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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Rachel Hooper.
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: Sean Curran
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Lizzie Siddal

3/5. Lizzie's lover, Dante Rossetti, introduces her to John Ruskin. At the same time, her own career as an artist begins to take off. By Lucinda Hawksley. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Author: Lucinda Hawksley

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev George Stack. Faithful and True (Bilbrough). Romans 8, w31-39. Ubi Caritas
(Taize). All For Jesus (All for Jesus). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: George Stack.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Isadora and Craig By Derek Bowskill. 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Derek Bowskill.

: The Cutteslowe Walls

In 1934 a private developer in North Oxford built high brick walls across the two roads linking his houses with the council estate next door. it meant the tenants no longer had easy access to buses and shops. Despite repeated attempts to bring them down, the Cutteslowe walls remained in place until 1959. This programme tells their bizarre story, with testimony from residents on both sides of the divide and from those involved in the campaign to demolish them.


Producer: Mark Whitaker

: The Change ,

2/6. A situation comedy about a married couple with the worst kind of midlife crisis - Carol is hormonal and George is a transvestite. Carol can't take it any more and gives George away to her best friend, Maureen.
But does Maureen really want him? Starring
Lynda Bellingham as Carol. Written by Jan Ethenngton and Gavin Petrie. Director Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Lynda Bellingham
Written By: Jan Ethenngton
Written By: Gavin Petrie.
Director: Elizabeth Freestone

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Inspiration

3/6. The light-hearted quiz about inventions.
Chris Stuart presides over team captains Adam Hart-Davis and Lewis Wolpert , with guests Johnny Ball ana inventor Damini Kumar. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Damini Kumar.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Cross My Heart and Hope to Fly

Lyn, Dave and Chris learn to recover from loss in quite unexpected ways. Written by Sarah Daniels and starring Pauline Collins.


Written By: Sarah Daniels
Producer/Director: Sally Avens
Lyn: Pauline Collins
Dave: Jamie Foreman
Chris: Kerry Fox

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Matthew Biggs and Bunny Guinness answers questions from gardeners in Northumberland. At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Matthew Biggs

: Journeys and Migrations: Stories from theBelfast Festival

3/5 The Prize. From the blank walls of a prison cell to the blank walls of an art gallery, an ex-con makes an interestingjourney of artistic self-discovery. Written by Colin Bateman and read by Adrian Dunbar. Producer Heather Brennon For details see Monday


Written By: Colin Bateman
Read By: Adrian Dunbar.
Producer: Heather Brennon

: What Did Your Ancestors Do for a Living?

3/5 East End, London. Traditionally an area where immigrants settled, the East End was unique in its mix of skilled and unskilled workers living in the same house. Presented by Nick Hancock. For details see Monday


Presented By: Nick Hancock.

: Thinking Allowed

Reality TV has taken the world by storm. Its ubiquity is only matched by the universal criticism it attracts for being voyeuristic. vulgar and dehumanising. But what about those who watch it? Laurie Taylor explores the way in which reality television affects people's perceptions of their everyday lives. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: All in the Mind

2/6. Eyewitneses frequently play a vital role in uncovering the truth about a crime or an event. Dr Raj Persaud takes part in an experiment at the Eyewitness laboratory in Aberdeen University to see how accurately he can recall past experiences. He learns how these experiments are helping the police understand and improve the truthfulness of eyewitness accounts. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Getting Nowhere Fast

3/6. The peace and tranquillity of the CyberPass bistro is suddenly shaken to the core as a huge emotional trauma engulfs them all - Neville is dumped by his girlfriend.
Written by and starring Mervin Stutter. With John Challis , Lill Roughley , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Chris Ettridge. Gyuri Sarossi and Geoffrey McGivern. Producer Simon Nicholls


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

: The Archers

Joe makes a new friend. For cast see page 40 Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews, and a review of the stage musical version of Mel Brooks ' film The
Producers, which has triumphed on Broadway and now opens in London, despite losing American star Richard Dreyfuss from the cast. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Mel Brooks
Unknown: Richard Dreyfuss
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Isadora and Craig

3/5. Nature versus Art. Isadora discovers she's pregnant with Craig's child and is delighted. But relations remain strained between the couple. Compiled by Derek Bowskill.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Derek Bowskill.

: The Moral Maze

6/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , 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 onSaturday at 10.15pm


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

: The Week According To

1/8. Kevin Maguire presents his humorous look back at the political week.
Producer Alison Macdonald Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Kevin Maguire
Producer: Alison MacDonald

: Frontiers

4/6. Ionic Liquids. Twenty-five years ago, ionic liquids were just being talked about. Now these liquids are providing chemists with a green alternative to solvents used in chemical processes. They are molten salts - a mixture of positive and negatively charged molecules that are liquid at low temperature. There are up to a billion different combinations and the possibilities for their use are endless. Peter Evans finds out how they work and how they can make a greener future for the Chemical industry. Producer Helen Sharp


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Closed Circle

13/15. Momentous Times. Paul makes a crucial decision and Claire finally gets to the truth. Written by Jonathan Coe. For details see Monday


Written By: Jonathan Coe.

: Fifteen-Minute Musical

3/6. Bollywindsor. The Prince and the Poppadom.
A Bhangratastic right royal romp as a young, handsome Prince aims to prove he is fit to be heir. A blend of riotous Bollywood tunes and regal shenanigans.
Starring Richie Webb , Dave Lamb , Vicki Pepperdine and Mel Hudson. By Richie Webb , David Quantick and Dave Cohen. Music by Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Mel Hudson.
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Dave Cohen.
Music By: Richie Webb.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

3/6. Insecurity. You should talk about your problems - after all, a problem shared is a problem halved. Unless you've got a trust phobia, in which case it opens a whole other can of worms. With Adam Bloom and Stefano Paolini. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Adam Bloom
Unknown: Stefano Paolini.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Today in Parliament

The day's debates, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Lizzie Siddal

3/5. By Lucinda Hawksley. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lucinda Hawksley.

: News

: News

: Slavery Today

(1/4) Documentary on four of the 900.000 people still trafficked every year

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Life Cycles (2/3) A look at the rhythms patterns that dominate life

: News

: News

: Outlook

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

When the Emperor Was Divine (4/5)

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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