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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Anna Magnusson.


Unknown: Anna Magnusson.

: Fanning Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: 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 the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: In Afghanistan: Thirty Years of Conflict and Chaos

2/2. Into the Morass. Alan Johnston concludes his look back at decades of turmoil in Afghanistan. While America looked away, al-Qaeda took root in the wreckage of Taliban-held Afghanistan. But when the Twin Towers fell, confrontation became inevitable. British and American soldiers now find themselves fighting in the same dust where the Russians failed. Producer Mark Savage Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Alan Johnston

: Bad Habits

2/5. Comedian Richard Herring continues his journey through the bad habits of the British workplace, this time looking at laziness. He investigates how Royal Mail battled against the problem of thousands of staff going off sick each day. He also visits Google's s UK headquarters to find out how having fun can breed success. We also hear from Tom Hodgkinson , author of How to Be Idle. Producer Lucy Greenwell


Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Tom Hodgkinson
Producer: Lucy Greenwell

: Book of the Week: FlorenceNightingale: the Woman and Her Legend

2/5 Sisters at War. As Florence struggles to gain her independence, she is repeatedly thwarted by her sister's unrelenting possessiveness. A biography by Mark Bostndge For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mark Bostndge

: Daily Service

Led by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. 0 God,
Our Help in Ages Past (Sf Anne). Romans 8, vv31-39. God Be in My Head (Walford Davies ). For the Fallen (Guest).


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Unknown: Walford Davies

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 A Taste for Death 2/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Armistice Day Silence

Two minutes' silence to honour the dead of two World Wars and other conflicts.

: World on the Move: Great Animal Migrations

35/40. Animal journeys across the world, with Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood.
Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood.
Editor: Julian Hector

: The Right Stuff

Inspired by images of America she saw in the cinemas of Petrograd, Ayn Rand emigrated to America in 1926 and embarked upon a writing career that produced two bestselling novels. Michael Portillo talks to her admirers and critics about how her work evolved into a philosophy held dear by many Americans today. Producer Owen McFadden


Talks: Michael Portillo
Producer: Owen McFadden

: Call You and Yours

Consumer issues with Julian Worricker. PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: [address removed]


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: 50 Years of Little Richard

3ne of the key innovators of rock 'n' oil, Little Richard talks to Sarfraz danzoor about his half-century as an extravagant and wild performer. Looking back on his life, the writer of some of the most hallowed songs in the rock canon, such as Good Golly, Miss Molly and Tutti Frutti , talks to Manzoor about a life filled by race, religion and music.
Producer Mark Rickards Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm Radio Features: pages 126-127


Talks: Little Richard
Talks: Tutti Frutti
Producer: Mark Rickards

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Singer

Frustrated musician Martin is inspired by the sound of Kirsten singing from the flat downstairs. He embarks on an affair with her that threatens everything he has. Lizzie Nunnery 's urban love story, with songs.
Music by Lizzie Nunnery , with Vidar Norheim Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Lizzie Nunnery
Music By: Lizzie Nunnery
Unknown: Vidar Norheim
Director: Pauline Harris
Martin: Mark WomacK
Claire: Emma Cunnrffe
Kirsten: Liz Carter

: Making History

7/13. Vanessa Collingridge and the team attempt to answer listeners' historical questions. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Pariez-Vous British?

2/5. The Taipan. A British businessman's lifestyle in Hong Kong is superior to anything he could have achieved at home, but in the Far
East inexplicable things can happen. Somerset Maugham's story is read by Martin Jarvis. Producer Rosalind Ayres For details see yesterday


Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

: 24/7

2/5. Vera Frankl visits a group of CCTV operators on the night shift in Leeds. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Vera Frankl

: Law in Action

8/9. A report on developments in the legal world. With Clive Coleman. Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Jim Frank

: A Good Read

6/9. Explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison and sports broadcaster Sam Smith join Sue
MacGregor to discuss their favourite books. Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Robin Hanbury-Tenison
Unknown: Sam Smith
Producer: Christine Hall

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Party Line

6/6. Duncan Stonebridge MP reluctantly leaves the haven of Westminster for another weekend of hell in his constituency. Written by Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt.
Other roles played by Dan Mersh , Beth Chalmers and Manjeet Mann
Producer Dawn Ellis


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

: The Archers

Adam steps into the breach.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who meets Irish singer and composer Enya. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: A Taste for Death

2/10. Following the death of her son, Lady Ursula Berowne talks to medical consultant Stephen Lampart about his relationship with her daughter-in-law. Dalgliesh himself prepares to meet the grand lady. By PD James. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Talks: Ursula Berowne
Unknown: Stephen Lampart
Unknown: Pd James.

: File on 4

7/9. With the clubs in the Premier League alone owing £3 billion, the programme investigates how financial regulation within footballing organisations came to be in such a state of disrepute.
Producer Paul Grant Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Producer: Paul Grant

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

2/8. Practical and emotional support is now offered to families of children in intensive care in a London hospital. Claudia Hammond finds out about how psychologists are helping families to cope.
Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Fiona Hill

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Kestrel far a Knave

2/5. Billy impresses his English class. By Barry Hines. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Barry Hines.

: Fabulous

4/4. Faye knows life should be exciting, especially since Edith is going off on maternity leave and there's an announcement in the offing as to who will be her replacement.
Comedy by Lucy Clarke , and starring
Daisy Haggard , Katy Brand and Stephen Critchlow. Producer Simon Nicholls


Comedy By: Lucy Clarke
Unknown: Daisy Haggard
Unknown: Katy Brand
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: Today in Parliament

A report on the day's business in Westminster presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: Book of the Week: Florence Nightingale: the Woman and Her Legend

2/5. By Mark Bostridge. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Mark Bostridge.

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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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