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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.
Producers Ruth Kiely and Tessa Polniaszek


Producers: Ruth Kiely
Producers: Tessa Polniaszek

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Brother Michael.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Alex Brodie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.


Unknown: Alex Brodie.

: Notes from a Small Island

By Bill Bryson. 2: Virginia Water. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Bill Bryson.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: (0171)[number removed]

A topical discussion. Producer Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Anne Peacock

: Daily Service

Hail, gladdening light (Stainer); 'Tis good, Lord, to be here! (Carlisle);
Luke 9, w 28-36; 0 nata lux (Tallis); The Lord is my light (Taize); Christ, whose glory fills the skies (Rattisbon). Director of music Sasha Johnson -


Music: Sasha Johnson

: Jerusalem Lives

Ruth Koldoron reveals the alternative Jerusalem - a place of coffee shops and God. Along the way she meets Palestinian writer and painter Ali Qleibo and one of the last Yiddish storytellers, Yossl Bernstein. All this before entering the city within a city of Mea Sheerim. home to the world's most pious Jews, for a rare guided tour by Avram Zvi , a former member of this community. Producers Mark Burman and Ronit Knoble Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm


Unknown: Ruth Koldoron
Unknown: Ali Qleibo
Unknown: Yossl Bernstein.
Unknown: Mea Sheerim.
Unknown: Avram Zvi
Producers: Mark Burman
Producers: Ronit Knoble

: On This Day

A look back at the news exactly 50 years ago today. Tuesday 6 August, 1946: a new sort of queue begins - mothers across the country line up for their first Family Allowance. For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

introduced by Wendy Austin. It's bright, it's cheap, but modern school furniture could be causing serious back problems for as many as 50 per cent of children. Chris Chambers reports.
Serial: The Last Time I Saw Jane (12) For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Wendy Austin.
Unknown: Chris Chambers

: Medicine Now

Presented by Geoff Watts. Barbara Myers introduces Remarkable
Recoveries, a series of reports in which she meets people who have survived life-threatening illnesses. 2: Miriam Newman went to bed with flu symptoms. The next morning, she was found unconscious and rushed to hospital with meningitis. Producer Sandy Raffan
Repeated Sunday at 10.15pm


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Introduces: Barbara Myers
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Cross Questioned

Caroline Quentin poses the questions and team captains Richard Morton and Toby Longworth and their guests Francis Wheen and Nick Revell avoid answering them in radio's only crossword puzzle.
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Richard Morton
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Nick Revell
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

With Ben Bradshaw.


Unknown: Ben Bradshaw.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm
THE DEEP New series

: Soundings

Jonathan Raban introduces a three-part personal anthology of the greatest writing on the sea.
1: Seeing the Sea. Before the 18th century, the sea was almost invisible, a chaos to be got across. Then
Romanticism discovered the sea and lovingly described it as most of us still imagine it today. Producer Tim Dee


Introduces: Jonathan Raban
Producer: Tim Dee

: Dancing for a Living

In the fifth of six conversations about the dance world, Lynne Walker talks to the world's fastest tapper, the Irish-American dancer Michael Flatley. Producer Gillian Hush


Talks: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Michael Flatley.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: The Afternoon Shift

Daire Brehan and guests with topical discussion and stories from around the country.
Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Daire Brehan
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reads Amitav Ghosh 's book The Calcutta Chromosome which combines a medical thriller with a Victorian ghost story.
Producer Mohit Bakaya. Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Amitav Ghosh
Producer: Mohit Bakaya.

: Short Story: Same Time, Same Place

By Mervyn Peake. A bored young man searches for love and adventure.
Read by Ian Targett. Producer Nandita Ghose


Unknown: Mervyn Peake.
Read By: Ian Targett.
Producer: Nandita Ghose

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Leefotter.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Leefotter.

: A Whole New Ball Game

Martin Davies 's six-part comedy of faith, family and football. 2: Scouting for Boys
Producer Richard Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Martin Davies
Producer: Richard Wilson
Fr Benedict: Desmond Barrit
Mrs Patterson: Brenda Blethyn
Robert Patterson: Richard Pearce
Barbara Patterson: Melanie Hudson
Andy Hunt: Mark Straker
Janet: Nicola Buckingham
Guy: Henry Woolley
Ron: Peter Serafinowicz

: News

: The Archers

Tom's caught in the act.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

Tim Rogers reports on major issues. Producer Jim Hackett
Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm


Unknown: Tim Rogers
Producer: Jim Hackett

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: Not Yet the Dodo

Noël Coward rarely wrote about homosexuality, but in the 1960s his narrative poem Not Yet the Dodo evoked the touching story of General and Lady Bedrington, whose croquet-playing retirement was upset when they learnt the truth about their son Barry. Read by Alex Jennings. Producer Keith Slade


Read By: Alex Jennings.
Producer: Keith Slade

: In Touch

Peter White with news, views and information for visually impaired people. Producer Karen Turner
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Karen Turner

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Changes of Address

By Lee Langley. Part 7.
For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Lee Langley.

: Medium wave

The week's events in the media.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: Mirrored in Music

A six-part series in which international musicians choose and discuss music describing the character and spirit of their native countries. This week,
Australian guitarist John Williams. Repeat


Guitarist: John Williams.

: News

: The Late Book: The Secret History

By Donna Tartt. 7: Sacred rituals in the woods lead to tragedy. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Donna Tartt.

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.

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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