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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Liz Hansford.


Unknown: Liz Hansford.

: 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 Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: 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: Tuning Up at Dawn

4/5. In the Shade. Pursuit of a second-hand guitar leads Tomas into the world of the Majorcan Gypsy. By Tomas Graves. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tomas Graves.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Very Rev Ken Riley. Jesus Shall Reign (Truro). Colossians 1, wl3-20. Peace I Leave with You (Madden arr Wilson). Make Me a Channel of Your
Peace (Temple arr Wilson). Musical director Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Ken Riley.
Director: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Love for Lydia By HE Bates. 4/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

7/8 Immigration to Israel has slumped. With the Arab population of Israel and the Palestinian territories growing much faster than the Jewish population, immigration is atop priority for the Israeli government. Lucy Ash investigates the impact of this demographic time bomb on Israeli politics. Producer Sue Ellis Rptd Mon 8.30pm


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Unknown: Ellis Rptd Mon

: Clump, Squeak, Spit and Heave

As Romeo declares undying love to Juliet, the spittle flies back and forth. At the end of Hamlet, the stage is littered with corpses, all with chests heaving. But the audience doesn't mind. Paul Allen investigates our ability to ignore all this in our appreciation of the arts, with help from Jonathan Miller , John Williams , Timothy West and Prunella Scales. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Prunella Scales.

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, 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: Love

New series 1/3. A batch of gentle and endearing plays by Ian Curteis , featuring the late-blooming
-- love affair between May and Ferdy, starts with their living together but refusing to get married in spite of all the pressures.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Ian Curteis
Director: Marc Beeby
May: Barbara Leigh Hunt
Ferdy: Bernard Hepton
Darren: Stuart McLoughlin
Peter: Nicholas Boulton
Ken: John Rowe
Edna: Jennie Stoller
Archivist: Robert Hastie
Rawlinson: Stephen Hogan
Firechief: Stephen Hogan

: Check Up

New series 1/7. About one in every 200 people in the UK has been diagnosed with epilepsy, which makes it the most common, serious neurological condition. Barbara Myers puts your questions about the diagnosis of epilepsy, the safety of medication and living with epilepsy to Dr Hannah Cock of St George 's hospital, south London.
PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm email: checkup@bbc.co.uk Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Dr Hannah Cock
Unknown: St George
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Mind Games

4/5. The Boyle Curriculum. Now that their teacher has departed from his normal lesson plan, the children of Class 3b are about to learn some very strange lessons indeed. Written by Nick Parker , read by Hugh Bonneville. For details see Monday


Written By: Nick Parker
Read By: Hugh Bonneville.

: Fashion Music

4/5. New Romantic. Twenty years on, is Laura Druce still "hungry like the wolf" for Duran Duran ? For details see Monday


Unknown: Laura Druce
Unknown: Duran Duran

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

What ensures some objects get our attention while others don't? Quentin Cooper talks to Greg Davies , a psychologist from Cambridge University, about how our Vision system works. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Greg Davies
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Dedicated Troublemaker

4/4. Mark Steel ends his journey around the places he once knew by looking back at his own life and at
Changi ng notions Of left and right. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Mark Steel
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Emma gets a new workmate.
For cast see page 46 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The latest from the arts world, with Mark Lawson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Love for Lydia

4/10. There is to be a big party at the Aspen House to celebrate Lydia's 21st birthday and Richardson comes to a decision after a rather unexpected discovery. By
HE Bates. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Battle for Influence

2/3. Smoking. As more cities across the world declare themselves "smoke free", is it inevitable that the UK will follow suit and ban smoking in public places? Simon Cox tells the inside story of how the anti-smoking campaigners steered this to the top of the political agenda and how the pro-choice lobby have fought against an outright ban. What tactics and strategy did they use to try and win the arguments? And what happens next? Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Jim Frank

: Analysis

3/8. Where Have All the Liberals Gone? Liberalism is under attack. Right and left seem to agree that when it comes to law and order we need more sticks and fewer carrots. David Blunkett and Tony Blair argue that everything went wrong in the 1960s. But paradoxically, we are now freer than ever when it comes to our private life. Historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto asks whether the liberal consensus has vanished for ever.
Producer Hugh Levinson Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Costing the Earth

3/6. Stinking Solutions. Getting down and dirty, Tom Heap investigates nuisance odours. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen


Unknown: Tom Heap
Producer: Sera Lefroy-Owen

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the events and inspirations in history that have influenced modern times. Shortened rpt from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Wife

4/10. Motherhood and muddled loyalties. As Joan plans her escape from a loveless union, she looks back at the ties that have bound her. Liza Ross continues to read Meg Wolitzer 's acute and witty examination of the secrets that lie behind the Compromises. For details see Monday


Unknown: Liza Ross
Unknown: Meg Wolitzer

: Rigor Mortis

3/6. Black comedy set in the world of the pathology lab. By Laurence Howarth and starring Peter Davison.

Dr Anderson tries to convince her mother that she's the most successful pathologist in Britain whilst Dr Webster tries to extol the glory of pathology to an eight-year-old, with the aid of Mr Spoony McSpoon.


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
Mrs Anderson: Paula Wilcox
Norman: Lewis Aaltonen

: Today in Parliament

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


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Tuning Up atDawn

4/5. By Tomas Graves. Repeated from 9.45


Unknown: Tomas Graves.

: News

: News

: Assignment

: News

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: News

: Off the Shelf

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


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.

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.

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