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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: 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
Melvyn Bragg - the RT Interview: page 24


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: Opening Skinner's Box

4/5. By Lauren Slater. Are drugs like heroin inherently addictive? The Rat Park experiment aimed to find out. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lauren Slater.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. Our Children, Lord, in Faith and Prayer (Belmont). Luke
2 w48-52. Locus Iste (Bruckner). Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne (Margaret). Directorof music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray , presented from Manchester.
10.45 The Old Wives' Tale 14/15.
The Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, With KateAdie. Producer TonyGrant

: Steel Pan Alley

The steel drum has been played on the streets ot Britain for the last 50 years. How did it get here?
Sterling Betancourt tells a storythat leads from the streets of Port of Spain to Notting Hill - via Buckingham Palace. Producer Pan Shepherd

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK. Extended repeat from Saturday at 6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The King's Coiner

Another chance to hear this play by Philip Palmer.
By the 1690s, Isaac Newton, already the world s greatest mathematician, was hungry for a new challenge and became warden of the Royal Mint. His pursuit of London's most notorious counterfeiter, William Chaloner, confirmed him as a man prepared to go to any lengths to solve a problem.


Writer: Philip Palmer
Producer/Director: Toby Swift
Isaac Newton: Ian McDiarmid
Catherine Barton: Katy Cavanagh
William Chaloner: Barnaby Kay
Lord Halifax: Jeremy Swift
Tom Holloway: Freddie Annobil-Dodoo
Mr Secretary Vernon: Peter Marinker
Thomas Carter: Colin Adrian

: More or Less

5/6. Andrew Dilnot looks at the numbers behind the news and figures out which stories do and don't add up. This week he asks if the gap between Britain's richest and poorest neighbourhoods is any narrower under New Labourthanitwas under Margaret Thatcher. Producer Michael Biastiand


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Producer: Michael Biastiand

: Radio 4 Appeal

Kay Mellor presents an appeal on behalf of family support charity Home-Start.
Donations: Home-Start, [address removed]
Credit-Cards: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Kay Mellor

: The Canterbury Tales - a Week of OriginalShort Stories

4/5. The Journey. By Martin Wright , read by Keeley Hawes. On a wet, cold November evening a teenage girl sits alone on a commutertrain bound for
Canterbury. As she travels towards her destination she recalls a summer, taking us on a journey that reflects her own voyage from schoolgirl to adult. Producer Katherine Beacon For more details see Monday


Unknown: Martin Wright
Read By: Keeley Hawes.

: Working in Harmony

4/5. The Radio Producer and Composer. Alookat the relationship between radio drama producer Cherry Cookson and composer Elizabeth Parker , whose most recent collaboration isthe current Radio 4 Classic Serial, The Pallisers. Fordetails see Monday


Producer: Cherry Cookson
Unknown: Elizabeth Parker

: Bookclub

Peter Carey joins James Naughtie and a group of readers to discuss his novel True History ofthe Kelly Gang. Recorded at the British Library.
Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated from Sunday at 4pm March Bookclub: Fmgersmith by Sarah Waters


Unknown: Peter Carey
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Kelly Gang.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: The Material World

One of the founding fathers of chemistry stumbled across photosynthesis, is credited with the discovery of oxygen and accidentally brought us soda water. But even with this list of achievements, Joseph Priestly isn't a household name. On the eve ofthe bicentenary of his death, Quentin Cooper investigates the impact of this remarkable chemist on our everyday I ives and asks why he has been forgotten. Producer Jonathan Rides


Unknown: Joseph Priestly
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Jonathan Rides

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Absolute Power

New series 1/4. The satirical comedy returns to its radio roots, with Stephen Fry and John Bird playing Machiavellian masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe. Our boys find themselves representing BBC television.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Charles: Stephen Fry
Martin: John Bird
Archie: Alex Lowe
Clive: Tom George
Morganna: Rachel Atkins
Debbie: Jalml Barbakoff
Headmaster: Kim Wall

: The Archers

Alan needs a friendly ear. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Old Wives' Tale

14/15. Hotel Life. Sophia persuades a very reluctant Constance to holiday with her in a hotel in Buxton. On their return to Bursley, Sophia receives alarming news about her estranged husband, Gerald Scales.
Producer/Director Pauline Harris
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Gerald Scales.
Director: Pauline Harris

: Reclaiming the Streets

1/2. Police and local authorities are using new powers to crack down on low-level crime and antisocial behaviour. In the first of two programmes, Allan Urry is given exclusive access to the work of teams in Leeds in the frontline of the battle to win back control Ofthe Streets. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: In Business

Local Heroes. "Local shops for local people" is the rallying cry of the TV fantasy village of Royston Vasey (The League of Gentlemen) but there are places still struggling to hang on to vital local enterprises in the face of remorseless competition. Peter Day reports on farms, hand-knitters and cheese-makers who are going it alone and defying the odds against them. Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Royston Vasey
Unknown: Peter Day
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts reports on the latest stories from the world of science and technology.
Producer Andrew Luck-Baker EMAIL: radioscience@>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times. Repeated from 9am
Melvyn Bragg-the RT Interview: page 24


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

With Carrie Grade.


Unknown: Carrie Grade.

: Book at Bedtime: The Probable Future

4/10. By Alice Hoffmann. "Some people didn't see what was right there in front of them, even if they had 20/20vision." For details see Monday


Unknown: Alice Hoffmann.

: Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen

1/2. From Addiction to Comedy. ArthurSmith's hit Edinburgh show from 2000 with jokes, poignant humour and some of the best songs ever written. Producer Ed Morrish


Producer: Ed Morrish

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's business in Westminster. With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Opening Skinner's

BOX 4/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 KS1 Starship Maths (ages 6-7) 3.15 KS1 Starship Maths (ages 6-7) 3.30 Maths Adventure Yr 5 (ages 7-11) 3.45 Words Alive (ages 7-9) 4.05 Drama Workshop (ages 9-11) 4.20 Dance Workshop (ages 9-11) 4.40 Music Workshop (ages 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.

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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