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: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Gordon Swindlehurst


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Gordon Swindlehurst

: Today

With John Humphrys 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: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests debate and deliberate new agenda-setting ideas, examining the latest issues with lively and topical conversation. Producer Matt Silver. Shortened repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Matt Silver.

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast. With the Rev Dr Bert Tosh. Pavane directed by Brian Hunter. Genesis 3, w8-15.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.
Directed By: Brian Hunter.

: Book of the Week: Mango and Mimosa

Suzanne StAlban 's engaging memoir of her life, from an eccentric childhood in the South of France and Malaya to intelligence work in war-torn Algiers, is read by Jane Lapotaire. Abridged in five parts by Sarah LeFanu. Part 1. Producer SaraDavies


Unknown: Suzanne Stalban
Read By: Jane Lapotaire.
Unknown: Sarah Lefanu.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney.
Drama: The Red Room, dramatised by Robin Brooks Part 1 of 9.
Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [email address removed]
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presenter: Martha Kearney.
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Random Edition

Peter Snow concludes the series in which each programme's stories come from the pages of an archive newspaper.
Required reading after Christmas lunch in 1897 - the New Year edition of the popular Strand
Magazine. This week, the history of messages in bottles; how marathon stilt-walking began near
Bordeaux; and are the classic examples of topiary pictured in the magazine still to be seen in the gardens of Levens Hall in Cumbria? Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Levens Hall
Producer: Andrew Green

: Peril at End House

The conclusion of Agatha Christie's famous novel, dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell. In order to lure the killer out into the open, Poirot takes an astonishing step. Now, at the denouement of the mystery, he summons everyone to the house. with Suzanna Hamilton, Richenda Carey, Hilda Schroder and Andrew Wincott. Director Enyd Williams


Writer: Agatha Christie
Dramatist: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Captain Hastings: Simon Williams
Frederica: Suzanna Hamilton
Unknown: Richenda Carey
Ellen: Hilda Schroder
George: Andrew Wincott
Nick Buckley: Gemma Saunders
Chief lnsp Japp: Bryan Pringle
Charles: Stephen Critchlow
Jimmy: Sean Arnold

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Wildbrain

Lionel Kelleway presents the quiz which goes in search of Britain's most knowledgeable naturalist. This week the programme comes from Malham Reid Centre in Yorkshire.
Producer Brett Westwood. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Brett Westwood.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday7pm

: Afternoon Play: Sweetly Sings the Donkey

A powerful and quirky insight into childhood and religion by Shelagh Delaney. A young girl convalesces by the sea in postwar Blackpool, her only companions fellow invalids, the nuns in charge of them and the waves. The girl has an extraordinarily strong voice, both knowing and innocent, as she teeters between childhood and adult life in this pithy and honest look at the world through a young girl's eyes. Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Shelagh Delaney.
Director: Polly Thomas

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Paul Lewis and guests are on hand to answer calls on a personal finance issue.
Producer Paul O'Keeffe. UNES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: Fantastic Tales

rFive classic European stories exploring the weird and the wonderful.
1: The Shadow by Hans Christian Andersen. A wise scholar grantshis shadow freedom, releasing him into societyto live as a man. But his act of charity goes badly awry. Read by Peter Capaldi. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen.
Read By: Peter Capaldi.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: Puzzling Passions

Marcel Berlins presents a five-part series about puzzles which have been used throughout history as instruments of pleasure, pain and gain.
1: Puzzles of Space. Labyrinths and mazes can be deadly Or delightful. Producer Anna Parkinson (R)


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: 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 from across the world. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Phil Pegum

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Jeremy Hardyjoins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton for the last in the current series of the antidote to panel games. This week's programme comes once more from the Swan theatre in High Wycombe,
Buckinghamshire. With Colin Sell at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


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

: The Archers

Alan's report arrives. Repeatedtomorrow2pm

: Front ROW

With Mark Lawson. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: The Red Room: 1: Eveline's Visitant

by Mary Braddon
Nine ghost stories, dramatised by Robin Brooks.
At a Christmas party, the young Rebecca West meets a mysterious stranger. Literary passions, among others, are aroused. What does it take to tell a good ghost story? A challenge is proffered, a battle of wits begins, as does a descent into dark imaginings.
Director Clive Brill.
Repeated from 10.45am.
Further cast details across the week.


Author: Mary Braddon
Dramatised by: Robin Brooks
Director: Clive Brill
Cissie: Lia Williams
Hugh: Ciaran Hinds
Violet: Amanda Root
Hector: Charlie Simpson

: Business of the Arts

The Winner, the Patron and the Consumer. Art and artists of all varieties are now an item on business plans, from governments and newspaper editors to multinationals - even funeral parlours! Kate Mosse - novelist, deputy director of the Chichester Festival Theatre and founder of the Orange Prize for Fiction -concludes her examination of the growing relationship between business and the arts and asks: Who is manipulating whom? Producer Marina Salandy-Brown


Unknown: Kate Mosse
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Crossing Continents

Sweden. Greater Stockholm has become Europe's Silicon Valley. In the last two years, the bill for
Sweden's sick leave has doubled. The connection
- burn-out. Rosie Goldsmith investigates why the Swedes are becoming stressed at work and what is beingdonetO help them. Repeated from Thursday llam


Unknown: Silicon Valley.
Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Animals that Changed the World

The conclusion of the series about animals that have changed the face of the planet and influenced human affairs through theirclose relationship with people. Disease Carriers
It is common knowledge that we can get nasty diseases from insects such as mosquitos and tsetse flies, but most of our major diseases were a product of domestic animals - BSE is by no means a first. Brian Leith investigates the impact of the animal carriers of human disease.
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk Producer Jan Castle


Unknown: Brian Leith

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Woodlanders: Part 1

Juliet Stevenson reads Thomas Hardy's classic tale of thwarted love and ambition, set among the woodsmen and women of Little Hintock. Abridged in ten parts.


Reader: Juliet Stevenson
Writer: Thomas Hardy
Abridger: Doreen Estall
Producer: Di Spiers

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Writing at theKitchen Table

Helena Bonham Carter reads five extracts from Artemis Cooper 's acclaimed biography of cookery writer Elizabeth David , who brought the light and tastes of the Mediterranean to postwar Britain, and whose private life was as passionate as herwriting. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson (R)


Unknown: Helena Bonham Carter
Unknown: Artemis Cooper
Unknown: Elizabeth David
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

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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