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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News 6 45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.32 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse
Conversation. ProducerChrisPaling Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Judith Champ. God Is Love: His the Care (PersonentHodie). John 14, vv8-14 0 Quam
Gloriosum (Victoria). To God Be the Glory. Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Judith Champ.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: The White Spider

By Heinrich Harrer. Part 3. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Heinrich Harrer.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: A Raging Calm. Parts. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: A Higher Place

In the final part of his exploration of the world's sacred mountains, Michael Symmons Roberts takes to the slopes of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. Here, 200 years ago, our definition of the sacred was transformed as writers and artists began to discover and express the beauty of mountains. Symmons Roberto's journey also takes him to Glastonbury Tor - a site which attracts people for reasons they themselves don't always understand.


Presenter: Michael Symmons Roberts
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat

Concluding the series of six comic plays by Jim Poyser set in 19th-century Russia and based on the absurd.

6: The Diary of Madman. Poprishkin is a long serving clerk in the St Petersburg civil service. His life is drab and unspectacular but everything changes one day when he overhears two dogs talking.


Writer: Jim Poyser
Producer: Susan Roberts
Poprishkin: Griff Rhys Jones
Lisaveta: Ann Rye
Boris: David Fleeshman
Medji: Mark Chatterton
Lyapkin: Rob Pickavance
Mavra: Emma Clarke

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

James Walton is in the chair, flanked by regular team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Stephen Fry and Lynne Truss. Author of the week is Philip Larkin. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Lynne Truss.
Unknown: Philip Larkin.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Man in Snow

By Israel Horovitz, who won the 2001 Sony Bronze Award for drama for this poignant and passionate play. Under the Northern Lights, halfway up the highest mountain in Alaska, David Kipling is in charge of 20 honeymoon couples who are busy trying to conceive. In solitude, he reaches out to his wife by telephone and seeks to conjure up the son who died two years previously.


Writer: Israel Horovitz
Director: Ned Chaillet
David: Israel Horovitz
Franny: Marcia Warren
Connie: Dick Vosburgh
Mr Takavama: Burt Kwouk
Joey: Bradley Lavelle
Emily: Lorelei King
Stewardess: Clare Corbett

: Gardeners' Question Time

From Capel Manor College in Enfield, London's s northernmost borough. 2pm

: Crimes and Misdemeanours

A series of stories about dark deeds and wrongdoings. 3: Of Tooth and Claw. Factory farming and the complex morality of animal "liberation" are at the centre of this short story by award-winning crime novelist- and vet - Manda Scott. Read by Estrid Barton. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Manda Scott.
Read By: Estrid Barton.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Young Voices

Five young, dynamic people bring theirown experiences to bearwhen helping otheryoung people face challenges in their community.
3: Mhairi-Ann 's Story. Mhairi-Ann was forced to leave the village she lived in when the locals realised she had girlfriends ratherthan boyfriends. Felicity Finch talks to Mhairi-Ann about her life and work. Producer Jill Marshall


Talks: Felicity Finch
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to Kate Berridge , author of Vigor Mortis, a new book which explores taboos about death, and DrTonyWalterfrom Reading University about research into bereavement and the afterlife. Producer Jo Daykin E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Kate Berridge
Producer: Jo Daykin

: Case Notes

Medical Notes. If you turned up at casualty, you might think that staff could easily lay their hands on your medical notes. But in reality they'd have to search through miles of dusty folders, packed with ancient letters and test results. And your GP's notes are locked away inside the practice. The consequences of suchjumbled record-keeping can be dangerous. Patients' champion Claire Raynerjoins Dr Graham -Easton to put the records straight. See
Peter Bbarnard 's choice on page 128. Producer Paula McGrath E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Peter Bbarnard
Producer: Paula McGrath

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Smelling of Roses

By Simon Brett. 5: Bill of Fare. Rosie Burns and her event management team are asked to organise a food fair not realising that it is all a setup to promote the venue, Hinchcliff Manor. With Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland , Bill Wallis , Jon Glover , Natalie Walter and Will Ing. Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Rosie Burns
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Rebecca Callard
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Natalie Walter
Producer: Maria Esposito

: The Archers

Elizabeth acts as mediator, although she suspects she may not be hearing the whole truth. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Francine Stock. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: A Raging Calm

By Stan Barstow , dramatised by Diana Griffiths. 8: Shirley, Norma's daughter, has gone missing. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stan Barstow
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.

: The Reith Lectures 2002: a Question of Trust

5: Licence to Deceive. Philosopher Onora O'Neill of Newnham College, Cambridge, delivers the final
Reith Lecture from the Gilmorehill theatre, Glasgow. We largely rely on journalists to tell us who to trust, but can we trust the journalists? Are traditional ideas about press freedom in need of an overhaul? Producer Sheila Cook ; Editor Gwyneth Williams Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Onora O'Neill
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Later Lives of Prime Ministers

1: What Do You Do after You've Been Prime Minister? Tony Howard discovers that some ex-PMs have found retirement more difficult than the job itself. Producer Dominic Black Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Tony Howard

: Frontiers

With more than a million people addicted to cocaine in the United States alone, scientists are getting close to creating vaccines which can block the pleasurable effects of illicit drugs and to identifying genes that put you at risk of becoming an addict. In the first of a new series, Peter Evans looks at the long-term affects of drug abuse on the brain and whether these changes can ever be reversed.
Producer Rami Tzabar
E-mail: [e-mail redacted]


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Spies

By Michael Frayn. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Frayn.

: The Night Listener

ArmisteadMaupin's spell-binding bestsellertellsthe story of broadcaster and writer, Gabriel Noone.
3: Room Tone. Gabriel is reeling from Jess's bombshell. Is it possible that Pete and Donna could, in fact, be the same person? Then Gabriel receives an invitation from Pete to visit him and Donna. At last Gabriel will receive the confirmation of Pete's existence that he so desperately longs for. Or so he thinks.
Producer Bruce Hyman ; Director Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Gabriel Noone.
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Director: Dirk Maggs
Gabriel: William Hope
Anna: Briony Glassco
Ashe: Alan Corduner
Pete: Steven Shay
Donna: Miriam Margolyes
Jess: Stuart Milligan
Darlie: Lorelei King
Gabe Snr: Jerry Harte
Armistead Maupin: Himself

: Today in Parliament

News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book

of the Week: The White Spider
Part 3. 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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