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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Rob Nothman.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev James Jones.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rob Nothman.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

New series 1/27.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: Someone like Me

4/5. Miles Kington continues to read from his account of an endearingly eccentric childhood. He and his brother Ralph enter the shadowy worlds of Sherlock Holmes , blackmail and revolution. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Christ, the Fair Glory (Coelites Plaudant). Revelation 12, vv7-12. For He Shall Give His Angels (Mendelssohn). Lord, for the Years (Lord of the Years). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Professor

By Charlotte Bronte.
4/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Crossing Continents

New series 1/9. Richard Miron lived for seven weeks in the Jewish settlements in Gaza, sharing in the lives of the People who lived there. He witnessed the final days of these settlements and the evacuation of the 8,000 Jewish People. The documentary follows people from three Jewish settler families and provides an insight into the crisis faced by them and asks what the future holds for their ideology, which has been at the forefront of Israeli politics for many years. Producer Lucy Ash Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Richard Miron

: Interpretations

2/3. For John Caird , the desire to work with the actor
Simon Russell Beale was the main reason he wanted to direct Macbeth. For Max Stafford-Clark , it was Africa that inspired him to take on the Scottish play. They discuss their takes on Shakespeare's shortest and most popular tragedy. Producer Lucy Lunt Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: John Caird
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Max Stafford-Clark

: You and Yours

Topical reports and consumer affairs, presented by John Waite and Liz Barclay.


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

News and analysis, 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: The Making of the EnglishLandscape

An ancient ditch, a new airport, a railway surveyor who gets shot at, as well as a chase across country and through time - Jonathan Davidson 's play is inspired by WG Hoskins's book, which imagines how the land itself has felt through centuries of being ploughed up, deep-mined and built on. Producer/Director Tim Dee


Unknown: Jonathan Davidson
Director: Tim Dee
Landscape: Bill Wallis
Mother/Wife/Protestor: Susan Engel
Mollie: Eleanor Tremain
John/Surveyor: David Birrell
Father/Husband: John Baddeley
Bailiff/Security guard: David Collins

: Questions Questions

3/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Emily Williams EMAIL: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] from 1.30pm


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Emily Williams

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Opening Lines

4/5. The Train. By Zoran Zivkovic. A bank manager is travelling to an important meeting when he encounters God on the train. He's told he can have the answer to a single question. A thought-provoking story about the consequences of failing to see life's bigger picture. Read by Roger Allam. For details see Monday Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Zoran Zivkovic.
Read By: Roger Allam.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

4/90. Looking For China. In the 1500s the British were not yet among the world's leading seafarers, but there was serious money to be made in trading beyond Europe - and the British wanted their share. By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Readings by Robert Powell , Martin Freeman , Rob Brydon and Mark Heap. For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Martin Freeman
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Mark Heap.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday

: The Material World

"Beauty is truth," wrote Keats. But when it comes to the scientific image, it may be more a case of beauty or truth. Should an image be accurate or is it more important to grab the viewer's attention? The awe-inspiring colour photographs of space taken by the Hubble Space Telescope were black and white until a little computer magic was added. Ouentin Cooper talks to the people behind Britain's Visions of Science Awards about the pros and cons of creating and editing a scientific image. Producer Julian Siddle


Talks: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Julian Siddle

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Another Case of Milton Jones

3/6. "Britain's funniest Milton" bestrides the globe as an expert in his field - with no ability whatsoever. This week he's a world-famous biogeneticist. Starring Milton Jones. With Debbie Chazen , Tom Goodman-Hill , Dave Lamb , and Lucy Montgomery. Written by Milton Jones and James Cary. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Debbie Chazen
Unknown: Tom Goodman-Hill
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Written By: Milton Jones
Written By: James Cary.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

The truth hurts for William.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates changing ideas about the portrayal of Jewish characters in drama and fiction, in the light of a new film version of Oliver Twist , starring Ben Kingsley as Fagin. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Oliver Twist
Unknown: Ben Kingsley

: The Professor

4/10. Zoraide. William feels he has found his natural place. A gifted teacher, he is happy and content. He finds further work in the neighbouring school for girls - in the very same place where he has heard a laughing voice, an enchanting ringing laugh. By Charlotte Bronte. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Hindu Lives

New series 1/3. The First Wave. KrishnanGuru-Murthy follows the personal stories of three generations of British Hindus to find out how their faith has shaped their identity, the way they live and the cultural landscape of Britain. The experience of the first immigrants was of determination but also discrimination. Producer Liz Leonard


Producer: Liz Leonard

: In Business

4/9. Take Me to the Leader Two business bosses with very different ways of getting to the top talk to Peter Day: the corporate man, Jeffrey Immelt , chief executive of America's biggest company General Electric; and the billlionaire entrepreneur Wayne Huizinger.
Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeffrey Immelt
Unknown: Wayne Huizinger.

: Leading Edge

4/10. As 18 tons of glass slowly cool in a lab beneath a football stadium in Arizona, scientists are watching and waiting, hoping that it will form part of a giant, perfect parabolic mirror. Geoff Watts looks at the race to build the biggest telescope on earth, and at other stories in the world of science and technology. Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Paradise Lost

4/5. The Angel Raphael describes to Adam and Eve the creation of the luscious earth and all its creatures. Ian McDiarmid reads an extract from Book Seven of John Milton 's epic poem. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ian McDiarmid
Unknown: John Milton

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

4/5. Armando lannucci introduces a golden look back to earlier this year when his superlative series dealt with such thorny issues as the Great BBC Weather Map
Controversy and, of course, trivia like the general election. With special guests David Mitchell , John Sessions and Will Smith , and featuring Jim Field Smith. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Will Smith
Producer: David Tyler

: Naming Nature

Hurricane Katrina's name will not be forgotten in the southern United States for years to come. But why
Katrina? And why microscopic beings on the sea bed named after the Sex Pistols? Ian McMillan gets to grips with the protocol surrounding the naming of natural phenomena and discovers that, where he'd expected poetry, it's frequently more a case of scientific one-upmanship. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Marya Burgess

: News

: Book of the Week: Someone like Me

4/5. By Miles Kington. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Miles Kington.

: Analysis

: News

: Who Runs Your World?"

I Challenge (3/4)

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Mao - the Untold Story (5/5) By Jung Chang


Story By: Jung Chang

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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.

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.

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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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