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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis 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 Indarjit Singh.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: The Reith Lectures

4/4. The Body Beautiful. From Lord's Cricket Ground in London, historian
Jonathan Spence discusses how Chinese ideas of sport and athleticism have evolved over the centuries, and how China is facing the challenge of hosting the Olympics this August. Sue Lawley is in the chair.
Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Spence
Producer: Jim Frank

: Book of the Week: Casanova

2/5. The young cleric's scandalous affair with a married woman leads to a flight to Constantinople.... and the harem. By Ian Kelly , read by Benedict Cumberbatch. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ian Kelly
Read By: Benedict Cumberbatch.

: Daily Service

Led by Fr Philip Sumner. Comfort, Comfort. Now My People (Genevan 42, arr Bell). Lukel, vv67-80. Benedictus (Johnson Manning). We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda). With Manchester Chamber Choir directed by Simon Lole. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Fr Philip Sumner.
Organist: Simon Lole.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Way We Live Right Now 7/15 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: World on the Move:Great Animal Migrations

19/40. 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

: Who the Wild Things Are

Philip Glassborow asks friends and colleagues of author Maurice Sendak for clues to the inspiration behind his most famous children's book, Where the Wild Things Are (1963). Plus a new reading of the book by Henry Goodman to a soundtrack Of klezmer music. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Philip Glassborow
Unknown: Maurice Sendak
Book By: Henry Goodman
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Call You and Yours

Phone-in on consumer issues, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith
EMAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Ukulele Orchestra ofGreat Britain

Phill Jupitus takes a look at the virtuoso comedy and music of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, who believe that any music - from classical to punk - is open to reinterpretation on eight "bonsai guitars".
Rptd on Saturday at 3.30pm


Presenter: Phill Jupitus
Producer: Turan Ali

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Day thePlanes Came ,

Romantic comedy based on real events around the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and how ordinary people inspire healing in the face of tragedy. By Caroline and David Stafford.
Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford.
Director: Marc Beeby
Sarah: Rosle Cavaliero
Polly: Jade Williams
Gary: William Hope
Chris: Stephen Crltchlow
Airport announcer: Peter Marinker

: Making History

13/13. Vanessa Collingridge tries to get to the bottom of historical mysteries looking at local legends and architectural oddities. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history®bbc.co.uk. Phone. [number removed]
(calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Classical Assassins

2/5 LullyandMe. The murderer of Louis
XlV'scourtcomposerconfesseshowhe carried out his brilliantly simple plan. By Jonathan Lennie. Read by John Telfer. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Lennie.
Read By: John Telfer.

: Cosmic Quest

22/30. Squashed Stars and Black Holes
Heather Couper looks at how the concept of black holes in space gained credence in the science of astronomy. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Heather Couper

: Law In Action

5/10 Clive Coleman looks at what goes on behind closed doors in the pre-trial meetings between the judge, prosecutors and defence lawyers, when important legal issues are hammered out away from the scrutiny of jurors. producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Simon Coates

: A Good Read

4/9 Former Cosmopolitan editor
Marcelle d'Argy Smith and archaeologist Barry Cunliffe discuss their favourite books with Sue MacGregor.
Producer John Byrne Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Producer: John Byrne

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Chaos reigns on the railways as the train unions work to rule. For details see Saturday

: PM

News, analysis and reports presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Footlights at 125: a Retrospective

2/3. Steve Punt hosts the sketch show celebrating the range and diversity of writing from the Cambridge Footlights. Mel Giedroyc, Lucy Montgomery, James Bachman, John Finnermore, Geoff McGivern and Simon Munnery perform comic undergraduate material from the last few decades.


Presenter: Steve Punt
Performer: Mel Giedroyc
Performer: Lucy Montgomery
Performer: James Bachman
Performer: John Finnermore
Performer: Geoff McGivern
Performer: Simon Munnery
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Pat and Tony make business public. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who talks to
Michael Palin about his enthusiasm for the work of the 19th-century Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershoi , now receiving a first major British exhibition. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Vilhelm Hammershoi
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Way We Live Right Now

7/15. Marie is plotting to elope, but is it worth Flex's while? By Anthony Trollope and Jonathan Myerson.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.

: File on 4

Last year Afghanistan had a record crop of opium, feeding a trade that fuels corruption and bankrolls the Taliban. Kate Clark reports on the efforts of the Afghan and British governments to fight the trade and asks how effective their efforts can be.
Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Kate Clark
Producer: David Lewis

: In Touch

Peter White with news and information for the blind and partially sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

4/8. Examining pressing issues in the world of psychiatry and mental health. Producer Fiona Hill Rptd tomorrow at 4.30pm

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys talks to Linford Christie about his time as a champion athlete and the drugs test for which he was banned for life from the Olympic Games. Repeated from Sunday


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Linford Christie

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Breath

2/10. Pikelet and Loonie begin to test their limits on the surf, entranced by the skill of the men who "dance" upon it. By Tim Winton. Read by Richard Roxburgh. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Tim Winton.
Read By: Richard Roxburgh.

: Political Animal

3/6. Political stand-up comedy, hosted by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman. Producer Alison Carpenter


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

: Today In Parliament

A report of the day's business in Westminster, presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week:Casanova

2/5. By Ian Kelly. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ian Kelly.

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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