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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Hanvey , Society of Friends.


Unknown: Father James Hanvey

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 UN only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: John Bell.

: 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 Dr Pauline Webb. 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Lyngham). Ezekiel 37, vvl-6; 10-14. 0 Death,
Where Is Thy Sting? (Handel). All My Hope on God Is
Founded (Michael). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Rowing witnoux Oars

4/5. As Ulla-Carin, the most independent of women, becomes increasingly dependent on her carers, she enjoys the closeness and comfort they offer, and discovers a new and unexpected freedom. By Ulla-Carin Lindquist. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ulla-Carin Lindquist.

: Woman's Hour from 10.35

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Miss Mapp By EF Benson.
4/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: International Cricket

England v Bangladesh
The NatWest Series of one-day internationals (England, Bangladesh, Australia) begins at the Oval in London
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Mark Saggers , with experts Angus Fraser and Mike Gatting. Including News at 2.20. *approximate time
Producer Peter Baxter ____- sr


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Mark Saggers
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Mike Gatting.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Crossing Continents, Crossing Europe

3/8. Childcare. "When it comes to childcare, Germany is a Third World country" - a damning statement from Germany's Minister for Family Affairs. The legacy of Kinder, Kucher, Kircher (children, kitchen, church), whereby women were expected to stay at home, has left the country with a childcare crisis. Rosie Goldsmith travels to Laer in western Germany where a childcare revolution is under way and mothers can pursue their careers. But in Estonia, with its chronically low birthrate, women are being pushed back into the home and paid to breed. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated on Mon at 8.30pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Emma Rippon

: The Riot That Never Was

In 1926, 12 years before Orson Welles 's infamous War of the Worlds broadcast, the fledgeling BBC sparked its own national panic by broadcasting news of a murderous riot in central London, which turned out to be a spoof created by Catholic priest Ronald Knox (played here by Bob Sinfield). Presenter Ray Snoddy finds that the then BBC managing director John Reith's reaction was a surprising one. Producers Paul Slade and Nick Baker Rptd Sun 12.15am


Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Ronald Knox
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Presenter: Ray Snoddy
Director: John Reith
Producers: Paul Slade
Producers: Nick Baker

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended rpt of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: National Theatre of Brent's Complete and Utter History of the Mona Lisa

Celebrating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's painting. With Desmond Olivier Dingle starring as Da Vinci, and his entire company, Raymond Box, as the Mona Lisa. It is believed that this is the very first time a historic work of art has actually been re-created on radio exactly as it would have been done at the time. Written by Patrick Barlow. Producer Bruce Hyman ; Director Martin Duncan


Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci
Unknown: Desmond Olivier Dingle
Unknown: Da Vinci
Unknown: Raymond Box
Unknown: Mona Lisa.
Written By: Patrick Barlow.
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Director: Martin Duncan
Desmond: Patrick Barlow
Raymond: Jon Ramm

: Questions. Questions

10/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive, problem-solving programme. producer Emily Williams PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Emily Williams

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Square Peg in a Round Hole

4/5. "Twelve miles from a lemon". Sydney Smith and his family arrive in north Yorkshire. For details see Monday

: This Sentence Is False

4/5 Contradiction! Peter continues to instruct Nick in the history and relevance of philosophical paradoxes. Today they look at sentences that refer to, and appear to contradict, themselves - like "this sentence is false". In the midst of this they visit a paradoxical barber, thought up by Bertrand Russell. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bertrand Russell.

: Open Book

To mark the publication of her new novel, The Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter Griot and the Snow Dog, Doris Lessing joins Mariella Frostrup to talk about her life and work. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Doris Lessing
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

Science's universal constants seem to ue changing – d nrocess that could lead, ultimately, to the break-up of everything. That prospect may be many billions of years in the future but Professor John Barrow has detected the first signs of changes to the "fine structure constant" - the strength of the force holding atoms together. Quentin Cooper asks what this means for our understanding of the universe and whether inconsistent constants are causing a confidence crisis in cosmology. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Professor John Barrow
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Party Line

'4/6 Topical sitcom focusing on the life of backbench MP Duncan Stonebridge , who's struggling with a tiny majority and is wondering if it's all been worthwhile. He's been passed over for ministerial promotion and, if that's not bad enough, he's having to deal with the impossible demands of his local electors, who naively believe that an MP can actually net things done. Written by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Duncan Stonebridge
Written By: Steve Punt
Written By: Hugh Dennis.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Duncan: James Fleet
Jane: Rachel Atkins
Arthur: Simon Greenall
Norman: Geoffrey McGivern
Fennella: Sally Hawkins

: The Archers

Ruth has an unhappy birthday.
' For cast see page 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and meets the writer Bernardine Evaristo , whose new novel Soul Tourists mixes prose and poetry. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Bernardine Evaristo
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Miss Mapp

4/10. The Duel. While news of a duel between Major Flint and Captain Puffin spreads across Tilling, Miss Mapp relishes the idea that she herself may be the cause of it. By EF Benson. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: It's My Story: Beyond the Beagle

One hundred and seventy years after Charles Darwin journeyed to the Galapagos islands, his great-great-grandson retraces the voyage that did so much to shape Darwin's understanding of evolution. Chris Darwin 's contemporary account of the islands have evolved in recent years is interspersed with Charles Darwin 's own observations as recorded in his journals. And Chris reflects on how this famous ancestry has shaped his own life - despite failing A-level biology. Producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Charles Darwin
Unknown: Chris Darwin
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Producer: Ruth Evans

: Uzbekistan - the Story of an Uprising

In May, Uzbekistan carried out a bloody crackdown against an anti-Government demonstration in the city of Andijon. It's still not clear how many people died. Using eye-witness accounts, BBC correspondent Monica Whitlock pieces together how and why the uprising happened, and asks what impact these events could have on the region. Producer Katie Dahlstrom


Unknown: Monica Whitlock
Producer: Katie Dahlstrom

: Leading Edge

5/10. The latest discoveries in the world of science and technology, with Geoff Watts. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Kobin Lustig.


Presented By: Kobin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Notes on a Scandal

4/10. Sheba has begun a relationship with Steven. She hasn't yet confided in Barbara, whose interest in Sheba is becoming more intense. By Zoe Heller. For details see Monday


Unknown: Zoe Heller.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

7/8. Quintessential Phase 3: Fit the Twenty-Fifth. In which Arthur gains a daughter but loses a parcel. Written by Douglas Adams. For cast and details see Tuesday Rptd from Tue


Written By: Douglas Adams.

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Rowing without Oars

4/5. By Ulla-Carin Lindquist. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ulla-Carin Lindquist.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

Rats (2/2)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Windfall Another haunting short story by Dorothy K Haynes


Story By: Dorothy K Haynes

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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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