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: World News

: Bells on Sunday .

From the Church of the Holy Trinity in Guildford.

: Sod's Law

2: Foundation Course. Phil Smith battles to tame a patch of wilderness. Producer Harry Parker (R)


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Harry Parker

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Days of Empire. 2: Mark Tullycontinues his exploration of the meaning and legacy of Empire at the new British Empire and Commonwealth Museum in Bristol. Producer BeverleyMcAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tullycontinues

: OnYourFarm

Anna Hill presents another slice of real country life. Producer Clare Phillips


Unknown: Anna Hill
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox EMAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Henry Kelly appeals on behalf of Music in Hospitals.
Donations: [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed]
(Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.28pm)


Speaker: Henry Kelly
Producer: Sally Flatman

: SundayWorship

From Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Conducted by the Dean, the Very Rev John Paterson. Directorof music Andrew Johnstone.
Producer Bert Tosh EMAIL: sunday.worshipebbc.co.uK


Unknown: John Paterson.
Music: Andrew Johnstone.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. RptdfromFn

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents a fresh approach to the news. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the former boxer George Foreman. Producer Lisa Jenkinson (R)


Unknown: George Foreman.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons presents the panel game from
London. This week's panellists are Paul Merton ,
Sheila Hancock , Kit Hesketh-Harvey and Clement Freud. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Clement Freud.

: The Food Programme

Bananas. How does a supermarket take-over in Britain affect the life of a banana farmer in the Windward Islands? With Simon Parkes.
Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes.
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: It's My Story - Race

In a rare interview, Tommie Smith talks about the "silent gesture, heard around the world", when he and team-mate John Carlos made their black power salute on the Olympic podium in Mexico in 1968. Guardian and BBC athletics commentator
John Rawling speaks to Smith, Professor Harry Edwaras and sprinter Jim Hines about how the black power salute changed their lives. Producer Simon Crosse (R)


Talks: Tommie Smith
Unknown: John Carlos
Commentator: John Rawling
Unknown: Professor Harry Edwaras
Unknown: Jim Hines
Producer: Simon Crosse

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Roy Lancaster answer some of the questions posed by gardeners at Durham County Cricket Club. And Bunny Guinness and Roy Lancaster get a glimpse behind the scenes at Matthew Biggs 's garden. Eric Robson is in the Chair. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Forgotten Female Fossilists

Rebecca Stott profiles the lives of three women whose fossil collections led to new discoveries about natural history. 2: MaryAnning. The uneducated girl who changed the face of palaeontology with her study of the hundreds of fossils she found in the cliffs at Lyme Regis.
Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Rebecca Stott
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: Classic Serial: Night and Day: 2

by Virginia Woolf, narrated by Kristin Scott Thomas and starring Dervia Kirwan.

Katharine Hilbery has become engaged to William Rodney. They have gone to her cousins in Norfolk for Christmas, but things are not going well. Meanwhile, Ralph Denham has also gone to Norfolk at the invitation of Suffrage campaigner Mary Datchet, who is still carrying a torch for him while wrestling with her desire for an independent life...
(Repeated Saturday at 9pm)


Author: Virginia Woolf
Producer/Director: Kate McAll
Narrator: Kristin Scott Thomas
Katharine: Dervla Kirwan
Mrs Hilbery: Phyllida Nash
Mrs Seal: Jacqueline Tong
Ralph: Jamie Glover
Mary: Susannah Corbett
William: John MacKay
Mrs Denham: June Barrie
Cassandra: Rebecca Smart

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup presents a guide to the writings of Virginia Woolf. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm August Bookclub: Georgians. Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman.


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Erin Riley
Unknown: Amanda Foreman.

: Adventures in Poetry

2: Waiting for the Barbarians by CP Cavafy, translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard.
Peggy Reynolds moves from ancient Roman history to 21st-century British and American politics in her exploration of a poem written by a Greek poet in Alexandria a century ago.
Producer Sara Davies Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Translated By: Edmund Keeley
Translated By: Philip Sherrard.
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Sara Davies

: File on 4

Jenny Cuffe investigates claims of a crisis in the children's court service, Cafcass, and asks whether poor management and financial constraints are putting the lives of vulnerable children at risk. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: The African Space Programme

1: Expedition to the Dark Side of the Sun
In the first of three personal reflections, actor and journalist John Matshikiza considers African space in its widest sense, and Zambia's eccentric 1960s space programme in particular.
Producer Claire Grove Repeated on Saturday at 7.45


Unknown: John Matshikiza

: Pick of the Week

Sheila Dillon presents her selection of excerpts from BBC radio overthe past seven days.
Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) FAX: [number removed] EMAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

A nasty Shock for Shula. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 30


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood visits the Ledbury Poetry Festival. Plus the second episode of Jeremy Strong 's drama, What Do You Think You're Doing?
Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Jeremy Strong

: Beggar's Banquet

A re-run of readings of short stories by the crime writer Ian Rankin. 4: Herbert in Motion (part 2). Read by James Bryce. It looks likely that a fraudulent art-gallery curator is about to be found out. Producer David Jackson Young (R)


Unknown: Ian Rankin.
Read By: James Bryce.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' views on BBC radio. Repeated from Friday
ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. FAX: [number removed]. PHONE: [number removed]. EMAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Take It from the Chorus

Caroline Quentin ends her backstage tour of the chorus line through the decades with a look at the changes that film and TV brought about for the role Of the chorus. Producer Emma Kingsley (R)


Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Money BOX

Repeat of yesterday 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: Analysis

Only Human. Studies of apes and other primates have shown that we are not the only beings capable of morality and altruism. So how does societyjustify giving rights to all humans that are not extended to animals? Felipe Fernandez-Armesto investigates what it is to be human. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

: The Westminster Hour

A look at the politics of the next seven days with Andrew Rawnsley. Including at 10.45 Brandreth Rules. Gyles Brandreth reveals how to survive in Westminster. 2: What are the unwritten rules, and how and when can you bend them?
Editor John Evans Brandreth Rules repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Editor: John Evans Brandreth

: The Learning Curve

The guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Real History of Opera

Huw Edward continues a series in which he explores how operatic masterpieces reflect the political and social circumstances of their age. 2: Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. The strange imitations of art in life that lie behind a quintessential Russian work of art. Producer Kerry Chapman (R)


Unknown: Eugene Onegin.
Producer: Kerry Chapman

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.

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