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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Lesley Carroll.


Unknown: Lesley Carroll.

: Fanning Today

Presented by Anna Hill. producer Chris impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Justin Webb.
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 Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: The Choice

5/8. Michael Buerk talks to Miranda Ponsonby about her decision, 20 years ago, to undergo male-to-female sex-change surgery. Producer Dawn Bryan Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Miranda Ponsonby

: Parting Shots

4/5. Matthew Parris looks at valedictory dispatches from British ambassadors departing their posts, including Nicholas Henderson 's 1979 lament to a Britain in economic decline and losing ground to her European rivals. Producer Andrew Bryson


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Nicholas Henderson
Producer: Andrew Bryson

: Book of the Week:The Magnetic North

2/5. Sara Wheeler finds traces of American entrepreneurial drive in the wide spaces of Alaska and visits a bedrock-mapping project on an isolated Canadian island. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sara Wheeler

: Daily Service

Led by Father Philip Sumner. Father Most Holy (Christe sanctorum). Isaiah 49, vv 14-15. He Watching Over Israel (Mendelssohn). My God How Wonderful Thou Art (Westminster).


Unknown: Father Philip Sumner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.


Presented By: Jane Garvey.

: Our Mutual Friend

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

: 1989: A German Story

2/3. The Sad Death of Mack the Knife Helmut Kopetzky , a leading German radio producer, tells the story of East German actor
Wolf Kaiser who jumped to his death in 1992, unable to come to terms with post-communist society in Germany. Producer Simon Eimes


Unknown: Helmut Kopetzky
Unknown: Wolf Kaiser
Producer: Simon Eimes

: Britain's Other Music Hall: the Story of the Blackface Minstrels

Musician Tony Etoria explores the strange world of blackface minstrelsy, the Victorian precursor to TV's Black and White Minstrel Show, and its continuing impact on popular music, dance, comedy and racial stereotypes. Producer Geoff Ballinger


Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: Call You and Yours

Phone-in presented by Julian Worricker. PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) EMAIL: [web address removed]


Presenter: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

Current affairs reports with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: A Cymbal Tale

C Through the story of one 175-year-old cymbal, Andrew McGibbon tells the history of the instrument from ancient Assyria to modern percussion essential. Contributors include John Keeble from Spandau Ballet. Producer Nick Romero


Unknown: Andrew McGibbon
Unknown: John Keeble
Producer: Nick Romero

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm
2.15 Afternoon Play: Albert's Boy
How can Albert Einstein find a unified theory of everything when he can't match his socks? James Graham 's funny, touching look at the last years of the eccentric genius and the personal grief that prevented him from making that great final breakthrough.
Albert Einstein VictorSpinetti Peter Richard Lainq Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Albert Einstein
Unknown: James Graham
Director: Peter Kavanagh

: Making History

6/7. Vanessa Collingridge and the team explore themes from Britain's past based on queries raised by listeners' own historical research. ADDRESS: [address removed] EMAIL: [web address removed] PHONE: [number removed]


Presenter: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: The Diaries of Edith Appleton

1/3. Rachel Atkins reads three extracts from the diaries of Edith Appleton , a nurse working close to the front line during the First World War. It's 1915 and Edie is based at Casualty Clearing Station No 3 near Ypres where she witnesses first hand the horrors of war. In these dark days, small pleasures mean everything and the rare chance to have a bath is most welcome. Abridged by Steven Williams. Producer Joanna Green


Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Edith Appleton
Abridged By: Steven Williams.
Producer: Joanna Green

: Whatever Happened to the Teapots?

2/5. Roger Law pitches up at the Barleston estate to find out if there's anything left of Wedgwood apart from its award-winning museum. For details see yesterday

: Law in Action

4/4. Clive Coleman takes a look at Mental Heath Treatment orders and the problems faced by defendants with mental health problems in the criminal justice system. Rptd on Thursday at 8pm


Presenter: Clive Coleman
Producer: Wesley Stephenson

: A Good Read

6/9. Michael Mansfield OC and professional blogger Molly Flatt join Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite paperbacks. producer Toby Field Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Molly Flatt

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Hundreds of thousands of East Germans arrive in West Berlin amid scenes of shock and joy. For details see Saturday

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Jo Caulf ield Won't Shut Up

New series. 1/4. She came, she saw, she criticised - Jo Caulfield is back with her mixture of bitchy friendliness and foot-in-mouth populism. This week, she is failing to shut up about relationships, love, and Tony Benn. Written by Jo Caulfield and Kevin Anderson. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Jo Caulfield
Unknown: Tony Benn.
Written By: Jo Caulfield
Written By: Kevin Anderson.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

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

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews, including his talk with Vladmiri Jurowski about Schnittke. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Vladmiri Jurowski
Producer: Tim Prosser

: Our Mutual Friend

2/20. How old John Harmon made his money out of rubbish, and the will he left to spite his son. By Charles Dickens.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Harmon
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: File on 4

6/10. Some of Britain's police forces are warning of a funding crisis - with staff cuts, stations closing, and parts of the motorway network left unpatrolled. Allan Urry investigates the effects on the frontline and asks whether the police could still do more to deliver better value from the money they get. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: In Touch

Peter White with news and information for the blind and partially Sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

2/8. Psychologist Claudia Hammond investigates the workings of the brain, the mind and the wider mental health agenda. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Fiona Hill

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news.

: Book at Bedtime: The Glass Room

2/10. Viktor has commissioned modernist architect Rainer von Abt to design his family home, and Liesel's best friend Hana has lost none of her talents to shock. Read by Greta Scacchi. For details see yesterday


Read By: Greta Scacchi.

: As Told to Craig Brown

4/5. The satirist offers up more comedy, narrated by Juliet Stevenson and Steve Wright with guests including John Humphrys , Ronni Ancona , Jon Cuishaw , Lewis MacLeod , Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith . Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Steve Wright
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Ronni Ancona
Unknown: Jon Cuishaw
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: Today in Parliament

Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Magnetic North

2/5. By Sara Wheeler. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Sara Wheeler.

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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.

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.

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