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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer MoiraHickey


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

With the Very Revd Ken Riley. Here from All Nations (0 Quanta Qualia). Revelation 7, w9-10; 13-17. These Are They Which Follow the Lamb (Goss). Ye Servants of God (Paderbom).
Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Ken Riley.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: A Writer's World

Jan Morris reads from her new collection of essays. 4: Rome and Naples. Fordetails see Monday Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: Jan Morris

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Aurora Leigh Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

Rosie Goldsmith travels to Poland to find out how the country is preparing for European Union membership. She meets a small, but growing number of Poles-including a Catholic priest - who are discoveringthey have hidden Jewish roots. How are they re-examining their identity in the light of the revelation? She also examines whether Poland is siding with its European Union neighbours orthe United States in taking military control of multinational troops in central Iraq. Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: A Gothic Quest: 1: Madness, Murder and Monsters in the Lab

First of two programmes in which novelist Louise Welsh considers what "gothic" really means, and why gothic literature still captures our imagination.

[Caption] The grim splendour of Glasgow's Necropolis provides the backdrop for an exploration of the gothic spirit

A Gothic Quest 11.30am R4
The novelist Louise Welsh (listed recently by The Guardian as one of their "50 women to watch") extends a long pointy finger tipped by an even longer pointy black nail and then slowly coils it back as she requests your company on a dark tour of the gothic genre. Starting in "a spectacular place, a city of the dead" (aka the Necropolis cemetery in her home town of Glasgow), Welsh interviews various experts about the ways in which gothic has popped up in poetry, fiction, art, architecture and film since the first gothic novel, Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, was printed in 1764. Fellow novelist Sarah Waters joins the debate halfway through and provides the best description of gothic as something that "takes us to a place of fear, beyond our place in society, and shows all our anxieties." If the idea of a programme dealing with "death, madness, altered states, scientific abuses and outsiders" puts you off your mid-morning coffee, just remember that one of the great joys of gothic is that it never takes itself too seriously!


Presenter: Louise Welsh
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Colours of Steam

By John Pilkington. To mark the centenary of the death of the painter Camille Pissarro , the story traces his time as an exile in London when he and Monet gave birth to the French Impressionist movement.
Producer Cherry Cookson


Unknown: John Pilkington.
Unknown: Camille Pissarro
Producer: Cherry Cookson
Camille: David Troughton
Julie: Jane Whittenshaw
Claude: Stephen Critchlow
Paul: Philip Fox
Phineas: Loan Meredith
Rachel: Frances Jeater
Esther: Lucy Trickett
Young woman: Jaimf Barbakoff
Groundsman: Ben Crowe

: Check Up: Functional Foods

Barbara Myers gives listeners to Sunday's Food Programme (12.30pm) the chance to put questions to an expert. If you want to know answers to questions such as whether bio cultures in yoghurt are really health enhancing, how eggs are injected with fish oils and whether there are real benefits worth the extra cost, contact the programme with questions or comments on [number removed] or email [email address removed].


Presenter: Barbara Myers
Producer: Erika Wright

: Radio 4 Appeal

Libby Purves appeals of behalf of the Prisoners' Education Trust. DONATIONS: [address removed]. Credit Cards [number removed]

: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

4: The Followers. Read by William Thomas. An idle evening in the rain is spent looking through people's windows. Nothing ever happens- until tonight. Producer Alison Hindell For further details see Monday


Read By: William Thomas.
Producer: Alison Hindell

: Life of Cranes

4: Mobile Cranes Sling Their Hook. The crane industry has been transformed by the technical advances made in the design of large mobile cranes, known also as "taxi cranes" because of the way they swan from job to job. Dylan Winter tries his hand at slinging a load, and decides to keep his dayjob. Fordetails see Monday (R)

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Michael Dobbs about his latest book, Never Surrender, and looks at the various ways writers create chapter headings and why. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Michael Dobbs

: The Material World

Shattered glass, bent and twisted metal, burst rubber tyres - Quentin Cooper meets materials chemist Professor Mark Eberhart , who shows him how, by looking at how things break, scientists can develop new durable materials. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Mark Eberhart
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of....

The Animal Kingdom. Simon Fanshawe 's cornucopia of comedy, quotations and literature. Today he goes among the beasts of the earth with zookeeper Bill Wallis. Other animal handlers offering their insights include Tom Lehrer , Jerry Seinfeld and Randers and Swann. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Unknown: Tom Lehrer
Unknown: Jerry Seinfeld
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: The Archers

Bad news for Brookfield. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Aurora Leigh

By Colin Bytheway. 4: Aurora is now a celebrated poet but her life is somehow still incomolete.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Colin Bytheway.
Aurora: Helen McCrory
Marian: Jaimi Barbakoff
Lady Waldemar: Jane Slavin
Susan: Cherie Taylor-Battiste
Lord Howe: Nlckolas Grace
Lady Howe: Rachel Atkins
Sir Blaise: Damien Lynch
Mr Avery: Chris Moran

: Club Class

In the first of two programmes looking at who wields power in Britain today, Simon Cox investigates the elite club that runs the visual arts. These men and women decide the nation's taste and spend tens of millions of pounds of public money every year Are they giving the public what it wants, or merely serving up repeated helpings of headline-grabbing conceptual art"? Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Analysis

Europe 's Slow Lane. The Eurozone is now the slowest growing of the major advanced economies and its largest member states are in trouble: Italy and Germany are in recession and the French economy is almost at stagnation point.
Frances Cairncross investigates the causes of Europe's poor economic health and asks whether the Euro is part of the problem or part of the solution.
Producer Innes Bowen Editor Nicola Meyrick Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Producer: Innes Bowen
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Costing the Earth

A Fire in Provence. Forest fires devastated southern France this summer. Miriam O'Reilly investigates the effects on the region's wildlife and landscape.
Producer AlasdairCross EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Carrie Grade.


Unknown: Carrie Grade.

: Book at Bedtime: The Riddle of the Sands

By Erskine Childers. 4: Carruthers and Davies's adventure begins. Fordetailssee Monday


Unknown: Erskine Childers.

: The Rapid Eye Movement

By Karl Minns. 5: Bed Boy Bubby. Chester is hit by car and ends up in a coma. As all good REMs know, when people are knocked unconscious, they literally are - meaning that Chester is wandering around in hisownREM.
Music by the Neutrinos Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Karl Minns.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Chester: Martin Freeman
Narrator: Chris Langham
Butterworth: Michael Fenton Stevens
Meryl/Suzie: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Tiberius: Kim Wall
Miss Maury/Mazzy: Beth Chalmers
Agent: Ewan Bailey
Hives: Martin Hyder
Marlowe: Owen Evans
Floyd: Karl Minns

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: A Writer's World

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 The Machine Gunners: Age 9-11 3.15 Maths Challenge: Mental Maths 3: Age 9-11 3.30 Children of Winter: Age 9-11
3.45 Word Games 3: Age 9-11 4.00 Drama Workshop: Age 9-11
4.20 Dance Workshop: Age 9-114.40 Music Workshop: Age 9-11

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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