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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley.


Unknown: Mark Oakley.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rev Joel Edwards.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

With the Rev Brian Haymes. Lord, Make Me a Mountain (Paul Field). Matthew 5, w14―16, 21―24. o Salutaris Hostia (Elgar). Forgive OurSins (Stracathro). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Brian Haymes.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: My Invented Country

By Isabel Allende. 4: Leaving Chile: the taste of fear during the coup of 1973, and going into exile. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Isabel Allende.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Why Don't You Stop Talking Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

Tim Whewell investigates Uganda involvement in the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Conga He sees how one of the world's most abused countnes is still being despoiled byforeigners and asks whether Britain has used its influence to restrain the appetites of some of Uganda's most powerful figures.
Producer Caroline Pare Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Tim Whewell

: A Gothic Quest

Novelist Louise Welsh concludes her examination of what Gothic- really means, and why gothic literature still captures our imagination.
2: Graveyards, Glamour and Celluloid Ghosts Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Louise Welsh
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: 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

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK.
Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Daunt and Dervish: 4: Games of Chance

Daunt and Dervish are called in on a sporting assignment when they are asked to do a 24-hour watch on a young East End boy who is about to fight for a place in the 1948 Olympic boxing team. The local Catholic priest has been taking a special interest in the boy's progress, but why?


Director: Cherry Cookson
Josephine: Anna Massey
Susan: Imelda Staunton
Bill: Bill Paterson
Finucane: Dermot Crowley
Tommy: Carl Prekopp
Maria: Liza Sadovy
Morry: Andrew Harrison
Constantine: Stephen Critchlow

: Check Up

On this week's health phone-in show Barbara Myers answers listeners' questions about the skin condition psoriasis, with the help of an expert. Telephone: [number removed] or email checkup@bbc.co.uk Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Erika Wright

: Radio 4 Appeal

Billy Connolly makes an appeal on behalf of vetaid.
Donations: [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed]


Unknown: Billy Connolly

: Postscripts by JB Priestley

Patrick Stewart reads from JB Priestley's short talks originally broadcast on the BBC in 1940. Today, he looks back to the first day of the Second World War. Producer Emma Harding Forfurther details see Monday


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Producer: Emma Harding Forfurther

: On the Beach

The poet Gwyneth Lewis , a passionate sailor, visits a beach near her native Cardiff to consider how sailors view beaches from the sea, and why beaches are so closely linked to Our happiness. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis

: Open Book

As Helen Fielding's new novel Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination is published, Mariella Frostrup talks to the author about plucky female spies, how to plot a thriller and novel-writing before and after the BridgetJones phenomenon. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Olivia Joules
Talks: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

Scientists are now discovering that sound waves can control the temperature and structure of individual molecules. Quentin Cooper investigates the surprising science behind sound healing and diagnosis. From controlling brainwave activityto exploding cancer cells, there is far more to sound than meets the ear. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Consultants

New series The award-winning comedy returns for a second series, which harks back to a gentler age of radio when Archie Strutz and His Swinging Nuts were a Home Service favourite and folk tales sang of rustic careers "where the tales are our seed and the sod is your ears". With Neil Edmond , Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. ProducerWill Saunders
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The first series of this programme is available on CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Archie Strutz
Unknown: Neil Edmond
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: James Rawlings.

: The Archers

Brian has a birthday.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read


Presented By: Mark Lawson.

: Why Don't You Stop Talking?

By Jackie Kay. 4: Married Women
Doctor Winters (Kathryn Hunt ) has had a string of affairs with married women while studying for a PhD on fish diseases. She thinks marriage is one big con, and enjoys her life - unti I Isabel comes along. Director Susan Roberts For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jackie Kay.
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt
Director: Susan Roberts

: Club Class

In another programme about who wields power in Britain today, Simon Cox looks at the cosy club of non-executives atthetopof UK business. Recent research suggsts that only one per cent of non-executives get their jobs through an advertisment and only four per cent had to go through a formal interview. Cox investigates how the non-executive system works. Is it fair, open and independent or is it a fat cat culture that thrives in ourtop companies? Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Analysis

The Trust Game. In the wake of the Hutton inquiry, talk is rife about a "trust deficit" in politics. But how much trust does a democracy really need, and should politicians also be able to trust the public? David Walker asks if we are in danger of confusing healthy scepticism with system failure. Producer Zareer Masani Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Zareer Masani
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Costing the Earth

Norfolk Under Water. Global warming will affect the Norfolk Broads harder and faster than anywhere else in the UK. Tom Feilden finds out what's being done to protect ourwettest national park.
Producer Alasdair Cross EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Riddle of the Sands

By Erskine Childers. 9: Carruthers becomes a stowaway and discovers the extent of the German plot. For details see Monday


Unknown: Erskine Childers.

: The Rapid Eye Movement

By Karl Minns. 6: Coma
Lone Chester has fallen asleep on the beginnings of an idea, but the doors to his unconscious were accidentally left open at the time and it's dropped through into his REM. Unfortunately, it has manifested itself in the form of a baby.
Music by the Neutrinos Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Karl Minns.
Unknown: Lone Chester
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 Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: My Invented Country

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

Digital only
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 9-114.00 Drama Workshop: Age 9-11
4.20 Dance Workshop: Age 9-114.40 Music Workshop: Age 9-11

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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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