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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Maggie Ayre


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: 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 modern times.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Sarah Peters

: Book of the Week: Power and Glory

Hannah Gordon continues to read the story by Adam Nicolson of the people and politics behind the King James Bible. Abridged in five parts by Peter Everett. 4: Passion and Puritans For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Story By: Adam Nicolson
Unknown: Peter Everett.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord (Trad, arr
Chilcott). Matthew 27, w33-44. 0 Mortal Man
(Trad, arr Scott). When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham). Di rector of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
Queen Lucia Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Queen Lucia Part

: Crossing Continents

Spain. More than 60 years afterthe event, mass graves from the Spanish Civil War are being excavated. Mariusa Reyes finds out why it's taken
Spain this long to start confronting an ugly side of its past. She also has a dip in the first Moorish bath house for 500 years, and she finds out why the Spanish smoke more than anyone else in the EU.
Producer Arlene Gregorius Editor Hugh Levinson Rptd Mon 8.30pm


Unknown: Mariusa Reyes

: The Musical Triumphs and Tribulationsof Oriana

Growing up in the court of Henry VIII , Elizabeth I acquired a love of music that would inspire herto create a musical establishment reflecting the splendour of her own international court.
Terry Edwards investigates the sacred and secular music surrounding Elizabeth in the light of the cultural, political and religious upheavals of her reign. Producer Deborah Preston


Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Terry Edwards
Producer: Deborah Preston

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite. Including an investigation into the growth of "blue-badge theft". Thieves steal the disabled parking passes and sell them on the black market to unauthorised drivers who then avoid parking and London's congestion charges. The report kicks off a series on the economics of parking, including a search for the most expensive car park in Britain. Producer Paraic O'Brien


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Producer: Paraic O'Brien

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores the former county of Westmorland in Cumbria.


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Dimming of the Day

By Jane Cassidy. A retired judge decides he has little time left for happiness, so when he falls in love with a retired teacher he leaves his wife of 50 years, much to the disapproval of his children. nirprtnrPam Rriphtnn (RI


Unknown: Jane Cassidy.
John: James Ellis
Marion: Laurie Morton
Dympna: Stella McCusker
Hugh: David Kelly
Joanne: Julia Dearden
Diarmuid: Tlm Loane
Mary: Laura Hughes

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the problem-solving show that helps provide some answers to those irritating questions from everyday life. Phone [number removed] or email questions.questions@bbc.co.uk. Producer Joanne Coombs


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Joanne Coombs

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of Sunday 7.55am

: Wives

4: The Wife and a Half. By Angela Huth. A woman's solid marriage is threatened when she falls passionately and hopelessly for her husband's colleague. Read by Susannah York. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Angela Huth.
Read By: Susannah York.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: Concrete Dreams

4: Reykjavik. David Aaronovitch visits the city in which evidence of local elf activity can make all the difference when buying a home. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to the writer Ruth L Ozeki , whose new novel is a family saga of love, betrayal and genetically modified crops. And three writers explain why the King James Bible inspires them. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Ruth L Ozeki

: The Material World

rThis week's programme is a special edition in which the listeners decide the topic of scientific enquiry. Quentin Cooper chooses some of the weirdest, most interesting and trickiest questions to put to a panel of experts in the studio.
Producer Fiona Roberts EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Right Time

The sketch show about life, written and performed by people who've lived it a bit. Starring Eleanor Bron , Clive Swift , Graeme Garden , Roger Blake , Neil Innes and Paula Wilcox. With music from Neil Innes and Ronnie and the Rex. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Paula Wilcox.
Unknown: Neil Innes
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Adam's on the case. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Queen Lucia

By EF Benson, adapted by Ned Sherrin. 4: Un Po di Musica. The arrival of prima donna Olga Bracely threatens Lucia's position forthe cultural throne of Riseholme. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Adapted By: Ned Sherrin.
Unknown: Donna Olga Bracely

: What if....

... George Washington Had Lost the American War of Independence? Professor Chris Andrew and guests come up with some surprising insights into what might have happened if the American Revolution had failed. Could a British victory have affected the events in France that led to the execution of Louis XVI? Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: George Washington
Unknown: Professor Chris Andrew
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Analysis

Great Expectations. The Government claims that record amounts of cash are already being pumped into schools and hospitals. But is the money doing any good? Julian Le Grand asks whether Labour's promise to improve public services is on track and whether we overestimate the power of politicians to deliver. Editor NicolaMeyrick Repeated on Sunday at9.30pm


Unknown: Julian Le Grand

: Costing the Earth

L Nature Fights Back. Was last year's Spanish oil spill really the disaster it seemed? How quickly can nature recover from humanity's stupidity?
Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts


Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Brave New World

Part 4. For details see Monday

: I Think I've Got a Problem

Comedy by Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero about a man who can't stop breaking into song, starring Suggs, Bob Monkhouse and Bill Nighy.
4: After falling over and knocking himself out, Tom - and the band in his head - awakes to find himself in a strange world where castrati singers are all the rage. Tom Suggs
Music by Andrew McGibbon. Nick Romero and Suggs Producers Andrew McGibbon and Dawn Ellis


Comedy By: Andrew McGibbon
Comedy By: Nick Romero
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Bill Nighy.
Unknown: Tom Suggs
Music By: Andrew McGibbon.
Music By: Nick Romero
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Dawn Ellis
DrBoone: Bob Monkhouse
Male/King Charles: Bill Nighy
Pheiia: Julia Deakin
Jake: Andrew McGibbon
Monty: Nick Romero
Bouche/Somerville: Phll Cornwell
Clammy/Rochester: Toby Longworth
Pi: Debra Stephenson

: All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in theRight Order

3: Rainer Hersch explores the musical comedy of soprano and comedian Anna Russell , of Peter Schickele (creator of PDQ Bach, the unrecognised genius of the Bach family), of Spike Jones , and of Morecambe and Wise. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Rainer Hersch
Unknown: Anna Russell
Unknown: Peter Schickele
Unknown: Spike Jones

: News

: Book

of the Week: Power and Glory
Part 4. Repeated 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.

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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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