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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Long View

4/6. Jonathan Freedland and his guests go in search ot the past behind the present, exploring a moment in history that illuminates a contemporary debate. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Me and My Bug

4/5. Professor Dorothy Crawford tells Jolyon Jenkins about her relationship with the Epstein-Barr virus, an elusive bug that causes neck tumours in African children, nasal tumours in Chinese adults, and glandular fever in Western teenagers. Despite researching it for 20 years,
Crawford is still mystified by how a virus can cause such disparate effects. "I admire it," she says. "I don't want to give it a personality but it is very clever, amazing. I also find it rather irritating." Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Professor Dorothy Crawford
Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Daily Service

With Dr Pauline Webb. Lord Jesus, in Thy Footsteps (Ewing). John 1, vv29-37. Agnus Dei (Darke). Jesus, the Name High Over All (Lydia). Musical director Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.
Director: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Nature Cure

2/5. Discovering the fens, and a lover's whim, sees Mabey begin to regain his imaginative relationship with the world beyond his illness. Written and read by Richard Mabey. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Richard Mabey.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Trilby By George du Maurier. 7/10. The Woman's Hour drama. for details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: George du Maurier.

: Two's a Crowd

New series 1/3. Judith Hann delves into the world of human identity and explains how a new theory of Personality is revolutionising scientists' understanding or what makes us who we are. Uniting psychologists and biologists, the "Big Five" theory taps into something fundamentally human. Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Unknown: Judith Hann
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: Kington's Anatomy of Comedy

2/3. The Comedy of Characters Journalist and humorist
Miles Kington examines how the great characters of comedy are created, the context and genre in which they function and why they can be found at the root of all comedy. With insight from Terry Jones , Barry Humphries ,
Dick Clement , Ian La Frenais and Ricky Gervais , plus archive interviews with Margaret Rutherford , Peter Sellers and Mr Pastry.
Producers Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero


Contributor: Terry Jones
Contributor: Barry Humphries
Contributor: Dick Clement
Contributor: Ian La Frenais
Contributor: Ricky Gervais
Contributor: Margaret Rutherford
Contributor: Peter Sellers
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Nick Romero

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: One Country to the Tune of Another

New series 1/3. Vienna and the Turk. Why did the likes of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven all mimic the music of their former Turkish enemy? Were they exhibiting a new
European harmony or something much less dignified?
Huw Edwards uncovers the hidden historical and political messages behind an unlikely musical partnership. Producer Michael Surcombe


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Michael Surcombe

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Out of the Mould

2/3. Danaide. Rodin's superb marble depicts the myth of the daughter of Danaus, condemned to perpetually till with water a vessel full of holes as a punishment for the murder of her husband. Highly controversial, the sculpture was kept from public view for five years after its creation. Drama documentary written by Tim Jackson , with commentary by Odile Ayral-Clause and Gail Anderson. The final Out of the Mould drama documentary is broadcast tomorrow at 2.15pm.
Producers/Directors Rosie Boulton and Peter Leslie Wild


Written By: Tim Jackson
Commentary By: Odile Ayral-Clause
Commentary By: Gail Anderson.
Directors: Rosie Boulton
Directors: Peter Leslie Wild
Rodin: Keith Drinkel
Young Jessie: Jasmine Hyde
Older Jessie: Janet Dale
Camille: Alex Tregear
William: Robert Lister

: Home Planet

9/13. Listeners' questions about the environment, discussed by Richard Daniel and a panel of specialists. ADDRESS: Home Planet, PO Box 3096. Brighton BN1 IPL email: home.planet<Sbbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]0400 Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Write to Perform

2/5. Changing Rooms. Written and read by Frances Tomelty. Thomas's mother can't come to terms with her son's choice of partner. However, when tragedy strikes she finds a bizarre solace in helping renovate their home. For details see yesterday


Read By: Frances Tomelty.

: Freudian Slips

2/5. In Infantile Sexuality, Freud outlines why sexuality is the basis for adult neuroses and why these stem from our experiences in early childhood. Lisa Appignanesi talks to writers and psychoanalysts to find out how Oedipus and Electra live on today. For details see yesterday


Talks: Lisa Appignanesi

: Nice Work

3/5. Continuing a look at employment in China, Philippa Lamb examines the country's effort to reform its working conditions. Part of the BBC China season. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: The Learning Curve

5/7. The guide to the wide world of learning, with LibbyPurves. Producer Sarah Tempest Repeated on Sunday at 11pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: That Reminds Me

Actress Nerys Hughes talks about her career, including her roles in The Liverbirds and District Nurse, the importance of her family, her Welsh background, and being upstaged by Elizabeth Taylor. Producer Claire Jones


Talks: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Lilian starts to play dirty.
For cast see page 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and looks at the use of the overdub in classical music recordings. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Trilby

7/10. Billee finds out where Svengali is staying and tries to force him into a confrontation about the effect he is having on his past love, but Svengali is a hard man to pin down. By George du Maurier.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: File on 4

7/9. With the Provisional IRA accused of being behind one of the UK's biggest ever cash robberies - £26m from the Northern Bank in Belfast, Allan Urry investigates the scale of serious and organised paramilitary crime, north and south Of the Irish border. Producer Rob Cave Rptd on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Rob Cave Rptd

: 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

: All in the Mind

4/10. The programme dedicated to the mysterious workings of the brain. Dr Raj Persaud examines the latest research and brings together experts from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health.
Executive producer Rebecca Asher Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime

: A Short History of Tractorsin Ukrainian
7/10. Vera and Valentine come to blows, and Nadia and her father celebrate their first step to freedom. By Marina Lewycka. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Marina Lewycka.

: What a Carve Up!

4/8. Michael meets Mortimer Winshaw's son Roddy - the art guru. Jonathan Coe 's cult black-comedy novel, set in Britain of the 80s and early 90s. Adapted by David Nobbs. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Adapted By: David Nobbs.
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Michael: Robert Bathurst
Fiona: Fiona Allen
Roddy/Farrinqdon: Gus Brown
Findlay/conrad/Mortimer: Charlie Higson
Hilary: Rebecca Front
Pyles/Phoebe's dad: Jeff Rawle
Phoebe: Lucy Punch
Tabitha: Flamlnia Cinque

: Today in Parliament

The news from Westminster, presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Nature Cure

2/5. By Richard Mabey. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Mabey.

: News

: Masterpiece

Hans Christian Andersen (1/2)


Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Sex and Faith

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

A Gathering Light (3/5) by Jennifer Donnelly


Unknown: Jennifer Donnelly

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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.

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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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