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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Fanning Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby. 7 48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: TheSecret Lives of Somerset Maugham

3/5. In 1915, with the code-name Somervme, Maugham is dispatched to Geneva to work for British Intelligence. By Selina Hastings. Read by Barbara Flynn. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Selina Hastings.
Read By: Barbara Flynn.

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. 0 Church Arise
(Townend and Getty). Hebrews 11, vv36-end;
12, vv1-2. Fight the Good Fight (Duke Street). Love Divine (Jones).


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Singleparentpals.com

3/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Ml: the Modernist Marvel

As Britain's first major motorway celebrates its 50th year, poet and musician John Hegley presents a poetic meditation on the 200-mne stretch of road that is the transport backbone of Britain. He learns why there's no Junction 3, discovers there was a scientific formula to the loo break that determined how far apart service stations should be built, and admires this road for the glimpse on the modern world it offers. Producer Emily Palmer


Musician: John Hegley
Producer: Emily Palmer

: Hut 33

4/6. Spitfire Poker. The code-breakers of Bletchley Park are in the doghouse again, so to make amends, they help raise money for the town's Spitfire fund. By James tary.
Producer Adam Bromley


Producer: Adam Bromley
Charles: Robert Bathurst
Archie: Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka: Olivia Colman
Joshua: Alex MacQueen
Mrs Best: Lill Roughley
Gordon: Fergus Craig
Butler: Phillip Fox
Byron: Alex Lowe

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs presented by Winifred Robinson.


Presenter: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

National and international news.

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett presents the topical programme about media in all its forms. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Ivan and the Dogs

Hattie Naylor 's play is based on the true story of four-year-old
Ivan Mishukov , who walked out of his Moscow apartment and spent two years living on the streets, where he was adopted by a pack of wild dogs. Ivan is played by Tom Glenister. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Hattie Naylor
Unknown: Ivan Mishukov
Played By: Tom Glenister.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Diane Richardson

: Tales from the Low Countries

2/3. The Fortress at Bruges. Bruges has been saved from the floods caused by global warming by a feat of engineering called the Fortress. The solidarity of two old friends - a Walloon historian and a Fleming engineer - is tested by the arrival of Jean's new girlfriend, Magdalena. By Gregory Norminton , read by Stephen Campbell Moore. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Gregory Norminton
Read By: Stephen Campbell Moore.

: A History of Private Life

28/30. Exporting the Home. Amanda Vickery explores the kind of homes the British struggled to create in India, using the diaries and letters of 19th-century colonial settlers. For details see Monday


Unknown: Amanda Vickery

: Thinking Allowed

Why are we less anxious about crimes committed by businesses than those by individuals on the streets? In the first of three programmes, Laurie Taylor explores white-collar crime, asking experts on both sides of the law about the culture, practice and, often, the non-prosecution of white-collar crime.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: All in the Mind

1/8. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: 1989: Day-by-Day

It is announced that Margaret Thatcher will stand down at the next general election. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: PM

: Rudy's Rare Records

4/4. More family conflict and comedy from the finest record shop in Birmingham. Written by Danny Robins. Producer Lucy Armitage


Written By: Danny Robins.
Adam: Lenny Henry
Rudy: Larrington Walker
Richie: Joe Jacobs
Tasha: Natasha Godfrey
Clifton: Jeffery Kissoon
DJ Karel: Andrew Brooke

: The Archers

Lilian calls in the experts.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to Ben Elton, whose new novel Meltdown charts the rise and fall of a City trader.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Interviewee: Ben Elton
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Singleparentpals.com

3/5. Coming Clean. The honesty game backfires on Tom. Is this the end of a short but beautiful friendship with Rosie?
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

4/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Kenan Malik , Melanie Phillips and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Kenan Malik
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Producer: Phil Pegum

: The Cases That Changed Our World

1/4. Clive Coleman tells the stories of cases that shaped society but are little known outside the legal world. He begins by revisiting the dramatic trial of two Quakers in 1670, which established the principle that judges cannot intimidate juries - no matter how furious the bench may be.
Producer Polly Hope
Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Presenter: Clive Coleman

: A Voyage on Livingstone's Lake

Sixty years ago, the MV llala was built, destined for Lake Nyasa, now Lake Malawi.
With no accessible outlet to the sea, the boat was shipped out in pieces overland, before being reassembled on site. Adam Lusekelo visits the passenger ship, still operating on the lake, to discover how it provides a weekly lifeline for the remote communities of Malawi and Mozambique. Producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Adam Lusekelo
Producer: Ruth Evans

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and comment with Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Heartland

8/10. Rob is unsettled by the new crowd hanging out in his old drinking haunt.
By Anthony Cartwright. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anthony Cartwright.

: One

5/6. Comedy show, conceived by and starring David Quantick, in which every sketch features only a single voice. With Graeme Garden, Johnny Daukes, Deborah Norton, Katie Davies, Dan Antopolski, and Andrew Crawford. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: David Ouantick
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Johnny Daukes
Unknown: Deborah Norton
Unknown: Katie Davies
Unknown: Dan Antopolski
Unknown: Andrew Crawford.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Rik Mayall's Bedside Tales

5/6. Settle down, do whatever it is you do at this time of night. But, most of all, listen because Rik wants to tell you about Red Coat. By
Rik Mayall and John Nicholson. Producer Steven Canny


Unknown: Rik Mayall
Unknown: John Nicholson.
Producer: Steven Canny

: Today in Parliament

Highlighting Prime Ministers' Questions, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: TheSecret Lives of Somerset Maugham

3/5. By Selina Hastings. Repeated from9.45am


Unknown: Selina Hastings.

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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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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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