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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukerjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukerjee.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby.
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

: Book of the Week: Lizzie Siddal

4/5. While Lizzie's health benefits from a trip to France, her relationship with Dante Rossetti is complicated by his philandering. By Lucinda Hawksley. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Dante Rossetti
Unknown: Lucinda Hawksley.

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. This Is My Will (Trad Irish). John 15, wl2-17. For the Fallen (Blatchly). 0 God, Our Help in Ages Past (StAnne). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Isadora and Craig By Derek Bowskill. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Derek Bowskill.

: Crossing Continents

5/8. When did you last hear a programme from inside
Zimbabwe? Crossing Continents overcomes reporting restrictions to uncover the truth about life under ur Robert Mugabe. Rosie Goldsmith talks to farmers, lawyers, aid workers, families, church leaders and politicians from both Mugabe's Zanu-PF party and the Movement for Democratic Change opposition, we near stories of starvation and Aids, of resignation and rebellion but also of hope. Real voices, real stories, rarely heard. Producer Daniel Tetlow Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Robert Mugabe.
Talks: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Daniel Tetlow

: Belloc and Me

A voyage of disenchantment on which
Sir Clement Freud is joined by Patricia Hodge and Ian McMillan. Hilaire Belloc 's cautionary verses have been a source of delight for Freud since childhood, bo beiioc s complete works was the obvious choice of specialist subject when he was asked to appear on Celebrity
Mastermind. But he soon discovered that there was more - or perhaps - less to Belloc than Matilda who told SUCh dreadful lies. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Sir Clement Freud
Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Ian McMillan.
Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Producer: Marya Burgess

: 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: What We Did on Our Holidays

An attempt to make the annual holiday a more spontaneous affair takes Ed and his family to unexpected places. Written by Neil Rhodes.
Producer/Director Gilly Adams


Written By: Neil Rhodes.
Director: Gilly Adams
Ed: Lestyn Jones
Julia: Clare Isaac
Corin: Mellyr Slon
Amy: Katy Owen

: Questions, Questions

9/10. 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

: Journeys and Migrations: Stories from theBelfast Festival

4/5 Pigs Might Fly. Lucy Streaghorn is bored with her life and is overjoyed when she receives an offer to escape and travel the world; an offer that could change her life forever. By Anne Dunlop , read by Tara Lynne O'Neill. Producer Oonagh McMullan For details see Monday


Unknown: Lucy Streaghorn
Unknown: Anne Dunlop
Read By: Tara Lynne
Producer: Oonagh McMullan

: What Did Your Ancestors Do for a Living?

4/5. EastAnglia. Thejobs available 100 years ago included farm work on large estates for the men, domestic work for the women, and jobs associated with the fishing industry along the coast. For details see Monday

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

This week, 100 years ago, an invention was patented that signalled the birth of modern electronics, it was thermionic valve or diode. It revolutionised the nature of communications, leading to the development of radio, television, telephones and early computers.
Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Joe Cain about the inventor, John Ambrose Flemming , and the controversies that Surrounded his invention. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Joe Cain
Unknown: John Ambrose Flemming
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Dedicated Troublemaker

2/4. Continuing his journey around the places he once knew, comedian Mark Steel performs a live stand-up gig in Belfast and looks at the links between it and the Lambeth estate he lived on in the 1980s. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Mark Steel
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Lynda nears the end of her tether.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Isadora and Craig

4/5. Tragedy Strikes. Isadora and Craig separate, each unable to sacrifice their art for the other. Yet, they seem unable to completely let go of the passion between them and remain in contact. When a terrible and unexpected tragedy strikes, Isadora and Craig find great comfort in their love. Compiled by Derek BOWSkill. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Derek Bowskill.

: It's My Story: Black, Muslim and Gay

Jaheda doesn't look "dikey". She dons salwar kameez and heels for a night out in Manchester's lesbian clubs. "G" found it much easier coming out to his police colleagues than to his Muslim Afro-Caribbean family. Rumi, from East Africa, draws strength from Islam and sometimes goes to mass with Julian, his Catholic partner. Three people describe coming to terms with being gay in minority UK communities that reject homosexuality. Producers Nigel Acheson and Kim Normanton


Producers: Nigel Acheson
Producers: Kim Normanton

: Analysis

New series 1/8. We Already Know What You Want
Choice has become the political mantra for our public services. But the practical limit on NHS patients deciding what care they want. with whom and where, remain immense. Bob Tyrrell asks why politicians are so reluctant to give us the choices we seek and how our health care would change if they did.
Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Bob Tyrrell
Producer: Simon Coates

: Costing the Earth

New series 1/6. Future Food. Sandwiches that last seven years, diets that help fight cancer, interactive packaging -just a few of the things scientists say are coming our way. Tom Heap investigates the world of future food. ProducerSera Lefroy-Owen

: 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

14/15. Finding Peace. Benjamin reaches rock bottom and Paul finally makes a moral choice. By Jonathan Coe. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jonathan Coe.

: Rigor Mortis

1/6. Black comedy set in the world of the pathology lab. By Laurence Howarth and starring Peter Davison.

Dr Webster gets a little carried away when Prof Donaldson suggests that the team get to know the people they're autopsying.


Writer: Laurence Howarth
Musician: Paul Mottram
Singer: Stephanie Benuvente
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Dr Webster: Peter Davison
Dr Anderson: Matilda Ziegler
Prof Donaldson: Geoffrey Whitehead
Gordon: Tom Price
Chloe: Marianne Levy
Simon: Gus Brown
Mr Reeve: Nicholas Boulton

: Today in Parliament

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


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Lizzie Siddal

4/5. By Lucinda Hawksley. Repeated from 9.45am


Author: Lucinda Hawksley.

: World Briefing

World Briefing

: News

: News

: Assignment

: News

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: News

: Outlook

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

When the Emperor Was Divine (5/5)

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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.

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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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