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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.
Producer David Street


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: David Street

: Today

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


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys in conversation with eight successful people who have weathered storms in their careers.
3: Mike Fitzgerald who resigned as vice chancellor of Thames Valley
University in the wake of a damning report on the way the institution was run. Producer Brian King. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Mike Fitzgerald
Producer: Brian King.

: History of Pop

In the last of a four-part series, John Peel presents the definitive history of carbonated water. Is Pop Good for You? Producer Mark Palmer


Producer: Mark Palmer

: Daily Service

There's a Light upon the Mountains; Matthew 1: wl8-24; Mary's
Magnificat (Carter); Hills of the North (Little Cornard); Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Serial: A Fish Caught in Time

By Samantha Weinberg. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Samantha Weinberg.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McCiennon and guests. Drama: The Surprise Summer by Jonathan Holloway. Part 2.
Drama rptd at 7.45pm. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sheila McCiennon
Unknown: Jonathan Holloway.

: Nature

Producer Sandra Sykes. Rptd from yesterday 9pm


Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: Being So Cheerful

The last in 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. The Yanks Are Coming. This programme looks at the American influence on British comedy, and at the challenges facing the BBC as the war drew to a close. 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.

: Opera Out and About

A six-part series in which Peter Hobday travels around the country visiting some of the smaller companies which struggle against the odds to bring opera to local communities. In this programme he visits Loughborough
Festival Opera in Gloucestershire, the brainchild of Martin Graham. This year, in a converted chicken shed, they are staging the first two parts of Wagner's Ring Cycle.
Producers Tony Cheevers and Alison Prain


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Martin Graham.
Producers: Tony Cheevers
Producers: Alison Prain

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Petrella

Four detective stories by Michael Gilbert , dramatised by Michael Butt. 2: The Myth of Return. Detective
Petrella meditates on murder in the marshes and the foggy nature of truth. with Jamie Glover . Mamta Kash , David Glover. Rachel Atkins , Jonathan Tafler , Frank Kovacs and Ian Masters. Director John Tayior


Stories By: Michael Gilbert
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Unknown: Jamie Glover
Unknown: Mamta Kash
Unknown: David Glover.
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Jonathan Tafler
Unknown: Frank Kovacs
Unknown: Ian Masters.
Director: John Tayior
Petrella: Philip Jackson
Burly: Nicky Henson

: The Exchange: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Fringe Fictions

2:The Rambler written and performed by Johnny Meres. It is Tuesday out on Bobbington Moor - and time for a surreal meander through the countryside in the company of the local radio station's roving rural expert. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Johnny Meres.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: This Sceptred Isle

162: Gladstone and war in Bosnia
For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

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


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: A Good Read

Sarah LeFanu and guests novelist Mavis Cheek and journalist Robert Elms discuss three favourite paperbacks. Producer Felicity Goodall. Rptd Sunday llpm


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Unknown: Mavis Cheek
Unknown: Robert Elms
Producer: Felicity Goodall.

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Man of Soup

A six-part comedy by David Stafford. 3: Welcome to Slomzovakia, where flip-flops are hard currency. 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
Salome: Morwenna Banks
Lottie: Josie Lawrence
Klepke: Andrew Sachs

: The Archers

Life changes after moonlight reflections. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock meets singer-songwriter Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy. Producer Tony O'Shaughnessy


Unknown: Francine Stock
Singer-Songwriter: Neil Hannon
Producer: Tony O'Shaughnessy

: The Surprise Summer

By Jonathan Holloway. Lucky in love and with an unexpected hit show on his hands, the 1999 Edinburgh Fringe is treating John Harding well. Part2.
Rptd from 10.45am. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Holloway.
Unknown: John Harding

: Land and Freedom

White Zimbabwean farmer Rob Carey always expected to inherit his father's land. Now he has been told by the government that his farm is to be acquired for resettlement. Grant Ferrett examines the dilemmas and consequences arising from
Robert Mugabe 's policy of land redistribution, in the year that marks 30 years of independence from British rule.
Producer Nigel Acheson. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Rob Carey
Unknown: Grant Ferrett
Unknown: Robert Mugabe
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: 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

Tombstone Tangles and Landfill Plaques. Sue Armstrong reveals cutting-edge research into
Alzheimer's disease. The brain contains sticky plaques of debris and the tangled remains of nerve cells. The link between them may reveal hidden secrets of this dementia.
Producer Louise Dalziel


Producer: Louise Dalziel

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys in conversation with eight successful people who have weathered storms in their careers.
3: Mike Fitzgerald Repeated from 9am


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Mike Fitzgerald

: Book at Bedtime: Eucalyptus

By Murray Bail. Part 7. For details see yesterday

: Dan and Nick -the Wildebeest Years

The last of Dan Freedman and Nick Romero
's hit comedy series featuring The Archers in space. With music from the Gents.
Producer Julian Mayers Repeat


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

: Talking Pictures

Brian Sibley with the big picture on the world of film. This week, from the RSC to LA - new British star Olivia Williams on the story so far. Plus the expert guide to films on television.


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Olivia Williams

: News

: The Late Book: Armadillo

By William Boyd. Part 7.
For details see yesterday Repeat


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.

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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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