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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With J udy Merry.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
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

: Daily Service

Presented bythe Rt Rev George Stack. Inspired by Love and Anger (Salley Gardens). James 5, wl-8. Hear My
Prayer, 0 Lord (Purcell). Give Us, 0 God, in This New Day (Luff). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: George Stack.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: Will in the World

3/5. The young playwright finds his feet in London By Stephen Greenblatt. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Stephen Greenblatt.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Vanity Fair By William Makepeace Thackeray. 18/20. The Woman's Hour drama. Fordetails see drama repeat at 7.45pm


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

: Listening in to History

Thisthe story of Ruth Ive who, at the age of 22, was monitoring the secret wartime telephone link between London and Washington. Among the callers she listened in to, and censored if and when necessary, were Winston Churchill and President
Franklin Roosevelt. Many years later, Ruth discovered that the Germans had been listening to the calls but, because of her and her colleagues' efforts, they heard very little of value. Presented by Ivor Gaber. producer nona Ledger


Unknown: Ruth Ive
Unknown: Winston Churchill
Unknown: Franklin Roosevelt.
Presented By: Ivor Gaber.

: Scenes from Married Life: 1/4: An Act of Will

At 39, Joe feels trapped in a recurring situation of either wanting to marry someone who won't marry him, or not wanting to marry someone who will. Romantic comedy set in postwar London.
By William Cooper, dramatised by Eric Pringle.


Author: William Cooper
Dramatised by: Eric Pringle
Director: David Blount
Joe: David Thorpe
Robert: Simon Treves
Harry: David Timson
Barbara: Rachel Atkins
Sybil: Rachel Atkins
Annette: Alexandra Moen

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

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


Presented By: Nick Clarke

: Whispers

416. Valerie Grove and Geoffrey Durham join regulars
Lucy Moore and Anthony Holden to play the game that delights in corruption and controversy. Gyles Brandreth presides over subjects for discussion ranging from OJ Simpson to Oscar Wilde. producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Geoffrey Durham
Unknown: Lucy Moore
Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Selling Immortality

It's only a small painting by a little-known Renaissance master, but it seems to have an uncanny power- and not just because of its beauty. By Stephen Wakelam.
Producer Marilyn Imrie Director John Burgess (kj


Unknown: Stephen Wakelam.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Director: John Burgess
: Adam James
Wygal: Alec McCowen
Neil: Adam Kotz
Vessey: James Hazeldlne
James: Adam James
Paulo: Stephen Rashbrook

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie and Bunny Guinness are guests at the visitor attraction of Rheged -the Upland Kingdom Discovery Centre, in Cumbria.
And at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie

: More Stories from Carnbeg

3/5. The Evening News. "Loch Bragar was unchangeably itself, as were the mountains. For Una, that meant God was in charge; for Bill it meant the doings of humans count for very little in the final reckoning. Keaa Dy Eileen McCallum. For details see Monday


Unknown: Loch Bragar

: Room with a View

3/5. The Constable's Room, Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight. Historian Dr Jack Jones talks to Allan Beswick about the occupation of this room by Charles I, who was virtually a prisoner here from 1647. For details see Monday


Talks: Dr Jack Jones
Unknown: Allan Beswick

: Thinking Allowed

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

3/6 Anna Ford finds out what progress has been made to understand the mechanisms behind complementary and alternative medicine. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Anna Ford

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: About a Dog

Newseries 1/3. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie. Alan Davies stars as Jack - who has a problem. Or rather, his mistress does. Well, she's more of an ownerthan a mistress. And she needs to decide whether or not to move in with her boyfriend, Adrian, who likes designer leather furniture but definitely doesn't like dogs. Which brings us back to Jack - and his problem. Written by Graeme Garden , from an idea by Debbie Barham.
Producer Jon Naismith
Graeme Garden on keeping actors in kennels: page 121


Unknown: Alan Davies
Written By: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Debbie Barham.
Producer: Jon Naismith
Producer: Graeme Garden
jack: Alan Davies
Sarah: Kate Ashfield
Adrian: Darren Boyd
Muriel: Deborah Norton

: The Archers

Adam has a moment of triumph.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang hosts the arts magazine programme, Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Kirsty Lang

: Vanity Fair

18/20. Dobbin returns from India to declare his love for Amelia. ByWilliam Makepeace Thackeray. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: William Makepeace

: The Moral Maze

New series 1/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Claire Fox , Ian Hargreaves , Professor Steven Rose and Michael Gove cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories. producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Producer: David Coomes

: Walden: Reminisces

1/3. The veteran journalist and former Labour MP Brian Walden talks about the highs and lows of his political career. This first talkfocuses on Enoch Powell 's "rivers of blood" speech in 1968. Walden recounts what Powell told him about it and what Willie Whitelaw subsequently confided: "Treachery, sheertreachery, dear boy. He never said a word in shadow cabinet-then goes off and shames us. It's a disgrace."
Producer Simon Hollis Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Talks: Brian Walden
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Willie Whitelaw
Producer: Simon Hollis

: Losing the Past

1/2. Science writer Richard Hollingham reveals that much of our past, from analogue sound recordings to digital computer data, is lost owing to deterioration. He uncovers startling news about government data as well as popular rock songs. While a piano recordingfrom the 1930s can be rescued, recent rock classics have fallen victim to "sticky-shed syndrome" and can't be played anymore-except for those by the Grateful Dead, as their percussionist Mickey Hart reveals. Producer Arlene Gregorius


Unknown: Richard Hollingham
Unknown: Mickey Hart
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: Midweek

Shortened repeatfrom 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Third Man

8/10. By Graham Greene. The scales have fallen from Rollo's eyes and he knows that Harry Lime died a criminal, but a greater shock is in store. For details see Mon


Unknown: Graham Greene.
Unknown: Harry Lime

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

4/6. Mobiles. You can answer a mobile phone anywhere, including in a cinema. Should you say anything if somebody does? Adam Bloom deals with this tricky situation with the help of Rob Rouse , Stefano Paolini and Sarah Kennedy. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Adam Bloom
Unknown: Rob Rouse
Unknown: Stefano Paolini
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Four Sleepless Knights

2/4. Sir Frank's Search for an Ending. Frank has talent for editing film endings. He's in demand from producers all over Hollywood but tonight, the final scene of a "Civil War serial-killer romance" just isn't playing ball - and neither are the lead actors. More comic stories in insomnia by Toby Jones and Edward Kemp.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Toby Jones
Unknown: Edward Kemp.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Frank: Toby Jones
Blanche: Beth Chalmers
Rhett: Martin Hyder
Blue: Laurence Howarth
Hank: Kim Wall

: After Death, What?

Bright lights, tunnels, meetings with dead relatives and life reviews are all features of near-death experiences. This programme hears from those who have had such experiences and from scientists and theologians undertaking new research to understand these Strange phenomena. Producer Amanda Hancox


Producer: Amanda Hancox

: News

: Book of the Week: Will in the World

3/5. By Stephen Greenblatt. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Stephen Greenblatt.

: 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.

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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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