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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Graham Kings, vicar of St Mary's, Islington.

: 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.

7.48 Thought for the Day
With Dr Mona Siddiqui.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: Taking a Stand

8/8. 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


Producer: Jane Beresford

: Relatively Einstein

5/5. Writers Gregory Benford and Andrew Crumey discuss Einstein's legacy through their stones about time travel. Producer RamiTzabar


Unknown: Gregory Benford
Unknown: Andrew Crumey

: Book of the Week: Ghosting

2/5. Jennie exchanges the familiarity of domestic life in Fife for the strange new world of the London publishing scene. By Jennie Erdal. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jennie Erdal.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev George Stack. Where Love and Loving Kindness Dwell (Maisemore). Genesis 3i vv1-11
Jesus, Stand among Us (Kendrick). Thy Hand, 0 God Has
Guided (Thornbury). Director of music Graham Eccles.


Unknown: George Stack.
Music: Graham Eccles.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Open to the Public By Helen Brandom. 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
What has Mark Damazer in store for Radio 4?: page 24


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Helen Brandom.
Unknown: Mark Damazer

: Nature

7/9. Animal Instinct. Beyond the example of cats and dogs appearing to know when their owners are returning home, there are a host of finely tuned senses at work within the animal kingdom. With very few wild animals thought to have been lost during the recent devastating tsunami, Lionel Kelleway explores the behaviour and instincts of animals that might help them to survive such Catastrophic natural disasters. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Gunston!

Long before Ali G and Mrs Merton there was a hapless Australian television reporter called
Norman Gunston. With his greased-down hair and shaving cuts, he shocked actors, politicians and rock stars with a constant stream of disarming questions. Gunston s creator, Garry McDonald , gives a rare interview to life-long fan Mark Little and confesses to suffering major panic attacks before confronting the likes of Mick Jagger , Ray Charles and Muhammad Ali. Producer James Crawford


Unknown: Ali G
Unknown: Norman Gunston.
Unknown: Garry McDonald
Unknown: Mark Little
Unknown: Mick Jagger
Unknown: Ray Charles
Unknown: Muhammad Ali.
Producer: James Crawford

: PM You and Yours

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


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: TakingNote

3/3. Bach's St Matthew Passion. Conductor
Paul Spicer , singer Emma Kirkby and musical expert
Simon Heighes discuss how it feels to perform such a monumental piece of music and why it has such a profound effect on audiences. Producer Rosie Boulton


Conductor: Paul Spicer
Singer: Emma Kirkby
Unknown: Simon Heighes
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: AfternoonPlay:Dido

It is 1779. The celebrated artist Zoffany comes to paint two beautiful young ladies who live in Kenwood House. One is white nno iq hiark Rv Karen McCarthy.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Rv Karen McCarthy.
Director: Gary Brown
Dido: Lit Eziefula
Hutchinson: Kerry Shale
Belle: Ndidi Del Fatti
Elizabeth: Victoria Brazier
Zoffany: Malcolm Raeburn

: Home Planet

5/13. Listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world, discussed by Richard Daniel and a panel of specialists.
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planettSbbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Sleepers

2/5. 1 Take My Heart out When I Sleep. A night travelling north through snow reveals the generations to one another - or perhaps it does the opposite. A story by Candia McWilliam , read by Ralph Riach. For details see yesterday


Story By: Candia McWilliam
Read By: Ralph Riach.

: For What It's Worth

2/5 Gramophones. An exploration of the world of wind-up gramophones, with an opportunity to hear singing by Nellie Melba played on the machine that Captain Scott took to the Antarctic. With Lars Tharp. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nellie Melba
Unknown: Lars Tharp.

: Shop Talk

11/12 The world of business, money and technology, with Heather Payton and her guests. Producer Julie Ball


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Julie Ball

: The Learning Curve

New series 1/7. The guide to the wide world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

4/6 The travelling hero leads a ballet tour around Europe - from Minsk to Vienna via Budleigh Saiterton. 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 Hoaa Goes Off are available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Budleigh Saiterton.
Written By: Marcus Brigstocke
Written By: Jeremy Salsby
Producer: David Tyler
Unknown: Giles Wemmbley
Giles: Marcus Brigstocke
Sergei: Jack Klaff
Anna: Debbie Chazen
Riiiv: Craig Heaney
Leonid: Erich Redman
Andrei: Yuri Kllmov
Natasha: Larissa Kouznetsova

: The Archers

Oliver faces a crisis of conscience.
' For cast see page 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, and discusses Alfred Kinsey , the American researcher into human sexual behaviour, as portrayed in a new film starring Liam Neeson , and in a new novel by TC Boyle . Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Alfred Kinsey
Unknown: Liam Neeson
Novel By: Tc Boyle
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Open to the Public

2/5. Geraldine (Susan Jameson ), the district nurse, is the newcomer, making a fresh start after a broken marriage and some complicated personal troubles. But she finds herself having to beg for some assistance with her water feature. Written by Helen Brandom.
For more details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Susan Jameson
Written By: Helen Brandom.

: File on 4

3/9. While billions of pounds have been pledged for victims of the Asian tsunami, other areas of the world are facing a donations famine. In Lesotho, as in much of southern
Africa, several years of drought, malnutrition and sickness have been largely ignored by the outside world. And, as Julian O'Halloran reports, new international trade rules have deepened the crisis by putting thousands out of work. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: 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

10/10. The oldest specialist eye hospital in the world - Moorf ields, in London - is celebrating its 200th anniversary. Dr Mark Porter visits its A&E department, finds out how careless contact lens wearers could lose their sight and hears the latest news on laser eye surgery. 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 Carrie Gracie.


Unknown: Carrie Gracie.

: Book at Bedtime: Planet of the Apes

2/5. Captured by the gorillas, Ulysse is being transported to a new life. By Pierre Boulle. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Pierre Boulle.

: Mort

4/4. By Terry Pratchett. Death has disappeared, leaving his apprentice Mort, his daughter Ysabell, and Albert the cook to carry on the life-collecting operation.
Director Claire Grove


Author: Terry Pratchett
Director: Claire Grove
Narrator: Anton Lesser
Death: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mort: Carl Prekopp
Ysabell: Clare Corbett
Cutwell: Adam Godley
Albert: Philip Jackson
Princess Keli: Alice Hart
Rincewind: Philip Fox
Duke: Jon Glover

: A Quick Flutter

Raising racing pigeons in Taiwan is almost a national obsession. Financial expert Alvin Hall explores the Taiwanese enthusiasm and finds out why the hobby has become SUCh a passionate sport. Producer Angela Hinde


Unknown: Alvin Hall
Producer: Angela Hinde

: News

: Book of the Week: Ghosting

2/5. By Jennie Erdal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jennie Erdal.

: News

: Masterpiece

British Museums discussion (1/2)

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

The Root of All Evil? (3/3)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen (3/10)


Unknown: Liz Jensen

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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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