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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Six Places That Changed the World

2/6. Yalta. In February 1945 Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt met in the Crimea at Yalta. They put the seal on the division of Europe for almost 50 years and settled the fate of millions of people. Gavin Esler asks politicians and historians if it was the best deal that Churchill and Roosevelt could get from Stalin. Did it mean that for those behind the Iron Curtain the Second World War ended not in 1945, but with the collapse of the Soviet system? Producer Elaine Thomas Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Elaine Thomas Shortened

: Book of the Week: My First Seven Years (plus a Few More)

1/5. The Discovery that God Is Also Supreme Head of the Italian State Railway. Actor, director and writer Dario Fo s memoirs of his formative years growing up on the shores of Lake Maggiore, in northern Italy. Taken to Milan Central Station, the young Fo has a moment of enlightenment. Abridged by Jenny Worton and read by Marcello Magni. Producer Lu Kemp Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: This book is available for E13.99 (£14.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate)


Abridged By: Jenny Worton
Read By: Marcello Magni.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast. With the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Valley of the Dolls By Jacqueline Susann.
1/15. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
Vanessa Feltz on a 60s classic: page 111


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jacqueline Susann.
Unknown: Vanessa Feltz

: Elementary, Dear Listener

1/2 Kevin Bocquet uncovers the great detective breakthroughs that have changed police work for ever. In this programme he finds out how DNA fingerprinting was developed - and only received recognition because of an overheard conversation in a pub. Producers Ian Bent and Steve Taylor


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet
Unknown: Steve Taylor

: Be Prepared

3/4 First Aid. Despite being sacked from running the first-aid stall at the local church fete Miles is determined to give his life-saving mannequin, Annie, a day out. Written by Gerard Foster.
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Written By: Gerard Foster.
Director: Sally Avens
Miles: Kim Wall
Jason: Louis Dunsford
Dawn: Emma Amos
Vicar: Gerard McDermott
Estate Agent: Harry Myers
Steve: Barnaby Power
Jules: Colleen Prenderqast
Rob: Robert Hastie
Mary: Susan Jameson

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Carolyn Atkinson and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Carolyn Atkinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

3/17. Robert Robinson chairs the first South of England round of this nationwide general knowledge contest. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Fog and Shifting Pebbles

By Dawn Lowe-Watson . An atmospheric emotional drama set on Romney Marsh , about an impressionable teenage girl who has run away from home to be with a sculptor - her mother's past boyfriend - whom she feels much closer to than her own father.
Producer/Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Dawn Lowe-Watson
Unknown: Romney Marsh
Director: Cherry Cookson
Owen: Paul Rhys
Nina: Colleen Prenderqast
Monica: Patience Tomlinson
Vic/Young Thomas: Gerard McDermott

: Inside Money

Repeat of Saturday at 12.04pm

: The Cherry Orchard with Rugs

1/5. Matt Lucas reads Rose Tremain 's story about a bnef encounter on a Eurostar journey to Paris. Producer Jill waters


Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: Rose Tremain

: Ballast

1/5. Sand, concrete, iron wheels, railway tracks and bird droppings - on board The Vigilance, a Brixham sailing trawler in Torbay, sailors tell how ballast is crucial to Safety at sea. Producer Steve Groves


Producer: Steve Groves

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon puts on her best bib and tucks into the lobster and crayfish season. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

8/13. Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's world, teasing out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions Of our lives. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

7/9 Joining chairman Nicholas Parsons in Henley-on-Thames for tonight's show are Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Jenny Eclair and Gyles Brandreth. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Several series of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette and CD, including the recently released Just a Minute 8, from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com, or by casing [number removed]19


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Lynda seeks some self-publicity.
For cast see page 35 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the latest TV programme to become a feature film: The Dukes of Hazzard. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Erin Riley

: Valley of the Dolls

1/15. The 1960s bestseller by Jacqueline Susann.
Three beautiful young women become best friends as they carve out careers in the entertainment industry. Dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.
September 1945. Anne Welles arrives in New York from sedate Lawrenceville to find that every woman she meets is looking for a husband.
Director Claire Grove Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jacqueline Susann.
Dramatised By: Yvonne Antrobus.
Unknown: Anne Welles
Anne: Madeleine Potter
Neely: Barbara Barnes
Helen: Sally Dexter
Gino: Nathan Osgood
Henry: Stuart Milllgan
Terry: Colleen Prenderqast
Allen: Walter Lewis
Mrs Welles/ Miss Steinberg: Liza Ross
Lyon: Jamie Glover
Amelia: Susan Jameson
Gilbert: Harry Myers
Jennifer: Julia Ford

: Document

I New series 1/4. Mike Thomson returns with the series that takes an investigative approach to history. A Very British Coup. One night in late July 1953, at the request of the CIA, the BBC broadcast a coded message to the Shah of Iran. Mike Thomson reveals that this was only a small part of the corporation's role in assisting Britain and the United States to topple that country's democratically elected government. The plot involving secret agents, BBC spin and lucrative oil fields was to help pave the way for Iran's radical Islamic government 26 years later. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: North by North West

Chris Watson has encountered all kinds of weather in his job as a professional wildlife sound recordist. A real passion is recording the sound of the wind and capturing the atmospheres different winds can create. Here he lends an ear to the sounds of some of these winds and their legends. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Chris Watson
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Fair Isle on the Edge

The island on the edge of Europe could be on the edge of catastrophe. Fair Isle is famous for its massive r7 colonies of seabirds and the rare migrant birds that find their way there. But the seabirds have stopped breeding because a combination of overfishing and global warming has resulted in the disappearance of the sand eels they feed on. Nature writer Jim Crumley explores the island, meets the crofters and discovers how one small community is coping with the kind of change that could be on the way for the rest of US. Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Jim Crumley
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: Six Places That Changed the World

2/6. Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Brian Hanrahan.


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.

: Book at Bedtime: The Sheltering Sky

1/10. By Paul Bowles , read by John Sharian. In the aftermath of the Second World War, three Americans set out to travel in North Africa. But the journey into the desert is to have a devastating effect on their lives. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane Abridged by Alison Joseph RT DIRECT: This book is available for E8.99 including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate)


Unknown: Paul Bowles
Read By: John Sharian.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane
Abridged By: Alison Joseph

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: My First Seven Years (plus a Few More)

1/5. By Dario Fo. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Dario Fo.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Don Quixote (7/15) For details see yesterday


Unknown: Don Quixote

About this project

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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