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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Fanning Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
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 With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Reith Lectures

2/4. English Lessons. Historian Jonathan Spence examines China's relations with the UK through the prism of the three centuries of trade, warfare, unequal treaties and missionary endeavours that shaped their mutual perceptions. Introduced in Liverpool by Sue Lawley.
Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Spence
Producer: Jim Frank

: Book of the Week:The Black Death

2/5. When the residents of Walsham realise the plague is fast approaching England, they embark on a pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Walsingham. By John Hatcher. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Hatcher.

: Daily Service

Led by Judy Merry. Stephen, First of Christian Martyrs (Everton). Acts 6, vv8-15. Now This Man Ceaseth (Mendelssohn). Ye
Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (Lasst uns erfreuen).


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Paid Servant 2/5
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: World on the Move:Great Animal Migrations

17/40. The live, year-long event continues.
With Brett Westwood and Philippa Forrester. Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Editor: Julian Hector

: The Original

Writer Alkarim Jivani explores why we prize originals over copies and considers the homage, the tribute, the director's cut, restoration and renovation along the way. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Alkarim Jivani
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Call You and Yours

Phone-in on consumer issues, presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
EMAIL: [address removed], PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Linesopen from 10am


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Lost Albums

3/3. Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day. Pete Paphides tells the story of Just Another Diamond Day written by Vashti Bunyan on her journey north in a Romany caravan to join Donovan's commune in the Outer Hebrides. Released in 1970, these songs would only properly surface 30 years later. producer Laura Parfitt Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Vashti Bunyan
Unknown: Pete Paphides
Written By: Vashti Bunyan
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dropping Bombs

Sixty-five years after a bungled bombing raid, an ex-RAF pilot, with wife and son in tow, drives to Germany to deliver an apology. The trip turns out to be explosive for all concerned. A bittersweet comedy by Paul Cotter.
Producer Toby Swift


Comedy By: Paul Cotter.
Producer: Toby Swift
Valerie: Rosemary Leach
Alistair: Nigel Anthony
Ross: Ivan Kaye
Reman woman: Susan Engel
Manager: Kenneth Collard
Official: Kenneth Collard
Weert: Dan Starkey

: Making History

11/13. 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

: Wireless Connections

2/5. The Second Life of Jenny Durham.
When Philip receives a text message from his dead wife his bafflement turns to anger: who could perpetrate such a cruel hoax?
Mark Lawson 's story is read by Greg Powrie. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Read By: Greg Powrie.

: Cosmic Quest

12/30. Newton - a Matter of Some Gravity.
Heather Couper looks at the life and work of Isaac Newton. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: Isaac Newton.

: Law in Action

3/10. The legal process depends on accurate recollection of events. But just how reliable are memories? Clive Coleman discovers if the law needs to be reformed to allow for human fallibility. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Simon Coates

: A Good Read

2/9. Dillie Keane of Fascinating Aida and palaeontologist Richard Forteyjoin Sue
MacGregor to discuss their favourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Richard Forteyjoin Sue
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: 1968: Day-by-Day

General Westmoreland leaves Vietnam. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Clare in the Community

'5/5. Clare's Last Stand. An easy day at a conference is spoiled when Clare's nemesis Peggy turns up. Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden. producer Katie Tyrrell


Comedy By: Harry Venning
Comedy By: David Ramsden.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Clare: Sally Phillips
Brian: Alex Lowe
Simon: Andrew Wlncott
Kevin: Joseph Kloska
Ray: Richard Lumsden
Helen: Gemma Craven
Irene: Ellen Thomas
Megan: Nina Conti
PA man: Mark Straker
Peony: Mel Hudson

: The Archers

Lilian's loyalties are called into question. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A review of The Happening, the latest film from M Night Shyamalan. With Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Paid Servant

2/5. London 1958. ER Braithwaite struggles to care for a mixed-race boy, who has been involved in the sex trade. By ER Braithwaite. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am

: File on 4

4/9. Julian O'Halloran reports on why calls for a new wave of coal-fired power plants are causing splits in Whitehall, anguish among climate campaigners and fury among families living in the shadow of new open-cast coal mines.
Producer Samantha Fenwick Rptd on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Samantha Fenwick Rptd

: In Touch

News and information for the blind and partially sighted. With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

2/8. Claudia Hammond meets
Janey Antoniou who hears voices constantly in her head. She has schizophrenia and has learned ways of coping with the condition. Now she teaches police and ambulance crews about how to deal with greater sensitivity with people who have the illness. Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Unknown: Janey Antoniou
Producer: Fiona Hill

: Random Edition

2/4. The Western Mail General Strike Edition, 12 May 1926. Why did a miners' dispute lead to a general strike? How did the nation cope and why did the strike end in such abject failure? Peter Snow finds out from the newspaper's archive. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Andrew Green

: The World Tonight

Presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Things Fall Apart

2/10. Okonkwo was ashamed of his father, an idler and a debtor, and he was determined not to follow in his footsteps but to earn respect in the clan. By Chinua Achebe. For details see yesterday

: Political Animal

New series 1/6. Cutting-edge stand-up comedy, hosted by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , in front of a live audience from a range of comedy talent performing exclusively political material. Producer Alison Carpenter


Unknown: John Oliver
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman
Producer: Alison Carpenter

: Today in Parliament

News and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Black Death

2/5. By John Hatcher. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Hatcher.

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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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