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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dave Kitchen.


Unknown: Dave Kitchen.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Winifred Robinson.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Alison Hughes. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Roger Hutchings. 0 Lord, Who Gave the Dawn Its Glow (Tydi a Roddaist); 2 Samuel 7, wl(-13); Forthe Beauty of the Earth (Rutter); Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Jehovah (Cwm
Rhondda). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Corsairville

By Graham Coster , read by Nick Mercer. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Graham Coster
Read By: Nick Mercer.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray is joined by guests for lively and topical interviews and conversation from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Michael Cunningham.

: Tuning into Children

In the last of six programmes KirstyWark examines issues affecting five- to nine-year-olds. Going with the Grain. Howto tune into a child's natural intelligence and style of learning.
Producers Angie Mason and Merilyn Harris. For details of the accompanying book and cassette phone [number removed]


Producers: Angie Mason
Producers: Merilyn Harris.

: The Big Town All Stars

A four-part comedy by Bill Dare.
3: If You Sack Me, I'll Leave. Kenny, Johnny and Bozo want to tell Lorelei that she can't always sing lead, but they are not assertive enough.
They are not even assertive enough to buy a book on how to become assertive. Starring Stephen Tompkinson, Clive Rowe , Nicola Walker and Adrian Scarborough. With Giles New, Rachel Preece, Dan Strauss, Bill Dare and Matthew Little.
Musical director David Firman. Producer Gareth Edwards


Comedy By: Bill Dare
Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson
Unknown: Clive Rowe
Unknown: Nicola Walker
Unknown: Adrian Scarborough
Unknown: Giles New
Unknown: Rachel Preece
Unknown: Dan Strauss
Unknown: Bill Dare
Unknown: Matthew Little
Director: David Firman
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Points of Law

Richard Evans chairs the quiz played by legal wits. Producer Geoff Ballinger


Unknown: Richard Evans
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Bull beneath the Earth

By David Calcutt. Archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans uncovers the lost remains of the palace of Knossos on Crete. He discovers the ancient mysteries of the Minoan people and the legend of the Minotaur, but can he penetrate the mysteries of the human heart?
Composer Mia Soteriou Director Michael Fox


Unknown: David Calcutt.
Unknown: Sir Arthur Evans
Unknown: Mia Soteriou
Director: Michael Fox
Sir Arthur: Russell Dixon
Old Sir Arthur: Geoffrey Banks
Mackenzie: David Bannerman
Manolis: Roger Ennals
Joan: Olivia Jardith
Storyteller: Mia Soteriou

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny
Guinness answer questions posed by members of the Holton Village Hall Committee. With
Chairman EriC RobSOn. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: it Was a Dark and Stormy Night....

3: Valhalla by Tom Morton , read by Sandy Neilson. A Shetland lifeboatman is called out on a rescue mission. But even at sea his mind is preoccupied with the uncomfortable secret that lies beneath his oilskins. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tom Morton
Read By: Sandy Neilson.

: Spotlight

The origins of Spotlight- now an eight-volume directory, CD-Rom and internet website of every working actor in Britain - date back to the beginning of the century. In conversations with actors, photographers, agents and the current proprietor Nigel Seale , this programme traces the history ofthe most indispensable reference book in show business.


Unknown: Nigel Seale

: Thinking Allowed - the Larger Map

Laurie Taylor meets three of the people putting Poole on a larger map. Series producer Jane Jeffes


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jane Jeffes

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare explores the potential and the limits of the human mind and throws light into the hidden shadows of the psyche. Producer Emma Selby
PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Emma Selby

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Stockport ... So Good They Named It Once

A six-part comedy drama by Jim Poyser and Damian Lanigan following the lives of the Conroys, a family living in Stockport.
2: The Agony and the Ecstasy. Gran is losing her legs, and Eddie is trying not to lose his patience ... or his fare to Gay Pride. with Anne Rye. Stefan Escreet , Jo-Anne Knowles and Chris Pavlo Music Big George Producer Neil Mossey (R)


Unknown: Jim Poyser
Unknown: Damian Lanigan
Unknown: Anne Rye.
Unknown: Stefan Escreet
Unknown: Jo-Anne Knowles
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Music: Big George
Producer: Neil Mossey
Jason: Dominic Monaghan
Maureen: Beverley Callard
Eddie: John McArdle
Michael: Jason Done

: The Archers

The auctioneers arrive at Grange Farm. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts news and reviews, including an investigation into the many portrayals of Joan of Arc in the light of a new film from Luc Besson.
Producer Jane Graham


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Luc Besson.
Producer: Jane Graham

: The Hours

By Michael Cunningham. Part 8. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Cunningham.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Janet Daley , PollyToynbee, David Starkeyand David
Cook cross-examine guests who have conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Starkeyand David
Producer: David Coomes

: Notes from an Exhibition

Elizabeth McKeller visits a theme park of a capital city that was never built - Sir Christopher Wren 's reconstruction plan after the Great Fire of London in 1666. Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Elizabeth McKeller
Unknown: Sir Christopher Wren

: Frontiers

New stories from the cutting edge of science.
The Coming of Phage. The use of specific viruses to target harmful bacteria infection has long been used in eastern Europe with huge success. As our battalion of effective antibiotics continues to dwindle, Peter Evans wonders ifbacteriophage therapy will be the answer.
Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: A Foreign Country

By Francine Stock. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: The Goldfish Bowl

ShaunPrendergast's comedy series about two goldfish, starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl. With Liam in danger of turning into a couch potato, Anton decides to dissect the world of television. He does not like what he finds.
Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Sean Foley
Unknown: Hamish McColl.
Director: Sally Avens
Susan: Tracy Ann OBErman
Struan: Shaun Prendergast

: Hearing with Hegley

Comic poet John Hegley with more live poetry readings combined with studio-based contributions from special guests. This week comedian Arnold Brown adds a limerick or two to the proceedings. Producer Nigel Piper


Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Arnold Brown
Producer: Nigel Piper

: News

: The Late Book: Dressing Up for the Carnival

By Carol Shields. 3: Weatherread by Kate Harper. It dominates our lives, but imagine a world without it. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kate Harper.

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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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