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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan


Unknown: Denis Nowlan

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time.
Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Joanna Rahim.

: Stuntz

Steve Punt presents the last in a four-partguide to the greatest advertising stunts of all time. Cash or Creativity?
Producers Sue Foster and Simon Elmes


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Simon Elmes

: Daily Service

Christ Is the World's Light (Christe Sanctorum); Luke 2, w22-29; Nunc Dimittis in G (Stanford); Thou, Whose Almighty Word (Moscow). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Serial: DH Lawrence in Italy

4: The Dance. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Frances Wilson joins Jenni Murray to tell the tales of those who have been so seduced by a good read that they have abandoned themselves to the writers and theirwork. Drama: Vital Signs by Sarah Woods. Part 14.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm. For details see Monday


Unknown: Frances Wilson
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sarah Woods.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie introduces the stories behind the news with correspondents worldwide.
Producer Tony Grant


Introduces: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

Bestselling American author Bill Bryson chooses his favourite writing- a mix of comedy and adventure with extracts from Evelyn Waugh 's
Scoop, a Hardy Boys classic and Three Men in a Boat. Readers Kerry Shale and Bill Wallis.
Producer Mary Ward Lowery. Repeated Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Bill Bryson
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery.

: 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 Bournemouth.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Open Country

Presented by Richard Uridge.


Presented By: Richard Uridge.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Maids of Orleans

Beatrice Colin's play is set in France in the dark days of 1940. As the Germans advance from Paris, three women - an heiress, a journalist and a poet - escape to a chateau in the Loire valley. They have sworn to counter bullets with words, and violence with feminism. But like latter-day Joans of Arc, they discover that idealism has a price.
Director Patrick Rayner


Director: Patrick Rayner
Jean: Eliza Langland
Sonia: Kathryn Howden
Alice: Emma Currie
Niall: Michael Perceval-Maxwell

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Shortened repeat of 6unday 7.55am

: Student Bibles

4: The Banister-Fletchertextbook, used at some point by every architectto checkfacts or to prop up a drawing board. Michael Hopkins , architect ofthe Lord's cricket stand, talks about this historic book.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Hopkins

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

24: 1931 National Government and Naval Mutiny
For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

The programme about language and the way we speak. 11: Everytime We Say Goodbye. Farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu - Michael Rosen will catch you later with the language of leave-taking.
Producer Emma-Louise Williams
E-MAIL: word.of.mouth@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Emma-Louise Williams

: The Material World

An out-of-this-world edition of the programme as Trevor Phillips , Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter explore the science fact of science fiction.
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Unknown: Terry Pratchett
Unknown: Stephen Baxter
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: The Mark Steel Lecture

Stand-up comic and columnist Mark Steel from the Watershed in Bristol sheds light on the life of Thomas Paine. With Melanie Hudson and Martin Hyder. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Thomas Paine.
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Martin Hyder.
Producer: Phil Clarke

: The Archers

Larry's plans for the pantomime lead to trouble.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock meets Goodness Gracious Me star Meera Syal, who has just published a new comic novel - Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee.


Presenter: Francine Stock
Guest: Meera Syal
Producer: Tony O'Shaughnessy

: Vital Signs

By Sarah Woods. 14: Thursday: Carol gets to the bottom of a problem at home, but back at the Nightingale answers are harderto come by. Repeated from 10.45am. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sarah Woods.

: Pushing Back the Curtain

Ten years ago, Communism collapsed in Eastern Europe. In four programmes, historian
Misha Glenny talks to decision makers and to ordinary people about the extraordinary story of the liberation of eastern Europe. 1: The Cracks Appear: 1979 -85. Ten million Poles join the independent trade union Solidarity, and there are secret meetings in Bonn between Hungarian
Communists and the West German chancellor.
Producer Maria Balinska -


Talks: Misha Glenny
Producer: Maria Balinska

: Matrix of Power

The Super Ministry. John Prescott 's mega-ministry of the environment, transport and regions is the most wide-ranging government department. Has the bringing together of these previously separate domains led to a coherent strategy or a monster too unwieldy for any secretary of state to manage - even the deputy prime minister? And how does his creation relate to the political centre at No 10? Dinah Lammiman reports.
Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: John Prescott
Unknown: Dinah Lammiman
Producer: Sue Davies

: Leading Edge

Your Mother Can Ruin Your Health. Geoff Watts finds out why life before birth can influence life until death. Producer Rami Tzaba
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Rami Tzaba

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced ourtime.
Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Book at Bedtime: The Ground beneath HerFeet

By Salman Rushdie. Part 9.
Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Salman Rushdie.

: The Alan Davies Show

Alan Davies stars in his own comedy series. Alan Francis and Ronnie Ancona play his long-suffering friends Murray and Kate, as they all try to sort out this week's dilemma.
Written byTony Roche, Ben Silburn and Alan Davies
Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Alan Francis
Unknown: Ronnie Ancona
Unknown: Ben Silburn
Unknown: Alan Davies
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: Nemesis

Michael Bakewell 's five-part dramatisation of the Agatha Christie novel stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple. 3: Crucial information has come to light, but an ally has been seriously injured. with Kathleen Helme , Patricia Scott , Molly Gaisford , Roger Moss and Colin Pinney. Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Kathleen Helme
Unknown: Patricia Scott
Unknown: Molly Gaisford
Unknown: Roger Moss
Unknown: Colin Pinney.
Director: Enyd Williams
Professor Wanstead: David Swift
Lavinia Glynne: Louie Ramsay
Anthea Bradbury-Scott: Thelma Badow
Clotilde Bradbury-Scott: Mary Wlmbush
Miss Temple: Jill Balcon

: News

: The Late Book: Amsterdam

By Ian McEwan. 4: Clive and Vernon argue about the morality of publishing photographs of the Foreign Secretary dressed in women's clothes. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Ian McEwan.

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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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