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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Professor Charles Handy.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Professor Charles Handy.

: The Choice

At some point, most of us are faced with making a choice that irrevocably alters our lives. Michael Buerk looks at how people make these decisions and takes them through the whole process, from the initial dilemma to living with the consequences.
Producer Christine Morgan. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Christine Morgan.

: Raging Hormones

Claudia Hammond presents a five-part beginner's guide to hormones.
1: Adrenalin. Its reputation is that of a "bad" hormone because it is associated with stress. But some scientists say that it can actually be good for you - especially before an operation. Producer Jane O'Rourke


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Serial: All too Human

More extracts from the candid memoirs of George Stephanopoulous. For details see yesterday


Unknown: George Stephanopoulous.

: Daily Service

0 God of Earth and Altar (Kings Lynn); Proverbs 15, wl-9; Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep (Rutter); Lift Up Your
Hearts! (All Souls). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Music: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: South Riding by Winifred Holtby. Part 12. Drama rptd at 7.45pm. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Winifred Holtby.

: Climate Story

Paul Simons presents a four-part series on the role played by climate during dramatic periods of ancient and modern history. 1: War. He looks at crucial aspects of the Second World War and their relationship to the unusual climatic conditions of the forties. Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Paul Simons

: The Radio Detectives

The last of five programmes about classic detectives. On the Beat with PC 49. Created specifically for radio, PC 49 is an ordinary bobby on the beat, solving crime in the late forties and early fifties.
Professor Jeffrey Richards uncovers a combination of light comedy and sleuthing in a character who also appeared in spinoff comic strips and films. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Professor Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Helen Williams

: You and Yours

Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Musical Moves

Christopher Cook talks to choreographers about the music that moves them to make dance.
2: Jiri Kylian. Director of the hugely successful Nederlands Dans Theater. Producer Frances Byrnes


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Jiri Kylian.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mary Something Takes the Veil

By Charlotte Jones. A novice nun is about to take her final vows. All the nuns are called Sister Mary Something, the name of the saint to whom they dedicate themselves. She must find the right name before Brother Paul comes to take her confession.


Writer: Charlotte Jones
Mary: Colleen Prendergast
Brother: Paul Akbarkurtha

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Views on topical issues with Eddie Mair. Producer Sukey Firth
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Intimacies

2: Always Something There to Remind Me. Three women reveal how they dealt with the clothes, photographs, and effects of their dead loved ones. Producer Rosie Boulton
For details see yesterday


Producer: Rosie Boulton

: This Sceptred Isle

117: Stamp Act, Rockingham, Hargreaves and Jenny
For details see yesterday Repeat

: The Learning Curve

Travelling is a treasured fantasy for most people, but what makes a trip a learning experience rather than a mere escape from routine? Libby Purves goes globetrotting.
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

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 Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The World as We Know It

Last in a six-part comedy by Luke Sorba. The Stranger reveals that the doomsday device was activated by someone inside the house. Donna wants to start afresh somewhere else. with Luke Sorba , Carla Mendonca and Simon Greenall. Producer Liz Anstee Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Comedy By: Luke Sorba.
Unknown: Luke Sorba
Unknown: Carla Mendonca
Unknown: Simon Greenall.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Donna: Meera Syal
Johnny: Toby Longworth

: The Archers

William understands. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with the arts programme. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Francine Stock

: South Riding

By Winifred Holtby. Part 12.
Rptd from 10.45am. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Winifred Holtby.

: File on 4

Jolyon Jenkins reports on major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Producer Lynne Jones. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Lynne Jones.

: 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

Skin. Spots, rashes, dry skin. Skin is the largest organ in your body and everyone is aware of how it's behaving. Graham Easton finds out the best treatment for acne, what protection should be used to help prevent skin cancer and what we can do to get rid of unwanted creatures which live on our surface - lice.
Producer Helen Sharp
E-MAIL: [address removed]
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Helen Sharp

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Tulip Fever

By Deborah Moggach. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Deborah Moggach.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a satirical view of the world. With
Jane Bussmann , David Quantick , Dan Freedman , Simon Munnery and Nick Romero.
Repeated from Saturday 6.15pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jane Bussmann
Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Simon Munnery
Unknown: Nick Romero.

: Talking Pictures

Judy Davis , Australian star of Woody Allen 's Celebrity, explains why My Brilliant Careerwas not a brilliant career move.
Repeated from Saturday 5.30pm


Unknown: Judy Davis
Unknown: Woody Allen

: News

: The Late Book: The Woman and the Ape

By Peter Hoeg. Part 2.
For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Peter Hoeg.

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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