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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection, with Claire Campbell Smith.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Rhidian Brook.
Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: The Reunion

Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Book of the Week:A Strange Eventful History

5/5. Eleanor Bron reads the concluding part of Michael Holroyd 's biography of Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. An ageing Irving dies shortly after suffering a stroke during a performance of Becket. Ellen is determined to carry on and her career continues for another 20 years. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Henry Irving
Unknown: Ellen Terry.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Dig 5/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
Editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Garvey.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Britain's Teenage Suicides

2/2. Penny Marshall talks to experts trying to improve the mental health of teenagers and looks at what is happening in south
Wales following the suicides of more than 20 young people in the Bridgend area. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Psmith in the City: First Steps in a Business Career

1/4. By P.G. Wodehouse, dramatised by Marcy Kahan.

Mike's future looks gloomy when he's forced to give up his dreams of university to work in a bank. But help is at hand...


Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Dramatised By: Marcy Kahan
Producer: Abigail le Fleming
P.G. Wodehouse: Simon Williams
Psmith: Nick Caldecott
Mike: Inam Mirza
John: Stephen Critchlow
Mr Rossiter/Mr Jackson: Chris Pavlo
Mr Waller: Jonathan Tafler
Bannister: Robert Lonsdale

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Feedback

New series 1/11. Listeners' views on BBC radio programmes. Presented by Roger Bolton.
Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at apm
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10 phone: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Judgement Test

Armed police officers have a dangerous job both physically and psychologically, often facing life-or-death decisions. In
Michael Butt 's drama, a probing journalist asks some difficult questions about the decisions made by Constable John Woolf and gets some very unexpected answers.
Director Penny Gold


Unknown: Michael Butt
Unknown: John Woolf
John: Ian Hart
Paul: Jay Simpson
Linda: Claire Price
Gerry: Alistair Danson
Mr Taylor: Peter Sproule
Mrs Taylor: Caroline Gruber
Armourer: Ian Barnes
Counsellor: Andrew Branch

: Costing the Earth

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: In Bookshops Now

5/5. The Way to Behave. Sisterhood among the community of social workers is a fine and noble concept, but when a husband's infidelity is involved then revenge is a long game. Elizabeth Baines 's story is read by Lesley Sharp. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth Baines
Read By: Lesley Sharp.

: America, Empire of Liberty

5/30. Southern Planters and Black Slaves. The English settlement of Virginia and Maryland, the role of tobacco and the introduction of African slaves. A history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds. For details see Monday; See also 9pm


Presented By: David Reynolds.

: Last Word

Obituary series with Matthew Bannister.
Producer Julia Johnson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.
Producer: Julia Johnson

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock talks to actor, writer and director Ben Stiller about his controversial comedy Tropic Thunder. Producer Stephen Hughes


Director: Ben Stiller
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

6/6. The host throws open his radio drop-in centre for topical comedy, chat and kerfuffle, as he and his guests poke fun at the news. Producer David Tyler Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: To order Armando lannucci's Charm
Offensive: Series 3 CD for £11.99 (RRP £15.99) ind pSp, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than
8p per min) quoting RTD257, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD257 at the checkout


Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Pip takes a hard-line stance.
Writer Simon Frith ; Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Simon Frith
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pip: Helen Monks
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Emma: Felicity Jones
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Hayley: Lorraine Coady
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Alan: John Telfer
Annabelle: Julia Hills
Louise: Ann Rye

: Front Row

John Wilson reports from Liverpool on the city's visual art Biennial. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: John Wilson

: The Dig

5/5. As war is declared, work stops on the dig at Sutton Hoo and the chapter in Peggy's life comes to an end. By John Preston.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: John Preston.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate in Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire, where the panel includes the former leader of the Liberal Democrats Menzies Campbell, shadow International Development
Secretary Andrew Mitchell , and the chief executive of the Royal Opera House Tony Hall. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Andrew Mitchell
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Katharine Whitehorn offers her reflections on a topical issue.
Producer Clive Brill Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Producer: Clive Brill

: America, Empire of Liberty

1/6. Land and Peoples. An omnibus edition of the week's five episodes in the history of America written and presented by David Reynolds.


Presented By: David Reynolds.

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime:Someone at a Distance

10/10. Louise's triumphant return to Amigny fails when her Catholic parents refuse to recognise her marriage to Avery. But in England, Ellen is successfully building a new life as assistant manageress at Somerton Manor. By Dorothy Whipple. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dorothy Whipple.

: 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. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: General Mike Jackson
Unknown: Julian Thompson
Unknown: Mattthew Parris

: American Dreams

4/4. James Naughtie ends his series in Washington DC. He finds a system dominated by money, lobbyists, partisan politics and anger on the airwaves. At a time of increasing polarisation, he asks what changes a new president might bring about. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: James Naughtie

: News

: Book of the Week:A Strange Eventful History

5/5. Eleanor Bron reads the concluding part of Michael Holroyd 's biography of Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Henry Irving
Unknown: Ellen Terry.

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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.

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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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