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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Unreliable Evidence

7/8 Clive Anderson isjoined byfoureminent members of the legal profession to discuss sport and the law. Producer Cathy Packe Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathy Packe

: Routemasters

2/5. The Roundabout. More British than the red phone box, the roundabout is the jewel in the crown of British traffic engineers. But, horror of horrors, it is a French invention that the British made their own. Joe Ken - visits
Letchworth, the site of the very first one opened in the UK in 1910 and hears of the difficulties the early motorists had in understanding how it worked. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Joe Ken
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Daily Service

Presented byClairJaquiss. 'Tis Good, Lord to Be Here!
(Carlisle). Mark 9, w2-8. God, Your Glory We Have Seen
(Langlais). Shine, Jesus, Shine (Kendnck). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: The Bugatti Queen

2/5. Harriet Walter continues to read from Miranda Seymour 's biography of Helle Nice. The glamorous racing driver meets Ettore Bugatti. For more details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Miranda Seymour
Unknown: Ettore Bugatti.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 After Happy Ever By Lynn Ferguson. 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lynn Ferguson.

: Nature

1/8 Spring Surprises. Climate change caused by greenhouse gases and other emissions is now bringing spring much earlier to the British Isles. Jeremy Bnstow examines the impact this is having on some of our plants, birds and butterflies. Repeatedfromyesterdayat9pm


Unknown: Jeremy Bnstow

: Fabulous Flops

4/4. Paul Roseby concludes his trawl through musical theatre's glorious failures with the unbelievably bad taste of Out of the Blue, a musical about the bombing of Nagasaki; Fields of Ambrosia, the hilarious tale of a travelling executioner; and the sad story behind
Leonardo, a musical funded by the island of Nauru, the entire economy of which is based on the guano industry. The disastrous production nearly put the island into recession. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Paul Roseby
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Tales from the Stave: 3/3: Handel's Jephtha

Frances Fyfield concludes the series about musical manuscripts by turning the pages of Handel's last major choral work, Jephtha, and finds a composer tormented by failing sight.


Presenter: Frances Fyfield
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: 1/5: The Abergavenny Murder

by Bert Coules, inspired by the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle.
Holmes and Watson have rarely been faced with such an uncooperative and unusual client. They have just 40 minutes to find out what problem has brought him to 221b Baker Street before the heavy boots of the official police force start clumping up the stairs.
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A large selection of Sherlock Holmes adventures is available on audio cassette, with some also on CD. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes , Volume 2, is available on cassette and CD from 7 June from good retail outlets or from [web address removed] Call [number removed]


Writer: Bert Coules
Creator of characters: Arthur Conan Doyle
Producer/Director: Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Andrew Sachs
The client: Ioan Meredith

: Making History

Sue Cook investigates another batch of listeners' history queries.
ADDRESS: MakingHistory.PO BOX 3096, Brighton BN11PL email-making.history@bbc.co.uk Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Brighton Caricatures

2/5 A Lesson in the Art of Snuff Taking.
Beau Brummell , haunted by debt, attempts to reacquaint himself with the recently crowned George IV. Written by John Peacock , read by Phillip Voss. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Beau Brummell
Unknown: George Iv.
Written By: John Peacock
Read By: Phillip Voss.

: A Thousand and One Nights

2/5. Found in Translation. Robert Irwin discovers why the most famous translator of the Arabian Nights is buried in atent. Fordetailsseeyesterday


Unknown: Robert Irwin

: Shop Talk

Whether you're afraid of terrorist attacks or ghosts, there's someone to help. From panic rooms to gated communities, Heather Payton looks at businesses built on fear. Producer Sam McAlister


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Sam McAlister

: The Learning Curve

New series 1/9. The guide to the wide world of learning with Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated Sunday 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Elephants to Catch Eels

5/6. London. Jago has been kidnapped and taken to London, but Dewey is far more interested in seeing Bedlam, which is now in its sixth record-breaking year. Historical sitcom, written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain. Guest starring Alison Steadman.
Other parts played by members of the cast Producer Jan Ravens


Written By: Tom Jamieson
Written By: Nev Fountain.
Unknown: Alison Steadman.
Producer: Jan Ravens
Tamsyn: Sheridan Smith
Jago: John Bowe
Horatia: Alison Steadman
Maj Falconer: Cameron Stewart
Cpt Marriot: Andrew McGibbon
Squire Bascombe: Martin Hyder
Dewey: Mark Felgate
Producer: Mark Perry

: The Archers

Lynda's bright idea.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on the shortlist of contenders for this year's Turner Prize, which is announced today. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: After Happy Ever

2/5. Goldilocks sti can't resisttrying out other people's houses for size. Starring Leslie Ash as Goldilocks. Written by Lynn Ferguson. Director Jessica Dromgoole For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Leslie Ash
Written By: Lynn Ferguson.
Director: Jessica Dromgoole

: Threatening Intelligence

According to one of our leading police officers, it is only a matter of time before Islamist militants carry out a major terrorist attack in Britain. The BBC's security correspondent, Frank Gardner , looks at how the terrorist networks operate and how the security services are dealing with the threat.
Producer Innes Bowen Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Frank Gardner
Producer: Innes Bowen
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White

: Case Notes

7/9. Oral Health. This week is National Smile Week, promoted by the British Dental Health Foundation.
Dr Mark Porter and the team look at the information about the body's overall health revealed by the state of one's gums and teeth. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Wide Sargasso Sea

7/10. By Jean Rhys. Antoinette asks her old nurse, Christophine, to help restore her marriage. Readers Adam Godley and AdjoaAndoh. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jean Rhys.
Readers: Adam Godley

: Tim Merryman's Days of Clover

Another chance to hear a comedy-drama series by Ray Connolly , first broadcast last year.
1/4. Goodbye, Baby Boomer and Amen. Tim thinks he's in line for promotion, but his boss has other ideas. He is made redundant; the contents of his desk are presented to him in a black bag and his car is repossessed. Surely, that's all....
Producer Louis Armitage Director Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Ray Connolly
Unknown: Baby Boomer
Producer: Louis Armitage
Director: Dirk Maggs
Tim: Duncan Preston
Amy: Tessa Peake-Jones
Holly: Catherine Shepherd
Joe: Leo Bill
Colin: Nick Bumell
Newsagent: Tom George
Charlotte: Cathy Sara
Belle: Rachel Preece

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Bugatti Queen

2/5. By Miranda Seymour. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Miranda Seymour.

: Digital only BBC Schools

3.00 Something to Think About (ages 5-7) 3.15 Let's Move
(ages 5-7) 3.35 Time to Move (ages 6-8) 3.55 Stories and Rhymes (ages 5-7) 4.10 Song Tree (ages 5-7)

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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