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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sister Una Kroll.


Unknown: Una Kroll.

: Farming Today

With Helen Mark. Producer Helen Brown


Unknown: Helen Mark.
Producer: Helen Brown

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With Charles Handy.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: 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. 3: Taste the Difference. Claudia Hammond explores why more women than men are "super tasters" and asks whether men's s taste buds are more able to deal with spicy food. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Book of the Week: A Time of Gifts

Patrick Leigh Fermor 's award-winning book is read in five parts by Samuel West. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Unknown: Samuel West.

: Daily Service

With the Rt Rev RoyWilliamson. Hail to the Lord's Anointed (Cruger); Mark 16, wl-6; The Angel Rolled the Stone Away (Shepherd); I Bind Unto
MyselfToday(St Patrick's Breastplate). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Rev Roywilliamson.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: 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. Part9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


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

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie with insight and analysis from correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Heard It on the Bass Line

Double bass player and former King's Singer Alaistair Hume goes in search of those who spend their working hours deep down at the bottom end of the musical stave. He explores the historic importance of the bass line to all forms of music and asks if bass players are miscast as the leaden oompah providers of accompaniment and whether, given half a chance, they would all like to burst into the melodic limelight. ProducerTomAlban


Singer: Alaistair Hume

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Open Country

Richard Uridge uncovers more stories and characters from the British countryside. Shortened repeat from Saturday 6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Recapturing Colours

By Char March. When the colour drains out of the world and all you can see is grey, how do you rekindle the rainbow? Two old friends lose their colours- Pam is blind and Jess has a broken heart. Together they help to paint each other back to life.
Director Lindsay Leonard


Director: Lindsay Leonard
Jess: Ellie Haddington
Pam: Imogen Stubbs
Simon: James Quinn

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Producer Mohini Patel. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Mohini Patel.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Dr Raj Persaud speaks on behalf of a charity which provides care and rehabilitation services to those suffering from mental illness in developing countries.
DONATIONS: Richmond Fellowship International, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: Ghost Stories

4: The Ritual of the Bones. A new scholarship boy at an illustrious public school finds there is more to its traditions than he at first suspects. Fordetails see Monday

: The Village School

4: The school struggles to cope with air raids and evacuee Children. For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the last of the series of programmes about words and the way we speak. Crowning Glory. To keep warm there are beavers, Phrygians, fedoras and calpacs: words for articles you wear on the head to make a statement. Plus a look at German idioms used in English to express the Zeitgeist.
Producer Michael Nangla. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Michael Nangla.

: The Material World

Space syntax is a mathematical theory that predicts how traffic and people will move within conurbations. Quentin Cooper learns why the busiest street in anytown will always be the least number of turns from everywhere else. Is space syntax the keyto safer and more enterprisingcities? Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Claire English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: The Motion Show

"This house would trust Mohamed Al Fayed further than they could throw Jeffrey Archer. " The comic debating show returns to tackle the weighty issues of the day. Dr Phil Hammond referees a clash of titans, including Tony Hawks and guests. Producers Bill Dare and Adam Bromley


Unknown: Mohamed Al Fayed
Unknown: Jeffrey Archer.
Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Unknown: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Betty says thanks, but no thanks. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news and reviews.
Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Katie Hunter

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

Told by Maggie Allen. Part 9.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Told By: Maggie Allen.

: Legacy of Division

In two programmes Michael Portillo explores the history of the Spanish Civil War and the years of General Franco's dictatorship.
1: A Time of Extremes. An examination of the growth of extremism on the right and the left, and a look at the social and cultural tensions which led Spain into such a savage conflict. Producer Anthony Dworkin


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Anthony Dworkin

: In Business

The Peters Principle. Tom Peters is still the best known management guru in the world. He talks to Peter Day about work - past, present and future. Editor Stephen Chilcott. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Tom Peters
Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

: Testbeds

The control of the Panama Canal was handed overto Panama on 31 December 1999. In the first of a new series, Alun Lewis looks at the major programme of modernisation aimed at re-engineering the canal forthe 21st century. Ittook 60 years for the canal to be completed, with early attempts thwarted by tropical disease and rugged terrain. Lewis goes on site to meet the Panamanians who have taken responsibility for the maintenance, modernisation and smooth running of one of the world's most vital trade routes. Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced ourtime.
Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Book at Bedtime: A Kind of Loving

By Stan Barstow. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stan Barstow.

: TheWayltls

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


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

: News

: The Late Book: Ingenious Pain

By Andrew Miller. 9: Dyer's life changes for ever on the road to St Petersburg. For details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Miller.

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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.

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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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