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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Desert Island Discs

The poet Jack Mapanje talks to Sue Lawley. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Jack Mapanje

: Act of Worship

Led by Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Book of the Week: Long Way Round

5/5. Ewan McGregor reads the last episode from his book about his epic motorbike journey around the world with his friend and actor, Charley Boorman. The Road of Bones and the long way home. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ewan McGregor
Unknown: Charley Boorman.

: Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: The Mille Miglia - a Stirling Effort

Fifty years on from the most famous victory of his motor-racing career, Stirling Moss joins Jonathan Legard on a nostalgic journey to relive the drama and the romance of winning the Mille Miglia - a 100-miles-per-hour dash across 1,000 miles of open road in Italy. Producer Jonathan Murphy


Unknown: Jonathan Legard
Producer: Jonathan Murphy

: Peter Cook in His Own Words

2/4. From Not Only but Also through to Behind the Fridge. Michael Palin presents a half-hour crammed with interviews, conversations and sketches from
Peter Cook 's prolific back catalogue, which this week includes maeterial from the era Cook later referred to as the happiest time of his professional career.
Featuring interviews from the 1970s with Michael Parkinson and David Dimbleby , an account of Cook's short-lived career as a chat-show host, spoof arts-documentary footage and rare sketches from Not Only but Also and Goodbye Again. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

International and national news and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Feedback

7/11. Listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy, with Roger Bolton. Producer Penny Vine 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.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Arthur

3/6. The Lake. Arthur falls in love with the beautiful Rhyannon, wife to King Lot, and has to choose between her and his destiny as king. By
Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Featuring Jane Lapotaire and Pam Ferris.
Producers Gordon House and Jeremy Mortimer Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: Pam Ferris.
Producers: Gordon House
Producers: Jeremy Mortimer
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Morgan: Jane Lapotaire
Arthur: Ben Whishaw
Merlin: Ian McDiarmid
Bedvere: Shaun Dooley
Gaura: Pam Ferris
Young Gwenfar: Alice Ford
Lot: Clive Russell
Rhyannon: Emily Wachter
Young Morgan: Eve Best
Leodegrance: Phillip Joseph
Bors/servant: Robert Hastie

: Veg Talk

2/11. Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks discuss fast food - vegetarian style. Rose Elliot demonstrates some quick vegetarian cooking.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Rose Elliot
Producer: Abi Awojobi

: End of Story

5/5. The Tunnel. An assassin boards a train after having completed his latest job.
Written by Shaun Hutson , finished by a new writer selected from the entries sent in to the BBC3 TV senes End of Story, and read by James Bryce. For details see Monday


Written By: Shaun Hutson
Read By: James Bryce.

: Still Angry After All These Years?

5/5. Up the Junction. Recalling Nell Dunn 's 1963 novel about three working girls living in Battersea, this edition looks at 40 years of change around Clapham Junction, including a chat with the area's girls about whether the book remains at all relevant today. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nell Dunn

: Law in Action

6/9. Another edition of the legal series in which Clive Coleman takes the big and everyday legal issues without long words, small print or expensive fees. Producer Innes Bowen


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Innes Bowen

: The Message

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

6/6. The finest topical comedy panel game known to radio comes this week from the Belfast Festival at
Queen's, with Denis Murray , Jeremy Hardy , Armando lannucci and Jack Dee , and Simon Hoggart 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 good retail outlets or fromwww.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Denis Murray
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

The heat is on for Matt. For cast see page 40
Written by Joanna Toye Director Kate Oates Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, presented by John Wilson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Presented By: John Wilson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Innocence of Radium

5/5. Unto Death? Why are the women so ill?
The dangerous ways in which things shine in the dark. By Lavinia Greenlaw.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: Any Questions?

In the week of the US presidential election, Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a debate at St Elphin's School,
Matlock, Derbyshire, covering issues raised by the result. The panel includes the American lawyer and Republican Colleen Graffy.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Colleen Graffy.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: State of the Union

In this US presidential election year, a series in which a distinctive broadcasting voice reflects on everyday America. The final report comes from New York Times correspondent Tim Egan.
Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Tim Egan.
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: Because You're Not

What does it mean to be ordinary when you've got a star in the family? A dark comedy with great singing and great songs. Set in the north, where Valentine, a superstar, returns to her working-class roots after finding out her father is terminally ill. Bv Andrea Earl.
Jonthan Raisin (piano) Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Andrea Earl.
Director: Pauline Harris
Dougie: James Ellis
Sandra: Barbara Marten
Valentine: Paula Sims
Joan/Spangle: Ruth Jones
Dean: David Crillin

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis presented by Robin Lustig. Editor David Stevenson


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: The Closed Circle

10/15. Seeking Miriam. Claire pursues her quest to find outjust what did happen to Miriam all those years 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

6/10. Marvin Gaye. Outstanding American soul singer Marvin Gaye met an untimely death at the hands of his own father 20 years ago. He's the choice of art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow , who nominates the Motown singer for "great life" status. Presenter Humphrey Carpenter 's also joined by DJ Norman Jay to shed light on the musician who broke the mould with such classics as I Heard it Through the Grapevine. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Marvin Gaye.
Singer: Marvin Gaye
Unknown: Tim Marlow
Presenter: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Norman Jay
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Today in Parliament

Reports from the Committee rooms and stories behind the scenes. Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Long Way Round

5/5. Ewan McGregor reads the final episode from his book about his epic motorbike journey around the world with his friend and actor, Charley Boorman. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ewan McGregor
Unknown: Charley Boorman.

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.

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