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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr's guests include the historian Anthony Pagden, who discusses his book "Worlds at War", Susan Greenfield on "ID: the Quest for Identity in the 20th Century", the director Jonathan Kent on his new production, the musical "Marguerite"; and the journalist Elizabeth Pisani on Aids policy. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Anthony Pagden
Guest: Susan Greenfield
Guest: Jonathan Kent
Guest: Elizabeth Pisani
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: Speakingfor Myself

1/5. Cherie Blair tells her story in her own words. A Liverpool childhood: growing up on the wrong side of the tracks. Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . Producer Sara Davies Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Cherie Blair
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Producer: Sara Davies

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. Let Us with a Gladsome Mind (Monkland). Exodus 16, yvi-4; 12-15. 0 Taste and See (Vaughan Williams). The
King of Love My Shepherd Is (St Columba).


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.
10/45 Sister Agnes Investigates 1/5 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Garvey.

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
Commentary on the fifth and final day of the First Test at Lord's.
For commentators see Saturday *approximate times

: Planning for Destruction:the D-Villages of County Durham

Caroline Beck uncovers the story of County Durham's 120 so-called D-villages and the communities that fought to save them. After the coalfields they served were worked out in the 60s and 70s, D-villages were earmarked by the planners for decline and slow death. Producer Caroline Beck


Unknown: Caroline Beck
Producer: Caroline Beck

: As Told to Craig Brown

5/6. The satirist offers up more comedy, narrated by Juliet Stevenson and Steve Wright , with John Humphrys , Ronni Ancona , Jon Culshaw , Lewis MacLeod , Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith . Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Steve Wright
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Ronni Ancona
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. In the first of a series of six features, What Disability Means to Me, the former rugby union player Kenny Logan discusses the condition he kept hidden from his team mates. Radio features: pages 134-135


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Kenny Logan

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Counterpoint

9/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the eclectic music quiz. Producer PaulBajoria Rptd Sat 11pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Signs

1/2 Horizon. Two gripping stories about the way technology determines our lives in these interlocking plays, broadcast on consecutive days. Information is power, but there is a price. In Steve May's comic thriller, four characters try to read manipulate and profit by the financial meltdown promised by the credit crunch. Director Mary Ward-Lowery


Director: Mary Ward-Lowery
Cassie: Devon Black
Frank: Paul Clayton
Mark: Mark Meadows
Reg: Carl Prekopp
Lesley: Marlene Sidaway
Bank manager: Stephen Critchlow

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and his guests answer listeners' personal finance questions. Producer Diane Richardson PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landhnes cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Diane Richardson

: Anger

1/5 Oliver James - Look Forward in Anger. Oliver James presents an overview of the nature of anger. looking at how and why we are angrier now than we've ever been. Producer David Roper


Unknown: Oliver James
Unknown: Oliver James
Producer: David Roper

: Joan Armatrading's Favourite Choirs: Warrington Male Voice Choir

1/5 Joan Armatrading travels to Warrington to meet the all-male voice choir devoted to promoting peace and reconciliation.


Presenter: Joan Armatrading
Singers: Warrington Male Voice Choir
Producer: Kate Bland

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: More or Less

7/8. Tim Harford investigates the numbers that are everywhere. Producer Innes Bowen


Unknown: Tim Harford
Producer: Innes Bowen

: 1968: Day-by-Day

The film festival at Cannes is abandoned because of protests. For details see Saturday

: The Unbelievable Truth

3/6. David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which guests Adam Buxton , Ed Byrne , Lee Mack and Tim Vine are encouraged to tell lies in a bid to see how many items of truth they can smuggle past their opponents. Producer Jon Naismith Rptd on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Adam Buxton
Unknown: Ed Byrne
Unknown: Lee MacK
Unknown: Tim Vine
Producer: Jon Naismith Rptd

: The Archers

Shula remains branded by her actions. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report from one of the contenders for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Sister Agnes Investigates

1/5. Sister Agnes is taken from her valuable work with runaways at the hostel to catalogue books at the order's library, with mousy
Catherine for company. By Alison Joseph.
Producer/Director Jessica Dromgoole Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Director: Jessica Dromgoole Rptd
Agnes: Anne-Marie Duff
Journal: Eliza Caltlin Parkes
Catherine: Helen Longworth
Tish: Ruby Bentall
Athena: Archie Panjabi
Julius: John Rowe
Jeanie: Jessica Radcliffe
William: Chris Pavlo
Newsreader: Stephen Critchlow

: Power Failure at the Central Bank

For the last six decades central bankers have run the international financial system with the aid of a powerful set of economic levers handed to them after the Second World War. Last year, these levers came off in their hands. Robert Peston examines how the former supermen of the global financial economy became pathetic weaklings. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Robert Peston
Producer: Sue Davies

: The Learning Curve

2/9. A guide to the world of learning, presented by Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Frontiers

3/6. Antarctica. The Antarctic peninsula is warming faster than almost anywhere else on Earth. Gabrielle Walker joins scientists from the British Antarctic Survey on board HMS Endurance to find out about its causes and consequences. Producer Martin Redfern


Producer: Martin Redfern

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime:The Behaviour of Moths

6/10. Poppy Adams 's powerful tale about family secrets, loss and moths. Ginny's beloved sister Vivien has returned home for the first time in 40 years, bringing back memories of the traumatic events of the past. Read by Stephanie Cole. Abridged by Roger Pine. Producer Sara Davies
RT Dl RECT: To order The Behaviour of Moths 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: Poppy Adams
Read By: Stephanie Cole.
Abridged By: Roger Pine.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Happy Mondays: The Odd Half-Hour

New series 1/4. Sketch show that looks at the pains of modern life. Starring Stephen K Amos , Jason Byrne , Justin Edwards and Katherine Parkinson.
Producers Gareth Edwards and Alex Walsh-Taylor


Unknown: Stephen K Amos
Unknown: Jason Byrne
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: Katherine Parkinson.
Producers: Gareth Edwards
Producers: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week:Speaking for Myself

1/5. Rptd 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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