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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection, with the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

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 Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr David Wilkinson.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr David Wilkinson.

: The Long View

New series 1/4. Jonathan Freedland explores the parallels and differences between the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the current credit crunch.
Producer Julia Johnson Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Julia Johnson

: Bad Habits

3/5. Almost half the working population turns up late every day. Richard Herring explores the problem of time-keeping. He visits a call centre to see how they persuaded their workers to arrive on time. He also talks to a writer who explains why lateness is a form of behaviour that deserves sympathy not severity. Producer Lucy Greenwell


Unknown: Richard Herring
Producer: Lucy Greenwell

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. Seek Ye First (Lafferty). Luke 12, vv22-31. Subdue Us by Thy Goodness (Bach). Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton).


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Book of the Week: Arthur Miller

2/5. Miller's run of bad luck came to an ena with his first major success, the 1947 play All My Sons. Christopher Bigsby 's biography also describes the playwright's war work as a shipfitter in the Brooklyn Naval Yard, his continuing Marxist beliefs and his apprenticeship in radio. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Aubrey's Brief Lives 2/5 The Woman's Hourdrama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: World on the Move: Great Animal Migrations

37/40. A live 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

: Happy Feet

Ballet dancer Deborah Bull meets an Australian tap dancer and travels with her to Lancashire to find out whether some of her dance steps may have originated in a clog dance from the north Of England. Producer Rachael Kiddey


Unknown: Deborah Bull
Producer: Rachael Kiddey

: 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

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Paying the Piper: the Coal-Man and the Hosier

John Florance looks at two unsung heroes of British cultural life; the hosiery manufacturer William Gardiner of Leicester, who introduced the music of Beethoven to
England, and the coal merchant Thomas Britton , whose gatherings above his warehouse in Clerkenwell attracted some of the greatest musicians of the day, and an audience that bridged the social divide.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: John Florance
Unknown: William Gardiner
Unknown: Thomas Britton
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Flaw in the Motor, Dust in the Blood

When Thomas dreams, he's in the world of the crime thriller, but his daily life is rather less glamorous. Drawing on his own inner landscape, writer
Trevor Preston has created an unusual exploration of life with manic depression.
Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Trevor Preston
Director: Toby Swift
Thomas: Rory Kinnear
Amy: Susan Engel
Lizzie: Janice Acquah
Peter: Paul Rider
Dr Beard: Jonathan Tafler
Nita: Manjeet Mann
Ratched: Inam Mirza

: Making History

9/13. Vanessa Collingridge presents the programme driven by listeners' questions about our past. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed]email: [address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Points of Entry

2/5. Hackney Adolescence. Written and read by Ziauddin Sardar. The writer describes the tough times he faced at the hands of London's racist gangs when he arrived from Pakistan in 1960. For details see yesterday


Read By: Ziauddin Sardar.

: A Load of Rubbish

2/5. Ian Marchant visits Britain's first plastic-bottle recycling factory. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ian Marchant

: Word of Mouth

New series 1/8. Michael Rosen examines vocabulary, language and the ways people use words. Today he is joined by Leonard the Bristolian parrot to talk about animal communication.
Producer Beatrice Fenton Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Beatrice Fenton

: A Good Read

8/9. Former Premier League footballer Graeme Le Saux and BBC arts correspondent Rebecca Jones join Sue
MacGregor to discuss their favourite books. Producer John Byrne Repeated on Friday at llpm


Unknown: Graeme Le Saux
Unknown: Rebecca Jones
Producer: John Byrne

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Listen Against

2/4. A look back in amplitude at rearranged and downright fictional snippets from BBC radio. Written by and starring Jon Holmes , with Alice Arnold. Producer Sam Bryant


Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Alice Arnold.
Producer: Sam Bryant

: The Archers

Usha's skills of persuasion are put to the test. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news, reviews and interviews, introduced by John Wilson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Introduced By: John Wilson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Aubrey's Brief Lives

2/5. This Is the Man. Choice anecdotes from John Aubrey 's eccentric, gossipy 17th-century masterpiece Brief Lives, set against the touching and comic story of the literary friendship it produced. Aubrey's first batch of notes does not meet Wood's rigorous standards, but there is a worse surprise around the corner.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: John Aubrey

: File on 4

9/9. As the credit squeeze tightens, businesses are running out of cash and repossessions are rocketing.
Michael Robinson reports on initiatives put in place to urge banks to keep cash flowing. Can they cut the rise in evictions and unemployment? Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: 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

4/8. Claudia Hammond explores how treatments for eating disorders can be a postcode lottery. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Paula McGrath

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis with Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Black Orchids

2/10. Shocked into action by the bigotry of her mother's English lodgers, Evelyn embarks on a dangerous affair that flouts convention. By Gillian SIOVO. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Gillian Siovo.

: Danny Robins Music Therapy

2/4. Harnessing the power of music to solve problems and generally improve the world, comedian Danny Robins writes a new town anthem for Middlesbrough and lends a hand to a love-lorn pensioner - aided by a Status Quo tribute band and a trumpeter. Producer Ben Walker


Unknown: Danny Robins
Producer: Ben Walker

: Today in Parliament

News, views and analysis of today's events in Westminster, presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: Book of the Week:Arthur Miller

2/5. By Christopher Bigsby.
Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby.

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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