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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Paul Johns.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Paul Johns.

: News

: Election Call

Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to the Scottish National Party's Alex Salmond.
PHONE [number removed] (local call rates apply). Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Alex Salmond.

: Daily Service

Drop, Drop, Slow Tears (Song 46);
Psalm 137; Hear My Prayer (Purcell); Judge Eternal (Rhuddlan). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Walston Goes

3: Pastis on Ice. Oliver Walston visits St Pierre , the last French outpost in North America. Producer Alasdair Cross Repeated Sunday 5.00pm


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: St Pierre

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today. Two Jewish terrorists commit suicide in a Jerusalem prison a few hours before they are due to be hanged. Here at home, the first photo-finish camera is used at Epsom race course.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Love Invents Us is the new novel by American writer Amy Bloom. She talks about love, desire and what it is like to be 17 and know that you have to touch that body or die.
Serial: Miriam Margolyes reads the 12th episode of Henry James 's novel The Portrait of a Lady. For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Amy Bloom.
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Henry James

: All in the Mind

The programme that deals with matters psychological and psychiatric. Professor Anthony Clare gets into the motorist's mind to find out what safer cars do to our driving. Producer Nick Utechin
Repeated Sunday 10.15pm


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Nick Utechin

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Word of Mouth

Six programmes in which
Russell Davies explores words and the way we speak.
4: The Naming of Parts
How to name something new - with Professor Steven Jones on genes and molecules - something secret - with codebreaker Meredith Gardner , who uncovered atomic spies - something sweet-smelling -with Parisian perfume - and something old - with the world of falconry. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Professor Steven Jones
Unknown: Meredith Gardner
Producer: Matt Thompson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Books and Company

The seventh of eight programmes goes into the garden and digs over the horticultural themes in the Book of Genesis and modernist poetry. Repeated from Sunday 11.45am

: Comparing Notes with Brian Kay

In the first of an eight-part series, Brian Kay talks to Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel , whose meteoric rise to international success has embraced the worlds of opera, the concert hall, and recorded lieder and songs.
Producer Ray Abbott


Talks: Brian Kay
Bass-Baritone: Bryn Terfel
Producer: Ray Abbott

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan and guests.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reads the long-awaited new novel from the reclusive
American author Thomas Pynchon and joins Harry Ritchie for a tour around the last remnants of the British Empire.
Producer Paul Quinn
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Thomas Pynchon
Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Short Story: Umberto Verdi, Chimney Sweep

By Bernard MacLaverty.
A lonely and bored housewife has the added frustration of a blocked chimney. She calls the sweep. Maybe he is the answer to all her problems. Read by Susie Kelly. Producer Myrtle Johnston


Unknown: Bernard MacLaverty.
Read By: Susie Kelly.
Producer: Myrtle Johnston

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: No Commitments

The final episode of a six-part drama by Simon Brett. Starring and Two at a Time. Victoria is convinced that Anna is having a secret affair. Meanwhile, Charlotte is heading for a fall.
Producer Ann Jobson Repeat


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Producer: Ann Jobson
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Nicola Pagett
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Martin: Geoffrey Whitehead
Jason: Joshua Towb

: News

: The Archers

David is losing his patience. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Reporter Mark Whitaker. Producer Justin Rowlatt


Reporter: Mark Whitaker.
Producer: Justin Rowlatt

: Science Now

What is happening in the world of science? Alun Lewis presents this week's review of discoveries and developments.
Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Unknown: Alun Lewis

: The New Sexual Nature

Playing the Game. In the last of the series on human sexual behaviour,
Dr Gillian Rice asks the experts whether monogamy is a natural form of behaviour.
Producer Julian Hector Repeat


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Producer: Julian Hector Repeat

: In Touch

Peter White with news, views and information for visually impaired people. Producer Eleanor Garland
PHONE: [number removed]
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: One of Ours

By Willa Cather. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Willa Cather.

: Mediumwave

Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: A Night with....

Six people reflect on the significant part the night has played in their lives. 1: George Melly recalls performing and partying all night, tumbling out at dawn, long walks through dark city streets, his time as a nightwatch during the war, and his passion for fishing at night. With music by Bessie Smith , Cab Calloway and Musorgsky, and words by Charles Dickens , Louis Aragon and Philip Larkin.
Producer Richard Bannerman Repeat


Unknown: George Melly
Music By: Bessie Smith
Music By: Cab Calloway
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Louis Aragon
Unknown: Philip Larkin.
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: News

: The Late Book: High Fidelity

By Nick Hornby , abridged in ten parts by Chris Wallis and read by Alan Davies. Part 2.


Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Chris Wallis
Read By: Alan Davies.

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.

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