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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Mgr Mark Langham , administrator of Westminster Cathedral.


Unknown: Mgr Mark Langham

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Word 4 Word: London and the World?

3/6. In 1984 linguist David Rosewarne coined the term "Estuary English" to describe the accent and speech pattern that seemed to be developing in areas around London. Today Dermot Murnaghan examines the state of talk in the capital and finds out whether it's affecting the way we speak around the country. Producer Laurence Grissell
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm EMAIL: [email address removed]


Unknown: David Rosewarne
Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. There's a Spirit in the Air (Lauds). 2 Corinthians 5, vv15-21. Beauty for
Brokenness (Kendrick). Where Love and Loving Kindness
Dwell (Maisemore). With the Coventry Singers. Director or music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: Room Full of Mirrors

3/5. Jimi Hendrix arrives in Britain for the first time in September 1966 and soon takes swinging London by storm. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jimi Hendrix

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: A Pale View of Hills

By Kazuo Ishiguro.
3/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro.

: Mapping the Town

2/6. Stratford-upon-Avon. Julian Richards discovers a Medieval street-plan behind the fake Elizabethan facades of the town that has become a shrine to Shakespeare, and weighs up the benefits and the costs of "Bard-olatry". Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: Snap

4/6. Doug and Molly Brownridge are trying to rebuild their relationship after divorce. But family demands mean there's s no time for them to spend together. By Paul Mendelson.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Molly Brownridge
Unknown: Paul Mendelson.
Director: David Ian Neville
Molly: Rebecca Lacey
Doug: Paul Venables
Kaz: Soumaya Keynes
Ryan: Jesse Sullivan
Dawn: Robin Weaver
Raymond: Jonathan Tafler
Annie: Marlene Sldaway
Ansel: Richard Firth
Surgeon: Richard Firth

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Parliamentary Questions

6/6. Steve Richards is joined by regulars Roy Hattersiey ,
Patrick Cormack MP and political journalists Tony Howard and Michael Brown , producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersiey
Unknown: Patrick CormacK
Unknown: Tony Howard
Unknown: Michael Brown
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Cleopatra's Nose

Every man has a special fantasy. James is a man with a lifelong obsession with Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile - and her inimitable nose. By Simon Brett.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
James: Benjamin Whitrow
Cleopatra: Susan Jameson
James as child: Ben Tibber
Mr Nugent: Nick Boulton
James as a teenager: Stuart McLoughlin
Charmian: Emily Wachter
Jill: Emily Wachter
Alison: Emily Wachter
Mrs Christiansen: Kristin Milward
Anna: Alex Tregear
Jenny: Alex Tregear
Christiansen: Jonathan Bee
Liebermann: Jonathan Bee
Chambers: Steven Roberts
Rugeley: Pax Baldwin
Terry: Robert Hastie
Hilary: Helen Longworth
Matron: Helen Longworth
Susan: Ndidi Del Fatti

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from members of the Brookdale Club in Bramhall, Stockport. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Reporting the War

3/5. BBC Paris correspondent Allan Little introduces extracts from some of the most memorable writing of the Second World War. Lorelei King reads the young Martha Gellhorn 's vivid account of her encounter with the Russian army at the River Elbe in 1945.


Introduces: Allan Little
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Martha Gellhorn

: The Drovers Return - Summer in the Cevennes

3/5. As the sheep head into the high-altitude forests, presenter Richard Collins wonders why the vertiginous
Cevennes landscape has provoked dreams of impossible fortune since earliest times. The landscape has also been an ideal terrain for escape and refuge, as demonstrated by the maquis in the Second World War and as recounted by Jacques Poujol.


Presenter: Richard Collins
Unknown: Jacques Poujol.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor visits Belfast to discover why Protestant marching bands have flourished there since the Good Friday agreement. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: All in the Mind

4/6. Professor Raj Persaud examines the human brain. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Professor Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: About a Dog

3/3. Love, Probably.
Sarah and her dog Jack are down in the dumps: Sarah feels trapped in her relationship with boyfriend Adrian, and Jack thinks his long-lost sister is trapped inside a plastic toy. At least her voice seems to be.
Could vet Doctor Katz offer relief - for both of them? producer Jon Naismith


Producer: Jon Naismith
Jack: Alan Davies
Sarah: Kate Ashfield
Dr Katz: Andy Taylor
Adrian: Darren Boyd
Muriel: Deborah Norton

: The Archers

Chaos descends on Home Farm.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

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


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: A Pale View of Hills

3/5. The Hills of Inasa.
Written by Kazuo Ishiguro , dramatised by James Friel.
Etsuko goes with Sachiko and Mariko up to the hills above Nagasaki, which, until now, she has seen only as a pale view from her apartment.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Kazuo Ishiguro
Dramatised By: James Friel.

: The Commission

3/8. Adversarial Politics. Nick Ross asks if low voter-turnout indicates that adversarial politics is now a turn-off. With Bob Geldof and Bono championing causes, has politics gone pop? Or is pop giving people a voice that politics does not? Producer Sara Nathan Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Bob Geldof
Producer: Sara Nathan

: The House of Ladies

2/3. The Mouldbreakers. Political journalist Julia Langdon celebrates women members of the House of Lords. She talks to Baroness Uddin, who came to Britain from Pakistan aged 13; the working-class trade unionist May Blood, who swapped the Shankill Road for the Lords; and former spymistress Lady Park.
Producer Susan Marling Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Julia Langdon
Producer: Susan Marling

: Self-Made Things

4/5. Jonathan Miller continues a scientific and philosophical journey to explain life. In this programme he discusses the ground-breaking work of Gregor Mendel , whose plant-breeding experiments showed a pattern to heredity, and ultimately led to the discovery and chemical analysis of genes. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Gregor Mendel
Producer: John Watkins

: Word 4 Word

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Hole in the Wall

3/5. The Pocket Book. A murder takes place on the very doorstep of grandfather Nat's inn. By Arthur Morrison. For details see Monday


Unknown: Arthur Morrison.

: Dedicated Troublemaker

2/3. Comedian Mark Steel continues his journey around places he once knew. He performs a live stand-up gig in Belfast and looks at the links between it and the Lambeth estate he lived on in the 1980s.
Produced by Katie Marsden


Unknown: Mark Steel
Produced By: Katie Marsden

: A Puzzle Beyond the Panel

Chris Maslanka cracks mind-boggling conundrums as host of Puzzle Panel, but can he solve the problem of finding a suitable partner within a year? Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Chris Maslanka
Producer: Clare Csonka

: News

: Book of the Week:Room Full of Mirrors

3/5. By Charles R Cross. Jimi Hendrix arrives in Britain for the first time in September 1966 and soon takes swinging London by Storm. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Charles R Cross.
Unknown: Jimi Hendrix

: Analysis

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

What Is Life? (2/5)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Don Quixote (4/15)
Miguel de Cervantes 's comic satire, which provides an insight into 17th-century Spanish society


Unknown: Miguel de Cervantes

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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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