- Laurie Taylor investigates the long and strange history of attempts by employers to make recruitment a more objective process. Examples include the Civil Service exams in the 1850s, early psychological tests and the forms that encouraged interviewers to grade a candidate's face and hands. ProducerJohn Goudie
A six-part domestic sitcom, written by Jan Etnenngton and Gavin Petrie and starring Lynda Bellingham.
4: George and Carol are trying to find a way to make their marriage work-the answer comes from a most unlikely source. George is pleased but will Carol annrove oreven find out... ? Producer Elizbeth Freestone
By Lavinia Murray and Susan Vale. A surreal adventure comedy in which Lottie the mermaid swaps hertail for legs and is sent on a mission to save the people of seaside town Doursby-on-the-Turn from the evil machinations of Mayor Alfred Big.
Director Marc Beeby
Mayor Alfred Big:
A week of stories in which a fleeting decision alters the course of a life.
5: Small Things by Clare Seal. The paths of young
Poppy and Freddie the ex-con cross dramatically on a busy main road. Read by Angela Barlow. For details see Monday
5: The Old Study, Down House, Down,
Kent Charles Darwin wrote The Origin of Species in his study in virtual secrecy. Allan Beswick talks to author Randall Keynes about Darwin's domestic life while he carried out his world-changing research. For details see Monday
How far should governments be allowed to go in interrogating suspected terrorists? And can suspects' protection be undermined by using soldiers to question them, ratherthan the police? Presented by Marcel Berlins. Producer Simon Coates
A tongue-in-cheek review of the week's news, with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy , Francis Wheen and Fred MacAulay.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm
7.00 The Archers
Dross has competition.
Written by Paul Brodrick Director Keri Davies Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAEto [address removed]
A &R Man:
Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby from the Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford, with a panel that includes the Home Secretary David Blunkett and the shadow Home Secretary Oliver Letwin. They are joined by A.N. Wilson, columnist for the London Evening Standard, and the film and theatre director Jude Kelly.
(Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm)
By Stephen Wyatt. When a teenage boy dies from an overdose at a celebrity party, his father sets out to find the truth about what happened. Martin Philip Jackson Josh Carl Prekopp Lesley LynneVerrall Aaron Tom Smith
Brad Peter Wight Jeff NitlnGanatra Cole Tom George Mary Emma Woolllams
Director Claire Grove
A showcase for the freshest conversation and the best in new writing.
4: The Voice. Matthew Parris invites writers Maggie O'Farrell, Niall Griffiths and Lana Citron to write and talk about how they found their voice. Producer Hilary Dunn
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.
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.