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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Inderjit Boghal.

: Farming Today With

Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue McGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue McGregor.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: The Routes of English

1,000 Years of Spoken English
In the last of the series, Melvyn Bragg explores the history of the spoken language of Britain.
A World of Many Englishes. British English is today only one local variety of the language which has become the lingua franca of the world. How has American influence worldwide affected the way English works and is developing in its sound, spelling and structure? Professor Steven Pinker joins novelist and actor Stephen Fry to debate the current and future state of the language.
Producers Tom Alban and Simon Elmes. Repeated at 9.30pm (R)


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Professor Steven Pinker
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Producers: Tom Alban
Producers: Simon Elmes.

: PO Box No

What makes the perfect small ad? A look at the more unusual ways small ads have been used and what effect they have had on the lives of the people Who placed them. (R)


Producer: Tracey Cotton

: Daily Service

With the Rt Rev Roy Williamson. A New
Commandment (arr Wilson); Matthew 22, w34-40; When I Needed a Neighbour (Carter arr Rose); Lord, Thy Word Abideth (Ravenshaw). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Roy Williamson.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: The Learning Game

Written and read by Jonathan Smith.
4: Parents from Hell. For details see Monday


Read By: Jonathan Smith.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: My Career Goes Bungby Miles Franklin. Part 4. 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 TonyGrant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.

: On the Shanghai Express: JG Ballard's Journey

JG Ballard has charted the history of the present and the myths of the nearfuture. Considered by some to be Britain's number one living novelist, he has created a surreal landscape in which the world we inhabit is strikingly, and sometimes disturbingly, anticipated. Political writer and philosopher John Gray talks to Ballard about the themes that have inspired his work. Producer Gwyneth Williams


Talks: John Gray
Producer: Gwyneth Williams

: 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 repeat from Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Trooping with Crows

The second of two plays by Kelvin Segger based on bizarre short stories by Emile Zola. Against a background of the high society of 19th-century
Paris, the devious entrepreneur Durandeau looks for the perfect idea to tap the wealth of France's upper classes. He hits on the extraordinary idea of marketing ugliness, and in the early days it appears to be a roaring success. But the exploitative Durandeau has not bargained forthe guile of the Comtesse de Trouville who has a secret score to settle with him.
Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Kelvin Segger
Stories By: Emile Zola.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Durandeau: Trevor Peacock
Balzac: Ian Pepperell
Therese: Rachel Atkins
Comtesse: Tina Gray
Gravel: Terry Molloy
Epon: Leon Tanner
Madame Voche: Pauline Munro

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Linda Bellingham speaks on behalf of a charity which supports families with youngchildren.
DONATIONS: Home Start,[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]
Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Scottish Shorts

4: When That's Done by Jim Glen , read by James Bryce. A man visits a therapist forthe first time and finds himself looking at the world, and the therapist, in a different light. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Jim Glen
Read By: James Bryce.

: The Gargoyle Club

4: "The Door Flew Open and in Strode a Mink Coat. The queen of fifties Soho had three husbands, swigged spirits during portrait sittings and found Oscar Wilde at her death. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Oscar Wilde

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak. 8: Chock's Away! Why is a Spitfire called a Spitfire? How did the Sopwith Camel get the hump? To mark the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Britain Rosen explores RAF slang with aviation writer Derek Robinson and former bomber pilot Cy Grant. Producer Mark Burman. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm
READER OFFER: Our Finest Hour, an audio compilation of Winston Churchill 's most stirring speeches and many of the best-loved songs from the war is available on cassette for only f 7.99 or on CD for £9.99 (including P&P). To order, send a cheque, made payable to RT Shop, to [address removed]or call [number removed].


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Britain Rosen
Unknown: Derek Robinson
Unknown: Cy Grant.
Producer: Mark Burman.
Unknown: Winston Churchill

: The Material World

We now have the technology to measure ever smaller particles of time, but does this mean we are losing sight of longevity? Quentin Cooper talks to Richard Jozsa , a quantum physicist at
Bristol University, who is using quantum effects to develop satellite clocks which combine hyper-accuracy and synchronicity.
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Richard Jozsa
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Nimmo Twins in....

A comedy series by Karl Minns. 5: Exit, Persued by a Bear. A keen amateurdrama company puts on a play by a well-known writer. Perhaps they should have asked his permission first. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Karl Minns.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Archers

Tom has trouble at the top. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: My Career Goes Bung

By Miles Franklin. 4: Sybylla's attempts to dissuade this newest would-be suitorfail dismally.
However, there is good news - she receives an invitation from a Sydney society hostess to join herfor a month. But will her Pa let her go? For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Miles Franklin.

: The Wrong Leader?

Steve Richards examines Michael Foot 's surprise election as Labour leader 20 years ago and asks what difference it would have made had Denis Healeywon instead. Producer Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Denis Healeywon
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: In Business

- The Next Big Thing. Afterthe internet came the mobile phone, and now here comes Bluetooth : technology that could be as big as both of them.
Peter Day hears from the people joining togetherto create another business revolution at the speed Of light. Producer Sandra Kanthal. Repeated Sunday9.30pm


Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

: Costing the Earth

Exploring the issues which affect all our lives.
1: Danger on the Line. Scientists have uncovered disturbing new evidence linking overhead electricity power cables and cancer. Alex Kirby investigates and talks to people with cancer who are demanding action. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirby

: The Routes of English

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Marrying the Mistress

By Joanna Trollope , read by Barbara Flynn.
4: Simon's mother starts to make demands. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Read By: Barbara Flynn.

: The Way It is

A satirical look at the week's news and media events. With Simon Evans , Dave Lamb , Chris Pavlo and Laurin Shavin. Producer Alex WalsMaylor


Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Laurin Shavin.
Producer: Alex Walsmaylor

: The Mark Steel Lecture

Stand-up comic and The Independent columnist Mark Steel presents a series of humorous lectures covering historical figures who shaped their era. With Melanie Hudson and Martin Hyder. Producer Phil Clarke (R)


Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Martin Hyder.
Producer: Phil Clarke

: News

: The Late Book: Corpsing

By Toby Litt , read by Stephen Tompkinson. Part 4.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Toby Litt
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.

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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.

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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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.

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