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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day WithDrMonaSiddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: Sean Curran.

: Taking a Stand

7/8. The interview series in which Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken risks and made sacrifices for what they believe in. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Relatively Einstein

4/5. Cartoonist Sid Harris and comedian Mark Steel explain why science and Albert Einstein are funny. Producer Rami Tzabar


Unknown: Sid Harris
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Albert Einstein
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings. Still Nigh Me,
0 My Saviour, Stand (Mozart). Genesis 4, vv1-10. Oh Lord, My God, You Know All My Ways (Shepherdswell). 0 Jesus, I Have Promised (Wolvercote). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Evening in the Palace of Reason

2/5. The young JS Bach learns the alchemy of musical composition. For the future king of Prussia, music is a forbidden pleasure. By James Gaines. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Js Bach
Unknown: James Gaines.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Tristram Shandy By Laurence Sterne. 7/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Laurence Sterne.

: Nature

6/9. The Life of Ferns. After decades in the wilderness, ferns are fashionable again, with scientists as well as with gardeners. Paul Evans follows the fortunes of ferns from the great Victorian fern craze to the origins of plant conservation in Britain. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Laughter from the Edge

2/2. Once banned from entering South Africa, Simon Fanshawe returns to the country to take a fresh look at the comedy circuit there. Today he charts how the handover of power to the ANC and the death of apartheid in 1994 had dramatic effects on the comedy scene. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Julian Mayers

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by John Waite and Peter White. Including at
12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Taking Note

2/3. Tasmin Little and Christian Tetzlaff discuss how it feels to play Mendelssohn's beautiful Violin Concerto in E minor and why the music has such a profound effect on audiences. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Tasmin Little
Unknown: Christian Tetzlaff
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Taking the Picture

The true story of an audacious art theft in 1956. Two students decide to claim a picture they believe belongs in Ireland. By Melissa Murray.
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Director: Sally Avens
William: Owen McDonnell
Paul: Stephen Hogan
Tony: Jim Norton
Maura: Renee Weldon
Teacher: Marcella Riordan
Woman: Marcella Riordan
Desk: Jon Glover
Taxi: Jon Glover
Ticket: Jon Glover

: Home Planet

4/13. Listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world, discussed by Richard Daniel and a panel of specialists.
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Wild Ways

2/5. Tofino. Poppy is 12, and she's finding travelling through the USA and Canada with her mother and her mother's bossy, judgemental best friend rather a trial, particularly as they seem to be trying to re-enact some kind of Thelma and Louise escapade. By Jill Dawson , and read by Helen Longworth. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jill Dawson
Read By: Helen Longworth.

: Radio Rage

2/5. Holy Cow. Few institutions in Poland arouse such strong passions as Radio Maryja. To its supporters, the radio station upholds patriotic values and Catholic virtue. To its critics, it's an unholy mix of xenophobia, anti-Semitism and dangerous populism. Lucy Ash visits the station's headquarters in Torun to find out more about the shadowy figure behind it - "Father Director" Tadeusz Rydzyk. For more details see yesterday


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Director: Tadeusz Rydzyk.

: Shop Talk

10/12. The future and business of libraries, discussed by Heather Payton and her guests. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: A Good Read

110/10. Comedy duo Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins join Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite books and poetry in the last of the series.
Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Mel Giedroyc
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

3/6. The travelling hero tries his hand, and his knees and ankles, at being a chalet girl on the ski slopes of France. Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby , with additional material by Graeme Garden.
Producer David Tyler
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from various episodes of Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off are available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Written By: Marcus Brigstocke
Written By: Jeremy Salsby
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Producer: David Tyler
Unknown: Giles Wemmbley
Giles: Marcus Brigstocke
Mme Duval: Kate Duchene
Tim: Adam G Goodwin
Nicki: Katy Brand
Charlotte: Amy Enticknap
Jeremy: Dan Clark
Sophie: Sophie Winkleman
Mr Buntstick: Gresby Nash
Pascal: Toby Sedgwick

: The Archers

Oliver gets a reality check.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports from Turner Whistler Monet at
Tate Modern in London, an exhibition that explores the relationships between the works of these three major 19th-century painters. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Turner Whistler Monet
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Tristram Shandy

7/10. Tristram's father receives awful news, and yet another misfortune befalls the boy Tristram. By Laurence Sterne. For details and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Laurence Sterne.

: File on 4

2/9. Speeding and mistakes by drivers are said to be the biggest causes of road accidents in the UK, but there may be other factors at work. Allan Urry investigates concerns about the huge backlog of repairs, poor maintenance and construction of Britain's roads.
Producer Gregor Stewart Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Gregor Stewart

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

9/10. Wound Healing. After surgery, how quickly the patient gets back to normal depends on how easily and at what pace the wound heals. Dr Mark Porter considers the evidence for optimum recovery and has some tips on how people can aid the healing process. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Purple Hibiscus

7/10. Violence is spreading under Nigeria's new military rulers. At home, Papa loses all control and nearly kills Kambili. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

: Mort

3/4. By Terry Pratchett. Death has fun in the real world, leaving his daughter Ysabell and Mort in charge of the life-collecting business.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Terry Pratchett.
Director: Claire Grove
Narrator: Anton Lesser
Death: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mort: Carl Prekopp
Ysabell: Clare Corbett
Cutwell: Adam Godlev
Albert: Philip Jackson
Princess Keli: Alice Hart
Keeble: Philip Fox
Landlord: Jon Glover

: Today In Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Evening in the Palace of Reason

2/5. By James Gaines. Repeated from 9.45


Unknown: James Gaines.

: News

: Masterpiece

End of Home

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

The Root of All Evil? (2/3)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Rainbow by DH Lawrence (8/10)

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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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