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: Prayer for the Day

With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Farming Today

Producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Allan Little and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Penny Faust.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests explore the history of ideas, as they discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced our age. Producer Charles Taylor
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charles Taylor

: Book of the Week: In Sicily

By Norman Lewis , read by John Rowe. 4: A Procession with Mobile Phones For details see Monday


Unknown: Norman Lewis
Read By: John Rowe.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Roger Hutchings. The King of Love
(St Columba); Acts 1, w4-8; 0 Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit (Tallis); Filled with the Spirit's Power (Farley Castle). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray with interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Weight of Waferby Anita Shreve. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Waferby Anita Shreve.

: Crossing Continents

Uganda. Thousands of Uganda's children have been abducted and turned into ruthless killers by the "Lord's Resistance Army". Olenka Frenkiel investigates the LRA whose leader is rarely seen and asks how it has managed to continue waging war for over 14 years.
Also in the programme, a report on Kampala's trendywitchdoctors and a look at whether
President Youweri Museveni deserves the praise heaped upon him by Western leaders. Editor Maria Balinska Producer Caroline Pare
Repeated Monday 8.30pm
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents


Unknown: Olenka Frenkiel
Unknown: Youweri Museveni
Editor: Maria Balinska

: With Great Pleasure

Eminent scientist-turned-clergyman, the Rev Dr John Polkinghorne , presents his favourite pieces of prose and poetry. Readers Alice Arnold Jamie Glover. ProducerViv Beeby. Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Unknown: Dr John Polkinghorne
Readers: Alice Arnold Jamie
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: 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: Time Added on for Injuries

The second in a pair of linked comedies by Alan Plater. Following on from yesterday afternoon's play, descendants of Fanshawe and Meredith meet on a train and uncover the story that linked their families 150 years ago. Fanshawe James Bolam
Meredith Alan David
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alan Plater.
Unknown: Fanshawe James Bolam
Unknown: Meredith Alan David

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Professor Anthony Clare speaks on behalf of a charity which supports families whose children are involved with social services.
DONATIONS: Family Rights Group. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare

: Five New Shorts

4: The White Witch. Christopher Hope recalls a trip to the Malaysian highlands that was perilous, then strange.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Hope

: Batman and Rosie

Lights in the Night Sky. Henry puts tiny lights on the bats so he can see where they are in the dark. Will Henry and Rosie find the bat they have lost? Final part. For details see Monday

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins presents the programme that tackles big legal issues and everyday ones. Producer Charles Sigter
Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Charles Sigter

: The Material World

Because of increased solar activity, there have been nights when the aurora borealis (northern lights) has been widely visible over Britain. As well as being beautiful to look at, there is much to be learned from studying the aurorasphere. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Geoff Short from the University of York and Professor Mike Lockwood from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory about the complex physics that lie behind the aurora. Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Geoff Short
Unknown: Professor Mike Lockwood
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of....

What do Bill Cosby , Jennifer Saunders ,
Mel Brooks and John Cleese have in common? They all feature in Simon Fanshawe 's six-part series in which classic comedy meets the best in satirical writing in a unique exploration of some of life's essential themes, from foreigners, class and health to love and the sporting life. With
Anne Bryson and Peter Gunn. Part 5: Things Spiritual Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Bill Cosby
Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Unknown: Mel Brooks
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Anne Bryson
Unknown: Peter Gunn.
Producer: Karen Rose

: The Archers

Ed is a little tinker. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reports on the best in books, films, music, cultural events and the media. Producer Tanya Hudson


Producer: Tanya Hudson

: The Weight of Water

By Anita Shreve. 9: The storm is rising, and Maren and the other women are left alone on the island.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anita Shreve.

: Seeds of Hate

The war in Bosnia was renowned for its catalogue of atrocities against civilians, including the rape of tens of thousands of women. Five years on, after peace has been restored in the country, these women are still psychologically scarred and the children born of the assaults are ostracized. Emily Buchanan speaks to some of the victims and hears about their struggle to recover and be heard in a society that would prefer to forget. Producer John Murphy


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: John Murphy

: In Business

GOV COM. Companies are racingto transform themselves for the wired-up world. Peter Day asks why government is finding it so difficult to do the same thing.
Editor Stephen Chilcott. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Editor: Stephen Chilcott.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Leading Edge

First in a new seven-part series. Anyone who has ever broken an arm or sprained a wrist knows that it is possible to use the other hand if you really have to. Doctors are now using this idea to train the brains of stroke victims to use their affected limbs by constraining theirgood limbs. Geoff Watts investigates.
Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests explore the history of ideas, as they discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced our age. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Book at Bedtime: When I Lived in Modern Times

By Linda Grant , read by Sara Kestelman and abridged in ten parts by Richard Hamilton. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Linda Grant
Read By: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Richard Hamilton.

: The Bigger Issues

A comedy series in which Keith Daniels attempts to change the world through drama. With Dave Lamb , Jim North , Nick Walker and Richie Webb. 2: The world's most hard-hitting and accident-prone drama company sets out to end discrimination against disabled people.
Daniels's new play about allegorical ducks is a Shocking piece of theatre. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Keith Daniels
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Jim North
Unknown: Nick Walker
Unknown: Richie Webb.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: News

: The Late Book: In the Heart

of the Sea
By Nathaniel Philbrick. 4: The crew of the Essex take to the boats and begin a nightmare journey adrift on the Pacific. For details see Monday(R)


Unknown: Nathaniel Philbrick.

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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.

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

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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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