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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Mary Cotes.


Unknown: Dr Mary Cotes.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer David Street


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: David Street

: Today

Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk talks to individuals who have made life-changing choices, taking them through the whole process, from the initial dilemma to living with the consequences.l: Tony Campolo , President Clinton's pastor. Producer Christine Morgan


Talks: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Tony Campolo
Producer: Christine Morgan

: The Small Ad

In the security-conscious nineties, house- and pet-sitting has become a boom industry. From the pages of Country Living, Jeremy Cherfas follows the trail from agencies to sitters to clients. Last in the series. Producer Richard Sanders


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: Richard Sanders

: Daily Service

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
(Cross of Jesus); Galatians 4, w4-7; There Is a Redeemer; Abba Father (Bilbrough); Jesus Is Lord! (Jesus Is Lord). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Serial: Pleasure Domes

2: Hollywood Idols, from Mae West to Greta Garbo
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Greta Garbo

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: Letters from a Lost
Generation, based on Vera Brittain 's Testament of Youth. Part 7 of 15. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see yesterday


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Vera Brittain

: Nature: Great White Shark

The Mediterranean has produced the largest-ever Great White shark. Mark Carwardine joins the package-holiday crowds to see what he can find out for himself about this fish - and lands an unexpected story in the process. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: Visiting Julia

Peter Tinniswood 's gentle comedy drama series in six parts. 4: I Should Have Had the Sausages. Too many People decide to visit Julia. with Shirley Dixon , Stephen Thorne , Kate Binchy , Nigel Anthony and Frances Jeater. Producer John Tydeman Repeat


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Frances Jeater.
Producer: John Tydeman
Roger: Keith Barron
Julia: Liz Goulding

: You and Yours

Daily consumer investigations 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 Bill Cotton , Alison Mitchell , Peter Nichols and Simon Williams to exchange quotations and anecdotes. The reader is Patricia Hughes. Producer Helen Williams
E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Bill Cotton
Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Unknown: Peter Nichols
Unknown: Simon Williams
Unknown: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Prize Fighting

By David and Caroline Stafford. The judges of a prestigious international book prize bicker among themselves until a policeman announces that terrorists have planted a bomb under the Bank of England which will be detonated unless their own, populist, choice of book is announced as the winner. Now the pressure is really on. Director Marc Jobst


Unknown: Caroline Stafford.
Director: Marc Jobst
SaraTeck: Helen Atkinson Wood
Helen Kinross: Isla Blair
Clive Renshaw: John Duttine
Inspector Gordon Pearce: Roy Marsden
Sir Archie Northcote: Geoffrey Palmer
Aki Demetriades: Nadim Sawalha

: 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

: Life on the Road

2: The Players' Tale For details see yesterday

: Crime USA

2: Not All Brides Are Beautiful by Sharyn McCrumb , read by Elizabeth McGovern. A local newspaper reporter uncovers a miscarriage of justice. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sharyn McCrumb
Read By: Elizabeth McGovern.

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents education news and the best lesson ever learnt from someone in the public eye.
Producer Anne Freeman and Clare McGinn ACTION LINE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Anne Freeman
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 Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: King Stupid

William Vandyck hosts something like a Radio 4 panel game, but better. Producer David Tyler
Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: William Vandyck
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

I'm your man.
. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to A Scott Berry , biographer of the Second World War aviator Charles Lindbergh , who is also to be the subject of a Steven Spielberg film.
Producer Alison Perks


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Scott Berry
Unknown: Charles Lindbergh
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Producer: Alison Perks

: Letters from a Lost Generation

Based on Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain. Part 7 of 15. Repeated from 10.45am For details see yesterday


Unknown: Vera Brittain.

: File on 4

Major issues at home and abroad. Repeated Sunday 5pm

: 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

: Case Notes

As the world's population ages and infectious diseases are brought under control, cancer is on the up. Graham Easton looks at new strategies to tackle this worldwide killer.
Producer Gina Henry
Repeated tomorrow 4pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Gina Henry

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

By Louis de Bernieres. Part 7 of 15. 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

With Russell Davies.
Repeated from Saturday 5.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies.

: News

: The Late Book My Affair with Christianity

Rabbi Lionel Blue reads from his spiritual autobiography. Part 2. For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Lionel Blue

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.

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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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