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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: 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 Anne Atkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: 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.
Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Dark Star Safari

By Paul Theroux. Part 4. For details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Paul Theroux.

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Tell Out, My Soul (Woodlands). Matthew 28, w16–20. My Jesus, My Saviour (Zscech). Go and Share (Walker). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Inner Voices Part 4 of this week's drama.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

Thailand. Long-distance lorry drivers take it to stay awake. Clubbers take it as a cheap replacement for the dance drug ecstasy. Farmers have even used it to pay seasonal workers. But the Thais are paying a terrible price for their growing addiction to methamphetamine, a synthetic form of speed known locally as yaa baa or "crazy medicine In just five years Thailand has acquired nearly a million addicts. Olenka Frenkiel joins the patrols which are trying to stop the drug traffickers from crossing the border from Burma. She visits army boot camps for convicted addicts and discovers that hundreds of Buddhist monks have been enlisted to fight this growing menace. Editor Maria Balinska
Rptd Monday 8.30pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: The French Ball

[American public radio reporter Judith Kampfner 's tape recorder is rolling in the New York Public Library as translator Peter Constantine , looking for forgotten works by Russian writers, stumbles upon a lost, early short story by Anton Chekhov. It proves to be a fantastic piece. This programme combines documentary about the discovery and Chekhov's literary style with the firstfull reading of the short story on radio, by Rupert Graves.
Producers Nigel Acheson and Judith Kampfner


Reporter: Judith Kampfner
Unknown: Peter Constantine
Story By: Anton Chekhov.
Unknown: Rupert Graves.
Producers: Nigel Acheson
Producers: Judith Kampfner

: 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

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel

By Maeve Binchy, Clare Boylan, Emma Donnohue, Anne Haverty, Eilis Ni Dhuibhne, Deirdre Purcell and Kate O'Riordan. Dramatised by Dermot Bolger.

An imaginative Irish comedy divulging the hidden secrets of each of the guests staying at Finbar's Hotel - the hotel where just about anything can happen!


Author: Maeve Binchy
Author: Clare Boylan
Author: Emma Donnohue
Author: Anne Haverty
Author: Eilis Ni Dhuibhne
Author: Deirdre Purcell
Author: Kate O'Riordan
Dramatised by: Dermot Bolger
Director: Gemma McMullan
Emily: Sorcha Cusack
Terry: Dermot Crowley
Breda: Marie Jones
Sarah: Pauline McLynn
Carmel: Ger Ryan
Padraic: Liam Cunningham
Marie: Eleanor Methven
Ronnie: Angeline Ball
Neil: Luke Griffin
Deirdre: Julia Dearden
Detective: Joe Savino
Porter: John Hewitt
Receptionist: Nicola Duffy
Garda: Stephen Dean

: Taking Issue

A columnist advances a controversial view on a topical subject, then listeners can take issue by telephone. Presented by David Jesse !. Phone: [number removed] Lines Open from 1.30pm. Producer Nick Utechin


Presented By: David Jesse
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Radio 4 Appeal

John Humphrys appeals on behalf of Action on Elder Abuse.
DONATIONS: Action on Elder Abuse, [address removed] Credit-card donations: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Some Type

of Women
By Pearse Elliott. A petty thief persuades his hapless gang to rob a bank in order to fund his girlfriend's breast enlargement. However things don't go exactly to plan. Read by Kerry Shale . Producer Susan Carson


Unknown: Pearse Elliott.
Read By: Kerry Shale
Producer: Susan Carson

: Public Records, Private Lives

4: Linda Pressly talks to users of the Public Record Office and the Family Records Centre about the stories that have emerged from delving into history. For details see Monday


Talks: Linda Pressly

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Scientists are increasingly trying to find ways of developing recyclable materials which can replace less environmentally friendly ones. Quentin Cooper talks to the researchers who are turning traditional material technology on its head.
Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Sarah Empey

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Think the Unthinkable

More management consultant comedy from the Sony Award-winning sitcom. Join the team as they transform companies in ways they barely understand. With Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy , Catherine Shepherd and David Mitchell. Written by James Cary. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Catherine Shepherd
Unknown: David Mitchell.
Written By: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Roy takes charge. Rptd tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson reviews the latest West End vehicle for an American screen star as Gillian Anderson takes the lead in What the Night Is for. Producer Helen Thomas


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Gillian Anderson
Producer: Helen Thomas

: Inner Voices

4: And Cut. Written and performed by Angie Le Mar. A seldom employed actress faces up to her career in the dressing room of a television studio. For details see Monday Repeatedfrom 10.45am


Unknown: Angie Le Mar.

: Tiger Tales

In the final programme in the series about modern Asian history, Christopher Gunness investigates one of the region's most sensitive subjects: the Royal Family of Thailand. He mixes in royal circles exploring the unique role modern Thai monarchs have played in Thailand's past and present. Producer John Murphy


Unknown: Christopher Gunness
Producer: John Murphy

: Analysis

The UndeadlySin. Recent corporate scandals have been fuelling more public alarm than ever about business ethics. But does greed as an economic motivating force deserve to be universally condemned, and where should we draw the line?
Diane Coyle asks whetherwe could manage without some forms of avarice in a truly enterprising and risk-taking society. Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Sun at9.30pm


Unknown: Diane Coyle
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts discovers how researchers are reprogramming bacteria cells to become minute biological robots. A host of possible functions could be performed by these cells, given the right raw materials -from building human organs to operating a space station on Mars.
Producer Beth Eastwood EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Number Ten

9: With a loaded gun pointed at his head, the Prime Ministerfinds that he can, after all, solve the country's problems. The reader is Alex Jennings. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alex Jennings.

: The Sofa of Time

The fantasy sitcom set in the world of Gravy.
Here Comes Bod. The greatest story evertold ever reaches its denouement. Will Milford and Parker overcome Raamen Bod and find the Sofa of Time? Will Marmite avenge the death of his uncle Mortensen? Will Milford find his long-lost love and will the boys ever get back to Crouch End? All this plus the biggest surprise ending since Duty Free. Starring Nick Frost, Matt King, Mark Heap, Peter Serafinowicz, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Joseph Marcell, Kevin Eldon, Daisy Jones and Janet Anderson.
Producer Mario Stylianides


Writer: Nick Frost
Writer: Matt King
Producer: Mario Stylianides
Parker: Nick Frost
Milford: Matt King
Marmite the Dwarf: Mark Heap
Raamen Bod: Peter Serafinowicz

: News

: Book of the Week: Dark Star Safari

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

: Test Match Special

Australia v England for the Ashes
Commentary on the first day's play in the Third Test at Perth, by Jonathan Agnew , Tim Lane and Jim Maxwell , with expert comments from Bob Massie ,
Terry Alderman and Peter Roebuck. Producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Tim Lane
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Bob Massie
Unknown: Terry Alderman
Unknown: Peter Roebuck.
Producer: Peter Baxter

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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