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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Peter Smith , Archbishop of Cardiff.


Unknown: Peter Smith

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Mark D'Arcy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: The Choice

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


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Blood Is Thicker than Water

Continuing the series in which
Professor Steve Jones examines the different blood groups and their hidden influences on people's lives. 4:Rhesus and Beyond
. Steve Jones discovers the implications for pregnant women of being rhesus negative and what it means to have Kell, Duffy and MN coursing through our veins. producer Andrea Kidd


Unknown: Professor Steve Jones
Unknown: Steve Jones
Producer: Andrea Kidd

: Daily Service

Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers . Lo, in the Wilderness a Voice (Luther's Hymn). Matthew 3, wl-6 11-12.
People Look East (Bramma). 0 Spirit of the Living
God (Gonfalon Royal). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Presented By: Mgr Tony Rogers
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Book of the Week: Raw Spirit

lain Banks continues his tour of Scotland. 2: Fc a long time I rejected a lot of traditional Scottish stuff, like the kilt, bagpipes, haggis and drunken self-pity. I wasn't even that keen on whisky...." Read by Jimmy Chisholm. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Jimmy Chisholm.

: Woman's Hour Presented by Jenni Murray.

10.45 Darling Mouse, Precious Worm Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: Mind Changers

New series As the science of psychology developed during the 20th century, our understanding of human behaviour improved. Certain landmark experiments dramatically increased our knowledge, changing for ever our perception of the human mind. In the first programme, Claudia Hammond revisits the conformity experiment conducted by American social psychologist. Solomon Asch.


Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Unknown: Solomon Asch
Producer: Marya Burgess

: By Royal Command

Bill Pertwee tells the entertaining story of the Royal Command Performance from its origins in the days of the medieval court jester to today's star-studded variety extravaganzas. With reminiscences and performance excerpts from Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Trinder and Jimmy Jewell.


Presenter: Bill Pertwee
Interviewee: Bruce Forsyth
Interviewee: Tommy Trinder
Interviewee: Jimmy Jewell
Producer: Stephen Garner

: 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.

: Look No Hands

Tim Franks tells the story of the player piano, the first and, some argue, the most accurate way of reproducing music at home. It had phenomenal success in the early years of the 20th century only to be killed off by the Wall Street Crash and the radio.


Presenter: Tim Franks
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Heart Break

By Sara Maitland. Sam is a chorister in Lincoln Cathedral. His story unfolds against that of the cathedral itself and some of the characters who have played their part in its past.
With the boys' choir of Lincoln Cathedral


Writer: Sara Maitland
Director: Sara Davies
Cathedral: Kathryn Hunter
Samuel: Charlie Smith
Choirmaster: Mark Meadows
Geoffrey de Noiers: Jimmy Yuill
Katherine: Carrie Davies
Byrd: Jonathan Nibbs
Banks: David Collins
Rauzini: Jamie Ballard

: Making History

Sue Cook presents the series examining listeners' historical queries.
EMAIL: making.history@bbc.co.ukBN1 1PL
Address: [address removed]Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Commonwealth Stories

4: Dance with Me by Jackee Budesta Batanda from Uganda. A dance is an occasion for both terror and hope. 5: Fora Horseshoe Nail by Amara Bhavani Dev from India. A husband takes a terrible risk to earn money for his family. 6: Dancing with the Magician by Rachel Fixen from England. The residents of an old people's home are expecting a special visitor. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jackee Budesta Batanda
Unknown: Amara Bhavani Dev
Unknown: Rachel Fixen

: Baby Rites

In another programme about pregnancy and customs, Kate Saunders discovers why the first words a baby speaks matter to its Muslim parents. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Kate Saunders

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests discuss what impact hotter summers and warmer winters are already having on our buying decisions. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: A Good Read

Novelist Doris Lessing and designer Kenneth Grange talkto Sue MacGregor about theirfavourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Doris Lessing
Designer: Kenneth Grange
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Our Brave Boys: 5: Honour Your Partners

Christopher Lee 's comedy drama set in the Ministry of Defence.
Bryan's ability to get hold of the right end of the stick is tested to the limit and a creative suggestion is made as to who should receive the gratitude of the nation.


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

: The Archers

Hayley gets some bad news. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson chairs the arts show and reports from the newly restored King's Library at the British Museum. Producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: John Wilson

: Darling Mouse, Precious Worm

The passionate correspondence between the writer Katherine Mansfield and her husband John Middleton Murray. 2: Murray tries to reassure
Katherine that all will be well as she is losing heart daily. She is elated when an Italian doctor visits and tells her she will recover from TB if she is careful. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Unknown: John Middleton Murray.

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad, with Jenny Cuffe. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe.

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White

: Case Notes

Dr Mark Porter investigates hepatitis, a contagious infection of the liver carried by approximately 650,000 people in the UK and spread through contact with sewage, blood transfusions and unprotected sex. Thursday's Check-Up health phone-in is also devoted to this topic.
Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: One Man's Justice

By Akira Yoshimura. 2: Takuya Kiyohara is on the run from the Allied authorities. Although aware of his perilous situation, he returns to his family home for what must be the last time, in order to destroy all evidence of his existence. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Akira Yoshimura.
Unknown: Takuya Kiyohara

: Romantic Friction

A comedy-drama by Michelle Read, starring Samantha Bond and Hugh Bonneville. 3: Love is all around. But could there be a cloud on the horizon?
Producer Dawn Ellis (R)


Unknown: Michelle Read
Unknown: Samantha Bond
Unknown: Hugh Bonneville.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Anna: Samantha Bond
Brian: Hugh Bonneville
Minnie: Sue Elliott-Nicholls
Bob: Andrew Wincott
Fertility: Doil Adjoaandoh
Buddha: Kammy Darweish
Brenda: Michelle Read
Dierdre: Beth Chalmers
Dougie: Ewan Bailey
Book: Michael Fenton-Stevens

: Today in Parliament

Today's business at Westminster. With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book

of the Week: Raw Spirit
Part2. Repeated from 9.45am

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The first day's play in the Second Test at Kandy,
Sri Lanka. With commentary by Christopher Martin -Jenkins, John Murray , Jonny Saunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe , and expert comments from Angus Fraser , Phil Tufnell and Roshan Mahanama. Including News at 6.30am.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Commentary By: Christopher Martin
Unknown: John Murray
Unknown: Jonny Saunders
Unknown: Roshan Abbeysinghe
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Phil Tufnell
Unknown: Roshan Mahanama.
Producer: Peter Baxter

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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.

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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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