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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer David Street


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: David Street

: Today

Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: Resigning Issues

Fergal Keane explores the circumstances that lead people to resign and the effect their resignation has on the rest of their lives.
Producer Jane Beresford. Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford.

: The Small Ad

The advertising listings of Private Eye are as much of an institution as the editorial. Jeremy Cherfas dabbles in a little electronic surveillance - "Eye Spy" - and sends a video from the grave - "Eye Die".
Producer Richard Sanders


Editorial: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: Richard Sanders

: Daily Service

This Is My Father's World (Terra
Beata); Acts 17, w23-28; El Shaddai (Thompson); Eternal Rul3r of the Ceaseless Round (Song 1). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Serial: Even the Stars Look Lonesome

Maya Angelou reads extracts from her book of essays. 2: A Song to Sensuality. Mother and freedom. For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Maya Angelou

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: Letters from a Lost
Generation. Part 2 of 15. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: Nature: the Badger Cull

The Government is leading a major cull of wild badgers to establish whether this is an effective means of preventing the transmission of bovine tuberculosis to cattle. But with TB in cattle on the rise, this may not be the answer.
Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: Visiting Julia

Peter Tinniswood 's six-part gentle comedy drama series. 3: Other People Mother-in-law's friend Otto insists on visiting Julia too. with Stephen Thome. Kate Binchy and Nigel Anthony. Producer John Tydeman Repeat


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Roger: Keith Barron
Juia: Liz Goulding
Ma-in-'ell: Shirley Dixon

: 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.

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees is joined by Sarah Harrison , Rachael Heyhoe Flint , Fran Landesman and Leslie Phillips to exchange quotations and anecdotes. The reader is William Franklyn. Producer Jo Clegg
E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Sarah Harrison
Unknown: Rachael Heyhoe Flint
Unknown: Fran Landesman
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Curious, if True

Five stories of mystery and the supernatural by Elizabeth Gaskell , dramatised by Sally Hedges.
2: The Crooked Branch. Farmers
Nathan and Hester Huntroyd shower love and money on their handsome son Benjamin. But he has ambitions above their humble station. with Mary Jo Randle , Kathryn Hunt. Crispin Bonham-Carter , David Holt , Richard Mitchley and Brett Usher. Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Dramatised By: Sally Hedges.
Unknown: Hester Huntroyd
Unknown: Mary Jo Randle
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt.
Unknown: Crispin Bonham-Carter
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Richard Mitchley
Unknown: Brett Usher.
Director: Nigel Bryant
Mrs Gaskell: Elizabeth Spriggs
Nathan: Peter Meakin

: The Exchange: [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

: Bunty Is Forty

Exploring the fantasy of life at a girl's boarding school. Part 2 of 5. For details see Monday

: The Chain Gang

2: A Bargain by James Robertson , read by Crawford Logan. "If he was a crook trying to offload a dodgy acquisition, there was certainly nothing petty about him." For details see yesterday


Unknown: James Robertson
Read By: Crawford Logan.

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves's guest this week is chief inspector of schools Chris Woodhead, who answers questions about Ofsted from parents, teachers and school governors.
Radio 4 Action Line: [number removed] E-Mail: [email address removed]


Presenter: Libby Purves
Guest: Chris Woodhead
Producer: Clare McGinn

: Shop Talk

Entertaining conversation from the world of business with Heather Payton and guests. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: King Stupid

William Vandyck hosts something like a Radio 4 panel game, but better. Written by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley Producer David Tyler
Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: William Vandyck
Written By: Kevin Cecil
Written By: Andy Riley
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Usha looks forward. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme, which tonight celebrates the 20th anniversary of the release of John Carpenter 's great horror film Halloween. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: John Carpenter
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: Letters from a Lost Generation

Based on Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain.
Repeated from 10.45am For details see yesterday


Unknown: Vera Brittain.

: File on 4

Vera Franki reports on major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Vera Franki

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Fine Focus - Case Notes Special

Dr Graham Easton takes a long hard look at how our eyes work. Producer Julia Durbin
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Resigning Issues

Fergal Keane explores the circumstances that lead people to resign and the effect their resignation has on the rest of their lives.
Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Fergal Keane

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

By Louis de Bernieres. Part 2. For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Louis de Bernieres.

: The Now Show

With Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Repeated from Saturday 6.15pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis.

: Talking Pictures

Russell Davies presents Radio 4's film programme.
Repeated from Saturday 5.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies

: News

: The Late Book: Underworld

By Don DeLillo. 7: A Regular Guy For details see yesterday


Unknown: Don Delillo.

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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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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