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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.


Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.

6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
With Garry Richardson.

6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.

7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.

8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: Tom Butler

: The Choice

New series 1/8. Michael Buerk talks to his guests about the dilemmas and obstacles they have encountered and about the consequences of making life-changing decisions. Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: The MEPs

4/5. Paul Henley meets another dynamic member of the European Parliament. Producer Adele Armstrong


Unknown: Paul Henley
Producer: Adele Armstrong

: Daily Service

Presented by Colonel Margaret Hay. My Song Is Love
Unknown (Love Unknown). Luke 19, vv29-40. Hosanna to the Son of David (Gibbons). All Glory, Laud and Honour (St Theodulph). Director of music Stephen Jackson.


Presented By: Colonel Margaret Hay.
Music: Stephen Jackson.

: Book of the Week: Bamboo

2/5. Being Translated, Adaptations and Three-Act Structure. "I remember meeting one of my translators at a British Council 'do' somewhere abroad and he was virtually monoglot ... I could barely understand a word he said, so thick was his accent and wayward his syntax." By William Boyd. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: William Boyd.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

Pakistan v England
The third day's play in the Second Test from Faisalabad, Pakistan. Including 7.15-7.21 News and Papers; 8.31 Yesterday in Parliament; 9.45-10.00 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Constance

2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Julie Fraser. For details see drama repeat 7.45pm


Unknown: Julie Fraser.

: After Katrina

When the rapper Kanye West said that President
Bush "does not care about black people" he tapped
- into an anger felt by many in the African-American commmunity in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. New Yorker Alvin Hall travels back to his roots in the Deep South to find out whether this anger will result in a new civil rights age or if the spirit of hopelessness will continue. Producer sue Ellis


Unknown: Kanye West
Unknown: Alvin Hall

: Comedy Playhouse

2/2. Carla, Clegg and Inside Legs. Tim Brooke-Taylor concludes this exploration of the BBC's Comedy Playhouse. He features the final eight seasons of pilots, which included Last of the Summer Wine. With contributions from Peter Sallis , Mike Craig and June Whitfield. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Mike Craig
Unknown: June Whitfield.
Producer: Stephen Garner

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed]0444 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Blowing the Music Away

New series 1/3. Hurricane Katrina may have demolished the fabric of New Orleans but did it
- destroy its soul? For more than 200 years the city's music has been inextricably linked with the geography, climate and its people. Stephen Evans travels to the Big Easy to look for its musical past, present and future. Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Stephen Evans
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Day Daniel O'DonnellGot Married

A touching fictional drama about two women, Doreen (Sorcha Cusack ) and Trishe (Nicola Stephenson ), who share a passion for Daniel 0' Donnell and his music and long to make the trip to celebrate their idol's "Big Day". Written by Rebecca Bartlett.
Producer/Director Gemma McMullan


Unknown: Sorcha Cusack
Unknown: Nicola Stephenson
Written By: Rebecca Bartlett.
Director: Gemma McMullan
Doreen: Sorcha Cusack
Trishe: Nicola Stephenson
Derek: Ian Kelsey
Michael: Gerard McSorley
Gordon: Pat Laffan
Mabel/Lisa: Maria Connolly
Coach/Reporter: Sean Crummey
Matthew: Chris Rowan

: Making History

6/13. Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners' historical challenges and help with family research. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Commonwealth Stories

2/5. Islama-Bad Boys. With oiled hair and designer shades, not even retirement can stop the Islama-Bad Boys.
Yesterday's Darkness. Life and death blend into one for the prisoner in solitude. By Ifeanyi Ajaegbo (Nigeria) and read by Jude Akuwudike
An Old Wife's Tale. How trustworthy is the luck brought by a green grasshopper? By Luke Jorsling (Trinidad) and read by Sandra James-Young . For details see yesterday


Read By: Jude Akuwudike
Read By: Sandra James-Young

: The Rook and Me

2/4. Spring: Breeding. Some rookeries are hundreds of years old. Why are birds so loyal to a particular site? Mark Cocker 's Story Of his love for the rook. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mark Cocker

: Nice Work

4/5. An essential guide to work, with Phillippa Lamb. Producer Kirsteen Knight


Unknown: Phillippa Lamb.

: The Learning Curve

A guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Katy Hickman Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Katy Hickman

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Consultants

6/6. Sharp wit and wordplay. Producer Will Saunders BBC AUDIO: A CD of the first series of The Consultants is available at www.bbcshop.com and all good retails outlets, or by calling [number removed].

: The Archers

Alan and Usha keep a low profile.
For cast see page 49 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Constance

2/5. New Loves. Constance is headmistress of a school in London's East End, where she inspires her pupils with a love of flowers while falling for dashing Mr Spry , and launching her first flower shop in the West End. ByJulie Fraser.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Spry
Unknown: Byjulie Fraser.
Constance Spry: Joanna David
Shav: John Rowe
Dolly: Colleen Prendergast
Norman: Martin Hyder
Miss Cook: Tina Gray
Victor: Geoffrey McGivern
Valerie: Susan Wooldridge
Flower seller: David Shaw-Parker
Hannah: Jenny Howe

: File on 4

7/10. Do the 15,000 lobbyists in Brussels have too much influence over European policy decisions? Sarah Spiller reports. Producer Jenny Chryss Rptd Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Sarah Spiller
Producer: Jenny Chryss Rptd

: 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 Britain

4/4. Schizophrenia. Why do women typically display schizophrenic tendencies ten years later than men? Why is the percentage of sufferers higher in migrants? Richard Hannaford follows the population studies that have highlighted these anomalies and thrown up interesting theories about the cause of the disease.
Producer Colin Grant Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Producer: Colin Grant

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Brooklyn Follies

7/10. Double-Cross and Counter-Attack. Harry's dead.
Tom and Nathan return to Brooklyn with their dreams of the hotel existence shattered, determined to find out what has happened. By Paul Auster. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Paul Auster.

: Hold Back the Night

New series 1/4. Billy Rucker, ex-cop-turned-private-eye, searches the seamy underbelly of London for runaway teenagers. By Adam Baron, dramatised by Doug Lucie. With Peter Darney, Martin Hyder and Vincenzo Nicoli


Author: Adam Baron
Dramatised by: Doug Lucie
Producer/Director: Janet Whitaker
Rucker: David Morrissey
DI Gold: Danny Webb
Mrs Bonham: Cheryl Campbell
Emma: Rachael Stirling
Donna: Alex Tregear
Oily: Harry Myers
Sharon: Adjoa Andoh
[Actor]: Peter Darney
[Actor]: Martin Hyder
[Actor]: Vincenzo Nicoli

: Today In Parliament

Presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Bamboo

2/5. Collection of essays by William Boyd. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: William Boyd.

: News

: Masterpiece

The Beat of Life

: Sports International

Violent Sport (3/3)

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Test Match Special

Pakistan v England
The fourth day's play in the Second Test from Faisalabad, Pakistan. Including 7.15-7.21 News and Papers;
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament; 9.45 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Off the Shelf

A Suitable Boy (13/20) by Vikram Seth


Unknown: Vikram Seth

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.

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