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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop James Mehaffey.


Unknown: James Mehaffey.

: International Cricket

Pakistan v England
The second one-day international from Lahore. Including
9.45-10.00 Daily Service
Led by the Very Rev Graham Forbes from St Mary's
Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh. Mark 1, vv1-8. With the Cathedral Choir. Director of music Simon Nieminksi. ; 10.00 News.
Producer Peter Baxter approximate time


Unknown: Graham Forbes
Music: Simon Nieminksi.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: 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

: Book of the Week: Santa - a Life

1 1/5. Jeremy Seal sets off on a journey to trace the story of Santa Claus from his roots in fourth-century - Byzantium to a Christmas grotto in Birmingham. Written by Jeremy Seal , abridged by Polly Coles , and read by Alan Cox. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Santa -a Life by Jeremy Seal is available for E1399 (RRP £14.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: [address removed] Call [number removed](calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Written By: Jeremy Seal
Abridged By: Polly Coles
Read By: Alan Cox.
Producer: Clive Brill
Unknown: Jeremy Seal

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: David Copperf ield

By Charles Dickens.
6/20. The Woman's Hour drama For details see drama rpt 7.45pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Business of Race

1/2. Diversity training is big business, with trainers helping us understand our differences and guiding different ethnic groups towards peaceful co-existence. But does it work? Munira Mirza investigates whether we can be made more sensitive to each other, or whether, by emphasising difference, diversity training might unwittingly be divisive. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Munira Mirza
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Our Brave Boys

4/6 Shake, Rattle and Roll. Christmas is coming inexorably, as is the end of Zelda's boys' Ministry of Defence assignment. But why is Bryan so keen to have decorations in the office? And could soldiers really be at risk of losing limbs as a result of vibration in tanks? Will the health and safety directive provide answers? Christopher Lee comedy drama. Producer Rosalind Ayres : Director Pete Atkin


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Pete Atkin
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Colonel George: Martin Jarvis
Wing Cdr Bryan: Christopher Neame
Cdr Bill: Christopher Godwin
Chief Petty Officer Grieves: Peter Capaldi

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

2/13. Six teams of quiz enthusiasts rom around Britain compete for the title of quiz team of the year. Peter Snow is in the chair. producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: I'll Tell You about Love

When Jack and Sal invite friends Paula and Bob over for dinner it's not just the chilli that's hot. We eavesdrop on their conversations as well as their private thoughts until emotions reach fever pitch. A play about contemporary relationships and how we react when love goes. Written by Anthony Cropper.
Producer/Director Janet Hampson


Written By: Anthony Cropper.
Director: Janet Hampson
Jack: Ian Puleston-Davies
Sal: Zoe Henry
Paula: Joanna Riding
Bob: James Nickerson

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Chris Atourt

: After the Wave

1/5 Two and a Half Words. The first of five pieces this week by writers living in the countries affected by last year's tsunami comes from journalist Amitav Ghosh. It's a moving account of his journey to the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the wake of the disaster in the company of a film star and a man he calls The Director. Read by Sam Dastor. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Amitav Ghosh.
Read By: Sam Dastor.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Keeping Up with the Joneses

Why are there so few Welsh surnames? Trevor Fishlock discovers some of the ingenious ways in which the Welsh have tried to get around the problem. Producer uinos Jones


Unknown: Trevor Fishlock

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie and contributors from across the globe examine a wide range of topical issues. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Mark Rickards

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue - Edinburgh Special

5/7. Another chance to hear the show from this year's Edinburgh Festival, featuring chairman Humphrey Lyttelton and panellists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer and Ross Noble. 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 Clue 9. Available at [website address removed] and all good retail outlets or by calling [number removed]


Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Barry Cryer
Panellist: Ross Noble
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Changes are afoot for Caroline.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: David Copperfield 6/20

By Charles Dickens.
David, now known as Trotwood Copperfield, is at school in Canterbury. But he spends much time with Agnes Wickfield, also making the acquaintance of her father's clerk, Uriah Heep.
Repeated from 10.45am


Writer: Charles Dickens
Adapter: Mike Walker
Music By: Melanie Pappenheim
Music By: Anne Wood
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer
Producer: Mary Peate
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Charles Dickens: Robert Glenister
David: Michael Legge
Betsey: Deborah Findlay
Mr Wickfield: Geoffrey Whitehead
Agnes: Emily Wachter
Uriah Heap: Shaun Dingwall
Mrs Steerforth: Diana Quick
Rosa: Eve Best
Steerforth: Geoffrey Streatfeild
Mr Micawber: Paul Bradley
Miss Mowcher: Flaminia Cinque
Mr Dick: Adrian Scarborough
Mr Peggotty: Gerard McDermott
Mr Spenlow: Nicholas Le Prevost
Peggotty: Susan Jameson
Grainger: Harry Myers
Traddles: Carl Prekopp
Emily: Joanne Froggatt

: In the Footsteps of Jesus

4/4. Jesus the Guru, India. Edward Stourton concludes his exploration of how people's understanding of the leader of the world's largest faith is changing. Producer Phil Pegum


Producer: Phil Pegum

: Night in the City

In 1955, documentary-maker Denis Mitchell took a portable tape recorder out on to Britain's city streets after dark to record the voices of the people he found: the vagrants and criminals, the hopeful and the hopeless. Fifty years later, here is an update. Some of the stories have an eerie familiarity. Others, such as those of call-centre staff, rent boys and nuns living through the London bombings, show how radically our patterns of life have Changed over the period. Producer Samantha McAlister


Unknown: Denis Mitchell
Producer: Samantha McAlister

: The Rules of Life

4/8. Pairing Up. Attracting and keeping a mate is not easy, and for many animals it's up to the males to battle it out and impress the females, often at great cost to themselves. Aubrey Manning watches as red-deer stags fight for supremacy, and finds out why lionesses prefer lions with thick, black manes. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Unknown: Black Manes.
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: From a View to a Death

6/10. Zouch has decided that Mary is the key to a new life in which uncomfortable memories of his former existence in London will become a thing of the past.
But he still can't quite shake off his interest in Joanna Brandon. Derek Jacobi reads from Anthony Powell's sharp comedy of manners, abridged by Jane Marshall.


Reader: Derek Jacobi
Abridged by: Jane Marshall
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Home Truths

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Repeated from Saturday at 9am


Unknown: David Stafford

: Today in Parliament

The day's news in Westminster, with Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Santa - a Life

1/5. By Jeremy Seal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jeremy Seal.

: News

: News

: Health Matters


: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Olga's Story (2/5)
Stephanie Williams brings to life the vanished world of her
Siberian-born grandmother Olga Yunter


Unknown: Stephanie Williams
Unknown: Olga Yunter

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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