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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25 7 25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Long View

5/6. Jonathan Freedland explores a moment in history that illuminates a contemporary debate. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Classical Cuts

Newseries 1/5. AironaGString. Tom Robinson traces the origins of our own aural landscape in the music of another age. He begins with a look at the second movement ofJS Bach's Orchestral Suite in D, widely known from its use in a cigar advertisement. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Alan Hall

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham Let Us with a Gladsome Mind (Monkland). Psalm 111. The Fear of the Lord (Boyce). Forthe Fruits of All Creation (EastAcklam). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Will in the World

2/5. The 19-year-old Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway , but it's not long before he tears himself away from his family and leaves for London. By Stephen Greenblatt. Fordetailsseeyesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Anne Hathaway
Unknown: Stephen Greenblatt.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 Vanity Fair By William Makepeace Thackeray. 17/20. The Woman's 's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray.

: The Sound of Life

3/8. Aubrey Manning does his best to hear like barn owl and hunt using his ears, and he earns how eavesdropping amonggarden birds is at the heart of theirfamily lives. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Aubrey Manning

: The Actor, the Lodgings, the Kipper and Ma

Once upon a time the theatrical landlady, often referred to affectionately as "Ma", provided a home from home for actors and variety turns who could not afford, or did not wish, to stay in hotels while on tour. But not all otthe landladies had an enviable reputation. Amongthose recalling the theatrical landlady are Bruce Forsyth ,
Jimmy Cricket and Ted Ray. With Geoffrey Wheeler. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Jimmy Cricket
Unknown: Ted Ray.
Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke from the Conservative Party conference in Bournemouth.


Presented By: Nick Clarke

: Playing Bony's Tune

2/3. Out with the Old, In with.... the Old. Napoleon's personal taste was inspiring marches and the "┬╗ cream arias" of Italy. But he recognised the importance of the opera houses and he appreciated the propaganda value ofthe arts. With historians Alan Forrest and David Gates , music scholars Jean Mongredien and Elizabeth Bartlet , and Cherubini expert Michael Fend. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Alan Forrest
Unknown: David Gates
Unknown: Jean Mongredien
Unknown: Elizabeth Bartlet
Unknown: Michael Fend.
Producer: Alan Hall

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Isabella and the Pot of Basil

By John Keats. Isabella loves Lorenzo but her brothers want him dead. Young love turns to gothic nightmare in this classic tale of passion, murder and a pot of bas, .
and Original music by David Chilton Director Claudine Toutoungi


Unknown: John Keats.
Music By: David Chilton
Director: Claudine Toutoungi
Narrator: Miriam Margolyes
Isabella: Janie Dee
Lorenzo: Rashan Stone
Brothers: Stephen Hogan
Brothers: Nicholas Boult

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel fields listeners' questions aboutthe environment and the developing world.
ADDRESS: Home Planet, PO Box 3096, Brighton BN1 1PL
Email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone:[number removed] Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: More Stories from Carnbeg

2/5. Bull. "The frisky young bull picked its way gingerly towards he recessed entrance. Its hornsjust avoided bringing down the hanging basket offlowers. It walked on, into the china shop." Read by Nick Farr. For details see yesterday


Read By: Nick Farr.

: Room with a View

2/5. The Debussy Suite, The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
WhereDebussyputthefinishingtouchestohis masterpiece, LaMer. Allan Beswick talks to academic Richard Langham Smith. For details see yesterday


Talks: Allan Beswick
Unknown: Richard Langham Smith.

: Shop Talk

New Housing. The Government has plans for hundreds of thousands of new homes over the next decade, but how will they be built? Heather Payton and guests diSCUSS new innovations in housing. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: The Learning Curve

2/10. The guide to the wide world of learning with Libby PurveS. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:Life, the Universe and Everything

3/6. Tertiary Phase 3: Fit the Fifteenth
In which Slartibartfast provides an Informational Illusion. By Douglas Adams.
Music by Paul "Wix" Wickens Producers Bruce Hyman and Helen Chattwell Adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs Repeated on Thursday at llpm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The original full-cast BBC Radio 4 productions of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Primary Phase and Secondary Phase, are available on audio cassette and CD, along with a Collector's Edition and Douglas Adams at the BBC on CD only. The long awaited, brand-new third series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Tertiary
Phase, will be released on CD and audio cassette on 25 October. Available from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Douglas Adams.
Music By: Paul "wix" Wickens
Producers: Bruce Hyman
Producers: Helen Chattwell
Directed By: Dirk Maggs
Directed By: Douglas Adams
The Book: William Franklyn
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivem
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Slartibartfast: Richard Griffiths
Robot Waiter: Roger Gregg
Judiciary Pag: Rupert Degas
Wikkit Voice: Dominic Hawksley
Krikkit Man: Michael Fenton Stevens
Krikkit Man: Philip Pope
Agrajag: Douglas Adams
Henry Blofeld: Himself
Fred Trueman: Himself

: The Archers Joe aims for a starring role.

For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the film Man on Fire, starring Denzel Washington as a troubled bodyguard sent to Mexico City to protect a child from kidnappers. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Denzel Washington
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Vanity Fair

17/20. Rawdon prepares to fight a duel with Lord Steyne. By William Makepeace Thackeray.
For details and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray.

: File on 4

New series 1/10. The current affairs series returns with an investigation by Allan Urry into the explosion in counterfeit and substandard pharmaceutical drugs. Are the drug companies doing enough to combat it? And why is there so little international regulation of the global market in vital medicines? Producer JennyChryss RptdSun5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: The Other Medicine

3/6. Anna Ford finds out what progress has been made in Britain to understand the mechanisms behind complementary and alternative medicine. Producer Rami Tzabar Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Anna Ford
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Third Man

7/10. By Graham Greene. Rollo has news for the police, who in turn have news for Rollo. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Graham Greene.

: The Rapid Eye Movement

New series 1/4. Karl Minns 's comedy about a man who has a company of actors in his head performing his nightly dreams returns for a third series.
Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese. Owingto Meryl 's failed affairwith REM DJ Ken, Chester finds himself with a tune stuck in his head - it's the Birdie Song, and it's driving him, and the REM, completely round the bend.
Music by Neutronics Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Karl Minns
Unknown: Owingto Meryl
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Narrator: Chris Langham
Chester: Dave Lamb
Butterworth: Michael Fenton Stevens
Tiberius: Kim Wall
Meryl: Sue Elllot-Nlcholls
Miss Maury: Beth Chalmers
Hives: Martin Hyder
Agent: Ewan Bailey
Ken: Ewan Bailey
Len: Owen Evans
Floyd: Karl Minns

: Six Men and Four Minutes

Fifty years afterthe first four-minute mile, Charlie Brooks finds out what became of the athletes who ran in that momentous race. ProducerVerneeSamuel


Unknown: Charlie Brooks

: News

: Book of the Week: Will in the World

3/5. By Stephen Greenblatt. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Stephen Greenblatt.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Something to Think About (ages 5-7) 3.15 Let's Move
(ages 5-6) 3.35 Time to Move(ages 6-8) 3.55 Stories and Rhymes (ages 5-7) 4.05 The Song Tree (ages 5-7) 4.25 Numbertime (ages 5-6) 4.40 Talking Points (ages 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.

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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