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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Claire Campbell Smith.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer George Edmonds


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: George Edmonds

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Choice

5/8. Michael Buerk talks to Roderick Young about his decision to become a rabbi despite a childhood spent unaware that he was Jewish. Producer Dawn Bryan Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Roderick Young

: Was a Child Prodigy

3/5. Chris Ledgard talks to Demis Hassabis , once the highest ranked 12-year-old chess player, who later gave up his hopes of becoming world champion, a decision he does not regret. Producer Chris Ledgard


Talks: Chris Ledgard
Unknown: Demis Hassabis
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: Book of the Week:A Strange Eventful History

2/5. The early life of Henry Irving , born John Brodribb , a weakly child with a speech impediment. After a trip to see Hamlet, he embarks on the long process of transforming himself into Henry Irving , one of the greatest actor-managers in theatre. By Michael Holroyd. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Henry Irving
Unknown: John Brodribb
Unknown: Henry Irving
Unknown: Michael Holroyd.

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. To the Name That Brings Salvation (Oriel). Jeremiah 31, vv31-34
Praise the Lord! (Vann). Ye That Know the Lord Is Gracious (Hyfrydol).


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Dig 2/5
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: World on the Move:Great Animal Migrations

27/40. Wildlife experts, zoologists and conservationists report on the progress or animal journeys across the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood. Series editor Julian Hector


Unknown: Brett Westwood.
Editor: Julian Hector

: London's Fashion Spectacular

2/2. In London Fashion Week,
Bronwyn Cosgrave considers whether the capital's s current status as "the hottest design spot on the planet" can be sustained. Can London ever hope to rival Paris or Milan? Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Bronwyn Cosgrave
Producer: Susan Marling

: Call You and Yours

Phone-in on consumer issues, presented uy Winifred Robinson and John Waite.
PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: [address removed]


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Pulling Out the Stops:the Vienna Court Organist

Violinist Daniel Hope takes a tour of Vienna, through its back streets, hidden secrets, and lost music in the company of the Royal Court organist Martin Haselbock. It's a musical detective story that features an exclusive recording of the recently discovered Bach piece Choralfantasie, BWV1128, premiered by Haselbock. Producer Rob Alexander


Violinist: Daniel Hope
Organist: Martin Haselbock.
Producer: Rob Alexander

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7 pm

: Afternoon Play: A Tokyo Murder

1/3. DI Julie Hill is sent to Tokyo to investigate the disappearance of British teacher Daisy Whitelock, but the local police are reluctant to have a foreign officer involved with the case. By John Dryden and Miriam Smith.


Writer/Director: John Dryden
Writer: Miriam Smith
Producer: Tamsin Barber
DI Hill: Rachel Ferguson
Asst. Insp. Takasugi: Takuya Matsumoto
Supt. Yamagawa: Teruhiko Nakajima
Alex: Michael Naishtut
Brie: Erika Hirokawa
Akira: Nariyasu Kato
Other parts played by: Ken Endo
Other parts played by: Daan Archer
Other parts played by: Shinji Kobata
Other parts played by: Hiroaki Nojima
Other parts played by: Masaru Yoshihara
Other parts played by: Takako Anami
Other parts played by: Rika Wakasugi
Other parts played by: Kei Katsumoto

: Home Planet

12/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment and the natural world. Producer Toby Murcott
ADDRESS: [address removed] EMAIL: [address removed]: Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: In Bookshops Now

2/5. The Cane. MachadodeAssis(1839-1908) is a key figure in Brazilian literature.
His short story, translated by John Gledson , is read by Ben Onwukwe. For details see yesterday


Translated By: John Gledson
Read By: Ben Onwukwe.

: America, Empire of Liberty

2/30. Columbus: Bearer of Death. The story of the first European explorers, who brought diseases that fatally reduced the numbers of native Americans. A history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds. For details see yesterday


Presented By: David Reynolds.

: Word of Mouth

7/7. Michael Rosen looks at words and language and the way we use them.
Producer Sarah Langan Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Sarah Langan

: Great Lives

7/9. Field Marshal Slim. Field Marshal "Bill" Slim, leader of the Burma Campaign, is the choice of General Mike Jackson , the former head of the British Army. Military historian Julian Thompson argues that Slim was
"perhaps the greatest commander of the 20th century". Mattthew Parris weighs up the evidence before awarding great-life status. Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: General Mike Jackson
Unknown: Julian Thompson
Unknown: Mattthew Parris
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Hut 33

5/6. Food. Food is in short supply at
Bletchley Park, leading the code-breakers to think of some interesting ways to improve rations. Continuing James Cary 's comedy.
Producer Adam Bromley


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

: The Archers

David faces the angry mob.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, with news and reviews. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Dig

2/5. By John Preston. Peggy finds gold.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: John Preston.

: File on 4

New series 1/9. While Britain's hospitals struggle to contain the spread of MRSA, Jenny Cuffe reports on a new deadly strain of the bacteria that attacks children and young adults. Experts warn that without government action, the death toll will continue to rise. Producer Jenny Chryss Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Jenny Chryss

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

8/9. Dr Mark Porter discusses the human papilloma virus that causes verrucas, warts and cervical cancer with Dr Anne Szarewski. They look at a new vaccine against two viruses - HPV 16 and HPV 18 - that cause about 70 per cent of cervical cancers. This vaccine is now available to all girls aged between 11 and 18. Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Unknown: Dr Anne Szarewski.
Producer: Erika Wright

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime:Someone at a Distance

7/10. Avery is unable to face his daughter after she witnessed him with Louise.
By Dorothy Whipple. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Dorothy Whipple.

: Edge Falls

3/6. Will a protest stop the Sales at Edge Falls? Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst 's comedy.
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Paul Barnhill
Unknown: Neil Warhurst
Director: Sally Avens
Mick: Mark Benton
Sonya: Frances Barber
Rez: Emil Marwa
Valerie: Sarah Hadland
Darryl: Paul Barnhill
Glen: Andrew Crawford
Ralph: Neil Warhurst
Milosh: Stephen Critchlow
Tom: Ben Crowe

: American Dreams

1/4. James Naughtie assesses the mood in the US in the wake of economic strife and the Iraq War. Producers Sue Ellis and Bill Law


Unknown: James Naughtie

: News

: Book of the Week:

A Strange Eventful History
2/5. By Michael Holroyd. Repeated from 9.45am


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.

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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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