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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Dr Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Anne-Marie Bullock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: 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 Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Reith Lectures

3/4. Genetics and Morals. Professor
Michael Sandel considers how we should use our increasing scientific knowledge. New genetic technologies hold promise for treating and curing disease but how far should we use them to manipulate muscles, moods and gender? Sue Lawley introduces the lecture and chairs a lively audience debate from Newcastle's Centre for Life.
Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Sandel
Producer: Jim Frank

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Father, Hear the Prayer We Offer (Sussex). 2 Kings 2, vv6-15. Then Did Elijah (Mendelssohn). Lord, for the Years (Lord of the Years).


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.

: Book of the Week: The Junior Officers' Reading Club

2/5. With war raging around him, Hennessey wonders how he arrived in Afghanistan. By Peter Hennessey. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peter Hennessey.

: Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: The Age of Ming

Robert Orchard tells the story of Sir Menzies Campbell's battle to shake off media claims that he was too old for the job as leader of the Liberal Democrat Party. Producer Peter Mulligan


Producer: Peter Mulligan

: On the Outside It Looked like an Old-Fashioned Police Box

Actor, writer and Doctor Who fanatic Mark Gatiss (who has also written and appeared in episodes of the recent Who adventures) presents this affectionate gallop through the novelisations of the 1970s and 80s published by Target Books. Producer Simon Hollis RT DIRECT: Doctor Who and the Planet of the Spiders is available on CD for £11.25 (RRP £17-61) inc p&p.
Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting [number removed], or visit bbcshop.com and enter code RTD342 at the checkout.


Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Producer: Simon Hollis

: 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 Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Menotti

Music writer Michael White looks back on the life and career of composer Gian Carlo Menotti , who died in 2007 at the age of 95. Once a feted star, who partied with the Kennedys and Maria Callas , his music is now largely forgotten. Why?
Producer Laura Parfitt Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Gian Carlo Menotti
Unknown: Maria Callas
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Power Play 2: Wilful Blindness

2/2. Four years after the collapse of his company, Enron, Kenneth Lay has been found guilty on multiple counts and is in his
Aspen home awaiting sentencing. Then a new gardener arrives and she has an old and bitter score to settle. By Margaret Heffernan. For cast and details see yesterday
See Today's Choices: page 124


Unknown: Kenneth Lay
Unknown: Margaret Heffernan.

: Making History

12/13. A listener's search for justice for an ancestor who was a hero during a mine rescue in 19th-century Wales. Presented by Vanessa Collingridge. Producer NickPatrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Presented By: Vanessa Collingridge.

: Excused Games

⅓. Rematch.Martin Freeman ┊reads ┊Robreads Rob
Greene's story Ten-year-old Tom discovers that notes sent to his PE teacher by his mother aren't quite what they seem. stories about the effects sports and games can have on both children and adults. Director Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Robreads Rob
Director: Martin Jarvis

: America, Empire of Liberty

77/90 A Constitutional Abortion. In 1973, the Supreme Court determines a framework for legal abortion, marking out a fault line in American politics for years to come. For details see yesterday

: Law in Action

2/4. Clive Coleman examines the law governing what happens to one's corpse after death and what it means for those who want to give away - or even sell - body parts and organs. Producer Rob Cave Repeated on Thursday at 8pm


Presenter: Clive Coleman

: A Good Read

4/9. Scientists Vivienne Parry and Jocelyn Bell Burnell join Kate Mosse to discuss their favourite paperbacks, including a classic novel, a piece of 20th-century history, and a gothic-style romance.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Unknown: Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Producer: Christine Hall

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Secret World

3/5. Exploring the private lives of famous people. Comedy starring Jon Culshaw , w th
Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Julian Dutton. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Unknown: Julian Dutton.

: The Archers

Jennifer takes some decisive action. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , who reports on a major exhibition of works by Pre-Raphaelite artist JW Waterhouse. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Art of Deception

2/5. Suspicions are raised over Ballantyne's involvement in the death of the ageing enfant terrible of British art, Gilbert Reynolds. By Philip Palmer.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Gilbert Reynolds.
Unknown: Philip Palmer.

: File on 4

5/10. The Government's flagship policy for public investment, the Private Finance
Initiative (PFI), has always relied on big loans from banks. But now, as lenders demand far more for their money, Michael Robinson investigates increases in the cost of building schools, hospitals and roads. Does PFI still represent value for money for taxpayers today? Producer Jenny Chryss Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Producer: Jenny Chryss

: 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

5/8. A shockingly high number of teenagers in the UK self-harm - the highest in Europe. Claudia Hammond and guests look at ways of dealing with the condition, including a clinic in Sheffield with a zero-tolerance approach, while a representative from mental health charity SANE says why she believes banning self harm doesn't work. Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Producer: Fiona Hill

: Unseen Britain

3/3. Peter White puts forensic scientists under the microscope by giving a sample of his DNA and following it to see what it reveals about him and the people who examine it. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Spy Game

2/10. Peter points out to Anna that their mother disappeared on the same day news broke of arrests in the Portland spy case.
They realise they know very little about her. Can they even be certain she is dead? By Georgina Harding. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Georgina Harding.

: Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better

5/6. The comic continues his quest to outline the importance of virtue, this week examining diligence. With poetry and songs by Tim Key and Tom Basden. Producer Katie Marsden


Songs By: Tim Key
Songs By: Tom Basden.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Junior Officers' Reading Club

2/5. By Peter Hennessey. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Peter Hennessey.

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.

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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