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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

With Ashley Gething.


Presenter: Ashley Gething
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: The Long View: 4:The Gordon Riots

The series which finds the past behind the present.

In June 1780, 200 people were killed and rioters caused more damage to the City of London than the Blitz.
Jonathan Freedland looks at the way riots were policed and asks if the lessons of the past have been learnt.
(Repeated at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Hilary Dunn.

: Forbidden Planet

Lisa Jardine meets artists whose work is inspired by technological discovery and unites them with scientists to hear of the latest research in the relevant fields. 2: Fashion designer Helen Storey. Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk (R)


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Designer: Helen Storey.
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.

: Book of the Week: Brunelleschi's Dome

By Ross King. 2: Despite coming up with the winning design forthe cathedral, Filoppo's work is delayed by bureaucracy and by his rivals. For detai Is see yesterday


Unknown: Ross King.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.
O Praise the Lord (Batten); O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus! (Ebenezer); Romans 5, vv 6-11; See What Love (Mendelssohn); My Song Is Love Unknown (Love Unknown). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: 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 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Pang-Mei Natasha

: The Hive

In the second of two programmes Gerry Northam leads us through late summer and winter in the life cycle of his beehives. He discovers that his bees are infected with a deadly mite. The look and smell of the golden honey as it pours from the comb at harvest time are unforgettable. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Leading Ladies

Actor Christopher Lee presents a two-part feature about leading ladies of American wit and comedy in the first half of the 20th century.
1: He traces the roots of American women's comedy to vaudeville and burlesque, recalling the careers of, among others, Fanny Brice , Mae West, Gracie Allen , Marlene Dietrich and Shirley Booth.


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Fanny Brice
Unknown: Gracie Allen
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Shirley Booth.

: 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.

: Discord: Music and Dissent

The last in the series about conscience and musical creativity. Missing Persons. Peter Ainsworth goes in search of the elusive character of the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and examines why argument still rages overwhether he was an enthusiastic Communist, a naive escapist, or a cunning dissident. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Peter Ainsworth
Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich
Producer: Simon Crow

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Noisy Bodies

By Clare Mcintyre. Peter is attempting to hold on to his job as a teacher while convincing himself that there is something seriously wrong with him. Haunted by various symptoms, he is eventually forced to confront the truth - with a devastating effect on his wife, Libby.
Director Celia De Wolff


Unknown: Clare McIntyre.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Peter: Bill Nighy
Libby: Amanda Root
Craig: James Laurenceson
Dr Benedict: Sean Baker
Mike: Brian Parr
Dr Bott: Ian Masters
Georgina: Clare McLntyre
Barbara: Lucie Fitchett

: 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.

: The Spring Collection

Leonardo, Michelangelo, Super-Stork by Helen Dunmore , read by Emma Fielding. Susie and Pat are both pregnant, but there is a crucial difference between them: Pat's baby is legal - within the genetic code - and ordered from the Michelangelo brochure. Will Susie's dangerous Secret be discovered? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Read By: Emma Fielding.

: Surgery for the Sake of It?

2: Routine Circumcision. In the thirties a third of all boys in Britain were circumcised for medical reasons, yet today only four percent are. Philippa Dolley investigates the reasons for this decline. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Philippa Dolley

: 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

Louise Doughty discusses three favourite paperbacks with Cambridge professor of immunology Peter Lachmann and Helen Marriage , director of the Salisbury Festival. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday 11pm


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Peter Lachmann
Unknown: Helen Marriage
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: PM

With Clare English.

: Booked!

Simon Fanshawe chairs the irreverent writing game. In the last of the current series
Philip Larkin is sent on a Club 18-30 holiday, Harold Pinter commentates for the Grand National, and The Three Musketeers is rewritten in the style of Last of the Summer Wine. 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

Will Sid choose a flight plan? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews and news.


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Bound Feet and Western Dress

By Pang-Mei Natasha Chang. 7: Yu-i discovers that she is pregnant and is shocked by her husband's reaction to the news.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Pang-Mei Natasha Chang.

: The Whitehall Village

In the first of two reports, Romola Christopherson meets some of the country's senior civil servants and asks why they joined and how they see their jobs. Producers Martin Cox and Gordon Hutchings Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Romola Christopherson

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Baby Brain

A documentary which explores how science is working on several fronts to help us understand how the brain of a baby forms and grows. Mother-to-be Sue Nelson will be looking at the latest knowledge of baby-brain development in the womb, and then at what happens in the first six months of a baby's life after birth. Producers Merilyn Harris and Angie Mason


Producers: Merilyn Harris
Producers: Angie Mason

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Therese Desqueroux

By Francois Mauriac, read by Juliet Aubrey.
2: A portrait of a young woman trying to decipher why she set about trying to poison her husband. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Francois Mauriac
Read By: Juliet Aubrey.

: The Hudson and Pepperdine Show

A variety-comedy-sketch show written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine , with Martin Hyder and Jim North.
3: Mel decides to become a Breatharian, with disastrous consequences.
Producers Claire Jones and Helen Williams


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

: News

: The Late Book: When We Were Orphans

By Kazuo ishiguro. 2: Christopher is off to
Claridges. Will Sarah be there? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro.

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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.

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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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