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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Hanvey.


Unknown: Father James Hanvey.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

BSue Lawley's guest is French singer Sacha Distel.
He chooses eight records to take to the mythical desert island. Shortened repeatfromSundayat 11.15am


Singer: Sacha Distel.

: Act

of Worship With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Book of the Week: Science, Not Art -Ten Scientists' Diaries

5/5 Today's diarist is Mark Lythgoe , a biophysicist who researches strokes and goes rock climbing for light relief. Read by Ben Crowe. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mark Lythgoe
Read By: Ben Crowe.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Ladies of Letters Spring Clean

Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Editor: Jill Burridge

: Deep Blue

2/3. Washington DC blues singer Michael Roach continues his search for the roots of his music.
When Muddy Waters quit his job in a plantation near Memphis, like many millions of other African Americans he headed for the industrial opportunities of the North. Producer Paul Evans


Presenter: Michael Roach
Producer: Paul Evans

: More Mr Mulliner

3/4 The Knightly Quest of Mervyn
By PG Wodehouse. dramatised by Roger Davenport.
Only one of Mr Mulliner 's many relatives appears to be a chump-young Mervyn Mulliner , who demands a knightly quest to prove his love to the glamorous
Clarice. it is December in the 1920s and she craves strawberries.
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection or Mr Mulliner and More MrMulliner is available on CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Dramatised By: Roger Davenport.
Unknown: Mr Mulliner
Unknown: Mervyn Mulliner
Unknown: Mr Mulliner
Unknown: More Mrmulliner
Mr Mulliner: Richard Griffiths
Miss Postlethwaite: Matilda Ziegler
Clarice: Matilda Ziegler
A Small Bitter: Tom George
Mervyn Mulliner: Tom George
The Light Ale: Martin Hyder
Guppy Frobisher: Martin Hyder
Producer: Martin Hyder
Director Ned Chaillet: Martin Hyder
A Pint of Stout: David Timson
Magistrate: David Timson
A Port: Peter Acre
Policeman: Peter Acre
Countess of Blotsam: Joanna McCallum
Shop assistant: Gbemisola Ikemelo

: You and Yours - Insuring the Future

Is Lloyd's of London, the world's oldest insurer, prepared for an increasingly unpredictable world?
Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Insuring the Future producer Matt Foster Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE-[number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.
Producer: Matt Foster
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' views on BBC radio.
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London WlA 1QT Fax: [number removed] Phone: [number removed] email feedbacklbbc.co.uk Producer Margaret Budy RptdSunSpm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy Rptdsunspm

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mattie and Bluebottle

It's 1955 and Mattie dreams of leaving home to become an actress. Forced instead to apply for teacher training, she finds consolation with her friends and with The Goons.


Writer: Juliet Ace
Producer/Director: Alison Hindell
Mattie: Mali Harries
Older Mattie: Jennifer Hill
Millie: Mared Swain
Pen: Lisa Zahra
Mother: Donna Edwards
Father: William Thomas
Willie: Matthew Gravelle

: Ramblings

I New series 1/6 Tarka Trail, Barnstaple
Clare Baldingwalks the Tarka Trail and discovers how walking, poetry and music are an ideal combination. Producer Karen Gregor


Producer: Karen Gregor

: Tales from Westminster

5/5 The Brown Envelope by Magnus Linklater.
"I've put your mail in three piles: constituency, party and Parliamentary business. Oh yes, and there was this. I didn't know quite what to do with it. "Read by Terry Wale. For more details see Monday


Unknown: Magnus Linklater.
Read By: Terry Wale.

: Eat Your Garden

5/5. Wiz Clift swaps winter salad ideas with Kentish grower Frances Smith. For details see Monday


Unknown: Frances Smith.

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins discovers howfarthe laws regarding the burial of the dead should be reformed to reflect the diverse ways we now bury our loved ones. Producer Simon Coates Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Simon Coates
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect Our lives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The Best of Dead Ringers

5/6. More selected cuts from the hit impression show including, no doubt, the Doctor Who prank phone calls. With Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Mark Perry and Kevin Connelly.
Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Many episodes of Dead Ringers are available on CD, with some also available on audio cassette, from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Kevin Connelly.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Caroline eives Shula some home truths.
Written by Caroline Harrington Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
George: Graham Roberts
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Ed: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Christopher: Will Sanderson-Thwaite
Caroline: Sara Coward
Usha: Souad Faress
Greg: Marc Finn
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Ian: Stephen Kennedy
Ashok: Lydam Gregory

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts show and reports on When Harry Met Sally, the latest film to be turned into a stage show in the West End of London. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Ladies of Letters Spring Clean

5/5. By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman. Vera takes refuge in a residential home only to discover sinister goings on. Irene's attempts to help lead to chaos, confusion and court proceedings.
For more details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Carole Hayman.
Irene: Prunella Scales
Matron Rosa Ratchett: Ann Beach
Vera: Patricia Routledge

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Polmont Young Offenders Institution,
Stirlingshire, puts questions to a panel that includes former Conservative Cabinet member Lord Forsyth; John Thurso , the Liberal Democrat spokesman for transport and Scotland; Clive Fairweather , former chief inspector of prisons in Scotland; and Anne McGuire , a minister in the Scottish Office. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Thurso
Unknown: Clive Fairweather
Unknown: Anne McGuire
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke.
Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and on Sunday at 8.45am

: The Friday Play: I'll Be George

Another chance to hear Snoo Wilson's gritty and bawdy morality tale about novelist George Sand's turbulent relationship with her courtesan daughter Solange. In search of the truth about mothers and daughters, an Australian tour guide on the sleazy side of modern Paris invokes 19th-century free spirits.


Writer: Snoo Wilson
Director: Ned Chaillet
George: Jane Lapotaire
Dickens: Simon Callow
Marge: Federay Holmes
Marie: Jennie Stoller
Solange: Jasmine Hyde
Manceau: Jonathan Keeble
Japanese/Frenchman: Gordon Reid

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson. Editor David Stevenson


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: How to Breathe Underwater

5/5. WhatWeSave. By Julie Orringer. Teresa Gallagher reads the gentle and compassionate tale of a daughter's love for her dying mother. FordetailsseeMonday


Unknown: Julie Orringer.
Unknown: Teresa Gallagher

: Off the Page: 5/10: Idealism

Who nowadays admits to being an idealist? Matthew Parris invites playwright Peter Flannery, poet Mimi Khalvati and novelist Jemma Kennedy to judge their level of cynicism.


Presenter: Matthew Parris
Guest: Peter Flannery
Guest: Mimi Khalvati
Guest: Jemma Kennedy
Producer: Peter Everett

: Dish of the Day

Brian James talks to the scientists, engineers and maintenance personnel who work at the Jodrell Bank radio telescope. Producer Angela Hind


Talks: Brian James
Producer: Angela Hind

: News

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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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