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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

Lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

With the Rev Roger Hutchings. When God Almighty Came to Earth (0 WalyWaly). Luke 2, w41-47.
0 Lord of Hosts (Neumark). Help Us, 0 Lord to Learn (Sandys). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: Opening Skinner's Box

3/5. By Lauren Slater. Read by Teresa Gallagher. Harry Harlow set out to reveal the true nature of love through his wire monkeys. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lauren Slater.
Read By: Teresa Gallagher.
Read By: Harry Harlow

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Old Wives' Tale 13/15. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Out of Print

1/3. With Fleet Street now all but devoid of newspaper offices, journalist and broadcaster
Philippa Kennedy relives the story of how this part of London became famous for its fixation witn news. Wynkyn's Wonder. Caxton's assistant
Wynkynde Worde brought printing to the Fleet Street area 500 years ago. His back-street business was the seed forthe creation of the best-known news-gathering location on earth. And yet the decades following the publication of the first British newspaper in the 1620s were fraughtwith threats and obstruction from the state, including licensing laws, imprisonment and swingeing taxes. Simple human curiosity to hearthe news, not forgetting proprietors' profit motives, won out in the end. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Philippa Kennedy
Unknown: Wynkynde Worde
Producer: Andrew Green

: No Commitments: 2/6: Rules of Engagement

Written by Simon Brett. Emily is getting married, so Victoria finally has the perfect opportunity to upstage her younger sister Charlotte.


Writer: Simon Brett.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Eddie: James Greene
Mrs Pinchbeck: Sheila Mitchell
Vicar: Richard Syms

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: X Marks the Spot

2/6. Pete McCarthy isjoined by Robin Simon , David Stafford and Sue Gaisford as they race against the clock to locate a mysterytreasure where X marks the spot. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Robin Simon
Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Sue Gaisford
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Music at Night

By Don Taylor. Living alone in his Norfolk cottage, a man has got into the habit of walking after dark. But one night he hears music, a solo violin, coming from a remote cottage. He has to investigate.
Director Ellen Dryden


Unknown: Don Taylor.
Director: Ellen Dryden
Man: Timothy West
Violinist: John Wood
Cleaner: Patience Tomlinson
Policeman: Benedict Martin

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions sent in by post. The chairman is Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Canterbury Tales - a Week of OriginalShort Stories

3/5. The Oldest Tale by Felicity Yeoh , read by Nikki Amuka-Bird . Amid the chaos of revising for exams and applying to universities, Sam realises that something subtle but significant has changed in his feelings for Rachel.
Producer Gemma Jenkins For more details see Monday


Unknown: Felicity Yeoh
Read By: Nikki Amuka-Bird
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: Working in Harmony

3/5. The Piano Trio. Menahem Pressler, Daniel Hope and Antonio Meneses talk about their respective roles within the Beaux Arts Trio chamber music ensemble. For details see Monday


Unknown: Daniel Hope
Unknown: Antonio Meneses

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor hears about the challenge of designing 21st-century offices. Radical innovation in the workplace can boost corporate performance and sell the company- not just to the public but also to its own staff. Experts reflect on how to manage the revolution. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud probes the wonders and mysteries of the mind. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Sunday Format

2/4. Inside the covers of this week's quality Sunday newspaper featuring more than 50 essential pull-out sections, Frank Doors tackles his hardest assignment yet by spending an entire day as an American; Bermudi Korgi assesses which religion is right for your pet, and a couple reveal the stigma attached to having a happy sex life afterten years of marriage. With Rebecca Front, Simon Greenall , Emma Kennedy , Tracy-Ann Oberman ,
Chris Langham and Ewan Bailey. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Frank Doors
Unknown: Bermudi Korgi
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: Ewan Bailey.
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers The future looks bright for Joe.

Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts show and talks to Joanna Trollope , whose new novel focuses on adoption, as two people in their late 30s track down and meet their birth mothers. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Old Wives' Tale

13/15. The Meeting. Constance and Sophia are at long last reunited, but Sophia soon feels stifled byBursley.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose and Michael Gove cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Producer: David Coomes

: In the Think-Tanks

3/3. Dennis Sewell concludes a series exploring the world of think-tanks that focus on Europe. Producer Sheila Cook Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Sheila Cook
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Scientists in a Shoebox

1/2. In 1909 a young Harvard scientist created a strain of genetically identical mice to study the inheritance of their coat colour. Nearly a century later the descendants of Clarence Cook Little 's mice have been responsible for more than 20 Nobel Prizes and key insights into our understanding of modern medicine. In the first of two programmes Graham
Easton traces the scientific career of the mouse and finds outwhy it has been so important in our understanding of human biology and disease. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Clarence Cook Little

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Probable Future

3/10. By Alice Hoffmann. "This was hertalent. An eye for death, an ability to read the human timetable; a nightmare Of a gift." Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Alice Hoffmann.

: Four at the Store

Another chance to join Ross Noble for an evening of stand-up comedy from the Comedy Store,
Manchester, featuring Toby Foster , Steve Gribbin and Julia Morris. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Toby Foster
Unknown: Steve Gribbin
Unknown: Julia Morris.
Producer: Helen Williams

: Today in Parliament

Today's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Opening Skinner's

BOX 3/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together (ages 7-11) 3.15 Time and Tune (ages 7-9)
3.35 Tales from Europe (ages 7-9) 3.50 Schools Plays 3 (ages 7-11) 4.10 Megamaths Yr 3 (ages 7-8) 4.25 First Steps in Drama (ages 7-9) 4.40 Listen and Write (ages 9-11)

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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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