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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Norman !v!son

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

: Unreliable Evidence

CiiveAnderson, former barrister and grand inquisitor of the stars, returns to cut through the iegaijargon and gets to the heart of an issue which affects anyone who uses orwiH have cause to use the iegai system.
Producers Cathy Packe and Bruce Hyman. Repeated at 9.30pm


Producers: Cathy Packe
Producers: Bruce Hyman.

: Flicks in the Sticks: 2: Electric Bioscopic Exhibition Centre with Entertainment for Ladies

Bryan Forbes explores the history of the British small screen.

The Torbay Picture House is the oldest surviving example of the first purpose-built cinemas - farm workers would ride on horseback from the countryside to gasp at the wonders of the silver screen. But what will happen now that a seven-screen multiplex has opened up just 500 yards away?


Presenter: Bryan Forbes
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Book of the Week: The Other Side of the Dale

By Gervase Phinn. 2:" Rabbits," cried the angry-faced iitt!e iad. "They're a btasted nuisance." For details see yesterday


Unknown: Gervase Phinn.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Ernest Rea. Angei Voices ever
Singing (Angei Voices): Open Thou Mine Eyes
(Putter); Thou Whose Almighty Word (Moscow). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney hosts topical debates and conversation from a woman's point of view.
Drama: Private Papers by Margaret Forster. Part 7.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presenter: Martha Kearney

: Offshore: 2

Tim Pigott-Smith follows a year in the life of the University of Wales School of Ocean Sciences in Bangor.
A group of second-year students takes to the high seas to experience life on board the department's research vessel Prince Madog.


Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: Jeremy Grange
Producer: Gwenan Thomas

: The Rock and Poll Years: 4

Programmes mixing pop and politics to capture the atmosphere and chart the course of general ejection campaigns which changed the country.
Miles Kington tunes in to 1979. when prime minister Jim Callaghan was battling not just the unions and the Winter of Discontent but also the new Tory leader Margaret Thatcher, who couldn't seem to put a foot wrong. Blondie were in the charts with Sunday Girl, as was Art Garfunkel with Bright Eyes.


Presenter: Miles Kington
Producer: Chris Bond

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawiinson and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawiinson

: The Routes of English: 3: A Better Class of Language

1,000 Years of Spoken English
Melvyn Bragg continues his exploration of the history of the spoken language of Britain.

For generations the way you talk has affected how people regard you. These days the top-drawer cut-glass vowels fashionable 50 years ago have become out of date. Are the flattened sounds and glottal stops of urban Britain the new classy way to speak?
(Repeated from Friday)


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg

: The Archers

: Afternoon Play: Have I Enough

By Carmen Waiton. A warm-hearted story exptoring the cultural m)x of a British-Iranian marriage, its difficulties and delights. Through tetters, poems and diary extracts itteiis of a surprise birthday party for Kourash Aiavi , an !ranian man living in Dorset with his British family.
Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Carmen Waiton.
Unknown: Kourash Aiavi
Director: Pauline Harris
Kourash: Paul Bhattacharjee
Nina: Michelle Holmes
Narrator: Vic Tablain
Father: Vic Tablain
Parisa: Kate Stonestreet
Adviser: Dr Razi Mostanbet
Louise: Noreen Kershaw
Mother: Ishia Bennison
Russell: Martin Reeves
Mother: Parvaneh Nemapa

: 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.

: Pan-Caribbean

2: Miss Joyce and Bobcat by EA Markham, read by Yvonne Brewster. A story of courtship between a retired nurse who has finaiiy returned home from abroad and Bobcat the buitder, whose powerful mate presence disturbs herto distraction. For detaHs see yesterday


Read By: Yvonne Brewster.

: Down to Earth: 2: Falling from the Sky

In August 1921, the people of Hull watched the R38 airship complete its trials. But it later buckled and crashed into the Humber.
Ray Brown meets Tom Jamison, who has devoted 30 years to researching airships in Yorkshire and who has a unique R38 archive.
(For details see yesterday)


Unknown: Ray Brown
Unknown: Tom Jamison

: Shop Talk

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


Unknown: Heather Payton

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with practical advice, features and your Views. Producer Dorothy Stiven ACTION UNE: [number removed]
E-MA!L: the.iearning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dorothy Stiven

: PM

With Ciare English and Chris Lowe


Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Six o'Oock News

: Revolting People: 3: Even More Storm Clouds

A comedy series by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses set in Baltimore just before the American Revolution.

Samuel's crooked brother turns up and inveigles Joshua into a prize fight against the terrifying Cockney Monster. Can Samuel and Sergeant McGurk stop Joshua from being killed?

Roland White's Review: page 44


Writer: Andy Hamilton
Writer: Jay Tarses
Actor: Michael Fenton Stevens
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel: Jay Tarses
McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Mary: Sophie Thompson
Brimshaw: James Fleet
Dan: William Hootkins
Ezekiel: Hugh Dennis
Cora: Felicity Montague
Joshua: Tony Maudsley
Mrs Arbuthnot: Susie Blake

: The Archers

Tony gets an offer he can refuse. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates the tatest Graham Greene novel to arrive as a film: 7'/ie Endorse
Affair, directed by Neil Jordan , producer jane Graham


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Graham Greene
Directed By: Neil Jordan
Producer: Jane Graham

: Private Papers

By Margaret Forster , dramatised byJuiietAce. Part 7. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Margaret Forster

: Fiieon4

Mark Whitaker with major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad. Producer Lynne Jones. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Lynne Jones.

: in Touch

Peter White with news for visual impaired people. ProducerChery!GabneL PHONE: [number removed] for more information. FACTSHEET: send a !arge sac to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White

: Beyond Bedlam

Raj Persaud introduces the last of the series of programmes from the Bethlem Royal hospital in Kent, which explore the realities and myths of fife on psychiatric wards. A took at the work of the Crisis Recovery Unit. a specialist centre which helps those who carry out disturbing acts of self-harm. Producer Rami Tzabar. EMAiL: scirad@bbc.co.uk
ACTION liNE: [number removed]. Repeated Sunday 9pm


Introduces: Raj Persaud
Unknown: Bethiem Roya

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: The Fencing Master

ByArturo Perez-Reverte . 2: Abeautifui woman sets out to team a secret sword thrust.
For deta!is see yesterday


Unknown: Byarturo Perez-Reverte

: Five Squeezy Pieces

Another of the offbeat and quirky character-based pieces written and performed by Ciaire Caiman. Maria McEriane , Sarah Parkinson ,
Meera Sya ) and Arabella Weir. producer uzAnstee


Unknown: Ciaire Caiman.
Unknown: Maria McEriane
Unknown: Sarah Parkinson
Unknown: Meera Sya
Unknown: Arabella Weir.

: News

: The Late Book

By Tim Lott. Reader Jack Davenport. Part2.
Fordeta!!s see yesterday


Reader: Tim Lott.
Reader: Jack Davenport.

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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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