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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dave Kitchen.


Unknown: Dave Kitchen.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Winifred Robinson and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With Lavinia Byrne.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Unreliable Evidence

Clive Anderson , former barrister and grand inquisitor of the stars cuts through the legal jargon and gets to the heart of an issue which affects anyone who uses or will have cause to use the legal system.
Producers Cathy Packe and Bruce Hyman. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producers: Cathy Packe
Producers: Bruce Hyman.

: Taking Note

A four-part series of personal diaries by black and Asian police officers recording their experiences in the year following the publication of the report on the Stephen Lawrence inquiry. 1: One of the Met's longest-serving black detectives laments the pace of change. producer Sally Chesworth. Editor David Ross


Unknown: Stephen Lawrence
Producer: Sally Chesworth.
Editor: David Ross

: Daily Service

With Maggie Roux. Soldiers of Christ! Arise (From Strength to Strength); 1 Samuel 17, w32-37, w41--47; Give Us the Wings of Faith (Bullock); Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus (Morning Light). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Maggie Roux.
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Book of the Week: Corsairville

By Graham Coster , read by Nick Mercer. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Graham Coster
Read By: Nick Mercer.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney hosts topical debates and conversation from a woman's point of view.
Drama: The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Part 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Michael Cunningham.

: Nature

Film-maker Huw Cordey witnesses one of the Amazon's great wildlife spectacles - the arribada or mass nesting of the rare giant river turtle. In a period of two weeks, thousands of female turtles haul themselves up on to the sand bars in the middle of the River Xingu, but whetherthe eggs hatch is a lottery. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Huw Cordey

: The Radio Detectives

Professor Jeffrey Richards delves into the cases of five more radio detectives, comparing British with American. 1: Sam Spade-the Original
Private Eye. The development of the tough, hard-boiled, wisecracking but principled detective. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Professor Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Liz Anstee

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Discord: Music and Dissent

1: The Vicars of Bray. In the first of six programmes about conscience and musical creativity, Peter Ainsworth , music lover and Tory spokesman on culture, explores the plight of Thomas Tallis and other English composers underthe religious repression of the Reformation. ProducerSimon Crow


Unknown: Peter Ainsworth
Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Figurehead

By Ted Moore. Merchant seaman Danny is certain that his wife Beth has been having an affairwith her professional dancing partner. The battle to save his marriage leads him into uncharted waters.
Director Michael Fox


Unknown: Ted Moore.
Director: Michael Fox
Beth: Emily Woof
Danny: Trevor Fox
Frances: Carole Copeland
Louis: Gordon Langford Rowe
Martin: Adam Sunderland

: The Exchange: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night ...

2: No Damage by Marianne Carey , read by Monica Gibb. Two neighbours find themselves thrown together by the dramatic events of this particular dark and Stormy night. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Marianne Carey
Read By: Monica Gibb.

: Rare Books, Rare People

Rick Gekoski looks forthe unsung heroes behind the great books of the 20th century.
2: Lord of the Flies. Legend has it that William Golding submitted his first novel to nearly two dozen publishers before a far-sighted editor at Faberand Faber recognised the merit of the future Nobel laureate.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Rick Gekoski
Unknown: William Golding

: 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

Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with practical advice, features and your views.
Producer Dorothy Stiven. ACTION LINE: [number removed] E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dorothy Stiven.

: PM

With Clare English.

: Booked!

Simon Fanshawe chairs the irreverent writing game. This week Carmen is interviewed for the job of London cabbie, Andy McNab writes the Queen's Christmas message, and Puff Daddy delivers Alastair Cooke 's Letter from America.
With Mark Steel, Dillie Keane , David Stafford and Linda Smith.
Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Andy McNab
Unknown: Puff Daddy
Unknown: Alastair Cooke
Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Linda Smith.
Producer: Marc Jobst

: The Archers

Shula goes to Mark's parents. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock meets American writer
Douglas Coupland , who sprang to fame with Generation X and who now unpicks the worlds of the beauty pageant and the Hollywood producer in his new book Miss Wyoming. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Douglas Coupland
Producer: Tim Prosser

: The Hours

By Michael Cunningham. 7: Virginia is left alone again, and Clarissa has a visitor.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Cunningham.

: File on 4

Jolyon Jenkins with major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite.

: In Touch

Peter White with news forvisually impaired people.
Producer Cheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more information. FACTSHEET: send a large saeto [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: The Ageing Game

Why do the passing years bring wisdom to some and wrinkles to others? Is there anything you can do to stop the ravages of time? In a new four-part series Barbara Myers explores the latest research in one of the most challenging areas of medicine. Producer Paula McGrath E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Reporting on the day's events.

: Book at Bedtime: A Foreign Country

By Francine Stock. Part 2. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

The second of four sketch shows that take a swipe at the human condition. 2: At Dis-FM Hospital Radio, Bob Davies introduces new boy-band sensation Musical Chairs. And there is a new poem from one-armed performance poet Dalston Kingsland. Starring Rob Brydon ,
Simon Greenall , Daryl Beeton , Mat Fraser , Leila Hackett and Emma Kennedy.
Producers Ash Atalla and Helen Williams


Introduces: Bob Davies
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Daryl Beeton
Unknown: Mat Fraser
Unknown: Leila Hackett
Unknown: Emma Kennedy.
Producers: Ash Atalla
Producers: Helen Williams

: News

: The Late Book: Dressing Up for the Carnival

By Carol Shields. 2: Invention read by Laurence Bouvard. "My grandmother, as everyone knows, was the inventor of the steering-wheel muff." For detail s see yesterday


Read By: Laurence Bouvard.

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.

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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.

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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