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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys 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 the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: What's the Point of ... the Football Association?

2/4. A witty and thought-provoking look at the body that governs England's "beautiful game". Presented by Quentin Letts.
(Repeated at 9.30pm)


Presenter: Quentin Letts
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Team Spirit

New series 1/5. Claudia Hammond looks at the psychology of team dynamics. By talking to academics and visiting teams across the UK she finds out what makes them tick.
She begins with members of the London Air Ambulance Service, who daily deal with life and death. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. Be Still for the Presence of the Lord. 1 Kings 19, vv9-13. He, Watching Over Israel (Mendelssohn). Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton).


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Book of the Week:Three Cups of Tea

2/5. Mortenson returns to northern Pakistan and buys all the materials he needs to build the school. For details see yesterday Rptd at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Ladies of Letters Go Green 2/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: World on the Move:Great Animal Migrations

4/40. Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood report on the monarch butterfly in Mexico and news of two humpback whale populations starting their journey to Alaska. Producer Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow 9pm


Producer: Julian Hector

: A Blunt Instrument

Michael Rosen resurrects the reputation of the 19th-century anti-imperialist, poet and libertine, Wilfred Scawen Blunt Producer Julian May


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Call You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite. EMAIL: [address removed], PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than Bp per minute). Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

2/4. MaxRoach. Ken Clarke is joined by alto saxophonist Peter King to explore the life and music of drummer Max Roach who, along with the original Kenny Clarke , changed the face of jazz in the 1940s by liberating the drummer from mere time-keeping to become an equally important element of the band.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Peter King
Unknown: Max Roach
Unknown: Kenny Clarke
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Needle

Creating the Bayeux Tapestry for their
Norman conquerors is a bitter task thrust on the women of Canterbury. With the artist
Dunstan, they struggle to stitch the truth into a chronicle full of personal pain.
Written by Christina Balit. Liz Sutherland Director
Ned Chaillet


Written By: Christina Balit.
Written By: Liz Sutherland
Director: Ned Chaillet
Dunstan: Peter Marinher
Edith: Jade Williams
Matilda: Meq Davles
Lizzie: Kate Williams
Bethan: Uza Sadovy
Tom: Ben Onwukwe

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel discusses listeners' questions about the environment. producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [address removed] Phone: [number removed]
(calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Love in the Afternoon

2/5. Room Service. When her husband of 14 years surprises her with a romantic weekend break, Sara's first thought is: "who is going to look after the dog?". Doon MacKichan reads JOJO Moyes 'S Story. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jojo Moyes

: The FBI at 100

7/10. The Mafia and the Mob on Wheels. With
J Edgar Hoover gone, the FBI finally takes on the Mafia and confronts another mob - the Hell's Angels. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Edgar Hoover

: Law In Action

8/10. Clive Coleman discovers what judicial review is, how it works and how it will change our lives in the future. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Simon Coates

: A Good Read

6/8. Radio presenter Colin Murray and actor Tim Pigott-Smith talk to presenter Kate Mosse about their favourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated Friday 11pm


Presenter: Colin Murray
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Presenter: Kate Mosse
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Rudy's Rare Records

3/4. Get Up, Stand Up. Three generations collide in Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell 's s comedy set in a Birmingham record shop.
Producer Lucv Armitaqe


Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Producer: Lucv Armitaqe
Adam: Lenny Henry
Rudy: Larrlngton Walker
Richie: Joe Jacobs
Tasha: Natasha Godfrey
Clifton: Jeffery Klssoon
Alison: Tracy-Ann OBErman
DJKarel: Andrew Brooke
Dexter the landlord: Gresby Nash
Diabolicus: Adam Devllle

: The Archers

For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson , who reports on Random, a new play by Olivier Award-winning dramatist Debbie Tucker Green. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: John Wilson
Dramatist: Debbie Tucker Green.
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Ladies of Letters Go Green

2/5. Irene is appalled when Vera dumps an unwanted fridge in a river. By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman.
For details and cast see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Carole Hayman.

: File on 4

8/10. Julian O'Halloran examines the compensation scheme for British soldiers wounded in the line of duty that has seen the numbers of those eligible for payouts dwindle to the point where some of those injured in Iraq may get nothing at all.
Producer Julia Rooke Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Julia Rooke

: In Touch

Peter White with news and information for the blind and partially sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Am I Normal?

2/4. If a child of four can't spell out basic words, does this really mean they might be dyslexic? Vivienne Parry looks at the tests to identify the disorder and asks if slower-learning children are being misdiagnosed. Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Erika Wright

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Arabella

7/10. Bertram arrives in town, but this doesn't prevent Beaumaris from making his move. By Georgette Heyer. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Georgette Heyer.

: The Arts and How They Was Done

1/6. The award-winning National Theatre of Brent explores the Arts. This week, the Lascaux Caves.
Producer Liz Anstee ; Director Martin Duncan


Producer: Liz Anstee
Director: Martin Duncan
Desmond OlivierDingle: Patrick Barlow
Raymond Box: John Ramm
The First Inner Voice of All the Art World: Harriet Walter

: Today in Parliament

A report on the day's business in Westminster, presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week:Three Cups of Tea

2/5. By Greg Mortenson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Greg Mortenson.

: World Business Report

financial news

: News

: The Word

: News

: 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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