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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris impey


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
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 Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: 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 Nigel Swinford. Jesus Call Us! (St Andrew). Acts 11, vv 19-26. 0 Lord,
Increase Our Faith (Loosemore). Be Thou My Vision (Slane).


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week:The Black Death

3/5. Walsham villager John Chapman is among the first to be struck down by the pestilence as death begins to stalk the area. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Chapman

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Paid Servant 3/5
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: The Brixmis Story

They were unsung heroes of the Cold War.
Jolyon Jenkins tells the story of the Brixmis intelligence officers who effectively acted as spies in uniform, responsible for the theft of Soviet military hardware and known for going through East German rubbish dumps in search of classified information. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Hut 33

4/6. Where Boffins Dare. The group are threatened with being sent to Burma after making yet another mistake. In an attempt to redeem themselves, they try to capture a German spy. Sitcom by James Cory.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: James Cory.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Charles: Robert Bathurst
Archie: Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka: Olivia Colman
Gordon: Fergus Craig
Joshua: Alex MacOueen
Mrs Best: Lill Roughley
Wilhelm: Ben Willbond

: You and Yours

With Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Quote.... Unquote

4/6. Pam Ayres , Trevor McDonald , Sue Limb and Gervase Phinn are quizzed on quotations by Nigel Rees. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Producer Claire Bartlett


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Trevor McDonald
Unknown: Gervase Phinn
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Venus to Go

When three machinists working in Portsmouth's corset industry are confronted by cutbacks and looming redundancies, they each choose to face the future in very different ways. Written by Fiona Mackie.
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Written By: Fiona MacKie.
Director: Sally Avens
Eileen: Ellie Haddington
Shirley: Julie Peasgood
Ada: Ann Beach
Dot: Ann Beach
Val: Maqqie McCarthy
Brenda: Ruth Sheen
Jim: Sam Dale
Gary: Saikat Ahamed

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Anne Swithinbank and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from gardeners in Cumbria. Eric Robson is in the chair. including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: Wireless Connections

3/5. Kimble and Philip. Oswald Kimble, a loss-adjuster, finds himself embroiled in a beguiling mystery: the abduction of his friend's nose. By Edward Docx , read by Nick Underwood. For details see Monday


Unknown: Edward Docx
Read By: Nick Underwood.

: Cosmic Quest

13/30. Halley- a Comet's Tale. Heather Couper studies the achievements of astronomer Edmund Halley. It was his calculations of the orbits of comets that made him famous as he correctly predicted the return of the comet that bears his name. For details see Monday


Presenter: Heather Couper

: Thinking Allowed

Having survived the urban decay of the 1970s, the rampant crime and drug era of the 1980s, Harlem is now facing a new threat. The capital of black America is being gentrified and, as Laurie Taylor finds out in this special from New York, not everyone is happy about it. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: All in the Mind

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: 1968: Day-by-Day

A drowned boy becomes a martyr for students in Paris. Introduced by John Tusa. For details see Saturday


Introduced By: John Tusa.

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Double Science

5/6. Bonfire Night. Colin and Kenneth excitedly plan a Bonfire Night party, but when they are set a tight budget they decide to use their knowledge of science to make their own fireworks - but. of course, things do not go according to plan. Comedy by Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Ben Willbond
Unknown: Justin Edwards.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Colin: Ben Willbond
Kenneth: Justin Edwards
Danny: Raza Jaffrey
Alison: Rebecca Front
Donna: Margaret Cabourn-Smith

: The Archers

Brian asserts his authority with Will.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who reports from the opening night of Afterlife, a new play by Michael Frayn , based on the life of theatrical impresario Max Reinhardt. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Play By: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Max Reinhardt.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Paid Servant

3/5. London 1958. Braithwaite encounters casual racism everywhere, and bristles at all reference to "his people". By ER Braithwaite. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

2/9. Michael Buerk chairs a special edition from the Cheltenham Science Festival, recorded in front of a participating audience. Melanie Phillips , Michael Portillo , Claire Fox and Clifford Longley cross-examine the expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Producer: Phil Pegum

: On Closer Inspection

2/2. Guided by political reporter Mandy Baker , the comedian Marcus Brigstocke continues his journey around Westminster. Will his scepticism about politicians be confirmed or will a closer inspection morally oblige him to rethink his satirical career? Producer Mandy Baker Repeated from Sunday at
10.45pm Repeated next Sunday at 5.45am


Reporter: Mandy Baker
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Producer: Mandy Baker

: World on the Move: Great AnimalMigrations

17/40. The year-long event continues. With Brett Westwood and Philippa Forrester. Repeated from yesterday at 11am
Join the event at bbc.co.uk/worldonthemove


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Things Fall Apart

3/10. Okonkwo has become a great man in his clan, a fierce warrior and successful farmer but his determination makes him an unforgiving father and husband. By Chinua Achebe. For details see Monday

: Laura Solon: Talking and Not Talking

3/6. Laura Solon presents another batch of her bittersweet comedy, packed with award-winning character monologues and sketches. With Ben Moor, Rosie Cavaliero and Ben Willbond. Producer Colin Anderson RT DIRECT: To pre'order Laura Solon: Series 2 CD (released 11/09/08) for E1279 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p. call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RTD240. or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD240 at the checkout


Unknown: Laura Solon
Unknown: Rosie Cavaliero
Unknown: Ben Willbond.
Producer: Colin Anderson

: Today in Parliament

Robert Orchard presents news and analysis of the day's events in Westminster, including highlights from Prime Minister's Questions.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Black Death

3/5. 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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