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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Right Rev James Jones.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Start the Week

Tom Sutcliffe sets the week's cultural agenda. Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings. Hills of the North Rejoice (Little Cornard); Genesis 12, wl-9. I Am a Small Part of the World (Albrecht and Althouse). Director of music James Morgan


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: James Morgan

: Book of the Week: Good Wives

Margaret Forster 's book reflects on her41-year marriage to writer Hunter Davies in the light of three very different role models from history. Abridged in five parts by Sally Marmion. 1: How Mary Livingstone married the explorer David and made an exemplary missionary's wife, even at the risk of beinga 'bad mother'. Read by Maureen O'Brien. Producer Jane Ray. Rptd at 12.30am.


Unknown: Margaret Forster
Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Sally Marmion.
Unknown: Mary Livingstone
Read By: Maureen O'Brien.
Producer: Jane Ray.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell . Part 6. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mary Barton
Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell

: Random Edition

A six-part series in which Peter Snow looks at stories uncovered in a single copy of a newspaper from the past. 2: The News Chronicle for 7 May 1954
. Roger Bannister reveals how he broke the four-minute mile, American preacher
Billy Graham 's eventful first London crusade is recalled, and an MP's suggestion that teddy boys should have been spanked by their parents is reassessed. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Roger Bannister
Unknown: Billy Graham
Producer: Andrew Green

: Dr Finlay: the Adventures of a Black Bag

Sue Rodwell's six-part dramatisation of the stories by AJ Cronin. 3: The Day Dandini Came to Town
Finlay finds a production of Cinderella has more in common with La Traviata than with pantomime.
Producer Jeremy Howe
Double talk: page 12


Stories By: Aj Cronin.
Unknown: Town Finlay
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Dr Finlay: John Gordon Sinclair
Dr Cameron: Brian Pettlfer
Janet: Katy Murphy
Letty: Beverley Klein
Samuels: Shaun Scott
Doggy: David Bannerman
Jackson: David Tennant

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Brain of Britain 2001

A nationwide general knowledge contest to find this year's Brain of Britain.The chairman is
Robert Robinson. First round: Wales and Northern Ireland. Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Baldi

Another chance to hear a five-part mystery series set in Dublin, being broadcast every weekday.
1: Prodigal Son by Barry Devlin. Paolo Baldi , priest and philosophy lecturer, accidentally becomes involved in solving a murder at an Italian chip shop.
Monica AoHfe MacMorrough-Kavanagn Director Lawrence Jackson (R)


Unknown: Barry Devlin.
Unknown: Paolo Baldi
Unknown: Monica Aohfe MacMorrough-Kavanagn
Director: Lawrence Jackson
Baldi: David Threlfall
Tina: Tlna Kellegher
Father Troy: Tp McKenna
Dr Graham: Gerard McSorley
Spt Rynne: Owen Roe
Mrs Reid: Margaret D'Arcy
Gianni: Paulo Tulio
Ali: Simon Delaney
Remigio: Damien McAdam
Anto: Eanna McUam
Tony: Frankie McCafferty
Breda: Anne Byrne
Collet: Charlie Bonner
Tolan: Mark Bereen
O'Hagan: Mark Lambert
Darren: Laurence Kinlan
Liam: Paul Roe
Secretary: Nicola Duffy

: Money Box Live

Financial experts answer listeners' personal finance questions. Presented by Paul Lewis. Lines are open on [number removed] from 1.30pm. Producer Georgina Davies


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Georgina Davies

: Graham Greene's Short Stories

A weekday selection of five of the best short fictions from one of the 20th century's master storytellers. 1: Special Duties. Mr Ferraro employs Miss
Saunders to pray for his salvation but can she really be trusted ? Read by Philip Franks , producer jiii waters


Unknown: Mr Ferraro
Read By: Philip Franks

: The Big Illusion

Five weekday programmes telling the story of our baffling and magical relationship with the mirror.
1: Reflections. From back-to-front worlds to mirror mazes, mirror puzzles have confused and fascinated generations. The answers depend upon mind tricks and physics. The readers are Tamara Kennedy and Crawford Logan. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Tamara Kennedy
Unknown: Crawford Logan.
Producer: Monise Durrani

: The Food Programme

Food can transport people to other places and times. This edition explores the connection between food and memory. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

Anne MacKenzie with international conversation on a wide range Of topical issues. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees 's guests on the anecdotal panel show are Bonnie Greer. Wendy Holden , John O'Farrell and Christine Hamilton. The reader is Meryl O'Keeffe.
ProducerCarol Smith. E-MAILquote.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: Bonnie Greer.
Unknown: Wendy Holden
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Christine Hamilton.

: The Archers

Emma bemoans the ban. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and discusses the life of Ted Hughes with Elaine Feinstein , author of a new biography of the late poet laureate. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Elaine Feinstein
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Mary Barton

Elizabeth Gaskell 's frank portrayal 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.
6: Jem clumsily offers Mary his love, but she is secretly seeing someone else.
Director Claire Grove. Producers Claire Grove and Tracey Neale Repeated from 10.45am
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Mary Barton is available on audio cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Unknown: Lavinia Murray.
Director: Claire Grove.
Producers: Claire Grove
Producers: Tracey Neale
Unknown: Mary Barton
John: David Calder
Mary: Emma Rydal
George: Paul Copley
Mrs Wilson: Natasha Pyne
Jem: Ian Dunn
Alice: Marlene Sidaway
Sally: Fiona Clarke
Will: Simon Trinder
Margaret: Teresa Gallagher
Mrs Needham: Kate Rutter
Margaret: Teresa Gallagher
Nell/Esther: Carolyn Pickles
Rent collector: Sean Baker
Henry: Justin Butcher
Job: Roy Hudd

: It's My Story: Breakdown

The story of what happens when healers need healing themselves. Jake is a psychiatric nurse
recovering from psychotic depression and trying to rebuild his life as well as his nursing career. Producer Rami Tzabar. EMAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Rami Tzabar.

: Changing Places

8: A River Alive. Sandra Sykes hears how farmers, landowners and anglers have teamed up through the Westcountry Rivers Trust to improve the quality of the RiverTamar, bordering Devon and Cornwall. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Sandra Sykes

: Nature

Now is the time of year that thousands of wildfowl migrate into the country as winter arrives in their
Arctic Russian and Icelandic homelands. Britain is a wonderful refuge for wild swans, geese and ducks with its relatively warm winds and gentle climate and it is here that they spend their winter.
Lionel Kellewaytravels to Lancashire to welcome the birds back to their winter home and learns from the experts how they make this amazingjourney. Producer Julian Hector. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Lionel Kellewaytravels
Producer: Julian Hector.

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Girl with Green Eyes

Edna O'Brien 's sixties romance of a young woman's first love with an older married man is abridged in eight parts by Penny Leicester and read by Tina Kellegher. 1: Caithleen and her best friend Baba have left their country homes to seek excitement in Dublin. They have jobs, go on dates and have lots Of fun. Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Edna O'Brien
Read By: Tina Kellegher.
Producer: Tanya Nash

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Good Wives

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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