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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Lynn Gallagher .


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher

: Farming Today

With Giles Latcham.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughty.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News _ . ,
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev RoyJenk!ns.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughty.

: Desert Island Discs

Emmylou Harris, queen of country-rock, talks to Sue Lawiey. Producer Leanne Buckle


Unknown: Emmylou Harris
Unknown: Sue Lawley

: Book of the Week: 1914 - the Diary of George V

5/5 Countdown to War. The Queen's grandfather records his growing anxiety as the country is dragged into war. Cheering jingoistic crowds gather as the Royal Family appear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. For details see Monday
Repeated at 12.30am

: Act of Worship

With the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Woman's Hour

FM on/y from-t0.20
Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Invincible Violet By Chris Burgess. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
Senesed!torJ!MBurndge For For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm----


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Chris Burgess.

: Test Match Special

England v West indies
From Edgbaston, commentary on the second day's play in the Second Test Match, including at 12.35 News, Talking Point and at 3.10 News; Cricket Scene
Producer Peter Baxter

: Borrowers and Lenders

Built in the 1970s, the Birmingham Central Library was so ugly it prompted Prince Charles to remark that it looked more like an incinerator of books than a keeper of them. To its 5,000 daily visitors it's a treasure, yet it's about to be demolished. Before it goes, Clare Jenkins meets the borrowers and lenders of Birmingham's busiest building.
(FM only)


Presenter: Clare Jenkins
Producer: Janet Graves

: King Street Junior Revisited

2/6 ;ce Winter is inevitable, a disappearing lollipop lady is not. The two in combination create real problems Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Devon: Carolyn Pickles
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mr Long: Paul Copley
Miss Featherstone: Teresa Gallagher
Mr Maxwell: Michael Cochrane
Miss Reid: Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan: Janice Acquah
Lucy: Rebecca McElroy
Amanda: Jodie Devlin
Jacinda: Katie Walker

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and John Waite. Including at 12.30 Face the Facts.
2/6 John Waite reports on the world of overseas nurse recruitment - an industry that has thrived on the Government's efforts to increase the NHS workforce. Producer Dan Saladino (Shortened)
Series editor Andrew Smith PHONE: [number removed] email: [email address removed]


Unknown: John Wa!te.
Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Dan Sa!adino
Unknown: Senesedrtor Andrew Smrth

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke. Editor Richard aart<

: Feedback

Roger Boiton with listeners' op!n!ons and comments on BBC radio programmes and poticy. Producer Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS' Feedback PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT Phone 087M10MOO Fax: [number removed] ema.!: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Boiton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Stan

Tom Courtenay takes on the role of Stan Laurel in Neil Brand's poignant and powerful farewell to Oliver Hardy. As death finally threatens to separate the greatest double-act in film comedy, Stan tries to say the things that have been left unsaid. Director Ned Chalet
Tom Courtenay on Stan Laurel: page 115


Writer: Neil Brand
Director: Ned Chalet
Stan: Tom Courtenay
Ollie: Ewan Bailey
Woman: Barbara Barnes
Uncle Cecil: Ed Bishop

: Veg Talk

6/6. Find out how versatile a tomato can be with Gregg Wallace, Charlie Hicks and chef Dahna Allen. Producer Lucinda Montefiore PHONE: [number removed]. Lines open from 1.30pm

: Field Study

5/5 The Late Spring. A beekeeper is waiting for the mild winds that will mark the end of a harsh winter when something unexpected happens. By Rachel Serffert, read by David Horovitch. For details see Monday


Read By: David Horovitch

: Joan's Journey

5/5. Joan Armatrading meets Andy Manson , guitar-maker and musician, to reach the heart of herjourney, Which is to make music. For delays see Monday


Unknown: Joan Armatrading
Guitar: Andy Manson

: Law in Action

With the admission policy for secondary schools about to change. wi)i iocai authorities be facing a raft of iegai chaiienges from angry parents who can't get their children into the school of their choice? Presented by CiiveCoieman. Producer Jim Frank


Producer: Jim Frank

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss current media trends. Producer Cecite Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecite Wright

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor peter Rippon

: The Now Show

4/6. Comedy so topical that it's still slightly damp, with Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis, Mitch Benn, Marcus Brigstocke, Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin.
(Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm)

BBC Radio Collection: Featuring a collection of sketches and routines, four episodes of The Now Show are available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from [web address removed] Call [number removed]


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

A shock for Emma.
Written by Joanna Toye
Directors Julie Beckett and Kate Gates
Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye
Unknown: Kate Gates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimote
Helen: Louha Pattkas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Eddie: Tretor Harnson
Clarrie: Rosahnd Adams
William: Phllip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farnmond
Neil: Brian Hew!ett
Susan: Chanot<e Mart!n
Emma: Felicity Jones
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Ian: Stephen Kennedy
Sam: Romn P!rongs
Dance teacher: Jacey Salles

: Front Row

Arts news. Including a report on how bequests can be a mixed blessing for museums. Producer Timothy Prosser

: The Invincible Violet

5/5. Violet's business goes downhill and it looks as if there isn't much fight left in her, but she's not one to go quietly. By Chris Burgess.
For more cast and further details see Monday
Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Chris Burgess
Violet: Sylvia Syms
1st Maid: Karen Archer
Politician/Archbishop: Christopher Douglas
Announcer/Interviewer: Jon Strickland

: Straw Poll

New series 1/6. The private sector does not know how to run the railways. This first debate on an issue of perennia) interest is chaired by Nick Ciarke from the Tower Arts Centre, Winchester.
To vote YES dial [number removed] To vote NO dial [number removed]
Calls cost l0p Lines are open after 8.50pm until 2.20pm on Saturday.
Producer Nick Utech
Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Nick Ciarke
Producer: Nick Utech

: State of the Union

!n the year of the presidential elections, a distinctive American broadcasting voice reflects on everyday
America. This week's guest is Frances Coieman from Mobile. Alabama. Producer Jennie Waims !ey RpM Sun 8.50am


Unknown: Frances Coieman
Producer: Jennie Waims

: The Friday Play: Night on the Town

A lonely man goes out for a drink one night and is befriended by a couple who ask him back to their Manchester flat. They then empty his wallet and later his bank account. So why doesn't he run away? A dark psychological thriller by Martin Jameson.
Director Susan Roberts


Unknown: Martin Jameson.
Director: Susan Roberts
Tony: Ttm Dantay
S!an: Jo McTnnes
DC Self/Clive: David Cre)t!n
DC Fallon: Graeme Hawtey
Mash/Driver: Daniel Poyser
Babatunde/Shaun: Vincent Davies
Bev/Cath: Jo-Anne Know!es
Shei!a: Siobhan Ftnneran

: The World Tonight

News and analysis


Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: Ripley's Game

10/10. Jonathan makes an unforgettable sacrifice. Written by Patricia Highsmith. For details see Monday


Written By: Patricia Highsmith.

: Off the Page

2/10. Smoking. Matthew Parris is joined by Amanda Mitchison, Maureen Freely and Lewis Schaffer to write about and discuss the burning issues of smoking. Producer Miles Warde


Presenter: Matthew Parris
Guest: Amanda Mitchison
Guest: Lewis Schaffer

: Julia Clements: a Life in Flowers

Anne Swithinbank 's tribute to Julia Clements , who, at the age of 98, is still teaching and writing about the art of flower arranging. Producer Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Julia Clements
Producer: Jonquil Panting

: News

: Book of the Week: 1914 - the Diary of George V

5/5. Countdown to War Repeated from 9.45am

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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