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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought forthe Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

Jonathan Freedland talks to the investigative journalist Uki Goni about Argentina's history of harbouring Nazi criminals - and discovers some surprising new evidence.
Producer Anane Koek. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Jonathan Freedland
Unknown: Uki Goni
Producer: Anane Koek.

: Book of the Week: A Cook's Tour

Chef Anthony Bourdain readsfrom his new book about leaving the kitchen and travelling the world looking for a "perfect meal". Abridged and produced by Duncan Minshull. 1: Vietnam Noodles, lychees, coffee. Then on to the wonderful Madame Dai 's, a law firm that doubles as acafe. Repeated at 12.30am. Anthony Bourdain 's kind of day: page 134


Unknown: Anthony Bourdain
Produced By: Duncan Minshull.
Unknown: Madame Dai
Unknown: Anthony Bourdain

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest. 0 the Love of My Lord
(As Gentle as Silence). Psalm 36, w5-9. In Praise of God (Couperin, arr Berlioz). My Faith Looks up to
Thee (Olivet). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view.
Drama: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. Part 16. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Victor Hugo.

: Reinventing the Wheel

Adam Hart-Davis explores how a simple piece of technology has moulded human history.
4: The Ferris Wheel. The early Ferris wheels, built over 100 years ago, boasted first class accommodation, smoking compartments and ping pong tables. From the first ever wheel to the hugely successful London Eye, Adam discovers why the idea of going sedately around in circles is still alive and well in the 21st century. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: John Byrne

: Agatha Christie's The Gates of Baghdad

In this new adaptation, by Mike Stott, of an Agatha Christie classic, a disparate group of adventurers sets out from Damascus to visit the Gate of Baghdad. Set in the noir world of gun-runners, foreign police and refugees, the characters range from the innocent to the darkly experienced: young Netta and her more worldly Aunt Miss Pryce, an exotic General, the dependable Captain O'Rourke and the mysterious Dr Loftus. The intrepid travellers are haunted by the knowledge that their destination was once known as the Gate of Death. When Captain Smethurst is found murdered, the group is forced to turn for help to one of their party, the seemingly unimpeachable Mr Parker Pyne.
Director Dirk Maggs
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of Agatha Christie dramatisations are available on audio cassette from all good retailers and from [web address removed]. Call [number removed]


Author: Agatha Christie
Adapted by: Mike Stott
Director: Dirk Maggs
Miss Pryce: Patricia Routledge
Parker Pyne: Richard Griffiths
Dr Loftus: Paul Freeman
Gen Poli: Saeed Jaffrey
Samuel: Martin David
Capt O'Rourke: Toby Longworth
Capt Smethurst: David Bannerman
Capt Hensley: Rupert Degas
Netta: Alexis Zegerman

: PMYou and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke puts the questions, and the regulars from Northern Ireland and the North of England attempt to find the answers.
Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Skategrinder

By Celia Bryce. Living in Canada in the thirties, ten-year-old Matty watches his immigrant Irish family struggle with the harsh winter of this new world.
Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Celia Bryce.
Director: Jane Dauncey
Matty: Brian Roche
Narrator: Tony Rohr
Ludlow: William Hope
The mother: Brett O'Brien
The father: Brendan Charleson
Mrs Sheehan: Helen Griffin

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer your personal finance questions. Lines open at i.30pm. Telephone [number removed]. Producer Penny Haslam.


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Five Tales from the American Outback

1: Tennessee's Partner. By Bret Harte. A haunting story of rough justice in an early mining town. Read by veteran film star Eli Wallach. producer Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Bret Harte.
Unknown: Eli Wallach.
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: Tall Ship to Antarctica

The first of a five-part audio log by Todd Jarrell , sailor aboard the square-rigger Europa (a contemporary of Shackleton's Endurance), on a voyage from Tierra del Fuego to Antarctica and back around Cape Horn.
Producer Julian May


Unknown: Todd Jarrell
Producer: Julian May

: The Food Programme

As winter draws on Derek Cooper celebrates some of the tastiest means of keeping warm: delicious dripping, succulent suet and steaming hot puddings. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Beyond Belief

Ernest Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasingout the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of modern life. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Ernest Rea
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: With

Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

This week's show comes from Hastings where chairman Nicholas Parsons keeps a firm hand on panelists including Paul Merton and Clement Freud. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud.
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

Brenda 's big day. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report from the major new exhibition of 20th-century Parisian art at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Les Misérables

Victor Hugo 's epic story of social injustice, adapted in 25 episodes. 16: Can Marius persuade his grandfather to let him marry Cosette before Valjean takes herto England? Dramatised by Lin Coghlan
With Christopher Godwin and Sean Baker
Music by Dominic Fitzgerald. Director Sally Avens. Repeat of 10.45am BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Les Miserables is available on audio cassette from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Victor Hugo
Dramatised By: Lin Coghlan
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Unknown: Sean Baker
Music By: Dominic Fitzgerald.
Director: Sally Avens.
Victor Hugo: Joss Ackland
Jean: Roger Allam
Cosette: Lucy Whybrow
Javert: David Schofield
Thenardier: Henry Goodman
Eponine: Patsy Palmer
Marius: Jonathan Forbes
Gillenormand: Leslie Phillips
Toussaint: Annette Badland
Combeferre: Carl Prekopp
Enjolras: Peter Darney
Grantaire: Ewan Bailey
Fricasse: Sarah Paul
Gavroche: Leagh Conwell

: Footprints

3: The Counterfeiters.In the last of her series on trails of evidence, Frances Fyfield follows the complex and dramatic tale of "Operation Catacomb". It is a story of round-the-clock surveillance, painstaking sifting of clues and co-ordinated dawn raids which leads to the eventual conviction of a ring of international counterfeiters, the seizure of more than L2 million worth of counterfeit notes and the discovery of a clandestine print described as "a supermarket for career criminals". Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: The Neighbours

With crime and security the greatest worryfor many people, Tim Whewell and Esther Leneman investigate how European police forces are dealing with an increasingly complex criminal world. Series producer John Murphy. Editor Maria Balinska.


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Unknown: Esther Leneman
Producer: John Murphy.
Editor: Maria Balinska.

: Nature

Dartmoor Ponies. The much loved Dartmoor pony is currently facing uncertain times. As they await the strategic announcement from the Dartmoor National Park Authority, welfare officers, auctioneers and the owners of these wild ponies explain to Mark Carwardine their different proposals for safeguarding theirfuture.
Producer Sandra Sykes. Repeated tomorrow llam


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine

The first of a series offivenarrative poems.
1. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.Edward Fitzgerald 's popular Westernised "translation" of the classical
Persian verses, read by Sam Dastor. Producer sara Davies


Unknown: Edward Fitzgerald
Read By: Sam Dastor.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: A Cook's Tour

Repeated from 9.45am

: the Second One Day International

India v England -Commentaryfrom Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Angus Fraser,
Sunil Gavaskar and Simon Mann. producer Peter Baxter

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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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