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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: 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 Dom Antony Sutch.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: The Caliph's House -a Year in Casablanca

3/4. Tahir's sense of responsibility reaches a whole new level when he invites his employees and their families to set up home with him. By Tahir Shah. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tahir Shah.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rt Rev George Stack. Lord, Thy Word Abideth (Ravenshaw). John 16, vv20-24. Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart (Smith, arr Wilson). What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Converse). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: George Stack.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Friends like These
3/5. Equal Ops. By Cicely Giddings and Abigail Burdess.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Cicely Giddings
Unknown: Abigail Burdess.

: The Voice

11.00 The its 25th year, Robert Beckford examines the history of The Voice, Britain's most successful black
- newspaper. What has it meant to the black community and how has it helped or hindered the black political voice? He speaks to former editors, journalists and commentators, including Trevor McDonald ,
Bill Morris , Diane Abbott. Gina Yashere , Tony Sewell and Mike Phillips. Today The Voice claims it is still the number one black newspaper, but with the rise of The New Nation and more broadsheets covering black issues, is there still a need for a black paper? Producer Emily Jeal


Unknown: Robert Beckford
Unknown: Trevor McDonald
Unknown: Bill Morris
Unknown: Diane Abbott.
Unknown: Gina Yashere
Unknown: Tony Sewell
Unknown: Mike Phillips.
Producer: Emily Jeal

: The Other Man

4/6. Things are hotting up between Travis and Grace - perhaps too hot for his liking. When they nearly get caught out twice, Travis wonders if he's really cut out to be the other man. By Jan Etherington and Gavin Petne.
Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Jan Etherington
Unknown: Gavin Petne.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone
Travis: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Grace: Charlotte Randle
Charlie: Paul Reynolds
Alice: Clare Cathcart
Serena: Alice Lowe
The principal: Harvey Virdi
Cyrano: Andrew Westtield

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

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


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: How to Write a Political Diary

How do you achieve success and even immortality as a political diarist? Gyles Brandreth , former MP and dedicated diarist himself looks at the ingredients of the successful political diary - a mixture of triumphs, disasters and the small details of everyday life, with a dash of sex and intrigue to add spice. Today, he examines the lessons of history. Producer Chris Bond (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Chris Bond

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Accident

A railway signal box at night in the west of England in the early 1960s. A signalman and his daughter. Between them the bells and levers: ahead of them, the rest of their lives.
By Jonathan Davidson.
Music Paul Dodqson ; Producer/Director Tim Dee


Unknown: Jonathan Davidson.
Music: Paul Dodqson
Director: Tim Dee
Arthur: Richard Bremmer
Young Susan: Eleanor Tremaln
Older Susan: Frances Barber
Therapist/Officer: Kerry Shale
Engine driver/Union rep: David Bradley

: Gardeners' Question Time

More horticultural hints from Chris Beardshaw, Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew , who answer questions from members of the Caversham Horticultural Society in Berkshire. Chaired by Peter Gibbs. including at 3.25
Gardening Weather Forecast, shortened repeat of sun at 2pm


Unknown: Bunny Guinness
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.

: The Great Western Adventure: God's Wonderful Railway

3/5. If you've got the sort of face that encourages people to talk to you, even complete strangers, even ghosts, then the train journey through Brunel's Box Tunnel can be an unsettling place. A place filled with the stories of the men who built it. Written by Hattie Naylor, read by Sheila Hannon. (For details see Monday)


Writer: Hattie Naylor
Reader: Sheila Hannon

: Alvin Hall's Secret Collections

3/5. Alvin Hall visits one of the best contemporary art collections in the world - the Hort family collection in New York. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alvin Hall

: Thinking Allowed

After the events of 11 September 2001, politicians have justified their actions to deal with the perceived risk of terrorist attacks. Laurie Taylor is joined by David Runciman to discuss whether there is a "politics of good intention" or if politicians are exploiting the language of risk for their own ends. Producer Gavin Heart


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: David Runciman
Producer: Gavin Heart

: International Cricket

India v England: The fourth one-day international, from Cochin.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate times


Producer: Peter Baxter

: All in the Mind

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Chris Addison's Civilisation

n New series 1/4. Chris Addison goes on a journey through the vast and rich subject of civilisation and explains exactly what we need to create a new one.
Here, he investigates the notion of a controllable universe. With Professor Austin Herring (Geoffrey McGivern ), Jo Enrightand Dan Tetsell. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

David shows he's no domestic goddess.
For cast see page 35 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including the first-night verdict on Alison Moyet and Dawn French in Carmel Morgan's play Smaller. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Alison Moyet
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Friends like These

3/5. Equal Ops. While on a sponsored pedalo ride, work colleagues Bernice and Jen are marooned on an island duck sanctuary. By Cicely Giddings and Abigail Burdess.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Cicely Giddings
Unknown: Abigail Burdess.
Bernice: Cicely Giddlnqs
Jen: Abigail Burdess

: The Reunion

1/5. Generals Norman Schwarzkopf , Paddy Hine and Patrick Cordingley are joined by the then Defence minister Tom King and the BBC's John Simpson , reunited to remember 1991 Gulf War. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Norman Schwarzkopf
Unknown: Paddy Hine
Unknown: Patrick Cordingley
Unknown: Tom King
Unknown: John Simpson

: Lent Talks

5/6. Via Dolorosa - Jesus Meets the Women. Another talk for Lent recorded in Jerusalem. A reflection by Father Michael McGarry , rector of Tantur Ecumenical Institute, on the significance of women in the Passion of Christ and in the city of Jerusalem itself.
Producer Jennifer Daniel Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Michael McGarry
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: Dounreay

2/2. How can you stop radioactive particles washing up on a beach in the far north of Scotland? That's one of the problems faced by scientists and engineers charged with decommissioning three nuclear reactors at Dounreay. Reporter Simon Willis explores the science behind dismantling a complex atomic site. Producer Richard Else


Reporter: Simon Willis
Producer: Richard Else

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Tamburlaine Must Die

3/5. Marlowe's search for the identity of the mystery pamphleteer who styles himself "Tamburlaine" leads him to an old friend, and more trouble. By Louise Welsh. For details see Monday


Unknown: Louise Welsh.

: Nebulous: Deptford Wives

By Graham Duff.
1/6. Sci-fi sitcom. Professor Nebulous (Mark Gatiss) and his inept team come face to face with the Debbies, a race of cloned wives who've been programmed to pamper with extreme prejudice. With special guest star Peter Davison.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nick Briggs
Prof Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Rory: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavalliero
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf
Dr Diplodocus: Peter Davison

: A Life with the Firm

3/5. Lifting the Veil. In allowing TV cameras to film the royal family's domestic life, was there a danger that people would question whether the monarchy was worth having? Continues tomorrow For details see Monday

: News

: Book of the Week: The Caliph's House - a Year In Casablanca

3/4. By travel writer Tahir Shah. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Tahir Shah.

: Analysis

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: International Cricket

India v England
The fourth one-day international comes from the Nehru Stadium, Cochin. Commentary from Simon Mann , Jonny Saunders and Angus Fraser. Including at 8.25 News and Papers, and at 9.45 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate times


Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Jonny Saunders
Unknown: Angus Fraser.
Producer: Peter Baxter

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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