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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Ralph Godsall.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48ThoughtfortheDay With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Led by MgrTony Rogers. All Hail the Pow r of Jesus'
Name! (Ladywell). 2 Chronicles 6, vv 3-6; 14-17. Praise the Name of the Lord (Rachmaninov). 0 Praise Ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum). With the Manchester
Chamber Choir. Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Book of the Week:

Stephen Spender -the Authorized Biography
1/5. The life of poet and critic Stephen Spender in extracts from John Sutherland 's new biography. Childhood and Harold. Long after he had been orphaned, Spender viewed himself m direct relation to his dynamic, but essentially unfulfilled father, Harold. Abridged by Polly Coles , read by Stephen Boxer. Producer Fiona McAlpine Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: John Sutherland
Abridged By: Polly Coles
Read By: Stephen Boxer.
Producer: Fiona McAlpine

: Woman's Hour

PM only from 10.20
Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Wonderful World of Allaetitia
The Woman's Hour drama. By Charlotte Cory. for details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: Test Match SpecialEngland v New Zealand

Commentary on the fifth and final day's play in the Third Test at Trent Bridge. Including at 12.35 News.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Voices from Heaven

BBC Arabic affairs specialist Magdi Abdelhadi returns to his home city of Cairo to explore the beauty inherent in the reciting of the Koran.


Presenter: Magdi Abdelhadi
Producer: Tim Mansel
Editor: Hugh Levinson

: Agatha Raisin: 4/6: The Gardener's Legacy

When her arch-rival at the Garden Festival is found hanging from her conservatory roof, Agatha is determined to dig deep and root out the wrongdoer.
Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by MC Beaton.


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

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

The first of the semi-finals in the eclectic music quiz.
Chaired 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: Forever Mine

Acomedyof relationships from RobertShearman. In a somewhat surprising setting Mary and David Warburton happily married for a longtime, meet again after a three-year gap. But what will Fiona say? Richard Briers Director Martin Jarvis Producer Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: David Warburton
Unknown: Richard Briers
Director: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Mary: Pauline Collins
Angela: Janie Dee
David: Richard Briers
Fiona: Jane Goddard

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests answer your personal finance questions. Producer Louise Greenwood
PHONE [number removed]Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Bloomsday 100

1/5 A week of Irish stories to commemorate the centenary of Bloomsday on 16 June. Martha's Streets. How James Joyce Ulysses influenced one woman's life. Written by Dermot Bolger and read by Doreen Keogh. producer oonagh McMuiian See also Twenty Minutes on Wednesday at 8.20pm on Radio 3


Unknown: James Joyce Ulysses
Written By: Dermot Bolger
Read By: Doreen Keogh.

: Strange and Sundrie Stuarts

1/5 Historian Justin Champion explores Stuart society an era of flourishing court culture but also intense religious debate and radical politics. On the site of London's very first coffee house, Champion charts the rise in popularity of this drinking establishment, which was introduced in 1652 by Pasqua Rosee, a Greek servant.
Adam Hart-Davis salutes the Stuarts: page 29


Presenter: Justin Champion
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: The Food Programme

Sugar. Sheila Dillon investigates the global sugar industry and explores the effects of sugar consumption On human health. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie and guests discuss the issues that unite and divide us across the globe. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair. until 5.30


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

3/6. From the Grand Opera House, Belfast, as part of BBC Music Live, with Jack Dee joining regulars
Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Eight series and several collections of / 'm Sorry I Haven 'taClue are available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


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

: The Archers

Sid and Jolene get competitive. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine and meets the composer Philip Glass, whose latest work, commissioned for the 2004 Athens Cultural Olympiad, features musicians from around the world, including a didgeridOO player. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Wonderful World of Allaetitia

1/5. By Charlotte Cory. Comic, sometimes surreal adventures set in 1960s Luton about a ten-year-old girl with a name no once can pronounce, who escapes her suburban drudgery by telling stories and allowing her imagination to get the better of her.
The Cold WarofSunnyside Close. It is a long, hot summer atthe height of the Cold War and Allaetitia gets more than she bargained for when she discovers a spy on her street.
Directors Katherine Beacon and Susan Roberts Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.
Directors: Katherine Beacon
Directors: Susan Roberts
Narrator: Patricia Hodge
Radio announcer: Geoffrey Wheeler
Allaetitia: Natasha Bames
Father/Grice: David Fleeshman
Mother: Janice McKenzie
Percival: Ashley Margolis
Hortense: Rosie Fleeshman
Jack Frosty: Alexander Delamere
Librarian/neighbour: Christine Brennan

: The Made Who Made America

Sir Ranulph Fiennes looks at the life and legacy of America's greatest explorer, Meriwether Lewis , on the 200th anniversary of his expedition to find a passage to the Pacific. With his co-commander William Clark , Lewis helped create a country that stretched from "shining sea to shining sea". His triumph triggered a spiral of events that led to his suicide in 1807 and saw most of his discoveries forgotten Or ignored. Producer Julian Carey


Unknown: Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Unknown: Meriwether Lewis
Unknown: William Clark
Producer: Julian Carey

: Peter Zinovieff

In the 1960s and 70s, Peter Zinovieff 's pioneering computer music studio was used by visitors as diverse as Harrison Birtwistle and Pink Floyd. By recreating the sounds generated by his inventions and identifying the ground-making music he inspired, poet Katrina Porteous goes in search of this unpredictable animateurand muse. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Peter Zinovieff
Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle
Unknown: Katrina Porteous
Producer: Adam Fowler

: Nature

5/8. Thriving on Neglect. Brownfield sites have always been valued by conservationists for their wildlife. But with building-land at a premium, they are now under threat. Lionel Kelleway visits the best of the brownfields and chairs a discussion on the future of these neglected habitats. Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Rainbow

6/10. DH Lawrence's novel explores the passionate lives ofthree generations of the Brangwen family.
Ursula's grandfather, Tom, returns home drunkto the farm one night to find the whole place beneath water.
Abridged by Linda Cracknell and read by David Bradley. Producer Lu Kemp


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

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The start of this week's business in Westminster. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:

Stephen Spender
- the Authorized Biography
1/5. By John Sutherland. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: John Sutherland.

: Digital only BBC Schools

3.00 Let's Make a Story (ages 5-7) 3.15 Just Poetry (ages 9-10)
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.

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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