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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson. o-45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme. 7-48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 L W only Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: With Billie

3/5. Billie's relationship with her mother comes under strain. A biography of Billie Holiday , told through the voices of those who knew her. by Julia Blackburn. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Billie Holiday
Unknown: Julia Blackburn.
Ruby Helena: Kate Harper
sillie Holiday: Alibe Parsons
Abel Meeropol: Rhashan Stone

: Daily Service

Presented by Becky Harris. The Strife is O'er (Victory).
Corinthians 15, vv51-57. The Trumpet Shall Sound
(Handel). Love's Redeeming Work Is Done (Savannah). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Becky Harris.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Middlemarch

By George Eliot.
8/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: George Eliot.

: In Living Memory

New series 1/4. The Moscow Olympics. In 1980,
President Jimmy Carter announced a boycott of the Moscow Olympics following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The British Government put pressure on UK athletes not to attend, but most chose to make the journey to Moscow. Twenty-five years on, Liz Carney talks to those
Who went and to those who didn't, and asks if sport can ever be truly separated from politics, producer John Byrne


Unknown: Jimmy Carter
Talks: Liz Carney
Producer: John Byrne

: Baggage: Midsummer Mayhem

1/6. It's Edinburgh. It's Midsummer. Caroline is having a very bad time for the very first time, not helped by Fiona taking up residence in her bath and made much worse by Ruth just being Ruth. A new comedy drama series written by Hilary Lyon.


Writer: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adie Allen
Roddv: Robin Cameron
Caitlin: Holly Wagner
Mike: Stuart McQuarrie

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Puzzle Panel

4/6. Puzzle writer Philip Carter , crossword compiler
Don Manley and comedy improviser Richard Vranch take part in the battle of the brainteasers. Hosted by Chris Masianka. Producer Harry Parker
ADDRESS: Puzzle Panel, BBC Radio 4, London W1A 1AA Email: puzzle.panel@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Philip Carter
Unknown: Don Manley
Unknown: Richard Vranch
Unknown: Chris Masianka.
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dolly's Mexican Wave

Patricia Routledge stars as Dolly in a play by Charlotte Jones.
Dolly is 90, difficult and nearing the end, but her love of football keeps her pulse racing.


Writer: Charlotte Jones
Producer/Director: Claire Grove
Dolly: Patricia Routledge
Adeola: Dona Croll
Meals on wheels: Susan Jameson
Steve: Fraser Ayers
Male nurse: Robert Hastie
Careworker: Ndidi Del Fatti

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bunny Guinness and John Cushnie answer question from gardeners in Warwickshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Days of Reckoning

3/5. The Christmas Chair
An old man with Alzheimer's is brought home to spend the festive season with his family. By Jules Home , read by Julie Austin. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jules Home
Read By: Julie Austin.

: Following Phlleas

3/5. Around the World in 80 Days. A tour of Jules Verne s world with Pen Hadow, who considers Verne's most famous novel and its hero, Phileas Fogg , the archetype of gentleman globetrotters. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jules Verne
Unknown: Phileas Fogg

: Thinking Allowed

New research has been carried out looking at the migratory experience of British ex-patriates now living in the Lot Valley, in south-west France. Michaela Lord, co-author of the study, joins Laurie Taylor to discuss the individual and varied motivations behind the decision to migrate Does it live up to expectations and how much has the pattern of migration transformed the lifestyles of the local community? Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: All In the Mind

7/10 Dr Raj Persaud examines the latest research with experts and commentators from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Clare In the Community

5/6. Combat Zone. It's time for Sparrowhawk Family
Centre office Christmas party. Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden , starring Sally Phillips , Nina Conti , Gemma Craven , Alex Lowe , Richard Lumsden and Ellen Thomas. Producer Katie Tyrell


Comedy By: Harry Venning
Comedy By: David Ramsden
Unknown: Sally Phillips
Unknown: Nina Conti
Unknown: Gemma Craven
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Richard Lumsden
Unknown: Ellen Thomas.
Producer: Katie Tyrell

: The Archers

Lynda digs for the truth.
For cast see page 58 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

More arts news and reviews, hosted by Kirsty Lang. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Mlddlemarch

8/20. The Will. Mr Featherstone has died. The will is to be read and the Vincy family have high expectations. Fred and Mr Casaubon are recovering under the care of Dr Lydgate, who has problems of his own. By George Eliot. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Featherstone
Unknown: Mr Casaubon
Unknown: George Eliot.

: Reith Lectures: The Triumph of Technology

New series 1/5. Technology Will Determine the Future of the Human Race. Lord Broers, president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, outlines the role technology has played in shaping humanity's destiny. Tonight he talks about the need to harness technology on a vast and inclusive scale. From the Royal Institution, London. Presented by Sue Lawley .
Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
Adam Hart-Davis on tiny technology: page 47


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Producer: Sheila Cook
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: Party Tunes

As the political parties prepare for the electoral struggle, what they need to inspire them in the battle to come is a stirring tune, preferably one with a message. Robin Denselow remembers Things Can Only Get Better and other party tunes.
Producer Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Robin Denselow

: Frontiers

New series 1/6. The Earth's core houses the most powerful dynamo imaginable. It produces a giant magnetic field that keeps Earth a living planet and protects people from deadly radiation. Peter Evans meets the teams of researchers who are trying to recreate the Earth's core in their labs - giant rotating spheres of molten metal - in the hope of unlocking its mysteries and predicting what the future really holds for the protective force around the planet. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: 20,000 Leagues under the Sea

3/5. By Jules Verne. A curious incident aboard the Nautilus results in a man's death. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Jules Verne.

: The Great Pursuit

4/4. Frensic is hot on the trail of the mysterious author of salacious bestseller, Pause 0 Men For the Virgin. But the price has been high - he is now engaged to the terrifying Cynthia Bogden and the victim of a blackmail plot. Tom Sharpe 's satirical comedy, dramatised by Ryan Craig.
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Cynthia Bogden
Unknown: Tom Sharpe
Dramatised By: Ryan Craig.
Director: Toby Swift
Frederick: Mark Heap
Peter: Adam Godley
Baby Hutchmeyer: Sandra Dickinson
Hutchmeyer: John Guerraslo
Geoffrey: Nicholas Boulton
Cynthia: Susan Jameson
Dr Louthe: Susan Engel
Macmordie: Kerry Shale
Bank teller/girl: Emily Wachter

: Today In Parliament

Coverage of Prime Minister's Questions, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: With Billie

3/5. Julia Blackburn 's biography of Billie Holiday. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Julia Blackburn

: Analysis

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Ripley's Game (4/10) by Patricia Hiahsmith


Unknown: Patricia Hiahsmith

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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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