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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Ralph Godsall.

: FarmlngToday W

ith Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Businessman Karan Billimoria talks to Sue Lawley.


Talks: Karan Billimoria

: Book

of the Week: Stephen Spender -the Authorized Biography
5/5. War and a New Beginning. After a combination of shattering personal and historical break-ups divorce, world war, the departure of Auden and Isherwood to the USA and ideological disillusionment- Spender assembled a new life. His marriage to Natasha Litvin would be lifelong. After 1941 he was, among his many parts, a family man: husband, father, provider. He was also, for much of the war, a fireman. By John Sutherland. Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: Natasha Litvin
Unknown: John Sutherland.

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Wonderful World of Allaetitia
5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Charlotte Cody.
Series editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: TheEnglishGarden

up how
3/6. ArtandtheGarden. Sir Roy Strong digs up how gardens and plants have inspired artists and craftspeople -from fine artto furnishings. Producers Gabi Fisher and Sara Conkey


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Producers: Gabi Fisher
Producers: Sara Conkey

: Getting Nowhere Fast

6/6. Merv likes jeans. He can't rememberwhen he didn't like jeans. Status Quo wearjeans, Springsteen wears jeans, Dylan wearsjeans-sowhydoesPam want to take him shopping? What else could he possibly need? Starring Mervyn Stutter , John Chalhs UN
Roughley, Tracy-Ann Oberman , Chris Ettridge and Gyun Sarossi. Written by Mervyn Stutter. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Mervyn Stutter
Unknown: John Chalhs
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Chris Ettridge
Unknown: Gyun Sarossi.
Written By: Mervyn Stutter.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. SerieseditorAndrewSmith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.UK


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: 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 Kathleen Griffin Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback,PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email:feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Famous

A middle-aged couple heartheirdaughter's music playing in the record section of a department store - but it's fouryears since they last heard her voice, on the day she vanished without trace. With Stephanie Cole ,
Bill Wallis , Lisa Coleman and Michael Fenton Stevens. Written and directed by Paul Dodgson. Musicians Christine Collier and Jason Rebello Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Stephanie Cole
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Lisa Coleman
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens.
Directed By: Paul Dodgson.
Musicians: Christine Collier
Musicians: Jason Rebello
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Ramblings

5/5. On the shores of Loch Katrine , Clare Baldingjoins a group of Asian women from Glasgow as they sink their teeth into the Scottish countryside. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Loch Katrine
Unknown: Clare Baldingjoins
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Bloomsday 100

5/5. June's Birthday. ByMaeveBinchy.Onatnpto
Dublin to celebrate her 16th birthday on 16 June
June Arpino discovers the enduring, destructive and healing power of words. Reader Lauren Buglioh.
Producer Heather Larmour For further details see Monday


Reader: Lauren Buglioh.
Producer: Heather Larmour

: StrangeandSundrieStuarts

5/5. The Maldon Grain Riots. Justin Champion finds out about events in Essex that drove starving women to risk their lives and riot. For details see Monday

: Law in Action

Clive Coleman examines the practice of taking silk," whereby barristers are promoted to Queen Counsel.
Does the system favour the best and the brightest or does it encourage favouritism with senior appointments being decided on "a nod and a wink"? Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman
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


Editor: Peter Rippon

: We've Been Here Before

2/4. Asecond series of the topical historical, satirical panel show, hosted by Clive Anderson. With team captains John O'Farrell and Gyles Brandreth , the panellists set out to prove that there's nothing new under, or in, The Sun.
Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Clive Anderson.
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

There's panic for Pat and Tony.
Written by Nawal Gadalla Directors Julie Beckett and Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Nawal Gadalla
Directors: Julie Beckett
Directors: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Helen: Louiza Patlkas
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
Alice: Hollle Chapman
George: Graham Roberts
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Kathy: Hedll Nlklaus
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Ian: Stephen Kennedy

: Front Row

John Wilson reports on London's South Bank Centre, and what will happen when the Royal Festival Hall closes for refurbishment in 2005. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Wonderful World of Allaetitia

5/5. The Case of the Missing Pork Chop. ByCharlotte Cory. When the Queen comes to Luton to open the new civic centre, Allaetitia is left at home alone to finish her homework. Could it be that her vegetarian mother's Sunday ritual of making the children eat burnt pork chops" in case the Queen comes to dinner", is about to come in very handy?
For cast list and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Bycharlotte Cory.
Milkman: Alexander Delamere
Queen: Christine Brennan

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at Frodsham Community Centre, Cheshire. The panellists include Gwyneth Dunwoody, Labour MP and chair of the transport select committee; Leon Brittan , the former EU commissioner and Cabinet minister; Tony Sewell , education consultant and columnist for Voice newspaper; and Max Hastings , the columnist and president of the council for the protection of rural
England. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Leon Brittan
Unknown: Tony Sewell
Unknown: Max Hastings
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 retail outlets or from [Web Address Removed] Call [number removed]

: The Friday Play: Walk Right by Me

Gary Oldman stars as Warren, a compulsive, lonely, passionate man, until he sees Carol, a petite ex-dancer - and everything changes. By ChristopherC Harris.
Director Douglas Urbanski Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Gary Oldman
Unknown: Christopherc Harris.
Director: Douglas Urbanski
Producer: Claire Grove
Warren: Gary Oldman

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Carrie Gracie. Editor David Stevenson


Presented By: Carrie Gracie.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: The Rainbow

10/10. By DH Lawrence. Ursula has broken off with Sebrensky and he has left for India without her. After his departure Ursula finds that she is pregnant - she must decide whether to follow him to India to live as his wife, or stay in England as an outcast from society. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Dh Lawrence.

: Copysnatchers

2/6. David Aaronovitch introduces the talk show that invites guests from around the world to observe, parody and dissect the habits of the British from a foreign perspective. ProducerCharlie Taylor


Introduces: David Aaronovitch

: Today in Parliament

Today's business in Westminster, plus reports from
Parliament. Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


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

: News

: Book of the Week:

Stephen Spender
-the Authorized Biography
5/5. By John Sutherland. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: John Sutherland.

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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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