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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Clair Jaquiss.


Presented By: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Tim Franks and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25. 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Tim Franks
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

5/11 Andrew Marr and guests, including Trevor Nunn , whose new production of Porgyand Bess opens in London this week, historian and biographer Rosemary Ashton novelist and political campaigner Tariq Ali , and Lord Ashcroft, who has a new book out about the Victoria Cross, set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Trevor Nunn
Unknown: Porgyand Bess
Unknown: Rosemary Ashton
Unknown: Tariq Ali
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: North Face of Soho

1/5 Clive James reads the fourth volume of his Unreliable Memoirs. He begins by describing his pre-nuptial fashion sense, and how he tried to bring the Cambridge Footlights Review into the West End. Abridged by Polly Coles Producer Clive Brill
Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT. North Face of Soho byclive James is available in hardback for £16.50 (RRP £17.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payabe to RT Direct Book Offers to: [address removed]. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more han 8p per minute), quoting RT. or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only Wi-fi internet radio offer: page 145


Unknown: Clive James
Abridged By: Polly Coles
Producer: Clive Brill

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Graham Forbes from St Mary Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-15. With the Cathedral Choir, directed by Simon Nieminski.


Unknown: Graham Forbes
Directed By: Simon Nieminski.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Farming of Bones 1/5. By Edwidge Danticat. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Edwidge Danticat.

: On the Waterfront

2/2. With British container ports booming and set for further expansion, Heather Payton visits Teesport,
Felixstowe and Southampton to see what effect this growth will have on the roads and railways. And will ports in the north share in the spoils? producer Jasper Bouverie


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Jasper Bouverie

: The Eliza Stories , ,

5/5. Eliza's Son. Now a deeply dislikeable teenager, Ernest delivers his perspective on his parents. Promotion to partnership at his firm doesn't seem to have checked his father's tendency to blunders, nor his mother s saintly tolerance. But Ernest has a few secrets of his own. Written by Barry Pain and adapted by Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Producer/Director Ellen Dryden


Written By: Barry Pain
Adapted By: Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Director: Ellen Dryden
Eliza: Sophie Thompson
Herhusband: Mark Heap
Ernest: Jack Blumenau
Man: Michael Wagq

: You and Yours

Consumer reports, with Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News, with Brian Hanrahan.


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Brain of Britain

10/17. Four contestants from the North of England compete in the continuing first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. Chaired by Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeatedfrom yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mummies and Daddies

A play told through song and drama, based on research about the experience of being a teenage parent. The singers involved are from the local community in Yorkshire.
Bv Ronv Robinson , with original songs by Sally Goldsmith.
Singers: Jess Atkinson , Josh Ben Tovim. Lucy Huzzard. Sarah Noyce. Anna Rheingans and Charlotte Whitaker ; musicians: Jim Lunt (piano), Jim Lockey (bass), Joe Herzberg (percussion) Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Ronv Robinson
Songs By: Sally Goldsmith.
Singers: Jess Atkinson
Singers: Josh Ben Tovim.
Singers: Lucy Huzzard.
Singers: Sarah Noyce.
Singers: Anna Rheingans
Singers: Charlotte Whitaker
Piano: Jim Lunt
Piano: Jim Lockey
Bass: Joe Herzberg
Director: Pauline Harris
Chloe: Katie Griffiths
Jacko: Matthew Hall
Sue: Gaynor Faye
Jane: Becky Hindley

: Money Box Live

10/16. Financial questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests. ProducerChrisA'Court
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: The MacGuffin

1/5. Willy's List. The first of a series of tales inspired by Alfred Hitchcock 's favourite plot device, which he called the MacGuffin: an object or event in a book or film that serves as the impetus for the plot. but is not what the story itself is about. In this tale, a group of friends set out to assassinate a politician with the help of a little cardboard box filled with nothing but air. By Louise Welsh ; read by Jimmy Chisholm. Producer Kirsty Williams


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Louise Welsh
Read By: Jimmy Chisholm.
Producer: Kirsty Williams

: Highland Hip

1/5. Sally Magnusson journeys through the Scottish
Highlands in search of musicians giving traditional music a contemporary twist. She begins with a visit to
Chris Stout , a Shetland fiddler who combines classical and folk sounds to create innovative music that is helping to boost the local economy. Producer Claire White


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Chris Stout
Producer: Claire White

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: More or Less

3/10. Andrew Dilnot explores the way numbers influence different aspects of daily life. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: PM

A round-up of the news headlines, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

8/8. Host Nigel Rees exchanges quotations and anecdotes with celebrities in the light-hearted quiz. Producer Claire Bartlett Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Archers

The penny drops for Usha.
For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to horror writer Stephen King about his new novel Lisey's Story - a widow's memories of her dark and intense marriage. Producer Stephen Hughes


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Stephen King
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Farming of Bones

1/5. Water. Set in the bordering countries of Dominica and Haiti in 1937. Orphaned Haitian Amabelle Desir works as housemaid for a powerful family in the Dominican Republic. She's in love with Sebastian, a migrant Haitian farmer of "bones" - Dominican sugar canes. Amabelle and her countrymen are never allowed to forget that although they are useful to the Dominicans, they are tolerated rather than really welcomed. By Edwidge Danticat. Dramatised by Jackie Kay.
Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Deborah Paige Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Amabelle Desir
Unknown: Edwidge Danticat.
Dramatised By: Jackie Kay.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Director: Deborah Paige
Amabelle: Adjoa Andoh
Valencia: Clara Sanabras
Papa: Antonio Gil-Martinez
Pico: Antonio Gil-Martinez
Javier: Patrick Miller
Kongo: Patrick Miller
Amabelle's mother: Norma Dumezweni

: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Habsburgs

New series 1/3. Misha Glenny presents the story of Europe's most influential dynasty. From humble origins in the lowlands of Switzerland, the Habsburgs emerged to become kings of Spain, Portugal, Hungary and Croatia, archdukes of Austria, grand princes of Transylvania, grand dukes of Tuscany, and Holy Roman Emperors for centuries on end. Some were bright, and some were halfwits.


Presenter: Misha Glenny
Producer: Miles Warde

: The Learning Curve

9/9. A guide to the world of learning, with practical advice, features and listeners' views. Presented by Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Nature

9/9. Diary from a Strange Country. Paul Evans gives a personal account through his country diaries of this remarkable year: the changing sounds of the countryside and the wildlife that made the news in 2006. Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Trumpet-Major

6/10. Julian Rhind-Tutt reads the sixth instalment of Thomas Hardy 's novel. John falls from favour just as his regiment is ordered away, and Bob pines for Matilda. Abridged by Lisa Osborne. Producer Lisa Osborne
RT DIRECT: Thomas Hardy's The Trumpet-Major is available in paperback for E9.99 (RRP E10.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: [address removed]
OTP. Call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Abridged By: Lisa Osborne.
Producer: Lisa Osborne
Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: The Palace of Laughter - Stateside

2/3. Geoffrey Wheeler continues his history of American vaudeville. In Memphis the vaudeville performers mixed with a new generation of musicians who were producing the exciting new sounds of jazz and blues. Even in the days of segregation, black and white performers were able to mingle freely in the buzzing creative atmosphere of Beale Street, at the long-gone Palace Theater, and the still-thriving Orpheum. Producer LibbyCross


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: North Face of Soho

1/5. Clive James reads the fourth volume of his
Unreliable Memoirs, discussing his efforts to bring the Footlights Review into the West End. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Clive James

: Analysis

: News

: Call That Justice?

(2/3) The plight of Kenya's street children

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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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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