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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Marjory Maclean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins. Editor Ceri Thomas


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.
Editor: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Repeated from Sun

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Book of the Week:Muriel Spark: the Biography

5/5. Despite finding companionable happiness in Italy, the vexations of Spark s family life continued to intrude long into her old age. By Martin Stannard. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Martin Stannard.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary on the first day of the Fourth Ashes Test from Headingley by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Jim Maxwell with summaries by Geoffrey Boycott , Matthew Hayden and Phil Tufnell.
Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 10.25am TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Matthew Hayden
Unknown: Phil Tufnell.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: The Help

5/10 Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Editor Jill Burridge


Editor: Jill Burridge

: Can't Connect,Won't Connect

A digital revolution is promised to transform life. But many millions are still not online in Britain, saying they don't need or want to join this revolution. Chris Bowlby discovers who the digital refuseniksare. Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Cabin Pressure

4/6. Johannesburg. Carolyn makes a daring bet with her pilots. Comedy about a tiny charter airline by John Finnemore.


Unknown: John Finnemore.
Carolyn: Stephanie Cole
Douglas: Roger Allam
Martin: Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur: John Finnemore
Senor Ouintanilla: Michael Fenton Stevens
Diego: Javier Marzan
Producer: David Tyler

: You and Yours

With Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Edward Stourton. Editor Jamie Angus


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: More or Less

New series. 1/6. Tim Harford investigates the numbers that are everywhere - in the news, in politics and in life generally. Producer Richard Knight Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Tim Harford

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Bearingthe Cross

Ken Blakeson 's story tells of the 1879 Battle of Rorke's Drift during the Zulu War and its effect on three of the soldiers who fought in it. Producer Gordon House


Unknown: Ken Blakeson
William Jones VC: Nigel Anthony
Robert Jones VC: Sebastian Harcombe
Henry Hook VC: Jon Strickland
Landlord/Buffalo Bill: Robert Blythe
Barmaid: Bethan Walker

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Matthew Biggs are guests of the Brightlingsea Garden Club in Essex. Eric Robson is in the chair. At 3.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producers Lucy Dichmont and Howard Shannon Repeated on Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Producers: Lucy Dichmont

: The Romantic Road: on the Trail of the German Philosophers: Lifting Berlin

5/5. Writer Stephen Plaice concludes his philosophical tour of Germany in Berlin, a city with a divided past that provides a living metaphor of the Hegelian dialectic of history. Visiting the cemetery in which Hegel is buried and the Humboldt University where he lectured, Stephen reflects on the two opposing ideologies that tried to gain control of Berlin in the 20th century. For details see Monday


Presenter: Stephen Plaice

: Last Word

Obituary series with Jane Little. producer Neil George Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Neil George

: The Film Programme

Matthew Sweet meets actors Freddie Jones and his son Toby to discuss their movie careers. As well as starring together in Ladies in Lavender, Freddie has taken roles in The Elephant Man and Dune, while Toby has appeared as real life figures, including Karl Rove in W and Truman Capote in Infamous.
Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Guest: Freddie Jones
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Now Show

718. Ben Goldacre joins Marcus Brigstocke , Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin alongside Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis to take a satirical look at the week's news. Producer Ed Morrish Rptd tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: The Best of The Now Show on CD for E6.25 (RRP E8.80) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting [number removed]. or visit bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


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

: The Archers

Fallon's dreams in music hit a duff note.
Writer Tim Stimpson
Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed] Messageboard: bbc.co.uk/dna/mbarchers


Unknown: Tim Stimpson
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon Joanna: Van Kampen
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Vicky: Rachel Atkins
Annette: Anne-Marie Piazza
Jim: John Rowe

: Front Row

John Wilson meets Tony Parsons, whose new novel focuses on a middle-aged man who is given the heart of a 19-year-old, and the chance to change his life.


Presenter: John Wilson
Guest: Tony Parsons
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Villette

5/10. La Terresse. Lucy is in despair. But suddenly there is hope. By Charlotte Bronte. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Eddie Mair is in the chair in Margate, Kent, where the panel comprises writer Charles Moore ; chairman of the British Medical Association Hamish Meldrum; chief executive of the Index on Censorship John Kampfner ; and the chair of the Health and Safety Commission Judith Hackitt. Producer Victoria Wakely Rptd tomorrow at 1,10pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Charles Moore
Unknown: John Kampfner
Producer: Victoria Wakely Rptd

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

10/20. Birds of Paradise. Evolved in the relative isolation and safety of New Guinea, the birds of paradise have acquired a breathtaking array of gorgeous adornments. Producer Julian Hector Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Producer: Julian Hector

: The Friday Play: The Prospect

2/3. The Enemy within. By Jon Sen. Bobby is blackmailed over an alleged homosexual affair he had in university.
Political adviser Andrew Russell Producer Pauline Harris


Unknown: Jon Sen.
Unknown: Andrew Russell
Producer: Pauline Harris
Bobby: Zubin Varla
Imran: Bhasker Patel
Lucy: Nicola Stephenson
Wasim: Christopher Bisson
David/Geraint: James Quinn
Terry: John McArdle
Shazia/Woman: Balvinder Sopal
Ali: Darren Kuppan
Graham: Jonathan Keeble
Sara: Millie Rose Kinsey

: The World Tonight

Editor Alistair Burnett


Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Rapture

10/10. The day of tribulation has come. By Liz Jensen. For details see Monday


Unknown: Liz Jensen.

: Tennyson: Great Lives

Rptd from Tue

: Listen Against

2/4. Comedy, with Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes. Producers Bill Dare and Jon Holmes


Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Jon Holmes.
Producers: Bill Dare
Producers: Jon Holmes

: News

: Book of the Week: Muriel Spark: the Biography

5/5. Rptd from 9.45am

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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