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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Philip Robinson.


Unknown: Philip Robinson.

: Farming Today

êural round-up and trends, presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

"ith John Humphrys 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 Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner .
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Laura Janner-Klausner

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the history and legacy of Sparta. With Paul Cartledge, Edith Hall and Angie Hobbs.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Paul Cartledge
Guest: Edith Hall
Guest: Angie Hobbs
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Glorious and Powerful God (Wood). Acts 17, vv19-27.
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (SrDen/o). Be Still, for the Presence of the Lord
(Evans, arr Hughes). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week: Stirred but Not Shaken: the Autobiography

4/5. Keith Floyd 's television career is revived when his agent calls with a three-series deal that will take him to Australia, Spain and the Far East. His autobiography is read by Michael Cochrane. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Stirred but Not Shaken: the Autobiography is available for ET7.09 (RRP £18) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT. or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Read By: Michael Cochrane.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Our Mutual Friend

The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at7.45pm

: Crossing Continents

New series. 1/9. The Congo Connection Peter Greste investigates intelligence suggesting that feared Rwandan rebels are taking orders from political leaders living openly in France and Germany.
Producer Sarah Parfitt Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Peter Greste
Producer: Sarah Parfitt

: Oulipo

For 50 years the French anti-surrealist literary group Ouvroir de Litterature
Potentielle (Oulipo) has been self-imposing Playful restrictions on the way a text is written Ben Schott pays humorous hommage to the movement and finds that its influence has spread to English-speaking writers. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Ben Schott
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Presenter: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Off the Page

3/7. Porky Pies. A recent report
- suggests that most people tell at least two lies a day, that a third of conversations involve some kind of deception and that 60 per cent of the population have cheated on their partners at least once. Richard Wiseman , Ian Leslie and Michele Hanson seek the truth about lies. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Richard Wiseman
Unknown: Ian Leslie
Unknown: Michele Hanson
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Alan and Jean's Incredible Journey

Alan and Jean embark on their holidays, which they are spending at home in their own bedroom. Poignant comedy by Ian Kershaw.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Comedy By: Ian Kershaw.
Director: Gary Brown
Alan: George Costigan
jean: Julie Hesmondhalgh
Dawn: Rina Mahoney
Barbara: Melissa Jane Sinden
Kid: Daniel Rogers

: Open Country

Rptd from Sat at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sun at 9.26pm

: Scottish Shorts

3/3. Miss Bell and Miss Heaton. Jane Bell has some difficult news for her best friend in this elegiac tale of love in its many forms.
Ann Louise Ross reads Janette Walkinshaw 's short story. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Ann Louise Ross
Unknown: Janette Walkinshaw

: The Garden

4/5. Redwings and fieldfares come in with the autumn. Narrated by Peter France. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter France.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper meets the Cambridge students who have created an award-winning design for a house fuelled by bio-renewable, hydrogen-generating algae.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Peter McHugh

: 1989: Day-by-Day

London ambulance workers continue their strike, New Kids on the Block reach number one in the pop charts and the Czech demonstrations gather pace. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Bleak Expectations

4/6. A Horrible Life Un-Ruined and then Re-Ruined a Lot. Pip, Harry, Pippa and Ripely are reduced to abject poverty on the banks of the Thames in Mark Evans 's Victorian epic comedy.
Producer Gareth Edwards
RT DIRECT: To order Bleak Expectations series 2 for £11.50 (RRP £15.65) inc free pSp, call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) or visit bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Mark Evans
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Sir Philip: Richard Johnson
Young Pip Bin: Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent: Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit: James Bachman
MrWackwallop: Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely: Sarah Hadland
Pippa: Susy Kane
A vegetarian lion: Mark Evans

: The Archers

Leon's charm loses its sparkle. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang introduces the arts magazine programme, featuring news, reviews and interviews.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Our Mutual Friend

9/20. John Rokesmith sets about straightening his very untidy life. By Charles Dickens.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Rokesmith
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Report

Reports on major news stories, combining original insights with topical investigations. With James Silver. Producer Ben Crighton


Unknown: James Silver.
Producer: Ben Crighton

: The Bottom Line

9/9. 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

12/13. 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy and, as Dr Paul Martin tells Geoff Watts , it heralds a new golden age in astronomical discovery. Plus a look at how closely the fictional use of forensic science reflects real developments in modern techniques. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Dr Paul Martin
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Martin Redfern

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the history and legacy of Sparta. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

A round-up of national and international news and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: The Glass Room

9/70. The Landauers are on the move again but when their train is stopped in occupied
France, Viktor faces a devastating loss. Read by Greta Scacchi. For details see Monday
RT DIRECT: The Glass Room is available for £15.29
(RRP £16.99) inc pSp. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Read By: Greta Scacchi.

: Pick-Ups

6/6. Heroes and Villains. Is it the end of the road for Irwell Cars and will Dave choose
Milan over the Working Men's Club?
Ian Kershaw 's taxi company sitcom concludes.
Producer Paul Hardy


Unknown: Ian Kershaw
Producer: Paul Hardy
Mike: Paul Loughran
Lind: Lesley Sharp
Dave: Phil Rowson
Alan: Parvez Qadir
deVere: James Quinn
Stevie: Suranne Jones
Pat the Butcher: Andrew Grose

: Today In Parliament

News, views and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Stirredbut Not Shaken: the Autobiography

4/5. By Keith Floyd with James Steen. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Unknown: James Steen.

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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.

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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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