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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With With Anna Hill. Producer MoiraHickey


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Thomas Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Thomas Butler.

: The Long View

The series which finds the past behind the present. 3: Simon de Montfort.Jonathan Freedland and guests Billy Bragg , David Carpenter , Bernard Crick and Sian Thomas set off across the Worcestershire countryside to explore the legacy of Simon de Montfort -13th-century English statesman and soldier- in the light of devolution today. Producer Virginia Crompton. Repeated at9. 30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: David Carpenter
Unknown: Bernard Crick
Unknown: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Simon de Montfort
Producer: Virginia Crompton.

: Forbidden Planet

Five programmes in which Lisa Jardine meets acclaimed cutting-edge artists whose work is inspired bytechnological discovery, and unites them with leading scientists to hear of the latest research in theirchosen fields.
1. Sculptor Antony Gormley and his Quantum Cloud. Producer Adrian Washbourne (R) E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Antony Gormley
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Book of the Week: Fresh-Air Fiend

By Paul Theroux , read by Stuart Milligan. 2: FeverChart. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Paul Theroux
Read By: Stuart Milligan.

: Daily Service

With Maggie Roux. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (St Peter); Matthew 9, w35-38; We
Cannot Measure How You Heal (arrWhitbourn); Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound (Amazing Grace). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Maggie Roux.
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney with interviews and discussions taking a woman's point of view. Drama: Bound Feet and Western Dress by Pang-Mei Natasha Chang. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Pang-Mei Natasha

: The Hive

In the first of two programmes Gerry Northam reveals his private passion for bees through a year in the life of his hives. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: The Radio Detectives

In the last of his series of programmes Professor Jeffrey Richards delves into the cases of radio detectives, comparing British with American. Stand By for West. An examination of the top-class detective fiction of John Creasey and one of his most popular creations -Inspector West. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: John Creasey
Producer: Liz Anstee

: You and Yours

With TrixieRawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Discord: Music and Dissent

A series of programmes about conscience and musical creativity.
5: The German forOstrich.Peter Ainsworth examines the ideological and moral dilemmas faced by Richard Strauss (whose surname means ostrich) and other composers underthe Third Reich. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Peter Ainsworth
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Producer: Simon Crow

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Beyond the Canvas

2: Nocturne in Blue and Gold by Geoffrey Beevers. When James McNeill Whistler 's impressionistic painting of Old Battersea Bridge was first exhibited, the critic John Ruskin accused the artist of "flinging a pot of paint in the face of the public". Whistlertook Ruskin to court, and many believe that the libel case which ensued changed the course of art history.
Richard Dorment examines the structure of the painting.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers.
Unknown: James McNeill Whistler
Unknown: John Ruskin
Unknown: Whistlertook Ruskin
Unknown: Richard Dorment
Whistler: James Jordan
Holker: David Timson
Walter: Ian Brooker
Judge: David Holt

: The Exchange: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Latin Shorts

2: The Queen by Jose Emilio Pacheco , read by Gemma Saunders. Adelina dreams of becoming the next carnival queen, but then reality intrudes and spoils her carefully laid plans. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jose Emilio Pacheco
Read By: Gemma Saunders.

: Curiouser and Curiouser

2: Who Stole the Tarts?Alice is in danger of being had up on charges of stealing the tarts. The sentence is "Off with her head!" Luckily British justice never makes such mistakes. Or does it? For details see yesterday

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb presents the programme that takes a look at everything which affects our working lives.
Producers Marcia Hughes and Sandra Kanthall


Producers: Marcia Hughes
Producers: Sandra Kanthall

: A Good Read

In the first of a new series, Louise Doughty discuss es three favourite paperbacks with BBC chairman Sir Christopher Bland and Charlie Higson , writer and producer of The Fast Show. ProducerViv Beeby. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Sir Christopher Bland
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Producerviv Beeby.

: PM

With Kevin Bocquet and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Booked!

Simon Fanshawe chairs the irreverent writing game. This week Chaucer reviews a Saga holiday, Lady Bracknell is interviewed for the post of Minister for Women, and PG Wodehouse reports from a Damien Hirst exhibition. With Stuart Maconie, David Stafford, Linda Smith and Richard Coles.


Presenter: Simon Fanshawe
Panellist: Stuart Maconie
Panellist: David Stafford
Panellist: Linda Smith
Panellist: Richard Coles
Producer: Marc Jobst

: The Archers

Clarrie iSgUtted. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews and news.
Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Bound Feet and Western Dress

By Pang-Mei Natasha Chang. 2: A bad prediction by the fortune-teller forces Yu-i to give up her hopes of an education. She prepares for marriage. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10. 45am


Unknown: Pang-Mei Natasha Chang.

: File on 4

Allan Urry with major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Producer Kim Barrington. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Kim Barrington.

: 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

: A World of Their Own

Imagine living in a world where you do not know how to communicate. You are unable to express your needs and you cannot understand the way people behave around you. You feel completely isolated and you do not fit in. In an award-winning programme Janet Davey investigates the disabling condition called autism.
Producer Pauline Newman. First broadcast on BBC World Service
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Janet Davey
Producer: Pauline Newman.

: The Long View

Jonathan Freedland presents the series which finds the past behind the present. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland

: Book at Bedtime: A Map of the World

By Jane Hamilton , read by William Hope. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jane Hamilton
Read By: William Hope.

: The Hudson and Pepperdine Show

A four-part variety-comedy-sketch show written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine , with Martin Hyder and Jim North. 2: Mel and Vicki have an unexpected visit from their landlord. With more rent owing than they can possibly afford, it looks like Mel will have to pay in kind. Producers Helen Williams and Claire Jones


Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Jim North.
Producers: Helen Williams
Producers: Claire Jones

: News

: The Late Book: By the Light of My Father's Smile

By Alice Walker. 7: Susannah describes her first meeting with the great love of her life - Pauline. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alice Walker.

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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