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: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests debate and deliberate new agenda-setting ideas and the latest issues, with lively and topical conversation. Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Book of the Week: Kitchen Confidential

Chef Anthony Bourdain looks at the rough and tumble of New York restaurant life with five readings from his best-selling memoir. 1: Who Cooks? Abridged and produced by Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Anthony Bourdain
Produced By: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

With Captain Charles King from the Victorian Street at the Castle Museum, York, as part of Radio 4's Victoria Season. With the Chanticleer
Singers and York Salvation. Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (Battle Hymn); Matthew 25, w31-40; I Would Be True (Pilgrims); I'll Go in the Strength of the Lord. Director of music Jane Sturmheit. Bandmaster Neil Smith.


Unknown: Captain Charles King
Unknown: Victoria Season.
Music: Jane Sturmheit.
Unknown: Neil Smith.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Young Victoria by Juliet Ace. Part 6 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: The Real Captain Bligh

In the famous 1935 film of the Mutinyon the Bounty, Charles Laughton portrayed William Bligh as a tyrannical, duty-obsessed sadist. The image has stuck ever since. This dramatised reading of Bligh's diary picks up the story immediately after the mutiny, when Bligh and 18 of his crew were forced into an open launch, given five days' worth of food and water, and abandoned to their fate on the South Seas. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: William Bligh
Producer: Kate McAii

: Tales from Thackeray

A five-part series of short stories by Thackeray, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
4: The Ravenswing. Matilda Snodgrass 's debut into the world of opera takes London by storm.
Director Sally Avens


Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Unknown: Matilda Snodgrass
Director: Sally Avens
Fitzboodle: Gerard Murphy
Matilda: Clare Corbett
Mrs Binns: Carolyn Jones
: Beniamino Marcellomagni
Mr: Bludyer Jeremyswift
Sir George: David Timson
Sir George: David Timson
Mr Slang: Kenny Blythe

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Wildbrain

Lionel Kelleway is in the chairforthe final of the wildlife quiz which goes in search of Britain's most knowledgeable naturalist.
Producer Brett Westwood. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Brett Westwood.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Victorian Marriage Beds

Singleheartby Nicholas Mclnerny , with commentary by Professor John Tosh. The second of three drama documentaries about sexuality, featured in Radio 4's Victorian Season, traces the circumstances surrounding the engagement and marriage of the future Archbishop of Canterbury, Edward Benson , and his wife Mary. It explores the codes of sexual conduct between an older man and a younger woman more than 100 years ago.
Producers Rosie Boulton and Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Nicholas McLnerny
Commentary By: Professor John Tosh.
Unknown: Edward Benson
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Peter Leslie Wild
Edward Benson: Samuel West
Mary (aged 18): Amy Shindler
Mary (aged 12): Lexi Rose

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer calls on a personal finance issue. ProducerPaulO'Keeffe.LINESOPENfrom 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Dot Dot Dot

- The five winning stories from Radio 4's first online short story competition. 1: This Wild Life by Elizabeth Bennett , read by Josie Lawrence.
Passion in the shape of a white bull unexpectedly enters the life of Pasiphae when she is returning home from the supermarket. Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Elizabeth Bennett
Read By: Josie Lawrence.

: The Year 1901

Robert Lacey presents four programmes looking at the lives and preoccupations of Britain's
Edwardian ancestors. 1: Arms and the Empire One hundred years ago, the golden age of the British Empire was under threat and the arms race began. Producer Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Robert Lacey
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Turning World

Kevin Bocquet and guests take a global view of news, traditions and human stories from across the world. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet
Producer: Phil Pegum

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts the most devious of panel games. This week he is joined by Linda Smith , Tony Hawks, Clement Freud and Ross Noble at the Buxton Opera House.
Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Ross Noble
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

A setback for Hayley. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to playwright, novelist and diarist Simon Gray. Producer Kirsty Pope


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Simon Gray.
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Young Victoria: 6: The Newlyweds

By Juliet Ace. A ten-part drama based on the letters and diaries of the young Queen Victoria.

The honeymoon is over all too soon for Albert and Victoria, as pressing matters of state require her attention.
(Repeated from 10.45am)
Reader Offer: The BBC Radio Collection double audio cassette of Young Victoria is available for only (£9. 99 from RT Shop. To order, send a cheque, payable to RT Shop, to [address removed] or call [number removed].


Writer: Juliet Ace
Director: Cherry Cookson.
Victoria: Imogen Stubbs
Albert: Adrian Lukis
Lord Melbourne: Christopher Cazenove
Baroness Lehzen: Selina Cadell
Wag/Cubitt: Andrew Wincott
Peel: Terence Edmond
Bertie/Paxton: Thomas Arnold
Lord Aberdeen: John Rowe
Vicky/Helena: Clare Corbett

: The Darkness and the light

The second of two programmes exploring Victorian societythrough its literature.
Light. Having emerged from the grime of Dickensian London and the horrors of White Chapel, light-gas, electric, philanthropic and artistic - begins to stream through the window of the Victorian soul. Simon Callow , Geraldine James , Pamela Miles and Tim Pigott-Smith read from Florence Nightingale, Charles Darwin and Queen Victoria. ProducerPhiiipSeiiars


Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Geraldine James
Unknown: Pamela Miles
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Charles Darwin

: Violent Britain

Girl gangs, mugged pensioners, drunken youths - it seems there is no escape these days from headlines about horrific crimes in "yob Britain". At the same time, popular culture revels in ever more graphic portrayals of violence, yet grows increasingly indifferent to its consequences. In the first of two programmes, Wendy Robbins examines whether we are losing the fight against Violence and against its causes. Producer Simon Crow (R)


Unknown: Wendy Robbins
Producer: Simon Crow

: Nature: Wildlife Ranger

Mark Carwardine travels to the wilds of South Africa to learn how to be a game warden. He handles venomous snakes, gets bitten by an irate termite, skins an impala, spends a sleepless night in a dung hut, tracks animals by their footprints and learns how to identify savanna birds by their calls.

E-Mail: [email address removed]
Website: [web address removed]
(Repeated tomorrow 11am)


Presenter/Producer: Mark Carwardine.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Peppered Moth

Margaret Drabble 's engrossing new novel, based on the life of her own mother, is about a gifted, frustrated woman growing up in south Yorkshire. Read by Tessa Peake-Jones and abridged in ten parts by Malcolm and Elizabeth Bradbury. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Read By: Tessa Peake-Jones
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: The Real James Herriot

Jim Wight 's biography of his father Alf - aka vet and bestselling author James Herriot - is read in five parts by David Holt. 1: Glasgow


Unknown: Jim Wight
Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: David Holt.

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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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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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