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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaykh Michael Mumisa.


Unknown: Shaykh Michael Mumisa.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Andrew McGibbon


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Andrew McGibbon

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell. Editor Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: John Bell.
Editor: Ceri Thomas

: The Reunion

Repeated from Sunday

: Book of the Week:When Skateboards Will Be Free

5/5. Now grown up, Said has taken a job in the corporate offices of the lifestyle guru Martha Stewart. When his mother comes to visit, they reminisce about the last time they met when he was 17. By Said Sayrafiezadeh. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Martha Stewart.
Unknown: Said Sayrafiezadeh.

: Act of Worship

Led by Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Quest 5/5
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Editor Jill Burndge


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Jill Burndge

: The 99

DJ Bobby Friction tells the story of the psychologist Naif Al-Mutawa, who has created the world's first collection of Muslim comic-book superheroes - the 99 - who are sweeping the Arab world and are due to arrive in Europe soon. producer Laura Parfitt


Producer: Laura Parfitt

: The Pickerskill Reports

New series. 1/4. Harry Hindle-Rand The retired public schoolmaster is back for a new set of recollections of his favourite pupils and their fortunes in the adult world. Henry uncovers saintly chorister Hindle-
Rand's darker side and predicts that he will become successful. Just not in the way one might have expected. By Andrew McGibbon.
Producers Andrew McGibbon , Nick Romero and Jonathan Ruffle ; Director Andrew McGibbon


Unknown: Harry Hindle-Rand
Unknown: Andrew McGibbon.
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Nick Romero
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle
Director: Andrew McGibbon
Pickerskill: Ian McDiarmid
Harry: Thomas Sangster
Lefty: Tony Gardner
The Chaplain: Mike Feast
TheColonel: Richard Johnson
Elfyn: Philip Madoc
Collyer: Tom Kane
Stealgroynes: Louis Williams

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: More or Less

4/6. Tim Harford presents the programme that investigates numbers.
Producer Richard Knight Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Tim Harford

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Last Tsar

Examining one of the enduring mysteries of the First World War - the apparent refusal of George V to give sanctuary in England to his cousin
Tsar Nicholas and, after he had been forced to abdicate during the Russian Revolution. By Ian Curteis , starring Derek Jacobi.
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Tsar Nicholas
Unknown: Ian Curteis
Unknown: Derek Jacobi.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
King George V: Derek Jacobi
Queen Mary: Phyllida Law
Stamfordham: David Hargreaves
Lloyd: George Owenteale

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from gardeners in Hertfordshire. Michael Clarke advises on ways to protect bulbs from pests. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Michael Clarke
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Producer Lucy Dichmont Repeated on Sunday at 2pm

: Cruickshank on New Zealand

5/5. Walking Backwards to the Future Dan Cruickshank hears from the Maori about their attitude to the descendants of the settlers who arrived after Captain Cook's, and about their hope for the future. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dan Cruickshank

: Last Word

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


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Neil George

: The Film Programme

Peter Capaldi talks to Matthew Sweet about In the Loop, released on DVD this week. Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Interviewee: Peter Capaldi
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: I Guess That's Why They Call It the News

2/5. Fred MacAulay presents the topical comedy panel show in which teams including Andy Parsons and Justin Edwards provide silly answers to the week's questions. producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Andy Parsons
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Fallon changes her allegiance.
Writer Caroline Harrington
Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]Messageboard:bbc.co.uk/dna/mbarchers


Unknown: Caroline Harrington
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pip: Helen Monks
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Helen: Loulza Patikas
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Ian: Stephen Kennedy
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Mike: Terry Molloy
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Alan: John Teller
Usha: Souad Faress
Wayne: Sion Probert
Vicky: Rachel Atkins

: Front Row

Arts news, reviews and interviews, presented by Kirsty Lang.


Presented By: Kirsty Lang.

: The Quest

5/5. In which Galahad meets an angel and Arthur meets his maker. Written by Jonathan Holloway.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Jonathan Holloway.

: Any Questions?

Conservative peer Michael Heseltine , Colin Mayer , Dean of Oxford University's Business School, columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and former Labour minister Tony Benn take questions from an audience in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair.
Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: Colin Mayer
Unknown: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

13/20. Coelacanth. The coelacanth is primitive bony fish thought to be an important ancestor to all back-boned animals. The naturalist was the first to present film of a live specimen for his TV series Life on Earth. But is it the living fossil it was thought to be.
Producer Julian Hector Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Producer: Julian Hector

: The Friday Play: The Black Bono

Gideon Gordon , film star and celebrity campaigner for human rights, is murdered in Africa. The main suspect is his brother Ken. What can have driven the brothers apart?
Written by and starring Gabriel Bisset-Smith . Other parts played by Matt Addis , Stephen Hogan and Jonathan Tafler
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Gideon Gordon
Unknown: Gabriel Bisset-Smith
Played By: Matt Addis
Played By: Stephen Hogan
Played By: Jonathan Tafler
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Christine: Chipo Chung
Simon: Gabriel Bisset-Smith
Gideon: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Ken: Jude Akuwudike
Juliet: Clare Perkins
Peter: Philip Fox
Detective Bolton: Paul Rider
Danni: Janice Acquah
African woman: Janice Acquah
Sian: Caroline Guthrie

: The World Tonight

National and international news and comment, presented by Ritula Shah. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy

5/5. Forced to take refuge in a roadside inn, Yorick is equally forced to share a bedroom with a stranger and her maid. The precautions for managing such a situation border on the baroque. By Laurence Sterne. For details see Monday


Unknown: Laurence Sterne.

: Great Lives

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Listen Against

5/8. The comedy show that prises the back off your radio, fiddles around with the programmes inside and then puts it all back together the wrong way round. With
Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes. Producer Sam Bryant


Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Jon Holmes.
Producer: Sam Bryant

: News

: Book of the Week

:When Skateboards Will Be Free
5/5. By Said Sayrafiezadeh. Rptd from 9.45am

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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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