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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Musharraf Hussain.


Unknown: Musharraf Hussain.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: The Long View

2/4. Jonathan Freedland is joined by a group of historians to explore a moment in history that illuminates a contemporary debate. Producer Robyn Read Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland

: Inheritance

3/5. Matthew's Tank When Matthew Kiln inherited some money from his father, ne bought a Second World War British army tank and spent £12,000 restoring it. He then took it to Normandy and left it there in a square named after his dad as a fitting memorial. Presented by James Maw. Producer Neil George


Presented By: James Maw.
Producer: Neil George

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Swinford. Be Thou My
Guardian and My Guide (Abridge), Psalm 119,
W9-16. Teach Me, 0 Lord (Attwood). Thanks to
God Whose Word Was Spoken (Regent Squares


Presented By: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week:Blue Sky July

2/5. It becomes increasingly clear that there is something wrong with Joe Alexander. By Nia Wyn. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12,30am


Unknown: Joe Alexander.
Unknown: Nia Wyn.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Tenderness of Wolves 2/10. The Woman's Hour drama
For further details see drama repeat at 7.4bpm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Frankie's House

A tour of Frankie Howerd 's beautiful house in Somerset, which has been opened to raise money for charity. Peppered with clips from the archive, this programme is presented by June Whitf ield. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Presented By: June Whitf
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: Call You and Yours

On the day before Whitehaven in Cumbria becomes the first place to switch to digital TV, listeners are invited to air their views. With John Waite and Peter White.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p a minute) Lines open from 10am.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Real History of Opera

2/3 La Clemenza di Tito. Huw Edwards examines the historical context of Mozart s opera, composed to mark the coronation of Emperor Leopold II as king of Bohemia.
Producer Kerry Clark Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Unknown: Leopold Ii
Producer: Kerry Clark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mothercloud

Daniel turns to beer, Nietzsche and coaching the school football team when his partner leaves him. Then Tanya teaches him to drive.
A witty new Swedish play by Martin Jonois , translated by Angel Adegren.
Conrad Parvez Qadir producer Polly Thomas


Play By: Martin Jonois
Translated By: Angel Adegren.
Translated By: Conrad Parvez Qadir
Producer: Polly Thomas
Daniel: Reece Dinsdale
Mia: Maxine Burth
Tanya: Katherine Dow Blyton
Conrad: Parvez Qadir
William: Aidan Parsons

: Making History

Vanessa CollSidgl and the team follow up more listeners' historical questions. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS:[address removed]email:making.history@bbc.co.uk.Phone:[number removed]
(calls from land lines cost no more than 8p a minute)


Unknown: Vanessa Collsidgl
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Alan Howard Reads

2/5 Marriage Lines. A return visit to the island of Barra brings back memories of decades past. holidays and young love. By Julian Barnes. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Julian Barnes.

: The Making of Music

27/30 Dissent. How did music in the 1960s and 70s express political dissent? Composer Hans Werner Henze used his music to communicate his loathing of fascism while Henryk Gorecki found a musical voice to fire up a spiritual renewal in Eastern Europe. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Hans Werner Henze
Unknown: Henryk Gorecki

: Law in Action

4/8 Weekly report on developments in the legal world. Presented by Clive Coleman. Producer Jim Frank


Presented By: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Jim Frank

: A Good Read

2/9 Saira Khan , from TV's The Apprentice, and Boyd Hilton , TV editor of Heat, join Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite books. producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Saira Khan
Unknown: Boyd Hilton
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Down the Line

2/6 The spoof phone-in show continues, hosted by Gary Bellamy (Rhys Thomas ). Starring Rhys Thomas , with Amelia Bullmore , Simon Day , Felix Dexter , Charlie Higson , Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.
Producers Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse
RT DIRECT: Down the Line CD for E12.99 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p a minute); cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed] www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Gary Bellamy
Unknown: Rhys Thomas
Unknown: Rhys Thomas
Unknown: Amelia Bullmore
Unknown: Simon Day
Unknown: Felix Dexter
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse.
Producers: Charlie Higson
Producers: Paul Whitehouse

: The Archers

Jazzer tries to be cruel to be kind.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including a review of the film Rendition, starring Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Reese Witherspoon
Unknown: Jake Gyllenhaal.
Producer: Laura Thomas

: The Tenderness of Wolves

2/10. It's 1867 in small-town Canada and Mrs Ross 's son has been missing since the day she discovered the murdered body of her neighbour. By Stef Penney.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Mrs Ross
Unknown: Stef Penney.

: File on 4

5/10. Billions of pounds are allocated for regeneration projects in the UK.
Gerry Northam questions whether the Government keeps proper track of how this money is spent.
Producer Samantha Fenwick Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/ programmes/file_on_4/default.stm


Producer: Samantha Fenwick

: 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

: Case Notes

Dr Mark Porter investigates reports that the use of statins, drugs that lower cholesterol levels in blood, can have unacceptable side effects in some people. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Presenter: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by David Eades.


Presented By: David Eades.

: Book at Bedtime: The Man in the Picture

2/5. After leaving his old tutor, Oliver takes a late-night stroll around Cambridge, but he can't shake off the feeling of unease he has about the Venetian painting. By Susan Hill.
(For further details see yesterday)


Author: Susan Hill

: Vent

4/6. The coma-based comedy journeys through the thoughts and feelings of every character in turn at the darkest hour of the night. Written and directed by Nigel Smith.
Producer Gareth Edwards


Directed By: Nigel Smith.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Ben: Neil Pearson
Mary: Fiona Allen
Blitz: Leslie Ash
Mum: Josie Lawrence
Nurse: Jo Martin
Tom Paulin: Mark Perry
Doctor: Nicholas Hutchison

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week:Blue Sky July

2/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: China's Long Arm


: The Word

: 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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