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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Between Ourselves

Olivia O'Leary talks to Nick Reynolds and Amber Marks about their lives as fugitive children and whether they see their fathers as cons or icons. Read more in the radio choice on page 122.
Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen
Shortened 11.15am


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Nick Reynolds

: Book of the Week: Last Man Down -the Fireman's Story

5: Aftermath. One year on, Richard Picciotto - in a postscript commissioned by Radio 4 - describes how he has been affected by an ordeal that killed 343 of his colleagues and thousands of office workers. Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Picciotto

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Frederica Quartet: Babel Tower Part 5 of this week's drama.
Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: India's Route 66

The chronicle of Mark Tully 's once-in-a-lifetime journey in a majestic Hindustan Ambassador car along the Grand Trunk Road.
1: Tully starts his epic journey in Calcutta.
Producer Kulwant Sidhu


Unknown: Mark Tully

: Three Men Went to Mow

By Paul Marshall. 4: It Shouldn't 't Happen to a Gardener. Mclntyre and Alec are doing their annual audit- will everything be up to scratch? And Danny's ex-girlfriend Stacy is back in town. Danny still hasn't got over being dumped by her and is humiliated that, while she's now running her own PR company, he's still doing the same dead-end job.
Producer Lucy Bacon


Unknown: Paul Marshall.
Producer: Lucy Bacon
MrMclntrye: Lewis MacLeod
Danny: Forbes Masson
Alec: Tony Osoba
Mr O'Grady/Stacy: Gabriel Quigley
Jack: Stuart Sinclair Blyth

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite. Editor Chris Burns
Phone: [number removed] E-mail: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan ploughs the radio airwaves to harvest the best crop from farming and agricultural radio.
From the frontline farmers of Mugabe's Zimbabwe to the nudist vintners of Australia, she gets down and dirty with the rural life across the globe. Producer Tanya Datta Repeated Sunday8pm


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Tanya Datta

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The New Look

A trilogy of plays by Juliet Ace about Mattie Jones s childhood in South Wales. 2: Beeny's Camiknickers In the winter of 1947, Mattie spends most of hertime with Beeny in the bakery, where she learns to make faggots and discovers the perils of flirting with boys.
Director Tanya Nash


Unknown: Juliet Ace
Unknown: Mattie Jones
Director: Tanya Nash
Young Mattie: Stephanie Wookey
Older Mattie: Jennifer Hill
Shelley: Miranda Barrett
Mrs Jones: Donna Edwards
Mair: Catherine Tregenna
Mona: Rhlan Morgan
Frankie: Rhodrl Hugh
leuan: Christian Patterson

: Ramblings

Clare Balding is on a mission to convert a young
Frenchman to the wonders of walking as they take a route from the fortified village of Puycelsi, in south-west France. Producer Lucy Lunt


Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Dream Atlas

4: My Name Is Lydia Chicken by Annamaria Murphy. Inspired by a photograph of the Bolitho family
(founders of Barclays Bank) with a black servant girl, in Cornwall 1850. The readers are Kwame Kwei Armah, Geoff Hutchings and Susan Salmon. Producer Claire Grove For details see Monday


Unknown: Annamaria Murphy.
Unknown: Kwame Kwei
Unknown: Geoff Hutchings
Unknown: Susan Salmon.

: Finger Prints

5: The Little Finger -Diminutive but Dextrous Claudia Hammond finds that the pinkie has more to it than simply revealing one's class in the tea-drinking stakes! And she learns about Chisanbop, the Korean counting system that uses fingers to


Unknown: Dextrous Claudia Hammond

: Word of Mouth

I Scream or Ice Cream. Early talking computers would have had a problem distinguishing between the two phrases in the subtitle but now sophistication is such that we can be easily fooled. Michael Rosen talks to Blade Kotelly , who blends computer technology with psychology and linguistics to create the illusion of a human being. Producer Merilyn Harris Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Talks: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Blade Kotelly

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect modern life. producerceciiewright


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: PM

With Dan Damon and Nigel Wrench. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Dan Damon
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Now Show

The topical comedy show returns. Starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy and Jon Holmes. Producer Adam Bromley Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Four episodes of this comedy are available on audio cassette and CDfrom www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Jon Holmes.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Nigel drowns his sorrows.
Jolene Buffy Davis
Written by Caroline Harrington Director Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitbum ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Jolene Buffy Davis
Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitbum
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
George: Graham Roberts
Kathy: Hedli Nlklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Caroline: Sara Coward
Usha: Souad Faress
Janet: Molr Leslie
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Chaba: Mate Haumann

: S Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts show.
Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: The Frederica Quartet: Babel Tower

By AS Byatt. Dramatised by John Harvey.
5: Frederica is reunited with Daniel. But can he persuade herto face her family at Christmas forthe first time in years? For details see Monday Repeat of 10.45am


Dramatised By: John Harvey.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate from Tonbridge in Kent with Roy Hattersley, Norman Lamont, columnist Polly Toynbee and farmer, chef and writer Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
Producer Peter Griffiths


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Norman Lamont
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday 8.45am


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: The Friday Play: Man with Travel Hairdryer

By Katie Hims. An unarmed man is shot dead by a police officer. By mistake. The lives of his family and the man who pulled the trigger are changed for ever. Ordinary lives suddenly become anything but in this poignant and sometimes painfully comic play.
Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Katie Hims.
Director: Toby Swift
Zoe: Rebecca Callard
Dean: Steven Waddington
Carmen: Rachel Davies
Sandra: Hannah Store
Derek: Roger Walke
Boy: Simon Trinde

: The World Tonight

With Paul Moss.
Editor Prue Keely E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Paul Moss.
Editor: Prue Keely

: Book at Bedtime: Gulliver's Travels

10: The Representative Council decide that Gulliver, as a human being, can no longer live on their island. Desolate, he returns home to his wife and children. For details see Monday

: Off the Page

Cancer. This week Matthew Parris invites writer and soul-singerTony Cassidy , web author and biochemist Helen Whitehead , and television writer and doctor Jed Mercurio to share their thoughts on the subject Of Cancer. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Soul-Singertony Cassidy
Unknown: Helen Whitehead
Unknown: Jed Mercurio
Producer: Peter Everett

: A Sense of Place

Sarnia Cherie. A look at the way islanders of Guernsey have recycled the debris of five years' occupation by German Forces in the 1940s. Producer Eddie Parks


Unknown: Sarnia Cherie.
Producer: Eddie Parks

: News

: Book of the Week: Last Man Down -the Fireman's Story

Part 5. 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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