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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaunaka Rishi Das.


Unknown: Shaunaka Rishi Das.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. producer Anna Varle


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Anna Varle

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Rabbi Laura Janner-Kiausner .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Laura Janner-Kiausner

: In Our Time

Richard Corfield, Jane Francis and Sanjeev Gupta join Melvyn Bragg to discuss the geological formation of Britain.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Richard Corfield
Guest: Jane Francis
Guest: Sanjeev Gupta
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Chris Chivers. My God, I Love Thee (Solomon). Romans 5, vvH1. if Ye Love Me (Tallis). The Lord's My Shepherd (Townend).


Unknown: Canon Chris Chivers.

: Book of the Week:The Blaze of Obscurity

4/5. The star interview becomes a regular feature and offers Clive revealing insights into the lives of Katharine Hepburn , Roman Polanski and Luciano Pavarotti. By Clive James. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti.
Unknown: Clive James.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Dead Hour

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

: From Our Own Correspondent

6/9. The BBC's foreign correspondents tell their stories and add colour to the global headlines, presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Texting Andy Warhol

Does a picture made from words count as literature or art? Bidisha considers text as art with Keith Tyson , Fiona Banner , Ed Ruscha and John Baldessari , and talks to gallery visitors reading Richard Long 's words on tne walls, and asks how this is different from a book by Dal i. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Keith Tyson
Unknown: Fiona Banner
Unknown: Ed Ruscha
Unknown: John Baldessari
Unknown: Richard Long

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Costing the Earth

8/9. Guilt-Free Flying. Tom Heap is joined by Iron Maiden singer and professional pilot Bruce Dickinson to investigate whether new technology could make flying more eco-friendly. Repeated from Monday at 9pm


Unknown: Tom Heap
Unknown: Bruce Dickinson

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Decoy

Matthew Broughton's thriller about image and power. A man is plucked from the factory floor and groomed by the State as a body-double.


Writer: Matthew Broughton
Producer/Director: Faith Collingwood
Daniel: Ifan Meredith
Victor: Stephen Hogan
Katrina: Abigail Hollick
Adam: Joseph Cohen Cole
Simon: Rhys Jennings
Additonal roles played by: Melissa Advani
Additonal roles played by: Rhys Jennings
Additonal roles played by: Kate Layden
Additonal roles played by: Tessa Nicholson
Additonal roles played by: Emerald O'Hanrahan
Additonal roles played by: Piers Wehner

: Ramblings

5/6. Clare Balding walks the fifth leg of St Oswald's Way. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 9.26pm

: A Glimpse of Stocking

3/3. A Silly Gigolo. A shy schoolgirl feels the pull of the stage after a humiliating encounter with a glamorous fellow pupil.
Shena Mackay 's story is read by Joanna Tope. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Shena MacKay
Read By: Joanna Tope.

: A History of Private Life

19/30. Widows. In the 18th century, widows had enormous status and power. For some women the death of their spouse was a merciful release from either abusive or stifling marriages. Amanda Vickery explores the story of the richest widow in England, Elizabeth Montagu , and how she spent her late husband's coal fortune. For details see Monday


Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Unknown: Elizabeth Montagu

: Open Book

Ten leading novelists nominate books they think have been unfairly neglected. This week, William Boyd , Ruth Rendell , Colm Toibin , Hari Kunzru and Susan Hill unveil their choices. Presented by Mariella Frostrup. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: William Boyd
Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Unknown: Colm Toibin
Unknown: Hari Kunzru
Unknown: Susan Hill
Presented By: Mariella Frostrup.

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper looks ahead to the launch of Nasa's Ares 1 rocket, the test flight of the vehicle planned to replace the Shuttle in the next decade, and the first step in the Constellation programme for human space exploration.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Margaret Thatcher causes consternation at the Commonwealth Conference over sanctions against South Africa. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

4/4. Coach Trip. After a coach trip to Bridlington goes terribly wrong, Arthur decides the only way out of a sticky situation is to go native. Comedy starring
Steve Delaney with Mel Giedroyc , Alastair Kerr and David Mounfield.
Producers John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Mel Giedroyc
Unknown: Alastair Kerr
Unknown: David Mounfield.
Producers: John Leonard
Producers: Mark Radcliffe

: The Archers

Jack and Peggy get a glimpse of the future. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson, who reports on Richard Wilson's debut for the Royal Shakespeare Company, as Malvolio in "Twelfth Night".


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Robyn Read

: The Dead Hour

4/10. With redundancies looming at the newspaper, Paddy tries to sell her murder investigation to the new editor. Written by Denise Mina.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Denise Mina.

: Law in Action

1/4. Presented by Clive Coleman. Repeated from Tuesday at 4pm


Presenter: Clive Coleman

: The Bottom Line

5/9. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that matter, from the boardroom to the shop floor.
Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Saturday at 5.30pm Televised on the BBC News Channel on Saturday at 9.30pm


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Leading Edge

8/13. Geoff Watts looks at the past, present, and future of the relationship between humans and robots. He meets robotics expert Noel Sharkey to discuss the essential differences, and considers the ethical implications of robots taking on tasks such as child care, befriending the elderly and managing weapons systems. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Noel Sharkey
Producer: Martin Redfern

: In Our Time

Shortened repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:And Another Thing....

9/10. In which there is more fighting, but thankfully no Vogon poetry. By Eoin Colfer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Eoin Colfer.

: Pick-Ups

2/6. The Angel of Death. Things get a little fishy for Mike and a rather attractive rival at the annual fish show, whilst Dave and Alan encounter spooky goings on back at base. Comedy by Ian Kershaw , following the lives and loves of the employees and passengers of a Manchester taxi company.
Producer Paul Hardy


Comedy By: Ian Kershaw
Producer: Paul Hardy
Mike: Paul Loughran
Lind: Lesley Sharp
Dave: Phil Rowson
Rebel: Parvez Qadir
Carol-Ann: Anne Hornby

: Today In Parliament

News of the day's developments in Westminster, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Blaze of Obscurity

4/5. By Clive James. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Clive James.

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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