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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: 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
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Dom Antony Sutch.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: 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

: Book of the Week: A Profound Secret

4/5. The Call of the East. In 1898 the beautiful and mysterious Amy Gaskell , aged 23, married Lionel Bonham , a lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards. Josceline Dimbleby continues to read from her book. With Alice Hart , Joanna McCallum and John Rowe. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Amy Gaskell
Unknown: Lionel Bonham
Unknown: Josceline Dimbleby
Unknown: Alice Hart
Unknown: Joanna McCallum
Unknown: John Rowe.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev George Stack. Salvator
Mundi (Blow). Psalm 71, w5-12. You Are My Hiding Place (Ledner). Thou Art the Way (Stjames). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: George Stack.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 Forthe Love of Willie By Agnes Owens. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Agnes Owens.

: Crossing Continents

Georgia: Corruption Busting. After leading Georgia's November revolution, Mikhail Saakashvili won a crushing victory in the presidential elections on a ticket of beating corruption. It's a daunting task - transforming this corrupted state into a legitimate one. The man he's asked to lead the attack is young lawyer Irakli Okruashvili , who has been appointed as the new prosecutor general. Tim Whewel I spent a week with Okruashvili, who's already making high-profile arrests. But the culture of corruption is so widespread that he is having to introduce some novel tricks to bring the perpetrators to justice. Producer Caroline Pare Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Mikhail Saakashvili
Unknown: Irakli Okruashvili
Unknown: Tim Whewel

: Voyeurs and Visionaries

2/4. Francine Stock investigates the relationship between film and politics: how the imagery and rhetoric of the western were used in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and how, from Stalin to
Schwarzenegger, actors have become politicians, while politicians have made use of actors' skills. Producer Stephen Hughes


Producer: Stephen Hughes

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Diana Madill.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Diana Madill.

: 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: Answered Prayers

A play about faith and doubt, starting at Advent and ending at Easter. A former soldier walks out of the woods to help a priest-monk trying to set up a small community in the aftermath of the First World War. Written by Stephen Wakelam and starring Kenneth Cranham.
Director Janet Whitaker


Written By: Stephen Wakelam
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Walter: Kenneth Cranham
Francis: Stuart McQuarrie
Rector: John Rowe
Ordinand: Loan Meredith
Carter: Philip Fox

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those irritating questions from everyday life. Producer Eve Streeter
PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Joanna Trollope appeals on behalf of BAAF-the British Association for Adoption and Fostering. Donations: [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Joanna Trollope

: The Whole Story and Other Stories

4/4. The Shortlist Season. Onavisittoagallerya man begins to realise that art is bad for his health. Read by Simon Tait and written by AN Smith . For details see Monday


Read By: Simon Tait
Written By: An Smith

: Substance: a History of Modern SyntheticMaterials

4/4. Kevlar. Wayne Hemingway talks to the BBC world affairs editor John Simpson about the miracle fibre that saved his life during the Iraq war. For details see Monday


Talks: Wayne Hemingway
Editor: John Simpson

: Bookclub

Glenn Patterson talks to Mariella Frostrup about his fifth novel, That Which Was, set in his native Belfast. Plus an exploration of the world of the gothic novel. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Glenn Patterson
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper hosts a special question-and-answer session at the Edinburgh International
Science Festival. The audience puts their questions to an expert panel. Producer Pamela Rutherford
To take part in this programme (to be recorded on 7 April 2004) email material.world@bbc.co.uk or write to: Material World. PO Box 76, London WC2B 4PH


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Boothby Graffoe in No Particular Order

6/6. More comic improvisations, gags, and music. With support from Stephen Frost and Art Malik , and Antonio Forcione on guitar. Producer Jane Berthould


Unknown: Stephen Frost
Unknown: Art Malik
Unknown: Antonio Forcione
Producer: Jane Berthould

: The Archers

Eddie gets some bad news.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine Producer Emily Jones


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Emily Jones

: For the Love of Willie

4/5. By Agnes Owens. Young Peggy tells her mother that she's pregnant.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Agnes Owens.
Unknown: Young Peggy

: By Your Side

2/2. The conclusion of an examination of the role of family liaison officers, who guide relatives, witnesses and victims through some of the most traumatic and distressing investigations undertaken by police in this country. Producer Sue Mitchell


Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Analysis

Going Going Gong! The public honours system is under scrutiny as never before. Reviews at the highest level are currently underway, but instead of trying to reform this anachronistic system, would it be betterto abolish it altogether? Bob Tyrrell finds out what purpose the honours system serves and asks whether it's a reliable indicator of what and whom we value most.
Producer Sue Ellis Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Bob Tyrrell

: Costing the Earth

2/6. Scraping the Sea Bed. East Anglia is gradually sinking. Could offshore dredging for sand and gravel be to blame? Alex Kirby reports. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

shortened rpt of 9.30pm

: The World Tonight

A round-up of international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Jane Eyre

4/15. By Charlotte Bronte. "It was three storeys high; battlements round the top gave it a picturesque look." A new home and a new master as Jane arrives at Thornfield Hall and encounters her employer for the first time. For details see Monday

: The Museum of Everything

4/6. Sketch series written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. The museum throws open its doors to a sci-fi convention; we learn the law of the jungle with the bird handlers and a rival theme park draws visitors away from Badgerland. With Lucy Montgomery.
Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Music By: Dominic Haslam
Music By: Ben Walker
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: Atlantic Drifting

From behind his Cornish home playwright Nick Darke collects the usual and unusual flotsam of the foreshore. Through a network of collectors and ocean-watchers and with the help of his fellow
Cornish "wreckers", Darke ponders the mysterious ways Of the Ocean. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Nick Darke
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: Book of the Week: A Profound Secret

4/5. By Josceline Dimbleby. With Alice Hart , Joanna McCallum and John Rowe. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Josceline Dimbleby.
Unknown: Alice Hart
Unknown: Joanna McCallum
Unknown: John Rowe.

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.

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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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