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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer.


Unknown: Dr Naftali Brawer.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
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 Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Jonathan Sacks.

: Taking a Stand

5/6. Fergal Keane meets entrepreneur Jimmy Lai , who was smuggled from China to Hong Kong when he was 12. His support for greater democracy in his homeland after the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 has led to his permanent exile from the mainland. Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Fergal Keane
Unknown: Jimmy Lai
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Darwin: My Ancestor

New series 1/4. The poet Ruth Padel goes on a deeply personal journey in search of her great-great-grand father Charles Darwin to uncover the man behind the scientist. Today she explores how her ancestor developed his sense of wonder and curiousity about nature. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Ruth Padel
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Book of the Week: The Tall Man

2/5. Senior Sergeant Christopher Hurley had the reputation of being dedicated to the Aboriginal communities he served. But the charismatic cop was the chief suspect in the death of Cameron Doomadgee. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sergeant Christopher Hurley
Unknown: Cameron Doomadgee.

: Daily Service

Led by Bishop George Stack. Will You Come and Follow Me (Kelvingrove). Acts 9, vv10-18. Open Thou Mine Eyes (Rutter). Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton).


Unknown: George Stack.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Child in Time 2/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Britain's Atlantis

Submerged forests and 8,000-year-old human footprints exposed by recent storms are some of the discoveries explored by archaeologist Francis Pryor, who hears what the land around Britain was like before it was submerged at the end of the last Ice Age.


Presenter: Francis Pryor
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: M Is for Maxwell Knight

Few who heard the avuncular tones of the naturalist Maxwell Knight knew that he was, in fact, one of the most important figures in MI5. Christopher Lee tells the story of the man who was "M" - and discovers what it was about him that inspired Ian Fleming's Bond character - but also made him Britain's most successful Spymaster.


Presenter: Christopher Lee
Producer: Angela Hind

: Call You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worncker. PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Julian Worncker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Take Two

' 3/3 Richard Coles explores the partnership of guitarist Walter Becker and singer
Donald Fagen who, in 1971, formed Steely Dan. The broadcaster meets author Brian Sweet who has written a book about the group, and music journalist David Hepworth to discuss the duo's impact on the music scene of the time. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Richard Coles
Guitarist: Walter Becker
Singer: Donald Fagen
Unknown: Steely Dan.
Unknown: Brian Sweet
Unknown: David Hepworth
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: McLevy

New series 1/4. To Keep Him Honest
Brian Cox returns in a series of adventures from the casebook of Victorian Edinburgh's most idiosyncratic detective. Champion boxer Toff Richmond is taking on a local challenger. The purse is gene ous, the gamblers are digging deep and the stall-holders are doing a roaring trade. Unfortunately, so is the criminal fmtornitv Rv David Ashton.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Brian Cox
Unknown: Toff Richmond
Unknown: David Ashton.
Director: Patrick Rayner
McLevy: Brian Cox
jean: Siobhan Redmond
Mulholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Roach: David Ashton
Hannah: Colette O'Neil
Tommy: James Bryce
Bernard: John Kielty
Richmond: Mark McDonnell
Donald: Andrew Neil
Sally: Laura Smales
Joe: Finlay Welsh

: Home Planet

4/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment and the natural world. Address: [address removed] email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Murder She Thought

1/3. Domestic Violence. A pleasant, reasonable woman wants to find the perfect husband.
Trouble is she's had several already and none has proved acceptable. So what do you do when divorce isn't an option? Glenne Headly reads this Story by Cathy Ace. Director Martin Jarvis


Story By: Cathy Ace.
Director: Martin Jarvis

: America, Empire of Liberty

37/90. Dead States, New Birth. The North attempts to force change upon the South. For details see yesterday

: Law in Action

2/11 Weekly report on developments in the legal world. Presented by Clive Coleman. Producer Ben Crighton


Presented By: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Ben Crighton

: Great Lives

8/9 Horticulturalist and former dancer
Rachel de Thame champions her heroine Margot Fonteyn , arguably the finest ballerina of the 20th century. Will she convince presenter Matthew Parris to award the dancer great-life status?
Producer John Byrne Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Margot Fonteyn
Presenter: Matthew Parris
Producer: John Byrne

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Broken Arts

3/6. David Ouantick takes a wry poke at the arts and culture. With the help of Daniel Maier , Richie Webb , Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Jane Lamacraft. t. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: David Ouantick
Unknown: Daniel Maier
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Unknown: Jane LamacRaft.
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: The Archers

Brian shows his duplicitous side.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including an interview with actor Eddie Marsan, who played a driving instructor in Mike Leigh's film Happy-Go-Lucky.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Guest: Eddie Marsan
Producer: Rachel Simpson

: The Child In Time

2/5. A Time Apart. Stephen still searches for Kate, but Julie seems to have withdrawn into herself. Will their relationship survive their loss? By Ian McEwan.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Ian McEwan.

: File on 4

2/11. Jon Manel questions whether legal practice can keep pace with the increasing number of childless British couples using surrogate mothers both here and abroad. Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Jon Manel
Producer: David Lewis

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

5/8. Surgery to remove the appendix is one of the most common procedures performed in UK hospitals today.
Mark Porter looks at the latest in the diagnosis and treatment of appendicitis.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The GuernseyLiterary and Potato Peel Pie Society

2/10. Juliet has received a letter from
Dawsey Adams , a farmer who found her name and address in a second-hand book. By Mary Ann Shaffer. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Dawsey Adams
Book By: Mary Ann Shaffer.

: Weird Tales

New series 1/4. Out of the Depths When Martha discovers her sister Grace has been trying past-life regression to break a cycle of abusive relationships, she decides they should return to Cornwall where they are forced to confront demons from their childhood. But which sister needs to be free and what will it cost? By Melissa Murray.
Producer Pam Marshall
Radio features: pages 128-129


Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Producer: Pam Marshall
Martha: Elizabeth Beninqton
Grace: Naomi Frederick
Tom: Ed Gaughan
Lovecraft: Stephen Hoqan
Therapist: Caroline Guthrie

: Today In Parliament

The day's events, presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: The TallMan

2/5. By Chloe Hooper. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Chloe Hooper.

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.

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