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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Richard Uridge. Producer David Street


Unknown: Richard Uridge.

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Today

With Alex Brodie and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rosemary Hartill.


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.

: Beyond the Millennium

Six visionary thinkers tell Sheena McDonald what life will be like in the year 2010. 2: Cities
Despite some gloomy predictions, urban planner Kevin Murray 's vision of the city is one of less traffic, less crime and more quality leisure. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Unknown: Kevin Murray
Producer: Clare Csonka

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg and guests engage in lively conversation.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Big Bang

This week in the alternative science show, Jez Nelson looks at some new learning tools for children. Producer Sue Broom
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jez Nelson

: Daily Service

Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round
(Song 1); Romans 8, wl4-17; Come, Holy Ghost (Attwood); Breathe on Me, Breath of God (Carlisle). With the choir of St Anne's Church, Manchester. Director of music Ronald Frost.


Music: Ronald Frost.

: On These Days

Jarrow to Giro. Ray Gosling presents the first of five programmes this week about the impact of joblessness on the 20th century.
Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Shadow Baby, by Margaret Forster , read in 12 parts by Gemma Jones. Part 11.
Managing editor Nadine Grieve E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Margaret Forster
Unknown: Gemma Jones.
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: Money Box Live: (0171) [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes calls on issues affecting personal finance. Producer Marcia Hughes LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Marcia Hughes

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Counterpoint

Heat three of the general knowledge music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin. Producer Steve Doherty
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Slow Burn

By John Harvey. When Jimmy Nolan 's Nottingham jazz club burns down, it looks like an insurance job. But for jazz-loving DI Charlie Resnick and his team, this is the start of a more sinister chain of events. Part 1 of 2. with John Rowe , Alison Pettitt ,
Gerard McDermott , Rachel Atkins , John Hartley ,
Alastair Danson , Jenny Lee and Carolyn Jones Saxophonist Mark Lockheart Director David Hunter


Unknown: John Harvey.
Unknown: Jimmy Nolan
Unknown: Di Charlie Resnick
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Alastair Danson
Unknown: Jenny Lee
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Saxophonist Mark Lockheart
Director: David Hunter
Charlie Resnick: Philip Jackson
Graham Millington: Sean Baker
Lynn Kellogg: Kate Eaton

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.
Daily editor John Watkins PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Editor: John Watkins

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker sees
Stephen Sondheim 's musical Sweeney Todd , staged by Opera North, and talks to West Yorkshire director Jude Kelly as she embarks on an opera production. Producer Julia Arrowsmith
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Musical: Sweeney Todd
Director: Jude Kelly
Producer: Julia Arrowsmith

: Short Story: Meltdown at Central Storage

By David Kirkup , read by David Horovitch. A glacier has been used by a mysterious company to store all kinds of items.
Producer Tabitha Potts
Repeated Saturday 12.30am


Unknown: David Kirkup
Read By: David Horovitch.
Producer: Tabitha Potts

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Just a Minute

With Nicholas Parsons and guests. Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: News

: The Archers

Kenton is brought to book. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

With Derek Cooper. Revised


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: A Song for Mary-Jane

Charlie Howe 's romance is set in contemporary London. Can Mary-
Jane, a penniless prostitute, find a punter at last, or will her boyfriend give in to her pimp?
with Jonathan Keeble , John Rowe and Alastair Danson. Music written and played by Mia Soteriou. Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Charlie Howe
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Alastair Danson.
Played By: Mia Soteriou.
Director: Richard Wortley
Po: Julian Rhindtutt
Mary-Jane: Alison Pettitt
Cack: Kim Wall

: Empire

Four programmes in which Peter Jay reassesses the history of the British Empire. 2: Doing Well, or Doing Good Over its 500-year history, the British Empire touched millions of lives worldwide - but how did it affect
Britain itself, and the British people? Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Peter Jay
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: An Incident

The first of a week of tales by Anton Chekhov , translated by Constance Garnett , read by Alistair McGowan.
Two children, two pets, one stranger. And a small domestic disaster.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Translated By: Constance Garnett
Read By: Alistair McGowan.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: In the Grip of the Glossies

Sex and the Single Girl
In the third of four programmes,
Liz Lochhead recalls the advice she has received from women's magazines on the subject of men. Producer Sally Flatman Repeat


Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Lee Hall 's six-part dramatisation of Mario Vargas Llosa 's comic novel.3: Chaos ensues at Radio Central with the arrival of a Bolivian bolero singer with Sean Baker , Kim Wall , Jonathan Adams.
Keith Drinkel , Eiaine Pyke , Colleen Prendergast ,
Ann Beach and loan Meredith
Director Sally Avens Repeat


Unknown: Lee Hall
Unknown: Mario Vargas Llosa
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Kim Wall
Unknown: Jonathan Adams.
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Unknown: Eiaine Pyke
Unknown: Colleen Prendergast
Unknown: Ann Beach
Mario: Tom Hollander
Aunt Julia: Siobhan Redmond
Pedro Camacho: John Sessions
Pascual: Robert Harper

: News

: The Late Book: The Tao of Muhammad Ali

Davis Miller 's six-part account of his friendship with the legendary boxer, read by Kerry Shale . Part 4. Producer Paul Kent


Unknown: Davis Miller
Read By: Kerry Shale
Producer: Paul Kent

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.

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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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