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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Elizabeth Obbard.


Unknown: Elizabeth Obbard.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Six Places That Changed the World: Delhi

4/6. The biggest act of decolonisation occurred when the British pulled out of India at midnight on 14 August 1947. It marked the moment when Britain gave up the brightest diamond in the imperial crown, and the beginning of the end for the European empires.
Gavin Esler explores what it meant to move into a world without empire. Among his guests are Vikram Seth, Niall Ferguson and Sir Sonny Ramphal.
(Shortened repeat at 9.30pm)


Presenter: Gavin Esler
Guest: Vikram Seth
Guest: Niall Ferguson
Guest: Sir Sonny Ramphal
Producer: Elaine Thomas

: Book of the Week: The Planets

1/5. Sun and Moon. Dava Sobel 's survey of the solar system begins with the two most familiar of the heavenly bodies - describing their first cataclysmic moments in the universe. Read by Nicholas Murchie and Lucy Robinson , abridged by Fiona McAlpine. Producer Clive Brill Rptdat12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for £13.99 (RRP E14.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Dava Sobel
Read By: Nicholas Murchie
Read By: Lucy Robinson
Abridged By: Fiona McAlpine.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Daily Service

From the Parish Church of St Andrew and St George in Edinburgh. With the Rev Valerie Watson and the St Andrew Camerata, directed by Vincent Wallace.


Unknown: Valerie Watson
Directed By: Vincent Wallace.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Valley of the Dolls

11/15. The Woman's Hour drama. By Jacqueline Susann. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jacqueline Susann.

: Look Back at Power

1/2. What goes on behind the famous black door?
Steve Richards talks to former advisers to Tony Blair about their time in Downing Street. Producer Peter Mulligan


Talks: Steve Richards
Unknown: Tony Blair
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles

New series 1/5. An Agatha Christie mystery, dramatised by Michael Bakewell. It's 1916, and in a quiet English village Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings are joyously reacquainted. But beneath the seeming tranquility, murder is brewing.
Producer/Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffat
Hastings: Simon Williams
Evie: Nichola McAuliffe
Emily: Jill Balcon
Alfred: Hugh Dickson
John: Sean Arnold
Mary: Susan Jameson
Lawrence: Nicholas Boulton
Cynthia: Annabelle Dowler
Dorcas: Hilda Schroder

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barciay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barciay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

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


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

5/17. Robert Robinson chairs the first-round contest between the Midlands and East Anglia teams. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Tango

Maria hopes tango classes will help breathe new life into her marriage; Rose is searching for new love; and Connor is about to discover something that could change his life for ever. A play by Hazel Marshall about passion, fun, love and friendship, set in a tango class.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Play By: Hazel Marshall
Director: David Ian Neville
Rose: Juliet Cadzow
Abbie: Louise Ironside
Angel: John Kazek
Hugh: Crawford Logan
Connor: Grant O'Rourke
Maria: Alison Peebles
Andrew: Simon Tait

: Money Box Live

New series Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Chris A'Court


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: I Want to Be Alone

1/5. Mrs Hope and Me. To mark the centenary of Greta Garbo 's birth, a series of stories about being alone, inspired by the statement attributed to the Swedish screen icon and famous recluse.
Today, Eleanor Bron reads Jenny Diski 's story about a writer who, looking for inspiration, escapes to a remote cottage. She revels in the isolation, but others grow concerned when she doesn't appear for three days. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Mrs Hope
Unknown: Greta Garbo
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Jenny Diski
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: Who Ate All the Pies?

1/4. Ian McMillan , who likes a pie, travels the country sampling different varieties. First stop - Goddard's Pie
House in Greenwich, London, where he's initiated into the culinary mystery of pie, mash and liquor and discovers that there are secrets about this traditional London fare that jUSt can't be revealed. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Ian McMillan

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

10/13. Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in the modern world. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

National and international news and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

9/9. Joining chairman Nicholas Parsons in Edinburgh for tonight's show are Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Rhod Gilbert and John Sergeant.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Several series of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette and CD, including the recently released Just a Minute 8, from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed]19


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Rhod Gilbert
Unknown: John Sergeant.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Julia basks in her own glory.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the exhibition Forgotten Empire: the world of Ancient Persia at the British Museum. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tim Prosser

: Valley of the Dolls

11/15.1956. Neely's Hollywood career has collapsed.
Back in New York she and Anne go to see Neely's old rival, Helen Lawson , in a new show. By Jacqueline Susann , dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.
Director Claire Grove Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Helen Lawson
Unknown: Jacqueline Susann
Dramatised By: Yvonne Antrobus.
Anne: Madeleine Potter,
Neely: Barbara Barnes
Kevin: Kerry Shale
Helen: Sally Dexter
Jennifer: Julia Ford
Claude/George: Wayne Foskett
Henry: Stuart Milligan
Attendant/Margie: Coleen Prenderqast
Lyon: Jamie Glover
Nurse: Susan Jameson
DrHall: Harry Myers
Director/Winston: Nathan Osqood

: Document

3/4. Dad's Revolutionary Army. The investigative history series continues. This week, Mike Thomson examines the origins of Britain's wartime Home Guard. What he finds is far from the popular image of TV's Dad's Army. He discovers a left-wing revolutionary army trained to wage war on Downing Street should Britain ever capitulate. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Philip Sellars

: The Fisheries Broadcast

Every afternoon since March 1951, the Fisheries
Broadcast has beamed across Newfoundland and Labrador. As well as being a vital lifeline, reporting on the weather and fishing news, it has created a cultural identity. Sean Street traces the history and importance of North America's longest running daily radio programme - and goes squid jigging. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Sean Street

: Leaves on the Line

What happens when the wrong kind of leaves get on the railway track? Mark Stephen explores the wealth of flora and fauna that exist along Britain's railway lines. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Mark Stephen
Producer: Monise Durrani

: Six Places That Changed the World

4/6. Midnight on 14 August 1947 in Delhi. Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News, with Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Corduroy

1/5. Robert Glenister reads the first volume of Adrian Bell 's farming trilogy. Written by the father of journalist and former MP Martin Bell , it's a semi-autobiographical account of a London boy's apprenticeship on a Suffolk farm, just after the First World War. Today he starts work in Suffolk, cutting marigolds and learning to milk. Producer Ivan Howlett Abridged by Roy Apps


Unknown: Robert Glenister
Unknown: Adrian Bell
Unknown: Martin Bell
Producer: Ivan Howlett
Abridged By: Roy Apps

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Planets

1/5. By Dava Sobel. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Dava Sobel.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Planet of the Apes (2/5) It is the year 2500 and a team of French astronauts make the first interstellar journey to
Betelgeuse, where they discover a planet very like Earth but with one or two surprises. Written by Pierre Boulle


Written By: Pierre Boulle

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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