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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Dr Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Start the Week ,

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


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

From St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh. Led by the Very Rev Graham Forbes. Isaiah 43, wl-7. With the Cathedral Choir. Director of music Matthew Owens.


Unknown: Graham Forbes.
Music: Matthew Owens.

: Book of the Week: Two Sides of the Moon

1/5. Parallel accounts of the space race from American astronaut David Scott and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Read by Bob Sherman and Boris Isarov. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Scott
Unknown: Alexei Leonov.
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Read By: Bob Sherman
Read By: Boris Isarov.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Home -the Story of Everyone Who Ever Livedin Our House

By Julie Myerson.
1/10. The Woman 's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Julie Myerson.

: Still Joined

Lori and Reba Schappel are the world's oldest conjoined twins. How do they manage to lead independent and fulfilled lives and how does society react to them?To some parents of conjoined or Siamese twins, leaving them joined is anathema, yet others would not dream of risking separation. Siamese twins force us to reassess some of the values that are central to society privacy and individuality. Yet Lori and Reba Schappell prefer to stay together.


Subject: Lori Schappel
Subject: Reba Schappel
Producer: Sandra Keating

: The Little World of Don Camillo: A Solomon Comes to Judgement

2/4. More comic stories set in the early 1950s in a village in Northern Italy where the priest (Don Camillo) and the Communist mayor battle for the hearts and minds (and souls) of the inhabitants. By Giovanni Guareschi. Dramatised by Peter Kerry.

Inter-village warfare breaks out over the siting of the new school but Mayor Peppone is too busy improving his self-esteem to notice.


Author: Giovanni Guareschi
Dramatised by: Peter Kerry
Producer/Director: Chris Wallis
Don Camillo: Ian Hogg
Peppone: Shaun Prendergast
God: Joss Ackland
Smilzo: Donald McBride
Brusco: Trevor Fox
Mrs Castellino: Charlie Hardwick
Mrs Peppone: Becky Hindley
Marasca: Finetime Fontayne
Neri: James Garbutt
Cpt Mancini: Ben Crowe

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Diana Madill.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Diana Madill.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Three more contestants join Ned Shernn for another edition of the eclectic music quiz.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Ned Shernn
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Maigret - inspector Cadaver

3/4 It was only as a favour to his inspecting magistrate that Maigret agreed to investigate rumours about a death in the village of St Aubin. But when he arrives he finds his investigation undermined by an old adversary, the disgraced Inspector "Cadaver". Written by Georges Simenon and dramatised by David Cregan.
Producer/Director Ned Chaillet
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of Maigret cases can be found on cassette from BBC Radio Collection, with the latest title, Maigret's Little Joke, also on CD, from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Written By: Georges Simenon
Dramatised By: David Cregan.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Maigret: Nicholas Le Prevost
Simenon: Julian Bames
Naud: Michael N Harbour
Cavre: David Bannerman
Another voice: David Bannerman
MmeNaud: Karen Archer
Brejon: Philip Fox
Mayor's secretary: Philip Fox
Voice: Philip Fox
Alban: John Rowe
Genevieve: Alice Hart
Mme Retailleau: Joanna McCallum
Postmistress: Joanna McCallum
Landlady: Joanna McCallum
Louis: Scott Brooksbank

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests answer listeners' personal finance questions.
Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Louise Greenwood


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Stories by Alasdair Gray

1/5. A week of stories from the funny and original author. Miss Kincaid's Autumn. A portrait of small-town
Scotland, where a surprising relationship flourishes. Read byTamara Kennedy. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: Pursued by Bears

1/3. Another chance to hear the stories behind some of the bears in English children's literature.
Please LookAfterThis Bear. Michael Bond , Marina
Warner, Julia Eccleshare and zookeeper Ray Charter discuss Paddington Bear. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Michael Bond
Unknown: Julia Eccleshare
Unknown: Ray Charter
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: The Food Programme

Seasonality. As the British asparagus season gets underway, Sheila Dillon explores global seasonality. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler and guests discuss the issues that unite and divide us across the globe. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

Exchanging favourite quotations with Nigel Rees are Brian Sewell , Andrew Mueller , Pam Rhodes and John Suchet. The reader is William Franklyn.
Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Highlights from over 21 years of Quote....
Unquote are available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Andrew Mueller
Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Unknown: John Suchet.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Will gets some good news.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock talks to writer Jeanette Winterson about her career and about her new novel, Lighthousekeeping. Producer Emily Jones


Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
Producer: Emily Jones

: Home - the Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in Our House

1/10. Hooked on the discovery that her Clapham house was once occupied in 1899 by a family similar to her own, Julie Myerson sets out to discover everyone else who lived there. With Doon MacKichan as Julie Myerson , Michael Maloney as Jonathan Myerson , and Chloe, Jake and Raphael Myerson as themselves. Written by Julie Myerson. Dramatised by Peter Kerry.
Director Chris Wallis Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Julie Myerson
Unknown: Doon MacKichan
Unknown: Julie Myerson
Unknown: Michael Maloney
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson
Unknown: Raphael Myerson
Written By: Julie Myerson.
Dramatised By: Peter Kerry.
Director: Chris Wallis
Henry: Michael Fenton Stevens
Florrie: Sara Bispham
Charlotte: Angela Curran

: The African Holocaust

A chilling story of genocide from Namibia. In the centenary year of the tragedy in which the Herero tribe were almost annihilated by the German colonial administration, South African journalist John Matshikiza meets the descendants of those who suffered. He tries to understand the legacy of the genocide long concealed by vested interests in Europe and Africa. ProducerTanya Datta


Unknown: John Matshikiza

: Laugh Out Loud

How much of ourselves do we reveal when we laugh? Nicola Green has recorded people laughing in every conceivable situation, creating music from the sound of pure laughter. This programme blends that music with anecdotes from various well-known voices. Contributors include Paul Merton, Emma Freud and her family, the Rev Mark Oakley, Ainsley Harriot, Arthur Smith, Mark Steel and sound artist Scanner. Producer Katie Marsden
Tony Hawks on the Calcutta laughing club: page 125


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Mark Oakley
Unknown: Ainsley Harriot
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Katie Marsden

: Lifespans

1/2. Andrew Luck-Baker investigates how and why we live as long as we do and why different species have different lifespans. He visits one of the oldest organisms on the planet and talks to scientists who are studying the biological switches that control when we die. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Andrew Luck-Baker
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis. Presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Mary Reilly

6/10. Valerie Martin 's imaginative reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson 's DrJekyll and Mr Hyde. Mary Reilly is a servant in Dr Henry Jekyll 's household, but the arrival of her master's new assistant, Mr Edward Hyde , brings anxiety and then terror. Abridged by Sarah Lefanu and read by Finty Williams.
Mary's master sends her on another errand to the sinister Mrs Farraday in Soho. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Valerie Martin
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: Mr Hyde.
Unknown: Mary Reilly
Unknown: Dr Henry Jekyll
Unknown: Mr Edward Hyde
Abridged By: Sarah Lefanu
Read By: Finty Williams.
Unknown: Mrs Farraday
Producer: Sara Davies

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Two Sides of the Moon

1/5. By David Scott and Alexei Leonov.
Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: David Scott
Unknown: Alexei Leonov.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Let's Make a Story (ages 5-7) 3.15 Just Poetry (ages 7-8)
3.30 Maths Challenge: Mental Maths 1 (ages 9-11)
3.45 Maths Challenge: Mental Maths 1 (ages 9-11)
4.00 Word Games (ages 7-9) 4.15 Numbertime (ages 6-7)

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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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