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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.

: Midweek

Lively conversation with LibbyPurves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm

: Book of the Week: A Profound Secret

3/5. A Profound Secret. Amy is an accomplished photographer and often posed for her own pictures. The most eerily prophetic is of herself "dead". By Josceline Dimbleby. With Joanna McCallum and John Rowe. Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Josceline Dimbleby.
Unknown: Joanna McCallum
Unknown: John Rowe.

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. Here Is Love
(Lowry). Matthew 26, w69-75. Lord Jesus, Think on Me (Southwell), Beauty for Brokenness (Kendrick). Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 For the Love of Willie By Agnes Owens. 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Agnes Owens.

: The Lost Voices of Crystal City

Crystal City is a small town in the Texan scrubland. It was here during the Second World Warthat
German immigrants were interned, classified as enemy aliens. Nigel Wrench takes ajourneytothe camp to hearthe stories of the former internees and asks whythey are now fighting for an apology from the US government. producer Jo Meek


Producer: Jo Meek

: Dr Finlay: the Further Adventures of aBlack Bag

5/6. Sue Rodwell's dramatisations of AJ Cronin 's comic stories, starring John Gordon-Sinclair .
The Visitor. An exotic face from Dr Finlay's past brings social tensions to the boil in Levenford.
Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Aj Cronin
Unknown: John Gordon-Sinclair
Producer: Viv Beeby
Dr Finlay: John Gordon-Sinclair
Dr Cameron: Brian Pettifer
Janet: Katy Murphy
Peggy: Tracy Wiles
John: Paul Young
MrsJope-Smith: Slobhan Redmond
Hasan: Kulvinder Ghir

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson in Manchester.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Land Lines

4/4. Surrounded bythedrumming and dancing of an ancient street festival, the landscape detectives uncoverthe land-lines running through the history of Combe Martin in North Devon. With Brett Westwood.
Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Brett Westwood.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Love Letters

Tracing the lifelong correspondence of the staid, dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the lively, unstable artist Melissa Gardner. The story of their bittersweet relationship gradually unfolds from what is said - and what is left unsaid - in their letters. Written by AR Gurney.
Director Anastasia Tolstoy


Unknown: Andrew Makepeace
Artist: Melissa Gardner.
Director: Anastasia Tolstoy
Andrew: Kyle MacLachlan
Melissa: Lorelei King

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Pippa Greenwood and Bob Flowerdew are in the potting shed answering questions sent in by post. Eric Robson is in the chair. Shortened


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson

: The Whole Story and Other Stories

3/4. May 2/2. Kirk Bage reads the concluding part of this story about an unusual romantic obsession. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kirk Bage

: Substance: a History of Modern SyntheticMaterials

3/4. Astroturf. The story behind a plastic surface that was originally designed to give city children a place to play. With Wayne Hemingway. For details see Monday


Unknown: Wayne Hemingway.

: Thinking Allowed

Jonas Larsen of Roskilde University in Denmark talks to Laurie Taylor about tourism and photography. What do our holiday snaps tell us about ourselves? Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Jonas Larsen
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

1/9. Antibiotics. Antibiotic use in the UK is falling, but is it too little too late? We are already dealing with the legacy of decades of overuse.
Dr Mark Porter asks if we should be shelving antibiotics for probiotics and, if so, whether eating yogurt is the best way to boost the immune system. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Getting Nowhere Fast

1/4. Chantal's biological clock is ticking.
She desperately needs to find a mate. Pamela remembers that feeling only too well. So does Merv and he wishes he didn't. But for Chantal the huntfor a suitable piece oftrouser is on. Written by and starring Mervyn Stutter , with Lill Roughley , John Challis and Tracy-Ann Oberman. Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Mervyn Stutter
Unknown: Lill Roughley
Unknown: John Challis
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman.
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: The Archers

Kirsty oversteps the mark.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Erin Riley

: For the Love of Willie

3/5. By Agnes Owens , dramatised by Gerda Stevenson. Peggy begins to believe that her boss will divorce his wife.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Agnes Owens
Dramatised By: Gerda Stevenson.

: The Reith Lectures

New series 1/5. In this year's lectures, Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright Wole Soyinka argues that we are living in a new climate of fear and examines the challenge this presents to democracy. The Changing Mask of Fear. The anonymous power of the terrorist over the destiny of others. From the Royal Institution, London. Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm. The diet of power in a climate of fear: page 123


Lecturer: Wole Soyinka
Presenter: Sue Lawley
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Party's Over

New series 1/3. Shaun Ley considers political parties that were short-lived but made an impact. He discusses Common Wealth, a party that won by-elections on a radical programme during the Second World War. With contributions from the party's last MP Ernest Millington , Tony Benn and former Common Wealth supporters.
Producer Rob Shepherd Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Shaun Ley
Unknown: Ernest Millington
Unknown: Tony Benn
Producer: Rob Shepherd

: Frontiers

They make up nearly a fifth of all life on the planet and live in some of the most extreme habitats on Earth and yet most people have never heard of the archaea. These microscopic organisms are found in the craters of volcanoes, in hot, sulphurous springs and even underthe ice sheets of Antarctica. Peter Evans investigates these most unusual life forms and talks to the scientists who think they may answer some fundamental scientific mysteries.
Could the archaea tell us what life on other planets might look like, or even uncoverthe causes of terrible and little-understood diseases? Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Midweek

Shortened repeatfrom 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Jane Eyre

3/15. By Charlotte Bronte. "I had meantto do so much at Lowood - now, here I lay again crushed and trodden on." Jane's dashed ambitions are restored by friendship. Read byAnne-Marie Duff. For details and cast see Monday

: Beat the Kids

1/6. Ask the Family meets The Simpsons in a new comedy panel game, celebrating family life. Chaired by Graeme Garden. With Arthur Smith, Claire Skinner, Kevin Eldon and Linda Smith. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Claire Skinner
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Linda Smith.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Rejects' Revenge

Comedian Mervyn Stutter takes an upbeat look at the rejection experience and how to survive it. When one door closes, another is about to open. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Mervyn Stutter
Producer: Clare Csonka

: News

: Book

of the Week: A Profound Secret
3/5. By Josceline Dimbleby. With Joanna McCallum and John Rowe. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Josceline Dimbleby.
Unknown: Joanna McCallum
Unknown: John Rowe.

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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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