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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

On Al Hijra (Islamic New Year) with Raficq Abdulla.


Unknown: Raficq Abdulla.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Tom Butler , Bishop of Leicester.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler

: Last Chance to See

By Douglas Adams. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Douglas Adams.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and Una Stubbs. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Una Stubbs.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Survivors

Six new investigations that begin with a piece of documentary evidence, presented by John Man.
3: Jacques's Story. Aristocratic Romanian Jacques Sandulescu, whose father owned five villages, was a big, cuddly 15-year-old who everyone warmed to. But in 1946 the Russian army press-ganged him into working in inhuman conditions in coal mines. As a slave in Soviet mine no. 79, he saw others die like flies. But should he try to survive or escape across snowy wasteland? Producer Matt Thompson


Presented By: John Man.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Daily Service

At the Name of Jesus (Camberwell); John 16, w25-30 and 33; Lo, I Am with You (Presence, arr Wilson); Lift Up Your Heads (Handel). Director of music Graham Eccles.


Music: Graham Eccles.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

The First Wives Club turned author
Olivia Goldsmith into a household name. Jenni Murray talks to her about her new novel, Marrying Mom, the story of one family's attempt to marry off their mother to a millionaire.
Serial: Close Relations (3). For details see Monday


Unknown: Olivia Goldsmith
Talks: Jenni Murray

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 18/97 to Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet, [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: The Oldest Member

Maurice Denham stars as the doyen of Prior's Heath Golf Club in a series of six stories by PG Wodehouse .
1: Jane Goes Off the Fairway. With Jon Glover , Sue Holderness,
Gordon Kane , Jonathan Cecil and Anna Sharkey. Dramatised by Edward Taylor and Michael Pointon. Producer Edward Taylor


Unknown: Maurice Denham
Stories By: Pg Wodehouse
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Gordon Kane
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: Anna Sharkey.
Dramatised By: Edward Taylor
Dramatised By: Michael Pointon.
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Hydro

Ronald Frame's four-part drama is set in a luxury hotel in the Scottish
Highlands and stars Eliza Langland as Fee and David Rintoul as David.
2: While the staff of the Hydro set about learning Japanese and having their "potential superfactors" assessed by a management guru, Fee runs into trouble with the bank. with Gayanne Potter , Geoffrey Lee ,
John Buick and Jan Moffatt. Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: David Rintoul
Unknown: Gayanne Potter
Unknown: Geoffrey Lee
Unknown: John Buick
Unknown: Jan Moffatt.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Mrs Kirkpatrick: Sheila Donald
Laura: Wendy Seager
Dunbar: Finlay McLean

: Treasure Islands

What makes a modern literary classic? Chris Powling and Catriona Nicholson join Michael Rosen to nominate their contenders.
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Chris Powling
Unknown: Catriona Nicholson
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Simon Hoggart celebrates the new parliament with another series profiling parliament's honourable members.
1: Superwoman


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees Julie Walters in her new film Intimate Relations, and reports from this year's Cannes Film
Festival, now celebrating its 50th year. Producer Alison Perks
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Julie Walters
Producer: Alison Perks

: Short Story: Crumbs

By Michelene Wandor , read by Shirley Dixon. A husband's adultery should mark the end of a marriage. But life isn't so simple.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Michelene Wandor
Read By: Shirley Dixon.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Kevin Boucquet and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Kevin Boucquet
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Brain of Britain

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Lynda has a dream.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Bismarck in a Cardigan

Chancellor Helmut Kohl - visionary statesman or sinister threat to
European liberties? David Sells explores the motivation behind one of the most formidable of modern political leaders. He follows Kohl's journey from a terrified, 15-year-old Hitler Youth recruit to the cosy embodiment of postwar recovery, and shows how the drama of German reunification prompted his personal drive towards greater European union. Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: Helmut Kohl
Unknown: David Sells
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Adopting Natalie

When Sally adopted 16-month-old
Natalie, she began an audio diary that she hoped would help her daughter to "fill in the jigsaw" one day when she was older. In fact, the diary revived a tangle of memories of Sally's own adoption as a black child into a white family back in the sixties. Producer Lynne McCadden


Unknown: When Sally
Producer: Lynne McCadden

: Heroes of the Border

Sue Phillips meets assorted head gardeners past and present and learns that night soil, Salvador Dali and a taste for chillies are all horticultural musts. Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Salvador Daii
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Costing the Earth

The seventh in an eight-part environmental series. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: One of Ours

By Willa Cather. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Willa Cather.

: Late-Night Opening

11.00 Elvis 2 Oasis
Steve Punt chairs the discussion show looking at how music has affected people's lives, with guests Matt Bell , Loyd Grossman and Kate Robbins. Producer Liz Anstee
11.30 Kathmandu or Bust
A six-part comedy by David Napthine and Mike Yeaman.
3: Turkish Delight with Forbes Masson. Richard Ridings , Lolly Susi, Jonathan Keeble and Andrew Branch Producer Lissa Evans Repeat


Unknown: Matt Bell
Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Kate Robbins.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Comedy By: David Napthine
Comedy By: Mike Yeaman.
Unknown: Forbes Masson.
Unknown: Richard Ridings
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Producer: Lissa Evans
Petra: Michelle Chadwick
Joan: Sarah Crowden
Simon: David Haig

: News

: The Late Book: Behind the Scenes at the Museum

By Kate Atkinson.
3: Ruby's mother runs away For details see Monday


Unknown: Kate Atkinson.

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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.

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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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