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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Desert Island Discs

The explorer Pen Hadow talks to Sue Lawley. Shortened repeatfrom Sunday at 11.15am

: Act of Worship

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Book of the Week: The Bugatti Queen

5/5. An accusation sees a change in fortune for Helle Nice. Harriet Walter reads the final instalment from Miranda Seymour 's biography of the racing driver. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Miranda Seymour

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 After Happy Ever By Lynn Ferguson. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. Series editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Lynn Ferguson.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Test Match Special

EnglandvNewZealandin the First Test
Commentary on the second day's play in the First Test at Lord's. At 12.30pm News and Talking Point, ana at
3.10 Cricket Scene. *Approximate time
Producer Peter Baxter_*

: Three Decades of Personal Transformation

1/2. Thirty years ago in California, a new course emerged in which charismatic motivators urged participants to get rid of the "rackets" in their heads. Now, these forum meetings continue in Britain, though their methods have been refined. Jenni Mills goes to California to find the truth behind the headlines about the Human potential Movement. The concluding part is broadcast next week atthe same time. producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Producer: Miles Warde

: Getting Nowhere Fast

2/6. There have been burglars at the CyberPass bistro. Merv stays up alone to confront them. Written by and starring Mervin Stutter. With John Challis , Lill Roughley , Chris Ettridge , Gyuri Sarossi and Geoffrey McGivern. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Mervin Stutter.
Unknown: John Challis
Unknown: Lill Roughley
Unknown: Chris Ettridge
Unknown: Gyuri Sarossi
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Diana Madill. Series editor Andrew Smith PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Diana Madill.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke. Editor Richard Clark


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with Oners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Sue Bonner Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback,PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Michael

A radio version of the William Wordsworth poem, with new dramatised scenes by Nell Leyshon. StamngTom Courtenay as the Narrator. Michael is the first poem in which Wordsworth poeticised the language of ordinary men, and tells the story of Cumbrian sheepfarmer Michael and his only son, Luke, who is forced to leave the family farm in search of financial help. rd the family farm in searcn of finacial help. Music Gary Yershon Director Susan Roberts


Unknown: William Wordsworth
Unknown: Stamngtom Courtenay
Music: Gary Yershon
Director: Susan Roberts
Narrator: Tom Courtenay
Young Luke: Dean Petre
Old Luke: Billy Walker
Michael: Tom Coulthard
Isabel: Jackie Fielding

: Ramblings .

2/5. Friends and Family- the Lizard, Cornwall. More than 30 years ago a group of poorly equipped men set out on the Cleveland Way. Since then they have been joined by theirfamilies and friends to walk most of the long-distance paths of the British Isles. Clare Balding joins them on part of the South West Coastal path. Producer Sally Wright


Producer: Sally Wright

: Brighton Caricatures

5/5. WellsCoates. Aninsightintothelifeofoneofthe seminal figures of modern British architecture. By Simon Fanshawe , read by Peter Marinker. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Read By: Peter Marinker.

: A Thousand and One Nights

5/5 The Historian and the Storyteller. Robert Irwin finds out what the stories of The Arabian Nights can reveal about the medieval Arabic world they came from and discovers a lost manuscript. For details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Irwin

: Word of Mouth

8/8. The results of the competition for words for things we don't have words for are finally announced, thereby releasing a crop of new words into the language. Presented by Michael Rosen. producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect Our lives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

6/8. Simon Hoggart presents "the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio" with the help of Alan Coren Andy Hamilton , Linda Smith and Francis Wheen.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of episodes, including a celebration of the first 25 years of The News Quiz, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from ww.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Francis Wheen.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Farmers' market frustration. nZ Norman Painting Alice Hollle Chapman Farmers' market frustration
Written by Mary Cutler Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Alice Hollle Chapman
Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Alice: Hollle Chapman
George: Graham Roberts
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Alan: John Telfer
Sonja: Fern Bradburn

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts magazine. Producer Nicola Holloway


Producer: Nicola Holloway

: After Happy Ever

5/5. Cinderella goes for an orthopaedic shoe fitting. Starring Janet Brown as Cinderella. Written by Lynn Ferguson. Director Jessica Dromgoole
Forfurther details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Janet Brown
Written By: Lynn Ferguson.
Director: Jessica Dromgoole

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at the Brackla Tabernacle, Bridgend. Panellists include Paul Murphy , secretary of state for Northern Ireland; Tim Yeo , shadow secretary of state for health and education;
Paul Burstow , the Liberal Democrat health spokesman; and Baroness Finlay, a pioneer in the field of palliative care. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Paul Murphy
Unknown: Tim Yeo
Unknown: Paul Burstow
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America - a Celebration

Another chance to hear a vintage broadcast by the late Alistair Cooke.
Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and on Sunday at 8.45am

BBC Radio Collection: Two volumes of Letter from America are available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from [web address removed]
Call [number removed]

: The Friday Play: Zeitgeist Man

A biting comedy about writing, the media and the dream of catching the Zeitgeist, written by Iain Heggie.

Unsuccessful novelist Hugh Crombie inadvertently offers an idea to aspiring writer Dekky Duff. A year passes and Dekky is hailed as the sensational new Scottish writer. Hugh is enraged and sets out to convince the world that he is the true Zeitgeist Man.


Writer: Iain Heggie
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Marianne: Cora Bissett
Natalie: Cora Bissett
Dekky: Liam Brennan
Kate: Jo James
Hugh: Forbes Masson
Bunty: Eileen McCallum
Alicia: Gayanne Potter
Gregor: Chris Young
Ralph: Chris Young

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig. Editor David Stevenson


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: Wide Sargasso Sea

10/10. By Jean Rhys. Rochesterhas shut his "mad" wife, Creole heiress Antoinette, in the attic of his English home. Reader AdjoaAndoh. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Jean Rhys.

: Great Lives

8/10 Theatre director Richard Eyre nominates Russian writer Anton Chekhov as a "great life". Rosalind Bartlett , Chekhov's latest biographer, helps to explain how he became "the nearest rival to Shakespeare". Producer Peter Everett


Director: Richard Eyre
Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: Rosalind Bartlett
Producer: Peter Everett

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, plus reports from Parliament. Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: The Bugatti Queen

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


Written By: Miranda Seymour.

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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