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: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

With Anna Mill.


Unknown: Anna Mill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is photographer Terry O'Neill. Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Terry O'Neill.

: Book of the Week: Kitchen Confidential

Chef Anthony Bourdain concludes his readings from his memoir. So You Want to Be a Chef? Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Anthony Bourdain

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney. Drama: Young Victoria by Juliet Ace. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Novel Russia

r Martin Wainwright begins a new three-part exploration of contemporary Russia through the themes and settings of three great Russian novels. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The story of Rodion Raskolnikov , an impoverished student who convinces himself that he has the right to murder an old moneylender. The settings of the novel, first published in 1866, are easily recognisable in modern St Petersburg. There are also many echoes in Russia today of the social upheaval and widespread poverty described by Dostoyevsky. Producer Sue Waldram


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Unknown: Rodion Raskolnikov
Producer: Sue Waldram

: Rolling Home: 5: Audrey's Story

A comedy series by Richard Monks.
The purchase of a top-of-the-range Duchess and a surprise meeting with an old, now titled, schoolfriend leads Audrey, grande dame of the Southern Counties Caravanners' Club, to reconsider her lifestyle.


Writer: Richard Monks
Producer: David Hunter
Audrey: Stephanie Cole
Ron: Bernard Hepton
Beverley: Annette Badland
Ray: Gerard McDermott
Jeanette: Clare Corbett
Carol: Jasmine Hyde
Lady Felicity: Patience Tomlinson
Paramedic: Alex Trinder

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youand yours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.
PHONE: [number removed]. FAX: [number removed]
WRITE TO: Feedback, [address removed]
E-MAIL: [email address removed].
Repeated Sunday 8pm


Presenter: Roger Bolton
Producer: Viv Black

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Chandra

By George W Fraser. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was just 19 years old when he published a theory that he believed would turn the whole field of astronomy upside down. The establishment was unimpressed. Sir Arthur Eddington , the "grand old man of astronomy", described it as "stellar buffoonery". Chandra was ridiculed and humiliated. But 50 years laterthis work won him a Nobel Prize. This is the moving story of his life-an inspiring tale of intellectual rags to riches.
Director Keith Halden


Unknown: George W Fraser.
Unknown: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Unknown: Sir Arthur Eddington
Director: Keith Halden
Subrahmanyan: Saeed Jaffrey
Lalitha: Surendra Kochar
Sir Eddington: Alexander Morton

: Making History

Sue Cook presents the programme that examines listeners' historical queries, explores avenues of research and uncovers mysteries. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
E-MAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk
WRITE TO: [address removed]


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Dot Dot Dot: Horses for Courses

by Susannah Pearse, read by Maria McErlane. A Snow White for the 21st century. The moral of the story is: you really should not rely on a mirror to live your life by, especially when it says your stepmother is the fairest of them all. Producer Gemma Jenkins. For details see Monday


Unknown: Susannah Pearse
Read By: Maria McErlane.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins.

: Spotlight

The origins of Spotlight- now an eight-volume directory, CD-Rom and internet website of every working actor in Britain - date back to the beginning of the century. In conversations with actors, photographers, agents and current proprietor, Nigel Seale , this programme traces the history of the most indispensable reference book in Show business. (R)


Interviewee: Nigel Seale
Producer: Matthew Thompson

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart chairs the topical comedy panel game, this week with Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy ,
Francis Wheen and newcomerto the programme, Helen Lederer.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Helen Lederer.
Producer: Lucy Armitage.

: The Archers

Lucas wants an answer.
Written by Mary Cutler. Director Alec Reid
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler.
Director: Alec Reid
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
: Jill Patriciagreene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Kate: Kellie Bright
Sid: Alan Devereux
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Lucas: Connie M'Gadzah

: Front Row

Presented by Francine Stock. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Presented By: Francine Stock.
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Young Victoria

By Juliet Ace, based on the diaries and letters of the young Queen Victoria. The Death of Albert
Final part. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimblebyisjoined at the Performing Arts Centre, Hunchingbrooke School in Huntingdon, by panellists including prospective parliamentary candidates John O'Farrell , Boris Johnson and Hugh Pymm.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebyisjoined
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Boris Johnson
Unknown: Hugh Pymm.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colour from the United States, with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke. Repeated Sunday 8.45am
BBC Radio Collection: two volumes of Alistair Cooke's Letter from America are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and [web address removed]


Speaker: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: The Crashed Plane

A story of love, intrigue, jealousy and revenge by Michael Hastings. Starring Eleanor Bron and Nadim Sawalha. An investigator is searching for a fighter craft that mysteriously plunged to ground ten years ago and went missing. A lead takes him to an address in London's fashionable Eaton Square, home of a formerly wealthy Arab businessman and his beautiful wife. It is here that the strange truth starts to emerge.
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Michael Hastings.
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Nadim Sawalha
Unknown: Eaton Square
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Hepzibah: Eleanor Bron
Anwar: Nadim Sawalha
Alex: Nicholas Boulton
Ground control: Thomas Arnold
Estate agent/Psychiatrist: Geoffry Church
Pilot: Kenny Blythe

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
EditorsPrueKeelyandJenniRussell.E-MAILworld.tonight@boc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/worldtonight


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Peppered Moth

By Margaret Drabble , read by Tessa Peake-Jones . Part 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Read By: Tessa Peake-Jones

: Late Tackle

Eleanor Oldroyd and guests with sports chat and opinion. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Late Book: The Real James Herriot

By Jim Wight. The World's Favourite Vet. Final part.
For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Jim Wight.

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.

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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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