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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day WithDrMonaSiddiqui.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: A Name to Remember

Sir Charles Bell. This anatomist, surgeon and neurophysiological pioneer influenced both scientists and artists with his remarkable work. Bell's palsy was one discovery among many during his work on the function of nerves and his Essays on the Anatomy of Expression in Painting, a classic of art history, was in print for nearly 90 years. Barbara Myers tells his story. Producer Virginia Henry


Subject: Sir Charles Bell
Presenter: Barbara Myers
Producer: Virginia Henry

: Daily Service

With the Rev Canon Noel Vincent. God Who
Created This Eden of Earth (Quedlinburg);
Romans 9, wl9-24; Kyrie (Stokes); Lord Christ, Who on Thy Heart Didst Bear (Gonfalon Royal). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: The Penguin Book of20th-century Essays

4: Return Trip to Nirvana by Arthur Koestler , read by John Shrapnel. Using first-hand experience Koestler challenges the cult of mind-altering drugs as advocated by his friend Timothy Leary. Abridged and produced by Chris Wallis. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Arthur Koestler
Read By: John Shrapnel.
Unknown: Timothy Leary.
Produced By: Chris Wallis.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney is joined by guests for the latest news, views and debate from a woman's perspective. Drama: The Hours by Michael Cunningham.
Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presenter: Martha Kearney

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: A History of the Voice

Neanderthals could not pronounce the sound "ee" because of the shape of their faces and the position of their larynges. Is this why they died out and we survived? In a three-part series Alistair McGowan traces the evolution, development and uses of the human voice.


Presenter: Alistair McGowan
Producer: Kerry McGeever

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: 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 Saturday6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Road Back

By Gordon Cruikshank. A moving account of how a man came to terms with his new identity as a tetraplegic after a road accident.
Gordon Cruikshank begged nurses to attach a stick to his hand so he could tap out his innermost thoughts on to a laptop computer. The result was a unique diary of nearly 25,000 words. Peter Capaldi stars as Gordon. Adapted and directed by Pete Atkin (R)


Unknown: Gordon Cruikshank.
Unknown: Gordon Cruikshank
Unknown: Peter Capaldi
Directed By: Pete Atkin

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With PeterWhite. Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Tony Robinson speaks on behalf of a charity which supports self-help initiatives of disabled people in developing countries.
DONATIONS: Action on Disability and Development, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Tony Robinson

: Marrying the Mistress

By Joanna Trollope. 5: Simon reaches breaking point. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joanna Trollope.

: Architectural Marriages

4: Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand: Le
Pavilion Suisse. A tale of what happened when the 20th-century's greatest architect met a coquettish young designer. For details see Monday

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins takes a lively look at the legal affairs of the moment
Producer Jonathan Brunert. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Jonathan Brunert.

: The Material World

From Euclid to Einstein, from Copernicus to
Newton - where would we be without maths?
Since ancient times, mathematics has had a profound impact on the way we understand our world and it continues to playa a key part'in modern science. To celebrate World Mathematical Year, Quentin Cooper talks to Professor Keith Moffatt and Professor Ian Stewart about the contribution of maths to disciplines as diverse as astrophysics and biotechnology.
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Keith Moffatt
Unknown: Professor Ian Stewart
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Radio Shuttleworth

The semi-detached world of aspiring singersongwriter John Shuttleworth comes direct from his front room in Sheffield. In the first of the new series, Hattie Hayridge telephones to "make
Mary merry" and Barbara Dickson pops in for a chat. However, John has just placed an advert for the sale of son Darren's bed.
Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Additional material by Martin Willis. Producer Dawn Ellis


Songwriter: John Shuttleworth
Unknown: Hattie Hayridge
Unknown: Barbara Dickson
Unknown: Graham Fellows.
Unknown: Martin Willis.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Alistair makes a suggestion Repeatedtomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the nightly arts programme. Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Katie Hunter

: The Hours

By Michael Cunningham. 4: In 1949 Laura is baking a cake with her son, and in 1990s New
York Clarissa has bought the flowers for her party. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Cunningham.

: Document

The last of five programmes using documentary evidence to throw new light on past events. TakingSides with the Enemy. Why is there a triumphal arch in Leeds with a Latin inscription celebrating the independence of North America? Martin Wainwright follows a trail oftreacheryto discover who was jubilant at the humiliating defeat of the English army and the loss of the American colonies. Producer Elizabeth Abrahams


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Elizabeth Abrahams

: In Business

In Germany. As high technology takes overthe working world, Peter Day asks if German industry can remain the powerhouse of Europe's economy. Producer Richard Edgar. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Richard Edgar.

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts returns with the stories behind the best in cutting-edge science. Biotechnology is big business as academics increasingly turn to the financial markets for support. But is this the best way forward for science in the 21st century? Producer Rami Tzabar. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Rami Tzabar.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Death of the Heart

By Elizabeth Bowen , read by Felicity Kendal. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Read By: Felicity Kendal.

: The Way It Is

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


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

: Can Chipmunks Sing?

The Chipmunks gave birth to it. George Martin introduced the Beatles to it. What? The strange effect produced by speeding up tape recorders. John Walters explains how to do it and admits to dabbling in this mysterious art back in the sixties. Readers Kerry Shale and Bob Sinfield. Written by Bob Sinfield. Producer Mark Farrar (R)


Unknown: George Martin
Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: Bob Sinfield.
Written By: Bob Sinfield.
Producer: Mark Farrar

: News

: The Late Book: Dreamer

By Charles Johnson. 9: King's lookalike is offered a vast sum of money to change sides and work for the secret Service. For details see Monday


Unknown: Charles Johnson.

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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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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