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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Colonel Margaret Hay.


Unknown: Colonel Margaret Hay.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

Presented by Mark Coffey. Give to Me, Lord, a Thankful Heart (Gatescarth). 2 Corinthians 12, wl-10. Jesus, Fount of Consolation (Freylinghausen, arr Sampson). From Glory to Glory (Sheen). Director of music Barry Rose.


Presented By: Mark Coffey.
Music: Barry Rose.

: Book of the Week: Mimi and Toutou Go Forth

4/5. British success on Lake Tanganyika, and the Holo Holo make a god of Commander Spicer-Simpson. By Giles Foden, abridged by Andrew Simpson. Read by Jeff Rawle. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Giles Foden
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson.
Read By: Jeff Rawle.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 What Hetty Did ByJLCarr. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

3/8. New Zealand's image of political and social harmony disintegrated in 2004 when 40,000 Maori marched on Wellington, accusing the government of a colonial-style land-grab. The Labour government has lost ground not only to a nascent Maori party, but to an increasingly popular conservative opposition who feel the Maori have ridden the compensation gravy train too long. Rosie Goldsmith travels to New Zealand to report on the social changes that have led to this political upheaval. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: Let's Hear It for Decoration

Matisse, the master of colour and pattern, died 50 years ago, but rather than chronicling his life, this programme assesses his legacy in Britain.
Travelling across London from the Victoria and Albert museum to advertising land in Soho, a primary school in Borough, Bart's Hospital and Tate Modern,
Professor Christopher Frayling meets exponents of the visual world who celebrate the huge and powerful influence of Matisse on so much of what we see.
With Will Alsop and Zandra Rhodes. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Professor Christopher Frayling
Unknown: Zandra Rhodes.
Producer: Kate Bland

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: 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: I Am David

2/2. Weary of travelling, David is close to despair when a meeting with the remarkable Signora Bang in Switzerland changes everything. By Anne Holm.
Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Signora Bang
Unknown: Anne Holm.
Director: Celia de Wolff
David: Rory Copus
Giovanni: Anthony Calf
Signora Bang: Sarah Badel
Elsa: Hazel Ellerby
Pierre: Andrew Wlncott
Priest: Sean Baker
Hans: Simon Treves
Greta: Jane Whlttenshaw
Maria: Maudi Manton
Andrea: Greg Sheffield
Cecha: Matthew Thomas-Davles
Carlo: William Green

: Questions, Questions

7/10. 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 Eve Streeter


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Ghost Stories

4/5. Miss Froom, Vampire. A young passer-by stops to help an attractive, middle-aged spinster in her garden. Over tea, he recognises that there is something peculiar and irresistible about his hostess. Read by Jacqueline Pearce. For details see Monday


Read By: Jacqueline Pearce.

: The Ex-Files

4/5. Unfinished Business. You might be in a street and there they are, after all those years. People tell stories of the exes who won't go away. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

What is hypnosis? How does it work and what happens to the brains of people who are hypnotised? Professor John Gruzelierfrom Imperial College, London, explains what's happening in the brains of the hypnotised.
Dr Peter Naish from the Open University has shown that hypnotised people behave as if an inner clock is running slow. Quentin Cooper finds out why this happens and how recent results from brain scans show that the answers touch on theories of consciousness. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Dr Peter Naish
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: It's That Jo Caulfield Again

4/4. Comedian Jo Caulfield turns her acerbic wit on the things in life that really get under her skin with a mix of stand-up and sketches. This week, Jo's parents decide to go on holiday- a coach trip around Europe that's sure to bolster her father's xenophobia. With
Dave Mounfield , Vicki Pepperdine and Simon Greenall. Written by Jo Caulfield and Kevin Anderson. Producer Helen Williams


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

Tom gets competitive.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and meets the artist Sam Taylor-Wood , whose recent work has included a 67-minute film of David Beckham sleeping, shown at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Artist: Sam Taylor-Wood
Unknown: David Beckham
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: What Hetty Did

4/5. Rose and Hetty bend the law a little and track down Wendy Bond-Bulliver , who has some interesting information for Hetty. By JL Carr.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Wendy Bond-Bulliver
Unknown: Jl Carr.

: From Stockport to Shangri-La

2/2. Liz Carney reveals how British businesses are using soccer to create opportunities in the burgeoning Chinese economy as she follows Stockport County on a Whirlwind tour across China. Producer Liz Carney


Unknown: Liz Carney
Producer: Liz Carney

: In Business

8/9. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Europe's companies face big fines from the EU over excess emissions from the start of next year, but few British businesses seem prepared. It will only work if emissions are traded, but how does that work? Peter Day discovers a new industry and new type of salesman - the carbon trader. Producer Harshad Mistry Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Harshad Mistry

: Leading Edge

9/10. Researchers have come up with a novel device that can detect cracks in the 21,000 miles of track that makes up the British rail network at high speeds. Attached to normal passenger trains these probes could survey the national network, providing a more thorough, round-the-clock information on the state of our railways. With Geoff Watts.
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, with Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Closed Circle

4/15. Spin City. Malvina takes Paul Trotter 's political profile in hand - despite unpromising material. Alex Jennings reads Jonathan Coe 's new satire. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Trotter
Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Jonathan Coe

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

6/6. Tertiary Phase 6: Fit the Eighteenth In which Arthur plays a straight bat. Repeated from Tuesday at 6.30pm

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Mimi andToutou Go Forth

4/5. ByGiles Foden. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Bygiles Foden.

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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