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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Armes.


Unknown: Dr John Armes.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.
Podcast: the 8.10 interview, lead interviews and BBC Radio Newspod at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr is joined by actor Lucian Msamati, Michael Burleigh, discussing his book A Cultural History of Terrorism, and Stefan Collini, who talks about his collection of essays Common Reading: Critics, Historians, Publics.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Podcast available at [web address removed]


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Lucian Msamati
Guest: Michael Burleigh
Guest: Stefan Collini
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roy Jenkins from Albany
Road Baptist Church, Cardiff. With the Welsh
Chamber Singers, directed by Avril Harding.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Directed By: Avril Harding.

: Book of the Week:Trust Me I'm a (Junior) Doctor

1/5. The First Day. Max Pemberton reads his own account of the working life of a junior doctor, starting from scratch. The first day encompasses questions, confusion and bluffing. Abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To pre-order the paperback (available from 21 Feb) for £11.69 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Max Pemberton
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey ,
10.45 Faust 1/5 This new version or the story draws on old tales and new fears. Adapted by Martin Jenkins ana dramatised by Jonathan Holloway. The Woman's Hour drama.
Podcast: for one item from each day's programme visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/listen
Radio choices: pages 130-131


Presented By: Jane Garvey
Adapted By: Martin Jenkins
Dramatised By: Jonathan Holloway.

: Ghosts of the Cornish Alps

Chris Young follows the journey of china clay from pit to port, hearing from the men wno worked it, and their hopes for economic regeneration. With soaring energy prices in the UK, operations are transferring to Brazil, making many British workers redundant. Producer Clare Walker


Producer: Clare Walker

: Tomorrow, Today!

4/6 Prey of the Bog Monster. By Christopher William Hill. The show manages to avoid censorship by becoming an outside broadcast.
Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Christopher William Hill.
Producer: Liz Webb
Nigel: Peter Bowles
Sylvia: Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey: John Fortune
Sir Angus: Gary Waldhom
Hugo: Joseph Kloska
Douglas: Jon Glover
Keith: Sam Pamphilon
Veronica: Johannah Tincey
Henderson: Ben Crowe

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Garden Quiz

7/11 Anna Ford chairs the horticultural contest. Producer Frank Stirling Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Anna Ford

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7 pm

: Afternoon Play: Too Up Too Down

Jim Poyser 's comedy of life, love and f ive-aside football about a man reflecting on a past that hasn't gone to plan.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Jim Poyser
Director: Gary Brown
Jacky: Jason Done
Susie: Emma Cunnitfe
Beanie: Ian Puleston-Davies
Micky: Graeme Hawley
Ursula: Emma Huqhes-Jones
Sharon: Helen Moon
Tony: Greg Mllburn
Hans: Greg Mllburn
Kosta: Hamilton Berstock

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and his guests offer listeners advice on their financial questions. Producer Chris A'Court
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Creative Writing Groups

1/5 Mooncall. By Karen Wolfe. A new selection of short stories by members of writing groups in the North of England. The first tale, about the dramatic effect the moon has on a young man, is by a member of the Hornsea Writers. Read by Maggie Fox. producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Karen Wolfe.
Read By: Maggie Fox.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Giving It All Away

1/5 Heather Payton meets some of the UK's high-profile philanthropists, beginning with the entrepreneur Tom Hunter. She asks what it is that motivates him to give his money away. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Unknown: Tom Hunter.
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

8/13. Ernie Rea and guests explore the place of faith in today's world. Producer Jennifer Daniel


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: Just a Minute

8/12. Nicholas Parsons hosts the stopwatch comedy panel game from the Playhouse,
Salisbury, with panellists Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Jenny Eclair and Marcus Brigstocke.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Caroline finds a solution for Willow Farm. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a review of the film Be Kind Rewind. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Faust

1/5. Martin Jenkins 's adaptation of the fable in which a man sells his soul to the Devil. In the opening instalment, the Devil comes to town and introduces himself to Dr Faustus.
Producer Tim Dee Repeated from 10.45am Radio choices: paqes 130-131


Unknown: Martin Jenkins
Producer: Tim Dee
Mephistopheles: Mark Gatilss
Faustus: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Wagner: Thorn Tuck
A devil: Paul Mundell
Valentin: Paul Mundell
Martha: Pippa Haywood
Gretchen: Jasmine Hyde
Demon: Jasmine Hyde

: Dancing with the Russian Bear

2/3. Pipeline Power. Tim Whewell investigates the reasons why Russia cut off gas supplies to Ukraine, considering the possibility that the superpower has swapped its military might in favour of controlling the world's energy Supplies. Producers Kate Peters and Mark Savage


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producers: Kate Peters

: The Learning Curve

5/8. Educational issues with Libby Purves. Producer Fiona Hill Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Fiona Hill

: Secret Science

1/2. National Institute of Biological Standards and Control. Investigating the little-known work of scientific institutions, beginning with the National Institute of Biological Standards and Control, which houses 95 per cent of the world's biological medicines. Producer Fiona Roberts


Producer: Fiona Roberts

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: A Room with a View

11/15. Have You Told Him about Him Yet? Juliet Stevenson continues reading
EM Forster 's tale of a young woman's awakening. Miss Bartlett's arrival at Windy Corner awakens more Italian ghosts for Lucy.
Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs RT DIRECT: To order the paperback for £8.99 inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Em Forster
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Quote.... Unquote

5/6. Presented by Nigel Rees , with Barry Norman , Ben Moor , Michael Simkins and Stephanie Merritt. Repeated from Wednesday


Presented By: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Ben Moor
Unknown: Michael Simkins
Unknown: Stephanie Merritt.

: Today In Parliament

Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: TrustMe I'm a (Junior) Doctor

1/5. By Max Pemberton. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Max Pemberton.

: News

: The Kremlin and the World

today's conflicts in Russia (1/4)

: Culture Shock

: 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.

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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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