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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr. Mona Siddiqui.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Dr. Mona Siddiqui

: 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

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest. I Danced in the Morning
(Shaker tune). Luke 20, vv27-38. Lord, I Come Before Your Throne (Critchley). Great Is the Lord (McEwan). Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Book of the Week: With Billie

V5. A new biography of Billie Holiday , told through the voices of those who knew her. Written and narrated by Julia Blackburn. Abridger/Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Billie Holiday
Unknown: Julia Blackburn.
Christine Scott: Kate Harper
Mary Kane: Alibe Parsons

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Middlemarch

6/20. The Woman's Hour drama. By George Eliot. for details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: George Eliot.

: All at Sea

1/2. Running Away to Sea. 2005 is the Year of the Sea, but Britain has never been less aware of the curious, dislocated lives of its seafarers. Libby Purves finds out how life has changed for those at sea today. On a vast
Modern ship it can be lonely and dull. But the sea still calls some young people, despite its risks and demands.
Ashore and afloat, merchant navy cadets and officers accompany Purves on her voyage down the years. Producer Vanessa Harrison


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: The Club of Queer Trades

1/6. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown Retired KC Basil Grant, his brother Rupert and his colleague Charlie, receive a visit from Major Brown, who recounts a tale that begins with a most disturbing discovery. GK Chesterton 's collection of comedy crime stories, dramatised by Simon Littlefield.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Gk Chesterton
Dramatised By: Simon Littlefield.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Basil: David Warner
Rupert: Martin Freeman
Charlie: Geoffrey McGivern
Major Brown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Lady: Vicki Pepperdine
PG Northover/Gardener/ Old man: Martin Hyder

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Round Britain Quiz

8/12. A contest of cultural knowledge and lateral thinking between teams from Northern Ireland and Wales. With Nick Clarke in the chair.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: After Scarborough

Elvis is hell. At least, he is for Sandy, whose husband is so obsessed with winning the QuizElvis UK championships that he fails to notice his team members making plans of their own. Written by Rob John.
Producer/Director Roland Jaquarello


Written By: Rob John.
Director: Roland Jaquarello
Baz: Neil Dudgeon
Keith: Danny Webb
Sandy: Ruth Gemmell

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions, answered by Paul Lewis and his guests.
PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Sarah Parfitt


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Sarah Parfitt

: Days of Reckoning

1/5. Casting On. A young woman tries to come to terms with her unplanned pregnancy. "All the books in the library have pictures of women cradling their stomachs, and crunching apples and sticks of celery. But none of them tell you about your mind: that it vanishes, like your Waist, within the first few weeks." Ruth Thomas 's tale, read by Emma Currie , begins a week-long series of short stories about dramatic turning-points in people's lives. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Ruth Thomas
Read By: Emma Currie
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Following Phileas

[ 1/5. Five Weeks in a Balloon. To coincide with the centenary of the death of Jules Verne , adventurer Pen Hadow retraces the journeys undertaken by Verne's characters and meets people who've been
Inspired to emulate those adventures. Producer Penny vine


Unknown: Jules Verne

: The Wine Programme

5/6 Oz Clarke and Andrew Jefford celebrate the pleasures of the grape and invite listeners to join them for an interactive tasting. TEXT: [number removed]
Producer Paula McGinley Shortened


Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Four Corners

New series 1/13. The series that discusses issues that unite and divide us across the globe. With Gavin Esler. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler.
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

11/11 Who has the biggest gift of the gab?
Nicholas Parsons chairs the game in which panellists battle it out. From the Rex Cinema in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. 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
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Oliver faces the prospect of failure.
For cast see page 58 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and meets dramatist Nick Dear and novelist AN Wilson , who have both been inspired by The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Dramatist: Nick Dear
Unknown: An Wilson
Unknown: Henry James.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Middlemarch: 6/20: A Bad Bet

Dorothea and Mr Casaubon have met Will Ladislaw in Rome while on honeymoon. Rosamund Vincy has met Dr Lydgate, while her brother, Fred, struggles both with his career and with debts. By George Eliot. Dramatised by Judith Adams.
Pianist James Moriarty
Repeated from 10.45am


Author: Georae Eliot.
Dramatised by: Judith Adams
Pianist: James Moriarty
Producer/Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Dorothea: Caroline Martin
Dr Lydgate/Dagley: Tom Goodman-Hill
Rosamund: Katherine Igoe
Mary/Tantripp: Laura Doddington
Fred/Hawley: Nick Fletcher
Mr Brooke/Raffles: Karl Johnson
Mr Casaubon: Robert Glenister
Ladislaw: Richard Dillane
Ned/Bulstrode: Ron Cook
Sir James/Mr Vincy: Roger Allam
Celia: Candida Benson
Rev Farebrother/Chichley/Rigg: Martin Hyder
Mrs Vincy/Mrs Dagley: Rachel Atkins
Mr Featherstone: William Gaunt
Caleb: Nicholas Murchie
Mrs Garth/Mrs Cadwallader: Sally Dexter
Standish/Mr Cadwallader: Matthew Marsh

: Listening in to History

The story of Ruth Ive who, at 22, was monitoring the secret wartime telephone link between London and Washington. Among the callers she listened in to, and censored if necessary, were Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt. Presented by Ivor Gaber. producer Fiona Ledger


Unknown: Ruth Ive
Unknown: Franklin Roosevelt.
Presented By: Ivor Gaber.
Producer: Fiona Ledger

: Crossing Continents

8/8. Burkina Faso. Africa's answer to the glamour of the Cannes Film Festival happens in the West African state of Burkina Faso. While the streets of Ouagadougou may not attract the bikini-clad jet set, the film festival, Fespaco, gives African film-makers a chance to show off their talents. Annie Caulfield investigates. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Annie Caulfield

: ChimpanA to Chimpanzee

2/2. A look at chimpanzee behaviour - their cultural traditions, their use of tools and the way in which they communicate with each other. Andrew Luck-Baker talks to researchers who are convinced that these creatures have minds much closer to our own than anyone had previously imagined. Producer Alexandra Feacham


Talks: Andrew Luck-Baker
Producer: Alexandra Feacham

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: 20,000 Leagues under the Sea

1/5. To mark the centenary of the death of Jules Verne , his classic piece of science fiction, in which Professor
Aronnax, who goes in search of a giant sea-monster, soon finds himself the "guest" of Captain Nemo, master of the Nautilus. Abridged by Roy Apps and read by Nigel Anthony. Producer David Blount


Unknown: Jules Verne
Abridged By: Roy Apps
Read By: Nigel Anthony.
Producer: David Blount

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

News and analysis from Westminster, with Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: With Billie

1/5. Biography of Billie Holiday by Julia Blackburn. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Julia Blackburn.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: Health Matters

Maternal Health

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Ripley's Game (2/10) Tom Ripley is an outrageous character in modern crime-fiction. Here he pits his wits against dangerous adversaries in a genteel part of France. Abridged by Neville Teller , read by Stanley Tucci


Unknown: Tom Ripley
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Stanley Tucci

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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