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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with Cathy Le Feuvre.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Anna Varle


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Anna Varle

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
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 Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

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

3/5. Robert Fortune reaches the gates of a green-tea factory in the Wu Yi Shan mountains and is the first Westerner to see the secret process that turns the leaves into delicate brews. By Sarah Rose. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Wu Yi Shan
Unknown: Sarah Rose.

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. All My Days
(Townend). 1 Peter 3, vv18-22. The Healing
Waters (Rolls). Salvation Belongs to Our God (Howard and Turner).


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Lady Audley's Secret

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

: Losing the Habit

Four nuns talk to Moyra Tourlamain about the dramatic Vatican reforms of 40 years ago that forced them to abandon a life of seclusion and adapt to the modern world. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Moyra Tourlamain
Producer: Tom Alban

: Murder Unprompted: a Charles Paris Mystery

1/4. Bill Nighy stars as the actor, philanderer, alcoholic and amateur sleuth. There's drama backstage when a murder is discovered in a West End theatre production. Written by Simon Brett, dramatised by Jeremy Front
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Bill Nighy
Written By: Simon Brett
Dramatised By: Jeremy Front
Director: Sally Avens
Paris: Bill Nighy
Frances: Suzanne Burden
Alex: Danny Webb
Maurice: Jon Glover
Lucy: Jemima Rooper
Val: Liza Sadovy
Paula: Rachel Bavldqe
Mal: Nitln Ganatra
Juliet: Tilly Gaunt
Miles: Thomas Arnold
Mugger: Jot Davies

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worncker.


Unknown: Julian Worncker.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett presents the programme about media in all its forms. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Suing Mr Spargo

By Christopher William Hill. When a student gets abysmal A-level results, her parents attempt to sue her school. But who is really to blame? producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Christopher William Hill.
Producer: Liz Webb
Mike: Geoffrey Hutchings
Connie: Penelope Wilton
Harry: Philip Jackson
Gwen: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Harriet: Joannah Tincey
Kevin: Sam Pamphilon
Colin: Simon Treves

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions are answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Producer Lesley McAlpine
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: Red Herrings

2/3. The Difference. A young murderer's confession, on the eve of his hanging, has far-reaching consequences. Reginald Hill 's story is read by David Ryall. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Reginald Hill
Read By: David Ryall.

: Picturing Britain

3/5. Less Is More. There are a number of companies that specialise in wedding portraits with a difference: artfully lit shots of semi-naked brides-to-be - wedding-day gifts for their grooms. Visiting one photographer's studio, Adil Ray listens in to the women's conversations about their past, and their hopes and fears about the future. For details see Monday


Unknown: Adil Ray

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to key thinkers as he explores new research on how society works. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Rptd from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: ElvenQuest

New series. 1/6. Fantasy writer Sam has been coerced into joining a band of intrepid heroes as they battle the dread forces of evil in search of the legendary Sword of Asnagar. Comedy set in Lower Earth by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto.
Producers Anil Gupta and Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Anil Gupta
Unknown: Richard Pinto.
Producers: Anil Gupta
Producers: Paul Schlesinger
Sam: Stephen Mangan
Lord Darkness: Alistair McGowan
Vidar: Darren Boyd
Dean/Kreech: Kevin Eldon
Penthiselea: Sophie Wlnkleman
Amis: Dave Lamb

: The Archers

Lynda grinds for victory at Glebe Cottage. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news with Mark Lawson. Producer Jack Soper


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Jack Soper

: Lady Audley's Secret

8/10. Cornered by her cousin Robert's accusations, Lucy, Lady Audley, fights back. She is willing to dare anything to preserve the security and wealth that her marriage to Sir Michael has brought. By Mary Elizabeth Braddon. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

: Bringing Up Britain

4/4. Children who don't fit in often challenge both parents and teachers. Mariella Frostrup and her guests discuss whether, by trying to modify children's behaviour, there is a risk of homogenising them.
Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Erin Riley

: Petitioning the Modern Way

1/2. Downing Street's website now allows people to submit electronic petitions direct to the Prime Minister. Jon Ronson wonders whether or not they really make an impact.
Producer Benjamin Partridge Rptd from Sun at 10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Producer: Benjamin Partridge Rptd

: Nature

2/8. Access for All? Some wildlife organisations advocate that people "reconnect" to the natural world, encouraging us onto nature reserves and other places rich in wildlife to experience it first-hand. But people have an impact on the places they visit. Paul Evans tramps the heaths of Dorset to find out why nightjars and woodlarks don't welcome hordes of visitors. Repeated from yesterday at 11am


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The House ofSpecial Purpose

3/10. A newcomer to the royal household, Georgy finds himself accompanying the Tsarevich on a train journey to the Russian army headquarters. By John Boyne. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Boyne.

: My Teenage Diary

5/6. Josie Long is given the chance to dust off her hormone-fuelled, angst-ridden diary and read out its entries in public for the very first time. Hosted by Rufus Hound. Producer Victoria Payne


Unknown: Josie Long
Unknown: Rufus Hound.
Producer: Victoria Payne

: Peacefully in Their Sleeps

1/6. Rene Fortesque-Spencer -French
Using fake archive, interviews and one-liner vox pops, presenter Roydon Postlethwaite pays tribute to that most British celebrity chef, Rene Fortesque-Spencer -French whose brandy-and-suet flummeries brought joy and gout to a generation of lucky husbands.
Written by Chris Chantler and Howard Read.
Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Rene Fortesque-Spencer
Presenter: Roydon Postlethwaite
Unknown: Rene Fortesque-Spencer
Written By: Chris Chantler
Written By: Howard Read.
Producer: Colin Anderson
Roydon: Geoff McGlvem
Rene: Elizabeth Spriggs
Brian: Marcus Brigstocke
Mrs Hough: Chris Chantler
Felicity: Liz Fraser
Cruikshank: Richard Glover
Nurse: Josie Long
Gary: Howard Read
Jenny: Laura Solon

: Today in Parliament

Including Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week

For All the Tea in China
3/5. By Sarah Rose. Repeated 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.

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.

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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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