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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham. producerMarkO'Brien


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Margaret Doyle.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy and Robert Orchard. Editor Peter Knowles
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Margaret Doyle.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Editor: Peter Knowles
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary on the fourth's day play of the First TestatGalle. Including News at 6.30.
Producer Peter Baxter "Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley invites another castaway to choose eight records. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am

: Book of the Week: Words of Mercury

5: Abducting a General. Crete, April 1944. Paddy led a team that planned and executed the abduction of General Kreipe from the German-occupied island. The operation is surprising in the friendships it ignites.
For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Act of Worship

With Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary on the fourth's day play of the First TestatGalle. Including News at 6.30.
Producer Peter Baxter "Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Fathers Part 5. Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: The Green Pea Campaign

Every summer, an army of giant harvesting machines rolls out across the east coast of Scotland searching out pea fields and hoovering up 8,000 tons of the nutritious little spheres. This programme portrays a day in the life of the 24-hour, non-stop cycle. Producer Rhona Brudenell


Producer: Rhona Brudenell

: Three Men Went to Mow

Four-part comedy series by Paul Marshall.
2: Zen and the Art of Gardening. Danny receives a cryptic postcard and is sure that an old colleague has buried his fortune somewhere in the scheme. macIntyre has foreign visitors.
Other parts played by Stuart Sinclair Blyth Producer Lucy Bacon


Unknown: Paul Marshall.
Played By: Stuart Sinclair Blyth
Producer: Lucy Bacon
Danny: Jack Docherty
Alec/Old Yamaguchi: Tony Osoba
Maclntyre/Mr Yamaguchi/ Mr Alexander: Lewis MacLeod

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite. Editor Andrew smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Richard Clark

: A World in Your Ear

Rosie Goldsmith brings out the best of English-language radio stations around the world. This week, Goldsmith turns detective to investigate law and order with a report from African radio on the alleged rape of Masai women by British soldiers. Plus a segmentfrom Tasmania.
Producer Leonida Krusheinycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Leonida Krusheinycky

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Confessions of Nostradamus

A new play by Tony Coult, starring Michael Maloney and Rula Lenska.

Born 500 years ago in December 1503, Nostradamus lived in dangerous times. He was hounded by the Inquisition, especially when rumours circulated that he could cure the plague. Somehow, he had to protect himself and his family.


Writer: Tony Coult
Director: Turan Ali
Nostradamus: Michael Maloney
Catherine de Medici: Rula Lenska
Anna: Rachel Atkins
Cesar: David Holt
Monsignor Lavalle: Simon Treves
Marie: Tricia Kelly

: Veg Talk

Seaweed and soy sauce, mooli and miso - Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks peer beyond the sushi counter to venerate the vegetable in Japanese food. Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: Fantastic Tales

5: The Half Pair by Bertram Chandler. Read by Bill Nighy. In deepest space there is domestic strife. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bertram Chandler.
Read By: Bill Nighy.

: Cooking the Books

Simon Fanshawe and guests are in Dublin, where they tuck into Leopold Bloom's famous breakfast from James Joyce 's Ulysses. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: James Joyce

: Word of Mouth

New series Michael Rosen returns with another series of the programme about words and the way we speak. 1: Compliments of the Season. The art of praise, faint praise and downright dissing; plus the toe-curling language of feet and other parts of the anatomy. Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect our I ives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Richard Clark

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek look at the week's news with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren and guests. Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of episodes, and a celebration of the first 25 years of The News Quiz, is available on audio cassette or CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Sid faces a panic on the cricket pitch.
Written by Simon Frith Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finchi
Nigel: Graham Seed
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Sid: Alan Devereux
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Greg: Marc Finn
Matt: Kim Durham
Alan: John Telfer
Oliver: Michael Cochrane

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Francine Stock

: Fathers

By Damian Lanigan. Five plays exploring different father/child relationships. 5: First Words. Peter has never met his real father, ex-cabinet minister Harold Jameson. But one day he gets a call - the aged Jameson is dying in hospital and wants Peterto come to his bedside.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Damian Lanigan.
Unknown: Harold Jameson.
Narrator: Andrew Sachs
Peter: James Nickerson
Harold: Russell Dixon

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Leeds puts questions to a panel that includes the Home Secretary David Blunkett and the Bishop of Birmingham, the Right Rev
Dr John Sentamu. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Dr John Sentamu.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and on Sunday at 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: The Tuner

By Kevin Fegan. Chocker is an ex-minerwho hates the daylight. Obsessed with tuning in to other people's conversations, he gets caught up with the mysterious radio girl -who knows details about his past.
Sound design and music by Andrew Langmanis Diey Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Kevin Fegan.
Music By: Andrew Langmanis Diey
Director: Nadia Molinari
Chocker: Ian Mercer
Radio girl: Katy Cavanagh
Gary: Ian Peck

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editor David Stevenson


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: Dracula

By Bram Stoker. 10: Jonathan, Van Helsing , DrSeward and Mina journey to Transylvania for the final battle. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bram Stoker.
Unknown: Van Helsing

: Great Lives

Mary Kingsley. For the last programme in the series, journalist Ann Leslie nominates the pioneering
19th-century writer who defied convention with her explorations of West Africa. With Dea Birkett and Humphrey Carpenter. Producer Toby Field


Unknown: Mary Kingsley.
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Producer: Toby Field

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: David Wilby.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Words of Mercury

Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The First Test at Galle. Commentary on the fifth and final day's play by Jonathan Agnew , John Murray ,
Jonny Saunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe. Including Newsat6.30am. * Approximate time
__ Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Play By: Jonathan Agnew
Play By: John Murray
Play By: Jonny Saunders
Play By: Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer: Peter Baxter

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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