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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Gillean MacLean.


Unknown: Gillean MacLean.

: Fanning Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time.
Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Automatic for the People

Alan Dein talks to people who once left their mark on vinyl by using auto-recording booths. 2: Paulette Pelosi. Producer Mark Burman


Talks: Alan Dein
Unknown: Paulette Pelosi.
Producer: Mark Burman

: Serial: Pilate

Part 4. For details see Monday

: Daily Service

Were You There?; Isaiah 53, wl-9; Crucifixus (Lotti); When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham).
Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests.
Reading: High Days, Holy Days. Part 4. Reading repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Crossing Continents

Reports on the stories that matter to people around the world. Emily Buchanan travels to Strasbourg to see why the French are worried about violence in their schools. She explores the controversial new European Parliament building and tastes the fruits of an old brewery fighting for its independence. Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Sallie Davies

: My Uncle Freddie

An award-winning comedy series by Alex Ferguson about a boy and his uncle, set on Tyneside in the 1930s. 3:Where Black Tides Rage.Young Lecky has been given tickets to the Christmas pantomime. He and his mother enjoy an enchanted evening. with Gareth Brown , Charlie Hardwick , Colin MacLachlan. Jack McBride. Janine Birkett , Donald McBride , Adam Pearson and Jane Holman. Music by Jane Holman Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Alex Ferguson
Unknown: Young Lecky
Unknown: Gareth Brown
Unknown: Charlie Hardwick
Unknown: Colin MacLachlan.
Unknown: Jack McBride.
Unknown: Janine Birkett
Unknown: Donald McBride
Unknown: Adam Pearson
Unknown: Jane Holman.
Music By: Jane Holman
Director: Melanie Harris
Uncle Freddie: Shaun Prendergast
Alex: Alex Ferguson

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] to raise issues for investigation


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge continues his tour of the British countryside.
Revised repeat from Saturday 6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:Pity about Kitty

Written by Jimmie Chin. Dora Bryan plays all three characters involved in the untimely demise of "Awkward Horace".
Director Martin Jenkins


Written By: Jimmie Chin.
Written By: Dora Bryan
Director: Martin Jenkins

: Call You and Yours:[number removed]

With Peter White.
Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Rigby's Red Herrings

3: The Day of the Cod. Graeme Rigby braves the stormy seas off the Loften Islands to hear fishermen's fiddle tunes played by Susanne Lundeng. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Graeme Rigby
Played By: Susanne Lundeng.

: This Sceptred Isle

64: The Rrst Redcoat and the Battle ofNaseby
For details see Monday Repeat

: Nice Work

Alison Mitchell presents the series that helps you find new work opportunities and explores the issues that shape your working life.
Producers Marcia Hughes and Sandra Kanthall. Repeated Easter Day 8.30pm


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producers: Marcia Hughes
Producers: Sandra Kanthall.

: The Material World

Trevor Phillips investigates new and painless dental treatments. Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: That Reminds Me

A six-part comedy series in which a Radio 4 contributor reminisces and entertains you. 2: Barry Took.
Producers Claire Jones and Richard Edis


Producers: Claire Jones
Producers: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Someone is successful at the art sale. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with the arts programme. Producers Stephen Hughes


Unknown: John Wilson
Producers: Stephen Hughes

: High Days, Holy Days

4: Maundy Thursday. The day of the big porridge, Maundy money and Easter during the war, as related by Anne Frank , Oscar Wilde ,
Evelyn Waugh and George Bernard Shaw among others.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Anne Frank
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: George Bernard Shaw

: What H?

Four programmes in which Professor Christopher Andrew rewrites history by imagining how past events could have been different. 4: President
Clinton has warned that germ warfare now poses one of the greatest threats to the security of the USA. Guests, including the former defence secretary Michael Portillo , examine the history of these terrifying weapons and contemplate what the consequences would be if the President is proved right. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Ian Bell

: The Week inWestminster

Peter Riddell of The Times takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Martin Rosebaum


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Martin Rosebaum

: Leading Edge

From understanding the nature of the cosmos to the latest thinking on the origin of life, Geoff Watts reports from the cutting edge of science. Producer Paul Arnold
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Paul Arnold

: Melvyn Bragg-hOurTme

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:My Mother's House

By Colette. Part 4.
For details see Monday Repeat

: Do Go On

A six-part comedy series that uses the format of a live radio discussion programme to take an original look at media absurdity. With Ainsley Elliot and his guests.1:Health with Melanie Hudson , Linda Spurrier , Sandra Dickinson and Geoffrey McGivem
Written by the cast. with Nick Canner and Paul B Davies. Producer Paul B Davies


Unknown: Ainsley Elliot
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Linda Spurrier
Unknown: Sandra Dickinson
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivem
Unknown: Nick Canner
Unknown: Paul B Davies.
Producer: Paul B Davies
Ainsley Elliot: Griff Rhys Jones
Professor Wim Van Dyke: Graeme Garden

: ExperimentalFeature: Your Place or Mine?

Five documentaries that cross boundaries of geography and generation. 1: Waiting for Joe DiMaggio April 1993: the National Italian-American Federation is close to achieving its dream of reuniting the baseball legend Joe DiMaggio with the Sicilian village where his parents were born. Series editor Sharon Banoff Repeat


Unknown: Joe Dimaggio
Unknown: Joe Dimaggio
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: The Late Book: Age of Austerity: 4: The New Look

Pearson Phillips describes how the magical world of Paris fashion hit drab 1940s London.
For details see Monday

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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.

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.

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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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