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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.
Producer David Street


Producer: David Street

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Seamus Heaney.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Seamus Heaney.

: 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: Joanna Rahim.

: A Book of Hours

For National Poetry Day, Radio 4 has commissioned 14 new poems from distinguished writers chosen by the poet laureate
Andrew Motion , to be broadcast throughout the day. Each poem is about the time of day at which it will be heard and will be read by the author. Here, Andrew Motion introduces some of the works and contributes a new poem of his own. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Introduces: Andrew Motion

: Serial: The Parcel Arrived Safely - Tied with String

Michael Crawford continues his autobiography. Part4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Crawford

: Daily Service

Glory Be to Jesus (Caswell); Hebrews 12, w22-24; 13, w20-21; It's Your Blood That Cleanses Me (Christ); Alleluya! Sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view.
Drama: Vital Signs by Peter Straughan. Part 19. Drama repeated at 7.45pm. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Peter Straughan.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie introduces the stories behind the news With correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Introduces: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

Author Lynne Reid Banks, best known for The L-Shaped Room, reflects on the literature that has given her pleasure throughout her life. With excerpts from the Jewish Passover service, Romeo and Juliet, and Nancy Mitford 's The Pursuit of Love.
Producer Mary Ward Lowery.
Repeated Wednesday 11.30pm


Presenter: Lynne Reid Banks
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: You and Yours

PM With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Open Country

Richard Uridge with more stories from the British Countryside.


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Bent's Business -Talk's Cheap

By Peter R Simpkin. The glamour, and particularly the corruption, of the international art trade is Anthony Bent's business. In the first of two adventures, the theft of a Constable painting from a London gallery leads to death, a mysterious, patriotic "art Lover", and to Spain.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Peter R Simpkin.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Anthony Bent: James Faulkner
Jemma Jarvis: Amy Shindler
Don Fairwater: Brian Croucher
Lady Ruth Bent: Kathleen Helme
Angus Cohen: Gordon Reid
Rupert: Peter Acre
Eve: Tracy Wiles
Dave: Ben Crowe
Gavin: Stephen Critchlow
Interviewer: Loan Meredith

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]0444

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal for Hemi-Help, a charity which provides for children who suffer from hemiplegia and supports their families. Shortened repeat ofSunday7.55am

: Blind Man on the Rampage

4: / Never Wanted You to Promise Me a Rose Garden. Peter White experiences the perils of being led up the scented garden path. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Peter White

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

29: 939 - Edward VIII and Unemployment Fordetails see Monday

: Word of Mouth

The programme about language and the way we speak. Punch-Drunk. In the last of the current series, Michael Rosen goes six rounds with the language and metaphor of boxing.
Producer Mark Burman. E-MAIL: [address removed]
Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Mark Burman.

: The Material World

Trevor Phillips examines space dust and meteorites for signs of life beyond our planet. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: In Conversation with....

In a new six-part series, BBC controller of entertainment Paul Jackson chats to comedy writers and performers about their lives and work.1:Caroline Aherne Producer chrisNeiii


Unknown: Paul Jackson

: The Archers

The Grundys take notice. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts programme, featuring a new poem from Simon Armitage as part of the National Poetry Day celebrations. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Vital Signs

By Peter Straughan. Thursday. Mr Kristoff takes matters into his own hands. Carol delivers an ultimatum but gets more than she bargained for. Part 19. Repeated from 10.45am. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Straughan.

: Pushing Back the Curtain

Ten years ago, Communism collapsed in eastern Europe. In six programmes, historian
Misha Glenny talks to decision makers and ordinary people about the extraordinary story of the liberation of eastern Europe.
2: 1985 tol989- Round the Table
The Communist authorities in Poland and Hungary are forced into dialogue with the opposition. Mikhail Gorbachev arrives at the Kremlin.
Producers Maria Balinska


Talks: Misha Glenny
Unknown: Mikhail Gorbachev
Producers: Maria Balinska

: Matrix of Power

The Foreign Office. Michael White , political editor of The Guardian, looks at how the Government today acts on the world stage and pursues our interests abroad. How successful have we been in rebranding Britain to promote a different image to potential investors? And has the pledge to keep in mind an ethical dimension in foreign policy stood the test of the rigours of a harsh and Often Cynical world? Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Leading Edge

In the first of two programmes, Geoff Watts finds out why the land of the eastern Mediterranean is prone to earthquakes and explores what can be done to predict when the next one is likely to hit. Producer Rami Tzabar. E-MAIL: [address removed]
9.30 Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Rami Tzabar.
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Book at Bedtime: The Ground beneath Her

Feet By Salman Rushdie. Part 14. For details see Monday


Unknown: Salman Rushdie.

: The Alan Davies Show

Alan Davies stars in his own comedy series. Alan Francis and Ronnie Ancona play his long-suffering friends Murray and Kate, and they all try to sort out this week's dilemma. Written by Tony Roche , Ben Silburn and Alan Davies. Producer Jane Berthoud (R)


Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Alan Francis
Unknown: Ronnie Ancona
Written By: Tony Roche
Written By: Ben Silburn
Written By: Alan Davies.
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: Nemesis

Michael Bakewell 's five-part dramatisation of the Agatha Christie novel stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple. 4: The recollections of a bewildered elderly clergyman prove to be of vital importance. with Hilda Schroder , Delia Lindsay , Tricia Hitchcock and Roger Moss. Director Enyd Williams (R)


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Unknown: Delia Lindsay
Unknown: Tricia Hitchcock
Unknown: Roger Moss.
Director: Enyd Williams
Professor Wanstead: David Swift
Archdeacon Brabazon: Desmond Uewelyn
Anthea Bradbury-Scott: Thelma Barlow

: News

: The Late Book: Amsterdam

AM By Ian McEwan. 9: Clive travels to Amsterdam for the performance of his Millennium Symphony, determined to wreak revenge on Vernon. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ian McEwan.

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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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