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: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.


Unknown: MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Taking a Stand

Fergal Keane talks to individuals who have, through conviction or circumstance, taken a stand against something significant. He examines their motives and looks at the results of theirdecisions. Producer Jane Beresford. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford.

: Adventures In Science

Ben Silburn presents the series that explores the ends of the universe, the centre of the Earth and the depths of the human body.
Fire in the Sky- Comets. Comets are "dirty snowballs" which originate in the Oort Cloud beyond Pluto and fall into the sun. Hopefully they will avoid the Earth on theirjourney-the last careless traveller wiped out the dinosaurs! Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Ben Silburn
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Book of the Week: Letters from Ambridge

As the BBC celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Archers, well-known Archers listeners give a personal view inspired by the programme. Part 2.

: Daily Service

With Dr Pauline Webb. Angels, from the Realms of Glory (Iris); Hebrews 1, wl-8; Let All the Angels of God (Handel); God Has Spoken by His
Prophets (Blaenwaern). Director of Music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney with lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view.
Drama: The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan . Part 2 . Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Christine de Pizan

: Nature

Mark Carwardine examines the phenomenon of the urban deer and the factors which contribute to its success in Britain. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: There's a Funny Thing

Hugh Dennis unearths comedy gems from the BBC archives. This week, how the topic of religion has provided some classic comic moments. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Tim Franks.

: Music Afloat

Sue Cook presents a new four-part series which looks at the role of music and musicians in sea journeys across the ages, from epic voyages of discovery to luxury cruises.
The Age of Exploration. Sir Francis Drake took musicians with him on his circumnavigation of the globe, but what kind of lives did they lead on board, and what music did they play? Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Sir Francis Drake
Producer: Clare Csonka

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Little Words

By Amy Rosenthal. January 1923. In a sanatorium in the French Alps, 34-year-old
Katherine Mansfield dies from tuberculosis after a lifelong struggle for her health. In a New York hotel bathroom, Dorothy Parker makes her first serious attempt at suicide. One night, years later, the lives of these two complex, passionate and troubled writers come together.
Director Karen Rose


Unknown: Amy Rosenthal.
Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Unknown: Dorothy Parker
Director: Karen Rose
Dorothy: Madeleine Potter
Katherine: Kathryn Pogson
Ida: Julia Ford
Robert: Bob Sherman
John: Will Keen
Harold: Terence Edmond
Charles: Stuart Milligan

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Wendy Austin for an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues.


Unknown: Wendy Austin

: The Verdi Centenary Stories

One hundred years afterthe death of the Italian composer, fourwriters tell tales in which his music plays a part.
1: The Lion Whose Stomach Was a Beehive.
Oscar-winning writer and director, Anthony Minghella , reads his own story, inspired by Verdi'S Requiem. Producer Frances Byrnes


Director: Anthony Minghella
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Sweet Charities

Ray Gosling looks at four small, but very different charities. 1: The International Bee Research
Association. In Cardiff a handful of people disseminate the latest news on bees.
Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Shop Talk

r Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the world of business, money and technology. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty talks to adventurer
Benedict Allen and political commentator Matthew Parris about their favourite paperbacks.
Producer Miles Warde. Repeated Sunday llpm


Talks: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Benedict Allen
Commentator: Matthew Parris
Producer: Miles Warde.

: PM

With Dan Damon and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Dan Damon
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Acropolis Now

Sex, squid and six Socratic dialogues by Lynne Truss. In the Acropolis Fish Restaurant, 408 BC, great Athenians confront the eternal verities and also eat a lot. 3: Gods. It is Socrates's 85th birthday and the Affable Ones - standing in for the Furies - arrive to take him to the underworld.
Producer Brian King


Unknown: Lynne Truss.
Heraclitus: Stephen Moore
Aristophanes: Alan Cox
Socrates: Robert Hardy
Oracle: Rosemary Leach
Plato: Tom George
Xanthippe: Rachel Atkins
Chorus: Gavin Muir

: The Archers

David has something to look forward to. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and interviews. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: The Book of the City of Ladies

By Christine de Pizan. 2: Christine witnesses visions of female valourthrough Reason's magic mirror. She must now tackle the next subject - knowledge.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am Further cast details across the week


Unknown: Christine de Pizan.
Hercules: Stephen Tomlln
Theseus: Martin Reeve

: The Consultants

Fat cats who act like gods, spend their time on the golf course, and never make mistakes? In the first of two programmes, Edi Stark talks to surgeons, physicians and other consultants working in hospitals in Britain about the pressures of the job, which have been compounded by government demands, media criticism and patient expectation. Producer Elizabeth Burke. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Producer: Elizabeth Burke.

: In Touch

PeterWhite with news for visually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more information. FACTSHEET: send a large saeto [address removed]


Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Case Notes

If you are one of the country's many smokers maybe 2001 will be the year you break the habit. However, most attempts to stop fail. Perhaps drugs, hypnotherapy or nicotine gum might help? In this week's programme, Dr Graham Easton provides a guide to the best way to quit smoking. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk. Repeated tomorrow4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Taking a Stand

Fergal Keane talks to individuals who have, through conviction orcircumstance, taken a stand against something significant. Repeated from 9am


Talks: Fergal Keane

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: 2001 - a Space Odyssey

By ArthurC Clarke , read by William Roberts. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Arthurc Clarke
Read By: William Roberts.

: Dead Ringers: The Archers Special

Repeated from yesterday 4.30pm

: Selling the Song

The great songwriters - Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter , Harold Arlen , Kurt Weill - made acetate demos to help them sell songs to Hollywood or Broadway.
They had fun taking on female roles or stopping to give performance tips. This programme explores awork in progress. Producer Matt Thompson (R)


Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Harold Arlen
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Producer: Matt Thompson

: News

: The Late Book: The Penguin Book of 20th-century Essays

2: The English Aristocracy{1955) by Nancy Mitford , read by Eleanor Bron. Mitford's famous essay which developed the expressions " U " and "Non-U" to define the upper-class speaker. For details seeyesterday(R)


Unknown: Nancy Mitford
Read By: Eleanor Bron.

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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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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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