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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Dr Ruth Patterson.


Unknown: Dr Ruth Patterson.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Campbell


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Campbell

: Today

Introduced by James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
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 Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Introduced By: James Naughtie
Introduced By: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: The NHS at 60: the Cost of Health

New series 1/4. How Should the NHS Decide Which Treatments to Fund?
BBC health correspondent Branwen Jenkins and a panel of guests investigate dilemmas that face the NHS, and begin by considering which treatments should be funded. Expert advocates look at the cases of dementia patients and Alzheimer's sufferers, and consider whose treatment should take priority, given the limited resources available. Producer Laurence Grissell Shortened repeat at 9.30pm See also Thursday 8pm, and Radio 3 tonight at 11pm Past caring: page 41


Unknown: Branwen Jenkins
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Book of the Week: Cooke's Elections

2/5. Alistair Cooke muses on the aftermath of the 1964 election that brought Lyndon B Johnson to power. The war in Vietnam seemed to exert an influence on the public, who started demanding to know what acts were being carried out in their name. Introduced by Justin Webb. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Lyndon B Johnson
Introduced By: Justin Webb.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings. Here I Am, Lord (Schutte, arr Rose). Job 42, vv1-6.
Psalm 139 (Bairstow). The Lord Is King! Lift Up Thy Voice (Church Triumphant).


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Way We Live Right Now 12/15 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: World on the Move: Great Animal Migrations

20/40. The live, year-long event continues. With Brett Westwood and Philippa Forrester. Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm Join the event at bbc.co.uk/worldonthemove


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Editor: Julian Hector

: The Tiger Who Came to Tea

One of the bestselling children's books of all time, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, is 40 years old. Ian Sansom talks to its author, Judith Kerr. and to fans of the story to find out why it continues to be so popular. Producer Rachel Hooper


Talks: Ian Sansom
Unknown: Judith Kerr.
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: Call You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White. EMAIL: [address removed]
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Lost Beatles Interview

Recorded in April 1964, this is considered to be the earliest surviving TV interview with the Beatles. Part of a regional TV programme broadcast in Scotland and presented by Helen Shapiro , it was found more than 40 years later languishing in a garage in south London and has never been seen or heard by the rest of the world.
Producer Howard Shannon Rptd on Saturday at 3.30pm Radio features: pages 134-135


Presented By: Helen Shapiro
Producer: Howard Shannon Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rosie's Beauty

Rosie runs a beauty parlour in her village. Most of her clients come to talk and she is invited to share some of the dark secrets that make up the community in which she lives. Written by Annamaria Murphy.
Producer/Director Claire Grove (H)


Written By: Annamaria Murphy.
Director: Claire Grove
Rosie: Mary Woodvine
Martha: Barbara Jefford
Lily: Amanda Lawrence
Ellen: Mandy Simons
Michael: Stephen Hall
Irish: Charles Barnecut

: Home Planet

New series 1/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment and the natural world. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: Home Planet, [address removed] email: [address removed] Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p a minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: SOS: Save Our Souls

2/5. The Longsight Branch. By Paul Magr. Laura Smales reads a tale of friendship and survival set in the trees high above Manchester. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Paul Magr.
Unknown: Laura Smales

: Cosmic Quest

27/30. The Life and Death of Stars. Heather Couper looks at how the work of British astronomer Fred Hoyle and his colleagues in the 1950s led to the discovery that stars are like giant hydrogen bombs and shine because they burn hydrogen and helium. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: Fred Hoyle

: Law In Action

6/10. As more mentally ill people enter the justice system, Clive Coleman asks if it is as up-to-date and fair as it should be. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Simon Coates

: A Good Read

5/9. Sue MacGregor joins Les Dennis and Michael Simkins to discuss their favourite paperbacks.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Friday at llpm


Unknown: Les Dennis
Unknown: Michael Simkins
Producer: Christine Hall

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Red rain falls over much of Britain. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Footlights at 125: a Retrospective

3/3. Steve Punt concludes his look at the range and diversity of writing from the Cambridge Footlights over its 125-year history. With sketches performed by Mel Giedroyc, Lucy Montgomery, James Bachman, John Finnermore, Geoff McGivern and Simon Munnery.


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

Joe takes a walk on the wild side.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson introduces the arts magazine, featuring news, reviews and interviews. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Introduces: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Way We Live Right Now

12/15. Flex faces the wrath of Jason Crumb. By Jonathan Myerson.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Jason Crumb.
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.

: File on 4

7/9. Lesley Curwen investigates growing concerns that although blood transfusions have been carried out for more than a century, many are unnecessary and could do more harm than good to patients.
Producer Paul Grant Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Paul Grant

: 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

5/8. Examining important issues in the world of psychiatry and mental health. Presented by Claudia Hammond.
Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Presented By: Claudia Hammond.
Producer: Fiona Hill

: The NHS at 60: the Cost of Health

1/4. To mark the 60th anniversary of the National Health Service, Branwen Jenkins and a panel of guests look at some of the key dilemmas that face the NHS, beginning with how it decides which treatments to fund. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Branwen Jenkins

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Rituia Shah.


Presented By: Rituia Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Breath

7/10. By Tim Winton. As his surfing guru Sando pushes the boundaries further, Pikelet finds himself out of his depth. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Tim Winton.

: Political Animal

4/6. John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman introduce comedians performing political routines, recorded in front of an audience. Producer Alison Carpenter


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

: Today In Parliament

A report on today's business in Westminster. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Cooke's Elections

2/5. By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

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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.

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.

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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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