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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Claire Tomalin. A publisher and literary critic, she is probably best known for a series of acclaimed biographies on women including Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austin. She began working in the literary world late in life, having spent 20 years looking after her family. This, and a series of personal tragedies, including the death of her husband and two of her children, has no doubt made her particularly sympathetic to the lives of literary women in the 19th century.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Claire Tomalin
Unknown: Sue Lawley

: Book of the Week: Terence Rattigan - the Man and His Work

By Michael Darlow. Although by the late 1970s he was terminally ill, Rattigan lived to see the revival of his critical reputation. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Darlow.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts interviews and discussions addressing women's issues. Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Doing the Duero

In a new three-part series explorer John Harrison canoes the length of the Duero river through Spain and Portugal.
1:Numantino. He paddles to the small Castilian town of Penafiel and learns the meaning of numantino - an impossible task against Overwhelming Odds. Producer Mary Price


Unknown: John Harrison

: Married: 1: Churlish

A six-part comedy series by Tony Bagley.
Confirmed bachelor Robin Lightfoot wakes up to find himself married in a parallel universe in which the Lib Dems are in power, the Richard Whiteley Experience has just opened in Greenwich and alcohol is a class-A drug. Now his life is about to change again. He is about to be divorced from the woman he was never married to in the first place.


Writer: Tony Bagley
Producer: Claire Jones
Robin: Hugh Bonneville
Lesley: Josle Lawrence
Dame Jane: Stephanie Cole
Dirk: Stephen Frost
Murdo: Lewis MacLeod

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chhs Burns

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Food Court

John Humphrys investigates more aspects of the food chain.
Producer Steve Peacock. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Steve Peacock.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Last Love

By Arnold Bennett , dramatised by Ted Moore.
Piano teacher Miss Osyth fears she has missed the opportunity for love. The arrival of young
Alexis Beaumont into the solitary village kindles her passion.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised By: Ted Moore.
Unknown: Alexis Beaumont
Bennett: Gerry Hlnks
Miss Osyth: Meriel Scholfield
Alexis: Tristan Gemmill
Minnie: Elll Beaven
Bill: Cliff Howells

: Logged On: [number removed]

With Quentin Cooper. Converts claim it has changed their lives but for many, going on-line is a tedious and frustrating business: eitherthere's too much information orthe requested URL cannot be received. Being lost on-line is no fun, so today's programme aims to help listeners to make the most of the internet. E-MAIL: loggedon@bbc.co.uk
Producers Anna Buckley and Jez Nelson


Unknown: Quentin Cooper.
Producers: Anna Buckley

: Ovid Metamorphosed

5: Antiquity's Lustby MJ Fitzgerald, read by Fiona Shaw. Lust and revenge destroy a family and bring about a metamorphosis.
For details see Monday. Producer Chris Wallis


Read By: Fiona Shaw.
Producer: Chris Wallis

: The Moon Is My Friend

Every year at dead of night a group of children with an extremely rare medical condition gather in the woods on the eastern coast of America. They suffer from xeroderma pigmentosum, a genetic defect which has left around 1,000 children across the world allergic to light. A small group of them make the yearlytripto Camp Sundown where they can run freely outdoor. Matthew Chapman visits one of these camps and records the tales of children for whom even a few minutes in the sun might kill them. Producer Matthew Chapman (R)


Unknown: Matthew Chapman
Producer: Matthew Chapman

: Open Book

Nick Revell explores the world of books and speaks to Helen Dunmore about Ice Cream, her new collection of short stories. Rptd from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Helen Dunmore

: 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

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical comedy panel game, with Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith and Rebecca Front.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated tommorow 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith
Producer: Lucy Armitage.

: The Archers

A house is not a home.
Written by Mary Cutler. Director Sean O'Connor
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler.
Director: Sean O'Connor
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Berrtinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Oowllng
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Ryan Cartwright
Emma: Felicity Jones
Caroline: Sara Coward
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Janet: Molr Leslie
Jolene: Buffy Davis

: Front Row

John Wilson chairs the nightly arts programme. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Daughters of Britannia

5: first Days. The first days in a new posting offered a few lucky women the excitement of a luxurious new home, while others resigned themselves to an isolated life.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined in Seaford
Community College, East Sussex, by Nick Harvey MP, Baroness Jay of Paddington, Dominic Lawson and Tim Yeo MP.
Producer Peter Griffiths. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Nick Harvey
Unknown: Dominic Lawson
Unknown: Tim Yeo
Producer: Peter Griffiths.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history. Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Speaker: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Friday Play: I Want to Go Home

By David Pownall. And on the eighth day God created language. Little did he expect the confusion that would ensue....
Director Peter Kavanagh


Writer: David Pownall
Director: Peter Kavanagh
I: David Bamber
Want: Joanna Monro
To Go: Ben Crowe
Home: Georgie Alexander
Cark: Struan Rodger
Angel: Andrew Scott
God: John Hartley
Voices: Stephen Critchlow

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell E-MAIL: wor!d.tonight@bbc.co.uk


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

: Book at Bedtime: Daughter of Fortune: 5

By Isabel Allende.
"The end of the arduous journey and the beginning of the gold adventure."
(For details see Monday)


Author: Isabel Allende

: Late Tackle

Steve Cram hosts the sports programme. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Steve Cram
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Late Book: When We Were Orphans

By Kazuo Ishiguro. It is 1958 and Christopher's search for his mother is not yet over. Final part. 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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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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