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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
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 James Jones.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Thou Art the Way (St James). John 14, vv1-7. The Way, the Truth, the Life (Cooman). All for Jesus!
(Stainer). With the Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London. Organist Alexander Norman. Director of music Rupert Gough.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Organist: Alexander Norman.
Music: Rupert Gough.

: Book of the Week:Isabella de' Medici

3/5. By Caroline P Murphy. Isabella's marriage to Paolo is proving unfulfilling, with her husband often absent. A welcome distraction arrives in the form of handsome young soldier, Troilo. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Caroline P Murphy.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 An Expert in Murder 3/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Document

3/3. Stop Pakistan. With the help of formerly top-secret papers and a number of key participants, Mike Thomson uncovers how close the US came in the1970s to attacking a nuclear facility in Pakistan in order to prevent it from building an "Islamic bomb". Producer Roger Hermiston


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Roger Hermiston

: No Commitments: Model Behaviour

3/6. Emily's baby hasn't even arrived yet, but Victoria is already into competitive-granny mode. And is it really possible that Eddie the dentist has a girlfriend? Comedy by Simon Brett.


Writer/Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicity Montagu
Eddie: James Greene
George: Bruce Alexander
Felicity: Susan Jameson
Moira: Joanna Monro

: You and Yours

Consumer reports presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Analysis of current affairs reports presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Music Group

- 3/6 Poet John Hegley , design guru
Stephen Bayley and cookery writer
Rosamund Grant are invited to play the track of their choice to the delight or disdain of the others. Hosted by Dr Phil Hammond. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Stephen Bayley
Unknown: Rosamund Grant
Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond.
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: To Serve Them AllMv Days

1/5. 1918: Davy Powlett Jones , invalided out of the trenches, faces a new start in life.
Shaun McKenna 's dramatisation of the novel hv RF Delderfield. producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Davy Powlett Jones
Unknown: Shaun McKenna
Director: Marc Beeby
Davy: Oliver Milburn
Algy: John Wood
Howarth: John Rowe
Carter: Anthony Calf
Beth: Alison Pettitt
Guard/Conductor: Delrov Brown
Nipper Shawe/Youings: Josh Freebom
Chad Boyer: Steven Williams
Briarley: Steven Roberts

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from gardeners in Lincolnshire. Eric Robson is in the chair.
At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: Follow the Instructions

3/5. Astronomy. By Gerard Woodward. Clark is given a telescope for his birthday, and dutifully attempts to "do some astronomy". Read by Paul Panting. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gerard Woodward.
Read By: Paul Panting.

: Hunting the Beagle : 3/5

From the mud flats of Essex, Dr Robert Prescott recounts HMS Beagle's later life as an anti-smuggling coastguard vessel.
For details see Monday


Presenter: Dr Robert Prescott

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to key thinkers as he explores new research on how society works.
Producer charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.5am


Talks: Laurie Taylor

: CaseNotes

4/8. Dr Mark Porter reports on the latest treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: 1968: Day-by-Day

It's not safe on the streets of Glasgow. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Look Away Now

4/6 Garry Richardson anchors the topical show where sport meets comedy - like clowns playing squash! Featuring sport sketches spoof interviews, non-expert analysis and music. With Laurence Howarth ,
Katherine Jakeways , Dave Lamb , Richie Webb Mark Evans and special guests.
Producer Ben Walker Repeated tomorrow at 11pm


Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Katherine Jakeways
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Mark Evans
Producer: Ben Walker

: The Archers

Kathy prepares for a change in direction. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who reports from the opening night of the new musical version of Gone with the Wind, directed by Trevor Nunn. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Directed By: Trevor Nunn.
Producer: Laura Thomas

: An Expert in Murder

3/10. By Nicola Upson. The investigation leads Penrose into the theatre world of London's West End.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Nicola Upson.

: Bringing Up Britain

4/4. Mariella Frostrup hosts the debate about parenting that mixes practical advice and ideas. This week, a single parent explains why she feels penalised for doing the best for her child.
Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Saturday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Erin Riley

: When the Politician Meets theArchitect

1/2. Political Buildings. Jonathan Glancey considers what a country's landmark buildings say about its politics. For instance, in Britain, despite all the talk of "open" government, our politicians hide behind the pomp of the walls of the Palace of Westminster. When and where, though, have things ever been any different?
Producer Jane Beresford Repeated from Sunday at
10.45pm; Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Jane Beresford

: World on the Move: Great AnimalMigrations

Repeated from yesterday at 11am

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: The Good Soldier

8/10. By Ford Maddox Ford. Dowell reveals the truth behind the happy facade of Ashburnham's marriage. Read by Toby Stephens. For details see Monday


Read By: Toby Stephens.

: Poets' Tree

4/4. Paul Hamilton , the Islington poet, discusses the poetic merits of pop music anc presents a tribute to the talents of unheralded genius Justin Wiverly. Comedy about a stalwart of the poetry-reading circuit who, inexplicably, has never been published. Starring Kevin Eldon. producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Paul Hamilton
Unknown: Justin Wiverly.
Unknown: Kevin Eldon.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: Dr Pfeffer's Lonely Hearts Club

4/4. To Be King. With romance in the air and a spring in the MC's step at the Lonely
Hearts Club, Dr Pfeffer tells a musical tale about the power of a brief encounter.
By Jake Oldershaw and Craig Stephens.
Music by Derek Nisbet : Producer/Director Kate Chapman (R;


Unknown: Jake Oldershaw
Unknown: Craig Stephens.
Music By: Derek Nisbet
Director: Kate Chapman
MC: Simon Munnery
Dr Pfeffer: Jake Oldershaw
Woman: Alison Carne

: Today in Parliament

Highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week:Isabella de' Medici

3/5. By Caroline P Murphy. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Caroline P Murphy.

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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.

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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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