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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer AlasdairCross


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
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 Oliver McTernan.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Mark Wakelin. He Came
Down (trad Cameroon). Colossians 1, vv15;-2O. 0 Lord Jesus, Marrkapmirr (trad Australian, arr Weaver). Go, Tell It on the Mountain (trad American, arr Rutter).


Unknown: Dr Mark Wakelin.

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

3/5. Poldek takes Keneally to Poland to witness "the intimacy of horror" in the Krakow ghetto. By Thomas Keneally. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Thomas Keneally.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.
10.45 How Shall I Tell the Dog? 3/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Garvey.

: Byzantium Unearthed

3/3. Bettany Hughes concludes her series in which she uses the latest archaeological evidence to rediscover the Byzantium empire and the people who ran it. For nearly
1.000 years the empire made war and peace with the Muslim countries to its southern and eastern borders. It is the legacy of a religious faultline that is still with us today. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Bettany Hughes
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Inspector Steine

5/10. The Anniversary. It's the fifth anniversary of the Middle Street Massacre. While Steine ponders how to celebrate, Mrs Groyne's deranged nephew, Brian the Brain, breaks out of Broadmoor with revenge on his lips. Lynne Truss's cop comedy set in 1950s Brighton.
Producer/Director Karen Rose
RT DIRECT: To order Inspector Steine on CD for £11.99 (RRP £15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate) quoting RTD265, or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Middle Street Massacre.
Director: Karen Rose
Inspector Steine: Michael Fenton Stevens
Mrs Groynes: Jan Ravens
Brunswick: John Ramm
Twitten: Matt Green
Brian the Brain: Ewan Bailey
Warder: Kim Wall
Chaplain: David Holt

: You and Yours

Consumer reports with Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett presents the topical programme about media in all its forms - print, television, radio, online and telecommunications. Key players from within the industry help to shed light on the issues of the day, including those making the decisions. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mandrake

Ruth, a social worker, is called in to assess Old Irene 's mental health. As she gets to know her, she is drawn into a strange and magical tale that will change her life for ever. Written and directed by Anita Sullivan.
Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Old Irene
Directed By: Anita Sullivan.
Producer: Karen Rose
Irene: Sara Kestelman
Ruth: Martina Laird
Poppy: Kate Aspinall
Aiden: Huqh Cross
Nick: Nicholas Boulton

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Chris Beardshaw and Tracy Wilson are guests of Penwith Organic Gardeners and Growers in St Ives. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Tracy Wilson
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

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

3/5. Weasel. A Victorian pawnbroker gets more than he bargained for when a mysterious young woman visits his shop.
Zoe Strachan 's story is read by Paul Young. For details see Monday


Unknown: Zoe Strachan
Read By: Paul Young.

: America, Empire of Liberty

28/30. "Paddies", Papists and Demon Drink. The arrival of Irish immigrants and their initial reception, which was not always welcoming. A history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds. For details see Monday


Presented By: David Reynolds.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to key thinkers as he explores new research on how society works. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Am I Normal?

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: The Castle

5/6. The village pub employs two mysterious barmaids as Anne and Charlotte plot to ensnare Sam Tree. Meanwhile, De Warenne explores his feminine side and Duncan gets in touch with his masculine one. Sitcom of days of yore by Kim Fuller with Matt Kirshen and Nick Doody.
Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Sam Tree.
Unknown: Kim Fuller
Unknown: Matt Kirshen
Unknown: Nick Doody.
Producer: David Tyler
Sir John: James Fleet
Sir William: Nell Dudgeon
Lady Anne: Susan Earl
Cardinal Duncan: Jonathan Kydd
Lady Charlotte: Ingrid Oliver
Master Henry: Steven Kynman
Sam Tree: Toby Ross-Bryant

: The Archers

Lilian's the bearer of bad tidings.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with Gary Lightbody from the band Snow Patrol. Producer Rachel Simpson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Gary Lightbody
Producer: Rachel Simpson

: How Shall I Tell the Dog?

3/5. More book ideas from Miles Kington (Michael Palin ) submitted to his agent Gill (Anna Massey ): Cancer - the infrequently asked questions; Cancer and astrology; and how to break the news to Berry, his dog. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Anna Massey

: The Divine Spark of Music

Composer James MacMillan delivers the Sandford St Martin Lecture in which he talks about religion's important place in public life, particularly in its ability to inspire people through classical music. The debate is chaired by Joan Bakewell.
Producer Christine Morgan Rptd on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: James MacMillan
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Producer: Christine Morgan Rptd

: Classrooms to Power

1/2. Michael Dobbs looks at the school days of leading prime ministers, discovering how far Winston Churchill 's prep school and its headmaster did - and didn't - foresee the future politician in the boy from Blenheim Palace. Producer Simon Coates Rptd on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Michael Dobbs
Unknown: Winston Churchill
Producer: Simon Coates

: World on the Move: Great Animal Migrations

Repeated from yesterday at 11am

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Sentimental Education

13/15. Despite his efforts to forget
Mme Arnoux , Frederic only has to set eyes on her again to fall back in love with her. Meanwhile, Rosanette has some dramatic news for the young lover. By Gustave Flaubert. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mme Arnoux
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.

: Tina C Goes Down Under: the Aborogynal Monologues: 3/4

Tina visits her spiritual home - Tamworth - which hosts the biggest country music festival outside Nashville. Satirical spoof written and performed by Christopher Green, with additional voices by Julia Morris.


Writer/Tina C: Christopher Green
Additional voices: Julia Morris
Music: Duncan Walsh Atkins
Director: Claire Grove

: The Exterminating Angels

3/4. The urbanised pest controllers tackle a troublesome and delusional pigeon. Comedy about brothers Tony and Steve Angel , who run a pest-control business in north London, starring Dan Antopolski and Karl Theobald. Written by Martin Shea , James O'Neill and Eamonn O'Neill. Producer GusBeattie


Unknown: Steve Angel
Unknown: Dan Antopolski
Unknown: Karl Theobald.
Written By: Martin Shea
Written By: James O'Neill
Written By: Eamonn O'Neill.

: Today in Parliament

Including Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

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

3/5. 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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