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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchinqs.


Unknown: Roger Hutchinqs.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day
Presented by Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Presented By: Akhandadhi Das.

: On the Ropes

3/6. Birgit Cunningham was once a society girl, living off her wealthy parents, now she is a single mother of a three-year-old, living on benefits. She recounts her riches-to-rags story to John Humphrys and explains why she's never been happier.
Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Birgit Cunningham
Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts

: A Sunparched Country

New series 1/5. Water Is Precious. The thirsty people of the driest continent on Earth - Australia - are having to deal with the realities of climate change.
Caroline Holmes discovers what they are doing about it and what they can teach the rest of us. Producer Mukti Jain Campion


Unknown: Caroline Holmes
Producer: Mukti Jain Campion

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze . Thou Whose Almighty Word (Moscow). Isaiah 55, vv6-13. Praise (Dyson). Give Me the Wings of Faith (San Rocco).


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Book of the Week:Isabella de' Medici

2/5. By Caroline P Murphy. Cosimo I de' Medici must find a husband for his young daughter, but will Isabella accept a marriage of politics rather than true love? For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Caroline P Murphy.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 An Expert in Murder 2/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: World on the Move: Great AnimalMigrations

10/40. Brett Westwood and Philippa
Forrester get the latest news on the humpback whales in their breeding grounds near
Hawaii before they head north to Alaska.
Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Editor: Julian Hector

: Turned Out Nice Again!

1/2. Lancastrian comedian George Formby Sr (1875-1921) was one of the highest-paid music hall performers of his day, but his son and namesake, the ukulele-playing star of stage, screen and record, did even better for himself. Allan Beswick tells the story of the twoFormbyS. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: Allan Beswick
Producer: Libby Cross

: Call You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
EMAIL: [address removed], PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Tales from the Stave

2/4 Pulcinella. After the raw power of The
Rite of Spring (1911), Stravinsky turned to the music of the 18th century for his ballet
Pulcinella (1920), reworking and modernising a series of pieces attributed to the composer Pergolesi. Frances Fyf ield views Stravinsky's manuscript and the neat sketchbook that shows how he developed the work.
Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Producer: Tom Alban

: The Archers


: Afternoon Play: Hudson and Pepperdine Save the Planet

A comedy disaster movie about climate change
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has set up a working party from within the broadcasting industries to brainstorm solutions to the evolving crisis.
Hudson and Pepperdine are on the comedy sub-list. Can they save the planet? Can they even get to the first meeting?More importantly - will they be back in time for the school run?


Mel/Lily Allen: Mel Hudson
Vicki: Vicki Pepperdine
Announcer/Bus driver: Felix Dexter
Marina/Carol Smillie: Samantha Holland
Russell T Davies: Rupert Degas
Bruce Parry: Dave Lamb
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: Making History

4/13 Vanessa Collingridge and guests answer listeners' questions about the past. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: Making History, [address removed] email:[address removed]Phone:[number removed]
(calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)
Vanessa Colling ridge writes about Making History in the May issue of BBC History Magazine on sale 29 April, £3.60


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick
Unknown: Vanessa Colling

: Follow the Instructions

2/5. De Luxe Model. By Adam Thorpe. An 11-year-old boy's view of one of the great time-saving gadgets of the last century - the dishwasher. Read by Philip Franks. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Adam Thorpe.
Read By: Philip Franks.

: Hunting the Beagle : 2/5

Charles Darwin spent five sea-sickly years aboard the HMS Beagle. Dr Robert Prescott examines the great scientist's correspondence from the voyage.
For details see yesterday


Presenter: Dr Robert Prescott

: Word of Mouth

4/8. Guest presenter John Lloyd takes a look at words - where they come from and how we play With them. Producer Chris Ledgard


Presenter: John Lloyd
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: Great Lives

4/9 Fangio. Stirling Moss nominates for great-life status the racing drivers' driver,
Juan Manuel Fangio - a quiet, home-loving man who won five world racing titles.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Friday at llpm


Unknown: Juan Manuel Fangio
Producer: Christine Hall

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Mrs Jury waters her telephone! For details see Saturday


Unknown: Mrs Jury

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Ed Reardon's Week

5/6. Role Reversal. After a visit to the doctor. Ed is feeling battered by criticism and low in spirits. Splenetic comedy by Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Comedy By: Chris Douglas
Comedy By: Andrew Nickolds.
Ed: Chris Douglas
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Felix: John Fortune
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Pearl: Rita May
Dave: Geoffrey McGlvern
Matt: John-Luke Roberts
MrTravers: Kim Wall
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead
Pepsi: Katie Wlx

: The Archers

Will finds himself under scrutiny.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with the architect Richard Rogers , on the eve of a major retrospective exhibition at the Design Museum, London. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Richard Rogers
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: An Expert in Murder

2/10. By Nicola Upson. A grisly murder has been committed at King's Cross and the clues lead Inspector Penrose reluctantly to his old acquaintance, Josephine Tey.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nicola Upson.
Unknown: Josephine Tey.

: Could I Stop Being a Muslim?

Death is the penalty for apostasy according to all the main schools of Islamic law, and many traditionalists think that this judgement cannot be repealed. Former Muslim radical Shiraz Maher asks whether such an extreme punishment is really justified by the Koran and the example of the Prophet Muhammad. Repeated on Sunday at 5pm.


Presenter: Shiraz Maher
Producer: Innes Bowen

: In Touch

Information for the blind and partially sighted, with Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

4/8. Dr Mark Porter reports on the latest treatments for rheumatoid arthritis.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Good Soldier

7/10. By Ford Maddox Ford. Leonora's teenage ward is having a devastating effect on Captain Ashburnham. For details see yesterday

: 4 Stands Up

1/3. Stand-up comedy, hosted by Michael Mcintyre. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Michael McIntyre.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:Isabella de' Medici

2/5. By Caroline P Murphy. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Caroline P Murphy.

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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