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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
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Taking a Stand

Fergal Keane talks to individuals who have, through conviction or circumstance, taken a stand against something significant. He examines their motives and looks at the results of their decisions.
(Repeated at 9.30pm)


Presenter: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: The Secrets of Maps: Mercator's Map of Britain

Simon Calder begins a new four-part investigation of maps and their makers, uncovering maps' secrets, propaganda and influence.

In 1564 Gerardus Mercator engraved a truly modern map of the British Isles but denied being its original creator. Calder searches for the identity of the real cartographer and discovers a tale of treason and political espionage.
E-Mail: [email address removed]
Webwatch: page 39


Presenter: Simon Calder
Producer: Pam Rutherford

: Book of the Week: Kitchen Confidential

Chef Anthony Bourdain reads from his memoir of New York restaurant life.
2: From Our Kitchen to Your Table Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Anthony Bourdain

: Daily Service

With the Rev Roy Jenkins. From Hawarden Library in north Wales, as part of Radio 4's Victoria Season. Romans 12, w3-13; Angel Voices ever Singing; 0 Lead My Blindness; Beati Quorum
(Stanford); Lord from Whom all Blessings Row.
With the Sirenian Singers.
Director of music Jean Stanley-Jones .


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Unknown: Victoria Season
Music: Jean Stanley-Jones

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Young
Victoria by Juliet Ace. Part 7. Dramarepeatedat7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Nature: Wildlife Ranger

Mark Carwardine travels to the wilds of South
Africa to learn how to be a game warden. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: The Iron Road: Social

Alexei Sayle looks at the social influence of the train through film, literature and music, this week with the help of Pete Seeger, Charles Dickens and some fried green tomatoes.


Presenter: Alexei Sayle
Producer: Jayne Gibson

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Dancing Shadows

Today's films are filled with more sound and fury than ever before but how and why do films sound the way they do? Christopher Cook examines the creative marriage with sound in motion pictures, starting with the Oscar-winning godfather of sound design, Walter Murch.
The Conversation. Murch's talents and ears have shaped the soundscapes of American Graffiti,
The Godfather, The Conversation and Apocalypse Now, and redefined the role offilm sound. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Design: Walter Murch.
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mablethorpe

By Lucy Catherine.

Alison is young and has her future ahead of her. Mrs Gawkrodger is too old to even plant her window box. So why is it that Alison wants to discover a past and Mrs Gawkrodger thinks only of the future? These two unlikely neighbours are drawn together by an old photograph with the caption "Mablethorpe 1952".


Writer: Lucy Catherine
Alison: Lia Williams
Mrs Gawkrodger: Anna Wing
Director: Tracey Neale

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Wendy Austin for an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues. Producer Chris Burns. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Producer: Chris Burns.

: Dot Dot Dot

2: Breadcrumbs by Kelly Beuth , read by Annette Crosbie. Atale of dark secrets and disappearances. Producer Sue Broom. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kelly Beuth
Read By: Annette Crosbie.

: The Year 1901

2: Town, Country and Surburbia. Shopping is the developing national sport, rail commuters ftood into the cities from the new suburbs and the countryside sees its first incomers. For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the world of business, money and technology. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: The Learning Curve

LibbyPurves presents the intelligent guide to the wide world of learning. Producer Dorothy Stiven
ACTION LINE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Producer: Dorothy Stiven

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Absolute Power

Stephen Fry and John Bird return as masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in a new six-part series of Mark Tavener ' s comedy. 1: It seems that the country is bored with New Labour, so Charles takes the commission to revive interest in the party. Martin, however, has his own boredom problem and is missing the days when Prentiss McCabe was a struggling pair of twisted charlatans. With Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner , Beth Chalmers , Sue Elliott-Nicholls , Terence Edmond and Kenny Blyth. Executive Producer Paul Schlesinger Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe
Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Prentiss McCabe
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Sue Elliott-Nicholls
Unknown: Terence Edmond
Unknown: Kenny Blyth.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: The Archers

Lucas needs a quick answer.

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports from Tate Modern on its first major new exhibition, Century City, which focuses on art from nine cities around the world at key points during the last 100 years. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Young Victoria

By Juliet Ace, based on the diaries and letters of Queen Victoria. 7: The Family For details see yesterday

: File on 4

Julian O'Halloran with major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad.
Producer Andy Denwood


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Andy Denwood

: In Touch

Peter White with news, issues and information of interest to blind and partially sighted people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel
PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

This week Dr Graham Easton examines one of our most precious and vital organs -the heart. He looks at the best way to monitor the health of the heart and discovers the latest recommendations for keeping it beating strongly. Producer Alison Ayres
ACTION LINE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Alison Ayres

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Peppered Moth

By Margaret Drabble , read by Tessa Peake-Jones . Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Read By: Tessa Peake-Jones

: Revolting People

Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses 's comedy series set in Baltimore just before the American Revolution. 4: Tons of Storm Clouds. Revolutionary orator
Nathaniel Hopkins arrives and wins Mary's fervent support. But it isn'tjust her support he is after.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer (R)


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jay Tarses
Unknown: Nathaniel Hopkins
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel: Jay Tarses
McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Mary: Sophie Thompson
Brimshaw: 'James Fleet
Ezekiel: Hugh Dennis
Cora: Felicity Montagu
Joshua: Tony Maudsley
Mrs Arbuthnot: Susie Blake
Nathaniel: Michael Fenton Stevens

: News

: The Late Book: The Real James Herriot

By Jim Wight , read in five parts by David Holt.
2: Siegfried, Tristan and Helen For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Jim Wight
Unknown: David Holt.

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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