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: Prayer for the Day

With Amanda Russell-Jones .


Unknown: Amanda Russell-Jones

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day WithDrMonaSiddiqui.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Melyvy Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: Next Exit Magic Kingdom

Written and read by Rory MacLean.
4: Weeki Wachee. Showgirl mermaids perform synchronised underwater routines. MacLean sits next to the resident voyeur. For details see Monday


Read By: Rory MacLean.

: Daily Service

With Dr Lavinia Byrne. To God Be the Glory (To
God Be the Glory); John 6, wl-14; The Hand of Heaven (Chartres); Guide Me, 0 Thou Great
Redeemer(Cwm Rhondda). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Mind Teacherby Alex Ferguson. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie takes an in-depth, colourful and often witty look behind the headlines. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Moral Notes

The Victorians perfected the use of popular song as a way to reflect values, morality and beliefs. It is an art which has never lost its ability to act as a mirror to society, as Simon Brett reveals in his new four-part exploration of morality in note form, from the early 19th century until today.
1: Family Life. It began in the 1840s and so it continues - the image of family life being a happy gathering within the fold of fond parents. But behind the façade songs chart the shift, from Obedience to Disaffection. Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Simon Brett
Producer: Mary Price

: 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

Richard Uridge travels on The Ridgeway, an ancient highway of southern England. Shortened repeat from Saturday6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: McLevy

The conclusion of David Ashton 's four-part detective story, set in Victorian Edinburgh.
The Burning Question. An unsolved murder brings vigilantes on to the streets, and Jean's house of ill repute is a particulartarget forthe Citizen
Volunteer Force. Time is running out for McLevy-unless he finds the killer, mob rule will triumph. and the law will be mocked.
Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: David Ashton
Director: Patrick Rayner
Insp McLevy: Brian Cox
Jean: Siobhan Redmond
Mulholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Rev Caskie: Forbes Masson
Tommy: Uam Brennan
Lt Roach: David Ashton
Jessie: Tracy Wiles
Miss Carlisle: Kananu Kirlml

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White.
Editor Chris Burns. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Gorden Kaye speaks on behalf of a charity which provides care and support to people with brain injuries.
DONATIONS: Headway. [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Gorden Kaye

: Interpreter of Maladies

By Jhumpa Lahiri , read by Indira Varma. 4: A Real Durwan For details see Monday


Unknown: Jhumpa Lahiri
Read By: Indira Varma.

: Ghost Houses

Charlotte Smith travels to Woodstock in Kilkenny to find out why this once grand country mansion is now a crumbling ruin. For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak.
To Correct or Not to Correct. Does pointing out ourchildren's mistakes give them a grammatical headstart or simply stifle a natural process? Producer Marya Burgess. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Marya Burgess.

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper talks to Oxford bioarchaeologist DrTamsin O'Connell about her search for chemical signatures left by food in ancient bone. Analysis of bone collagen not only reveals a surprising amount about our ancient diet, it also gives us information about broader questions of demography, economy and environment. To help her interpretation of palaeodiets, DrO'Connell is also collecting information about contemporary diets. Understandably, living subjects are reluctant to surrender bone collagen, but Dr
O'Connell has discovered that the hair protein, keratin and exhaled carbon dioxide provide good information about isotopic residues. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.ac.uk
Webwatch: page 37


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English.

: Cabaret on 4

Simon Bligh hosts the stand-up programme, featuring the pick of the current comedy circuit and future talent. This week's programme includes Irish funny man Kevin Hayes ; the king of pun. Dorian Crook; and Matt King. Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Simon Bligh
Unknown: Kevin Hayes
Unknown: Matt King.
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: The Archers

Tony plays big brother. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets Australian novelist
Peter Carey who won the Booker Prize with Oscar and Lucinda, and whose latest book revisits the Ned Ke I myth. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Peter Carey

: The Mind Teacher

By Alex Ferguson. 4: Annie meets a group of school phobics.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am Further cast details across the week


Unknown: Alex Ferguson.
Ms Thomas: Helen Ayres
Kate: Laurajane Gray

: Gold Domes, Black Earth

Ruling Russia. Tim Whewell travels to Vladivostok in the Russian far east to find out how the country's rulers keep their empire together, producer Teresa Cherfas


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Teresa Cherfas

: Analysis

What Austerity Does for You. In an age of unprecedented plenty, most of us can consume more food. resources and luxury goods than ever before. But is all this indulgence a bad thing? Frances Cairncross asks whether we would benefit from a bit more austerity, and looks at why we are so reluctant to have restraint imposed on us. Producer Nick Booth. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Producer: Nick Booth.

: Costing the Earth

Exploring issues which affect all our lives.
Building A Better Sandbag. Storm-lashed Britain is bracing itself for increasingly frequent and severe flooding. Alex Kirby looks at a range of measures, from redesigning rivers to building flood-proof homes, which could lessen its impact. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Brian King

: Melyvn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: 2001 - a Space Odyssey

By Arthur C Clarke , read by William Roberts. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Arthur C Clarke
Read By: William Roberts.

: Balti Kings

A series by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan. 2: Mel puts the pressure on Shahab. and temperatures rise in the kitchen as Nadim's illicit love affairwith the Bosnian cleanerjeopardises hisforthcomingarranged marriage.
Director Kristine Landon-Smith


Unknown: Sudha Bhuchar
Unknown: Shaheen Khan.
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Shahab: Anil Desai
Shakeel: Ameet Chana
Billa: Krlss Dosanjh
Yacoub: Shiv Grewal
Khalida: Adlyn Ross
Nadim: Shammi Aulakh
Mariam: All Staden
Isaac: Mirko Sekulic

: News

: The Late Book: Barry Cryer - You Won't Believe This but....

Written and read by Barry Cryer. Part 4.
For details see Monday (R)


Read By: Barry Cryer.

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.

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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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