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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek ..

Diverse, lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Wrong about Japan

3/5. The mystery ofTakashi's peculiar dress code is finally solved and Charley is exposed to the real Japan - much to his distress. By Peter Carey. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peter Carey.

: Daily Service

Presented by Col Margaret Hay. Thou Whose Almighty
Word (Moscow). Matthew 3, wl-11. On Jordan Bank
(Winchester New arr Archer). Hark, a Thrilling Voice Is
Sounding (Merton). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Presented By: Col Margaret Hay.
Unknown: Jordan Bank
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Wills Girls By Amanda Whittington. 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Amanda Whittington.

: Dates with the Devil's Disciple

1/2. Enver Hoxha was president of Albania, Europe s last Stalinist state. He was man who killed anyone tnai opposed him, including members of his own family. Under his regime Albania was a terrorised nation.
Today, both he and the country are still cloaked in secrecy and misunderstanding. James Maw goes in search of the history of this ruthless but not uncultured man. He meets Hoxha's relatives, his allies and his enemies to get inside the mindset of a man whose hatred of the British was matched only by love of Stalin's Russia. Producer Neil George


Unknown: James Maw
Producer: Neil George

: The Change

6/6. Carol and George present a united front as they appear on Woman's 's Hour. Maureen and Ken tune in as do Violet, Jerry, Dave and Sonia, but they re totally unprepared for what they are about to hear. It
Jenni Murray to the rescue in the final episode of this situation comedy by Jan Etherington and Gavin petne.
Director Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Comedy By: Jan Etherington
Director: Elizabeth Freestone
Carol: Lynda Bellingham
George: Philip Jackson
Violet: Marcia Warren
Maureen: Maureen Beattie
Ken: James Vaughan
Sonia: Emma Kennedy
Dave: Mark Powley
Jerry: Barnaby Kay
Jenni: Murray Herself
Researcher: Rosie Armstrong
Di: Diana Altchison

: You and Yours

The top ten Womens' Watershed novels are announced in a special programme from the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library. Presented by Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: X Marks the Spot

New series 1/6. The radio treasure hunt and cryptic quiz show has panellists Hilary Kay , Gerry Hanson and David Edwards racing against the clock to locate a mystery treasure, where X marks the spot. Presented by David Stafford. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Hilary Kay
Unknown: Gerry Hanson
Unknown: David Edwards
Presented By: David Stafford.
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Resurrecting Schubert

As a young girl, Katarina nursed the dying Schubert. Or his deathbed he asked to hear Beethoven's String
Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131. A string quartet duly arrived and played this mysterious music at the foot of his bed. Schubert died five days later. But for Katarina, the memory of the music lived on. A drama documentary written by Nicholas Mclnerny with rnmmfintarv bv Levon Chilingirian.
Music played by the Coull Quartet Producer/Director Rosie Boulton


Written By: Nicholas McLnerny
Unknown: Levon Chilingirian.
Director: Rosie Boulton
Schubert: Julian-Rhind Tutt
Katarina: Barbara Flynn
Matthias: Simon Chandler
Youne Katarina: Cathy Sars

: Gardeners' Question Time

Answering horticultural queries in Dorset are Bob Flowerdew , Matthew Biggs and Anne Swithinbank. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened rpt of Sun 2pn


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank.
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Sculptor's Daughter

3/5. Pets and Females.... and the difference between the two. A small girl learns lessons for life from her papa. By Tove Jansson , read by Claire Skinner. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tove Jansson
Read By: Claire Skinner.

: Forgotten Female Fossilists

3/3. The woman who invented the marine aquarium in the mid-19th century, Anna Thynne , is re-evaluated by Rebecca Scott. For more details see Monday


Unknown: Anna Thynne
Unknown: Rebecca Scott.

: Thinking Allowed

Although strictly censored in islamic religious texts, there are many gay Muslims who have bridged the gap between their sexuality and their beliefs and culture. Laurie Taylor talks to sociologist Dr Andrew Yip about the problems that arise for gay Islamic men and women. Producer Natasha Maw


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Dr Andrew Yip
Producer: Natasha Maw

: All in the Mind

6/6. Along with a close look at new research that explodes the assumption that memories inevitably fade as we grow old, Dr Raj Persaud examines the concept of "conscious ageing", a new way of experiencing growing old that moves beyond our cultural obsession with youth. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Double Trouble

1/3. Flanagan and Allen. Born in the 1890s, Flanagan and Allen were arguably the first great comedy stars of the wireless age. Their double act, with the Crazy Gang, was one of Britain's top entertainment attractions by the mid-1930s. Stuart Maconie tracks their career and delves into the intricacies of their working relationship. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: The Archers

Tom has a moment of triumph.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with arts news. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Wills Girls

3/5. The Accident. Glad has ended her affair with Bill but the tension between the two of them causes a tragic accident in the factory. By Amanda Whittington. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Amanda Whittington.

: The Moral Maze

10/10. A live debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose and Michael Gove cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Producer: David Coomes

: Triumphs and Disasters

1/3. In 1991, the safe Conservative seat of Ribble Valley became the first electoral test for John Major. But what effect would the poll tax have on the outcome? Steve Richards tells the stories of famous by-election campaigns.
Producer Peter Mulligan Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: John Major.
Unknown: Steve Richards
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: Our Lives in Our Hands

2/2. Better than Cure? Karen has a twin sister who was diagnosed with breast cancer eight years ago. It was then discovered the twins had inherited a gene that gave Karen an 80 per cent chance of developing the disease. Fearing for her own life as well as that of her young daughter, Karen researches umbilical-cord banks, preventative drugs, genetic screening and therapies, dietary modifications and even pre-emptive surgery. She also discusses the effects of living with a potential genetic time-bomb. Producer Lucy Dichmont


Producer: Lucy Dichmont

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Frankenstein

4/10. "By the dim and yellow light of the moon, I beheld the wretch -the miserable monster whom I had created." By Mary Shelley. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mary Shelley.

: All the Way from Memphis

New series 1/6. A music quiz for all the young and lot so young dudes out there. Tracey MacLeod and Andrew Collins are joined by Stewart Lee to have their musical knowledge rigorously tested by James Walton. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn ems


Unknown: Tracey MacLeod

: Today in Parliament

The day's debates, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Wrong aboutJapan

3/5. By Peter Carey. Repeated from 9.45


Unknown: Peter Carey.

: News

: News

: Hello World

(1/4) Analysis of modern celebrity culture.

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

: News

: News

: Off the Shelf

Mary Reilly
(4/10) by Valerie Martin


Unknown: Mary Reilly
Unknown: Valerie Martin

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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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