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: World News

: Farming Today

The news of the week in rural Britain. With Anna Hill.
Producer Samantha Smith


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Samantha Smith

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk talks to people who have faced a life-changing choice. Producer Christine Morgan Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Going, Going, Gone

Five programmes which rummage through the wares at auctions.
3: The corkscrew auction at Christie's in London.
Producer Paula McGinley


Producer: Paula McGinley

: Serial: The Screwtape Letters

By CS Lewis. Part 2. For details see yesterday

: Daily Service

New Testament Turkey Pilgrimage
From the Church of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus, presented by the Rev Angela Tilby. Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim; Acts 19, w23-41; Magnificat; Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones.
Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Virgin Mary
Unknown: Angela Tilby.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Martha Kearney. Postcards: Gone Fishing. Part 2. For details see yesterday
Postcards repeated at 7.45pm


Introduced By: Martha Kearney.

: The Face

Peter White attempts to understand the mysteries of the face. With Delia Grace , Maggi Hambling , Glenda Jackson and David Schneider. Producer Noah Richler Repeat


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Delia Grace
Unknown: Maggi Hambling
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: David Schneider.

: The Emerald Green Show

Llewella Gideon stars in Lisselle Kayla 's four-part comedy series about an ambitious black girl who dreams of becoming a chat show queen. 3: Face Value. The show has failed to deliver, but Emerald is too desperate to give up so easily. with Dean Hill , Iwan Thomas and Jo Martin Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Lisselle Kayla
Unknown: Dean Hill
Unknown: Iwan Thomas
Unknown: Jo Martin
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
David: Jonathan Keeble
Eunice: Sheila Reid
Tristram: Jonathan Firth

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Full Orchestra

Tommy Pearson presents the first semi-final of the musical quiz that pits teams from two leading British orchestras against each other. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Happiness Foundation

A black comedy by Matthew Solon. What does it take to ruin someone else's life? The Albrights are a charming and successful family. But they are being destroyed by someone with a grudge. with Ellie Haddington, Beth Winslet ,
Joe Hutton , Harry Ditson , Rob Jarvis , Matthew Solon and Pandora Ormsby Gore Director John Dryden


Comedy By: Matthew Solon.
Unknown: Beth Winslet
Unknown: Joe Hutton
Unknown: Harry Ditson
Unknown: Rob Jarvis
Director: John Dryden
Piers Albright: Clive Mantle
Lydia Albright: Jan Ravens
Malcolm Hodge: Dermot Crowley

: The Exchange (0171)[number removed]

Robin Lustig invites your views on today's topical issue. Producer Jane O'Rourke
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Yoricks Awake!

The Yoricks are three middle-aged
Lancashire men trying to make sense of their existence. Three programmes track them as they arise from their winter sloth in search of inspiring new pastimes. 1: Sprightly Running Producer Harry Parker


Producer: Harry Parker

: California

By Nia Williams , read by Oliver Ryan. Producer Tanya Nash
Repeated Sunday 12.30am


Unknown: Nia Williams
Read By: Oliver Ryan.
Producer: Tanya Nash

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves looks at safety in schools and at the growing number of firms keen to provide the latest security. Producer Clare McGinn
ACTION LINE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Clare McGinn

: Shop Talk

Conversation about issues in business and technology. With Heather Payton and guests. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Kevin Bocquet.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Kevin Bocquet.

: The Cheese Shop Presents....

The Butter Factor
The only comedy team that offers advice on sharing your flat with a bear, featuring the return of the first man on Mars. With Gerard Foster , Dave Lamb , Gordon Southern,
Tim Verrinder , Ben Ward and Richard Webb. Producer Adam Tandy
Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: Gerard Foster
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Tim Verrinder
Unknown: Ben Ward
Unknown: Richard Webb.
Producer: Adam Tandy

: The Archers

The fixture is not so attractive. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock catches up with debates and discussions at the Hay-on-Wye literary festival and meets the author of Fates of the City, Armistead Maupin. Producer Robyn Read

: Postcards: Gone Fishing

By Nick Darke. Part 2. Repeated from 10.45am For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nick Darke.

: Fugitives and Fortresses

Political asylum is a noble ideal given international force after the horrors of the Second World War. Chris Bowlby describes how this idealism has struggled to survive in the age of mass migration.
Editor Gwyneth Williams. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Gwyneth Williams.

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Karen Turner

: Case Notes

Who is doing your operation? Graham Easton finds out why it might not be who you think it is. Producer Julia Durbin
Repeated tomorrow 4pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Julia Durbin

: The Choice

Michael Buerk talks to people who have faced a life-changing choice. Repeated from 9am


Talks: Michael Buerk

: The World Tonight

With Justin Webb.


Presenter: Justin Webb

: Book at Bedtime: The Quest of the Holy Grail

Part 2.
For details see yesterday

: On the Town with the League of Gentlemen

Perrier Award-winners Mark Gatiss ,
Reece Shearsmith , Steve Pemberton and Jeremy Dyson star in a blackly comic sketch show in six parts. 2: The town of Spent is holding a fun run.
Producer Sarah Smith Repeat


Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: Reece Shearsmith
Unknown: Steve Pemberton
Unknown: Jeremy Dyson
Producer: Sarah Smith

: Talking Pictures

Russell Davies presents a programme about films and filmgoing. Repeated from Saturday 6.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies

: News

: The Late Book: About a Boy

By Nick Hornby. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nick Hornby.

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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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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