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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Dr Kevin Franz.

: 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
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev DrJohnston McMaster.
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: Ariane Koek

: Home Thoughts

Nick Baker looks at newspapers and magazines published in Britain whose readers have strong ties abroad. Producer VivBlack


Unknown: Nick Baker

: Book of the Week: The Dark Room atLongwood

A Voyage to St Helena by Jean-Paul Kauffmann , read by Simon Russell Beale. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jean-Paul Kauffmann
Read By: Simon Russell Beale.

: Daily Service

With the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. Help, 0 Christ the Son of God (Bach); Luke 23, W33-37, w44-46; Let Us Therefore Not Divide (Bach); Rest Well (Bach). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts interviews and discussions addressing women's issues, live from Bradford. Drama: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. Part 14. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Theodore Dreiser.

: Crossing Continents

In the tough Russian city of Yekaterinburg, the local mafia has become a political party and is standing for parliament. The godfathers now study psychology, supportthe church and wage war on drugs. On the eve of presidential elections, Tim Whewell asks if Russia's robber barons can successfully reinvent themselves. Producer Masha Karp. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Masha Karp.

: Access All Areas

Roger McGough goes behind the scenes of an exciting initiative to revitalise Liverpool's best-loved theatres -the Liverpool Playhouse and the Everyman - by creating a new company to run the theatres and attract greater investment. He speaks to famous writers and actors with long associations with Liverpool, including
Willy Russell , Anthony Sher and Beryl Bainbridge , and he meets the local people involved in the project. Producer Polly Thomas


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Willy Russell
Unknown: Anthony Sher
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Producer: Polly Thomas

: 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

Shortened repeatfromSaturday6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: No Signposts in the Sea

By Vita Sackville-West , dramatised by Jill Hyem. Starring Ronald Pickup as Edmund and Kate Buffery as Laura. An eminent journalist learns that he has only a short time to live. He decides to embark on a sea voyage in the company of a widow he has always admired.
Director Cherry Cookson (R)


Unknown: Vita Sackville-West
Dramatised By: Jill Hyem.
Dramatised By: Kate Buffery
Director: Cherry Cookson
Edmund: Ronald Pickup
Miss Cocoran: Frances Jeater
Laura: Kate Buffery
Steward: Harry Myers
Col Dalrymple: Geoffrey Whitehead

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With PeterWhite. Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Stephanie Cole speaks on behalf of a charity which seeks to improve lives of everyone affected by schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses. DONATIONS: National Schizophrenia Fellowship, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Stephanie Cole

: Power Lines: 4: Meteorites

by Tessa Hadley. The power of passion beneath the surface of a suburban marriage. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tessa Hadley.

: Stuntz

Cash or creativity? Steve Punt on hitting the headlines in the conclusion to his guide to advertising Stunts and gimmicks. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Steve Punt

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the series about words and the way we speak. 3:Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Rum.The programme plunders the treasure chests of pirate words to discover which are fact and which are fiction. Plus how e-mail might affect spelling, grammar and punctuation. Producer Andrea Kidd. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Andrea Kidd.

: The Material World

Little is known about how the brain controls thinking, intelligence and even consciousness. Now a team at Imperial College is using computers to model the human brain. Quentin Cooper talks to Professors Igor Aleksander and Chris Kennard aboutwhat a computer can tell us about the intricate workings of this organ. Producer Tom Alban. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Igor Aleksander
Unknown: Chris Kennard
Producer: Tom Alban.

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Radio Shuttleworth

Celebrity guests, domestic chores and music.
This week Katrina Leskanich drops in and lets on that she always buys new socks as she does not know how to darn. John decides to teach her this important skill, so that she need not be so wasteful. Meanwhile, Robert Wyatt tries to impress an impresario. Written and performed by Graham Fellows , with additional material by Martin Willis. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Katrina Leskanich
Unknown: Robert Wyatt
Unknown: Graham Fellows
Unknown: Martin Willis.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Nigel tries reasoning. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Sister Carrie

By Theodore Dreiser. 14: Hurstwood is at his wits end, and Carrie is horrified to discover more debts that she must pay. In desperation,
Hurstwood takes a job as a scab driver in the great tram Strike. Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Theodore Dreiser.

: What If...?

A new four-part counter-factual history programme which shows how differently major events from the past could have turned out. 1: The French
Revolutionise French Revolution was played out against a backdrop of harvest failure and high bread prices. Much ofthe cause ofthat economic catastrophe arose from a storm which swept the country on 13 July 1788. What if the weather had been more benign? Without the bread riots and widespread unrest, perhaps a peaceful political solution could have been found. Producerian Bell

: Analysis

Heritage Revisited. The traditional concept of national heritage is being revised by new initiatives to represent excluded groups.
Lola Young asks if there is still too much celebration and too little scepticism about the past. Producer Zareer Masani. Repeated Sunday9.30pm


Unknown: Lola Young
Producer: Zareer Masani.

: Leading Edge

Some people think that EO Wilson is the new Darwin. Geoff Watts talks to the father of sociobiology about this ever-changing field.
, Producer Rami Tzabar. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Darwin. Geoff
Producer: Rami Tzabar.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Budget Statement

With the Liberal Democrat spokesperson.

: Book at Bedtime: A Map of the World

By Jane Hamilton , read by William Hope. Part4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jane Hamilton
Read By: William Hope.

: Girlies

A comedy series by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan. Girl-talk, male-baiting, boozing, fun-loving, gossiping.... girlies. 4: One feisty, foxy, fighting female discovers what has really been going on. Producer Kristine Landon-Smith


Unknown: Sudha Bhuchar
Unknown: Shaheen Khan.
Producer: Kristine Landon-Smith
Sonal: Sudha Buchar
Jabeen: Shaheen Khan
Tula: Zrta Sattar
Vinny: Bhartl Patel
Samina: Sakurrtala Ramanee
Atlaaf: Simon Nagra
Mark: Terry Molloy
Dan: Roger Llddle
Ali: Burt Caesar
Liz: Rachel Atkins
Karan: Christopher Trenfleld
Rohan: Scott Weafer

: News

: The Late Book: By the Light of My Father's Smile

By Alice Walker. 4: Magdalena meets her lover again, but now she is obese and he is a shattered man after serving in Vietnam. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alice Walker.

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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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