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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Glen Jordan


Unknown: Glen Jordan

: Farming Today

With Anna H ill. Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Alison Hughes. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Book of the Week: Why We Buy

By Paco Underhill. 3: Shop Like a Man For details see Monday


Unknown: Paco Underhill.

: Daily Service

With Canon Noel Vincent. We Have a Gospel to
Proclaim (Fulda); Acts 13, wl-12; 0 for a Closer Walk with God (Stanford); The Race that Long in Darkness Pined (Dundee). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray is joined by guests for lively and topical interviews and conversation from a woman's point of view. Drama: Private Papers by Margaret Forster. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Margaret Forster.

: Tuning into Children: 1: Making Friends and Falling Out

In a new series of six programmes Kirsty Wark examines issues affecting five- to nine-year-olds.

Most parents worry about what is happening in the classroom but what is happening in the playground can be just as vital to their child's happiness and well-being. Professor Judy Dunn of the Institute of Psychiatry listens in with Kirsty Wark to children examining their relationships - what makes a particular child popular or not, how children cope with bullying and the absolute necessity of having a best friend.
For details of the accompanying book and cassette phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Kirsty Wark
Expert: Professor Judy Dunn
Producer: Angie Mason
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Absolute Power

Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in Mark Tavener 's comedy series.This week the PR agency with contacts at the highest level of government is asked to come up with a strategy to increase church congregations around the country. With Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner , John Rowe and Alys Torrance. ProducerPaul Schlesinger


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe
Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Producerpaul Schlesinger

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Who Goes There?

Martin Young hosts the biographical quiz which looks at the famous through history. This week the team captains Fred Housegoand Francis Wheen are joined by guests Sue Cook and Annabel Giles. Producer LizAnstee


Unknown: Fred Housegoand Francis
Unknown: Annabel Giles.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Rocks Below

By Beatrice Colin. On a small Scottish island in the fifties, identical twins Rose and Lily are forced, by the imminent death of their father, to come to terms with a long-concealed secret.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Beatrice Colin.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Rose: Deirdre Davis
Betsy: Mairl Gillespie
Frank: Derek McGhie
Lily: Gayanne Potter
Simon: Simon Tart
Father: Paul Young

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by gardeners from Kent. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Five Women

3: Daddy's Girl by Polly Samson , read by Andrew Lincoln. Richard has had enough of playing gooseberryto Emily and her beloved father. Today he hisgoingtotake control, right down to choosing whattheywill have for lunch. For details see Monday


Unknown: Polly Samson
Read By: Andrew Lincoln.

: Fresh Air

3: OK Computer. Ben Maydon taps the light fantastic across his computer's keyboard and dreams an electronic dream. Louise Pender records the diary of an outcast. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ben Maydon
Unknown: Louise Pender

: Thinking Allowed

Professor Henrietta Moore , chair of Social Science and Arts Think Tank at the London
School of Economics, joins Laurie Taylor to examine the relationship between the arts and social sciences.
Producer Chris Berthoud. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Professor Henrietta Moore
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Berthoud.

: The Healers

A look behind the scenes at those who offer care and cure. This week Niall Dickson asks whether neurosurgeons are the Einsteins orthe
Frankensteins of the medical world. Do they save lives or change personalities?
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk (R)


Unknown: Niall Dickson
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Some of Our Pilots Are Missing

John Waite and Rory Bremner present the last in a spoof compilation of outtakes from pilot shows never intended for broadcast. This week, Jeremy Paxman 's early attempt at hosting Top of the Form, and Geoffrey Boycott Talks Balls. Producer Robert Katz (R)


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Robert Katz

: The Archers

Who's that girl with Tommy? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the nightly arts programme. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Private Papers

By Margaret Forster , dramatised by Juliet Ace. Part 3. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Margaret Forster
Dramatised By: Juliet Ace.

: The House That Birt Built

As John Birt leaves the BBC this week after seven years as director-general, an invited audience of leading figures in the media world gathers at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for a live debate on the state of the corporation.
John Birt has presided over dramatic changes, the renewal of the charter and the move into the digital age and, as he leaves, anotherdebate rages about the licence fee. Does he leave the BBC in the best state to face the challenges of the new century or are his critics right to suggest that the BBC is no longer making the kinds of programmes the public wants?
To consider these issues Edward Stourton will chairthis debate on the proposition "The BBC is Failing as the Nation's Public Service
Broadcaster". Special reports by the BBC's media correspondents will form part of a considered analysis of the Birt era. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: John Birt
Unknown: John Birt
Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Origins: the Human Factor

Aubrey Manning presents a new three-part history of human evolution from our apeman ancestors in Africa millions of years ago to the appearance of modern humanity just a few tens of thousands of years ago. Manning will be considering how the human family arose from the apes, evolved the talent to walk on two legs, invent technology, colonise the planet and use the unique tool of language to spread ideas and create diverse cultures.
1: Upright Apes and Handy Men. Why did apes start walking, and what did the first stone tools do for the brains of our early ancestors?
Email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse Conversation. Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson


Unknown: Claire Bolderson

: Book at Bedtime: In Siberia

By Colin Thubron , read by John Rowe. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Colin Thubron
Read By: John Rowe.

: The O'Show

Last in a four-part comedy sketch show featuring the cream of Ireland's new comedians. Starring Jason Byrne , Colin Murphy , Kevin Gildea , Paul Tylack , Patrick McDonnel , Mark Dochertyand Pom Boyd. Producers Bill Dare and Steven Lock


Unknown: Jason Byrne
Unknown: Colin Murphy
Unknown: Kevin Gildea
Unknown: Paul Tylack
Unknown: Patrick McDonnel
Unknown: Mark Dochertyand
Unknown: Pom Boyd.
Unknown: Steven Lock

: News

: The Late Book: 33 Momentsof Happiness

By Ingo Schulze , read by Ian McDiarmid.
3: "I'd say people were better off when the Madonna was herewith us." For details see Monday


Unknown: Ingo Schulze
Read By: Ian McDiarmid.

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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