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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our age. Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: The Vintage Book ofWalking

Readings from an anthology which celebrates the literature of pedestrianism. 4: In the City For details see Monday

: Daily Service

For Ascension Day from the Royal Parish Church of St Martin in the Fields, London. Led by the Rev Nicholas Holtam. Ephesians 1, wl5-23. Director of music Paul Stubbings.


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam.
Music: Paul Stubbings.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Inner Voices.
4: Whatever's Happened to Joanna Spring? by BrendaGilhoOly. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Test Match Special

England v Zimbabwe
Commentary on the first day's play at Trent
Bridge in the Second Cornhill Test, with Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Simon Mann and Christopher Martin-Jenkins. Expert comment from Graeme Fowler, Graham Gooch and Andy Pycroft. Scorer Bill Frindall. Including at 1.18* County Talk and News at 1.15 and 3.45. *Aooroximate times

: With Great Pleasure

Journalist and author Tony Parsons is best known for his contributions to The Mirrorand BBC2's Late Review. Yet it is the sensitivity with which he has written his latest book Man and Boywhich is bringing him his biggest and most unexpected success. He uses passages from Ernest Hemingway , Frank McCourt , Sue Townsend and Jan Morristo highlight the influences in his life. Producer Nicky Barranger. Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Unknown: Tony Parsons
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway
Unknown: Frank McCourt
Unknown: Sue Townsend
Unknown: Jan Morristo
Producer: Nicky Barranger.

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

With Richard Uridge. Shortened repeatfromSaturday6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Errant Gene

By Rukhsana Ahmad. Ageneticistwho is developing a new drug is haunted by a ghost from her past. Director Claire Grove (R)


Unknown: Rukhsana Ahmad.
Director: Claire Grove
Didi: Parmlnder Nagra
Rajesh: Paul Bhattachargee
Annie/Janice: Tessa Worsley
Neville/Slimy Romeo: David Alllster
Harry: Stephen Critchlow
Jonathan/Toxy: Ben Crowe
Lonergan/Landlord: Loan Meredith

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

John Nettles speaks on behalf of a charity which supports Aids orphans in Kenya. DONATIONS: PLAN International,[address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: John Nettles

: The Orange Prize Winners Live from Hay

3: SoupduJourwritten and read by Carol Shields. For details see Tuesday


Read By: Carol Shields.

: Alone

4: You cannot get much closer to being alone than floating free in space, looking down on planet Earth. No woman has spent more time walking in space than shuttle astronaut Kathryn Thornton. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Kathryn Thornton.

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins takes a look at the legal affairs of the moment. Producer Charles Sigler. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Charles Sigler.

: The Material World

As food regulations become more stringent and medicine requires more accurate methods of diagnosing a patient's condition, there is an increasing need for non-invasive technology which can supply precise information about specific biological conditions. Quentin Cooper talks to Professor Tony Turner about biosensors - a developing technology used in medicine, the environment, public health and defence-and asks what new uses for them remain to be developed. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Tony Turner
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Kevin Bocquet and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Man of Soup

A newsix-part comedy by Carolyn Stafford. and David Stafford. 1: The deeply strange occupants of Lottie's cafe-bar in the former Soviet state of Slomzovakia return for an incendiary episode.
Music David Stafford. Producer Dirk Maggs


Comedy By: Carolyn Stafford.
Comedy By: David Stafford.
Music: David Stafford.
Producer: Dirk Maggs
Salonie: Morwenna Banks
Lottie: Josie Lawrence
Ignatz: Adam Long
Lovac: Michael Roberts
Bangor: John Sparkes
Klepke: Andrew Sachs
Announcer: Bruno Matthews

: The Archers

Jolene receives two gentleman callers. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets Oliver Postgate, creator of such children's television classics as The Clangers and Ivor the Engine.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Interviewee: Oliver Postgate
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Inner Voices

Five comic pieces by women writer/performers. 4: Whatever's Happened to Joanna Spring ? written and read by Brenda Gilhooly. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Joanna Spring
Read By: Brenda Gilhooly.

: Test Match Special Report

News and views from Trent Bridge on the opening day of the Second Cornhill Test.

: A Celebration for Ascension Day

From St Martin in the Fields, London, with the Most Rev Rowan Williams , Archbishop of Wales. Celebrant the Rev Nicholas Holtam. Music by the 16th-century Venetian composer
Giovanni Gabrieli is sung by the Daily Service Singers and members of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: Rowan Williams
Unknown: Nicholas Holtam.
Unknown: Giovanni Gabrieli
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Costing the Earth

Waste Not, Want Not. Alex Kirby looks forward to a Britain in which our throwaway culture gives way to one in which nothing is wasted. All waste would be reused, recycled, composted orturned into energy. Options for disposing of the millions of tons of waste produced every year are running out. We must adopt innovative new approaches to the manufacture, packaging and disposal of products - or end up swimming in our own rubbish. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirby

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Anil's Ghost

! By Michael Ondaatje. Part9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Ondaatje.

: Arrested Development

A comedy serial by Simon Warne.
2: Penny and Kate share a flat. As they are like chalk and cheese, chaos is just around the corner. And in the flat below lives Bob - half man, half television - who has an annoying habit of bringing his work home with him.
Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Simon Warne.
Director: Tracey Neale
Penny: Litltia Dean
Kate: Susannah Doyle
Bob: Phll Cornwell
Joy: Maggie McCarthy
Andy: Mark Straker
Frank: Roger Walker

: There's a Funny Thing

Transport. In this final programme, Hugh Dennis delves into the BBC archives to go on the trail of planes, trains and automobiles. For details see Tuesday (R)


Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: The Late Book: The Other Side of the Dale

By Gervase Phinn. 4: "If you walk across the moor in the late afternoon, it's full of shadows and shapes, and some say the ghosts of the dead Soldiers wander about." Fordetails see Monday (R)


Unknown: Gervase Phinn.

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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