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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Anna Magnusson.


Unknown: Anna Magnusson.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Anne Marie Bullock


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Anne Marie Bullock

: Today ...

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week. His guests include Richard Thaler who talks about his book Nudge, and Piers Morgan who promotes his book God Bless America. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Richard Thaler
Guest: Piers Morgan
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: The Tent, the Bucket and Me

1/5. In 1970 the three-year-old Emma Kennedy and her parents - Brenda and Tony - took their first family holiday. It featured a tent and a bucket and an awful lot of Welsh rain. A memoir of family holidays during the 70s, written and read by Emma Kennedy. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters.
Repeated at 12.30am
RT DIRECT: The Tent, the Bucket and Me (released 26 March) is available for £9.89 (RRP £10.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]


Author/Reader: Emma Kennedy
Abridged by/Producer: Jill Waters

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Ah, Holy Jesu, How Hast Thou Offended (Herzliebster Jesu ). Isaiah 53, vv3-6. Surely He Hath
Borne Our Griefs (Handel). Meekness and Majesty (Kendrick, arr Leddington Wright ). With Manchester Baroque.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Unknown: Herzliebster Jesu
Unknown: Leddington Wright

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 This Book Will Save Your Life 1/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Unseen Britain

2/3. In the series in which he meets the people who keep us under surveillance,
Peter White follows the money and meets the unseen bank staff who warn us of fraud, and the people who study shopping habits and try to persuade us to spend even more. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Hazeibeach

2/6. Nick goes in search of his long-lost mother, while Ronnie tries to sell heart-rate monitors to Monty Python fans. Comedy by Caroline and David Stafford.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford.
Director: Marc Beeby
Ronnie: Jamie Foreman
Nick: Paul Bazely
Chloe: Tracy Wiles
james: John Dougall
Vince/MtTuft: Simon Treves
Andrea: Liza Sadovy

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Counterpoint

3/13. Paul Gambaccini is in the chair for the third heat of the eclectic music quiz, with contestants from the south of England.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Road Wife

Truck driver Edward Coyle gives a nameless female Asian hitch-hiker, who lives as a hobo, a lift while travelling along a new route in Ireland. When an anonymous call is made to immigration, Coyle finds that not only is he implicated in her case, but his own past is returning to haunt him. By Eoin McNamee.
Producer/Director Heather Larmour


Unknown: Edward Coyle
Unknown: Eoin McNamee.
Director: Heather Larmour
Coyle: Stuart Graham
The Road Wife: Su-Lin Looi
Michelle: Alison McKenna
Sloan: Gerard McSorley
Natasha: Samantha Heaney
Jesus: Oliver Miceli
Lee: Logan Wong
McCall: Vincent Higgins
Bobby: Peter Ballance
Hutteniocher: Peter Jankowsky
Nigerian child: Loretta Adenuga

: Archive on 4: Tell Me a StoryCorps

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: Soundscape: the Lion Pride

1/5. To a backdrop of sounds recorded on location by Chris Watson ,
Hugh Ouarshie narrates a fictional story that follows the lives of a pride of lions and their struggle to survive in south-west Kenya.
Beberu, the old pride male and his family, are unaware of the two nomadic rivals nearby who are looking for a pride to take over. Producer Sarah Blunt
Radio features: pages 124-125


Unknown: Chris Watson
Unknown: Hugh Ouarshie

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Click On

3/6. How does technology bring out our creativity? Simon Cox tries to find out by visiting an event in Newcastle that aims to embrace digital invention and DIY. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Monise Durrani

: PM

News and reports, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: The Unbelievable Truth

New series 1/6. David Mitchell hosts the game show in which panellists Lucy Porter , Chris Addison , Clive Anderson and Graeme Garden are encouraged to tell lies in a bid to smuggle as many items of truth as possible past their opponents.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Matt's name is mud for Tony and Jennifer. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, who gives his verdict on The Damned United, a film based on David Peace's novel about Brian Clough's 44 days in charge of Leeds United.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: This Book Will Save Your Life

1/5. Present-day LA: Richard Novak has spent most of his life getting rich and avoiding people. Then a series of unrelated incidents hurls him back to feeling and emotional life again. Written by AM Homes , adapted by Penny Leicester .
Producer/Director Tim Dee Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Richard Novak
Written By: Am Homes
Adapted By: Penny Leicester
Director: Tim Dee
Narrator: Darcy Halsey
Richard: Tony Pasqualini
Ex-wife/Cecilia: Adriana Sevan
Anhil: Mueen Jahan
Cynthia: Lisa Pelikan
Dr Lusardi/Nic: Jb Blanc
Ben: Logan Fahey

: Document

New series 1/3. Mike Thomson investigates claims of BBC bias in its coverage of the Iranian Revolution in 1978-79, uncovering papers that claim the Corporation broadcast anti-Shah propaganda on behalf of Ayatollah Khomeini. Thomson talks to the former Foreign Secretary Lord Owen, the then
Iranian ambassador and senior BBC figures to get to the truth. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Unknown: Ayatollah Khomeini.
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Crossing Continents

1/7. Israel's Goodness Gracious Me. Mukul Devichand meets the creators and cast of the Israeli TV comedy Arab Labour. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Mukul Devichand

: The Criminal Mind

Scientists are getting closer to understanding the brain dysfunctions that result in violent criminal behaviour. Joshua Rozenberg meets the neurologists and psychologists who are studying the brains of young offenders - identifying specific areas of damage or chemical imbalance caused by neglect and abuse during infancy. Should offenders whose brain physiology shows abnormality be held responsible for their behaviour? Producer Brian King


Unknown: Joshua Rozenberg

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: it's Beginning to Hurt

1/5. Caterpillars. On a French walking holiday, Craig and Caitlin are forced to confront a legion of poisonous caterpillars - and the consequences of their own convictions. Laurel Lefkow reads the first of James Lasdun 's new collection of psychologically gripping short stories.
Abridged and produced by Emma Harding. RT DIRECT: It's Beginning to Hurt (released 2 April) is available for E1529 (RRP £16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT,or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: James Lasdun
Produced By: Emma Harding.

: Off the Page

5/6. Dominic Arkwright talks bad taste with writers Bidisha, Toby Young and Sarfraz Manzoor. Repeated from Thursday


Talks: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Toby Young

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Tent, the Bucket and Me

1/5. Emma Kennedy reads her memoir about growing up in the 1970s. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Emma Kennedy

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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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