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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

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


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Singh Deol.

: 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.
Producer Sarah Peters Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Sarah Peters

: Daily Service

Presented by Ali Hutchison. Rock of Ages (Petra )
Acts 2 w37-42. Wash Me Throughly (SS Wesley).
0 Jesus, I Have Promised ( Wolvercote). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Presented By: Ali Hutchison.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Book of the Week: Stasiland

By Anna Funder. 4: Socialist Man For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Anna Funder.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Mill on the Ross Part 9 Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

The long-running radio programme in which BBC correspondents around the world take a look behind the week's news headlines. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Bix Beiderbecke Story

To mark the centenary of his birth, Russell Davies traces the short but extraordinary life of Bix
Beiderbecke, the first white musician to make a significant contribution to the formation of jazz. He follows the path from his difficult relationship with his parents through his phenomenal success, to his drink-related death at the age of 28. Producer Nick Barraclough


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Nick Barraclough

: You and Yours

With Diana Madill and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Explorations in the British countryside with Helen Mark.


Unknown: Helen Mark.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Good Listener

By Neil Brand. Cath Davis , the head of an MI5 surveillance team, is renowned for her skill in using the most advanced listening techniques.
But when she finds herself detailed to bug a close friend from her past, she hasn't any inkling of what she is about to discover.Gerard Murphy Director
Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Neil Brand.
Unknown: Cath Davis
Unknown: Gerard Murphy
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Cath: Haydn Gwynne
Marge: Margot Leicester
Mike: Charlie Simpson
Gerry: Gerard Murphy
Dave: Nicholas Murchle
Rebecca: Susan Brown

: More or Less

A new series of the programme that looks at all the ways we see the world - through measurement, quantification, targets, risks, league tables, budgets and numbers everywhere. With Andrew Dilnot. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot.
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Writer Margaret Drabble presents an appeal on behalf of the British Stammering Society.
DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed]


Unknown: Margaret Drabble

: Tales from a Long Room

4: The Brigadier waxes lyrical on the batting skills ot a humble grocer. For details see Monday

: Potted History

Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks explore the art and science of food preservation past, present and future. Today they look at freezing and find out how a millionaire's wife changed the way we keep ourfood. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup is in Moscow to meet
Boris Akunin , whose literary crime thrillers have sold more than 10 million copies in his native Russia. What is the place of the novel in the hearts and lives of contemporary Russians and would Tolstoy stand any Chance Of a book deal now? Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Boris Akunin

: The Material World

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch by Europe and America of the first infrared observatory - the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS). In August this year, Nasa will be continuing the tradition by launching the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF). Europe is also building a successor to IRAS, a new spacecraft called Herschel, which will carry the most sophisticated infrared telescope ever built. Quentin Cooper speaks to the scientists who are working on these amazing telescopes.
Email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Sarah Empey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Hudson and Pepperdine Show

6: The final episode of the current series sees Mel and Vicki swept up in the craze for reality TV. When translated to radio, this vogue is even more exciting than Big Brother or The Salon could ever hope to be. Starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine with Martin Hyder and Jim North. Script edited by Graeme Garden. Written by the cast with Danny Robins , Dan Tetsell and Richie Devlin Music by Richie Webb Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Jim North.
Edited By: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Unknown: Richie Devlin
Music By: Richie Webb
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Photo opportunities in a pig field.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Mill on the Floss

By George Eliot 's. Dramatised by Judith Adams.
9: Desires and Duties. Tom has been adding to the family income by following Bob Jakin 's financial advice. Maeeip. has met Philin Wakpm again.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot
Dramatised By: Judith Adams.
Unknown: Bob Jakin
Unknown: Philin Wakpm
George Eliot: Deborah Flndlay
Tom: Tom Goodman-Hill
Maggie: Jasmine Hyde
MrsTulliver: Alexandra Mathie
Mr Tulliver: Malcolm Storry
Philip: David Tennant
Uncle Deane: Sean Baker

: A Place to End My Days

Ted is a doughty 85-year-old who is worried about the way society treates elderly people. He moves into a home to experience life in residential care at first hand, and keeps a secret audio diary of what happens to him there. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite


Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: In Business

Growing Pains. What stops small businesses getting bigger? Peter Day finds out.
Producer Harshad Mistry Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Harshad Mistry

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts reports on the latest stories from the world of science and technology.
Producer Adrian Washbourne EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Colour

By Rose Tremain , read by Juliet Stevenson.
9: Joseph's search becomes more desperate as the days pass. For details see Monday


Unknown: Rose Tremain
Read By: Juliet Stevenson.

: Rigor Mortis

A new sitcom by Laurence Howarth , set in the fascinating but misunderstood world of the pathology lab. Dr Webster realises that he recognises tne man ne nasjusi perrormea a rouiine autopsy on - much to the dismay of his colleagues. Starring Peter Davison , Tracy-Ann Oberman and Geoffrey Whitohpart
Music by Paul Mottram with voice by Stephanie Benavente Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitohpart
Music By: Paul Mottram
Unknown: Stephanie Benavente
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Dr Webster: Peter Davison
Dr Anderson: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Prof Donaldson: Geoffrey Whitehead
Gordon: Tom Price
Chloe: Marianne Levy
Simon: Gus Brown
David: Stephen Critchlow
Patient: Stephen Critchlow
Elaine: Beth Chalmers

: News

: Book of the Week: Stasiland

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

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.

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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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