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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Angela Woods.


Unknown: Angela Woods.

: Farming Today

Producer Julia Letts


Producer: Julia Letts

: Today

With James Naughtie and Winifred Robinson.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Father Oliver McTernan.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: 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 process, from the initial dilemma to living with the consequences. Producer Rosemary Dawson. Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Rosemary Dawson.

: The Tercentenarians

The third of four programmes in which Trevor Baylis , inventor of the clockwork radio, goes behind the scenes of family firms which have been trading for over 300 years. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Trevor Baylis
Producer: David Prest

: Daily Service

With Maggie Roux. Father, Lord of all Creation (Abbot's Leigh); Acts 2, w22-24, 36; Almighty and Everlasting God (Gibbons); Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go (Deo Gracias). Director of music James Whitbourn


Unknown: Maggie Roux.
Music: James Whitbourn

: Book of the Week: Playing the Moldovansat Tennis

Written and read by Tony Hawks in five parts. Part2. For details see yesterday


Read By: Tony Hawks

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney hosts topical debates and conversation from a woman's s point of view. Drama: Elizabeth and Essex selected and compiled by Lisa Osborne. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Lisa Osborne.

: Looking for Vilcabamba

Simon Calder concludes his trek through the Peruvian Andes en route to the remote valley which sheltered the last Inca emperor from the Spanish invaders. The Ruins. Calderfinally reaches the ruined city. With the help of a machete he uncovers amazing sculpted stones and discovers why terracotta roof tiles were such a vital clue in the archaeological arguments over the site of Vilcabamba. Producer MickWebb


Unknown: Simon Calder

: The Rock and Poll Years

Five programmes mixing pop and politics to capture the atmosphere and chart the course of general election campaigns which changed the country. 2: Ned Sherrin tunes in to 1964, when the Beatles conquered America and Roy Orbison yearned for a Pretty Woman. The Tories thought Sir Alec Douglas Home was the man to lead the country into the Swinging Sixties, but Labour's Harold Wilson was determined to stop him. Producer Chris Bond


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Roy Orbison
Unknown: Sir Alec Douglas Home
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Producer: Chris Bond

: 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
In six programmes Melvyn Bragg continues his exploration of the history of the spoken language of Britain. 1: Coininglt. New words -linguists refer to them as coinages - are as old as the English language itself. Bragg traces the history of linguistic innovation from the Middle Ages, through the inventiveness of the Industrial
Revolution, to the latest creations of the new technology. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Like the First Dewfall

By David Britton , from a story by Elizabeth Jolley. It is September 1939, and a last-minute seaside holiday raises questions of responsibility for a Quakerfamily. with lestyn Jones and Dyfrig Morris . Director Alison Hindell (R)


Unknown: David Britton
Story By: Elizabeth Jolley.
Unknown: Lestyn Jones
Unknown: Dyfrig Morris
Director: Alison Hindell
Constance: Amanda Gordon
Gwen: Rachel Atkins
Father: Andy Hockley
Mrs Hughes: Helen Griffin
Marietta: Rebecca Hulbert
Dafydd: Oliver Ryan
Mair: Margaret John

: The Exchange: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Fine Feathers: The Frock

By Philippa Freshman, read by Janet Dale. 1930s Germany. A young girl becomes fascinated bya beautifully cut dress and its owner - an old Jewish lady. Producer Rosemary Watts


Read By: Janet Dale.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: An Englishman in Search of a Tea Ceremony

2: What Is Tea?Andrew Jefford continues his training in the Japanese "Way of Tea" by examining the plant itself. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: 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

: The Learning Curve

A guide to the world of learning, with education news, practical advice and your views. Presented by Libby Purves.
Producer Dorothy Stiven. Action Line: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Presented By: Libby Purves.
Producer: Dorothy Stiven.

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew discusses the end of the final Test and the South Africa/England series.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Revolting People

A new six-part historical comedy written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses. 1: Storm Clouds
The year is 1770 and Baltimore shopkeeper Samuel Oliphant has much to worry about. with Penelope Nice and Michael Fenton Stevens Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Written By: Andy Hamilton
Written By: Jay Tarses.
Unknown: Samuel Oliphant
Unknown: Penelope Nice
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel: Jay Tarses
McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Mary: Sophie Thompson
Brimshaw: James Fleet
Ezekiel: Hugh Dennis
Cora: Felicity Montague
Joshua: Tony Maudsley
Mrs Arbuthnot: Susie Blake

: The Archers

Eddie has only one option. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates why Hollywood still likes to get back to the classroom in the wake of Wes Craven 's new film about an inspirational Harlem music teacher fighting against bureaucrats. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Wes Craven
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of theBritish Library

Elizabeth and Essex selected and compiled by Lisa Osborne. Part2. For details seeyesterday. Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Lisa Osborne.

: The Bitter Pill

International Drugs Companies and the Poor
Malaria kills millionseveryyear, and workers lose countless days to its raging fevers. In the last of three programmes Isabel Hilton examines the arguments forwarded by public health critics and activists who suggest that if malaria sufferers were well-off rather than destitute, the big pharmaceutical companies would have found a way to control the disease. Producer Sue Davies. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Producer: Sue Davies.

: 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.

: Beyond Bedlam

Raj Persaud introduces three programmes which explore the realities and myths of life on three psychiatric wards. 1: The psychosis unit sounds like a frightening place for newcomers, but patients and staff can both benefit from this unique environment and its innovative approaches to treating schizophrenia. Producer Rami Tzabar. Repeated Sunday 9pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk. ACTION LINE: [number removed]


Producer: Rami Tzabar.

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: In Siberia

By Colin Thubron , read by John Rowe. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Colin Thubron
Read By: John Rowe.

: Five Squeezy Pieces

Five offbeat and quirky character-based pieces written and performed by Claire Caiman , Maria McErlane , Sarah Parkinson , Meera Syal and Arabella Weir. producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Claire Caiman
Unknown: Maria McErlane
Unknown: Sarah Parkinson
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Arabella Weir.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: News

: The Late Book: Alistair Cooke - a Celebration

Ian Richardson reads Nick Clarke 's biography of AliStairCooke. Part2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ian Richardson
Unknown: Nick Clarke

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.

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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