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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaykh Michael Mumisa.


Unknown: Michael Mumisa.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: James Jones.

: The Long View

3/4. Jonathan Freedland presents the history series that finds the past behind the present and explores a moment in history that throws some light on a contemporary debate.
Producer Laurence Grissell Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Bad Habits

'5/5 Comedian Richard Herring finally gets round to looking at how procrastination affects the workplace. He hears from humorist and journalist Charlie Brooker , who names the internet as the reason he continually puts things off. Herring finds out how much time UK workers spend on personal emails and what managers are doing to crack down on it. Producer Lucy Greenwell


Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Charlie Brooker
Producer: Lucy Greenwell

: Book of the Week: Coda

2/5. The playwright's doctor delivers bad news. By Simon Gray. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Simon Gray.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. In Christ There
Is No East or West (Manchester). Romans 15, vv7-13. The Gentiles Shall Come to Thy Light (Greene). Blessed Assurance (Knapp).


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 To the North 2/5
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: World on the Move: Great Animal Migrations

39/40. Wildlife experts, zoologists and conservationists 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

: I Was Ernest Hemingway'sLa Secretaria

2/4. Andrew McGibbon explores the story of Valerie Danby Smith , a convent-educated girl who became the devoted secretary of Ernest Hemingwayduringthefnai years of his life. As their relationship blossomed, the writer even proposed to her while he was still married to his wife and tried to teach h willing pupil why holding a passion for life was crucial to the written arts.
Producers Nick Romero and Jonathan Ruffle


Unknown: Andrew McGibbon
Unknown: Valerie Danby Smith
Unknown: Ernest Hemingwayduringthefnai
Producers: Nick Romero
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle

: 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.

: The Golden Oriole

Marking the centenary of the birth of Olivier Messiaen this week, ornithologist Stephen Moss explores the composer's profound fascination with birds. He travels to the mountains around Grenoble, Messiaen's favourite landscape, to discover why, in the 1950s notating birdsong and incorporating it into his music became a passion and also a refuge for him. Producer Megan Jones


Unknown: Olivier Messiaen
Unknown: Stephen Moss
Producer: Megan Jones

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Eight Feet High and Rising

"Giant. Upstairs. Ten quid a look." James Alexandrou stars in a touchingly real and comically disingenuous story about the awkwardness of being misshapen, and the misery of not fitting in. By Ali Taylor.
Producer Jessica Dromgoole


Unknown: James Alexandrou
Unknown: Ali Taylor.
Producer: Jessica Dromgoole
Liam: James Alexandrou
Ethel: Candassai Liburd
Pat: Marcella Riordan
Sarah-Jane: Julia Deakin
Diane: Sophie Pemberton
Sandra: Manjeet Mann
Teacher: Inam Mirza

: Making History

11/13. Vanessa Collingndge presents the programme driven by listeners' questions about Britain's past. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingndge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: 80 Not Out

2/5. A Shocking Accident. A tale of a pigheaded aunt capable of stopping her nephew from finding true love. Graham Greene 's story is read by Jill Balcon. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: Jill Balcon.

: Wide Awake at Bedtime

2/4. Stewart Henderson continues his series exploring sleepover events for children.
Today he joins a group of year-nine students staying over in Birmingham's Science Museum. What will they make of their late-night learning experience?


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Word of Mouth

3/8. Michael Rosen presents the series about words and language and the way we use them. Producer Beatrice Fenton Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Beatrice Fenton

: Great Lives

New series 1/9. Luciano Pavarotti. Nominating the tenor for great-life status is promoter Harvey Goldsmith. There's no doubting the wondrous, golden voice but what was the man behind the artist like? Opera director
John Copley , who first met Pavarotti in 1963, spills the beans, Anne Midgette of The Washington Post twists the knive, and Matthew Parris listens intently. Producer Miles Warde RepeatedonFridayatiipm


Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti.
Unknown: Harvey Goldsmith.
Director: John Copley
Unknown: Anne Midgette
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Miles Warde

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Listen Against

4/4. Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes do damage to the past seven days of BBC radio. Like Feedback but with less virulence, Listen Against rearranges the reality of BBC radio until it's too confused to cry. Producer Sam Bryant


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

: The Archers

Alistair comes to an unexpected halt. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard , who next year becomes artistic director of the Aldeburgh Festival. Producer Jack Soper


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Pianist: Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Producer: Jack Soper

: To the North

2/5. Cecilia has resumed her relationship with sound and steady Julian Towers. Emmeline, meanwhile, has been secretly meeting Markie Linkwater , a young barrister with a dubious reputation. By Elizabeth Bowen.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Julian Towers.
Unknown: Markie Linkwater
Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen.

: Digging Deep

Can a mining company in Africa be a good Samaritan? Global Alumina says it is stressing aid as much as profits as it builds one of sub-Saharan Africa's largest industrial projects in Guinea, one of the poorest countries. Richard Phinney takes listeners on a journey to this remote part of Africa to see if the company is delivering on its promises. Producer Anthony Baxter Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Richard Phinney
Producer: Anthony Baxter

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

6/8. Claudia Hammond meets people who cannot make facial expressions. She talks to researchers who have studied this rare condition and finds out how they can help the expressionless express their identities.
Producer Beth Eastwood Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: La's Orchestra Saves the World

2/5. Keen to do her bit for the war effort - and inspired by a trumpet-playing air force officer - La decides to start a morale-boosting orchestra. By Alexander McCall Smith. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alexander McCall

: Danny Robins Music Therapy

4/4. Danny Robins uses the power of music to solve problems and generally improve the world. This week, he campaigns for bagpipes to be celebrated rather than reviled. And, with talk of rebranding Christmas as Winterval, Danny tried his hand at writing a Winterval number one hit single. With Isy Suttie and special musical guest, rapper DOC Brown. Producer Ben Walker


Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Doc Brown.
Producer: Ben Walker

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: Book of the Week: Coda

2/5. By Simon Gray. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Simon Gray.

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

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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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