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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Alan Little.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Harvey Thomas.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Alan Little.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Voices of the Powerless

An exploration of the lives of the ordinary working men and women of Britain at six critical moments across the last 1,000 years. 2. Who Was Then the Gentleman? Melvyn Bragg listens to accounts of some of those who marched with the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, which almost toppled the government. Producer Simon Elmes Repeated 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Concrete Dreams

2: Mumbai: City of Stars. David Aaronovitch visits the city where real estate is more expensive than in Silicon Valley and New York. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Book of the Week: Stuffed -Adventures of a Restaurant Family

By Patricia Volk. Part 4.Fordetails see Monday Rptd 12.30am


Unknown: Patricia Volk.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. Rghtthe Good Fight (Duke Street). 1 Corinthians 9, wl9-27. Your Will Be Done on Earth (South African Tradition, arr Weaver). Let All Creation Sing(Ogden). With the RSCM Manchester Course Chamber Choir. Director of music David Ogden.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: David Ogden.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Drama Stage Mother, Sequinned Daughter. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: CricketC&G Trophy

Commentary on the second semi-final.
Producer Peter Baxter -Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Crossing Continents

Brazil. In Brazil's Amazon frontier, modern slaves are trapped in debt bondage and forced labour, cutting down the rainforest to make wayfor cattle ranches. The landowners enjoy impunity and are free to export their beeftothe UK. Olenka Frenkiel joins a federal squad on a raid of a ranch. But can Brazil keep its promise to get rid of slavery by the end of the year? Editor Maria Balinska Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: A Dance through Time

Deborah Bull dances her way through fourcentunes, from the Renaissance to Romanticism.
4: The Forbidden Dance. When Lord Byron first witnessed a waltz in 1821 he was horrified: "Imagine my surprise to see poor dear Mrs Hornem with her arms half round the loins of a huge Hussar-looking gentleman, and his arms rather more than half round her waist, turning round and round to a damned see-saw up and down sort of tune." Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Deborah Bull
Unknown: Mrs Hornem
Producer: Kate McAii

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Diana Madill.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Diana Madill.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Shortened rpt of Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Love and Friendship

By Jane Austen. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
An unconstrained comedy of youthful rebellion, love at first sight, door-slamming, theft, elopement and death, written when the novelist was only 14. Two young heroines substitute the quivering emotions of sensibility for common sense in this exuberant parody of the sentimental and romantic novels of the day. It's truly Jane Austen as you've never heard her before.


Author: Jane Austen
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks
Director: Fiona McAlpine
Laura: Victoria Hamilton
Edward: David Tennant
Augustus: Jasper Britton
Sophia: Ruth Platt
Sir Edward: David Horovitch
Grandfather: David Horovitch
Aunt Philippa: Janet Jefferies
Augusta: Sarah Eedle
Dorothea: Lara Haworth
Janetta: Lara Haworth
Bridget: Daisy Smith

: Questions Questions

Stewart Henderson helps to answer more of those irritatingquestions from everyday life. Producer David Prest LETTERS: [address removed] E-MAIL: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: David Prest

: Radio 4 Appeal

Carol Vorderman appeals on behalf of a charity that helps women and children who are experiencing or excaping domestic violence.
DONATIONS: Refuge, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Unknown: Carol Vorderman

: Opening Lines

Beaumaris. By Pavel Nevulski. A university lecturer takes a young student on a historical research tripto Beaumaris castle. Will he use the opportunityto seduce her? Read by Robin Soans. Producer Joanne Reardon


Unknown: Pavel Nevulski.
Read By: Robin Soans.
Producer: Joanne Reardon

: Sea Fever

4: The Nancy Blackett , the model for Goblin in Arthur Ransome 's gripping adventure story We Didn't 't Mean to Go to Sea. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nancy Blackett
Unknown: Arthur Ransome

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

One of the more imaginative explanations for Britain's recent foot-and-mouth epidemic is that disease-causing pathogens were carried in atmospheric dust clouds from North Africa. With Dr Jim Haywoodfrom the Met Office and Dr Richard Washington from Oxford University, Quentin Cooper asks if global climate change is responsible. Producer John Watkins E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Dr Jim Haywoodfrom
Unknown: Dr Richard Washington
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Motion Show

Graeme Garden hosts another comedy debate, Gyles Brandreth , Harriet Hayridge , Sir Bernard Ingham ,
Steve Punt and Arthur Smith compete to prove their arguments for or against the motions before them. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Harriet Hayridge
Unknown: Sir Bernard Ingham
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: The Archers

Conflict in the Carter household.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front ROW

With Mark Lawson. Producer AasiyaLodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Stage Mother, Sequinned Daughter

By Annie Caulfield. 4: Alma Cogan is befriended by John Lennon. She faces the pressures of being in the entertainment business in the maelstrom of the 1960s with courage and style.
Pianist Neil Brand Director Marilyn Imrie Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Annie Caulfield.
Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: John Lennon.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Alma: Jessica Martin
Fay: Alison Steadman
John Lennon: Ralph Little
Director: Henry Goodman
Lauren Bacall: Teresa Gallagher

: The Empire Writes Back

During the heyday of the British Empire, the most prized manuscripts were the travel journals of Victorian explorers such as David Livingstone and John Hanning Speke. David Stenhouse explores the rivalry between two Edinburgh publishing families who fought tooth and nail over these authors, only to discover that explorers don't necessarily make the best writers. Producer Elizabeth Clark


Unknown: David Livingstone
Unknown: John Hanning Speke.
Unknown: David Stenhouse
Producer: Elizabeth Clark

: Analysis

The Expired Mandate. John Kampfner asks why European influence on Israel and the Palestinian
Authority is now virtually non-existent. Is American power primarily responsible, or is the problem Europe's dark history of anti-Semitism and the present-day resurgence of its far Right? Editor Nicola Mayrick Repeated Sunday 9 30pm


Unknown: John Kampfner
Editor: Nicola Mayrick

: Primitive Streaks

Do you desperately fancy someone in your office? Can you resist the bar of chocolate in the fridge? Once a desire takes hold it's hard to resist.
Peter Evans looks at the biology behind some of our most common desires and discovers how we cope with ancient urges in the modern world.
Producer Julia Durbin E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Voices of the Powerless

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Paul Moss.


Unknown: Paul Moss.

: Book at Bedtime: Gertrude

By Hermann Hesse. Part 4. Fordetails see Monday.


Unknown: Hermann Hesse.

: At Home with the Snails

The second series of Gerard Foster 's popular comedy drama starring Geoffrey Palmer and Angela Thorne as the parents of a stereotypical middle-class, middle-England family. Part 3.
Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Gerard Foster
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Angela Thorne
Producer: Jane Berthoud
George: Geoffrey Palmer
Beverly: Angela Thorne
Alex: Gerard Foster
Rose: Miranda Hart
Hosanna: Debra Stephenson
Roger: Richie Webb

: That Reminds Me

Charismatic Welsh-Italian actor Victor Spinetti reminisces about his life and some of the stars he's worked with, including the Beatles, Peter Sellers , HuwWeldon, Marlene Dietrich and Warren Beatty. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Warren Beatty.
Producer: Claire Jones

: News

: Book

of the Week: Stuffed - Adventures
of a Restaurant Family Part 4. 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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