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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation, pre-recorded by the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Today

With James Naughtie at the Liberal Democrats' Conference in Brighton and Sue MacGregor in London.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Angela Tilby.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: The Swiss Family Perelman

SJ Perelman was one of the finest humorists and prose stylists America ever produced. In the first of five parts, Lou Hirsch reads from his classic book of comic world travel, with an obstreperous family in tow. Abridged by Patrick Carroll. 1: Rancours Aweigh Producer Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Lou Hirsch
Abridged By: Patrick Carroll.
Producer: Ned Chaillet

: News

: Start the Week

Philosopher and evolutionary theorist Daniel Dennett joins Melvyn Bragg and neuroscientist Susan Greenfield to discuss Darwin and his dangerous ideas. Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Daniel Dennett
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Susan Greenfield
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Daily Service

Jesus is Lord! (Mansell);
Deuteronomy 8, w 1-10; The Lord's My Shepherd (Brother James's Air); For the Fruits of His Creation (East Acklam). Director of music Sasha Johnson Manning.


Music: Sasha Johnson Manning.

: Battling with the Past

Ronald Hutton presides over the historical parlour game.
4: Alexander the Great. Hero or villain? Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Ronald Hutton
Producer: Ian Bell

: On This Day

A look back at some of the events in the news exactly 50 years ago. Producer Tabitha Morgan
Series editor Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Producer: Tabitha Morgan
Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Marya Burgess considers the benefits and dangers of vaccinations.
Serial: Anna Karenina. Juliet Stevenson
reads Leo Tolstoy 's epic novel of romance, passion and despair. Abridged in 25 parts by Doreen Estall (16).
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/ radio/radio4/womans_hour/index.html


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Marya Burgess
Unknown: Anna Karenina.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Doreen Estall
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: (0171)[number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: The Labour Exchange

Return of the panel game that mixes top-flight tradespeople with comedians. Tony Hawkes and Stephen Frost are team captains and Rory McGrath is in the chair. Producer Jon Naismith
Repeated Wednesday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Tony Hawkes
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The World at One

Nick Clarke with the Liberal Democrats in Brighton and James Cox in London.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Cox

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: I Am a Donut

By Mike Bradwell.
Ricky Fisher is given the job of teaching former East German communists how to be western style capitalists. The first of two parts. with Chris Pavlo, Mike Traynor, Mark Bonnar, Denys Hawthorne, Reed Williams, Erin Williams and Matthew Givens. Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Mike Bradwell.
Unknown: Ricky Fisher
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Unknown: Mike Traynor
Unknown: Mark Bonnar
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Erin Williams
Unknown: Matthew Givens.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Ricky: William Hootkins
Conni: Haydn Gwynne
Dean: Garren Givens
Pookie: Kristin Marks
Sally: Amanda Gordon
Detlef: Loan Meredith
Dr Neumann: Keith Drinkel
Patti: Alice Arnold
Bettina/Monika: Helen Cooper
Tom/Mr Ginsberg: Stuart Milligan

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow reviews William Gibson 's new book Idoru and sees
Robert Lepage 's staging of Seven Streams of the River Ota. Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: William Gibson
Unknown: Robert Lepage
Producer: Ann Marie O'Callaghan

: Short Story: A Bit of Company

By Colin Greenland. Kincaid likes a bit of female company, but anyone can have too much of a good thing. Read by Kerry Shale .
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Colin Greenland.
Read By: Kerry Shale
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Nelson accepts a peace offering. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper goes on the B & B trail. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play: The Last Dare

Paul Brennen 's classic tale of romance and revolution set in 19th-century Paris.
Mike Lordan , Mary Keegan and Moliy Ward. Accordionist Alex Stones Producer Howard Ward


Unknown: Paul Brennen
Unknown: Mike Lordan
Unknown: Mary Keegan
Old Urbain: David Ross
Young Urbain: Colin Tierney
Frederick/Charles: Jo Stone-Fewings
Guillaume: Mark Lewis Jones
Sansi: Andrew Havill
Lily: Suzan Sylvester
Madame D'Or: June Watson
Professor Piau: Paul Webster

: Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe

5. Last Respects. The last of five episodes concluding
Carter Brandon's epic journey through Wales with his Uncle Mort.
With Stephen Thorne as Uncle Mort, Sam Kelly as Carter Brandon , Liz Goulding as Pat, June Barrie as Mrs Partington and Richard Davies as the undertaker.
Narrated by Christian Rodska. Written by Peter Tinniswood Producer Pete Atkin


Writer: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Pete Atkin
Uncle Mort: Stephen Thorne
Carter Brandon: Sam Kelly
Narrator: Christian Rodska.
Pat: Liz Goulding
Mrs Partington: June Barrie
Undertaker: Richard Davies

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Jeremy Harris.


Unknown: Jeremy Harris.

: Book at Bedtime: The Great Gatsby

To mark the centenary of the author's birth, Sam Robards begins reading
F Scott Fitzgerald 's classic. Abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Sam Robards
Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Chain Reaction

Sarah Dunant presents five discussion programmes exploring the art of decision-making and the dilemmas it involves.
3: The future of Hong Kong is under the spotlight as a hypothetical scenario unfolds ahead of the handover to China. Producer Ariane Koek


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Ariane Koek

: Reading Aloud

The Rigi-Klum. Mark Twain 's ascent of this alpine peak can only end in comic disaster. Read by William Roberts. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat


Unknown: Mark Twain
Read By: William Roberts.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: News

: The Late Book: Amongst Women

Tony Doyle reads John McGahern 's story, abridged in ten parts by the author. 6: Michael grows up.
Producer Pam Brighton Repeat


Unknown: Tony Doyle
Unknown: John McGahern

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.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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