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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Adrift In Caledonia

3/5. Nick Thorpe 's quest to circumnavigate Scotland by hitching lifts on passing boats is jeopardised by a swarm Of ferocious midges. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Nick Thorpe

: Daily Service

Led by Judy Merry. In a World Where People Walk in Darkness (Abbey Dore). 2 Corinthians 12, vv7-10. Holy Is the True Light (Harris). Be Still, My Soul (Finlandia).
Director of music Gordon Stewart. Organist Greg Morris.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Organist: Gordon Stewart.
Organist: Greg Morris.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Our Father Who Art in the Tree 3/5. By Judy Pascoe. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Judy Pascoe.

: Honeymoon Hotel

When Ron and Shirley were planning their honeymoon 50 years ago, little did they dream that they'd be part of a piece of history. In the spring of 1956, literally hundreds of young men and women were lured to Jersey, "the Island of Love", by the offer of a year's tax break, to escape to sunnier climes, and to be photographed together on the steps of the Merton - dubbed the "honeymoon hotel". Fifty years on, many of them tell their stories. Producer Mohini Patel


Producer: Mohini Patel

: The Other Man

New series 1/6. Travis meets Grace, the woman of his dreams. But will he still feel the same way after he discovers her fatal flaw - her husband? Written by Jan Etherinaton and Gavin Petrie.
Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Written By: Jan Etherinaton
Written By: Gavin Petrie.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone
Travis: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Grace: Charlotte Randle
Charlie: Paul Reynolds
Alice: Clare Cathcart
Serena: Alice Lowe
George: Russell Bentley
Ian: Andrew Westfield

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: X Marks the Spot

5/6. This week's treasure seekers are Simon Fanshawe , Hilary Kay and David Edwards. David Stafford helps out. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Hilary Kay
Unknown: David Edwards.
Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

It's judgement day for Caroline. Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Midnight House

A period ghost story mixing fact and fiction, set in the Welsh tin quarries that housed the nation's art treasures during the Second World War. By Jonathan Hall.


Writer: Jonathan Hall.
Music By: Christopher Madin
Producer/Director: Polly Thomas
Ian: Roger Morlidge
Ruth: Caroline John
Nigel: James Nickerson

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Humphrys chairs a special edition of the horticultural hints programme from the Houses of Parliament, where Carol Klein , John Cushnie and Anne Swithinbank are guests of the All-Party Gardening Group. including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. See Choices: p126. Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: My Animals and Other Family

3/5. Chickens, Guinea Pigs and the Facts of Life
From passion, birth and death, guinea pigs teach Julia the facts of life as she wishes to know them. Written by Julia Blackburn. For details see Monday


Written By: Julia Blackburn.

: Chute

3/5. Pneumatic Chutes. Victorians loved them, supermarkets and banks still use them. Dylan Winter visits the oldest pneumatic chute in the country - used to send money around a shop - and finds out why this 19th-century technology has lasted SO long. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Jazz rapidly became one of America's greatest cultural exports but did Britain initially embrace or resist this febrile all-American music? Despite the well-documented history of American jazz and its movement worldwide, the political past of the musical genre in Britain has been relatively neglected. Laurie Taylor examines the surprising ways in which jazz accompanied social change during what was a period of rapid transformation in Britain. Producer Andrew Littlejohn


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Andrew Littlejohn

: Case Notes

10/12. Asthma. Dr Mark Porter investigates a pioneering method of accurately diagnosing asthma and finds out if there will ever be a vaccine. And what can be done for people who develop abnormal breathing patterns because of the fear of having an attack? Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Chain Reaction

5/6. Last week's guest comedian Lenny Henry interviews one of his favourite comic performers, Bill Bailey , in the talk show with a twist. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Will takes the bull by the horns.
For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang introduces the arts magazine programme, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Stephen Hughes


Introduces: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Our Father Who Art in the Tree

3/5. The tree that Simone believes her dead father lives in begins to invade and destroy the grief-stricken family's house. Adapted from Judy Pascoe 's debut novel. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Judy Pascoe

: The Moral Maze

8/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Ian Hargreaves and Claire Fox cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox
Producer: David Coomes

: Lent Talks

2/6. Via Dolorosa - Jesus Wept. A series of Lent talks, recorded in Jerusalem. Clarence Musgrave, vicar of St Andrew 's Church of Scotland in Jerusalem, reflects on the place where Jesus began his journey to the Cross, and looked out over Jerusalem and wept. producer Jennifer Daniel Repeated on Saturday at 12.30am


Unknown: St Andrew
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: The X-Factor

1/2. It's not about pop-star wannabes, it's about reaching for the stars. A new generation of astronauts is rising from the ranks of amateur enthusiasts and rich entrepreneurs. Last year, a privately funded team won the X-Prize for human spacef light. Now they are competing in the X-Prize Race. Jeff Hoffman , himself a veteran Nasa astronaut, meets the new breed of space pioneer. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Jeff Hoffman
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Suite Francaise: Storm in June

8/10. Violence and consolation as the Pericand family suffer the aftershocks of the invasion. Written by Irene Nemirovsky. For details see Monday


Written By: Irene Nemirovsky.

: Nebulous: Madness Is a Strange Colour

by Graham Duff.
4/6. When the Vartox Paint Company launch a new colour, Professor Nebulous discovers it has brain-bending qualities.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nick Briggs
Prof Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Rory: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavaliero
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Monk 99: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Mother: Julia Dalkin
Dr Lewis: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf
Corrigan: Matt Wolf

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Adrift in Caledonia

3/5. By Nick Thorpe. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Nick Thorpe.

: World Today

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Angela Carter 's Book of Fairy Tales
(1/2) A further selection of European fairy stories. Vasilissa the Fair, a Russian variation on the story of Cinderella. Read by Eileen McCallum


Unknown: Angela Carter
Read By: Eileen McCallum

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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