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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.

6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.

7.48 Thought for the Day
With John Bell.

8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: John Bell

: The Long View

6/6. Jonathan Freedland and guests go in search of the past behind the present, exploring a moment in history that illuminates a contemporary debate. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Julia Adamson

: The MEPs

3/5. Paul Henley meets another member of the European Parliament. Producer Adele Armstrong


Unknown: Paul Henley
Producer: Adele Armstrong

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

2/5 Piers Gaveston has been disposed of, but Edward soon falls under the malign influence of another ambitious favourite Meanwhile, the outbreak of hostilities with her native France has a devastating impact on Isabella's position and marriage. By Alison Weir. For details see yesterday Rptd12.30am


Unknown: Piers Gaveston
Unknown: Alison Weir.

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Swinford. Christ Is the World Light (Christe Sanctorum). John 9, vv13-23. Nunc Dimittis
(Dyson) Light's Abode, Celestial Salem (Regent Square).
Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Greg Morris.


Presented By: Nigel Swinford.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Greg Morris.

: 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

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Confessions of a Bad Mother
2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Stephanie Caiman. For details see drama repeat 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Stephanie Caiman.

: The Bridge at the Bottom of the Sea

The North Sea is a baby in geological terms. Before it was born at the end of the last Ice Age, Britain was joined to the rest of Europe by a land bridge, according to received wisdom. But a student has discovered what archaeologists believe is the best-preserved prehistoric landscape in the world. Richard Uridge dives in search of evidence that may force history textbooks to be rewritten. Producer Richard Uridge


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Richard Uridge

: Comedy Playhouse: Rags, Bones, Bishops and Silly Moos

1/2. Tim Brooke-Taylor begins this exploration of the BBC's Comedy Playhouse, the proving-ground for some of TV's best loved sitcoms, by showcasing the first seven seasons of pilots. With contributions from Bernard Cribbins, Warren Mitchell and Harry H Corbett.


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Harry H Corbett
Producer: Stephen Garner

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. For the first time radio listeners have the chance to contribute to a Select Committee report. The Health
Select Committee has agreed to hear suggestions from the public on smoking in public places on today's programme. Committee chair Kevin Barron is
Peter White 's guest. All contributions will be considered before compilation Of the final report. Producer Samantha Fenwick
PHONE: [number removed]0444 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.
Unknown: Kevin Barron
Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Samantha Fenwick

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Twentieth-Century Troubadour

A celebration of the Belgian singer Jacques Brel , whose songs were covered by Bowie, Sinatra, and Shirley Bassey. Philip Sweeney finds out why the British don't like chanson, and why the Belgians just don't care. Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Saturday at 4.30pm


Singer: Jacques Brel
Unknown: Shirley Bassey.
Unknown: Philip Sweeney
Producer: Miles Warde

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Ibiana Dreams

A blend of drama with interviews, by Howard Belgard and Jeff Young , that explores the legacy of the controversial therapy of doses of LSD given to asylum patients in the 1960s and 70s.
Producers/Directors Howard Belgard and Jeff Young


Unknown: Howard Belgard
Unknown: Jeff Young
Directors: Howard Belgard
Directors: Jeff Young
Molly: Marcia Warren
Graham: Peter Wight
Carol: Rachel Davies

: Making History

5/13. Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners' historical challenges, help with family research and champion those who are actively "making history". Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed](calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Shakespeare Stories

2/5. The Winter's Tale. Gerard Murphy reads Robert Greene 's prose romance Pandosto, a tale of sexual jealousy and social unrest that Shakespeare used as the basis for The Winter's Tale. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Gerard Murphy
Unknown: Robert Greene

: Human Hosts

2/5. Tony Robinson tells the story of the pin worm. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Tony Robinson

: Nice Work

3/5. How difficult is it for young people to become entrepreneurs? Phillippa Lamb and her guests discuss whether setting up a business is a realistic career option. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Phillippa Lamb
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: The Learning Curve

A guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm
EMAIL: thelearningcurveiSbbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]044


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Consultants

5/6. Justin is squeezing a morris dancer into a bin; Neil is bunging a jockey at a clock, and James takes a sailor "up the opera". Producer Will Saunders
BBC AUDIO: A CD of the first series of the The Consultants is available at www.bbcshop.com and all good retails outlets, or by calling [number removed]19.

: The Archers

Hayley looks for some words of wisdom.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Martin Smith

: Confessions of a Bad Mother

2/5. Baby Jack has arrived, and Lucy and John are in shock. No sleep, no sex, and now poor old John's got to go back to work. What a shame, missing out on all that lovely baby-care. By Stephanie Caiman.
For cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stephanie Caiman.

: File on 4

6/10. After the controversy over the breast cancer drug Herceptin, Gerry Northam examines the way in which
Britain approves new drugs for use in the NHS and asks whether patients' lives are being put at risk by needless bureaucracy. Producer Bill Law Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: 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

: Building a Healthier Britain

3/4. Dementia. Although many people may feel that dementia is inevitable as they get older, dementia can be caused by many different factors. Richard Hannaford asks what we do know about dementia and what we need to find out in order to provide better services for our ageing population. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Richard Hannaford
Producer: Helen Sharp

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Brooklyn Follies

2/10. Disturbing Revelations. All is not as it seems at Brightman's Attic. After a surprise visit from his schizophrenic daughter, Tom's boss Harry reveals all. Paul Auster 'S new novel. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Paul Auster

: The Bits in Between

4/4. Comedy serial by Ben Edwards. Chris is destined for the awards ceremony, but points failure, a sheep, and a drunken rival stand in his way.
Producer Delia Mountford ; Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Ben Edwards.
Producer: Delia Mountford
Director: Nigel Bryant
Chris: Rhys Thomas
Roger: Graeme Garden
Claire: Lucy Tregear
Roy: Nitin Ganatra
Hotel clerk: Sharon Trickett

: Today in Parliament

Parliamentary round-up, presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

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

2/5. Biography of Queen Isabella. Repeated from 9.45

: News

: Masterpiece

My Asian City (4/4)

: Sports International

Violent Sport (2/3)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Test Match Special

Pakistan v England
The fifth 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 (8/20)

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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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