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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events and inspirations in history that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: Wrong about Japan

4/5. Peter Carey and his son Charley are honoured to meet the great anime creator Mr Tomino , who confounds all their expectations - again. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peter Carey
Unknown: Mr Tomino

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Noel Vincent. The Truth from Above (trad English, arrVaughan Williams). Philippiansl, W3-11. How Lovely Are the Messengers
(Mendelssohn). We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda arr Stokes). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Wills Girls By Amanda Whittington. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Amanda Whittington.

: From Our Own Correspondent

New series 1/9. Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: A Bible for Our Time

Royal calligrapher David Jackson 's vision was to create an illuminated, handwritten bible for the 21st century. Old techniques using vellum, ancient Chinese ink and quill pens combine with the very latest technology to ensure that it lasts for at least 1,000 years. Architect and broadcaster Maxwell Hutchinson follows the progress of this monumental undertaking as it unfolds in a scriptorium in Wales and a Benedictine monastery in America. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: David Jackson
Unknown: Maxwell Hutchinson
Producer: Angela Hind

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

A weekly report on rural life across the UK. Extended repeat from Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Love

3/3. Another episode featuring the late-blooming love affair between May and Ferdy. This week arrangements for weddings are being made. But things do not go quite as planned. By Ian Curteis. Starring Barbara Leigh Hunt anri Rprnarri Henton.
Producer/Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Ian Curteis.
Unknown: Barbara Leigh
Unknown: Rprnarri Henton.
Director: Tracey Neale
May Barbara: Leigh Hunt
Ferdy: Bernard Hepton
Edna: Jennie Stoller
Merv: Phillip Joseph
Elizabeth: Helen Ayres
Peter: Nicholas Boulton
Grace: Jemma Phillips
Ken: John Rowe

: Check Up

3/7. Not being able to get downstairs can seriously affect your quality of life. Painful knees are the subject of this week's medical phone-in as Barbara Myers puts your calls to Mr Timothy Briggs from the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital in Stanmore. Please call if you're worried about surgery or simply want to know how much to exercise or rest a problem knee.
PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm email: checkup@bbc.co.uk
Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Mr Timothy Briggs
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Sculptor's Daughter

4/5. Snow. Snow in the city is friendly, but snow on the island is different. Our heroine and her mother learn to love the island snows. By Tove Jansson , read by Claire Skinner. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tove Jansson
Read By: Claire Skinner.

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Will it ever be possible to transport matter through time and space? Can Star Trek-style teleportation ever move from the realms of science fiction to science fact?
Previously, it was only possible to teleport photons of laser light, but earlier this year, scientists teleported atoms for the first time. Quentin Cooper talks to Philip Ball , consultant editor of Nature, to find out why this could pave the way for a new generation of hugely powerful computers. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Philip Ball
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

2/4. David Walliams is on the panel of the programme that dares to commit heresy, challenging our most entrenched opinions, such as "reality tv is destroying television standards" and "we should never negotiate with terrorists". David Baddiel is in the chair.
Producer Brian King


Unknown: David Walliams
Unknown: David Baddiel
Producer: Brian King

: The Archers

Kathy finds herself in a sticky situation. For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The latest from the arts world, with Mark Lawson. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Phil Tinline

: The Wills Girls

4/5. A Proposal. Cyn is in hospital, having surgery after her accident at the factory. Mae is feeling guilty and Glad finds that she needs Bill more than ever, even though she has put an end to their affair. Written by Amanda Whittington.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Amanda Whittington.

: Possession/Repossession

I David doesn't get a job soon, his family may face eviction from their home. With repossession actions
by 15 per cent since last year, the family are among thousands of people nationwide facing the same uncertainty. On the other side of the doorstep, it's Kyle's job to evict people who have no way of paying their debts. Winifred Robinson accompanies him as he goes about his work, as well as following David and his family as they try to salvage their home in time for Christmas. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Analysis

5/8. The Old Flame Reaches Out? President Bush says he wants to work afresh with old allies. So is a new American love affair with Europe set to blossom? Quentin Peel examines whether, in the the light of the euro and closer European defence co-operations, the US will work with Europeans or pick its friends as it Chooses. Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Quentin Peel
Producer: Simon Coates

: Costing the Earth

5/6. The Essex Desert. The south-east of England is running dry. Miriam O'Reilly asks where the fresh water will come from. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, with Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Frankenstein

4/10. A terrible family tragedy sends
Victor Frankenstein back home to Geneva. Mary Shelley's gothic romance. For details see Monday


Unknown: Victor Frankenstein

: Rigor Mortis

5/6. Black comedy set in the world of the pathology lab, by Laurence Howarth. In an effort to encourage
Drs Webster and Anderson to publish, Prof Donaldson hosts the first St Luke's Hospital Scratch Night.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Laurence Howarth.
Unknown: Prof Donaldson
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Dr Webster: Peter Davison
Dr Anderson: Matilda Ziegler
Prof Donaldson: Geoffrey Whitehead
Gordon: Tom Price
Chloe: Marianne Levy
Simon: Gus Brown
Alison: Beth Chalmers
Matthew: Steven Kynman

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Wrong aboutJapan

4/5. By Peter Carey. Repeated from 9.45


Unknown: Peter Carey.

: News

: News

: Assignment

: News

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: News

: Off the Shelf

Mary Reilly (5/10) by Valerie Martin


Unknown: Mary Reilly
Unknown: Valerie Martin

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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