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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: A Round-Heeled Woman

11/5. By Jane Juska. A retired English teacher's account of how she realised life might be passing her by and took matters into her own hands with an advert in the New York Review of Books: "Before I turn 67 - next March - would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like. If you wanttotalkfirst, Trollope works for me." Read by Margaret Robertson. Abridger/Producer Jill Waters Repeated at 12.30am In bed with a Trollope: page 111


Unknown: Jane Juska.
Read By: Margaret Robertson.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord (Schwartz). Matthew 3, wl3-17. Jesus, God's Righteousness Revealed (Bullock). Meekness and Majesty (Kendrick). Director of music Andy Silver.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 Saplings 6/10. The Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: The Rise and Fall of Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart is an American icon who has made her name - and millions of dollars - advising women in the US on howto eat, entertain and do up their homes. One of the most influential women in America, she is loved and loathed in equal measure. But now she faces charges of involvement in an insider-dealing scandal, and of lyingto the prosecutors who were investigating it. Presented by Fi Glover. Producer Cathy Packe


Unknown: Martha Stewart
Presented By: Fi Glover.
Producer: Cathy Packe

: Our Brave Boys

3/6. Christopher Lee 's comedy drama set in the Ministry of Defence.
Stakeholders! Plans are afoot for Zelda's department to join the move back into the Ministry of Defence main building in the spring, and the new regulations on office flora look like changing everyone's outlook.
Producer Rosalind Ayres Director Pete Atkin


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Pete Atkin
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Col George: Martin Jarvis
Wg Cdr Bryan: Christopher Neame
CdrBill: Christopher Godwin
Chief Petty Officer Grieves: Peter Capaldi
Connie: Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Security man: Philip Cumbus

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

The final of the quiz programme which tests the general knowledge of teams from around the country. With Peter Snow. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Frozen and the Drowned

By John Doona. Two teenage girls, both from unhappy families, become friends afterthey discoverthey have strange powers.
Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: John Doona.
Director: Polly Thomas
Efi: Ellen Goldstone
Wynn: Sophie Poulston
Wynn's mum: Stobhan Rnneran
Joey: Aaron Knowles
Efismum: Christine Brennan
Efi's dad: Rob Pickavance
Doctor: Rob Pickavance

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests answer personal finance questions. Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Penny Haslam


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: After the Revolution

1/5. Revolution takes many forms and is prompted by many motives, butwhateverthese might be, the trauma of change has a profound effect on the people who live through it. This year marks the 25th anniversary of revolutions in Uganda and Iran. These five short stories are by writers from these countries as well as from Hungary, Nicaragua and Grenada.
That Day by Nushin Ahmadi Khorasani , read by Souad Faress and abridged by Jill Waters. Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Nushin Ahmadi Khorasani
Read By: Souad Faress
Abridged By: Jill Waters.
Producer: Chris Wallis

: Rare Books, Rare People

1/5. Antiquarian bookseller and academic Rick Gekoski tells how five great novels came to be published.
The Picture of Dorian Gray: Oscar Wilde Producer Ivan Howlett


Unknown: Rick Gekoski
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: The Food Programme

Obesity. The Chief Medical Officer has called the rise in childhood obesity a health-time bomb. What can be done to stop this trend? Sheila Dillon talks to policy makers, health professionals, campaigners and chefs to find out how to tackle this national crisis.
Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Talks: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place Offaith in today's world. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Ross Noble and Graham Norton join chairman Nicholas Parsons in London. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Several series of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette, with most titles also on CD. from good retail outlets orfrom www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

A bad day at Brookfield.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Saplings

6/10. By Noel Streatfeild , dramatised in ten parts by Sue Rodwell.
Aftermath. Lena Wiltshire slides into alcoholism and despair following the death of her husband.
Producer/Director Jenny Stephens Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Noel Streatfeild
Unknown: Sue Rodwell.
Director: Jenny Stephens
Laurel: Wendy Baxter
Tony: Sam Wheway
Kim: Vive Kshah
Lena: Beth Tuckey
Aund Lindsey: Rachel Smith
Uncle John: David Kendall
Ruth: Lucy Robinson
Miss Clegg: Jane Rosslngtonl
Pamela: Heather May
Sir Charles: Lennox Greaves
Grandfather: William Franklyn
Policeman: Jeffrey Harmer

: Inside the Foreign Office

1/2. Crisis, What Crisis? Edward Stourton tracks six months in the life of the Foreign Office. The war is over but diplomats are beginning a new offensive to end hostilities after the rows over Iraq. Jack Straw is headed for Paris, President Putin is coming to London and the British ambassadorto Israel is polishing up his Hebrew before meeting the press. Producers Jo Glanville and Mark Savage


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producers: Jo Glanville
Producers: Mark Savage

: Knutas on Britain

What do large pipe-organs, spas and strategically placed matchsticks reveal about the British? In an eclectic tour, which takes him from the ballrooms of Blackpool to houndtrailing in the Cumbrian hills,
John Knutas , a Finnish tango-expert and journalist, reflects On the British. Producer Jennie Walmsley


Unknown: John Knutas
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: Nature

Lions in Decline. The lion population is declining at an alarming rate - it's estimated that there are 90 per cent fewer lions than 20 years ago. As the human population grows, there is less room for lions: their habitat is fragmented, they come into conflict with local farmers and are shot by hunters. Lionel Kelleway investigates whether people and lions can live together. Producer Joanne Stevens Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Far from the Madding Crowd

11/15. By Thomas Hardy , abridged by Sally Marmion and read by Douglas Hodge. A coffin gives up its secret as the tragedy gathers pace. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Abridged By: Sally Marmion
Read By: Douglas Hodge.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today In Parliament

The start of the week's business in Westminster. With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Round-Heeled Woman

1/5. Repeatedfrom9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Numbertime: Mental Maths Year 2 (ages 6-7) 3.15
Alphabet Time (ages 4-6) 3.30 Stories and Rhymes (ages 5-7)
3.40 Hopscotch (ages 5-7) 3.55 Hop, Skip and Jump (ages 5-7)
4.10 New series Stop, Think, Wonder: Judaism (ages 7-9)
4.25 Scottish Secondary: Single Parent Family
4.45 Time for Drama (ages 7-9)

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.

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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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