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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.

: 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 the Very Rev Ken Riley. Blest Are the Pure in Heart (Franconia). Luke 6, w20-23. Let All the World (Vaughan Williams). 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Arden). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Ken Riley.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Long Way Round

4/5. Falling in love with Mongolia. Ewan McGregor reads from his book about the motorbike trip across Europe, Russia and America he took with his friend Charley Boorman. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mongolia. Ewan McGregor
Unknown: Charley Boorman.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Innocence of Radium By Lavinia Greenlaw. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: Crossing Continents

1 4/8. Cambodia is rife with the trafficking and sexual exploitation of children. In a fractured society still recovering from genocide, sexual mores have broken down, with sex-seeking tourists from both the West and other parts of Asia only exacerbating the problem. Julian Pettifer travels to Phnom Penh to report on efforts to bring tojustice the perpetrators of sex crimes. Producer Linda Pressly


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Linda Pressly

: Reading between the Lines

What happens to four writers from the north-east of England when they visit Siberia on a British Council reading tour? What will the writers from the Tyne make the frozen heart of Russia and Novosibirsk, the Siberian capital, a place further away from Moscow than London? It was once the centre of the Soviet empire's nuclear research programme, a place where secrets were jealously guarded and completely closed to westerners until a decade ago. The Communists may no longer be in power but, as the writers discover for themselves, appearances can be deceptive. Producer Caroline Beck


Producer: Caroline Beck

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
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: The City at Night

A dream-like play about love and insomnia. In a journey based on the structure of Homer's The Odyssey, Ulee travels through the city on one extraordinary night, finding her soul mate as dawn breaks. By Rachel Matthews.


Writer: Rachel Matthews
Producer/Director: Polly Thomas
Alcinous/Sisyphus: Chris Jack
Pen: Michael Hodgson
Ulee: Joanne Froggart
Helen/Circe: Charlie Harawck
Laus/Father: Deka Walmsley

: Questions, Questions

8/10. 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

: End of Story

4/5. The Angel. A chance encounter leads a shoe-shop assistant to arrange a date with destiny.
Written by Sue Townsend and finished by an entrant to the competition run on BBC3 TV earlier in the year. It's read by Eileen McCallum. For details see Monday


Written By: Sue Townsend
Read By: Eileen McCallum.

: Still Angry after All These Years?

4/5. This Sporting Life. Recalling David Storey 's 1957 novel about a ruthless rugby league star, Ian Clayton talks to members of the Featherstone Rovers rugby league club about how the game has changed. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Storey
Talks: Ian Clayton

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Art fraud is now reaching epidemic proportions around the world. It's been estimated that 15 percent of the paintings sold globally are fake. What is the role of science in fighting art fraud? Professor Robin Clark and Dr Nicholas Eastaugh explain to Quentin Cooper how scientific analysis of pigments is being used to detect forgeries. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Professor Robin Clark
Unknown: Dr Nicholas Eastaugh
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Dedicated Troublemaker

rNew series 1/4. Comedian Mark Steel revisits his home town of Swanley, Kent, performing a live gig, searching for old acquaintances and testing the locals on their sense of humour. Producer Katie Marsden
Mark Steel revisits his old stomping ground: page 123


Unknown: Mark Steel
Producer: Katie Marsden
Producer: Mark Steel

: The Archers

The shoot goes with a bang.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news and reviews. He is joined by historian Simon Schama , who is publishing a collection of essays about art. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Simon Schama

: The Innocence of Radium

4/5. Dirty Secrets. Something is going wrong. Ishbel is very sick. A passionate love affair confounded by suspicion, illness and denial. Written by Lavinia Greenlaw. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: Peace Kids

In 1988 Maud Hand was teaching at a Catholic primary school in Athenry, in the west of Ireland. She set out to open her pupils' eyes to a world of conflict: on the other side of the border, on the other side of the world and in their own classrooms and playgrounds. Sixteen years later she returns to Anthenry to ask what impact those lessons had and to find out if the pupils, the town, and Ireland itself have changed. Producer Julia Adamson


Unknown: Maud Hand
Producer: Julia Adamson

: In Business

9/9. Battle of the Chips. Two American companies dominate the industry that makes the ever more powerful silicon chips at the heart of the desk-top computer revolution ... the giant Intel and the much smaller AMD, founded by Jerry Sanders. Sanders tells Peter Day about the extraordinary rivalry between the two of them and why they need each other.
Producers Sandra Kanthal and Neil Koenig Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Jerry Sanders.
Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Neil Koenig

: Leading Edge

10/10. A Californian company announced this summer that it had successfully cloned two kittens. The technique used - chromatin transfer- is said by the company to be more efficient than the nuclear transfer method that created Dolly the sheep. Geoff Watts asks whether the technique safe and how popular might it become. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Closed Circle

9/15. Emily's View. Emily writes from France and Claire meet a potential admirer - with a swimming pool. Emma Fielding reads Jonathan Coe 's appraisal of 21st-century Britain. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jonathan Coe

: Trapped

Clem Walder 's Way Out. Clem is a man who has three wives. He finds he can no longer keep up his treble life and resorts to faking his own death. Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


Unknown: Clem Walder
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: Today in Parliament

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


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Long Way Round

4/5. By Ewan McGregor. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ewan McGregor.

: 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 Year 5 (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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