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: World News

: Prayer for the Day With

Tony Bumham.


Unknown: Tony Bumham.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Stephen Sackur.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Stephen Sackur.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: The Square Meal

3/4. For modern athletes, an awareness of the importance of nutrition has become a necessary part of training. Roger Bolton asks what lessons the rest of us can learn from athletes.
Producer John Watkins Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: John Watkins

: The Real Just So Stories

3/5. How the Giraffe Got Its Neck. AlistairMcGowan asks how the giraffe got its long neck. For 200 years zoologists have assumed that it's to reach the top leaves of the trees. The real explanation, he learns, is rather less savoury. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Book of the Week: I'm a Teacher,Get Me out of Here!

1/5. Jack Davenport reads this frank and vivid account of the life of a young teacher in an inner-city school. Written by Francis Gilbert. Francis is rescued from a year of doing menial jobs in Brighton by a post-graduate course in teacher training. If only it was that simple. Producer Chris Wallis Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jack Davenport
Written By: Francis Gilbert.
Producer: Chris Wallis

: Daily Service

From St German's Church, Cardiff, with the Rev Roy Jenkins and the Welsh Chamber Singers. Director of music Avril Harding.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Music: Avril Harding.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Coast of Maine By Sarah Orne Jewett. 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Sarah Orne Jewett.

: Test Match SpecialEngland v West Indies

The fifth and final day's play in the Fourth Test at the Oval. Including at 12.35 News and Your Letters Answered, and at3.10News.
Producer Peter Baxter - *Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The World's Most Difficult Puzzle

In the early 1960s a jigsaw puzzle, based on an abstract expressionist painting by Jackson Pollock called Convergence caused a sensation in America. Alan Dein pieces together the bizarre story of the jigsaw dubbed the World's Most Difficult Puzzle.


Presenter: Alan Dein
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: London, Europe

4/4 A Very Nice Love. Cabbie and student philosopher Dave-who's perfectly happy with partner Lisa - finds himself face to face with a dilemma in the delectable shape of Jane, the love of his youth. As always, he can rely on the advice of his friends, not to mention his beloved Radio 4, to make him even more confused. By Dave Lamb. Guest starring Mariella Frostrup. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup.
Producer: Graham Frost
Dave: Dave Lamb
Lisa: Emma Kennedy
Ethel: June Brown
Naz: Manjinder Virk
Matt: Mark Frost
The passenger: Dan Tetsell
Radio 4: Jan Ravens
Radio 4: Mark Perry
jane: Mariella Frostrup

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Carolyn Atkinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Carolyn Atkinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

7/18 The first round of the general knowledge contest continues with contestants from the Midlands and East Anglia. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Film Journal of Eve Arnold

Eve Arnold's photographs of the great Hollywood stars set a new style in photojournalism. Scenes dramatised by Elizabeth Lewis, combined with archive interviews, bring some of these sessions to life.


Dramatised by: Elizabeth Lewis
Director: Alison Hindell
Eve: Lorelei King
Marlene Dietrich: Sian Phillips
JoanCrawford: Manon Edwards
Marilyn Monroe: Sara McGaughey
Clark Gable: Richard Erfyn
Juana: Alex Alderton

: Inside Money

: A Necklace of Raindrops

1/5. A Necklace of Raindrops. A series of stories by the writer Joan Aiken , who died earlier this year. Read by Miriam Margolyes. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Joan Aiken
Read By: Miriam Margolyes.
Producer: Jill Waters

: The Pond

1/5. Peter France narrates the story of the life and times of a village pond in Oxfordshire and its resident frogs, from its creation in Anglo-Saxon England to its destruction in the 21st century. Despite the cold morning, a group of villagers prepare a large hole in the field north oftheirvillage and wait for the autumn rains to fill the pond and the arrival of the first frog. Sound recordist Chris Watson Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Peter France
Unknown: Chris Watson

: The Food Programme

Trees. How important are trees in the food chain? Sheila Dillon investigates the dietary impact of deforestation and samples some ancient tree foods. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: PM

National and international news and analysis, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

7/10. Nicholas Parsons chairs the devious panel game in Edinburgh, where the panellists Paul Merton and Clement Freud are joined bytwo Fringe performers. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Many selections of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette from good retail outlets orfrom www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Sam and Bertjoin forces.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Coast of Maine

1/5. The first of this week's stories by American writer Sarah Orne Jewett , dramatised by David James and starring, among others, Susannah York ,
Angela Pleasence and Alec McGowen.
Miss Tempy's Watchers. Two estranged friends find their old bonds of affection as they watch over the body of a beloved friend the night before herfuneral.
Director Ned Chaillet Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Orne Jewett
Dramatised By: David James
Unknown: Susannah York
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Alec McGowen.
Sarah Ann: Susan Jameson
MrsCrowe: Sheila Allen
Miss Jewett: Joanna McCallum

: Filling the Void

Faynia Williams visits the town of Sejny in north-east
Poland, where once the population was mostly Jewish but nowadays has no Jewish inhabitants. She looks at the Borderland Foundation, whose work is to reintroduce the populace to their Jewish history and culture, and to spread a message of tolerance. Producer Merilyn Harris


Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Without Breaking Stride

Veronique Marot has run over 60,000 miles in training and competed in more than 40 major marathons. But what drives her to push herself to the limit and beyond? Marotgives an insight as she runs the route of the London Marathon. Interviews by Peter Nichols. Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Veronique Marot
Unknown: Peter Nichols.
Producer: Karen Rose

: The Sound of Life: The Underwater Chorus

5/8. Sound is even more important for communication underwater than it is on land or in the air. Aubrey Manning eavesdrops on whistling dolphins, crooning whales, tapping walrus and a remarkable chorus offish.


Presenter: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: The Square Meal

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis. Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Mr Norris Changes Trains

1/5. Strangers on a Train. William Bradshaw , a young teacher of English in Berlin, gets caught up in the weird world of the enigmatic Mr Norris. Written by Christopher Isherwood , abridged by Roy Apps and narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. Producer John Tydeman


Unknown: William Bradshaw
Unknown: Mr Norris.
Written By: Christopher Isherwood
Abridged By: Roy Apps
Unknown: Benedict Cumberbatch.
Producer: John Tydeman

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: I'm a Teacher,Get Me out of Here!

1/5. By Francis Gilbert. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Francis Gilbert.

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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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