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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Claire Campbell Smith.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Professor Mona Siddiqui.


Presenter: John Humphrys
Presenter: Edward Stourton.
Speaker (Thought for the Day): Professor Mona Siddiqui

: America, Empire of Liberty

To launch the new history of America series starting at 3.45pm this afternoon,
BBC North America editor Justin Webb presents a debate on the influences that have shaped the America of today.
Producer Sue Ellis Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Editor: Justin Webb

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast. Led by the Rev Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Bert Tosh.

: Book of the Week:A Strange Eventful History

1/5. Eleanor Bron reads Michael Holroyd 's s biography of Henry Irving and Ellen Terry , the two greats of the Victorian stage. When Ellen's first marriage breaks down, she lives up to her "fallen woman" reputation by running off with a friend of Oscar Wilde and only returns to the stage when debts begin to mount. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Justine Willett Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order A Strange Eventful History for E22.50 (RRP E25.00) inc p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Henry Irving
Unknown: Ellen Terry
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Producer: Justine Willett

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Dig 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Boot Camp for Dads

As hands-on fatherhood becomes a necessity in many modern households, writer and broadcaster Richard Johnson looks at a new wave of support for dads-to-be that has swept over from the States - a chance for men to learn how to become fathers from experienced dads. Producer Sara Parker


Unknown: Richard Johnson
Producer: Sara Parker

: Dixon of Dock Green

3/5. Andy Steps Up. PC Andy Crawford gets another chance to earn his stripes when some suspiciously priced tins of salmon turn up on Dock Green market. By Ted Willis , dramatised by Sue Rodwell.
Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Ted Willis
Dramatised By: Sue Rodwell.
Producer: Viv Beeby
PC Dixon: David Calder
PC Crawford: Hamish Clark
Mary: Charlie Brooks
Duffy: Shaun Prendergast
Mrs Jones: Carol MacReady
01 Cherry: Christian Rodska

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues presented Dy Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Dy Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Brains

Robert Robinson chairs a special contest between the three most recent Brain of Britain champions to launch the new series. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Day TheyWouldn't Take It Any More

In 1919 Henry Impey , mayor of Luton, decides to hold a mayoral procession to celebrate the peace but he fails to invite any of the old soldiers. The consequences of his actions prove to be the turning point in the mayor's life. By Sue Rodwell.
Insp Jackson lanBrooker
Director Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Henry Impey
Unknown: Sue Rodwell.
Director: Rosemary Watts
Henry Impey: David Timson
Agnes Impey: Annette Badland
Smith: Richard Katz
Cooper: Richard Derrington
Fred Gibson: Adrian Grove
Nell Gibson: Anne-Marie Piazza

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and his guests offer listeners advice on their financial questions. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Editor Stephen Chilcott


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: In Bookshops Now

1/5 MondayDiary. "My name is Flipper Harries and I am a gift from God." Flipper is best friends with a boy that all the girls fancy. So how is he to woo Angela? Steven Meo reads
Carys Davies 's tale, the first in a series proving the art of the short story is alive and well and in print. Abridged by Jill Waters. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Flipper Harries
Unknown: Steven Meo
Unknown: Carys Davies
Abridged By: Jill Waters.
Producer: Jill Waters

: America, Empire of Liberty

1/30. Lost Civilisations. In this epic series, stretching over 90 episodes in three separate slices, the history of America is documented by David Reynolds. He begins by asking who America's first inhabitants were. Producer Sue Ellis
See also the omnibus edition on Friday at 9pm


Unknown: David Reynolds.
Producer: Sue Ellis

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Click On

3/6. Simon Cox explores developments in the world of IT. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Monise Durrani

: PM

With Eddie Mair .


Unknown: Eddie Mair

: Just a Minute

8/10. Nicholas Parsons hosts the comedy panel game from the Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, with Clement Freud , Gyles Brandreth , Marcus Brigstocke and Owen O'Neill.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: To order Just a Minute: The Best of 2007 CD for just £10.39 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RTD262, or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Owen O'Neill.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Helen gets Tom's priorities in order.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson is joined in the studio by crime writer Ian Rankin , whose new book revolves around plans to rob the National Gallery of Scotland Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Ian Rankin
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Dig

1/5. By John Preston. Sutton Hoo , Suffolk,
August 1939: Peggy and her husband Stuart take part in Britain's most significant archaeological excavation.
Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Preston.
Unknown: Sutton Hoo
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Peggy: Anna Madeley
Stuart: Bertie Carvel
Rory: Alex Wyndham
Charles: Stephen Critchlow
Robert: Ryan Watson
Edith: Joan Walker
Basil: Sam Dale
Reid: Nyasha Hatendl
Will/Grately/Vuilamy: Dan Starkey

: The Credit Crunch Mess: What Next?

A year on from the Northern Rock crisis,
Evan Davis presents a debate that proposes: This economic crisis is a good opportunity to rebuild the global order. The panel includes BBC business editor Robert Peston. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Evan Davis
Editor: Robert Peston.
Producer: Sue Davies

: Inflamed Response

1/2. Inflammation is the body's first line of defence against injury and infection but researchers have found that it can lead to a host of unrelated conditions such as cancer and heart disease. Claudia Hammond examines the latest attempts to tame the inflamed response. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: America, Empire of Liberty

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime:Someone at a Distance

6/10. Avery is caught in an embrace with Louise by his wife and daughter. A shocked Ellen declares that Louise must leave the house immediately. Deborah Findlay reads Dorothy Whipple 's 1953 novel. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters.
RT DIRECT: To order Someone at a Distance for EB.55 (RRP E9.00) inc p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Deborah Findlay
Unknown: Dorothy Whipple
Produced By: Jill Waters.

: Word of Mouth

6/7. Michael Rosen presents the series that examines vocabulary, language and the ways people use words. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Tomorrow, Today!

7/9. They Come to Freeze Our Children
Christopher William Hill 's sitcom about a BBC producer in 1962, struggling to make a radio soap set in the futuristic world of 2008. Today, an actress is forced to face her worst fear and work with a child.
Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Christopher William Hill
Producer: Liz Webb
Nigel: Peter Bowles
Sylvia: Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey: John Fortune
Sir Angus: Gary Waldhorn
Hugo: Joseph Kloska
Douglas: Jon Glover
Keith: Sam Pamphilon
Cynthia: Rachel Atkins
Fenella: Ania Gordon
Director: Alex Lamipekun
Angela: Anna Bengo
Kenneth: Lloyd Thomas
Continuity: Simon Treves

: News

: Book of the Week:

A Strange Eventful History
1/5. By Michael Holroyd. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Michael Holroyd.

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.

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