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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukerjee.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Becky Milligan.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Becky Milligan.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Becky Harris. Fight The Good Fight (Duke Street). Hebrews 11, w32-35; 12, wl-2. Give Us the Wings Of Faith (Bullock). The Kingdom Is upon You! (Wolvercote). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Becky Harris.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Long Way Round

3/5. Ewan McGregor continues to read from his book. Guns and camping in Kazakhstan. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ewan McGregor

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Innocence of Radium By Lavinia Greenlaw. 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: The Return of the Buddha

During the British invasion of Tibet 100 years ago,
Captain Arthur Hadow looted a bronze Buddha statute, which he later bequeathed to his granddaughter Celia. Now she sets off to the Himalayas in the company of John Nightingale to return the stolen statue to the exiled Dalai Lama. Along the way she reads her grandfather's letters from the front. Producer Tim Malyon


Unknown: Captain Arthur Hadow
Unknown: John Nightingale
Unknown: Dalai Lama.
Producer: Tim Malyon

: The Change

New series 1/6. A situation comedy about a married couple's attempts to smooth over their singularly troubled midlife funk- Carol is hormonal and George is a transvestite. Onlookers can't quite agree on the nature of George and Carol's dynamic. Written by Jan Etherineton and Gavin Petrie. ....
Director Elizabeth Freestone


Written By: Jan Etherineton
Written By: Gavin Petrie.
Director: Elizabeth Freestone
Carol: Lynda Bellingham
George: Philip Jackson
Maureen: Maureen Beattie
Ken: James Vaughan
Jerry: Banaby Nay
Sonia: Emma Kennedy
Dave: Mark Powley
Violet: Marcla Warren

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Inspiration

2/6. The light-hearted quiz about inventions and innovations. Christ Stuart presides over team captains Adam Hart-Davis and Lewis Wolpert , with guests Tracey Logand and Earth scientist Hermione Cockburn. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Christ Stuart
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Tracey Logand
Unknown: Hermione Cockburn.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dancing with Mr D

By Bert Keiser, dramatised by Paul Brodrick.
Dr Bert Keiser's journal gives a snapshot of life in a Dutch nursing home for the terminally ill, where euthanasia is practised. What follows is a moving, philosophical and sometimes funny study of that last enigma in all our lives - death.


Author: Bert Keiser
Dramatised by: Paul Brodrick.
Producer/Director: Karen Rose
Anton: Danny Webb
Jaarsma: David Calder
De Gooyer: Will Keen
Mieke: Sian Webber
Donald: Simon Treves
Teus/Terborgh/Van Riet/Van de Berg: Stephen Thorne
Greet: Maria Charles
Mrs Van de Berg: Frances Jeater
Andrea: Greg Sheffield

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Matthew Biggs and Anne Swithinbank answers questions from gardeners in Somerset. Eric Robson is in the chair.
At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: End of Story ,., ,

3/5. One Size Fits All. An anxious wife flies to Milan to check up on her husband.
Written by Fay Weldon and read by Joanna Tope. For details see Monday


Written By: Fay Weldon
Read By: Joanna Tope.

: Still Angry after All These Years?

3/5. Kes. Barry Hines travels to Hoyland Common, South Yorkshire, where events in his youth inspired him to write the novel A Kestrel fora a Knave, which Ken Loach adapted for his gritty, realist 1969 film. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ken Loach

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads a discussion on topical issues in the academic and research worlds. Guest Howard Williamson discusses his study The Milltown Boys Revisited - a look at what has become of the young council-estate boys chronicled in his 1970 work Five Years. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Howard Williamson
Producer: Natasha Maw

: All in the Mind

1/6. The programme dedicated to the mysterious and wonderful workings of our brains returns with Dr Raj Persaud as presenter. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Getting Nowhere Fast

2/6. There have been burglars at the CyberPass bistro. Merv stays up alone to confront them. Written by and starring Mervin Stutter. With John Challis , Lill Roughley , Chris Ettridge , Gyuri Sarossi and Geoffrey McGivern. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Mervin Stutter.
Unknown: John Challis
Unknown: Lill Roughley
Unknown: Chris Ettridge
Unknown: Gyuri Sarossi
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Emma steps into the breach.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, presented by KirstyLang. Producer Timothy Prosser


Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Innocence of Radium

3/5. Sex in the City. Scharf and Ishbel's relationship intensifies. By Lavinia Greenlaw.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: The Moral Maze

5/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips, Ian Hargreaves, Professor Steven Rose and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories.

(Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm)


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

: Margin of Error

2/2. Peter Snow examines the world of political-opinion polling. Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Frontiers

3/6. Memory loss happens for all sorts of reasons but its impact is always devastating. Peter Evans investigates current research into brain chemistry, which, one day, may help us reinstate memory processes when they fail. Long-term memory is critical to our ability to function as human beings but we also need to understand why the brain chooses to store some memories and discard others. Is it in our interest to remember everything? Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: John Watkins

: Midweek

Diverse, lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Closed Circle

8/15. A Rock and a Hard Place. Paul and Benjamin both have love on their minds but the outlook isn't promising. Alex Jennings continues Jonathan Coe 's biting appraisal Of modern life. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Jonathan Coe

: Fifteen-Minute Musical

2/6. Jeffrey! The rags-to-riches, and back again, tale of Jeffrey Archer , who came from nowhere to assume the greatest offices in the land and then went back to i luwhere. A Gilbert and Sullivan-style musical with Dickensian backdrop. Starring Richie Webb , Dave Lamb and Vicki Pepperdine. Written by Richie Webb , David Quantick and Dave Cohen. Music by Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine.
Written By: Richie Webb
Written By: David Quantick
Written By: Dave Cohen.
Music By: Richie Webb.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

2/6. Edinburgh. Adam Bloom has taken a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the last eight years. This is a retrospective in 15 minutes. With Adam Bloom and Alistair McGowan. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Alistair McGowan.
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: Today in Parliament

The day's debates, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Long Way Round

3/5. By Ewan McGregor. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ewan McGregor.

: 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 Year 3 (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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