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: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: 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

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is cookerywriter Marguerite Patten. Known as the "doyenne of British cookery", Patten has a vast range of recipe books and given thousands of demonstrations. Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Marguerite Patten.

: Book of the Week: Bad Blood

By Lorna Sage , read by Maureen O'Brien. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Lorna Sage
Read By: Maureen O'Brien.

: 10.00 An Act of Worship

With Sister Margaret Shepherd and Rabbi Tony Bayfield, marking this year's Holocaust Memorial Day.


Unknown: Margaret Shepherd
Unknown: Rabbi Tony

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney hosts lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: Young Victoria by Juliet Ace. Part 5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: A Revolution in Five Acts

In the last of this week's series looking at Acts of Parliament that helped redraw the lines between the state and society in Victorian Britain, Ian Hislopturns his attention to work and the legislation that put an end to the use of one of the most powerful icons of Victorian inhumanity: the chimney-sweep climbing boys. Producer Tom Alban
Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Ian Hislopturns
Producer: Tom Alban

: Rolling Home

A six-part comedy series by Richard Monks.
4: Fran's Story. Fran, now the rather reluctant First Lady of the Southern Counties Caravanner's Club, fears that her prized 1928 Eccles will not win at the Caravan Show because the original badge is missing, so she seeks refuge in Steven and drink.
Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Richard Monks.
Producer: David Hunter
Fran: Helen Ayres
Audrey: Stephanie Cole
Beverley: Annette Badland
Ray: Gerard McDermott
Jeanette: Clare Corbett
Steven: Kenny Blyth
Carol: Jasmine Hyde
Barry: Alex Trinder
Grandfather: Terence Edmond

: 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 Nick Clarke.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Viv Black
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: Viv Black

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Something Memorable

Adam Thorpe's play imagines the conversation between Thomas Hardy and his first wife Emma Gifford in the last 45 minutes before midnight on 31 December 1900. They are sitting in front of a crackling fire on a frosty night at the gloomy Victorian house Hardy built near Dorchester. But as the clock winds down towards midnight and a new century approaches, the strains in their marriage become sharply focused. Hardy wants to read Emma his new poem, "The Darkling Thrush", while Emma tries to goad him into doing something more memorable.

Reassuringly, today's episode in the Victorian Love Stones (3.30pm R4) series reinforces the established stereotype of a society hidebound and tongue-tied by the rigidity of class barriers. Henry Harland's Flower o' the Quince tells a technically tragic (though, unfortunately, unmoving) tale of an inhibited English aristocrat who never to)d a music teacher that he loved her. Frankly, you find yourself thinking what a thoroughgoing twit he must have been.
The Angel of New Street (2.15pm R4) is well worth hearing. It's about the Birmingham station and displays the talents of three brilliant young writers: Liz John, Helen Ketty and Carolyn Scott-Jeffs. The drama follows the progress of three radically different groups of people as they find their way through the station's system - alongside a sinister, spookily fossilised cat. (SG)


Writer: Adam Thorpe
Director: Robert Ketteridge
Tom: Patrick Malahide
Emma: Gemma Jones

: Making History

Sue Cook presents the programme that examines listeners' historical queries, explores avenues of research and uncovers mysteries. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
E-MAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk
WRITE TO: [address removed]


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Victorian Love Stories

5: The Statute of Limitations by Ernest Dowson , read by Jimmy Chisholm. A man who has worked in Chile for 15 years grows increasingly apprehensive at the thought of seeing the faded beauty of his fiancee when he returns to England. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ernest Dowson
Read By: Jimmy Chisholm.

: Victoria's Children

Children Alone. "What a magnificent realm she has left you, and what a fine position in the world!" Final part. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potter looks at the world of books, while Anna Raeburn picks the best paperbacks. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Unknown: Anna Raeburn

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect Our lives. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Eddie MairandCarolynQuinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mairandcarolynquinn.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart chairs the topical comedy panel game, this week with Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Linda Smith and Krishnan Guru-Murthy , presenter of the news on Channel 4.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Producer: Lucy Armitage.

: The Archers

It is the last straw for Elizabeth.
Written by Adrian Flynn. Director Alec Reid
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn.
Director: Alec Reid
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Kate: Kellie Bright
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Lucas: Connie M'Gadzah

: Front Row

With John Wilson , who reports on the art and architecture of the mausoleum.
Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Young Victoria

By Juliet Ace, based on the diaries and letters of the young Queen Victoria. 5: The Wedding For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at City University in London, by Charles Kennedy MP, Michael Portillo MP, Clare Short MP , and Northern Ireland's First Minister David Trimble.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Clare Short Mp
Unknown: David Trimble.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colour from the United States, with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Speaker: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Wild Party

By Joseph Moncure March, dramatised by Malcom McKee.
In 1928 Moncure March wrote his sensational jazz poem using the language of the tabloids and the lyrics and rhythms of hot jazz to capture the hedonism of the "boop-a-doop" twenties.


Author: Joseph Moncure March
Dramatised by: Malcolm McKee
Director: Sue Wilson
Narrator: Ed Bishop
Queenie/Madeline: Teresa Gallagher
Burrs/Jackie: James Jordan
Mr Black/Phil/Neighbour: William Roberts
Oscar/Eddie/MC: John Guerrasio
Kate/Mae/Dolores: Lorelei King

: A Revolution in Five Acts

Repeated from nam

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: The Constant Gardener

Written and read by John le Carre. Following in Tessa's footsteps, Justin shares the last of her secrets. Final part. For details see Monday


Read By: John Le Carre.

: Late Tackle

Eleanor Oldroyd and guests with sports chat and Opinion. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Shark Net

By Robert Drewe. The net is closing in around the serial killer, but who is to blame forthe death of Robert's mother? Final part. For details see Monday(R)


Unknown: Robert Drewe.

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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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