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: World News

BBC News Online has the best of BBC journalism on the web
WEB SITE: www.news.bbc.co.uk

: Prayer for the Day

With Dave Kitchen.


Unknown: Dave Kitchen.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer David Street


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: David Street

: Today

With Alex Brodie and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Mothers and Sons

Six programmes in which Times columnist Matthew Parris and his mother, Terry Parris , interview other mothers and sons. 3: MP Barbara Follett and her son Adam. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Terry Parris
Unknown: Barbara Follett
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: The Vale

7: Three wild brown boars arrive at the centre - and then escape. For details see Monday

: Cod - a Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

By Mark Kurlansky. Part 3 of 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mark Kurlansky.

: Daily Service

Praise to the Holiest in the Height (Gerontius): Hebrews 2, w9-12;
Crucifixus (Lotti); Thine Be the Glory (Maccabaeus). Director of music Graham Eccles.


Music: Graham Eccles.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Postcards: On the Rocks by Helen Kluger. Part 3 of 5. Postcards repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Helen Kluger.

: Rural Lives

Six programmes in which Les
Woodland looks at events in history which have shaped life in the countryside today. 3: Doubting Thomas Why do people who profess to love the countryside insist on changing it?
Thomas Johnes felt he could improve on one of nature's landscape features - a mountain.
Producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Punchlines

Hugh Dennis presents the first of a six-part series looking at different styles of comedy. 1: The Rise of the Drag QueenFrom Old Mother Riley to Lily Savage - why do the British find men in frocks so funny?
Written by Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt Producer Lis Roberts


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mother Riley
Written By: Hugh Dennis
Written By: Steve Punt
Producer: Lis Roberts

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: X Marks the Spot

Pete McCarthy presents a cryptic quiz in which three panellists race against the clock to locate a mystery British treasure. Producer John Higgs


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Producer: John Higgs

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Something of the Night

By Jenny McDade. A bad dream, ley lines, the marsh mist, or simply an overactive imagination? With Leonard Kirby as Dean Batty , and John Challis as Inspector Andrews. with Geoffrey Whitehead. Stephen Thorne and Jane Whittenshaw. Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Jenny McDade.
Unknown: Leonard Kirby
Unknown: Dean Batty
Unknown: John Challis
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Christine: Christine Kavanagh
Billingham: Don McCorkindale

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm

: A Childhood of Play

Today, the post-war years. For details see Monday Repeat

: The Cage

By Margaret Joy , read by Manon Edwards. Mr Leung has a dilemma - should he visit his son in Canada or help his other son in Hong Kong? Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Margaret Joy
Read By: Manon Edwards.
Producer: Tanya Nash

: Four Walls

Eight programmes in which Jonathan Glancey looks at the living and working spaces that we create. 5: The Madding Crowd. A look at the design of spaces that we inhabit communally. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society. Producer Tom Alban
E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tom Alban

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigei Wrench .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigei Wrench

: Dan and Nick: the Wildebeest Years

A seven-part comedy extravaganza written by and featuring Dan Freedman and Nick Romero , who introduce characters including Incy Wincy Quincy, spider pathologist. Music by the Gents. Producer Julian Mayers
TICKETS: call (0171) [number removed]for free tickets for recordings at Broadcasting House, London


Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Archers

Kate is desperate.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets American novelist
Jay Mcinerney , author of Bright Lights, Big City, whose latest book, Model
Behaviour, is set in the fashion world. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Jay McInerney
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Postcards: On the Rocks

By Helen Kluger. Part 3. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Helen Kluger.

: Straw Poll

Justin Webb chairs four debates on issues of perennial interest.
3: "Total freedom of expression would be a dangerous nightmare." From the British Board of Film Classification. Producer Nick Utechin. Repeated Saturday
10.15pm. Lines open after the programme and remain open until midnight on Sunday. Maximum call cost is lOp.
TO VOTE YES: dial [number removed] TO VOTE NO: dial [number removed]


Unknown: Justin Webb
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Kurd's-Eye View

Four talks in which Kurdish journalist Hazhir Teimourian reflects on his 39 years' living in Britain. 1: Omar Khayyam and I
Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Hazhir Teimourian
Unknown: Omar Khayyam

: Hepatitis C

Chris M has hepatitis C, a disease estimated to infect 500 million people, but for which there is no vaccine, no cure and few treatments. He hears from health workers and sufferers about a disease that could threaten everyone. Producer Ian Willox


Producer: Ian Willox

: Mothers and Sons

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Anne McKenzie.


Unknown: Anne McKenzie.

: Book at Bedtime: Fame Is the Spur

By Howard Spring. Part 3. For details see Monday

: Trust Me, I'm a Policeman

John Woodvine is Detective Sergeant Matrix in Robert Smith 's six-part drama. 4: Goldfish. The surreal tale of robbery, disguise and an honest carp. With David Antrobus and Jan Winters. Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: John Woodvine
Unknown: Robert Smith
Unknown: David Antrobus
Unknown: Jan Winters.
Director: Ned Chaillet

: Stereonation

Graham Duff presents six fast-forwards through the world of music obsessives. 4: Indie-rock guitar hero Danny Jones from Monmouth.
Producer Nick Ware


Unknown: Graham Duff
Unknown: Danny Jones
Producer: Nick Ware

: The Mark Steel Revolution

The last of six lectures.
Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: The Shipping News

By E Annie Proulx , read by William Hurt. Part 3.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Annie Proulx
Read By: William Hurt.

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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.

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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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