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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Sharon Grenham-Toze .


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News

6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Keith Macdougall.

7.48 Thought for the Day
With Catherine Pepinster.

8.31 LW only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Keith MacDougall
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster
Editor of Today: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is crime writer Ian Rankin. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Ian Rankin.

: Book of the Week: The Perfect Summer

5/5. Late August. An unknown female sparks off mass strikes of women workers, and even schoolboys attempt strike - until the arrival of a burly policeman backed up by a phalanx of mums. Juliet Nicolson 's biography of tne summer of 1911, read by Emila Fox. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Juliet Nicolson
Read By: Emila Fox.

: Act of Worship

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Birthday Girl 5/5. The Birthday Princess By Tanika Gupta. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Tanika Gupta.

: The Prime of Marin Mersenne

Dr Brian Cox charts the life and correspondence of mathematician and 17th-century monk Marin Mersenne recorded from edited extracts from an on-line blog. With contributions from Professor Marcus De Sautoy , Peter Cave ,
Peter Dear and Professor Colin Russell. Producer Julian Maye


Unknown: Dr Brian Cox
Unknown: Professor Marcus de Sautoy
Unknown: Peter Cave
Unknown: Peter Dear
Unknown: Professor Colin Russell.
Producer: Julian Maye

: My Turn to Make the Tea

4/4. The Soldier and the Dancer.Semi-autobiographical story set in the early 1950s. Poppy, the junior report
Downingham Post, finds herself in a compromising position when the paper picks up a story about a fellow lodger. Butthis ultimately propels her into her true vocation.
Sheila Goff.
Written by Monica uiCKens di
Director David Hunter


Unknown: Sheila Goff.
Director: David Hunter
Poppy: Alice Hart
Mrs Goff: Marlene Sidaway
Myra: Joanne Froqqatt
Mervyn: Damian Lynch
Mr Pellett: Keith Barron
Murray: Gerard McDermott
Victor: Stephen Critchlow
Andrew: Ben Crowe
Policeman: Martin Hyder

: You and Yours

including at
Topical consumer issues with Liz Barclay , including
12.30 Face the Facts With John Waite. Series editor of You and Yours Andrew Smith Face the Facts is repeated on Sunday at 9pm
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

11/12. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations, and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers. Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at BP
Write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T. Phone u email feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at ¡pm

: Afternoon Play: Me and My Man tish-Asian)

A comedy in which Lai (Indian) and Paul (British-Asian) are an odd couple who run their own dry-cleaning shop.
The path to true love is littered with obstacles - age difference, guilt, cultural chasms and etymology.
Producer/Director David Hunter


Director: David Hunter
Lal: Renu Setna
Paul: Rail James
Father Pete: Loan Meredith
Taxi driver: Kim Wall
Receptionist: Traces Wiles

: Shared Earth

4/5. This week's programme explores the importance of peoples' connections with their local surroundings and wildlife. Dylan Winter finds out how England's 12
Community Forests have helped create important new urban woodlands as well as an enriched environment for their local communities. Down in Hampshire,
Brett Westwood visits a very well-studied garden, where every movement of its wildlife is noted and logged in a fascinating and informative wildlife diary available to everyone on the internet. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Dylan Winter
Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Five Short Stories by Clare Boylan

5/5 It Didn't Mean a Thing. WhenHector has a fling at the office Christmas party, it has unforeseen consequences. Read by Pat Laffan. Producer Roland Jacquarello For further details seeMonday


Read By: Pat Laffan.
Producer: Roland Jacquarello

: Good Timing

Composer Nina Perry looks at the secrets of good timing. With drummer Dawne Adams , chef
Brian Basis Fantoni squash champion Madeline Perry and comedian and juggling artist Steve Royle. producer Nina Perry


Unknown: Nina Perry
Unknown: Dawne Adams
Unknown: Brian Basis Fantoni
Unknown: Madeline Perry
Artist: Steve Royle.
Producer: Nina Perry

: Last Word

The programme that celebrates the lives of the recently deceased. With Matthew Bannister.
Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: The Film Programme

Christopher Tookey meets Sam Neill , whose latest film is the Australian drama Little Fish, starring Cate Blanchett.
Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Christopher Tookey
Unknown: Sam Neill
Unknown: Cate Blanchett.
Producer: Tim Prosser

: News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

2/6 Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the team take a comical look through the week's news.
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Ian lays it on tne line.
For cast see page 25
Written by Graham Harvey : Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Graham Harvey
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets playwright Tom Stoppard , who discusses his acclaimed new play Rock and Roll, which reflects on life in Prague from the spring of 1968 to the Velvet Revolution Of 1989. Producer Jerome Weatherald Revised


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Birthday Girl

5/5. The Birthday Princess. By Tanika Gupta. Munera is seriously ill. Her husband Nazim wants to celebrate her approaching birthday while they still can, but Munera is ready to fade away. So, Nazim struggles to fulfil his wife's wishes while stitnng ms own
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Tanika Gupta.
Munera: Shaheen Khan
Nazim: Vincent Ebrahim
Graham: Geoffrey Beevers

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke chairs the discussion as an audience in Moira in Derbyshire put questions on the issues of the week to a panel that includes former general secretary of the TGWU Lord Morris, editor of The Spectator Matthew D'Ancona , Conservative vice-chairwoman responsible for women
Margot James , and Darren Johnson , an assembly member for London. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Matthew D'Ancona
Unknown: Margot James
Unknown: Darren Johnson
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: The Appeal

There are 18 asylum appeal courts in the UK and 222 cases are heard every day. When an asylum seeker's claim for asylum is rejected, the appeal court is their last chance to stay. This drama documentary, reconstructing the asylum appeal courts using a mixture of actors, lawyers and refugees, follows the fictional case of a young Somali woman, Fadumo Sharif Mohamed , and puts the audience into the position of those who decide if she can stay or must no. By Matthew Solon.


Writer: Matthew Solon
Producer/Director: John Dryden
Fadumo: Muna Hundule
Her solicitor: Elizabeth Norman
Home Office solicitor: Rob Whitelock
Interpreter: Mohammad Hussein
Gure Yusuf Omar: Abdi Jama
Judge: Matthew Solon
Court usher: Andrew Foster

: 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: For Whom the Bell Tolls

5/10. With This Thy Offensive Goes, Ingles. A sudden snowstorm could sabotage plans for the mission, and Robert Jordan has a chance to kill the dangerously undependable Pablo. Written by Ernest Hemingway and read by Martin T Sherman. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Jordan
Written By: Ernest Hemingway
Read By: Martin T Sherman.

: A Good Read

6/8. Summer reading recommendations from
Martha Kearney and her guests: this week the novelist Colm Toibin and the actor Tony Robinson. Repeated from Tuesday at4.30pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Colm Toibin
Unknown: Tony Robinson.

: Today in Parliament

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


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: The Perfect Summer

5/5. By Juliet Nicolson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Juliet Nicolson.

: News

: World Stories

Breaking the Stone

: Close Up

25 Years of MTV (1/2)

: News

: Outlook

: News

: Assignment

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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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.

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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