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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Alastair McIlntosh.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7-48 Thouqht for the Day With John Bell.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr discusses the history of the Arabs with Eugene Rogan, and professor of strategy Audrey Kurth Cronin explains how terrorist campaigns always come to an end. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Eugene Rogan
Guest: Audrey Kurth Cronin
Producer: Katy Hickman

: Daily Service

Led by Br Stephen Smyth of Action of Churches
Together in Scotland. With the Choir of bt
Ninian's Episcopal Cathedral, Perth, directed by Richard Walmsley. Reading: Haggai 2, vv6-9.


Unknown: Br Stephen Smyth
Directed By: Richard Walmsley.

: Book of the Week: The Hair of the Dog and Other Scientific Surprises

VS. Science is full of surprises, and sometimes seemingly trivial queries can lead to a deeper understanding of how science works. Karl Sabbagh begins by looking at an inventor who was strangled by his own invention, a Nobel Prize-winner who had his "eureka" moment in the car, and how stem cell research could change the future of medicine. Read by Toby Longworth and abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Joanna Green Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Karl Sabbagh
Read By: Toby Longworth
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.
Producer: Joanna Green

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Our Mutual Friend

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

: Brick by Brick

A look at the demolitions industry through the dismantling of one of the largest granite-faced buildings in the world. Marischal College in Aberdeen is to house the city's new council offices. In a bid to save the historic frontage, skilled demolition workers, stonemasons and archaeologists dismantle it piece by piece, leaving only the outer walls.


Producer: Katie Burningham

: Tickets Please

3/4. Love among the train-staff on the 9.27
London to Exeter flourishes, but with tne unwelcome addition of Diana's amorous mum. Comedy by Mark Maier.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Comedy By: Mark Maier.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Robin: Jeremy Swift
Nadine: Alex Kelly
Peter: Malcolm Tiemey
Carol: Tessa Nicholson
Carl: Nicholas Boulton
Diana: Melissa Advani
Linda: Kate Layden
Keith: Stepte Nhogan

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Presenter: Julian Worricker.

: Brain of Britain

8/17. The eighth heat of the nationwide quiz, with Russell Davies in the chair.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Grey Expectations

You can have too much money.
Graham Slater has E200 billion to get rid of, since most of the world's toxic loans have materialised in his office, which happens to be in a parallel universe. To be honest, it'd be simpler if you tune in. Written and directed by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Graham Slater
Directed By: Laurence Marks
Unknown: Maurice Gran.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Graham: Stephen Mangan
Griselda: Rebecca Front
Dottle: Phyllida Law
Laz: Toby Longworth
MrsGrayson: Polly Frame
Cabby: Matt Addis

: Birds and the Battlefield

Birdsong has been a source of some comfort for soldiers in times of extreme stress. Frank Gardner hears how birdsong has helped servicemen and women of the present and the past. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Frank Gardner
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: The BBC National Short StoryAward

1/5. A chance to hear the first of the five stories shortlisted for the award, chosen from more than 680 entries. This year's judging panel comprises writers Margaret Drabble and Helen Dunmore , broadcaster
Tom Sutcliffe , Di Speirs , the editor of the BBC Readings Unit. and the singer/songwriter Will Young. Reader Miriam Margolyes. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Di Speirs
Reader: Miriam Margolyes.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: The Infinite Monkey Cage

New series. 1/4. Comedian
Dara Briain , once a cosmologist, joins physicist
Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince for an irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world according to science. Ince visits the archives of one of his all-time heroes, and Cox tackles a personal mission to put science back at the heart of the political agenda.
Producer Alexandra Feachem Revised rpt on Wed at 9pm


Unknown: Dara Briain
Unknown: Brian Cox
Unknown: Robin Ince
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Record libel damages are awarded to the Conservative peer Lord Aldington after he was accused of war crimes. For details see Saturday

: PM

News and analysis.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

3/6. Jack Dee is in the chair with panellists Barry Cryer , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and guest David Mitchell. Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Volume 11 on CD is available for £a50 (RRP E1272) inc p&p. Call [number removed] or visit bbcshop.com and enter [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: David Mitchell.
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Leon redeems himself with Helen.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson interviews one of the writers shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Our Mutual Friend

16/20. Eugene heads upstream looking for Lizzie, and Boffin has an appointment with Wegg. Mike Walker's adaptation of Charles Dickens's last completed novel.
(Repeated from 10.45am)


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Mike Walker
Music: Roger Goula
Director: Jessica Dromgoole
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Charles Dickens: Alex Jennings
Bella: Daisy Haggard
Lizzie: Lizzy Watts
John: Carl Prekopp
Eugene: Patrick Kennedy
Boffin: Jason Watkins
Mortimer: Matt Addis
Sloppy: Benjamin Askew
Mrs Boffin: Pauline Quirke
Pa Wilfer: Philip Fox
Charlie: Adam Arnold
Bradley: Neil Stuke
Silas: Lee Ross
Venus: Stephen Hogan
Rogue: Jamie Foreman

: Document

3/3. If Spain had entered the Second World War, Britain's supply lines would have been cut, and Gibraltar and the North Africa campaign put in peril. Desperate to stop this, Churchill paid Franco's top generals multimillion-pound bribes. Mark Thomson investigates how
Churchill resorted to shady deals and bribery to stop Spain joining Hitler. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Mark Thomson
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Crossing Continents

2/9. A Small Town in Mississippi. Fourteen years ago, four people were murdered in Winona, Mississippi. Tom Mangold visits the Deep South to investigate. Rptd from Thursday

: Frontiers

3/6. Ahead of the 2009 Climate Change
Conference in Copenhagen, Geoff Watts looks at the relationship between global warming and world population. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Erika Wright

: Start the Week

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Rkeyman Steps

1/10. Robert Powell reads Arnold Bennett's 1923 novel in which satire and the poignant struggles of everyday life in Clerkenwell are grippingly combined. It is a year since the end of the First World War, and Londoners are finding it difficult to return to normal life. But. on Riceyman Steps, a second-hand bookseller is contemplating a significant change to his circumstances. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters.


Unknown: Robert Powell
Produced By: Jill Waters.

: Word of Mouth

2/9. Michael Rosen investigates coded language. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Today In ParSament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

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