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: World News

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests set the cultural agenda forthe week when the latest new ideas and issues are up for discussion.
Producer Virginia Crompton. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Virginia Crompton.

: Daily Service

Led by David Cook from Emmanuel Church. Just as lAm (Saffron Walden); Psalm 32; A Hymn to God the Father(Pelham Humfrey); 0 For a Closer Walk with God: vl, w4-6 (Stracathro). Director of music Benjamin Saunders.
The Daily Service, a CD and audio cassette featuring songs, hymns and anthems performed by the Daily Service Singers, is available from Christian bookshops and BBC shops.


Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Emmanuel Church.
Music: Benjamin Saunders.

: Book of the Week: The Dressing Station

Jonathan Kaplan 's account of his life as a surgeon is read in five parts by Miles Anderson. Today, the traumas of his early years in South Africa. Producer Sarah Johnson. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Jonathan Kaplan
Unknown: Miles Anderson.
Producer: Sarah Johnson.

: Woman's Hour

Chef Gordon Ramsay shares his best recipes from his latest book, Gordon Ramsay 's Just Desserts. Presented byJenni Murray. Drama: All Change by Helen Lederer. 1: Let's Get Physical. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Gordon Ramsay
Unknown: Gordon Ramsay
Unknown: Helen Lederer.

: Drancy: the Story of a Housing Estate

On the surface, Drancy is an unremarkable
Parisian suburb, yet in its centre is a housing estate where, during the Second World War, more than 60,000 Jews were imprisoned before being deported to Auschwitz. Since then, people have lived on the estate and its past has been largely ignored. This year, the future of its residents was threatened when the French government declared it a national monument. Jo Glanville -whose cousin was imprisoned in Drancy in 1943 - presents a portrait of this unusual estate. Producer Rebecca Hodson


Unknown: Jo Glanville
Producer: Rebecca Hodson

: The Hare Lane Diaries

Lyndon Mallet's six-part comedy in which two flatmates' struggles fortolerance are expressed via their wildly differing diaries. 5: Byron falls victim to an unruly shower attachment, uniting Rex and his landlady as they collaborate in damage limitation. Director Kate Valentine


Director: Kate Valentine
Jessica: Frances Barber
Rex: David Bamber

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Liberal Democrats Conference in Bournemouth.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Brain of Britain 2001

A nationwide general-knowledge contest to find this year's Brain of Britain. Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Chairman Robert Robinson. First round: the West of England.
Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: For I Have Sinned

In Wally K. Daly's solo drama, Bernard Cribbins plays an elderly priest haunted by the memory of a confession which forced him to confront his own faith and beliefs.


Writer: Wally K Daly
Director: Martin Jenkins
[Actor]: Bernard Cribbins

: Money Box Live

Financial experts answer listeners' personal finance questions. Presented by Vincent Duggleby. Lines are open on 08700 100 444from 1.30pm. Producer Penny Haslam


Presented By: Vincent Duggleby.

: The Adventures of Robin Hood

The first of five specially commissioned stories dedicated to the legendary English outlaw, to be read each weekday. 1: Robin Hood 's Story by Adam Thorpe. How Robin became an outlaw following a youthful fascination forthe Greenwood. Read by James Frain. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Robin Hood
Story By: Adam Thorpe.
Read By: James Frain.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: Soundscape: The Swallow's Journey

A five-part weekday series which uses sound recorded on location to follow a swallow's migration from the southern tip of South Africa to a village in Scotland. Written by Stephen Moss and narrated by Bill Paterson. 1: By mid-February the urge to migrate is overwhelming. Leaving behind the hippos and fish eagles of the Limpopo river, the swallow sets out on a hazardous journey that will take almost two months to complete and will require every ounce of her energy and resourcefulness.
Sound recordist Chris Watson. Producer Sarah Blunt


Written By: Stephen Moss
Unknown: Bill Paterson.
Unknown: Chris Watson.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon hosts a debate entitled Beyond Fast Food: a Menu for the 21st Century at the Abergavenny Food Festival. Speakers include Mike Love , vice president of McDonald's UK, and the Michelin-starred masterchef Raymond Blanc. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Mike Love
Unknown: Raymond Blanc.

: Whatever Gets You Through....

Muriel Gray and guests explore the major questions that preoccupy Our age. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Producer: Lindsay Leonard


With Dan Damon and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Dan Damon
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Quote.... Unquote

A special edition of the panel show based on favourite quotes and anecdotes recorded at this year's Edinburgh Festival. Nigel Rees 'sguests are MaryBrennan, LizLochhead, Magnus Linklater and Magnus Magnusson. The reader is William Franklyn. Producer Carol Smith. E MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk. Rptd Sunday BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Quote.... Unquote is available on cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Magnus Linklater
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Pat has a rethink. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews, news and the verdict on Enigma, Michael Apted 's film based on the Robert Harris novel about wartime code-breakers at Bletchley Park. The film stars Dougray Scott , Kate Winslet and Saffron Burrows. Producer Tom Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Michael Apted
Unknown: Robert Harris
Unknown: Bletchley Park.
Unknown: Dougray Scott
Unknown: Kate Winslet
Producer: Tom Morris

: All Change

Five weekday dramas in which comedian Helen Lederer takes a lighter look at growing old disgracefully. With Stephen Moore ,
Tracy-Ann Oberman and Tom George. 1: Let's Get Physical. Producer Sally Avens. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Stephen Moore
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Tom George.
Producer: Sally Avens.

: Under the Covers

Last in a series in which Nick Clarke looks behind the scenes at the England and Wales Cricket Board during a summer of drama and controversy on and off the pitch. 3: Umpires underfire, fighting corruption and Goliath beats David. Producer Brian King.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Brian King.

: Changing Places

The Adventure Valley. Sandra Sykes visits the villages of Bedlinog and Trelewis in South Wales. There, in a drive to create local employment, wall-climbing, caving and canoes are replacing coal as the main source of revenue, resulting in a total transformation of the landscape.
Producer Julian Hector. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Sandra Sykes
Producer: Julian Hector.

: Nature

Racoons. North America's racoon population is now 20 times what it was in the twenties. This has created many problems for the human inhabitants of the area, not least in Chicago, where 20,000 racoons had to be removed in one year alone. Huw Cordey investigates the reasons for the racoons' increase, alternative methods of controlling them and their future.
Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Huw Cordey
Producer: Julian Hector.

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ambassadors

Henry James 's novel - his favourite among his own works - is abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph and read by Stuart Milligan. Dispatched to Europe by a rich widow, Strether sets off to save her son from the clutches of a "wicked woman". 1: Strether arrives in Britain and enjoys the city of Chester, where he makes a new friend. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Alison Joseph
Read By: Stuart Milligan.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Dressing Station

Repeated from 9.45am

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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