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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Marjory MacLean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Unreliable Evidence

5/8. Courts Martial. Recently the court martial system has been preoccupying the government. Is it fair or is it an oppressive (or perhaps lenient) charade? How far can it be said to be independent or impartial? Why do we need a separate system of military justice today? Clive Anderson discusses the issue with eminent guests. Producer Catriona Oliphant Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Catriona Oliphant

: Daisy, Daisy

Sports journalist Julie Welch delves into her family history to unearth the connection between her eccentric inventor great-uncle Charles Kingston Welch and his wire,
Anne, for whom he built the first tandem that allowed both riders to face forwards. Producer vernee Samuel


Unknown: Julie Welch
Unknown: Charles Kingston Welch

: Daily Service

Presented by Fr Philip Sumner. 0 Love, How Deep, How
Broad, How High! (Eisenach). Mark 1, vv4-11. Lord of AN
Hopefulness (Slane, arr Rose). From Heaven You Came (The Servant King). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Fr Philip Sumner.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Sleeping Arrangements

2/5. Lily has moved into a brand-new apartment in the Bronx. She and her mother luxuriate in their new-found privacy, though their happiness is tragically short-lived. By Laura Shaine Cunningham. for details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Laura Shaine Cunningham.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Claw Marks on the Curtains By Saki. 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: A Hole in the Wall

1/2. As an experiment, IT expert Sugata Mitra cut a hole in his office wall and placed a computer in the space to link his high-tech world with the shanty town outside He was amazed. Despite having no previous experience, the children quickly worked out how to use it. in the first of two programmes, South Asia correspondent Navdip Dhariwal investigates India's digital divide. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Sugata Mitra
Unknown: Navdip Dhariwal
Producer: Mark Rickards

: 27 Jugglers and a Fire-Breathing Dragon: a History of Speciality Acts

Back in the days of Variety, some of the most important performers on the theatre bills were not the star names but the so-called speciality acts.
These were acts that you might expect to see in a circus, like lion-tamers, as well as any number of jugglers, diminutive contortionists, strongwomen, and magicians. These one-act wonders made a good living out of their strange talents, but with the advent of television, their popularity waned. Comic and writer Paul Harris presents. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Paul Harris
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: You're Breaking Up

Guy Slater 's play follows three adulterous affairs involving mobile phones to their comic but sad ends.
Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Guy Slater
Director: Janet Whitaker
Tony: Philip Jackson
Janet: Karen Archer
Ruth: Adjoa Andoh
Anna: Elaine Claxton
Oliver: Stephen Critchlow

: Making History

3/13. Sue Cook investigates more listeners history queries. Today, listeners review the Coventry Transport Museum, one of the finalists in this year's Gulbenkian Museum Awards. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed]email: making.history<Sbbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Cornish Tales

2/5. Today's stories are about the giants that built the landscape, from Cormelian to Bolster. For details see yesterday

: Ear to the Ground

1/4. Four contemporary British composers discuss politics, society and the current events that inspire their music, beginning with Alexander Goehr. Producer sue Davies <R)


Unknown: Alexander Goehr.

: Shop Talk

Who really profits from a 24-hour Britain? Heather Payton looks at night-time economy. Producer Richard Fenton 'Smith


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Richard Fenton

: A Good Read

5/6. Broadcaster Connie St Louis and journalist Miranda Sawyer discuss their favourite books with Sue MacGregor. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Miranda Sawyer
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

New series 1/8. Quandary Phase 1:eIn which the Earth has miraculously reappeared and, more miraculously, Arthur Dent has found it. Written by Douglas Adams. Voice of the book William Franklyn
Adapter/Director/Co-producer Dirk Maqgs;
Producers Bruce Hyman and Helen Chattwell
BBC AUDIO: The original BBC Radio 4 productions of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Primary Phase, Secondary Phase and Tertiary
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 fourth series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Quandary
Phase, is released on CD and audio cassette on 23 May. Available from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed] The first series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is on BBC2 tonight Our guide to the guides: page 28


Unknown: Arthur Dent
Written By: Douglas Adams.
Unknown: William Franklyn
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Fenchurch: Jane Horrocks
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz: Toby Longworth
RobMcKenna: Bill Paterson
Russell: Rupert Degas
Evil-looking bird: Chris Emmett
Barman: Arthur Smith
Vogon guard: Bob Golding
Hooker: Fiona Carew
Vogon helmsman: Michael Cule
Stewardess: Alison Pettitt

: The Archers

Lilian gets a business proposition.
For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news and the verdict on Ridley Scott 's film Kingdom Of Heaven. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Ridley Scott
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Claw Marks on the Curtains

2/5. The Schartz-Metterklume Method. When Lady Carlotta is mistaken for Miss Hope, the new governess, she takes up the job with relish. By Saki.
For details see Monday
Repeated from 10.45am


Lady Carlotta: Jennie Stoller
Mrs Quabarl: Jemma Churchill
MrOuabarl/Carter: Philip Fox
Station Master/Jack: Timothy Morand
Irene: Emily Wachter

: A Year in the Arab/Israeli Crisis

3/4. For the past year, Edward Stourton has been talking to key players involved in the Middle East conflict.
Winter: Turning Point. Israel votes to pull out of the Gaza Strip, Yasser Arafat dies and a re-elected President Bush promises to spend his political capital on the Middle East. Producer Mark Savage Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Yasser Arafat

: 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

: Building a Healthier Nation

New series 1/4. Since the 1950s, doctors have been continuously researching people's health and lifestyle.
Richard Hannaford examines the results of these studies.
Heart Disease. Because of the Seven Countries Study in the 1950s, we know that diet and exercise reduce heart attacks. This study launched a project in Finland that cut cholesterol levels by 82 per cent but is proving difficult to replicate here. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Richard Hannaford
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Party Election Broadcast

On behalf of the Labour Party.

: Book at Bedtime: The Tortilla Curtain

7/10. Candido and America go to the city in search of work. By TC Boyle. For details see yesterday

: Chain Reaction

3/6. Comedian Matt Lucas interviews fellow comedian
Johnny Vegas about fame, fortune and working in Argos. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: Curly Tales

1/2. The Proceedings of That Night. By Lynne Truss, read by Will Keen. Up a lonely lane in the back of beyond, an actor enters an unmanned studio to read a ghost story. ProducerLisa Osborne See also tomorrow at 11.30pm

: The Unofficial Election

7/8. Nick Revell and John Oliver host the topical Satire ShOW. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: John Oliver
Producer: Adam Bromley

: News

: Book of the Week: SleepingArrangements

2/5. By Laura Shaine Cunningham. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Laura Shaine Cunningham.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece

On the Voice (2/4)

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Faith without Frontiers (4/4)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Fascination (3/5) By William Boyd


Unknown: William Boyd

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.

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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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