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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Sarah Swadling


Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: On the Ropes

4/6. Former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix joins presenter John Humphrys to discuss his experiences at the centre of the media storm that surrounded his search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Hans Blix
Presenter: John Humphrys
Producer: Steve Peacock

: The Enigma I Will Not Explain

New series 1/4. A puzzle, a testament to friendship and a turning point in his career - Eigar's Enigma Variations reveal many sides of their composer. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth, writer Ruth Padel explores the music and the stories behind the variations. Today she examines the female influences in his life, from the guiding spirit of his wife Alice to his friendship with Dorabella and the mystery of the three asterisks. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Ruth Padel
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Book of the Week: Coconut Chaos

2/5. Aboard a cargo ship, the lady voyagers get their first taste of the South Seas. Diana Souhami explores how, once seizing control of the Bounty, Fletcher Christian and his fellow mutineers became Pitcairn Island lawless colonisers. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30a


Unknown: Diana Souhami
Unknown: Fletcher Christian

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings. My God, Accept My
Heart This Day (St Peter). Mark 10, W32―34.I Sat Down under His Shadow (Bairstow). Be Thou My Vision (Slane).
Director of music Ian Tracey. Organist Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Organist: Ian Tracey.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Normal Life 2/5. By Jackie Pavlenko. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jackie Pavlenko.

: Internet Sleuths ,

They may not have the profile of a Hercules Poirot or a Sherlock Holmes but today the amateur detective is able to cross the globe at the click of a computer mouse. In North America, these internet sleuths are taking on "cold cases" where the authorities have drawn a blank, using databases and websites to match missing persons with unidentified bodies, bringing long-sought closure to family and friends. Producer Sara Parker


Unknown: Hercules Poirot
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Producer: Sara Parker

: The National Short Story Prize the Winner

Announced during yesterday's edition of the Today programme, after Radio Times went to press, this is a second chance to hear the winner of this year's prestigious annual prize, following the broadcast o the five Shortlisted Stories last week. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: You and Yours

Consumer reports, with Sheila McCiennon and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Sheila McCiennon
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: One Woman's Struggle: the Story of theMobo Awards

In 1996 Kanya King had a vision for a music awards event that would pay due respect to both black artists and black music. But bringing it to life has been a huge struggle.
Today, the Music of Black Origin Awards - the Mobos - are an established part of the British music scene. This programme profiles the Mobos' often turbulent history and the woman who started them.
Producer Howard Shannon Repeated on Saturday at 1.30pm


Producer: Howard Shannon Repeated

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Insecurity Guard

In this black comedy by Cynthia Hammond , architect
Jessie Bruce develops an unusual eating disorder In the face of personal and professional crisis - she takes to eating the bedroom wall. But the hole in the wall starts talking back.
Producer/Director Gaynor MacfarlaneJR)


Comedy By: Cynthia Hammond
Unknown: Jessie Bruce
Jessie Bruce: Alexandra Mathie
Virginia: Nancy Crane
Glynn: Nick Farr
The Hole/Weston Pike: Steven McNicoll
Hans: Nick Underwood

: Making History

Vanessa Collingridge and the team follow up more listeners' historical questions to reveal more insights into our past. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: Making History, BBC Radio 4, PO Box 3096, Brighton BN1 ITU; Email: making.history@bbc.co.uk;Telephone [number removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Cricket World Cup

Commentary on the first semi-final, from Sabina Park, Jamaica.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time Highlights of the day's play are on BBC1 at 11.15pm


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Time Being

2/5. The Second Chance. Reprieved after 11 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, a young man finds his fii st day of freedom isn't quite what he expected. Jill McGivering story is read by Amit Shah. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jill McGivering
Read By: Amit Shah.

: Alvin Hall's Art World

2/5 The financial adviser looks at art collecting, debunks the myths associated with the hobby, and explains why a collector is different to a critic. For details see yesterday

: Word Of Mouth

Repeated from yesterday at 11pm

: Great Lives

4/9. Marie Curie. BBC science correspondent Pallab Ghosh explains how physicist Marie Curie achieved iconic status through her work on radioactivity, and weighs up the cost she paid for her success. Presenter Matthew Parris is joined by Curie biographer Sarah Dry. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Marie Curie.
Unknown: Pallab Ghosh
Unknown: Marie Curie
Presenter: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Sarah Dry.
Producer: John Byrne

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

4/4. Glory be! The curmudgeonly comedian Jeremy Hardy is joined by guest Juliet Stevenson to share his views on the world. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Nigel investigates the family tree. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a review of the film The Painted Veil, based on Somerset Maugham's novel about adultery among the British in China in the 1920s. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: A Normal Life

2/5. The practicalities of trying to make a life together cause serious problems for both Diane and her son Josh. By Jackie Pavlenko. For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jackie Pavlenko.

: I'm a Muslim, Get Me Out of Here!

Navid Akhtar meets Islamic families contemplating leaving the UK in the wake of public distrust caused by the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorist attacks, including those with professional middle-class jobs and others who previously felt accepted in their communities. He also meets people who have already moved to greener Islamic pastures abroad. Producer Mukti Jain Campion Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Navid Akhtar
Producer: Mukti Jain Campion

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

4/5. Raj Persaud focuses on issues in the worlds of psychiatry and mental health. Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Raj Persaud

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: The Interpretationof Murder

12/15. Littlemore and Young descend into one of the Manhattan bridge caissons, deep below the East River. ByJed Rubenfeld. For further details see yesterday

: Cowards

2/6. Step inside the strange, happy world of the Cowards-a new sketch show from Tom Basden , Stefan Golaszewski , Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Tom Basden
Unknown: Stefan Golaszewski
Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Lloyd Woolf.
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week

: Coconut Chaos
2/5. By Diana Souhami. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: World Book Club

Mario Vargas Liosa

: News

: Outlook

: Outlook

: World Today

: 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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