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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Alison Murdoch.


Unknown: Alison Murdoch.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Anna Varle


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Anna Varle

: Today

With Evan Davis and Edward Stourton.
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 the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: James Jones.

: 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:You're Coming with Me Lad

3/5. Spring is in the air and a call from a Girl Guide troop brings PC Pannett mixed blessings. He enjoys an idyllic walk through newly budding countryside, but a dead otter caught in a trap reguires all his experience as a policeman. By Mike Pannett For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mike Pannett

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest. Fill Your Hearts with Joy and Gladness (Ode to Joy). Genesis 7 vv 11-18. Didn't It Rain (Spiritual, arr Chilcott). You'll Never Walk Alone (Rodgers).

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles

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

: In Living Memory

New series. 1/4. The Contraceptive Train Although it was illegal to import or sell contraceptives in the Irish Republic, a small group of women boarded a train to Belfast in May 1971 and came back to Dublin with thousands of them. The episode became a landmark in the history of the Irish women's movement. Presented by Chris Ledgard. Producer Chris Ledgard


Presented By: Chris Ledgard.
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: Baggage

2/6. Carping Diem. It's Edinburgh it's the Festival. Caroline is in love, not the best time for Ruth to invade her privacy, her toddler daughter to be teething, and her larger-than-life dad Hector, to turn up unannounced. Comedy drama by Hilary Lyon.
Robin Cameron
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Hilary Lyon.
Unknown: Robin Cameron
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adle Allen
Roddy: Robin Cameron
Hector: David Rintoul
Polly: Nicola Grier

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett presents the topical programme about media in all its forms. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Night They Tried to Kidnap the Prime Minister

When the diaries of Lord Hailsham were decoded in 2008, cryptologists were faced with the startling revelation that, in the spring of 1964, a posse of students at Aberdeen University had attempted to kidnap Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home. Martin Jameson's fictionalised account of this event takes us back to that crisp April evening and the country house on the outskirts of Aberdeen to find out what might have happened.
Other parts played by Annabelle Dowler and David Hargreaves Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Alec Douglas-Home
Unknown: Martin Jameson
Played By: Annabelle Dowler
Played By: David Hargreaves
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Alec Douglas-Home: Tim McInnerny
Robbie: Chris Starkie
Eric: Benjamin Askew
Sheila: Michelle Duncan
The girl: Grainne Dromgoole

: 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

: The Adventures of Mr Thake

2/3. Thake In America. The hapless traveller sends news home to Beachcomber after losing his hat at Niagara Falls. "On the other side is Canada, so I suppose I shall have to write to both governments. A hat is a hat, after all." Leslie Phillips reads JB Morton's Story. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Leslie Phillips

: The Inconstant Moon

3/10. The Mad Moon. JeanetteWinterson continues her artistic reflection on the Moon. Here, she considers why lunar is lunatic. 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

8/8. Claudia Hammond looks at cognitive behavioural therapy.
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Look Away Now

3/3. Garry Richardson anchors the topical show where sport meets comedy. With
Laurence Howarth , Katherine Jakeways ,
Dave Lamb , Richie Webb and special guests. Producer Ben Walker Repeated tomorrow at 11pm


Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Katherine Jakeways
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Richie Webb
Producer: Ben Walker

: The Archers

The Tucker family gets a new addition. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews. Presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles

3/5. Darleen is quick-thinking in a moment of crisis at work. Things appear to be looking up, particularly as she's organised a romantic evening for boyfriend Jamie. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite go to plan. By Esther Wilson. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45pm


Unknown: Esther Wilson.

: The Moral Maze

7/8. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox , Melanie Phillips , Matthew Taylor and Michael Portillo cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


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

: The Call In the Middle of the Night

1/2. Who makes the decision to wake world leaders in the middle of the night to tell them bad news? Jonathan Powell , Tony Blair 's former chief of staff, interviews key advisers to American presidents and British prime ministers to find out whether it is better to wake the leader or let sleeping politicians lie. Producer David Stenhouse Repeated fromSundayat 10.45pm


Unknown: Jonathan Powell
Unknown: Tony Blair
Producer: David Stenhouse

: A Life with ... Microbes

New series. 1/3. Naturalist Paul Evans meets the American biologist Lynn Margulis , whose study of microscopic creatures has led her to formulate a theory of how symbiotic relationships are the driving force of evolution. Producers Paul Evans and Julian Hector


Unknown: Paul Evans
Unknown: Lynn Margulis
Producers: Paul Evans
Producers: Julian Hector

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: To Heaven by Water

8/10. By Justin Cartwright. Lucy wakes up to discover she has a new man in her life. Read by Bill Nighy. For details see Monday


Unknown: Justin Cartwright.
Read By: Bill Nighy.

: Act Your Age

1/5. Simon Mayo hosts a comedy show that pits the generations against each other to see which is the funniest. Captains
Jon Richardson , Lucy Porter and Roy Walker are joined by guests Josh Howie , Stephen K Amos and Barry Cryer.
Producers Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews


Unknown: Simon Mayo
Unknown: Jon Richardson
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Roy Walker
Unknown: Josh Howie
Unknown: Stephen K Amos
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Producers: Ashley Blaker
Producers: Bill Matthews

: Strangers on Trains

6/5. Fascinated by people who sit alone in trains, Nat Segnit decides to talk to them about marriage and family in these character comedies. By Nat Segnit and Stewart Wright. Producer Steven Canny


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

: Today In Parliament

Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:You're Coming with Me Lad

3/5. By Mike Pannett. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Mike Pannett.

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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.

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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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