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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Ann Holt.


Unknown: Ann Holt.

: Farming Today

With Caz Graham. Producer Chris impey


Unknown: Caz Graham.

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week:Radio Head

3/5. John Osborne 's adventures in radioland continue with a look at the history of Radio Times and a first-hand encounter with the very best of local radio as Radio Humberside online brings him the latest from the epicentre of last year's UK earthquake. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Osborne

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Chris Chivers. Amazing Grace (Trad American). John 3, vvll-17. God So
Loved the World (Stainer). 0 for a Thousand Tongues (Lyngham).


Unknown: Canon Chris Chivers.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Falco: Poseidon's Gold 8110

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

: The Conchies ofHolton-cum-Beckering

Billy Bragg meets the surviving members of a unique social community made up of conscientious objectors during the Second World War. In the Lincolnshire village of Holton-cum-Beckering, three communities of pacifists were formed: they lived together, worked the land and co-existed in what many of them considered the perfect model of social cohabitation. Producer Richard Mcllroy


Unknown: Billy Bragg
Producer: Richard McLlroy

: Spread a Little Happiness

1/6. Today's the day Jodie opens her own business, a sandwich bar in East Yorkshire, and she's excited and a bit anxious, as you'd expect. But she'll be all right, she's got Hope, who's just left her husband and come to live on Jodie's floor, and is very willing to help. Comedy drama by John Godber and Jane Thornton.
Director Chris Wallis


Unknown: Jodie Dpens
Unknown: John Godber
Unknown: Jane Thornton.
Director: Chris Wallis
Hope: Suranne Jones
Jodie: Susan Cookson
Milkman: Shaun Prendergast
Dustbinman: Ben Crowe

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: 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: A Warning to theFurious

A feminist film-maker and her crew visit the Suffolk coast to make a documentary about MR James , the ghost-story writer, to discover how an outwardly respectable bachelor could produce such disturbing horrors. By Robin Brooks.
Producer/Director Fiona McAlpine


Unknown: Mr James
Unknown: Robin Brooks.
Director: Fiona McAlpine
Karen: Lucy Robinson
Zara: Catherine Shepherd
Guy: Carl Prekopp
Bob: Gerard McDermott
Bookshop man: Andrew Wlncott

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and his guests offer listeners advice on their financial questions. Producer Charmaine Cozier
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Charmaine Cozier

: Winnie the Pooh

2/3. Alan Bennett reads the second of three extracts from AA Milne's tale. Pooh searches for the Woozle and Eeyore's tail goes missing. First broadcast in 1984. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: The Hidden Henry

3/5. Henry the Father. Exploring Henry VIII as a father, and how his dynastic ambitions affected his private life. For details see Monday

: 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

: All in the Mind

Rptd from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: ElvenOuest

5/6. The Ouesters face the Tower of Tests and are horrified when one of their number is struck down. Meanwhile, Lord Darkness must confront some revolting slaves.
Comedy by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto.
Producer Anil Gupta


Comedy By: Anil Gupta
Comedy By: Richard Pinto.
Producer: Anil Gupta
Sam: Stephen Mangan
Lord Darkness: Alistair McGowan
Vidar: Darren Boyd
Dean/Kreech: Kevin Eldon
Penthiselea: Sophie Winkleman
Amis: Dave Lamb

: The Archers

There is a crisis of conscience for Ed. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who reports from Tate
Liverpool on a major exhibition that focuses on the significance of colour in the art of the last 50 years. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Falco: Poseidon's Gold

8/10. Falco and Geminus travel to Capua to track down the sculptor Orontes and discover more about his role in the art scam. After a hard day's work, the detective finally gets to celebrate his birthday. By Lindsey Davis.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lindsey Davis.

: Unreliable Evidence

4/4. The Law and Climate Change.
Clive Anderson and a panel of senior legal figures debate whether the environmental laws of the land are robust enough to save the planet. They discuss whether or not the Climate
Change Act of 2008, which commits the UK to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, can be legally enforced and what penalties are available to pressurise industry, individuals and the Government to reduce their carbon footprints.
Producer Brian King Repeated on Sunday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Letters to Mary

3/3. Writer and feminist Natasha Walter writes a letter to Mary Wollstonecraft about her 1790 pamphlet A Vindication of the Rights of Women, which argued that inequality between the sexes did not prove women were intrinsically inferior. Walter updates the 18th-century protofeminist on advances since her day and considers areas that still need work.
Producer Beaty Rubens Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Natasha Walter
Unknown: Mary Wollstonecraft
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday at 11am

: Midweek

Shortened repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Outlander

3/10. With her brothers-in-law seeking vengeance, Mary rides into the mountains. By Gil Adamson. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gil Adamson.

: Self Storage

2/6. Househunting. Still homeless and separated from his wife, Dave plans to move out of the Storage Garden, but Geoff decides he wants to move in. Comedy by Tom Collinson and Barnaby Power.
Producer Ed Morrish


Comedy By: Tom Collinson
Comedy By: Barnaby Power.
Producer: Ed Morrish
Dave: Reece Shearsmith
Geoff: Mark Heap
Ron: Tom Goodman-Hill
Judy: Rosie Cavaliero
Sarah: Susan Earl
Estate agent: Phil Nichol

: Peacefully In Their Sleeps

5/6. Penelope Sway. Egotistical presenter
Roydon Postlethwaite remembers the glittering fictional career of Dame Penelope Sway , arguably the finest actress of her generation not to be offered a role in a Harry Potter film. Comedy by Chris Chantler and Howard Read.
Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Penelope Sway.
Presenter: Roydon Postlethwaite
Unknown: Dame Penelope Sway
Unknown: Harry Potter
Comedy By: Chris Chantler
Comedy By: Howard Read.
Producer: Colin Anderson
Roydon: Geoff McGivem
Penelope: Phyllida Law
Boo: Rula Lenska
Lil: Llza Sadovy
Lloyd: James Holmes
Mark Lawson: Howard Read
NW Ainley: Christopher Douglas
Theatregoer: Chris Chantler

: Reasons to Be Cheerful

3/3. Comedian Stephen K Amos offers an antidote to the culture of grumpiness.
Producers Annie Caulfield and Kim Normanton


Unknown: Stephen K Amos
Producers: Annie Caulfield
Producers: Kim Normanton

: News

: Book of the Week:Radio Head

3/5. 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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