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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Mark Coles and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Bishop Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk returns with the series in which he talks to people who have faced a life-changing choice. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard

: TLS Tales

As the Times Literary Supplement reaches its 100th birthday, Laurie Taylor presents a five-part series celebrating the influential paper. 4: This week he looks at the famous hoaxes carried out by John Sparrow on the letters page, which declared
Shakespeare and Milton rife with pornography. Producer Caroline Hughes


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: John Sparrow
Producer: Caroline Hughes

: Book of the Week: Charlotte Mew and Her Friends

By Penelope Fitzgerald. Read by Eleanor Bron.
2: Mental illness has a devastating effect on the Mew family and inspires moving verse from Charlotte. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Penelope Fitzgerald.
Read By: Eleanor Bron.

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Who Would True Valour
See (Monk's Gate). Mark 4, w35-40. Be Not Afraid (Dufford). Jesus! I Am Resting (Mountain). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Evelina Part 7 of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Evelina Part

: Unearthing Mysteries

Aubrey Manning investigates the richest early
Bronze Age burial ever found in Britain. The so-called Amesbury Archer was buried with gold earrings, copper knives, flint arrowheads and the stone wrist-guards of an archer. But who was he and what was his connection with Stonehenge which was being constructed only a few miles away at the time? Could he be "the King of Stonehenge?" Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Martin Redfern

: A Laugh on the Ocean Wave

In the second of his programmes looking at entertainment on cruise ships, Nicholas Parsons learns that the cruising audience isn 't always the easiest to please. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Peter White.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours 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 hair stand up on the back of the neck. 3: Moon River. Written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer forthe film
Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn, the song was originally going to be called Red River, June River or Blue River. Producer Sara Conkey


Producer: Sara Conkey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: London, Europe

By Dave Lamb. Meet Dave, a cab driver and loyal fan of Radio 4, and today, as usual, a man in a tight spot. He always tries to do the right thing - which causes him to get into endless trouble. Relations have got strained again with girlfriend Lisa, and his best friend Matt is being even more of a bag of testosterone than normal. With special guest appearances by Jan Ravens and Mark Perry
Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Mark Perry
Producer: Graham Frost
Dave: Dave Lamb
Lisa: Emma Kennedy
Matt: Mark Frost
Kylie: Katy Cavanagh
Sheenagh: Katherine Igoe
Camp Jon: Andrew Francis

: 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

: Beggar's Banquet: 2: Facing the Music: Part 2

"A hi-fi dealer with a steel door. Well, that was a new one." James Macpherson reads the concluding part of Ian Rankin's Story. For details see yesterday


Author: Ian Rankin
Reader: James MacPherson

: Thinking on Their Feet

2: John Clare composed his poems on foot, and always took a pencil and paper with him - as seen in his work: Recollections after an Evening Walkand Sunday Walks. Richard revisits Helpston Heath , which acted as a "creative pit stop" where Clare quicklyjotted down his inspirations. For details see yesterday


Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: Helpston Heath

: More or Less

The guide to the public and private life of numbers, presented by Andrew Dilnot. This week an interview with Mervyn King, tipped to be the next governor of the Bank of England, and an investigation into what the inflation statistics really tell us.


Presenter: Andrew Dilnot
Interviewee: Mervyn King
Producer: Michael Blastland

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves with the intelligent guide to the world of learning. EMAIUthelearningcurve@bbc.co.uk Phone [number removed] Producer Penelope Gibbs Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Penelope Gibbs

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Radio Active: Did You Catch It?

Another selection from the glorious archives of Britain's first national local radio station.
Sir Norman Tonsil chairs a serious intellectual discussion on many of the programmes which were broadcast last week on Radio Active, and which in his opinion were all a "heap of .
Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins, with additional material by Jon Canter, Moray Hunter, John Docherty and Jeremy Pascall. Song by Philip Pope and Richard Curtis, performed by the Hee Bee Gee Bees.
Producer Jamie Rix


Written By: Angus Deayton
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Jon Canter
Unknown: Moray Hunter
Unknown: John Docherty
Unknown: Jeremy Pascall
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Richard Curtis
Producer: Jamie Rix
Sir Norman: Angus Deayton
Anna Helen: Atkinson Wood
Martin Michael: Fenton Stevens
Mike: Geoffrey Perkins
Nigel: Philip Pope

: The Archers

Chaba's Hungarian rhapsody. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Evelina

7: The Pleasure Gardens. An evening out with her relatives turns into a disaster for Evelina. Fordetails see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: File on 4

Gerry Northam reports on major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Hearing Colours, Eating Sounds

Synaesthesia is an extraordinary condition in which the five senses intermingle. Mixed Feelings. In the second of two programmes, Georgina Ferry examines the theories on what causes this fascinating condition and the mounting evidence that we all start life with the potential for synaesthesia, but lose it as we grow. The reader is Hilary Neville.
EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Unknown: Georgina Ferry
Unknown: Hilary Neville.
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Number Ten

2: Sue Townsend's latest novel continues with the Prime Minister's painful realisation that he has lost touch with the people. There seems to be only one solution and the policeman guarding Number Ten finds himself taking on an extraordinary assignment. For details see yesterday

: Out of the Blue

By Patricia Hannah. 1: Symmetries
At the Kremlin, the embalmed sleep of Vladimir Illyich Lenin is about to be disturbed as he sets off on an unexpected journey.
Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Patricia Hannah.
Unknown: Vladimir Illyich Lenin
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane
Vera: Julie Austin
Lenin: James Bryce
Sadie: Carol Ann Crawford
Galina/Ola: Stella Forge
Angela: Vicki Liddelle
Boris: Steven McNicoll
Chairman Mao: Paul Young

: News

: Book of the Week: Charlotte Mew and

Her Friends 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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