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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Nicholas James.


Unknown: Father Nicholas James.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Desert Island Discs

Film set designer Ken Adam talks to Sue Lawley. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Ken Adam

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Book

of the Week: When You Lunchwith the Emperor
5/5. The Old Ritz. By Ludwig Bemelmans. Some familiar faces, good and bad, are surprisingly revealed. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Fifteen Minutes to Go
5/5. Edinburgh Walpurgisnacht by Louise Welsh. Today's Woman's Hour drama.
Series editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Louise Welsh.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Three Decades of Personal Transformation

2/2. Jenni Mills continues her investigation into mass group therapy organisations, this week focusing on the British end of the business. She asks why so many
20-year-olds are signing up and persists in her efforts to see for herself what happens at a typical meeting. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Producer: Miles Warde

: Getting Nowhere Fast

3/6. The peace and tranquillity of the CyberPass bistro is suddenly shaken to the core as a huge emotional trauma engulfs them all - Neville is dumped by his girlfriend. Written by and starring Mervin Stutter.
With John Challis , Lill Roughley , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Chris Ettridge , Gyuri Sarossi and Geoffrey McGivern. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Mervin Stutter.
Unknown: John Challis
Unknown: Lill Roughley
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Chris Ettridge
Unknown: Gyuri Sarossi
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Diana Madill. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Diana Madill.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke. Editor Richard Clark


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy.
Producer Sue Bonner Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.ul


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Money with Menaces

To celebrate the centenary of the birth of its creator, the novelist and playwright Patrick Hamilton, a brand-new production of a radio play first broadcast in 1937. On a hot summer's day a Fleet Street tycoon finds himself under telephone threat of blackmail.


Writer: Patrick Hamilton
Director: Richard Wortley
Mr Carruthers: Stephen Thorne
Mr Poland: David Collings
McPherson: Joe Dunlop
Miss Rough: Rachel Atkins
Mrs Carruthers: Gwyneth Powell
Bank clerk: Ben Crowe
Hilliard: Ioan Meredith

: Ramblings

3/5. Scout Hike - Hambledon, Hampshire. The largest group so far encountered by Clare Balding in this senes numbers 30 scouts and their leaders. The pack from the First Park Gate Cubs and the newly formed First Park
Gate Sea Scouts walk through Hambledon, the home of English cricket, on a walk to test their land skills. Producer Sally Wright


Unknown: Clare Balding
Producer: Sally Wright

: A Bit on the Side

5/5. Graillis's Legacy. Dermot Crowley reads
William Trevor 's touching story of a man's love. Fordetails see Monda;


Unknown: Dermot Crowley
Unknown: William Trevor

: I Should Be So Lucky

5/5. You can change your luck. How unlucky people, and even unlucky businesses, have learnt how to turn around theirfortunes. Fordetails see Monday

: Law in Action

Newseries 1/10. The programme that tackles legal issues and controversies returns with a new look, with barrister and writer Clive Coleman taking over the reins from Marcel Berlins. The series kicks off by looking at whetherthe legal-aid system is close to collapse. Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Marcel Berlins.
Producer: Jim Frank

: 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

7/8. Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near? What does it matter? Here's the "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio". Chaired by Simon Hoggart , with Alan Coren , Linda Smith , Francis Wheen and a special guest.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of episodes, including a celebration of the first 25 years of The News Quiz, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Brian makes a break with the past.
Written by Joanna Toye DirectorRosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Loulza Patlkas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Caroline: Sara Coward
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Matt: Kim Durham
Alan: John Telfer
Sam: Robin Pirongs
Jim: Jake Oldershaw
Bridget: Jilly Bond

: Front Row

In the arts show, John Wilson reassesses the career of sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi in the light of a new exhibition in Edinburgh: Paolozzi at 80. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Eduardo Paolozzi
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Fifteen Minutes to Go

5/5. Edinburgh Walpurgisnacht by Louise Welsh.
A modern ghost story recorded on location in the vaults beneath Edinburgh. Two intrepid journalists prepare to be locked into a haunted chamber. Will anything appear as midnight approaches?
Director Gaynor Macfarlane
Forfurther details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Louise Welsh.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Fraser: John Kielty
Duncan: Crawford Logan
Shiona: Alexandra Mathie
Jan: Gabriel Quigley

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at Dartmouth Community College, Devon. Panellists include Teresa May , shadow secretary of state for the environment; Don Foster , the Liberal Democrat spokesman on culture, media and sport; and The Times columnist Lord Rees-Mogg.
Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Teresa May
Unknown: Don Foster
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America - a Celebration

A vintage broadcast by the late Alistair Cooke. 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 retail outlets or from [Web Address Removed] Call [number removed]


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: The Five of Us

A comedy of modern sexual manners, by Barrie Keeffe. Sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll are the illusory dreams of Bruce during his mid-life crisis. But he forgets that he is also the older man and he finds that a menage a trois can easily become an extended family.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Barrie Keeffe.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Bruce: Phil Davis
Manfred: Nicholas Deal
Yvie: Claire Rushbrook
Willie: Steven Diggory
Frankie: Annabelle Apsion
Seamus Cornelius: Tony Rohr
Old man: Michael N Harbour

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Claire Bolderson. Editor David Stevenson


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: The Far Cry

5/10. The Train to Calcutta. Teresa and her father face a two-day journey in a stifling compartment as they travel through India. Written by Emma Smith. Fordetails see Monday


Written By: Emma Smith.

: Great Lives

9/10. Tory MP and former chancellor of the Exchequer Kenneth Clarke explains to Humphrey Carpenter why he believes the Victorian statesman and novelist Benjamin Disraeli lived a great life. Also exploring Disraeli's colourful and flamboyant character and career is historian Jane Ridley. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Benjamin Disraeli
Unknown: Jane Ridley.
Producer: John Byrne

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, plus reports from Parliament. Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowies


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowies

: News

: Book of the Week: When YouLunch with the Emperor

5/5. ByLudwigBemelmans. Repeatedfrom9.45am

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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.

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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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