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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Richard Chartres.


Unknown: Richard Chartres.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Matisse the Master

V5. In 1939 Henri Matisse wrote, "if my story were ever to be told in full, it would amaze anyone who reads it." Eleanor Bron reads highlights from Hilary Spurling 's revealing biography of the great artist. Abridged by Doreen Estall. Producer Elizabeth Allard Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Henri Matisse
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Hilary Spurling
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. This Joyful Eastertide. John 20, vvl-9. Risen Lord (Rose). Jesus Christ Is Risen (Leddington Wright ). With the BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year, Rose Setten and Thomas Jesty. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Unknown: Rose Setten
Unknown: Thomas Jesty.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Middlemarch

1/20. The Woman's Hour drama. Written by George Eliot and dramatised by Judith Adams. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Written By: George Eliot
Dramatised By: Judith Adams.

: A Puzzle beyond the Panel

Chris Maslanka cracks the most mind-boggling conundrums as the host of Puzzle Panel - but is he able to solve the more personal problem of how to find a suitable partner Within a year? Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Chris Maslanka
Producer: Clare Csonka

: O Just Plain Gardening

4/4. Strawberry Fare. At the St Privet's School for Lady Gardeners, Miss Bowermount pledges to display her fruit at the Chelsea Flower Show. Written by Jyll Bradley.
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Written By: Jyll Bradley.
Miss Bowermount: Patrick Barlow
Miss Lovegrove: Anna Chancellor
Violet: Naomi Radcliffe
Iris: Emma Kennedy
Clover: Sophie Thompson
Scuzzer: Stephen Critchlow
Grunter: Alex Tregear
John Smith: Jason Chan
SertorCorrea: Arturo Veneqas

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Round Britain Quiz

7/12. Marcel Berlins and Fred Housego of the South of England team play Diana Collecott and Philippa Gregory of the North of England. Nick Clarke is in the chair. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Diana Collecott
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: On Earth, In Heaven

Wandering around the bookstalls by the Thames in the late 19th century, two publishers discover some manuscripts containing prose and poetry of exquisite beauty. The author of these unpublished works turns out to be a young man who lived in the 17th century, whose life they become fascinated by. By Martyn Wade.
Music by David Pickvance ; Producer/Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Martyn Wade.
Music By: David Pickvance
Director: Cherry Cookson
Thomas: Jamie Glover
Susanna: Juliet Aubrey
Dobell: John Rowe
Brooke: Hugh Dickson
Young Thomas: Ben Tlbber
Hopton: Martin Hyder

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions, answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Jessica Dunbar
Pay off your mortgage: page 16


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Tales from Ireland

1/5. Storyteller Eddie Lenihan has been gathering stories and folklore from across Ireland for more than 30 years. Here, he tells some of the tales that have been handed down in the oral tradition, steeped in centuries of anecdote, myth and wisdom. Today's tale features the baffling powers of certain landscapes and the invisible walls of a field. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Eddie Lenihan
Producer: Jill Waters

: Sami of the Future

1/5. The Reindeer Herder's Daughter. Imagine growing up as a Sami nomad in the northern reaches of Scandinavia only to be sent to boarding school where your language and even your name are forbidden. Scottish poet Kenneth Steven meets one of those children, Inga Ravna Eira , to find out about her past and her future, as he journeys across the Arctic to find out about the ancient Sami way Of life. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Kenneth Steven
Unknown: Inga Ravna Eira
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: The Wine Programme

4/6. Oz Clarke and Andrew Jefford celebrate the pleasures of the grape and invite listeners to join them for an interactive tasting. TEXT: 84844
Producer Paula McGinley Shortened at 12.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Beyond Belief

13/13. Ernie Rea talks to his guests about the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Janet McLarty


Talks: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

10/11 Nicholas Parsons tries to keep control of Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Pam Ayres and Julian Clary in the ultimate parlour game. From the New Theatre, Oxford. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Many selections from Just a Minute, including Just a Minute 8 are available on CD and audio cassette from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Julian Clary
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Peggy is forced to face the truth.
For cast see page 49 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: FrontRow

'Mark Lawson reassesses Trevor Griffiths 's 1975 play
Comedians, and looks back at the first production with its director Richard Eyre , members of the original cast
(including Jonathan Pryce ) and Trevor Griffiths himself. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Trevor Griffiths
Director: Richard Eyre
Unknown: Jonathan Pryce
Unknown: Trevor Griffiths
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Middlemarch

1/20. Miss Brooke and Mr Lydgate. Passionately idealistic Dorothea Brooke longs to set right the wrongs perpetrated upon the poor by her own class.
Meanwhile, the equally idealistic Dr Lydgate moves to Middlemarch with the expectation of running a charity hospital that will alllow him the opportunity for medical research. By George Eliot. Dramatised by Judith Adams.
Pianist James Moriarty : Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Mr Lydgate.
Unknown: Dorothea Brooke
Unknown: George Eliot.
Dramatised By: Judith Adams.
Pianist: James Moriarty
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Dorothea: Caroline Martin
Dr Lydgate: Tom Goodman-Hill
Mr Casaubon: Robert Glenister
Celia: Candida Benson
Mr Brooke: Karl Johnson
Ladislaw: Richard Dillane
Sir James/Mr Vincy: Roger Allam
MrsVincy: Rachel Atkins
Fred/Hawley/Naumann: Nick Fletcher
Rosy/Mrs Waule: Katherine Igoe
Mary: Laura Doddlngton
Mr Bulstrode: Ron Cook
Rev Farebrother/Chichley: Martin Hyder
Lady Chettam/Mrs Farebrother: Elizabeth Garvie
Mr Cadwallader/Standish: Matthew Marsh
Mrs Cadwallader: Sally Dexter

: Salaam Mr Mayor

Mohammed Ajeeb became Britain's first Asian Lord
Mayor when he was elected Lord Mayor of Bradford in 1985. Twenty-five years on, reporter Zaiba Malikon looks back at reactions then, and asks how much has changed in local politics and community relations. Editor David Ross


Unknown: Mohammed Ajeeb
Reporter: Zaiba Malikon
Editor: David Ross

: Crossing Continents

7/8. Thailand. More than 3,000 people are still missing in Thailand following the Asian tsunami. But while desperate efforts have been made to locate loved ones, there are some who prefer not to be found. Tanya Datta travels to Thailand to track down the tsunami's invisible victims - Burmese migrant workers. She talks to those who once worked in the coastal areas but are now in hiding, and discovers how the devastating impact of the tidal wave on them has been twofold. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tanya Datta

: ChimpanA to ChimpanZee

1/2. Our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, is so similar to us that it varies by only one per cent in its genetic makeup. Andrew Luck-Baker looks at how scientists are discovering that getting to grips with that difference could lead to a true understanding of the very nature of human beings. Producer Alexandra Feacham


Unknown: Andrew Luck-Baker
Producer: Alexandra Feacham

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Saturday

6/10. Ian McEwan 's new novel, abridged by Alison Joseph and read by Robert Glenister , continues with Henry Perowne 's poignant visit to his mother and his difficult journey through the peace march. Producer Duncan Minshuii


Unknown: Ian McEwan
Abridged By: Alison Joseph
Read By: Robert Glenister
Unknown: Henry Perowne
Producer: Duncan Minshuii

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Matisse the Master

1/5. Highlights from Hilary Spurling 's biography of the great artist, read by Eleanor Bron. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Hilary Spurling
Read By: Eleanor Bron.

: Analysis

: News

: News

: Health Matters

Lost Children

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Sheif

Stories (2/5) Going Home by Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer ; The
Television; M Mather; and Dora's Turn by Jackee Budesta Batanda


Unknown: Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer
Unknown: Jackee Budesta Batanda

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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