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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Gethin Abraham Williams.


Unknown: Gethin Abraham Williams.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: 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 With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
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: The Map That Changed theWorld

Simon Winchester 's story of William Smith and his crusade to be the first person to map the underside of the Earth. Part4. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Simon Winchester
Unknown: William Smith

: Daily Service

With the Rev Ernest Rea. James 2, wl-9. With the choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne. Director of music Michael Leighton Jones.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.
Music: Michael Leighton Jones.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: Adam Bedeby George Eliot. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Adam Bedeby
Unknown: George Eliot.

: Crossing Continents

Ireland is dealing with a new and startling phenomenon - immigration. The country now has proportionately more asylum seekers than Britain. Many come in the last stages of pregnancy, hoping to have their babies in Ireland so that the children become Irish citizens. George Arney asks whether Ireland is readyto become a multicultural society and hears from the refugees who have faced racial violence in the Emerald Isle.
Producer Hugh Levinson. Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: George Arney
Producer: Hugh Levinson.

: Celluloid Scientists

A three-part history of scientists on film, presented by Mark Kermode. 1: The Mad Scientist. This film incarnation of the scientist predates Frankenstein, and to this day, can reflect popular paranoia about science and its potential to change the world for the worse. Producer LynseyMoyes


Presented By: Mark Kermode.

: 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 Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday7pm

: Afternoon Play: Looks Like Rain Again

The second oftwo linked plays by Jimmie Chinn. Following their mother's funeral Joyce and Stan have been at her house uncovering old resentments. They are shattered when their long-lost brother Charlie suddenly arrives.
Director Martin Jenkins. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jimmie Chinn.
Director: Martin Jenkins.
Joyce: Dora Bryan
Stan: Bernard Cribbins
Charlie: Roy Barraclough

: Questions, Questions

The series which helps to answerthose troubling questions that you were too scared to ask. Why do cricket balls swing? And why are the clubs on playing cards shaped like clovers? Presented by Bob Holness.
Producer David Prest. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Bob Holness.
Producer: David Prest.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Pat Cash speaks on behalf of a charity dedicated to alleviating the suffering ofthe poorest ofthe poor in the developing world.
DONATIONS: GOAL UK.[address removed]CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Just William

Martin Jarvis celebrates the 80th anniversary of the first appearance of Richmal Crompton 's immortal 11-year-old. 4: The Haunted House
Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton

: Passion Flowers

A visit to the Royal Horticultural Society's trial site to meet the woman who inspects every new iris to check if it's good enough for our gardens. Fordetails see Monday

: Open Book

Barbara Kingsolvertalks about her latest novel,
Prodigal Summer, set in the Appalachian mountains over a humid summer. With Charlie Lee Potter.
Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Barbara Kingsolvertalks
Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter.

: The Material World

As England and Australia battle it out forthe Ashes, bowlers on both sides will be using spin, swing and pace to gain the advantage. Quentin Cooperdiscovers howthe rules of physics complement the rules of cricket when he talks to Dr Robbie Mehta , an aerodynamics expert from Nasa. And England's fitness trainer Nigel Stockill explains the importance of bowling technique to the delivery of that perfect ball. Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooperdiscovers
Unknown: Dr Robbie Mehta
Unknown: Nigel Stockill
Producer: Fiona Roberts.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: A Brief History of Timewasting

A six-part comedy series by Linda Smith set in her East End home. With day trips to Argos and regular jaunts chauffered by Wara the philosophical cabby, it's a wonder she finds time to tune in to Thought for the Day.
With Femi Elufowoju Jr, Jeremy Hardy, Martin Hyder, Margaret John, Chris Neill, Colin Sell, and special appearances from Rabbi Lionel Blue and Jenni Murray. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Femi Elufowoju Jr
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Margaret John
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Colin Sell
Unknown: Lionel Blue
Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Archers

Elizabeth drives a wedge between the staff. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Presented by John Wilson. Producer EnnRiiey


Presented By: John Wilson.

: Adam Bede

George Eliot 's haunting story of love betrayed and rewarded. 9: Hetty is in prison, about to stand trial for a crime she says she did not commit. Cast details across the week. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot

: Through the Courts

Clive Anderson presents a series exploring history through court cases. Marriage, Divorce and Adultery Oliver Wallet was found guilty of fornication with Agnes Hayward in 1574, and sentenced to stand in the church porch holding a paper above his head proclaiming his guilt. In the 18th century serial bigamist Constantia Phillips habitually avoided the creditors on her trail by remarrying, so her debt became her husband's legal responsibility. During the 200 years in between, how did the laws on marriage, divorce and adultery change to mirrorthe attitudes of the moment? Producer John Byrne. Repeated Saturday 3.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Oliver Wallet
Unknown: Agnes Hayward
Producer: John Byrne.

: Analysis

Right, Left or Centre? Britain's Conservative party is trying to regroup aftertwo disastrous election defeats. But can the Tories reinvent themselves for the 21st century? Can Conservative philosophy adapt to liberal social values and a multicultural society? John Kampfner investigates. Producer Ingrid Hassler. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: John Kampfner
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: Leading Edge

The latest news from the world of science. This week an investigation ofthe health benefits of traditional Asian diets. Molly Bentley attends the China
International Conference on Traditional Eating Patterns in Beijing which explores the health benefits of traditional Chinese and Asian food, and the effect an increasingly western diet is having on the health of this region. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Molly Bentley
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Back When We Were Grownups

Liza Ross reads from Anne Tyler 's latest novel. 9: Rebecca has a chance to start over. For details see Monday


Unknown: Liza Ross
Unknown: Anne Tyler

: Silver Jubilee: the Legacy of Punk

Aftershock. In this concluding programme Robert Sandall hears how ratherthan being a brief but brilliant flash in the pan, the aftershocks of punk are still being felt in the arts and the media. With Sir Bob Geldof , Jamie Reid and Joe Strummer. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Sir Bob Geldof
Unknown: Jamie Reid
Unknown: Joe Strummer.
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: News

: Book of the Week: The Map That Changed the World

Simon Winchester 's story of William Smith , read by Philip Franks. Rptd from 9.45am. For details see Monday9.45am


Unknown: Simon Winchester
Unknown: William Smith
Read By: Philip Franks.

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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