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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

Jonathan Freedland talks to the novelist Jonathan Franzen about the history of the great American novel, and discusses the legacy of Swiss painter and artist Paul Klee.
Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Jonathan Freedland
Unknown: Jonathan Franzen
Artist: Paul Klee.
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

Presented by Noel Vincent. Restore, 0 Lord
(Restore, 0 Lord). Jeremiah 16, wl4-21. Lord for Thy
Tender Mercy's Sake (Farrant/Hilton). Jubilate in C
(Britten). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: Noel Vincent.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: The Road to Nab End

David Ross reads the first of five extracts from William Woodruff 's account of his Lancashire childhood in the twenties, growing up in a weaving family as the Blackburn cotton mills began their terminal decline. Producer Nigel Acheson. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Ross
Unknown: William Woodruff
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
Drama: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. Part 11. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Victor Hugo.

: Reinventing the Wheel ,

Adam Hart-Davis explores how a simple piece of technology has moulded human history.
3: The Spinning Wheel. The story of threads, fairy tales and Indian independence. Producer Mary Ward Lowery


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: Agatha Christie's Philomel Cottage

A new spin on a classic story by the queen of the whodunit, dramatised for radio by Mike Walker.

When Alex meets Terry she is swept off her feet. He persuades her to leave her job with a dotcom company and set up a business with him, based in an out-of-the-way cottage in the country.

BBC Radio Collection: A selection of Agatha Christie dramatisations are available on audio cassette from all good retailers and from [web address removed]. Call [number removed]


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: Mike Walker
Music: Nick Russell-Pavier
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Alex: Lizzie McInnerny
Richard: Adam Godley
Terry: Tom Hollander
Merlin: Struan Rodger

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Round Britain Quiz

What feature is shared by a prison in Fort William, the son of a Plantagenet king and father of another, and a gentleman usher? Nick Clarke chairs this week's contest of cultural knowledge and devious connections. The south of England play Scotland. Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated Saturday 11pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Apostle of Light

By John Pilkington. Louis Braille , who died 150 years ago, was blinded in a childhood accident. He was determined that he and other blind children at an institution in early 19th-century Paris should be rescued from being treated almost as social outcasts. But the only way to do this would be to devise a system which would enable them to read.
With children of Kentish Town C of E Primary School, London


Writer: John Pilkington
Director: Cherry Cookson
Louis Braille: Adam Godley
Pignier: John Rowe
Young Louis: Alex Etchart
Gabriel: Carl Prekopp
Dufau: Christopher Godwin
Father: Sean Baker
Guadet: Sean Baker
Mother: Marlene Sidaway
Mme der Burgh: Marlene Sidaway

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer listeners' personal finance questions.
Lines open at 1.30pm. Telephone [number removed]. Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: A Collection of Bones

Five quietly unsettling short stories this week by Elspeth Davie , who has been described as one of Scotland's finest and most underrated writers.
1: Allergy. Mrs MacLean is taken aback by her new lodger's violent reaction to one of her favourite foodstuffs: "Egg is poison to me. Deadly poison!" Read by Edith Macarthur. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Elspeth Davie
Unknown: Mrs MacLean
Read By: Edith MacArthur.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Let There Be Light!

Five programmes tracing the history of glass in architecture, presented by Maxwell Hutchinson. Part 1: Looking at Roman window glass and the earliest known Anglo-Saxon specimens, dating from the 7th century. Producer Elena Curti


Presented By: Maxwell Hutchinson.
Producer: Elena Curti

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon flies the flag for good food.
Producer Dixi Stewart. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dixi Stewart.

: Beyond Belief

Ernest Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Ernest Rea
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

The most devious of panel games comes this week from Winchester where the panellists are
Paul Merton , Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Linda Smith and Chris Neill. The chairman is Nicholas Parsons. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated on Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Chris Neill.
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

A picture is worth a thousand words.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets American composer
John Adams , whose works include the opera The Death of Klinghoffer, based on the 1985 terrorist attack on board the cruise liner Achille Lauro. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: John Adams

: Les Misérables: 11

A new serialisation of Victor Hugo's epic story of social injustice, dramatised in 25 episodes by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and Lin Coghlan.
Marius is walking in the Luxembourg Gardens and sees Cosette. Just one glance and his life is changed for ever.
With Christopher Godwin, Ewan Bailey and Sean Baker
Music by Dominic Fitzgerald. Director Jeremy Mortimer. Rpt of 10.45am
BBC Radio Collection: Les Misérables is available on audio cassette from all good retailers and from [website address removed] Call [number removed]


Writer: Victor Hugo
Adapter: Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Adapter: Lin Coghlan
Music By: Dominic Fitzgerald
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Victor Hugo: Joss Ackland
Jean: Roger Allam
Cosette: Lucy Whybrow
Marius: Jonathan Forbes
Javert: David Schofield
Combeferre: Carl Prekopp
Toussaint: Annette Badland
Thenardier: Henry Goodman
Mme Thenardier: Jane Whittenshaw
Eponine: Patsy Palmer
Maboeuf: Timothy Bateson
Azelma: Helen Longworth
Gavroche: Leagh Conwell

: Footprints

Writer and criminal lawyer Frances Fyfield traces the trail of evidence in three riveting tales of investigation. 2: The Bequest. Certificates of birth, marriage and death, electoral rolls, century-old census forms, gravestones, shoe leather and the personal touch are all used by probate researcher
Catherine Whiteaway in her search for the lost relatives of an 81-year-old woman who died in a nursing home leaving a small bequest and no will. Producer Paul Kobrak Frances Fyfleld 's Kind of Day: page 130


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Unknown: Catherine Whiteaway
Producer: Paul Kobrak
Producer: Frances Fyfleld

: The Neighbours

Tim Whewel and Esther Leneman explore European issues in a fresh and alternative way. 2: Pan-
European communication. How do we talk to each other? Can a Finn ever get a word in edgeways when talking to an Italian? Plus a look at the current state of freedoms of expression and information in media operations across the continent.
Series Producer John Murphy. Editor Maria Balinska


Unknown: Tim Whewel
Unknown: Esther Leneman
Producer: John Murphy.
Editor: Maria Balinska

: Nature

The Curlew. The evocative call of the curlew is inseparably associated with the beauty and serenity of British estuaries in winter. MarkCarwardine and wader specialist Peter Ferns from the University of Cardiff watch them feeding on the Severn Estuary. Plus what has been discovered by the British Trust for Ornithology about this enchanting migratory bird. Producer Sandra Sykes. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Peter Ferns
Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Excellent Women

By Barbara Pym. Abridged and produced in ten parts by Chris Wallis. Deborah Findlay reads the hilarious novel about life in postwar London. 6: A drink with Everard Bone! Whatever next? News about Helena and Rocky, that's what.


Unknown: Barbara Pym.
Unknown: Chris Wallis.
Unknown: Deborah Findlay

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Road to NabEnd

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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