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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Faris Badawi.


Unknown: Faris Badawi.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys in conversation with six successful people who have weathered storms in their careers. Neil Lyndon was a successful newspaper journalist until he decided to take on the feminist movement. He claims the subsequent backlash against his articles and book turned him into a pariah and cost him the custody of his young son. Producer Brian King. Editor Andrew Thorman. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Neil Lyndon
Producer: Brian King.
Editor: Andrew Thorman.

: Rare Books, Rare People

The great works of 20th-century literature did not just arrive in the shops. There was invariably a battle, sometimes years of struggle to get them published. In five programmes Rick Gekoski tells the story behind the great masterpieces.
1: Seven Pillars of Wisdom - TE Lawrence. There is a story that Lawrence lost the first copy of his book at Reading railway station. The first copy of the limited edition that was eventually published sold in New York thisyearfor more than$700,000. Producer Ivan Howlett


Unknown: Rick Gekoski
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: Book of the Week: Master Musicians

Sir Roger Norrington reads from Debussy's witty, colourful and often caustic concert reviews, as translated by Richard Langham-Smith . Why isn't Bach whistled on Paris streets? And why can't you hear any music from the new boxes at the Paris Opera? For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sir Roger Norrington
Translated By: Richard Langham-Smith

: Daily Service

With Denis Nowlan. Blest Are the Pure in Heart
(Franconia); Philippians 2, W12-18; Expectans
Expectavi (Wood); God Is Working His Purpose Out (arr Shaw). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Cerys Matthews of Catatonia talks to Jenni Murray about her new single and sings live in the studio. Drama: Adam Bede by George Eliot. Part 12. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Cerys Matthews
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Adam Bede
Unknown: George Eliot.

: Surnames, Genes and Genealogy

DNA - the Final Frontier?ln this concluding programme the power of DNA analysis combines with genealogical techniques to solve more family-tree mysteries. As Professor Bryan Sykes of Oxford University reveals the results of his largest surname project to date, presenter
George Redmonds uses historic documents to trace the movements of the Marsden family over 600 years. Producer Sandra Sykes. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Professor Bryan Sykes
Presenter: George Redmonds
Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: Ladies.... Or Gentlemen

Concluding two programmes about comedians who have crossed the gender barrier by impersonating the opposite sex, Ned Sherrin recalls some of the great drag artists and dames of the 20th century, including Norman Evans , Old Mother Riley , Danny La Rue and Mrs Shuf flewick. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Norman Evans
Unknown: Mother Riley
Unknown: Danny La Rue
Unknown: Mrs Shuf
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White. including at 2.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]. LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Playing Stalin's Tune

Three programmes examining the relationship between music and politics in the Soviet Union, presented by Bridget Kendall. This week she looks at the musical and cultural background to the reforms which followed the revolution of 1917 and the effects of Russian musical exiles such as Rachmaninovand Stravinsky. Producer Martin smith


Presented By: Bridget Kendall.
Unknown: Rachmaninovand Stravinsky.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Lila

Katie Hims 's comedy about grief, loss and love.
Forty-one-year old Lila has just been widowed. Her late husband's two brothers start to help her out after the funeral - and both fall in love with her. Lila Denise Black Billy Jeff Hordley
Martin John Branwell Natalie/narrator
Michelle Davenport
Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Katie Hims
Unknown: Denise Black
Unknown: Billy Jeff Hordley
Unknown: Martin John Branwell

: Home Planet

The programme that examines queries, concerns and fears about, and for, the environment.
WRITE TO: [address removed] E-MAIL: [email address removed] PHONE: [number removed]


Presenter: Richard Daniel.
Producer: Ivan Howlett
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Sleeping Arrangements

Madeleine Wickham 's tale in which unexpected fellow guests sharing a Spanish villa embark on interesting recollections of previous meetings. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Madeleine Wickham

: Corncrakes for Breakfast

Today Mark Carwardine travels north to Inverness where he hopes to catch a glimpse of the Scottish Wildcat. Fordetailsseeyesterday


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests discuss the impact of religious faith on the way we do business. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, presented by Winifred Robinson.
Producer Penelope Gibbs. E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]. Repeated Sunday llpm


Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Producer: Penelope Gibbs.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Big Town All Stars

A A four-part comedy series devised by Bill Dare about a struggling a cappella band. 3:East Coast Storyby Chris Reddy. Kenny gets the All Stars a booking on a cruise ship, really an old battleship, but Lorelei has been offered a part in West Side Storyon dry land. with Bill Dare , Dave Lamb and Giles New Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Bill Dare
Unknown: Chris Reddy.
Unknown: Bill Dare
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Kenny: Stephen Tompkinson
Lorelei: Nicola Walker
Johnny: Adrian Scarborough
Nelson: Brian Bovell

: The Archers

It is nearly curtains for William. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Sally Spurring


Presented By: Mark Lawson.

: Adam Bede

George Eliot 's haunting story of love betrayed and rewarded. 12: Hetty at last confesses the full horror of her crime, and Dinah makes her own confession. Cast details across the week. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot

: File on 4

With more and more foreign workers being used to plug gaps in Britain's labour market, Jenny Cuffe investigates growing concerns that even those here legally are not being properly protected against low pay and dangerous conditions.
Producer Ian MuirCochrane. Editor David Ross. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Ian Muircochrane.
Editor: David Ross.

: In Touch

News, issues and information of interest to blind and partially sighted people, with Peter White. Producers Jayne Egerton and Mohini Patel
PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Peter White.
Producers: Jayne Egerton
Producers: Mohini Patel

: Case Notes

Headlines such as Girl Dies after Taking Ecstasy draw attention to the risks people take when they go clubbing. But with up to a million people in the UK at clubs every weekend, a more realistic approach to the health issues is needed. In a Case Notes Special, Graham Easton reports on the health of the clubbing nation, both at home and abroad, and finds out about the issues that matter, away from the headlines. Producer Ros Smith. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Ros Smith.

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: An Impossible Marriage

Pamela Hansford Johnson 's novel set in thirties
Clapham. Part 2. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson

: At Home with the Snails

The conclusion of Gerard Foster's sitcom. This week Beverly convinces Alex to lecture the inmates at Bedley prison about his passion for snails. He now has 2,000 of them in his shed and there are fears that they may take over the village.
Producer Jane Berthoud


Writer: Gerard Foster
Producer: Jane Berthoud
George: Geoffrey Palmer
Beverly: Angela Thorne
Gary: Dave Lamb
Alex: Gerard Foster
Rose: Miranda Hart

: News

: Book of the Week: Master Musicians

Repeated from 9.45am. For details see yesterday 9.45am

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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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