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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: 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 Tayior

: Book of the Week: Will in the World

4/5. Afterthe death of his 11-year-old son, Hamnet, Will throws himself into his work, producing some of his greatest plays. By Stephen Greenblatt. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Stephen Greenblatt.

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Praise and Thanksgiving
(Bunessan). 2 Corinthians 9, w6-13. Take My Life
(Charlton). Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Vanity Fair By William Makepeace Thackeray. 19/20. 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

: Toonhounds and Teabags

Fifty years ago, Halas and Batchelor released Animal Farm, Britain's first full-length animated feature film.
To celebrate this anniversary, Phill Jupitus has been finding out what makes our animators tick. Among the industry titans on display are Bob Godfrey, the inspiring force behind Roobarb and Custard and Britain's first Oscar winner in 1975; Aardman's co-founder Peter Lord who, with collaborator David Sproxton, began experimenting with plasticine on the kitchen table; and the Clangers-creator Oliver Postgate, who reveals the nifty Meccano motor that powers his all-conquering Bolex camera.


Presenter: Phill Jupitus
Contributor: Bob Godfrey
Contributor: Peter Lord
Contributor: David Sproxton
Contributor: Oliver Postgate
Producer: Miles Warde

: 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 Conservative Party conference in Bournemouth.


Presented By: Nick Clarke

: Open Country

A weekly report on rural life across the UK. Extended repeat from Saturday at6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Brief interruption

A rather neglected, weary and careworn God bemoans some of the day-to-day frustrations of beingthe Supreme Being. Written by Ben Steiner and starring Tom Courtenay. producer Nicholas Newton


Written By: Ben Steiner
Unknown: Tom Courtenay.
Producer: Nicholas Newton

: Questions, Questions

4/10. Stewart Henderson presents the problem-solving programme that helps to provide some answers to hose intriguing conundrums and puzzles from everyday life.
PHONE: [number removed] email questions.questions@bbc.co.uk Producer Eve Streeter


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: More Stories from Carnbeg

4/5. The Adventures of Rosie Applecheeks
Afrustrated authorfinds unexpected success as a writerofchildren'sbooks. But the books obstnate young heroine threatens to take over Meg Marshall 's s life Read by Irene MacDougall. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Rosie Applecheeks
Unknown: Meg Marshall
Read By: Irene MacDougall.

: Room with a View

4/5. 22 Hans Place, Knightsbridge London.
Allan Beswick talks to historian Michael Kennedy about the drama, intrigue and final ultimatum that led to the Anglo-
Irish agreement andthe events that took place at this address in October 1921. For details see Monday


Talks: Allan Beswick
Unknown: Michael Kennedy

: Bookclub

Will Self discusses his novel How the Dead Live, the extraordinary story of a 65-year-old woman at the end of her life (and the beginning of her next). It features Self's trademark satirical humour, baroque wordplay and big ideas. James Naughtie presents.
November's Bookclub: Regeneration by Pat Barker


Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: The Material World

For 40 years oceanographers in the United States have been exploring the deep oceans in Alvin -the first manned deep-sea submersible vehicle. After a long career Alvin is to retire and be replaced. Quentin Cooper is joined by Dr Bob Detrick and by Dr Bramley Murton to talk about the discoveries made in Alvin and to look to the future of Deep Submergence Vehicles. producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Bob Detrick
Unknown: Dr Bramley Murton

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: It's That Jo Caulfield Again

New series 1/4. Comedian and long-time Graham Norton collaborator Jo Caulfield gets beneath the surface of life's little irritations with a brand new mix of stand-up and sketches. This week Jo receives a wedding invitation from a friend - an event that strikes horror into the heart of her husband, Stuart. With Dave Mounfield , Vicki Pepperdine and Simon Greenall. Written by Jo Caulfield and Kevin Anderson. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Jo Caulfield
Unknown: Dave Mounfield
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Simon Greenall.
Written By: Jo Caulfield
Written By: Kevin Anderson.
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

Kenton drops a bombshell.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts magazine programme and reports on a new authorised biography of Dirk Bogarde by John Coldstream. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: John Coldstream.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Vanity Fair

19/20. Amelia, Jos and Dobbin travel to Europe where they meet an old friend. By William Makepeace
Thackeray. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: William Makepeace

: A Place to End My Days?

Ted is a feisty 87-year-old who is worried about the way society treats elderly people. He moved into a home to experience life in residential care at first hand and kept a secret audio diary of what happened to him there. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite


Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: In Business

5/9. MsBoss. Foryears.womentryingtoclimbthe corporate ladder have been banging their head on the invisible "glass ceiling" that seems to stop them from getting to the top. Now Norway is about to use legislation to get women on company boards.
Peter Day asks whether it ought to happen here. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

: Leading Edge

6/10. Every so often, geologically speaking, the polarity of the Earth's magnetic field reverses. The timing of these reversals is unpredictable but recent dramatic dips in the Earth's magnetism could signal the beginning of another switch - an event not seen on this planet for nearly a million years. This and more news and views from the scientific world with Geoff Watts.
Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Third Man

9/10. By Graham Greene. A ghost rises from the grave as Rollo Martins meets Harry Lime bytheferris wheel in Vienna's Prater Gardens. Fordetaiis see Monday


Unknown: Graham Greene.
Unknown: Rollo Martins

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

Life, the Universe and Everything
3/6. Tertiary Phase 3: Fit the Fifteenth. In which Slartibartfast provides an Informational Illusion. By Douglas Adams. Repeated from Tuesday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Douglas Adams.

: Dunstanburgh Castle: a Secret As Old As theStones

To mark National Poetry Day, another chance to hear this poem, featuring the sounds of Dunstanburgh Castle recorded by poet Katrina Porteous , and drawing on local myth and memories of Scottish raids and the ideal of good lordship. Performed by Trevor Fox and the children of Seahouses First School. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Katrina Porteous
Unknown: Trevor Fox

: News

: Book of the Week: Will in the World

4/5. By Stephen Greenblatt. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Stephen Greenblatt.

: Digital only BBC Schools

3.00 Street Child (ages 7-11) 3.20 Children of Winter (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.

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