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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought forthe Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: 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 Christine Morgan. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Christine Morgan.

: The Ancient Ark

The Eagle. Throughout the centuries, the eagle has been used as a symbol of power and authority around the world. Joanna Pinnock looks at what the archaeological evidence tell us about our relationship with these majestic birds in Britain. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature Producers Julian Hector and Joanna Pinnock (R)


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock
Producers: Julian Hector
Producers: Joanna Pinnock

: Daily Service

With Claire Campbell Smith. Hark! A Trumpet Sound Is Sounding (Merton); Zechariah 9, w9-10; Drop Down, Ye Heavens from Above
(Lloyd); Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (Cross of Jesus). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Book

of the Week: To the Elephant Graveyard
ByTarquin Hall, read by Miles Anderson. 2: The Elephant Squad For details see yesterday


Read By: Miles Anderson.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearneywith the latest news, views and culture from a woman's perspective. Drama: The Bizarre Girlby Lizzie Slater. Part2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearneywith
Unknown: Girlby Lizzie Slater.

: Solitude

Peter France concludes his examination of people's experiences of being alone, either through choice or circumstances beyond their control. Isolation. This week he explores the problems and insights of forced solitude. From the harrowing tale of an anti-apartheid prisoner to the lonely old lady down the road, loneliness can bring pain and despair. But forced solitude can also bring insight, a time to reflect and a deeper understanding of ourselves.
E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk. Producer Mary Colwell


Producer: Mary Colwell

: There's a Funny Thing

r Hugh Dennis unearths comedy gems from the BBC archives. This week, how writers and comedians have tackled the subject of law and Order. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Under African Skies

Robin Denselow concludes the series in which he talks to African musicians about the development of their music and the way it impinges culturally and politically in their countries. Johnny Clegg abandoned an academic career in England to form a multiracial band in South Africa. Despite constant harassment by the authorities, he became a major star. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Robin Denselow
Unknown: Johnny Clegg
Producer: Ronni Davis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hanging from the Sky

Rachel Bentham 's drama-documentary imagines the lives of Stonehenge residents as they make final preparations forthe first solstice ceremony. Five thousand years separate us from our Stone-Age ancestors, but one skeleton found at
Stonehenge reveals a strong, tall, healthy young man with perfect teeth and, believe it or not, back trouble. Yet the megalithic circle holds a dark secret -the young man died a very violent death
Director Kate McAII


Unknown: Rachel Bentham
Director: Kate McAii
Ateate: Kathryn Hunter
Noth: Mark Meadows
Elay: Daniel Fineman
Ralla: Lisa Coleman
Eog: Val Lorraine

: 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

: Ballet Stories

2: Coppelia by Adam Thorpe. DrCoppelius, a skilful toy maker, creates a clockwork doll and sits heron the balcony. So remarkably lifelike and pretty is she that a young man falls in love with her. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Adam Thorpe.

: A Short History of Darkness

2: Dark Times, Dark Places. A lyrical montage featuring descriptions of the peculiar black of the Antarctic winter, the solitary dark of the sea bed and a haunting account of blindness. Poetry by Sarah Maguire and John Burnside. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sarah Maguire
Unknown: John Burnside.

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb looks at the issues that change and shape ourworking lives, from switching careers to spicing up our working days. Producers Penny Haslam and Lesley McAlpine


Unknown: Lesley McAlpine

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty talks to philosopher Ray Gaita and Anthea Bell , translator of the Asterix books, about their favourite paperbacks.
Producer Miles Warde. Repeated Sunday llpm


Talks: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Ray Gaita
Unknown: Anthea Bell
Producer: Miles Warde.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Sunday Format

Radio's first quality weekend newspaper, complete with copious living pullout sections.
Featuring Rebecca Front, Alexander Armstrong , Emma Kennedy , Simon Greenall ,
Tracy-Ann Oberman , Ewan Bailey , Melanie Hudson , Vicki Pepperdine , Andy Taylor , Alice Arnold ,
Thierry Lawson and Chris Langham. ProducerPaui Schiesinger


Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Andy Taylor
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Thierry Lawson
Unknown: Chris Langham.

: The Archers

Bad news for Nigel and Lizzie. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

As Christmas approaches, the programme's reviewers select the best new recordings of 2000. With Mark Lawson. Producer EkeneAkalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: The Bizarre Girl

By Lizzie Slater. 2: Clarice is given the run of her own studio, but the company directors feel her speedy rise may be misguided.
Fordetails see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lizzie Slater.

: File on 4

Julian O'Halloran with major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Producer Andy Denwood. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Andy Denwood.

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

The new government agency, Nice, is supposed to ensure an end to post-code prescribing- but how successful is it? This week Dr Graham
Easton looks at some of the issues that surround
Nice - should it be considering complementary medicines and once a drug has been disallowed, can that decision ever be reversed?
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Bridges

2: Potter's Last Journey by Tim Lott , read by Nicholas Farrell. Potter's childhood friend remembers their days playing beside a stream. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Tim Lott
Read By: Nicholas Farrell.

: The Motion Show

Dr Phil Hammond chairs the comic debating programme, tackling the weighty issues of the day. With Linda Smith and Stuart Maconie. Producers Adam Bromley and Bill Dare (R)


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie.
Producers: Adam Bromley

: News

: The Late Book: The Pleasures of A

M the Table
2: Dorothy Hartley 's Food in England- a warm, wittytreatise on regional dishes and traditions in England. Reader Anna Massey. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Dorothy Hartley
Reader: Anna Massey.

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.

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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