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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Christine Trevett.


Unknown: Dr Christine Trevett.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor, James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Eric James.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Eric James.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Talk to Nick Ross and his guest on an issue of the moment.
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Presenter: Nick Ross
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Daily Service

Jesus calls us! (St Andrew); Luke 19, w 1-10; The Summons (arr Whitbourn); And can it be that I should gain (Sagina).


Director of Music: Chris Stokes

: The Off Season

Last of the series in which travel writers visit favourite off-season destinations. Alaska. Travel writer Alistair Scott experiences some northern exposure when he returns to the frozen wastes of Alaska. With temperatures down to minus 45 degrees centigrade, he discovers what the Alaskans do to get through the cold, hard winters. Producer Miriam Akhtar Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm


Unknown: Alistair Scott
Producer: Miriam Akhtar

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The history of Britain.143: Saratoga
(For details see yesterday)

: Woman's Hour

The writer Lesley Glaister talks to Jenni Murray about the shifting realities of her latest novel The Private Parts of Women.
Serial: Seesaw. Final part. For details see yesterday


Talks: Lesley Glaister
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: National Science Week: Medicine Now

A look behind the scenes of hospitals which have opened their doors during National Science Week. Presented by Geoff Watts.
Repeated Sunday at 10.15pm


Presenter: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: You and Yours

Lesley Riddoch with reports on consumer and social affairs.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch

: Double Vision

In the third of four programmes, Miles Kington and Edward Enfield ransack the humour archive and rediscover A.J. Wentworth BA and his creator H.F. Ellis. They also investigate art thefts and bring up another Revolting Recipe. A Tony Staveacre production


Presenter: Miles Kington
Presenter: Edward Enfield

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Books and Company

John Walsh travels from Belfast to Dublin in search of the newest wave of Irish writing.
Repeated from Sunday 11.45am


Unknown: John Walsh

: Mirrored in Music

Fifth of a six-part series in which international musicians choose and discuss music describing the character and spirit of their native countries. This week, the Armenian violinist Levon Chilingirian.


Violinist: Levon Chilingirian.

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.
Humorist John McKay investigates the selling of death and other miseries, as he examines the vagaries of the life-insurance salesman. Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: [number removed] E MAIL: [email address removed]


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: John McKay
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker reads Christopher Hope's novel Darkest England and hears a new commission for the Motionhouse Dance Theatre Company.
Producer Jackie Christie
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Christopher Hope
Producer: Jackie Christie

: Short Story: Soul Mates

Live from the London Book Fair! The second story of the week is a haunting new chiller by Jane Gardam.
Read by Jillie Meers.
(Repeated next Sunday)


Author: Jane Gardam
Reader: Jillie Meers
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Board Game

Corporate capers, conundrums and confessions. With chairman Nigel Cassidy and panel Stephen Bayley , Howard Hodgson , Alastair Ross Goobey and Janette Rutterford. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Unknown: Stephen Bayley
Unknown: Howard Hodgson
Unknown: Alastair Ross
Unknown: Janette Rutterford.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: The Archers

Lizzie's at her wits' end.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Julian O'Halloran. Producer Sharon Keatley
Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm


Reporter: Julian O'Halloran.

: Science Now

With Peter Evans in Bristol. Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Unknown: Peter Evans

: The New Sexual Nature: 2: The Good,the Bad and the Ugly

A four-part series in which GP Dr Gillian Rice explores human sexual behaviour in a totally new light.
Dr Rice discovers that we share the same desires for a perfect mate with animals.
Producer Julian Hector
Polly Toynbee: page 14


Presenter: Dr Gillian Rice
Producer: Julian Hector

: In Touch

Peter White with news, views and information for visually impaired people.
Producer Karen Turner
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Karen Turner

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Cinema 100: Book at Bedtime: Picnic at Hanging Rock

Part 2 of Joan Lindsay's Australian novel that was made into a classic film.
For details see yesterday


Author: Joan Lindsay

: Mediumwave

The week's events in the media.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: Four Corners: 3: Highs and Lows

A six-part series on offbeat travel and unusual experiences. Presented by Tim Grundy. This week, listener Ray Kershaw climbs an Alp and Mike Bedward goes down mines in Potosi, Bolivia. Producer Noah Richler (Repeat)


Presenter: Tim Grundy.
Unknown: Ray Kershaw
Unknown: Mike Bedward
Producer: Noah Richler

: News

: The Late Book: Metroland: Part 2

Julian Barnes reads his first novel.
(For details see yesterday)


Author/Reader: Julian Barnes

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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