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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: 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 the Rt Rev Thomas Butler.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Thomas Butler.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk looks at how people make life-altering decisions and takes them through the whole process, from the dilemma to living with the consequences. Producer Christine Morgan. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Christine Morgan.

: History of Pop

In a four-part series, John Peel presents the definitve history of carbonated water - drinks that have made millions and conquered the world. 1: History Pre-pop. Producer Mark Palmer


Producer: Mark Palmer

: Daily Service

Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens, Adore Him (Austria); Psalm 139, wl-12;
Parts of Psalm 139 (Anglican Chant);
Jesus Shall Reign (Galilee). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Serial: AJ Ayer - a Philosopher's Life

2: The influences which produced Ayer's first ground-breaking book. For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Reading: Speaking for Themselves edited by Mary Soames. Part 2. Reading repeated at 7.45pm For details see yesterday


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Edited By: Mary Soames.

: Unearthing Mysteries

The Lost Map of London. The oldest known map of London was made in Tudor times. No copies of it have survived and only three of the 15 plates from which it was printed are known to exist. The hunt is on for the missing 12. Aubrey Manning traces the history of the map. Producer Pam Rutherford E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Pam Rutherford

: Journey into Space.... Again

Veteran writer and producer Charles Chilton looks back at Operation Luna, the first in his hit Journey into Space trilogy and the last radio drama series to beat television in the ratings. Repeated from Tuesday


Producer: Charles Chilton

: You and Yours

Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Music for a While

Six musicians explore treasures at leading British musical museums or collections. 4: Lucie Skeaping explores instruments from around the world at London's Horniman Museum, bequeathed to the capital by tea merchant Frederick Horniman in 1901. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Frederick Horniman
Producer: Andrew Green

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Devil and Paganini

Tom Baker plays Beelzebub in Hattie Naylor 's play about virtuoso violinist Nicolo Paganini and an English journalist intent on eliciting from the maestro the secret of his genius. with Bart Ruspoli. Romolo Bruni ,
Claire Marchionne , Helmut Sebastian and Michelle Wesson. Violinist Abigail Young Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeat


Unknown: Tom Baker
Unknown: Hattie Naylor
Violinist: Nicolo Paganini
Unknown: Bart Ruspoli.
Unknown: Romolo Bruni
Unknown: Claire Marchionne
Unknown: Helmut Sebastian
Violinist: Michelle Wesson.
Violinist: Abigail Young
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Nicolo Paganini: Marcello Magni
Scotty: David Bamber

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Eddie Mair for an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues.
Producer Sukey Firth
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair

: Shaking up the Library

2: The Family from One End Street
How life with the Ruggles family was a pioneering but controversial portrayal of working-class life. For details see yesterday

: This Sceptred Isle

147: Charge of the Light Brigade For details see yesterday Revised repeat

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests, with entertaining conversation about how the world of work, business, money and technology is changing our lives. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: A Good Read

Sarah LeFanu and guests journalist
Simon Hoggart and broadcaster Jenny Lacey discuss favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby
Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Jenny Lacey
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Booked!

Last in a six-part series of original writing and outrageous parody. Arthur Smith , Sophie Hannah ,
Stuart Maconie and Linda Smith attempt to rewrite English Literature, encouraged by chairman Ian McMillan. Producer Viv Beeby
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Sophie Hannah
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Ian McMillan.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: The Archers

Will Janet don that stetson? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock investigates the life of Cornish painter Alfred Wallis. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Alfred Wallis.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Speaking for Themselves

Edited by Mary Soames. 1938. As the situation in Europe darkens,
Clementine and Winston take their last pre-war trips. Part 2. Repeated from 10.45am For details see yesterday


Edited By: Mary Soames.

: File on 4

In the wake of the multi-billion pound takeover of Asda by US retail giant Wal-Mart, Maurice Walsh investigates the corporate culture behind the world's biggest retailer.

(Repeated Sunday 5pm)


Reporter: Maurice Walsh
Producer: Andy Denwood.

: 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

: Patient Progress

A two-part medical programme.
1: A Biological Heresy. Sue Armstrong reveals cutting-edge research into spongiform encephalopathy and explains how rogue prions may be at the root of a new variant of CJD.
Producer Louise Dalziel


Producer: Louise Dalziel

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Private Angelo

By Eric Linkiater. Angelo becomes private language tutor to General Hammerfuter. Part 2.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Eric Linkiater.

: Dan and Nick-the Wildebeest Years

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero 's hit comedy series features more insect related songs and sketches, and The Archers abroad. Music from the Gents.
Producer Julian Mayers Repeat


Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Talking Pictures

Brian Sibley presents the film programme, including the expert guide to films on television.


Unknown: Brian Sibley

: News

: The Late Book: Killing Me Softly

By Nicci French. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nicci French.

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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