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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.

: FarmingToday

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague
6.25 7.25 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: The Cultural State

5/5. Creative Accounting. John Wilson talks to film-makers David Puttnam and Alan Parker about how the notion of "culture" was pulled to the forefront of profit and expansion in the 1990s. Was this proof that the Government had finally made the nation cultural life one Of its priorities? Producer Matthew Dodd Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: John Wilson
Unknown: David Puttnam
Unknown: Alan Parker
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: The Science of DIY

4/4. Tightening Up-Nuts, Bolts and Spanners
Physicist Len Fisher renovates an old bicycle with the help of practical experts Dave Milsom and Stuart Burgess. They reveal tips on howto undo a rusty bolt, how to tighten up a bolt without a spanner and how to hold your spanner properly.
Music by Tom Bancroft Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Unknown: Len Fisher
Unknown: Dave Milsom
Unknown: Stuart Burgess.
Music By: Tom Bancroft
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: Book of the Week: Will in the World

1/5. The first extract from this brilliant reconstruction of Shakespeare's life, work and the age he lived in, written by Stephen Greenblatt and abridged by Miranda Davies. Read by Toby Stephens, with excerpts through the week read by Alice Hart and John Rowe. The young Will Shakespeare has his first encounter with the heady world of theatre. (Repeated at 12.30am)


Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Abridged by: Miranda Davies.
Reader: Toby Stephens
Producer: Emma Harding

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. All Things Bright and Beautiful (Royal Oak). Joel 2, w21-26. Look at the World (Rutter). For the Beauty of the Earth (England's
Lane). With Chester Cathedral Choristers. Director of music David Poulter.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: David Poulter.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Vanity Fair By William Makepeace Thackeray. 16/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


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

: Ashford's Future

New series 1/3. A Sustainable Future. Ashford in Kent is about to double in size, the biggest single development since Milton Keynes. Kevin McCloud discovers howthis ambitious projectwill affectthe people, the ecosystem, and the surrounding villages. In this programme he tries to discoverwhat actually lies behind the new buzz-phrase "sustainable housing". Producer Neil George


Unknown: Milton Keynes.
Unknown: Kevin McCloud
Producer: Neil George

: Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat

1/4.The Two Ivans. In the sleepy Russian town of Mirgorod, next-door neighours Ivan Ivanovich and Ivan Nikiforovich are best friends, "the like of whom the world has never seen", until one day, a careless insult t changes everything. Comic plays by Jim Poyser , set in 19th-century Russia and based on the absurdist short stories by Nikolai Gogol. Ann Rve
Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Ivan Ivanovich
Unknown: Ivan Nikiforovich
Unknown: Jim Poyser
Stories By: Nikolai Gogol.
Producer: Susan Roberts
Ivan Ivanovitch: Griff Rhys Jones
Ivan Nikiforovich: Stephen Moore
Narrator: Brian Cant
Marfa: Ann Rye
Demyan: Rob Pickavance
Gapka: Emma Clarke

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke at the Conservative Party conference in Bournemouth.


Presented By: Nick Clarke

: Brain of Britain

13/18. The first semi-final begins with contestants from London and the Home Counties. Chaired by Russell Davies. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Russell Davies.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Macmorris

In John Morrison 's comic fantasy, some of the minor characters in Shakespeare's canon have decided that they want bigger and better parts. A rebellion is led by Captain Macmorris from Henry V, the only Irish character in the whole body of Shakespeare's work.


Writer: John Morrison
Producer: Tanya Nash
Macmorris: Gerard McSorley
Jamie: Gerard Kelly
Flullen: Alan David
Gower: Jeremy Chid
Shakespeare: David Schofleld
His servant: David Holt
lago: Philip Fox
Juliet's nurse: Jillie Meers
Yorick: Jon Glover
Henry V: Damian Lynch

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer listeners' personal finance questions.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Samantha Washington


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Samantha Washington

: More Stories from Carnbeg

1/5 New short stories by Ronald Frame , set in and around the small Perthshire spa town of Carnbeg.
Blind Shot In 1959, a Glasgow businessman with a holiday home in Carnbeg reaches his 50th birthday and decides it's time to choose a wife from among the local ladies. But Donald Walkinshaw 's method of selection is briskly unconventional. Read by Paul Young. Producer David Jackson Young


Stories By: Ronald Frame
Unknown: Donald Walkinshaw
Read By: Paul Young.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Room with a View

1/5 Room NIA, Nuffield Research Laboratory, Physics Building, Birmingham University. The first story behind significant events that happened in a particular room begins with Allan Beswick talking to nuclear historian
Lorna Arnold about how the Allies got the nuclear bomb before the Germans. producer SaraConkey


Unknown: Allan Beswick
Unknown: Lorna Arnold

: The Food Programme

Honey. Sheila Dillon studies the art of apiary, meets the travelling beekeepers and explores the role of honey in developing countries. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

New series 1/13. Gavin Esler returns with more international conversation on a diverse range of issues. Producer Suchitra Girish


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Suchitra Girish

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

2/10. Gerry Anderson , George Bain , Nuala McKeever and Anne Tannahill exchange quotations and anecdotes. Nigel Rees is in the chair and the reader is Sally Grace. Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A collection of highlights from over 21 years of this panel game is available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or fromwww.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Unknown: George Bain
Unknown: Nuala McKeever
Unknown: Anne Tannahill
Unknown: Sally Grace.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Kirsty has colleague trouble.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts show. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Vanity Fair

16/20. Rawdon is released from debtors' prison. But his return home only leads to further trouble. Stephen Fry narrates Thackeray's comic novel. Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Marc Beeby
Narrator: Stephen Fry
Becky: Emma Fielding
Rawdon: Ray Coulthard
Lord Steyne: David Calder
Mr Moss: Ian Masters
LadyJane: Jemma Churchill
Fifine: Helen Longworth
Amelia: Katy Cavanagh
Jos: Toby Jones
William: Tom Smith
Mr Sedley: Ian Masters
Polly, the maid: Joanna McCallum
Pitt: Jon Glover
Cpt Macmurdo: Mark Bonnar
Mr Wenham: Philip Fox
Mr Osborne: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Battle of Shingle Street

Fran Abrams investigates the mystery behind events on the Suffolk coast in 1940. Why do people still believe that the isolated beach at Shingle Street is at the centre of a government cover-up of an attempted German i nvasion? Producer David Lewis


Producer: David Lewis

: High Voltage

Peter White sets off on a sonic journey along the path followed by a charge of electricity - from its generation in a Scottish power station to its consumption in London. He meets the generators, consumers and an electrophobic who lives in fear of this often-forgotten commodity. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Nature

3/9. The Overlooked Underfoot. Small, flowerless plants like mosses, liverworts and lichens are giving us important clues about our changing environment, as Paul Evans discovers. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: The Cultural State

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Third Man

6/10. By Graham Greene. After a second death in Harry's neighbourhood, Rollo is no closerto uncovering the identity of the mysterious third man. Read by Mark Strong , abridged by Lisa Osborne. Producer Lisa Osborne
For various TV programmes celebrating Graham Greene 's centenary see BBC4's listings for yesterday and Saturday 2 October


Unknown: Graham Greene.
Read By: Mark Strong
Abridged By: Lisa Osborne.
Producer: Lisa Osborne
Unknown: Graham Greene

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week:

Will In the World
1/5. By Stephen Greenblatt. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Stephen Greenblatt.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Listen and Play (ages 3-5) 3.15 Music Box (ages 4-5+)
3.30 Alphabet Time (ages 4-6) 3.40 Find Out with Auntie Mabel and Pippin (ages 4-5) 3.55 Reading Tree stories (ages 5-6)
4.10 Hopscotch: (ages 5-7) 4.25 Stop, Think, Wonder (ages 7-9)
4.40 Scottish Resources (ages 10-12)


Unknown: Auntie Mabel

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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