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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Jonathan Romain.


Unknown: Jonathan Romain.

: FarmingToday

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Allan Little and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Melvyn 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: River Town

4: The young Americans are invited to a drinking banquet-the equivalent of a boys' night out - by theirChinese colleagues. But the evening, which appears to be a social gathering, has an ulterior purpose. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (Ratisbon); Psalm 139, wl-12; The King of Love (Bairstow); Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Lobe Den Herren). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: Frederick and Augusta by Lizzie Slater. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lizzie Slater.

: From Our Own Correspondent

An in-depth, colourful and often witty look behind the headlines, presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.

: No One Left and No One Came

In Edward Thomas 's poem Adlestrop, a train stops, there is a hiss of steam, someone clears his throat and a blackbird sings. That's it. Yet this 16-line poem is one of the best-loved in the English language, inspiring articles, pilgrimages to the Cotswolds village and many other poems.
Anne Harvey explores the fascination of a short poem in which nothing happens but which deals with large themes, including memory, time, naming, sound and fear. Producer Julian May
Edward Thomas 's Adlestrop: page 19


Unknown: Edward Thomas
Unknown: Anne Harvey
Producer: Julian May
Producer: Edward Thomas

: 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

Repeated from Saturday6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: State of the Art

A surreally comic first radio play from award-winning author AN Smith, in which a man visits an art gallery and hires an electronic guide to the exhibits. Soon he is being given information about a lot more than just the paintings.
Director David Jackson Young


Director: David Jackson Young
Man: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Guide voice: Vivienne Dixon
Ticket lady/rich lady: Monica Gibb
Attendant: Emma Currie
Student: Lucy Paterson
Arty man: Robin Thomson
Elderly man: James Bryce
Liz: Gayanne Potter

: Taking Issue: [number removed]

A chance for listeners to take issue on a controversial subject by telephone with the columnist of the week. Presented by David Jessel. Producers Nick Baker and Nick Utechin


Presented By: David Jessel.
Producers: Nick Baker
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Radio 4 Appeal

Imogen Stubbs speaks on behalf of a charity which supports people who sufferfrom anxiety illnesses. DONATIONS: No Panic. [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Rptd from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Imogen Stubbs

: In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd

Story of a Parrot. Mia Soteriou reads another short story from Ana Menendez 's new collection. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ana Menendez

: Lend Me Your Ears

The Acoustic World of the Romans. Fiona Shaw takes a tour round a villa in Pompeii and eavesdrops on a Roman dinner party. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Fiona Shaw

: Law in Action

The programme that tackles big legal issues and everyday ones, without long words, small print or expensive fees. Presented by Marcel Berlins. Producer Charles Sigler. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Presented By: Marcel Berlins.
Producer: Charles Sigler.

: The Material World

What part has sexual choice played in the evolution of our brains? Quentin Cooper talks to evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller who argues that the human mind, like the peacock's tail, has evolved primarily for courtship and mating. An ability to tell jokes might not help us avoid a predator, but it makes us a more attractive mate. Zoologist Joah Madden has been studying the brains of bower birds, and believes he has found evidence to support Dr Miller's theories.
Producer Ros Smith. E-mail: [removed]


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Speaker: Geoffrey Miller
Speaker: Joah Madden
Producer: Ros Smith.

: PM

With Jackie Long and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Jackie Long
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Motion Show

The comedy debating series in which speakers compete to prove they are the champion persuader. Hosted by Graeme Garden , with Gyles Brandreth , Scott Capurro and Arthur Smith. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Scott Capurro
Unknown: Arthur Smith.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Scott and Lilian make a splash. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts reviews, news and interviews, and the verdict on the Royal Academy's Ingres to Matisse exhibition, and Philip Roth 's new novel, The DyingAnimal. Presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Philip Roth
Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Frederick and Augusta

Lizzie Slater 's drama about the founders of the gardens at Kew. 4: Prince Frederick, inspired by the spirit and courage of Flora MacDonald, battles on to create his own life at Kew, away from the clutches of the royal family.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lizzie Slater

: Through the Courts

Clive Anderson begins a three-part series exploring history through court cases. Witchcraft. In 1589 Joan Prentice confessed that she was visited by the devil, who took the shape of a ferret, and carried out her orders in return for her soul. Three and a half centuries later in wartime Britain, Helen Duncan was tried under the Witchcraft Act of 1735 and sent to prison. What can witch trials tell us about our past and will the court records provide a brief glimpse into the lives of both accuser and accused?
Producer John Byrne. Repeated Saturday 3.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Joan Prentice
Unknown: Helen Duncan
Producer: John Byrne

: In Business

It's a Giveaway. First of all, business people get rich; then they start thinking about howto give their money away. Peter Day investigates the rules of the new philanthropy.
Producer Sandra Kanthal. Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Sandra Kanthal.
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Leading Edge

The latest news from the world of science. A new technique is being used to treat conditions such as drug addiction and epilepsy. It is even helping to improve musicians' performance. Neurofeedback trains patients to control their own brain activity, and although controversial, the most recent research suggests there may be something in it. Can we really learn to alter the state of our minds to ease pain, prevent an epileptic fit or play the violin better? Geoff Watts investigates.
Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Thin Ice

Compton Mackenzie 's story of George Gaymer 's lifelong friendship with the brilliant and ambitious Henry Fortescue MP. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Unknown: George Gaymer

: Silver Jubilee: the Legacy of Punk

Punky Reggae Party. This week a look at how punk forged links between black and white youth and fed into the battle with the far right. Contributors include Jake Burns , Stuart Maconie , Jimmy Pursey and Joe Strummer. Presented by Robert Sandall. Producer Alison Vemon-Smith


Unknown: Jake Burns
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Jimmy Pursey
Unknown: Joe Strummer.
Presented By: Robert Sandall.
Producer: Alison Vemon-Smith

: News

: Book of the Week: River Town

Peter Hessler 's humorous account of an American teacher's experiences of life in China.
Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday 9.45am


Unknown: Peter Hessler

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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.

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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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