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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rosemary Harthill.


Unknown: Rosemary Harthill.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

John Humphrys and Winifred Robinson.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Ronni Davis. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Serial: Love Is Where It

3: Callow publishes his first book - Being an Actor. Ramsay discovers a lump in her breast. Aziz commits suicide. For details see Monday

: Daily Service

Father, Hear the Prayer We Offer; Acts 12, wl-5; Hear the Voice and Prayer; Soldiers of Christ! Arise. Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to the talented young violinist Midori. Drama:
Postcards, by Charlotte Jones. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Charlotte Jones.

: Inside Track

Stories of contemporary life as told by insiders. 3: Chicken Soup with Netballs. Members of a North London
Jewish netball club regard their Monday nights on the court almost as religiously as the Sabbath. Ronit Knoble talks to seven of them about netball, religion and their lives, and discovers some unexpected differences in what it means to be a Jewish woman in the nineties. Producer Beaty Rubens Repeat


Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Bristow

A comedy series based on Frank Dickins 's classic cartoon strip, featuring Chester-Perry's troublesome buying clerk and those who serve alongside him as small cogs in a gigantic wheel. 3: The Girl Next Door. The view from the office window is distracting. with Dora Bryan. Jon Glover , Katy Odey and Simon Schatzberger. Music by John Whitehall Director Neil Cargill


Unknown: Frank Dickins
Unknown: Dora Bryan.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Katy Odey
Unknown: Simon Schatzberger.
Music By: John Whitehall
Director: Neil Cargill
Bristow: Michael Williams
Jones: Rodney Bewes

: You and Yours

Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker. Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed]5145 to raise issues for investigation


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Points of Law

More tough and trivial legal questions to test the wits of Mark Stephens , Eileen Pembridge and their guests Peta Sweet and Michael Beloff. Adjudicator Richard Evans.
Producer Geoff Ballinger


Unknown: Mark Stephens
Unknown: Eileen Pembridge
Unknown: Michael Beloff.
Unknown: Richard Evans.
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Glad to Be Back

An award-winning comedy by Ed Jones offering some hard-hitting insight into human nature. Opera-loving Lezzo is on home leave for the weekend. His prison term is due to end in four weeks' time, and he is looking for a little innocent enjoyment. His friends have other plans in mind, however, and his mother has worrying news. with Jake Abraham , Burn Gorman and Alison Darling. Director Polly Thomas


Comedy By: Ed Jones
Unknown: Jake Abraham
Unknown: Burn Gorman
Unknown: Alison Darling.
Director: Polly Thomas
Lezzo: Paul Barber
Doreen: Mona Hammond

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Pippa Greenwood are guests of the Oswaldtwistle Civic Society in Lancashire. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: The Last of the Mohicans

2: The Little Mester. Stan Shaw runs a workshop which makes knives by hand. For details see yesterday Repeat

: This Sceptred Isle

88: Highwaymen, the Rise of Marlborough and War with Spain For details see May Day Holiday Repeat

: The Larger Map

Laurie Taylor visits Cambridge to meet three people who are putting it on the map.
Producer David Wood


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: David Wood

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: King Street Junior

Jim Eldridge 's comedy drama stars
Karl Howman as Mr Sims , and James Grout as Mr Beeston , the head teacher. 6: Final Thoughts. The end of a school year - and of an era - at King Street Junior School. Final part. with Paul Copley , Deirdre Costello , Tom Watson , Jacqueline Beatty , Vivienne Martin , Rachel Atkins , Scott Clark , Kristy Bruce and Rikki Doughty. Producer John Fawcett Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Mr Sims
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Mr Beeston
Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Deirdre Costello
Unknown: Tom Watson
Unknown: Jacqueline Beatty
Unknown: Vivienne Martin
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Scott Clark
Unknown: Kristy Bruce
Unknown: Rikki Doughty.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Stone: Margaret John

: The Archers

Clarrie tells tales.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Postcards

Partial Eclipse
By Charlotte Jones. With still no word from Tilson, will Mandyfind better vibes on the path to Cornish enlightenment? Part 3.
Rptd from 10.45am. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Charlotte Jones.

: The 1999 Reith Lectures

Runaway World
The last of five lectures about aspects of globalisation given by Anthony Giddens, director of the LSE.
Democracy. Why are people growing disillusioned with democracy? Can we build a new global consensus based on dialogue and communication? Melvyn Bragg is in the chair at the Royal Institution in London. WEB SITE: [web address removed] Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Lecturer: Anthony Giddens
Host: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Gwyneth Williams

: Altered States

Three programmes in which Vivienne Parry looks at what goes on in our brain when we are in an altered state of consciousness. 3: Nature's Soft Nurse
Without sleep we die, but we still do not know why it is so crucial to life. The answer could lie in our brains.
Producer Sandy Raffan
E-MAIL: [address removed]Repeat


Producer: Sandy Raffan

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Justin Webb.


Unknown: Justin Webb.

: Book at Bedtime: Death in Summer

By William Trevor. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: William Trevor.

: The Legend of Los Trombastardos

A three-part comedy by Graeme Rigby. 1: The Siege of San Antonio. The antics of five members of the 13th mounted trombone attack squad - a revolutionary group operating in a fictitious South American country
(somewhere south of Tyne and Wear). with Trevor Fox , Derek Walmsley and Donald McBride. Music Rick Taylor , performed by Rick Taylor , Bruce Arthur , Nigel Hitchcock.
Paul Brown , Katherine Zeserson. Mark Nightingale and Tom Lyne. Lyrics by Fred D'Aguiar
Producers Susan Roberts and Pauline Harris


Comedy By: Graeme Rigby.
Unknown: Trevor Fox
Unknown: Derek Walmsley
Unknown: Donald McBride.
Music: Rick Taylor
Unknown: Rick Taylor
Unknown: Bruce Arthur
Unknown: Nigel Hitchcock.
Unknown: Paul Brown
Unknown: Katherine Zeserson.
Unknown: Mark Nightingale
Unknown: Tom Lyne.
Unknown: Fred D'Aguiar
Producers: Susan Roberts
Producers: Pauline Harris
Rosalita: Charlie Hardwick
McCready: David Whitaker

: I'm Glad You Asked Me That

Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: Amazonians

Hard Currency by Lesley Downer. For details see May Day Holiday Repeat


Unknown: Lesley Downer.

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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.

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.

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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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