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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Ralph Godsall.

: 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
Yesterday in Parliament will not be broadcast if Parliament is not sitting this week. See [Web Address Removed] for revised programme information
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
Yesterday in Parliament will not be broadcast if Parliament is not sitting this week See [Web Address Removed] for revised programme information


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
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

: Daily Service

Presented by Clair Jaquiss. Be Still, for the Presence of the Lord (Evans, arr Hughes). Genesis 28, vv10-17. Truly the Lord Is in This Place (Hurford). Jesus, Where'er Thy People Meet (Wareham). Director of music Barry Rose.


Presented By: Clair Jaquiss.
Music: Barry Rose.

: Book of the Week: The Cook and the Gardener

3/5. It's now May, and af ter a spell of bitter cold,.Monsieur Milbert is finally persuaded to deliver some of his precious asparagus to the kitchen. By Amanda Hesser. for details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Middlemarch

By George Eliot.
13/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: George Eliot.

: In Living Memory

2/4. North Sea Oil. On 3 November, 1975, the Queen officially opened the UK's first oil pipeline from the North
Sea oil fields to the Scottish mainland. The oil brought enormous economic benefits to some but also political controversy. Liz Carney visits to Aberdeen to hear about the early days of the industry. Producer isobel Eaton


Unknown: Liz Carney

: Baggage

2/6. Festival FIatmates. It's the Edinburgh Festival.
Our Celtic trio do an all-nighter but what with dumped husbands, floundering new romances and half-drowned teenage boys, an early night might have been a better plan. Comedy drama by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imne


Unknown: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imne
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adie Allen
Roddy: Robin Cameron
Mike: Stuart McQuarrle
Rev Nicholas: Moray Hunter

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: PuzzlePanel

5/6. Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy , backgammon expert Paul Lamford and aerospace engineer
Stephen Buxton take part in the battle of the brainteasers. Hosted by Chris Maslanka. Producer Harry Parker
ADDRESS: Puzzle Panel, BBC Radio 4. London WIA 1AA Email: puzzle.panel@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Marcus du Sautoy
Unknown: Paul Lamford
Unknown: Stephen Buxton
Unknown: Chris Maslanka.
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Digging

a retired
A surprising relationship develops between Roy, a reureu
English teacher, and Danny, a teenage boy with serious behavioural problems, as they struggle to get Danny through his English GCSE. By Simon Stephens. East
Producer/Director Mary Peate (K)


Unknown: Simon Stephens.
Director: Mary Peate
Roy: Ewan Hooper
Danny: Stuart Morris
Anne: Amelda Brown
Lewis: Robert East
Gary: Jake Wood
Joey: Sid Mitchell

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Biggs answer question sent in by post Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson

: TheCasino

3/5. The River. The river is a source of passion for William and his three-year-old daughter Frankie. When it floods, catastrophe follows. By Margaret Bonham. For details see Monday


Unknown: Margaret Bonham.

: TheEnergyGap

3/5. Walking Lessons. The Price family is challenged to leave the car at home. Dan Damon helps them explore the alternatives. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dan Damon

: ThinkingAllowed

Why are the British so obsessed with queuing?
Laurie Taylor looks at this apparently everyday routine and discovers how fraught as well as politically charged waiting in line can be. Producer
Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: All in the Mind

8/10 Muhammad Ali 's daughter Rasheda talks to
Dr Raj Persaud about the disease that the former boxer suffers from and the effects it has on his family - Parkinson's disease. Repeated from yesterday at9pm


Unknown: Muhammad Ali
Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

National and international news and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Clare in the Community

6/6 Stage Fright. Brian writes a play, to be performed by his A-level pupils, that is a barely disguised portrayal of his life with Clare and his longing for Megan. Stung by Brian's accusations of unsupportiveness, Clare decides to spring a surprise on Brian and organises a works outing to see the play. Starring Sally Phillips , Nina Conti ,
Gemma Craven , Alex Lowe , Richard Lumsden and Ellen Thomas. Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden. producer Katie Tyrrell


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

: The Archers

Lynda drums up support.
For cast see page 44
(Repeated tomorrow at 2pm)

: Front Row

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


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Middlemarch

13/20. The Public Man. Casaubon has left a devastating codicil in his will and Brooke takes to the hustings in his effort to enter Parliament. By George Eliot
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot

: Reith Lectures: The Triumph of Technology

2/5. Collaboration. Lord Broers, president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, calls for a renaissance in technology and engineering as the way to advance the welfare of the world. Tonight, he argues that the days of the individual or even national teams of inventors are over. From the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. Presented by Sue Lawley .
Producer Tony Phillips Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Presented By: Sue Lawley
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Chalkface Goes Further

Two teachers who work in further education reveal the moments that make a career in teaching unique. producer Julian Wilkinson


Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Frontiers

2/6. People with nerve or limb injuries may one day be able to command wheelchairs, prosthetics and even paralysed arms and legs by "thinking them through" the motions. As researchers overcome the technical and biological hurdles to begin the first human trials, Peter Evans examines how capturing brain output could allow fully paralysed patients to interact with the world. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Old Filth

3/10. Eddie meets the Ingoldbys. Jane Gardam 's new book is read by Martin Jarvis. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Jane Gardam
Read By: Martin Jarvis.

: Laurence and Gus: Untold Stories

New series 1/6. Death in Ipswich. Laurence and Gus reveal the untold stories of some of life's bit-part players. A syphilitic ironing-board cover designer has a chance encounter with the funniest man alive. All seems to be perfect as the jokes flow freely, but can the laughs last? Starring and written by Gus Brown and Laurence Howarth , with Alex Lowe and Katy Brand. Producer/Director Helen Williams


Written By: Gus Brown
Written By: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Katy Brand.
Director: Helen Williams

: Paperback Hell

1/6. Travelodge Travelogue, inspired by Britain's bestselling humorous travel writers, is the first in a selection of chapters culled from books that bear a striking resemblance to something you may have read before. With Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front. Mel Hudson , Dan Tetsell , and Alex Lowe. Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Rebecca Front.
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Unknown: Alex Lowe.
Written By: Danny Robins
Written By: Dan Tetsell.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Today in Parliament

Today in Parliament will not be broadcast if Parliament is not sitting this week. See www.radiotimes.com for revised programme information

: News

: Book of the Week: The Cook and theGardener

3/5. By Amanda Hesser. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Amanda Hesser.

: Analysis '

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery


: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Ripley's Game (9/10) by Patricia Highsmith


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith

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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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