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: World News

: Prayer for the Day With

Brian Haymes.


Unknown: Brian Haymes.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mllkherjee. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Sarah Mllkherjee.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Mark Coles and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Richard Harries

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is one of the first Britons to become a prima ballerina assoluta, Dame Alicia Markova.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeatedfrom Sunday at 11.1 Sam


Unknown: Alicia Markova.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Book

of the Week: Things My MotherNever Told MePart 5. The concluding part of Blake Morrison 's s new book. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Blake Morrison

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney.
10.451 Don't Know How She Does It Part 5 of this week's drama. Series editor JillBurridge Drama rptd at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: A Tale of Harvest Festival

Across the country, churches are being decorated with chrysanthemums and cornsheaves, marrows and swedes, in preparation for Harvest Festival. But was this "ancienttradition" actually the invention of an eccentric Victorian vicar? Paul Heiney travels to Cornwall to unravel the tale. Producer SallyFlatman


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: All the Young Dudes: 3: Monday Monday

Jim Sweeney's comedy-drama continues to plot the divergent lives of old school friends.
Joe and Maria are still coming to terms with being parents, finally letting little Josephine out of their sight.


Writer: Jim Sweeney
Producer: Steve Doherty
Patrick: Jim Sweeney
Helen: Cathryn Harrison
Billy: Steve Steen
Moira: Sadle Shimmin
Joe: Stephen Frost
Maria: Flaminia Cinque
Charlie: Izzy De Rosario
Mr Ward: Chris Emmett

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite. EditorChrisBums
PHONE: [number removed] Email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton rifles through the mailbag to find your opinions. To airyour views on what you've heard on BBC Radio, write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100,
London W1A 1QT, phone: [number removed], fax: [number removed], or email: feedback@bbc.co.uk Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Cowboy and the Tenderfoot

By Alan Wilkinson.
The story of Owen Wister, an educated young gentleman from the east who wrote "The Virginian", the classic tale of the American west. Published in 1902 and still in print, the book spawned a successful stage play, several films and a long-running television series - and the Virginian himself became an archetypal American hero.



Writer: Alan Wilkinson
Producer: Viv Beeby
Owen: William Hope
Storyteller: Kerry Shale
[Actress]: Susie Fugle
[Actor]: Bruce Godfrey
[Actor]: Abe Goldfarb
[Actor]: Sean Hagerty
[Actor]: Tim Klotz
[Actor]: Rob Streetman

: Ramblings

The island of Jersey actually doubles in size when the tide is out. Andrew Syvret , a marine biologist, takes Clare Balding on one of the most unusual walks she has ever undertaken, during which she discovers an exposed seabed that resembles the surface of the moon. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Andrew Syvret
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Five New Shorts

5: Wrote for Luck by DJ Taylor. Read by Rachel Atkins. For details see Monday


Read By: Rachel Atkins.

: Lost Kingdom: 6

Why did the first king of all England choose Malmesbury as his final resting place? Guy Browning travels to Wiltshire to uncover the strange tale of the little town that had everything, but stubbornly refused to grow.


Presenter: Guy Browning
Producer: Neil George

: Law In Action

Marcel Berlins explains the legal issues behind the headlines and examines how the law works - and sometimes doesn't work. ProducerCharlesSigler


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect modern life. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Now Show

More from the topical comedy and satirical show, 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 CD from 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

Brian's got son-in-law trouble.
Written by Adrian Flynn Director Alec Reid
Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn Director Alec Reid
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Helen: Loulza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewiett
Emma: Rosalind Adams
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Brenda: Amy Shlndler
Janet: Molr Leslie
Bert: Eric Allan
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Chaba: Mate Haumann

: Front Row

Francine Stock interviews author Orlando Figes , whose new work is an epic cultural history of Russia. Producer Helen Thomas


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Orlando Figes
Producer: Helen Thomas

: I Don't Know How She Does It

By Allison Pearson. Adapted by Penny Leicester .
5: Kate's life is becoming even more complicated-and a wet week in Wales promises little relief. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Allison Pearson.
Adapted By: Penny Leicester

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is in the chair at the Pavilion theatre in Cromer, Norfolk, with a panel that includes Labour Party chairman Charles Clarke MP and Anthony Howard, political columnist with The Times. They will be joined by the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for the Cabinet Office, Mark Oaten MP.
Producer Victoria Wakely


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Charles Clarke
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Mark Oaten
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Rptd Sat at 5.45am and Sun at 8.45am


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: The Friday Play: Pleas and Directions

By PG Duggan. In September 1996, Alexandra Sablatnig , an Austrian tourist, was brutally raped by a gang of youths on a London canal bank. This play is based on this shocking event and its extraordinary aftermath - a love that was born out of courage, determination and the sheer will to survive.
Music composed by David Dorward and played by Shinobu Miki (clarinet), Hector Scott (violin) and Claire Morton (cello)
A woman who refuses to be broken: page 125


Writer: P.G. Duggan
Music composed by: David Dorward
Played by (Clarinet): Shinobu Miki
Played by (Violin): Hector Scott
Played by (Cello): Claire Morton
Director: Patrick Rayner
Alexandra: Emma Fielding
Ted: Kenneth Cranham
Joyce: Eleanor Bron
Treasury counsel: Patrick Malahide
Defence counsel: Joanna Monro
Jackie: Adjoa Andoh
Tour guide: Ian Masters

: 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: Invisible Man

By Ralph Ellison. The narrator must pay a high price for breaking an unspoken rule between the black college and its white benefactors. Read by Clarke Peters. Part5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ralph Ellison.
Read By: Clarke Peters.

: Off the Page

Stand-up. Matthew Parris invites performance poet Matthew Harvey , storyteller Joolz Denby and the New York comic Lewis Shafferto discuss the pains and pleasures of solo performance. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Matthew Harvey
Unknown: Joolz Denby
Unknown: Lewis Shafferto
Producer: Peter Everett

: A Sense of Place

My Place. People from the North West of Ireland talk about their "sense of place", from the Derry man who feels at one with rats, to the Donegal traveller at home in her new house. Producer Ciara Murray


Producer: Ciara Murray

: News

: Book of the Week: Things My MotherNever Told Me

Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

: as BBC World Service


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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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