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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Michael Collins.


Unknown: Father Michael Collins.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Unreliable Evidence

3/8. Clive Anderson is joined by eminent members ot the legal profession to discuss mental health and the law. The law treats those with mental disabilities quite differently from those who are physically disabled. Are these discrepenciesjust? To what extent does - or should - the law take it upon itself to make decisionsfor those whom it deems unable to do so forthemselves? Producer Cathy Packe Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathy Packe

: Blind Man's Beauty

3/5. Peter White continues his pursuit of beauty as experienced by blind people. Today he discovers beauty both above and below ground. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Book of the Week: Indian Summer

2/5. Namaste. More from Will Randall 's account of teaching orphans in India. Will is introduced to the ashram and its enchanting children. For more details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Will Randall

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley.
The Lord is Risen Indeed (Nazareth). Luke 24, w13-16; 28-35.0 For a Closer Walk (arr Stanford).
Christ in the Stranger's Guise (Traditional, arr Dakers). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Final Sacrament By Bill Murphy. 2/5. The Woman's Hourdrama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Bill Murphy.

: The Art of Indecision

1/2 Decisions, Decisions. They're getting harder to make in this world of ever-increasing choice. But Ian Peacock and his decision experts are here to help. Today Peacock submits himself to their expertise in the hope of turning himself from a chronic dithererto a man of action. And for those trapped in the headlights of indecision, find out why and what you can do about it. Producer Rami Tzabar


Unknown: Ian Peacock
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Oh I Say! Leslie Phillips at 80

One of our most charming and versatile actors celebrates this special birthday and shares some of his favourite moments as a star of stage, screen and radio. Producer Viv Beeby
One Final Question: page 138

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis. With Guto Harri.


Unknown: Guto Harri.

: In the Name of the Father

The name Lloyd Webber is synonymous with both classical music and musical theatre, but William Lloyd Webber's name is practically unknown. His sons,
Andrew and Julian, Tim Rice and concert pianist John Lill join Richard Baker to tell the story of the genius who spawned a musical dynasty. Producer Rowan Morton-Gledhill


Unknown: Lloyd Webber
Unknown: William Lloyd
Unknown: Tim Rice
Pianist: John Lill
Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Rowan Morton-Gledhill

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Prison Father

Caspar Walsh bases this play on a real sequence of letters sent by his own father from prison. Jake Geneva is an apparently successful businessman but he has a secret that threatens to destroy his relationship with his partner and young son. To resolve his dilemma, he must find a way of escaping from the shadow of his father, who was imprisoned for embezzlement.


Writer: Caspar Walsh
Director: Sara Davies
Tony: David Hemmings
Jake: Mark Meadows
Jake, aged 13: Billy Kenber
Natalie: Lisa Coleman
Alex: Edward Blancke

: Making History

Sue Cook investigates another batch of listeners' history queries.
ADDRESS: Making History, PO BOX 3096, Brighton BN1 1PL email: making.history@bbc.co.uk
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Ring Road

2/5. Jesus, Mary and Joseph. MrandMrsDonelly prepare for their first Christmas without the family. By Ian Sansom. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Ian Sansom.

: Pedalling to Freedom

2/5. Lawrence Pollard tells the story of the Clarion
Cycling Club, which tried to bring socialism to Britain in seven years. That was more than 100 years ago and the club is Still going Strong today. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Lawrence Pollard

: Shop Talk

Book Clubs. The rise of the bookclub is one of the success stories of the age. Newspapers are writing about them, celebrities are forming them, even Richard and Judy has one. Heather Payton looks at why book clubs have taken off and how they are affecting the publishing industry. Producer Sam McAlister


Producer: Sam McAlister

: A Good Read

Writers Monica Ali and Kevin Crossley-Holland talkto Sue MacGregor about theirfavourite books. Producer Jane Greenwood Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Monica Ali
Unknown: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: PM

News and analysis. With Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Elephants to Catch Eels

New series 1/6. Second series of the historical sitcom, written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain. It's 1793 and in the small Cornish village of Drumlin Bay, heroic smuggler Tamsyn Trelawny is still running rings around the customs men, assisted by her drunken father Jago. Awards. Tamsyn is not pleased as, yet again, she's failed to win the coveted Smuggling Personality of the Year award at the annual Jethro awards.
Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer Jan Ravens


Written By: Tom Jamieson
Producer: Jan Ravens
Tamsyn: Sheridan Smith
Jago: John Bowe
Maj Falconer: Cameron Stewart
CptMarnot: Andrew McGibbon
Squire Bascombe: Martin Hyder
Dewey: Mark Felgate
Hobbs: Mark Perry
Mum: India Fisher

: The Archers

Ed and Jazzer's hopes are dashed. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show. Producer Philippa Ritchie Revised


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Final Sacrament

2/5. By Bill Murphy. Sue goes to see Father Raphoe, who is receiving cryptic messages from the killer. Fordetails and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Bill Murphy.

: Money Box Investigates

2/2. The Price of Poverty. For most people, getting credit is easy and cheap. But not if you are on a low income. Paul Lewis investigates the high cost of borrowing for people that banks and credit-card companies don't want to know, and asks what can be done to make lending fairer.
Producer Jessica Dunbar Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: In Touch

Peter White with news of interestto blind and partially sighted people.
Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Dr Mark Porter takes a look at fertility, finding out what the NHS provides and what treatments you will need to pay for. Also, how the most recent guidelines from the Department of Health will affect those who are planning a family. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Unreliable Evidence

3/8. Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Jane Eyre

12/15. By Charlotte Bronte. Alone and friendless, Jane has left Thornfield Hall for a place where
Mr Rochester has no connections. Can she make a new life?
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mr Rochester

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekend

3/6. Entertaining Mr Stone. Robin, much to the surprise of those closest to him, brings home a friend. With Martin Trenaman , Amelia Bullmore , Kris Marshall , and Ewan Matilda Thorpe. Written by and starring Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall. Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Mr Stone.
Unknown: Martin Trenaman
Unknown: Amelia Bullmore
Unknown: Kris Marshall
Unknown: Ewan Matilda Thorpe.
Unknown: Kay Stonham
Unknown: Simon Greenall.
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's business at Westminster. Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Indian Summer

2/5. By Will Randall. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Will Randall.

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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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