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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Gordon Swindlehurst


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Gordon Swindlehurst

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.32 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: The Choice

At some point most of us are faced with a single choice which irrevocably alters our lives. Michael Buerk talks to people who have made such decisions and takes them through the whole process, from dilemma to making the choice and living with the consequences.
Producer Liz Leonard. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: The Reference Library

In his new series, Simon Fanshawe investigates the histories of five great reference books.
1: Wisden Cricketers' Almanac. Now over 1,500 pages long, this almanac has appeared every year since 1864, cramming in the statistics of every innings in first-class cricket. Which batsman scored two ducks within 75 minutes? Which fielder was pelted with barbecued chicken? It is all in Wisden. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Peter Everett

: Daily Service

With Denis Nowlan. 0 Lord of Every Shining
Constellation (Highwood); Genesis 37, wl-11; Lord, You Sometimes Speak in Wonders
(Cleveland); Be Thou My Vision (Slane). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Book of the Week: ... and June Whitfield

June Whitfield reads extracts from her autobiography. Part2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: June Whitfield

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearneywith the latest news, views and culture from a woman's perspective.
Drama: Michael Field by Moya O'Shea. Part2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearneywith
Unknown: Michael Field
Unknown: Moya O'Shea.

: Unearthing Mysteries

Sounds of the Stone Age. Do ancient stone circles and burial chambers have unique acoustic properties that give rise to strange psychological effects? In the first of afour-part series, Aubrey Manninggoes on the trail of the archaeologists who are testingthe theory and investigating whether our ancestors were using strange properties of sound in these magalithic cathedrals as part of their rituals 5,000 years ago. Producer Pam Rutherford. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Aubrey Manninggoes
Producer: Pam Rutherford.

: Dear Mr Shaw

Over his lifetime George Bernard Shaw received and replied to thousands of letters from people all over the world, asking for help, money, marital advice, literary tips, dietary advice, political guidance and cast-off clothing. Peter Bowles introduces just some of this vast correspondence. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Introduces: Peter Bowles
Producer: Sara Davies

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Invisible Trumpets

George Bernard Shaw was a memorable music critic who used his wit, compendious knowledge and profound love of the art to write a series of trenchant, provoking and influential pieces of music journalism. Pianist Penelope Thwaites introduces some extracts and the music that inspired them. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Pianist: Penelope Thwaites
Producer: Sara Davies

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Walking De Niro

By Carmen Walton.
Life moves at a fast pace, no one has kids anymore and dogs are the new rock 'n' roll.
Ex-social worker-turned-professional dog walker Jools can manage dogs and read their owners like books. When she meets Jeff, the spitting image of her screen idol, Robert De Niro , her world takes on a technicolor hue.
Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Carmen Walton.
Unknown: Robert de Niro
Director: Pauline Harris
Jools: Emma Wray
Paul: John Griffin
Jeff: John Lloyd Flllingham
Dizzy: Andrew Schofield
Melissa: Nicola Barnfield
Emma: Nicola Barnfield

: 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.

: Mane Streets Revisited

2: Uncle Deborah by Nicholas Blincoe , read by John Lloyd-Fillingham . Uncle Donald has returned to Manchesterwith a new image. Not only has he put on some weight, started wearing a housecoat and a wig, but he has also adopted a new name - Uncle Deborah!
Producer Katherine Beacon. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nicholas Blincoe
Read By: John Lloyd-Fillingham
Producer: Katherine Beacon.

: Intimacies

2: Someone Ought to Do Something. When
Christine Witcutt saw news footage of the war in Sarajevo, she and her husband decided to take aid to Bosnia. But while driving through Sarajevo, a sniper opened fire on their convoy and shot and killed Christine. Her husband Alan tells their story. Producer Rosie Boulton. For detailssee yesterday


Unknown: Christine Witcutt
Producer: Rosie Boulton.

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests discuss how business and technology shape 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 Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Sunday Format

A new series- radio's first quality weekend newspaper, complete with copious living pull-out sections, including Literality,
Gastronimityand Cruciality. Written by Nick Revell , Tony Roche , Bill Dare , DA Barham, Vicki Pepperdine , Mel Hudson and Dave Cohen. Featuring Rebecca Front,
Alexander Armstrong , Emma Kennedy , Simon Greenall , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Ewan Bailey and Chris Langham. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Gastronimityand Cruciality.
Written By: Nick Revell
Written By: Tony Roche
Written By: Bill Dare
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Dave Cohen.
Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Chris Langham.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: The Archers

Jack makes a sad discovery. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Tonight's programme comes live from the Belfast Festival. With Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Robyn Read

: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of theBritish Library

Michael Field by Moya O'Shea. 2: Katherine and Edith finally meet Robert Browning and begin theirjournal, Works and Days.
For details see yesterday. Further cast details across the week Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Moya O'Shea.
Unknown: Robert Browning
Meredith: David Thorpe
Miss Swanwick: Suzanna Hamilton

: File on 4

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


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins

: In Touch

PeterWhite with news for visually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel
PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

There are now tests for bowel cancer, prostate cancer and chiamydia infection - so why are they not available on the NHS? In the first of a new series, Dr Graham Easton investigates health screening for serious diseases.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: When I Lived In ModernTimes

By Linda Grant , read by Sara Kestelman. Part7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Linda Grant
Read By: Sara Kestelman.

: The Motion Show

"This house would trust Mohammed Al Fayed furtherthan they could throw Jeffrey Archer. " Dr Phil Hammond chairs the comic debating programme. With Tony Hawks and guests. Producers Bill Dare and Adam Bromley (R)


Unknown: Mohammed Al Fayed
Unknown: Jeffrey Archer.
Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Unknown: Adam Bromley

: News

: The Late Book: Galileo's Daughter

By Dava Sobel , read by Stella Gonet and abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. Part 2. For details see yesterday(R)


Unknown: Dava Sobel
Read By: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.

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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