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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra.


Unknown: Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague. 6-25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Defining the Decade

New series. 1/3. A Googling We Go
Edward Stourton tries to make sense of a decade in which history's been put on fast forward. Today, he looks at the impact of the internet - dreamt up by visionaries, embraced by commerce and full of surprises. Producer Mark Savage Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: Book of the Week:

Dear Granny Smith
2/5. The special relationship between the Postman and his clients and what it's like to be up at the crack of dawn. Philip Jackson reads an account by Roy Mayall , a working Postman writing under a pseudonym. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Granny Smith
Unknown: Philip Jackson
Unknown: Roy Mayall

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Clair Jacquiss.
Come Thou Redeemer of the Earth (Puer Nobis Nascitur).
Psalm 139, vv7-12. Wonder As I Wander (Appalachian Carol, arr Rutter).
Thy Kingdom Come! On Bended Knee (Irish).

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.


Presented By: Jane Garvey.

: Scumdog Millionaires

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

: Sable Island - a Dune Adrift

Sable Island, off Nova Scotia, is home to two people, some wild horses and a unique sparrow. Sean Street reveals how this sand dune in the Atlantic is proving crucial to the world and the imagination.


Presenter: Sean Street
Producer: Julian May

: Harry Worth: the Man in the Window

Glenn Mitchell pays tribute to Harry Worth , one of the BBC's most popular - and subseguently most neglected - comedians of the 1960s. His shows drew comparisons with Tony Hancock and his famous opening gag of his TV series, that of him playing with his reflection in a shop window, is much imitated. Contributors include
William G Stewart. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Glenn Mitchell
Unknown: Harry Worth
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: William G Stewart.
Producer: Stephen Garner

: 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

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Tales from the Stave

3/4. Conductor Christopher Warren-Green , musicologist Stephen Johnson and graphologist Ruth Rostrum join Frances Fyford to examine the manuscript of Gustav Holst 's orchestral suite The Planets. Producer Sarah Taylor Rptd on Saturday at 3.30pm


Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
Musicologist: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Ruth Rostrum
Unknown: Frances Fyford
Unknown: Gustav Holst
Producer: Sarah Taylor Rptd

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Highlites

Steve Chambers and Phil Nodding s farce set in and around Bev's hairdressing salon, where a lie spreads through the village like wildfire.
John Biggins a lie spreads through the village like wildfire.
Producer/Director Jessica Dromgoole


Unknown: Steve Chambers
Unknown: Phil Nodding
Unknown: John Biggins
Director: Jessica Dromgoole
Beverley: Lorraine Ashboume
Shirley: Rosie Cavaliero
Matthew: Rhys Jennings
Alice: Emerald O'Hanrahan
Enid: Kate Layden
Nigel: John Biggins
Lois: Joannah Tincey
Butt: Ewan Hooper
Paramedic: Joseph Cohen-Cole

: Home Planet

4/8 Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions. ADDRESS: [address removed] EMAIL: [web address removed] PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Too Much Happiness

1/3. Free Radicals. A newly widowed woman who is dying is forced to turn to her husband's first wife for help when a stranger threatens her at her own kitchen table.
Rarbara Barnes reads the first of three stories by Alice Munro. Abridged by Sally Marmion. producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Rarbara Barnes
Stories By: Alice Munro.
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: My Mile of the River

275. Chris Tally Evans evokes the sights and sounds of the summer carnival in Rhayader, in Powvs Wales, on the banks of the River Wve He reports on the two-person wheelbarrow championship that is raced through the ford and listens to the Wye Valley Axemen. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Chris Tally Evans

: Word of Mouth

5/9. George Orwell left us a set of rules for writing about politics and public affairs. Do they still apply? Michael Rosen and a panel of critics offer an Orwellian perspective on just one day in the discourse of the nation.
(Repeated on Monday at 11pm)


Presenter: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: Great Lives

2/9 Comedian Rich Hall nominates the man remembered as America's greatest playwright, Tennessee Williams, for great-life status. Williams's friend and biographer
Dotson Rader also joins presenter Matthew Parris. Producer Lizz Pearson Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Rich Hall
Unknown: Dotson Rader
Presenter: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Lizz Pearson

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Soviet human rights campaigner Andrei Sakharov dies. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Andrei Sakharov

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Sneakiepeeks

2/6. Storm Warning. With the nation's security and gas supply at stake, the Beagle team is asked to conduct its unique brand of surveillance on an unscrupulous Russian billionaire. By Neil Brand and Harry Venning.
Russian girls played by Kate Layden and Alex Tregear
Russian crew played by Nigel Hastings and Ewan Hooper producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Neil Brand
Unknown: Harry Venning.
Played By: Kate Layden
Played By: Alex Tregear
Played By: Nigel Hastings
Played By: Ewan Hooper
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Bill: Richard Lumsden
Sharla: Nina Conti
Mark: Daniel Kaluuya
Capth Le Clerk: Kevin Eldon
Bolkonski: Shaban Arif
Boris: John Biggins

: The Archers

Fallon gives some lessons in love. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including his own jukebox jury with the verdict on the hits and misses in the Christmas releases.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Scumdog Millionaires

2/5. Though disgraced City trader Tim Ng has been offered immunity from prosecution, his ransacked apartment suggests he is not guite out of the woods. By Mike Walker.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Mike Walker.

: The New Art of Diplomacy

1/2. As the United Kingdom faces new threats and new priorities, James Naughtie asks if British diplomacy is still fit for purpose. Producer John Murphy Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: John Murphy

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

7/8. Psychologist Claudia Hammond investigates the workings of the brain. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Fiona Hill

: Defining the Decade

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ingoldsby Legends

2/10. The Leech of Folkestone 1/2. In the depths of Romney Marsh , an avaricious woman plots with her doctor to rid herself of her boring spouse. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Romney Marsh

: Vent

4/6. Victoria. Ben begins to resent being pushed around, and imagines a different life back in Victorian times when he might have got things his own way a bit more often, until he gets into an argument with Benjamin Disraeli. Nigel Smith 's dark comedy.
Producer Gareth Edwards : Director Nigel Smith


Unknown: Benjamin Disraeli.
Unknown: Nigel Smith
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Director: Nigel Smith
Ben: Neil Pearson
Mary: Fiona Allen
Mum: Josie Lawrence
Blitz: Leslie Ash
Nurse: Jo Martin
Derek: Stephen Frost
Marley: Spencer Brown
Disraeli: Matthew Kelly
Karl: Matthew Kelly
Bea: Scarlett Milburn-Smith
Grocer: Nigel Hastings

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week:Dear Granny Smith

2/5. Rptd from 9.45am

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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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