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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mgr Tony Rogers.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Tom Butler. Editor Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Tom Butler.
Editor: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Ernie Rea.


Unknown: Rev Ernie Rea.

: Book of the Week:My Father's Places

5/5. The cracks in Dylan and Caitlin's marriage begin to show and Aeronwy feels the effects. By Aeronwy Thomas. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour from 10.45

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Five Wedding Dresses

The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Editor Jill Burridge


Editor: Jill Burridge

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary on the second day of the Fifth Test at the Oval.
For commentators see yesterday 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.45am TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm

: How to Write anInstruction Manual

Welcome to this instruction manual on how to write an instruction manual. Inside, engineer Mark Miodownik explores the history and the future of product guides and how they chart our changing relationship with technology. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Mark Miodownik
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Cabin Pressure

6/6. Limerick. The crew stave off boredom during an interminably long flight with a very baffling cargo by opening their hearts to one another - and persuading Arthur not to play charades. Comedy by John Finnemore. Producer David Tyler


Comedy By: John Finnemore.
Producer: David Tyler
Carolyn: Stephanie Cole
Douglas: Roger Allam
Martin: Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur: John Finnemore

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presenter: Winifred Robinson
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: More or Less

3/6 Tim Harford looks at numbers in the news. Producer Richard Knight Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Tim Harford

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday

: Afternoon Play: Higher -Inspection

212. A new American lecturer is hired, but her appointment means there win have to be cuts elsewhere - making David's disciplinary hearing convenient. Comedy by Joyce Bryant. producer Gary Brown


Comedy By: Joyce Bryant.
Producer: Gary Brown
Karen: Sophie Thompson
David: Robert Daws
Jim: Jonathan Keeble
Maura: Maggie Fox
Sadie: Fiona Clarke
Dick: Malcolm Raeburn

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness are guests of Much Marcle Gardening Club, Hellen's Manor, Herefordshire. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. At 3.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Howard Shannon Rptd on Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Producer: Howard Shannon Rptd

: Tea and Biscuits

515. Specialist palliative care at the.Peace Hospice includes the chance for pat.ents staff and volunteers to chat over a cup of tea and biscuits. Hardeep Singh Kohli joins them. For details see Monday


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kohli

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister and guests reflect on the lives of notable people who have recently died. Producer Neil George Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Neil George

: The Film Programme

Director Pedro Almodovar talks to Matthew Sweet about his new movie Broken Embraces, which stars Penelope Cruz. Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Interviewee: Pedro Almodovar
Presenter: Matthew Sweet
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: 1 Guess That's Why They Call It the News

New series. 1/5. Topical panel show hosted by Fred MacAulay in which two teams of two play games inspired by the week's headlines. This show asks the big questions, and the little questions and provides thoroughly silly answers to both. Producer Katie Tyrrell Rptd tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Producer: Katie Tyrrell Rptd

: The Archers

Alan and Usha camp it up atthe Vicarage.
Writer Caroline Harrington
Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Caroline Harrington
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowlinq
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Ian: Stephen Kennedy
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Alan: John Tetfer
Usha: Souad Faress
Annette: Anne Marie Piazza
Wayne: Sion Probert
Jim: John Rowe
Leon: Nicholas Osmond

: Front Row

Arts magazine, presented by Kirsty Lang.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Gavin Heard

: Five Wedding Dresses

5/5. The Perfect Dress. Nell loves the stories behind the second-hand wedding dresses she sells, until Julia tells her story. By Katie Hims.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Story By: Katie Hims.
Nell: Chipo Chung
Carla: Claudie Blakley
Eric: Trystan Gravelle
Julia: Rosalind Philips

: Any Questions?

The panellists for the topical debate from Middle Wallop in Hampshire are author Kate Mosse , environmental campaigner Jonathon Porritt , journalist James Delingpole and lawyer Mark Stephens The chairman is Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Rachel Simpson Rptd tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Unknown: James Delingpole
Unknown: Mark Stephens
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Rachel Simpson Rptd

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

12/20. Faking Fossils. The eminent naturalist recalls a key moment in his life when he broke open a piece of Leicestershire limestone and found an ammonite in his hand. Fossil hold a great fascination for him and he has become a great collector, even of the odd fake....
Producer Julian Hector Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Producer: Julian Hector

: The Friday Play: Flesh and Blood

Giiiies Mackinnon's first radio drama is an amusing and poignant exploration of how three generations of men continually fail to understand each other. Kenny's teenage son leaves home without explanation; Kenny doesn't tell his own elderly father but the old man, an ex-cop, smells a rat and is determined to find his only grandson.
Producer Pauline Harris


Producer: Pauline Harris
Kenny: Gary Lewis
Roddy: David Hayman
Callum: Anthony Martin
Fiona: Kate Donnelly
Luke: Scott McKay
Tony: Kenny Blyth
Mags: Natalie McConnon

: The World Tonight

News and comment, presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Travels through France and Italy

5/5. Having given Rome the most cursory of glances, Smollett thinks he will fare better in Florence, but a broken carriage forces him to walk the last five miles. Will the great City gates stay open to receive him? By Tobias Smollett. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tobias Smollett.

: Great Lives

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Listen Against

4/8. A round-up of a week's worth of radio that never happened. Comedy with Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes.
Producer Bill Dare and Jon Holmes


Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Jon Holmes.
Producer: Bill Dare
Producer: Jon Holmes

: News

: Book of the Week:My Father's Places

5/5. By Aeronwy Thomas. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Aeronwy Thomas.

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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