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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.

: Midsummer Sins

5/8. Joan Bakewell takes a look atthe Seven Deadly Sins and asks whether sins are that sinful anymore. Greed. There is enough in the world for everyone s need, but not enough for everyone'sgreed." Frank Buchman , Lord Joffe, Julian Baggini and Alexandra Shulman discuss the most selfish of sins. Producer Cathie Mahoney Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Frank Buchman
Unknown: Julian Baggini
Unknown: Alexandra Shulman
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Stuck in the Middle

5/5. Time's Winged Chariot. A series about the joys and trials of middle age. This is it! Your last chance to change career, have a baby and become famous.
Now's the time to take up horse riding, hang-gliding and parachuting. Stephanie Caiman and others discuss the effect of the sands of time running out. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Stephanie Caiman
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Book of the Week: Making Babies - Stumbling into Motherhood

3/5. Once her baby is born, Anne Enright is assailed by facts and figures about how best to bring up her child. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Anne Enright

: Daily Service

Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers. Holy Spirit Hear Us (Glenfmlas) Reading - Jude, vv 20-23. Be Strong and of Good Courage (Leddington Wright). Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright (Maisemore). With the Paul Leddington Wright Singers. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Unknown: Paul Leddington
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Little Women By Louisa May Alcott. 8/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Louisa May Alcott.

: Voices from the Dark

2/3 The Archbishop's Army. Martin Wainwright looks at three moments in history when the Islamic and Christian worlds have taken an eager interest in one another's affairs. Today he searches for the legacy of the 12th-century scholars who travelled from all over Europe to
Toledo in Spain, then the frontier between Christendom and Islam, in search of Arabic learning, producer sue waidram


Unknown: Martin Wainwright

: Snap

5/6 By Paul Mendelson. Doug is dating Kaz'sPE teacher, but iust when the relationship gets a bit more intimate he begins to feel uncomfortable. Grannie Annie and Ernie are hunky-dory, so thatjust leaves Kaz on her own. If Kaz is cool with that, why isn't anyone else happy?
Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Paul Mendelson.
Unknown: Grannie Annie
Director: David Ian Neville
Molly: Rebecca Lacey
Doug: Paul Venables
Kaz: Soumaya Keynes
Ryan: Jessie Sullivan
Dawn: Samantha Spiro
Susan: Samantha Spiro
Raymond: Jonathan Tafler
Ernie: Jonathan Tafler
TV announcer: Jonathan Tafler
Annie: Marlene Sidaway
Old lady: Marlene Sidaway
Ansel: Richard Firth
Steve: Richard Firth

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Food Quiz

2/6 What did the Russian army eat to keep itself going during the Second World War and how did
Snowdon Puddingget its name? Jay Rayner and his guests Marguerite Patten , Clement Freud ,
Loyd Grossman and Valentina Harris solve these and other culinary mysteries. Producer Rebecca Wells


Unknown: Snowdon Puddingget
Unknown: Jay Rayner
Unknown: Marguerite Patten
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Valentina Harris
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Kepler

By John Banville. An exploration of the clash between two of the 17th century's leading astronomers -the assured prickly and self-mocking Johannes Kepler and the aristocratic, overbearing and secretly insecure Danish nobleman Tycho Brahe.
Director Gemma McMullan


Unknown: John Banville.
Unknown: Johannes Kepler
Director: Gemma McMullan
Kepler: Benedict Cumberbatch
Brahe: Alun Armstrong
Barbara: Arabella Weir
Sophie: Gillian Kearney
Longberg: Scott Handy
Rudolph II: Geoffrey Beevers
Jeppe: Kenny Baker
Christine: Marcella Riordan
Regina: Hannah R Gordon
Messenger: Simon Imrie
Court official: Kevin Jackson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by Norfolk gardeners. With
Gardening Weather Forecast. Gill Pyrah is in the chair.


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Gill Pyrah

: Tales from East Anglia

3/5. A series of stories by writers to whom being East Anglian is important in their lives or their work.
Measuring Geraniums. A crossword compiler, his head full of verbal conundrums, goes for a bike ride.... with unfortunate consequences. Written and read by humorist and musician Neil Innes. For details see Monday


Musician: Neil Innes.

: The Other Royal Society

3/5. As part of its 250th-anniversary celebrations, the RSA is championing the biggest tree-planting initiative in history. Griff Rhys Jones finds out why. For details see Monday


Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones

: Thinking Allowed

2/4. Regulated Tolerance. Laurie Taylor examines two prime examples of Amsterdam's famed tolerance -the city's policies on drugs and prostitution. He asks how they came about and how they are managed and finds out what the consequences are of this approach. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

1/6. Get Fit Get Well Food. Presented by Dr Mark Porter. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Presented By: Dr Mark Porter.

: PM

News and analysis with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Concrete Cow

5/6. Art. A sketch show in which anything is possible. This week, someone goes too far at a murder mystery party. With Robert Webb , Beth Chalmers ,
Catherine Shepherd , Steven Kynman , Abigail Burdess and Chris Pavlo. Written by James Cary. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Catherine Shepherd
Unknown: Steven Kynman
Unknown: Abigail Burdess
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Written By: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Sid's s the bearer of bad news. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson discusses Eastern and Western musical traditions with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and composer Bright Sheng. Producer Stephen Hughes
See BBC Proms 2004 on Friday at 7.30pm on Radio 3


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Little Women

8/10. By Louisa May Alcott. Laurie and Amy are delighted to meet up in Nice-but back home, Beth's health begins to fail again.
For cast and more details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Louisa May Alcott.

: The Commission

New series 1/8. From passive smokingto whether mobile phones can reduce fertility- health scares frequently make the headlines. But how is the public to judge the seriousness of each claim?
Nick Ross asks if we are too easily frightened. Producer Sara Nathan Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Sara Nathan

: The Gallic Way

1/3. Allan Little , the BBC's Paris correspondent, explores the political culture of France.
Producer Dennis Sewell Repeated from Sunday at 10.45


Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Wired for Life

1/2. A Person Cut in Two. The spinal cord provides the vital link between brain and body. If damaged, the result can be devastating paralysis. Georgina Ferry hears the stories of people living with spinal-cord injury and finds out why the nerve cells of the spinal cord are so precious. Producer Monise Durrani


Producer: Monise Durrani

: Midsummer Sins

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Gathering Light

3/5. By Jennifer Donnelly. Mattie is unsettled as the truth about the mysterious circumstances of Grace Brown 's death begin to emerge. For detaiissee Monday


Unknown: Jennifer Donnelly.
Unknown: Grace Brown

: Paperback Hell

6/6. Black Teeth Lane. Warm-hearted autobiography of a rebellious woman growing up in London's Welsh community. Starring Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson , Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell. By Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Rebecca Front
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford

A View from the Stanza. As a curtain-raiser to The Jail Diaries of Sir Ralph Stanza , which begins on Radio 4 at the same time next week, another chance to hear one of the highlights of the last series, when Stanza was poet in residence at Salford. This episode sees the awful poet based at a local football club. Starring James Quinn and veteran radio star Tony Melody. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Sir Ralph Stanza
Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Tony Melody.
Producer: Graham Frost

: The Parrot Sketch

Tony Hawks hears from some talkative parrots and their Owners. Producer Caroline Barbour


Producer: Caroline Barbour

: News

: Book of the Week: Making Babies - Stumbling into Motherhood

3/5. By Anne Enright. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Anne Enright.

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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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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