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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.


Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Fanning Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With David Wilby and Alicia McCarthy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Alicia McCarthy.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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

: Daily Service

Presented by Christine Morgan. Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus (Morning Light). Ephesians 6. vvlO-20. Battle Hymn (arr Wilhousky). Fight the Good Fight (Duke Street). Director of music Stephen Jackson. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Presented By: Christine Morgan.
Organist: Stephen Jackson.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: Bamboo

4/5. The British Caff. "Pubs have gone up-market, are franchised, themed. The caff resists this gentrification doggedly and triumphantly. They exist nowhere else, indeed no other country in the world would want them. An essay by William Boyd. For details see Mon Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: William Boyd.

: Test Match Special

Pakistan v England
The fifth day's play in the Second Test from Faisalabad. Including 7.15-7.21 News and Papers;
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament; 9.45 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Constance

4/5. By Julie Fraser.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Julie Fraser.

: Crossing Continents

9/9. New Orleans. Before Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Police Department was among the lowest-paid in the country The force had a reputation for corruption and brutality. Then came Katrina. Of the 1,400-strong police force, 250 are said to have deserted immediately. Two officers took their own lives, while about 80 per cent lost their homes. Many are now living on a cruise ship. two to a room, their families scattered across the southern United States. How does such a shattered force rebuild its morale and reputation? John Murphy tells their stories. Producer Allie Wharf Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: John Murphy

: Surrounded!

C Britain's first professional theatre-in-the-round was founded in Scarborough 50 years ago by the pioneering
Stephen Joseph. Robert Powell , who began his acting career in the round, visits the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough and talks to playwright Alan Ayckbourn , actor Tom Courtenay. director Peter Cheeseman , designer
Alison Chitty and folk singer Martin Carthy about their experience of this intimate and unusual space, where the audience surround the action in a uniquely involving way. Producers Faynia Williams and Richard Bannerman Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Stephen Joseph.
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Stephen Joseph Theatre
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Unknown: Tom Courtenay.
Director: Peter Cheeseman
Designer: Alison Chitty
Singer: Martin Carthy
Producers: Faynia Williams
Producers: Richard Bannerman

: You and Yours

Topical reports and consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Smallest Man in Christendom

The true story of Jeffrey Hudson , whose extraordinary adventures are celebrated in a masque, including his presentation in a pie to King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria , and his daring exploits in the Civil War. Written bv Robin Brooks. WilfredoAcosta Himself
Producer/Director Fiona McAlpine


Unknown: Jeffrey Hudson
Unknown: Queen Henrietta Maria
Unknown: Robin Brooks.
Director: Fiona McAlpine
Commentator: Lucy Robinson
Jeffrey: David Holt
Will: Desmond Barrit
Master of ceremonies: Alan Cox
Charles I: Charlie Simpson
Henrietta Maria: Julie Cox
Michael/Tom: John McAndrew
Pirate/Wherryman: Terry Smith
Young Jeffrey: Felix Still
Young Sam Tom: Raphael Eaves

: Check Up

New series 1/4. Cosmetic Surgery. With an estimated 65,000 operations performed each year. cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. Dr Adrian Richards joins presenter Barbara Myers to answer listeners' questions.
Producer Anna Buckley PHONE: [number removed]from 1.30pm (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presenter: Barbara Myers
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Commonwealth Stories

4/5. Xmas Blues. Written by Folashade Alli-Owe (Nigeria) and read by Valentine Nonyela.
Treason. Written by Preeta Krishna (India) and read by Sudha Bhuchar.
The Day I Met My Father. By Halcian Pierre (Trinidad) and read by Sandra James-Young . For details see Monday


Written By: Folashade Alli-Owe
Read By: Valentine Nonyela.
Written By: Preeta Krishna
Read By: Sudha Bhuchar.
Unknown: Halcian Pierre
Read By: Sandra James-Young

: The Rook and Me

4/4. Autumn - Roosting, Again. The summer's scattering of rooks is over and their communal urges bring them together again, like black threads of bird-life stitching up the countryside. With Mark Cocker. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mark Cocker.

: Open Book

Jeremy Mercer talks to Kate Mosse about his memoir of living and working in an eccentric Parisian bookshop. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Jeremy Mercer
Unknown: Kate Mosse

: The Material World

The behaviour that allows locusts to avoid collisions during swarming is being applied in car-crash early-warning systems. This makes possible a radically different approach to collision mitigation as even one extra second of warning could enable a car to slow down automatically and SO limit damage. Producer Julian Siddle.


Producer: Julian Siddle.

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Genius

5/5. Comedian Dave Gorman and his special guest Stewart Lee chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public. producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Dave Gorman
Unknown: Stewart Lee
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Will resorts to drastic measures.
For cast see page 49 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front ROW

With Mark Lawson. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Constance

4/5. Lilacs in the Spring Again. Constance is invited to open a chic new flower shop in New York, but the outbreak of war brings her home to England. By Julie Fraser.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Julie Fraser.
Constance Spry: Joanna David
Shav: John Rowe
NY cab driver: Eric Loren
Gertrude Jekyll: Maria Aitken
Adele: Debora Weston

: Koran and Country: Inside a Muslim School

Al-lslah is a privately run Muslim girls' school in Blackburn, Lancashire. Gaining exclusive access to all activities, Jenny Cuffe meets some of Al-lslah's teachers and students. She finds out how Islam affects the curriculum, and why parents favour this kind of education. How good is a school like Al-lslah at equipping its students for life in 21st-century Britain? Producer Linda Pressly


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Linda Pressly

: Analysis

2/7. The Trade Trap. Everyone seems to agree that better trade brings wealth to rich and poor countries, and benefits consumers everywhere. So why are crucial global trade talks in Hong Kong next month prompting such pessimism? Diane Coyle reveals how the deals done there might affect US all. Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Diane Coyle
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Costing the Earth

2/6. The Return of Sail. It's 120 years since sailing ships ruled the high seas - but spiralling oil prices could mean the rebirth of sail power. Tom Heap reports. Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts


Unknown: Tom Heap
Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Brooklyn Follies

9/10. The Laughing Girl. Aurora has resurfaced briefly, only to vanish again within 30 seconds. Tom and Nathan's darkest anxieties have been confirmed, and Nathan sets off to find her. By Paul Auster. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Auster.

: The Sons of Dermot Mulligan

2/5. My Son the Footballer. Nathan risks his life, family and friends when his only son becomes the focus for his obsession with the Beautiful Game. Comedy drama written by and starring Owen O'Neill , with Jon Glover , Beth Fitzgerald , Richard Firth , Stephen Hogan , Luke O'Reilly and Patrick Simpson. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Owen O'Neill
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Beth Fitzgerald
Unknown: Richard Firth
Unknown: Stephen Hogan
Unknown: Luke O'Reilly
Unknown: Patrick Simpson.
Producer: Claire Jones

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, introduced by David Wilby.


Introduced By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Bamboo

4/5. An essay by William Boyd. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: William Boyd.

: World Today

: News

: Assignment

: Heart and Soul

Victor Ochengo


Unknown: Victor Ochengo

: News

: One Planet

World without Waste (2/4)

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

A Suitable Boy (15/20)

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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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