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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Today's castaway is the artist Rachel Whiteread , who talks to Sue Lawley. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Artist: Rachel Whiteread

: Act of Worship

Led by Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Book of the Week: Lost Cosmonaut

5/5. In the republic of El Mari, Kalder finds the last true pagans of Europe and has an audience with the chief druid himself. He also hunts down General Mikhail Kalashnikov , the inventor of the AK47 machine gun. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: General Mikhail Kalashnikov

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 Jane's Story 5/10. By Alison Joseph.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: People of the Abyss

New series 1/3. Author Andrew Smith goes deep into the lives of submariners across the generations. Sleeping with the Fish. On a five-day journey on the nuclear submarine HMS Torbay, Smith finds his bunk is a palette just inches from the deadly "fish" or torpedoes. For five days he struggles to adapt to the cramped physical and emotional world. He also talks to the veterans of the submarine's Second World War namesake and finds out how different the conditions and pressures
Were then. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Andrew Smith
Producer: Mark Burman

: Agatha Christie's Mrs McGinty's Dead

New series 1/5. 1952. A senior police officer is not convinced of the guilt of a young man sentenced to hang for the savage murder of an elderly woman So he seeks the help of his old friend and colleague, a certain celebrated but rather bored Belgian detective - Hercule Poirot. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Producer/Director Enyd Williams


Dramatist: Michael Bakewell.
Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffatt
Supt Spence: George Baker
Bentley: Tom George
Mrs Summerhayes: Molly Gaisford
Major Summerhayes: Ian Masters
Maude: Beth Chalmers
Mrs Burch: Connie Walker
Mrs Sweetman: Jillle Meers
Mr Scuttle: Geoffrey Beevers

: You and Yours

Topical reports and consumer affairs, presented by John Waite and Winifred Robinson , series editor Andrew Smith PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley. Editors Nick Sutton and Juliette Dwyer


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editors: Nick Sutton
Editors: Juliette Dwyer

: Feedback

Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries and criticisms and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Kathleen Griffin Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Daphnis and Chloe

By Longus, adapted for radio by Hattie Naylor. This virtuoso story of two naive young lovers, beset by pirates, aided by supernatural forces and the power of love, has been a popular read since it was first translated from the Greek more than 500 years ago.
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Hattie Naylor.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Longus: Adrian Scarborough
Chloe: Lyndsey Marshal
Daphnis: Ben McKay
Lamo/Megacles: Kim Wall
Myrtale/Lycaenium: Tracy Wiles
Philetas/Dionyosophanes: Geoffrey Beevers
Love/Astylus: Simon Trinder
Dryas/Gnatho/Lampis: Anthony Glennon

: Ramblings

New series 1/6. Avon Estuary, Devon. Rosie Barrett and her two children, Rachael and Rob, take Clare Balding on a favourite family walk along the Avon Estuary in south Devon. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Clare Balding
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Scottish Shorts

5/5. Dog Days. Holidaying in Greece, a Scottish minister has a somewhat disastrous encounter with a couple of dogs. Written by Peter Regent and read by Paul Young. For details see Monday


Written By: Peter Regent
Read By: Paul Young.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

55/90. West Africa: Jaw-Jaw. The importance of West
Africa to the British Empire was initially as a staging-post on the journey to the spice-rich East, but in time the region's natural resources led to increased interest in it for its own sake. By Christopher Lee. For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme, with considered views, insight and analysis of memorable lives in many different spheres. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock presents a special Oscars programme from Hollywood, speaking to past Academy Award-winners, this year's nominees and the people who put on the show. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The News Quiz

4/8. Simon Hoggart presides over the topical panel game. With Alan Coren and special guests. producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: A CD version of News Quiz, Best of 2005 is available from RT direct for just £9.99 including p&p (rrp E12.99). To order, call [number removed] and quote [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Shula pays for her past mistakes.
For cast see page 37
Written by Nawal Gadalla : Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Nawal Gadalla
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a first-night report on the British premiere of Arthur Miller's play Resurrection Blues, directed by film-maker Robert Altman. Producer Martin smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Robert Altman.
Producer: Martin Smith

: Jane's Story

5/10. Despite firm friendship from old-style curator
Anthony Coulsden , Jane is beginning to really doubt the truth of her own marriage, her own story. By Alison Joseph. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anthony Coulsden
Story By: Alison Joseph.

: Any Questions?

9/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Harrogate puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel that includes the joint chief executive of YouGov, Stephan Shakespeare. producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Stephan Shakespeare.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

6/13. Brian Walden , broadcaster and former MR presents a weekly reflection on a topical issue.
Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Brian Walden
Producer: Simon Hollis

: The Friday Play: Crossing the Line

Three days ago, Jackie Mills arrested Tom Marsh for murder. Somehow he managed to walk free. Her world is simple, black and white, you're either innocent or guilty. Now she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands. Written by Terry Cafolla. Contains strong language.
Producer/Director Gemma McMullan


Unknown: Jackie Mills
Unknown: Tom Marsh
Written By: Terry Cafolla.
Director: Gemma McMullan
Jackie: Isobel Middleton
Marsh: Danny Webb
Tina: Dawn Steele
Phil: John Henshaw
Jack: Kenneth Cranham
Dummigan: Michael Maloney
Mike: Richard Dormer
James: Ian McElhinney
Matt: Lalor Roddy
Cop: Mlche Docherty
Mrs Harris: Linda Wray

: The World Tonight

Presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor Aiistair Burnett


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Aiistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Disobedience

10/10. At Rav Krushka's memorial service Ronit takes refuge in silence while Esti prepares to speak out. By Naomi Alderman. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Naomi Alderman.

: Off the Page

6/10. Are We Alone? A space cadet, an ex-UFO Project leader for the MoD and a psychologist researching paranormal beliefs are beamed up to join Victoria Coren for some late-night writing and discussion about aliens. With Charlie Skelton , Nick Pope and Christopher French. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Victoria Coren
Unknown: Charlie Skelton
Unknown: Nick Pope
Producer: Miles Warde

: Today in Parliament

Reports from the committee rooms and stories from behind the scenes in Westminster, with Mark D'Arcy.
Producer Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Lost Cosmonaut

5/5. By David Kalder. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: David Kalder.

: World Today

: News

: The Word

: News

: News

: Test Match Special

India v England
Commentary from Nagpur on the fourth day's play in the First Test by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Simon Mann , with expert summaries from Geoffrey Boycott , Sunil Gavaskar and Vic Marks. Including at 6.30 News and Papers, and at 8.51 Yesterday in Parliament. Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Producer: Peter Baxter

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.

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.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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