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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.
Producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Desert Island Discs

Repeat of Sunday 11.15am

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Book of the Week: Just William Entertains: 5: A Few Dogs and William

Martin Jarvis performs the last of this week's stories by Richmal Crompton. William has always prided himself on his special relationship with all the dogs of the village, and it seems that most of them have a part to play in this mini-saga of loss and redemption.
(For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am)


Author: Richmal Crompton
Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney _
Drama: JustPlainGardening.Part 5.
Series Editor Angie Nehring E.MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
PHONE: [number removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney

: L'Esprit de France

Superchef Jean-Christophe Novelli invites presenter
Arthur Smith to his hometown of Arras to find out why a chefwould dream of leaving France, and to explore the tunnels beneath the city. which hold clues to the history of the region. Arthur also takes the opportunity to fire an arrow across the field at
Agincourt and to follow in the footsteps of Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Branagh , but with a better haircut. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Superchef Jean-Christophe Novelli
Presenter: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Faithful Departed

Christopher Fitz-Simon 's six-part comedy-drama.
5: Butler's Funeral Furnishers have managed to see off the Nearys' objections to their new crematorium in Skibbogue, but no one had reckoned on Margot Neary spreading a deeply unpleasant rumour about
Frances's relationship with Finbar Doran.
Frances Syslvestral le Touzel Margot MarionO'
Dwyer Frances SylvestraLeTouzel
Music by Neil Brand Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Margot Neary
Unknown: Finbar Doran.
Unknown: Dwyer Frances Sylvestraletouzel
Music By: Neil Brand
Pinbar: Kilian McKenna
Ita: Anna Manahan
PJ: Tp McKenna
Margot: Marion O'Dwyer
Timsy: Dermot Crowley
Bernie: Marcella Riordan
Elvis: Alan Mooney

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Peter White.
Editor Chris Burns PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: A World in Your Ear

In the first of the new series Emily Buchanan returns with the pick of the best English language radio from around the world. This week she presents a selection of the most gripping and surprising radio drama. Producer Arlene Gregorius
(Repeated Sunday 6.15pm)


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Meeting in Seville

By Paul Mendelson. If we could meet ourselves when we were young, what would we tell ourselves? What could we learn? And would we even recognise parh nthpr? eachother?
KirstieAblgail DochertySusie
Other parts played by members of the cast Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Paul Mendelson.
Director: David Ian Neville
William: David Rintoul
Susannah: Vivien Heilbron
Kirstie: Abigail Docherty
James: Finlay McLean
Will: James MacKenzie
Susie: Joanne Bett

: Ramblings

City Escapes. In this new series Clare Balding
Sofessomespectacularwalks that can be found less than an hour away from our major cities. The
Giant's Causeway is a spectacular piece of Ireland's s north Antrim coast, a place where myth and science meet. For over 300 years visitors have pondered the choice between giants and geology to explain this natural and cultural wonder. producer Lucy umt


Unknown: Clare Balding

: Four Stories by Helen Dunmore: School Catering: 4: My Polish Teacher's Tie

When a school catering assistant becomes the pen-friend of a teacher from Poland, the pair discover a mutual love of poetry and begin a regular correspondence. When she discovers that he plans to visit her school she is terrified of what will happen when he finds out that she has failed to correct his mistaken assumption that she is a teacher. Read by Lesley Sharp.


Reader: Lesley Sharp.
Producer: Katherine Beacon

: On the Trail of Swallows and Amazons

5: Rio and the Houseboat? In the final programme the explorers find Dog's Home and Rio Bay, and meet a surprise guest on Captain Flint's houseboat. For details see Monday

: Law in Action

As the House of Lords prepares to review religious offences, Marcel Berlins considers what merit there may be in maintaining a law of blasphemy. Plus his regular analysis of recent key court judgments.
Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Simon Coates

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect modern life. Producer Kevin Mousley


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Kevin Mousley

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Mouthwatering chunks of Alan Coren , Linda Smith , Sandi Toksvig and Ki rsty Wark , who gettheirteeth into this week's news. Chaired by Simon Hoggart. Producer Lucy Armitage Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Ki Rsty Wark
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Archers

Secrets and lies.
Written by Mary Cutler Director Julie Beckett
Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
William: Philip Molloy
Ed: Barry Farrlmond
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Caroline: Sara Coward
Janet: Moir Leslie
Greg: Marc Finn
Tim: Jay Villiers
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Oliver: Michael Cochrane

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Just Plain Gardening

The last part of Jyll Bradley and Jonquil Panting's horticomedy. 5: Sorrel's Secret Garden. In which Sorrel propagates unexpectedly.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jyll Bradley

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from All Saints' Church, High Wycombe, with a panel which includes Steve Norris, historian Peter Hennessy and Baroness Young, chairman of English Nature. Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Steve Norris
Unknown: Peter Hennessy
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Letter from America

With veteran commentator Alistair Cooke. Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday8.45am


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Kill the Cameraman First

By Don Taylor. A man finds himself in a city he doesn't recognise, projected into a series of situations over which he has no control - some comic, some dramatic, some terrifying. Then he finds a letter in his pocket, which starts him on a strange journey to most unexpected destinations.
Director Don Taylor


Unknown: Don Taylor.
Director: Don Taylor
The man: Anton Lesser
The voice: Michael Pennington
The stranger: Edward Petherbrldge
Clio: Alison Skilbeck
TV executive: Paul Ritter
The young man: Jonathan Dryden Taylor
Lavatory attendant: Bill Wallis
The girl: Louisa Milward Halgh
Game show host: Robert Webb

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.
Editor Prue Keely. E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Prue Keely.

: Book at Bedtime: The World My Wilderness

10: In the last part of Rose Macaulay's novel, Helen Deniston reveals the truth about her daughter. For details see Monday


Unknown: Helen Deniston

: Off the Page

The freshest new writing on the radio. This week Chris Bigsby is joined by the laid-back writer Howard Jacobson and the highly driven businesswoman and Financial Times columnist Mrs Moneypenny to battle out the tricky question of competition.


Presenter: Chris Bigsby
Guest: Howard Jacobson
Guest: 'Mrs Moneypenny'
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: Sounds from the Seabed

Lucie Skeaping traces the story of the salvage and replication of the musical instruments which went down with Henry VIH 'sflagshipthe MaryRosein 1545, and finds out what they tell us about Tudor music and musicians, both at sea and on land. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Henry Vih
Producer: Clare Csonka

: News

: Book of the Week: Just William

Entertains 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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