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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Moira Hickey


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,-7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Gavin Oldham.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Gavin Oldham.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk talks to people who have had to maKe a life-changing choice. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Latin Americans

The last in a series profiling Latin Americans who make an impact. Linda Pressly meets Rodolfo Coria , the dynamic palaeontologist who excavated
Argentina's biggest dinosaur find. producer Linda Pressiy


Unknown: Linda Pressly
Unknown: Rodolfo Coria
Producer: Linda Pressiy

: Book of the Week: A Writer's World

Jan Morris reads from her new collection of essays, reflecting 50 years of globetrotting. 2: Singapore For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jan Morris

: Daily Service

Presented by Clair Jaquiss. 0 God Our Help in Ages
Past (St Anne). Romans 8, w31-39. So They Gave
Their Bodies (Aston). Forthe Healing of the Nations (Rhuddlan). Director of music lanTracey.


Presented By: Clair Jaquiss.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Aurora Leigh Part2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Presented By: Aurora Leigh

: Walk Out to Winter: 1: Into the Dark

The first of two programmes in which naturalist Ian McCarthy walks out to see how the countryside is preparing to greet the coming winter.


Presenter: Ian McCarthy
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: The Private World of Kenneth Williams: 1: The Hancock Years

New series David Benson reads excerpts from The Kenneth Williams Diaries, featuring archive recordings of the comic actor's performances.


Reader: David Benson
Producer: Jonathan James Moore

: 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 Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Out of the Shadows

On Armistice Day James Naughtie unravels the mystery of the life and work of Cecil Coles , the Scottish composerwho was killed on the Somme in 1918 at the age of 29. Producer Margaret Budy


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Cecil Coles
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Barbara's Wedding and The Well Remembered Voice

A double-bill of short plays by JM Barrie, chosen for Armistice Day.
A Well-Remembered Voice. A couple have lost their son in the trenches. The young man's mother tries to speak to him through a seance, while his father simply reminisces, by himself. And yet in the process it is Mr Don , and not his wife, who is finally able to talk to their son, in a way he never could when the boy was alive.
Barbara's Wedding. The Colonel is in his dotage, and as his memory fades, past and present become intertwined. He is visited by his beloved grandson and the young man's fiance, Barbara. But are they really there? And who is it exactly that Barbara is marrying?
Director Julia McKenzie Producer Bruce Hyman
Julia McKenzie on JM Barrie: page 125


Unknown: Mr Don
Director: Julia McKenzie
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Producer: Julia McKenzie
JM Barrie: Bill Paterson
Mrs Don: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Laura: Fiona Carew
Mrs Armitage: Julia McKenzie
Mr Don: Jim Broadbent
Dick: Joseph Fiennes
JM Barrie: Bill Paterson
The Colonel: Derek Jacobi
Denng: Martin Ball
Barbara: Cathryn Bradshaw
Billy: Jamie Glover
Karl: Andy Henderson
Ellen: Penelope Wilton

: Making History

Sue Cook presents the series examining listeners' historical queries. EMAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk Address: [address removed]Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

2: A Visit to Grandpa's. Read by Geraint . Morgan Grandpa doesn't want to be buried in the local cemetery because it's too close to the sea. Producer Alison Hindell Forfurtherdetails see yesterday


Read By: Geraint . Morgan
Producer: Alison Hindell

: Life of Cranes

2: Craning Your Neck: Tower Cranes. What's it really like to spend your life in a tiny cab suspended hundreds of feet above a construction site? Dylan Winter explores the relationship between the driver of the huge tower crane and his banksman down below, who issues instructions and guidance. For details see yesterday (R)

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb investigates bullying in the workplace and hears about schemes to get ex-offenders back into employment. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Tony Phillips Repeated Sun 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Tony Phillips

: PM

With Razia Iqbal and Eddie Mair.

: Our Brave Boys

Another chance to hear Christopher Lee 's comedy drama set in the Ministry of Defence, where officers from each of the armed services find themselves uncomfortably underthe command of civil servant Zelda, who struggles to stay one jump ahead of her brave boys. 1: Thickly Buttered Toast. In which we discover the connection between a proposed new bank holiday, George's mother-in-law, and the father-in-law of Moses.
Director Pete Atkin Producer Rosalind Ayres (R)


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Director: Pete Atkin
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Col George: Martin Jarvis
Wing Commander Bryan: Christopher Neame
Cdr Bill: Christopher Godwin
Chief Petty Officer Grieves: Peter Capaldl

: The Archers

Usha gets into training.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Aurora Leigh

By Colin Bytheway. 2: Aurora mustchoose between a secure future and her dream of becoming a poet.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Colin Bytheway.
Aurora: Helen McCrory
Romney: Jamie Glover
Susan: Cherie Taylor-Battiste
Aunt Laura: Frances Jeater
Lady Waldemar: Jane Slavin

: File on 4

When Jarvis pic pulled out of its railway track maintenance contracts last month it said it was doing so because of the risk to public confidence in the company. Gerry Northam looks at how good the company's reputation is in its other huge contracts under the Private Finance Initiative.
Producer Jenny Chryss Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Jenny Chryss

: In Touch

Peter White with news of interest to blind and partially Sighted people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud continues his series on the current state of mental health for black people in the UK. This week Paul Grey reflects on the important role that work played in his own rehabilitation. PHONE: [number removed]
Producer Tony Phillips Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown: Paul Grey
Producer: Tony Phillips

: The Choice

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Riddle of the Sands

By Erskine Childers. 2: Carruthers finds that things are not what they seem aboard the Dulcibella with Davies. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Erskine Childers.

: Three Men Went to Mow

3: ScoobyDooby Don't. Mclntyre asks Danny and Jack to cut the grass in the bowling green. They discover a secret room in the bowling club hall and fear the locals may be part of a an elite league of super-pensioners with a sinister agenda.
Meanwhile, Alec is judging over-sized marrows-but doesn't realise that his winning decision may have devastating consequences. Producer Lucy Bacon (R)


Producer: Lucy Bacon

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book

of the Week: A Writer's World
Part 2. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Something to Think About: Age 5-7 3.15 Let's Move:
Age 5-6 3.35 Time to Move: Age 6-8 3.55 Stories and Rhymes: Age 5-7 4.05 Song Tree: Age 5-7 4.25 Maths Adventure Year 4: Age 8-9 4.40 Talking Points: Age 10-12

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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