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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Eleanor Oldroyd.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Engineering Solutions

5/5. Scroby Sands Offshore Wind Farm. By 2010, it's hoped that ten per cent of UK's energy will come from renewable sources. Adam Hart-Davis visits the Great Yarmouth coastline to see the very latest technology involved in constructing an offshore wind farm. Producer Sarah Taylor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: A Brief History of the End of Everything: The Big Chill

4/4. Scientists now think that the universe will expand into a cold, dark nothingness. But it's still very young, so we've plenty of time left. But does astronomy ultimately put a full-stop on humanity's s ambition to live for ever? Brother Guy Consolmagno concludes his guide to ideas about how the universe will end.


Presenter: Brother Guy Consolmagno
Producer: John Byrne

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Brian Haymes. Ye Servants of God
(Paderbom). Acts 18, w24-28. Praise Ye the Lord
(Rutter). Christians, Lift up Your Hearts (Salve Festa Dies). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Brian Haymes.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: I'm a Teacher,Get Me out of Here!

4/5. It's September and the beginning of Francis s second year at Truss Comprehensive. Time to make a fresh start and let his new class know who s the boss. Written by Francis Gilbert and read by Jack Davenport. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Francis Gilbert
Read By: Jack Davenport.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Coast of Maine By Sarah Orne Jewett. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Sarah Orne Jewett.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight from BBC correspondents around the world. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

3/5. American poet Mark Doty , poet-in-residence at this year's Ledbury Festival, shares with listeners those verses that have helped shape his life. The readers are Kerry Shale and Barbara Barnes.
Producer VivBeeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Mark Doty
Unknown: Barbara Barnes.

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

A weekly report on rural life across the UK. Extended repeat from Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Every Eye

A love story set in London and Ibiza between the wars.
Hatty is young and desperate to fall in love, but she is self-conscious about her looks. Then she meets
Cynthia, an older woman who encourages herto be confident and follow her heart, but Hatty takes her advice perhaps a little too literally. Written by Isobel English , dramatised by Michelene Wandor.
Cyn Jennie Stoller Ted Crispin Bonham-Carter
Director Cherry Cookson


Written By: Isobel English
Dramatised By: Michelene Wandor.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Cyn: Jennie Stoller
Hatty: Alice Hart
Stephen: Bertie Carvel
Otway: John Rowe
Ted: Crispin Bonham-Carter
Mother: Joanna McCallum
Jasper: Philip Fox

: Check Up: Travel Health

4/6. Whether you are off to Spain, trekking in the Himalayas, or white-water rafting in Sri Lanka, Dr Jane Zuckerman can offer advice on vaccinations, malaria, altitude sickness and how to prevent Delhi belly. With Barbara Myers.
Phone: [number removed] from 1.30 pm


Presenter: Barbara Myers
Expert: Dr Jane Zuckerman
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: A Necklace of Raindrops

4/5 A Jar of Cobblestones. A young writer meets mermaid. By Joan Aiken , read by Miriam Margolyes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joan Aiken
Read By: Miriam Margolyes.

: The Pond

4/5. By the early summer of 1970 the pond is well-established. The young froglets emerge from the pond, and venture into the surrounding fields in search of suitable places fortheirwinter hibernation, but it's a dangerous journey. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper finds out about the life and work of one of the greatest interpreters of science in the 19th century - the astronomer Mary Somerville. Quentin Cooper is joined by Dr Allan Chapman, historian of science at Oxford University, to explore the life of this extraordinary yet relatively unknown scientist.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Guest: Dr Allan Chapman
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.

: Stanley Baxter and Friends: Medium Rare

2/3. By David Holt , starring Stanley Baxter.
Meet Wee Davy Dowds, a medium in 1950s Glasgow, nicknamed the "Nostradamus of the Candleriggs". He provides comfort for the troubled and conversation with loved ones gone before - not to mention the occasional chat with John Knox. One of his clients is Ina McClure, who's trying to find out about an inheritance - but husband George is unimpressed.


Writer: David Holt
Producer: Graham Frost
Wee Davy Dowds/Bruce: Stanley Baxter
Ina: Lynn Ferguson
George: Ford Kiernan
Ravi: Nadim Sawalha

: The Archers

Will has a bombshell for Emma.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show, and looks back at the life of PG Wodehouse with Robert McCrum, author of a new biography that re-assesses Wodehouse's notorious wartime broadcasts from Nazi Germany.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Guest: Robert McCrum
Producer: Robyn Read

: The Coast of Maine

4/5. Miss Esther's Guest. Miss Esther Porley feels it's her duty to provide a country break for a city-dwelling church member, so she offers to take in a guest from Boston. But the visitor turns out not to be the old lady she expects. By Sarah Orne Jewett.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Miss Esther Porley
Unknown: Sarah Orne Jewett.
Esther: Susan Engel
Mrs Wayton: Nancy Crane
Mr Rill: Jon Glover
Miss Jewett: Joanna McCallum

: Rookie Imams

1/2. Zubeida Malik enters the normally closed world of the traditional Islamic seminary or Darul Uloom, where trainee imams are taught how to promote their message of peace and conciliation in what they see as Islamophobic British society. Producer Brian King

DrZaki Badawi, principal of the Muslim College in west London, discusses the role of the imam in Britain today
Rookie Imams
8.00pm R4 Following on from last year's Rookie Reverends programmes, which were repeated over the past two weeks in this slot, the focus is now on trainee rabbis (next week) and imams (tonight), or young Muslim leaders-in-the making. Dr Zaki Badawi is a high-profile Muslim cleric and principal of a college for imams in London. We hear him telling his students that "if other people don't understand us, it is our failure to communicate". This is very much the modern face of Islamic seminaries: he also teaches in English and accepts women as students. The programme then visits the Darul Uloom in Leicester, where the schooling lasts four years longer than Dr Badawi's and is much more traditional. Before moving on to looking at contemporary life in Britain the students here must grasp the classical Koran and most lessons are taught in Urdu. The methodology may be different but both sets of students share the same dream: to be guides to their community and share their love for humanity.


Unknown: Zubeida Malik

: Analysis

8/9. Catch Them Young? The early years for children are crucial, we're told. But is it true? Kenan Malik asks whetherthe scientific evidence is reliable enough to justify policymakers' preoccupation with catching children young to save society trouble later on. Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Kenan Malik
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Costing the Earth

6/6. Death of the Nile. Egypt could find its water supplies cut off by its drought-prone neighbours to the south. Alex Kirby asks if the world's first waterwar is imminent. ProducerCathrynWood


Unknown: Alex Kirby

: Engineering Solutions

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Mr Norris Changes Trains

4/5. Meeting Margot. William is persuaded by Mr Norris to accompany the Baron to Switzerland to meet a man called Margot. By Christopher Isherwood. For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Isherwood.

: The Storyman with Andrew Clover

6/6. Series in which comedian Andrew Clover gets celebrities to improvise stories - thus revealing them in an extraordinary new light. Tonight, a special programme recorded live last Sunday at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Producer Gary Reich


Unknown: Andrew Clover
Producer: Gary Reich

: Steven Appleby's Normal Life

6/6. Normal Truth. Steven bravely decides to depart from his usual format and end the series by telling the truth. This proves to be a less than wise career move. With Paul McCrink , Rachel Atkins , Ewan Bailey , Nigel BettS and Rosalind Paul. Producer Toby Swift


Unknown: Paul McCrink
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Nigel Betts
Unknown: Rosalind Paul.
Producer: Toby Swift

: Diving into History

2/3. Trainers Galore. In March 1997 the container ship Cita rammed into St Mary 's in the Scilly Isles. The islanders woke up to discover that Christmas had come all over again. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: St Mary

: News

: Book of the Week: I'm a Teacher,Get Me out of Here!

4/5. By Francis Gilbert. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Francis Gilbert.

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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.

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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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