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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie 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 the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Becky Milligan.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: The Choice

8/10. In-depth, highly personal and emotionally charged interviews with people who have had to make dramatic and life-changing choices. They speak to Michael Buerk. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Subway

5/5. New York straphanger Joe Queenan concludes his series about 100 years of tunnel life with a tribute to the long-suffering passenger. Includes a special section on how to find love on the Lexington Line.
Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Unknown: Lexington Line.
Producer: Miles Warde

: Book of the Week: Wrong about Japan

2/5. Peter and Charley begin their adventures in Tokyo in traditional cartoon style, meeting gangsters and swordsmen. Written by Peter Carey. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Peter Carey.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Ernest Rea. Lord, Thy Word
Abideth (Ravenshaw). Romans 15, w4-13. Spirit of God, Unseen as the Wind (Skye Boat Song). Go Forth and Tell (Go Forth). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Wills Girls By Alison Whittington. 2/5. The Woman's Hourdrama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Alison Whittington.

: Unearthing Mysteries

New series 1/4. Supplier of aromatic resins, gold and riches to the ancient Egyptians, the Land ot Punt has long been the subject of mystery. Aubrey Manning goes in search of it, armed with new arguments about this "Gods' Land" being located in Arabia ratherthan the African location, where conventional wisdom has placed it. But there is a newly discovered ancient text which may, as yet, shed even more light on the mystery. Producer Helen Sharp


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Radio Roots

4/6. A retrospective of Beryl Reid 's early career, before she was famous. Written and presented by Russell Davies. With readers Jon Glover and Sally Grace. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Beryl Reid
Presented By: Russell Davies.
Readers: Jon Glover
Readers: Sally Grace.
Producer: Richard Edis

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, 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.

: Tutti Frutti

Fifty years ago Little Richard recorded one of the first great records of rock'n'roll - Tutti Frutti. It came out of a different world than that of the young, white fans who bought it -the black sub-culture of female impersonators of the segregated South. In New Orleans, historian
Marybeth Hamilton talks to those who remember that time and visits the Dew Drop Inn where Little Richard joined in a culture of ventriloquists, voodoo dancers and can-can skirted men. producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Little Richard
Unknown: Tutti Frutti.
Talks: Marybeth Hamilton
Unknown: Little Richard
Producer: Tim Dee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play : The Laughter of Stafford

Producer Graham Frost


Producer: Graham Frost
Narrator: Joanna Lumley
Mrs Mackay: Siobhan Redmond
Dr Bream: Brigit Forsyth
Miss Fife: Emily Woof
Miss Batt: Alexandra Gilbreath
Miss Dunn: Becky Hindley
Senora Devizes: Azucena Duran
Miss Nadimbaba: Sandra James-Young

: Making History

Another batch of listeners' history queries, uncovering mysteries and re-interpreting 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

: Sculptor's Daughter

2/5. The Bays. There is a whole strange, magical world around the edge of the island - a universe to a small child. By Tove Jansson. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Tove Jansson.

: Forgotten Female Fossilists

2/3. Mary Anning , the uneducated girl who changed the face of palaeontology with her study of the hundreds of fossils she found in the cliffs of Lyme Regis , is re-evaluated by Rebecca Scott. For more details see yesterday


Unknown: Mary Anning
Unknown: Lyme Regis
Unknown: Rebecca Scott.

: Shop Talk

New series 1/12. Captains of industry are now regarding reputation as the most crucial of business tools. Heather Payton explores how companies can now be bolstered or shattered by fate's fickle hand.
Producer Rozina Breen


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rozina Breen

: A Good Read

New series 1/10. Art meets science when musician, writer and comedian Mike Harding and Professor
Susan Greenfield join Sue MacGregor to discuss the merits of three of their favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Mike Harding
Unknown: Susan Greenfield
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Pits

6/6. It's Christmas time, which means hideous, themed concerts, avoiding Christmas with the family and, above all, avoiding spending it in the pub with Phil. Comic mayhem in the world of classical music, written bv James Cary.
Producer Adam Bromley


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

: The Archers

Pat gets a nasty surprise.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts news.
Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Wills' Girls

2/5. Glad's Secret. Mae's arrival makes Glad uneasy about her secret affair. By Amanda Whittington. For details and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Amanda Whittington.

: File on 4

10/10. Around two-thirds of British military deaths in Iraq were caused by friendly fire, faulty equipment, poor training and other factors. Now families of victims accuse the Ministry of Defence of covering up its failings. Julian O'Halloran reports. Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: David Lewis

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

6/6. Described by experts as a new way of experiencing ageing in a youth-obsessed culture, Dr Raj Persaud looks at the concept of "conscious ageing". 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: Frankenstein

2/10. Rescued from the icy wastes of the Arctic,
Victor Frankenstein begins his extraordinary narrative. David Rintoul continues to read Mary Shelley 's gothic romance. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Victor Frankenstein
Unknown: David Rintoul
Unknown: Mary Shelley

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

6/6. This week, the backpacking investigator of cultural diversity goes off to New Zealand. By Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby , with 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
Arabella: Catherine Tate
Mrs Wells: Richenda Care)
Gregg: Damlen Lyne
Josh: Richard Dillane
Stevo: Toby Fisher
Jennifer: Stella Duffy
Saskia: Sophie Winkleman

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, with Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Wrong aboutJapan

2/5. By Peter Carey. Repeated from 9.45


Unknown: Peter Carey.

: News

: News

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Modern Mystics (3/3)

: News

: News

: News

: Off the Shelf

Mary Reilly


Unknown: Mary Reilly

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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