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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.

: FarmingToday

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 Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: 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: The Bugatti Queen

4/5. In 1936 an accident at the circuit in Sao Paulo has devastating consequences for Helle Nice. Harriet Walter continues to read from Miranda Seymour s biography of France's most glamorous racing driver. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Miranda Seymour

: Daily Service

For Ascension Day, from St London.
Presented by the Rev Liz Russell , Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (St Denis). Acts 1, w4-9. Ascendit Deus (Gwinner). All Praise to Thee (Engelberg). With the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Director of music Nicholas Danks.


Unknown: Liz Russell
Music: Nicholas Danks.

: Woman's Hour

From Manchester, with Jenni Murray.
10.45 After Happy Ever By Lynn Ferguson. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lynn Ferguson.

: Test Match special

England v New Zealand
Commentary on the first day's play in the First Test at
Lord's, with commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Henry Blofeld , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle , and expert comment from Vic Marks , Angus Fraser and Jeremy Coney. At 12.30pm News and CountyTalk.
Producer Peter Baxter Approximate time
11.00 From Our Own Correspondent


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Bryan Waddle
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Jeremy Coney.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: From Our own

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


Producer: Tony Grant

: Rada - 100 Years On

1/3. Adrian Lester follows two students as they train in the country's foremost drama school, founded in 1904, and compares their lives with those of their illustrious predecessors, including Lord Attenborough, Kenneth Branagh, Glenda Jackson, Richard Briers and Richard Wilson. There is also a contribution from Athene Seyler, class of 1908. Producer Merilyn Harris

Rada -100 Years On
11.30am R4 FM Take three Dickies (Attenborough, Briers and Wilson), throw in a Ken and a Glen (Branagh and Jackson), mix with a teacher imploring his class to touch their partner's heart with their eyes and you'd think you'd have a cocktail for Private Eye's Luvvies column. In fact, this the start of a fascinating series on the history of Rada. So put aside the desire to cringe when today's students mix animal impersonations with nonsense words and, instead, let Adrian Lester (of Hustle fame) help illustrate this venerable institution's history in a much more palatable fashion. (Jane Anderson Key) (R) Repeat


Unknown: Adrian Lester
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Richard Wilson.
Unknown: Athene Seyler
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: 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

Helen Mark explores rural life across the UK. Extended repeat from Saturday at 6.10am


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Pier

J- Drawn towards the West Pier at Brighton, a shadow of its former self since the storm in 2002, Doris finds the memories of the past come flooding back. written by Rhiannon Tise. Director Tracey Neale


Written By: Rhiannon Tise.
Director: Tracey Neale
Doris: Jean Marsh
Young Doris: Katy Cavanagh
Irene: Clare Corbett
Cherry: Tara Ward
Archie: Chris Moran

: 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

Judith Chalmers appeals on behalf of Tourism for All, a charity that provides information so that people with disabilities can enjoy travel. Donations: [address removed]Credit cards: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: Brighton Caricatures

4/5 Whistler's Wall. Sitting in a dingy room in Brighton, waiting to be called to war, painter and designer Rex Whistler takes it upon himself to brighten it up. Written byRoyApps, read by Robert Glenister. For details see Monday


Designer: Rex Whistler
Read By: Robert Glenister.

: A Thousand and One Nigms

4/5. Open Sesame. Robert Irwin goes on a magical tour of The Arabian Nights, discovering real spells and modern stories of enchantment along the way, as he encounters genies, amulets, sorceresses, talismans and flying carpets. For details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Irwin

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup discusses the work of Stella Gibbons , author of Cold Comfort Farm and this week's Classic Serial, Westwood. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Stella Gibbons

: The Material World

In the latest Hollywood blockbuster The Day after Tomorrow rapid climate change has dramatic consequences forthe entire planet. Snow storms pound New Delhi and tidal waves engulf Manhattan. But could this really happen? In this week's science programme, Quentin Cooper talks to climate experts and asks how close Hollywood's vision is to reality. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Trapped: A Boy in a Well

Black comedy set in the offices of Pennine News Network, a local television rolling news service that is on its uppers. They need a big story that could go national and keep them all employed. They call it a "boy in a well" - a story that has drama and can run and run. Then nine-year-old Eric Pickery falls down a well. But will he be trapped long enough for the news team to keep their jobs?
Written by Mark and Daniel Maier.


Writer: Mark Maier
Writer: Daniel Maier
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor
Stuart: Philip Jackson
Mike: Paul Copley
Becky: Catherine Shepherd
MacFee: Ralph Ineson
Mrs Pickery: Catherine Tate
Trevor: Chris Pavlo
Ben: Paul Popplewell
Singer: Daniel Maier

: The Archers

AsaddayinAmbridge. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson hosts the arts and culture magazine programme. Producer Emily Jones


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Emily Jones

: After Happy Ever

4/5. Anyone who expects happiness to come knocking on a stormy night deserves everything they get. Written by Lynn Ferguson , with Melanie Hill as the Princess. Director Jessica Dromgoole
Forfurther details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Lynn Ferguson
Unknown: Melanie Hill
Director: Jessica Dromgoole

: A Jazz Celebration for Ascension Day

Music from Duke Ellington's sacred concerts features in this jazz eucharist from the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, with the BBC Daily Service Singers, the Exultate Singers and the Big Buzzard Boogie Band directed by David Ogden. The preacher is the Rt. Rev. James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool.


Singers: BBC Daily Service Singers
Singers: Exultate Singers
Musicians: Big Buzzard Boogie Band
Directed by: David Ogden
Preacher: Rt. Rev. James Jones
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Leading Edge

2/10. DNA is used to trace ancestors, criminals - and now sausages. Each banger on your plate could come from up to ten animals. Geoff Watts finds out how a new technique could trace your sausage back from the fridge to the field and help improve food safety. producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened rptfrom 9.00am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Wide Sargasso Sea

9/10. By Jean Rhys. Creole heiress Antoinette returns to her faithless husband, who now has control of her estate. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jean Rhys.

: Dave Podmore's Cricket Night

4/4. After several years of minor celebrity Pod inevitably gets the MBE. Comedy written by and starring
Christopher Douglas , Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman. With Andy Hamer , Nichola Sanderson , Chris Pavlo , Ewan Bailey and Rory McGrath. producer Richard Wilson


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

: Today in Parliament

The news from Westminster. With Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: The BugattiQueen

4/5. Written by Miranda Seymour. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Written By: Miranda Seymour.

: Digital only 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 Singing Together (ages 9-12) 4.10 Dance 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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