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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Dr Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

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

3/5. Tower, Windsor, Bucks and Jimmy's Hennessey is commissioned into the Grenadier Guards and is straining at the leash to get to the Middle East. But the British Army has other plans for him: parading and primary-school teaching. By Peter Hennessey. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peter Hennessey.

: Daily Service

Led by Michael Wakelin. On This High Feast Day (Ut Queant Laxis). Matthew 3, vv1-12.
This Is the Record of John (Gibbons). Come Down, 0 Love Divine (Down Ampney).


Unknown: Michael Wakelin.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: The Art of Deception

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

: Who's My Half-Brother? Where's My Half-Sister?

Children conceived by a sperm donor are aware that they may have a number of half-brothers and sisters with whom they can bond. Kati Whitaker talks to those in the UK and the USA about the ways in which these contacts can be made, and the difficult choice facing both parents and children. For some there is the reward of discovery of a half-sibling, but for others the search is a journey into the unknown. Producer Kati Whitaker


Talks: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Kati Whitaker

: Spread a Little Happiness

5/6. The word is spreading like meat paste - sorry, duck pate - and business is booming, but there is a teenage fly in the soup du jour. Comedy by John Godber and Jane Thornton.
Producer/Director Chris Wallis


Comedy By: John Godber
Comedy By: Jane Thornton.
Director: Chris Wallis
Hope: Suranne Jones
Jodie: Susan Cookson
Dave: Neil Dudgeon
Gavin: Ralph Brown
Eve: Joanne Froggatt
Carrie: Elizabeth Godber
MrsCummings: Sherry Baines
Woman: Jane Purcell

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett presents the topical programme about media in all its forms, with key players from the industry helping to shed light on the issues of the day. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Chosen One

Maya is shocked to discover her brother has ditched his girlfriend, sold his tracksuits, and become a Muslim. Their father is afraid his son is being groomed for Jihad. But the difficult truth is much closer to home. By Edson Burton.
Producer/Director Mary Ward-Lowery


Unknown: Edson Burton.
Director: Mary Ward-Lowery
Aaron: Alex Lanipekun
Maya: Nadia Williams
Gregory: Burt Caesar
Sylvia: Lorna Easy
Jamal: Saikat Ahamed
Jay: Osi Okerafor
Shantelle: Aiex Tregear

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer listeners' personal finance questions. Producer Diane Richardson
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson

: Excused Games

2/3.AttheCreaseBy Robert Shearman.
An adult recalls how his obsessive father was determined that he should become an England cricketer. However, the games being played do not make it easy for either of them. Read by Adam Godley. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Robert Shearman.
Read By: Adam Godley.

: America, Empire of Liberty

78/90. The Silent Majority Finds Its Voice
Conservative reaction to the civil rights and women's liberation movements galvanises America's political system. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to key thinkers as he explores new research on how society works.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: All in the Mind

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: I Was Douglas Adams's Flatmate

2/2. Giving his personal perspective on the writer, Jon Canter remembers sharing a flat with Douglas Adams , before and after he wrote The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Jon recalls Adams as being a fiercely loyal, manic obsessive, loveable giant o a friend.
With contributions from other flatmates and Douglas's friend Professor Richard Dawkins. Presented by Andrew McGibbon
Producers Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero


Unknown: Jon Canter
Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Professor Richard Dawkins.
Presented By: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Nick Romero

: The Archers

Bridge building doesn't come easily to Brenda.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, introduced by John Wilson. Producer Gavin Heard


Introduced By: John Wilson.

: The Art of Deception

3/5. Art critic and journalist Jessica Brown finds herself in the firing line as her book on forgery starts to ruff feathers. By Philip Palmer.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jessica Brown
Unknown: Philip Palmer.

: The Moral Maze

4/8. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox , Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley and Matthew Taylor cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Matthew Taylor
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Learning to Love the Microphone

2/2. As mass democracy and new mass media were born in the 1920s, the first spin doctors were on hand to help politicians use them.
Anne Perkins asks what today's MPs could learn from their experience in utilising new media. Producer Giles Edwards Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Anne Perkins
Producer: Giles Edwards Rptd

: The Greening of the Deserts

1/2. Some scientists and meteorologists now argue that deserts, including the Sahara, could become greener and experience more rainfall as a result of global warming. Ayisha Yahya explores the arguments in the first of two programmes recorded on location in Mali and Egypt. Producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Ayisha Yahya
Producer: Ruth Evans

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Spy Game

3/10. in their search for clues into the disappearance of their mother, Peter and Anna begin to make lists of her possessions and acquaintances. They begin to think like spies. By Georgina Harding. For details see Monday


Unknown: Georgina Harding.

: Self Storage

6/6. Leaving. Dave plans to move out of the Storage Garden, but Geoff and Ron are determined to make him stay. Sitcom by Tom Collinson and Barnaby Power.
Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Tom Collinson
Unknown: Barnaby Power.
Producer: Ed Morrish
Dave: Reece Shearsmith
Geoff: Mark Heap
Ron: Tom Goodman-Hill
Judy: Rosie Cavaliero
Sarah: Susan Earl

: Strangers on Trains

3/6. Writer Nat Segnit is fascinated by people who travel alone. He decides to talk to some of them, asking strange men about sex and dating. Comedy by Nat Segnit and Stewart Wright. Producer Steven Canny


Unknown: Nat Segnit
Comedy By: Nat Segnit
Comedy By: Stewart Wright.
Producer: Steven Canny

: Today in Parliament

News, views and analysis, including Prime Minister's Questions, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

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

3/5. 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.

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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.

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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