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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Unreliable Evidence

6/8. EU Constitution. Speculation about the fate of the EU Constitution is increasing as France's referendum approaches. If the EU Constitution survives the French vote at the end of May, what will its ratification mean for UK law? Does the EU Constitution, in fact. create and confer new powers or is it merely a restatement of existing law?
Clive Anderson and his guests discuss the implications for our own constitution, for the judicial decision-making and for those who find themselves in court. Producer Catriona Oliphant Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Catriona Oliphant

: Alvin Hall's Secret Collections

1/5. Buried Treasure.
Many of the world's great paintings and sculptures are hidden in private collections, rarely seen or admired except by the owners and their guests. Alvin Hall seeks out the world's most glittering private art collections and finds out from the collectors what motivates them: is it a canny investment or the thrill of the chase?


Presenter: Alvin Hall
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Book of the Week: John the Painter

2/5. Rebel with a Cause. Having returned to England after his unsuccessful sojourn in America, a drink in an Oxford pub changes the course of James Aitken sure, By JessicaWarner. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: James Aitken

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Come, Holy Ghost,
Our Souls Inspire (Veni, Creator spiritus). Romans 8, wi-11. Listen Sweet Dove (Ives). Gift of Christ from God
Our Father (East Acklam). Director of music Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Graham Eccles.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray
10.45 The Backward Shadow By Lynne Reid Banks. 2/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.

: Nature

1/8. Peregrines in the City. The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal in the world and a supremeaena hunter.
Brett Westwood joins the nature detectives to discover why cities are proving to be such a magnet fo these magnificent creatures, which have traditionary been associated with jagged sea cliffs, open landscapes and quarries. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: Absent Friends

Newseries1/4. HousewivesandHoneys.Tony Hawks explores some of the characters who are to,but never actually appear, in the radio and TV series in which they feature. Todayhe looks at the formidable
Elizabeth Mainwaring from Dad'sArmy;Ma Glum from TheGlumsin
Take it from Here; and, from Porridge, Mrrs Barrowclough rridge, Mrs Barrowclough and Denise, Godber's fiancee. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Elizabeth Mainwaring
Unknown: Mrrs Barrowclough
Unknown: Mrs Barrowclough
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: ComingOutoftheWoodwork

It's been at the heart of the classical symphony orchestra for centuries, but the bassoon is a little-understood and often denigrated instrument. And it's now on a musical endangered species list in Britain. Mark Whitaker, who plays
It himself rather badly, talks to amateur and professional players about what they're doing to get it across to a wider audience. Producer mark Whitaker Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm

: The Archers

Repeated from yesteraay at 7pm

: AfternoonPlay: The Giant's Cause

A bittersweet comedy in the vein of an Ulster folk-tale written by David Rudkin, as Finn MacCool , the Irish giant, labours to find out exactly what it is he's supposed to be building, to the despair of his long-suffering wife.


Written by: David Rudkin
Director: Lawrence Jackson
Finn: James Ellis
Mrs Finn: Frances Tomelty
Fingal: Clive Russell
Corquodale/Dragon: Richard Dormer
Davey: Luke O'Reilly
The Black One: Roma Tomelty
The Cally: Laura Hughes

: Making History

5/13. Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners' historical questions and chart the ways in which we can add to the understanding of our past. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS- Making History, [address removed] email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Producer: Nick Patrick

: De Profundis

2/5 Wilde reminds Lord Douglas of how he nursed him during a bout of illness, and how the same favour was not returned when he fell ill a week later. For details see yesterday

: A Tale Teller for Our Times

2/5 The Emperor's New Clothes. The story of the vain
Emperor has become a byword for the human condition.
How much does it tell us of its creator, Hans Christian Andersen's own class struggle? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Hans Christian

: ShopTalk

6/11 Can too much choice be bad for business? Heather Payton and her guests debate whether endless options can confuse the consumer. Producer Kirsteen Knight


Unknown: Heather Payton

: The Learning Curve

New series 1/9. The guide to the wide world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated Sunday 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

3/8. Quandary Phase 3: Fit the Twenty-First. In which Arthur, Fenchurch and the Bowl give up their secrets. Written by Douglas Adams. With guest stars Christian Slater, Stephen Fry and Jackie Mason.
Adapter/Director/Co-producer Dirk Maggs
Producers Bruce Hyman and Helen Chattwell
Repeated on Thursday at 11pm
BBC AUDIO: The original BBC Radio 4 productions of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Primary Phase, Secondary Phase and Tertiary Phase, are available on audio cassette and CD, along with a Collector's Edition and Douglas Adams at the BBC on CD only. The long-awaited fourth series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Quandary Phase, is released on CD and audio cassette on 23 May. Available from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed] The first series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is on BBC2 tonight.


Written By: Douglas Adams
Director: Dirk Maggs
Producers: Bruce Hyman
Voice of the book: William Franklyn
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Fenchurch: Jane Horrocks
Murray Bost Henson: Stephen Fry
East River creature: Jackie Mason
Vogon councillor: Dominic Hawksley
Steward: Simon Greenall
Mrs Kapelsen: Margaret Robertson
Vogon clerk: Michael Cule
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz: Toby Longworth
Wonko the Sane: Christian Slater
Announcer: John Marsh

: The Archers

Alan ruffles Usha's feathers.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news and a report on another of the contenders for the Gulbenkian Prize for
Museum Of the Year. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Backward Shadow

2/10. Addy's novel won't be published for another year, so Jane has to find a job. By Lynne Reid Banks. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.

: Money Box Investigates

The Sins of Commission. Commission is at the heart of the financial services industry. But critics say it has contributed to misselling and undermines our trust in the people who give us financial advice. Paul Lewis investigates the case for and against reform. Producer Jennifer Clarke RptdSun5pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Building a Healthier Britain

3/4. Breast Cancer. Much of the information about the risks of getting breast cancer has come from studies like the Million Women's Study and the Women's Health
Initiative. What more can these studies reveal and what else do we need to discover in order to curb the numbers of cases? Richard Hannaford investigates. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Producer: Helen Sharp

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Late Call

7/10. Unable to help her son, Sylvia continues her walks in the countryside until a freak thunderstorm clears the air in more ways than one. By Angus Wilson. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Angus Wilson.

: Chain Reaction

5/6. Comedian Stewart Lee talks to comic-book writer Alan Moore. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Talks: Stewart Lee
Unknown: Alan Moore.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: Today in Parliament

Susan Hulme reports on the State Opening of Parliament and the start of five days of debate.


Unknown: Susan Hulme

: News

: Book of the Week: John the Painter

2/5. By Jessica Warner. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jessica Warner.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece

On the Voice (4/4)

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Beauty and the Spirit (2/4)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Surgeon's Mate 8/10) By Patrick O'Brian. See
Sunday for details


Unknown: Patrick O'Brian.

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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