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: News Briefing

: Prayer tor the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith , producer Melvin Rickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Start the Week

With Tzvetan Todorov and Tariq AN, Andrew Marr explores whether the Enlightenment or Communism is more relevant to the world of today. And on the 60th anniversary of Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex, Janine de Giovanni celebrates its enduring appeal. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Janine de Giovanni
Producer: Katy Hickman

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings. Long Ago, Prophets Knew (Personent Hodie). Daniel 7, vv 9-10; 13-14. Benedictus (Stanford). The Great God of Heaven (A Virgin Unspotted).


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Book of the Week:The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi

1/5. Kenneth Cranham reads Andrew McConnell Stott 's account of one of the world's most famous clowns, Grimaldi, who became a superstar of Georgian pantomime. The nine-year-old Joe is forced to become the breadwinner when his father dies of syphilis. Abridged by Viv Beeby. Producer Justine Willett Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Andrew McConnell Stott
Abridged By: Viv Beeby.
Producer: Justine Willett

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Writing the Century

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

: Policing Britain

New series. 1/3. The Police and the Public Until he retired in early 2008 Andy Hayman was Britain's most senior anti-terrorist policeman. He takes a critical look at the police service in Britain today, talking to former colleagues and to those who work with the police on every level. Producer Richard Clemmow


Unknown: Andy Hayman
Producer: Richard Clemmow

: Tickets Please

4/4. After delays caused by lightning, a 20-piece orchestra practises in one of the train s coaches, giving Robin a plangent background for his declaration of love. By Mark Maier.
Other parts played by Joseph Cohen-Cole . Philip Fox and Piers Wehner Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Mark Maier.
Played By: Joseph Cohen-Cole
Played By: Philip Fox
Played By: Piers Wehner
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Robin: Jeremy Swift
Nadine: Alex Kelly
Peter: Malcolm Tierney
Carol: Tessa Nicholson
Carl: Nicholas Boulton
Diana: Melissa Advanl
Linda: Kate Layden
Keith: Stephen Hogan

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Presenter: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

9/17. Another round of the nationwide general knowledge guiz, 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:Zero Degrees of Separation

Three short plays written and performed by community writing groups from the Isle of Mull, Ballycastle in Antrim, and London. The Bank Van
Calum gets some homespun wisdom when he arrives at the island's travelling bank with his grandfather's shotgun. By writers from the An Tobar Arts Centre, Isle of Mull.
On New Year's Eve, an outsider arouses suspicion with his enquiries about local history. By Ballycastle Writers Group.
Shame on You
Sacked from her job at a merchant bank, Becky steps out of her City office into the thick of the G20 riots, where she makes an unlikely ally. By the Original Writers Group, Battersea, London. Music: Lee Cartwright ; Producer Nick Russell-Pavier


Music: Lee Cartwright
Producer: Nick Russell-Pavier
Calum: Christopher Barlow
Hector: Stewart Cattanach
Morag: Andrea McKenna
Bill the till: Roddy Wyness
Roisin: Artene Brown
Malkacy: Michael Duffin
Danny: Rab Coyles
Jeff: Dalre Buckley
Heather: Becca Thackery
Becky: Christine Brennan

: Archive on 4: The Turner PrizeTurnaround

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: Darwin: My Ancestor

1/4. Poet Ruth Padel goes on a journey in search of her great-great-grandfather Charles Darwin to uncover the man behind the scientist. Today she explores how her ancestor developed his sense Of wonder. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Ruth Padel
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: The Infinite Monkey Cage

2/4. Author Jon Ronson and Seth Shostak from the Seti Institute in California join comedian Robin Ince and physicist Brian Cox to talk science conspiracies, UFOs and the search for ET.
Producer Alexandra Feachem Repeated on Wed at 9pm


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Seth Shostak
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Brian Cox
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Czech prime minister Ladislav Adamec resigns. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Ladislav Adamec

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

4/6. Jack Dee is in the chair as David Mitchell joins regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor for the antidote to panel games. 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 £8.50 (RRP £12.72) inc p&p. Call [number removed] or visit [web address removed] and enter [number removed] at the checkout


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

: The Archers

Emotions run high at Ambridge Hall. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Including the live announcement of the winner of the BBC National Short Story Award. With Kirsty Lang. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Writing the Century

1/5. 1963-66 All My Trials. An occasional series documenting the 20th century through the letters and diaries of real people in Britain. Amy Barbour-James is living in London with her sister Muriel as the Big Freeze grips the country. Dramatised by Pat Cumper from documents at the Black Cultural Archives.
Original music by Nicolai Abrahamsen
Producer Stefan Escreet Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Amy Barbour-James
Dramatised By: Pat Cumper
Music By: Nicolai Abrahamsen
Producer: Stefan Escreet
Amy: Janice Acquah
Muriel: Ellen Thomas
Milly: Ellen Thomas
Joyce: Fiona Clarke
Cathy: Fiona Clarke
Nurse: Fiona Clarke
Ade: Declan Wilson
Dr Beaubrun: Declan Wilson
Bank manager: Rob Plckavance
Amy's Boss: Rob Plckavance
BCabby: Rob Plckavance
Audrey: Mona Hammond

: The Things We Forgot to Remember

New series. 1/4. Michael Portillo revisits more misremembered moments in history, beginning with the myth and reality of Joan of Arc, seen as the saviour of France in 1429. But history has forgotten Joan's contemporary, Yolande d'Aragon, the King's mother-in-law. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Crossing Continents

3/9. Pakistan Drugs. Former heroin-addict-turned-drugs-counsellor Urfan Azad returns to the hide-out in Pakistan where he received drugs rehabilitation from former Mujahidin fighters. Repeated from Thursday

: Frontiers

4/6. As negotiators meet in Copenhagen to discuss climate change, Richard Hollingham asks if Europe should give a signal to the developing world and license the cultivation of genetically modified crops. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Richard Hollingham
Producer: John Watkins

: Start the Week

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Rlceyman Steps

6/10. The corrosive desire for thrift begins to dominate married life at Mr Earlforward 's bookshop. Robert Powell reads Arnold Bennett's 1923 novel in which satire and the poignant struggles of everyday life in Clerkenwell, London, are combined.
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters.


Unknown: Mr Earlforward
Unknown: Robert Powell
Produced By: Jill Waters.

: Word of Mouth

3/9. Is English one language or a thousand? Michael Rosen investigates. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Today In Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: ThePantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi

1/5. By Andrew McConnell Stott. Rptdfrom9.45am


Unknown: Andrew McConnell Stott.

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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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