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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Ralph Godsall.

: 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 Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his 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 the Rev Ernest Rea. Jesus, Where'er Thy
People Meet (Wareham). James 5, w13-16. Rejoice in the Lord Alway (Anon). Crown Him with Many C owns
(Diademata). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week:

Stephen Spender -the Authorized Biography
4/5. Spain and Women. Spender, "Poet of the 30s continues to move back and forth across Europe. Against a backdrop of political unrest in Vienna and Spain, he goes from homosexuality to heterosexuality and enters a disastrous first marriage. He becomes a Communist, but is soon deeply disillusioned by party politics and the Spanish Civil War For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Stephen Spender

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Wonderful World of AMaetitia
4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Charlotte Cory. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: Crossing Continents - Crossing Europe: What Does It Mean to Be a European Muslim?

1/8. Mohammed is now the commonest single name given to babies in Rome. The European Union may still be a Christian club, but its leaders rule a growing and increasingly assertive Muslim minority. More and more of Europe's politicians want to exert state control over what imams preach. Tim Whewell travels to Ireland,
Holland and France to find out if this is a policy that can work.
(Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm)


Reporter/Producer: Tim Whewell

: The Strange Death of the Establishment

Peter Cook opened London's first satirical club, the Establishment, in exotic Soho in the 1960s. This is the true story of the gangsters who closed it down.
Presented by Cook's biographer, Harry Thompson, with contributions from John Fortune, Wendy Cook, George Melly and Roger Law.
John Bird remembers the Establishment club: page 23


Presenter: Harry Thompson
Contributor: John Fortune
Contributor: Wendy Cook
Contributor: George Melly
Contributor: Roger Law
Producer: Miles Warde

: PMYouandYours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: OpenCountry

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: Beneath Dry Land

Inspired by a true story, a play set in 19th-century
Leicesteraboutwater, redemption and the collision between science and superstitious belief. Written by Amanda Dalton and Alan Southgate.
Music by Oily Fox Director Polly 1 nomab


Written By: Amanda Dalton
Written By: Alan Southgate.
Ruth: Chloe Wain
MrsCrowson: Alison Carney
Will: James Nickerson
Mrs Grewcock: Gillian Goodman
James: Rod Matthew

: MoreorLess

Newseries 1/7. Andrew Dilnot returns with the essential guide to numbers, risk, league tables, targets, budgets, you name it; measurement and quantification of every kind in the news, in our personal lives and elsewhere. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

The actor Timothy Bentinck, who plays David Archer in The Archers, appeals on behalf of Counsel and Care, charity that gives help and advice to older people.
Donations: Counsel and Care, [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]
Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Timothy Bentinck
Unknown: David Archer

: Bloomsday100

4/5. The Wedding Ring. The story of Ellie, who died on 16 June, taking with herthe beautiful memories of a forbidden love. Written by Bernard MacLaverty and read by Frances Tomelty. Producer Sarah Stack Fordetails see Monday


Written By: Bernard MacLaverty
Read By: Frances Tomelty.
Producer: Sarah Stack Fordetails

: Strange and Sundrie Stuarts

4/5 Justin Champion hears about one of the nastiest gang of informers and spies during the Stuart era -the Hilton Gang. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Hilton Gang.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Our skin is the largest organ in the human body. But when it's been badly burned there isn't always enough healthy skin left for surgeons to make grafts for all the damaged areas. Professor Tony Ryan from
Sheffield University is creating an artificial skin from biodegradable polymers and peptides that can be reconstituted with a patient's own skin cells. Quentin Cooperfinds how this artificial skin could change the field of tissue engineering and why it could also be a new, in vitro, model for toxicity testing. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Professor Tony Ryan
Unknown: Quentin Cooperfinds
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Revolting People: Over the Rainbow

4/6. Sitcom set before the American War of Independence, written by and starring Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.
Mary discovers there's no place like home.


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
Ezekiel: Hugh Dennis
Cora: Penelope Nice
[Actor]: Michael Fenton Stevens
[Actor]: Philip Pope

: The Archers

Ian lends a supportive ear.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson hosts the arts and culture magazine programme. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Wonderful World of AMaetitia

4/5. Allaetitia's Birthday Wish. By Charlotte Cory.
Allaetitia dreams of being allowed to grow her hair so that she is no longer mistaken for a boy. It appears that a disastrous pedalo excursion with her "fab" Aunt Ida , is exactly the thing to make her wish come true.
For cast list and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.
Unknown: Aunt Ida
Taxi driver/Barry/Gorman: Alexander Delamere
Ida: Christine Brennan

: It's My Story: The 50-50 Call

In action, soldiers have to make split-second decisions everyday. Each one is a 50-50 call - will it be the right or the wrong one? When lives hang in the balance, it's a crucial question. Three combatants talk about the heart- stopping moment when they made a crucial decision as well as how military training prepared them for the crunch. Producer Kirsten Lass


Producer: Kirsten Lass

: In Business

Mind Your Language. After delayering the management buzzwords and picking all the low-hanging fruit, what's left? Peter Day asks if management-speak gets results or merely covers up the truth.
Producer Robert McKenzie Repeated on Sunday at9.30pm


Producer: Robert McKenzie

: Leading Edge

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


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened rptfrom 9.00am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Carrie Gracie.


Presented By: Carrie Gracie.

: Book at Bedtime: The Rainbow

9/10. By DH Lawrence. Ursula leaves the school to attend teachertraining college, but when Sebrensky returns she quickly loses interest in her studies. They become lovers but, while she enjoys their illicit affair, Ursula is loath to enter into a contract of marriage. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Dh Lawrence.

: Radio 9

4/4. The last of the freakish and hilarious sketch show. 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

: Yesterday in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:

Stephen Spender
-the Authorized Biography
4/5. By John Sutherland. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: John Sutherland.

: BBC Schools

3.00 Maths Challenge (ages 9-11) 3.15 Maths Challenge (ages 9-11)
3.30 Singing Together (ages 9-12) 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.

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