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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Joe Seferta.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Desert Island Discs

Conductor Antonio Pappano talks to Sue Lawley. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Conductor: Antonio Pappano

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Book of the Week: WonderfulAdventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

5/5. Mary witnesses the bombardment of Sebastopol and tends to the wounded on the battlefield. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Words on the Night Breeze By Katie Hims. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
Series editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Katie Hims.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Six Men and Four Minutes

Fifty years after the first four-minute mile, Charlie Brooks discovers what became of the six athletes who ran in that momentous race. As well as catching up with Roger Bannister and his pacemakers - Chris Brasher (in his last interview) and Chris Chataway - Brooks talks to the two Oxford undergraduates, Alan Gordon and George Dole, who found themselves trailing in their wake. Producer Vernee Samuel


Unknown: Charlie Brooks
Unknown: Roger Bannister
Unknown: Chris Brasher
Unknown: Chris Chataway
Unknown: Alan Gordon
Unknown: George Dole
Producer: Vernee Samuel

: Bunn and Co , .

5/6. When Potluck Productions call, wanting to feature Bunn and Co in their TV series, Barry and the team jump at the chance. But reality TV doesn't let facts get in the way of a good programme. Written by Mike Stott.
Producer Bruce HymanDirector Dirk Maggs


Written By: Mike Stott.
Director: Dirk Maggs
Nigel: James Frost
Tracey: Nicola Stephenson
Barry: Keith Barron
Colette: Julia Deakin
Jacquetta: Nichola McAuliffe

: You and Yours ,

Athletes, coaches and administrators discuss some of the issues raised by this week's You and Yours reports on preparations forthe Paralympics. With Peter White. Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White.
Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Richard Clark

: A World in Your Ear

Rosie Goldsmith gives radio a quick nip and a tuck as she listens to the portrayal of all things beautiful on English language stations around the world. Is beauty natural or man-made?
Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Journey from the New World

On the eve of the centenary of Antonin Dvorak's death, this play celebrates the man and his music, and how he was inspired by the sounds of the New World, where he wrote some of his most acclaimed work. Written by Tim Sanders.


Writer: Tim Sanders.
Director: Catherine Bailey
Dvorak: Henry Goodman
Kovarik: Lloyd Hutchinson
Creelman: Alan Turkington
Jeanette: Tracy Wiles
Henry T Burleigh: Clive Rowe

: Changing Places

4/5. The Angels of East Manchester.
Sandra Sykes visits a regeneration scheme in Gorton, East Manchester, centred on the rebuilding of a friary and its church buildings, dubbed The Angels. The whole scheme has been organised by local people who, after seven years of preparation, are at last seeing their plans take shape. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Sandra Sykes
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Rhapsody in Blue

5/5. The Blazing Sky. A lonely woman confronts her female stalker. Written by Jackie Kay and read by Melissa Sinden. For details see Monday


Written By: Jackie Kay
Read By: Melissa Sinden.

: Made in Shetland

5/5. Ian Best is a highly respected boat builder who specialises in making the traditional Shetland yoal, which has found new popularity as Shetland and Scandinavian communities compete in summer rowing regattas. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ian Best

: Word of Mouth: Funny Talk

5/8. Are some words inherently funnier than others? Michael Rosen and guests listen to stand-up, sitcoms and satire to explore the language Of Comedy. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: 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


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

3/6. A tongue-in-cheek look at the week's news from
Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Linda Smith , Jeremy Hardy and Armando lannucci.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: News Quiz and several volumes of Pick of the News Quiz are available on audio cassette, with some also on CD. from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Armando Lannucci.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Helen is faced with a big decision.
Written by Carole Simpson SolazzoDirector Kate Oates Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Loulza Patikas
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
George: Graham Roberts
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Emma: Felicity Jones
Caroline: Sara Coward
Usha: Souad Faress
Bert: Eric Allan
Greg: Marc Finn
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Matt: Kim Durham

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine programme. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Words on a Night Breeze

5/5. The Childhood I Cannot Leave behind Me. Katie Hims adapts this story from the book by Chinese journalist Xinran. It tells Xinran's own remarkable story, beginning with her childhood in the 1960s and ending with her decision to leave China for a new life in Britain. Xinran Sarah Lam
Teacher David KS Tse
Mandarin voices: Liu Huili , Yujie Zhang , Liling Huang and Jean Liew For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims
Unknown: Xinran Sarah Lam
Unknown: Teacher David Ks
Unknown: Liu Huili
Unknown: Yujie Zhang
Unknown: Liling Huang
Unknown: Jean Liew

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at Sheen Lane Centre, London. Panellists include Patricia Hewitt ,
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry; Lord McNally, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats in the Lords; and Trevor Kavanagh , political editor of The Sun. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Patricia Hewitt
Unknown: Trevor Kavanagh
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America - a Celebration

Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and on Sunday at 8.45am
BBC Radio Collection: Two volumes of Letter from America are available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from [web address removed]
Call [number removed]

: The Friday Play: Dancing Backwards

It's all a question of trust. But how much do you really know about your family? And what happens if you stop believing what they tell you? Written by Leslie Stewart.
Director Sally Avens


Writer: Leslie Stewart
Director: Sally Avens
Liz: Frances Barber
Howard: Bill Nighy
Sam: Bryan Dick
Elmo: Jimmy Akingbola
Trevor: Michael Wildman
Marcus: Alexis Rodney
Kate: Sheridan Smith
DC Crowe: Gemma Saunders
DC Harris: Ben Onwukwe
Dutyofficer: Becky Hindley
Foggitt: Gerard McDermott

: The World Tonight

Presented bySheena McDonald. Editor David Stevenson


Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: Mary Reilly

5/10. By Valerie Martin. Mary becomes troubled by the change in Dr Jekyll and by the mysterious movements of his assistant, Edward Hyde. For details see Monday


Unknown: Valerie Martin.
Unknown: Edward Hyde.

: Great Lives

5/10. Explorer Benedict Allen makes the case for
Horatio Nelson , England's greatest naval hero, to be elevated to Great Lives status, with the help of Nelson biographer Terry Coleman. The discussion is chaired by Humphrey Carpenter. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Benedict Allen
Unknown: Horatio Nelson
Unknown: Terry Coleman.
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Today in Parliament

Mark D'Arcy reports on the day's business at Westminster. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: WonderfulAdventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands

5/5. Autobiography. 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.

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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