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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Fanning Today

Mark Holdstock presents a round-up of rural issues. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Mark Holdstock
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Canon Dr Alan Billings.

: Start the Week

Duncan Wu discusses his new biography of William Hazlitt and Jackie Wullschlager describes the tempestuous life of artist Marc Chagall. Presented by Tom Sutcliffe. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Interviewee: Jackie Wullschlager
Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by Michael Ford. Laudate Dominum (Taize). Psalm 146. Let All the World
(Luckington). We Are Marching in the Light of God (trad South African).


Unknown: Michael Ford.

: Book of the Week:Searching for Schindler: a Memoir

1/5. Thomas Keneally 's account of his discovery of the Schindler story that became the Booker Prize-winning novel Schindler's Ark and the Oscar-laden film Schindler's List. Read by James Laurenson. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Searching for Schindler: a Memoir for E18.00 (RRP £20.00) inc p&P. call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Thomas Keneally
Read By: James Laurenson.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 How Shall I Tell the Dog? 1/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: The Crash: A Walk through The City

As the credit crunch bites, City veteran John McLaren takes a walk through the Square
Mile to meet bankers, shop-owners and cab drivers to find out how they're coping with the economic crash - and what the future may hold for them. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: John McLaren
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Ed Reardon's Week

3/6. Anger Management. Ed finds himself in anger-management classes. Could he turn over a new leaf and become a gentler person? Curmudgeonly 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 E15.99) incl p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate), quoting RTD268, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD268atthecheckout


Comedy By: Christopher Douglas
Comedy By: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Unknown: Ed Reardon
Ed: Chris Douglas
Sue: Rachel Atkins
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Felix: John Fortune
Pearl: Rita May
Ping: Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Steve: Tom Price
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Crash: You and Yours

A Small Fall. Julian Worricker looks at the impact and fall-out following the collapse of a small company.


Unknown: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

4/17. Robert Robinson is in the chair for the fourth heat of the general knowledge quiz. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Crash: A Killing

Seeing the credit crunch coming, four City traders bend the law to launch an aggressive new hedge fund and make a massive prof it - but their activities do not go unnoticed by the Financial Services Authority. By Mike Walker.
Producer Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan
Ewan: James MacPherson
Tim: Benedict Wong
Meredith: Laurel Lefkow
Harry: Nicholas Boulton
Carmody: Richard Howard
Angela: Jill Cardo

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Wayfarers All: a Hundred Years of the Wind in the Willows

1/5. Rat. A doctor on a geriatric ward is surprised to come face to face with a figure from his past. Candia McWilliam's story, read by Crawford Logan, is the first inspired by the main characters' names in Kenneth Grahame's iconic book, as part of the celebrations marking the centenary of its publication. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Candia McWilliam
Read By: Crawford Logan
Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: America, Empire of Liberty

26/30. The Arsenic of Mexico. America and Mexico fight over territory in Texas, New Mexico and California. David Reynolds's narrative history of the US continues. Producer Sue Ellis
RT DIRECT: To order the CD America, Empire of Liberty, Vol I (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


Producer: Sue Ellis

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Traveller's Tree

2/8. In the holiday show, Katie Derham finds out about the hidden delights of small-town America, and hears how an extinct volcano in Arizona is being transformed into a visitor attraction for stargazers. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Katie Derham
Producer: David Prest

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: The Write Stuff

3/6. Harry Ritchie and Simon Brett are this week's guests. James Walton is in the chair with team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producers Katie Marsden and Sam Michell Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producers: Katie Marsden
Producers: Sam Michell

: The Archers

Tom's hopes take a downward turn.
For cast see page Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with actor Tony Curtis. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Tony Curtis.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: How Shall I Tell the Dog?

< 1/5. The humorist Miles Kington died of cancer in January 2008. Given very little time to live by his doctors, he decided to make cancer "pay its way" by coming up with increasingly witty and absurd ideas for a book suggested to his agent, Gill. Today he considers things to do before you die and literary rivalry with his oncologist. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Producer Clive Brill Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Miles Kington
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Producer: Clive Brill
Miles: Michael Palin
Gill: Anna Massey
Man: Nicholas Murchie

: Your Country Needs You

With prices going up, the fortunes of farmers could be set to rise. Dominic Arkwright hears from two farmers who are struggling and one who is doing well, and from
Zac Goldsmith , adviser to the Conservatives on green issues. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Zac Goldsmith
Producer: Miles Warde

: The Learning Curve

4/8. A guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Louise Corley Rptd on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Louise Corley Rptd

: Frontiers

New series 1/6. Imagine a colourless, flavourless drink that can be tailored to your own taste. Scientists are manipulating particles at the nano level, changing the way food tastes and feels, as well as improving its nutritional content. Sue Broom talks to academics who are making use of the quirky laws of physics to create these nano foods. Producer Beth Eastwood


Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Start the Week

Shortened rptd from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime:Sentimental Education

11/15. As the 1848 revolution gathers strength, Frederic and his friend Hussonet find themselves caught up in the melee, and Frederic begins to harbour political ambitions. Read by Alex Jennings. Gustave Flaubert 's tale is abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs
RT DIRECT: To order Sentimental Education for £9.99 inc p&p. call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Read By: Alex Jennings.
Read By: Gustave Flaubert
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Freedom Pass

2/3. Alan Coren and Christopher Matthew use their newly acquired free bus passes to hop onto public transport and see where it takes them - conversationally, geographically and historically. Broadcast to mark the anniversary Of the humorist's death. Producer Paul Kobrak


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

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:Searching for Schindler: a Memoir

1/5. By Thomas Keneally. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Thomas Keneally.

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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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