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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

With Sarah Mukherjee.


Unknown: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Indarjit Singh.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Midweek

Conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Chhs Paling. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Ernest Rea. There s a Spirit in the Air (Lauds). Luke 10, wl-12. Thurna Mma
(Trad). Forth in Thy Name (Angel's Song). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book

of the Week: The Road to NabEnd The third extract from William Woodruff 's account of his childhood, read by David Ross. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: William Woodruff
Read By: David Ross.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical discussions from a woman's point of view.
Drama: Les Misérables by VictorHugo. Part 13. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Inside the Judiciary

In the last of three programmes, Clive Anderson looks at the role, function and practice of the judiciary in the 21st century. Contributors include the Lord Chancellor, the Senior Law Lord and several younger judges at the start of their careers, who will be making law in this country over the next 20 years.


Presenter: Clive Anderson
Producer: Michael Waldman

: No Commitments: 3: My Turn Now

A six-part series by Simon Brett.
Victoria is becoming more engrossed in her studies and in her tutor, Gregor. This leaves Roger rather neglected and, unfortunately, prey for Charlotte and her frustration at being single. Meanwhile, Anna receives an offer from an unexpected admirer.


Writer: Simon Brett.
Producer: Maria Esposito
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Eddie: James Green
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Mr van den Hoop: Colin Starkey
Charlotte: Cella Imrie

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Puzzle Panel

More puzzles from Chris Maslanka and the panel as they try to baffle each other with brainteasers based on words, numbers and logic. On this week's panel are puzzle setter David Bodycombe , magician Geoffrey Durham and mathematician Rob Eastaway. Producers Harry Parker and Claire Csonka
Listeners with puzzles and answers can send them to Puzzle Panel, [address removed], or by e-mail: [email address removed]


Unknown: Chris Maslanka
Unknown: David Bodycombe
Unknown: Geoffrey Durham
Unknown: Rob Eastaway.
Producers: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Voices in the Room

By Bonnie Greer. Angela's son Carl is a handsome, bright young man. She has great ambitions for him and refuses to accept that he is schizophrenic. Carl's condition stretches Angela's reserves; but when Misha. a psychiatric nurse, offers the family support. Angela is surprisingly reluctant to accept.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Bonnie Greer.
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Angela: -Angela Wynter
Misha: Josette Simon
Carl: Don Gilet
Computer: Ewan Bailey
Operateur: Ewan Bailey

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Roy Lancaster and Matthew Biggs answer questions posed by gardeners from Middlesex. The chairman is Eric Robson. 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: A Collection of Bones

Five quietly unsettling short stories by Elspeth Davie. 3. A Field in Space. "It was difficult to say whetherthe rest of the room were envious or scornful of Peterson's particular field of interest." Read byCrawford Logan. Producer David Jackson Young


Stories By: Elspeth Davie.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Let There Be Light!

Maxwell Hutchinson looks at how the glass industry boomed in the 17th century, all because a royal proclamation ordered glass-makers to burn coal rather than wood in theirfurnaces. Producer Elena Curti


Unknown: Maxwell Hutchinson
Producer: Elena Curti

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylortalks to America's top law enforcer, Superintendent Edward Davis from Lowell, Massachusetts, about how his progressive community policing measures have reduced crime by two-thirds, the fastest fall in crime in the USA. Producer Marya Burgess. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylortalks
Unknown: Edward Davis
Producer: Marya Burgess.

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Lean on Me: 2

A six-part comedy series starring Maureen Lipman and Julia McKenzie.

In which Joanna and Marion try to curb their appetites. Some more successfully than others.


Writer/Producer: Bruce Hyman
Writer: John Langdon
Writer: Richard Warren
Director: Dirk Maggs
Marion: Maureen Lipman
Joanna: Julia McKenzie
Jim: Gary Waldhorn
Neville: Gawn Grainger
Daniel: Stephen Mangan
Rosina: Yolanda Vazquez

: The Archers

David takes advice.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts magazine with news. interviews and reviews. Producer Timothy Prosser


Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Les Misérables

By Victor Hugo. Dramatised by Sebastian Baczkiewicz. 13: Marius knows that he has only to fire a pistol to bring Inspector Javert and his men to save Cosette's father from the Thenardiers - but can he do it? For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Victor Hugo.
Dramatised By: Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Unknown: Inspector Javert

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk returns with the first of 11 live debates in which a regularteam cross-examines witnesses on their conflicting views about a moral concern behind the week's news.
Producer David Coomes.


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: David Coomes

: Power

Historian AJP Taylorwas fascinated by the changing role of the prime minister. Here is another chance to hear newly discovered recordings of Taylor's lectures for university students, in the first of two anthologies chosen and presented by Professor Peter Clarke , Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
1: David Lloyd George. A look at the prime minister who was outmanoeuvered by General Haig during the First World War - a mistake not lost on Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.
Producer Matt 10.45pm


Unknown: Peter Clarke
Unknown: David Lloyd George.
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.

: Beyond the Genome

Geneticist Steve Jones reports on the insights that unravelling the human genome will bring. Retinitis Pigmentosa is the most common cause of inherited blindness. There are several gene therapy trials being conducted around the world to delay its progression. What are the challenges facing researchers as they try to turn knowledge of the genetic causes of diseases into potential therapies?
Producer Paul Arnold.


Unknown: Steve Jones
Producer: Paul Arnold

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 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.
8: Mildred Lathbury : housing officer.


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

: Beyond the Back of Beyond

Comedy series by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst.
4: Mad. Lost in the Amazonjungle, malaria takes its toll on our explorers with somewhat startling side effects.
Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Paul Barnhill
Unknown: Neil Warhurst.
Director: Sally Avens
Mark: Nell Warhurst
Brian: Paul Barnhill
Mawa: Jacey Salles
Luke: Mark Benton
Joyce: Marlene Sldaway

: The In Crowd

The sketch show from Manchester starring Robin Ince , Helen Moon. Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. "My Dad said William Tell shot the apple off Newton's head just as it hit him. So Newton thought gravity was a sideways force, and that's why we slide about in bed." Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Helen Moon.
Unknown: Kate Ward.
Unknown: William Tell
Producer: Graham Frost

: News

: Book of the Week: The Road to Nab End

Another chance to hear the third extract from
William Woodruff 's account Of his childhood. Repeated from9.45am


Unknown: William Woodruff

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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