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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: Farming Today

Presented by Caz Graham. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Presented By: Caz Graham.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague. 6 25 7 25 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr is joined by writer David Simon, historian Antony Beevor, and physicist Michio Kaku. Shortened rpt at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: David Simon
Guest: Antony Beevor
Guest: Michio Kaku
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast, led by the Rev Bert Tosh. Acts 2, vvH1.


Unknown: Bert Tosh.

: Book of the Week:Jane's Fame

115. Claire Harman looks at Jane Austen 's reputation and how it has fared over the centuries. instead of the my h of a spinster, scribbling in the corner of a family sitting-room, Jane Austen was actually an ambitious and spirited woman who was finely attuned to the literary world of her time. Abridged by Polly Coles and read by Alice Knge. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Jane's Fame is available tor £18.00 (RRP £20.00) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Claire Harman
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Jane Austen
Abridged By: Polly Coles
Read By: Alice Knge.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Writing the Century

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

: Governors Needed

1/2. Reeta Chakrabati investigates what it means to be a school governor. She discovers what's involved in taking on the role and how influential a governor's work is on the success or failure Of the school. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Reeta Chakrabati
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Newfangle

New series. 1/6. Sitcom set among a tribe of proto-humans. Newfangle is bottom of the heap - despised by his mother, savaged by Alf on a daily basis and ignored by Snaggle, his favourite female. But Newfangle is a hominid with big ideas. In this opening episode he invents language, which he hopes will transform his situation, only to find words have a way of being twisted to unpleasant uses. By Adam Rosenthal and Viv Ambrose.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Adam Rosenthal
Unknown: Viv Ambrose.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Newfangle: Russell Tovey
Snaggle: Pippa Evans
Crag: Gabriel Vick
Coco: Maureen Lipman
Alf: Hugh Bonneville
Lucy: Amy Shindler

: 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

13/13. Paul Gambaccini is in the chair for the final of this year's eclectic music quiz.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Tent

The venue could be either a 19th-century medieval castle or even the zoo - it just won't be the church. Gavin and Fay bravely attempt to plan their long-overdue wedding in Tom Green 's comedy of modern family life.
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Tom Green
Director: Toby Swift
Fay: Sian Reeves
Gavin: Jeremy Swift
Anna: Joanna Scanlan
Rebecca: Janice Acquah

: Archive on 4: Lynne Truss:Did I Really Ask That?

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: America, Empire of Liberty

61/90. Red or Dead? The third series of David Reynolds 's narrative history of America begins with an examination of how the powerful Second World War alliance between the US and the Soviet Union froze into the Cold War. Producer Rosamund Jones RT DIRECT: America, Empire of Liberty Series 2 is available on CD for F17.15 (RRP E24.47) inc p&p. Call
[number removed] (landline calls cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting [number removed], or visit bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: David Reynolds
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

New series. 1/13. Ernie Rea and his guests explore the place of faith in today's world. As British troops are withdrawn from Iraq,
Ernie discusses whether the Just War theory, expounded by St Augustine , is rendered null and void by modern forms of warfare. Producer Karen Maurice


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Unknown: St Augustine
Producer: Karen Maurice

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Museum of Curiosity

5/6. Feast your ears as Kate Adie , Jon Richardson and Roger Law offer weird, surreal but interesting and amusing exhibits to the world's most eclectic museum. Hosted by John Lloyd and curated by 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 E15.99) inc p&p by calling [number removed] (landlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) or visit bbcshop.com and enter [number removed]


Unknown: Kate Adie
Unknown: Jon Richardson
Unknown: Roger Law
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Sean Lock.
Producers: Dan Schreiber
Producers: Richard Turner

: The Archers

Matt's conscience takes a battering.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on the new Terminator film. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Writing the Century

1/5. A look at the 20th century through the papers of real people continues with the diaries of Linton Andrews , the editor of the Yorkshire Post. 1954: Linton's rise from provincial to national prominence continues through his work as chairman of the Press Council. But his wife Pinkie hankers for retirement. Dramatised by Vanessa Rosenthal.
Producer/Director Gary Brown Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Linton Andrews
Dramatised By: Vanessa Rosenthal.
Director: Gary Brown
Linton Andrews: Russell Dixon
Pinkie: Alexandra Mathie
Rebecca West: Ann Rye
Annie: Ann Rye
Renate: Szllvi Naray-Davey
Henry: Martin Oldfield
Arthur: Martin Oldfield
Hugh: Martin Oldfield
Anthony Eden: Martin Oldfield
Commander Colville: Martin Oldfield
Stan: Matt McGuirk
Courtier: Matt McGuirk
The Oueen: Victoria Brazier
Lady Eden: Victoria Brazier
Edith: Martine Dunn
Mrs Mann: Martine Dunn
Dr Hawbrook: Malcolm Raeburn
Scott: Lloyd Peters

: Hearts and Minds

2/2. In the run-up to the centenary of the birth of Isaiah Berlin, one of Britain's greatest political philosophers, Nick Fraser examines the proper role of the intellectual in relation to world events. Producer Simon Hollis


Unknown: Nick Fraser
Producer: Simon Hollis

: Analysis

New series. 1/7. No Escape. Richard Weight asks why prison policy is so difficult to unlock. Crime isn't getting any worse but the number of inmates has almost doubled in the last 20 years. What's more, the majority of prisoners reoffend, with an annual cost to the Treasury Of more than E12 billion. Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Richard Weight

: Inside the Virtual Anthill:

Open Source Means Business
Much has been written about "open source" software, like the free web browser Firefox, but little about the thousands of programmers who collaborate in a"virtual anthill" to create products that rival more commercial offerings. Gerry Northam goes behind the scenes to see how it's done - and how the ethos is being applied to other businesses. Producer Mike Hally


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Mike Hally

: Start the Week

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Outlander

6/10. Widowed by her own hand, Mary Boulton is a fugitive. For now she has stopped running and is in the care of the Rev Bonnycastle. But her brothers-in-law are still on her trail. Written by Gil Adamson , abridged by Jeremy Osborne and read by Denica Fairman. Producer Karen Rose RT DIRECT: The Outlander is available for £11.69 (RRP EI2.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Mary Boulton
Written By: Gil Adamson
Abridged By: Jeremy Osborne
Read By: Denica Fairman.
Producer: Karen Rose

: Off the Page

Writers Catherine Townsend , Neil McCormick and Kathy Lette talk about relationship heartache and liberation. With
Dominic Arkwright. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Catherine Townsend
Unknown: Neil McCormick
Unknown: Kathy Lette
Unknown: Dominic Arkwright.
Producer: Miles Warde

: News

: Book of the Week:

Jane's Fame 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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