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: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Pete Tobias.


Unknown: Pete Tobias.

: 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 the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests debate and deliberate new agenda-setting ideas and the latest issues, with lively and topical conversation. Producer Ariane Koek
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Book of the Week: The Josephine Baker Story: 1: Out of Louis

Josette Simon reads five extracts from a new biography of the extraordinary star who emerged from poverty in turn-of-the-century America to take the world by storm with her spellbinding dances.

As a gawky teenager from the backstreets of America's ragtime capital, Josephine teaches herself to dance and makes it to Broadway. The book is written and abridged by Ean Wood.


Reader: Josette Simon
Author/Abridged by: Ean Wood.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Just As I Am (Saffron Walden); Isaiah 1, wl-4, wll-20; Wash Me Throughly (Handel); Day by Day (How). With the Bury Girls'Grammar School Choir. Director of music Dorothy Stoddard.


Presented By: Judy Merry.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray and guests with the latest news, views and culture from a woman's point of view. Drama: Telling Liddy by Anne Fine. Part of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Anne Fine.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Mapping the Town

Archaeologist Julian Richards uncovers the hidden histories of towns.
Cardiff. He discovers how Cardiff began as a Roman stronghold in hostile territory, why it remained a sleepy fishing village throughout the Middle Ages, and how one family transformed the town into the largest port in the world. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: Tales from Thackeray

The conclusion of a series of short stories by Thackeray, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. A Little Dinner at Timmins
Director Sally Avens


Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Sally Avens
Fitzboodle: Gerard Murphy
FitzroyTimmins: Peter Gunn
RosaTimmins: Sara Crowe
Mrs Gashleigh/Lady Bungay: Tessa Worsley
! Mr John Rowdy/Cavalcadour: Allan Corduner
Mrs John Rowdy/Mrs Blowser: Helen Ayres

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

: With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

1 Ned Sherrin chairs the quiz that covers all types of music, from classical to jazz and showtunes to pop. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Victorian Marriage Beds

A Madman's Defence by Nicholas Mcinerny , with commentary by Asa Bergenheim and Margaretha Fahlgren. Concluding three drama documentaries about sexuality, as part of Radio 4's Victoria Season. An examination into the circumstances surrounding the marriage of the great Swedish playwright August Strindberg and his second wife Frida Uhl. It explores the issue of women's rights and attitudes towards sexuality in Europe more than 100 years ago.
Producers Rosie Boulton and Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Nicholas McInerny
Commentary By: Asa Bergenheim
Commentary By: Margaretha Fahlgren.
Unknown: August Strindberg
Unknown: Frida Uhl.
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Peter Leslie Wild
Strindberg: Anton Lesser
Siri: Teresa Gallagher
Frida: Annabelle Dowler

: 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

: Long, Long Ago

r Five stories from around the world telling tales of long-ago gods and demons and the people who once believed in them. 1: The Coming of Amalivaca An enchanting Amerindian legend from Guyana which tells of the romance between the wind and the rainbow. Read by Ben Onwukwe.
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters and Chris Wallis


Read By: Ben Onwukwe.
Produced By: Jill Waters
Produced By: Chris Wallis

: Pier People

Five programmes about piers throughout the British Isles. 1: John Betjeman said that
Clevedon Pier was the most beautiful in Britain.
Then it was tested for safety and it collapsed. Locals struggled for 20 years to put in back together and today every plank tells a story - 7,500 of them. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: John Betjeman
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Turning World

Kevin Bocquet and guests with news and human stories from across the world. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet
Producer: Phil Pegum

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts the most devious of panel games. This week he is joined by Julian Clary , Kit Hesketh-Harvey , Paul Merton and Linda Smith in King's Lynn. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Linda Smith
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

A meeting of minds at Home Farm. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson gives the verdict on a ten-hour theatrical marathon - Sir Peter Hall's production of Tantalus by John Barton, which has just opened at the Lowryin Salford.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Robyn Read

: Telling Liddy

A ten-part dramatisation by Anne Fine of her novel -a satire of sibling secrets and intrigue in which Bridie, social worker par excellence, discovers that even in her own close family of loving sisters, relationships are duplicitous. Parti.
Producer Pam Wardell. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anne Fine
Producer: Pam Wardell.
Bridie: Gerda Stevenson
Dennis: Simon Tait
Stella: Monica Gibb
Liddy: Gayanne Potter
Heather: Wendy Seagar
Neil: Jimmy Chisholm

: Cementing the Ties

Two years ago, a group of teachers from Oldham visited their pupils' families in Bangladesh. Now they go back to help set up development links but discover that, when it comes to alleviating poverty, Britain can learn from Bangladesh.


Producer: Liz Carney
Editor: David Ross

: Violent Britain

Girl gangs, mugged pensioners, drunken youths - it seems there is no escape these days from headlines about horrific crimes in "yob Britain". Concluding two programmes, Wendy Robbins examines whether we are losing the fight against violence and against its causes. Producer simonCrow(R)


Unknown: Wendy Robbins

: Nature: Winter Bird Flocks

Flocks of birds are a familiar sight, from waders on estuaries to city starlings. Mark Carwardine explores the reasons why birds of a feather flock together and discovers the benefits of belonging to a group. See Sue Gaisford's choice on page 118. Producer Brett Westwood. Repeated tomorrow 11am
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Brett Westwood.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Peppered Moth

Margaret Drabble 's novel, based on the life of her own mother, is about a gifted, frustrated woman growing up in south Yorkshire. Read by Tessa Peake -Jones and abridged in ten parts by Malcolm and Elizabeth Bradbury. Part6. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Read By: Tessa Peake
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: The Darkroom atLongwood - a Voyage to St Helena

By Jean-Paul Kauffmann , read by Simon Russell Beale and abridged in five parts by Jill Waters.
Following his surrender afterthe Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte , was exiled to St Helena.
Kauffmann spent a week on the remote Atlantic island absorbing the presence of the general who spent his last days as a prisoner in a house named Longwood. Part 1. Producer Chris Wallis (R)


Unknown: Jean-Paul Kauffmann
Read By: Simon Russell
Unknown: Jill Waters.
Unknown: Napoleon Bonaparte
Producer: Chris Wallis

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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.

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