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: World Service

: Morning Edition

Jenny Eclair is
Michele Stephens ' guest. You have been warned!
Call 0[number removed].
(Local telephone rates apply)


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Michele Stephens

: Schools

9.00 Look and Read 9.15 Dance
Workshop 9.35 Verse Universe
9.45 Time and Tune 10.05
Drama Workshop

: Johnnie Walker

with the AM Alternative
Including at
11.30 Wiggly Park
Read by Andrew Sachs.


Read By: Andrew Sachs.

: Education Matters

Nick Baker with the programme for learners of all ages.


Unknown: Nick Baker

: The Crunch

Liz Kershaw discusses the issues of the day. Call 0[number removed].


Unknown: Liz Kershaw

: What If ... William Webb-Ellis Had Been Penalised for Handball?

In 1823, so the story goes, William Webb-Ellis broke the rules of football and invented what we now call rugby. Thanks to him we have words like "scrum", rude songs in the bath and a reason to respect New Zealand. Julian Worricker ponders a world without rugby with Bill Beaumont , Eddie Butler and a man who thinks that without the game women still wouldn't have the vote.


Unknown: William Webb-Ellis
Unknown: Julian Worricker
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Eddie Butler

: Test Match Special

West Indies v England from Sabina Park, Jamaica.
Commentary on the fourth day's play of the First Test from Jonathan Agnew , Vic Marks and Peter Baxter.
With expert comments from Graham Gooch and Jeff Dujon.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Peter Baxter.
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Jeff Dujon.

: Test Match Special Plus

Coverage of the closing stages of the fourth day of the First Test from Jamaica.
Plus updates on all the day's sports news in the lunch and tea intervals.
And, from 8.00, coverage of the Coca-Cola Cup semi-final second leg.

: Hit the North

with Rhys Hughes. An M and TV production


Unknown: Rhys Hughes.

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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