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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaunaka Rishi Das.


Unknown: Shaunaka Rishi Das.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Clare Phillips


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. The Glory of These Forty Days (Tallis's Canon). Isaiah 58, vvl-5. God, Beyond Our
Dreams (Farrell). Just As I Am (Saffron Walden). With the Bradford Girls' Choir. Director of music Chris McElroy.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.
Music: Chris McElroy.

: Book of the Week: Stanley - the_ Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer

1/5. Alex Jennings reads the story of Henry Morton Stanley, the man who discovered Dr Livingstone. Born in Denbigh in 1846, John Rowlands , later known as Stanley, was abandoned as a baby and consigned to a workhouse. His mother's rejection and his determination to gain her acceptance shaped the character of the boy who would one day become the great explorer. By Tim Jeal. Abridged by Joanna Green. Producer Joanna Green Rptd at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order the paperback of The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer £21.99 (RRP E25.00) incl p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to [address removed] or call [number removed]
(land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only Tim Jeal writes on Stanley in the March issue of BBC History Magazine


Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Henry Morton
Unknown: John Rowlands
Unknown: Tim Jeal.
Abridged By: Joanna Green.
Producer: Joanna Green Rptd
Unknown: Tim Jeal

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Women's Room 1/15. By Marilyn French. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
Jenni Murray revisits a 70s classic: page 123


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Marilyn French.
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Pilgrims from Gangland

Last October, 12 young Muslim tearaways from one of Birmingham's most deprived areas went on an experimental pilgrimage to Mecca. Navid Akhtar has been given access to follow the progress of these unlikely pilgrims over the last six months to see whether Islamic instruction really can turn around the life of a 17-year-old drug-dealing gang-leader and have any positive effect on the crime-ridden area they live in. producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Navid Akhtar
Producer: Fran Barnes

: The Brothers

3/6. Oonagh's Dream, in which Nigel and Michael are forced to help run a street party, and Oonagh is stuck up a tree. By Caroline and David Stafford. Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford.
Director: Marc Beeby
Nigel Adam Godley Zorro: Alex Lowe
Michael Raymond Coulthard Trapper: Sam Dale
Oonagh: Pauline McLynn

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Land Lines

3/4. Britain's oldest hillside chalk figure, Arab nomads in a field of cattle and an invisible blacksmith in a Neolithic tomb - are part of the landscape puzzle, which this week, is on the Berkshire Downs. Producer Grant Sonnex Rptd on Saturday at 11pm

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: What Is Missing from Your Life?(the Men)

Two years ago, writer Stephanie Dale asked the women of Birmingham to answer the simple question, "What is missing from your life?", and turned the resulting letters into a drama-documentary. Now she asks the same question of the men of Birmingham, weaving their answers around the myth of Birmingham's Anglo-Saxon origins.
Producers Sara Conkey and Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Stephanie Dale
Producers: Sara Conkey
Producers: Peter Leslie Wild
The City: Zoe Waites
Beorma: John Rowe
Gregory: John Flitcroft
Cabbie/Man: Jack Whitam

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Viincent Duggleby and his guests. Producer Jennifer Clarke PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Viincent Duggleby
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Difference and Desire: Readings from theBath Festival

New series 1/5. Latvian Angel. Marian's an older mum, no longer quite at home in her own body, longing for space and solitude. Then there's a chance encounter with Janis, an electrician, which causes them both to consider what home really means. Helen Dunmore 's story is read by Stephanie Cole. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Read By: Stephanie Cole.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: The Making of Modern Medicine

21/30. Culturing the Germ Theory. In 1875 Robert Koch , a country doctor from Prussia, succeeded in tracing the life cycle of an anthrax bacteria cell. Andrew Cunningham narrates this epic series on the history of Western medicine. The readers are David Rintoul , Peter Capaldi ,
Scott Handy and Jason Watkins. Producer Adrian Washbourne RT DIRECT: To pre-order the CD The Making of Modern Medicine (released today) for E15.99 (RRP E25.00) including pSp, call [number removed] (landline calls cost a maximum of 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed]


Unknown: Robert Koch
Unknown: Andrew Cunningham
Unknown: David Rintoul
Unknown: Peter Capaldi
Unknown: Scott Handy
Unknown: Jason Watkins.
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea and guests explore the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Jennifer Daniel


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

10/10. Tony Hawks, Neil Mullarkey , Paul Merton and Sue Perkins are the panellists in the comedy panel game. From the Theatre Royal in Brighton.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Mike starts crying over spilt milk.
For cast see paqe 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with arts news, interviews and the verdict on Steven Soderbergh 's film The Good German, set in postwar Berlin, and shot in the style of a 1940s movie. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Steven Soderbergh
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Women's Room

1/15. Mira starts her look back at her life, starting with the traumatic teenage experience that shaped her view of sex and men. An adaptation, by Sarah Daniels , of Marilyn French's seminal novel, first published 30 years ago.
Acoustic guitar played by Sven Knight
Producers Polly Thomas and Carrie Rooney Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Daniels
Played By: Sven Knight
Producers: Polly Thomas
Producers: Carrie Rooney
Mira: Elizabeth McGovern
Val: Miriam Margolyes
Norm: Ian Porter
Mrs Ward: Barbara Barnes
Nurse: Christine Kavanagh
Lilly: Charlotte Emmerson
Carl: Allen Lldkey
Lanny: Allen Lldkey
Biff/Carlos: James Herrick
Malel: Mark Straker
Male 2/Doctor: John Dougall
Woman 1: Rachel Bavldqe
Woman2: Jasmine Callan

: Divided Britain: Race, Rifts and Rebuilding

2/2. Burnley's riots in 2001 were partly blamed on the way schools had reinforced segregated communities. In a bold move, it's now re-organising them to improve integration and raise standards. Libby Purves follows families and teachers through the first term. Producer Sally Chesworth ; Editor Lynne Jones


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Sally Chesworth
Editor: Lynne Jones

: The Learning Curve

7/8. 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

7/9. Trees and Risk. Paul Evans assesses the future of trees in urban places. With climate change comes stronger winds and even more wet weather, and with our cities becoming ever more densely populated, are the trees planted by our Victorian predecessors in jeopardy?


Presenter: Paul Evans
Producer: Brett Westwood
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Global news round-up, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: Christine Falls

6/10. Ouirke's investigations into Christine's death spark an unwelcome visit. Jim Norton continues to read the thriller by Man Booker Prize winner John Banville , writing as Benjamin Black. Abridged by Doreen Estall. Producer Gemma McMullan RT DIRECT: To order the hardback Christine Falls for £11.50 (RRP E12.99) including pSp, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to:[address removed]call [number removed] quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Jim Norton
Unknown: John Banville
Unknown: Benjamin Black.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Gemma McMullan
Unknown: Christine Falls

: Ayres on the Air

1/5. Fame. Another chance to hear Pam Ayres in a series featuring poetry, anecdotes and sketches in which she's joined by Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Producer: Claire Jones

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business in Westminster, reporting from both the Commons and the Lords. With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Stanley - the ImpossibleLife of Africa's Greatest Explorer

1/5. By Tim Jeal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tim Jeal.

: News

: Culture Shock

a global look at cultural trends

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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