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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr

: Book of the Week: Telling Some Tales

1/5. A new memoir, written and read by Anna Massey , that celebrates the highs, lows and hilarities of a lifetime in the acting profession. The author is born into a theatrical family who fall out dramatically, and her destiny is sealed. Abridged by Penny Leicester. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Telling Some Tales by Anna Massey is available for £15.99 (rrp E17.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address:[address removed]. Call. [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Read By: Anna Massey
Producer: Duncan Minshull
Unknown: Anna Massey

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Valerie Watson. From Wellington Pansn
Church, Glasgow, with Glasgow University Chapel Choir. Musical director James Grossmith.


Unknown: Valerie Watson.
Director: James Grossmith.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Beach Huts 1/5. The Pet. By Tara Gould. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45PM


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Tara Gould.

: Test Match SpecialEngland v Sri Lanka

Live coverage of the fifth and final day's play in the First Test.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Other SAS - Serving in the TA

1/2. With TA members being compulsorily drafted to fight in combat zones, these weekend soldiers are being asked to provide more and more of the army's fighting strength. Michael Nicholson discovers the consequences tor Territorials, their families and their employers, and asks the policy-makers if this is good defence policy or just a way of getting an army on the cheap. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Michael Nicholson
Producer: Adam Fowler

: Life in London: 3/6: Mr Lushington

If Pierce Egan can't meet his deadline, how will the audience hear about a visit to the slums, George IV's interior decorating, and a dog fighting a monkey? A dramatisation by Dan Tetsell of a 19th-century comic novel by Pierce Egan. Other parts played by members of the cast.


Author: Pierce Egan
Adapted by: Dan Tetsell
Producer: Tilusha Ghilani
Pierce Egan: Geoffrey McGivern
Corinthian Tom: Greg Wise
Jerry Hawthorn: Mark Gatiss
Bob Logic: James Bachman
Corinthian Kate: Amanda Abbington
MrsEgan: Alys Torrence
Hustle: Alex MacQueen
Pickpocket: Neil Edmond
Jarvey: Ben Graves
Fishwife: Laura Shavin

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint

11/13. The second semi-final of the eclectic music quiz. Chaired by Ned Sherrin. Producer Paul Bajoria RptdonSatatHpm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Cemetery Confessions

Five of the most illustrious residents of Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris make their confessions to Father Lachaise, who is not without a small confession to make himself. Written by Louise Welsh , Martin Sorrell , Paul Bailey , Michele Roberts and Geoff Dyer. Director Sara Davies


Unknown: Pere Lachaise
Written By: Louise Welsh
Written By: Martin Sorrell
Written By: Paul Bailey
Written By: Michele Roberts
Written By: Geoff Dyer.
Director: Sara Davies
Sarah Bernhardt: Eleanor Bron
Guillaume Apollinaire: Michael Fenton Stevens
Abelard: Hugh Dickson
HeloTse: Anna Massey
Colette: Zoe Wanamaker
Jim Morrison: Demetri Goritsas
Pere Lachaise: Bill Nighy

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. Producer Jessica Laugharne PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: Movie Matinees

1/5 Gone with the Wind. A series that goes back to the book to find the passages from literature that inspired iconic movie movements begins with Margaret Mitchell 's Civil War classic. Megan Dodds reads the extract in which Scarlett and Melanie are paid a visit by looting Yankee soldiers. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Margaret Mitchell
Unknown: Megan Dodds
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

66/90. The Munshi. When Queen Victoria's personal servant John Brown died, it wasn't long before he was replaced in the queen's affections by a young Indian from a poor family in Agra. Christopher Lee's epic story of the British Empire, narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Anna Massey and Joss Ackland. Producer Pete Atkin BBC AUDIO: The first and second volumes of Empire are available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: John Brown
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Joss Ackland.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Four Comers

7/13. Discussion programme with contributors from across the globe offering their perspectives on topical issues. Hosted this week by Gavin Esler. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Gavin Esler.
Producer: Mark Rickards

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

9/9. This 30th anniversary series of the quotations quiz ends with a panel comprising the novelist Simon Brett , comedian Dave Gorman , The Observer critic Stephanie Merritt , and John Lloyd , who was the first producer of Quote.... Unquote. Hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is
William Franklyn. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Rptd on Sun at 12.04pm


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Dave Gorman
Unknown: Stephanie Merritt
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani Rptd

: The Archers

Alistair falls at the first fence.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the live announcement of the winner of the first £15,000 National Short Story Prize. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Beach Huts

1/5. The Pet. This drama by Tara Gould begins a series of plays set in a row of beach huts on Brighton's seafront. Aunty Glenda has died and left her beach hut to her two nieces. Finding it exactly as it was when they visited their aunt as children, the sisters start to reminisce. But only one of them has happy memories. Frances Jo Mclnnes
Penny Lucinda Cowden
Producer/Director Karen Rose Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Tara Gould
Unknown: Frances Jo McLnnes
Unknown: Lucinda Cowden

: Faultlines

2/4. Mexico/US Border. Why do certain places seem to return to the news year after year? Allan Little visits four parts of the world where the "tectonic plates" of history keep forcing the past into the present - and into the future. Today he travels to the border towns of Arizona and Mexico to meet Mexican migrants about to embark on a 100-mile trek to find work in the US. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Jane Beresford

: The Learning Curve

New series 1/8. The guide to learning, presented by LibbyPurves. Producer Lucinda Montefiore Repeated on Sun at 11pm


Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Nature

New series 1/8. An Uphill Struggle. More than half of upland Sites of Special Scientific Interest are below target condition, according to a recent report from English Nature. Paul Evans takes to the hills to find out why England's moors and grasslands are under threat. Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Canvey Island

1/5. Profoundly moving and eloquently written,
James Runcie 's book tells the story of changing times in postwar Britain by following the fortunes of one family. Martin and his mother struggle for survival in the huge Canvey Island floods of 1953... and everything changes. Abridged by Fiona McAlpine.
Producer Clive Brill
RT DIRECT: Canvey Island by James Runcie is available for £12.99 (rrp £14.99), including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: [address removed]. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: James Runcie
Abridged By: Fiona McAlpine.
Producer: Clive Brill
Unknown: James Runcie
Violet: Lesley Ash
George: Charles Cork
Len: Christopher Ettridge
Claire: Emma Gregory
Martin: Stuart Laing
Linda: Jessie Wallace

: The Sports Programme

New series 1/8. John Wilson presents a sports programme for people who read their newspapers from the front but know a good story when they hear one. Producer Kevin Mousiey


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Kevin Mousiey

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the events in Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Telling Some Tales

1/5. Anna Massey 's memoirs. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Anna Massey

: Analysis

: News

: Alcohol


: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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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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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