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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With 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 John Bell.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: John Bell.

: 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: No Room for Secrets

4/5. The Dressing Room. Absolutely Fabulous and a life-long love of fashion. Joanna Lumley continues to read from her autobiography. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: Daily Service

Presented by Father Philip Sumner. The Church of God a Kingdom Is (Capel). Luke 12, w22-31. A
Grateful Heart (Plumstead). All Creatures of Our God and King (Laast uns erfreuen). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Father Philip Sumner.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Shadow Baby By Margaret Forster. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Margaret Forster.

: Crossing Continents

4ew series 1/8. Last November, Hollywood actor ind muscleman Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor of California. He promised to shake things up in American's richest state. But almost a year on how much has his brand of Republicanism achieved?
Could he go all the way to the White House? Tim Whewell travels to California to find out. producer John Murphy


Unknown: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: John Murphy

: Georges Brassens: the Man with the Famous Moustache

The name is famous, the songs are famous - but who was Georges Brassens ? Artist and illustrator
Quentin Blake gets behind the moustache to discover more about the great French singer and songwriter, with the help of his biographer
Jacques Vassal , rock writer Jean-Daniel Beauvallet and some of Brassens's British admirers, including
Posy Simmonds , Julian Barnes , Michael Rosen and Tim PigOtt-Smith Producer Chris Marshall


Artist: Georges Brassens
Unknown: Quentin Blake
Unknown: Jacques Vassal
Unknown: Jean-Daniel Beauvallet
Unknown: Posy Simmonds
Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: Chris Marshall

: You and Yours

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.

: 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: Bubble

The poet Andrea Porter 's life changed dramatically
27 years ago in a horrific car accident. This is the dramatised story of what happened, using the poet s own verse. By Andrea Porter and Fraser Grace
Producer Anastasia Tolstoy


Unknown: Andrea Porter
Unknown: Andrea Porter
Producer: Anastasia Tolstoy
Her: Helen Longwortn
Him: Jason Hughes
Man: Gerard McDermott
GP: Gerard McDermott
Hostess: Sally Rogers
Nurse: Sally Rogers
Mr Bridgeworth: Roy North
Boy: Alex Slater
Ben: Nicholas Boulton
Young doctor: Nicholas Boulton
Dave: Stephen Hogan
Consultant: Stephen Hogan
Beattie: Carolyn Pickles

: Questions, Questions

5/10 Stewart Henderson presents the problem-solving 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 David Prest


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: David Prest

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Classic Collection

4/5. A Red Petticoat. When there's not a bite left to eat in the house to feed her large family, Mrs Deignan stoops to desperate measures to secure them provisions. Written by Liam O'Flaherty and read by Marion O'Dwyer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mrs Deignan
Written By: Liam O'Flaherty
Read By: Marion O'Dwyer.

: Ear to the Ground

4/5 Michael Finnissy 's early career was with dance companies. His personal politics form the bedrock of his work today. Paul Driver asks him if there can be
SUCh a thing as homosexual music. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Finnissy
Unknown: Paul Driver

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Tiny magnetic particles that store huge amounts of data are essential to video, audio and computer technologies but now magnets on a nano scale could revolutionise medicine. By attaching magnetic particles to drugs, they can be guided to exactly where needed in the body. How do you make these perfectly engineered nano-scale magnets? Quentin Cooper talks to Professor Andrew Harrison from Edinburgh University, who is farming bacteria to make these particles for us. He also talks to Professor Jon Dobson from Keele
University to find out why finding microscopic magnets on meteorites could be signs of life from Mars. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Andrew Harrison
Unknown: Professor Jon Dobson
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: It's That Jo Caulfield Again

2/4. 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 tries to persuade her husband Sturt to get a job instead of arranging his records in alphabetical order. 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

Susan steps into the breach.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Shadow Baby

4/5. Two mothers from different eras are confronted by the daughters they abandoned. By Margaret Forster. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Margaret Forster.

: A Better Place to End My Days?

Last week, 87-year-old Ted Marcer revealed the contents of his audio diary, recorded undercover, of his time in a residential care home. In this follow-up programme, he and his wife, Vera, travel to Germany to sample other types of accommodation for the elderly and hear the experiences of their residents. Producer Sally Chesworth


Unknown: Ted Marcer
Producer: Sally Chesworth

: In Business

6/9. Dates with Destiny. Without much oil wealth, tiny Dubai has been trying to turn itself into the business and tourist crossroads of the whole Middle East. Peter Day reports from an Arabian fantasy land where every new development is more extravagant than the last. Producer Richard Berenger Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Richard Berenger

: Leading Edge

7/10. Scientists at Florida University have shrunk the art of eavesdropping down to a miniature size - they've come up with a signalling device so minute that it's easily missed by the naked eye. With the aid of a microscope, Geoff Watts gets to grips with this tiny piece of engineering that could revolutionise the future Of covert listening. Producer Beth Eastwood


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

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


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: Foreign Affairs

4/10. By Alison Lurie. Late one night Chuck arrives unannounced on Vinnie's doorstep for some whisky and sympathy and, as a result, she finds herself accepting a invitation to go to Covent Garden with him - after all he can afford the tickets! For details see Monday


Unknown: Alison Lurie.

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

4/6. Tertiary Phase 4: Fit the Sixteenth. In which Arthur, Ford and Slarti go to a party. By Douglas Adams. Repeated from Tuesday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Douglas Adams.

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: No Room for Secrets

4/5. By Joanna Lumley. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Joanna Lumley.

: 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.

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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