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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Mark Coles and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk talks to people who have faced a life-changing choice.
Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard

: TLS Tales

Laurie Taylor concludes his series celebrating the 100th birthday of the Times Literary Supplement with a look at the current day-to-day workings of the paper and its future place in literary life. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Daily Service

Presented by Rev Stephen Shipley. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour (St Helen). Ephesians 1,
W18-23 Let All the world (Leighton). Christ Is the King! 0 Friends Rejoice (Vulpius). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Rev Stephen Shipley.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Dark Star Safari

By Paul Theroux. Part 2. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Paul Theroux.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Inner Voices
Part 2 Of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Unearthing Mysteries

Aubrey Manning visits the Meadowcroft Rock
Shelter near Pittsburgh to examine evidence that there were humans in North America 14,000 years ago - earlier than anyone thought possible. But how did they get there? Over the ice from the north west? or even across the Atlantic Ocean from the east? Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Ooh, You Rotten Egg!

Janet Ellis presents a portrait of the comedy actress Irene Handl. Friends, including Eric Sykes, Liz Fraser, Julia McKenzie and Leslie Phillips, remember her passion for her work - and for her confounded chihuahuas. Handl was a late starter who found instant success on the stage at the age of 40. She found a niche playing cockney mums, despite coming from a wealthy background herself, and also wrote two acclaimed novels, including The Sioux, which Noel Coward described as displaying "a very strongly developed streak of genius".


Presenter: Janet Ellis
Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Liz Fraser
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Producer: Claire Jones

: 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 that explores the stories behind some of the most evocative music of all time.
4: Max Bruch 's Kol Nidrei
Bruch's piece for cello is based on Jewish prayer sung at Yom Kippur. Cellists Steven Isserlis and Liam Abramson discuss the impact of playing this music. Poet Tessa Ransford remembers how she chose the piece for her friend's funeral. And Rabbi Albert Friedlander describes listening to this music with Jacqueline du Pre on the last day of her life. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Liam Abramson
Unknown: Tessa Ransford
Unknown: Albert Friedlander
Unknown: Jacqueline du Pre
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Man Who Had 10,000 Women

On the day of the death of the novelist Georges Simenon, creator of the "Inspector Maigret" series, a Parisian detective with a slightly familiar name is asked to investigate the mysteries -sexual and political - in Simenon's life.


Writer: Mark Lawson
Director: Robyn Read
The Inspector: Derek Jacobi
Georges: Joss Ackland
Janitor/Doctor: Ewan Bailey
Adele/Librarian: Clare Corbett
Jean: John Rowe
Minister of the Interior: Peter Wickham

: Making History

Sue Cook and the team examine more of your historical queries. Write with your questions and answers to: [address removed] or email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Transparency

By Brian Gallagher. Two years since his wife discovered his last affair, should Michael risk succumbing to Lorraine Garvey 's obvious charms? Read by Liam Cunningham. Produced by Heather Brennon


Unknown: Brian Gallagher.
Unknown: Lorraine Garvey
Read By: Liam Cunningham.
Produced By: Heather Brennon

: Public Records, Private Lives

2: Linda Pressly talks to users of the Public Record Office and the Family Records Centre about the stories that have emerged from delving into history. For details see yesterday


Talks: Linda Pressly

: More or Less

The magazine series devoted to the powerful, sometimes beautiful, often abused but ever ubiquitous world of numbers. Presented by Andrew Dilnot. Editor Nicola Meyrick


Presented By: Andrew Dilnot.
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: 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 Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Radio Active

Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins with additional material by Jon Canter and Jeremy Pascall. Another selection from the archives of Britain's first national local radio station. Nuclear Debate
Song by Philip Pope , Angus Deayton and Richard Curtis , performed by the Hee Bee Gee Bees. Producer Jamie Rix Revised


Written By: Angus Deayton
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Jon Canter
Unknown: Jeremy Pascall.
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Richard Curtis
Producer: Jamie Rix
Mike Channel: Angus Deayton
Mike Rex: Geoffrey Perkins
Anna Helen: Atkinson Wood
Martin Michael: Fenton Stevens
Nigel: Philip Pope

: The Archers

Elizabeth is sworn to silence. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reviews the French film Eight Women, a theatrical whodunnit starring Catherine Deneuve , Isabelle Huppert and Emmanuelle Béart. Producer Angharad Law


Unknown: Catherine Deneuve
Unknown: Isabelle Huppert

: Inner Voices

2: He's Leaving His Wife. Written and performed by Jenny Eclair. We waitwith the Other Woman while her lover tells his wife and kids he's leaving them. For details see yesterday Repeatedfrom 10.45am


Unknown: Jenny Eclair.

: File on 4

Mark Whitaker reports on major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

In the of a new series, Dr Graham Easton puts listeners' questions about cancer to a panel of experts. There's also a report from a new type of cancer conference in Nice where patients are encouraged to quiz the medics.
Emaiil: [email address removed]


Presenter: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Number Ten

By Sue Townsend. 7: The Prime Minister stays in a trendy hotel where entrepreneurial zeal drives the guests to do all the domestic chores. The reader is Alex Jennings.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sue Townsend.
Unknown: Alex Jennings.

: Out of the Blue

By Patricia Hannah. 2: Phase Shifting. Angela has rescued the embalmed body of Lenin from a snow drift. What shouid she do with him now?
Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Patricia Hannah.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane
Vera: Julie Austin
Lenin: James Bryce
Sadie Carol: Ann Crawford
Oia: Stella Forge
Stalin/Danny: Andy Gray
Angela: Vicki Liddelle
Boris: Steven McNicoll
Nancy: Ann Scott-Jones
Pete/Ibsen: Paul Young

: News

: Book of the Week: Dark Star Safari

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.

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