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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Colonel Margaret Hay.


Unknown: Colonel Margaret Hay.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: Desert Island Discs

Andy McNab , the former SAS soldier turned author, talks to Sue Lawley. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Andy McNab

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Book of the Week: Mimi and ToutouGo Forth

5/5. Despite British success on the lake, Commander Spicer-Simpson takes to his truckle bed and fades into obscurity. By Giles Foden. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Commander Spicer-Simpson
Unknown: Giles Foden.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 What Hetty Did ByJLCarr. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Law of the Arctic

2/2. Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, is a startling mix of traditional culture and modern urban problems. Visitors can watch the Northern Lights to the accompaniment of drunken heckling in the city centre behind them, and spot whales just yards from blocks of depressed social housing. Nuuk is also a town where criminals and their victims may meet on the street, days after an assault. Clive Anderson discovers that open prisons are the only prisons in Greenland, as he concludes his investigation into the way the law there is implemented. Producer Sarah Jane Hall


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Sarah Jane Hall

: Peter Cook in his Own Words: 1/4: High Table at Radley School through to Beyond the Fringe

New series. Michael Palin trawls Peter Cook 's back catalogue for the funniest, rarest and silliest interviews and sketches that Cook ever recorded. Featuring early interviews on the BBC Light Programme and BBC TV; rare sketches from Beyond the Fringe and monologues from EL Wisty. Producer Lucy Armitage
Alan Bennett 's own words on Peter Cook : page 121


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Peter Cook
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Producer: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Peter Cook

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Feedback

6/11. Roger Bolton with listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Arthur

2/6. The Black Dog. Stable boy Arran has become Britain's King Arthur - but not without making powerful enemies. One warlord has promised never to rest until he sees Arthur's head on a fortress wall. By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Featuring Jane Lapotaire.
Producers Gordon House and Jeremy Mortimer Director Gordon House


Unknown: Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire.
Producers: Gordon House
Producers: Jeremy Mortimer
Director: Gordon House
Morgan: Jane Lapotaire
Arthur: Ben Whishaw
Merlin: Ian McDiarmid
Bedvere: Shaun Dooley
Lot: Clive Russell
Bryce: Christian Rodska
Keir: Nicholas Boulton
Rhyannon: Emily Wachter
Young Morgan: Eve Best
Aidan: Phillip Fox
Young Gwenfar: Alice Ford

: Veg Talk

New series 1/11. Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks don masks and get talking pumpkins with Rosemary Moon.
Phone: [number removed]. Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Abi Awojodi


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Rosemary Moon.
Producer: Abi Awojodi

: Ghost Stories

5/5. The New Daughter. A young family moves into a house on whose land sits an old fairy fort. The father becomes aware of ancient forces beneath the ruin that seek to take his daughter from him. Read by Niall Buggy . For details see Monday


Read By: Niall Buggy

: The Ex-Files

5/5. Over You. How do you get over an ex? People talk about how to progress from weeping and wailing to feeling that it doesn't hurt anymore. For details see Monday

: Law in Action

5/9. Clive Coleman tackles more legal issues. Producer Innes Bowen


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Innes Bowen

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect Our lives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

5/6. What do you get if you cross Tony Blair with a sausage roll? Heaven only knows. Instead, here's the greatest topical comedy panel game known to radio.
With Alan Coren , Francis Wheen and Richard Ingrams. Simon Hoggart is in the chair.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A third volume of highlights from recent series of The News Quiz is available on audio cassette and CD from 1 November from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Richard Ingrams.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Sid has some words of wisdom.
Written by Adrian Flynn Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Tom Graham
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
George: Graham Roberts
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
William: Philip Molloy
Emma: Felicity Jones
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Matt: Kim Durham
Wayne: Ian Brooker
Owen: Jonathan Keeble

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and meets the composer Harrison Birtwistle , whose 70th birthday is being marked by a festival of his music. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle
Producer: Phil Tinline

: What Hetty Did

5/5. Hetty has a successful trip to Cambridge, where the last piece of the jigsaw is put in place and everyone can look forward to a fascinating future. By JL Carr. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jl Carr.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. On the panel are Rhodri Morgan , First Minister of the Welsh Assembly; David Cameron , head of policy co-ordination for the shadow cabinet; and Adam Price, Plaid Cymru MP. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Rhodri Morgan
Unknown: David Cameron
Producer: Anne Peacock

: State of the Union

In the run-up to the presidential elections in November, a distinctive broadcasting voice reflects on everyday America. This week's report comes from Paul Greenberg from Little Rock, Arkansas.
Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Paul Greenberg
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: The Inland Sea

While on holiday in the Australian bush, Brian Chase is bitten by a snake. He and his wife Maura spend an agonised night wondering if he is going to die - and in the process examine the darker side of their complicated relationship. By Jane Rogers.
Director Clive Brill


Unknown: Brian Chase
Unknown: Jane Rogers.
Director: Clive Brill
Brian: Anton Lesser
Maura: Niamh Cusack
Charles: Stephen Boxer
Mother: Sheila Reid
Sandra: Sarah Kant
Pete: Malcolm Freeman
Jack: Malcolm Freeman

: The World Tonight

Presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor David Stevenson


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: The Closed Circle

5/15. Echoes from the Past. With trouble at Longbridge and memories of Miriam, the past suddenly doesn't seem so long ago. Emma Fielding and Alex Jennings continue to read Jonathan Coe 's sequel to The Rotters' Club. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Jonathan Coe

: Great Lives

5/10. Burt Lancaster. Broadcaster Gerry Anderson discusses the actor's complex talent and complicated life with biographer Kate Buford and presenter Humphrey Carpenter. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Burt Lancaster.
Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Unknown: Kate Buford
Presenter: Humphrey Carpenter.
Producer: Peter Everett

: Today in Parliament

Reports from the Committee rooms and stories behind the scenes. With Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowies


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowies

: News

: Book of the Week: Mimi and Toutou Go Forth

5/5. By Giles Foden , abridged by Andrew Simpson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Giles Foden
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson.

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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