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: World News

: Prayer for the Day


: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week. In today's programme Helen Dunmore talks about Robert Louis Stevenson's story of Jekyll and Hyde.
(Shortened repeat at 9.30pm)


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Speaker: Helen Dunmore
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

From Albany Road Baptist Chuch, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins with the Welsh Chamber Singers, conducted by Avril Harding.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Conducted By: Avril Harding.

: Book of the Week: The Cruellest Miles

By Gay and Laney Salisbury. In 1925 a deadly diphtheria epidemic sweeps through the isolated Alaskan town of Nome. The nearest serum is 674 miles away, reachable only by dog sled. lain Glen reads this dramatic story of a race against time. Abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Laney Salisbury.
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Love Lessons
Parti of this week's Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Diary Room

In Manchester's gay village a wedding reception isn't a regular event. But this time male couple Steve and Matt are registering their partnership and to them, it's a wedding. There are the usual worries: will their knees look too knobbly in their kilts and will Colin, the maid of honour, be able to find a hat to go with her peach dress? The story is told from three perspectives: Steve, Matt, and Steve's Granny, the matriarch of the family. How will she react to the rather colourful guest list? Jane Shepherd reports.


Reporter: Jane Shepherd
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry the Eighth: 2

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

The mother of Anne Boleyn has a gentleman admirer. Why should that threaten danger for the Queen?


Writer: Barry Grossman
Music: Jim Parker
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Henry VIII: Jonathan Coy
Chronicler: Alfred Burke
Cromwell: Milton Jones

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

Peter Snow hosts the clash between Manchester and the West Midlands in the contest to find the best all-round amateur quiz team in the UK.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Perfect Timing

by Jimmie Chinn.
Starring Roy Barraclough, Dora Bryan and Bernard Cribbins.
Long-forgotten events involving a snake and a mysterious theatre fire become part of a heated argument following a fractious reunion of three music hall entertainers on board a cruise ship.


Writer: Jimmie Chinn
Director: Martin Jenkins
Maisie: Dora Bryan
Gus: Bernard Cribbins
Dudley: Roy Barraclough

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer listeners' personal finance questions.
Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Curly Tales

This week five writers are under instructions to let their hair down and have their wicked way with the short story. 1: The Proceedings of that Night by Lynne Truss , read by Will Keen . Up a lonely lane in the back of beyond, an actor enters an unmanned studio to read a ghost story. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Read By: Will Keen
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Dearly Beloved

A week-long series looking at different aspects of giving a modern-day sermon. The Rev Clare Herbert at St Anne's Church in London's Soho offers a guide to what makes a good sermon and reveals how she goes about preparing a talk relevant to her parish Producer Rosie Boulton (R)


Unknown: Clare Herbert
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: The Food Programme

Procurement. Sheila Dillon looks at the public sector's massive daily production of meals and assesses the opportunities it affords for suppliers Extended repeat of yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie confronts our view of the world examining what unites and divides peoples and cultures across the world. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The famous antidote to panel games comes this week from the Theatre Royal in Winchester where Sandi Toksvig joins regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer.
Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair and Colin Sell is at the piano Producer JonNaismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Eight series of / Vn Sorry I Haven 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: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Archers

David gets kicked into touch.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on the V&A's new galleries displaying works by Turner, Constable and Blake. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Love Lessons

By Joan Wyndham , adapted by Jonathan Dryden
Taylor. 1: Phoney Wars and Filthy Sculptors
Seventeen-year-old Joan is quite happy with her life half-heartedly studying at Rada and spending long, lazy summers in the country. But in September
1939 all this is threatened by outside forces
Director Peter Faraday Producer Ellen Dryden Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Joan Wyndham
Adapted By: Jonathan Dryden
Director: Peter Faraday
Producer: Ellen Dryden
Joan: Emilia Fox
Gerhardt: Paul Ritter
Dorothea: Ann Beach
JC Squire: David Mitchell
Jo Jonathan: Dryden Taylor

: The Long Search

New series William Dalrymple investigates the roots of spirituality in Britain in the first of six programmes
1: The World Turned Upside Down. Dalrymple visits
London s Banqueting House, scene of the execution of Charles I, and learns about the social and spiritual anarchy that followed the regicide.
Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Crossing Continents

Tim Whewell investigates Uganda's involvement in the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He sees how the country is still beingdespoiled by foreigners and asks whether Britain has used its influence to restrain the appetites of some of Uganda's most powerful figures. Repeat ofThursday


Unknown: Tim Whewell

: The Nature of Medicine

Dr Gillian Rice concludes her exploration of the way animals treat illness and injury by asking how they choose the right plant for the right malady. She finds that animal self-medication has much to teach human beings- both in the waywe treat domestic animals and in the way we look after ourselves Producer Jeremvnranao


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: Dracula: 1

Bram Stoker's legend of the Transylvanian count abridged in ten parts by Daragh Carville.

Jonathan Harker makes a strange journey to Count Dracula's castle in Transylvania.


Author: Bram Stoker
Abridged by: Daragh Carville
Producer: Gemma McMullan
Jonathan: Michael Fassbender
Mina: Gillian Keamey
Dr Seward: James D'Arcy
Dr Van Helsing: James Greens

: Home Truths

Repeat of Saturday at9am

: News

: Book

of the Week: The Cruellest Miles
Parti. Repeatedfrom9.45am

: BBC Schools

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.

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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