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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With John Bell.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

Presented by Gillian Oliver. Be Still, forthe Presence of the Lord (Evans, arr Hughes). Matthew 6, w5-8. Thou Knowest, Lord (Purcell). Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright (St Hugh). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Gillian Oliver.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Living to Tell the Tale

4/5. Literary Ambition and Losing Your Briefcase by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The aspiring writer cuts his teeth on a local newspaper. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 TheL-Shaped Room
4/10. Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and colourfrom BBC correspondents around the world, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: An Indian in Bloomsbury

Known as the "Indian Dickens" and as the founding father of Indian literature in English, Mulk Raj Anand is celebrated here by Mukti Jain Campion. His novel Untouchable was inspired by Gandhi but, more curiously, owed much to his friendships with the Bloomsbury group in 1920s London. Readings by ROShan Seth. Producer Mukti Jain Campion


Unknown: Mukti Jain Campion.
Unknown: Roshan Seth.
Producer: Mukti Jain Campion

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: 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 at6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Talking Latin

One night, five years ago, Karen ran away from her husband and found herself ajob in a burger van at the seaside Five years later, Steve turns up at the van and asks for a hotdog. it's the moment Karen's been dreading - and rehearsing- ever since she made her escape from their relationship. Written by Carolyn Bonnyman.
Producer/Director David Jackson Young


Written By: Carolyn Bonnyman.
Director: David Jackson Young
Karen: Julie Duncanson
Steve: Billy McElhaney
Davy: Liam Brennan
Sal: Alec Heggie
Francesca: Eileen McCallum

: Check Up

2/6. Hair. Baldness can make both sexes feel self-conscious, while too much hair may be equally as embarrassing. Barbara Myers puts listeners' questions to her guest, DrAnn Robinson. Producer Anna Buckley
Phone: [number removed] email checkup@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Radio 4 Appeal

David Attenborough presents the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Field (the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development). Donations: FIELD Address: [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Beyond the Iron Curtain: Stories from Eastern Europe

4/5. The Twins by Bulgarian writer Zdravka Evtimova , abridged by Emma Harding and read by Madiena Nedeva. Nora stands up to a stranger, who arrives on her doorstep with an unexpected load. For details see Monday


Unknown: Zdravka Evtimova
Abridged By: Emma Harding
Read By: Madiena Nedeva.

: Cartoon Cliches

4/5. The Boss's Desk. I'm not wearing any trousers. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to actress and author Carrie Fisher about her novel The Best Awful. She also hears about the book behind the film House of Sand and Fog. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Carrie Fisher

: The Material World

When did milk become part of human diet and how did its arrival influence the emergence of cities and civilisation? Archaeologists and chemists are examining ceramics and pottery shards from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and finding milk residues that are thousands of years old. Quentin Cooperfinds out how analysing these remains can tell us when humans first became dairy farmers and what it mighttell us about the evolution of lactose tolerance and modern Civilisation. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Quentin Cooperfinds
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Absolute Power

4/4. Stephen Fry and John Bird star as those Machiavellian masters of spin, Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe. The firm is offered the chance to cross the pond and help with the Presidential campaign, and whilst Charles can't resist the challenge of spinning in the land of the dirty trick, Martin decides to stay at home. Could this be the end of a beautiful friendship?
Music by Matthew Scott
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe.
Music By: Matthew Scott
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Charles: Stephen Fry
Martin: John Bird
Archie: Alex Lowe
Clive: Tom George
Alex: Beth Chalmers

: The Archers

Lilian's love-life takes a knock. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

In an extended interview, Mark Lawson talks to the novelist Muriel Spark about herforthcoming book The Finishing School, and about a literary careerthat now spans six decades. Producer Robyn Read


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Muriel Spark

: The L-Shaped Room

4/10. By Lynne Reid Banks. Jane has spent the night with Toby, but she hasn'ttold him about the pregnancy.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.

: It's My Story: Physician, Heal Thyself

Ironically, Professor Julia Polak found herself suffering from the very disease she was researching. In 1995 she developed primary pulmonary hypertension and it rapidly became apparent that a heart and lung transplant was her only chance of survival. She was told that she had just two years to live. Now, nine years later, Julia is still very much alive. This is her story. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Professor Julia Polak
Producer: Liz Leonard

: In Business

Tiny Profits. Nanotechnology has been described both as the next big thing in science and as the invention of grey goo that will destroy us all. Peter Day investigates the potential of the science of small things for inventors and investors. Editor Stephen Chilcott Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday


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

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Deep Probings

4/5. From the memoirs of Fiachra MacFiach.
Care. "I left Ireland an embittered exile. It was the done thing. For details see Monday

: Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music: Death

2/4. Death comes to us all, but for the rock star it can be the start of a whole new career.
Mitch Benn continues his journey through the showbiz glitz and backstage litter of pop music hand-in-hand with Robin Ince, Alfie Joey, Tash Baylis and Kirsty Newton.


Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Alfie Joey
Unknown: Tash Baylis
Unknown: Kirsty Newton
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Today in Parliament

A round- up of the day's business in Westminster. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Living to Tell the Tale

4/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Revisewise (ages 9-11) 3.30 Maths Adventure Yr 5 (ages 9-11) 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.

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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