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: Prayer for the Day

With Ibrahim Mogra.


Unknown: Ibrahim Mogra.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Desert Island Discs

This week Sue Lawley's castaway is sports presenter and broadcaster Des Lynam. Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am
A new Desert Island Discs collection is available now on CD from music retailers


Unknown: Des Lynam.

: Book of the Week: Killing Dragons

By Fergus Fleming. Triumph and Tragedy Conquest is followed by a disaster that heralds the end of the golden age of the Alps. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Fergus Fleming.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray with lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Vagabond by Colette. Part 5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Bringing the House Down

Architectural historian Lucinda Lambton concludes her series exploring some of our most stunning but neglected buildings and meets the people behind their fate. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Crazy Big Fish

A six-part series by Gill Adams.
3:Sisters Are Doing for Themselves. Rita finally overcomes her fears and owns up to not being able to read, so Pauline rallies round to help her learn her part. Diana is now very poorly, and Sandy finds herself reluctantly accompanying a worried Pauline to the vets. Meanwhile, Gladys helps Rita fool Billy into letting her out forthe audition.
All other parts played by members of the company Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Gill Adams.
Director: Polly Thomas
Gladys: Ruth Holden
Pauline: Rachel Davies
Rita: Deborah McAndrew
Sandy: Katy Cavanagh
Babs: Sally Walsh
Billy: Terence Mann

: 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 James Cox. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.
Producer Nick Utechin. WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. FAX: [number removed]. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7 pm

: Afternoon Play: Cruel Sunset

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Mary Jane Cooper from Appleton, Alabama, wins a trip to fifties
Hollywood to meet her favourite film star. But like all Southern girls, Mary Jane has a secret which threatensto eclipse both ofthem.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Unknown: Mary Jane Cooper
Unknown: Mary Jane
Director: Claire Grove
Mary Jane: Madeleine Potter
Troy: Ian Porter
Sid: Kerry Shale
Balthasar: Walter Lewis
Hope: Lorelei King
Sherry: Laurel Lefko

: Taking Issue: [number removed]

Your chance to take issue by telephone with our columnist of the week on a controversial subject. With David Jessel. Producers Nick Baker and Nick Utechin


Unknown: David Jessel.
Producers: Nick Baker
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Five Dahls

5: The Way up to Heaven by Roald Dahl , read by Patricia Routledge. Mrs Foster hates being late, but her husband delights in delaying her. When he holds up her departure for Paris it is the last straw and she leaves without him.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Read By: Patricia Routledge.
Read By: Mrs Foster

: The ABC of Vitamins

Vitamin E. Long considered to be a wonder vitamin for its anti-oxidant properties, vitamin E is set to enhance its reputation even further following new research that it might help prevent miscarriage. Final part. For details see Monday(R)

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potterfinds out what is happening in the world Of books. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potterfinds

: The Message

Alex Brodie and 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 Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Dead Ringers

I Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens star in the programme that promises an impression every minute.
Producers Adam Bromley and Bill Dare Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Producers: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Tom says his piece.

Archers Addicts fan club: send an sae to [address removed]


Writer: Simon Frith
Director: Julie Beckett
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
Tommy: Tom Graham
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Nlklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Mike: Terry Molloy
Caroline: Sara Coward
Usha: Souad Faress
Graham: Malcolm McKee
Tim: Jay Villiers
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Alan: David Hott
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Magistrate's Clerk: Bella Hamblin

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports from the Royal National Theatre's opening night of Remembrance of Things Past. Proust's epic seven-volume novel, adapted by Harold Pinter and Di Trevis. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Adapted By: Harold Pinter
Adapted By: Di Trevis.

: The Vagabond

By Colette, dramatised in ten parts by Charlotte Cory. Part 5.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Bablake School in Coventry, by panellists including Tim Collins , vice chairman of the Conservative Party;
Matthew Parris , parliamentary sketch writer for The Times; and Clare Short , Secretary of State for International Development.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Tim Collins
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Clare Short
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: 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: Dying for a Mother

By Graham Reid. A powerful, emotional drama set in Belfast during the 1981 hunger strike. Two women from opposite sides of the conflict are unexpectedly brought together when a young policewoman discovers she is adopted and traces her birth mother.
Director Stephen Wright


Unknown: Graham Reid.
Director: Stephen Wright
Judith: Cara Kelly
Yvonne: Stella McCusker
Sylvia: Margaret D'Arcy
Angela: Katie Tumelty
Ruth: Emma Jordan
Henry: Bj Hogg
Alan: Dan Gordon
Paul: Mark O'Shea
Sergeant: Sean Kearns
Uncle John: John Hewitt

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/worldtonight


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

: Book at Bedtime: The Hiding Place

By TrezzaAzzopardi, read by Sian Thomas.
Dolores's search for resolution reaches its end.
Final part. For details see Monday


Read By: Sian Thomas.

: Last Man In

Jim White hosts the sports programme which combines journalism and satire. This week he previews the final of the Rugby League World Cup and examines the possibility of Rangers and Celtic withdrawing from soccer's Scottish Premier League, Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Jim White

: News

: The Late Book: Telling the Workersabout Science

5: Relating Relativity by Albert Einstein , read by Rachel Atkins. Acultural icon in his lifetime, Einstein was dedicated to making his own immense scientific understanding more widely understood. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Albert Einstein
Read By: Rachel Atkins.

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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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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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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