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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dave Kitchen.


Unknown: Dave Kitchen.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With Russell Stannard.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Russell Stannard.

: 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

: Home Thoughts from Abroad

Nick Baker looks at newspapers and magazines whose readers have strong ties abroad.
1: Mauritius News. Although only the size of Surrey, the island of Mauritius has the most diverse population on earth and a special newspaperfor its community living in Britain. Producers Viv Black and Nick Baker


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producers: Viv Black
Producers: Nick Baker

: Book

of the Week: Corsairville By Graham Coster , read by Nick Mercer. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Graham Coster
Read By: Nick Mercer.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley. The Kingdom of God (Laudate Dominum): 2 Samuel 12, wl-9, vl3a; Come, My Way (Cooper); Grant Us Your Peace (Toulon). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray isjoined by guests forthe latest news, views and debate from a woman's perspective. Drama: The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Michael Cunningham.

: Crossing Continents

Tim Whewell investigates the growing debate over an ancient rite in Mali, one of Africa's oldest countries. Female circumcision has been practised for centuries here by many of the country's ethnic groups, and Mali is now the only West African country that has not introduced legislation against it.
Producer Ruth Evans. Repeated Monday8.30pm


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Ruth Evans.

: A History of the Voice

In the second of a three-part series
Alistair McGowan looks at how we have manipulated our voices across the ages for purposes ranging from the devotional to the recreational. Producer Kerry McGeever


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Producer: Kerry McGeever

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclary and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclary

: 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: A Passionate Dance

By Jennifer Curry. The Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran was best known for his seminal work The Prophet. This extraordinary and moving poem about love was inspired by his relationship with an older American woman.
Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Jennifer Curry.
Unknown: Khalil Gibran
Director: Cherry Cookson
Khalil: Alex Jennings
Mary: Gayle Hunnicutt
Marianna: Valerie Samri

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White.
Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jenni Murray speaks on behalf of a charity which seeks to provide advice, advocacy, support and education to enhance understanding of adoption. DONATIONS: [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night....

4: Islanders by Shirley Hughes, read by Vivienne Dixon. Four children find themselves trapped on a small island where the traffic never ceases.
For details see Monday


Author: Shirley Hughes
Reader: Vivienne Dixon

: PO Box No I

Desperately Seeking.... What makes the perfect small ad? The programme takes a look at the more unusual ways small ads are used and what effects they have had on the lives of people who have placed them. Producer Tracey Cotton


Producer: Tracey Cotton

: 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

Hospital infections are costing the NHS up to one billion pounds a year. That figure is set to increase if scientists fail to combat the superbugs MRSA and VRE, both of which are resistant to antibiotics. Quentin Cooper talks to Professors William Donachie and Jeff Errington about the search for the ultimate antibiotic.
E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: William Donachie
Unknown: Jeff Errington
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Radio Shuttleworth

The semi-detached world of aspiring singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth comes direct from his front room in Sheffield. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Additional material by Martin Willis. This week John hopes Richard Whiteley will host a special Shuttleworth edition of Countdown with wife Mary acting as Carol Vorderman - but only after he has helped with the washing up! Producer Dawn Ellis
John Shuttleworth 's Questionnaire: page 13


Songwriter: John Shuttleworth
Unknown: Graham Fellows.
Unknown: Martin Willis.
Unknown: Richard Whiteley
Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: John Shuttleworth

: The Archers

Joe Grundy harrows a field for grassland. Repeated tomorrow 2pm


Unknown: Joe Grundy

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme. Producer Zahid Warley


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Zahid Warley

: The Hours

By Michael Cunningham , winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize. Part 4.
Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Cunningham

: From Rags to Rights

Peter White presents a three-part chronicle of the movement which has transformed the expectations of disabled people in Britain over the past 100 years. 1: Out of Sight, Out of Mind Many disabled people in the 1900s were confined to Victorian-style institutions. Were there no attempts to find a better way of relating to their needs in the years before the First World War? Producer Peter Griffiths


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: In Business

e. rbrtune?Peter Day wants to be an internet, dot-com millionaire. How does he go about it? Producer Sandra Kanthal
Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

: Leading Edge

The stories behind the best in cutting-edge science. Have you ever wondered why the temperature soars when you are attacked by a disease-causing bug? Geoff Watts examines Darwin's views on disease.
Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: Melvyn Bragg- in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Foreign Country

By Francine Stock. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: Girlies

A six-part comedy by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan. Girl-talking, male-baiting, booze-drinking, fun-loving, gossip-making, baby-waking, tear-jerking-girlies. 1: Five feisty, foxy, fighting females go to Paris for the weekend.
Producer Kristine Landon-Smith


Comedy By: Sudha Bhuchar
Comedy By: Shaheen Khan.
Producer: Kristine Landon-Smith
Samina: Sakuntala Ramanee
Tula: Zlta Sattar
Vinny: Bharti Patel
Jabeen: Shaheen Khan
Sonal: Sudha Bhuchar
Ali: Burt Caesar
Mark: Terry Molloy
Masi: Cherubala Chokshi
Zubi: Surendra Kochar

: News

: The Late Book: Dressing Up for the Carnival

By Carol Shields. 4: Keys read by Colin Stinton. What secrets do keys hold to hidden lives? For details see Monday


Read By: Colin Stinton.

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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