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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham .


Presented By: Giles Latcham

: Today

With Sarah Montague 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 John Bell.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
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 the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. Holy, Holy, Holy (Nicaea). Revelation 15, wl-4. Great and Marvellous Are Thy Works (Tomkins). Our Lord Is
Risen from the Dead (Hermann). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: The Explorer'sDaughter

4/5. Emilia Fox continues to read from Kari Herbert s memoirs. Kari and her partner Laurence take an unforgettable sledge journey over the cracking ice to visit her childhood home on Herbert Island. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Emilia Fox
Unknown: Kari Herbert
Unknown: Herbert Island.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Three Wise Men and a Baby in a Pear Tree By Claire Bennett.
4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Claire Bennett.

: From Our Own Correspondent

2/9. Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Never Netherland

As Peter Pan prepares to celebrate his 100th birthday, child psychologist Oliver James analyses our continuing fascination for the story of the boy who never grew up, and examines the diverse theories that a century of psychology has imposed on Never Never Land. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Peter Pan
Unknown: Oliver James
Producer: Nick Utechin

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international and 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: Tails You Lose

What does a son do when his estranged father tells him that he has a quarter chance of inheriting
Huntington's chorea? Does he take the test and discover his fate? But if he does take the test, then the father's fate may also be revealed - and the father does not want to know. By John Finnemore.
Producer/Director Liz Webb


Unknown: John Finnemore.
Director: Liz Webb
Victor: Tom Georgeson
Steven: Carl Prekopp
Rebecca: Seema Bowri

: Check Up

4/7. Following on from The Afternoon Play, the subject of this week's medical phone-in is inherited genetic conditions, such as Huntington's disease, cystic fibrosis and sickle-cell anaemia. Barbara Myers puts your questions about specific genetic conditions, whether or not your children will inherit them and what you can do to prevent them from being passed on, to Dr Fred Kavalier from Guy's Hospital, London.
PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm email: checkup@bbc.co.uk Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Dr Fred Kavalier
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch

4/5. The Memory. "It was my father said to me,
'Bessie, there's a man being hanged in the street, and if you're good, I'll take you.'" By Dorothy K Haynes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dorothy K Haynes.

: Silverscreen Crackers

4/5. The Snowman. Composer Howard Blake reveals how he came up with the beautiful theme tune Walking in the Air, a song that has become synonymous with Christmas in Britain. For more details see Monday


Unknown: Howard Blake

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Maggots were used routinely in hospitals to help heal wounds until the mid-1940s, when they were sidelined by antibiotics and surgical techniques. As many antibiotics have become ineffective there has been a resurgence of interest in "natural" ways of helping wounds heal - larval therapy - maggots are now available on prescription from your GP. Quentin Cooper is joined by Dr Steve Thomas , director of the Biosurgical Research Unit, in Bridgend, south Wales, who supply 15 million sterile maggots a year to hospitals across the UK and Europe. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Steve Thomas
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

3/4. David Baddiel hosts the programme that dares to commit such heresies as "organic food is more nutritious, tastier and safer than other foods", and "the world is a different place since 9/11". A panel drawn from some of our most talented comedians argues for and against these entrenched opinions. Producer Brian King


Unknown: David Baddiel

: The Archers

There's trauma for Kathy.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The latest from the arts world, with Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Three Wise Men and a Baby in a Pear Tree

4/5. When the Snow Lay round about. The wedding goes well until Teresa's objectionable boyfriend messes everything up, and Millie thinks she's lost Mattie forever. Despite her fears, Millie's father's reappearance isn't so bad after all. Written by Claire Bennett. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Claire Bennett.

: It's My Story: When Tony Met Janet

Tony first met his sister Janet when he was 18, a meeting that lasted an hour. When they met again, more than 20 years later in 2001, they fell in love and consummated the relationship. They were experiencing genetic sexual attraction - a condition that can affect close family members who have been separated from a young age. Tony and Janet were arrested for incest. This is Tony's story. Producers Sarah Rowlands and Phil Maguire


Producers: Sarah Rowlands
Producers: Phil Maguire

: Analysis

6/8. Problems in the Pipeline. Fuel prices and carbon emissions are rising while UK self-sufficiency in gas and oil is over. Even so, objections to alternative sources of power such as wind farms and nuclear power plants are rife. David Walker looks at the hard decisions that have to be made - and soon - if we want to continue to drive, heat homes and switch on lights. Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Costing the Earth

6/6. Britain's most extreme weather is investigated by Alex Kirby. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Alex Kirby.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened rptfrom 9am

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Frankenstein

9/10. Frankenstein returns to Geneva to prepare for his marriage to Elizabeth. By Mary Shelley. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mary Shelley.

: Rigor Mortis

6/6. Black comedy set in the world of the pathology lab. The team find themselves having to spend
Christmas Day in the mortuary. By Laurence Howarth and starring Peter Davison Producer
Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Peter Davison
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 Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Explorer's Daughter

4/5. By Kari Herbert. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Kari Herbert.

: News

: Assignment

: News

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf Mary Reilly

(10/10) by Valerie Martin. An innovative look at a Victorian classic


Unknown: Valerie Martin.

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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.

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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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