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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: Farming Today

With Sarah Mukherjee.


Unknown: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel). Mark 1, vv 1-8. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (Trad arr Andrew Carter). On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry
(Winchester New). With Chester Cathedral Girl Choristers. Director of music David Poulter.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Unknown: Andrew Carter
Music: David Poulter.

: Book of the Week: Peacemakers

By Margaret MacMillan. For the first six months of 1919 Paris effectively became the capital of the world as the heads of state of over 30 countries gathered to try to create a new world order in the wake of the First World War. Read by Jane Lapotaire. 1: The Delegates Assemble Producer Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Margaret MacMillan.
Read By: Jane Lapotaire.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Mary Hays in Love
Part 1 of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Presented By: Mary Hays

: Mapping the Town

Leeds. Julian Richards explores how Leeds found itself ideally placed to develop from its humble beginnings as little more than a river crossing to become the boom town of the cloth industry in the Industrial Revolution, thanks to water-based trading routes. Producer Nichola West


Producer: Nichola West

: Dr Finlay: The Further Adventures of a Black Bag: 3: Miracle by Lestrange

Another yarn about Scotland's most celebrated doctor, in Sue Rodwell's new dramatisations of AJ Cronin's comic stories.

When new-fangled alternative medicine hits Levenford, Finlay and Cameron find they are losing all their patients - even Janet.

BBC Radio collection: Adventures of a Black Bag, a six-part dramatisation of the first series, is available on audio cassette at good retail outlets or [website address removed] Call [number removed]


Author: A.J. Cronin
Dramatised by: Sue Rodwell
Producer: Viv Beeby
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Dr Finlay: John Gordon-Sinclair
Dr Cameron: Brian Pettifer
Janet: Celia Imrie
Lestrange: David Bamber
Annie: Claire Neilson

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With NickClarke.

: Brain of Britain 2002

The third semi-final in the nationwide general knowledge contest features contestants from the west and north of England, and Wales. The chairman is Robert Robinson.
Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at llpm
If you would like to be considered as a contestant for Brain of Britain 2003. please write now requesting an audition to: [address removed], and you will be contacted in the new year.


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Racer

By Kevin Fegan. A mix of poetry and interviews with riders and their families, based on the famous Isle of Man TT Races. An exciting, high-speed journey seen through the eyes of a racer lapping the circuit.
Evocatively named landmarks remind the racer of triumphs, accidents and more poignantly of the people he has loved. With Paul McGann as the racer. Directed by Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Kevin Fegan.
Unknown: Paul McGann
Directed By: Nadia Molinari

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests are on hand to answer your personal finance questions. Lines open from 1.30pm. Phone [number removed]. Producer Jessica Dunbar


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: The City

By Hermann Hesse. A week of stories about cities and the experience of living in them begins with an archetypal fable of the birth and death of a city from Hesse's collection of fairy tales. The reader is Andrew Hilton. Producer SaraDavies


Unknown: Hermann Hesse.
Unknown: Andrew Hilton.

: Herbs: Pure and Simple

1: The Cabbage Family. Herb farmer JekkaMcVicar travels to the Cotswolds to explore the magical world of herbs and reveal some practical herbal remedies. She is joined by world renowned chef
Raymond Blanc. For information on the recipes in this week's programmes call [number removed]. Producer Sarah Davis


Unknown: Raymond Blanc.
Producer: Sarah Davis

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat of yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler with the programme that examines the issues that are affecting people around the world. ProducerAmber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Another half-hour of quality, desk-based entertainment for all the family, which comes from the Grand Theatre, Blackpool. Tony Hawks joins show regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Humphrey Lyttelton. With Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection from this series is available on five volumes of audio cassette at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Chaba'S feeling vulnerable. Repeatedtomorrowat2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson 's guests include Barry Humphries , who discusses his memoir My Life as Me. Producer Angharad Law


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Barry Humphries

: Mary Hays in Love

The love correspondence between the early feminist writer Mary Hays and her neighbour John Eccles in 1779, adapted in five parts and introduced by Philippa Gregory. 1: Mary and John are young, in love and forbidden to marry. Starring Poppy Miller as Mary and Nick Fletcher as John.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Hays
Unknown: John Eccles
Introduced By: Philippa Gregory.
Unknown: Poppy Miller
Unknown: Nick Fletcher
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane

: Rookie Reverends

The second of two programmes in which Alex Kirby meets the Church of England's new recruits.
Carolyn Cooke and Liz Law are taking their first tentative steps into a demanding and sometimes hostile world. How will they cope with funerals, weddings and the general pressures of parish life? They talk about their ambition and theirfaith, and their doubts and fears. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Unknown: Carolyn Cooke
Unknown: Liz Law

: Crossing Continents

Namibia. When Sam Nujoma , President of Namibia, shook his finger and railed at Tony Blair at the Earth summit in September the world took notice. While calling Blair a colonialist and blaming the British for the ills of southern Africa, he staunchly defended his friend Robert Mugabe 's right to deal with white farmers as he saw fit and declared that Namibia doesn't need western aid. Is Nujoma taking his country down the same road as Zimbabwe?
Rosie Goldsmith travels around this vast country in search Of the answer. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Sam Nujoma
Unknown: Robert Mugabe
Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Animal Farm

Sue Broom continues to look at the science behind the future of Britain's livestock production. This week the focus is on salmon where increasing emphasis on quality and the prospect of genetically engineered fish are the main concerns. Producer Deborah Cohen


Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Tiger in the Smoke

Anton Lesser continues reading
Margery Allingham 's evocative story of dangerous men in search of mysterious treasure, and an investigation led by the incomparable detective Albert Campion. 6: A visit from the dead. Abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Margery Allingham
Unknown: Albert Campion.
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Repeat of Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events in session and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book of the Week: Peacemakers

Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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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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