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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Liz Hansford.


Unknown: Liz Hansford.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: The Choice

6/10. In-depth, highly personal and emotionally charged interviews with people who have had to make dramatic and life-changing choices when faced with a dilemma. Presented by Michael Buerk. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm


Presented By: Michael Buerk.
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Subway .

3/5. When a timid-looking New Yorker, Bernard Goetz , shot four black teenagers on the subway in 1984, a hero was born. Joe Queenan meets former mayor Ed Koch to find out how the city turned around the subway's reputation as one of the most dangerous places On earth. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Bernard Goetz
Unknown: Joe Queenan
Unknown: Ed Koch
Producer: Miles Warde

: Book of the Week: Tuning Up at Dawn

2/5. Honeymoon Island. Although Majorca was always a destination for the artistic community, the First World War, the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War took theirtoll on the island's tourist trade. Clearly a little marketing was required. ByTomas Graves. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. All Ye Who Seek a Comfort Sure (St Bernard). Luke 23, w33-37 h0 0 Living
Bread, Who Once Didst Die (Whitlock). Crown Him with Many Crowns (Diademata). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Love for Lydia By HE Bates. 2/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Bird Boys

Egg collectors, crofters, lairds and bird lovers meet in a world of cloak-and-dagger military secrecy as Jim Crumley uncovers the curious and untold story or the Scottish ospreys of Loch Garten before they became famous. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Jim Crumley
Unknown: Loch Garten
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Radio Roots

2/6. Richard Burton was one of the most feted actors of his time, but what was his career like before he became famous? Written and presented by Russell Davies. Readers include Jon Glover , Sally Grace and Roy Oakshott. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Richard Burton
Presented By: Russell Davies.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Sally Grace
Producer: Richard Edis

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, 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.

: ALoveSupreme

To mark its 40th anniversary, Jez Nelson profiles John Coltrane 's album A Love Supreme from the viewpoint of the players, the fans and those for whom the spiritual message of the album remains a profound influence in their lives. Contributions include Coltrane s biographer Ashley Kahn , his wife and fellow musician
Alice Coltrane , musicians McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones , composer Steve Reich and Archbishop Franzo King from the Church of John Coltrane in San Francisco.
Producer Mat Heywood


Unknown: Jez Nelson
Unknown: John Coltrane
Unknown: Ashley Kahn
Musician: Alice Coltrane
Musicians: McCoy Tyner
Musicians: Elvin Jones
Unknown: Steve Reich
Unknown: John Coltrane
Unknown: San Francisco.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Good Ship Esperanza

A nautical fable: the Esperanza has been around the world with its cargo of toxic waste more times than the captain and his skeleton crew can remember. Now, perhaps, their circumnavigations are at an end. by David Constantine. Canto of Alang Beach read by Helen Longworth.
Music by Mia Soteriou Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: David Constantine.
Read By: Helen Longworth.
Music By: Mia Soteriou
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Greek captain: Peter Polycarpou
Singing cook: Mia Soteriou
Woman': Ann Mitchell
Astronaut: Paul Birchard
First Mate: Ryan McCluskey
Wireless operator: Carl Prekopp

: Making History

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


Unknown: Sue Cook.
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Mind Games

2/3. A Very Fine House. Can property obsession go too far? By Helen Dunmore , read by Jilly Bond. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Read By: Jilly Bond.

: Fashion Music

2/5. Country and Western. Musical taste and dress sense meet when people express themselves through the worlds of fashion and musical style. How
Roy Rogers and the West won over Nigel Pearce of Bristol. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Roy Rogers
Unknown: Nigel Pearce

: Nice Work

5/6. Are we facing 50 years of work as pension shortfalls mean people can't afford to retire? How will both older and younger workers adapt to a longer working life? Philippa Lamb looks at the ageing workforce. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: The Learning Curve

9/10. The guide to the wide world of learning, with LibbyPurveS. Producer Victoria Brignell Repeated on Sunday at llpm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Pits

4/6. The Silbury music festival is a perfect opportunity to bring opera to the masses, so long as you don't say the wrong thing. Unfortunately, Maggie has a natural gift for speaking out of turn. Comic mayhem in the world of classical music, written by James Cary.
Producer Adam Bromley


Written By: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Baz: Phil Cornwell
Alec: John Oliver
Rosie: Lucy Montgomery
Phil: Dominic Coleman
Vince: Steve Furst
Maggie: Paula Wilcox

: The Archers

Adam finds three's a crowd.
For cast see page 46 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine programme, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Love for Lydia

2/10. Richardson has walked out of his job as a reporter and finds himself spending more and more time with Lydia. By HE Bates.
For details and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: File on 4

8/10. The Prime Minister's big idea for secondary education is to create new independent academies to replace failing schools in deprived areas. The first 17 have already opened - but will the millions of pounds being invested benefit the pupils most in need? With reporter Gerry Northam.
Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Reporter: Gerry Northam.
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: 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

4/6. Borderline personalities are impulsive, prone to mood swings and erratic behaviour. They are also easily depressed and have a tendency to move between idealisation and devaluation of others. Borderline personality disorder and its treatments are explored by Dr Raj Persaud. Producer Maire Devine Rptd tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud.
Producer: Maire Devine Rptd

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Wife

2/10. Joan recalls Joe shambling in to teach a group of articulate, educated but over-awed Smith sophomores - and altering her life forever. By Meg Wolitzer. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Meg Wolitzer.

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

4/6. This week, the student ponce from Budleigh Salterton and backpacking investigator of cultural diversity goes off to Egypt. By Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby. Additional material by Graeme Garden.
Producer David Tyler
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from this series are now available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jeremy Salsby.
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Producer: David Tyler
Giles: Marcus Brigstocke
Mustapha: Raad Rawl
Joyce: Rowena Cooper
Mr Hassan: Tj Ramlni
Lynda: Matilda Ziegler
Mildred: Eryl Maynard
Tourist official: Souad Faress

: Today in Parliament

The state opening of Parliament, with Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Tuning Upat Dawn

2/5. By Tomas Graves. Repeated from 9.45


Unknown: Tomas Graves.

: News

: News

: Masterpiece

My European
City (4/4)

: News

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Modern Mystics (2/3) 3 .00 News

: News

: News

: Off the Shelf

The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro (8/10)


Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro

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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