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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
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Between Ourselves

1/1. Olivia O'Leary talks to Michael Wilkins , a headmaster who turned round the fortunes of a failing comprehensive school near Leeds. She also meets Tony Little , headmaster of Eton, and compares the two teachers' approaches to education. Producer Karen Gregor
Rptd at 9.30pm


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Michael Wilkins
Unknown: Tony Little
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Phill Jupitus's Strips

2/4. Phill Jupitus visits an apartment in Brooklyn, New York, to meet a group of young, ambitious political cartoonists struggling to make ends meet. Producer Kirsten Lass


Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Producer: Kirsten Lass

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze . We
Cannot Measure How You Feel (Ye Banks and Braes). 0 Saviour of the World (Goss). Son of God, Eternal Saviour (Everton). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week:The Age of Wonder

2/5. The invention of the hot-air balloon by the Montgolfier brothers led to a spate of crowd-pulling spectacles - and the fierce rivalry of the first cross-Channel "aeronauts". By Richard Holmes. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Holmes.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Color Purple 7/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: World on the Move:Great Animal Migrations

31/40. Wildlife experts, zoologists and conservationists report on the progress of animal journeys across the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood.
Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood.
Editor: Julian Hector

: Hamish Henderson: a Various Man

He's been called "the most important
Scottish poet since Robert Burns " but he's better known overseas than elsewhere in the UK. Fred Freeman gives a flavour of the extraordinary life and work of Hamish Henderson , who died in 2002. Producer Mike Hally


Unknown: Robert Burns
Unknown: Hamish Henderson
Producer: Mike Hally

: Call You and Yours

Presented by Julian Worricker.
PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: [address removed]


Presented By: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Soul Music

4/4 What a Wonderful World. This song was written for Louis Armstrong and recorded by him in America in 1967 amid civil rights demonstrations and protests against the Vietnam war. But was it meant as a powerful anthem to peace? Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Producer: Sara Conkey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Number Ten

3/5. The Prime Minister finds himself embroiled in unexpected complications on a trip to Gibraltar. Meanwhile, his wife has drawn media attention by meeting a former party worker - who's just been released from prison. By Jonathan Myerson.
Director Clive Brill


Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.
Director: Clive Brill
Adam: Antony Sher
Steve: Julian Rhind-Tutt
: Monica Sashabehar
Colin: Colin McFarlane
Hannah: Kelly Hunter
Admiral: Sean Barker
George: Nicholas Murchie
Ernest: Nigel Cooke
Jackie: Ellie Haddington
Esme: Charlotte Lucas
Barbara: Nicholas Murchie

: Making History

3/13 Vanessa Collingridge investigates listeners' questions about the past. Today she's in Eyemouth on the Scottish Borders where 129 fishermen lost their lives in a storm on this day in 1881. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS [address removed] email [address removed]; Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Cheltenham Literature FestivalReadings: Booker 40 Selection

2/5 Continuing the Man Booker 40th anniversary celebrations, Graham Swift reads about becoming a writer. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Graham Swift

: America, Empire of Liberty

22/30 A Christian Republic? In the early
19th century, religious revivals transformed American society. David Reynolds continues his history Of the United States. For details see yesterday


Unknown: David Reynolds

: Law in Action

4/9. Developments in the legal world, with Clive Coleman. Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Jim Frank

: A Good Read

2/9 From the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Author and former Python Terry Jones and PR guru Mark Borkowski join presenter Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Python Terry Jones
Unknown: Mark Borkowski
Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: The Party Line

2/6 Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis s topical sitcom in which James Fleet stars as Duncan Stonebridge MP. who loves the excitement, intrigue and power of Westminster life, but finds his constituency a bit tricky. With Geoff McGivern , Simon Greenall and Geraldine McNulty. producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Geoff McGivern
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Geraldine McNulty.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Jack loses his bearings.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with the artist and film-maker
Steve McQueen , whose film Hunger is based on the last weeks in the life of Bobby Sands. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Steve McQueen
Unknown: Bobby Sands.
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: The Color Purple

7/10. Celie leaves Mister to live with Shug in Memphis. By Alice Walker.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alice Walker.

: File on 4

Hundreds of lawsuits are being filed in America by banks and financial institutions arguing over who's to blame for the crisis in global financial markets. Michael Robinson investigates and reveals what those legal documents tell us about the banking system. Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Producer: David Lewis

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Am I Normal?

3/4. Blood Pressure. Vivienne Parry discovers what doctors think is normal blood pressure. She asks at what level doctors will start prescribing drugs to lower blood pressure, and considers whether the food industry has a role to play in helping us to reduce our chances of having a heart attack or a stroke.
Producer Anna Buckley Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Between Ourselves

1/1. With Olivia O'Leary. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary.

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime:Sentimental Education

7/15. Alex Jennings reads Gustave Flaubert 's tale, abridged by Sally Marmion. Frederic is drawn into the tensions of the Arnoux household and comes to the rescue when bailiffs threaten. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.

: Fabulous

New series 1/4. Lucy Clarke 's comedy, starring Daisy Haggard as a - woman struggling to cope with the pressures of modern life. With the builders in constructing her new kitchen and an awards ceremony to go to, life should be glorious for Faye, but somehow it isn't. With Katy Brand , Justin Edwards and Joanna Neary. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Lucy Clarke
Unknown: Daisy Haggard
Unknown: Katy Brand
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: Joanna Neary.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Age of Wonder

2/5. Repeated 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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