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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Hanvey of the Society of Friends.


Unknown: Father James Hanvey

: FarmingToday

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: 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: Lives for Sale

4/5. Essays on writing biography by leading biographers Robert Skidelsky reads Confessions of a Long-Distance Biographer, his labour of love writing about John Maynard Keynes. Hilary Spurling reads her G/endower Syndrome, which delves into the extensive and troubled Compton-Burnett family. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Robert Skidelsky
Unknown: John Maynard Keynes.
Unknown: Hilary Spurling

: Daily Service

Led by the Very Rev Ken Riley. Lord, Who Shall bit beside Thee (Christus deristmein leben). Mark 10,
W35-41 Thy Perfect Love (Rutter). Father of Heaven,
Whose Love Profound (Rivaulx). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Ken Riley.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Mind the Gap By Claire Dowie. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Claire Dowie.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

5/5. Richard Ingrams introduces some of hisfayounte
Pieces of writing from this summer's Ludlow Festival of Literature. Not surprisingly, his choices include humour-from Beachcomber to James Thumer to
Auberon Waugh. They're read for him by Andrew Sachs and Peter Marinker. Proclucer Viv Beeby Repeated sun 12.15am


Introduces: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: James Thumer
Unknown: Auberon Waugh.
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Peter Marinker.
Unknown: Proclucer Viv Beeby

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: 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: McNaughton

1843 -the cells beneath the Old Bailey. Daniel McNaughton
awaits the verdict of his trial forthe murder of the prime minister's secretary. Writer Steve Gooch traces this true story, which made legal history, py letting McNaughton, a humble woodturner, tell his version of events in his own words.
Director Penny Gold


Unknown: Daniel McNaughton
Unknown: Steve Gooch
Director: Penny Gold
Daniel: Ian Hogg
Other voices: Tom George

: Check Up

6/6. Angina. If you have over-exerted yourself and then suffered from tightness in the chest, pain in the shoulders, arms orjaw, call Barbara Myers who will put your questions to Simon Davies of the Royal
Brompton Hospital. He offers advice on howto prevent and treat angina.
PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm Producer Paula McGrath


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Simon Davies
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: The Big Sneeze

4/5. Sneeze on Thursday, Something Better
Gwendoline the puppy is sick. There is no doubt about it
- she's sneezing blood on the studio floor. There only one thing for it: a new puppy must be found. The producers just have to hope thatthe children won't notice. Written by Hannah McGill. For details see Monday


Written By: Hannah McGill.

: How to Find the Sweet Spot

4/5. The Balancing Trick. Tricks such as spinning a ball on the tip of yourfmger are difficult to get nght. Physicists Len Rsher and Jeff Odell talk to circus Performer Rod Laver about the best way to find a balancing "sweet spot". Then they reveal, with the help of mathematician Tom Mullin , how science lets us
Perform a modern version of the apparently impossible Indian rope-trick. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Len Rsher
Unknown: Jeff Odell
Unknown: Rod Laver
Unknown: Tom Mullin

: Bookckub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

The theme of this year's British Association Festival of Science, held at the University of Exeter, is the scientist's responsibility in the 21st century.

Quentin Cooper and guests discuss such topics as whether the scientist should shoulder the responsibility for any future application that may occur as a result of their research. Also, does a doctor carry a different weight of responsibility to that of somebody who works for profit? This programme is broadcast live from the festival.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

"New series 1/4. Attention listeners! Please stand byyourwireless sets while Mr Jeremy Hardy makes a broadcast of major comic import. Written by and starring Jeremy Hardy. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Mr Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

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

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine programme, with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Mind the Gap

4/5. naming June. Simon takes it upon himself to cheer up his recently widowed neighbour. Written by Claire Dowie.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10 45am


Written By: Claire Dowie.
June: Gwen Taylor
Simon: Mark Bonnar

: Club Class

Newseries 1/3. Skull and Bones. Skull and Bones is America's most elite club. It has fewer than a a thousand members but they include both George W
Bush and John Kerry. To join the society you must go through a bizarre occult ritual, but you'll never hear anyone talk about it because you vow to keep its secrets for ever. Is it just a coincidence that both candidates for the most powerful job in the world are in this club or does it prove the hidden power of the club? Simon Cox goes on the campaign trail to find the truth - however chilling that truth may be turn out to be. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: John Kerry.
Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: In Business

New series 1/9. Jobs on the Line. Right in the middle of the original Beetle plant in Germany, Volkswagen have created a revolutionary production line, employing only people who were previously unemployed. Peter Day reports on a project designed to cut costs enough to keep car manufacturing alive in the heart of Europe. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Neil Koenig

: Leading Edge

2/10. When we talk we may sound very different from one another, but a common language underlies the workings of the human vocal tract. Taking this principle, and applying modern physics, scientists have for the first time reproduced human speech sounds that could revolutionise speech-recognition technology. Plus more news from the world of science and technology with Geoff WattS. Producers Anna Buckley and Beth Eastwood


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producers: Anna Buckley
Producers: Beth Eastwood

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Night Windows

9/10. Avisitto see his daughter in the school play leads to a shocking revelation for Patrick. Psychological thriller written by Jonathan Smith. For details see Monday


Written By: Jonathan Smith.

: Boothby Graffoe in No Particular Order

2/3. Comic improvisations, gags, and music.
With excellent support from Jerome J Wright , Debra Stephenson and Antonio Forcione on guitar. First broadcast earlier this year. Producer Jane Berthould


Unknown: Jerome J Wright
Unknown: Debra Stephenson
Unknown: Antonio Forcione
Producer: Jane Berthould

: Today in Parliament

The news from Westminster in a round-up of the day's business. Presented by Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Lives for Sale

4/5. Two biographers read their essays on writing biographies. Robert Skidelsky reads his Confessions of a Long-Distance Biographer and Hilary Spurling reads her Glendower Syndrome. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Robert Skidelsky
Unknown: Hilary Spurling

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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