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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Commissioner Betty Matear.


Unknown: Betty Matear.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Canon Dr Alan Billings.

: Start the Week

This edition comes from the Cheltenham Literature Festival, where Simon Schama, Christina Lamb, Robert Fox and Jenny Uglow join presenter Andrew Marr.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Guest: Simon Schama
Guest: Christina Lamb
Guest: Robert Fox
Guest: Jenny Uglow
Presenter: Andrew Marr
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God (Lafferty). Luke 7, vv11-17. Praise His Holy Name (Hampton). 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Lyngham). Director of music Colin Walker.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Music: Colin Walker.

: Book of the Week:The Age of Wonder

1/5. Richard Holmes 's exploration of the scientific ferment that swept across Britain at the end of the 18th century, starting with Joseph Banks , botanist on Captain Cook's first Endeavour voyage. Introduced by the author and read by Douglas Hodge. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters. Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes from Sparkle Direct for E22.09 (RRP E25) inc p&p, send a cheque payable to Sparkle Direct Offers, to: [address removed] call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Joseph Banks
Read By: Douglas Hodge.
Produced By: Jill Waters.
Unknown: Richard Holmes

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Color Purple 6/10 The Woman's Hourdrama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Letters to Myself

A group of young adults open letters they wrote to themselves when they were school leavers. Producer Sandhya Suri


Producer: Sandhya Suri

: Ed Reardon's Week

2/6. The CV of Dorian Gray. Ed pretends to be younger. Comedy by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Producer Dawn Ellis
RT DIRECT: To order the CD of Ed Reardon 's Week for £11.99 (RRP £15.99) incl p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate), quoting RTD268, or visit www. bbcshop.com and enter code RTD268 at the checkout


Unknown: Dorian Gray.
Comedy By: Christopher Douglas
Comedy By: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Unknown: Ed Reardon
Ed Reardon: Christopher Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Felix: John Fortune
George: Simon Greenall
Copper: Martin Hyder
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
Ping: Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Market researcher: Nicola Sanderson
Marcus: Richard Smith
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

Julian Worricker takes over the helm of Radio 4's consumer programme.


Unknown: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

3/17 Robert Robinson chairs heat three of the general knowledge quiz, as four contestants compete for the coveted title at the BBC Radio Theatre in London.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Swimming around Ireland

Steven was badly injured in a traffic accident and his physiotherapy hasn't been going well.
When his physiotherapist comes up with an unusual plan to motivate him, they begin a unique journey of hope. By Martin Meehan. nther Darts are played by Camilla Carroll ,
Itsareeya Johnston , Bill Maul , Chandrika Nayar , Henryk Pieknik , Patrick Watson and Fiona Woods. Producer/Director Heather Larmour


Unknown: Martin Meehan.
Played By: Camilla Carroll
Played By: Itsareeya Johnston
Played By: Bill Maul
Played By: Chandrika Nayar
Played By: Henryk Pieknik
Unknown: Patrick Watson
Unknown: Fiona Woods.
Director: Heather Larmour
Steven: Michael Colgan
Caet: Dawn Bradfield
Mike: Kieran Lagan
Porter: John Hewitt

: Money Box Live

Listeners' finance questions are answered by Paul Lewis and guests.
Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Cheltenham Literature FestivalReadings: Booker 40 Selection

1/5 A series of new works read on stage at the Cheltenham Literature Festival by five Man Booker Prize-winning authors. Today, John Banville reads his Magic Squares. Producers Sara Davies and Christine Hall


Unknown: John Banville
Producers: Sara Davies
Producers: Christine Hall

: America, Empire of Liberty

21/30. For Jackson and Democracy. David Reynolds continues his history of America by looking at the growth of democracy and political parties there. Producer Sue Ellis
RT DIRECT: To order the CD America, Empire of Liberty, Vol (released 13 Nov) for E17.50 (RRP E25.00) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate) quoting RTD264, or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: David Reynolds
Producer: Sue Ellis

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Traveller's Tree

- New series 1/8. In a series examining holiday and travel trends, Katie Derham starts with "wellbeing" holidays such as retreats, holistic holidays, and life-coaching breaks, asking why the idea of a holiday that's not only a physical break from work but also both mentally and spiritually restoring has become SO popular. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Katie Derham
Producer: Susan Marling

: The Write Stuff

2/6. Writer Sue Limb and poet laureate Andrew Motion join James Walton and team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh in the literary panel show. The subject for pastiche is Seamus Heaney and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Producers Katie Marsden and Sam Michell Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producers: Katie Marsden
Producers: Sam Michell

: The Archers

Jennifer, Lilian and Tony put on a united front. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interviewwith historian David Starkey. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: David Starkey.

: The Color Purple

6/10. Celie's sister Nettie is in Africa, and Celie discovers the truth about the man she knows as Pa. Pat Cumper's dramatisation of Alice Walker 's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in the Deep South between the wars.
Music by Phillip Tagney Producer/Director Pauline Harris Repeated from 10.45am
RT DIRECT: To order The Color Purple for £6.64 (RRP £6.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Alice Walker
Music By: Phillip Tagney
Director: Pauline Harris
Celie: Nadine Marshall
Nettie: Nikki Amuka-Bird
Shug: Nina Sosanya
Corrinne/Olivia: Lorraine Burroughs
Samuel: Ray Shell
Pa: Colin McFarlane
Daisy/Tashi: Lisa Livingstone
Mister: Eamonn Walker
Harpo/Adam: Ot Fagbenle
Sofia: Petra Letang
Eleanor Jane: Madeleine Potter

: Life after Tom

Claire Prosser 's life changed for ever when her teenage son Tom died suddenly and unexpectedly from an undiagnosed heart condition. This documentary charts her first year without him, exploring the process of rebuilding one's life after the unimaginable has happened. Producer Linda Pressly Radio features: pages 126-127


Unknown: Claire Prosser

: The Learning Curve

3/8. A guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth Rptd on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Sukey Firth Rptd

: Through the Looking Glass

Edi Stark finds out why the eye condition binocular instability is going undiagnosed and untreated, blighting the lives of hundreds of thousands of adults and children in the UK. Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime:Sentimental Education

6/15. Frederic finds himself torn between his love for his friend's wife, Madame Arnoux , and his interest in Rosanette. Continuing Gustave Flaubert 's story. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Read by Alex Jennings. Producer Di speirs
RT DIRECT: To order Sentimental Education for E9.99 inc p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Madame Arnoux
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Read By: Alex Jennings.

: Freedom Pass

1/3. Another chance to hear episodes of the series in which Alan Coren and Christopher Matthew took their Freedom Passes and hopped on a bus. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Age of Wonder

1/5. Rptd from 9.45am

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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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