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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Becky Milligan.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Becky Milligan.

: The Choice ,

3/10. Michael Buerk talks to people who have faced a life-changing choice. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Classical Cuts

5/5. Sibelius' Fifth Symphony. Tom Robinson discovers how the horn call in the last movement, inspired by a flock of swans taking flight from a lake near the composer's home, became the hook for a pop record by Strawberry Switchblade. With producer David Motion , wildlife expert Carl Mitchell and musicologists Peter Franklin and Glenda Goss. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Unknown: Strawberry Switchblade.
Producer: David Motion
Unknown: Carl Mitchell
Musicologists: Peter Franklin
Musicologists: Glenda Goss.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Daily Service

Presented by MgrTony Rogers . Let Saints on Earth
(Dundee). 1 Peter 1, w3-9. The Souls of the Righteous (Vaughan Williams). Lord of All Hopefulness (Slane). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Presented By: Mgrtony Rogers
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Book of the Week: Long Way Round

2/5. What to do in the Cuds. Across Europe, and across some borders ... eventually. Ewan McGregor continues to read his account of the epic motorbike journey with Charley Boorman. For details see yesterday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Ewan McGregor
Unknown: Charley Boorman.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Innocence of Radium By Lavinia Greenlaw. 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: The Sound of Life

7/8. Sounds from the Future. Aubrey Manning explores the consequences of increasing levels of noise pollution on animal communication, and examines whether man-made noise is drowning out the natural SOng Of the Earth. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Hancock's Helpers

Fifty years ago, the first episode of Hancock was broadcast on radio. Few realised then that the adventures of Tony Hancock and his chums would become such a massive, lasting success. Russell Davies explores the on- and off-air relationships between Tony and his "helpers", Kenneth Williams, Bill Kerr, Sid James and Hattie Jacques among them. With archive and new interviews, and clips from the shows.

Freddie and the dreamer: page 31


Presenter: Russell Davies
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.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Yodel Your Blues Away

rSandi Toksvig endeavours to discover more about the curious Alpine-American vocal technique known
7 as yodelling. While taking the first, halting steps on the road to yodelling competence she discovers how the sound is produced, why it has travelled so widely and why, whenever she hears it, she's unable to control a smile. She'd also like to challenge anyone who hears the programme not to try, in some quiet corner, a little yodel of their own. Producer Tom Alban


Producer: Tom Alban

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Lodsell Cod

A magical and moving story of two brothers in love with the same girl in 1950s Devon. By Dan Jamieson.


Writer: Dan Jamieson
Director: Marc Beeby
Granfer: Geoffrey Hutchings
Tom: Stuart McLoughlin
Ed: Carl Grose
Jo: Clare Corbett
Den: Jonathan Keeble
Knocker: Steve Bennett
George: Zac Fox
Miss Dewhurst: Helen Longworth
Forecaster/Priest: Hugh Dickson

: Making History

Sue Cook examines more listeners' historical queries - uncovering mysteries and reinterpreting the past. ADDRESS: Making History. PO Box 3096. Brighton BN1 1PL Email: making.history@bbc.co.uk
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: End of Story

2/5. Billy Bone. By Ian Rankin. After a road accident a petty crook curses a motorist - to frightening effect. The reader is Jimmy Chisholm. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Billy Bone.
Unknown: Ian Rankin.
Unknown: Jimmy Chisholm.

: Still Angry after All These Years

2/5. A Kind of Loving. Stan Barstow's 1960 classic novel, set in West Yorkshire, tells the tale of Vic Brown , a bored draughtsman who gets his girlfriend pregnant and has to marry her. Barstow goes back to Wakefield and Dewsbury to find out what today's Vic Browns are up to. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Vic Brown
Unknown: Vic Browns

: Nice Work

2/6. Dyslexia is a hidden problem in the workplace. With an estimated 500,000 undiagnosed adults, Philippa Lamb asks whether companies should be doing more to get their employees the help they need. Producer Rosamund Jones


Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Learning Curve

6/10. The guide to the wide world of learning, with LibbyPurves. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at llpm

: The Pits

New series 1/6. Struggling musicians are finding that high art doesn't pay. Baz, Maggie and Alec'sjobs in the British Opera Company are under threat from cut-price Eastern Europeans, who are not only skilled performers but qualified plumbers and plasterers as well. And Rosie is discovering that life outside music college is harder than she expected. Written bv James Cary.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Baz: Phil Comwell
Maggie: Paula Wilcox
Rosie: Lucy Montgomery
Alec: John Oliver

: The Archers

An uncomfortable night at Casa Nueva. For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, with Mark Lawson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Innocence of Radium

2/5. Bright Lights, New York City. The inventor Scharf and the dial-painter Ishbel visit New York to look for
Mary Pickford and Albert Einstein. A romance between a factory worker and the scientist whose magic paint is placing her life in danger, written by Lavinia Greenlaw. For details and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Pickford
Unknown: Albert Einstein.
Written By: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: File on 4

5/10. Sewers. Every year thousands of homes are flooded with evil-smelling sewage. Julian O'Halloran investigates growing concern over the crumbling state of Britain's sewerage system and the threat it poses to public health. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

New series 1/6. The programme dedicated to the mysterious workings of our brains returns with Dr Raj Persaud as presenter. He examines the latest research in this field, bringing together experts from the fields of psychiatry, psychology and mental health. Producer Maire Devine Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Maire Devine

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Closed Circle

7/15. Wheeling Dealing in Denmark. As Paul tries his hand at saving his career, Benjamin faces the biggest crisis of his life. Alex Jennings continues Jonathan Coe 's appraisal of life as we live it now. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Jonathan Coe

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

1/6. Giles Wemmbley Hogg-fearless investigator of cultural diversity -goes off to Tanzania. By
Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby with additional material by Graeme Garden.
Other parts played by Abi Eniola. Dan Clark and Franky Mwangi Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Giles Wemmbley
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jeremy Salsby
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Played By: Abi Eniola.
Played By: Dan Clark
Played By: Franky Mwangi
Producer: David Tyler
Giles: Marcus Brigstocke
George: Connie M'Gadzah
Koeman: Frank Lazarus
Headmaster: Earl Cameron
Brenda: Mona Albakry
Ken: Mac McDonald

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster in a round-up of the day's business. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Long Way Round

2/5. By Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ewan McGregor
Unknown: Charley Boorman.

: 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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