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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ermal Kirby

: Farming Today

With Rupert Segar. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Rupert Segar.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With Johnston McMaster.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Johnston McMaster.

: The Choice

At some point most of us are faced with a single choice that irrevocably changes our lives.
Michael Buerk looks at how people make life-altering decisions and takes them through the whole process, from the initial dilemma to living with the consequences.
Producer Rosemary Dawson. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Rosemary Dawson.

: The Piano Lesson

Behind Bars. Jeremy Nicholas goes inside to talk to a lifer about his passion for Bach. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Serial: Secrets of the Flesh

A biography of Colette by Judith Thurman. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Judith Thurman.

: Daily Service

Let Thy Merciful Ears (Mudd); Dear Lord and Father (Repton); Matthew 4, w 23-25, v5;
Blessed Are You Poor (St Luke). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney presents topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: Nicholas Nicklebyby Charles Dickens. Part 22. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: Nature

Three programmes looking at hunting around the world. 1: Killing for Culture. Gerry Northam traces the origins of huntingto an exchange of meat for sex and asks whether subsistence hunting cultures can survive in the face of commercial pressures and animal rights. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman

and a Welshman
National stereotypes are sustained - perhaps created - by jokes. Simon Fanshawe presents a four-part series on the comedy of national identity. 1: An Englishman.From Max Millerto Lily Savage, Norman Evans to Les Dawson, these comics re-create their working-class roots while they mock the gentility of the middle classes. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Norman Evans
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: 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 Routes of English

1,000 Years of Spoken English
Melvyn Bragg presents a history celebrating
1,000 years of the spoken language of Britain, from the first to the second millennium.
6: Import/Export. For more than 300 years
Liverpool was one of Britain's most significant ports -for produce and people. The city has received waves of immigrants and the great freights of language that have landed with them, from Caribbean, Chinese and Jewish to Scouse. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Matter of Interpretation

By Peter Morgan. Ivo, a UN interpreter in the Bosnian War, waits in the Hague to give evidence against a fellow Croatian accused of war crimes. But what is the whole truth?
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Peter Morgan.
Director: Alison Hindell
Ivo: Davor Golub
Francoise: Christine Pritchard
Jane: Denlca Fairman
Hamdo: Boris Boskovlc
Bayley: Simon Armstrong
Barman: Robert Harper
Presenter: Steven Fisher

: The Exchange: [number removed]0444

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


Unknown: Wendy Austin

: Forbidden Planet

Lisa Jardine meets acclaimed cutting-edge artists. 2: Fashion designer Helen Storey. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Designer: Helen Storey.

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century. 62: 1969- the Troubles, Biafra, and in Place Of Strife 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

Bel Mooney is joined by John Sergeant and Hunter Davies to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: Hunter Davies
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe


Unknown: Chris Lowe

: The Very World of Milton Jones

The fifth instalment of the six-part comedy series written by and starring Britain's funniest Milton. Producer David Tyler


Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Tony wants to spend more time with his family. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme, including an investigation into the cultural influence of Sigmund Freud 's book The Interpretation of Dreams, first published 100 years ago. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Sigmund Freud

: Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens , dramatised by Georgia Pritchett. Part 22.
Fordetails see yesteday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens

: File on 4

The Government says it wants to promote partnerships in the workplace and put an end to "them and us" confrontations between workers and bosses. However, the inspiration for its new Employee Relations Act comes from the United States, where union-management relations are seldom a model of partnership and co-operation.
The new law provides forworkers' ballots on union representation. Iftheir employees vote in favour, the company must negotiate pay and conditions through the union. Critics of the idea say it will promote as much discord as harmony and already American-based "union-busters" are offering their services to British companies who want to keep the unions out. Gerry Northam investigates the impact of the Government's new industrial relations law.
Producer Andy Denwood. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Andy Denwood.

: In Touch

Peter White with the latest news and items of interest 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

What should you eat to stay healthy? Can you really reduce the risk of getting cancer by changing yourdiet? Dr Graham Easton investigates.
Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk looks at how people make life-altering decisions and takes them through the whole process, from the initial dilemma to living with the consequences. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: Second Harvest

A Provencal love story by Jean Giono , read by Stephen Critchlow. Part 2. Fordetails see yesterday


Story By: Jean Giono
Read By: Stephen Critchlow.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis host the comedy show, with stand-up, sketches and songs featuring Dan Freedman , Nick Romero , newcomer Jo Caulfield and special guests. Repeated from Saturday 6.15pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Unknown: Jo Caulfield

: News

: The Late Book: Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light

By Ivan Klima. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ivan Klima.

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.

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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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