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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Midweek

Diverse, lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: The Bugatti Queen

3/5 Harriet Walter reads the next instalment from Miranda Seymour 's biography of Helle Nice. The career of the French racing driver reaches new heights. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Miranda Seymour

: Daily Service

Presented by Becky Harris. Here Is Love (Lowry) John
12, w23-33. Unless a Grain of Wheat (Farrell). Jesus Is Lord (Mansell). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Becky Harris.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 After Happy Ever Written by Lynn Ferguson. 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Written By: Lynn Ferguson.

: The Jesus Box

In September 2002, archaeologists stumbled across an incredibly important and equally controversial biblical find. A limestone coffin with the words "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" was found in Jerusalem.
But is this an elaborate fake or the oldest archaeological link to Jesus? Biblical archaeologist Jerome Murphy-O'Connor picks through the evidence in a journey that takes him from the Wailing Wall to the bowels of the Sorbonne and asks whether we really are one step closer to proving that Jesus of Nazareth existed.


Presenter: Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
Producer: Maria Balinska

: The Brothers

New series 1/4. Comedy series by Caroline and David Stafford. Acouple of years ago brothers Nigel and Michael gave up respectable careers to set up a website-design company. That was their first mistake ...
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford.
Director: Marc Beeby
Nigel: Adam Godley
Michael: Raymond Coulthard
Oonagh: Pauline McLynn
Zorro: Pearce Quigley

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Introduced by Nick Clarke.


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

5/9. Richmal Crompton is the "Author of the Week" as James Walton quizzes team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Miles Kington and novelist Harry Ritchie on all things literary. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Jadoo!

One brother prepares marvellous starters in an Indian family restaurant on Leicester's culinary golden mile. The other does main courses. Then they fall out and open different establishments. Now customers start eating in one and troop over to the other. Disaster! But can their families cure the rift? Written by Amit Gupta
Siddiqua Akhtar Director
Peter Kavanagh


Written By: Amit Gupta
Written By: Siddiqua Akhtar
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Jagi: Saeed Jaffrey
Raja: Vincent Ebrahim
Jay: Marc Elliot
Saru: Slddiqua Akhtar
Prav: Amit Gupta
Customer: Philip Fox

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners in Derbyshire.
Including Gardening Weather Forecast. Eric Robson is in the Chair.


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Brighton Caricatures

3/5. The Chemist, the Hypnotist, His Wife and the Cook, or Mary Jane 's Mishap. George Albert Smith , one of the pioneers of British cinema, awaits his cast and crew on the first day of shooting a new film. Written by Carole Hayman and read by David Collings. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mary Jane
Unknown: George Albert Smith
Written By: Carole Hayman
Read By: David Collings.

: A Thousand and One Nights

3/5. Aladdin. Robert Irwin reveals the mystery of the best known of the Arabian Nights stories, even though it may not have been part of the original collection. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Robert Irwin

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think about society and the ideas that shape it. Producer Rebecca Asher


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: Case Notes

7/9. Oral Health. Presenter Dr Mark Porter and the team look at the information revealed about the body's overall health by the state of the gums and teeth.


Presenter: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Snap

3/4. Doug is furious when he discovers Molly plans to take in a lodger. Meanwhile, their best friends are having an anniversary drinks party, but it could be awkward if both Doug and Molly are invited. By Paul Mendelson. producer David Ian Neville


Unknown: Paul Mendelson.
Producer: David Ian Neville
Molly: Rebecca Lacey
Doug: Paul Venables
Kaz: Soumaya Keynes
Ryan: Jessie Sullivan
Dawn: Rebecca Front
Annie: Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Lonsdale: Marlene Sidaway
Raymond: Jonathan Tafler
Ansel: Richard Firth
Gwynneth: Jennifer Hill

: The Archers

Helping hands from Phil. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson reports on the National Theatre's opening night of Alan Bennett 's new play The History Boys, set among the unruly sixth-formers and staff-room rivalries of a boys' school. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Producer: Erin Riley

: After Happy Ever

3/5. Snow White makes her way back to the forest.
Written by and starring Lynn Ferguson as Snow White.
With Philip Fox , John Rowe , Jon Glover and Bertie Carvel. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lynn Ferguson
Unknown: Philip Fox
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Bertie Carvel.

: Down with....

2/3. Some of our best-known institutions are put to the test in a series of debates.
Devolution. It's claimed devolution has given the Scots and Welsh a new confidence and the freedom to pursue new policies. On the other hand, the new Scottish parliament building has haemorrhaged money and there are no visible improvements to the Scottish Health
Service. So is devolution working, or is it a waste of time and money? Diana Madill chairs a debate from the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, between
Dr John Tomaney of Newcastle University and the Daily Telegraph's Scottish editor, Alan Cochrane , and a forum of experts. Producer Jim Frank RepeatedonSaturdayatl0.15pm


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Dr John Tomaney
Editor: Alan Cochrane
Producer: Jim Frank

: Tales from the Cutting Room

Newseries 1/3. Television documentary-maker
Michael Cockerell tells the behind-the-scenes story of his television encounters with colourful figures who lit up the political scene over six decades. He begins this series with a programme devoted to Margaret Thatcher. Producer Dennis Sewell Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: The Zippe Type - the Poor Man's Bomb

The scientist and former Luftwaffe pilot
Dr Gernot Zippe was kidnapped by the Russians afterthe Second World War and forced to invent an efficient method for enriching uranium so it could be used to power a nuclear bomb. Now aged 86 and living in southern Germany, Dr Zippe talks to Matthew Chapman about how he went on to develop his so called "Zippe Type" centrifuge in the West. He believed it would help fuel countless power stations, but instead his blueprints were stolen by Pakistan, Iraq, North Korea, Iran and Libya. Producer Matthew Chapman


Unknown: Dr Gernot Zippe
Unknown: Matthew Chapman
Producer: Matthew Chapman

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Wide Sargasso Sea

8/10. By Jean Rhys. Rochester accuses Antoinette of betrayal and their ravaged Eden falls apart. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Jean Rhys.

: Beat the Kids

6/6. Graeme Garden chairs the comedy panel game inspired by the worst of Ask the Family and the best of Trisha as he poses dilemmas to four family members played by Barry Cryer (dad), Sheila Hancock (mum), Fred MacAulay (son) and Helen Atkinson Wood (daughter-in-law). Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Played By: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Bugatti Queen

3/5. Written by Miranda Seymour. Repeated from 9.45am


Written By: Miranda Seymour.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together (ages 7-11) 3.15 Time and Tune (ages 7-9)
3.35 Come to Kochi (ages 7-9) 3.50 Listen and Write (ages 9-11)
4.10 First Steps in 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.

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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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