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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Mobeen Azhar.


Unknown: Mobeen Azhar.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Thought for the Day

With the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: 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: Clarice Cliff

V5. The new and beautifully observed biography of one the world's best-known ceramicists. Clarice Cliff 's extraordinary journey from the factory floor in the early Years of the 20th century to the height of artistic fame is narrated by Holly Aird. Written by Lynn Knight and abridged by Julian Wilkinson. Producer Elizabeth Allard Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for E18.00 (RRP £20.00) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Clarice Cliff
Written By: Lynn Knight
Abridged By: Julian Wilkinson.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast. With the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Woman's Hour

Vanessa Redgrave, who stars with her daughter Joely Richardson in The Fever, talks to Jenni Murray.


Guest: Vanessa Redgrave
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: The Professor

By Charlotte Bronte.
6/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
Vanessa Redgrave in the RT interview: page 22


Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave

: Separate but Equal

Fifty years ago, black Americans and white Americans led very separate lives, with separate restaurants, separate rest rooms and separate schools - even the cemeteries were segregated. "Separate but equal" was the law of the land. Tony Phillips travels to the Deep South, to Summerton in South Carolina, where in 1947 a preacher and a small group of African Americans initiated the most significant civil rights case in American history. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Tony Phillips
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles

5/5. Hastings and DI Japp are bewildered by the antics of Hercule Poirot as he rushes back to Styles Court in a state of great excitement. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Music by Tom Smail ; Producer/Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Di Japp
Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Music By: Tom Smail
Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffatt
Hastings: Simon Williams
DI Japp: Philip Jackson
Mary: Susan Jameson
Evie: Nichola McAuliffe
Cynthia: Annabelle Dowler
Dorcas: Hilda Schroder
Lawrence: Nicholas Boulton
Alfred: Hugh Dickson

: You and Yours

Topical reports and consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

9/17. Another round of the general knowledge quiz, with contestants from the north of England. Hosted by Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis Repeated Saturday 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Recall Man

2/3. Can't See for Looking. A witness to an arson attack thinks she saw a rhinoceros throwing the petrol bomb. Dr Joe Aston , an expert in recovered memory, tries to discover what she really saw. Written by David Napthine.
Producer/Director Mary Peate


Unknown: Dr Joe Aston
Written By: David Napthine.
Director: Mary Peate
Joe Aston: Jeremy Swift
DC Patten: Paul Brennen
Dl Reynolds: Janet Dibley
Donna: Sharon Percy
Billy: Michael Imerson
Alison: Colleen Prenderqast
Steve: Wayne Foskett
Asif: Shiv Grewal
Mickey: Michael Hodgson

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Writing from Burma

1/5. The Tale of 80,000 Horns. This short story by Ma Sanda is one of a selection from some of Burma's foremost female writers. Written in 1988, it's a satirical reworking of a well-loved folk tale. Translated by Vicky Bowman. Read by Stella Gonet. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Story By: Ma Sanda
Translated By: Vicky Bowman.
Read By: Stella Gonet.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

6/90. John Hawkins and Humphrey Gilbert. Queen
Elizabeth I gave official backing to the first British slave traders, with consequences that would reverberate for hundreds of years. By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Readings by Rob Brydon , Mark Heap and Anna Massey. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: John Hawkins
Unknown: Humphrey Gilbert.
Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Mark Heap
Unknown: Anna Massey.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon introduces offal refusniks to offal evangelists, dissects global attitudes to eating innards, and discovers whether tongues, trotters and tripe are really reclaiming their place on the British menu. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Four Corners

New series 1/13. Anne Mackenzie returns with the discussion programme, with contributors from across the globe offering their perspectives on topical issues. Producer Peter Aitchison


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Peter Aitchison

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Ouote ... Unquote

4/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are broadcaster Kate Adie , writer Christopher Matthew , novelist Dr Rosalind Miles and actor Ben Moor. The reader is William Franklyn. From Speen Arts Festival, with host
Nigel Rees. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm EMAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk;
Address: Quote.... Unquote, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Kate Adie
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Dr Rosalind Miles
Unknown: Ben Moor.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Brian fears a repeat of history.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets the writer Alan Bennett , who is about to publish a new volume of his prose. In an extended interview, Bennett reflects on his career as performer, playwright and diarist. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Professor

6/10. Frances. William becomes intrigued by the shy and gentle Frances. There is a sadness about her that beguiles him. But someone is watching him from the shadows. By Charlotte Bronte, dramatised by Rachel Joyce.
Director Tracey Neale Repeated from 10.45am


Dramatised By: Rachel Joyce.
Director: Tracey Neale
William: Paul Venables
Zoraide: Niamh Cusack
Monsieur Pelet: Roger May
Frances: Claire Price
Hunsden: Shaun Dooley
Edward: Jonathan Keeble
MrsCrimsworth: Ruth Sillers
Madame Pelet: Natasha Pyne
Lord Tynedale: Gerard McDermott
Brown: Harry Myers
Sylvie: Penelope Rawlins
Young Crimsworth: Jack Miller

: Germany: Misery to Miracle

3/3. Concluding his series on postwar Germany, Charles Wheeler reveals how eastern Germans were imprisoned by decades Of Soviet rule. Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Crossing Continents

1/9. Richard Miron lived for seven weeks in the Jewish settlements in Gaza, sharing in the lives of the people who lived there. He witnessed the final days of these settlements and the evacuation of the 8,000 Jewish people. The documentary follows people from three Jewish settler families, providing an insight into the crisis they faced, and asks what the future holds for their ideology, which has been at the forefront of Israeli politics for many years. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Richard Miron

: Nature

3/9. A Blight on the Landscape. Phytophthoras, a group of microscopic fungal pathogens, are affecting a growing number of tree and shrub species on most continents. Paul Evans explores how scientists are trying to contain these easily spreadable diseases, which bring death to raspberries and oak trees alike.
Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: No Man's Land

nt/5. Brown sits in the restaurant every day waiting for something to happen. Then something does. This rediscovered story by Graham Greene , abridged by Andrew Simpson , involves intrigue, love and microfilm in Cold War Germany. Read by Anton Lesser. Producer Duncan Minshull
RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for £9.99 including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Story By: Graham Greene
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson
Read By: Anton Lesser.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Home Truths

Paul Heiney takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Repeated from Saturday at 9am


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: News

: Book of the Week: Clarice Cliff

1/5. Lynn Knight 's new biography of the renowned 20th-century ceramicist. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lynn Knight

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2/5) Amos Oz 's autobiography, read by Henry Goodman


Unknown: Amos Oz
Read By: Henry Goodman

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.

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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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