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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Gavin Oldham.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
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

Jones examines the different blood groups and their hidden influences on people's lives.
2: The Cultural Impact. For many years anthropologists used blood groups as a way of tracking the movement of people. While the rest of south Wales is mainly Os, in Pembrokeshire A predominates - a throw back to their Norman and Flemish ancestors. Meanwhile in Japan, blood groups are used by the young to analyse each other's character and personality. Producer Andrea Kidd


Producer: Andrea Kidd

: Book of the Week: The Cruellest Miles

By Gay and Laney Salisbury. 2: As the diphtheria epidemic begins to take hold, the inhabitants of Nome look to their most experienced dog musher, Leonhard Seppala , to make the dangerous trip south forthe anti-tOXin. Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Laney Salisbury.
Unknown: Leonhard Seppala

: Daily Service

Presented by Ali Hutchison. Now the Green Blade
Riseth (Noel Nouvelet ). John 12, w 20-26. Who His Own Self (Ireland). 0 Jesus I Have Promised (Hatherop Castle). With Bolton School Joint
Chamber Choir. Director of music John Powell.


Presented By: Ali Hutchison.
Unknown: Noel Nouvelet
Music: John Powell.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 Love Lessons Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: Life under Glass

From glass palaces containing exotic plants to experiments within computer-controlled hothouses. the greenhouse has a unique place in scientific history. Hermione Cockburn tells the story of a revolution under glass. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Hermione Cockburn
Producer: Monise Durrani

: The Private World of Kenneth Williams: 3: The Just a Minute Years

David Benson reads excerpts from The Kenneth Williams Diaries, featuring archive recordings of Kenneth's performances.


Reader: David Benson
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Peter White.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: For One Night Only: George Harrison - The Concert for Bangla Desh

Continuing the series in which Paul Gambaccini looks at the stories behind live albums.

With its line-up of top names, this 1971 concert was the first pop-music charity event that set the benchmark for others such as Live Aid. It also saw the burgeoning of interest in world music and the first glimpses of Harrison's solo career.


Presenter: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Wild Lunch

An absurdist comedy by Katie Hims. A terribly English, terribly civilised lunch party gradually disintegrates on the day a man is hanged by an unspecified government. Even when the world is falling apart around them, there are those who will do anything to cling on to the reality that suits them.
Director Toby Swift


Comedy By: Katie Hims.
Director: Toby Swift
Jane: Claudia Harrison
Bill: Ben Miles
Alison: Richenda Carey
Jim: Ian Masters
Brian: Stephen Critchlow
Ruth: Tracy Wiles
Andrew: Kenny Blyth

: 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

: Curly Tales

2: Why My Grandmother Learned to Play the Rute by Scarlett Thomas , read by Flora Montgomery.
Over a long summer holiday, a young girl hears her grandmother's Story in SOUnd. Fordetailsseeyesterday


Unknown: Scarlett Thomas
Read By: Flora Montgomery.

: Dearly Beloved

Padre Stephen Robbins from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst discusses delivering sermons about service and leadership to 800 trainee officers. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Padre Stephen Robbins

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb looks at new employment rights proposed forthe clergy. She also asks how you find out what you should be earning.
Producer Caroline Bayley and Kirsteen Knight.


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producer: Caroline Bayley
Producer: Kirsteen Knight.

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, with LibbyPurves. Producer Tony Phillips Repeated on Sunday

: 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. 3: Brown
Sauce. Someone has to support the Minister at an arms sales exhibition, but the politically sensitive sale of jet trainer aircraft is not what's uppermost in Bryan's mind -or in George's.
Director Pete Atkin Producer Rosalind Ayres (R)


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

: The Archers

Lynda has a late-night rehearsal.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Love Lessons

By Joan Wyndham. 2: Desperate Dreaming
Having decided to become an artist, the next step is for Joan to acquire a studio. Within days, every artist in Chelsea seems to be coming to oaint there.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Joan Wyndham.
Joan: Emilia Fox
Gerhardt: Paul Rttter
Rupert: Julian Ovenden
Jo Jonathan: Dryden Taylor
Leonard: David Mitchell

: File on 4

With Iraq and other conflicts leaving Britain's shrinking armed forces overstretched,
Julian O'Halloran reports on the strains on regular and part-time soldiers. Producer Julia Rooke Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Julia Rooke

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

New series Nine editions of the medical series, starting with an investigation into ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Dr Mark Porterfinds out if Britain really is in the grip of an epidemic or if this is a case of catch-all diagnosis. The health phone-in Check Up on Thursday is also dedicated to this subject. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at4.30pm What are the symptoms of ADHD? See page 36


Unknown: Dr Mark Porterfinds
Producer: Helen Sharp

: The Choice

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Dracula

By Bram Stoker. 2: Jonathan explores the castle and discovers more than he had dared contemplate. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Bram Stoker.

: Romantic Friction

A four-part comedy drama by Michelle Read.
1: Lovelorn romance writer Anna is up against a deadline for her latest potboiler. But her creative juices don't seem to be ftowing as, after years of havinga purely fictional love-life, she's met a real-live man.
Producer Dawn Ellis (R)


Unknown: Michelle Read.
Anna: Samantha Bond
Brian: Hugh Bonneville
Minnie: Cathy Murphy
Buddha: Kammy Darwelsh
Bob: Andrew Wlncott
Fertility doll: Adjoa Andoh
Brenda: Michelle Read
The book: Michael Fenton-Stevens

: The Leg Bone's Connected to the Patella

Graham Easton examines the history of medical terminology, the mystique it gives doctors, and the potential for comedy when words such as dysdiadochokinesis and orchidectomy are uttered in all Seriousness. Producer Erika Wright (R)


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Erika Wright

: News

: Book of the Week: The Cruellest Miles

Part 2. Repeated from 9.45am

: Digital only BBC Schools

3.00 Something to Think About: Age 5-7 3.15 Let's Move:
Age 5-6 3.35Time 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 4.40Talking 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.

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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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