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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Richard Chartres.


Unknown: Richard Chartres.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr David Wilkinson.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Dr David Wilkinson.

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests investigate the history of ideas.
Producer James Cook Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: James Cook Shortened

: Book of the Week: The Locust and the Bird

4/5. Kamila is forced to choose between her love for Muhammad and her daughters. By Hanan al-Shaykh . For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Hanan Al-Shaykh

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Martyn Atkins. Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love (Wonderful Love). John 15, vv12-17. A New
Commandment (Leddington Wright ).
0 Jesus, I Have Promised (Wolvercote).


Unknown: Dr Martyn Atkins.
Unknown: Leddington Wright

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Pillow Book 4/5 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Burl Ives

The singer and actor Burl Ives was one of the most influential popularisers of American folk music in the 20th century. Like many left-wing artists in the 1950s, Ives was blacklisted under McCarthy and survived by informing against other musicians, notably Pete Seeger. Here CP Lee , with the help of folk singer Julie Felix , recalls the music and influence of a man who is now mostly remembered for his novelty and children's records. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Burl Ives
Unknown: Pete Seeger.
Unknown: Cp Lee
Singer: Julie Felix
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Off the Page

2/7. Stripping Off. Art or obscenity? Self-expression or perversion? Titillation or turn-off? Life model Zoe Simon is joined by writers Catherine Blyth and Phil Hilton to discuss the naked body. Presented by Dominic Arkwright. Producer Beatrice Fenton Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Zoe Simon
Unknown: Catherine Blyth
Unknown: Phil Hilton
Presented By: Dominic Arkwright.
Producer: Beatrice Fenton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Taken

The disappearance of a girl reminds Simon that, since his divorce, his own daughter has no idea who he is. Fuelled by alcohol, his obsession with finding the missing child and his failure to be a good father pushes him to the edge. By Suzanne Heathcote.
Other roles played by Leighton Martin. Nicola Fox and Amelia Rubra Producers Lee Sparey and Carl Prekopp ; Director Carl Prekopp


Unknown: Suzanne Heathcote.
Played By: Leighton Martin.
Played By: Nicola Fox
Played By: Amelia Rubra
Producers: Lee Sparey
Producers: Carl Prekopp
Director: Carl Prekopp
Simon: Will Keen
Amanda: Brigit Forsyth
Peter: Joseph Kloska
Hannah: Wendy Nottingham
Sarah: Jasmine Hyde
Brian: Alex Woodhall
Newsreader: Crispin Clover

: Ramblings

3/6. Clare Balding joins modern-day troubadours in Wiltshire.
Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: More Love in the Afternoon

3/3. Fish and Chips. An unexpected inheritance leads a young woman to see her life in a new way. Meldoy Grove reads the new story by former winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year, Freya North. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Freya North.

: America, Empire of Liberty

69/90. Women's Liberation. American women demand career opportunities and access to birth control. Written and presented by David Reynolds. For details see Monday


Presented By: David Reynolds.

: Bookclub

Kate Grenville talks to James Naughtie and a group of readers about her novel The Secret
River. Told through the eyes of the deportee William Thornhill and his family who arrive in Australia in the 19th century, the book examines themes of ownership, belonging and identity. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Kate Grenville
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: William Thornhill

: The Material World

Low-Energy Housing - Fact or Fiction. All new housing must be zero-carbon by 2016 according to Government policy. But is such a commitment even meaningful? The aim seems worthy, but experts say that new homes often use twice the energy expected, partly because engineering science is not up to scratch. As the UK research councils pour money into eco-engineering, Quentin Cooper hears about the challenges of low-carbon housing. Producer Roland Pease


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: World Twenty20 Cricket

Jonathan Agnew , Simon Hughes and Arlo White provide commentary on a Super 8 match at Trent Bridge. Analysis comes from Sunil Gavaskar and Dermot Reeve.
Producer Steve Houghton 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 5.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Simon Hughes
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar
Unknown: Dermot Reeve.
Producer: Steve Houghton

: Hut 33

5/6. Getting Heavy. The code-breakers must do something to prove themselves. Second World War sitcom by James Cary. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Charles: Robert Bathurst
Archie: Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka: Olivia Colman
Gordon: Fergus Craig
I Joshua: Alex MacQueen
Mrs Best: Lill Roughley

: The Archers

Times get tougher for the Carters. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang meets Oscar-nominated writer and director Guillermo de Toro , co-author of The Strain, a novel about a world threatened by a fearsome virus and vampires. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Director: Guillermo de Toro

: The Pillow Book

4/5. An earthquake has shattered the Palace walls. Gifts arrive from across Japan, and from the Emperor of China himself. But Yukinari fears the gifts are not so innocuous as they seem. By Robert Forrest. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Robert Forrest.

: The Report

10/10. As the FA launch another investigation into claims of suspicious betting on a football match, Simon Cox reports on the industry behind the E40 billion gambled on sport in the UK each year. Producer Paul Grant


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Paul Grant

: The Bottom Line to 8.45pm

3/8. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that matter, from the boardroom to the shop floor. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Saturday at 5.30pm Televised on the BBC News Channel on Sat at 9.30pm


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Leading Edge

4/9. Geoff Watts asks if science can be creative. He meets Don Braben , a lecturer at University College London who believes that some of the nation's science budget should be used to support research that is not focused on any recognised goal. Watts also meets inventor Anne Miller. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Don Braben
Unknown: Anne Miller.
Producer: Martin Redfern

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: One Day

4/10. Alcohol is beginning to take over
Dexter's life, but the frenzied world of media partying seems to need that kind of fuel. By David Nicholls. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Nicholls.

: Down the Line: Credit Crunch Special

Another chance to hear the one-off special of the spoof phone-in on the credit crunch, hosted by DJ Gary Bellamy. Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Gary Bellamy.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Locust and the Bird

4/5. By Hanan al-Shaykh . Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Hanan Al-Shaykh

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.

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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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