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: World Briefing

the latest news from around the world

: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaunaka Rishi Das.


Unknown: Shaunaka Rishi Das.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Bernadette McConnell


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Rachel Hooper and Keith Macdougall.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Presented By: Rachel Hooper
Presented By: Keith MacDougall.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Irish-American author JP Donleavy talks to Kirsty Young about his career, and about his selection of music to take to the mythical desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rt Rev Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: Book of the Week: Stanley - theImpossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer

5/5. Stanley returns to Africa once last time - on a mission to rescue Emin Pasha , the last of General Gordon's provincial governors still living. Marriage puts an end to Stanley's exploration. But his spirits are raised by the arrival of a new family member. By Tim Jeal. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Emin Pasha
Unknown: Tim Jeal.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Women's Room 5/15. By Marilyn French.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Marilyn French.

: Bricks and Mortals

New series 1/4. 62 Donegall Pass, Belfast. The series that brings history to life through different houses and the imagined lives of the people who lived there over the centuries begins with this unassuming terraced house in a run-down Loyalist enclave. Its residents have included a radical nationalist and abolitionist, and an engineer riding the wave of economic prosperity in "linenopolis". Producer John Byrne


Producer: John Byrne

: Jack Rosenthal's Last Act

1/4. When the late Jack Rosenthal finally wrote his memoirs he did so in the form he understood best - as a screenplay. This series was abridged and adapted by his daughter Amy Rosenthal from her father's original scripts and features his wife, Maureen Lipman. This first programme starts just before Rosenthal's birth and follows him up to his days as an aspiring writer at the University of Sheffield.
Producer Bruce Hyman ; Directors Maureen Lipman and Dirk Maggs
RT DIRECT: To pre-order the CD Jack Rosenthal 's Last Act (released 7 May 2007) for just E8.99 (RRP E12.99) plus free p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost a maximum of 8p per min), or send a cheque payable to BBC
Shop to: [address removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter the code [number removed] at the checkout.


Unknown: Jack Rosenthal
Unknown: Amy Rosenthal
Unknown: Maureen Lipman.
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Directors: Maureen Lipman
Directors: Dirk Maggs
Unknown: Jack Rosenthal
Jack: Stephen Mangan
Sam: George Layton
Herself: Maureen Lipman
Lakey: Rebecca Front
Headmaster: Rupert Degas
Terry: Toby Lonqworth
Customer: Tracy-Ann OBErman
YoungDavid: Christopher Parkinson
Eileen/Mary: Amy Sh Nd Er
Peter: Colin Shindler
Young Jack: Ceallach Spellman

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith


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

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Feedback

Roger Bolton digs in the mailbag for BBC Radio listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and praise. Producer Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London WIA 1QT
Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: feedbackUbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Murder in the Afternoon:Mixed Messages

A compromising message left on the wrong answerphone stirs up ghosts from the past, with tragic and deadly results. By Yvonne Antrobus.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Yvonne Antrobus.
Director: Marc Beeby
Gina: Lia Williams
Morag: Alison Pettitt
Jamie: John Dougall
DS Holt: Anthony Glennon
WPC Patel: Rachel Bavidqe
George: Sam Dale
Girl: Jasmine Callan

: Ramblings

2/7. The West Highland Way. Clare Balding sets out from the Bridge of Orchy on the West Highland Way with singer Jimmie MacGregor. The route passes through stunning Scenery, rich in history and wildlife. Producer Sandra Sykes


Singer: Jimmie MacGregor.
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Difference and Desire: Readings from the Bath Festival

5/5. Bald Truth. A busybody on a crowded train is looking for the owner of a lost purse. The narrator might be intrusive but it slowly becomes clear that the purse has a profound personal meaning for him alone. Steve May's play is read by John Telfer. For further details see Monday


Read By: John Telfer.

: The Making of Modern Medicine

25/30. By 1900 hospitals were clean environments with lots of fresh air. No longer were they "more fatal than the battlefield" as Florence Nightingale had described them 50 years earlier. Andrew Cunningham traces the influence of Nightingale in creating appropriate buildings. The readers are Tamsin Greig , Peter Capaidi and Jason Watkins. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Florence Nightingale
Unknown: Andrew Cunningham
Unknown: Tamsin Greig
Unknown: Peter Capaidi
Unknown: Jason Watkins.

: Last Word

The programme that celebrates the lives of the recently deceased. With Matthew Bannister.
Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: The Film Programme

The director Steven Soderbergh meets Francine Stock. Recognised since the 1989 release of sex, lies, and videotape as one of Hollywood's brightest talents,
Soderbergh has enjoyed both commercial success and critical acclaim with films including Ocean's Eleven and the Oscar-winning Traffic. His latest movie, The Good
German, is an audacious evocation of 1940s film noir, and he joins Francine to talk about it.


Guest: Steven Soderbergh
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

2/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present more satirical stabs at the week's news, with the help of Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and Marcus Brigstocke. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Peggy's on full alert at the cricket dinner.
For cast see page 31 Written by Carole Solazzo ; Producer Kate Oates ; Director Julie Beckett : Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Carole Solazzo
Producer: Kate Oates
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Laura Thomas

: The Women's Room

5/15. Mira unwittingly helps to get her friend Lily committed to an asylum and terrifying electric shock treatment. By Marilyn French.
Further details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Marilyn French.

: Any Questions?

Discussion hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby , in which an audience in Monmouth puts questions to a panel that includes the Guardian journalist John Harris. producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Harris.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

6/8. Clive James offers his reflections on a topical issue. Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: The Trouble with Caves

Ian is hearing voices, distant voices, apparently coming from underground. Who is down there? Are they trapped? Can they be helped? An original new play from
Ronan Bennett , set in a dark and claustrophic underground cave, takes an imaginative and timely look at Northern Ireland's current attempts to give up the bad habits of the past and move towards a devolved future. Cast includes
Selina Cadell , Julie Dearden , Paul Freeman , Richard Lumsden and Gerard McSorley. Producer/Director Heather Larmour


Unknown: Ronan Bennett
Unknown: Selina Cadell
Unknown: Julie Dearden
Unknown: Paul Freeman
Unknown: Richard Lumsden
Unknown: Gerard McSorley.
Director: Heather Larmour

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Christine Falls

10/10. Ouirke finally uncovers the truth about Christine Falls. The final episode of Benjamin Black 's thriller is read by Jim Norton. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Benjamin Black
Read By: Jim Norton.

: A Good Read

5/8. Journalist Roger Cook and poet laureate
Andrew Motion join Sue MacGregor. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Roger Cook
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the news from Westminster, presented by MarkD'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Stanley - theImpossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer

5/5. By Tim Jeal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tim Jeal.

: World Briefing

: the latest news from around the world

: The Interview

: News

: World Stories (


: Close Up

: News

: Outlook

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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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