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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The news and the issues of the week in rural Britain.

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.


Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Charles Handy.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Running in the Family

Part 4.
For details see Monday

: News

: Face the Facts

Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

: What Am I Doing Here?

An anthology of contemporary poems, letters and diaries written and read by aid workers from the world's most troubled areas.
Compiled by Eka Morgan. Producer Simon Elmes


Producer: Simon Elmes

: Tales from the Islands

Four haunting plays based on Joseph Conrad 's stories of the Malay Archipelago.
2: The Planter of Malata. In helping the woman he secretly loves to search for her lost betrothed, the mysterious Renouard leads her to the ghostly island of Malata. Dramatised by Sally Hedges. with Sandra Berkin , Peter Jeffrey. Tina Gray. Michael Tudor Barnes and Tim Potter. Music by Martin Allcock Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Dramatised By: Sally Hedges.
Unknown: Sandra Berkin
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey.
Unknown: Tina Gray.
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown: Tim Potter.
Music By: Martin Allcock
Director: Nigel Bryant
Mariow: John Nettles
Renouard: Michael Maloney

: Daily Service

Thine Arm, 0 Lord (St Matthew);
Mark 10, w46-52; I Waited for the Lord (Mendelssohn); To Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love (Ballerma). Director of music Chris Stokes.


Music: Chris Stokes.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today with Geoffrey Wheeler. Politicians in Australia demanded that Communists be removed from public service.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: Woman's Hour

Photographer Nancy Honey and Jenni Murray discuss the impact of new technology on photography. Serial: Angel. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nancy Honey
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Out of Order

Patrick Hannan chairs the Nght-hearted quiz that lifts the lid off the world of politics. With team captains Michael White and Austin Mitchell MP. Producer Phil Bowker


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Phil Bowker

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool and James Cox in London.


Presenter: Nick Clarke
Presenter: James Cox

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: Dat's Love

By Leonora Brito. Grace sang in a trio in 1950s Cardiff. But while she stayed working in the cigar factory, it was Evelyn - who could not sing - who became a star. with Don Warrington. Lee Farley , Manon Edwards. Helen Griffin and Chris Griffiths Pianist Matthew Bailey
Director Alison Hindell Repeat


Unknown: Leonora Brito.
Unknown: Lee Farley
Unknown: Manon Edwards.
Unknown: Helen Griffin
Pianist: Chris Griffiths
Pianist: Matthew Bailey
Director: Alison Hindell
Grace: Suzanne Packer
Cleo: Sandra James-Young
Carmen: Sandra Yaw
Evelyn: Karin Diamond
Young Cleo: Lorraine Cole
DW: Treva Etienne

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen checks out the first week of the Dublin Theatre Festival and, to mark National Poetry Day, he reviews 101 enduring poems and reflects on this year's Forward Prize for poetry. Producer Jerome Weatherald
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story: Paivi

By Helen Dunmore , read by Saskia Reeves. Paivi - young, beautiful and very pregnant - feels frightened and lonely in Finland, where the winter nights last for ever. Producer Pauline Harris


Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Read By: Saskia Reeves. Paivi
Producer: Pauline Harris

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: First Impressions

Pete McCarthy chairs the panel game for impressionists. With team captains Alistair McGowan and Steve Nallon and guests. Producer Chris Lang


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Steve Nallon
Producer: Chris Lang

: News

: The Archers

Roy and Tony have their hands full. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Hotel Auschwitz

Jon Ronson makes a highly personal journey to the sites of the Holocaust in Poland. He discovers a tourist industry in a society that is compelled - both by economics and by circumstances - to market its past tragedies. But where does remembrance end and exploitation begin?
Producer Cathie Mahoney Repeat


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Analysis

Privatising Privacy?
Do we own our privacy? If so, can it be bought and sold? Invasions of privacy by paparazzi have captured headlines, but privacy matters to everyone in one way or another.
Frances Cairncross asks what it is, why we value it, and whether there are new ways of protecting it. Producer Michael Blastland
Repeated Sunday 4.15pm

Radio 4: 8pm
The death of Diana, Princess of Wales, has reopened the debate about the need for new laws on privacy and how far such laws should go to protect individuals from unwanted prying. But while it's the activities of the paparazzi which have captured the headlines, more common-place threats to our privacy lie closer to home. By sifting the wealth of computerised data available to them. companies can build up a detailed profile of our lives. Such information is, they say, a valuable asset. Tonight, Frances Cairncross asks whether we should view our privacy in different ways and whether there is, in some cases, an argument for placing a financial price on it.


Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Pen Friendly

Six programmes in which a British writer exchanges letters about a shared obsession or experience with a "pen friend" elsewhere in Europe. 2: A Need for Speed. Novelist Hwee Hwee Tan exchanges e-mails with Marcel Moring in Rotterdam about their obsession with computers. Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Hwee Hwee Tan
Unknown: Marcel Moring
Producer: Tessa Watt

: Does He Take Sugar?

Frederick Dove with the magazine made by and for people with disabilities. Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: send sae to Factsheet No 40.
[address removed] PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Frederick Dove
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Jeremy Harris.


Unknown: Jeremy Harris.

: Booker at Bedtime

Seven Booker Prize programmes.
4: An extract from Europa by Tim Parks. Producer Lizzie Davies


Producer: Lizzie Davies

: Fear on Four: Making Sacrifices

Three girls learn about the darker side of life in a humorous view of fear and loathing in a girls' boarding school. By Nick Warburton.


Writer: Nick Warburton.
Director: Adrian Bean
Alison: Caroline Story
Kerry: Sarah Rice
Corrina: Alison Pettit

: Offspring

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: The Drowned World

Part 2.
For details see yesterday

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.

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