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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Wilfred McGreaL


Unknown: Father Wilfred McGreal

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Hoidstock.


Presented By: Mark Hoidstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Presenter: John Humphrys
Presenter: Sarah Montague
Presenter: David Wiiby

: Midweek

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


Presenter: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

I Will Sing of My Redeemer
(here's a Light upon the Mountains). Matthew 10, 34-42.
Then Shall the Righteous Shine Forth (Mendelssohn).
I Will Be with You (Markland).
With Joshua Elliott.
Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presenter: Becky Harris
Music: Paul Leddington Wright

: Book of the Week: Swimming with My Father

3/5. Disaster strikes when Tim successful persuades his father to buy him a toy boat to sail on the pond in Kensington Gardens. Repeated at 12.30am


Writer: Tim Jeal

: Woman's Hour

This week's phone-in subject is loneliness. To share your views and experiences, phone: [number removed]. Presented by Jenni Murray.

: Appointments: 3/5

By Julia Darling.
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Writer: Julia Darling

: Mapping the Town: 2/6. Armagh

A religious hotspot since earliest times, Armagh is the primatial see for the whole of Ireland. So why has this beautiful Georgian city always been such a focus of faith? Julian Richards uncovers the history of Armagh through the geographical clues in its streets.
He is joined in his quest by archaeologist Chris Lynn, historian Roger Weatherup and guide Barbara Ferguson.


Presenter: Julian Richards
Contributor: Chris Lynn
Contributor: Roger Weatherup
Contributor:  Barbara Ferguson
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: No Commitments: Ill Winds

6/6. Roger tries a day at home to get used to the idea of being retired. Charlotte's TV programme is finally aired, so everything should be all right. But then again.


Writer: Simon Brett
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicity Montagu
Roger: Bill Nighy
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Eddie: James Greene
Nick: Kieran Hill
Sssa: Judy Flynn

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by John Waite and Sheila McClennon. With a look at how the proposed housing restrictions in the Yorkshire Dales will work in practice.


Presenter: John Waite
Presenter: Sheila McClennon

: The World at One

National and international news.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: Land Lines

5/6. Borrowdale. The landscape puzzle unearths monastic conflict, Viking names, and penais in the Lake District.


Presenter: Brett Westwood
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: The Archers

: Afternoon Play: Something Cool

In a Spanish bar, during the tourist off-season, Rose sits and waits for something to happen. As happy hour draws to a close, two strangers appear and the scene is set for an intense and unexpected confrontation. Written by Maurice Leitch.
Director: Ned Chaillet


Written By: Maurice Leitch
Director: Ned Chaillet
Rose: Linda Marlowe
Teddy: Jim Norton
Sam: Alyson Coote
Paco: Bruno Lastra
Commentator: Claudio Rojas

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank, Matthew Biggs and Tony Russell answer questions posed by gardeners in Gloucestershire. Gill Pyrah is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Contributor: Anne Swithinbank
Contributor: Matthew Biggs
Contributor: Tony Russell
Chair: Gill Pyrah

: Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance

3/5. Stone. A well-meaning English family travelling through China, become complicit in the country's violence.
For details see Monday


Writer: Matthew Kneale
Reader: Douglas Hodge

: Soundscape - the White-Tailed Sea Eagle

3/5 Having hatched in Apri!. the young sea eagle chicks spend much of their time feeding and exercising their wings in preparation for their first flight. For one eaglet, this is a terrifying experience when he tumbles out of his nest on the sea cliff into the raging waves below.
For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

How do the anti-trafficking strategies and laws affect women from developing countries? Author Ratna Kapur argues that woman are increasingly limited in their freedom to move and are even more constramed by regressive views on sexual integrity and their central place in the home.


Author: Ratna Kapur
Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: All in the Mind

1/10 Dr Raj Persaud examines the latest research, bringing together experts and commentators from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and menta! health. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Museum of Everything

5/6 Ancient Worlds. Discover the origins of the first museum and iearn the secrets of the pyramids. And Badgeriand fights back. Sketch comedy written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke. Danny Robins and Dan Tetse !!. With Lucy Montgomery.
Music Dominic Hastam and Ben Washer: Producer Aiex Walsh-Tayior


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetse
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Music: Dominic Hastam

: The Archers

Carrie gets her feathers ruffled.
For cast see page 44
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Appointments: 3/5: The Nurse

Maureen has a tumour behind her eye. She can't understand what all the fuss is about.
A Macmillan nurse is due at her house any minute, and she's not looking forward to it. By Julia Darling.
For cast and details see Monday
Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

5/10 A live debate, chaired by Michael Buerk, in which Melanie Phillips, Steven Rose, Ian Hargreaves 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


Presenter: Michael Buerk
Contributor: Steven Rose
Contributor: Claire Fox
Contributor: Melanie Phillips
Contributor: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: Progress? What Progress?

3/3. Simon Heffer of the Daily Mail concludes his examination of the contemporary relevance of Herbert Butterfield's The Whig Interpretation of History.
Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Presenter: Simon Heffer
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Missing Elms

The elm, as depicted in the paintings of John Constable, is the quintessential British tree, but 30 years ago the species was almost wiped out by Dutch Elm Disease.
Gardeners, ramblers, scientists and sculptors discuss how the loss of the majestic elm has affected the pattern and glory of the countryside. Will it ever return to our hedgerows? And why has Brighton been so successful in protecting the country's oldest elms?


Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Ritula Shah


Presenter: Ritula Shah

: Book at Bedtime: The Promise of Happiness

3/10. Juliet's arrest for art theft three years ago put a huge strain on her parents, who couldn't understand how their lovely daughter cou!d have got mixed up in such a fraud. !t has revealed the cracks in their own relationship. By Justin Cartwright. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Justin Cartwright.

: Julian Fox: On a Lonely Planet

2/4. Herne Hill resident Julian Fox makes a travel programme without leaving home. Julian couldn't get much time off work and, well, he got a little nervous that he might get homesick. So he chose not to leave London.


Producer: Steve Doherty

: Where Did it All Go Wrong?

2/4. Pavlov's Last Dog. Retired to the wastelands of Siberia, the scientist who discovered conditioning, Ivan Pavlov, is conducting his final experiment when a stranger arrives, asking about a dog. Written and performed by Simon Munnery , with Kevin Eldon and Sally Philips. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Ivan Paviov
Unknown: Simon Munnery
Unknown: Kevin Etdon
Producer: Ed Morrish

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions.


Presenter: David Wilby

: News

: Book of the Week: Swimming with My Father

3/5. By Tim Jeal. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen (9/10)


Author: Liz Jensen

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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