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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley.


Unknown: Mark Oakley.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Mark D'Arcy and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Gavin Oldham.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Gavin Oldham.

: The Choice

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


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Blood is Thicker than Water: 1: The Beginnings

The first of five programmes in which Professor Steve Jones examines the different blood groups and their hidden influences on peoples lives.
There are well over 100 blood groups and more are being discovered all the time.
The main blood groups that we know today (O, A, B and AB) were only discovered just over 100 years ago. Steve Jones finds out about the colourful hit-and-miss stories of transfusion before their discovery, the evolution of the different groups, how people acquire their blood groups and what they mean.


Speaker: Professor Steve Jones
Producer: Andrea Kidd

: Book of the Week: My Invented Country

Isabel Allende reads from her new memoir recalling her life in Chile. 2: Why Chileans love the English, and how Chilean women deal with matters of the head and heart. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Isabel Allende

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Riev George Stack. Be Thou My
Vision (Slane). Micah 6, wl-8. Beati Quorum Via
(Stanford). Father, Hearthe Prayer We Offer
(Sussex). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Riev George Stack.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Why Don't You Stop Talking Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Walk Out to Winter

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


Unknown: Ian McCarthy
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: The Private World of Kenneth Williams

David Benson reads extracts from The Kenneth Williams Diaries, featuring archive recordings of Williams's performances. 2: The Home Years Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Unknown: 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.

: For One Night Only

New series The first of three programmes in which Paul Gambaccini looks atthe stories behind live albums, as remembered by those who were there. 1: Bob Marley and the Wailers - Live at the Lyceum This 1975 concert marked the crossover of reggae into popular music and established Marley as an inter-racial hero. Paul Gambaccini , who was there, revisits the Lyceum to discover how this seminal album was born. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Daunt and Dervish

2: South of the Border. Daunt and Dervish have established their detective agency and there is a steady flow of business. But their lives really become exciting when they rescue a woman from drowning, discover she is not at all what she seems, and find themselves involved in the shadier side of life at the race track.


Director: Janet Whitaker
Josephine: Anna Massey
Susan: Imelda Staunton
Bill: Bill Paterson
Ted: Bill Nighy
Insp Morgan: Ioan Meredith
Flora: Helen Longworth
Madame Januski: Carolyn Jones
Manager: Jonathan Keeble

: Making History

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


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Postscripts by JB Priestley

Patrick Stewart reads a selection of JB Priestley's short talks originally broadcast on the BBC in 1940. Today, he describes a wartime outing to Margate. Producer Emma Harding For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Producer: Emma Harding

: On the Beach

The second of five programmes exploring British people's relationship with beaches. Today theatre director Paulette Randall remembers her childhood outings from London to the village of Dymchurch on the Kent Coast. For details see yesterday


Director: Paulette Randall

: Nice Work

All the latest news and trends from the world of work, With Philippa Lamb. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Philippa Lamb.
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning,
With LibbyPurveS. Producer Jayne Edgerton Rptd Sunday llpm


Producer: Jayne Edgerton

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Our Brave Boys

Another chance to hear Christopher Lee 's comedy drama set in the Ministry of Defence. 2: Lloyd
George's Motor Car. What's the use of L83 million worth of brass nuts with no bolts, and why does the RAF have enough spare fuel tanks to last 440 years?
Director Pete Atkin Producer Rosalind Ayres (R)


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Director: Pete Atkin
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Col George: Martin Jarvis
WingCdr Bryan: Christopher Neame
Cdr Bill: Christopher Godwin
CPO Grieves: Peter Capaldi

: The Archers

David gets confrontational.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show, including a report on Buried Treasure - a major exhibition of British archaeological finds that opens atthe British Museum before touring nationwide. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Why Don't You Stop Talking?

By Jackie Kay. 2: Timing. Rosa (Lesley Sharp ) takes the same walk every day and passes the same people. Then one day she sees a new couple in a lingering embrace - and her life is changed for ever. Director Susan Roberts For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jackie Kay.
Unknown: Lesley Sharp
Director: Susan Roberts

: File on 4

Allan Urry investigates the system for disposing of the thousands of tonnes of dangerous clinical waste produced by Britain's hospitals.
Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry

: 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 concludes an examination of the way African and Caribbean people are treated in the mental health system. In the late 1970s, research showed that African and Caribbean people suffered severe disadvantage in the mental health system - more likely to bediagnosed as schizophrenic, more likely to be forcibly taken to hospital by the police and more likely to be given drugs than counselling. Dr Persaud finds that little has changed, and asks what the Government and the Royal College of Psychiatrists are doing about it.
Producer Katy Hickman Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Katy Hickman

: The Choice

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Riddle of the Sands

By Erskine Childers. 7: Carruthers spys on the enemy - but has he taken too big a risk? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Erskine Childers.

: Three Men Went to Mow

4: It Shouldn't 't Happen to a Gardener. Mclntyre and Alec are doing their annual audit- will everything be up to scratch? And Danny's ex-girlfriend Stacy is back in town. Danny still hasn'tgot over being dumped by her and is humiliated to admit that while she is now running her own PR company, he's still doing the same dead-end job. Producer Lucy Bacon (R)


Producer: Lucy Bacon

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: My Invented Country

Part 2. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

Digital only
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: Age5-7 4.05 Song Tree: Age 5-7 4.25 Maths Adventure Year 4: Age 8-9 4.40Talking Points: Age 10-12

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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.

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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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