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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley.


Unknown: Mark Oakley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week
(Shortened repeat at 9.30pm)


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: My Invented Country

Isabel Allende reads from her new memoir recalling her life in Chile. 1: Allende remembers her childhood and her grandfather's home, which was to become the setting for her first novel, The House of the Spirits. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Isabel Allende
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Daily Service

From St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh.
Led by the Rev Johnston McKay with the cathedral choir. Reading: Amos 2, w4-8, 13-16. Hymns: Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendour (Rhuddlan). God Moves in a Mysterious Way (London New). Director of music Matthew Owens. Assistant organist David Goodenough.


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay
Music: Matthew Owens.
Organist: David Goodenough.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Why Don't You Stop Talking
Parti of this week's Woman's s Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: A Class Act

At the South London Charter School, youngsters prepare for their Sats exams and celebrate the end of another successful year. producer sue Mitchell

: The Six Mothers in Law of Henry VIII

New series An unreliable history, created and written in six parts by Barry Grossman

1: Twenty years married to Catherine of Aragon - and no son. Should she take all the blame?


Writer: Barry Grossman
Music By: Jim Parker
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Henry VIII: Jonathan Coy
Cromwell: Milton Jones
Chronicler: Alfred Burke
Catherine of Aragon: Carla Mendonca
Donna Elvira: Sheila Steafel
Wolsey: John Rowe
Pope: Stephen Greif

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

Peter Snow hosts the challenging nationwide general knowledge quiz. This week's teams are from Reading and Aberdeen.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Daunt and Dervish: 1: After the Ball Is Over

A series of five period comedy thrillers by Guy Meredith, from an idea by Anna Massey and Imelda Staunton.
Two women who worked in their different ways in the Ministry of Defence during the Second World War resolve their feelings of uselessness by setting up a detective agency.


Writer: Guy Meredith
Director: Cherry Cookson
Josephine: Anna Massey
Susan: Imelda Staunton
Bill: Bill Paterson
Elizabeth: Kate Buffery
James: Rupert Vansittart
Charles: Ben Crowe
Daisy: Beth Chalmers

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer personal finance questions. Producer Louise Greenwood


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Postscripts by J.B. Priestley

Patrick Stewart reads a selection of J.B. Priestley's Postscripts- short talks originally broadcast on the BBC in 1940. Today, he reflects on the evacuation of Dunkirk. Abridged by Julian Wilkinson.


Reader: Patrick Stewart
Abridged by: Julian Wilkinson.
Producer: Emma Harding

: On the Beach

The first of this week's five programmes exploring how the British, as an island race, have a special relationship with beaches. Today, writer and film-maker Roger Deakin spends a summer day at
Jaywick Sands, near Clacton on the Essex coast. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Roger Deakin
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: The Food Programme

Shropshire. Sheila Dillon looks at the contrasting culinary traditions in Shropshire. The team from BBC Radio Shropshire explores the county from Ludlow, rich in tradional fare, to Telford, with its vibrant ethnic and urban scenes. Extended repeat of yesterday


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie and guests discuss international issues Of the day. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

New series The famous antidote to panel games opens its 42nd series of inspired nonsense and pointless revelry with a programme from the Theatre Royal in Winchester. Sandi Toksvig joins regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor, with Colin Sell at the piano and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Eight series of I'm Sorry I Haven a a Clue, along with various collections and anniversary editions, are available on CD and audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Colin Sell
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Ed gets a new opportunity. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and a review of the film Love Actually. Written and directed by Richard Curtis , it features Hugh Grant as a bachelor prime ministerwho arrives in Downing
Street and instantly falls for a member of his staff. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Directed By: Richard Curtis
Unknown: Hugh Grant

: Why Don't You Stop Talking

Five short stories by Jackie Kay on love, loneliness and obsession, adapted for radio by the author.
1. A Guid Scot's Death. From her hospital bed, an elderly Scottish woman approaches her death with grit and spare humour. Atough and unsentimental - but very moving - view of old age and mortality.
Director Polly Thomas Repeated from 10.45am


Stories By: Jackie Kay
Director: Polly Thomas
Old woman: Carol Ann Crawford
Bruce: Glenn Cunningham
Pearl: Ann Rye
Young man: Kevin Harvey
Nurse/granddaughter: Victoria Balnaves

: How to Be a Brit

The debate over asylum and citizenship in the UK is nothing new. Historian Julian Putkowski unearths a handbook tellingJews how to become British, a Russian secret service manual on how spies can pretend to be British and a British Army guide on being British abroad. Is there any more to it than "faking" it? Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Julian Putkowski
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Crossing Continents

Rosie Goldsmith travels to Poland to find out how the country is preparing for European Union membership. She asks Poles, including a Catholic priest, how they feel after discovering their hidden Jewish roots, and examines whether Poland is siding with its
EU neighbours or with America in taking military control of multinational troops in central Iraq.


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: The Nature of Medicine

Human beings are not the only species to use medicine: a huge variety of animals can treat illness and injury using an armoury of different plants. In the first of two programmes, Dr Gillian Rice examines the evidence for animal self-medication. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Riddle of the Sands

By Erskine Childers , abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall. 6: Fraulein Dollman unwittingly reveals the real identity of herfather. Read by Crispin Bonham Carter. Producer Susan Carson


Unknown: Erskine Childers
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Read By: Crispin Bonham
Producer: Susan Carson

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: My Invented Country

Parti. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

Digital only
3.00 Numbertime: Mental Maths Year 1: Age 5-6
3.15 Reading Tree Stories: Age 5-6 3.30 Alphabet Time: Age 4-6
3.40 Alphabet Time First Phonics: Age 4-6 3.50 Playtime: 3-5
4.10 Hopscotch: Age 5-7 4.25 Scottish Resources: Age 7-9
4.40 Scottish Resources: Scotland during the time of Mary Queen of Scots

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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