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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Mark Wakelin.


Unknown: Dr Mark Wakelin.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: 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 his guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Thou Art the Way (Sf James), 1 Peter 1, vv13-2, A Prayer of St Richard of Chichester (White), Be Thou My Vision (Slane). With Chester
Cathedral Choristers. Director of music Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Unknown: St Richard
Music: Philip Rushforth.

: Book of the Week: Not One of Us

1/5 Paul Bhattacharjee reads Chief Superintendent Ali Dizaei 's controversial account of his time in the Metropolitan Police. By Ali Dizaei , with Tim Phillips. Abridged by Jill Waters. Producer Jill Waters Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Not One of Us for C15.50 (RRP E16.99) inc pSp. 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


Unknown: Paul Bhattacharjee
Unknown: Ali Dizaei
Unknown: Ali Dizaei
Unknown: Tim Phillips.
Abridged By: Jill Waters.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Women's Room 6/15. By Marilyn French.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Marilyn French.

: God and the Gun

1/2. There are now more chaplains on active service with the British forces than at any time since the Second World War. Martin Bell investigates the role of religion in an organisation that. when all else fails, kills people. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Martin Bell
Producer: Phil Pegum

: The Brothers

4/6. The One True Yoghurt. In which Nigel begins to stutter, Michael proposes, and Zorro seeks the meaning of life in a vanilla yoghurt, by Caroline and David Stafford.
Director/Producer Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford.
Producer: Marc Beeby
Nigel: Adam Godley
Michael: Ray Coulthard
Oonaqh: Pauline McLynn
Zorro: Alex Lowe
Peter: James Fleet

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Land Lines

4/4. The mystery of Bill, Norman and Harry and the deserted church in the valley is the last landscape puzzle, and comes from the North York moors. Presented by Brett Westwood. Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated Saturday 11pm


Presented By: Brett Westwood.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: In Form

1/2. Drama-documentary taking musical form as its starting point. Musicologist David Huckvale explores the shape of Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for violin by Saint-Saens, and Louise Ramsden 's drama reflects tne playfulness of the music.
Producers Peter Leslie Wild and Rosie Boulton


Musicologist: David Huckvale
Musicologist: Louise Ramsden
Producers: Peter Leslie Wild
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Rondo: Miranda Keeling
Carlos: Antonio Gil-Martinez
Robin: David Holt
Andras: Gregg Hobbs
Les: Dan Crow

: Money Box Live

Listeners' financial questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests. Producer Jessica Laugharne
PHONE: [number removed] (Calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: Birds and Beasts

1/5. The past catches up with Campbell Forsyth, academic and philanderer, when he notices something odd about the hairy woman in the front row. Shena Mackay is the first of five writers to let loose their animal instincts. Read by Barbara Flynn. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Shena MacKay
Read By: Barbara Flynn.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: The Making of Modern Medicine

26/30. You Are What You Eat. Andrew Cunningham continues to narrate his epic history of Western medicine. The prevalence of beri-beri in the Dutch East Indies led medics to believe that it was the absence of something - a vitamin - rather than the presence of a microbe that was the cause of some diseases. The readers are David Rintoul , Scott Handy and Jason Watkins. Producer Adrian Washbourne
RT DIRECT: To order the CD The Making of Modern Medicine for £15.99 (RRP E25.00) including 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: Andrew Cunningham
Unknown: David Rintoul
Unknown: Scott Handy
Unknown: Jason Watkins.
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon reports on a food venture inspired by Prince Charles. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Tracing Your Roots

New series 1/6. Sally Magnusson explores one of the UK's most rapidly developing pastimes: researching your family history. Meeting both experts and amateur genealogists, she discovers the huge range of resources available, and the detective work and lateral thinking sometimes needed to make the most of them. With the right tools, you can not only construct your family tree, but find out how and where your ancestors lived, what they did, and maybe even how they looked. Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Producer: Anne McNaught

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.

: The Write Stuff

New series 1/6. Sabrina Broadbent and Mark Billingham are the guests of team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh in the literary quiz. Author and subject of pastiche for the week is Shakespeare. Hosted by James Walton. The reader is Beth Chalmers.
Producer Katie Marsden Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Sabrina Broadbent
Unknown: Mark Billingham
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: James Walton.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Joe puts temptation in Lilian's path.
For cast see page 39 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson interviews the artist Andy Goldsworthy as he prepares for a major exhibition at the Yorkshire
Sculpture Park, using materials from the natural world. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Artist: Andy Goldsworthy
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Women's Room

6/15. Mira and Norm are now fully absorbed into suburban New Jersey, where they embrace cocktail and dinner parties. Mira's new friend Martha is a feisty 30-something who has gone back to education.
Continuing Marilyn French's seminal novel, celebrating its 30th anniversary. Adapted by Sarah Daniels.
Producers Polly Thomas and Carrie Rooney Repeated from 10.45am


Adapted By: Sarah Daniels.
Producers: Polly Thomas
Producers: Carrie Rooney
Mira: Elizabeth McGovern
Val: Miriam Margolyes
Martha: Barbara Barnes
Norm: Ian Porter
Normie: Allen Lldkey

: Ages Apart

What does Sally, an elderly Jewish lady, have in common with Habiba, a Muslim teenager whose parents come from Bangladesh? In the East End of London an organisation called Magic Me is bringing different generations of immigrants together to explore their relationship with the area and to break down stereotypes of age and background. Producer Jules Wilkinson


Producer: Jules Wilkinson

: The Learning Curve

8/8. A guide to the world of learning, with practical advice, features and listeners' views, presented by Libby Purves. Producer Lucinda Montefiore Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Presented By: Libby Purves.
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Nature

8/9. Caledonian Pine. Brett Westwood looks into why the future of the Caledonian pinewood is not totally secure.


Presenter: Brett Westwood
Producer: Mary Colwell

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Golden Age

1/10. Set in Bangladesh during the war of independence in 1971, Tahmima Anam's story is of one mother's attempt to protect her children as her country is torn apart. Read by Sudha Buchar. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs
RT DIRECT: To order A Golden Age for E13.50 (RRP E14.99) including p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: RT Direct. [address removed] call [number removed] quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Tahmima Anam
Read By: Sudha Buchar
Abridged By: Sally Marmion
Producer: Di Speirs

: Ayres on the Air

2/5. Animals. Pam Ayres performs sketches, poetry and anecdotes on the theme of animals with the help of Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead. Producer Clare Jones
RT DIRECT: To order the CD The Pam Ayres Poetry Collection for E9.99
(RRP £12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per min), send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to [address removed] or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter the code [number removed]


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

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week

: Not One of Us
1/5. By Ali Dizaei, with Tim Phillips. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: 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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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