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: World News

: Farming Today

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Presenter: Edward Stourton
Speaker (Thought for the Day): The Rt. Rev. James Jones.

: A Place Called Home

John McCarthy sets out to discoverthe meaning of home. 3: No Place like Home. McCarthy talks to a range of people forwhom "home" has become a state of mind ratherthan a physical place. Producer Roger Childs. Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: John McCarthy
Talks: McCarthy
Producer: Roger Childs.

: Dead Media: 3: The BBC Micro

In his exploration of the media inventions which did not endure Francis Spufford turns to the improbable star among the earliest computers.


Presenter: Francis Spufford
Producer: Simon Coates

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast, led by Rev Dr Bert Tosh with the Balligan Consort directed by Alex Best. Reading: 1 Samuel 3, w8-18.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh
Directed By: Alex Best.

: Book of the Week: Between the Woods and the Water

By Patrick Leigh Fermor. Samuel West reads the sequel to A Time of Gifts which continues Leigh Fermor 's account of his journey from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. It is now 1934 and he is 19. Between the woods of Transylvania and the waters of the Danube he encounters the fairy-tale scenery of Romania and Hungary. Abridged in five parts by Alison Joseph. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Patrick Leigh Fermor.
Unknown: Samuel West
Unknown: Leigh Fermor
Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests.
Drama: "The Journal of Mrs Pepys" by Sara George. Part 1 of 5.
E-Mail: [email address removed]

Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presenter: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Mrs Pepys
Unknown: Sara George
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Anatomists of Desire: David Ogilvy

The last of a series in which Alan Taylor investigates the key figures behind our passion for consuming. Ogilvy was the adman who first saw the potential of associating brands with quality.


Presenter: Alan Taylor
Subject: David Ogilvy
Producer: Mike Lloyd

: Memoirs of a Twelfth Man: 4: Out of the Deep

The last in a comedy series by Anthony Crouch, dramatised by Christopher Scott.

Gussy Withers recalls the events of 1939, when 11 Jack Tars came out of the deep, played the most diabolical cricket ever seen and then slipped silently away.


Author: Anthony Crouch
Dramatised by: Christopher Scott
Director: Sue Wilson
Gussy Withers: Norman Rodway
Frank/Onslow: Ian Brooker
Captain Nipper Gladworth: Anthony Pedley
Chief Petty Officer Groath: Gavin Muir
Lieutenant Palfrey: Paul Downing
Dudley Hewitson/Chilean President: David Monaco
Vicar/Hugh Niblett: Christopher Scott

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Presenter: Trixie Rawlinson
Presenter: John Waite

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. First round - the Midlands.
(Repeated Saturday 11pm)


Chairman: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Murke's Collected Silences

By Jonathan Holloway. Adapted from an original story by Heinrich Boll, and translated by Leila Vennewitz. Murke is a radio producer obsessed with silences who constantly seeks the spiritual - even in the clanking of the paternoster lift.


Writer: Jonathan Holloway.
Adapted from a story by: Heinrich Boll
Translated by: Leila Vennewitz
Director: David Hunter
Murke: Dominic Letts
Sparks: Roger Walker
Rachel: Alison Pettitt
Wendrich: Tom George
Bur-Malottke/Humkoke: Jeremy Wilkin
Director/Wanderburn: Gavin Muir

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes calls on a personal finance issue. This edition deals with savings and investments. Lines Open from 1.30pm


Presenter: Vincent Duggleby

: The Scarlet Feather: 1

Ten programmes in which Niamh Cusack reads from Maeve Binchy's bestselling new novel.

As the bells ring in a new year in Dublin, Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather are getting ready to launch their new venture.


Author: Maeve Binchy
Reader: Niamh Cusack
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Celluloid Psychiatrists: 1: Dr Dippy's Sanatorium

This week Mark Thomas investigates how our perceptions of psychiatrists have been moulded by the entertainment media and what psychiatrists themselves think of that.

The buffoon in film: psychiatry.


Presenter: Mark Thomas
Producer: Ian Docherty

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie and guests explore issues from the four corners of the earth - from politics to popular culture, art to anthropology.


Presenter: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined at the Pleasance in Edinburgh by Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Clement Freud and Greg Proops.
(Repeated Sunday 12 noon)


Chairman: Nicholas Parsons
Panellist: Paul Merton
Panellist: Graham Norton
Panellist: Clement Freud
Panellist: Greg Proops
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Ruth is looking up.
(Repeated tomorrow 2pm)

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and meets Simon Russell Beale, currently playing Hamlet at the Royal National Theatre.


Presenter/Interviewer: Mark Lawson
Interviewee: Simon Russell Beale
Producer: Claire Holland

: Test Match Special Report

A look back at the Fifth Cornhill Test at the Oval.

: The Journal of Mrs Pepys

By Sara George , dramatised in five parts by Kate Blackadder , with Tony Slattery as Samuel Pepys and Suzanna Hamilton as Elizabeth. The secret musings of a young ardent wife about life, love and marriage to the most famous English diarist and bonviveur- Samuel Pepys.
Produced and directed by Pam Warden. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sara George
Unknown: Kate Blackadder
Unknown: Tony Slattery
Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Unknown: Suzanna Hamilton
Unknown: Samuel Pepys.
Directed By: Pam Warden.

: The Yellow Cliffs of Dover

Dover is one of our busiest ports, but it is also a symbol of defence against cross-Channel threats. Chris Bowlby explores the town's identity.


Presenter: Chris Bowiby

: Crossing Continents

Rosie Goldsmith investigates illegal adoptions in Guatemala. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Nature

Aliens. While loss of habitat is a significant threat to many plant species, there is a more insidious threat lurking in the undergrowth - an invasion from alien plants. Presented by Mark Cawardine. Producer Sheena Duncan. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Presented By: Mark Cawardine.
Producer: Sheena Duncan.

: A Place Called Home

(Repeated from 9am)

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: Aiding and Abetting

Fiona Shaw reads Muriel Spark 's novel, abridged in ten parts by Penny Leicester. A man on the run is aided and abetted by a collection of mysterious people. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Penny Leicester.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Home Truths

With John Peel.
(Repeated from Saturday 9am)


Presenter: John Peel

: News

: The Late Book: Beowulf: 1

In ten programmes, Seamus Heaney reads from his translation of the great Anglo-Saxon poem.

In the years after the funeral of King Shield Sheafson, the warrior of the Danes, the evil fiend Grendel rises to prowl the land. At the court of Hygelac in Geatland, a great warrior prepares to help King Hrothgar.


Translated by/Reader: Seamus Heaney
Producer: Susan Roberts

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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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