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: World Service


: Danny Baker's Morning Edition

Who used the codename Dr John Carpenter when answering telephone calls? Be the first caller on [number removed]93 and the prize is yours.
(Local telephone rates apply)


Unknown: Dr John Carpenter

: Schools

9.00 Infant Science: See for Yourself
9.15 First Steps in Drama
9.35 Wordplay
9.45 Singing Together
10.05 Time to Move

: Wiggly Park

Andrew Sachs reads about the exciting things that happened on Thera's Birthday.


Unknown: Andrew Sachs

: Cricket

The quarter finals of the Benson and Hedges Cup. Commentary and reports on all four games throughout the day. Presented by Eleanor Oldroyd.
The eight teams in today's quarter-finals have come through by a different system this year. For the first 20 years, the lienson and Hedges Cup, started in 1972 to provide some early-season excitement, decided its quarter finalists from four small groups of round-robin matches. Last year's Murray report on the structure of English cricket recommended the knock-out format throughout, so this year's Cup winners will have played fewer matches than any of their predecessors, but will have to have won them all when they take the Gold Trophy at Lord's on July 10.
Sony Award-winning
Jonathan Agnew (Sports Reporter of the Year) will lead one of four top commentary teams.
The draw for the Benson and Hedges semi-finals will be live on Radio 5 at
8.45am tomorrow in Danny Baker 's Morning Edition.


Presented By: Eleanor Oldroyd.
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Danny Baker

: Cult Radio

Read it, write it, eat it. The edible Marc Riley reads some books with the help of Mark Radcliffe. lain
Banks, Shakespeare and a cultometer update this radio risotto of cheeseless proportions.


Unknown: Marc Riley
Unknown: Mark Radcliffe.

: X Minus One

A vintage American sci-fi drama from the 1950s.
Perigi's Wonderful Dolls Enter the mysterious yet compelling world of this toy show whose dolls seem just a little too lifelike ...

: Earshot

John Cavanagh ,
Steve McKenna and the Earshot crew check out the cultural climate north of the border, including live music and top international celebrities.


Unknown: John Cavanagh
Unknown: Steve McKenna

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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