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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Sean Curran.
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: The Two of Us -My Life with John Thaw

4/5. Sheila's diaries record that John Thaw 's cancer is terminal. In the past, her story of their lives together records some rocky years, with alcohol threatening their union. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Thaw

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Brian Haymes. This Is the Day That the Lord Has Made (Cortez). James 4, w8-12. Word of Justice (Farrell). This Little Light of Mine (trad Spiritual).


Unknown: Brian Haymes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Community Flock By Richard Monks.
4/5. The Woman's Hour drama, featuring Sylvia Syms. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Richard Monks.
Unknown: Sylvia Syms.

: Crossing Continents

2/8. All across Angola, families separated by decades of war are setting out to trace missing loved ones. This isn't an easy task in a country twice the size of France, with a third of its population displaced and its roads riddled with mines. But they have help, from popular
TV and radio shows. Presenter Andrew Jeffrey sets out to hear their Stories. Producer Candace Piette


Presenter: Andrew Jeffrey
Producer: Candace Piette

: Good Vibrations: the Story of the Theremin

Charting the history and remarkable versatility of the theremin - instrument of preference for horror novie soundtracks, signature sound of the Beach
Boys' Good Vibrations and stalwart of live shows by comedian Bill Bailey , who presents this programme. This uniquely "hands-off" instrument is named after its inventor, Leon Theremin , and this year marks the 80th anniversary of the first public performance of a piece composed for it. Producers Paul Hardy and John Pidgeon


Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Leon Theremin
Producers: Paul Hardy
Producers: John Pidgeon

: 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.


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: Till the Words Come Back

by Val Syms
Eleven-year-old Liam is a bit of a lad, a joy to behold, or a pain in the bum - depending on who you are. But everyone's agreed that he's a boy who can't stop talking - until he gets run over by a bus, and everything changes. First broadcast in 2002. Other parts played by Stephen Aintree , Sean Barrett , Lynda Thornhill and Heather Bleasdale Producer/Director Chris Wallis


Writer: Val Syms
Producer/director: Chris Wallis
Maria: Joy Blakeman
Phil: Phil Hearne
Liam: Greg Fossard
Katie: Leah Higginson
Joey: James Lacey
Other parts played by: Stephen Aintree
Other parts played by: Sean Barrett
Other parts played by: Lynda Thornhill
Other parts played by: Heather Bleasdale

: Questions, Questions

6/10. 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 Emily Williams


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Emily Williams

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Philip and Elizabeth: Portrait of a Marriage

4/5. Up - and Down. Happy days, the joys and trials of parenthood, and, in 1952, tragedy. Gyles Brandreth continues reading from his new biography of the Queen and Prince Philip. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth

: Subterranean Stories

3/4. Dylan Winter meets the shadowy "urban explorers" who try to penetrate the secrets of the vast complex of former mine workings in Wiltshire that were used during the Second World War as ammunition depots and secret factories producing aircraft engines. For more details see Tuesday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Radar surveys in the 1970s identified hundreds of liquid water lakes beneath the Antarctic ice sheet. Lake Ellsworth lies nearly 4km below the polar ice in complete darkness and under huge pressure, and its subzero waters could contain life forms that have been isolated from the rest of the world for millions of years. Quentin Cooper talks to Martin Seigert from the University of Bristol about how this lake might be explored, what life might be found there, and how such an undertaking might help develop the tools needed to explore extraterrestrial life on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Lake Ellsworth
Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Martin Seigert

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.

: It's That Jo Caulfield Again

3/4. Jo Caulfield , comedian and long-time Graham Norton collaborator, gets beneath the surface of life's little irritations with a brand-new mix of stand-up and sketches. This week, people who have hobbies get up her nose. With Dave Mounfield , Vicki Pepperdine and Simon Greenall. Written by Jo Caulfield and Kevin Anderson. Producer Helen Williams


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

: The Archers

Jack's forgetfulness causes trouble. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Community Flock

4/5. Peaches the shepherdess has found romance, and her mum, reunited at the tender age of 49 with absentee Dad, makes a startling announcement. By Richard Monks.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Richard Monks.

: From Stockport to Shangri-La

1/2. British soccer clubs are in the forefront of the rush to win business in the exploding Chinese economy - and, surprisingly, the team that's beating the rest is lowly Stockport County. Liz Carney follows County on a tour to some of China's remotest areas. Producer Liz Carney


Unknown: Liz Carney
Producer: Liz Carney

: In Business

7/9. Dogfight. The two giants of plane-making,
Boeing and Airbus, are engaged in their fiercest battle ever. Each accuses the other of receiving unfair levels of Government aid. At the same time, the two companies are sharply divided over the future of aviation itself: next year Airbus will launch the largest passenger plane the world has ever seen; but Boeing's approach is radically different - it says that airlines want smaller planes that can be flown more frequently. Peter Day asks who's right.
Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Leading Edge

8/10. Geoff Watts explores mounting evidence from the USA that chronic overeating is a form of substance abuse, similar to drug addiction or alcoholism. Producers Beth Eastwood and Anna Buckley


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

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Foreign Affairs

9/10. By Alison Lurie. Prompted by thoughts of Chuck, Vinnie goes on an uncharacteristic mission of mercy. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alison Lurie.

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

5/6. Tertiary Phase 5: Fit the Seventeenth In which Zaphod is very, very brave. Repeated from Tuesday at 6.30pm

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, presented by Becky Milligan.


Presented By: Becky Milligan.

: News

: Book

of the Week: The Two of Us
- My Life with John Thaw
4/5. Sheila Hancock reads from her book about her life with husband John Thaw. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Thaw
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: John Thaw.

: 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.

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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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