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: Prayer for the Day

With Robert Rietti.


Unknown: Robert Rietti.

: Farming Today

Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Norman Winter. Take UpThy Cross (Breslau); Matthew 16, w21-28; Thou Knowest, Lord (Purcell); Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton). With the Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir. Director of music David Saint.


Unknown: Norman Winter.
Music: David Saint.

: Book of the Week: Travels in Celluloid

Terence Davies , director of films such as Distant Voices and The Long Day Closes, reads a five-part account of his working-class Liverpool childhood in the fifties. 1: "The Town Is Full of GhOStS. "Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Terence Davies
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Woman's Hour

Sheila McClennon reassesses the work of well known Scottish writer Jessie Kesson. Drama: Vital Signs by Sarah Phelps. Part 1 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Jessie Kesson.
Unknown: Sarah Phelps.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Female Tars

Suzanne Stark digs deep into the Royal Navy and National Maritime Museum archives to unearth the lives of the many women who served in the Royal Navy in the 18th and 19th centuries. Producer Neil Trevithick (R).


Unknown: Suzanne Stark
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: Romantic Friction

A comedy by Michelle Read. Lovelorn romance writer Anna is up against a deadline for her latest potboiler - a tale of love, suffering and jealousy. But her creative juices just do not seem to be flowing since she met a real live man after years of only having a fictional love life. She is constantly thwarted bythe fact that her characters keep leaping off the page to challenge her about their plotlines.
Written by Michelle Read. Producer Dawn Ellis


Comedy By: Michelle Read.
Written By: Michelle Read.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Anna: Samantha Bond
Brian: Hugh Bonneville
Minnie: Cathy Murphy
Buddah: Kammy Darweish
Bob: Andrew Wincott
Doll/Deirdre: Adjoa Andoh
Brenda: Michelle Read
Book: Michael Fenton Stevens

: You and Yours

With John Waite.


Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Mastermind

Another four contestants face Peter Snow 's questions on specialist subjects and general knowledge. Heat 8. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Child of Our Time

Five dramas about extraordinary children from around the world.
4: Child of the City: Wou Suk 's Story by Stephen Butchard. At the age of nine, Wou Suk is a child genius in maths and computer studies and a violin virtuoso, but he still finds time for Pokemon and Harry Potter. However, he believes he has a bigger responsibility- to develop biotechnology to make a difference. It's not if, but when.
Starring Jae-woo James Rhee as Lee Wou Suk. Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Wou Suk
Story By: Stephen Butchard.
Unknown: Wou Suk
Unknown: Harry Potter.
Unknown: Jae-Woo James Rhee
Unknown: Lee Wou Suk.
Director: Kate Rowland

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes calls on an issue affecting personal finance. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Crybaby

By Mary Lennon , read by Cathy Belton. A simple and stunning account of an old man's journey to a home. Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Mary Lennon
Read By: Cathy Belton.
Director: Pam Brighton

: Hicks in the Sticks

Film director Bryan Forbes explores the history of cinema-going through five British cinemas.
1: The Kinema in the Woods. An old converted cricket pavilion in Lincolnshire with a romantic and amusing story and a significant role to play in Cinema history. Producer SaraJane Hall (R)


Director: Bryan Forbes

: The Food Programme I

Will genetically-modified foods prove their worth by ending hunger in the developing world?
Derek Cooper investigates. Extended repeatfrom yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Four Corners I

Anne Mackenzie and guests explore issues from the four corners of the earth - from politics to popular culture, art to anthropology. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Stephen Fry joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton for the antidote to panel games, once again from the Royal National
Theatre in London. With Colin Sell at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

Greg plays the old soldier. Repeatedtomorrow2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts programme. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Vital Signs

A new ten-part series by Sarah Phelps of the hospital drama featuring Carol Weaver, chief executive of the Nightingale Hospital Trust.
1: Monday. After a difficult winter, Carol and the chairman are under pressure to ensure the hospital cuts its waiting lists.
Producer Toby Swift. Repeated from 10.45am
Programme of the Week: page 119


Writer: Sarah Phelps
Producer: Toby Swift.
Carol: Rachel Davies
Sea: Melanle Kilburn
Finn/Mathw: Lloyd Hutchinson
Kristoff: Duncan Preston
Roshan: Vincent Ebrahim
Alan: Andrew Wincott
Ed: Paul Brennen
Ruth: Rosie Cavaliero
Jo: Sandra Jamesyoun
Sally: Suzanna Hamilton
Davey: Roger Walker
Eileen: Richenda Carey
Graham: Garry Cooper
Hannah: Alice Gardiner
Milly: Grace Jepson

: An Inspector Calls

Jenny Cuffe follows the work of three of Britain's frontline investigators.
2: Crisis at Midnight. The work of Manchester's out-of-hours emergency social work team as they struggle with the nightly demands of the city's vulnerable and needy. "Have we become over-reliant on the state and do people expect too much from social services?" asks team manager Sheila Hill. Cuffe follows the proceedings of a typically varied caseload, including the quest for beds forthe elderly, the detention of mentally-ill offenders and the accomodation costs for vulnerable teens. Editor David Ross


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Sheila Hill.
Editor: David Ross

: The Mystery of the Affray

On 16 April, the HMS Affray, one of Britain's latest A-class submarines, sailed from its base in Portsmouth. On board were 75 submariners bound for a top-secret training exercise. They were never seen again, In the first of two : programmes, Edward Marriott investigates what i really happened in the Royal Navy's worst disaster since the Second World War.
Producer John Dryden (R)


Unknown: Edward Marriott
Producer: John Dryden

: Nature

Every summerthe Irish Sea is home to a remnant population of 30-foot gentle giants that have always been shrouded in mystery. Bracing the elements, Mark Carwardine goes in search of Britain's very own "industrial-size mouth with fins". Producer Sheena Duncan. Repeated tomorrow llam


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Sheena Duncan.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Long Hot Summer

New Zealand, 1936. Passions are running as high as the temperature in Barbara Anderson 's acutely observed and humorous novel. Abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury and read by Nicolette McKenzie. Part6. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Barbara Anderson
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Nicolette McKenzie.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Home Truths

With John Peel. Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am


Unknown: John Peel.

: News

: The Late Book: Beneath the Skin

Nicci French's gripping new thrillertells the story of three women whose lives are changed forever by a series of terrifying letters. Read by Abigail Davies and abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson


Read By: Abigail Davies
Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

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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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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.

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