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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Graham Kings, vicar of St Mary's, Islington.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the events and inspirations 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. Father of Heaven,
Whose Love Profound (Rievaulx). Matthew 5 vv21_26. Lord, for Thy Tender Mercy's Sake (Farrant). All Heaven
Declares (Richards). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Ken Riley.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Ghosting

4/5. Jennie and Tiger embark on their second novel. By Jennie Erdal. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Novel By: Jennie Erdal.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Open to the Public By Helen Brandom. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Helen Brandom.

: Crossing Continents

2/8. Bangladesh. Lucy Ash investigates Bangladesh Prawn-farming industry, which is beset by allegations of environmental destruction and human-rights abuse. Producer Aasiya Lodhi
Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: With Great Pleasure

John sompant
5/5. Political journalist and broadcaster John Sergeant who, as a young man, wanted to become a comedian, reveals his private world of literature that includes
PG Wodehouse, Alan Bennett. James Thurber and Joseph Heller. He is joined by actors William Hope and Bill Wallis. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: Alan Bennett.
Unknown: James Thurber
Unknown: Joseph Heller.
Unknown: William Hope
Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with John Waite and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Baldi

Baldi, the murder-mystery solving Franciscan priest.
Cross Purposes.
Paolo solves crosword-related murders in Dublin literary circles, with Father Troy proving a surprisingly adept ally. By Simon Brett.
Director Lawrence Jackson
What has Mark Damazer in store for Radio 4?: page 24


Writer: Simon Brett
Baldi: David Threlfall
Tina: Tina Kellegher
Troy: TP McKenna
Iris: Sara Kestelman
Brenda: Pauline McLynn
Kieran: Kevin Flood
Tierney: Kieran Lagan
Davies/Meehan: Gordon Fulton

: MoreorLess

6/6. The essential guide to numbers, measurement and quantification of every kind. Presented by Andrew Dilnot. Producer Michael Blastland


Presented By: Andrew Dilnot.
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Sleepers

4/5. This Reporter. A reporter and his sound recordist are travelling through a war zone seeking a story for their next bulletin without fully understanding the unfolding situation. By Nick Walker , and read by Michael Feast. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nick Walker
Read By: Michael Feast.

: For What It's Worth

4/5 Brian McDonald and Caroline Allen discuss their passion for Oriental carpets. (For details see Monday)


Speaker: Brian McDonald
Speaker: Caroline Allen

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday

: The Material World

Inside a lab in Edinburgh University, chemist Dave Allen is attempting to place a speck of dust in between two diamonds. After tightening a couple o screws he sample is squeezed between the diamond surfaces until its internal bonds break, producing an entirely new form of matter. Ouentin Cooper finds out why these new high-pressure molecules could have wide-ranging applications - from improved engine fuels to more effective medicines. The latest project involves squashing proteins to find out why they always fold in particular ways When this internal origami goes wrong inside our body, the result can be conditions like CJD - the human form of mad cow disease. This molecular research could provide a vital step towards finding a future cure. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Dave Allen
Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: That Mitchell and Webb Sound

2/6 More sketches from the inside-out world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb , including what to do if other people's children fill you with horror, and how forensic detectives operated in the Stone Age. With Olivia Colman and James Bachman. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Olivia Colman
Unknown: James Bachman.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The Archers

Phil and Ruth have a clash of opinions.
' For cast see page 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets the novelist Kazuo Ishiguro , who won the Booker Prize with The Remains of the Day. His latest novel Never Let Me Go, is the story of an apparently idyllic boarding school, whose secluded pupils are raised for a Single mysterious purpose. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Open to the Public

4/5. In another linked monologue in a series by Helen Brandom about people in a Yorkshire village entering a garden competition, Julie (Lesley Manville) is an organic gardener who is fiercely opposed both to competing and to the pesticides that are freely used by her neighbours. It turns out she has good reason to be apprehensive. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Helen Brandom

: It's My Story: Injecting Life

It is estimated that more than a million people die every year because of infection caused by unsafe medical injections. Marc Koska , a British inventor, has dedicated his life to preventing deaths through dirty needles. Twenty years ago, he came up with a solution - a syringe that can be used only once. Emily Buchanan tells the story of his uphill battle to persuade governments and health workers around the world of the importance of injecting safely. Producer Sue Ellis


Unknown: Marc Koska
Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: In Business

7/8. My Old China. The extraordinary Chinese boom has not yet reached every part of the country. Manchuria, in the north, is struggling to reduce its reliance on huge, state-owned companies that made it the industrial heartland of the old China. It's still got massive coalmines and mighty shipyards. But Peter Day also discovers vigorous new software companies doing outsourcing for Japan, and a fee-paying boarding school run on Western lines. Producers Paul 0' Keeffe and Richard Berenger Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Richard Berenger

: Leading Edge

3/9. We know all too well the frustrations of trying to locate those lost keys or that elusive tin of baked beans in the supermarket. According to researchers at Bristol
University these are just a few of the many ways we like to forage. Geoff Watts crawls around on all fours, putting his foraging skills to the test. and finds out what this can reveal about our spatial awareness and memory. Plus other cutting-edge stories from the world of science and technology. Producers Beth Eastwood and Anna Buckley


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producers: Beth Eastwood
Producers: Anna Buckley

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: Planet of the Apes

4/5. Ulysse has been recognised as an intelligent human from another planet and is living happily among the monkeys. But there are shocks in store that will change all that for ever. By Pierre Boulle , read by Michael Maloney. For details see Monday


Unknown: Pierre Boulle
Read By: Michael Maloney.

: Bespoken Word

rNew series 1/4. The series devoted to the latest in hip-hop poetry and spoken word returns, presented by Mister Gee and Doctor Stew. Highlights include the remarkable character performer Sophie Woolley with a piece about a young woman who fantasises about relationships with male celebrities. There's also a set by Manchester punk duo Thick Richard and a chance to get your own back on traffic wardens. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Sophie Woolley
Producer: Graham Frost

: First Impressions

One day, we hope it will come: a message from an alien civilisation. But what would we say in return? The programme drafts a reply to whoever, or whatever, is listening out for us across the vastness of space. Producer Jeremy Grange


Producer: Jeremy Grange

: News

: Book of the Week: Ghosting

4/5. By Jennie Erdal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jennie Erdal.

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Ninth Life of Louis
Drax by Liz Jensen (5/10)


Unknown: Liz Jensen

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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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