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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: 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. 748 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times. Producer Charlie Taylor Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: With Billie

4/5. Billie Holiday charms her fellow musicians with her unique lyrical style. A new biography of Billie Holiday, as told through the voices of people who knew her, written and narrated byJulia Blackburn. for details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Billie Holiday
James Stump Cross: Kennle A Andrews
Jimmy Rowles: Rhashan Stone

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. The Kingdom of God (Hanover). 1 Peter 1, vv3-9. 0 Thou, the Central Orb (Wood). God Is Love: His the Care (Theodoric). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Middlemarch

By George Eliot.
9/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: George Eliot.

: From Our Own Correspondent

New series 1/8. Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC's foreign correspondents take a closer look at the stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Hi NyanJal

Taking his guitar, a few funny stories and a basic knowledge of Swahili, the poet Rory Motion goes to the remotest shores of Lake Malawi in his attempt to entertain the locals in their own language - to make them laugh. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Rory Motion
Producer: Viv Beeby

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.
Winifred Robinson speaks to Lord Broers about his theme for this year's Reith lectures - the Triumph of Technology.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Winifred Robinson

: 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: Daddy's Girl

"The past is another country, they do things differently there." And that was never more true than in the Midlands in the 1950s where Jenny is busy growing up and struggling to make sense of practically everything.
Written by Bryony Phillips , starring Imelda Staunton and Helen Baxendale.
Producer Chris Wallis


Written By: Bryony Phillips
Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Unknown: Helen Baxendale.
Producer: Chris Wallis
Jenny: Imelda Staunton
Mum: Helen Baxendale
Dad: James Masters
Young Jenny: Holly Richardson
Grandma: Valerie Lilley
Young Jenny 2: Louise Shorthouse
Policewoman: Jackie Redgewell
Aunt: Heather Phoenix
Florence: Catherine Skinner
Flasher: David Bowen

: Check Up

7/7. Arrhythmia. Arrhythmia is the disturbance of the normal rhythm of the heart. The heart rate can become abnormally rapid, slow and/or irregular, producing unpleasant symptoms such as palpitations, dizziness and chest pain. Offering advice is the medical director of the British Heart Foundation, Professor Peter Weissberg , who joins Barbara Myers in the studio. Producer Helena Selby
PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm email: checkup@bbc.co.uK


Unknown: Professor Peter Weissberg
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Helena Selby

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Days of Reckoning

4/5. When Stevie Was Married. Moving from the city into a small seaside town, a man decides to invent an imaginary wife for himself. But one day, she turns up. By John Heraghty , read by Simon Tait. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Heraghty
Read By: Simon Tait.

: Following Phlleas

4/5. From the Earth to the Moon. Verne's novel, in which men are launched into space, predated the reality by about a hundred years. Pen Hadow considers the accuracy of Verne's predictions and whether Verne really is the father of science fiction. For details see Monday

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday

: The Material World

A special question-and-answer session, hosted by Quentin Cooper , at the Edinburgh International
Science Festival. An expert panel of scientists find the answers to intriguing, puzzling, and sometimes peculiar science questions.
ADDRESS:[address removed]email: material.world@bbc.co.uk Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Ed Reardon's Week

3/6. Holby City. Ed is in desperate need of a new roof, so his agent, Ping, gets him an interview to write an episode of Holby City. Comedy drama by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed: Chris Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Ping: Sally Hawkins
The bailiff: Martin Hyder
Pearl: Rita May
Dave: Geoffrey McGivern
Maddy: Vicki Pepperdine
Horatio: Dan Tetsell
Young doctor: Adam Shipway
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Archers

Ambridge prepares for its latest arrival.
For cast see page 58 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Middlemarch

9/20. Private and Public. Dr Lydgate and Rosy have decided to marry. Fred has inherited nothing from his uncle Featherstone. Will Ladislaw, now resident at the Grange with Mr Brooke , has a crucial difference of opinion with Mr Casaubon. By George Eliot.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Brooke
Unknown: Mr Casaubon.
Unknown: George Eliot.

: Seven Days

2/3. Plans to develop an international airport in the Warwickshire countryside have led to a furious battle of wills - with a rural district council finding itself pitted against Europe's largest tourism company. The team follow this David and Goliath contest in the run-up to the public inquiry that will determine the airport's future.
Editor David Ross


Editor: David Ross

: Analysis

6/9. Empire Strikes Back. For more than half a century, "empire" has been a dirty word, associated with exploitation, racism and war. But now, amid a welter of failed nation-states, imperial ideas seem to be back in fashion - unofficially at least - in the USA, Russia and China. Zareer Masani asks whether it's possible to free empire from its unequal past and reinvent it as a benevolent, pluralistic and cosmopolitan form of government. Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Costing the Earth

C New series 1/6. Six hundred million people contract malaria every year and of these, almost three million will die from the disease. One of the main weapons against the mosquitos that carry malaria is DDT, but this pesticide is being phased out because of environmental concerns. Miriam O'Reilly investigates whether the world should be using more, not less, DDT. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Melvyn Bragg - -In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: 20,000 Leagues under the Sea

4/5. Nemo shows Aronnax the lost city of Atlantis, and the Nautilus visits the Antarctic. By Jules Verne. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jules Verne.

: The Museum of Everything

3/6. Under New Management. Discover the secret of computer techniques in film, experience the history of rock'n'roll and meet the Museum's curious new curator. Comedy sketch show, written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. With Lucy Montgomery.
Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker ; Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Music By: Dominic Haslam
Music By: Ben Walker
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: Today In Parliament

The news from Westminster and a round-up of the day's business. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: With Billie

4/5. Biography of Billie Holiday. Repeated from 9.45am

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

Nuclear Know-How (4/4)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Game (5/10) by Patricia Highsmith


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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