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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. ProducerClare Phillips


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Unknown: Producerclare Phillips

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the the actor John Malkovich. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. Shortened repeat of Sun 11.15am


Unknown: John Malkovich.

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Book of the Week: My Life as Me

5: A meeting with Salvador Dali and his wife is an early sign of Barry Humphries 's rise, but celebrity forms a perfect symmetry when he contemplates Australia from the present. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Salvador Dali
Unknown: Barry Humphries

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Live Alone and Like It
Part 5. SerieseditorJillBurridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Reports of My Death

Sometimes a well-known person has the temerity still to be alive when their obituary is published.
Former Times obituarist Anthony Howard spells out the consequences for all concerned, whenever someone utters Mark Twain 's memorable riposte. Producer Ian Docherty


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Mark Twain
Producer: Ian Docherty

: Millport

The conclusion to Lynn Ferguson 's comedy drama. The End of the Beginning. The island make-over has turned horribly sour and with Irene gone, the only person to save the island from being bulldozed is Bunty Pierce. But with her ailing health and hermit ways, will she leave her vegetables to rescue the island's integrity? And will Irene change her mind about mainland life and return to the island for good?
Producer Lucy Bacon


Unknown: Lynn Ferguson
Producer: Lucy Bacon
Irene: Lynn Ferguson
Agnes: Janet Brown
Moira: Janet Brown
Ena: Gabriel Quigley
Bunty: Gabriel Quigley
Bob: Robert Paterson
The minister: Robert Paterson
Alberto: Lewis MacLeod
Robert the Dog: Lewis MacLeod
Ferryman: Lewis MacLeod
Morris: Lewis MacLeod
Dougie: Kenneth Bryans

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Editor Chris Burns
PHONE: [number removed] Email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
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 samples the best of English language radio from around the world. This week she discovers how new talent finds its way on to the airwaves - and sometimes how it doesn't. Producer Kirsten Lass Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Kirsten Lass

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Agnes Beaumont by Herself

A 22-year-old Puritan - a protege of John Bunyan - is accused of murder. A true story inspired by The Narrative of Mrs Agnes Beaumont, Written by Herself, published in 1674.


Writer: Stephen Wyatt
Director: Claire Grove
Agnes: Katy Cavanagh
John: Adrian Scarborough
Beaumont: Jon Strickland
Lawyer Farry: Paul Ritter
Elizabeth: Becky Hindley
William: Ben Crowe

: Veg Talk

Latin American. Another edition of the interactive greengrocery programme. Today food writer and cook Elisabeth Luard joins Greg Wallace and Charlie Hicks , and raises the temperature with some fabulous flavours from Latin America. Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Elisabeth Luard
Unknown: Greg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Love and Loss

Rve stories about the bitterness of love.
5: Flight. By Amanda Smyth. Ayounggirl grows up in the shadow of her mother's love life. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Amanda Smyth.

: The Blood Chronicles

5: Blood Money. Graeme Garden discovers how blood has become a global industry dominated by a small group of companies, and how business tactics have sometimes caused deaths as well as saved lives. For details see Monday


Unknown: Graeme Garden

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen returns with a new series of the programme about words and the way we speak.
1: Winter Draws On. A look atthe curious and often confusing world of homophones. And "premium parlance"-the language they're using to part us from our cash this Christmas.
Editor Simon Elmes Repeated Sunday8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Editor: Simon Elmes

: The Message

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek review of the week's news, with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy and special guests.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated Saturday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Brian finds a sympathetic ear.
Written by Simon Frith Director Ken Davies
Edttor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Ken Davies
Director: Edttor Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
George: Graham Roberts
Kathy: Hedli Nlklaus
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Ed: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Bert: Eric Allan
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Heather: Joyce Glbbs
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Chaba: Mate Haumann
Solicitor: Gillian Goodman

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews with Francine Stock. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Live Alone and Uke It

5: It's the publishing party of the season: the launch of the Book of the Month. Everybody is there, including Frank-but will he seize the day? After all, it's his last chance.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from the Burford School in Oxfordshire with a panel that includes the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Patricia Hewitt MP, Liberal Democrat Peer Lord Jenkins and author Frederick Forsyth.
Producer Victoria Wakely


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America

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


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: The Friday Play: In the Bosom of the Slag

By Richard Cameron. Eighteen years on from the Miners' Strike, and Charmaine (drag queen and ex-miner) is climbing into the Guinness Book of Records by playing the organ for 45 days non-stop. As an associate member of the Women's Action
Group, he's raising money to support their efforts to get the community off its knees after the strike that split families and opened up wounds that still haven't healed.
Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Richard Cameron.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Charmaine: Paul Copley
Rose: Helen Longworth
Frankie: Melanie Hill
Irene: Anne Carroll
Bridget: Kathryn Pogson
Kyta: Rebecca Callard
Jodie: Emma Jengs
Gina: Carla Simpson
Geoff: Steve Hodson
Pete: Steve Garti
John: Shaun Dooley

: The World Tonight

With Zeinab Badawi.
Editor Prue Keely EMAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.
Editor: Prue Keely

: Book at Bedtime: Tiger in the Smoke

By Margery Allingham. 5: As Jack Havoc wreaks havoc, Meg and Amanda have a close encounter in the dark. Read by Anton Lesser. For details see Monday


Unknown: Margery Allingham.
Unknown: Jack Havoc
Read By: Anton Lesser.

: Great Lives: James Gillray

Steve Bell, cult cartoonist on The Guardian for over 20 years, nominates the 18th-century caricaturist James Gillray as his "great life." A fascinating exchange across 200 years of satire, with presenter Humphrey Carpenter, art historian Richard Godfrey, and James Bolam playing the part of Gillray himself. Producer Mark Smalley


Presenter: Steve Bell
Speaker: Humphrey Carpenter
Speaker: Richard Godfrey
Gillray: James Bolam
Producer: Mark Smalley

: News

: Book of the Week: My Life as Me

AMPart5. 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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