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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sue Macgregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Right Rev James Jones.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests set the week's agenda and discuss the latest ideas and issues. Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Book of the Week: The Letters of Oscar Wilde

Five programmes in which Merlin Holland explores the more surprising aspects of this charismatic author. The reader is Simon Callow. 1: A look at
Wilde's early Oxford career and his fascination with the ritual and mysticism of Catholicism and ancient culture. After university, his first thoughts on a career are not of writing, but of archaeology or translation. Producer Katherine Beacon. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Merlin Holland
Unknown: Simon Callow.
Producer: Katherine Beacon.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Bert Tosh from St Martin's Church, Belfast. With the Priory Singers.


Unknown: Bert Tosh

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Chocolate Lowers' Club by Moya O'Shea. Part 1. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Moya O'Shea.

: Hidden History: Our Children Free and Happy

In 1787 a group of freed black slaves and British philanthropists devised a plan to found a "Province of Freedom" in Sierra Leone, where former slaves could be self-governing on theirown land. Overthe next few years hundreds travelled from England and Nova Scotia to make a new home in West
Africa. But the dream of freedom soon turned sour and the settlement ended in disaster. Producer Kate McAII


Producer: Kate McAii

: Dr Finlay: the Adventures of a Black Bag

Scotland's s most celebrated doctor returns to Radio 4 in Sue Rodwell's new six-part dramatisation of AJ Cronin 's stories.
1: The Resolution That Went Wrong. Finlay picks a fist fight with one of his less reasonable patients
Producer Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Aj Cronin
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Dr Finlay: John Gordon Sinclair
DrCameron: Brian Pettlfer
Janet: Katy Murphy
Charlie: Alex Ferns
Mrs Bell: Ellie Haddlngton
Archie: David Ashton

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Janet Cohen in London and Robin Lustig at the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Brain of Britain 2001

A nationwide general knowledge contest to find this year's Brain of Britain. Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. The chairman is Robert Robinson. First round: north-west England.
Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hidden History: Blood for Britain

Blood plasma pioneer Charles Drew tells his own story about a very private war and his lonely fight for freedom in Michael McMillan's forties drama about one man's outstanding contribution to the war effort.


Writer: Michael McMillan
Director: Pam Fraser-Solomon
Dr Drew: Clarke Peters
Dr Scudder: William Hootklns
Colonel: Nigel Davenport
Stephen: Des McAleer
Wilson: Ed Bishop
Conrad: Sean Baker
Lenore: Shezwae Powell
Mother: Carolyn Pickles

: Money Box Live

Financial experts answer listeners' personal finance questions. Presented by Paul Lewis. Lines are open on 08700 100444from 1.30pm. Producer Penny Haslam


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: Something out of Nothing

A series of five stories from Welsh writers that explore the transforming power of the imagination. 1: The Day Trippers by Richard John Evans. Loitering without money or intent, passing the time in Pontypridd, a young couple invent their own version of a day out. Read by Oliver Ryan. producer Giiiy Adams


Read By: Oliver Ryan.
Producer: Giiiy Adams

: Water Story

A five-part weekday series combining art, science and traditional stories about water. 1: The SourceA lotus flower floating on a lake, water from the stars, and a holy well in an old walled garden are among the sources of water examined. Producer Grant Sonnex
EMAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk. WEBSITEwww.bbc.co.uk/nature

: The Food Programme

Extended rptfromyesterdayl2.30pm

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler with international conversation tackling issues ranging from politics to popular culture, sport to science, and artto anthropology. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees 's guests on the anecdotal panel show are Simon Fanshawe , Joanne Good , Joanne Harris and John Simpson. The reader is Patricia Hughes. Producer Carol Smith. EMAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk. Rptd Sunday BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Quote, Unquote is available on cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Joanne Good
Unknown: Joanne Harris
Unknown: John Simpson.
Unknown: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Two visitors for Emma. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news with Mark Lawson. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: The Chocolate Lovers' Club

A new five-part drama by Moya O'Shea. 1: At the Muchly Bottom village chocolate lovers' club five women take turns in creating a chocolate delight and tell a chocolate-related tale while eating it.
With Peter Darney
Director Tracey Neale. Repeated from 10.45am
Dr Mark Porter on chocolate: page 27


Unknown: Moya O'Shea.
Unknown: Peter Darney
Director: Tracey Neale.
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Sarah: Eleanor Bron
Mrs Drexl: Sylvia Sims
Clementine: Paula Wilcox
Charlotte: Carolyn Pickles
Rose: Helena Breck
Mrs Carew: Marlene Sidaway
Gaston: Ray Lonnen
Brendan: Carl Prekopp

: It's My Story: Meetings at the Edge

Celeste Dixon 's motherwas murdered at home in Texas. When the killer received the death penalty,
Celeste began ajourneytowards forgiveness, which resulted in herwritingto her mother's killer. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Celeste Dixon
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Changing Places

6: A New Balance. Sandra Sykes meets June
Waieyfrom Kippen in Stirlingshire, who started a Nature Club for her children which resulted in up to a hundred other children from the village also attending. From that the Kippen Environment
Centre has developed -the only one of its kind in a village so small - including its own unrivalled environmental resource centre, It has spawned
Scotland's first community composting scheme, a full programme of green activities for schools and churches, a community woodland group, a co-op and soon a monthly market and cafe. Producer Jan Castle. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Sandra Sykes
Unknown: Waieyfrom Kippen
Producer: Jan Castle.

: Nature

The Deep Ocean Frontier. More people have walked on the moon than have been to the deepest parts of the ocean. Here, film-maker John Ruthven dives to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico on the mini submersible Johnson Sealink and provides an eyewitness account of the features of the sea floor. He also describes one of the most amazing new habitats recently found on the planet, the "cold vents", where methane gas seeping from the seabed provides energy for a host of newly discovered animals that have never seen the light of day and have developed a new way to live. Producer Julian Hector. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: John Ruthven
Unknown: Johnson Sealink
Producer: Julian Hector.

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Idea of Perfection

In Kate Grenville 's Orange Prize-winning novel, two strangers arrive in Karakarook, New South Wales, where passions are running high over a local bridge. Can something that seems hopelessly broken be mended? Abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury and read by Nicolette McKenzie. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Kate Grenville
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Nicolette McKenzie.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Letters of Oscar

Wilde 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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