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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mike Ford.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Anne-Marie Bullock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran 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: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Midweek

Conversation with Libby Purvesand guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purvesand

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. When Morning Gilds the Skies (Laudes Domini). Luke 2, vv25-35. How Deep the Father's Love (Townend). Christ Triumphant (Guiting Power).


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Book of the Week: Casanova

3/5. Casanova creates a stir at the French court of Louis XV. By Ian Kelly , read by Benedict Cumberbatch. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ian Kelly
Read By: Benedict Cumberbatch.

: Woman's Hour from 10.30

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Way We Live Right Now 8/15 The Woman's Hourdrama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: International Cricket

England v New Zealand
Commentary from the Oval in London on the fourth one-day international from Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Arlo White , with summaries by Graham Thorpe ,
Phil Tuf nell, Angus Fraser and Craig McMillan. Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate times See also 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.30am TV highlights are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Graham Thorpe
Unknown: Phil Tuf
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Craig McMillan.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: In Living Memory

2/4. GCHQ. On 25 January 1984, Foreign Secretary Geoffrey Howe announced plans to ban union membership at the government's communications base at Cheltenham, and triggered an industrial dispute that dragged on for years. Howe, Roy Hattersley and others recall their roles in this story in conversation With Chris Ledgard. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Geoffrey Howe
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Chris Ledgard.
Producer: John Byrne

: Hut 33

6/6. Yankee Diddle. The cipher-busting team decide that a wealthy American visitor is a ripe target for fleecing. Sitcom by James Cary. Producer Adam Bromley


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

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Quote.... Unquote

6/6 Michael Aspel , Ann Leslie , Kate Mosse and John Julius Norwich exchange quotations and anecdotes. Hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is Peter Jefferson. producer Claire Bartlett


Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Archers


: Afternoon Play: The Confessions

Art-world thriller by Charlotte Greig. Young art dealer Luke's scam will make a killing but he can't pull it off without Catrin's help. Producer/Director Kate McAll


Director: Kate McAll
Luke: Clive Standen
Catrin e: Lynn Seymour
Heinrich: John Castle
Simone: Sara McGaughey

: Gardeners' Question Time

Guests Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer horticultural Questions from the programme's annual summer garden party, held at Sparsholt College in Hampshire. With Eric Robson and Peter Gibbs. Includes Gardening Weather Forecast at 3.25pm. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.

: Classical Assassins

3/5. GesualdoandMe. Italian prince and composer Carlo Gesualdo faces the demons that have driven his music since the death of his wife. By Jonathan Lennie. Read by Peter Ellis. For details see Monday


Unknown: Carlo Gesualdo
Unknown: Jonathan Lennie.
Read By: Peter Ellis.

: Cosmic Quest

23/30 Violent Universe. Heather Couper looks at the discovery of quasars - huge, black holes a long way from Earth. For details see Monday


Presenter: Heather Couper

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on the latest research into how society works, and debates issues arising from the academic and research world. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Mi In the Mind

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Foot-and-mouth restrictions are lifted in the UK. For details see Saturday

: PM

News headlines, analysis and reports presented by Carolyn Ouinn.


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

1/6. Late Review. Arthur is invited to attend a book review on a radio show to give his expert opinion but he misplaces the book, so Geoffrey offers to help him find it. Written and performed by Steve Delaney , with Sue Perkins , Alastair Kerr and Dave Mounf ield. Producers John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Alastair Kerr
Unknown: Dave Mounf
Producers: John Leonard
Producers: Mark Radcliffe

: The Archers

Joe finds a partner in crime.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news and reviews with Mark Lawson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Way We Live Right Now

8/15. By Anthony Trollope and Jonathan Myerson. For both Paul and Marie, freedom is so close, and yet so far away. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.

: The Moral Maze

4/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox , Clifford Longley , Kenan Malik and Michael Portillo discuss with expert witnesses the ethical issues behind the week's news. Producer PhilPegum


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Kenan Malik
Unknown: Michael Portillo

: Fifty Years before the Masthead

2/4. A Vanished World. Political journalist Anthony Howard starts making a name for himself in Fleet Street, leading to an offer from the legendary press baron Lord Beaverbrook to "make mischief". Writer and historian Paul Johnson recalls how he was drawn into a libel action by Howard while editing the New Statesman.
Producer Mark Savage Repeated from Sunday at
10.45pm Repeated next Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Paul Johnson

: World on the Move: Great AnimalMigrations

19/40. Wildlife experts, zoologists and conservationists report on the progress of animal journeys across the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood. Repeated from yesterday at 11am


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: Breath

3/10. The boys attract the attention of the lone surfer, Sando, who takes them under his wing. By Tim Winton. Read by Richard Roxburgh. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tim Winton.
Read By: Richard Roxburgh.

: Laura Solon: Talking and Not Talking

5/6. Bittersweet comedy monologues and sketches from Laura Solon, with Rosie Cavaliero , Ben Moor and Ben Willbond. Producer Colin Anderson
RT DIRECT: To pre-order Laura Solon: Series CD
(released 11 September) for E12.79 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Rosie Cavaliero
Unknown: Ben Moor
Unknown: Ben Willbond.
Producer: Colin Anderson

: Today in Parliament

David Wilby presents news, views and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster, including Gordon Brown 's response to MPs' queries during Prime Minister's Questions.


Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Gordon Brown

: News

: Book of the Week:Casanova

3/5. 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.

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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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