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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

To mark the 20th anniversary of his series, Professor Anthony Clare recalls eight of his most memorable interviews. This week he follows up his encounter with agony aunt and novelist Claire Rayner. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Anthony Clare
Unknown: Claire Rayner.

: Book of the Week: Betty Boothroyd - theAutobiography

For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am.

: Woman's Hour

Hosted by Martha Kearney. Drama: Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell. Part 5. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Mary Barton
Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell.

: CV Century

It is 100 years since the term "curriculum vitae" was first adopted to describe the career summary which is essential for all job applicants.
Adrian Goldberg examines the CV's changing form and looks at what lies hidden between the lines. Producer Joanne Coombs


Unknown: Adrian Goldberg
Producer: Joanne Coombs

: Coming Alive: 2: A Many Splendoured Thing

A six-part comedy series by Jim Eldridge.

The community centre's senior citizens club want to book Matt Clayton, a singing comedian from the fifties, but first they have to find him. And an old flame reenters Sandra's life, which means trouble for Terry.


Writer: Jim Eldridge.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Music: Jacqueline Dankworth
Music: Harvey Brough
Terry: Karl Howman
Sandra: Phyllis Logan
Steve: Ben Crowe
Matt: Ray Lonnen
David: Sean Baker
Mrs McKendrick: Sandra Voe
Gail: Jennifer Wheelan

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chns Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chns Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' views and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Penny Vine. Repeated on Sunday
Letters: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. Fax: [number removed]. Telephone: [number removed]. E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: The Afternoon Play: The Latecomer

By Don Paterson. It's turning into a disastrous dinner party. Ex-lovers Bob and Alison are sparring tentatively, Rachel is using large amounts of wine to console herself for a failed art show and a failed relationship and Lucy hasn't shown up, but has sent her new man. He's an odd choice but has a disarming way of getting your life story out of you.
Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Don Paterson.
Producer: Dave Batchelor
Alison: Julie Austin
Bob: Chris Delaney
Steve: Forbes Masson
Rachel: Gayanne Potter

: Changing Places

8: A RiverAlive. Sandra Sykes hears how farmers, landowners and anglers have teamed up through the Westcountry Rivers Trust to improve the quality of the River Tamar, bordering Devon and Cornwall. The result has been a return of life to the river and a newly flourishing leisure industry. Last in the series. Producer Julian Hector. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio 4
E-MAIL: changing.places@bbc.co.uk. WRITE TO: Changing Places, BBC Natural History Unit. Broadcasting House. Bristol, BS8 2LR Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Sandra Sykes
Producer: Julian Hector.

: On Stage at Cheltenham

5: Ted Hughes. Elaine Feinstein reads from her forthcoming biography of the late poet laureate. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Ted Hughes.
Unknown: Elaine Feinstein

: Wind in the Willows

5: A Shabby, Dingy Little Place Called Home. In
Grahame's book, Mole is overcome with grief for the home he left behind, so Ratty accompanies him to Mole End. There, Mole discovers what home means and who he is. Writer Pat Cumper longs for her old home in Jamaica and spends hertime luxuriating in fragrant memories. Like Mole, exile has sharpened her wits but left her wondering what it all means. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Pat Cumper

: Law in Action

Series tackling large and small legal issues without long words, small print or expensive fees. Producer Charles Sigler. Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Producer: Charles Sigler.

: The Message

Conversation about how current media trends affect our lives, with Jenni Murray and guests.
Producer Dave Harvey. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/themessage


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dave Harvey.

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical panel game with Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy and Jo Brand. Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Simon Hoggart 's Pick ofthe News Quiz is available from all good retailers andfromwww.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Jo Brand.
Producer: Lucy Armitage.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: The Archers

Betty plays the diplomat.
Written by Caroline Harrington. Director Sue Wilson
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington.
Director: Sue Wilson
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Green
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pat: Patricia Gillimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Jennifer: Angela Piper
George: Graham Roberts
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewtett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Caroline: Sara Howard
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Greg: Marc Finn
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Kevin: Tom Mannion

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts interviews, news and reviews. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Tim Prosser

: Mary Barton

Elizabeth Gaskell 's frank portrait of Manchester life in the 1840s created shock waves when it was published and established her reputation. The novel is dramatised in 20 parts by Lavinia Murray.
5: Mill workers are laid off and Wilson and Barton find a desperately poor family barely alive in a cellar. Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Unknown: Lavinia Murray.

: Any Questions?

The political discussion with Jonathan Dimbleby comes from Grange over Sands in Cumbria with a panel which includes chairman of the Food Recovery Unit and head of Northern Foods Lord Haskins, John Redwood MP and political editor of The Observer Kamal Ahmed.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Redwood
Unknown: Kamal Ahmed.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colour from the United
States, with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday 8.45am


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: Cheryl

By John Harvey.
While Nottingham-based,jazz-loving, exotic sandwich-eating DI Charlie Resnick pursues a gang farmed robbers, brightly attired meals-on-wheels worker Cheryl takes the law into her own hands on behalf of an elderly client. It isn't long before their investigations collide. (R)


Writer: John Harvey
Director: David Hunter
Resnick: Keith Barron
Cheryl: Gwen Taylor
Sgt Millington: Sean Baker
PC Kellogg: Kate Eaton
Mary: Joyce Gibbs
Vicki: Jo Dyce
Ronnie: John Hartley
Dunn: Jonathan Keeble
Coughlan: Tony Rohr
McStay: Kenny Blyth
Sonia: Helen Ayres

: 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 Idea of Perfection

Part 10. For details see Monday

: Great Lives

A biography series in which famous people nominate historical figures for studio discussion. Rabbi Lionel Blue talks about the 19th-century Hindu missionary and thinker Swami Vivekananda , whose message of universal religion has always influenced his life. With Joan Bakewell. Producer Miles Warde


Talks: Lionel Blue
Unknown: Swami Vivekananda
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Producer: Miles Warde

: Today in Parliament

News, views and features on today's stories, and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book of the Week: Betty Boothroyd -

the Autobiography 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.

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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