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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: 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.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Long Way Round

1/5. Ewan McGregor reads from his book about the epic motorbike journey he made across Europe, Russia and America with his friend and actor Charley Boorman. On Your Bike. Every journey begins with a single step, and this one begins with a night out in Ireland. Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . Producer Sara Davies Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ewan McGregor
Unknown: Charley Boorman.
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Producer: Sara Davies

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Marjory MacLean , with the St Andrew Camerata and organist Michael Harris , directed by Vincent Wallace from the parish church of St Andrew and St George , Edinburgh.


Unknown: Rev Marjory MacLean
Organist: Michael Harris
Directed By: Vincent Wallace
Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: St George

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Innocent of Radium By Lavinia Greenlaw. 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: Crimean Voices

New series 1/3. Britain embarked on a disastrous war against Russia in the Crimea 150 years ago. Today it's remembered only for the Charge of the Light
Brigade and Florence Nightingale , but it was a conflict rich in innovation as well as heroism and folly. It also produced some of the most vivid first-hand accounts of war ever written. In this programme, Russian specialist and war reporter Tom de Waal returns to the Crimea to investigate what has been called both the last old war and the first modern war. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Florence Nightingale
Reporter: Tom de Waal
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Ring around the Bath

New series 1/6. Sitcom about a topsy-turvy family.
Alison returns from Spain to find that Egg's taken her room and Xanthe has shrunk her favourite jeans in the wash. Patrick disappears off to work, leaving Stella to sort out the chaos. Bv Lucv Clare and Ian Davidson.
Producer/director Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Lucv Clare
Unknown: Ian Davidson.
Director: Elizabeth Freestone
Stella: Penny Downie
Patrick: Duncan Preston
Alison: Claudie Blakely
Rick: Bruce MacKinnon
Xanthe: Catherine Shepherd
Egg: Daniela Denby-Ashe

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke


Presented By: Nick Clarke

: Brain of Britain

17/18. This year's Brain of Britain will be decided in this final of the general knowledge quiz. Chaired by Russell Davies. Producer Richard Edis Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Russell Davies.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Double Acts: We Got Tonight

1/5. A comedy about an idealistic musician who finds it hard to sacrifice his principles to save his marriage until he is kidnapped by two escaped convicts and his whole future is put in jeopardy. By Marian Connolly and Keith Law.


Writer: Marian Connolly
Writer/Music: Keith Law
Producer/Director: Tanya Nash
Rick: Dan Gordon
Rita: Laura Hughes
Kiki: Martha Gordon
Herbie: Conor Grimes
Jock: Alan McKee
Clare: Niki Doherty
Pat: Gerard Jordon

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Samantha Washington

: End of Story

1/5. A series of stories begun by established writers and completed by new writers selected from entrants to the BBC3 TV series End of Story.
Imitating Katherine Walker. An improbably sexy young woman moves into a friend's flat. Written by Alexei Sayle and read by Paul Young , producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Katherine Walker.
Written By: Alexei Sayle
Read By: Paul Young
Producer: Bruce Young

: Still Angry after All These Years

pn 1/5. Authors of classic novels of the 1950s and 60s return to the towns that provided their inspiration.
7 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. Alan Sillitoe returns to Nottingham, his hometown and the backdrop to his 1958 novel, to see how the city has Changed. Producer Clare Jenkins


Unknown: Alan Sillitoe
Producer: Clare Jenkins

: The Food Programme

European Obesity. How are the food strategists in Europe responding to the challenge of obesity? Sheila Dillon examines the policy options. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

5/13. Gavin Esler and guests explore a diverse range of international issues. Producer Suchitra Girish


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Suchitra Girish

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Quote ... Unquote

6/10. Gillian Clarke , Patrick Hannan , Monica Mahoney and Adrian Mourby exchange quotations and anecdotes. From the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff.
Chaired by Nigel Rees. The reader is Chris Emmett. Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: A collection of highlights from over 21 years of this panel game is available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Gillian Clarke
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Monica Mahoney
Unknown: Adrian Mourby
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Chris Emmett.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Bert shows his mystic side.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Comedian and writer Ben Elton is interviewed by Mark Lawson in the arts magazine programme. Plus arts news and reviews. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Ben Elton
Interviewed By: Mark Lawson

: The Innocence of Radium

1/5. A 20th-century scientific fable about knowing too little and believing too much, drawn from a true story. New Jersey, 1920s. A German chemist arrives in a clock factory with a dazzling new invention. Written by Lavinia Greenlaw. Starring Dervla Kirwin , Henry Goodman and Lesley Hart.
Director Tim Dee Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Lavinia Greenlaw.
Unknown: Dervla Kirwin
Unknown: Henry Goodman
Unknown: Lesley Hart.
Director: Tim Dee
Dolly: Dervla Kirwan
Ishbel: Lesley Hart
Joachim: Henry Goodman
Mr Macready: Ed Bishop
Painter 1: Christina Lecker
Painter 2: Amy Clifton
Painter 3: Charlotte Reeder
Doctor: John Telfer

: Clash of the Sound Systems

Robert Beckford investigates the history of the Jamaican sound system in Britain. From the 1950s to the 2004 Notting Hill Carnival, he looks at how they've played a vital social and educational role in the black community. Contributors include Jazzie B , Norman Jay , Linton Kwesi Johnson , Dennis Bovell , MC Tippa Irie and the first UK sound system owner, Duke Vin. Producer Simon Jacobs


Unknown: Jazzie B
Unknown: Norman Jay
Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson
Unknown: Dennis Bovell
Unknown: Mc Tippa Irie
Producer: Simon Jacobs

: Crossing Continents

3/8. New Zealand's image of political and social harmony disintegrated in 2004 when 40,000 Maori marched on the Wellington, accusing the government of a colonial-style land-grab. Rosie Goldsmith travels to New Zealand to report on the social changes that have led to this political upheaval. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Nature

7/9. The Deer Rut. Lionel Kelleway spends a few wind-swept days on the Isle of Rum, immersed in the sounds and drama of the red deer rut. This is the time for great warriors to battle it out for their prize - a harem Of hinds. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Julian Hector

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

International and national news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Closed Circle

6/15. Modem Morals. Doug Anderton gets some inside information to his advantage - leaving him in a quandary. Emma Fielding and Alex Jennings continue to read Jonathan Coe 's satire on Blair's Britain and sequel to The Ratters' Club, abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Doug Anderton
Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business in Westminster, Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Long Way Round

1/5. Ewan McGregor reads from his book about the epic motorbike journey he made across Europe, Russia and America with his friend and actor Charley Boorman , which began with a night out in Ireland. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Ewan McGregor
Unknown: Charley Boorman

: BBC Schools

3.00 Listen and Play (ages 3-5) 3.15 Music Box (ages 4-5+)
3.30 Alphabet Time First Phonics (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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