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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Hanvey of the Society of Friends.


Unknown: Father James Hanvey

: Farming

Today 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 Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
The most powerful people on radio: page 20


Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Midweek

'Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 930pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Mark Coffey. 0 for a Heart to Praise My God
(Stockton). Ezekiel 36, vv23-28. Turn Thy Face from My
Sins (Attwood). Give Me Joy in My Heart (Sing Hosanna, arr Swinford). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Mark Coffey.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Rowing without Oars

3/5. As the course of Ulla-Carin's illness progresses, she becomes a case for municipal bureaucracy. But as he carers move in and the indignities increase, she finds laughter in the most bizarre situations. By Ulla-Carin Lindquist. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ulla-Carin Lindquist.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Miss Mapp By EF Benson. 3/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Reichsmarschall's Table

The extraordinary story of Hermann Goering 's favourite restaurant is told by historian Giles MacDonogh 1927
Goering arrived in Berlin, flat broke after years of exile.
Having a taste for the high life - and a mission from Hitler to cultivate the rich and famous - he approached
Otto Horcher , owner of Berlin's most fashionable restaurant, asking for credit. So began a relationship that would see Goering propelled to the upper echelons power, with Horcher establishing a gourmet empire. But soon, Horcher, who was no Nazi, realised he must make a spectacular escape from the Reich. Producer Dennis seweii


Unknown: Hermann Goering
Unknown: Giles MacDonogh
Unknown: Otto Horcher

: Dixon of Dock Green

1/6. London Pride. In this radio revival of one of TV's all-time favourites, PC George Dixon is showing new boy Andy Crawford the ropes on the beat of Dock Green. To PC Crawford's surprise, Dixon is prepared to bend the rules in order to arrest one of a gang of safebreakers.
By Ted Willis. Dramatised for radio by Sue Rodwell.
Producers Jeremy Howe and Viv Beeby
When policemen were taller: page 121


Unknown: George Dixon
Unknown: Andy Crawford
Unknown: Ted Willis.
Unknown: Sue Rodwell.
Producers: Jeremy Howe
Producers: Viv Beeby
PC Dixon: David Calder
PC Crawford: David Tennant
Lenny: Jacob Dylan Thomas
Jack: Chris MacDonnell
Emmy: Avril Elgar
Agar: Jonathan Taller

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: TheWriteStuff

4/6. Literary quizmaster James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Simon Brett and Peter Kemp. The author and subject for pastiche this week is Roald Dahl , and the reader is Beth Chalmers. producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Peter Kemp.
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The All-Colour Vegetarian Cookbook

Socially incompetent clerk Jez has an antagonistic relationship with the woman in the next-door office. On discovering her dead at her desk, he thinks that the cleaners, or IT, or someone, anyone else, will find her and deal with it. They don't. A dark, comic satire about technology and romance, by Chris Dunkley.


Writer: Chris Dunkley
Producer/Director: Lu Kemp
Jez: Chris Moran
Elaine: Katherine Iqoe
Mag: Marcella Riordan
Damien: Dominic Cooper
Polly: Kate Colgrave Pope
Viv: Natasha Pyne
Bill/Barman/Driver: Karl Johnson

: Gardeners'QuestionTime

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Anne swithinbank answer questions put by members of the Cliveden Reach
Horticultural Societies. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


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

: Square Peg in a Round Hole

3/5 "A passionate love for common justice". lnl804
Sydney Smith moves to London, where his lectures on moral philosophy create a sensation. For details see Monday

: This Sentence Is False

3/5. Theseus's Ship. Peter Cave and Nick Romero continue their journey through the paradox fair. Today their philosophical dialogue centres on identity. What makes you
"vou"? And are you the same "you" throughout your life?
They meet Greek mythical hero Theseus, who has an identity problem with his Ship. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Cave
Unknown: Nick Romero

: Thinking Allowed

Notions of identity have overwhelmed people for centuries. aurie Taylor explores the idea of self-imitation and finds that it's not unusual for us to become travesties of ourselves, particularly as we age and change, producer Natasha Maw


Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

3/8. Thrombosis. As the holiday season approaches, DVT - deep vein thrombosis - will be back in the news.
Dr Mark Porter talks to doctors about how they decide who's at risk of developing the condition and whether they should be given blood-thinning drugs. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Talks: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

6/6. Armando lannucci welcomes you to his radio drop-in centre, where you can sample a variety of free comedy, chat and big, big fibs. With special guests. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Jennifer gets creative. For cast see page 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts magazine programme, with arts news, reviews and interviews. Producer Timothy Prosser 3/10. The Wars of the Roses and the Poppies. As the hot weather continues to bake Tilling, the ladies speculate on how to devise - in an economical manner - new outfits.
Miss Mapp and Diva are in close competition. By EF Benson. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Moral Maze

3/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Rosie Boycott and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: The Letters Pages

3/3. Anthony Howard discusses monetary policies that drove over three hundred economists to write collectively to The Times in March 1981. Part of a series looking at how certain letters published in the British press have changed policy or influenced debate. Producer Sally Spurring Rptdfrom Sun at 10.45pm


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

New series 1/3. Some of the world's most powerful microbes are explored by Hermione Cockburn , who begins by telling the harrowing story of two
21st-century bubonic plague victims. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Hermione Cockburn
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Notes on a Scandal

3/10. Barbara is growing closer to fellow teacher Sheba, but she doesn't yet know that Sheba has been invited to an assignation on Hampstead Heath by a 15-year-old student. By Zoe Heller. Read by Barbara Flynn. For details see Monday


Unknown: Zoe Heller.
Read By: Barbara Flynn.

: Fifteen-Minute Musical

3/6. Bollywindsor: The Prince and the Poppadom
A Bhangratastic right royal romp in which a young, handsome prince aims to prove he's fit to be heir. A blend of riotous Bollywood tunes and regal shenanigans.
Starring Richie Webb , Dave Lamb , Vicki Pepperdine and Mel Hudson. Written by Richie Webb , David Ouantick and Dave Cohen. Music by Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Mel Hudson.
Written By: Richie Webb
Written By: David Ouantick
Written By: Dave Cohen.
Music By: Richie Webb.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: Brian Anoleton's Unofficial Multimedia Lecture

3/6. Let's Look at Sound. Rock musicologist Brian Appleton (Graham Fellows) examines how the microphone changed music for ever, and explains that if sound travelled at the speed of light, man would have evolved with only one ear on the top of his head! Spoof comedy by Graham Fellows , additional research by Rex Brough. producer Dawn Ellis


Musicologist: Brian Appleton
Comedy By: Graham Fellows
Unknown: Rex Brough.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Rowing without Oars

3/5. By Ulla-Carin Lindquist. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ulla-Carin Lindquist.

: Analysis

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Earth Made for Life (1/3)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Memory
Haunting short story by Dorothy K Haynes. Read by Tamara Kennedy


Story By: Dorothy K Haynes.
Read By: Tamara Kennedy

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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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