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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: On the Ropes

4/6. John Humphrys talks to arms dealer Peter Bleach , who was jailed in India after what he says was a sting that went wrong. Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Bleach
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Passions

2/5. Sue Nelson talks to scientists whose hobbies have influenced theirwork. Dr Paul Russell , once competitive surfer, nowteaches future oceanographers how to read the waves and coastline through surfing. Producer Helen Sharp


Talks: Sue Nelson
Unknown: Dr Paul Russell
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Book of the Week: Attention AllShipping-

a JourneyRoundtheShippingForecast
2/5. Dogger, Fisher, German Bight. By Charlie Connelly. "I cursed the arbitrary nature of the shipping forecast map for forcing me to spend a weekend of my life here." For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Charlie Connelly.

: Daily Service

Presented by Clair Jaquiss. I Need Thee Every Hour
(/ Need Thee). Acts 3, wl5-20. Come, Ye Sinners
(Restoration). Balm in Gilead (trad spiritual, ar Jester
Hairston). With the Belmont University Chorale, Nashville.
Directors of music Edgar Scruggs and Jane Warren.


Presented By: Clair Jaquiss.
Music: Edgar Scruggs
Music: Jane Warren.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Lorranie McCann. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Lorranie McCann.

: Nature: Manx Shearwater

6/8. 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 well-being. Lionel Kelleway investigates the natural history of these fascinating birds and finds out what we are doing to ensure their long-term survival.
(Repeat of yesterday at 9pm)


Presenter: Lionel Kelleway

: Always the Bridesmaid

1: Joan Sims
A series that looks at comic actresses who are well remembered but who never took centre stage. Presenter Janet Ellis explores the life and work of Joan Sims and talks to her friends and colleagues including Liz Fraser, Norman Wisdom and June Whitfield.


Presenter: Janet Ellis
Subject: Joan Sims
Interviewee: Liz Fraser
Interviewee: Norman Wisdom
Interviewee: June Whitfield
Producer: Claire Jones

: YouandYours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed]Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Choirs from the Shires

From its humble 17th-century beginnings, the British choral society movement mushroomed into magnificence in the 1850s. Soprano Emma Kirkby brings alive the history of these societies. Alongthe way are visits to locations as diverse as Westminster Abbey and the Ebenezer Chapel in the Welsh village of Dunvant and to such choirs as the Huddersfield Choral Society. Producer Andrew Green


Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Producer: Andrew Green

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Other Constance Chatterley

By Martyn Wade.
In this comedy set in the 1930s, a failing firm of solicitors is saved from ruin by the prospect of a literary libel case. But it may involve the rather buttoned-up partner of the firm going way beyond the call of duty.


Writer: Martyn Wade
Director: Cherry Cookson
Mr Greene: David Horovitch
Miss Priestley: Felicity Montagu
Constance: Rachel Atkins
Mr Chatterley: Jon Glover

: Making History

Sue Cook investigates listeners' history queries.
ADDRESS: Making History, PO Box 3096, Brighton BN11PL email making.history@bbc.co.uk
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: The Casino , ...

2/5. Miss King. A penny is the source of much discord between Emma Bury and Milly Young. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Emma Bury
Unknown: Milly Young.

: Alphabet - as Easy as ABC

2/5. Alsn'tforApple. As children struggle to learn the association between sounds and letters, it becomes clear that about a third of the letters we require for English are actually missing. Where are they? Why haven't we got them? With Lynne Truss. Fordetails see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Green Fingers. Heather Payton looks at some of the green-fingered businesses that have sprung up to satisfy the UK's favourite new hobby-gardening. Producer Zillah Watson


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Zillah Watson

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, withLibbyPurves.
Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at llpm

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The In Crowd

4/6. The comedy sketch show, recorded in Manchester's Comedy Store, starring Robin Ince , Helen Moon , Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Helen Moon
Unknown: Smug Roberts
Unknown: Kate Ward.
Producer: Graham Frost

: The Archers

Chaos reigns in the Carter caravan. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and meets Stella Rimington , former director general ofM15, who has written a thriller set in the world in which she once worked. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Stella Rimington
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Trading Game

2/5. Another of this week's dramas inspired by a series of Lets (Local Exchange Trading System) trades between strangers. Written by Lorraine McCann.
A Lets trade between Leanne and Maggie. Maggie has been helping Leanne with her adult education studies.
When Leanne's husband Jimmy is released from prison, Maggie becomes concerned that Jimmy will put paid to Leanne's ambition to attend college.
For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Lorraine McCann.
Policeman: William Barlow
Leanne: Lisa Gardner
Maggie: Tamara Kennedy
Jimmy: John Kielty
Russell: Greg Powrie
Taxi Tam: John Shedden

: File on 4

For years, trying to complain about bad solicitors has been fraught with difficulty. With the Law Society's ability to control its members under scrutinyyet again, Fran Abrams investigates growing concern over the extent of malpractice in the profession.
Producer Gregor Stewart Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Fran Abrams
Producer: Gregor Stewart

: In Touch

Peter White with news of interest to blind and partially Sighted people. ProducerCheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White

: Life after 80

3/4. Connie St Louis discovers how major diseases that escalate in the elderly, such as heart failure and cancer, are being addressed. How is it possible to improve quality of life at the end of life?
Producer Adrian Washbourne Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: 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

2/10. By Liz Jensen. Pascal's attraction to Louis's mother precipitates an extraordinary crisis. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Liz Jensen.

: Mort

2/4. By Terry Pratchett. Death sends his apprentice Mort to collect three lives, but one of them is a princess forwhom the lad has a fancy. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Director Gordon House


Unknown: Terry Pratchett.
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Narrator Anton Lesser Abbot: John Rowe
Narrator: Anton Lesser
Death: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mort: Carl Prekopp
Cutwell: Adam Godley
Albert: Philip Jackson
Princess Keli: Alice Hart
Abbot: John Rowe
Ammeline: Sheila Mitchell
Guard: Jon Glover
Thug: Philip Fox
Maid: Liz Sutherland

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book

of the Week: Attention All
Shipping - a Journey Round the Shipping Forecast2/5. By Charlie Connelly. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Charlie Connelly.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Something to Think About (ages 5-7) 3.15 Let's Move
(ages 5-7) 3.35 Time to Move (ages 6-8) 3.55 Stories and Rhymes (ages 5-7) 4.10 Song Tree (ages 5-7)

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.

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