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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Reverend George Loane.


Unknown: George Loane.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
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: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: The Long View

6: As war with Iraq threatens, Jonathan Freedland and guests look back to the Crusades forthe past behind the present.
Producer Sarah Johnson Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: TLS Tales: 1

As the Times Literary Supplement reaches its 100th birthday, Laurie Taylor presents a new five-part series celebrating the influential paper that has championed, surveyed and sometimes dismissed the cream of the 20th-century literary world.

A look at the origins of the paper. The first edition is compared with the current one and two former editors recollect their very different eras at the paper.


Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Jesus Calls Us! (StAndrew). Matthew 8, wl8-22. All I Once Held Dear (Knowing You). 0 Jesus, I Have Promised
(Wolvercote). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Book of the Week: The Last Journey of William Huskisson

By Simon Garfield. 2: Despite the opposition of the canal owners and tales of engines turning the milk sour, the proposers of the Liverpool Manchester Railway remain undaunted. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Simon Garfield.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Game of Love In Momington Crescent Part 2 Of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Mark Carwardine takes a topical view of the British countryside as the frosts and decay of autumn set in.
(Repeated from yesterday at 9pm)


Presenter: Mark Carwardine

: The Wonder Years

In the last of two programmes looking at how youngsters are portrayed in comedy, Jenny Eclair asks if teenagers arejust naturally funny creatures? She has a wide field to draw upon, including Absolutely
Fabulous, Victoria Wood , The Glums, Jasper Carrott , Adrian Mole , John Hegley , The Young Ones and The Royle Family.
Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Jasper Carrott
Unknown: Adrian Mole
Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Graham Frost

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Man Who Set America to Music

Ask anyone to hum a traditional American song and the chances are they'll pick Oh Susanna. Camptown Races, Old Folks at Home or Beautiful Dreamer. If you don't know the words, you'll recognise the tune. Incredibly these classic American songs were written by one man, Stephen Foster. He was
America's first great songwriter and the first to earn a living from songs alone. He lived the life of a superstar and also died in true superstar fashion at 37, destitute. Now a political argument has begun to rage about his "theft" of slave melodies. Robert Zieglertalks to composer Carl Davis and Foster's biographer Ken Emerson about the songwriter's enduring appeal, and hears why his music had such an influence on all subsequent popular song. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Stephen Foster.
Unknown: Robert Zieglertalks
Unknown: Carl Davis
Unknown: Ken Emerson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Casting Shadows

Three famous Brighton residents - Max Miller, Laurence Olivier and Terence Rattigan - share some theatrical gossip and a slice or two of fruitcake on a summer's afternoon in 1962. As the sun goes down behind the pier each, in his own way, realises that the time they have spent together is a defining moment in their lives.


Writer: Mark Burgess.
Director: David Blount
Max Miller: Roy Hudd
Laurence Olivier: Keith Drinkel
Terence Rattigan: David Collings
Vera: Jean Trend

: 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

: Tales from a Near Continent

2: Honeysuckle by Chris Stewart. On a flower-scented Spanish evening, Pepe tells the story of his grandfather's life to a friend from England. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Chris Stewart.

: The End of the Line?

2: Newcastle. For details see yesterday

: 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 Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.

: That Reminds Me

A series of reminiscences by well-loved broadcasters. This week actor Peter Sallis talks about playing Cleggy in Last of the Summer Wine and being the voice of Wallace in Wallace and Gromit. Producer Claire Jones


Talks: Peter Sallis
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Ruth receives some devastating news.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson interviews the film director
Lynne Ramsay about Morvern Callar , her new film after her acclaimed debut Ratcatcher. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Unknown: Morvern Callar
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: The Game of Love in Mornington Crescent

By Olwen Wymark. 2: Frank, Catherine and Jerry
Three young people try to understand love in the adult world, to come to terms with commitment and find the courage to say what they feel. Fordetails see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Olwen Wymark.
Frank: Marcus D'Amico
Catherine: Becky Hindley
Jerry: Toby Dantdc

: Church Going

In his poem Church Going, Philip Larkin ponders on the future of the church and church buildings in an increasingly secular age. Jeremy Vine concludes his assessment of the state of the Church of England, by focusing on the bottom end of the establishment: the churches and congregations. Is the tension over human sexuality and women bishops likely to tear it apart? Producer Amanda Hancox Rptd on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Jeremy Vine
Producer: Amanda Hancox Rptd

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White

: 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 lifestyle and parenthood can have far reaching consequences. 3: Adult Minds. Mental illness such as depression and schizophrenia are most common in young adults. What is causing this epidemic? EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Producer Jim Clarke Crazy about baby: page 39


Producer: Jim Clarke

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Disappointment

Five Stories by Anton Chekhov. Read by Ewan McGregor. 2: The Bet. A terrible bet between a bankei and a lawyer redefines their understanding of what it means to be alive. For details see yesterday


Stories By: Anton Chekhov.
Read By: Ewan McGregor.

: The Palace of Laughter

4: Geoffrey Wheeler visits the Grand Theatre in Blackpool. It is a sumptuously decorated tribute to Victorian theatre design. Bernard Cribbins , Bill Pertwee and Mike Harding are among those recalling their appearances. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Design: Bernard Cribbins
Design: Bill Pertwee
Design: Mike Harding
Producer: Libby Cross

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Journey of William Huskisson

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.

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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