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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Julia Letts


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Julia Letts

: 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. 2: PC Kash Singh reflects on his 15 years with the West Yorkshire force and outlines his experiences. Producer Sally Chesworth. Editor David Ross


Unknown: Stephen Lawrence
Unknown: Kash Singh
Producer: Sally Chesworth
Editor: David Ross

: Daily Service

With Denis Nowlan. Be Thou My Guardian
(Abridge); Luke 22, w24-32; Organise and Mobilise (Benjamin); Jesu, Lover of My Soul
(Aberystwyth). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Book of the Week: Writing at the Kitchen Table

Helena Bonham Carter reads from Artemis Cooper 's acclaimed biography of cookery writer Elizabeth David. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Helena Bonham Carter
Unknown: Artemis Cooper
Unknown: Elizabeth David.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney talks to Whitbread winner Kate Atkinson about her new novel, a surreal murder mystery examining the nature of identity. Drama: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Kate Atkinson
Unknown: Theodore Dreiser.

: Nature

Ancient trees have a unique place in cultures around the world, but is their survival guaranteed? Mark Carwardine visits a British tree that has been carbon-dated at up to 6,000 years old in his quest to assess the importance of conserving the oldest living things on the planet. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: The Radio Detectives

Professor Jeffrey Richards delves into the cases of five more radio detectives, comparing British with American.
2: Down the Mean Streets with Philip Marlowe. The development of the tough, hard-boiled, wisecracking but principled detective. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Professor Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: Philip Marlowe.
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

Six programmes about conscience and musical creativity. 2: Taking On the World. Peter Ainsworth explores Beethoven's spiritual struggles as reflected in his music. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Peter Ainsworth
Producer: Simon Crow

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Our Nig

Harriet E Wilson 's novel, the first by a black American writer, was lost for over 100 years.
Dramatised by Cheryl Martin , ittellsthe story of a young girl's life as an indentured servant in a liberal New England household. Atense drama examining the blurred region between enslavement and liberty.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Harriet E Wilson
Dramatised By: Cheryl Martin
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Frado: Janice Acquah
Mrs Bellmont: Liza Ross
AuntAbby: Mary Wlmbush
MrBellmont: Ed Bishop
Mary Bellmont: Amanda Gordon
James Bellmont: Adam Sims
Mag: Sarah Corbett
Jim: Dean Hill
Frado (child): Juliana Richard

: 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.

: Father! Father! Burning Bright

Written and read by Alan Bennett. 2: Midgley is determined to make things right with his father by being with him when he dies. For detail see yesterday


Read By: Alan Bennett.

: Open on a Palm-Fringed Beach

Hugh Dennis continues his journey through the worlds of marketing and advertising. 2: A visit to a leading advertising agency- Mother. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: 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 Anne Freeman
ACTION LINE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Anne Freeman

: PM

With Clare English.

: Booked!

Simon Fanshawe chairs the irreverent writing game. This week George Formby reviews the works of Christopher Marlowe , Hamlet is rewritten in the style of Some Mothers Do 'Ave Em and Jenni Murray reworks Snow White. With Mark Steel, Dillie Keane , David Stafford and Linda Smith.
Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: Christopher Marlowe
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Linda Smith.
Producer: Marc Jobst

: The Archers

Time to quit?
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Sister Carrie

By Theodore Dreiser. 2: Carrie loses her hated job through illness, but then fate throws her in Drouet's path again and she accepts his offer of lodgings.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Theodore Dreiser.

: File on 4

Mark Whitaker with major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad. Producer Gregor Stewart Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Gregor Stewart

: 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

: The Ageing Game

In a four-part series Barbara Myers explores the latest research in the field of ageing.
2: Wise beyond Their Years. Grey hairs and wrinkles are unwelcome reminders that we are gettingolder- but what about our minds? Myers looks at the way the brain decays and at what this tells us about memory and consciousness. ProducerPaula McGrath. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Producerpaula McGrath.

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: A Foreign Country

By Francine Stock , read by Deborah Findlay. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Francine Stock
Read By: Deborah Findlay.

: Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

The third of four sketch shows from the team who make light of their own challenges. 3: This week there is coverage of the wheelchair ice dance event at the Special Olympics, and Dark Child goes to the dentist. Written and performed by a mix of disabled and able-bodied people. Starring Kevin Eldon, Simon Greenall, Daryl Beeton, Mat Fraser, Leila Hackettand Emma Kennedy. Producers Ash Atalla and Helen Williams


Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Daryl Beeton
Unknown: Mat Fraser
Unknown: Leila Hackettand
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Producer: Ash Atalla
Producer: Helen Williams

: News

: The Late Book: Archangel

By Robert Harris. 2: An eyewitness to Stalin's death claims to know where the dictator's legendary lost notebook is buried. Kelso can't resist the bait. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Robert Harris.

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.

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