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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Mobeen Azhar.


Unknown: Mobeen Azhar.

: 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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: James Jones.

: Between Ourselves

8/8. Negotiators. Canon Andrew White and Alastair Crooke talk to Olivia O'Leary about negotiating hostage releases and the ends of sieges in the Middle East. Producer Nicola Humphries Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Canon Andrew White
Unknown: Alastair Crooke
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Nicola Humphries

: Africa's Fourth Estate

2/5. In the past decade a media revolution in Africa has changed the way Africans view the world, their thinking and their expectations. Journalist Adam Lusekelo meets the continent's key communication figures. He meets
Caroline Mutoka , gueen of the breakfast airwaves in Keny, whose outspokenness about corruption has landed her Station in court. Producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Adam Lusekelo
Unknown: Caroline Mutoka
Producer: Ruth Evans

: Book of the Week: Clarice Cliff

2/5. Clarice Cliff leaves the factory floor behind her when her talents as a designer are recognised. At the same time a clandestine romance blossoms. Written by Lynn Knight. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Clarice Cliff
Written By: Lynn Knight.

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forest. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (St George's, Windsor). Psalm 65. Quid Retribuam Domino (Lioncourt). Beautiful Lord, Wonderful Saviour (The
Potter's Hand, arr Saunders). With the Leeds Cathedral Girls' Choir. Director of music Benjamin Saunders.


Presented By: John Forest.
Music: Benjamin Saunders.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Professor

By Charlotte Bronte.
7/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Nature

A Blight on the Landscape. Phytophthoras, a group of microscopic fungal-like organisms, are affecting a growing number of tree and shrub species on most continents. Paul Evans finds out how scientists are trying to contain these easily spreadable diseases. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Sweet Nothings: the Story of Musical Comedy

112. A look at the origins of musical comedy, that very British genre of musical theatre that took
London by storm in the late 19th century with shows such as The Gaiety Girl and The Shop Girl. Invented by George Edwardes , manager of the Gaiety Theatre, the genre was characterised by simple romantic plots, punctuated by songs that became classics of their day. Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Libby cross


Unknown: George Edwardes
Presented By: Ned Sherrin.

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Ragtime

The first black music to become hugely popular, but seen by many as a threat, ragtime accompanied the dawn of the 20th century in the United States. Conductor and pianist
Wayne Marshall looks at the history of ragtime, the way Americans responded to it. and whether it had a role in the emerging classical music tradition of the nation. Producer Megan Jones Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Pianist: Wayne Marshall

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mr Sweet Talk

Truth, lies and cultures intermingle in this contemporary love story written by Nick Drake. Shiraz is a young Iranian selling flowers from his pitch alongside the A40. Jane stops to buy a bunch for her sick mother - which leads to both a love affair and something more.
Producer/Director David Hunter


Written By: Nick Drake.
Director: David Hunter
Jane: Claire Rushbrook
Susan: Amanda Boxer
Shiraz: Christopher Simon

: Home Planet

12/13. Richard Daniel discusses listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet9ibbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Writing from Burma

2/5. Her Only Sarong. A touching story that tells of a young girl's struggle to feed her family following the death of her mother. Written in 1984 by Nu Nu Yi. Translated by Anna Allott and read by Teresa Gallagher. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nu Nu Yi.
Translated By: Anna Allott
Read By: Teresa Gallagher.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

7/90. Martin Frobisher and Fool's Gold. In the 1570s, a new route to China was still the priority for British explorers, whose main motivation was greed. Readers Mark Heap, Rob Brydon and Martin Freeman. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Martin Frobisher
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Martin Freeman.

: Shop Talk

10/13. Heather Payton talks to inventors in Britain and abroad and asks just what it takes to come up with a new product and whether the road to success could be made any smoother. Producer Rosamund Jones


Talks: Heather Payton
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Learning Curve

2/10. The intelligent guide to the world of learning with Libby PurveS. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Old Harry's Game

3/4. In Andy Hamilton 's comedy set in Hell, Satan infiltrates the White House and the United Nations. Meanwhile, a dangerous subversive infiltrates Hell.
With Geoffrey Whitehead , Hugh Dennis , Tony Maudsley , Felicity Montagu and Philip Pope Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Tony Maudsley
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Philip Pope
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Satan: Andy Hamilton
Scumspawn: Robert Duncan
Thomas: Jimmy Mulvllle

: The Archers

The Grundys and the Carters become families at war. For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and a report on a major new exhibition of work by Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Professor

7/10. Loss. William begins to watch over Frances with tender care but never far away is the more experienced Zoraide oozing charm and confidence. By Charlotte
Bronte. For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: A War against Prejudice

The Community Security Trust's thousands of volunteers, trained in combat and intelligence, guard Jewish events, properties and persons. The CST claims it's fighting a rising tide of anti-semitism in Britain, but critics believe it exaggerates the problem, thereby stoking up a sense of paranoia and hysteria in the community. With unique access to the CST, Gerry Northam explores the myths and realities of anti-Semitism. (Repeated Sunday 5pm)


Reporter: Gerry Northam
Producer: David Coomes

: 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

5/8. Obesity. A quarter of UK adults are obese. Dr Mark Porter explores the role of the medical profession in helping people to lose weight. Advice on diet and exercise will help, but there are also drugs that can play a significant role in reducing the risk of developing diabetes. And when all else fails, is surgery the only option? Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Between Ourselves

8/8. Negotiators. Canon Andrew White and Alastair Crooke talk with Olivia O'Leary about negotiating hostage releases and the ends of sieges in the Middle East. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Canon Andrew White
Unknown: Alastair Crooke
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary

: The World Tonight

Presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: No Man's Land

2/5. Brown has made it to the other side. Here someone in a Mercedes will change his life for ever. By Graham Greene. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Graham Greene.

: Hollywood Screams

New series 1/3. A series of comedy lectures in which actor, mimic and film buff Michael Roberts gives his idiosyncratic take on Hollywood. But he's not alone.
He is joined by a glittering array of the most celebrated stars in cinema. Most of them dead.... and all of them trying to take Over the Show. Producer Frank Stirling


Unknown: Michael Roberts
Producer: Frank Stirling

: The Age Gap

The former Speaker of the House, Lord Weatherill, has a motto: "Tell me and I forget, remind me and I remember, but involve me and I understand." Employing his motto, can he enthuse a group of Croydon sixth-formers with his passion for Parliament? Producer SallyFlatman

: News

: Book of the Week: Clarice Cliff

2/5. Biography by Lynn Knight. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lynn Knight.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

A Witness in Galapagos

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

A Tale of Love and Darkness (3/5) Amos Oz 's autobiography, read by Henry Goodman


Unknown: Amos Oz
Read By: Henry Goodman

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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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