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: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With DrLavinia Byrne.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Start the Week

Professor Declan Kiberd and historian Michael Wood join Jeremy Paxman to discuss Irish literature and the legacy of the conquistadors. Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Professor Declan Kiberd
Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Book of the Week: The Letters of Oscar Wilde

] Simon Callow reads from the letters of Oscar Wilde in five programmes marking the centenary of his death. 1: When fame and fortune seem unlikely in England forthe young Wilde, he heads to America. But what reception will he receive there? Presented by Merlin Holland. Producers Katherine Beacon and Polly Thomas


Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Presented By: Merlin Holland.
Producers: Katherine Beacon
Producers: Polly Thomas

: Daily Service

From Wellington Parish Church, Glasgow, led by the Rev Johnston McKay. With the choir of St
Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, directed by Fridrik Walker. Organist John Gormley.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.
Directed By: Fridrik Walker.
Organist: John Gormley.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney hosts interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view.
Drama: The Vagabond by Colette. Part 6 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Random Edition

Peter Snow presents a series in which each programme's stories come from the pages of an archive newspaper.
3: The Daily Express- 11 October 1982
The Mary Rose is about to emerge from the deep off Portsmouth; members of Solidarity risk being gunned down on the streets in Poland; Prince
Andrew and Koo Stark take an autumn break on Mustique; and the new craze in town in curry yoghurt. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: Koo Stark
Producer: Andrew Green

: Peril at End House

Agatha Christie's famous novel is dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.
2: It transpires that the bullet discovered by Poirot was not the first attempt on Nick's life. with Suzanna Hamilton, Stephen Critchlow and Sean Arnold Director Enyd Williams


Writer: Agatha Christi
Dramatist: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Captain Hastings: Simon Williams
Nick Buckley: Gemma Saunders
Mr Croft: Terence Edmond
Mrs Croft: Richenda Carey
Maggie: Elizabeth Conboy
Unknown: Suzanna Hamilton
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Sean Arnold

: You and Yours Trixie

Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest. The final. From the original
48 contestants who started out at the beginning of August only four remain to do battle forthe honour of the title and the engraved silver salver. Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm
If you would like to be considered as a contestant for Brain of Britain 2001. write now requesting an audition to: Brain of Britain, BBC, Broadcasting House, London, WIA 1AA


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Ruth Ellis - the Son's Story

By Vivienne Allen. By claiming sole responsibility for murdering David Blakely, Ruth Ellis took her own life. Later her son Andy would die by his own hand.
Director Peter Kavanagh
Programme of the Week: page 137


Unknown: Vivienne Allen.
Unknown: David Blakely
Unknown: Ruth Ellis
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Ruth Ellis: Sadie Frost
Muriel: Natasha Pyne
Andy: Robert Harper
Child Andy: Ben Tlbber
Judge: John East
Foreman: Terence Edmond
David Blakely: David Thorpe

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke.

: The Short Hello

Five stories from the recent collection by Susie Maguire. 1: Tangerines forChristmas, read by Emma Currie. December in North Africa is less exotic than it sounds, especially for two sisters recovering from food poisoning and much in need Of a decent cup Of tea. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Susie Maguire.
Read By: Emma Currie.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Passion Flowers

In five programmes, Charlotte Smith explores the love affairs which bloom between individual gardeners and particular plants. 1: Today she travels to the Cotswolds to meet the woman whose garden contains over 130 varieties of snowdrop. Producer Dixi Stewart


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Dixi Stewart

: The Food Programme

Documentary maker Eka Morgan explores the world of vegetarianism.
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

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Tony Hawksjoins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton at Coventry's Belgrade
Theatre forthe antidote to panel games.With Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Tony Hawksjoins
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

Jennifer offers an invitation. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson gives the verdict on Woody Allen 's latest film, Small Time Crooks, in which cookery proves more profitable than robbery for a gang of bumbling thieves. Producer Claire Holland


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Woody Allen
Producer: Claire Holland

: The Vagabond

By Colette, dramatised in ten parts by Charlotte Cory. An inquiry into love set around fin-de-siècle Parisian music hall. Part 6.
Music written and performed by John Harle
Director Mary Peate. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.
Unknown: John Harle
Director: Mary Peate.
Ren6e: Clare Hlgglns
Maxime: Paul Rrtter
Hamond: Allan Corduner
Brague: David Thorpe
Jadin: Jasmine Hyde

: Saving the Patient

Jenny Cuffe reports from Southampton General Hospital in a series investigating the Government's plans to reform the NHS.
This week she examines what those plans promise for the care of the elderly and she reports on the patients who are stranded in acute hospital beds because of a severe shortage of nursing home places. Producer Sheila Cook


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Crossing Continents

Six months afterthe coup in Fiji, the country's two largest ethnic communities -the indigenous
Fijians and their Indo- Fijian neighbours - are still locked in a bitter struggle, the focus of their anger being land. Julian Pettifertalks to Indian families being thrown off the farms they tilled for generations, and to ethnic Fijians who are now, forthefirsttime, learning how to farm. Repeated from Thursday 11am


Unknown: Julian Pettifertalks

: Animals That Changed the World

I A newfour-part series about the animals who have changed the face of the planet and influenced human affairs through their close relationship with people.
1: The Horse. Brian Leith hears about
Genghis Khan , the Wild West and the Industrial Revolution as he explores the impact of the horse on both human history and the landscape.
Producer Jan Castle. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature


Unknown: Brian Leith
Unknown: Genghis Khan
Producer: Jan Castle.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Speaking with the Angel

From a new anthology of fictional monologues, edited by Nick Hornby.
1: Lucky Bitch by Helen Fielding. Read by Dulcie Gray. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall


Edited By: Nick Hornby.
Read By: Dulcie Gray.
Produced By: Jane Marshall

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Best American Essays

A selection of non-fiction writing first published in US magazines. 1: Influenza 1918 by Jane Brox. How one town in America was devastated by the 1918 flu epidemic. Producer Bruce Young (R)


Unknown: Jane Brox.
Producer: Bruce Young

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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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.

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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