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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Today

With Alex Brodie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Every Secret Thing

2: Treason
For details see yesterday

: News

: Call Peter White: (0171)[number removed]

Your chance to talk to Peter White and his guest on an issue of the moment. Producer Bruce Whitney Low LINES OPEN from 8am


Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: Tales from the Back of

Beyond A six-part series of travellers' tales. 1: Taklimakan Desert. A search for wild camels in China's scorching desert becomes a hot-tempered affair for four Oxford graduates. There are also nuclear tests, pickpockets and a stifling Chinese bureaucracy to contend with. Producer Neil Walker Repeated Sunday 5pm


Producer: Neil Walker

: Daily Service

Lord Jesus, Think of Me (Southwell); 2 Kings 5, w9-14; A Touching Place (Dream Angus); There Is a Balm in Gilead (Balm in Gilead); Thine Arm, 0 Lord, in Days of Old (St Matthew). Director of music Philip Jakob.


Music: Philip Jakob.

: On This Day

The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. An orgy of violence continues in India with thousands of refugees fleeing across the new borders of India and Pakistan.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Ice-Candy-Man. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the GP's surgery to the research laboratory. Producer Paula McGrath
Repeated Sunday 10.15pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Paula McGrath

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Wordly Wise

Peter Hobday presents another edition of the expressive panel game, with guests Susan Jeffreys , Graham Norton , Jim Tavare and Richard Vranch.
Producer Mark Tonderai


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Susan Jeffreys
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Jim Tavare
Unknown: Richard Vranch.
Producer: Mark Tonderai

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Fi Sci - Fiction Science Not Science Fiction

Middlemarch. As George Eliot was writing her tome, another world opened up to her with the invention of the microscope. Steve Jones revisits one of his favourite novels to discover how science and literature meet in the figure of George Eliot 's young doctor, Lydgate. And he talks to Dr Jonathan Miller , who reveals how
Lydgate's ambitious researches into disease are central to this classic tale. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Miller
Producer: Erika Wright

: Just the Part

The last of six programmes in which Rodney Milnes talks to opera singers about their favourite roles. Dame
Joan Sutherland discusses taking on all four soprano roles in Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffman.
Producer Tracy Ross


Talks: Rodney Milnes
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Producer: Tracy Ross

: The Afternoon Shift

Introduced by Daire Brehan.


Introduced By: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan talks to cellist Julian LLoyd Webber about his work with Walton and Britten, and reviews new books from lain Banks and Christopher Hope.
Producer Helen Garrison
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Christopher Hope.
Producer: Helen Garrison

: Short Story: An Actor's Tale - Director

Written and read by Steven Berkoff.
Harry is a talented actor who performs well at auditions - maybe too well. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Read By: Steven Berkoff.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Rent

By Lucy Flannery.
1: The Reynoldses and their lodgers return for a new six-part series of the award-winning sitcom.
Producer Liz Anstee Repeat


Unknown: Lucy Flannery.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Maria: Barbara Flynn
Richard: Patrick Barlow
Amy: Linda Polan
Ruby: Vivienne Rochester
Paul: Dave Lamb
Barrister/Health visitor: Sally Grace
Usher/Judge: Brian Bowles

: News

: The Archers

Pat puts Sharon in the picture. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Labelled for Life

Jim Robinson served 18 years for shooting a newspaper boy. Sam Hill served eight years for murdering a man with a baseball bat. Jonathan Jones was jailed for killing his fiancee's parents. All protested their innocence and have now been released. Jenny Cuffe hears how three very different men are rebuilding their lives after having been sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes they did not commit. Producer Kim Normanton


Unknown: Jim Robinson
Unknown: Sam Hill
Unknown: Jonathan Jones
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Kim Normanton

: Science Now

Richard Black presents a weekly review of discoveries and developments in science.
Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Richard Black

: Every Breath You Take

Ian Peacock examines the numerous myths and superstitions surrounding breath and explores how instincts, beliefs and fears about breathing affect our lives. Listeners may not be aware of the first breath taken at the beginning of this programme, but will be conscious of their 500th as it draws to a close.
Producer Sally Flatman


Unknown: Ian Peacock
Producer: Sally Flatman

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Karen Turner

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Allan Little.


Unknown: Allan Little.

: Book at Bedtime: Midnight's Children

By Salman Rushdie. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Salman Rushdie.

: Mediumwave

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

: A History of Britain in Six Menus

The last in the series in which Leslie Forbes
travels through the centuries in search of a decent meal.
6: Reale Home Cooking - a 20th-Century Snack
Producer Matt Thompson Repeat


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Producer: Matt Thompson

: News

: The Late Book: Biggest Elvis

By PF Kluge. Part 7. For details see yesterday

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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

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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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