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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presenter: Anna Hill

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Unreliable Evidence

8/8. Should the Transmission of a Disease be a Criminal Offence? Must there be intent or even recklessness to make the transmission of a life-threatening disease a criminal offence? And should HIV be considered a special case? Clive Anderson and his guests discuss the legal implications and repercussions.
Producer Anne-Marie Cole Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Alvin Hall's Secret Collection

3/5. Alvin Hall seeks out the world's most glittering
Private art collections. This week he visits the Hort family collection in New York. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Alvin Hall
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Book of the Week: My Life So Far

2/5. Jane Fonda reads from her new autobiography. Today she looks at the years she spent in Paris in the 1960s with her first husband, Roger Vadim. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Fonda
Unknown: Roger Vadim.

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr Pauline Webb. New Every Morning
(Melcombe). Matthew 28, vv16-20. How Lovely Are the Messengers (Mendelssohn). Sent by the Lord Am I (trad Chilean). Director of music John Powell.


Presented By: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: John Powell.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Ears Wide by Van Badham Open 2/5.
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Nature

3/8. Springs Past. Richard Mabey joins Brett Westwood for a dawn chorus in the Selborne garden of the famous 18th-century naturalist Gilbert White , where they explore the history of springs past through archive sound recordings, literature and archaeology. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Richard Mabey
Unknown: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Gilbert White

: Absent Friends

3/4. Bosses and Bossy-boots. Tony Hawks investigates more absentee characters. Today he looks at the missing persons from Hi-De-Hi!, The Good Life and The Navy Lark. Producer Angela Sherwin


Producer: Angela Sherwin

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

2/4. Oscar Peterson. Jazz devotee Ken Clarke MP is joined by Peterson's biographer and editor of his autobiography, Richard Palmer , to share their mutual admiration for the Canadian pianist.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Oscar Peterson.
Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Richard Palmer
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Floral Facts and Floral Fictions

A journey across London in real time, in which one young man, desperate to win back his girlfriend, grapples with the language of flowers. Recorded using real interviews with Londoners. By Abigail Docherty.
Producer/Director Claudine Toutoungi Alan Titchmarsh : page 41


Unknown: Abigail Docherty.
Director: Claudine Toutoungi
Director: Alan Titchmarsh
Man: Carl Prekopp
Flower seller: Susan Jameson

: Making History

7/13. Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners' historical questions and chart the ways in which we can add to the understanding of our past. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Producer: Nick Patrick

: A Garden of Stories

2/5. Through the Looking Glass. By Lewis Carroll. Jenny Uglow , author of A Little History of British Gardening, discusses the role of gardens in children's literature. The extract from the chapter The Garden of Live Flowers is read by Patience Tomlinson. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Lewis Carroll.
Unknown: Jenny Uglow

: Pin It, Squash It, Pickle and Stuff It

1/4. Pickle It. Brett Westwood takes a trip into the mysterious world of museum zoological collections. He begins with a look at the art of pickling animal specimens and asks how museums do it and why they keep thousands Of specimens. Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Simon Roberts

: Shop Talk

8/11. By 2017 there will be more people aged 65 and over in the UK than under-16s - and the trend is worldwide. Heather Payton and guests discuss the economic and social effects of an ageing population.


Presenter: Heather Payton
Producer: Julie Bail

: The Learning Curve

3/9. The guide to the wide world of learning, with LibbyPurveS. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

5/8. Quintessential Phase I: Fit the Twenty-Third In which Arthur gets a bite, Ford gets bruises and Zaphod gets his man. Written by Douglas Adams.
Guest stars Rula Lenksa and Jonathan Pryce.
Adapter/Director/Co-producer Dirk Maggs ; Producers Bruce Hyman and Helen Chattwell Repeated on Thursday at 11pm

BBC AUDIO: The original BBC Radio 4 productions of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Primary Phase, Secondary Phase, Tertiary Phase and Quandary Phase, are available on audio cassette and CD, along with a Collector's Edition and Douglas Adams at the BBC on CD only, from [web address removed] and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed] The first series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is on BBC2 tonight


Written By: Douglas Adams.
Unknown: Rula Lenksa
Unknown: Jonathan Pryce.
Unknown: Dirk Maggs
Producers: Bruce Hyman
Producers: Douglas Adams
Voice of the Book: William Franklyn
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Voice of the Bird: Rula Lenska
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod: Mark Wing-Davey
Tricia: Sandra Dickinson
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Zarniwoop: Jonathan Pryce
Eddie: Roger Gregg
The Grebulons Andy Taylor: Michael Fenton Stevens
Prophet: John Challis
The Information Centre: Mitch Benn
Gail Andrews: Lorelei King
Colin the Robot: Andrew Secombe
Announcer: John Marsh

: The Archers

David and Ruth get an ultimatum.
For cast see page 46 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson , including the verdict on The League of Gentlemen's first feature film. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Ears Wide Open

2/5. In the Dark. Recently dumped Diane discovers herself at a "blind party", where singles mingle in the dark with nothing to go on but the sound of each other's voices. By Van Badham.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Voices By: Van Badham.
Diane: Anne-Marie Duff
Kenny: Simon Trinder
Fliss: Miranda Hart

: File on 4

New series 1/11. After the collapse of Rover, Allan Urry investigates other companies that have gone bust and asks whether Britain does enough to prevent insolvency, debt and job losses caused by business failures. Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: David Lewis

: 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

: Case Notes

New series 1/8. Pregnancy. Most pregnant women enjoy a healthy nine months, but Dr Mark Porter hears about treatment for conditions that can harm mother or baby. Plus news of how vitamins might hold the key to understanding pre-eclampsia.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The History of Love

2/10. Vicki Simon tells the story of Alma Singer , 15, determined to survive the loss of her father and her mother's consuming grief. The second strand of Nicole Krauss 's compelling and tender novel. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Vicki Simon
Unknown: Alma Singer
Unknown: Nicole Krauss

: Heresy

1/4. Another chance to hear David Baddiel and the programme that dares to commit heresy. Fi Glover , Simon Hoggart. Sue Perkins and Michael Bywater challenge some Of our most entrenched opinions. Producer Brian King


Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Unknown: Michael Bywater

: Wise Guy

Growing up on the mean streets of New York,
Donald Semenza seemed destined for the kind of life depicted in gangster movies. But his life takes a different turn. This is the true story of Semenzal - poet, pianist, family man and "wise guy". Producers Pejk Malinovsky and Sabine Hviid


Unknown: Donald Semenza
Producers: Pejk Malinovsky
Producers: Sabine Hviid

: News

: Book of the Week: My Life So Far

2/5. Read by Jane Fonda. Repeated from 9.45am


Read By: Jane Fonda.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece

Russian Culture (1/2)

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Beauty and the Spirit (4/4)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The History of Tractors in Ukrainian (8/10) by Marina Lweycka

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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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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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