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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rev Ian Mackenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Clive Lawton.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Clive Lawton.

: Between Ourselves

Olivia O'Leary talks to eight pairs of people who have had parallel experiences. 4: Sir Peter Hall and Sir Richard Eyre compare notes on running the National Theatre.
Producer Sara Conkey. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Unknown: Richard Eyre
Producer: Sara Conkey.

: Coffee - a Hellish Brew

In a four-part series. Mike Gonzalez explores the colourful history of the humble coffee bean. 1: Cracking the Bean. At first mistrusted and reviled, how did coffee become the second most valuable commodity after oil? Producer Clare Hughes -


Unknown: Mike Gonzalez
Producer: Clare Hughes

: Daily Service

Were You There? (Were you there);
Colossians 1, wll-14, 19-20; Psalm 103, w8-13; All Hail the Power of Jesu's Name (Diadem). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: All Points North

With poet Simon Armitage. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Armitage.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Dear
Jayne Browne : Honest Men by Valerie Georgeson. Part 4 of 5. Dear Jayne Browne repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jayne Browne
Unknown: Valerie Georgeson.
Unknown: Jayne Browne

: From Our OwnCorrespondent

The news behind the world headlines.

: Bookcases

A four-part comedy series by Martyn Wade. 3: The Man in White. London. 1858. Bored by Gerald, Cordelia is having fun with novelist Wilkie Collins. with David Horovitch , David Timson , Charles Simpson and David Antrobus Director Cherry Cookson Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Martyn Wade.
Unknown: Wilkie Collins.
Unknown: David Horovitch
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Charles Simpson
Unknown: David Antrobus
Primus: Michael Cochrane
Cordelia: Maggie Steed
Edith: Elizabeth Spriggs

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain 1998

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest. Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Devised by John P Wynn. Questions set by Ian Gillies. Producer Richard Edis
Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: John P Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:Unforgettable

Eraser. A play about memory by David Napthine. Terri keeps notes to help her damaged memory - but these soon begin to contradict each other. with Sharon Percy and Sonia Beinroth Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: David Napthine.
Unknown: Sharon Percy
Unknown: Sonia Beinroth
Director: Jonquil Panting
Tern: Jo-Anne Horan
James: John Lloyd Fillingham

: Stepping Out

(0171)[number removed]Philippa Lamb and a panel of experts answer calls on getting back into the workplace after years of looking after children, and on balancing career and family needs.
Producer Josh de la Mare


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producer: Josh de la Mare

: Original Features

A Little Piece of America. Graham
Sagges has recreated an American diner in his home. Final programme. For details see Monday

: On the Fringe

The last of four comic stories recorded in the Pleasance Cabaret
Bar at this year's Edinburgh Festival. Michael Mackenzie reads I Shall Fear
No Evil by lain Grant. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Michael MacKenzie
Producer: Bruce Young

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen explores words.
Old McDonald. Edinburgh Festival comedians on the art of the ad-lib, and a cacophony of international animal sounds presided over by Johnny Morris. Producer Julian Wilkinson Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Johnny Morris.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: The Material World

Dr David Bentley tells Trevor Phillips about the Human Genome project, which, when completed, will change the face of medicine.
Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Dr David Bentley
Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats.

: Chambers

Clive Coleman 's five-part comedy series about a group of barristers.
4: A Case with a View. Starring
John Bird , James Fleet and Jonathan Kydd. With Jonathan Coy. Rachel Atkins. John Rowe. Chris Pavlo and Steven Emrys Producer Paul Schlesinger Repeat


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd.
Unknown: Jonathan Coy.
Unknown: Rachel Atkins.
Unknown: John Rowe.
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Steven Emrys
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: The Archers

Tony suggests a compromise. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

American writer Norman Mailer is 75 this year. Mark Lawson charts his reputation in the wake of a new anthology of his fiction and reportage. Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Norman Mailer
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Alison Perks

: Dear Jayne Browne

Honest Men. Part 4 of 5. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday

: Consequences

Jonathan Freedland looks back at four political or social turning points of the past fifty years.
2: The Common Market Referendum Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland

: Matrix of Power

A documentary series mapping Britain's emerging constitutional landscape and examining how we will be governed in the years ahead. 1: Number 10
Downing Street. With Michael White , political editor of The Guardian. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Living by Numbers

Fisher Dilke enters the murky world of maths. Tonight he finds that numbers govern even the animal kingdom. Producer Fiona Gammie
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Fisher Dilke
Producer: Fiona Gammie

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:First Love

By Ivan Turgenev. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev.

: The Very World ofMilton Jones

Last of the comedy series written by and starring Britain's funniest Milton. With Joanna Scanlan and Dave Lamb
Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Joanna Scanlan
Producer: David Tyler

: A Retiring Fellow

William Donaldson , winebar philosopher and sexagenarian, begins an absurd quest to find a retirement haven. 1: Bournemouth
Producer Andrew Johnston Repeat


Unknown: William Donaldson
Producer: Andrew Johnston

: News

: The LateBook: Tales from Ovid

By Ted Hughes. Part 4.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Ted Hughes.

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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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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