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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Gordon Graham , professor of moral
Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen.


Unknown: Gordon Graham

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Midweek

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

: Daily Service

Presented by Becky Harris. Blessed Assurance (Blessed Assurance). Sanctus(Faure). Acts 10, wl-8. Heaven Is Singing for Joy (Argentinian melody). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Presented By: Becky Harris.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: The Life ofGraham Greene

3/5. White Night in Albany. In Greene's London flat, strange memories of Hanoi. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Vanity Fair By William Makepeace Thackeray. 13/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


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

: Digging for Britain

5/5. Sir Mortimer Wheeler. The first archaeologist of the television age, Mortimer Wheeler was acutely aware of his public persona, and a consummate performer. Julian Richards considers his impact on the understanding of British archaeology and explores the motivations of the man through those who knew him. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Sir Mortimer Wheeler.
Unknown: Mortimer Wheeler
Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: Gilbert without Sullivan

2/2 Mr Foster 's Good Fairy. Confectioner Cyril Foster finds himself haunted by his past, until a fairy steps off one of his cakes and offers him an escape. A short story by WS Gilbert dramatised by Stephen Wyatt
Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: Mr Foster
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt
Director: Sue Wilson
WS Gilbert: Jonathan Coy
Samuel/MrBortle/Sergeant: David Bannerman
Cyril: Ian Brooker
Fairy/ Lady Foster: Sara Coward
Jake/Lord Portico/Policeman: Lennox Greaves

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Sheila McCiennon.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Sheila McCiennon.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke from the Labour Party conference in Brighton.


Presented By: Nick Clarke

: Whispers

3/6. Gyles Brandreth tests the wits (and wit) of Charles Collingwood , Simon Fanshawe , Anthony Holden and Lucy Moore on subjects such as Lillie Langtry lovers,
John Lee Hooker 's girlfriends and Edward ll's enemies. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Lucy Moore
Unknown: Lillie Langtry
Unknown: John Lee Hooker
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

: Afternoon Play: Faith, Hope and Charity

2/3. Hope. Vincent's willingness to talk about his painful experience of the Troubles in Northern Ireland has made him a media celebrity but brought him no personal peace. Julia has her own secret reasons for wanting to know what life is worth. They seem, on the surface at least, to make a hopeless pair. Written by Michael Duke. _ . ,.
For further details see yesterday (K)


Written By: Michael Duke.
Vincent: Richard Dormer
Julia: Wendy Seager
Stewart: Steven McNicoll
Duncan: Gary Lewis
interviewer: Peter Grlmes
Father: James Bryee

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Matthew Biggs are guests of Whalton in Bloom. Eric Robson is in the chair. And at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm


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

: Carnbeg Stories

3/5. TheFitting. "For years Jean Melhuish has receive clients in the front room, with a full fall of netting at the windows to ensure complete discretion." Read by Tamara Kennedy. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jean Melhuish
Read By: Tamara Kennedy.

: New Brit Business

3/5. Nik Berisha arrived in London in 1995, a destitute Kosovan asylum seekerwith three words of English. Now he is the owner of a growing travel business. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nik Berisha

: Thinking Allowed

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: The Other Medicine

2/6. Anna Ford looks at how scientists are trying to find out which complementary therapies are effective and hears from practitioners and patients who don't believe clinical trials are the answer. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Anna Ford

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The 99p Challenge

6/6. Sue Perkins hosts the game in which someone stands a chance of leaving the studio 99p richer. Starring Peter Serafinowicz , Rob Rouse , Armando lannucci and Nick Frost. By Kevin Cecil , Andy Riley , Jon Holmes and Tony Roche. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown: Rob Rouse
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Nick Frost.
Unknown: Kevin Cecil
Unknown: Andy Riley
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Tony Roche.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Mike and Neil bury the hatchet.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts show, and meets the author Susanna Clarke , whose 800-page debut novel
Jonathan Strange and MrNorrell has already caught the eye of this year's literary prize judges. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Susanna Clarke
Unknown: Jonathan Strange
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Vanity Fair

13/20. Becky and Rawdon pay a tactical visit to their country relatives and Becky acquires a new companion. By William Makepeace Thackeray.
Fordetails and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray.

: The Commission

8/8. The Challenge of British Islam. In the light of increased hostility and discrimination against British
Muslims, Nick Ross asks what can be done to heal the rifts that have emerged in British society since 9/11. Producers Sara Nathan and Anne Reevell Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: British Islam.
Unknown: Nick Ross
Producers: Sara Nathan
Producers: Anne Reevell

: The New Powers That Be

3/3. There are more than 100 regulators in the UK. But how much do we know about them?
Dinah Lammiman meets the Nice (National Institute for
Clinical Excellence) guys, who make critical decisions on drugs and treatment prescribed by the NHS. Producer Daniel Tetlow Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Dinah Lammiman
Producer: Daniel Tetlow

: What's Wrong with My Genes?

The Human Genome Project was supposed to prove, once and for all, that individual genes not only determine how our bodies are constructed, but also how we behave. But the results were a huge disappointment. Alun Lewis explores what went wrong with one of the most ambitious and costly projects in history, and what science now has to do to really discover what makes us who and what we are. Producer Geoff Deehan


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Third Man

3/10. By Graham Greene. Rollo Martins takes advantage of a case of mistaken identity and steps into the shoes of literary lion Benjamin Dexter. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Graham Greene.
Unknown: Rollo Martins
Unknown: Benjamin Dexter.

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

3/6. Street Crime. Is there an etiquette to being mugged? Adam Bloom explores the social awkwardness of petty crime with a mixture of stand-up comedy and reconstructions. Rob Rouse helps him solve these Criminal dilemmas. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Adam Bloom
Unknown: Rob Rouse
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Four Sleepless Knights

I New series 1/4. Sir David's Quest for Sheep, Sorry,
Sleep. David thinks he's a tree. Actually, he's trying to imagine he's a tree in order to get to sleep. He's tried counting sheep, but they keep skittering off and he has to start all over again. Then a bus arrives. Comic adventures in insomnia forthe night hours, written by Tobv Jones and Edward Kemp.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Written By: Tobv Jones
Written By: Edward Kemp.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
David: Toby Jones
Uncle Des: Martin Hyder
Shepherd: Harry Towb
Aunt May: Beth Chalmers
Mum: Maggie McCarthy

: The Derby Tape Club

At a car-boot sale near Derby, a radio producer bought a hoard of audio tapes along with an old tape recorder.
The tapes contained the jettisoned archive of a group of audio amateurs from the 1960s and 70s, when domestic tape-recording was in its infancy. Producer Mark Vernon


Producer: Mark Vernon

: News

: Book of the Week: The Life of Graham Greene

3/5. Norman Sherry's biography. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Norman Sherry

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together (ages 7-11) 3.15Time andTune (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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