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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.

: 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

Attention AllShipping - a Journey Round the Shipping Forecast1/5. ByCharlie Connelly. The shippingforecast on BBC radio is as familiar as the sound of Big Ben chimingthe hour. Yet, recognisable though the sea areas are by name few people give much thought to where they are orwhat they contain. So Charlie Connelly set off on a journey into the shipping forecast to find out. North Utsire, South Utsire, Cromarty. Abridged by Beatrice Colin , read by Tim Goodman-Hill . Producer Gaynor Macfarlane Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Charlie Connelly
Abridged By: Beatrice Colin
Read By: Tim Goodman-Hill
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. In Christ There Is No East or West
(St Peter). 2 Timothy 41 w 1-5. Let All the World (Vaughan
Williams). I Have Decided to Follow Jesus (Assam). With the Belmont University Chorale, Nashville, Tennessee. Directors of music Edgar Scruggs and Jane Warren.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Edgar Scruggs
Music: Jane Warren.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 The Trading Game
The Woman's Hour drama. By Lorraine McCann. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Lorraine McCann.

: Damien and Angus's African Adventure

Damien Hirst and Angus Fairhurst, two of Britain's most celebrated artists, travel to western Uganda with Rungwe Kingdon, the man who casts their work in bronze. The aim of their trip is to see the country where Rungwe grew up (and is now building its first sculpture foundry) and to meet some of the local artists who will be involved.


Unknown: Damien Hirst
Unknown: Angus Fairhurst
Unknown: Rungwe Kingdon
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Agatha Raisin: 5/6: The Walkers of Dembley

Keen to get closer to James Lacey, Agatha joins his walking group. But she is soon embroiled in a saga of murder, lust and Wellington boots.


Writer: MC Beaton
Dramatist: David Semple
Producer/Director: Carol Smith
Agatha: Penelope Keith
James: Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Bloxby: Liza Sadovy
Deborah: Rachel Atkins
Sir Charles: Philip Fox
Mr Boggle: David Holt
Jessica: Alice Hart
Kelvin: Bertie Carvell

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

The second of the semi-finals in the eclectic music quiz. Ned Sherrin is in the chair.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Whiteout

Three women fight against more than the elements on an expedition to the North Pole. Written by Andrew S Walsh.
Fiona Tracy Wiles Kim Alice Hart expedition to me North Pole.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Written By: Andrew S Walsh.
Director: Marc Beeby
Fiona: Tracy Wiles
Jane: Sandy Walsh
Kim: Alice Hart
Bill: John Rowe

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer listeners personal finance questions. ProducerChrisACourt PHONE08700100444 Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Casino

1/5. A week of short stories written by Margaret Bonham , first published in 1948. Read by Emma Fielding .
The Horse Angela puts all her efforts into her homework while her mother hosts a small drinks party for her intellectual friends. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Written By: Margaret Bonham
Read By: Emma Fielding
Unknown: Horse Angela
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Alphabet - as Easy as ABC: Getting Sorted

1/5. Lynne Truss looks at the alphabet and how it evolved. Alphabetical order: it helps us find books in shops and words in dictionaries, but is it fair to list people alphabetically?


Presenter: Lynne Truss
Producer: Angela Hind

: The Food Programme

Australian Terroir. Andrew Jefford is in Australia to discover what difference it would make to the wine industrythere if a link is established between the wines and the soil in which they are grown. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: 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 Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

4/6. The nation's favourite wireless entertainment pays a return visit to the Grand Opera House in Belfast for more inspired nonsense. Regular panellists
Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined by Jack Dee, with Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair 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 I Haven't Clue are available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


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

: The Archers

Pat finds a shoulder to cry on. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and reports on a new exhibition at London's National Gallery: Russian Landscape in the age of Tolstoy. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Phil Tinline

: The Trading Game

1/5. Written by Lorraine McCann. Lets (Local Exchange Trading System) is a way of bartering that operates in towns and cities across Britain. These comic dramas are inspired by a series of trades between strangers. Neil is in crisis: his high-flyingjob and prestigious career is not fulfilling him. He turns to Lets to salve his conscience and is surprised to find psychic Leanne is unimpressed.
Director Lu Kemp Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Lorraine McCann.
Director: Lu Kemp
Neil: Donald Cameron
Fi: Emma Currie
Leanne: Lisa Gardner
Beggar: John Kielty
Taxi: Tarn Johnshedden

: In the Footsteps of Muhammad

New series 1/4. Mecca. Edward Stourton traces the prophet's history and his continuing impact on life in the modern world. Producer PhilPegum


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: Crossing Continents - Crossing Europe

1/8. What Does It Mean to Be a European Muslim ?
Mohammed is now the commonest single name given to babies in Rome. The European Union may still be a Christian club, but its leaders rule a growing and increasingly assertive Muslim minority. More and more of Europe's politicians want to exert state control over what imams preach. Tim Whewell travels to Ireland, Holland and France to find out if this is a policy that can work. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tim Whewell

: Nature

6/8. Manx Shearwater. The Manx shearwater lives for more than 50 years and migrates thousands of miles to South America each winter. As 90 per cent of the world's population breed in the British Isles, we are responsible for its wellbeing. Lionel Kelleway investigates the natural history of these fascinating birds and finds out what we are doing to ensure their long-term survival. Producer Joanne Stevens Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week.
(Shortened repeat from 9am)


Presenter: Andrew Marr

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

Ll/10. After the Accident. Liz Jensen 's tense psychological thriller about a nine-year-old boy in a profound coma after a mysterious accident and the neurologist who hopes to bring him back to consciousness is abridged by Roger Pine. The readers are Andrew Hilton as Dr Pascal Dannachet and Jordan Waller as Louis Drax. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Liz Jensen
Abridged By: Roger Pine.
Unknown: Andrew Hilton
Unknown: Dr Pascal Dannachet
Unknown: Jordan Waller
Unknown: Louis Drax.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business in Westminster.
Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Attention AllShipping - a Journey Round the Shipping Forecast

1/5. By Charlie Connelly. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Charlie Connelly.

: Digitalonly BBC Schools

3.00 Let's Make a Story (ages 5-7) 3.15 Just Poetry (ages 10-11)
3.25 Just Poetry (ages 10-11) 3.35 Just Poetry (ages 10-11)
3.45 Word Games (ages 7-11) 4.00 Word Games (ages 7-11)
4.15 Word Games (ages 7-11)

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.

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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