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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra.


Speaker: Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.


Presenter: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.

6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News

7-48 Thought for the Day
With Abdal Hakim Murad.


Presenter: Evan Davis
Presenter: John Humphrys
Speaker (Thought for the Day): Abdal Hakim Murad
Editor of Today: Ceri Thomas

: Test Match Special

; 10.00-4.00pm*
South Africa v England
Commentary on the third day of the First Test.
For commentators see Wednesday
approximate times
Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 8.15am
See Act of Worship at 9.45

: Desert Island Discs

Sebastian Coe, chairman of the 2012 Olympic Games organising committee, talks to Kirsty Young and chooses eight records.
Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Guest: Sebastian Coe
Presenter: Kirsty Young

: Act of Worship

Led by Leslie Griffiths.


Leader: Leslie Griffiths

: Book of the Week: Dear Granny Smith: 5/5: Tom and Jerry and the big grey boxes

Philip Jackson reads an account by Roy Mayall, a working postman writing under a pen-name.
For details see Monday
Repeated at 12.30am


Author: Roy Mayall [pen name]
Reader: Philip Jackson

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Scumdog Millionaires: 5/5

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


Editor: Jill Burridge

: Sam's Diabetes: the Search for a Cure

BBC North American editor Justin Webb, whose son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes examines this autoimmune disease, which affects 250,000 people in the UK. He speaks to some of the world's leading experts about the efforts being made to find a cure.


Presenter: Justin Webb
Producer: Gemma Newby

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!: 1/6: Beer Cruise

Comedy written and performed by Steve Delaney.
Arthur sets off on a day trip to France with his old friends Wilf, Sally and Geoffrey. Having brushed up on his French the night before, Arthur shows them all just how to communicate in a foreign tongue.
with Mel Giedroyc, Alastair Kerr and David Mountfield.


Writer: Steve Delaney
Producer: John Leonard
Producer: Mark Radcliffe
Count Arthur Strong: Steve Delaney
Sally: Mel Giedroyc
Wilf: Alastair Kerr
Geoffrey: David Mountfield

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Peter White.


Presenter: Peter White
Series editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis presented by Shaun Ley.


Presenter: Shaun Ley
Editor: Jamie Angus

: More or Less: 2/6

Tim Harford and the team investigate more numbers in the news.
Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Presenter: Tim Harford
Producer: Richard Knight

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rumpole and the Reign of Terror: 2/2: The Past Catches Up with Us All

by John Mortimer.
As he struggles to win justice for his client, Rumpole finds that his marriage to She Who Must Be Obeyed is, rather like his waistcoat, straining at the seams.


Author: John Mortimer.
Producer: Catherine Bailey
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Rumpole: Timothy West
Hilda: Prunella Scales
Claude: Nigel Anthony
Fred: Kim Durham
Dr Mahmood: Shiv Grewal
Will: Ben Crowe
Judge Bullingham: Christopher Benjamin
Bonny: Bruce Alexander
Barrington: Geoffrey Whitehead
Peter: Christopher Scott

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank, Chris Beardshaw and John Cushnie are the panellists at Cuffley, Hertfordshire, where the chairman is Peter Gibbs. Matthew Wilson is joined by authors Beth Chatto and Christine Walkden for another look at classic garden literature. At 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Rptd on Sunday at 2pm


Panellist: Anne Swithinbank
Panellist: Chris Beardshaw
Panellist: John Cushnie
Chairman: Peter Gibbs
Item presenter: Matthew Wilson
Guest: Beth Chatto
Guest: Christine Walkden
Producer: Lucy Dichmont

: My Mile of the River: 5/5

Chris Tally Evans enjoys the extremes of weather as winter grips the River Wye within yards of his home in Rhayader, Powys.
For details see Monday


Presenter: Chris Tally Evans

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister and guests reflect on the lives of notable people who have died recently.
Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Presenter: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Julia Johnson

: The Film Programme

The artist Sam Taylor-Wood discusses her debut feature film Nowhere Boy with Francine Stock.


Interviewee: Sam Taylor-Wood
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Troops fire on protesters in Romania.
For details see Saturday

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair.


Presenter: Eddie Mair
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Now Show: 4/6

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look at the week's news, with help from Marcus Brigstocke, Mitch Benn, Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin.
Rptd tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT Direct: The Now Show Book of World Records is available for £13.49 (RRP £14.99) inc p&p.
Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]


Presenter: Steve Punt
Presenter: Hugh Dennis
Panellist: Marcus Brigstocke
Panellist: Mitch Benn
Panellist: Jon Holmes
Panellist: Laura Shavin
Producer: Julia McKenzie

: The Archers

Father Christmas is a no-show at Lower Loxley.
Archers Addicts Club: send an SAE to [address removed]
Messageboard: [web address removed]


Writer: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Peggy: June Spencer
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
joe: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Will: Philip Molloy
Vicky: Rachel Atkins
Hayley: Lorraine Coady
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Coriander: Alexandra Lilley
Bert: Eric Allan
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Leon: Nicholas Osmond
Annette: Anne-Marie Piazza
Nic: Becky Wright

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews with Mark Lawson.


Presenter: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Scumdog Millionaires: 5/5

by Mike Walker.
Tim's father tries to stop him investigating alleged unlimited derivatives, but it appears that Tim may already know too much for his own safety.
For cast and details see Monday
Repeated from 10.45am


Writer: Mike Walker

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate from Masham, North Yorkshire, where the panellists include David Davis MP and the Housing Minister John Healey.
Rptd tomorrow at 1.10pm


Chairman: Jonathan Dimbleby
Panellist: David Davis
Panellist: John Healey
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: A Point of View

Clive James reflects on a topical issue.
Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Presenter: Clive James
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: The Dependent

by Angela Clarke.
When Sonia, full-time carer to her disabled son Jack, injures herself and is forced to call on support services, Jack gets a taste of what he's been missing.


Writer: Angela Clarke
Producer: Nadia Molinari
Sonia: Julia Ford
Jack: Paul Henshail
Les: Paul Wyett
Lil: Angela Clarke
Stephanie: Annabelle Dowler

: The World Tonight

News and analysis.


Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Ingoldsby Legends: 5/10: Jerry Jarvis's Wig

Is it possible for a wig to be possessed? And can it - in turn - possess a person foolish enough to wear it?
For details see Monday

: Great Lives

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: O Lucky Man!

John Harris investigates the life and work of the film director Lindsay Anderson. With contributions from Malcolm McDowell, Stephen Frears and Helen Mirren.


Presenter: John Harris
Interviewee: Malcolm McDowell
Interviewee: Stephen Frears
Interviewee: Helen Mirren
Producer: Simon Jacobs

: 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.

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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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