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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with Cathy Le Feuvre.

: Fanning Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 L Wonly Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: On the Ropes

3/4. John Humphrys talks to broadcaster and world music champion Andy Kershaw , whose problems with alcohol and increasingly complex personal life came to a crisis when he spent some time in prison. Here, he talks about the depths to which he sank and how he is now attempting to rebuild both his life and career. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Head to Head

2/4. Edward Stourton 's series celebrating debates on the concept of freedom continues with a look at a discussion from the 1970s in which American economist
Milton Friedman argued the relative merits of free-market economics with Harold Wilson 's political economics adviser, Thomas Balogh. Producer Dominic Byrne


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Milton Friedman
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Unknown: Thomas Balogh.
Producer: Dominic Byrne

: Book of the Week:

For All the Tea in China
2/5. In 1848 the Scottish plant hunter Robert Fortune disguised himself as a Mandarin and set sail on a junk for the green-tea district of northern China. Maureen Beattie reads from the book by Sarah Rose. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Maureen Beattie
Book By: Sarah Rose.

: Daily Service

Led by Michael Ford. Purify My Heart
(Doerksen, arr Swinford). 1 Peter vv 3-21. Fight the Good Fight (Gardner). Now Is Eternal Life (Christchurch).


Unknown: Michael Ford.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Lady Audley's Secret

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

: Nature

Access for All?
Some wildlife organisations advocate that people visit nature reserves in order to connect with the natural world. But humans have an impact on the places they visit.
Paul Evans tramps the heaths of Dorset to find out why the nightjars and woodlarks don t welcome hordes of visitors.
Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Brett Westwood

: There's More Here than I Thought

Winifred Gill was an artist, craftswoman, social reformer and friend of some of the leading painters, writers and poets of the 20th century. Yet, whereas their reputations are secure, Gill's name is barely known. Kate Mosse sets out to reassess her work and explore her life. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Unknown: Winifred Gill
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Call You and Yours

Consumer issues with Julian Worricker. PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: [web address removed]


Presenter: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Music Group

3/6. BBC economics editor
Stephanie Flanders , daughter of comic lyricist Michael Flanders , joins Phil Hammond to play the track of her choice, along with author Dominic Sandbrook.
Producer Tamsin Hughes Rptd on Saturday at 3.30pm


Editor: Stephanie Flanders
Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Dominic Sandbrook.
Producer: Tamsin Hughes Rptd

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Two Pipe Problems: Have You Come Far?

2/2. By Michael Chaplin. Sandy appears in the honours list but a trip to
Buckingham Palace to collect his award provides another mystery for the veteran sleuths to solve.
For more details see yesterday


Writer: Michael Chaplin
Sandy: Stanley Baxter
William: Richard Briers
Karen: Tracy Wiles
Charles, equerry to HRH: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Dr Mortimer: Geoffrey Whitehead
Marvin: Stephen Critchlow
Elsie: Linda Broughton
Postman: David Shaw-Parker

: Making History

4/13. Vanessa Collingridge explores listeners' passions for the past. Professor Mark Stoyle goes in search of the English Civil War dead from the bitter siege of Lyme Regis in 1644. ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Vanessa Collingridge
Unknown: Professor Mark Stoyle
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Red Herrings

1/3. Mangia, Mangia, Ti Fa Bene.
Greta Scacchi reads Donna Leon 's new short story, the first of three by leading crime writers.
The pleasure of a sumptuous meal beguiles a taciturn husband. Producer Kirsteen Cameron


Unknown: Greta Scacchi
Unknown: Donna Leon
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron

: Picturing Britain

2/5. Street View. Street photographer Nick Turpin is worried about recent changes in the anti-terror laws. According to him, you can now be arrested for taking pictures on the streets. He himself has been stopped and searched many times by the police. Adil Ray joins him at work on the streets of London as he reflects on the impact of this new legislation on his life. Producer Paula McGinley For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nick Turpin
Unknown: Adil Ray
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Word of Mouth

4/6. Michael Rosen presents another edition of the programme about language.
Producer John Byrne Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: John Byrne

: Great Lives

4/8. Carl Gustav Jung. Ruby Wax offers up the life and work of "the father of analytical psychology", Carl Jung , for great-life status. Presenter Matthew Parris decides if she makes an appropriate case.
Producer Chris Ledgard Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Carl Gustav Jung.
Unknown: Carl Jung
Presenter: Matthew Parris
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

3/6. Frank Skinner , Arthur Smith and Lucy Mangan join host Victoria Coren in another edition of the show that tries to turn received wisdom on its head. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: Frank Skinner
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Lucy Mangan
Unknown: Victoria Coren
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Archers

Annette finds friends closer to home. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson interviews director Mike Figgis , who is making a series of short films in which people from Liverpool discuss art works from the Tate Gallery collection. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson
Director: Mike Figgis
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Lady Audley's Secret

7/10. Robert is determined to find a link between George Talboys 's dead wife and his aunt, Lady Audley. By Mary Elizabeth Braddon. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: George Talboys
Unknown: Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

: Hacked to Pieces

Jolyon Jenkins infiltrates the hacking world to show how criminals are openly trading in hacked bank details that can be bought for a fiver. Experts demonstrate just how easy it is to break into your laptop and empty your bank account in minutes. Producer Jolyon Jenkins Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

4/7. Harold Ellis, one of Britain's leading surgeons, discusses with Mark Porter how his practice has been transformed since the NHS came into being 60 years ago. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Guest: Harold Ellis
Presenter: Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The House ofSpecial Purpose

2/10. Georgy recalls his arrival in St Petersburg to take up his position as companion to the Tsar's son, Alexei. For details see yesterday

: The Secret World

3/6. Comedy series examining the private lives of public people. Starring Jon Cuishaw , with Margaret Cabourn-Smith , Julian Dutton ,
Lewis MacLeod , Jess Robinson and Duncan WiSbey. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Jon Cuishaw
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Jess Robinson
Unknown: Duncan Wisbey.

: Today in Parliament

With Rachel Byrne.


Unknown: Rachel Byrne.

: News

: Book of the Week:

For All the Tea in China 2/5. Rptd from 9.45am

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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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