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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Roy Williamson.


Unknown: Roy Williamson.

: Farming Today

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey

: 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: Charlie Taylor

: Sense the Difference

A series examining whether men and women see, smell, hear, feel and taste things differently. 2: Touch. Do women have a higher pain threshold? Are men less sensitive to touch? And why are some people able to sense heat and pain but not touch? Claudia Hammond investigates. Producer Dymphna Rynn


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Dymphna Rynn

: Book of the Week: The Pound -a Biography

4: The Industrial Revolution. An examination of the South Sea Bubble, the first building societies, the first levy of income tax and the gold standard. For details see Monday

: Daily Service

Bethlehem Down (Warlock); Matthew 2, wl-12; Three Kings (Cornelius); Angels from the Realms ofGlory(lris).

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray presents the latest news, views and interviews from a woman's point of view. Drama: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of the British
Library - the Marie Stopes Storytold by Maggie Allen. Part4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Marie Stopes Storytold
Unknown: Maggie Allen.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents insight and analysis from Correspondents worldwide. ProducerTony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie

: Murdered Anthems and Improper Psalms

Sally Drage explores the largely forgotten legacy of church music. In 1700 the standard of music in English parish churches was awful. But the next century saw a revolution in the training of singers and musicians, and an astonishing variety of church music was composed. She visits a Staffordshire church and discovers a continuing tradition of performing this music in Yorkshire pubs. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Sally Drage
Producer: Andrew Green

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Alex Brodie


Unknown: Alex Brodie

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores the architecture of the British countryside. Shortened rptfrom Saturday6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Prize Fighting

By David and Caroline Stafford. The judges of a prestigious international book prize bicker among themselves, jockeying for position. Then one Det InspPearce announces that terrorists have planted a bomb underthe Bank of England which will be detonated unless their own, populist, choice of book is announced as the winner. Now the pressure is on. What to do?
Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Caroline Stafford.
Producer: Marc Jobst
Sara: Helen Atkinson Wood
Helen: Isla Blair
Clive: John Duttine
Inspector: Roy Marsden
SirArchie: Geoffrey Palmer
Aki: Nadim Sawalha

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

: Arctic Stories: The Sailor Boy's Tale

By Isak Dinesen , read by Barbara Flynn. The magical ways of the Lapps save a young boy's life. Producer Tracy Neale


Unknown: Isak Dinesen
Read By: Barbara Flynn.
Producer: Tracy Neale

: The Art of Rhetoric

3: Moving Minds. A look at the language of argument in the courts of law and the church. For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

Four programmes about words and the way we speak. 3: Making Ends Meet. "Not the beginning of the end but the end of the beginning". Michael Rosen investigates a curious linguistic phenomenon - chiamus.
Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: The Material World

Sticky Proteins. Quentin Cooper meets two scientists from the University of Leeds who have discovered a way of binding scents to a sticky protein. The protein belongs to a family of naturally occurring proteins called lipocalins. Rats secrete lipocalins in their urine and the scientists have been able to make the protein stick to strands of hair - and then persuade scents to stick to the protein. They are optimistic that once the technique has been perfected, they will be able to use it in a variety of ways-they could even attach smells to food.
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew looks back at Fourth Test in Cape Town.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: 4 at the Store

In the second of two programmes award-winning stand-up comedian Simon Bligh hosts a night out at London's Comedy Store. Featuring Ian Stone , Jayne Tunnicliffe and Milton Jones. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Simon Bligh
Unknown: Ian Stone
Unknown: Jayne Tunnicliffe
Unknown: Milton Jones.
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

Eddie tests the opposition. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reports on the reopening of the newly restored and extended Royal Court theatre in London. Producer Nicki Paxman


Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of theBritish Library -the Marie Stopes Story

Told by Maggie Allen. Part 4.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Told By: Maggie Allen.

: A Brief History of the End of the World

In the second of two programmes Professor
Christopher Frayling examines the fear that the world will end. Old images of apocalypse might seem quaint today, but the concern is still with us, whether of environmental catastrophe, nuclear disaster orthe millennium bug. What is it in societies and individuals that has made this fear and expectation a major driving force in history? Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Producer: Simon Crow

: In Business

New Era. Some economists think a new era has dawned in America. Peter Day asks if it could happen over here.
Producer Stefan Armbruster. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Stefan Armbruster.

: Sound Revelations

Julian Hector discovers how advances in technology have revolutionised biological research revealing new evidence about animal behaviour and communication.
Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Julian Hector
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: A Kind of Loving

By Stan Barstow. Part 4. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Stan Barstow.

: The Way It Is

A satirical look at the week's news and events with Simon Evans , Dave Lamb , Chris Pavlo and Laura Shavin. Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Laura Shavin.
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: Being So Cheerful

The last in a three-part look at how the BBC's wartime wireless programmes kept Britain entertained and productive during the darkest days of the Second World War. The Yanks Are
Coming. This programme looks at the American influence on British comedy, and at the challenges facing the BBC as the war drew to a close. Producer Libby Cross


Producer: Libby Cross

: News

: The Late Book: Ingenious Pain

By Andrew Miller. 4: Young Dyer 's unique ability is exploited by a con man. For details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Miller.
Unknown: Young Dyer

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.

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