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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Led by the Rev Marjory Maclean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: M16: a Century in the Shadows

2/3. Heroes and Villains. What went on behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War? MI6chief John Scarlett describes his clandestine meeting with an agent, and the Russian defector Oleg Gordievsky talks about his reasons for crossing overto this Side. Producer Mark Savage Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Scarlett
Talks: Oleg Gordievsky
Producer: Mark Savage Rptd

: The Call

2/5. The Adoption. Dominic Arkwright talks to educationalist Fiona Byerley to discover how, after months of form-filling bureaucracy, she made a life-changing phone call to a Thai orphanage to be told a baby girl was waiting to be collected. producer John Byrne


Talks: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Fiona Byerley
Producer: John Byrne

: Book of the Week:Muriel Spark: the Biography

1/5. In 1992, Muriel Spark invited Martin Stannard to write her biography, offering interviews and full access to her papers. The result is a compelling portrait of an extraordinary life. Abridged by Rosemary Goring and read by Hannah Gordon. Producer Kirsteen Cameron Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Muriel Spark: the Biography is available for £22.50 (RRP £25.00) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirectcom


Unknown: Martin Stannard
Abridged By: Rosemary Goring
Read By: Hannah Gordon.
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron

: Daily Service

Led by John Kirby. Through All the Changing
Scenes of Life (Wiltshire). Psalm 71, vv1-10, 14-21. Never Weather-Beaten Sail (Wood). Lord, for the Years (Lord of the Years).


Unknown: John Kirby.

: Woman's Hour from 10.45

Presented by Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: Villette

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

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
The final day of the Third Test from Edgbaston.
For commentators see Saturday approximate times
Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 10.45am
TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm

: Mind Changers

2/4. The Hawthorne Effect. Claudia Hammond revisits an experiment conducted in the 1920s in a factory in Chicago, which gave rise to the widely questioned Hawthorne Effect. This suggested that subjects' behaviour may be affected by the knowledge that they are being monitored. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Hazelbeach

4/6. Ronnie loses a prized possession and Nick learns what it means to be the Daddy. By Caroline and David Stafford. Other parts played by Annabelle Dowler , Stephen Hogan and Lizzy Watts Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford.
Played By: Annabelle Dowler
Played By: Stephen Hogan
Played By: Lizzy Watts
Director: Marc Beeby
Ronnie: Jamie Foreman
Nick: Paul Bazely
James: Neil Stuke
Art Sanfoed: Philip Fox

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

News and analysis presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Round Britain Quiz

3/12. Teams from Wales and the north of England compete in the cryptic quiz show. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday

: Afternoon Play:Forty-Three, Fifty-Nine - Assassins

By Mike Walker and John Dryden. Henry, a professional killer, is sent to a seaside town to assassinate a hedge fund manager, and takes his daughter along in the hope that she will take over the family business. Producer John Dryden


Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: John Dryden.
Producer: John Dryden
Henry: Rob Jarvis
Bryant: Nicholas Farrell
Angela: Emily Beecham
Cathy: Meghan Haggerty

: George Blake: the

Confession Shortened rpt from Saturday at 8pm

: The Romantic Road: on the Trail of the German Philosophers: German Atlantis

1/5. On the first stage of his journey, the writer Stephen Plaice visits the Russian city of Kaliningrad, formerly Konigsberg, the capital of East Prussia, to explore the legacy of philosopher Immanuel Kant, who lived his entire life in the city.


Presenter: Stephen Plaice
Producer: Chris Wilson

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

10/13. Ernie Rea talks to guests about the place of faith in today's world. Producer Karen Maurice


Talks: Ernie Rea
Producer: Karen Maurice

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

2/10. Paul Merton , Shappi Khorsandi , Gyles Brandreth and Kit Hesketh-Harvey join chairman Nicholas Parsons. Producer Claire Jones Rptd on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Shappi Khorsandi
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Claire Jones Rptd

: The Archers

Lilian drowns all thoughts of Matt.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson, including an interview with writer Tim Lott, who reflects on the re-issue of The Scent of Dried Roses, an account of his mother's suicide.


Presenter: John Wilson
Guest: Tim Lott
Producer: Gavin Heard

: Villette

1/10. Bretton. Charlotte Bronte's story of a woman learning to love against all the odds, based on Bronte's personal experiences as a teacher in Brussels. Lucy Snowe looks back to the happy times spent with her godmother and the arrival of a letter with some surprising news. Dramatised by Rachel Joyce.
Producer/Director Tracey Neale Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lucy Snowe
Dramatised By: Rachel Joyce.
Director: Tracey Neale
Lucy: Anna Maxwell Martin
Young Lucy/Ginevra/Rosine: Lizzy Watts
Polly: Nell Venables
Mrs Bretton/Miss Marchmount/ MmeBeck: Joan Walker
Gfaham/DrJohn: Benjamin Askew
MPaul/Pere Silas: Sam Dale

: Benjamin Jealous - the Future of the NAACP?

Benjamin Jealous is the newest leader of America's oldest and largest civil rights organisation, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Guardian journalist Gary Younge talks to Jealous to ask if, in the age of Barack Obama, America still needs the NAACP. Producer Barney Rowntree


Talks: Gary Younge
Producer: Barney Rowntree

: Crossing Continents

3/9. A Journey without Maps. Humphrey Hawksley retraces the journey of Graham Greene who, in 1935, travelled through Sierra Leone to Liberia. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Humphrey Hawksley
Unknown: Graham Greene

: Chips with Everything

The world's supply of silicon chips relies on the guartz found in a mining town in North Carolina. Sue Nelson investigates the little-known industry operating in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Producer Anna Lacey


Producer: Anna Lacey

: M16: a Century in the Shadows

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: The Rapture

6/10. Gabrielle discovers the truth about her predecessor. By Liz Jensen. Abridged by Fiona McAlpine. Read by Denise Black. Producer Clive Brill
RT DIRECT: The Rapture is available for E1529
(RRP £16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT. or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Liz Jensen.
Abridged By: Fiona McAlpine.
Read By: Denise Black.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Word Of Mouth

Repeated from Tuesday

: Lives in a Landscape

1/6. Going to the Dogs. Alan Dein discovers how the sport of greyhound racing is faring after the closure in August 2008 of the famous Walthamstow Greyhound Stadium. Producers Sara Jane Hall and Laura Thomas


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producers: Sara Jane Hall
Producers: Laura Thomas

: News

: Book of the Week: I Muriel Spark: the Biography

1/5. By Martin Stannard. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Martin Stannard.

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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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