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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Dr Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: James Jones.

: 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: Two Sides of the Moon

4/5. Continuing the parallel accounts of the space race from American astronaut David Scott and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. In 1971 David Scott commands the Apollo 15 mission and spends three days on the surface of the Moon. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Scott
Unknown: Alexei Leonov.
Unknown: David Scott

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley.
Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour(St Helen). Revelation 1, vv 4-8. Most Glorious Lord of Life (Harris). Jesus is King (Churchill, arr Whitbourn).
With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Singers: John Powell

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Home - the Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived inOurHouse

By Julie Myerson.
4/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Julie Myerson.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world take a closer look at the stories in their regions. Presented by KateAdie. ProducerTonyGrant

: The Proper Vehicle of Passion

2/2 Writer Julian Barnes and biographer Hermione Lee follow in the tyre-tracks of a journey around France made by Henry James and Edith Wharton in 1907. "Pigging It" at Nohant-the home of George Sand. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Edith Wharton

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Diana Madill.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Diana Madill.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: 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 Cemetery Confessions

Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris was opened 200 years ago this month. To mark the anniversary, five of its illustrious residents make their confessions to Father Lachaise, who is not himself without a small confession to make.
Written by Louise Welsh (Bernhardt), Martin Sorrell (Apollinaire, Pere Lachaise), Paul Bailey (Abelard and Heloise), Michele Roberts (Colette),and Geoff Dyer (Jim Morrison).


Writer (Bernhardt): Louise Welsh
Writer (Apollonaire, Pere Lachaise): Martin Sorrell
Writer (Abelard and Heloise): Paul Bailey
Writer (Colette): Michele Roberts
Writer (Jim Morrison): Geoff Dyer
Director: Sara Davies
Sarah Bernhardt: Eleanor Bron
Guillaume Apollinaire: Michael Fenton Stevens
Abelard: Hugh Dickson
Heloise: Anna Massey
Colette: Zoe Wanamaker
Jim Morrison: Demetri Goritsas
Pere Lachaise: Bill Nighy

: Questions, Questions

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


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Robert Hardy appeals on behalf of New Bridge, a chanty thatworks with prisoners
Donations: [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Robert Hardy

: Stories by Alasdair Gray

4/5. Loss of the Golden Silence. A couple discover a surprising way to sustain their relationship. Read by Paul Young. For details see Monday


Read By: Paul Young.

: Things to Do in Four Minutes

Tony Robinson marks the half-centenary of Roger Bannister 's four-minute mile by coming up with some alternative things to do in four minutes. With the help of Raymond Briggs , Torvill and Dean, food writer Sybil Kapoor and composer John Cage. Producer Vernee Samuel


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Roger Bannister
Unknown: Raymond Briggs
Unknown: Sybil Kapoor
Unknown: John Cage.
Producer: Vernee Samuel

: Bookclub

David Lodge is both a leading comic novelist and a renowned literary critic. His discusses his novel Nice Work with James Naughtie. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: David Lodge
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Material World

Scientists have recently discovered that bacteria, one of the simplest forms of life on the planet, have the curious ability to talk to one another. QuentinCoopertalks to
Professor Paul Williams from Nottingham University and eavesdrops on some of this microbial banter. He finds out how this strange form of chemical communication could help the fight against antibiotic-resistant killers, protect crops from blight and even keep ships' hulls free from barnacles. ProducerPamela Rutherford


Unknown: Professor Paul Williams

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music

3/4. Excess. Pop excess is the stuff of legends but sometimes itjustgets a bit too much. 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. Songs written by Mitch Benn. Producer Adam Bromley (Revised rpt)


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

: The Archers

Adam gets confrontational.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson hosts the arts and culture magazine. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Home - the Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in Our House

4/10. Discovering previous occupants means discovering their stories as well. The history of the house was not always a happy one. By Julie Myerson.
For details and more cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Julie Myerson.
Alvin: Oscar James
Gloria: Cleo Sylvester
Yvette: Josephine Melville
Young Yvette: Cherie Taylor-Battiste
Melda: Josephine Welcome
Mrs Bennie: Anna Wing
Colin: Nicholas Collet

: Parole

2/3. Marcel Berlins examines the innerworkings of the Parole Board. In this programme he looks at how decisions are reached on whether or not to release Sex Offenders. Producer Charles Sigler


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Charles Sigler

: In Business

Newseries 1/9. The world is still powered by oil and, even though discoveries peaked decades ago, nobody knows how much is left buried in the earth. Peter Day asks some basic questions about the supply and demand of the energy that makes the world work. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at9.30pm

: Costing the Earth

6/6. Last Jewel in the Med. Mass tourism is rushing towards the Croatian island of Vis. Alex Kirby watches the locals make a stand. Producer Cathryn Wood


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Cathryn Wood

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened rpt from 9.30pm

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Mary Reilly

9/10. By Valerie Martin. Mary's master Dr Jekyll is very ill, but her attempt to go to his aid leads herto a terrible Suspicion. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Valerie Martin.

: Dave Podmore's Cricket Night

2/4. Pod's attempts to find alternative employment after another poor season lead him to Whitecoats College and the ultimate challenge of becoming a first-class umpire. Comedy written by and starring Christopher Douglas , Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman. With Nichola Sanderson , Ewan Bailey and ChriS Pavlo. Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds
Unknown: Nick Newman.
Unknown: Nichola Sanderson
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Today in Parliament

Today's business in Westminster, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Two Sides of the Moon

4/5. Written by David Scott and Alexei Leonov. Repeated from 9.45am


Written By: David Scott
Written By: Alexei Leonov.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Word Fun (ages 9-11) 3.15 Maths Challenge: Mental Maths 2 (ages 9-11) 3.30 Maths Challenge: Mental Maths 2 (ages 9-11)
3.50 SingingTogetherfages 9-11) 4.10 Dance Workshop (ages 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.

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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