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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Archdeacon Philip Patterson.


Unknown: Philip Patterson.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: 1968: Year of Revolutions

In his series marking the flashpoints of 1968, John Tusa is in Paris to tell the story of the student protests there - among the "lost iconic events of 1968. He also examines the long-term impact of those weeks of turmoil for France today.
Producer Louise Adamson Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: Louise Adamson

: Book of the Week:The Sky Is Always There

2/5. Although the couple cope with their captivity, a shocking event reveals the violence their kidnappers are capable of. By Camilla Carr and Jonathan James. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Camilla Carr
Unknown: Jonathan James.

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Noel Vincent. We Are Called to Be God's People (Everton). 2 Kings 2, vv2-3; 6-12a. God Is Gone Up (Gibbons). All Heaven Declares (Richards).


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 An Expert in Murder 7/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: World on the Move: Great AnimalMigrations

11/40. Wildlife experts, zoologists and conservationists report on the progress of animal journeys across the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood.
Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood.
Editor: Julian Hector

: Turned Out Nice Again!

2/2. George Formby was the highest-paid entertainer of his day - not bad for a lad who had struggled to read and write.
Allan Beswick concludes this profile with a look at Formby's war effort and his relationship with his wife, Beryl, and their unlikely role in anti-apartheid politics. Producer Libby Cross


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

: Call You and Yours

Phone-in, presented by John Waite and Peter White.
EMAIL: [address removed], PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Tales from the Stave

3/4. Finzi's Clarinet Concerto. Frances Fyf ield and the clarinettist and former winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition Emma Johnson unpick the compositional story of Gerald Finzi 's Clarinet Concerto. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Frances Fyf
Unknown: Emma Johnson
Unknown: Gerald Finzi
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mr Larkin's Awkward Day

One morning in September 1957, Philip Larkin receives a very official-looking letter that sends him into a spin.
Chris Harrald 's light-hearted look at a chaotic day in the life of an emerging poet.
Producer Steven Canny


Writer: Chris Harrald
Producer: Steven Canny
Philip Larkin: Adrian Scarborough
Mrs Giddings: Anne Reid
Mrs C: Lynne Verrall
Insp Clough: Alan Williams
Bob: Stephen Critchlow
Roger: John Rowe
Shopkeeper: Dan Starkey
Mary: Helen Longworth
Tom: Ben Crowe
Mr Stenning: Chris Pavlo

: Making History

History up close and personal.
Vanessa Collingridge presents the programme driven by listeners' questions about our rich and intriguing 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 Collingridge 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 Collingridge

: An Italian Bestiary

2/5. The Chestnuts and the Wild Pigs. "The real lords of the forest are the wild pigs." Written and read by Julia Blackburn. For details see yesterday


Read By: Julia Blackburn.

: A Wonderful Way to Make a Living

2/5. Joe Oueenan continues his search through the nooks and crannies of capitalism in search of ingenious ways to separate us from our cash. Today he meets a pet psychic and a dog counsellor who'll sleep with your pet overnight. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Joe Oueenan

: Word of Mouth

5/8. Michael Rosen presents the series that examines words, language and the ways people speak. Producer Chris Ledgard


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: Great Lives

5/9. Paul Robeson. Anna Ford nominates the black singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson for great-life status. From
Shakespeare to Showboat, his success as a stage actor was matched by his popularity as a singer, until he fell foul of the House of Un-American Activities Committee. Presented by Matthew Parris. producer John Byrne Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Paul Robeson.
Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Paul Robeson
Presented By: Matthew Parris.
Producer: John Byrne

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Ralph Abernathy delivers his first speech since taking over from Martin Luther King. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Ralph Abernathy
Unknown: Martin Luther King.

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Ed Reardon's Week

6/6. Trimarans That Pass in the Night. Love is in the air for Ed, but it's far from plain sailing. Splenetic comedy by Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Comedy By: Chris Douglas
Comedy By: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Ed: Chris Douglas
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Felix: John Fortune
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Mary: Sally Grace
Ray: Simon Greenall
Kate: Melanie Hudson
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
Frank: Geoffrey McGivern
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Archers

The Grundy rivalry resurfaces.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with writer David Lodge , whose new novel Deaf Sentence focuses on a professor trying to come to terms with his hearing loss. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: David Lodge

: An Expert in Murder

7/10. Hedley asks his friend Rafe Swinburne for an alibi for the time of Elspeth's murder.
Penrose still believes that Josephine was the intended target. Written by Nicola Upson. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Rafe Swinburne
Written By: Nicola Upson.

: File on 4: A Terminal Failure

Following the recent chaos at Heathrow's Terminal 5, Julian O'Halloran investigates what went wrong and examines the record of BAA, the company that runs some of our biggest airports.
Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: David Lewis

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

As the Government announces health checks for the over-40s, including heart disease, diabetes and stroke, Dr Mark Porter and guests discuss the pros and cons of of such preventative action and the lessons learnt from 20 years of breast-cancer screening. Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Erika Wright

: 1968: Year of Revolutions

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Secret Scripture

2/10. Dr Grene has begun investigating whether any of his patients were incarcerated for social rather than medical reasons. By Sebastian Barry. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sebastian Barry.

: 4 Stands Up

2/4. Michael Mcintyre invites fellow fresh faces on the comedy circuit to perform. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Michael McIntyre
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: Today in Parliament

Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Sky Is Always There

2/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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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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