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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard. Featuring a report on the Royal Opening of the new Welsh Assembly.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Giles Fraser.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Giles Fraser.

: 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: Natasha Maw

: Book of the Week: Lost Cosmonaut

4/5. David Kaider 's inquistiveness lands him in touble with the Kalmykian police, who keep a cage in their station for troublesome individuals. On his release he finds the only Protestant church in Elista, and is tempted to sell his hair. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Kaider

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. Around the Throne of God
(Solothurn). Revelation 12, vv7-12. Fight the Good Fight
(Leddington Wright ). At the Name of Jesus (Camberwell). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Jane's Story 4/10. By Alison Joseph.
The Woman'sHour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Story By: Alison Joseph.

: Crossing Continents

5/13. China. "Barefoot doctors" were once the pride of the People's Republic of China. Today, many hundreds of of millions of Chinese are unable to afford any medical treatment. Louisa Lim gets inside the Chinese health system to find out how the growing crisis is affecting everyday life.
Producer Joanna Mills Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Louisa Lim

: Speaking from the Belly

A guide to the mysterious art of ventriloquism, presented by Nina Conti , with commentary from actor and director Ken Campbell on the mythological origins of the genre and the ventriloquial skills of ferrets.
Producer Tony Staveacre Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Presented By: Nina Conti
Director: Ken Campbell
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Money with Menaces

Another chance to hear a new production of a radio play first broadcast in 1937. This version was made to celebrate the centenary two years ago of its author, the novelist and playwright Patrick Hamilton. Stephen Thorne stars as the tycoon who finds himself under telephone threat of blackmail and David Collings as the strange Mr Poland.
Producer/Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton.
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: David Collings
Director: Richard Wortley
Mr Carruthers: Stephen Thorne
Mr Poland: David Collings
McPherson: Joe Dunlop
Miss Rough: Rachel Atkins
Miss Carruthers: Gwyneth Powell
Bank clerk: Ben Crowe
Hilliard: Loan Meredith

: Check Up

4/9. Headaches. Unexplained headaches are the most common reason for a GP to refer a patient to a neurologist. They are caused by eyestrain, stress or tiredness - but they can also indicate something more worrying. So how does one tell the difference? Barbara Myers is joined by headache specialist Professor Peter Goadsby to answer listeners' queries on the subject. producer Erika Wright
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Professor Peter Goadsby
Producer: Erika Wright

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Scottish Shorts

4/5. Murdoandlshabel. A villager is drawn nightly to the sea, where he becomes obsessed by a mysterious woman. By Marietta MacGranthin and read by Tamara Kennedy. For details see Monday


Unknown: Marietta MacGranthin
Read By: Tamara Kennedy.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

54/90. Abyssinia. There were no British colonies in the north-east of Africa but it was a region that was to play an important part in the story of the imperial 19th century. Continuing Christopher Lee 's history of the British empire. For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Isaac Newton is perhaps best known for his theory of universal gravitation and the discovery of calculus.
Recent rediscoveries of some of his papers have shown that he also devoted much of his time to non-scientific subjects such as alchemy, much to the embarrassment of his admirers. Ouentin Cooper talks to a group of scientists from London and Cambridge who have embarked on an ambitious project to put together a complete edition of Newton's manuscripts, including those which reflect his obsessive interest in transmutational alchemy. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Isaac Newton
Talks: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Banter

6/6. A panel show hosted by Andrew Collins in which the guests come up with their definitive "top threes" in categories covering anything from Four Weddings and a Funeral to Five Guys Named Moe. This week's guests are Jenny Eclair , Richard Herring , Russell Howard and Will Smith. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Russell Howard
Unknown: Will Smith.
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Archers

Kenton feels the need for speed.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, reviews and an interview with guitarist David Gilmour , who found global fame as a member of Pink Floyd and is now about to release a solo album. producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson
Guitarist: David Gilmour
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Jane's Story

4/10. Not only has Jane discovered a photograph from their time in Ghana of the woman who delivered the casket but she now remembers James's absence on the night of Arthur's death. By Alison Joseph.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: It's My Story: The Wedding Party

On 9 November 2005 Jordanian couple Nadia al-Alami and Ashraf Da'as al-Akhras were celebrating their wedding at a hotel in Amman when two Iraqi suicide bombers walked into the reception room. The explosion killed 24 guests, including the couple's fathers and the bride's mother. In this programme, the couple tell their story of that day for the first time. Producer Jo Meek

: Analysis

New series 1/9. Feeling Whose Collars? Told to catch more criminals and solve more crimes - and be quick about it - the police face unprecedented pressure to improve their performance. But are such expectations of the thin blue line practicable or wise? David Walker asks what the limits of police action are in tackling criminality and if greater police efficiency comes cost free. Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Simon Coates

: Leading Edge

5/11. The lethal box jellyfish, with its 60 tentacles and five billion stinging cells, has captivated Cairns ecologist
Jamie Seymour. Armed with a thick Lycra suit, he's studying their movements off Australia's Gold Coast by electronic tagging in the hope of being able to predict their seasonal movements, discover their breeding grounds and understand their venom. Presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Helen Sharp


Unknown: Jamie Seymour.
Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Disobedience

9/10. The repercussions of Ronit's actions take shape in Esti and Dovid's household. Written by Naomi Alderman. For details see Monday


Written By: Naomi Alderman.

: Rigor Mortis

6/6. The last ever series of the black comedy set in a mortuary reaches its conclusion. As we bid the team farewell, we witness a retirement, a leaving party, an overdue baby and a death. Well, what else would you expect in a mortuary? By Laurence Howarth.
Music by Paul Mottram ; voice Stephanie Benuvente : Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Laurence Howarth.
Music By: Paul Mottram
Unknown: Stephanie Benuvente
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Dr Webster: Peter Davison
Dr Anderson: Matilda Zleqler
Prof Donaldson: Geoffrey Whitehead
Gordon: Tom Price
Chloe: Marianne Levy
Simon: Gus Brown

: Today In Parliament

The day's news and events at Westminster, presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Lost Cosmonaut

4/5. By David Kalder. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: David Kalder.

: World Today

: News

: Assignment

: Heart and Soul

Rituals of the Road (3/3)

: Instant Guide

: News

: One Planet

Warm World (2/3)

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Angela Carter 's Book of Fairy Tales (2/2)


Unknown: Angela Carter

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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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