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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: 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.

: The Reith Lectures

New series 1/4. Confucian Ways
Jonathan Spence , Sterling Professor of History at Yale University, reflects on China's most enduring thinker.
Confucius, in a lecture given at the British Library in London. He assesses why
Confucian philosophy is being recycled by the Chinese Communist leadership today. Introduced by Sue Lawley .
Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Spence
Introduced By: Sue Lawley
Producer: Jim Frank

: Daily Service

An act of worship led by Bishop George Stack. Help Us to Help Each Other, Lord
(Dunfermline). Ruth 2, vv17-23. A Grateful
Heart (Plumstead). Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Faithfulness). Organist Nigel Spooner.


Unknown: George Stack.
Organist: Nigel Spooner.

: Book of the Week: Clean

2/5. Katherine Ashenburg documents the history of personal hygiene. The major religions had vastly differing views on cleanliness, with some suggesting a dirty body meant a cleaner soul. Read by lamsin Greig. Abridged by Polly Coles. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Katherine Ashenburg
Abridged By: Polly Coles.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Jane and Prudence 7/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: World on the Move:Great Animal Migrations

16/40. Wildlife experts, zoologists and conservationists provide first-hand reports 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

: Ahlberg at 70

Children's writer Allan Ahlberg , author of more than 150 titles, talks to Janet Ellis about his career and influences as he turns 70. The creator of classics such as Burglar Bill , Peepo! and The Jolly Postman. Ahlberg grew up in the Black Country, began writing in his 30s, and has sold in excess of 17 million books. Producer Geoff Bird Radio features: pages 128-129


Unknown: Allan Ahlberg
Unknown: Janet Ellis
Unknown: Burglar Bill

: Call You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay 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: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Lost Albums

2/3. TheDevils-DarkOrcles. Music journalist Pete Paphides continues his look at great lost albums. In 1978, Birmingham art school band Duran Duran was formed by Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy and Nick Rhodes (pre-Simon Le Bon). Their material was only released in 2002 when Duffy and Rhodes decided to revisit their Warholian tribute to Birmingham. Producer Laura Parfitt Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Pete Paphides
Unknown: Duran Duran
Unknown: Nick Rhodes
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Girl from Mars

By Lucy Caldwell. Five years after Amy disappears, her sister Eleanor is still wondering what might have become of her - and asking if her family can ever rebuild their lives.
Producer/Director Heather Larmour


Unknown: Lucy Caldwell.
Director: Heather Larmour
Eleanor: Alana Kerr
Chris: Joe Armstrong
Judith: Maggie Cronin
James: Kieran Lagan
Darryl: Andy Moore
Eleanor (aged 15): Hannah R Gordon
Eleanor (aged 5): Martha Gordon
Amy (aged 10): Naomi Fearnon
Jake (aged 5): Harry Robinson
Jake (aged 15): Connor Williamson
Amy/Air hostess: Nikki Doherty
Police officer/Pilot: Patrick Fitzsymons
Police officer/Directory enquiries: Fo Cullen
Senora Garcia: Mary Kelly

: Making History

10/13. Vanessa Collingridge and the team discuss listeners' historical questions. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [address removed]. Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Spy Stories

2/5. Parker Adderson , Philosopher. By Ambrose Bierce. An encounter between a Confederate General and an oddly carefree spy during the American Civil War. Read by Stacy Keach. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Parker Adderson
Read By: Stacy Keach.

: Cosmic Quest

7/30. Wheels within Wheels.
Heather Couper reflects on the work of astronomer Ptolemy, who compiled a 13-volume list of more than 1,000 stars and 48 constellations around the year AD 150. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Heather Couper

: Law in Action

2/10. Clive Coleman looks at why universities and students are turning to the law on everything from attendance to what clothes are worn to seminars. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Simon Coates

: A Good Read

New series 1/9. Radio guru Trevor Dann and Times columnist Kate Muirjoin Sue
MacGregor to discuss their favourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Trevor Dann
Unknown: Kate Muirjoin Sue
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Andy Warhol is shot in his studio. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Andy Warhol

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Clare in the Community

4/5. The Redcap. Clare has a new student social worker with an army background.
Sitcom by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.
Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Harry Venning
Unknown: David Ramsden.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Clare: Sally Phillips
Brian: Alex Lowe
Mr Bell: Mark Straker
Titty: Geraldine McNulty
Simon: Andrew Wincott
Ray: Richard Lumsden
Helen: Gemma Craven
Irene: Ellen Thomas
Megan: Nina Conti
Colin: Joseph Kloska
Peggy: Mel Hudson

: The Archers

Blood proves thicker than water for Usha. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with writer Michael Bond , who is about to publish a new Paddington Bear book. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Michael Bond
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Jane and Prudence

7/10. Miss Morrow makes her play.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: File on 4

3/9. Fran Abrams investigates the financial war against terrorism, as money laundering experts prepare to gather in London following a recent High Court ruling that the Government's powers to freeze suspects' assets are unlawful.
Producer Rob Cave Repeated on Saturday at 5pm


Unknown: Fran Abrams

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

New series 1/8. Claudia Hammond takes a virtual reality ride on the London
Underground, designed to test paranoid thoughts in the general population.
Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Fiona Hill

: Random Edition

The Parliamentary Intelligencer, May 1660 The newspaper provides a vivid account of the day Charles II travelled back to London to reclaim the throne after the Civil War. With Peter Snow. Producer Andrew Green


Producer: Andrew Green

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Helpless

7/10. By Barbara Gowdy. After holding nine-year-old Rachel against her wishes, both Ron and Nancy are struggling to cope with the magnitude of their actions. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Barbara Gowdy.

: Mouth Trap

4/4. The Pressures of Modern Life. Comedy show for the woman who gets just what she deserves. By Katy Brand and Katherine Parkinson. With Margaret Cabourn-Smith , Zoe Gardner and Gareth Tunley. Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Katy Brand
Unknown: Katherine Parkinson.
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Unknown: Zoe Gardner
Unknown: Gareth Tunley.
Producer: Liz Webb

: Today in Parliament

News from Westminster, with Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Clean

2/5. By Katherine Ashenburg. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Katherine Ashenburg.

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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