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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Cathy Le Feuvre.


Presented By: Cathy Le Feuvre.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today ...

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week:For All the Tea in China

J/5. In 1848 the East India Company engaged Scottish plant hunter Robert Fortune to travel deep into the interior of China to steal the lucrative secrets of tea. Maureen Beattie reads Sarah Rose 's book. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall. Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: for All the Tea in China is available for £1709 (RRP E18.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Robert Fortune
Unknown: Maureen Beattie
Unknown: Sarah Rose
Produced By: Jane Marshall.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Lobe den Herren).
1 Peter 1, vv3-9. Sing Jubilate (Estes). Give Me Joy in My Heart (Sing Hosanna).


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Lady Audley's Secret

The Woman's Hour drama.
For details seedrama repeat at 7.45pm

: A Tale of Two Emirates

1/2. The shiny towers of Dubai sprouted from the sand at an alarming rate, turning it into the world's fastest-growing tourist destination and biggest building site. Now the credit crisis has hit and the future looks increasingly precarious. Speaking to nervous expats and locals, Jenny Clayton investigates how the boomtown in the desert is coping. Producer Tom Jackson


Unknown: Jenny Clayton
Producer: Tom Jackson

: Rudy's Rare Records

1/4. Take Me Home, Country Roads. Three generations of men and their musical tastes collide in a comedy by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell , set in a record shop in Birmingham. Starring Lenny Henry.
Producer Lucy Armitage


Comedy By: Danny Robins
Comedy By: Dan Tetsell
Unknown: Lenny Henry.
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Adam: Lenny Henry
Rudy: Larrington Walker
Richie: Joe Jacobs
Tasha: Natasha Godfrey
Alison: Tracy-Ann OBEmian
Clifton: Jeffery Kissoon
Doreen: Claire Benedict
Shop customers: Doc Brown
Shop customers: Colin Hoult

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Counterpoint

8/13. Paul Gambaccini is in the chair for the eighth heat of the eclectic music quiz.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Two Pipe Problems

1/2. By Michael Chaplin. More adventures with William and Sandy, two actors who starred together as Holmes and Watson in a 1960s TV series and now live in a retirement home for elderly thespians in an atmosphere of affectionate animosity towards each other. Our two heroes become embroiled in making sure the course of true love does run smooth, It all begins with a proposal of marriage. The second story is tomorrow.
Saxophonist Julie Hodge ; Producer Catherine Bailey Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Michael Chaplin.
Unknown: Julie Hodge
Producer: Catherine Bailey
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Sandy: Stanley Baxter
William: Richard Briers
Dolores: Julia McKenzie
SirTrelawney: John Rowe
Godfrey: Joseph Mydell
Mary: Jillie Meers
Isadora: Susan Wooldridge
Hugo: Stephen Critchlow

: Archive on 4: Working for Margaret

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: Picturing Britain

1/5. UK Instantaneous. Adil Ray sees Britain through the lens of five top photographers. Today he watches fashion photographer Rankin in action as he tries to capture members of the public with "the look" that defines Britain. The only stipulation is to dress to impress. Producer Mohmi Patel


Unknown: Adil Ray
Producer: Mohmi Patel

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Traveller's Tree

2/6. Homestay, Homeswap. Katie Derham focuses on two increasingly popular ways of staying somewhere interesting without spending a fortune. She talks to holidaymakers swapping homes with an Italian family, and looks at homestays in Morocco and Jordan. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Katie Derham
Producer: Susan Marling

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Unbelievable Truth

6/6. David Mitchell hosts the show in which panellists Jeremy Hardy , Fred MacAulay ,
Jack Dee and Will Self 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: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Jack Dee
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Has Chalkman's campaign gone up a gear? For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including an interview with children's writer KM Peyton, who celebrates her 80th birthday this year.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Guest: KM Peyton
Producer: Robyn Read

: Lady Audley's Secret

6/10. Mary Elizabeth continues her story.
Everything begins to fall into place when Robert Audley questions Lucy's first employers and he uncovers a vital clue. Mary Elizabeth Braddon 's novel is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.
Producers/Directors Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Elizabeth
Unknown: Robert Audley
Unknown: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Dramatised By: Theresa Heskins.
Directors: Julie Beckett
Directors: Fiona Kelcher
MaryElizabeth: Hattie Morahan
Robert: Alex Wyndham
MrDavison/Landlord: Paul Rider
Mrs Vincent: Charlotte West-Oram
Tonks: Deborah McAndrew
Phoebe: Lizzy Watts
Luke: Benjamin Askew
Lt Maldon: Jonathan Tafler
Lady Audley: Charlotte Emmerson
Sir Michael: Sam Dale
Alicia: Perdita Weeks
George: Joseph Kloska

: The Wonder Cure?

Matthew Hill investigates the drug known in the UK as champix that is used to help smokers kick the habit. Fast-tracked onto the market in America, it was only 18 months before the FDA was issuing warnings linking the drug with depression and even suicide.
Official figures here link the drug to at least 12 suicides. Hill meets the drug's critics and asks why the clinical trials excluded people with a history of mental illness. Producer Richard Mcllroy


Unknown: Matthew Hill
Producer: Richard McLlroy

: Crossing Continents

6/9. Thailand. Lucy Ash travels to north-east Thailand to find out more about the country's political crisis. Repeated from Thursday

: Costing the Earth

4/8. Obama's Green Dream. Tom Heap asks whether political and other vested interests will shatter President Obama's dream of leading America towards a greener future. As part of his election campaign,
Barack Obama promised to introduce a low-carbon economy, weaning his country off fossil fuel dependency. But he needs the support of senators and members of his own party. Can the President prevail?
Producer Steve Peacock Repeated on Thu at 1.30pm


Unknown: Tom Heap
Unknown: Barack Obama
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Start the Week

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The House of Special Purpose

1/10. As Georgy Jachmenev visits his wife in hospital he recalls his early life in Russia. At the age of 16, Georgy stops a bullet intended for a member of the Russian Imperial family, an event that changes his life for ever. John Boyne 's new novel is abridged by Neville Teller and read by David Warner.
Producer/Director Heather Larmour
RT DIRECT: The House of Special Purpose is available for £13.49 (RRP £14.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]


Writer: John Boyne
Abridged by: Neville Teller
Reader: David Warner
Director: Heather Larmour

: Word of Mouth

3/6. With Michael Rosen. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: For All the Tea in China

1/5. (Rptd from 9.45am)

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.

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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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