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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ron Ferguson.


Unknown: Ron Ferguson.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With Alan Little and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: Alan Little
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman is joined by special guests including Chris Woodhead , who talks about his career and shares his thoughts on education.
Producer Ariane Koek Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Chris Woodhead

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone with the Canon
Slade Singers. I, the Lord of Sea and Sky. Psalm
139, w1-12. Do Not Be Afraid (Markland). He's
Gotthe Whole World (Wilding). Director of music Rob Wilding.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone
Music: Rob Wilding.

: Book of the Week: Don't Let's Go to the DogsTonight

Tracy-Ann Oberman reads from Alexandra Fuller 's haunting and humorous memoir of growing up duringthe last days of Rhodesia. "A story about a civil war, about losing children, about losing a war- and the realisation that a war can be •lost' even if your people are fighting on the 'wrong' side." Abridged in five parts by Penny Leicester. Part 1: 1974 The Year I Turned Five. Producer Di Speirs. Repeated at 12.30am Audio-tape offers: page 46


Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Alexandra Fuller
Unknown: Penny Leicester.
Producer: Di Speirs.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
Drama: Such Sweet Possession. Partb. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Mapping the Town

Archaeologist Julian Richards uncovers the historyoftownsthrough the streets and buildings.
3: York. From its Roman and Viking origins to the Medieval might of the Minster, York has staked its claim to be the capital of the north. But does the secret of its present architectural beauty lie in deliberate preservation or casual neglect? Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: The Best a Man Can Get: Part 4

The conclusion of the comedy drama about Michael, a jingle composer and 30-something father, who leads a secret double life doing things that most men can only dream about.
Starring Mark Heap
with Tamsin Greig, Dan Chambers, Mabel Hoskins, Mark Huckerby, Emma Kennedy,
Nick Ostler and Roger Sloman.
Adapted by John O'Farrell from his bestselling novel.
Jingles composed by Simon Davison
Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Mark Heap
Unknown: Tamsin Greig
Unknown: Dan Chambers
Unknown: Mabel Hoskins
Unknown: Mark Huckerby
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Adapted By: John O'Farrel
Composed By: Simon Davison
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: 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.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin is in the chair as three more contestants compete in the music quiz. This week's heat comes from Manchester. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated Saturday 11pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Baby First

By Steve May. Michael is a lecturer in evolutionary biology who has written books on the reproductive imperative. But when he becomes a dad himself, he has to test out his theories in real life, and soon faces a battle of mind over heart.
Producer Mary Ward Lowery


Unknown: Steve May.
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery
Michael James Fleet Katharine Helen: Atkinson Wood
Ruth Raquel Cassidy Adam: Dominic Coleman

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer listeners' personal finance questions. Lines open at 1.30pm. Telephone [number removed]. Producer Louise Greenwood


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Tales from the Home Front: 1: Wardrobe Mistress

By Miles Gibson.
Five specially commissioned stories explore the soft underbelly of domestic life. Listen in on kitchen-sink dramas, plumb the emotional depths of bathrooms and eavesdrop on pillow talk.

We don't call it a bedroom since Harold took charge of the decor. We like to call it a boudoir. Read by Dora Bryan.


Writer: Miles Gibson
Reader: Dora Bryan
Producer: Chris Wallis

: Five Numbers

1: Zero. Simon Singh examines tne history and significance of five numbers in five episodes - beginningwith zero. From the zeros of the mathematicians to the void of the philosophers. from Shakespeare to the empty set, there is much ado about nought. What are the historical, practical and esoteric merits of a real numberthat has helped to make something out of nothing in innumerable fields of human enquiry?
Producer Adrian Washbourne E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Singh
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores some of the country s finest kitchen gardens. Producer Rebecca Nicholson Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Beyond Belief

Ernest Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Ernest Rea
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

The programme travels to the White Rock theatre in Hastings,East Sussex, where Nicholas Parsons attempts to keep panellists Clement Freud , Sheila Hancock , Paul Merton and Graham Norton in Order. Producer Claire Jones Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volume5 of Just a Minute is available on audio cassette from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Graham Norton
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Time to move on. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts programme with news, interviews and reviews. Producer EkeneAkaiawu


Unknown: Francine Stock

: Such Sweet Possession

Continuing Mary Cooper 's ten-part drama series, based on the journals and letters of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall , Halifax (1806-28). 6: Following Mariana's marriage to Charles, Anne turns her mind to study and her heart to hoping for Charles's early death. Buttrouble is in store when Charles discovers one of Anne's letters to Mariana.
Director Nadia Molinari Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Cooper
Unknown: Anne Lister
Unknown: Shibden Hall
Director: Nadia Molinari
Anne: Deborah McAndrew
Mariana: Kaye Wragg
Charles: Russell Dixon
Nantz: Olwen May

: It's My Story: Ridley's Return to Kabul

Last year, reporter Yvonne Ridley was arrested and detained by the Taliban after illegally entering Afghanistan dressed in a burka. Now she returns, this time with her passport and visa, to try and trace the guides who helped her, the guards who interrogated her and the prisoners who shared her captivity. Producer Matthew Chapman


Reporter: Yvonne Ridley
Producer: Matthew Chapman

: Crossing Continents

Rosie Goldsmith talks to men who have been prosecuted during the unprecedented wave of persecution of homosexuals in Egypt. ProducerHugh Levinson Repeated from Thursday


Talks: Rosie Goldsmith

: Tough Lives

A new three-part series exploring the extreme environments endured by many animals and plants throughout the world. How does life on earth cope with temperatures of minus 70 degrees centigrade, a lack of food for eight months, no water or very low levels of oxygen? Mark Carwardine meets the scientists who are discovering new things about the organisms that
Can survive in SUCh conditions. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Body on the Beach

By Simon Brett. 1: Former civil servant
Carole Seddon had always planned to retire to the genteel resort of Fethering. But her hopes for a quiet life look set to be dashed one November morning, when her regular walk on the beach is interrupted by an unpleasant discovery. Abridged in ten parts by Stewart Conn. Read by Joanna Tope. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Carole Seddon
Unknown: Stewart Conn.
Read By: Joanna Tope.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Don't Let's Go

to the DogS Tonight Part 1. 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.

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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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