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: Prayer for the Day

With Father Paul Clayton-Lea .


Unknown: Father Paul Clayton-Lea

: Farming Today

Producer Gordon Swindlehurst


Producer: Gordon Swindlehurst

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Long View

Jonathan Freedland returns with the series which finds the past behind the present.
1: In 1885 pioneering investigative journalist WT Stead exposed a child prostitution ring in London's West End. Jonathan Freedland tells his story and asks if children are any better protected in the 21st century.
Producer Hilary Dunn. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Hilary Dunn.

: The Takeaway

Britain, so it is claimed, invented the takeaway. In the continuing series, Simon Parkes investigates the British taste for Indian food and goes behind the scenes at the Nawabi restaurant on the Outskirts Of Oxford. Producer Gillian Gray


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Gillian Gray

: Daily Service

With Denis Nowlan. Chnst Is Made the Sure
Foundation (Westminster Abbey). Acts 4, w5-12; There's a Spirit in the Air (Lauds); God, Your Glory We Have Seen (Dieu, nous avons vu ta gloire). With the Portsmouth Grammar School Choir. Director of music David Swinson.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.
Music: David Swinson.

: Book of the Week: An Accidental MP

Written and read by Martin Bell. 2: How the Parties Spend Their Money For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney with topical discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: Feelings Under Siege by Bridie Canning. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presenter: Martha Kearney

: Nature

Primates. Zoologist Charlotte Uhlenbrook travels around the world, from Equatorial Guinea to
Madagascar, in search of some of ourclosest relatives. She encounters potato-washing macaques and chimps running their own pharmacies. Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: Please Tell Me Why It's Funny

Concluding Dr Raj Persaud 's Psychological look at humour. This morning he asks why people decide to become comedians given that research indicates that a high percentage sufferfrom depression. Comedian Donna McPhail talks candidly about the rigours of working on the comedy Circuit. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Talks: Donna McPhail
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: 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.

: Dances with the Devil

When Arabic dancing was first seen in Europe, the bold sensuality of its female dancers created a scandal. In the first ofthree programmes, dancer and writer Wendy Buonaventura reveals how Arabic dancers first dazzled and shocked with their earthy undulations. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Wendy Buonaventura
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Soft Stones

By Peter Spafford and Mary Cooper. When Daniel dies young, Paul wonders how he can commemorate their relationship. He joins a tour of Leeds statues and his meditation begins. The story of a 20-year friendship and a poetic tour around a city.
Director Susan Roberts


Unknown: Peter Spafford
Unknown: Mary Cooper.
Director: Susan Roberts
Him: Alex Jennings
Her: Sarah Parks
Guide: Anne Reid
Man: Russell Dixon
Daniel: Glenn Cunningham

: 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.

: The Scarlet Feather

Niamh Cusack reads Maeve Binchy's novel. 7: Scarlet Feather struggles to get back on its feetafterthe burglary. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Niamh Cusack

: Next to Godliness

In today's programme on cleanliness and world faiths, Kate Saunders learns how and why
Muslims make their ritual ablutions and the significance of the Haj pilgrimage as a means of purification. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kate Saunders

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests discuss how business and technology shapes the world around US. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: The Learning Curve

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


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dorothy Stiven.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Small World of Dominic Holland

Dominic Holland 's series exploring the comedic minutiae of life.
5: Pain and fear are the subjects of tonight's journey. With Simon Greenall , Sally Grace and Dave Lamb. Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Dominic Holland
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: The Archers

Helen changes hertune. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson gives the verdict on Ant Noises 2, an exhibition of work by artists collected by Charles Saatchi and featured in the Royal Academy's controversial Sensation show. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Charles Saatchi

: Feelings Under Siege

By Bridie Canning. 2: Sons and Mothers. Bridie has to deal with a neglected boy at school and with a neglected soldier at home on the streets of Londonderry.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Bridie Canning.

: The New World of War

Radio 4's series on modern warfare and the consequences of global peace.
2:The Arms Trade.United Nations arms embargoes are designed to choke off weapon supplies to the world's bloodiest conflicts. Richard Watson investigates why these international controls are often so ineffective-for example, rebels in Sierra. Leone are selling diamonds to raise funds and using supply routes through neighbouring states to avoid a UN embargo on weapons shipments.
Watson asks why it is so easy for rebel armies and rogue states to flout international restrictions.
Producer David Lewis. Editor David Ross. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Richard Watson
Producer: David Lewis.
Editor: David Ross.

: 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.

: Man and Beast

Graham Easton pulls on his wellies once again to compare the similarities and differences between being a doctor and being a vet. This week he finds himself doing an obstetric examination on a cow and doing blood tests on 70 sheep, with a farm animal vet.
Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Roger Hearing.

: Book at Bedtime: Aiding and Abetting

By Muriel Spark. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Muriel Spark.

: Married

Last in a comedy series by Tony Bagley.
War of the Worlds. It is a fight to the death as Robin finally meets his doppelganger. When two universes collide, there can be only one winner.
Producer Claire Jones (R)


Unknown: Tony Bagley.
Producer: Claire Jones
With: Arthur Smith
Robin: Hugh Bonneville
Lesley: Josie Lawrence
Dirk: Stephen Frost
Ned: Sam Bradley
Maxine: Ann Gosling
Manicurist: Vicki Pepperdine
Man/Driver/Doctor/Assistan: Simon Roberts

: In Conversation with ...

BBC controller of entertainment Paul Jackson chats to comedy writers and performers about their lives and work. This week he talks to Dave Allen. Producer Jo Clegg (R)


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Dave Allen.
Producer: Jo Clegg

: News

: The Late Book: Beowulf

Read by Seamus Heaney. 7: Home after ridding the Danes of Grendel and his mother, Beowulf is welcomed at the court of Hygelac, king of the GeatS. For details see yesterday (R)


Read By: Seamus Heaney.

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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