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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6 25 7 25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests, including Michael Moore , author of Dude, Where 's My Country?, set the cultural agendafortheweek.
Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Michael Moore
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

With Nigel Swinford. Firmly I Believe and Truly
(Shipston). Matthew 6, w25-33. The Song of the Tree of Life (Vaughan Williams). Sometimes a Light
Surprises (Offertorium). With Laudamus Girls Choir. Director of music Deborah Catterall.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Music: Deborah Catterall.

: Book of the Week: A Writer's World

Jan Morris reads from her new collection of essays, reflecting 50 years of globetrotting. 1: Manhattan-exotic impressions from the 1950s. Abridged by Alison Joseph. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jan Morris
Abridged By: Alison Joseph.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Aurora Leigh Part 1 of this week Woman's
Hour drama, based on Elizabeth Barrett Browning 's s epic verse. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

: A Class Act

A series charting the launch of a new school. This week the teachers deal with the problem of school refusers - children who are unable orunwillmg to turn up to lessons. Producer Sue Mitchell


Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Agatha Christie's Taken at the Flood

Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
5: Poirofs going to have to think very fast to unravel the enigma if he is to prevent another murder in the village. Last in the series. Meredith
Director/ProducerEnydWilliams isavailable
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This full-cast dramatisation is available on audio cassette and CD at all good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Supt Spence: Robert Lang
Lynn: Susannah Corbett
Rowley: Ifan Meredith
David: Tom George
The maid: Debbie Hunt

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

Peter Snow hosts the challenging nationwide general knowledge quiz. This week's teams are from London and Liverpool. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated Saturday Upm


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: From A to B

By Robert Messick. A bitter-sweet family drama set in a people carrier at various motorway locations.
Aunt Esther's death comes as quite a shock to 24-year-old Joanne. When her parents divorced, Esther was the one who took Joanne in. Now as she joins her mother and otherfamily members forthe drive to the funeral, is ittime to come to terms with the past?
Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Robert Messick.
Director: David Ian Neville
Joanne: Jami Barbakoff
Susan: Megg Nicol
Louise: Vanessa Rosenthal
David: David Schneider
Emma: Michelle Newell

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer personal finance questions. Producer Louise Greenwood


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

Five short stories by Dylan Thomas to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death. 1: Patricia, Edith and Arnold. Read by Sian Phillips. A little boy watches a lovers' spat in the snow between two housemaids and Arnold, who has been courting them both. Producer/Director Alison Hindell


Stories By: Dylan Thomas
Read By: Sian Phillips.
Director: Alison Hindell

: Life of Cranes: 1: Craneology

The first of five programmes reporting from the front line of the construction industry, with Dylan Winter.

How the use of cranes to sling unfeasibly heavy loads predates the Romans.


Presenter: Dylan Winter
Producer: Mark Smalley

: The Food Programme

Nutraceuticals. As health experts put increasing emphasis on the connection between health and diet, Sheila Dillon explores the burgeoning market for functional fOOdS. Extended repeat of yesterday


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler and guests discuss international issues Of the day. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Dan Damon and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Dan Damon
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes are Gervase Phinn ,
George Layton , Louise Doughty and Kathryn Flett. The readeris Peter Jefferson.
Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A collection of highlights from over 21 years of this panel game is available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Gervase Phinn
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Kathryn Flett.
Readeris: Peter Jefferson.

: The Archers

Elizabeth is on the warpath. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson introduces arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Nicola Holloway


Introduces: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Aurora Leigh: 1

By Colin Bytheway. Based on the epic verse by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Aurora dreams of finding recognition in the male-dominated world of literature, and of finding happiness with the man she loves - without compromising her personal integrity or independence.
(Repeated from 10.45am)


Writer: Colin Bytheway
Based on the poem by: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Music composed by: Dominic Fitzgerald
Director: Sally Avens
Aurora: Helen McCrory
Romney: Jamie Glover
Young Aurora: Emily Chennery
Morgan: Peter Marinker
Aunt Laura: Frances Jeater
Assunta: Rachel Atkins

: Escape from Calais

May 1940: Hitler's forces were poised to conquer Europe. A small and dedicated band of British families entrusted with the upkeep of First World War graves in Belgium are given 24 hours to leave and make theirwayto the coast. Brian James talks to the survivors of what proved to be an epic journey as they set off in seven old cars, an ancient 20-seater bus, on bicycle and on foot, keepingjust one step ahead of the invading German army. Producer Angela Hind


Talks: Brian James
Producer: Angela Hind

: Crossing Continents

Javier Lizarzaburu returns to his native Peru to see the effects of America's war on drugs. The USA is spending more than$140 million there this yearto eradicate coca, the raw material from which cocaine is made. But coca production is on the increase and for the first time the coca farmers, led by their new leader, Nancy Obregon , are making theirvoices heard. Javiertravels to a remote region in the Amazonian rainforest to meet Nancy and hear her case against the USA's policy, and also to
Washington to discuss the issue with top officials there. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Javier Lizarzaburu
Leader: Nancy Obregon

: Of Life and Men

In 1940 two remarkable men boarded a sardine boat and set sail on a 4,000-mile voyage from
Monterey, California, to explore the Sea of Cortez.
Together they shared a gift of the gab, a keen eye for observation, a love of words and a reverence for all living things. One was Ed Ricketts , a talented young biologist, the other was Pulitzer Prize-winning writer John Steinbeck. Howard Stableford travels to
Ricketts's old lab on Cannery Row in California to find out about this extraordinary friendship and the deep impact it had on both men. ProducerJoanne Stevens


Unknown: Ed Ricketts
Unknown: John Steinbeck.
Unknown: Howard Stableford

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Riddle of the Sands: 1

By Erskine Childers, abridged by Doreen Estall in ten parts.

Foreign Office high flyer Carruthers receives an invitation from an old acquaintance to join him for some yachting in the Baltic. Read by Crispin Bonham-Carter.


Author: Erskine Childers
Abridged by: Doreen Estall
Reader: Crispin Bonham-Carter
Producer: Susan Carson

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: A Writer's World

Parti. Repeated from 9.45am

: Digital only BBC Schools

3.00 Numbertime: Mental Maths Year 1: Age 5-6
3.15 Reading Tree Stories: Age 5-6 3.30 Alphabet Time: Age 4-6
3.40 Alphabet Time First Phonics: Age 4-6
3.50 Playtime: Age 3-5 4.10 Hopscotch: Age 5-7 4.25 Scottish Resources: Age 7-9 4.40 Scottish Resources: Age 10-12

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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.

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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