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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Antonia Swinson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Antonia Swinson.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests explore the history of ideas as they discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced our age. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: The Road to Nab End

The fourth extract from William Woodruff s account of his childhood, read by David Ross. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: William Woodruff
Read By: David Ross.

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Teach Me Thy
Way, 0 Lord (The Path Devine). 2 Timothy 3,
W16-17; 4. wl-5. Send Me Out from Here Lord
(arr. Wilson). We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
Drama: Les Misérables. ByVictorHugo. Part 14. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents take a revealing, colourful and often witty look behind the world's s headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

Dr Zaki Badawi, Principal of the Muslim College in London, chooses his favourite poetry and prose, including Socrates and Voltaire, and Imtiaz Dharker's Speak for the Devil
(Repeated Sunday 12.15am)


Presenter: Dr Zaki Badawi
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: 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

Extended repeat from Saturday6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Clearing the Rubble

By Mahesh Dattani. On 26 January 2001, a massive earthquake devastated the western Indian state of Gujrat. Mahesh Dattani's play follows the story of an English journalist who was near Bhuj at the time and who goes back a year later to see if he can trace a boy he met when he was clearing the rubble.
Sound effects collected by Richard Coope Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Mahesh Dattani.
Unknown: Richard Coope
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Toby: Robert Glenister
Fatima: Nina Wadla
Salim: Adam Dean

: Taking Issue

Each week a columnist advances a controversial view on a topical subject, then listeners are given the opportunity to take issue bytelephone. With David Jessel.
Producer Nick Utechin. Phone in your comments, opinions and arguments: [number removed]


Unknown: David Jessel.
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Gervase Phinn makes an appeal on behalf ora national lending library oftext/braille books which can be shared by visually impaired children and their families.
Producer Laurence Grissell.
DONATIONS: Clearvision Project. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Gervase Phinn
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: A Collection of Bones

Five quietly unsettling short stories by Eispeth Davie. Read by Crawford Logan.
4. A Collection of Bones. Jenkinson's friends are bemused by his obsession. What's the point of a wishbone collection if you don't make any wishes? Producer David Jackson Young


Stories By: Eispeth Davie.
Read By: Crawford Logan.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Let There Be Light!: 4

In his series about the history of glass in architecture, Maxwell Hutchinson looks at how glass was used in buildings of the Victorian era. He meets a man who has collected 15,000 historic windows and examines the career of Joseph Paxton, architect of the greatest glass house of them all - the Crystal Palace.


Presenter: Maxwell Hutchinson
Producer: Elena Curti

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

Science series.Quentin Cooper and his expert guests discuss the latest developments in the world of science and technology. This week they look at the future of roads.
Producer Andrew Luck Baker. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Andrew Luck Baker.

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: 4 at the Store

Another night out at London's unofficial national theatre of comedy, the Comedy Store, hosted by Simon Bligh and featuring Simon Evans , Pierre Hollins and Andrew Maxwell. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Simon Bligh
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Pierre Hollins
Unknown: Andrew Maxwell.
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

Kathy is a fish out Of water. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson introduces the arts magazine programme featuring news and opinion, reviews and interviews. Producer Robyn Read


Introduces: Mark Lawson

: Les Misérables

By Victor Hugo. Dramatised by Sebastian Baczkiewicz. 14: Eponine has found out where Cosette lives-will she tell Marius?
With Christopher Godwin , Ewan Bailey and Sean Baker
Music by Dominic Fitzgerald. Director Jeremy Mortimer. Rpt of 10.45am BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Les Misérables is available on audio cassette from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Victor Hugo.
Dramatised By: Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Sean Baker
Music By: Dominic Fitzgerald.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer.
Victor Hugo: Joss Ackland
Jean: Roger Allam
Cosette: Lucy Whybrow
Marius: Jonathan Forbes
Javert: David Schofield
Combeferre: Carl Prekopp
Toussaint: Annette Badland
Thenardier: Henry Goodman
Mme Thenardier: Jane Whittenshaw
Eponine: Patsy Palmer
Maboeuf: Timothy Bateson
Azelma: Helen Longworth
Gavroche: Leagh Conwell

: Mrs Milosevic

The wife of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic has been variously described as "Lady Macbeth", the "Red Witch of Belgrade" and a praying mantis. She was so devoted to her husband that she slashed away all obstacles in his path, but then went on to destroy him too. Meriel Beattie investigates how much influence Mira Markovic really had over her husband; whether she really was a "femmefatale" or ultimately the victim of a deeply sexist society.
Producer Emma Rippon . Editor Maria Balinska


Unknown: Slobodan Milosevic
Unknown: Meriel Beattie
Unknown: Mira Markovic
Producer: Emma Rippon
Editor: Maria Balinska

: In Business

Up in the Air. With the airline business in turmoil, the "big two" plane makers are radically split about the future. Boeingthinks the industry wants faster planes; Airbus thinks they need to be bigger. Peter Day asks who's right.
Producer Neil Koenig. Repeated Sunday9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig.

: Costing the Earth

On the Scrapheap. Twenty-four million fridges, freezers, videos, mobile phones and other pieces of household equipment are thrown out each year. New laws will ensure that a greater proportion of this waste is recycled and re-used in the future. But with industry disquiet about who should fund these changes, and green design being low on the list of priorities in the UK, will these laws really make any difference? Presented by Alex Kirby. Producer Karen Gregor.


Presented By: Alex Kirby.
Producer: Karen Gregor.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Another chance to hear Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced our age. Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Book at Bedtime: Excellent Women

By Barbara Pym. Abridged and produced in ten parts by Chris Wallis. Deborah Findlay reads the hilarious novel about life in postwar London. 9: Rocky rolls in, and out.


Unknown: Barbara Pym.
Unknown: Chris Wallis.
Unknown: Deborah Findlay

: Losers

Another episode in Niall Ashdown and Luke Sorba 's strictly non-autobiographical sitcom about the human condition, sex and food. Producer Martin Dempsey


Unknown: Niall Ashdown
Unknown: Luke Sorba
Producer: Martin Dempsey

: News

: Book of the Week: The Road to Nab End

Another chance to hear the fourth extract from
William Woodruff 's account of his childhood, read by David ROSS. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: William Woodruff
Read By: David Ross.

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.

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