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: Prayer for the Day

With Pat Jones.


Unknown: Pat Jones.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Gordon Swindlehurst


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Gordon Swindlehurst

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman is joined by Professor Peter Hennessey and Wordworth's latest biographer, Juliet Barker , to talk about prime ministers, personalities and politics since 1945. Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Professor Peter Hennessey
Unknown: Juliet Barker
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Tony Burnham. LooktoThis Day! (Chilcott); Job 28, w20-21, w23-28; Behold, now, Praise the Lord! (Harris); Rejoice, the Lord Is King (Gopsal). With Bury Girls' Grammar School Choir. Director of music Dorothy Stoddard.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Book of the Week: Dear Tom

When Tom Courtenay left his home near the dock in Hull for life as a drama student in London, his mother Annie wrote him funny, moving and passionate letters about her family and the life around her. Courtenay reads his memoir of those letters from home. Sian Thomas plays his mother Annie. Abridged in five parts by Penny Leicester.


Reader: Tom Courtenay
Annie: Sian Thomas
Abridged by: Penny Leicester
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Woman's Hour

! With Sheila McClennon and guests. Drama: La
Grande Therese by Hilary Spurling. Part 1 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Hilary Spurling.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Conversations with Napoleon

; Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte joins writer
Andy Martin in the conclusion of a two-part programme of conversations exploring the imperial psyche.
Love, Death and Telegrams. From the Tuileries in Paris to the island fortress of St Helena, Andy engages with the mind of Napoleon through his own words, written and reported. With
Toby Stephens as Napoleon. Producer MaryWard-Lowery


Unknown: Napoleon Bonaparte
Unknown: Andy Martin
Unknown: Toby Stephens

: Things Can Only Get Better

John O'Farrell 's humorous, personal account of life as a Labour supporter, "surviving 18 miserable years of Conservative government" from 1979-97. Adapted in four parts from his bestselling novel. Starring John O'Farrell , Jack Dee , Doon MacKichan and Tony Hawks.
3: 1987-91. The fall of the Berlin Wall, Howe's resignation speech, John Major and country dancing. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Doon MacKichan
Unknown: John Major
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: 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 -west of England. Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A to Z

By Lucy Catherine. It is 1936 and Phyllis Pearsall has had enough of getting lost in London because all the maps are out of date. She begins the arduous task of walking 3,000 miles and mapping 23,000 streets, her dream to produce the first "A-Z of London".


Writer: Lucy Catherine
Director: Rachel Horan
Phyllis: Catherine McCormack
Len: David Thorpe
Mother: Phyllida Law
Father: Gavin Muir
Richard: Tom George

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Paul Lewis and guests are on hand to answer calls on a personal finance issue.
Producer Paul O'Keeffe. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: Tales from Victorian Norfolk

By Mary E Mann , read in five parts by Patience Tomlinson. Born in 1829, Mary Mann , wife of a Norfolk farmer, wrote the most vivid accounts of Victorian farming life. 1: Women
O'Dulditch Dinah Brome has a secret and the whole village knows it. Abridged and produced by Chris Wallis


Unknown: Mary E Mann
Unknown: Mary Mann
Unknown: O'Dulditch Dinah Brome
Produced By: Chris Wallis

: Just Being Ourselves

John Widdowson unveils the worlds of custom, tradition and belief in a five-part series reflecting his lifetime's work in folklore studies.
1: Speaking FirstProducer Dave sheasby


Unknown: John Widdowson

: The Food Programme

An investigation into whether you can really get fresh food at a Disneyland.
Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and guests take a global view of news, traditions and human stories from across the world. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Phil Pegum

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Michele Brown , Valerie Grove , Brian Sibley and Robert Tear. Reader Patricia Hughes.
Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Michele Brown
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Reader: Robert Tear.
Reader: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Forthe Grundys, could finders be keepers? , Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: La Grande Therese

Based on the true story of a 19th-century French adventuress, Hilary Spurling 's book is dramatised in ten partsby Catherine Czerkawska. 1: What's a Girl. Catherine and Therese are childhood friends from the village of Aussonne near Toulouse. Theirfriendshipwill last for a significant part of both their lives, as they support one anotherthroughoutone ofthe most amazing public financial swindles of modern times.
Producer Marilyn Imrie. Director John Dove
Further cast details across the week. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Hilary Spurling
Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie.
Director: John Dove
Therese: Nicola Walker
Catherine: Helen Schleslnger
Bernard/Vendor: John Hartley

: It's My Story: Trial by GM

It's been a tough year for Shirley Harrison, a single woman farmer taking part in the Government's controversial trials of genetically modified oil seed rape. In this personal diary she offers a unique insight into her encounters with environmental activists, scientists, the press and media while single-handedly continuing the day-to-day business of looking after her Aberdeen Angus cattle and other crops on her Scottish farm. Producer Rob Bryce


Unknown: Shirley Harrison
Producer: Rob Bryce

: John McCarthy's Bible Journey

John McCarthy 's series focuses on the different ways the Bible has been read.
4: The Tree of Knowledge. Is there conflict or compromise between the world of science and the Bible? McCarthy begins at Genesis to see whether the Bible's view of God has survived the age of reason and then looks to the future of faith in an age of technology.
Producers Abigail Saxon and Norman Winter Series producer Roger Childs (R)
RTSHOP: Buy John McCarthy 's Bible JourneyiBBC Radio
Collection, two double cassettes) for just £12.99 including p&p. Send a cheque payable to RT Shop to [address removed] or telephone the credit card hotline on [number removed].


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producers: Abigail Saxon
Producer: Roger Childs
Unknown: John McCarthy

: Nature

Tawny Owls. This week a night-time exploration of the world of the tawny owl.
Producer Sandra Sykes. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: A Tale of Two Cities

By Charles Dickens , abridged in 15 parts by Neville Teller and read by Ian McDiarmid. London 1775. Part 1. Lucie Manette receives a message from Paris- "recalled to life". Producer Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: Ian McDiarmid.
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: A Fish Caught In Time

Janet Suzman reads Samantha Weinberg 's dramatic account of the discovery of a 400 million-year-old living fossil. Abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson (R)


Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Samantha Weinberg
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

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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.

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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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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