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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: 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 Rabbi Lionel Blue


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.

: Six Places That Changed the World

New series 1/6. Hiroshima Gavin Esler explores the impact of decisive events and places on postwar global history. Here he's joined by Lord Robertson, former Nato secretary general, and Koji Watanabe , former Japanese deputy minister for foreign Affairs, in looking at the place where the first wartime nuclear bomb was dropped. Producer Elaine Thomas Shortened repeat at 9.3Upm Gavin Esler on Hiroshima: page 117


Unknown: Koji Watanabe
Producer: Elaine Thomas Shortened

: Daily Service .

An act of worship to mark the 60th anniversary of VJ Day led by the Rev Ray Rossiter , president of the National
Federation of Far East Clubs and Associations. With the Coventry Singers. Music director Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Ray Rossiter
Director: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: Room Full of Mirrors

1/5. As a child, the only instrument Jimi Hendrix has to play on is a broom. But he soon graduates to a real guitar - with only one string. Rhashan Stone reads from this new biography of the rock icon. Written by Charles R Cross. Abridged by Kai Nicholl. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for E17.50 (£18.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate).


Unknown: Jimi Hendrix
Abridged By: Kai Nicholl.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Pale View of Hills By Kazuo Ishiguro 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. Dramatised by James Friel. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro
Dramatised By: James Friel.

: Test Match Special

The fifth and final day's play of the Third Test at Old Trafford.
Including at 12.35pm News;YourLettersAnswered,

: Lives in a Landscape

6/6. Tied to the Takeaway. The Golden Bowl Chinese takeaway in Birmingham is open for business seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. It's all that Ling Tsan parents know, but for Ling, the very model of a modern London girl, it s a place to which she returns weekly - a world she thought she'd left behind long ago. Documentary series telling original stories about real lives in Britain today stories that reveal people in a specific context. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Ling Tsan
Producer: Mark Burman

: Be Prepared

2/4. St George's Day. Miles decides to hold his own St George's Day Parade; but a dead dog and an OAP cause problems for the troop. Written by Gerard Poster.
Director Sally Avens


Written By: Gerard Poster.
Director: Sally Avens
Miles: Kim Wall
Jason: Louis Dunsford
Dawn: Emma Amos
Steve: Barnaby Power
Garth: Dave Lamb
Eric: Peter Marinker
Voice: Peter Marinker

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Peter White and Liz Barclay.


Presented By: Peter White
Presented By: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Brain of Britain 2005

2/17. Four contestants from London compete in the first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Boy Steals Train

By Jude Domski and the Paper Hat Ensemble. The true and extraordinary story of Darius McCollum , whose lifelong obsession with New York subway trains has resulted in him being arrested more than 20 times. Other characters played by Beresford Bennett. Alberto Bonilla , Misty De Berry , Gigi Jhong and Michael Warner Director David Hunter


Unknown: Jude Domski
Unknown: Darius McCollum
Played By: Beresford Bennett.
Played By: Alberto Bonilla
Played By: Misty de Berry
Played By: Gigi Jhong
Played By: Michael Warner
Director: David Hunter
Darius: Ron Simons
Young Darius: Kashif Harris

: Inside Money

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Reporting the War

1/5. Allan Little introduces extracts from some of the most memorable writing of the Second World War. Peter Marinker and Kerry Shale read dispatches from John Steinbeck and Ernie Pyle. producer viv Beeby


Introduces: Allan Little
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: John Steinbeck
Unknown: Ernie Pyle.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: The Drovers Return -Summer in the Cevennes

1/5. Would-be shepherd Richard Collins goes to France in search of the area known as the Cevennes. Planning on following the giant flocks of sheep on their annual migration from the plains up to the high pastures, he finds that RL Stevenson 's mistreatment of his donkey Modestine still irks the locals 130 years later. Adding insult to injury, the sheep decide to go into that strange trance state known as la Churree. Producer Richard Collins


Unknown: Richard Collins
Unknown: Rl Stevenson
Producer: Richard Collins

: The Food Programme

Exploring connections between diet and cancer, with Sheila Dillon. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.

: Beyond Belief

7/13. Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Just a Minute

6/9. Joining chairman Nicholas Parsons at the Clwyd Theatre Cymru for tonight's show are Sheila Hancock , Clement Freud , Victor Spinetti and Tony Hawks. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Several series of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette and CD, including the recently released Just a Minute 8, from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

David gets a new wife.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news and the verdict on Nicole Kidman 's new film Bewitched, based on the American sitcom and directed by Nora Ephron. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Nicole Kidman
Directed By: Nora Ephron.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: A Pale View of Hills

1/5. The House By the River. Written by Kazuo Ishiguro , dramatised by James Friel. Set in Nagasaki in 1950 and in England in 1977. Etsuko is haunted by her daughter's suicide and retreats into memories of a hot summer in Nagasaki, where she and her family struggled to rebuild their lives after the war.
Producer/Director Marylin Imrie Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Kazuo Ishiguro
Dramatised By: James Friel.
Director: Marylin Imrie
Mrs Sheringham: Noriko Aida
Etsuko: Noriko Aida
Niki: Jasmine Hyde
Sachiko: Meg Kubota
Mariko: Haruka Kuroda
Ogata: Togo Lgawa
Jiro: Dal Tabuchi

: The Tunnel

Throughout the Bosnian War, a vital link kept hope alive for the 400,000 besieged inhabitants of the city. This programme tells the story of the tunnel underneath
Sarajevo Airport that became a secret lifeline for the city, talking to those who built it and those who used it. Producer Fiona Ledger


Producer: Fiona Ledger

: Voyages

Kevin Cadwallender 's book of poems Voyages is based on the experiences of spinal injury patients at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. They tell of their own individual voyages of discovery, illustrated by Cadwallender's poetry juxtaposed with contemporary accounts of Cook's own voyages in the 18th century. Producer Andy Cartwright


Unknown: Kevin Cadwallender
Producer: Andy Cartwright

: The Case of the Vanishing Crow

With its distinctive red bill and legs, the chough is the heraldic bird of Cornwall. Once they clattered in their hundreds around Cornwall's coast, but for years one of the only places they have been seen is on pub signs.
Crime writer Frances Fyfield discovers why these birds disappeared and finds that the choughs are beginning to return to the Cornish clifftops. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Six Places That Changed the World

1/6. Hiroshima. Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Hole in the Wall

1/5. Stephen's Tale. A story of greed and betrayal set in London's docklands in the 1850s. Written by Arthur Morrison , abridged by Neil Cargill and read by Michael Jayston. Producer Jane Morgan
RT Direct: accompanying 5 set audio cassette available for E17.99 including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate).


Written By: Arthur Morrison
Abridged By: Neil Cargill
Read By: Michael Jayston.
Producer: Jane Morgan

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Room Full of Mirrors

1/5. Rhashan Stone reads from this new biography of rock icon Jimi Hendrix. Written by Charles R Cross. Abridged by Kai Nicholl. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jimi Hendrix.
Abridged By: Kai Nicholl.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: Secrets in the Sand

(2/2) Looking at how US military officials fear that the Sahara desert could become the next al-Oaeda base

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Don Quixote (2/15)
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Don Quixote

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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.

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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.

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