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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Richard Chartres.


Unknown: Richard Chartres.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Anne-Marie Bullock


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
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 Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Reith Lectures

New series. 1/4. Markets and Morals
In the middle of the global recession,
Harvard professor of government Michael Sandel considers the expansion of markets and how we determine their moral limits. Should immigrants pay for citizenship?
Should we pay schoolchildren for good test results? Sandel calls for a more robust public debate about such questions, as part of A New Citizenship, the umbrella title for the lectures. Producer Jim Frank Rptd on Sat at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Sandel
Producer: Jim Frank Rptd

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Nicholas Bundock. Help Us to Help Each Other, Lord (Dunfermline). Acts 9, vv22-30. Fountain of Life (Joseph). Here I Am, Lord (Schutte, arr Archer).


Unknown: Dr Nicholas Bundock.

: Book of the Week: The Locust and the Bird

2/5. Kamila falls in love, but her family has other plans for her. By Hanan al-Shaykh . For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Hanan Al-Shaykh

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Pillow Book 2/5 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Nature

8/8. Pollination. Although the threat to the honey bee has been well publicised, Paul Evans asks if we are doing enough to conserve the other 260 species of bees in the UK.
Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Brett Westwood

: The Body of Art

L Using their own bodies as the "canvas" for their art, some contemporary artists are redefining the limits of what it means to be human. Stelarc, who grew a genetically cloned ear on his left arm, Orian and Marina Abramovic talk to Bob Dickinson about what motivates them. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Marina Abramovic
Unknown: Bob Dickinson
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: 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

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Performing to the Red Light

2/2. Concluding his exploration of how classical performers prepare to play in front of a red light instead of a live audience, Terence Curran explores how seasoned musicians approach the recording process, and also looks at how decisions are reached in chamber groups as to which take is the best. Producer Emma Kingsley Rptd on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Terence Curran
Producer: Emma Kingsley Rptd

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Bang Went the Sun

Eva sets out on a journey of rediscovery with her father as they search for her missing mother. Mark Shand 's play about synaesthesia and how a father and daughter rediscover each other.
Producer Gary Brown


Unknown: Mark Shand
Producer: Gary Brown
Eva: Lucy Jo Hudson
Daniel: Kevin Doyle
Maria: Sue Kelly
Sarah: Olwen May
Policeman: Hamilton Berstock

: Making History

10/13. One of the few surviving crew members of the British whaling fleet recalls life on South Georgia. Vanessa Collingridge and the team investigate listeners' historical questions. ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: More Love In the Afternoon

RT CHOICE 1/3. The Lark. A short story from Alan 1 Titchmarsh, the first of three by bestselling romantic authors. A widow's life is transformed when she embarks upon an affair. Read by Joanna Tope. Producer Kirsteen Cameron Radio features: pages 116-117


Read By: Joanna Tope.

: America, Empire of Liberty

67/90. And We Shall Overcome. Civil rights activists confront segregationists in the South and President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act after years of protests and political pressure. For details see yesterday
RT DIRECT:America. Empire of Liberty series 2 is available on CD for E17.15 (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

: The Eureka Years

4/4. 1923. Clarence Birdseye 's observation of the inuit led to an invention that transformed both diets and economies. Presented by Adam Hart-Davis . Producer Mary Ward-Lowery


Unknown: Clarence Birdseye
Presented By: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: A Good Read

2/9. Author Terry Deary and journalist Melissa Benn discuss their favourite paperbacks with KateMOSSe. Producer Christine Hall Rptd on Fri at 11pm


Unknown: Terry Deary
Unknown: Melissa Benn
Producer: Christine Hall Rptd

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: World Twenty20 Cricket

New Zealand v South Africa
Commentary from Mark Pougatch and Simon Hughes on the Group D match at Lord's. With analysis by Jeremy Coney and Dermot Reeve. Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 5.15pm


Unknown: Mark Pougatch
Unknown: Simon Hughes
Unknown: Jeremy Coney
Unknown: Dermot Reeve.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: The Secret World

1/5. Comedy series examining the bizarre and private lives of public people. Starring Jon Culshaw , Margaret Cabourn-Smith , Julian Dutton , Lewis Macleod , Jess Robinson and Duncan Wibsey. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Jess Robinson
Unknown: Duncan Wibsey.

: The Archers

Neil tries to bring home the bacon. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including a discussion with historians Antonia Fraser and Margaret MacMillan about the art of writing about the past. Producer Jack Soper


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Guest: Antonia Fraser
Guest: Margaret MacMillan
Producer: Jack Soper

: The Pillow Book

2/5. Yukinari has been beaten and left for dead. By Robert Forrest. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Robert Forrest.

: File on 4

3/10. In the light of the swine flu scare, Julian O'Halloran reports from the US on whether the move to intensive pig farming methods has increased the risk of a flu pandemic. Producer Samantha Fenwick Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Samantha Fenwick

: In Touch

Peter White with news and information for the blind and partially sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

3/8. Claudia Hammond examines cases of Munchausen's syndrome by proxy, finds out about the new name "fabricated or induced illness", and talks to a psychiatrist about the condition.
Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Fiona Hill

: Unseen Britain

1/3. Peter White wants to know who is watching him and goes in search of those who monitor how we spend our money. Today he meets the people behind the scenes at immigration and customs. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: One Day

2/70. It's July 1989, a year after Emma and Dexter first met - and agreed to be "just friends". Dex is off travelling in India and Em has slid into a grim waitressing job at a Mexican restaurant. But their letters continue to fly back and forth. By David Nicholls. For details see yesterday


Unknown: David Nicholls.

: Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better

3/6. Stand-up comedy on the subject of generosity. Mark Watson is joined by Tim Key and Tom Basden , who offer kind donations of poems and songs. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Mark Watson
Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Tom Basden
Producer: Katie Marsden

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: TheLocust and the Bird

2/5. Rptd from 9.45am

About this project

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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