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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: 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.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.


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

: Unreliable Evidence

3/8. Transsexuals and the Law. Clive Anderson and his guests discuss how transsexuals are treated under
English law. They debate the implications for transsexuals of the Gender Recognition Act, which came into force on 4 April, in the worlds of employment, marriage, tax and sports, and consider the legal issues of sex discrimination and privacy. Producer Anne-Marie Cole Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Lady Curzon and a Pineapple

The most wanted additions to any early 20th-century dinner party were reputed to be Lady Curzon and a ' pineapple: the former for her wit and charm, the latter for its taste. Not just a tasty fruit, since its in eduction in the 17th century the pineapple has also been used as decorative motif in architecture. In this celebration of the spiky-headed fruit, Ian Peacock meets a young pmeappie grower and a man who likes to roast them on a spu. Producer Caroline Barbour


Unknown: Ian Peacock
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev George Stack. All Heaven
Declares (Richards, arr Whitbourn). Mark 4, vv35-41.
Fight the Good Fight (Gardner). Eternal Father Strong to
Save (Melita). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: George Stack.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Book of the Week: The Way We Wore

2/5. As a young skinhead, Robert yearns for a Ben Sherman. Written and read by Robert Elms. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ben Sherman.
Read By: Robert Elms.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Middlemarch By George Eliot. 17/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: George Eliot.

: Scars of Evolution

2/2. David Attenborough concludes his series exploring the conflicting theories of the evolution of man and hears provocative new evidence that has begun to push the argument away from the Savannah theory towards the beach-based Aquatic Ape theory. With contributions from Michael Crawford, Stephen Cunnane, Marc Verghaegen, Elaine Morgan and Erica Schagatay.


Presenter: David Attenborough
Interviewee: Michael Crawford
Interviewee: Stephen Cunnane
Interviewee: Marc Verghaegen
Interviewee: Elaine Morgan
Interviewee: Erica Schagatay
Producer: Richard Collins

: Politically Incorrect and out on a Limb?

2/2. The Red v the Blue. Last year's presidential election, which left America more politically dividied than ever before, has had a profound impact on the country's left-wing comedians. Paul Jackson asks what the future holds for the likes of Michael Moore and Al Franken now that
George W Bush has secured a further term in office. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Michael Moore
Unknown: Al Franken
Unknown: George W Bush
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: You and Yours

White Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours in which Peter White takes calls on who should regulate the growth of technology, as part of the series on the Triumph of Technology.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Peter White

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Trial of Walter Ralegh

In 1603 Sir Walter Ralegh was tried for treason, but was the jury rigged? This play re-enacts one of the most bizarre courtroom dramas in British history. By Christopher Lee, starring Michael York and Ian Ogilvy.


Writer: Christopher Lee
Director: Martin Jarvis
Ralegh: Michael York
Bess: Carolyn Seymour
Wade: Kenneth Danziqer
Pooham: Morgan Sheppard
Lord Cecil: Christopher Neame
Sir Edmund Coke: Ian Ogilvy
Master Hele: Orlando Seale
Mary: Samantha Robson

: Making History

1/13. Sue Cook investigates more listeners' history queries. Today, the human story behind the partition of India.
Address: [address removed] Email: [email address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Sue Cook
Producer: Nick Patrick

: The Pennine Way

2/5. At the Bottom Looking Up. A retired sheep-farmer remembers his life running a sheep farm on the Pennine
Way. Now in a home, he watches the walkers set off on their outings. The story is punctuated by the voice of Chrissie Mell. By Mike Stott. read by Bernard Gallagher. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Chrissie Mell.
Unknown: Mike Stott.
Read By: Bernard Gallagher.

: Room with a View

2/5 Addington, Hertfordshire. While in exile in Britain in this small village, the Czech government hatched a plot to assassinate the notorious "Butcher of Prague",
Reinhard Heydrich. Allan Beswick talks to documentary film-maker and historian Jan Kaplan about their audacious plan. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Reinhard Heydrich.
Talks: Allan Beswick
Unknown: Jan Kaplan

: Shop Talk

2/11 Couture in Crisis? Haute couture is a big loss leader in the world of fashion but without it would we buy the perfume or the handbag? Heather Payton and guests discuss whether high-end fashion can survive in a world of conglomerates whose passion may be profit rather than fashion. Producer Julie Ball


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Julie Ball

: A Good Read

3/6. Garden designer Dan Pearson and Anna Pavord , author of The Tulip, talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Designer: Dan Pearson
Designer: Anna Pavord
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Mitch Benn's Crimes against Music

5/6. Mitch is concerned about his media profile and wonders if he needs to do more to promote himself.
Starring Mitch Benn , with Robin Ince , Alf ie Joey, Tasha Bayliss and Kirsty Newton. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Tasha Bayliss
Unknown: Kirsty Newton.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Alan reads the warning signs.
For cast see page 51 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts show, with Mark Lawson. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Middlemarch

17/20. Love or Money. Rosy and Lydgate are drifting further apart. Raffles has revealed that Ladislaw and Bulstrode have close family connections, to the dismay of both parties. Ladislaw has determined once again to leave Middlemarch for good. By George Eliot.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot.

: A Year in the Arab/Israeli Crisis

r New series 1/4. For the past year, Edward Stourton has been talking to key players involved in the Middle East conflict as events have unfolded.
Worse than Misery as Usual. The peace process is paralysed, the Palestinian authority is in meltdown and the Israelis are going it alone.
Producer Mark Savage Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
Edward Stourton on a place worth fighting for: page 129


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Edward Stourton

: 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

9/10. 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

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Party Election Broadcast

On behalf of the Labour Party.

: Book at Bedtime: Old Filth

7/10. The aunts have news for Eddie. Martin Jarvis reads from Jane Gardam's new novel. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: Chain Reaction

1/6. Another chance to hear acerbic wit Jenny Eclair interviewing prolific comedian Jimmy Carr in the talk show in which a well-known public figure chooses another one to interview. The interviewee then becomes the following week's interviewer, and so on. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Jimmy Carr
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea

1/6 The Vampire of the Glen. Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden 's elderly Scotsmen, beloved of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue audience, star in their own comedy series. With Alison Steadman and Jeremy Hardy. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Unofficial Election

1/8. Comedy show based on the daily events of the election, starring Nick Revell and John Oliver , producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: John Oliver
Producer: Adam Bromley

: News

: Book of the Week: The Way We Wore

2/5. By Robert Elms. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Robert Elms.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece

How to Make a Video Game

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Faith without Frontiers (2/4)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Will in the World (3/5)

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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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