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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
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 Harvey Thomas.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Nation Builders

Aseries exploring the lives and legacies of four remarkable individuals who founded their nations. Kemal Ataturk. Over 60 years after his death Ataturk still dominates the lives of the Turks.
Charles Wheeler explores the story of how he created Turkey and transformed the faded remains of the Ottoman Empire into the world's only modern secular Muslim State. Producer David Olusoga. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: David Olusoga.

: Try This at Home

A five-part series giving a step-by-step guide to experimental physics, presented by comedian Ben Miller. Supernova. This week a visit to Cambridge to test whether the universe is flat. Producer virginiacrompton


Unknown: Ben Miller.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Roger Hutchings. The God of Abraham Praise (Leoni); Genesis 18, W20-21, 23-32; Call to Remembrance (Farrant); Great Is Your Faithfulness (Faithfulness). With the Stand Chorale. Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Close to Shore

Struan Rodger reads Michael Capuzzo 's true story -the inspiration behind Jaws-detailing the extraordinary great white shark attacks on America's east coast in 1916. Producer Bruce Young. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Struan Rodger
Unknown: Michael Capuzzo
Producer: Bruce Young.

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented by Sheila McClennon. Drama: Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Part 6 of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
Unknown: Laura Ingalls Wilder.

: The Freedom Tram

In August 1968 a Prague tram escaped the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia on an epic journey to rural Derbyshire. Chris Bowlby tells the story of the unlikeliest symbol of Cold War heroism. ProducerChris Bowlby

: They Do it with Mirrors: 2

Agatha Christie's mystery, dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.

Something is clearly wrong at Stonygates, but the most disquieting factors are the jealousies and tensions within the family itself.

BBC RADIO COLLECTION: They Do It with Mirrors is now available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and [web address removed]. Call [number removed].


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Miss Marple: June Whitfield
Carrie: Ursula Howells
Christian: Stephen Thorne
Lewis: Peter Howell
Edgar: Rhys Meredith
Gina: Rebecca Lacey
Walter: Stephen Lucas
Stephen: Daniel Philpott
Alex: Nick Waring
Mildred: Natasha Pyne
Juliet: Paula Jacobs

: 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.

: Masterteam

The general knowledge quiz reaches the final, with this year's two top-scoring teams fighting for the title of Radio 4 Master Team 2001. With chairman
Peter Snow. Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated Saturday llpm


Presenter: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday7pm

: Afternoon Play: Our Man in Athens

Tom Holland's adaptation of Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War. A veteran war reporter finds himself under siege in the studios of Radio Free Athens. As time runs out, it is his last chance to leave a record of the truth for future generations. BBC correspondent John Simpson plays Thucydides in this contemporary retelling of the war between two ancient enemies -Athens and Sparta. With special appearances by Michael Buerk, Corrie Corfield, Gavin Hewitt and Bridget Kendall. Produced and directed by Kate McAll


Writer: Tom Holland
Producer/Director: Kate McAll
Thucydides: John Simpson
Pericles: Tim Pigott-Smlth
Mytilenian soldier: Sean Barrett
Reporter: Dee Sadler
Cleon: Bill Wallis
Diodotus: Chris Blanchi
Alcibiades: Mark Meadows
Nicias: Brian Gear
Special appearance: Michael Buerk
Special appearance: Corrie Corfield
Special appearance: Gavin Hewitt
Special appearance: Bridget Kendall

: Inside Money

Extended repeat from Saturday 12 noon

: School Days

A week of stories about the pleasure and pain of childhood and school. 1: The Dirty Di Renzis by Sheila Yeger , read by Marlene Sidaway. To a young girl growing up in post-war suburbia, the unruly Di Renzi children hold out the promise of forbidden pleasure. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Sheila Yeger
Read By: Marlene Sidaway.
Unknown: Di Renzi
Producer: Sara Davies

: Brits in the Wild East

Ten years afterthe collapse of the Soviet Union, Lucy Ash meets five extraordinary British men and women who provide unique insights into the momentous changes taking place in Russia today. 1: Rouble Britannia. Andrew Fox , Britain's honorary consul in Vladivostok, is a former eurobond trader. He brought millions of pounds of investment to
Russia's far east but then got on the wrong side of the thuggish regional governor. Producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Unknown: Andrew Fox
Producer: Lucy Ash

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Whatever Gets You Through....

Identity and purpose, love and money, health and family- Muriel Gray and guests provide lively conversation and explore some of the big questions that preoccupy our age. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts the panel game, with Julian Clary , Jenny Eclair , Clement Freud and Paul Merton. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volume5 of Just a Minute is now available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton.
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

Joe makes an announcement. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts interviews, news and the verdict on Final Fantasy, the film which features computer-generated actors. Should Hollywood's human stars feel threatened? Presented by John Wilson. Producer Robyn Read


Presented By: John Wilson.

: little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder 's brilliant evocation of pioneer life seen through the eyes of a child on the front line of the American West is dramatised in ten parts by Jennifer Howarth. 6: Laura and Mary pick blackberries with Ma and are plagued by mosquitoes. One by one, the family fall ill with fever.
Director Mary Ward-Lowery . Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Unknown: Jennifer Howarth.
Director: Mary Ward-Lowery
Narrator: Debora Weston
Ma: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse
Pa: John Guerrasio
Laura: Josie Kook-Clark
Mary: Taryn Kook-Clark
Mr Edwards: Kerry Shale
Mr Scott: Peter Banks
Mrs Scott: Joyce Springer
DrTan: Patrick Miller

: Taking Refuge

An anonymous building in Sheffield houses a refuge for Asian women on the run from abusive husbands or parents. But how do staff go about rebuilding the lives of those who seek help and who might have to abandon their community in order to be safe?
With Jenny Cuffe.
Producer Sally Chesworth.
Editor David Ross


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Sally Chesworth.
Editor: David Ross

: Crossing Continents

A series of teenage gang-rape trials have shocked the people of France. Rosie Goldsmith visits the parts of Paris few French people - let alone tourists - ever see, and asks what France can do to end the alienation of a growing underclass. Repeated from Thursday

: Growing Science

A series about horticultural science, presented by Pippa Greenwood. Flower Fauna. A look at the wildlife helping plant life to grow. Producer GabiHsher


Presented By: Pippa Greenwood.

: Nation Builders

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: On the Road

Toby Stephens reads a ten-part serialisation of Jack Kerouac 's American cult classic about the Beat generation of 50 years ago. Part 1. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Toby Stephens
Unknown: Jack Kerouac
Produced By: Jane Marshall

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Repeated from Saturday 9am


Unknown: John Peel

: News

: Book of the Week: Close to Shore

Repeated from 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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