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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father John McCullagh

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With Terry Waite.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Terry Waite.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk looks at how people make life-altering decisions and takes them through the process, from the initial dilemma to living with the consequences. Producer Rosemary Dawson. Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Rosemary Dawson.

: Rare Books, Rare People: Lord of the Flies

In the second of two programmes, Rick Gekoski looks for the unsung heroes behind the great books of the 20th century.
Legend has it that William Golding submitted his first novel to nearly two dozen publishers before a far-sighted editor at Faber and Faber recognised the merit of the future Nobel laureate.


Presenter: Rick Gekoski
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Daily Service

Christ Is the King (Gelobt Sie Gott ); Psalm 72, wl-2, 10-15, 18-19 (ArrWhitbourn); Mark 12, w41-44: Take My Life and Let It Be (Nottingham). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Gelobt Sie Gott
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Book of the Week: Karl Marx

Written and read by Francis Wheen. Engels supports Marx financially as well as writing much of the journalism appearing under Marx's name. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Read By: Francis Wheen.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney presents topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Amanda Foreman.

: A Pint, a Pie and a Song

At this time of year in the west Yorkshire village of Marsden.agroupofmengettogethertoputonan all-male pantomime. The first of two programmes follows the making of Beau Geste , or The Camel Strikes Bacfcfrom first rehearsals to costume fittings, dance routines and the opening night.
Musicians Richard Walker. Duncan Matley and Jeff Taylor Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Beau Geste
Musicians: Richard Walker.
Musicians: Duncan Matley
Musicians: Jeff Taylor
Producer: Susan Roberts
Writer and director: Peter Armitage
Choreographer: Doreen France
The Honorable Beau Leg: Nigel Haigh
Willy: Trevor Carter
Septimus: Alan Muskett
Humphrey: Philip Holdsworth
Mustafa Woodbine: Malcolm Whitehead
Fanny Fortisque: Steven Hendren
Pantomime fairy: Andrew Stead

: An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman and a Welshman

National stereotypes are sustained, perhaps created, byjokes. Simon Fanshawe presents the last in a series on the comedy of national identity. A Welshman. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke

: Chaos Theory

Chris Maslanka discovers how composers through the ages - from Bach to the present day - have been fascinated by the relationship between things musical and things mathematical. Producers David Gallagher and Fiona Shelmerdine Repeated Saturuday llpm


Unknown: Chris Maslanka
Producers: David Gallagher
Producers: Fiona Shelmerdine

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: 1,000 Years of Spoken English

Alphabox. A sequence by Jeff Noon , dramatised by Mike Walker. Opening the alphabox sends down a string of twilight adventures in the cyber zone. Acentury of word play, from Joyce's Liffey to Jeff Noon 's intoxicated Manchester.
Music Neil Brand. Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Jeff Noon
Dramatised By: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Jeff Noon
Director: Ned Chaillet
Tutor: Conrad Nelson
Dr Crombie: Conrad Nelson
Donna: Gemma Saunders
Karen: Beth Chalmers
Laura King: Beth Chalmers
Alphabox man: Harry Myers
Johnny: Harry Myers
Lucy: Alison Pettitt
Fiona: Alison Pettitt
Tom King: Christopher Kelham
George: Christopher Kelham
Quentin: Tom George
William: Rosle Cavaliero

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Eddie Mair for an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues. Producer Sukey Firth. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: History of Pop

In a four-part series, John Peel presents the definitive history of carbonated water-drinks that have made millions and conquered the world. 1: History Pre-Pop Producer Mark Palmer (R)


Producer: Mark Palmer

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

7 7: 1984 - the Miners' Strike and the Brighton Bomb For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the world of business, money and technology. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: A Good Read

Bonnie Greer and her guest s philosopher Dr John Polkinghorne and comedian Arnold Brown discuss three oftheirfavourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Bonnie Greer
Unknown: Dr John Polkinghorne
Unknown: Arnold Brown
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: PM

With Steve Evans and Nigel Wrench

: Do Go On

A comedy series that uses the format of a live radio discussion programme to take an original look at media absurdity.
2: Art. Ainsley Elliot and his guests prove that while they may not know much about art, they do not know much about anything else either.
Written by the cast, with Nick Canner and Paul B Davies Producer Paul B Davies (R)


Unknown: Ainsley Elliot
Unknown: Nick Canner
Unknown: Paul B Davies
Producer: Paul B Davies
Ainsley Elliot: Griff Rhys Jones
Jude Prentiss: Melanie Hudson
Debbie: Melanie Hudson
Sir Ezra Gershwin: Graeme Garden
Muriel Gonzalez: Deborah Norton
Shaun Baxter: Simon Greenall
David Buckler: Simon Godley

: The Archers

Left luggage at Willow Farm. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news and reviews. Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire

By Amanda Foreman , dramatised by Jennifer Curry. 2: Virgin Bride, 1774
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Amanda Foreman
Dramatised By: Jennifer Curry.

: West East West

Mark Tully explores how eastern thought might help solve the problems of the West.
2: The God of Science. Tully tests the notion that the East holds the key to those doors that remain closed to western science and medicine at the turn of the millennium.
Producer Mohit Bakaya. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Mohit Bakaya.

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Case Notes

Doctors spend much oftheirtime listening and talking. But are they any good at these crucial activities? Dr Graham Easton hears all about doctors and their communication skills.
Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson


Unknown: Claire Bolderson

: Book at Bedtime: Fasting, Feasting

By Anita Desai , read by Sudha Bhuchar. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Anita Desai
Read By: Sudha Bhuchar.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis host the comedy show featuring sketches, songs and stand-up with a subversive twist. With regulars Bert Tyler -Moore, George Jeffrie and Emma Clarke and newcomers Arnold Widdowson and Ben Willbond. Repeated from Saturday6.15pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Bert Tyler
Unknown: George Jeffrie
Unknown: Emma Clarke
Unknown: Ben Willbond.

: News

: The Late Book: Ocean Sea

The new novel by bestselling author
Alessandro Baricco is read by Sean Barrett and Joanna Monro. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alessandro Baricco
Read By: Sean Barrett
Read By: Joanna Monro.

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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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