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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.

: Farming Today

Mark Holdstock with a round-up of rural issues. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Mark Holdstock
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sarah Montague.
Presented By: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Former chief commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
John Stevens talks to presenter Kirsty Young and selects eight favourite recordings to take to the mythical island. Producer Leanne Buckle


Talks: John Stevens
Presenter: Kirsty Young

: Book of the Week: Seize the Hour:When Nixon Met Mao

5/5. President Nixon meets the ailing Chairman Mao Tse-tung - the 15-minute meeting extending to an hour - and the photograph of their historic handshake makes the headlines around the world. By Margaret MacMillan. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mao Tse-Tung
Unknown: Margaret MacMillan.

: Act of Worship

Leslie Griffiths leads a religious service for the day.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Guiding Lights 5/5. Inside InformationBy Nicola Barker. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Woman's Hour editor Jill Burridge


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Nicola Barker.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Choirs on a Prayer

The ancient, proud and unique English choral tradition, which dates back to before the Norman Conquest, is under threat as fewer children wish to become choristers. Few parish churches can maintain a choir and even the cathedrals are struggling to attract new recruits. Edi Stark learns about the exacting daily routine of the cathedral chorister and speculates on the fragility of the tradition.


Presenter: Edi Stark
Producer: Richard Else
Producer: Margaret Wicks

: Three off the Tee

3/6. While golfers Roger, Tom and Mike are enjoying their usual Sunday round at their local course, they meet the club's oldest (and slowest) member. Roger's patience wears thin and tragedy, blackmail, treachery and revenge quickly ensue. By David Spicer.
Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: David Spicer.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Tom: Tony Slattery
Roger: Danny Webb
Mike: Tony Gardner
Jules: Polly Frame
Valerie: Phylllda Law

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with Liz Barclay and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented byShaunLey. Editor Colin Hancock


Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

Roger Bolton digs in the mailbag for BBC Radio listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and praise. Producer Viv Black Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
Send your comments to: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 10T
Fax: [number removed] Phone: [number removed] email: feedback®bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Breath from Other Planets

Dramatic events in the life of composer
Arnold Schoenberg in Vienna during 1907 and 1908, when his wife Mathilde and his close friend Gersti embark on an affair, help fire him into the revolutionary musical creativity that would make his name. By Marty Ross.
Producer/Director Bruce Young


Unknown: Arnold Schoenberg
Unknown: Marty Ross.
Director: Bruce Young
Schoenberg: Simon Tait
Mathilde: Gerda Stevenson
Gerstl: Grant O'Rourke
Webern: Matthew Pldqeon
Berg: John Kielty

: Shared Earth

4/6. Getting closer than ever to nature, Dylan Winter helps Britain's premier soil artist gather her materials of mud and muck on a Cumbrian farm.
Producer Alasdair Cross


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Short Stories by John McGahem

5/5. A Slip Up. A retired man sustains himself in his exile in England, by working, in his imagination, the farm he lost as a young man in Ireland. For further details see Monday

: Parrots and Piranhas

5/5. On their last night on the River Rewa in Guyana, Huw Cordey and friends spot an ocelot slinking along a branch, paddle beneath an Amazon tree boa curled round a branch, glide past caiman in the moonlight and discover a giant anaconda by the river's edge. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Huw Cordey

: 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

Daniel Craig , the new James Bond , talks to Francine Stock about his first outing in Casino Royale, and French screen icon Isabelle Huppert looks back at her career. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Daniel Craig
Talks: James Bond
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Isabelle Huppert
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

New series 1/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis return with their satirical look at the week's news. With Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and a special guest. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: To order the CD The Now Show for just EIO.99 (RRP E12.99) plus free p&p. call [number removed] (landline calls cost a maximum of 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to [address removed]


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

It is an unhappy anniversary for Phil and Jill. For cast see page 43 Written by Simon Frith Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts magazine presented by Kirsty Lang. Producer Robyn Read


Presented By: Kirsty Lang.

: Guiding Lights

5/5. Inside Information. Unhappy with its reincarnation, a foetus decides to take matters into its own hands. Nicola Barker 's story is dramatised by Sian Preece.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: Nicola Barker
Dramatised By: Sian Preece.
Social worker: Carol Ann Crawford
Foetus: Mark McDonnell
Martha: Gayanne Potter
Corgi: Nick Underwood
Guard: Chris Young
World Soul: All

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair as an audience in Haverhill, Suffolk, puts questions from the week's news to a panel that includes the shadow Leader of the Commons Theresa May, and chairman of the Press Complaints Commission Christopher Meyer.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Christopher Meyer.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

7/7. Tim Egan of The New York Times presents his topical reflections of the events of the week.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Tim Egan
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: The Loss Adjuster

When the Fairfield estate is flooded and the daughter of one of the families is killed, the insurers move in. As the loss adjuster tries to put a value on the loss of a life, he discovers that corruption and cynicism lie behind the building of houses on a flood plain. By Richard Monks.
Other parts: Emma Noakes , Saikat Ahamed , Joseph Kloska and Tracy Wiles Producer Sally Avens


Unknown: Richard Monks.
Unknown: Emma Noakes
Unknown: Saikat Ahamed
Unknown: Joseph Kloska
Unknown: Tracy Wiles
Producer: Sally Avens
Martin: Nell Dudgeon
Susan: Claire Rushbrook
Paul: Shaun Dooley
Lorna: Christine Kavanagh
Jo: Jordan Clarke
Keith: Mark Straker
George: Sam Dale

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Light of Evening

5/10. In her hospital bed, Dilly recalls her untimely return to Ireland and her slide into marriage to Cornelius. But it's her daughter Eleanora who now most concerns her. By Edna O'Brien. For futher details see Monday


Unknown: Edna O'Brien.

: A Good Read

7/10. Eoin Colfer , author of the Artemis Fowl books, and journalist Katharine Whitehorn discuss their recommended children's books with Sue MacGregor. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Eoin Colfer
Unknown: Artemis Fowl
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Today in Parliament

The day's debates at Westminster and reports from the Committee rooms, with Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Seize the Hour:

When Nixon Met Mao 5/5. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Nixon Met Mao

: News

: Close Up

Online Frontiers (1/2) How podcasting. blogging and digital film-making are revolutionising creativity

: News

: Outlook

: News

: Assignment

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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.

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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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