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: World News

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England - the Third Test Commentary continues. For details see Saturday 10.15pm

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25 (), 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Start the Week

Topical and engaging conversation with Jeremy Paxman and guests.
Producer Ariane Koek Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Book of the Week: Just William Entertains: 1: Violet Elizabeth Takes Charge

Martin Jarvis chooses and performs five Richmal Crompton stories new to radio, starring as ever the immortal William Brown, and featuring in supporting roles his loyal Outlaws, the long-suffering members of his family, assorted local inhabitants and visitors, and, in today's opening story, a special guest appearance by the ineffable Violet Elizabeth Bott.
Producer Rosalind Ayres
Repeated at 12.30am
BBC Radio Collection: A collection of Just William stories is available on audio cassette at good retail outlets or [web address removed] Several stones are also available on CD. Call [number removed]


Author: Richmal Crompton
Reader: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

: Daily Service

Presented by: Noel Vincent. Reading: John 20, wll-18


Presented By: Noel Vincent.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
Drama: Just Plain Gardening. Part 1. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: MappingtheTown

Archaeologist Julian Richards explores how and why towns take shape, using the evidence still present in their streets and buildings.
6: Wharram Percy. Up to 3,000 medieval villages have disappeared from our landscape and the only remaining clue to their existence is often a single church surrounded by farmland. One such deserted village in North Yorkshire is the setting for this exploration of how an entire way of life was lost. and why explanations from fire and plague to divine wrath were proposed to account for a village's destruction. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Julian Richards
Unknown: Wharram Percy.
Producer: John Byrne

: The History Man

Malcolm Bradbury 's satire of campus politics.
3: Howard Kirk finds himself accused of givinggood marks to female students in return for sexual favours Dramatised in six parts by Dominic Power
Director Michael Fox


Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: Howard Kirk
Director: Michael Fox
Howard: Michael Mueller
Barbara: Annabelle Apsion
Annie: Jayne McKenna
Henry: Malcolm James
Myra: Anna Farnworth
George: Vincent Penfold
Alan: Geoffrey Whitehead
Flora: Victoria Carling
Felicity: Caroline Devlin
Benita: Rachel Smith
Pete: Garry Crystal
Narrator: Gerrard McArthur

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Three more contestants line up to face Ned Shernn s questions on every imaginable musical topic. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Ned Shernn
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Golden Age

By Kenneth Grahame. Dramatised by Martyn Wade.

The lives of five orphans growing up in the idyllic English countryside, looked after by assorted aunts and uncles, are filled with fun and games, as they transform their toys and surroundings into magical fantasies and adventures.

But the time will come when the toys are sent away and the dreaded threat of boarding-school looms to put an end forever to the innocent pleasures of childhood.
Original Music Composed by Elizabeth Parker
Directed by Cherry Cookson


The man: James Fleet
Miss Smedley: MacIa Warren
The boy: Jesse Jeune
Charlotte: Alexandra Stone
Edward: Oliver Cookson
Harold: Harry Francis
Uncle Thomas: David Timson
Aunt Eliza: Ann Beach
Mr Hodgitts: Ian Masters
Aunt Maria: Patience Tomlinson
Uncle William: Gerard McDermott
Martha and the deer: Hannah Dee

: On the Trail of Swallows and Amazons

This week Heather Beal , David Cormell , Kimberley Hale and Jack Young-four young fans of Arthur Ransome 's Swallows and Amazons- arrive in the Lake District. With the help of friendly natives Claire Kendall-Price and Roger Wardale , who have written books on the subject, they try to discoverthe disguised locations in his stories. The reader is Gabriel Woolf. 1: Wild Cat Island Producer Andy Cartwright


Unknown: Heather Beal
Unknown: David Cormell
Unknown: Kimberley Hale
Unknown: Jack Young-Four
Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Unknown: Claire Kendall-Price
Unknown: Roger Wardale
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf.
Producer: Andy Cartwright

: The Food Programme

Extended rptfrom yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler returns with more international conversation on everything from art to anthropology and politics to popular culture, beginningwith a look at British Bank Holiday obsessions - do any other cultures share our infatuation with gardening and DIY? Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Dan Damon and Nigel Wrench.

: Quote.... Unquote

Special guests joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotes and anecdotes this week are
Marcel Berlins , Ruth Brandon , Paul Gambaccini and Juliet Stevenson. The reader is Meryl O'Keeffe. Producer Carol Smith Email: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Unknown: Ruth Brandon
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Tim's on the run.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson takes to the road with the English Touring Theatre, whose production of Ibsen's Ghosts, starring Diana Quick , opens in Malvern and visits Warwick and Blackpool as part of a ten-week national tour. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Diana Quick

: Just Plain Gardening

By Jyll Bradley with Jonquil Panting. A horticomedy in five parts featuringthe adventures of four rampant
- climbers at the St Plover's School for Lady Gardeners.
1: Four Budding Gardeners. In which Head Perennial Miss Bowermount welcomes four new gals.
With Sandra Clark , Helen Longworth and Carl Prekopp Song sung by the Farlington School Choir Director Jonquil Panting Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Jyll Bradley
Unknown: Jonquil Panting.
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Unknown: Helen Longworth
Unknown: Carl Prekopp
Miss Bowermount/Pops: Patrick Barlow
Clover: Celia Imrle
Violet: Julie Hesmondhalgh
Iris/Myrtle: Rosie Cavaliero
Sorrel: Matilda Ziegler
Remming: Beth Chalmers
Miss Haigh/Miss Bates: Ann Beach
Miss Godfrey: Rachel Atkins

: It's My Story: In the Past Darkly

Margaret Metcalfe grew up believing that the father she'd never known was a war hero. But in a painful journey into history, she uncovers the real truth of how he betrayed his family and his country, and became the only British officerto fight forthe Nazis. Producer Mark Handscomb Editor David Ross


Unknown: Margaret Metcalfe
Editor: David Ross

: Crossing Continents

Zimbabweans on the Move. The recent upheavals in Zimbabwe have led thousands of people to leave their home country to try to build better lives elsewhere in southern Africa. Mark Ashurst hears some of their stories, looks at the impact they are making on their adopted countries and gains a fresh perspective on the country they've left behind. Repeated from Thursday

: Closed Worlds

The first of a two-part series in which Andrew Luck-Baker looks at the extraordinary biology of isolated communities and how by studying them we can lean more about Planet Earth.
Producer Alexandra Feachem E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: My World My Wilderness

Janet McTeer continues to read Rose Macaulay 's classic novel of postwar Britain and France.
6: Barbary and Raoul once again inhabit London's bomb ruins. Abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Janet McTeer
Unknown: Rose MacAulay
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Home Truths

9am from 11. 30

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England - the Third Test
The fourth day's play. For details see Saturday 10.15pm

: News

: Book of the Week: Just William

Entertains 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.

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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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