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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: 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 Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the Week. Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Book of the Week: Part of the Pattern -Memoirs of a Wife at Westminster

1/5. As the wife of the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Edna Healey experienced political life from a unique viewpoint. She recounts her early years as well as her life with Denis Healey , both in power and in opposition, surrounded by "great and interesting people". After humble beginnings, Edna's mother and teacher are determined she will try for Oxford. Read by Sarah Badel. Abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Joanna Green
Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Part of the Pattern by Edna Healey is available for £22.50 (rrp E25.00) 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. Prices include p&p. UK delivery only


Unknown: Edna Healey
Unknown: Denis Healey
Read By: Sarah Badel.
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.
Producer: Joanna Green
Unknown: Edna Healey

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. God Is Love: His the Care (Theodoric arr Hoist). Romans 12, vv9-21. Love One Another (Wesley). Give Me Joy in My Heart (Sing
Hosanna). With Chester Cathedral choristers. Director of music Philip Rushforth. Organist David Poulter.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.
Organist: David Poulter.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Voyaqe Out 6/10. By Virginia Woolf.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: Life after Rover

New series 1/3. in 1905, Herbert Austin produced his first motor car at Longbridge in the south of Birmingham. In 2005, production came to an abrupt end with the closure of MG Rover. Adrian Chiles charts the fortunes of the 6,000 redundant workers in the first of the series that also looks back over the company's chequered history. The series continues tomorrow. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Ayres on the Air

2/6. Animals. Pam Ayres reads more of her uniquely homely and humorous style of poetry, tells some anecdotes and performs sketches. She is aided by Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Producer: Claire Jones

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint

4/13. The eclectic music quiz chaired by Ned Shernn. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Ned Shernn.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Man Who Built Tunnels

Natalia Power's haunting play about unrequited love, in which the 79-year-old Duke of Portland receives a visitation from a once-famous opera singer.


Writer: Natalia Power
Producer/Director: Martin Jenkins
The Duke: Alec McCowen
Adelaide: Emma Fielding
John: Anthony Glennon
Lodge keeper: Stephen Critchlow
Wheatley: Kim Wall
Maisie: Ella Smith

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: Lucky Numbers

1/5. Laki Namberz. A short story by James Meek set in post-Soviet Kiev kicks off a series exploring the appeal and fatal attraction of "lucky numbers" in anything and everything, from lottery tickets and birthdays to mathematics and magic. The reader is Nigel Lindsay. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Laki Namberz.
Story By: James Meek
Unknown: Nigel Lindsay.
Producer: Jill Waters

: Five Holes in the Ground

1/5. It's amazing what you can find in a hole in the ground, especially if it's three miles deep! Every day this week, Gabrielle Walker investigates a different hole, beginning in Iceland, where scientists are drilling into an active volcano. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Gabrielle Walker
Producer: Martin Redfern

: The Food Programme

Vegetarianism. In the wake of BSE, foot-and-mouth disease and now avian flu, Sheila Dillon discovers whether vegetarianism is attracting new converts and how a growing vegetarian population may affect the future landscape. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

Over the years, Judas has had a bad press. Ernie Rea and his guests discuss whether it is time to rehabilitate him. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

2/9. Swapping quotes and anecdotes are Fran Beauman , Clive Coleman , Professor John Sutherland and Alan Titchmarsh. The reader is William Franklyn. Presented by Nigel Rees. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Fran Beauman
Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Professor John Sutherland
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Presented By: Nigel Rees.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Joe looks out for his clan.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents arts news, reviews and an interview with Victoria Pile, creator of the Channel 4 hospital comedy Green Wing. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: The Voyage Out

6/10. By Virginia Woolf. Terence discovers that he has unexpectedly strong feelings for Rachel, but will they be reciprocated? Dramatised By Helen Edmundson.
Music by Tom Moss ; Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Virginia Woolf.
Dramatised By: Helen Edmundson.
Music By: Tom Moss
Director: Nadia Molinari
Rachel: Laura Fraser
Helen: Rebecca Johnson
Terence: Bertie Carvel
St John: Ronan Vibert
Mrs Flushing: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Mr Flushing: David Fleeshman
Ridley: Will Tacey
Miss Allan: Briqit Forsyth
Mrs Elliot: Olwen May
Mrs Chailey: Eileen O'Brien
Mr Pepper: Paul McCleary

: Quest for a Cure

2/3. Great Expectations. It has already taken the world's largest pharmaceutical company years of research and millions of dollars to select and develop a new approach to treating HIV/Aids - and there is still no guarantee it will work in humans. Peter Day has spent five years tracking the process to produce this diary of the hopes and fears of the dedicated teams of specialists who combine to try to make a new drug. Producer Neil Koenig


Producer: Neil Koenig

: Crossing Continents

8/13. Kolkata. Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) is booming. With an information-technology sector growing at a rapid rate, the city is undergoing a transformation. So how has Kolkata become the city of choice for many multinational companies? And is this enormous growth sustainable? Tanya Datta meets some of the city's winners and losers. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tanya Datta

: Danger! Venomous Snails

Just when you thought it was safe to eat escargots with garlic butter, the world's deadliest snails are on the loose. Mark Stephen investigates cone shells and their powerful venom. Producer Louise Yeoman


Unknown: Mark Stephen
Producer: Louise Yeoman

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: The Historian

6/10. Helen takes Paul to meet her mother in Romania, and discovers that she herself is descended from the long and evil line of Vlad Drakulya. Written by Elizabeth Kostova. Abridged by Neville Teller. Read by Colin Stinton and Barbara Barnes. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
RT DIRECT: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is available for £13.99 (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


Unknown: Vlad Drakulya.
Written By: Elizabeth Kostova.
Abridged By: Neville Teller.
Read By: Colin Stinton
Read By: Barbara Barnes.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan
Unknown: Elizabeth Kostova

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: David Stafford

: Today in Parliament

The first of week's reports from Westminster, presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Part of the Pattern- Memoirs of a Wife at Westminster

1/5. Memoirs of Edna Healey. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Edna Healey.

: Analysis

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

: International Cricket

India v England
The first in a series of seven one-day internationals comes from the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi.
With commentary by Simon Mann , Jonny Saunders , Harsha Bhogle and Angus Fraser.
Including at 8.25 News and Papers, at 8.31 Yesterday in Parliament, and at 9.45 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate times


Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Jonny Saunders
Commentary By: Harsha Bhogle
Commentary By: Angus Fraser.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: International Cricket

India v England: The first one-day international, from Delhi. Producer Peter Baxter * approximate times
5.00 World Briefing 5.20 World Business Report


Producer: Peter Baxter

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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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