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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Gopinder Kaur.


Unknown: Gopinder Kaur.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wiiby. 7-48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr David Wilkinson.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wiiby.
Unknown: Dr David Wilkinson.

: In Our Time

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


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

Led by Fr Philip Sumner. Just As I Am
(Maunder). James 2, vv1-9. Love Is the Only Law (Moore, arr Stewart). There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Cross of Jesus).


Unknown: Fr Philip Sumner.

: Book of the Week: Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire

4/5. Pauline is now separated from her husband, and her lifestyle and the loss of her son begin to take their toll on her health. However, it is now her turn to support her brother, who, following hard times, is forced to abdicate and accept in lieu the island of Elba, where he is given the title of Emperor. Written by Flora Fraser and read by Diana Quick. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Flora Fraser
Read By: Diana Quick.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Diary of an On-Call Girl

4/5The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories behind the global headlines, introduced by Kate Adie.


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Bill Mitchell: the Man Who Wrestled Pumas - Probably

Miriam Margolyes presents a documentary that profiles the career of Canadian voiceover artist Bill Mitchell. Famous for his film, beer and denim adverts, he led an excessive lifestyle in order to preserve his trademark gravelly voice, and remains known as one of the greats of the industry. With contributions from family, friends and colleagues, including Amanda McAllister , Zoot Money and Kenny Clayton. Producer Paul Hardy Radio features: pages 118-119


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Artist: Bill Mitchell.
Unknown: Amanda McAllister
Unknown: Kenny Clayton.
Producer: Paul Hardy

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson. Plus more from Geoff Tansey about the treatment of his prostate cancer.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Geoff Tansey

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Off the Page

3/7. Trivia. What turns a fact into knowledge? Dominic Arkwright debates elitism in education with Mark Mason (author of The Importance of Being Trivial), Kathryn Hughes and Francis Gilbert.
Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Mark Mason
Unknown: Kathryn Hughes
Unknown: Francis Gilbert.
Producer: Miles Warde

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Desperate Measures

In an old warehouse by the River Clyde, Paul and Mhairi Blaze have built a successful design company. But as the downturn bites they need more than grand designs to save their business - and their relationship. By David Ian Neville.
Producer/Director Kirsty Williams


Unknown: David Ian Neville.
Director: Kirsty Williams
Mhairi: Gabriel Quigley
Paul: Neil McKinven
Clara: Daniela Nardini
Helen: Molly Innes
Charli: Nicola Jo Cully
Harry: Phil McKee

: RamblingS

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sun at 7.55am

: Empath Man

3/3. Hot Air Rises. Having excelled as a cult-buster, what becomes of Matt Harvey s creation, the reconstructed male known as Empath Man , when he falls into the clutches of his nemesis, the dangerously charming Scorpio Rising? For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Matt Harvey
Unknown: Empath Man

: America, Empire of Liberty

74/90. Vietnam - Peace with Honour? America wakes up to its involvement in South East Asia and Nixon pulls out the troops as public sentiment turns against the war. Written and presented by David Reynolds. For details see Monday


Presented By: David Reynolds.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper discusses topical scientific issues with researchers from across the country.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: World Twenty20 Cricket

Jonathan Agnew and Arlo White provide commentary on the first semi-final, held at Trent Bridge With analysis from Phil Tufnell. Producer Steve Houghton 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 5.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Phil Tufnell.
Producer: Steve Houghton

: Hut 33

6/6. Yankee Diddle. The cipher-busting team at Bletchley Park decide that a wealthy - and gullible - American visitor is a ripe target for fleecing. 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 Column
Gordon: Fergus Craig
Joshua: Alex MacQueen
Mrs Best: Lill Roughley

: The Archers

Lilian gets a crash-course in Matt's mindset. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including news of the winner of the 2009 Art Fund Prize for museums and galleries, announced by the chair of the judges Lord Puttnam Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Diary of an On-Call Girl

4/5. WPC Bloggs ponders the role of the Unfair Sex. Adapted by Yvonne Antrobus. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Adapted By: Yvonne Antrobus.

: Law in Action

1/4. Around Europe the age of criminal responsibility ranges from 12 to 18 years old, but in England, Wales and Northern Ireland children as young as ten can be prosecuted. Is criminalising young people at such an early age the best response to child crime? Clive Coleman sifts the evidence. Repeated from Tuesday at 4pm


Unknown: Clive Coleman

: The Bottom Line until 845pm

4/8. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues. Repeated on Saturday at 5.30pm Televised on the BBC News Channel on Sat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Leading Edge

5/8. Geoff Watts investigates the science of seasonality in plants, animals and humans. He explores how the changes in weather affect the living world. For example, creatures in Antarctica employ chemical tricks to slow their body processes as they enter hibernation. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Martin Redfern

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: One Day

9/70. Emma and Dexter have caved in to the desire to be together, and while ostensibly maintaining separate flats they're living at Dexter's old bachelor pad, trying for a baby and house-hunting. The pressure is on. By David Nicholls. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Nicholls.

: The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

1/2. Astonishing Archie. When two brothers get together to plan the funeral of an old friend, the choice of music is a bone of contention. Will it be Sinatra or Presley? A generation and a whole philosophy of popular music separates the brothers. Written by and starring Bill Paterson , featuring Stanley Baxter.
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: Stanley Baxter.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Ronnie: Stanley Baxter
Alan: Bill Paterson
Rev Tumbull: Maureen Beattie

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire

4/5. By Flora Fraser. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Flora Fraser.

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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