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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Lesley Carroll.


Unknown: Lesley Carroll.

: Farming Today

Round-up of rural issues, presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Chris Impey

: 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 Rhidian Brook.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of the discovery of radiation.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Martyn Atkins. All Once Held Dear (Kendrick). Luke 6, vv27-36. Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (Channel of Peace).
How Deep the Father's Love for Us (Townend).


Unknown: Dr Martyn Atkins.

: Book of the Week:The Magnetic North

4/5. Svalbard and the North East Passage Sara Wheeler remembers some of the explorers who have tried to reach the North pole - by boat, on foot and even by hot-air balloon. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Magnetic North is available for E 8.0 (RRP E20.00) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Sara Wheeler

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Our Mutual Friend

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

: From Our Own Correspondent

9/9. The stories behind global headlines, presented by Kate Adie.


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Brel et Moi: Alastair Campbell on Jacques Brel

Hitchhiking in France as a student in the 1970s, former Labour spokesman
Alastair Campbell discovered - and became hooked on - the music of Belgian singer/songwriter Jacques Brel, which explored much deeper and darker emotions than most pop music. Now, 31 years after Brel's death, Campbell goes to Paris to meet his friends and family and to delve into the secrets of his life and music. Producer Russell Finch


Presenter: Alastair Campbell
Producer: Russell Finch

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Presenter: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

National and international news, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Off the Page

2/7. I'm HAPPY. From absolute euphoria to a state of contentment, Miriam Akhtar , Phil Hammond and Lucy Mangan write and decribe what makes them HAPPY. Presented by Dominic Arkwright. Producer Paul Dodqson


Unknown: Miriam Akhtar
Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Lucy Mangan
Presented By: Dominic Arkwright.
Producer: Paul Dodqson

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Railway Siding

When struggling architect Jack is forced to take the overnight train from Haverfordwest to Paddington, he encounters a garrulous guard and a spookily familiar young woman. All is not quite what it seems. By Jonathan Holloway.
Producer/Director David Hunter


Unknown: Jonathan Holloway.
Director: David Hunter
Jack: Sam Dale
Train Guard: Ewan Hooper
Hope: Lydia Leonard
Stationmaster/Tom: Mark Lewis

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 9.26pm

: The Diaries of Edith Appleton

3/3. it's 1918 and Edie is based at a grand hotel turned military hospital on the cliffs above Treport. Anticipation is growing that the war could be coming to an end. For details see Tuesday

: Whatever Happened to the Teapots?

4/5. Roger Law talks to artists about the division in ceramics between art and industry to find out if the two can ever be reconciled. For details see Monday


Talks: Roger Law

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper presents a special edition from Cardiff University, where he and his guests evaluate the latest thinking on the ecological impact of the proposed Severn Barrage.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Martin Redfern

: 1989: Day-by-Day

The mayors of East and West Berlin shake hands at a new border crossing at Potsdamer Platz. For details see Saturday

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Bleak Expectations

3/6. A Sort of Fine Life De-Niced Completely Mark Evans's Victorian parody continues as Pip Bin strives to improve working conditions in his bin factory. But will his quest distract him from a dastardly plan to steal London and sell it to the French?
Producer Gareth Edwards
RT Dl RECT: To order Bleak Expectations series 2 for
£11.50 (RRP £15.65) plus free p&p, call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min: other networks vary) or visit bbcshop.com and enter code RTD386 at the checkout


Unknown: Pip Bin
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Sir Philip: Richard Johnson
Young Bin Pip: Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent: Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit: James Bachman
Mr Wackwallop: Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely: Sarah Hadland
Pippa: Susy Kane

: The Archers

Matt and Lilian face a race against time. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson interviews singer/songwriter Norah Jones. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson
Songwriter: Norah Jones.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Our Mutual Friend

4/20. Silas Wegg , a literary man with a wooden leg, gets employment with the Golden Dustman. By Charles Dickens.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Silas Wegg
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Law in Action

Repeated from Tuesday at 4pm

: The Bottom Line

8/9. 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

11/13. There is a distinct archaeological theme to this week's science topics. First
Geoff Watts talks to anthropologist
Richard Wrangham who reckons that the invention of cooked food, which is easier to chew and digest, resulted in our ancestors developing smaller teeth and shorter digestive tracts. Also, Watts follows some underwater archaeologists who are tracing the lost ships of John Franklin 's ill-fated 1845 expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage. Producer Martin Redfern


Talks: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Richard Wrangham
Unknown: John Franklin
Producer: Martin Redfern

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: The Glass Room

4/10. The Landauer House is the envy of Czech society. In the outside world, Hitler is beginning his rise to power but Liesel and Viktor are distracted by new love. Written by Simon Mawer. For details see Monday
RT DIRECT: The Glass Room is available for £15.29
(RRP £16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Written By: Simon Mawer.

: Pick-Ups

5/6. Carpe Diem. Lind endures a dinner date in a bid to secure the future of Irwell Cars, while Mike's pick-up is on a quest for sexual and personal liberation. Comedy by Ian Kershaw.
Producer Paul Hardy


Comedy By: Ian Kershaw.
Producer: Paul Hardy
Mike: Paul Loughran
Lind: Lesley Sharp
Dave: Phil Rowson
Alan: Parvez Qadir
deVere: James Quinn
Shelly: Naomi Radcliffe
Johnny: Peter Keeley

: Today In Parliament

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


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Magnetic North

4/5. By Sara Wheeler. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Sara Wheeler.

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.

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