wallis.
6: Christopher has gone to Shanghai to solve the mystery of his parents' disappearance, but he is distracted by Sarah's apparent unhappiness. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro
Read By: Anton Lesser
Unknown: Chris Wallis.
Producer: 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.

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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