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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Jenny Nemko.


Unknown: Jenny Nemko.

: Fanning Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Johnston McMaster.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week.
Producer Karen Holden. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Karen Holden.

: Daily Service

From St Mary's, Warwick. 0 Worship the Lord (Was Lebet); Isaiah 9, w2 and 6-7; Hail to the Lord's Anointed
(Cruger). Director of music Chris Betts.


Music: Chris Betts.

: Serial: Best American Essays

A selection of top non-fiction writing first published in American magazines. 1: Influenza 1918, by Jane Brox. The flu epidemic in Lawrence, Massachusetts, claimed more victims in the town than the First World War. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Jane Brox.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon and guests. Over the next four mornings actress Helen Mirren takes on a different investigative role. In January she visited South Africa to meet women whose lives have been affected by violence in the country. Woman's
Hour will be broadcasting her audio diary of the trip. Drama: Speaking for Themselves: the Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: Clementine Churchill.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Great Expectations

Three programmes following midwives at work in different parts of the United Kingdom.
3: Everyday Miracles. An emergency in the Hebrides can mean the transfer by helicopter of a woman in labour, or a 90-mile ambulance ride. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith Repeat

: Bangers and Mash

Six-part comedy series by Katie Hims. 4: Father Harry is hired to entertain the OAPs, but will he be in the mood to sing Tom Jones or Leonard Cohen?
Director Cat Horn


Unknown: Katie Hims.
Director: Cat Horn
Jimmy: Gerard McDermott
Martina: Catherine Harvey
Juan Jose: Roger May
Carol: Jane Whittenshaw

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
PHONE: [number removed] to raise issues for investigation


Presenter: Liz Barclay
Presenter: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns

: The World at One

S With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts the sixth heat of the musical general knowledge quiz. Producer Dawn Ellis. Rptd Sunday 1.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dawn Ellis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Yearning

By Rosemary Kay. Oona is struggling with her life, locked in a soul-destroying existence as a diplomat's wife, aged 36 and desperate to have a child. Her life is turned inside out when she meets Maria, a vibrant Brazilian woman who takes her on a voyage of discovery up the Amazon river. with Bob Pickavance. Russell Dixon , Alice French and Thomas Hudson
Drummer Oscar Carrasco. Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Rosemary Kay.
Unknown: Bob Pickavance.
Unknown: Russell Dixon
Unknown: Thomas Hudson
Unknown: Drummer Oscar Carrasco.
Director: Polly Thomas
Maria: Victoria Harwood
Oona: Yvonne Ogrady

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Tom Cunnington LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Tom Cunnington

: The Speech Makers

Four programmes about people and their voices. In the first programme, Philippa Budgen meets Bob, who is about to have his voicebox removed after 60 years of heavy smoking. Producer Neil Walker


Unknown: Philippa Budgen
Producer: Neil Walker

: This Sceptred Isle

21: The Third Crusade and the Death of the Lionheart
Written by Christopher Lee Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Written By: Christopher Lee
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Turning World

With Jenni Murray.
Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Jenny Eclair , Stephen Frost , Peter Jones and Tim Rice at the Com Exchange, Brighton. Devised by Ian Messiter. Producer Chris Neill Repeated Sunday 12.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Ian Messiter.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

William takes an early bath. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on the film A Bug's Life. Producer Robert Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Robert Ketteridge

: Speaking for Themselves

The Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill
Excerpts from the letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill. With
Alex Jennings , Sylvestra le Touzel and Helen Bourne. 1: Winston woos his bride.
Adapted by Penny Leicester . Producer Di Speirs Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Clementine Churchill
Unknown: Clementine Churchill.
Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Helen Bourne.
Adapted By: Penny Leicester
Producer: Di Speirs

: Chips and Chapatis

Shyama Perera examines the reasons behind curry's popularity in Britain.
Producers Veena Josh , Natasha Maw Repeat


Unknown: Shyama Perera
Producers: Veena Josh

: In Business

Jump Start. Experts say that British business has a unique opportunity to grow faster. So what is stopping us? Peter Day reports.
Producer Stephen Chilcott Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Stephen Chilcott Rptd

: Nature: The Swamp

The natural life of the swamp. Producer Brett Westwood
Repeated tomorrow 11am


Producer: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. : Producers Prue Keely and Jenni Russell j E-MAIL: wtonite@bbc.co.uk j


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Producers: Prue Keely
Producers: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: The Sound of Trumpets :

By John Mortimer , abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller and read by Rik Mayall. 6: Lord Titmuss discovers the New Labour candidate in an embrace.
Producer Clive Stanhope


Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: Rik Mayall.
Producer: Clive Stanhope

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55pm

: Espedair Street

lain Banks's novel about seventies band Frozen Gold, dramatised in four parts by Joe Dunlop.
4: Did Weird really kill himself? with Sandy Morton , Graham De Banzie , Martin Docherty and Paul Gambaccini Director Dave Batchelor Repeat


Unknown: Joe Dunlop.
Unknown: Sandy Morton
Unknown: Graham de Banzie
Unknown: Martin Docherty
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Director: Dave Batchelor
Weird: John Gordon-Sinclair
Christine: Louise Beattie
Ric: Steven McNicoll
Jean Webb: Margaret Clark

: Scaling the Mountain

Repeated from Saturday 11pm

: News

: The Late Book: Lemona's Tale

In a Nigerian prison on the eve of her execution for a double murder, Lemona tells her story to the daughter of her alleged victims. Adjoa Andoh reads
Ken Saro-Wiwa 's novel, abridged in ! ten parts by Stewart Conn. ' Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Adjoa Andoh
Unknown: Ken Saro-Wiwa
Producer: Bruce Young

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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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