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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev David Kerr.


Unknown: David Kerr.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Kandahar Cockney

1/5. In 1997 James Fergusson , a British correspondent in rebel-controlled Afghanistan, is helped bya 19-year-old interpreter called Mir. Because of his association with the Western media, the young Afghan is forced to flee to London where the guided becomes the guide. James Fergusson reads his tale of two worlds, abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: James Fergusson
Unknown: James Fergusson
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Daily Service

From Wellington Parish Church, Glasgow. Led bythe Rev
John Bell of the lona Community. Galatians 1, w6-12. With the choir of St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow, director Fridrik Walker.


Unknown: John Bell
Director: Fridrik Walker.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Whole New Me T Thefirstof thisweek's Woman's Hour dramas on the theme of self-improvement tapes and CDs. 1/5. Repeat after Me, by Sheila Goff. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Sheila Goff.

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
Commentary on the fifth and final day play in the Second Test at Headingley. Including at 1.30 News and Your Letters Answered.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Turning the Tide

The defeat of the miners in the strike of 1984-5 had a number of repercussions, including a shift in power and status between men and women in the old mining communities. Caroline Beck talks to some of the women on the former East Durham coalfield about the way their lives have changed. Producer Dave Shearsby


Talks: Caroline Beck
Producer: Dave Shearsby

: Agatha Raisin: 3/6: The Potted Gardener

When a Garden Festival is announced, the village of Carsley is gripped with enthusiasm for water features and organic mulch. But the competition starts to turn nasty.


Writer: MC Beaton
Dramatist: David Semple
Producer/Director: Carol Smith
Agatha: Penelope Keith
James: Malcolm Sinclair
Bernard: Paul Brooke
Roy: David Holt
Mrs Bloxby: Liza Sadovy
DC Wong: Ben Crowe
Mary: Sally Grace

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

The remaining place in the semi-final is the prize in this week's eclectic music quiz. Hosted by Ned Sherrin. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: First Born

Tony has a successful career in the city, impressive flat and car, and a beautiful, weekend lover, Siobhan. But when she announces that she is pregnant, Tony slides into destructive behaviourthat threatens to wreck him and those he loves. Written by Alex Crowe. ana tnose ne loves, Written Director Debby Marsh


Written By: Alex Crowe.
Director: Debby Marsh
Tony: Jonathan Firth
Siobhan: Fiona Glascott
Ian: Mark Homer

: Euro Election Call

A chance to put your points about the European Election campaign to a leading politician. With Nick Clarke. PHONE [number removed] Lines open at 1.15pm Producer Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Getting Away from It

1/5 Travels abroad shed new light on life back home in specially commissioned stories by different writers. Jack, Internationally. A globe-trotting clown, full of exciting stories, gets his comeuppance when his friends back home discover a secret about him. Written by Emily Perkins. Read by Claire Skinner. producer Gemma Jenkins


Written By: Emily Perkins.
Read By: Claire Skinner.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: In Drovers' Boots

1/5. Huw Williams embarks on ajourney of discovery as he follows the well-trodden routes of the drovers, from deepest Pembrokeshire to Smithfield Market. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Huw Williams
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: The Food Programme

Urban Agriculture. Can our cities grow their own food? Sheila Dillon looks at Dares Salaam in Tanzania, where 20 per cent of the city is given overto agriculture. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler and guests discuss the issues that unite and divide us across the globe. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

2/6. From the Orchard Theatre, Dartford, where Tony Hawks joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden ,
Tim Brooke-Taylor and Humphrey Lyttelton. Regular listeners will know to expect inspired nonsense, pointless revelry and Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Eight series and several collections of I'm Sorry IHaven'taClue are available on audio cassette and CDfromgood retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

The future looks bleak for Eddie.
Forcast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson chairs the arts magazine with news, views and interviews. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: A Whole New Me

1/5. Repeat after Me. A black comedy by Sheila Goff about a disgruntled expat wife in Spain who finds herself chatting with the voice of her teach yourself
Spanish tape.
Director Liz Webb Repeated from 10.45am


Comedy By: Sheila Goff
Director: Liz Webb
Maureen: Barbara Windsor
Teresa: Jacey Salles
Carlos: Bruno Lastra

: Brave New Billingham

The miraculous Teesside chemical town of Billingham, which manufactured a new society and every consumer desire, was hailed by Aldous Huxley , author of Brave
New World, as the model for Britain. Chris Bowlby tells a story of bright optimism and black humour, ranging from an ammonia choirto nylon-melting rain. Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: Aldous Huxley
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: The Shiver

PoetLemn Sissay enters the curious, involuntary world of that most telling of human responses, the shiver.
A harbinger of danger, fear, cold and passion, the shiver flits in and out of the shadows of our consciousness-but what exactly is it and why do we have such a complicated relationship with it? From the freezing cold of the Antarctic to the studio of one of Britain's most successful composers, Sissay seeks out the shiver in its many chilling and thrilling guises. Producer Philip Sellars


Producer: Philip Sellars

: Nature

4/8. Squirrel Wars. Grey squirrels are advancing across the country to the point where our native red squirrels may be extinct in a couple of decades. Paul Evans visits the frontline of the invasion in Cumbria to see how we can defend the remaining strongholds of the red squirrel. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Rainbow

1/10. DH Lawrence's novel explores the passionate lives of three generations of the Brangwen family of Nottinghamshire. Following his father's death,
Tom Brangwen is left to run the family farm. Abridged by Linda Cracknell and read by David Bradley. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Tom Brangwen
Abridged By: Linda Cracknell
Read By: David Bradley.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

National and international news and analysis. Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Kandahar Cockney

1/5. James Fergusson , a former British correspondent in Afghanistan, reads his tale about bringing his young
Afghan interpreterto England. Abridged by Libby Spurrier. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: James Fergusson
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.

: BBC Schools

Digital only
3.00 Let's Make a Story (ages 5-7) 3.15 Just Poetry (ages 8-9)
3.25 Just Poetry (ages 9-10) 3.35 Time and Tune (ages 5-7)
3.55 Word Games (ages 7-9) 4.10 Listen and Write (ages 9-11)

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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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.

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