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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Judith Champ.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: 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 Akhandadhi Das.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Crisis Diary

Day 2:22 October 1962 For details see yesterday

: The Long View

5: Jonathan Freedland and guests, including Anthony Holden. considerthe difficult yet privileged position of being heirto the throne, past and present.
Producer Sarah Johnson Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Unknown: Anthony Holden.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Give Up TV

Jeremy Clarke concludes his series recording the lives of five telly addicts to find out what happens when their set is removed. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Jeremy Clarke
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Book of the Week: The Crucible InHistory

Written and read by Arthur Miller. Part 2. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Arthur Miller.

: Daily Service

Presented by Claire Campbell Smith. Joshua 6, w20-25. With the Manchester Adventist Choir. Director of music Adrian Davids.


Presented By: Claire Campbell Smith.
Music: Adrian Davids.

: Woman's Hour

WithJenni Murray.
10.45 The Millstone Part 2 of this week's drama.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Withjenni Murray.

: Nature

Great White Sharks Mark Carwardine gets some extraordinary underwater recordings of great white sharks off Guadaloupe. See yesterday's radio Choice On page 140. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: The Wonder Years

From the Belles of St Trinians to Just William and the "girl who smelt of spam", Jenny Eclair takes a look at how children are portrayed in comedy, in the first of two programmes. Fortunately for all of us, she guarantees that the programme is cutsie-pie free zone, and includes clips from such comedians as Harry Enfield, Rik Mayall , Morwenna Banks , Lee and Herring.Gina Yashere and Kenneth Williams. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Rik Mayall
Unknown: Morwenna Banks
Unknown: Gina Yashere
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Producer: Graham Frost

: You and Yours

With Peter White and Winifred Robinson.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Vienna - City of Music

John Suchet concludes his exploration of Vienna, which was the cultural capital of Europe for 150 years and is still at the centre of classical musical life today. Today he focuses on the Vienna State Opera and its association with Wagner, Mahler and Richard Strauss. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: John Suchet
Unknown: Richard Strauss.
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Ideal Heroine

By Alison Joseph. A play about love and art and the telling of stories. In 1894 Henry James tried to drown a boatload of dresses in the Venetian lagoon. They had belonged to the writer Constance Fenimore Woolson. In this play, fiction and reality begin to overlap as Henry struggles to make sense of his loss.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Constance Fenimore
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Henry: Stuart Milligan
Constance: Nancy Crane
American lady 1: Charlotte Randle
American lady 2: Laurel Lefkow
Rhoda/American lady 3: Caroline Loncq

: Making History

Sue Cook and the team examine more of your historical queries. If there is a local legend, quirk of history, family curiosity or architectural oddity that has you puzzled, or if you can help with another listener's query, please write to: [address removed], or email: making.history@bbc.co.uk
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories

By Frank O'Connor. 2: First Confession. "It was pitch dark in the confessional and I couldn't see priest or anything else. Then I really began to be frightened. In the darkenss it was a matter between God and me, and He had all the odds." Read byTP McKenna For details see yesterday


Unknown: Frank O'Connor.

: The South Bank Tapes: 2

Five programmes celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Film Theatre.

Juliet Stevenson asks if there really is a difference between acting for the screen and stage.
(For details see yesterday)


Presenter: Juliet Stevenson

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton with conversation about social and economic trends in business, money, technology and the workplace. Producer Rozina Breen


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rozina Breen

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves with the intelligent guide to the world of learning. EMAIL: thelearningcurve@bbc.co.uk Phone [number removed] Producer Penelope Gibbs Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Penelope Gibbs

: PM

With Clare English.

: That Reminds Me

A series of reminiscences by well-loved personalities. This week poet, writer and broadcaster Pam Ayres entertains an audience with stories, poems and anecdotes about her life and career. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Caroline's got a touch of the green-eyed monster. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson previews this evening's announcement of the winner of this year's Man Booker Prize forfiction. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: The Millstone: 2: Here Is the News

Rosamond Stacey has become pregnant after her first sexual encounter with an urbane and distant BBC Third Programme announcer. Now she must tell her friends and face an uncertain future.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Ros: Juliet Stevenson
Joe: Adrian Scarborough
Roger: Stephen Rashbrook
Lydia: Lizzie McInnerny
Midwife: Jillie Meers

: Church Going

In his poem Church Going, Philip Larkin ponders on the future of the church and church buildings in an increasingly secular age. As Dr Rowan Williams prepares to take over as Archbishop of Canterbury, Jeremy Vine assesses the state of the Church of England, its strengths, divisions and future. In the first of two programmes, he looks at what it means to be the established church and asks whether its ties to the State are strangling it before our eyes? Producer Amanda Hancox Repeated on Sunday at 5pm Faith in the Nation: page 135


Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Dr Rowan Williams
Unknown: Jeremy Vine
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: In Touch

Peter White with news and information of particular interest to blind and partially-sighted people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel Emaii : intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel Emaii

: Life as an Adult

Connie St Louis continues her review of health and wellbeing in the early adult years. These should be the healthiest times of our lives, but they are also a period when decisions made about I ifestyle and parenthood can have far reaching consequences. 2: TimeforaBaby? Has the fertility revolution fundamentally changed our attitude to parenthood? EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Producer Anna Buckley


Producer: Anna Buckley

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Little Boy Lost

ByMarghanita Laski. Part7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Bymarghanita Laski.

: The Palace of Laughter

3: Geoffrey Wheeler revisits the scene of the Manchester Playhouse, which was host to some of the BBC's best-loved comedy and variety programmes from the 1940s to the 70s. Ken Dodd , Sandy Powell , Harry Worth and Bill Waddington are among those featured in this nostalgic trip through the BBC's archives. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Sandy Powell
Unknown: Harry Worth
Unknown: Bill Waddington
Producer: Libby Cross

: News

: Book of the Week: The Crucible in

History Part 2. Repeated from 9.45am

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.

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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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