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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Allen Sleith.


Unknown: Dr Allen Sleith.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.

6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.

7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.

8.31 LW only Yesterday in Parliament


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Presenter: Edward Stourton
Presenter (Yesterday in Parliament): Rachel Hooper
Presenter (Yesterday in Parliament): Susan Hulme.

: The Memory Experience: Sharpen Your Memory

New series 1/6. Mariella Frostrup talks to leading scientists and artists to find out how memory works. Here she looks at how memory defines who you are.
Plus a report on new research that questions why memory lapses and depression are often linked. Producer Katy Hickman Repeated at 9.30pm See Unreliable Memories at 3.30pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Katy Hickman

: The Memory Experience: Me and My Memory

New series 1/6. The series that hears from people who are directly affected by memory begins with Claire, who contracted viral encephalitis two years ago and came out of hospital to a family she couldn't recognise. Clinical psychologist Bonnie-Kate Dewar explains how Claire's s memory has been affected by her illness and why studying her problems is unravelling the complex role of memory for our sense of self, identity and meaning. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Bonnie-Kate Dewar
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow (Marching). 1 Peter 1, vv 13-21. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach). Out of Darkness (Walker). Director of music Nigel Swinford. Organist Nigel Spooner.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Organist: Nigel Swinford.
Organist: Nigel Spooner.

: Book of the Week: Falling Blossom

3/5. As Arthur is posted away from Tokyo, the letters he sends back to Masa increase, as does his frustration at being separated. By Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams. For further details see Mon Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peter Pagnamenta
Unknown: Momoko Williams.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Maps for Lost Lovers By Nadeem Aslam.
3/10. The Woman'sHourdrama. For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Nadeem Aslam.

: Kith and Kin

4/4. The Greatest Grandmothers. Historians and weavers come together at a Burnley mill to discuss the Lancashire grandmother. Why did grannie become such a formidable figure in Victorian times? Social historian Amanda Vickery ends her history of the wider family. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Producer: Peter Everett

: Dixon of Dock Green

2/6. The Gentle Scratcher. Some counterfeit money turns up at the Dock Green Social Club and George thinks he knows who is responsible. By Ted Willis.
Dramatised by Sue Rodwell.
Producer/Director Viv Beeby


Unknown: Ted Willis.
Dramatised By: Sue Rodwell.
Director: Viv Beeby
PC George Dixon: David Calder
PC Andy Crawford: Hamish Clark
Edwin: David Collins
Fred: Andrew Sachs
Olive: Jacqueline Tong

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Land Lines

4/6. The Black Country. The anchor chain of the Titanic, a traditional glass works and some local cave-dwellers help the landscape detectives uncover connections between the people and the landscape of the Black Country.
Presented by Brett Westwood. producer Grant Sonnex


Presented By: Brett Westwood.
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rumpole Returns

2/2. Rumpole and the the Right to Privacy. Rumpole leaves the Old Bailey to defend a civil case: an editor of a local newspaper who is accused of breaching a successful businessman's right to privacy. By John Mortimer.
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie
RT DIRECT: Rumpole and the Primrose Path, four 45-minute
Radio 4 plays adapted by John Mortimer , is available on CD for EIO.99 (rrp £15.99) 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]


Unknown: John Mortimer
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Adapted By: John Mortimer
Rumpole: Timothy West
Hilda: Prunella Scales
Mr Rankin: David Shaw-Parker
Erskine-Brown: Nigel Anthony
Liz: Elaine Claxton
Hugo: Anton Rodgers
Gervase: Stephen Critchlow
SirSmedley: Kim Durham
Mrs Justice Erskine Brown: Joanna David

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions sent in by post. Chaired by Peter Gibbs. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.

: The Memory Experience: Unreliable Memory

3/5. Doikitsa. Doikitsa's dying wish is to pass on a secret memory to her grandson and finally lay to rest the disquieting story of her Romany past. By Louise Doughty. Read by Sara Kestelman. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Louise Doughty.
Read By: Sara Kestelman.

: In Drovers' Boots

3/5. Huw Williams finds himself in Bridgwater and the Somerset Levels, where he experiences an unusual event that gives him "the hump". For further details see Monday


Unknown: Huw Williams

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Editor Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: All in the Mind

5/5. Claudia Hammond examines everyday psychological challenges and delves deeper into how our brains work in a bid to find out if it is "all in the mind".
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: The Personality Test

3/4. Comedy panel show in which a new host presents a quiz all about themselves, their whims, fancies, loves and hates and past glories. Broadcaster and former MR author and teddy bear enthusiast Gyles Brandreth is the guest host. with regular panellists Sue Perkins , Lucy Porter and Robin Ince. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Robin Ince.
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Archers

Oliver's prayers are answered. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Ella-Mal Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Ella-Mal Robey

: Maps for Lost Lovers

3/10. The Lovers Next Door. Jugnu and Chanda decide to commit to each other. By Nadeem Aslam.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nadeem Aslam.

: The Moral Maze

7/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Michael Portillo and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer David Coomes Rptd Sat 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes Rptd

: A Burst of Freedom

1/2. An extreme brand of free-market ideology called libertarianism took over the Conservative Party's student wing in the mid-1980s and looked set to conquer the party at large. Legalising hard drugs and liberalising immigration controls were among the radical policies advocated. But where are the ideologues now? The Times columnist Tim Hames tracks down the former student radicals and examines how pragmatism eventually triumphed over ideology. Producer Innes Bowen Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Tim Hames
Producer: Innes Bowen

: Humans In Space

1/2. As man prepares to return astronauts to the Moon and then, ultimately, to the next frontier. Mars, Frank Close explores the physical and psychological limitations to human Space travel. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Frank Close
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: The Memory Experience: Sharpen Your Memory

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: For Whom the Bell Tolls

8/10. We Are in a War, Man. Robert Jordan sends the young, loyal Andres through enemy lines to find General Golz and give him a message that the attack needs to be called off. By Ernest Hemingway. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Jordan
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway.

: Warning: This Show May Cause Offence

Allan Beswick explores the world of blue comedy and examines the uneasy equilibrium between resisting the shackles of political correctness and performing material that is widely regarded as offensive. The programme also asks why, after courting so much controversy, blue comics like Roy "Chubby" Brown remain so popular. With contributions from Bernard Manning , Brendan O'Carroll and Pauline Daniels. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Allan Beswick
Unknown: Bernard Manning
Unknown: Brendan O'Carroll
Unknown: Pauline Daniels.
Producer: Stephen Garner

: Sweet Nothings: the Story of Musical Comedy

1/2. A look at the rise and fall of musical comedy, that very British form of musical theatre that took London by storm in the late 19th century with shows such as The Gaiety Girl and The Shop Girl. Presented by Ned Sherrin. Concludes tomorrow night. Producer Libby Cross


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Libby Cross

: News

: Book of the Week: Failing Blossom

3/5. By Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Peter Pagnamenta
Unknown: Momoko Williams.

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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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.

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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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