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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Peter Smith , Archbishop of Cardiff.


Unknown: Peter Smith

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: 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:The Blue Hour

1/5. Pooky Quesnel reads Lilian Pizzichini 's s biography of novelist Jean Rhys , best known for her final book, Wide Sargasso Sea. Jean will one day lead a dramatic and colourful life in Paris, Vienna and London, but her journey begins in Roseau on the Windward Isle of Dominica. Abridged by Jeremy Osborne. Producer Rosalynd Ward Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lilian Pizzichini
Unknown: Jean Rhys
Unknown: Jean Will
Abridged By: Jeremy Osborne.
Producer: Rosalynd Ward

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Jesus Is
Lord (Townend/Getty). Acts 2, W22-28.
Christ Is the World's True Light (Bach). Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise (Llanfair).


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Woman's Hour from 10.45

10.45 Falco: Poseidon's Gold 1/10 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary on the fifth and final day of the Second Test from the Riverside, Durham
For commentators see Saturday "approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 10.45am TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm

: It's My Story: the BoxingCivil Servant

Civil servant Miranda Carter astonished friends and family when she announced that she was applying for a licence as a boxing promoter. By day she works in the corridors of power in Whitehall. But in the evenings she mixes with the raucous boxing crowd of York Hall in Bethnal Green. Jackie Ashley tells he story of how one of her closest friends took up a new career in her 50s. Producer Richard Clemmow


Unknown: Miranda Carter
Unknown: Bethnal Green.
Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Producer: Richard Clemmow

: Rudy's Rare Records: 4/4: The Heart of Saturday Night

Three generations collide in Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell's comedy set in a Birmingham record shop. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Adam: Lenny Henry
Rudy: Larrington Walker
Richie: Joe Jacobs
Tasha: Natasha Godfrey
Clifton: Jeffery Kissoon
DJ Karel: Andrew Brooke
Trev the Hoodie: Doc Brown

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

News and analysis presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint

11/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the second semi-final of the music quiz, with contestants from Harrogate, Bromley and Surrey. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Moment You Feel It

Alf's memories come in flashes along with a running commentary from the voices of his past. So how does finding a strange coat in his kitchen remind Alf why he doesn't want a bath today? Ed Harris's tender, sad comedy about losing your past.


Writer: Ed Harris
Producer: Jonquil Panting
Alf: Richard Briers
Young Alf: Rory Kinnear
Pru: Tracy Wiles
Steven: Hugh Ross
Marina: Caroline Guthrie
Other parts played by: Janice Acquah

: Archive on 4:

A Laureate's Legacy: the Poetry ArchiveShortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: Musical Migrants

1/5. Jamaica. Portraits of people who have relocated from one country to another for their music. Maureen Sheridan enjoyed the sounds of reggae so much that she moved to Jamaica. Producers Alan Hall and Rachel Hopkin


Music: Maureen Sheridan
Producers: Alan Hall
Producers: Rachel Hopkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Traveller's Tree

5/6. Katie Derham reports on the popularity of holidays in Turkey, Sarah Rainsford gives an insider's guide to Istanbul and Jeremy Seal explores inland destinations. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Katie Derham
Unknown: Sarah Rainsford
Unknown: Jeremy Seal
Producer: Susan Marling

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Museum of Curiosity

3/6. Chris Addison , Rupert Sheldrake and Bettany Hughes donate exhibits to an imaginary museum. Hosted by John Lloyd and Sean Lock. Producers Dan Schreiber and Richard Turner Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: The Museum of Curiosity Series one is available on CD for £11.69 (RRP £15.99) inc p&p by calling [number removed] (landlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) or visit bbcshop.com and enter [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Rupert Sheldrake
Unknown: Bettany Hughes
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Sean Lock.
Producers: Dan Schreiber
Producers: Richard Turner

: The Archers

Joe discovers buried treasure.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets artists Eileen Cooper and Richard Wilson , who have chosen works for this year's Royal Academy Summer Show. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Artists: Eileen Cooper
Artists: Richard Wilson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Falco: Poseidon's Gold

1/10. Back in Rome after his adventures in Celtic Germany, Falco finds a stranger waiting at his mother's house. It's not long before he finds himself in a fight. Written by Lindsey Davis and dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild Rptd from 10.45am RT DIRECT: Falco: Poseidon's Gold is available on CD for E6.99 (RRP £12.72) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) quoting [number removed], or visit bbcshop.com and enter [number removed] at the checkout


Written By: Lindsey Davis
Dramatised By: Mary Cutler.
Director: Peter Leslie
Falco: Anton Lesser
Helena: Anna Madeley
Petronius: Ben Crowe
Mother: Frances Jeater
Censonnus: Andy Hockley
Epimandos: Paul Clarkson
Marina: Miranda Keeling
Geminus: Trevor Peacock
Marponius: David Fleeshman
Baebius: Adrian Grove

: Foes Reunited

Sectarian hatred among the young was assumed to be on the way out in Northern
Ireland but social-networking sites are full of postings of abuse from both sides of the community. Andy Martin investigates why this generation - born in peace - is looking to the past for its identity. Producer Rachel Hooper


Unknown: Andy Martin
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: Crossing Continents: Malaysia - Racial Supremacy No More?

For nearly 40 years, ethnic Malays have benefited from positive discrimination and special rights over the 40 per cent of Malaysians from
Chinese and Indian minorities. But in 2008, the country's unique racial make-up began to be challenged from within. Mukul Devichand meets Malay, Indian and Chinese young people on the front lines of the struggle between ingrained racism and the possibility of a more equal future. Producer Mukul Devichand (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Mukul Devichand
Producer: Mukul Devichand

: Costing the Earth

7/8. Whose Amazon Is It Anyway? Tim Hirsch reports from Brazil on the controversial proposal to set up an international fund to protect the rainforest. Producer Maggie Ayre Rptd on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Tim Hirsch
Producer: Maggie Ayre Rptd

: Start the Week

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Brooklyn

6/10. Meeting the Family. Eilis's romance with Tony Fiorello is blossoming and she prepares to experience her first Italian meal. Niamh Cusack continues reading Colm Tóibín's novel. Producer DiSpeirs


Unknown: Tony Fiorello
Unknown: Niamh Cusack

: Word of Mouth

6/6. Michael Rosen presents the series that examines language. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:

The Blue Hour 1/5 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.

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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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