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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Winifred Robinson.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day WithCristinaOdone.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is biographer Michael Holroyd. As a boy, he sought refuge from an unhappy home in Maidenhead Public Library, where he discovered the attraction of "stepping from my own life into'other people's". He has since devoted seven years to writing the life of Augustus John and 17 to the biography of George Bernard Shaw. Repeated from Sunday 11. 15am


Unknown: Michael Holroyd.
Unknown: Augustus John
Unknown: George Bernard

: Book of the Week: The Penguin Book of20th-century Essays

5: Living on Capital by Jonathan Raban , read by Tim Pigott-Smith . Written when the authorwas in his mid-thirties this essay is a moving tribute to the rewards and tensions of the relationship between father and son. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jonathan Raban
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith
Produced By: Jill Waters.

: Woman's Hour

From authors and athletes to scientists and actors, Jenni Murray hosts interviews and discussions with the most interesting women around. Drama: The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Part 5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Michael Cunningham.

: Timbuktu: Drowning in Sand

To many people, Timbuktu is a mythical place - a once fabulous ancient city, its streets paved with gold, now sunk beneath the sands of the desert. Most people do not know where it is, if indeed they believe it exists. Writer Graeme Fife travels by boat and bicycle to uncoverthe truth about Timbuktu and explores the timeless lure of the place as it struggles against the desert to survive. Producers John Partington and Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Graeme Fife
Producers: John Partington
Producers: Richard Bannerman

: Lucky Heather

A six-part comedy by Sue Teddern. Just this side of nosey, western movie-mad Heather is the Sherlock Holmes of the rundown Sutter Estate. 4: Unforgiven. Recently widowed Denis hires Heatherto trace his first love Yvonne.
Director David Hunter


Comedy By: Sue Teddern.
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Director: David Hunter
Heather: Llndsey Coulson
Natalie: Abigail Hart
Ryan: Ben Crowe
Maev: Dearbhla Molloy
Denis: James Taylor
Allison: Gemma Saunders
Charlotte: Lisa Kay
Yvonne: Elizabeth Bell

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker and Liz Barclay.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youand yours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Unknown: Liz Barclay.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.
Producer Cathy Packe. WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London. W1A 1QT. FAX: [number removed]. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Cathy Packe.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dirk Bogarde on 4

James Fox narrates a tribute to the late Sir Dirk Bogarde with repeats of two of the readings and dramas he recorded for Radio 4: A Short Walk from Harrods and The Round Dozen by Somerset Maugham. With Michael Williams and Joanna David. Including Bogarde's poem Steel Cathedrals, written in 1943. Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: Sir Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Joanna David.
Director: Janet Whitaker

: Check-Up: [number removed]

Chronic Ear Problems. Should children have an operation to insertgrommets? Is there any hope fortinnitus sufferers? Call Barbara Myers with your questions and experiences. Producer Helen Sharp
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm. EMAIL: checkup@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/health/


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Marrying the Mistress

By Joanna Trollope , read by Barbara Flynn. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Read By: Barbara Flynn.

: Architectural Marriages

Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano: Pompidou
Centre. The tale of two radical young outsiders who created a revolutionary on still controversial-formofurbui Jral.
Final part.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Rogers

: Open Book

Kerry Lawrence and Tina Little have very different body shapes: one is anorexic, the other overeats. Through the Eating Disorders Club they have become pen friends. Kim Normanton joins them for a rare weekend together. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Kerry Lawrence
Unknown: Tina Little
Unknown: Kim Normanton

: The Message

Alex Brodie and his guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives.
Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: True Lies

David Aaronovitch and a satirical team of spin doctors, comedians and politicians pick through the week's news and the stories behind it. Producer Anthony Lee. Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Anthony Lee.

: The Archers

The village rallies round.
Written by Joanna Toye. Director Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye.
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedll Nlklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Usha: Souad Faress
Bert: Eric Allan
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Receiver: Peter Meakin
Auctioneer: Richard Da Costa
Examiner: Bella Hamlin
Usher: Tessa Gallagher

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme and investigates the much-disputed life of Rasputin in the wake of a new biography Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Hours

By Michael Cunningham. Part 5.
Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Cunningham.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at Dean Close
School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, by Ann Atkins , Tony Benn , Michael Howard and Baroness Shirley Williams.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ann Atkins
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Michael Howard
Unknown: Baroness Shirley Williams.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history from the doyen of commentators.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: Here Be Dragons

By Louise Page.
The world seems to have it in for Helen Jennings. Her job is getting her down, she has just been mugged on the streets of London, her teenage daughter is unhappy at school, and television is an endless stream of grim news. When husband Jack's firm relocates to Derbyshire, Helen sees an opportunity to live an idyllic rural life. But all is not what it seems in the heart of the country.


Writer: Louise Page.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Helen: Janet Dale
Jack: Richard Derrington
Sophie: Annabelle Dowler
Max: Ben Crowe
Naomi: Jenny Funnell
Man: Sean Connolly

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.
Producers Prue Keely and Jenni Russell E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Producers: Prue Keely
Producers: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: The Death of the Heart

By Elizabeth Bowen , read by Felicity Kendal. Final part. FordetailsseeMonday


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Read By: Felicity Kendal.

: Late Tackle

Presented by Garth Crooks. Producer Claire Sharrock


Presented By: Garth Crooks.
Producer: Claire Sharrock

: News

: The Late Book: Dreamer

By Charles Johnson. "lhaveadreamthatthe brotherhood of man will become a reality." The final days of Martin Luther King. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Charles Johnson.
Unknown: Martin Luther King.

About this project

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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