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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Gordon Gray.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Midweek

Diverse, lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: HowtoBea Bad Birdwatcher

3/5. RSPB columnist Simon Barnes addresses the mysteries of biodiversity as shown by the birdwatcher's s field guide. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Simon Barnes

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Ian Bradley , from Santa Maria de la jncina. John 14. w1-7. Fordetailssee Monday _


Unknown: Dr Ian Bradley

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Vanity Fair ByWilliam Makepeace Thackeray. 8/20. The Woman's Hour drama. Fordetails see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Bywilliam Makepeace Thackeray.

: International Cricket

ICC Champions Trophy Semi-Final From the Rose Bowl, Southampton. Commentary by Christopher Martin-Jenkins , Simon Mann and Mark Saggers , with analysis from Graeme Fowler and Vic Marks. Including a News summary at 2.20pm.
_ producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Mark Saggers
Unknown: Graeme Fowler
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Diggingfor Britain

4/5. OGS Grawford. Osbert Crawford was serving with the Royal Rying Corps during the First World War when he realised the potential of aerial photography in charting landscapes. Archaeologist Julian Richards examines his early work with the Ordnance Survey. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Osbert Crawford
Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: Gilbert without Sullivan

1/2. Another chance to hear two short stories by WS Gilbert , dramatised by Stephen Wyatt The Burglar's Story. Theodore's education is worth any sacrifice by his parents, petty crooks, the Belvawneys. But his chosen career is abruptly cut short by a series of incidents even they could not have foreseen. Producer/director Sue Wilson


Stories By: Ws Gilbert
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt
Director: Sue Wilson
WS Gilbert: Jonathan Coy
Theodore: Michael Onslow
Septimus: John Webb
Lucretia: Anny Tobin
John: Siepnen Ouswen
Stoneleigh: Kim Durham
Belinda: Alexandra Ulley

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke from the Liberal Democrat Party conference in Bournemouth.


Presented By: Nick Clarke

: Whispers

2/6. "What great ones do, the less will prattle of" wrote Shakespeare, and the latter is exactly what Lynne Truss, Michele Brown, Anthony Holden and Lucy Moore have come together to do. Gyles Brandreth is in the chair. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Unknown: Michele Brown
Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Lucy Moore
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: AfternoonPlay:Three-MinuteWarning

Provocative comedy by Colin Hough. Do Fay and Malcolm Neely regret not having children? "I suppose I do," says Fay, "but only in the way I regret not having cavity-wall insulation. It would've filled a void." But Fay develops unmistakable symptoms, including morning sickness and an insatiable passion for leeks. It looks as though the couple's life is aboutto be turned upside down-especially as Fay is 76 and Malcolm is 78 Producer/Director David Jackson Young


Comedy By: Colin Hough.
Comedy By: Malcolm Neely
Director: David Jackson Young
Fay: Eileen McCallum
Malcolm: Ralph Riach
Alice: Sheila Donald
Bobby: Paul Cunningham
BobCobb: Sanay Neiison
DrMcCluskey: Steven McNicoll
Linda: Gayanne Potter

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Matthew Biggs and John Cushnie answer questions sent in by post. Eric Robson is in the chair. And at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Onestowatch

3/5. Orchid, CherryBIossom. A startling image triggers painful memories of Vietnam. Written by Annie Kirby and readbyPik-SenLim. For details see Monday


Written By: Annie Kirby

: A Night on the Town with....

3/5. Simone de Beauvoir and Nelson Algren - Slumming It in Chicago. The mother of modern feminism ends up falling in love with a boozy, streetwise scrivener What happens to the pol itical when things get personal? With Julian Putkowski. For details see Monday


Unknown: Julian Putkowski.

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions are put underthe microscope as Laurie Taylor leads a discussion on topical issues in the academic and researchworld. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: The Other Medicine

1/6. Anna Ford presents a series that explores the impact of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Britain. This week, she asks why CAM is so popular. Repeated from yesterday at9pm


Unknown: Anna Ford

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The 99p Challenge

5/6. The game in which someone stands a chance of leaving the studio 99p richer. Starring Miranda Hart ,
Armando lannucci , Marcus Brigstocke and Nick Frost. Hosted by Sue Perkins. By Kevin Cecil , Andy Riley , Jon Holmes and Tony ROChe. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Miranda Hart
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Nick Frost.
Unknown: Kevin Cecil
Unknown: Andy Riley
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Tony Roche.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

All hands to the pump at Bridge Farm. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang hosts the arts magazine programme. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Vanity Fair

8/20. George and Amelia honeymoon in Brighton, where Becky and Rawdon are trying to win the affections of the latter's wealthy aunt Miss Crawley. ByWilliam Makepeace Thackeray. FordetailsandcastseeMonday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Commission

7/8. Cleaning Up the Internet. A tidal wave of pornography could be making the internet a dangerous place for children and vulnerable adults. But how can it be cleaned up? The Government believes that regulating the net is impossible as well as undesirable and that all hope lies in media literacy campaigns. Presenter Nick Ross examines the issue.
Producers Sara Nathan and Anne Reevell Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Presenter: Nick Ross
Producers: Sara Nathan
Producers: Anne Reevell

: The New Powers That Be

2/3. There are more than 100 regulators in the UK. But how much do we know about them? Dinah Lammiman meets the Children's Commissioner for Wales to find out what exactly that job entails.
Producer Daniel Tetlow Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Dinah Lammiman
Producer: Daniel Tetlow

: Riddles of the Bone

2/2. Old Bones for New. Over 300,000 people each year suffer broken bones as a result of osteoporosis. Edi Stark hears how bone disorders can disrupt lives, and finds out how modern medicine is hoping to ease this burden. Producer Monise Durrani


Producer: Monise Durrani

: Midweek

Shortened repeatfrom 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Namesake

8/10. New Perspectives. It's a year after his father's death and Gogol is going on a blind date. By Jhumpa Lahiri. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Jhumpa Lahiri.

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

2/6. Gossip. Who starts rumours? With a mixture of stand-up comedy and reconstructions, Adam Bloom traces the origin of gossipto its source. Helping Adam silence wagging tongues are Stefano Paolini , Sarah Kennedy and Brendon Burns. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Adam Bloom
Unknown: Stefano Paolini
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Brendon Burns.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Jail Diaries of Sir Ralph Stanza

6/6. Final Stretch. Sir Ralph's stint as prison poet-in-residence reaches its climax with an Eminem-style "battle on the mics" between him and prisoner Jermaine. By James Quinn.
Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: James Quinn.
Producer: Graham Frost
Sir Ralph: James Quinn
Jermaine: Chris Jack
Robbo: Jack Deam
MC Theo: Ant Smith
First officer: Joan Kempson
Second officer: James Scales
Prisoner: Neil Bell

: The Secret Gatekeepers

Michael Crick explores the mysterious processes behind Who's Who, the guide to the British Establishment. Producer Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Michael Crick
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: News

: Book

of the Week: How to Be aBad Birdwatcher
3/5. Written and read by Simon Barnes. Rptd from 9.45am


Read By: Simon Barnes.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together (ages 7-11) 3.15 Time and Tune (ages 7-9)
3.35 Word Games 2 (ages 7-9) 3.50 Maths Adventure (ages 7-8)
4.15 Music Extra (ages 7-11) 4.30 First Steps in Drama (ages 7-9)
4.45 World Writing (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.

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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