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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Johnson McMaster.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Johnson McMaster.

: Resigning Issues

Fergal Keane explores the circumstances that lead people to resign and the effect their resignation has on the rest of their lives.
Producer Jane Beresford. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford.

: Tales from the Village

Five programmes exploring the traditions and beliefs shaping everyday life in Africa.
4: Joel Kibazo meets Griot musicians, still an integral part of village life. Producer Candida Harris


Unknown: Joel Kibazo
Producer: Candida Harris

: Daily Service

Thou Whose Almighty Word (Moscow); 2 Corinthians 4, wl-6; God Who Is Everywhere Present on Earth (Here's to the Maiden); Go Forth and Tell! (Go Forth). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: A Kind of Fallen Angel

With Humphrey Carpenter.
2: One of the Plagues of Egypt.
"Psoriasis runs in families; at its worst it's a life-threatening condition that causes the skin to break out like a volcano." (Dennis Potter ) For details see yesterday


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Unknown: Dennis Potter

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: The Jury by Matthew Solon. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see yesterday


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Matthew Solon.

: Hope in Oklahoma

American historian John Hope Franklin returns to his birthplace - Rentiesville, Oklahoma. Established at the turn of the century, it was one of a handful of all-black towns created as havens from segregation. Can the town survive today, with a population of only 88? Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: John Hope Franklin
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Sketches by Boz

The Private Theatricals of Mrs Joseph
Porter. In the fourth of Charles Dickens 's five comic tales, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt , the British love for amateur dramatics takes over a household -with farcical results. with David Antrobus , Sarah Jane Holm. Shirley Dixon and Charles Simpson Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Mrs Joseph
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt
Unknown: David Antrobus
Unknown: Sarah Jane Holm.
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Charles Simpson
Director: Sally Avens
Boz: Nicholas Farell
MrGattleton: Geoffrey Whitehead
MrsGattleton: Frances Jeater

: You and Yours

Daily consumer news and investigations.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Liberal
Democrats' conference in Brighton.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Points of Law

Huw Edwards cross-examines top lawyers Mark Stephens and Eileen Pembridge and their guests in a battle of legal brains from the Old Hall of Lincoln's Inn.
Producers Geoff Ballinger and Tim Green


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Unknown: Mark Stephens
Unknown: Eileen Pembridge
Producers: Geoff Ballinger
Producers: Tim Green

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Charm Factory

2: Rags to Riches by Sue Teddern. October. Irene has lost a friend, but she is about to act with dishy screen idol Hugh Lincoln.
For details see yesterday.


Unknown: Sue Teddern.
Unknown: Hugh Lincoln.

: The Exchange: (0171)[number removed]

Robin Lustig invites your views on today's topical issue. Producer Jane O'Rourke LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Faith on the Front Line

Presented by Edward Stourton. 2: The Heretic of Colombo. The first priest to be excommunicated in 50 years. For details see yesterday


Presented By: Edward Stourton.

: Tales We Tell

The Secret Powers of Mary Gait by Anna Burns , read by Diane O'Kelly.
Mary loses her mother and best friend in the Troubles but discovers something very special about herself. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Anna Burns
Read By: Diane O'Kelly.

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents Radio 4's education magazine programme, including listenters' feedback.
Producers Anne Freeman and Clare McGinn
RADIO 4 ACTIONLINE: [number removed]


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producers: Anne Freeman
Producers: Clare McGinn

: Shop Talk

Chat from the world of business with Heather Payton and guests. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: King Stupid

William Vandyck hosts something like a Radio 4 panel game, but better. Peter Baynham , Sue Perkins , Dave Green and Simon Pegg star in this new comedy show. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: William Vandyck
Unknown: Peter Baynham
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Dave Green
Unknown: Simon Pegg
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Brian accepts the challenge. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson hears the verdict on Terry Johnson 's new play, which revisits the world of the Carry On films. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Terry Johnson
Producer: Erin Riley

: The Jury

By Matthew Solon.
Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Matthew Solon.

: File on 4

Mark Whitaker reports on major issues and events at home and abroad. Producer David Haggie


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: David Haggie

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people.
Producer Karen Turner
PHONE: [number removed]44 for more information FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Karen Turner

: Turn On, Turn Off - Drugs That Changed the World

Susan Greenfield presents a four-part series exploring the science behind some of the most important drugs ever created. 2: Painkillers. A look at how morphine works, and at the chemistry of addiction. Producer Rami Tzabar
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk
+ See Dr Mark Porter : page 41


Unknown: Susan Greenfield
Producer: Rami Tzabar
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: Resigning Issues

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Enduring Love

By Ian McEwan. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ian McEwan.

: The Iguanodon

A three-part comedy adventure by Paul Lucas. 3: Two Sausage Rolls between the Seven of Us. Passengers and crew are aboard the Malodorous, a hideous craft which appears to be disintegrating beneath their feet. Will they ever get back to the mainland? with Rosemary Leach. Patsy Byrne. John Arthur. Sally Phillips , Kevin Eldon and Fred Harris. Producer Jo Clegg Repeat


Unknown: Paul Lucas.
Unknown: Rosemary Leach.
Unknown: Patsy Byrne.
Unknown: John Arthur.
Unknown: Sally Phillips
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Fred Harris.
Producer: Jo Clegg
Sam Varley: Paul Haigh
Don O'Reilly: Dermot Crowley
Mr Brook: Bernard Cribbens

: Talking Pictures

With Russell Davies.
Repeated from Saturday 5.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies.

: News

: The Late Book: The Tesseract

By Alex Garland. Part 7 of 10. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alex Garland.

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.

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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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