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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Ed Kessler.


Unknown: Ed Kessler.

: Fanning Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Clair Jacquiss. Gabriel's Message Does Away (Gabriel's Message).
Luke 1, vv26-34. Annunciation (Johnson Manning). Ye Holy Angels Bright (Darwall's 148th).


Unknown: Clair Jacquiss.

: Book of the Week:Climbing the Bookshelves

3/5. Shirley Williams recalls landing her first main political job as Labour MP for Hitchin in 1964, and encounters the difficulties facing a woman MP. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Shirley Williams

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Craven

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

: Calling Hereford

For the last 30 years, staff at the world s largest Earth satellite station in Herefordshire have watched global news unfold - immediate, uncensored and unedited. Foreign correspondent Hugh Sykes visits the site and meets the workers who have seen world history in the raw. Producer John Byrne


Reporter: Hugh Sykes
Producer: John Byrne

: The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

3/4. Fife Circle. Veteran performer Stanley
Baxter plays both roles in this comedy by Michael Chaplin. Two elderly brothers meet at Edinburgh's Waverley Station and set out on a journey of discovery - examining their ancestry and identities in the hope of learning where they really belong. Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie


Comedy By: Michael Chaplin.
Director: Marilyn Imrie

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett presents the topical programme about media in all its forms, with key players from the industry. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Take One Night

By Rachel Joyce. Alan and Alice start work to assemble their son's present on the eve of his tenth birthday, but find the only instruction provided says "take one night". Starring
Robert Bathurst and Felicity Montagu.
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Rachel Joyce.
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Felicity Montagu.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Alan: Robert Bathurst
Alice: Felicity Montagu
William: Charlie Rowe

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and his guests answers listeners' personal finance questions. Producer Diane Richardson
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Diane Richardson

: Welsh Rarebits

2/3. MovinqOn. Now that Gareth has left,
Bethan is on her own again, quietly terrified at finding herself a "newly single mother of two" But an encounter in an Irish bar makes her realise that life is full of possibilites. Catrin Gerallt 's story is read by Sara McGaughey.


Unknown: Catrin Gerallt
Read By: Sara McGaughey.

: A History of Private Life

3/30. The State in Miniature.
Amanda Vickery examines letters and diaries from the 16th and 17th centuries to discover whether life inside people's homes really did reflect the hierarchy of the well-ordered society outside it. For details see Monday


Unknown: Amanda Vickery

: 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

: Adults with Autism

With thousands of adult autistics in this country, Mike Embley asks why so many of these people are diagnosed so late in life. He looks at the help and support available and at the latest scientific research into autism. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Mike Embley

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Chain Reaction

5/6. The tagteam talk show continues with last week's guest, Alastair Campbell , grabbing the microphone to interview the impressionist Alistair McGowan. Producer Sam Bryant


Unknown: Alastair Campbell
Unknown: Alistair McGowan.
Producer: Sam Bryant

: The Archers

Tony feels usurped at Home Farm.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including a review of a new stage version of Breakfast at Tiffany's, starring Anna Friel, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, in London.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Gavin Heard

: Craven

3/5. Craven risks exposure as Robinson gets nearer to the intimate truth of the Fenton murder case. By Amelia Bullmore.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Amelia Bullmore.

: From Abacus to Circle Time -the Primary School Debate

Following on from Mike Baker 's series on the history of primary schools, Jane Garvey chairs a debate on the future of schooling for the under-11s. The expert panel at the Institute of Education includes primary practitioners, educationalists and parents, who face questions from the audience. Producers Sukey Firth and Paul Kobrak Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Mike Baker
Unknown: Jane Garvey
Unknown: Paul Kobrak

: Peace in Our Time - and What Followed It

2/2. Ten years after the Northern Ireland Troubles largely ceased, Tara Mills finds out how journalists and politicians have had to deal with the backlog of normal politics.
Producer Rachel Hooper Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Tara Mills
Producer: Rachel Hooper Rptd

: Nature

7/9. In Search of Jenny. In 1855, Wombwell's Travelling Menagerie exhibited a chimpanzee called Jenny. She had her own governess and she was dressed in human clothes. Was Jenny a chimpanzee or was she, in reality, a gorilla? Karen Partridge goes in search of the evidence. Repeated from yesterday at 11am


Unknown: Karen Partridge

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and comment, with Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Fathers and Sons

3/10. Increasingly irritated by Bavarov's dismissal of the older generation and all they stand for, Pavel Petrovich determines to confront him - but the results are not as he'd hoped. Ivan Turgenev 's tale is read by Douglas Hodge. For details see Monday


Unknown: Pavel Petrovich
Unknown: Ivan Turgenev
Read By: Douglas Hodge.

: Cowards

6/6. Sketch comedy from Tom Basden ,
Stefan Golaszewski , Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf. Producer Victoria Lloyd
RT DIRECT: Cowards season 2 CD is available for E8.25 (RRP £12.72) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary), or visit bbcshop.com quoting [number removed]


Unknown: Tom Basden
Unknown: Stefan Golaszewski
Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Lloyd Woolf.
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: A Charles Paris Mystery: the Dead Side of the Mic

4/4. Charles comes face to face with the killer - in the sound-effects store. Written by Simon Brett and dramatised by Jeremy Front
Producer Sally Avens


Written By: Simon Brett
Dramatised By: Jeremy Front
Producer: Sally Avens
Charles: Bill Nighy
Frances: Suzanne Burden
Julie: Tilly Gaunt
Pixie: Tilly Gaunt
Maurice: Jon Glover
Tom: Nicky Henson
Jamie: Alex Lanipekun
Toby: Paul Rider
Steph: Emily Raymond
Edwin: Chris Pavlo

: News

: Book of the Week:Climbing the Bookshelves

3/5. By Shirley Williams. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Shirley Williams.

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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