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: Prayer for the Day

With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Allan Little and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Start the Week

Anthony Gottlieb traces the history of philosophy and its relationship with the natural sciences when he joins Jeremy Paxman and guests. Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Anthony Gottlieb
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

Tell Out, My Soul (Woodlands); Isaiah 43, w8-13; I Will Worship (Dyson); Forth in the Peace of Christ (Duke Street). With Manchester Cathedral Choristers. Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: In Sicily

Renowned travel writer Norman Lewis revisits Sicily in his new book, abridged in five parts by Andrew Simpson and read by John Rowe. 1: A Sicilian Duel and Under a Volcano Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Norman Lewis
Unknown: Andrew Simpson
Read By: John Rowe.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney hosts interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view.
Drama: The Weight of Waterby Anita Shreve. Part 6 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Waterby Anita Shreve.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Running the Empire

Historian Peter Jones concludes his series about the Roman Empire.
Nero, the Perverse Populist. An exploration of the life of an emperorwho murdered his mother, cheated in the Olympics and admired Caligula's abilityto waste money. The ruling aristocracy were not impressed by his outrageous behaviour, but the people of Rome thought he was hilarious. Producer John Byrne (R)


Unknown: Peter Jones
Producer: John Byrne

: Scoop

Evelyn Waugh 's biting satire of class, pre-war politics and the appalling nature of the newspaper industry is adapted infourparts byGiles Havergal. 2: Stones, TwentyPounds. William Boot , accidental war correspondent of the Daily Beast, encounters the bizarre corrupt world of Ishmaelia in the heart of Africa, the even more corrupt British press corps and a beautiful girl.
Director Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: William Boot
Director: Dave Batchelor
Narrator: Giles Havergal
William: Matthew Whittle
Katchen: Lucy Paterson
Smiles: Crawford Logan
Baldwin: Derwent Watson
Erik: Sandy Neilson
Corker: Mark McDonnell
Bannister: Henry Ian Cusick

: 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.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. First Semi-Final.
Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Anarchist Bed andBreakfast

By Bernard Kops. A couple of old anarchists are appalled to learn they have inherited a B & B. In their opinion property is still theft, particularly when it is set in smart Westcliffe on Sea!
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Bernard Kops.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Ron: Freddie Jones
Bella: Rlchenda Carey
Angus: Ben Crowe
Rosie: Clare Corbett
Policeman: Terence Edmond

: Money Box live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer calls on a personal finance issue. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Five New Shorts

A week of new stories by well-known authors.
1: A Feast for Catherine by Michele Roberts , read by Sian Thomas. She plans a trip to Rome to meet her lover. But the best laid plans ... Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Read By: Sian Thomas.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Batman and Rosie !

The Bat's Haircut. The Bechstein's bat is one of the rarest British mammals and the subject of a study by bat expert Dr Henry Schofield. In four programmes, Schofield, in the company of his long-suffering canine companion Rosie, prepares for a bat-hunt by radio-tagging a bat after first giving it a haircut. Part 1. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Dr Henry Schofield.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and guests take a global view of news, traditions and human stories. ProducerPhil pegum


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Stephanie Caiman ,
Humphrey Carpenter , Jonathan Cecil and John Julius Norwich. ReaderWilliam Franklyn. j ProducerCarol Smith. E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Stephanie Caiman
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: John Julius Norwich.
Unknown: Readerwilliam Franklyn.

: The Archers

Is David up to it? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to Sir Richard Eyre who examines the state of British theatre in a new television series and book entitled Changing Stages.
Producer Tanya Hudson j


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Sir Richard Eyre
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: The Weight of Water

By Anita Shreve , dramatised in ten parts by Beatrice Colin. During the night of 5 March 1873, ' two women - both Norwegian immigrants -were murdered on the Isles of Shoals. In the present day, Jean, a newspaper photographer, discovers a cache of papers that appears to give an account; of the murders by an eyewitness. Part 6. I Director GaynorMacFarlane. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anita Shreve
Unknown: Beatrice Colin.
Jean: Nancy Crane
Adaline/Anethe: Derbhle Crotty
Maren: Emma Fielding
Thomas: Karl Johnson
Billie: Harper Page Marshall
Kirsten: Lsobel Middleton
Rich/John: Stuart Mllligan
Evan: Simon Scardifield

: Test Match Special Report

Pakistan v England. From Rawalpindi, Peter Baxter looks back at the last of the three One Day Internationals.


Unknown: Peter Baxter

: The Top Job

Peter Hennessy concludes a three-part series examining the challenges that have faced British prime ministers. The Messiah Complex. Several premiers have started out with a burning ambition to modernise Britain. What are the practical limits on their power and how far can they go without overreaching themselves? ProducerZareer Masani


Unknown: Peter Hennessy

: Crossing Continents

The Basque region of Spain has more autonomy than almost any other part of Europe, yet two thirds of local people are dissatisfied. Until recently the French Basques could only dream of the rights enjoyed south of the border- now they are using stunts such as stealing archives to highlight their demands. Julian Pettiferreports. Rptdfrom Thursday liam j


Unknown: Julian Pettiferreports.

: The Plant Hunters

In Llanarthne in rural Wales it has taken three years to turn the old, neglected estate of Middleton Hall into the National Botanic Garden ; of Wales, the first to be built in the UK for over 200 years. Kerry Ten Kate investigates. Producer Gwenan Thomas (R)


Unknown: Middleton Hall
Unknown: Kerry Ten Kate
Producer: Gwenan Thomas

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: When I Lived in Modern Times

Linda Grant 's powerful Orange Prize-winning novel is read by Sara Kestelman and abridged in ten parts by Richard Hamilton. In 1946, Evelyn, a young hairdresser from Soho, departs for a new life in Palestine, where her identity is thrown into confusion when she falls in love. Part 1.
Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Linda Grant
Read By: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Richard Hamilton.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: In the Heart of the Sea

Nathaniel Philbrick 's gripping real-life tale of the whalingdisasterthat inspired Herman Melville to write MobyDickis read by Alun Armstrong and abridged in five parts by Keith Darvill. Part 1. Producer Sara Davies (R)


Unknown: Nathaniel Philbrick
Read By: Alun Armstrong
Unknown: Keith Darvill.
Producer: Sara Davies

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.

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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