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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shi pley.


Unknown: Stephen Shi

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest this week is artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Adrian Noble , who says that a stage play, whether Shakespeare or Chekhov, should not simply be good entertainment but should make people ponder on life itself. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Adrian Noble

: Book of the Week: Fresh-Air Fiend

By Paul Theroux , read by Stuart Milligan.
5: Unspeakable Rituals and Outlandish Beliefs For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Theroux
Read By: Stuart Milligan.

: Woman's Hour

From authors and athletes to scientists and actors, Jenni Murray hosts interviews and discussions with the most interesting women around. Drama: Bound Feet and Western Dress by Pang-Mei Natasha Chang. Part 5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Pang-Mei Natasha Chang.

: Tales of Everyday Folk

In the first of two programmes, Felicity Finch , who plays Ruth Archer in The Archers, visits a studio in Pakistan where a soap opera depicting life in Afghanistan is made. It's action-packed, with rocket attacks, epidemics, earthquakes and murderous blood feuds - not all that unlike
Ambridge! Producer Lucy Armitage.


Unknown: Felicity Finch
Unknown: Ruth Archer
Producer: Lucy Armitage.

: Jagged Prayer

Crime and convents, police and perdition come together in Robert Smith 's four-part comedy. 3: Sister Brother. When a convicted forger decides on a new career as a nun, the sex change isjust the beginning of his problems. Dl Cromwell is not amused when Mother Helen is put in danger.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Robert Smith
Unknown: Mother Helen
Director: Ned Chaillet
Mother Helen: Cheryl Campbell
Detective Inspector Cromwell: Timothy Spall
Detective Inspector Kelp: Jeremy Finch
Paul/Sister Paula: Stephen Critchlow
iggy: Tom George
Mickey: Gerard McDermott
Old Sister: Elizabeth Bell
Sister: Gemma Saunders

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
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: Room of Leaves

Using poetry and prose, Amanda Dalton 's poignant story tells of how a jilted woman, aged 70, is found dead in a room of leaves, with supermarket eggs clustered in the grass of her garden and pink ribbon everywhere.
Music composed and performed by Gary Yershon Director Susan Roberts (R)


Unknown: Amanda Dalton
Unknown: Gary Yershon
Director: Susan Roberts
Grace: Emily Woof
Frank: Christopher Eccleston
Mrs Langton: Ann Rye
The Voice: Amanda Dalton
Eddie/Doctor: Andy Cryer
Eileen/Woman/Mrs H: Melissa Sinden
Young man: Alan Halsall
Young woman: Victoria Connett

: Check-Up: [number removed]

Bottoms. Painful, uncomfortable and embarrassing- but everyone suffers at one time or another. Be it piles, anal tears, cancer of the colon, orjust incredible itchiness, call Barbara Myers to get the answers.
Producer Helen Sharp. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm E-MAIL: checkup@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/health/checkup


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Helen Sharp.

: Latin Shorts

"Taxi Driver" minus Robert De Niro by Fernando Ampuero , read by Stephen Tompkinson. Ataxi driver desperate to make some extra money is introduced to the bizarre trade of selling drunks to the highest bidder. Final part. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Robert de Niro
Unknown: Fernando Ampuero
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.

: Curiouser and Curiouser

5: The Dormouse. While the British dormouse slept, an invader took over. The true story of how the foreign edible dormouse was released by a well-meaning zoologist and is now taking over people's attics and ousting the real thing. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Presented by Nick Revell. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Presented By: Nick Revell.

: 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 Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical comedy panel game, with Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Linda Smith and Michael White.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated tommorow 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Michael White.
Producer: Lucy Armitage.

: The Archers

Phil puts his foot in it.
Editor Vanessa Whitbum. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Editor: Vanessa Whitbum.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Nlklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Caroline: Sara Coward
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Written by Simon Frith Director: Julie Beckett

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the nightly arts programme. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Bound Feet and Western Dress

By Pang-Mei Natasha Chang. 5: Yu-i's husband is cold and silent towards her, but he has done his filial duty-she is expecting a baby.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Pang-Mei Natasha Chang.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined from StSwithin's Church Hall, Yateley, by panellists including Sir
Edward Heath MP and Inderjit Singh , editor of The Sikh Messenger.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Edward Heath
Unknown: Inderjit Singh
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


Speaker: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Friday Play: Trumpet

By Jackie Kay. When the celebrated jazz trumpeter Joss Moody dies, his wife Millie, besieged by the press, goes to ground in a secluded Scottish fishing village. Their adopted son Coleman, alone in London, tries to confront the truth - the man whom he believed to be his father was in fact a woman.
Director Pam Wardell


Unknown: Jackie Kay.
Unknown: Joss Moody
Director: Pam Wardell
Millie: Eileen McCallum
Coleman: Lennie James
Registrar/Undertaker: John Shedden
Joss: Jimmy Chisholm
Sophie: Charlotte Coleman

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Producers: Prue Keely
Producers: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: A Map of the World

By Jane Hamilton , read by Liza Ross. Can Alice and Howard rebuild their lives? Final part. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Jane Hamilton
Read By: Liza Ross.

: Late Tackle

Jonathan Agnew hosts this week's edition of the sports programme. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Late Book: By the Light of MyFather's Smile

By Alice Walker. Magdalena's last task is to help the sister she once tried to destroy. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alice Walker.

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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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