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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Paul Symonds.


Unknown: Father Paul Symonds.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.
Producer Ashley Gething


Presenter: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Ashley Gething

: 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

In the last of five programmes exploring the beliefs shaping everyday life in Africa, Joel Kibazo discovers how the Luo people view the birth of a disabled child as a blessing. Producer Candida Harris


Unknown: Joel Kibazo
Producer: Candida Harris

: Daily Service

Wake, 0 Wake! (Wachet auf); Revelation 12, w7-12; I Cannot Tell (arr Stanford); Jesus Is Lord! (Jesus is Lord). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: White Cargo

Felicity Kendal 's autobiography. 2: Early Stages
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Felicity Kendal

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Martha Kearney reports from the Labour Party conference in Blackpool. Drama: The Jury by Matthew Solon. Part 12 of 25. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Matthew Solon.

: Naked without a Gun

Noah Richler travels to New York and Hollywood to investigate the place of the gun in American movies. He talks to actors, writers and directors - including James Woods ,
Charlton Heston , Terry Gilliam and Sharon Gless - and does the rounds with the LAPD. Music by Joe Kerr. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Noah Richler
Unknown: James Woods
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Sharon Gless
Music By: Joe Kerr.
Producer: Noah Richler

: Sketches by Boz

Mr Watkins Tottle. In the last of Charles Dickens 's five comic tales, all Mr Tottle wants is to enter the blessed state of matrimony - but the course of true love never did run smooth. with John Hartley. Jenny Howe. Patience
Tomlinson and Christopher Scott. Dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Mr Watkins Tottle.
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Mr Tottle
Unknown: John Hartley.
Unknown: Jenny Howe.
Unknown: Christopher Scott.
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Sally Avens
Boz: Nicholas Farrell
Mr Watkins Tottle: David Collings

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Labour Party conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Points of Law

Huw Edwards puts Mark Stephens ,
Eileen Pembridge and their guests on trial in a battle of legal brains recorded in 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: E-Love

By Alan McDonald. On the internet, you can be whoever you want. Two people, 4,000 miles apart, fall in love across the ether in an e-mail romance. with Tilly Gaunt and Elizabeth Conboy. Director Cathryn Horn


Unknown: Alan McDonald.
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt
Unknown: Elizabeth Conboy.
Director: Cathryn Horn
Roz: Becky Hindley
Ken: Bradley Lavelle

: The Exchange: [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

: Pongs Perdus: Five Reflections on Smell

2: Sentimental Journey. How smell can pick the lock that unleashes our memories. With odourologist Fred Dale , choreographer Wendy Toye ,
Judy Gifford of Tea Together and the residents of Woodleigh Manor. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Fred Dale
Unknown: Wendy Toye
Unknown: Judy Gifford
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Pongs Perdus

Four new short stories celebrating smells lost and found. 2: The
Emporium ofDurians, written and read by Romesh Gunesekera. A new business venture involving the import of Asia's most noxious-smelling fruit has an unforeseen outcome. Producer Jeremy Mortimer
Repeated Saturday 12.30am


Read By: Romesh Gunesekera.
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents Radio 4's education magazine programme, with consumer features, your feedback and the best lesson ever learned from someone in the public eye.
Producers Anne Freeman and Clare McGinn ACTION LINE: [number removed]


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

: Shop Talk

Entertaining conversation 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.

: King Stupid

William Vandyck hosts something like a Radio 4 panel game, but better. Producer David Tyler
Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: William Vandyck
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Roy hands a maiden over. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the nightly arts programme.
Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Erika Wright

: The Jury

By Matthew Solon. Part 12 of 25. Repeated from 10.45am For details see yesterday


Unknown: Matthew Solon.

: File on 4

Gerry Northam reports on major issues at home and abroad. Producer David Haggie


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: David Haggie

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: 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. 3: Baby-blockers. Many thought the contraceptive pill was the perfect drug when it emerged 30 years ago. But how exactly does it work and what happened to the promise of a male contraceptive pill? Producer Rami Tzabar
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Susan Greenfield
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Resigning Issues

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: My Father's Glory

By Marcel Pagnol , read by Anton Lesser. 2: Marcel and his father go to a junk shop to furnish the family villa in rural Provence.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Marcel Pagnol
Read By: Anton Lesser.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis host the topical sketch and stand-up show. With Simon Munnery , plus
Dan Freedman with Nick Romero , and David Quantick with Jane Bussmann. Repeated from Saturday 6.15pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Simon Munnery
Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Jane Bussmann.

: Talking Pictures

Russell Davies presents Radio 4's programme about films and filmgoing. Repeated from Saturday 5.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies

: News

: The Late Book: Crocodile Soup

By Julia Darling , read by Charlotte Coleman. Part 2 of 10. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Julia Darling
Read By: Charlotte Coleman.

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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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