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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the

Day With the Rev Richard Hill.


Unknown: Richard Hill.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is the physicist Peter Mansfield.


Unknown: Peter Mansfield.

: Book of the Week: Alistair Cooke'sAmerican Journey

5/5. Four Months in 1945. Alistair Cooke returns to New York, "the world's most remarkable ghost town . For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Act of Worship

From Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 The Paston Letters The Woman's Hour drama.
10/10. A dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal , based on a collection of letters from the medieval period.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal

: Camel Train

The Danakil Depression in northern Ethiopia is one of the lowest, hottest places on the surface of the Earth. Yet every year thousands of traders from the Ethiopian
Highlands make the arduous and exhausting journey into this vast super-heated bowl, their long camel trains tiea nose-to-tail with rough rope. What draws them into this desolate, alien landscape is salt, blocks of which are cut from the ground, loaded onto the camels and transported using methods unchanged for at least 2.000 years.
Matthew Parris joins the traders and their camels to follow the ancient salt route. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: My Turn to Make the Tea

1/4. The Stain on the Carpet. In this semi-autobiographical story set in the early 1950s. Poppy is the junior reporter on the Downingham Post, where it is always her turn to make the tea. She takes lodgings with the formidable
Mrs Goff and discovers something sinister under the bed. Written by Monica Dickens , adapted by Sheila Gort.
Director David Hunter


Unknown: Mrs Goff
Written By: Monica Dickens
Adapted By: Sheila Gort.
Director: David Hunter
Poppy: Alice Hart
Mr Pellet: Keith Barron
MrsGoff: Marlene Sioaway
Maimie Annabelle: Dowler I
Victor: Stephen Crttchlow
Mike: Peter Damey
Joe: Martin Hyder
Marjorie: Jemma Elder

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours®bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented byShaunLey. Editor Colin Hancock


Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

8/12. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queues. criticisms and congratulations and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers. Producer Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm Write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T Phone [number removed]; email feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Conversation

Trevor Friedman 's father arrived in England in 1945 at the age of 20. after four years as a Jewish slave labourer in Poland and then Germany. Trevor knew almost nothing of his father's extraordinary story until 24 years after his death. In the summer of 2004 he sat down to talk to
Roman Halter, who had shared the same experiences as his father. This is what was said. Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Trevor Friedman
Director: Toby Swift
Roman Halter: Harry Towb
Trevor Friedman: Jonathan Tafler

: Shared Earth

New Series 1/5. Dylan Winter celebrates the natural world and discovers what everyone can do to help conserve wildlife and habitats, and reduce our footprint on the planet. Among the items in this week s programme, he travels to Frankfurt to find out how green the 2006 World Cup is. and Brett Westwood provides details of an important new bird survey to take part in. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Psychobabble

5/5. Baggage. A woman tackles the clutter that has gathered at the bottom of her summer bag. Written by Elizabeth Reeder , read by Deirdre Davis. For details see Monday


Written By: Elizabeth Reeder
Read By: Deirdre Davis.

: Georgian Giants

5/5. William G Stewart visits south London, where
200 years ago an extraordinary game of cricket took place between a team of one-armed men and a team, as The Times report put it, "with each a wooden leg". It was a game that attracted massive crowds, serious gambling, a riot, and most important of all - a result. For further details see Monday


Unknown: William G Stewart

: Last Word

The obituary programme that celebrates the lives of the recently deceased, from the rich and famous to the unsung and extraordinary. With Matthew Bannister. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock and star guests discuss the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on television, producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Tim Prosser

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

5/6. Armando Iannucci introduces 30 minutes of topical comedy, chat and big, big fibs as he throws open his radio drop-in centre. With special guests.
Producer David Tyler Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Introduces: Armando Iannucci
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Ian faces an ultimatum.
For cast see page 31
Written by Adrian Flynn ; Director Rosemary Watts : Editor
Vanessa Whitburn.
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including a reassessment of the work of composer Franz Waxman , whose film scores include Rebecca and Sunset Boulevard. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Franz Waxman
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Paston Letters

10/10. An Enduring Family. In 1479 Agnes dies. Three months later John Paston II dies too, aged 37. Margaret reels under the weight of it all. Her health weakens, and on 4 November 1484, she dies as well. Dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Paston Ii
Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Tring, Hertfordshire, puts questions to a panel that includes former Conservative minister Jonathan Aitken , the general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing Dr Beverley Malone , the former Home Office minister Barbara Roche and the writer Frederick Forsyth. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jonathan Aitken
Unknown: Dr Beverley Malone
Unknown: Barbara Roche
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

Lisa Jardine presents her weekly reflection on a topical issue. Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated Sunday 8.50am


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: The Price of Light

Maria Theresia von Paradis was a musical prodigy who lost her sight in early childhood. In an attempt to cure her blindness, her parents approached Anton Mesmer, not yet famous, but already controversial. Soon she began to regain her vision, but as she did, her musical talent seemed to deteriorate. A public and scientific scandal ensued. By Hilary Mantel.


Writer: Hilary Mantel.
Harpsichordist: Robin Bigwood
Producer/Director: Marilyn Imrie
Maria: Teresa Gallagher
Mesmer: Michael Maloney
M. von Paradis: Neil Dudgeon
Mme von Paradis: Lia Williams
Empress: Eleanor Bron
Anna: Jenny Howe
Marie Antoinette: Emily Bruni
Dr. Stoerk: John Rowe
King Louis: Paul Panting

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Other Side of You

10/10. Paul Rhys concludes his reading of Salley Vickers 's new novel. Elizabeth's absence forces David to reflect on his feelings for her. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Rhys
Unknown: Salley Vickers

: A Good Read

Repeated from Tuesday at 4 JOpm

: Today in Parliament

Today's debates at Westminster. plus reports from the committee rooms and stories from behind the scenes in Parliament. Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Alistair Cooke'sAmerican Journey

5/5. Repeated from 9.45am
1.00 World Briefing 1.30 Reporting Religion 2.00 News 2.05 World
Stories: The Porter and the Mountain 2.30 Close Up 3.00 News
3.05 Outlook 4.00 News 4.05 Assignment 4.30 World Business Review 5.00 World Briefing

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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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