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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Faris Badawi.


Unknown: Faris Badawi.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With BishopJimThompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk returns with a new series in which he talks to people who have faced a life-changing Choice. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at9.30pm
Michael Buerk talks to Geoff Ellis : page 127


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard
Talks: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Geoff Ellis

: TLS Tales

As the Times Literary Supplement reaches its
100th birthday, Laurie Taylor presents a five-part series celebrating the influential paperthathas championed, surveyed and sometimes dismissed the cream of the 20th-century literary world.
2: A look at the art of reviewing, with particular reference to the anonymous reviews of Virginia Woolf. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Book of the Week: The Last Escape

By John Nichol and Tony Rennell. 2: Expectant relatives hope to hear news of the release of their loved ones from the prisoner-of-war camps in Germany. However, the men face an arduous journey Of epic proportions. For details see yesterday Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: John Nichol
Unknown: Tony Rennell.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. 0 Worship the King (Hanover). Ezekiel 1, w4-5, 26; 2, vl. Glorious and Powerful God (Wood). Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (StDenio). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Ten Days that Shook My World Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Unearthing Mysteries

Aubrey Manning returns with a new series of archaeological mysteries. This week he examines evidence from excavations in Kazakhstan of what could be the earliest domestication of the horse. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Martin Redfern

: The Man in the Velvet Suit

A look at the life and recordings of early 1900s music-hall star BillyWilliams, the laughing comedian. Presented by John Peel. Producer Karl Phillips


Presented By: John Peel.
Producer: Karl Phillips

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Peter White.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours Listeners have the chance to nominate Britain's most hated form. PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Soul Music

The series about music that makes the hairs stand up on the backs of our necks. 1: Fever. When bass player Max Bennett heard an unknown sing Fever in a small LA nightclub, he knew he had found a new songforthe singer he worked for-Peggy Lee. Lee's finger-snapping, bass and drums arrangement went on to immortal ise the song. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Max Bennett
Producer: Sara Conkey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Curriculum Vitae

By David Pownall. In the early 1960s, inbred suspicion hampers an idealistic young graduate sent to recruit workers for a new Liverpool car plant.


Unknown: David Pownall
Director: Martin Jenkins
Rex: Carl Prekopp
Ross: Tim Flavin
Gloria: Marcelle Dupray
Dad: Sam Kelly
Carter: Richard Tate
McGilvray: Michael Angelis
Phanuel: Sidney Sloane

: 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], oremail: making.history@bbc.co.uk Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Sounding the City - Stories from the BelfastFestival

2: Accommodation by Jo Baker. Jill and Liam live in probably the smallest flat in Belfast and with their first baby on the way, they need to find somewhere bigger, soon. Producer Tanya Nash Fordetailsseeyesterday


Unknown: Jo Baker.
Producer: Tanya Nash Fordetailsseeyesterday

: Caistermen Never Turn Back: 2

In November 1901 a lifeboat disaster in Norfolk took the lives of nine men. This was a tragedy felt deeply by the whole country and it was a catastrophe for the village of Caister-on-Sea. But it helped lifeboatmen to establish a special place in the hearts of the British.
(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 Frith Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: That Reminds Me

The final part in a series of reminiscences by well-loved broadcasters. This week barrister and writer John Mortimer , best known as the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, shares his favourite stories Of his life and career. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: John Mortimer
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

An emotional day for Ruth. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reviews the new musical version of Romeo andJuliet at the Piccadi I ly Theatre in London. Producer Laura Thomas


Producer: Laura Thomas

: Ten Days that Shook My World

2: It's the opening ceremony of the Socialist Youth Festival, and what costumes and dance have the British delegation prepared?
Fordetailsseeyesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: File on 4

When the Taliban were ousted a year ago, the international community pledged to rebuild Afghanistan but only half the promised aid has arrived and with winter approaching, the situation is getting worse. As the USA gears up for another war, Jenny Cuffe reports from Afghanistan and asks why, despite all the promises, there's been so little progress.
Rptd on Sunday at 5pm


Presenter: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel EMAIL: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Life as an Adult

Connie St Louis concludes her look at health and wellbeing in the adult years. 4: Living Life to the Full. How do the lives we lead when we are healthy and young affect us in later years?
EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Producer Jim Clarke


Unknown: St Louis
Producer: Jim Clarke

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Story of Lucy Gault

By William Trevor. 2: The Gaults' decision to leave their beloved house in County Cork has had a devastating result. Captain Gault has found a small vest lying on the beach. But there is no sign of his eight-year-old daughter. For details see yesterday


Unknown: William Trevor.

: The Palace of Laughter: 5

Geoffrey Wheeler goes behind the facade of the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square to seek out the traces of the Variety theatre which once stood in its place -the Alhambra. From the earliest days of the 20th century until its closure in the 1930s, the Alhambra was one of London's premier Variety venues. But it fell foul of the rising popularity of cinema and radio entertainment and was forced to close. Geoffrey Wheeler rediscovers the Alhambra's fine legacy. Producer Libby Cross


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Escape

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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