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: World News

: Prayer for the Day


: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With Allan Little and Ed Stourton.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Ed Stourton.

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys in conversation with eight successful people who have weathered storms in their careers.
2: Tony Slattery. On how drink, drugs and depression threatened to destroy his showbusiness career. Producer Brian King Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Tony Slattery.

: History of Pop

In a four-part series, John Peel presents the definitive history of carbonated water. 3: The story of the battle for the palate of the British pop public that has raged through the century. Producer Mark Palmer


Producer: Mark Palmer

: Daily Service

Come, Holy Ghost (Veni, Creator
Spiritus); Judges 13, v24, 14, wl-4;
Great is the Darkness (Richards); Fight the Good Fight (Duke Street). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Serial: Me and Hitch

2: Evan Hunter 's account of his time as screenwriter on The Birds, the film that Hitchcock hoped would secure him an elusive Academy Award. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Evan Hunter

: Woman's Hour

Mark Rylance , currently playing Cleopatra at the Globe, talks to Sheila McClennon about the challenges of female roles. Reading: Eclipse 1999. Part 2. Reading repeated at 7.45pm For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mark Rylance
Unknown: Sheila McClennon

: Global Witness

Julian Pettifer meets an influential group of environmental detectives who have changed international policy on Cambodia. Two researchers from
Global Witness recorded audio diaries containing accounts of finding huge illegal timber stockpiles and brushes with the local military, who are heavily involved in the trade.
Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Being So Cheerful

A three-part look at how the BBC's wartime wireless programmes kept Britain entertained and productive during the darkest days of the Second World War. 2: Just a Laugh and a Joke, Mate. A dip into the comedy archives of It's That Man Again and BandWaggon, two of the BBC's all-time comedy classics. Producer Libby Cross


Producer: Libby Cross

: 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. 6: Pianist and organist
David Owen Norris visits the Reed Organ and Harmonium Museum at Saltaire in Yorkshire, in the company of ex-London bus driver Phil Fluke whose collection contains a wide variety of harmoniums. Producer Andrew Green


Organist: David Owen Norris
Organist: Harmonium Museum
Unknown: Phil Fluke
Producer: Andrew Green

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Petrella

By Michael Gilbert , four stories dramatised by Michael Butt.
1: Good Fences Make Good Neighbours Philip Jackson stars as the lugubrious Detective Petrella, the south London sleuth who pits his Oxbridge wits against the elusive killer of a woman. with Christian Rodska. Ian Masters . Howard Ward. Timothy Block andKelly Bright Director John Taylor


Unknown: Michael Gilbert
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Unknown: Philip Jackson
Unknown: Christian Rodska.
Unknown: Ian Masters
Unknown: Howard Ward.
Unknown: Timothy Block
Unknown: Kelly Bright
Director: John Taylor
Burly: Nicky Henson
Sara: Mamta Kash

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Wendy Austin for an exchange of experiences and views on topical issues. Producer Bob Carter. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Singing Sands

2: The coast in Robert Graves's
Welsh Incident.
Producer Penny Amoid

: This Sceptred Isle

157: Disraeli and Electoral Reform
For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

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


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: A Good Read

Sarah LeFanu and guests Peter Preston from The Guardian and anthologist Anna Harvey discuss favourite paperbacks. Producer Felicity Goodall. Rptd Sunday llpm


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Unknown: Peter Preston
Unknown: Anna Harvey
Producer: Felicity Goodall.

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Man of Soup

A six-part comedy by David Stafford. 2: Welcome to Slomzovakia, where real men yo-yo. with Adam Long , Michael Roberts. Jaime Robertson , Sarah Vandenbergh and Bruno Matthews. Music David Stafford Producer Dirk Maggs


Comedy By: David Stafford.
Unknown: Adam Long
Unknown: Michael Roberts.
Unknown: Jaime Robertson
Unknown: Sarah Vandenbergh
Unknown: Bruno Matthews.
Music: David Stafford
Producer: Dirk Maggs
Salomé: M0rwenna Banks
Lottie: Josie Lawrence
Klepke: Andrew Sachs

: The Archers

Tommy may be bailing out. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson tracks down the talking points at this year's fringe festival, live from the Pleasance in Edinburgh. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Eclipse 1999

2: Readings on sunset, from writers as diverse as John Ruskin and Mitsuhashi Takajo. Readers include Brigit Forsyth. Rptd from 10.45am. For details see yesterday


Unknown: John Ruskin
Readers: Mitsuhashi Takajo.
Unknown: Brigit Forsyth.

: Direct Democracy: American Style

While millions of dollars have already gone into the US presidential race for the year 2000, voter turnout could hit an all-time low. Stephen Sackur journey's into the American heartland to discover that apathy is being replaced by a vibrant culture of direct democracy - government both of and by the people.
Producer Allison Puranik. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Stephen Sackur
Producer: Allison Puranik.

: 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

: Sun Science

On the eve of the last eclipse of the millennium, Heather Couper examines the science of the sun - how it bombards our planet with charged particles and how longer-term changes in the sun could affect our climate and survival.
Producer Martin Redfem
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Heather Couper
Producer: Martin Redfem

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: Eucalyptus

By Murray Bail. Part 2. For details see yesteday

: Dan and Nick -the Wildebeest Years

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero 's hit comedy series features spider pathologist IncyWincyQuincy, The Archers abroad and Mundo Jazz.
With music from the Gents.
Producer Julian Mayers Repeat


Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Unknown: Mundo Jazz.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: News

: The Late Book: Armadillo

By William Boyd. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: William Boyd.

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.

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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