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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Nicholas James.


Unknown: Father Nicholas James.

: 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 With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
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: When You Lunchwith the Emperor

4/5. More tales from the hotel trade by renowned raconteur Ludwig Bemelmans , abridged by Neville Teller. The Good Son. A whole Polish village gets a makeover. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ludwig Bemelmans
Abridged By: Neville Teller.

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Lee. Holy Spirit, Come, Confirm Us (AI/for Jesus). John 15, w26-27; 16, w12-15. If Ye
Love Me (Tallis). Thou Art the Way (St James). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Nigel Lee.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Fifteen Minutes to Go
4/5. Animal Behaviour by Sian Preece. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Sian Preece.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

2/3. Adrian Lester follows Richie and Yvonne, two students coming to the end of their first year at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the country's foremost drama school, and compares their training with that of some of their illustrious predecessors, including Lord Attenborough, Kenneth Branagh, Glenda Jackson, Richard Briers, Richard Wilson and, from the class of 1908, the much loved Athene Seyler.


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 Winifred Robinson and Diana Madill.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
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: Bumps and Bruises

The brave, well-meaning, unqualified Hillary struggles against hilarious odds to run the world's most chaotic antenatal class. Written by Ben Edwards and Rachael New.
Director Nigel Bryant


Written By: Ben Edwards
Written By: Rachael New.
Director: Nigel Bryant
Hillary: Penelope Wilton
Isobel: Tamsin Greig
Geoff: Peter Meakin
Lorraine: Joanna Stride
Steve: David Holt
Stella: Lucy Tregear
Holly: Emily Blunt
Alan: Brett Usher
Celia: Annette Badland

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme that attempts to answer those irritating questions from everyday life. producer Eve streeter PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Stephen Fry appeals on behalf of the Samaritans. Donations: [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Stephen Fry

: A Bit on the Side

4/5. Sacred Statues. Can a statue-maker's wife help her neighbours and herself? ByWilliam Trevor , read by NiamhCusack. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Bywilliam Trevor

: I Should Be So Lucky

4/5. Martin Plimmertakes a chance with luck. Luck is a state of mind. Luck expert Richard Wiseman puts Plimmerthrough a series of psychological tests to determine if he is a naturally lucky or unlucky person. For details see Monday


Unknown: Martin Plimmertakes
Unknown: Richard Wiseman

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to the writer and member of TV's The League of Gentlemen, Jeremy Dyson , about
Dostoyevsky's TheDouble. Plusalookathowthe definition of a romantic novel is changing. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Jeremy Dyson

: The Material World

In our throwaway society household products are becoming increasingly less durable and the cost of mending outweighs the cost of buying a replacement. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Tim Cooper from Sheffield
Hallam University, who is bringing together a network of engineers, social scientists and designers to try and change the way we buy, use and dispose of household goods and how we might eventually dispose of our throwaway Society. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Tim Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Revolting People

New series 1/6. The sitcom set before the American War of Independence returns, written by and starring Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.
Young Love. Captain Brimshaw receives fresh orders from his father to return to England and marry his cousin.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


[Writer]: Andy Hamilton
[Writer]: Jay Tarses.
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel: Jay Tarses
McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Capt Brimshaw: James Fleet
Mary: Jan Ravens
Joshua: Tony Maudsley
Lord Brimshaw: Hugh Dennis
Emily: Penelope Nice

: The Archers

The pressure is on for Brian.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson hosts the arts and culture magazine programme. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Fifteen Minutes to Go

4/5. Animal Behaviour by Sian Preece. It is closing time at the zoo. Frustrated teenager Craig tries to persuade Sonya that animal behaviour is natural. But she has other ideas.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane
Forfurther details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sian Preece.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Craig: William Barlow
Sonya: Lesley Hart
Naturalist: Crawford Logan
Monkey: Grant O'Rourke
Parrot: Gabriel Quigley

: It's My Story: Twins

Professor Tim Spector is a doctor who is fascinated by twins. He has built up the UK's largest database of twins and, with his team at St Thomas' Hospital in London, made the most detailed study of these matching pairs of adults anywhere in the world. DrTrisha Macnair, herself an identical twin, finds out what makes Tim Spector so obsessed with people like her and her sister. Producer Paula McGrath


Unknown: Professor Tim Spector
Unknown: Tim Spector
Producer: Paula McGrath

: In Business

eBay Watch. When the dot-com bubble burst four years ago, internet auctions went on powering ahead. People are giving up their day jobs to trade on eBay and now its influence is spreading to big business. Peter Day investigates the economics of the eBay effect. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts reports on the latest in the world of science and technology. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened rpt from 9.00am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Far Cry

4/10. Arriving in India. Teresa discovers that for her, the thrill of travel is far more preferable to the confusion of arrival on a strange continent. Written by Emma Smith and read by Claudie Blakley. For details see Monday


Written By: Emma Smith
Read By: Claudie Blakley.

: Radio 9

1/4. Welcome to Radio 9, where Dark approaches Silly, shakes hands, then realises its trousers are round its ankles. It's all set in a parallel universe, just like ours, but different. Another chance to hearthis four-part series first broacast last year. Written and performed by Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker.
Producers Johnny Daukes and Katie Marsden


Unknown: Johnny Daukes
Unknown: Hils Barker.
Producers: Johnny Daukes
Producers: Katie Marsden

: Today in Parliament

News and analysis of today's business in Westminster. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: When YouLunch with the Emperor

4/5. By LudwigBemelmans. Repeated from 9.45am

: 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)

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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.

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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