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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ron Ferguson.


Unknown: Ron Ferguson.

: FarmingToday

Presented by Miriam 0 Reiiiy.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and James Naughtie.
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7 48 Thought for the Day
With Cristina Odone.
8.32 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: 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


Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

Presented by Peter Whittaker. All ThatThnHs My
Soul Is Jesus (Swinford). Ephesians 1, w™
Blessed Assurance. The Gospel Bells Are Ringing
(Swinford). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: Don Let's Go to the DogsTonight

By Alexandra Fuller. Abridged in five parts by Penny Leicester. Part 4: School and Independence For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alexandra Fuller.
Unknown: Penny Leicester.

: Woman's Hour

Manchester Jenni Murray hosts the programme from Manchester.
Drama: Such Sweet Possession. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Manchester Jenni Murray

: Crossing Continents

is a hotspot of biodiversity. But is that heritage threatened by the inadvertent planting of genetically modified maize? Nick Caistor reports on the surprise discovery of genetically modified maize 60 miles from the nearest known plantation. Plus a report on the town where women rule the roost and most gay men are transvestites, and an interview with a leading singer who celebrates her mixed American-Mexican background.
Producer Arlene Gregorius Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Nick Caistor
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: A Ripe Old Age

A new series on how the ageing process affects art and creativity. 1: Golden Chariots, Silver
Linings Paul Vaughan looks at the ways in which artists such as Anthony Caro , PD James ,
Charles Mackerras , George Melly , Peter Sallis and Mary Wesley use their art both to face up to death and to hold it at bay. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Anthony Caro
Unknown: Pd James
Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Mary Wesley
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

of the Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the British countryside.


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Coming of Age

A series of four plays about how teenagers cope with becoming adults.
1: Blackout. By Anji Loman Field. Emma is from an apparently nice, middle-class home - but she is keeping her parents' alcohol abuse to herself.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Anji Loman Field.
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Emma: Jemima Rooper
Elizabeth: Eleanor David
Andrew Danny Webb: Aaron Joeswasn
Robbie: Gregg Chillin
Invigilator: Hannah Dee

: Check Up

Is it safe to take a herbal remedy at the same time as blood pressure pills? Should you keep taking your usual tablets when you start a different drug?
Barbara Myers and herguest Professor Patrick Valance discuss drug interaction
Producer Paula McGrath E-MAIL: checkup@bbc.co.uk or phone in your questions: [number removed]


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Professor Patrick Valance
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Radio 4 Appeal

Norman Pace appeals for a charity that works to banish meningitis and septicaemia research
Producer Laurence Grissell.
DONATIONS: Meningitis Research Foundation, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Rpt of Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Norman Pace
Producer: Laurence Grissell.

: Tales from the Home Front

Rve specially commissioned stories explore the soft underbelly of domestic life. Listen in on kitchen-sink dramas, plumb the emotional depths of bathrooms and eavesdrop on pillow talk.
4: Rosemary's Gift. By Russell Celyn Jones. Even if you get what you want, you can't always get what you need. Read by John Strickland.


Unknown: Russell Celyn Jones.
Read By: John Strickland.

: Five Numbers

4: Numberi. The mysterious, imaginary "numberi", is known to many as the square root of minus one. Simon Singh asks how one is to picture such a numberwhen it doesn't exist in reality but is the only number needed to solve every equation known to man.


Unknown: Simon Singh

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

To mark Brain Awareness Week, Quentin Cooper and guests discuss the latest research into the diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders, and repairing the nervous system after injury. There'll also be a look at some of the events going on during National Science Week.
Producer Ros Smith E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Ros Smith

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: In Conversation with

Victoria Wood. The second of Paul Jackson s series of interviews with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. This week features one of Britain's best-loved and rarely interviewed comedians. Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Victoria Wood.
Unknown: Paul Jackson
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: The Archers

Ed can't escape the past. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Barry Farrimond 's kind of day: page 146


Unknown: Barry Farrimond

: Front Row

The arts show with interviews, news and reviews. Presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: Such Sweet Possession

By Mary Cooper. 9: Following her uncle's death, Anne inherits the Shibden Hall estate. But when Mariana leaves Charles and turns up on her doorstep, she is forced to decide whether to take her "wife" her
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Cooper.
Unknown: Shibden Hall
Anne: Deborah McAndrew
Mariana: Kaye Wragg
Charles: Russell Dixon
Isabella: Helen Schlesinger

: Macarthur's Baby

Ian Buruma explores the 20th century's most audacious experiment in nation-building: the postwar occupation of Japan. I n a mere seven years, General Douglas MacArthur attempted to transform every aspect of Japanese life, turning a military state into a Western-style democracy. Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Ian Buruma
Unknown: General Douglas MacArthur
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: In Business

Twin Set. Double the trouble or two forthe price of one? Peter Day finds out what happens when twins go into business together.
Producer Sandra Kanthal Editor Stephen Chilcott


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Sandra Kanthal
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Leading Edge

Just how much do our genes contribute to our health and wellbeing? What should be done with the knowledge gained through the Human
Genome Project? Should we be tinkering with our genetic make up to prevent or treat disease? From the Science Museum in London, Geoff Watts chairs an informal debate in which geneticists, ethicists and listeners discuss the impact of the latest research. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Martin Redfern

: 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 OUrage. Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England - the First Test at
The third day's play. For details see Tuesday 9.30pm

: Book at Bedtime: Body on the Beach

By Simon Brett. 4: Carole is left with the feeling she has a lotto learn about being a detective. Read byJoannaTope. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Brett.

: The Way It Is

A satirical look at the week's news and media events. Starring Simon Evans , Dave Lamb , Chris Pavlo and Laura Shavin. Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Laura Shavin.
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: News

: Book of the Week: Don't Let's Go to

the Dogs Tonight Part4. Rptd from 9.45am

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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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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.

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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