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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: 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 Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Tom Butler. 8-31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Desert Island Discs

American conductor Lorin Maazel talks to Sue Lawley about his career and the music he chooses to take with him to the mythical desert island. Shortened


Conductor: Lorin Maazel

: Book of the Week: With Billie

5/5. Billie refuses to be cowed, even when the going gets tough. Julia Blackburn 's biography of Billie Holiday , told through the voices of those who knew her. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Julia Blackburn
Unknown: Billie Holiday
Bobby Tucker: Rhashan Stone
Jimmy Fletcher: Kennie Andrews
Billie Holiday: Alibe Parsons
Alice Vrbsky: Kate Harper

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rt Rev Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Middlemarch By George Eliot. 10/20. The Woman's Hour drama. for details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: George Eliot.

: Before Jarrow

On 5 April 1920, 16 years before the famous Jarrow march, groups of blind men set off from Manchester,
- Newport and Leeds to march on London to meet
David Lloyd George. Gerry Northam charts their course and explores why their crusade for disability rights has been largely ignored by history, producer John Byrne


Unknown: David Lloyd George.
Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: King Street Junior Revisted

2/6. In the News. The difference between fact and opinion .. that's easily defined, isn't it? Ask Miss Reid.
Written by Jim Eldridge. Janice Acquah
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Written By: Jim Eldridge.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Eastwood: Briqit Forsyth
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mr Long: Paul Copley
Miss Featherstone: Teresa Gallagher
Mr Maxwell: Michael Cochrane
Miss Reid: Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan: Janice Acquah
Miss Spivey: Amanda Gordon
Ian: Jordan Laviniere
Susan: Reanna Calvert
Sean: Piers Stubbs
Jade: Katie Walker

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith pHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. EditorCo


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: A World in Your Far

2/6. A look at the relationship between the Earthy man and the radio. From the radio sounds emitted by planet Earth to an update on regional broadcasters and the Asian tsunami, the programme samples global radio delights. Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Royal Wedding

James Naughtie introduces the wedding at Windsor of the Prince of Wales to Mrs Camilla Parker Bowles, including live coverage of the Service of Blessing led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, attended by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, together with 750 guests at St George's Chapel, Windsor.

(Royal wedding special: page 20)
(Top TV weddings: page 30)
(FM only)


Presenter: James Naughtie
Celebrant: Dr Rowan Williams

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Alias George Eliot

Mary Ann Evans took the pseudonym George Eliot when she started her successful career as a novelist. But she was dismayed to discover that someone else was claiming to have written her work. This is the story of her impostor: a certain Mr Joseph Liggins ... By Martyn Wade.
Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Mary Ann Evans
Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Mr Joseph Liggins
Unknown: Martyn Wade.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Mary Ann Evans: Deborah Findlay
George Henry Lewes: Nicholas Le Prevost
Blackwood: John Bett
Liggins: Adrian Scarborough
Ouirk: David Collings
Bracebridqe: John Rowe

: Changing Places

New series 1/6. Seeing the Wood for the Trees
Timber is a vital resource to any economy but forests and woodlands are more than just a provider of wood Products Dylan Winter explores the sustainability of British forestry and how forestry practices maintain a Product that supports local economies as well as boosting biodiversity and providing environmental and social benefits. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Days of Reckoning

5/5 Bruised Fruit. "Monsieur Cadet thought life was pointless. Pointless since he'd crushed his left leg under a ton of concrete." By Sue Rulliere , read by Michael Mackenzie. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sue Rulliere
Read By: Michael MacKenzie.

: Following Phileas

5/5 Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Adventurer
Pen Hadow considers a journey yet to be followed outside the pages Of fiction. For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

2/8 The series that takes a close look at the words we use, where they come from and how we play with them returns for a new run. With Michael Rosen.
Producer Frances Byrnes Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

4/8 Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the rest of the team will be raising the roof with a "Hey, Hey. Hey!" Or, failing that, they will make good jokes about topical issues. producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from the first series of The Now Show are available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Tom faces a crisis of conscience.
For cast see page 58 Written by Adrian Flynn ; Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with arts news, interviews and the verdict on Vanessa Redgrave 's performance in Hecuba by Euripides, in a translation by Tony Harrison. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Translation By: Tony Harrison.
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Middlemarch

10/20. Confidence. Mr Brooke 's political aspirations are beginning to cause comment. He has bought The Pioneer newspaper and installed Will Ladislaw as editor.
Meanwhile, Mr Casaubon consults Dr Lydgate, and a stranger arrives in town. By George Eliot.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Brooke
Unknown: Mr Casaubon
Unknown: George Eliot.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Aylsham High School, Norfolk, puts questions on issues of the week. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

6/13. Brian Walden , broadcaster and former MP, presents a weekly reflection on a topical issue.
Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Brian Walden
Producer: Simon Hollis

: The Friday Play: Family Cover

A A family holiday to Sweden goes tragically wrong when Alisdair McNair is found dead at a remote beauty spot. In shock, miles from home and with two young sons in tow, Emma is alarmed to find herself the subject of the police investigation that follows. Written by Jonathan Hoiioway. Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Alisdair McNair
Written By: Jonathan Hoiioway.
Director: Toby Swift
Emma: Polly Walker
Martin: Martin Wenner
Monika: Katia Linden
Gunvald: Jonas Finlay
Dr Hammer: Kim Romer
Reggie: Jon Glover
Alex: Leagh Conwell
Damian: Thomas Brown-Lowe

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

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

5/5. Captain Nemo's hatred of humanity has terrible consequences. By Jules Verne. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Jules Verne.

: Great Lives

2/10. George Sand. The 19th-century French novelist is perhaps best known for her string of famous lovers, including Chopin. But she also wrote 80 novels, 25 plays and thousands of letters, and it is for these that author
Mary Kenny nominates her for great-life status. Biographer Belinda Jack provides the expert advice and Francine Stock sits in the presenter's Chair. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Mary Kenny
Unknown: Belinda Jack
Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Miles Warde

: Today in Parliament

The day's debates at Westminster, plus reports from the Committee rooms. Presented by Mark D'Arcy.
Producer Peter Knowles


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: With Billie

5/5. Biography Of Billie Holiday. Repeated from 9.45am

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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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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