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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rosemary Harthill.


Unknown: Rosemary Harthill.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

James Naughtie and Winifred Robinson.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Thomas Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Thomas Butler.

: Between Ourselves

Olivia O'Leary talks to two people who have had similar experiences.
Irma Kurtz and Virginia Ironside discuss the merits of agony aunts in a modem world. Producer Sara Con key


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Irma Kurtz
Unknown: Virginia Ironside
Producer: Sara Con

: The Manipulators

In four programmes, Claudia Hammond examines aspects of manipulation.
2: Driving. As yet we have not reached the point where smart traffic systems dictate the way we drive, but there are many subtle ways in which we are persuaded to drive more safely.
Producer Paula McGrath and Ruth Linton E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Paula McGrath
Producer: Ruth Linton

: Serial: Love Is Where It

2: Aziz's mental state deteriorates and Ramsay buys Callow a flat. For details see yesterday

: Daily Service

May the Mind of Christ My Saviour; Jeremiah 38, w4-13; On Eagle's
Wings; God Has Chosen Me. Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney talks to biographer Kathleen Jones about the life of author Catherine Cookson. Drama:
Postcards, by Charlotte Jones. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see yesterday


Talks: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Kathleen Jones
Unknown: Catherine Cookson.
Unknown: Charlotte Jones.

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

Reindeer herding on the Kamchatka
Peninsula is almost bankrupt because of the collapse of Communism and the rouble. Can a team of ecologists and anthropologists from Cambridge offer any working solutions?
Producer Neil Walker Revised repeat


Producer: Neil Walker

: How Tickled Am I?

A series exploring the tradition of the northern comedian.
5: Mark Radcliffe looks at the surreal world of Ken Dodd and examines how the man with the flying hair and protruding teeth became one of the great comedians of our time. Producer Bernadette McConnell


Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Drums of Battle

Christopher Cook presents a series exploring the influence of war and conflict on music. 3: The Ancient Greeks and Romans
. Frills, foppery and big wigs were the order of the day amongst 18th-century aristocracy, as well as a fascination for stories and myths set in ancient times. Italian opera was flourishing and Handel's music drew the hordes to London's theatres. Producer Helen Garrison


Producer: Helen Garrison

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Julie Enfield Investigates Murder West One

By Nick Fisher , in four parts. 1: A Cure for Death. A mysterious death leads to an investigation of Harley Street doctors and cutting-edge medicine of a very non-Hippocratic variety. with David Collings , Harry Myers , Ben Crowe. Tilly Gaunt , Elizabeth Conboy , Giles Fagan and Geoffrey Whitehead Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Nick Fisher
Unknown: Harley Street
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Harry Myers
Unknown: Ben Crowe.
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt
Unknown: Elizabeth Conboy
Unknown: Giles Fagan
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Director: Richard Wortley
Det Julie Enfield: Imelda Staunton
OS Lawrence Evans: Ross Livingstone
Dad: Geoffrey Matthews

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Eddie Mair invites your views on today's topical issue. Producer Sukey Firth
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair

: The Last of the Mohicans

Four people who follow old traditions consider the appeal of their work.
1: The Oyster Dredgerman. Alun Davies dredges oysters in the Fal Estuary. Producer Julian May Repeat


Unknown: Alun Davies

: This Sceptred Isle

87: End of the War and the Ebbing of King Billy
For details see yesterday Repeat

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with practical advice, features and your views.
Producers Maud Hand and Lyn Webster Wilde Action Line: [number removed]44
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Lyn Webster

: 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.

: I'm Glad You Asked Me That

A humorous guide to modern living and an antidote to premillennial tension. With Michael Bywater , Sean Meo , Philip Pope , the Nimmo Twins and a special guest.
Producer Bruce Hyman. Rptd tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: Michael Bywater
Unknown: Sean Meo
Unknown: Philip Pope
Producer: Bruce Hyman.

: The Archers

Brian faces his critics.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews, reviews and news. Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Katie Hunter

: Postcards

Partial Eclipse
By Charlotte Jones. Mandy has picked up a pilgrim. Martin suffers a brainstorm. Part 2.
With Diana Berriman. Repeated from
10.45am. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Charlotte Jones.
Unknown: Diana Berriman.

: Out of Darkness: the Triumph of Nelson Mandela

Allan Little pays tribute to Nelson Mandela as he prepares to stand down after five years as president.
Mandela trained as a lawyer and later became known as the "black pimpernel" throughout his years on the run. A show trial led to 27 years in prison on Robben Island. Fellow prisoners and colleagues talk about those years and his refusal to depart from his vision of a multi-racial ideal.
Producer Vanessa Harrison
Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Nelson Mandela
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Case Notes

Graham Easton investigates the efficiency of the 13 million nerve cells in the human body.
Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: 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

: The World Tonight

With Justin Webb.


Unknown: Justin Webb.

: Book at Bedtime: Death in Summer

By William Trevor. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: William Trevor.

: The Now Show

Repeated from Saturday 6.15pm

: Talking Pictures

Repeated from Saturday 5.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: Amazonians

Leisure Seasons by Lucretia Stewart. For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Lucretia Stewart.

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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