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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Dr George Carey , Archbishop of Canterbury.


Unknown: Dr George Carey

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer MoiraHickey


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: The Long View

The series which finds the past behind the present. 6:Dick Whittington.Whittingtonwasthe most famous Lord Mayor of London - until now. Jonathan Freedland explores the man behind the myth and asks whetherthe current mayoral candidates have anything to learn from their illustrious predecessor. Producer Hilary Dunn. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Hilary Dunn.

: Crown of Thorns

Naturalist Paul Morrison explores the symbolic significance of the plants and flowers described in the Gospels, in particularthe crown of thorns used at the Crucifixion. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Paul Morrison
Producer: John Byrne

: Book of the Week: One Foot in Laos

By Dervla Murphy. 2: "The foot continued to protest if I walked a mere mile, yet it had no objection to pedalling up to 40 miles a day." The author continues her energetic travels by bicycle, despite being injured in a bus crash. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Dervla Murphy.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley. Music for Holy Week from the Passions of JS Bach, who died 250 years ago. Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearneywith interviews and discussions taking a woman's point of view.
Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 7. Drama rptd at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearneywith

: Calcutta Stories: 1: City of Jyoti

In the first of three programmes Simon Parkes looks behind the images of poverty and squalor most often associated with Calcutta, where he has lived for the last year.
He discovers a city with a surprising past and present. For more than 20 years, Calcutta has been the capital of a communist state - West Bengal. Parkes explores the relationship between the city and communism today.


Presenter: Simon Parkes
Producer: Tony Phillips

: First Draft

How was the motley troop in Dad's Army recruited, and what were the origins of Porridge? In the first of two programmes Harry Thompson talks to comedy writers, actors and producers about the process by which a glimmer of an idea is transformed into an award-winning comedy. Producers Elizabeth Abrahams and Tom Alban


Talks: Harry Thompson
Producers: Elizabeth Abrahams
Producers: Tom Alban

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Writing Music

A series in which Peter Stead explores how music is used in our best-loved novels.
2:In The Old Curiosity Shop,Charles Dickens indulges his passion for popular entertainment and music through the character of Dick Swiveller. Stead looks at Dickens's musical world with Tim Healey , Andrew Sanders and Paul Schlicke as they follow the tragic journey of Little Nell. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Peter Stead
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Dick Swiveller.
Unknown: Tim Healey
Unknown: Andrew Sanders
Unknown: Paul Schlicke
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: From Galway to Graceland

By Sue Teddern , based on a song by Richard Thompson. In a remote Irish village Marie becomes increasingly fixated with the music of Elvis Presley. One night, after a bitter row, she walks out of her home and sets out on a journey to Graceland.
Music composed and performed by Richard Thompson Director Paul Dodgson (R)


Unknown: Sue Teddern
Unknown: Richard Thompson.
Unknown: Elvis Presley.
Unknown: Richard Thompson
Director: Paul Dodgson
Marie: Marcella Riordan
Amy: Sharon Holm
Brendan: Struan Rodger
Joseph: Dean Hill
Kate: Clare Cathcart
Rosalie: Beth Porter

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Eddie Mairfor an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues. Producer Sukey Firth. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Eddie Mairfor
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: The Passion

By Tony Harrison. 2: Pontius Pilate and Percula, the agony and Christ's betrayal, the palace of the high priest Cayphas and Peter's denial. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Tony Harrison.
Unknown: Pontius Pilate

: Troubling Children

2: The Child within. Psychoanalysis is born, and the search for an inner innocence obsesses artists like Picasso, who said that he had to learn to draw like a child. But can childhood ever truly be recreated by an adult? For details see yesterday

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb presents the programme that takes a look at everything which affects our working lives.
Producers Marcia Hughes and Sandra Kanthall


Producers: Marcia Hughes
Producers: Sandra Kanthall

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty discusses three favourite paperbacks with immunologist Professor Peter Lachmann and Helen Marriage , director of the Salisbury Festival.
Producer Jane Greenwood. Repeated Sunday 11pm


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Professor Peter Lachmann
Unknown: Helen Marriage
Producer: Jane Greenwood.

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Forty Nights in the Wildebeest

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero with a show recorded at last year's Edinburgh Festival.
Including Hong Feng Shui and Right Said Freud. Music by the Gents.
Producers Jayne Gibson and Jayne Gibson


Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Producers: Jayne Gibson
Producers: Jayne Gibson

: The Archers

The Grundys are up in the air. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates the life and writings of Mary Wollstonecraft , the pioneering 18th-century feminist, in the light of a new biography by Janet Todd. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Mary Wollstonecraft
Unknown: Janet Todd.
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Daughters of Britannia

Four centuries of diplomatic life as experienced by wives and daughters. 7: Playingbythe Rules. The diplomatic women learn that life in a British embassy means adherence to a bewildering set of strict regulations.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am

: Manifest Destinies

A three-part series that takes the pulse of 21st- century America on the eve of the presidential elections. 1:A Tale of Two Cities.Bridget Kendall travels the country to uncover the social cost of America's boom. She meets the residents of Phoenix, Arizona, whose suburbs are exploding into the desert, who say the price of prosperity is urban sprawl. Producer Sue Ellis. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Bridget Kendall
Producer: Sue Ellis.

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. ProducerCheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more information. FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Producercheryl Gabriel.

: Case Notes

Dr Graham Easton examines why drug availability differs around the country and why it can be so difficult to see the doctor when you want to. Plus a look at the new ways to provide a fast-track treatment option when you are under the weather. Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: The Long View

6: Dick Whittington. Jonathan Freedland asks whetherthe current mayoral candidates have anything to learn from their illustrious predecessor. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Dick Whittington.
Unknown: Jonathan Freedland

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Daughter of Fortune

By Isabel Allende. 7: "I am not lookingforgold, only my brother Joachin." For details see yesterday


Unknown: Isabel Allende.

: The Very World of Milton Jones

A comedy series written by and starring Milton Jones. Producer David Tyler (R)


Unknown: Milton Jones.
Producer: David Tyler

: News

: The Late Book: Pilate - the Biography

of an Invented Man
Fiona Shaw reads extracts from Ann Wroe 's book. Part2. For details see yesterday(R)


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Ann Wroe

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.

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