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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Wilfred McGreal.


Speaker: Father Wilfred McGreal

: Parmino Today

Presented by Anna Hi !!.


Presented By: Anna Hi

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn. Sports News With Steve May
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Ou!nn

: Start the Wee)< .

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: BoohottheWeebSwinwninqwithMYMher

V5. Tim Pigott-Smith reads from T.m Jeaisouch.ngand c!ose!y observed portrait of his mother and father, drawn from the author's childhood and from h!S Parents declining years. Young Tim is torn between a woridiy mother and an eccentric father who !oved hoth;ngmore than to immerse himself, iiteraiiy. in nature. Abndged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Young Tim
Unknown: Libby Spurrier.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Daily Service

Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers.
O Happy Band of Pilgrims (Kocher).
Matthew 10, vv16-20.
Jesu, Lead My Footsteps Ever (Bach).
Sent by the Lord AmI (trad Chilean).
With Ad Solem, director of music Marcus Farnsworth.


Presenter: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Director of Music: Marcus Farnsworth.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Appointments

By Julia Darling.
1/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Writer: Julia Darling

: The Great Leader, the Dear Leader and the Tour Leader

1/2Pyongyang Express. North Korea is often thought of as one of the most isolated, mysterious and paranoid of nations. Nevertheless. Tony Pietts decides to go on a bizarre holiday there. Labeiied by Washngtonasoneot the world's rogue states, the country's tmage !S oneoi guiags. famine, out-dated Staiinism and a megalomaniac cuit of its leadership. But what about the people who live under such a regime? Pietts's guide is Nicholas Bonner. a Landscape architect from Cheshire who has become
North Korea's leading tour operator, producer sara Jane Ha!!


Unknown: Tony Pietts
Unknown: Nicholas Bonner.

: Shadows in Bronze

5/6. Falco, the Roman detective, is closing in on his man, but gets rather more than he bargained for from Helena's old school friend, Rufus. Meanwhile, Petronius lands himself in serious trouble and Falco gets the blame.
by Lindsey Davis. dramatised by Mary Cutler

BBC AUDIO: The Radio 4 dramatisation of Silver Pigs, the first in Lindsey Davis's Falco series, is available on CD and audio cassette [web address removed] and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Author: Lindsey Davis
Dramatised By: Mary Cutler
Producer/Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Falco: Anton Lesser
Helena: Anna Madeley
Petronius: Ben Crowe
Silvia: Sara Poyzer
Marcellus: Paut Webster
Rufus: Timothy Watson
Aemelia: Jaimi Barbakoff
Pertinax: Sean Connolly
Larius: Christian Rodska

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barday and John Wa !te This week the programme !ooks at the options for first-time house buyers, beginning with the myths and reahues or the E60.000 house.


Unknown: Liz Barday
Unknown: John Wa

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by James Cox.


Presenter: James Cox.

: Round Britain Quiz

2/12. Nick Clarke is in the chair for another round of the challenging cryptic quiz, with Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead for Wales facing Northern Ireland's Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney.
(Repeated on Saturday at 11pm)


Chairman: Nick Clarke
Panellist: Patrick Hannan
Panellist: Peter Stead
Panellist: Polly Devlin
Panellist: Brian Feeney
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play:Callum

A comedy drama by F Todhunter. set in a vocational college for the disabled. Callum just wants to keep his head down and get his gardening qualification -but will Mr Gouall. the irascible college manager. let him.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Mr Gouah.
Director: Gary Brown
Callum: Deka Wa!ms!ey
Tom: Mark Benton
Jamie: Jonathan Lew!s
MrGough: James Quhn
Sara Emma: Huqhes Jones
Debra: Fiona Clarke

: Money Box Live

Pau! Lewis and his guests answer listeners persona! finance questions.
PHONE [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm
producer Chris ACourt

: Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance

1/5. Meta;. Toby is on business in Africa when he finds himself in the thick of a local protest. The first 'h a section of new short stories by Matthew Kneale that take a journey around today's uncertain world. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Read by Douglas Hodge. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Stories By: Matthew Knea
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Read By: Douglas Hodge.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Soundscape - the White-Tailed Sea Eagle

1/5 A week-long series of evocative programmes following the lives of three pairs of white-tailed sea eagles as they struggle to survive and raise their chicks in Scotland. Fierce autumn gales and icy storms prove a challenge to the sea eagles scavenging for carrion along the rocky coasts. As winter draws to a close, a pair of magnificent birds perform a spectacular courtship display wheeling and diving through the cold, salty air - like acrobats on a high trapeze. Narrated by Paul Young.


Narrator: Paul Young
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: The Food Programme

Jamie Oliver discusses the quality of school meals with Sheila Dillon. See also page 14 and Choice on page 128. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Jamie Oliver

: Beyond BeXef

8/13. Ernie Rea ta!ks to his guests about the p!ace of faith in today's complex world. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Six o'Ooch News

: Just a Minute

5/11 Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Graham Norton and Clement Freud are the guests for the venerable panel game. which comes from the Mermaid Theatre in London. Hosted by Nicholas Parsons. Producer Claire Jones
(Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm)
BBC Audio: Many selections from Just a Minute, including Just a Minute 8 are available on CD and audio cassette from [web address removed] and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Archers

The stakes are high for Matt's divorce settlement. For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Appointments

1/5. Diagnosis. Maureen Wetherby, once proud member of a women's football team. keeps seeing a shadow out of the corner of her eye. Today she visits Dr Merrily for some test results. By Julia Darting.
Producer/Director Susan Roberts Repeated from 10.45am


Director: Susan Roberts
Maureen: Val Mclane
Carla/Receptionist: Carol McGuigan
Nurse: Janet Hampson
Dr Merrily/Driver/Man: Rob Pickavance
Rusty/Hilary: Grace Stilgrove
Old Woman/Maud: Madaleine Meffat
Theresa(fortune teller): Jane Hodman

: Why Did We Do That?

2/4. From postwar trends in toddler transportation to French motorised settees, Chris Bowlby reveals why our modern love of sitting down has unexpected historical roots. Sitting as status is explored as well as the powerful instincts that have shaped our sedentary life. There's far more to the sedentary society than endless car driving and computerised work. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Chris Bow
Producer: Smita Pate

: Crossing Continents

2/8. Bangladesh. The prawn-farming industry, beset by allegations of environmental destruction and human-rights abuse, is investigated by Lucy Ash.
Repeated from Thu


Unknown: Lucy Ash.

: Nature

8/9. Ocean Wanderers. A!batrosses are famed for their !ona journeys but recent research has shown just how far and fast they travel. Gillian Burke finds out how understanding the birds' movements may help to conserve these ocean wanderers.
Producer Joanne Stevens Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Gillian Burke
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Start the Weeh

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Brian Hanrahan.


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.

: Book at Bedtime: The Promise of Happiness

1/10. Today is the day that Juliet Judd is to be released from prison in America. For her retired parents, her sister in London, and her brother who is driving from the airport to collect her. Juliet's conviction for art theft has had profound consequences. By Justin Cartwright, read by Nigel Anthony.


Author: Justin Cartwright
Read By: Nigel Anthony
Abridger/Producer: Jane Marshal

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

News and analysis, with David Wiiby.


Unknown: David Wiiby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Swimming with My Father

1/5. By Tim Jeal Repeated from 9.45

: World Bhefing

: World Today

: News

: News

: News

: Out!ook

: Off the Shelf

The M'nth fjre of f.ou<s
Drax by Liz Jensen (7/10) For detaib see yesterday


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.

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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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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