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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Brian Haymes.


Unknown: Dr Brian Haymes.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Radio and the Artist

8/8. Ben Johnson. Repeated from Saturday at 7.43pm

: Daily Service

From St German's Church in Cardiff, with the Rev
Roy Jenkins and the choristers of Uandaff Cathedral. Director of music Richard Moorhouse. Organist Michael Hoeg.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Organist: Richard Moorhouse.
Organist: Michael Hoeg.

: Book of the Week: Isabella - She-Wolf of France, Queen of England

1/5. Isabella has a reputation as an adulteress who was very possibly responsible for the murder of her husband, Edward II. Alison Weir 's biography revisits the facts of her life to paint a portrait of an astonishing and much maligned queen. Abridged by Miranda Davies. Read by Janet McTeer. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Isabella - She-Wolf of France, Queen of Eng/and by Alison Weir is available for £18.00 (RRP E20.00) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: [address removed]. Call [number removed]042 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Edward Ii.
Unknown: Alison Weir
Abridged By: Miranda Davies.
Read By: Janet McTeer.
Producer: Emma Harding
Unknown: Alison Weir

: Test Match Special

Pakistan v England
The third day's play in the First Test from Multan Cricket Stadium, Pakistan. including 7.15-7.21 News and Papers.
9.45 Daily Service.
Produ cer Peter Baxter roximate time


Unknown: Peter Baxter

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 Confessions of a Bad Mother
1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Stephanie Caiman. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Stephanie Caiman.

: Could Do Better

2/3 Jo Morris meets three people who've chosen to retrain as teachers. It's spring term, and one of them is wondering whether he's made the right decision. producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Jo Morris
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Agatha Raisin

6/6 The Moment of Truth. Agatha must quickly discover the identity of the poisoner, but James is refusing to help.
Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by MC Beaton .
Producer Carol Smith


Dramatised By: David Semple
Novel By: Mc Beaton
Producer: Carol Smith
Agatha: Penelope Keith
James: Malcolm Sinclair
DC Wong: Stephen Hogan
Mrs Wendle: Tina Gray
Roy: James Holmes
Bobby: Matthew Carter
Eve: Fay Ruslinq

: You and Yours

Continuing the series on dementia. Why drug treatments that help people with Alzheimer's may be withdrawn from the NHS. Presenters Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presenters: Liz Barclay
Presenters: John Waite.

: Radio and the Artist

7/8. Anita Klein. Repeated from Saturday at 4.02pm


Unknown: Anita Klein.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

15/17 The third semi-final of the venerable quiz, with contestants from the north and west of England, Scotland and Wales. Chaired by Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Andy Warhol Syndrome

Plucky Carol's (Jenny Eclair ) dreams come true when she is shot to fame in a reality TV show. But how much will her fame actually cost her? Written by Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo. With Ewan Bailey , Jan Goodman ,
Gerard McDermott , Harry Myers and Ronni Ancona. producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Written By: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Julie Balloo.
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Jan Goodman
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Harry Myers
Unknown: Ronni Ancona.
Producer: Liz Webb

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. Producer Jessica Laugharne PHONE: [number removed]0444 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: Shakespeare Stories

RT CHOICE 1/5. Othello. This series of readings from some of the sources of Shakespeare's works begins with Simon Russell Beale reading the tale taken from
Geraldi Cinthio 's Gli Hecatommithi. Introduced by Dr Carol Rutter.
Abridged by Gordon House . Producer Claudine Toutoungi


Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Geraldi Cinthio
Introduced By: Dr Carol Rutter.
Abridged By: Gordon House
Producer: Claudine Toutoungi

: Human Hosts

1/5. Ever wondered what's making you itch? Or rather, who? Here the parasites that are comfortable using us as their home get the chance to tell their own stories.
Today Liza Tarbuck is a head louse. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Liza Tarbuck
Producer: Mark Rickards

: The Food Programme

Mushrooms. The centre of commercial mushroom-production in Northern Ireland is under threat. Sheila Dillon finds out Why. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie and contributors from across the globe Offer perspectives on topical issues. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Radio and the Artist

6/8. Kaffe Fassett. Repeated fromSaturday at 12.27pm

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

New series 1/7. The famous "antidote to panel games" returns for its 46th series, from the London Palladium.
Jeremy Hardy joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. With Colin Sell at the piano. producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Selections from this award-winning quiz show are available on CD and audio cassette, including the newly released
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue9. 9. Available at www.bbcshop.comand all good retail outlets or by calling [number removed]19.


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

It's D-Day in the Grundy household.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Radio and the Artist

5/8. Zandra Rhodes. Repeated from Saturday at 9.57am FM


Unknown: Zandra Rhodes.

: Front Row

Former Cheers scriptwriter Rob Long - who wrote the bestselling insider's guide to comedy, Conversations with my Agent - talks to Mark Lawson about further revelations in the sequel. Producer Timothy Prosser


Scriptwriter: Rob Long
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Confessions of a Bad Mother

1/5. Lucy, aged 38, has just discovered she is pregnant, so she and John are going for a scan. A hugely amusing book, dramatised by the author Stephanie Caiman.
Director Chris Wallis Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stephanie Caiman.
Director: Chris Wallis
Lucy: Doon MacKichan
John: Stephen Tompkinson
The Book: Jane Purcell
Jules: Mia Soteriou
Lucy's mum: Jenny Lee
John's mum: Ann Beach
John's dad: Robert Whelan
Nicola: Colleen Prendergast
Geoffrey: Pip Torrens
Radiographer: Luanna Priestman
Newsreader: Zebedee Soanes
Jack: Carita Morris
Sean: Ben Halpern
Daisy: Liberty Morris

: Women of the Lodge

Judges, lawyers, teachers and housewives are some of the many women who join the Freemasons. Women from the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Masons reveal their great passion for Freemasonry, the sense of "brotherhood" that it gives them, and the reasons they want to belong to a society that has secrets. Presented by Kate Meynell. Producers Alison Vernon-Smith and Kate Meynell


Presented By: Kate Meynell.
Producers: Alison Vernon-Smith
Producers: Kate Meynell

: Crossing Continents

7/9. Botswana. The last San Bushmen are battling to remain on their ancestral land. Paul Kenyon investigates. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Paul Kenyon

: Nature

9/9. Re-Wilding Britain. Paul Evans travels to the East Anglian fens and to the Lake District to explore a potentially exciting future for our countryside that aims to "re-wild" the rural landscape. Producer Brett Westwood


Producer: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Brooklyn Follies

1/10. Overture. A new novel by Paul Auster that tells the story of Nathan and Tom, an uncle-and-nephew double act. Abridged by Lauris Morgan Griffiths . Read by Garrick Hagon. Producer Louise Armitage
RT DIRECT: Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster is available for E15.99 (RRP E16.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct.
Address:[address removed]. Call [number removed]042 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visitwww.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Novel By: Paul Auster
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan Griffiths
Read By: Garrick Hagon.
Producer: Louise Armitage
Unknown: Paul Auster

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

With Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Isabella - She-Wolf of France, Queen of England

1/5. Biography of Queen Isabella. Repeated from 9.45

: News

: By Their Own Hand (2/2)

Michael Gallagher reports on suicide.

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Test Match Special

Pakistan v England
The fourth day's play in the First Test from Multan, Pakistan. including 7.15-7.21 News and Papers;
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament; 9.45 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Off the Shelf

Suitable Boy (7/20)

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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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