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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

A pause for reflection, with the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

Rural round-up and trends, presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.


1/2. From the crucible of US college campuses, political correctness made its way across the Atlantic to howls of derision and ridicule in the UK. Clive
Anderson traces the story of PC in this volatile, funny and thought-provoking two-parter. Producer Simon Hollis Repeated at 9.30pm


Producer: Simon Hollis

: Phill Jupitus's Strips

3/4. Phill Jupitus meets Charles Peattie and Russell Taylor , who produce satirical comic strip Alex every day in The Daily Telegraph. When they started 20 years ago, they were the young whippersnappers of the cartoon world. Now, when they go to parties, they are still the young whippersnappers, because there are very few up-and-coming artists in the UK to follow them. Producer Kirsten Lass


Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Charles Peattie
Unknown: Russell Taylor
Producer: Kirsten Lass

: Daily Service

Led by Fr Philip Sumner. Heavenly Lord, You Are Wonderful (trad African Caribbean).
Genesis 2, vv4-9. All is Made for the Glory of God (trad Cameroon). For the Fruits of His Creation (Ar Hyd y Nos).


Unknown: Fr Philip Sumner.

: Book of the Week: Searchingfor Schindler: a Memoir

2/5. Poidek and Keneally set out to meet the Australian and American Schmdlequden, the Jews saved by Oskar Schindler. By Thomas Keneally. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Oskar Schindler.
Unknown: Thomas Keneally.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.
10.45 How Shall I Tell the Dog? 2/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Garvey.

: World on the Move: Great Animal Migrations

32/40. Wildlife experts, zoologists and conservationists report on the progress of animal journeys across the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood. Repeated tomorrow at 9pm.


Presenter: Brett Westwood
Presenter: Philippa Forrester
Editor: Julian Hector

: Art for Schools

- Children's writer and illustrator
Jackie Morris uncovers the story of Brenda Rawnsley who, in a postwar art experiment, convinced artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Lowry and Braque to donate prints of their most famous works for distribution in British schools. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Jackie Morris
Unknown: Brenda Rawnsley
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: The Crash: Call You and Yours

Unemployment. What support is available for those who have fallen foul of the economic downturn? With Julian Worricker. PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: [address removed]


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Stage to Screen: 1/3: Oh! What a Lovely War

Paul Gambaccini looks at Richard Attenborough 's first film as director, which was adapted from Joan Littlewood 's Theatre Workshop production.
Contributors include original cast member Victor Spinetti, choreographer Eleanor Fazan and film historian Ian Christie.
Producer Adrian Edwards


Presenter: Paul Gambaccini
Interviewee: Victor Spinetti
Interviewee: Eleanor Fazan
Interviewee: Ian Christie.
Producer: Adrian Edwards

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Number Ten

4/5. The Prime Minister is forced to consider resignation when his Chief of Staff is attacked during a routine walkabout by a man released early from jail under a government initiative. Written by Jonathan Myerson.
Producer/Director Clive Brill


Written By: Jonathan Myerson.
Director: Clive Brill
Adam: Antony Sher
Polly: Deborah Findlay
Steve: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Hannah: Kelly Hunter
Monica: Sasha Behar

: Making History

4/13. Vanessa Collingridge tries to get to the bottom of historical mysteries, looking at local legends and oddities. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: [address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

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

2/5. Mole A couple with a young daughter relocate to the countryside. Advised to deal with the moles in their garden, they employ the village handyman to poison them. But their daughter has other ideas.
David Almond 's story is read by Laura Smales. For details see yesterday


Unknown: David Almond
Read By: Laura Smales.

: America, Empire of Liberty

27/30. Gold, God and the Little Giant
The gold rush and a compromise on the issue of slavery. By David Reynolds. For details see yesterday


Unknown: David Reynolds.

: Law in Action

5/9. Developments in the legal world, with Clive Coleman. Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Jim Frank

: A Good Read

3/9. Patricia Routledge and Alexander Waugh join Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite books.
Producer Beth o'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Alexander Waugh
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: The Party Line

3/6. Duncan Stonebridge returns to the dog-eat-dog jungle of his constituency. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis 's topical sitcom.
Other characters played by Beth Chalmers , Manjeet Mann and Dan Mersh Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Duncan Stonebridge
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Played By: Beth Chalmers
Played By: Manjeet Mann
Played By: Dan Mersh
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Duncan: James Fleet
Roger: Geoffrey McGivern
Tom: Simon Greenall
Harriet: Geraldine McNulty

: The Archers

Will makes some tentative steps.
For cast see page Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with comedian Russell Brand and a report on Byzantium, a major exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: How Shall I Tell the Dog?

2/5. Another bunch of absurd ideas for a book by a dying Miles Kington (Michael Palin ) submitted to his agent Gill (
Anna Massey ), including things to learn before you die without leaving home, the cancer diet book, and Eleanor Bron 's punctures.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Eleanor Bron

: File on 4

4/9. As millions of familes struggle to pay rocketing energy bills, suppliers blame price rises on outside factors. But
Julian O'Halloran hears claims that these bills may be due to weak regulation, bad planning and a market dominated by just six big companies. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Am I Normal?

4/4. If a four-year-old forgets instructions, are they just very young or is something wrong? Vivienne Parry investigates a new test to screen infants for "working memory impairment". Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Producer: Erika Wright


Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:Sentimental Education

12/15. Frederic escapes the city for a pastoral interlude with Rosanette, but news that
Dussadier has been wounded draws him back to the city, where he finds Louise waiting for him. By Gustave Flaubert. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.

: Fabulous

2/4. Lucy Clarke 's comedy about a woman struggling to "have it all" - and failing. Starring Daisy Haggard , with Stephen Critchlow , Justin Edwards , Mel Hudson ,
Joanna Neary , John Rowe , Jo Scanlan , Dan Starkey and Anne Reid. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Lucy Clarke
Unknown: Daisy Haggard
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Joanna Neary
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Jo Scanlan
Unknown: Dan Starkey
Unknown: Anne Reid.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

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

2/5. 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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