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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Nick Holtam.


Unknown: Nick Holtam.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
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 Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: Joe War - My Father Decoded

4/5. Poles Apart. Clues to Joe's silence are to be found in the fate of his two homelands during and after the war. Read by the book's author, Annette Kobak. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Annette Kobak.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Brian Haymes. I Want to Serve the Purpose of God (Altrogge). Luke 19, w12-26.
0 Lord of Every Shining Constellation (
Leddington Wright ). NowThank We All Our God (Nun Danket). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Brian Haymes.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Five Days By Alison Joseph. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: Crossing Continents

6/8. In the wake of the Beslan school tragedy,
Tim Whewell travels to Russia's restive north Caucasus to find disturbing evidence that terrorism is spread ng through the region. What are the links to radical Islam?
And can Russia contain the threat? producer Tim wheweii


Unknown: Tim Whewell

: Choirs from the Shires

From small 17th-<:entury beginnings in after-dinner singing at Stationers Hall in London, the British choral society movement mushroomed to magnificence in the 1850s Soprano Emma Kirkby relives the 300-year history of these societies. Along the way come visits to locations as diverse as Westminster Abbey and the Ebenezer Chapel in the Welsh village of Dunvant and to such choirs as the Huddersfield Choral Society. Producer Andrew Green


Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Producer: Andrew Green

: You and Yours

Consumer advice, presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

International and national news and analysis, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: 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 Romantics

After years as an unsuccessful Blues Brothers tribute act touring the working men's clubs of Nottinghamshire,
Brian and Danny decide it's time for a change. 1 hey turn to their unlikely local hero and create the Byron and Shelley show- The Romantics. By Andy Barrett.
Producer/Director Jenny Stephens


Unknown: Andy Barrett.
Director: Jenny Stephens
Danny: Peter Meakin
Brian: Stephen Swift
Jim: Roger Bingham
Translator: Alex Minnas

: Questions, Questions

10/10. The problem-solving programme that provides answers to those intriguing conundrums and puzzles from everyday life. Presented by Stewart Henderson. PHONE: [number removed] email questions.questions@bbc.co.uk Producer Eve Streeter


Presented By: Stewart Henderson.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Commonwealth Stories

4/5. The Cat. By Rani Manicka from Malaysia, a competition judge. Malini is old and lonely until a mysterious companion arrives. Read by Jamila Massey. For details see Monday


Unknown: Rani Manicka
Read By: Jamila Massey.

: A Sense of Rhythm

4/5. Rhythms exist that only can be seen, and some rhythmic sounds may induce visions. Mark Radcliffe looks into the rhythm of cinema and visual art. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mark Radcliffe

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Archaeological and geological evidence has shown that 10,000 years ago, the Severn estuary didn't exist. Then the sea level rose rapidly, forcing our Mesolithic ancestors back inland. How did they cope with this fast-changing coastline? Quentin Cooper discusses with Professors Martin Bell and Nigel Nayling the challenges of working in areas that are often exposed for a mere hour-and-a-half a day, at low tide. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Nigel Nayling
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Dedicated Troublemaker

3/4. Continuing his journey around the places he once knew, comedian Mark Steel performs a live stand-up gig for the Liverpool Dockers and meets people whose lives were altered by the 1980s' miners' strike.
Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Mark Steel
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Things go swimmingly for Ruth.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The latest from the arts, with Mark Lawson.
Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Five Days

4/5. Thursday. Lynn hoped she could slip away from her marriage quietly, but it's not so easy. By
Alison Joseph. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: The Battle for Influence

New series 1/3. In the last 20 years, animal-rights campaigners have managed to decimate the fur trade, close down vivisection laboratories and nearly succeeded in banning hunting. Simon Cox gets inside one of Britain's best-organised pressure groups, to investigate their techniques, tactics and strategy. He looks at how they recruit the young, influence mainstream animal-welfare groups and operate across borders. And he asks the key questions: what do they really want and can they be Stopped? Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Analysis

2/8. Eyes Wide Shut? Europe - once the world's most important continent - seems to be becoming peripheral to world events. Asia is overtaking it economically, while divisions over Iraq call into question whether the European Union can ever be a major player in global affairs. Martin Jacques asks whether Europe's in danger of becoming introverted and provincial, and what that could mean for the continent's future.
Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Martin Jacques
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Costing the Earth

2/6. Designed for Life? The Dualit toaster, the Alessi lemon-squeezer , the Apple iPod - all desirable design icons that many of us would forfeit our eco-consciences to own. But does it need to be this way? Alex Kirby looks at sustainable design and asks whether it has a place in our consumer society. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen


Unknown: Alessi Lemon-Squeezer
Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Sera Lefroy-Owen

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened rptfrom 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, with Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Fascination

4/5. Fantasia on a Favourite Waltz. She works in Vienna and meets someone who will become famous. Niamh Cusack reads a short story by William Boyd. For details see Monday


Unknown: Niamh Cusack
Story By: William Boyd.

: Rigor Mortis

2/6. Black comedy set in the world of the pathology lab. Tempers are frayed and patience is stretched to the limit when the team face the huge pathology crisis of a complete lack of dead bodies. By Laurence Howarth and starring Peter Davison.
Music by Paul Mottram Stephanie Benuvente (voice) Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Peter Davison.
Music By: Paul Mottram
Music By: 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

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Joe's War - My Father Decoded

4/5. By Annette Kobak. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Annette Kobak.

: News

: News

: Assignment

: News

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Remains of the Day (5/10) by Kazuo Ishiguro , read by John Moffatt


Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro
Read By: John Moffatt

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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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.

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