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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Lesl ie Griffiths.

: 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 the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Harold Evans. One of the great campaigningjournalists, as editor of The Northern Echo in the 1960s he argued the case for cervical smear tests. At the Sunday Times he highlighted the problems of the thalidomide Children. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Harold Evans.

: Book of the Week: Brunelleschi's Dome

By Ross King. Just when the dome's construction is nearing completion, the war between Florence and Milan has a catastrophic effect upon Filippo's fortunes. Final part For details see Monday


Unknown: Ross King.

: An Act of Worship

With the Rt Rev Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts interviews and discussions addressing women's issues. Drama: Bound Feet and a Western Dress by Pang-Wei Natasha Chang. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Pang-Wei Natasha

: Tales of Everyday Folk

In the second of two programmes Felicity Finch visits Rwanda to find out how the country's first radio soap opera is faring a year after it was launched. Producer Elizabeth Abrahams


Unknown: Felicity Finch
Producer: Elizabeth Abrahams

: Jagged Prayer

Crime and convents, police and perdition come together in the conclusion to Robert Smith 's four-part comedy. Virtual Saints
Despite moving the convent into cyberspace, Mother Helen and her nuns are not safe from declining numbers. And DI Cromwell has the small matter of an old murder to solve.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Robert Smith
Unknown: Mother Helen
Unknown: Di Cromwell
Director: Ned Chaillet
Mother Helen: Cheryl Campbell
Detective Inspector Cromwell: Timothy Spall
Detective Inspector Kelp: Jeremy Finch
Mr Lord: Bryan Pringle
Carer: Elizabeth Conboy
Sister: Elizabeth Conboy
Youth: Tom George

: 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

: Food Court

In his new series John Humphrys investigates food and the people who make a packet out of it. He looks at the major issues facing consumers and the industry and examines whether regulation can really make a difference to the quality and safety of food.
Producer Steve Peacock. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Steve Peacock.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Packer

Michael Williams stars as Gladwyn Jebb, a man who sees his job as a vocation, his craft as an art and his lies as truths, in a monologue written especially for him by Peter Tinniswood.
Director Enyd Williams


Author: Peter Tinniswood
Director: Enyd Williams
Gladwyn Jebb: Michael Williams

: Logged On: [number removed]

Quentin Cooper and guests from the world of information technology cut through the digital maze to give advice and information about computers in the weekly phone-in programme. Producers Anna Buckley and Jez Nelson EMAIL: loggedon@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producers: Anna Buckley

: The Spring Collection

All Day Sun by William Brandt , read by Stefan Dennis. Beleaguered househusband Greer suffers from crippling backache. His wife is pregnant, working and exhausted. And they are searching for their dream home in the sun. For details see Monday


Unknown: William Brandt
Read By: Stefan Dennis.

: Surgery for the Sake of It?

Grommets. Grommet surgery was popular in the 1980s with patients and surgeons. Today doctors admit that only a minority of children with glue ear need hospital treatment. Final part. For details see Monday

: Bookciub

James Naughtie with a special edition recorded at the Politics and Prose book shop in Washington DC. Author Charles Frazier discusses his bestseller Cold Mountain, the story of deserter's epic journey across the southern states during the American Civil War. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Charles Frazier

: 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 Eddie Mair and Charlie Lee Potter . Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical comedy panel game, with Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy , Francis Wheen and newcomer Jon Snow.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated tommorow 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Jon Snow.
Producer: Lucy Armitage.

: The Archers

Jill puts the chocs away.
Written by Adrian Flynn. Director Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn.
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
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
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Caroline: Sara Coward
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Wayne: Ian Brooker

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the nightly arts programme. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Bound Feet and Western Dress

By Pang-Mei Natasha Chang. The concluding episode in the true story of Yu-i, a woman from a traditional Chinese family who triumphs over grief and notoriety to bring honour to her family. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Pang-Mei Natasha Chang.

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is joined in the Over Community
Centre in Cambridgeshire, by Diane Abbott MP; Nick Clegg MP; Digby Jones , director of the CBI; and Andrew Lansley MP.
Producer Peter Griffiths. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Diane Abbott
Unknown: Nick Clegg
Unknown: Digby Jones
Unknown: Andrew Lansley
Producer: Peter Griffiths.

: Letter from America

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


Speaker: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Friday Play: Chair

Written specially for radio by Edward Bond , this drama is set in the year 2077, a time when all our needs are provided forbutourfreedom is severely curtailed. Alice has been living with a secret she dare not disclose. Neighbours and relatives are dangerous to confide in or even speak to. A thought-provoking exploration of the human capacity for brutality, and ultimately, the inability to deny our humanity.
Di rector Turan Ali


Unknown: Edward Bond
Unknown: Turan Ali
Alice: Maggie Steed
Billy: Chris Pavlo
Officer: Jean Heywood
Prisoner: Jean Heywood
Soldier: Andrew Wincott

: The World Tonight

Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: Therese Desqueroux

The final part of Francois Mauriac 's classic portrait of a young woman driven to desperate measures. Reader Juliet Aubrey. For details see Monday


Unknown: Francois Mauriac
Reader: Juliet Aubrey.

: Late Tackle

Jonathan Agnew hosts the sports programme from Aintree ahead of the Grand National. Guests from the worlds of sport and entertainment discuss the attraction ofthe world's most famous race. Producer SimonCrosse


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: News

: The Late Book: When We Were Orphans

By Kazuo Ishiguro. 5: Sarah's impending departure for Shanghai is pushing Christopher into solving his parent's disappearance. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro.

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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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To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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