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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Dr Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Anna Varle


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Anna Varle

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Actor Martin Shaw talks to Kirsty Young. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Martin Shaw
Unknown: Kirsty Young.

: Act of Worship

From Cardiff. Led by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

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

5/5. The Road to Sangin. From Iraq to Helmand Province and the road to Sangin. Battle contact, so long anticipated, proves satisfying for Hennessey, and Operation Silicon is a success. But they must now fight their way up to Sangin as the casualties mount. Patrick Hennessey 's memoir. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Patrick Hennessey

: 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 Editor Jill Burridge


Editor: Jill Burridge

: Three Rivers

New series. 1/3. The Clyde. As major rivers are being regenerated for the 21st century, Hardeep Singh Kohli traces three UK rivers, from their source to the sea. He begins beside a stream in Lanarkshire, which swells to become the mighty Clyde, dividing his hometown of Glasgow and defining the city s industry, heritage and character. Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kohli
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Electric Ink

4/6. The paper hires a reality star as a columnist and Maddox must find a way of rewriting her copy without upsetting her. Satire on the newspaper industry by Alistair Beaton with additional material by Tom Mitchelson.
Producer Sally Avens


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Tom Mitchelson.
Producer: Sally Avens
Maddox: Robert Lindsay
Oliver: Alex Jennings
Freddy: Ben Willbond
Amelia: Elizabeth Berrington
Tasneem: Zita Sattar
Masha: Debbie Chazen
Debbie: Lizzy Watts
Announcer: Matt Addis

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presenter: Peter White
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis. Editor Jamie Angus


Editor: Jamie Angus

: Feedback

Roger Bolton takes listeners' comments, criticisms and praise for the week's BBC radio and redirects them to the programme-and policy-makers.
Producer Brian McCluskey Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T phone: [number removed] email: feedback®bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: On Mardle Fen

4/4. Silver Ribbon. By Nick Warburton.
Warwick challenges Jack to a race. While the father travels by water, the son is to take his bicycle - with the winner the first man to reach the cathedral.
Producer/Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Nick Warburton.
Director: Claire Grove
Warwick: Trevor Peacock
Jack: Sam Dale
Marcia: Kate Buttery
Samuel: John Rowe
Zofia: Helen Longworth
Bernard: Paul Rider

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Chris Beardshaw answer questions from gardeners in Wiltshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at approximately


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Producer Trevor Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 2pm


Producer: Trevor Taylor

: America, Empire of Liberty

80/90. Keeping Faith. Jimmy Carter is elected US President in 1976, but his liberal values doom his administration in the face of the right-wing surge of the Reagan revolution. Written and presented by David Reynolds.


Unknown: Jimmy Carter
Presented By: David Reynolds.

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister and guests reflect on the lives of notable people who have died recently. Producer Neil George Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Neil George

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock dips into The Pool of London, a classic British noir made in 1951 and released on DVD for the first time. She talks to its star Earl Cameron about his screen debut and subsequent career.
Producer Stephen Hughes Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Earl Cameron
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Now Show

New series. 1/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis return for the 28th series of topical satire, songs and stand-up, with input from Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin , Mitch Benn and Marcus Brigstocke. Recorded the day before transmission, the show also features the Audience Question, which can now be answered at bbc.co.uk/radio4/nowshow, with the best emailed responses posted the following week.
Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: The Best of The Now Show 2001-2006 on CD for E6.25 (RRP £8.80) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (landlines cost 5p per min: mobiles vary) quoting [number removed], or visit bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed]at the checkout.


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Family loyalties are tested at the Stables.
Writer Adrian Flynn
Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Adrian Flynn
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Brian: Charles Colllngwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Will: Philip Molloy
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Annette: Anne-Marie Piazza
Vicky: Rachel Atkins
Jim: John Rowe

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report on how dramatists select titles for their plays, with writers Charlotte Keatley, Jez Butterworth and David Edgar. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Jez Butterworth
Unknown: David Edgar.

: The Art of Deception

5/5. Master forger and art criminal
Daniel Ballantyne continues to pull the strings from beyond the grave. By Philip Palmer.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Daniel Ballantyne
Unknown: Philip Palmer.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair for the topical debate, which comes from Birmingham. Panellists include the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Hilary Benn , journalist Max Hastings , and Mary Beard , professor of classics at Cambridge.
Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Hilary Benn
Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: Mary Beard
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

4/20. Giant Birds. The island of Madagascar, off the eastern coast of Africa, is where the largest egg known to have existed was laid - and the bird that laid it was also a giant. With David Attenborough.
Producer Julian Hector Repeated on Sun at 8.50am


Unknown: David Attenborough.
Producer: Julian Hector

: America, Empire of Liberty Omnibus

4/6. Detente and Discontent. As America reels from Watergate, Vietnam, and a sagging economy, conservative and evangelical movements move to the forefront of public life. By David Reynolds. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: David Reynolds.
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The World Tonight

Presented by Ritula Shah. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Spy Game

5/10. Peter has made Anna think the unthinkable about her mother, and the two redouble their surveillance efforts. By Georgina Harding. For details see Monday


Unknown: Georgina Harding.

: A Good Read

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowies


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowies

: News

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

5/5. By Patrick Hennessey. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Patrick Hennessey.

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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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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.

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