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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Marjory Maclean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Alicia McCarthy.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Alicia McCarthy.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Fighting to Be Normal

When BBC radio presenter Nick Clarke was diagnosed with cancer in December last year he was told that major surgery was the only way to save his lite: his left leg would have to be amputated. With the operation only days away, Nick and his wife Barbara began a taped record o the unpredictable path their lives were to take over the following six months. Producer Simon Elmes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm Behind the Scenes: page 119


Presenter: Nick Clarke
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Book of the Week: And Still I Rise

5/5. A Public Inquiry is to be held into "matters arising from the death of Stephen Lawrence ". By Doreen Lawrence. Read by Josette Simon. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Stephen Lawrence
Unknown: Doreen Lawrence.
Read By: Josette Simon.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 The Paston Letters The tomans Hour drama.
5/10. Dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal based on a collection of letters from the medieval period. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal

: Life in the Boondocks

Aaron McGruder 's comic strip The Boondocks has found a home in more than 250 American daily newspapers. It follows two black brothers from Chicago who reluctantly move to the suburbs with their grandfather. Journalist
Gary Younge assesses the impact of America most subversively funny, controversial and politically engaged newspaper comic strip, as it attempts to make the transition to television. Producer Lucy Dichmont


Unknown: Aaron McGruder
Unknown: Gary Younge

: Falco: Venus In Copper

6/6. Falco begins to understand the lengths that a lover will go to for revenge. The case is still unsolved but Fa co has a couple of ideas that may lead to the culprit. Written by Lindsey Davis, dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild
RTDIRECT:Pre-order now and be one of the first to own the dramatisation of Venus in Copper, available on CD for £13.99 (rrp E£W) plus E2.45 p&p. To order, send a cheque, made payable to BBC Shop, to: BBC Shop, [address removed], or call [number removed]or visit www.bbcshop.com, quoting [text removed]


Written By: Lindsey Davis
Dramatised By: Mary Cutler
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Falco: Anton Lesser
Helena: Anna Madeley
Petronius: Ben Crowe
Cossus: Jonathan Taller
Parrot: Colin Rote
Prisclus: Kim Wall
Thalia: Chippo Chung
Polia: Julia Hills
Severina: Tracy Wiles

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues, presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours8>bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

7/12. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries and criticisms and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
Write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T. Phone [number removed] email feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Song for Edmond Shakespeare

London 1607. A penniless actor rushes drunkenly through the streets lamenting that his life is a failure - a failure made more painful by the fact that he is the youngest brother of the rather more successful William Shakespeare. By Gary Bleasdale.


Writer: Gary Bleasdale
Producer/Director: Steven Canny
Edmond: Paul Rhys
Anne: Helen Longworth
Ben: Stuart McLoughlin
Christopher: Stephen Hogan
Alice: Cherry Morgan
Crooke: Nigel Barrett
Thomas: Robert Hastie
Rosetta: Emily Wachter
Gatekeeper: Hugh Dickson

: Ramblings

5/5. For soprano Kathryn Harries , walking has always been an important part of her life and it's now a way she raises large sums of money for charity. Clare Balding joins
Kathryn in Devon to discover how singing and walking have become interlinked for her. Producer Lucy Lunt


Soprano: Kathryn Harries
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Creative Writing Groups

5/5. Water Mouse. A rather shy woman's appearance and demeanour are transformed when her clothes disappear at the swimming baths and she has to wear someone else's. Maureen Fenton of Clitheroe Writing Group is the writer and the reader is Angela Mounsey. Producer Mike Hally For details see Monday


Unknown: Maureen Fenton
Unknown: Angela Mounsey.
Producer: Mike Hally

: Sceptical Landscapes

5/5. Today Philip Stott visits the West Midlands and the Thames Gateway to celebrate the biodiversity of our former industrial waterways. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Philip Stott

: Last Word

The obituary programme that celebrates the lives of the recently deceased, presented by Matthew Bannister. Producer Robyn Read


Presented By: Matthew Bannister.

: The Film Programme

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock join Francine Stock to discuss their film The Lake House, a romance in which the lovers discover they are living two years apart.
Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Keanu Reeves
Unknown: Sandra Bullock
Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Tim Prosser

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

4/6. Armando lannucci introduces 30 minutes of topical comedy, chat and big, big fibs as he throws open his radio drop-in centre. With special guests.
Producer David Tyler Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Introduces: Armando Lannucci
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Robert resists the scrapheap.
For cast see page 32
Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo ;
Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with the arts magazine. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Paston Letters

5/10. A Troublesome Son. Margaret is seriously concerned about her eldest son, who quarrels with both parents.
Times are hard, litigation over the Fastolf estate continues, and John Paston is in prison again. Dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Paston
Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Woodford Green in Essex put questions to a panel consisting of Sir Malcolm Rif kind; Sir Jonathon Porritt , programme director of Forum for the Future;
Sir Iqbal Sacranie , head of the Muslim Council of Britain; and the Minister for Justice, Harriet Harman.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Malcolm Rif
Unknown: Sir Jonathon Porritt
Unknown: Sir Iqbal Sacranie
Unknown: Harriet Harman.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

Professor Lisa Jardine presents her weekly reflection on a topical issue. Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated Sunday 8.50am


Unknown: Professor Lisa Jardine
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: Consideration

By Robert Messik. Eleanor Balaam did not hesitate to donate a kidney to her husband when he needed it. But two years later Peter left her and their children for another woman. Now Eleanor is suing him for the return of her kidney. Is Eleanor's motivation purely vindictive? Or does she actually have a legal right to get back her kidney? Has a contract been made and broken?
Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Robert Messik
Unknown: Eleanor Balaam
Director: David Ian Neville
Eleanor: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Peter: Paul Bown
Eleanor's barrister/Simon: Richard Derrington
Peter's barrister/Mary: Tracy Wiles
Alexia/Miss Tonnel: Alison Pettltt
Tony/Judge: Andrew Sachs
Dr Rosen/Ben Grant: David Bannerman

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Other Side of You

5/10. As Elizabeth continues to tell David her story, he realises that it's love and the curious twists of fate that have brought her into his care. For details see Monday

: A Good Read

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Today's debates at Westminster, with Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: And Still I Rise

5/5. Doreen Lawrence 's account of the murder of her teenage son Stephen 13 years ago. Repeated from 9.45am
1.00 World Briefing 1.30 Reporting Religion 2.00 News 2.05 World
Stories: Feminism and the Veil 2.30 Close Up: Philip K Dick
3.00 News 3.05 Outlook 4.00 News 4.05 Assignment
4.30 World Business Review 5.00 World Briefing


Unknown: Doreen Lawrence

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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.

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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