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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events ana inspirations that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: The Life ofGraham Greene

4/5 "I Shall Arise and Go Now." That strange trip to Moscow. Extract from a biography by Norman Sherry. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Norman Sherry.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. Jesus Calls Us!
O'er the Tumult (St Andrew). Acts 27, w13-15,20-26.
0 Be Joyful in the Lord (Britten). Lord, Thy Word Abideth
(Ravenshaw). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Vanity Fair By William Makepeace Thackeray. 14/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray.

: 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

: Trailing Dashiell Hammett

Crime writer PD James ; presents this fascinating appreciation of Dashiell Hammett , the godfather of the hard-boiled detective. The influence of his creation, Sam Spade , has been huge, yet his reputation is built on only five novels and a handful of short stories.
PD James investigates the man behind the books and discovers an incredible story of wild successes and abjectfaiiures. Producer James
Crawford PD James on Dashiel Hammett : page 115


Unknown: Pd James
Unknown: Dashiell Hammett
Unknown: Sam Spade
Unknown: Crawford Pd James
Unknown: Dashiel Hammett

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke from the Labour Party conference in Brighton.


Presented By: Nick Clarke

: Open Country

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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Faith, Hope and Charity

3/3. Charity. Robin is a nice man. He's also dull,
Intolerant, pedantic and certifiably tight with money.
After four comfortable but woefully unromantic years, his long-suffering wife Rachel is close to divorce. So to save his marriage, Robin embarks on a comically misguided Good Samaritan act. By Michael Duke.
Julie Austin
Fordetails see Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Duke.
Robin: Peter Grimes
Rachel: Deirdre Davis
Duncan: Gary Lewis
Mairi: Julie Austin
Julia: Wendy Seager
Vincent: Richard Dormer

: Questions, Questions

3/10. Stewart Henderson presents the programme that helps to provide some answers to those
Intriguing conundrums and puzzles from everyday life.
PHONE: [number removed] email questions.questions@bbc.co.uk Producer Emily Williams


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Emily Williams

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Carnbeg Stories

4/5. Bonfires. An elderly woman disposes of some old letters and papers by burning them in the garden. But amongthe ashes her daughterfinds some surprising clues to her mother's past. Fordetails see Monday

: New Brit Business

4/5. When Chris Shokoya-Eleshin , a Nigerian Briton, was unable to find a job in civil engineering, he solved the problem by creating his own work. His Liverpool-based construction company is now considered a model of multi-ethnic enterprise. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Chris Shokoya-Eleshin

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Swift is Nasa's space mission to find out about one of the great mysteries of the universe: gamma-ray bursts.
These violent flashes are the most powerful explosions known in the universe. if one went off in our galaxy, it would cause mass extinction on Earth in seconds, with no warning Quentin Cooper is joined by Alan Wells from
Leicester University, one of the British scientists involved in the mission, who will help unravel the mysteries of gamma-ray bursts. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Alan Wells
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

3/4. Jeremy Hardy turns his blisteringly funny sense of humour on to the lightly humorous topics of Iraq, death, God and spiders. Written by and starring Jeremy Hardy. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Ruth finds herself in the limelight.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine programme. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Vanity Fair

14/20. In serious financial difficulties, Amelia is forced to make a terrible decision about little Georgy's future. ByWilliam Makepeace Thackeray.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Bywilliam Makepeace Thackeray.

: What's So Special about the Swiss?

Following his forays into the psyche of the Norwegians, Paul Henley explores another of Europe's under-reported oases of money and privilege. In this programme he goes to Switzerland to delve behind the cliches of chocolate, cuckoo clocks and kitsch. Without any natural resources, the Swiss have combined four different languages and cultures to produce a coordinated powerhouse of efficiency and business know-how. What exactly is their secret? Producer Daniel Tetlow


Unknown: Paul Henley
Producer: Daniel Tetlow

: In Business

4/9. Connections. When you join uptheinternetwith phones, home computers and even household gadgets, the result is a new wired-up world. Then use wireless to take away the wires. Peter Day looks at what's happening as technologies converge.
Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Neil Koenig

: Leading Edge

5/10. The Miami blue butterfly is one of the most endangered insects in North America. But not for long. At the University of Florida, scientists have been trying to bring the threatened species back from the brink of extinction and repopulating their natural habitat. Geoff Watts visits the Butterfly Rainforest at the university's Museum of Natural History and gets a close-up look at the Miami blue. He watches each stage as it is taken from egg to adult and freed into areas such as the Florida Everglades. Producer Beth Eastwood


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Florida Everglades.
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Third Man

4/10. Rollo Martins is beginning to ask difficult questions about the death of Harry Lime. And it's time to meet Harry's girl. By Graham Greene. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Rollo Martins
Unknown: Harry Lime.
Unknown: Graham Greene.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:Life, the Universe and Everything

2/6. Tertiary Phase 2: Fit the Fourteenth
In which Arthur and Ford arrive home in time for tea. By Douglas Adams.
Repeated from Tuesday at 6.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The original full-cast BBC Radio 4 productions of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Primary Phase and Secondary Phase, are available on audio cassette and CD, along with a Collector's Edition and Douglas Adams at the BBC on CD only. The long-awaited, brand-new third series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Tertiary
Phase, will be released on CD and audio cassette on 25 October. Available from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed].


Unknown: Douglas Adams.
Unknown: Douglas Adams
The Book: William Franklyn
Arthur: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Marvin: Stephen Moore
Slartibartfast: Richard Griffiths
Wowbagger: Toby Longworth
Krikkit Robots: Dominic Hawksley
Walkie Talkie: Fiona Carew
Zem: Andy Taylor
Henry: Slofeld Himself
Fred: Trueman Himself

: Nocturne

Chris Yates sets out on foot into the darkness of the Wiltshire countryside. In this documentary, his only companions are his 12-year-old son William, and William's friend. It's way past their bedtime and there's tal k of big Cats in the wood. Producer Dan Shepherd


Producer: Dan Shepherd

: News

: Book of the Week: The Life ofGraham Greene

4/5. Norman Sherry 's biography. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Norman Sherry

: BBC Schools

3.00 Street Child (ages 7-11) 3.20 Children ofwinter (ages 9-11)
3.35 Maths Adventure (ages 9-10) 3.50 Maths Adventure (ages 10-11)
4.05 Drama Workshop (ages 9-11) 4.20 Dance Workshop (ages 9-11)
4.40 Music 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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