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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian Mackenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John HumDhrvs and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humdhrvs
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: TheReunion

1/4. Pail Privatisation. Sue MacGregor invites veterans of one of the most controversial reforms of he Conservative governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major to relive the privatisation of the railways. Rptd from Sunday at n.isam


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: John Major

: Book of the Week: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

5/5. Written and read by Bill Bryson. ne school, where he learns the facts of life, and melts the heart of the careers teacher - but not in a good way. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Bill Bryson.

: Act of Worship

Led by Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Madame Bovary 5/10. By Gustave Flaubert.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Presented By: Madame Bovary
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.

: StarCity

Star City was once the Soviet Union's covert cosmonaut training base, camouflaged and guarded near Moscow At the height of the Cold War it was off limits for journalists.
Jonathan Charles has been given unique access to the training facilities, and speaks to some of the cosmonaut heroes Of the USSR. Producer Patricia Lalla


Unknown: Jonathan Charles
Producer: Patricia Lalla

: 1966 and All That Britain

New series 1/4. Craig Brown 's satirical history of Britain begins in the 1920s and 1930s, when DH Lawrence of Arabia writes Lady Chatterbox's Llama; and John Yogi
Bear discovers the BBC but finds there's not much on. With Joss Ackland , Eleanor Bron , Rory Bremner.
John Humphrys , Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-bmun . Written by Craig Brown , producer victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Craig Brown
Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Unknown: John Yogi
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Rory Bremner.
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Bmun
Written By: Craig Brown

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues with Winifred Robinson ana John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours<Sbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis with Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Message ..

Jenni Murray and her guests in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Cecile Wright Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7prn

: Afternoon Play: Soldiers' Loves and Soldiers' Lives

Stories of army lives and loves in 1920s peacetime Brighton, dramatised by Roy Apps from the memoirs 01 Sergeant Bill Jupe. Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Dramatised By: Roy Apps
Unknown: Sergeant Bill Jupe.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Bill Jupe: Sean Gallagher
Nell: Ruth Jones
Soldier 2/Trumpeter: Samuel Collings
Old Dick/Sgt Major: Alan Leith
Blakey/Soldier 3: Paul Panting
Johnny/Officer: Roger May
Mary: Clare Corbett
May/Widow: Nicola Barber
Miss Pancake/Tart: Sara Markland
Padre/Sentry: David Collinqs
George: Alan Cox
Bert: Tom Bevan
Soldierl: James Joyce
Soldier4: Alex Hutchinson

: International Cricket

NatWest Series: England v Pakistan
The penultimate one-day international in this season's five-match series takes place at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew and Arlo White , who are joined by experts Graham Gooch and Mike Selvey.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Arlo White
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Costing the Earth

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Stories by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky

5/5 Yellow Coal, Part 2. Dr Leker has proposed a new form of energy, derived by absorbing man's spite and using it as a source of power. And it seems there is an inexhaustible source. Read by Laura Fraser. For further details see Monday


Read By: Laura Fraser.

: The Ex Files

5/5. Over You. How do you get over an ex? People talk about how to progress from weeping and wailing to feeling that it doesn't hurt any more. For further details see Tuesday

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister celebrates the lives of the recently deceased, both famous and infamous, the unsung and the extraordinary. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Star guests join Francine Stock to discuss the latest cinema releases, DVDs and TV films. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

New series 1/8. SandiToksvig begins her tenure of the chair of "the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio." With Andy Hamilton , Fred MacAulay and Mark Steel. Producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Mark Steel.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

David has friends for dinner. For cast see page 25 Written by Keri Davies ; Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Keri Davies
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

A report on the English National Opera and Asian Dub Foundation collaboration Gaddafi: a Living Myth. Presented by Kirsty Lang. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Presented By: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Madame Bovary

5/10. Emma Bovary has met Rodolph Boulanger , a wealthy land owner, and begins her first love affair. By Gustave Flaubert. For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Emma Bovary
Unknown: Rodolph Boulanger
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.
Narrator: John Hurt
Emma: Sarah Smart
Charles: Conrad Nelson
Madame Le Frangois: Slobhan Finneran
Rodolphe Boulanger: Jude Akuwudike
Monsieur Homais: David Fleeshman

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Brecon, Wales, puts questions from the week's news to a panel including Baroness Jay, former Leader of the House of Lords, and the design guru Stephen Bayley. producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Stephen Bayley.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

The historian Professor David Cannadine presents his perspective on contemporary events. Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Professor David Cannadine
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: The Unexpected European

Six mini-dramas from European radio, providing a snapshot of Europe's perception of itself today. The Unexpected Dane. Written by Kasper Hoff , translated by Jonathan Sydenham. The Unexpected Finn. Written by Harri Virtanen , translated by Aleksis Meanev. Rain Doos. Written bv Alexander Adolph. Rain in My Suitcase. Writtten by Rommi Smith. Lullaby sung by Nahla Eljack Donald and I. Written by Fabrice Melquiot , translated by Myriam Heard. Expecting Rain. Written by Dubravko Mihanovic , translated by Mislav Brecic. Producers Jesper Bergmann , Pekka Kyro , Holger Rink , Polly Thomas : Directors Anders Lundorph , Mikko Ahonen , Hans Helge Ott , Polly Thomas Myron Meeron , Mislav Brecic


Written By: Kasper Hoff
Translated By: Jonathan Sydenham.
Written By: Harri Virtanen
Translated By: Aleksis Meanev.
Unknown: Alexander Adolph.
Unknown: Rommi Smith.
Sung By: Nahla Eljack
Written By: Fabrice Melquiot
Translated By: Myriam Heard.
Written By: Dubravko Mihanovic
Translated By: Mislav Brecic.
Producers: Jesper Bergmann
Producers: Pekka Kyro
Producers: Holger Rink
Producers: Polly Thomas
Directors: Anders Lundorph
Directors: Mikko Ahonen
Directors: Hans Helge Ott
Directors: Polly Thomas
Directors: Myron Meeron
Unknown: Mislav Brecic
God: Ian Burns
Danish Prime Minister: Peter Zhelder
Old man: Pirkka-Pekka Petelius
Inner voice: Taisto Oksanen
Clea: Svenja Pages
Markus: Lutz Herkenrath.
Rahal: Beru Tessema
Bill: Will Tacey
I: Gregoire Oestermann
Dr Andrews: Nicolas Raccah
Lara: Jelena Miholjevic
Philip: Rakan Rushaidat

: The World Tonight until 10.15 approx

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig. Editor Aiistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Aiistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Imperium

5/10. Cicero returns from Sicily with boxes of evidence against Gaius Verres. The scene is set for one of the great courtroom dramas of the ancient world. By Robert Harris.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: Gaius Verres.
Unknown: Robert Harris.

: Great Lives

5/8. Julia Ward Howe. The American academic
Elaine Showalter joins presenter Matthew Parris to discuss the life of the 19th-century American writer Julia Ward Howe. With Professor Gary Williams. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Julia Ward Howe.
Unknown: Elaine Showalter
Presenter: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Julia Ward Howe.
Unknown: Gary Williams.

: You'll Never Get Rich - the Bilko Story

Dick Vosburgh pays tribute to perhaps one of the most popular comedy series ever, The Phil Silvers Show, popularly known as The Bilko Show. Producer Neil Rosser


Producer: Neil Rosser

: News

: Book of the Week: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

5/5. By Bill Bryson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Bill Bryson.

: News

: A Very American Witch Hunt

- 9/11. Michael Buchanan looks at the hysteria in America that followed the 9/11 attacks

: Close Up

Brazilian musician and politician Gilberto Gil


Unknown: Gilberto Gil

: 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.

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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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