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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaykh Michael Mumisa.


Unknown: Shaykh Michael Mumisa.

: Farming Today

With Melanie Abbott. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Melanie Abbott.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
Presented by Abdal Hakim Murad.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Presented By: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: The Choice

3/8. Michael Buerk talks to Richard McCann whose mother was murdered by Peter Sutcliffe , the Yorkshire Ripper, about his decision to make a suicide pact with his
Sister. Producer Dawn Bryan Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Richard McCann
Unknown: Peter Sutcliffe

: Was a Child Prodigy

New series 1/5. Chris Ledgard looks at the lives of child prodigies. He meets
Mark Bennet , one of the brightest schoolboy mathematicians of his generation. But he tired of academic life after becoming a professor of mathematics at Cambridge, so he became a priest. Has he any regrets? Producer Chris Ledgard


Unknown: Chris Ledgard
Unknown: Mark Bennet
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: Book of the Week:Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

2/5. Paul Theroux travels by train through Azerbaijan, witnessing the legacy of Niyasov's repressive regime. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Paul Theroux

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Spirit of God, Unseen As the Wind (Skye Boat Song).
John 3, vv7-15. Ex Ore mnocentium (Ireland).
Jesus Is King and I Will Extol Him (Churchill).


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Golden Notebook 7/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: World on the Move: Great AnimalMigrations

Following the tagged Atlantic salmon as they continue up the River Tyne to reach their spawning grounds by late autumn.
Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood.
Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Presented By: Philippa Forrester
Unknown: Brett Westwood.
Editor: Julian Hector

: Whose Side Is Bart Simpson On?

The Simpsons is the most successful animation series in TV history. To some, Bart and the rest of his family are seriously socially subversive. But to others, they boost conservative values. Phill Jupitus tries to find out who is right, and whether it really matters.


Presenter: Phill Jupitus
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Call You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.
PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: [address removed]


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Musical Comedy Was My Dish

PG Wodehouse wrote lyrics for hundreds of songs, which appeared in around 40 musical comedies. He worked with composers like Jerome Kern and Cole Porter , making an invaluable contribution to the development of musical comedy on Broadway and in the West End.
Ben Elton explores this forgotten side of his literary hero. Producer Caroline Hughes Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Jerome Kern
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Ben Elton
Producer: Caroline Hughes

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play:The McKinnon Extradition

The true story of Gary McKinnon , a Briton charged with hacking into the Pentagon's computer, dramatised by John Fletcher.
Producer David Morley ; Director Pete AtKin (K)


Unknown: Gary McKinnon
Dramatised By: John Fletcher.
Producer: David Morley
Director: Pete Atkin
Gary McKinnon: Kris Marshall
Karen: Raquel Cassidy
Gary's mum: Barbara Home
Natalie: Lisa Stevenson
Sgt Pack: Shane Rimmer

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel discusses listeners' questions about the environment. Producer Toby Murcott
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [address removed]; Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Alan Sillitoe Short Stories

2/5. Enoch's Two Letters. A young boy returns from school to find his home empty. Where have his parents gone and when will they return? Two letters are waiting on the mat. For details see yesterday

: The Drawings on the Wall

2/5. Graffiti Gorge. Iron Age carvings in Portugal's Coa Valley are engraved directly on top of earlier art. George Nash considers what drove graffiti artists to work in such dangerous places. For details see yesterday


Unknown: George Nash

: Word of Mouth

5/7. Michael Rosen examines words, language and the ways people use them. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: Great Lives

5/9. Henry VII. George Osborne , shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, chooses the founder of the Tudor dynasty for great-life status. Steven Gunn and Matthew Parris discuss whether he's eligible, or whether Henry Tudor was, in fact, a wild Welsh adventurer who got lucky.
Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Henry Vii.
Unknown: George Osborne
Unknown: Steven Gunn
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Henry Tudor
Producer: Miles Warde

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presenter: Eddie Mair

: Hut 33: Careless Talk

3/6. It's April 1941: the code-breakers come under suspicion when news of a security breach is reported at Bletchley Park. Comedy by James Cary.


Writer: James Cary
Producer: Adam Bromley
Charles: Robert Bathurst
Archie: Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka: Olivia Colman
Gordon: Fergus Craig
Mrs Best: Lilli Roughley
Joshua: Alex MacQueen

: The Archers

Neil takes desperate measures.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine programme, featuring news, interviews and reviews. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Golden Notebook

7/10. Summer 1957: Anna becomes embroiled in the conflict between Molly and her ex-husband Richard over their son Tommy's future. By Doris Lessing.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Doris Lessing.

: The Italian Patient

Journalist Annalisa Piras assesses the political health of Italy after Silvio Berlusconi's victory in the March elections. Right-wing supporters celebrate the shake up of a sclerotic economy and a return to Catholic principles, while the opposition believe that xenophobia and political corruption have been on the rise.


Reporter: Annalisa Piras
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: In Touch

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


Presenter: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

6/9. The Royal Victoria Infirmary Poisons Unit in Newcastle treats thousands of people who have overdosed on paracetamol, either accidentally or on purpose. Dr Mark Porter is shown round the facility and also visits the service set up by the NHS to advise people on what to do if they have been poisoned. Producer Erika Wright Rptd tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Erika Wright Rptd

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Perfect Night

7/10. Nick Roker , in pursuit of the truth about his past, needs friends. All the old ones have been murdered. By Peter Grimsdale. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nick Roker
Unknown: Peter Grimsdale.

: Edge Falls

1/6. Comedy by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst about the Edge Falls retail park where they will stop at nothing to part you from your money. This week it's "Pink Thursday".


Writer: Paul Barnhill
Writer: Neil Warhurst
Producer/Director: Sally Avens
Mick: Mark Benton
Sonya: Frances Barber
Rez: Emil Marwa
Valerie: Sarah Hadland
Darryl: Paul Barnhill
Rebecca: Liz Sutherland
Miranda: Lindsay Allen
Graham: Nell Warhurst

: The Tall Guy

Denis Norden is in conversation with Steve Punt as the former celebrates his 60-year career in comedy. They discuss his influence British radio and television comedy.


Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Steve Punt
Producer: Nick Canner

: News

: Book of the Week:Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

2/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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.

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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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