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: World News

: Prayer lor the Day With

Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Robert Orchard and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 L W only Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: 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: White on Black

4/5. "I'd been afraid of ending up in a loony bin or an old folks home since I was ten. It was easy not to end up in a loony bin. You just had to obey your elders. Everyone who couldn't t walk ended up in an old folks'home." For details see Mon Rptd12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Thy Kingdom Come, 0 God
(St Cecilia). Matthew 24, vv3-14. Nobody Knows (Trad American, arr Tippett). Christ is Coming (Neander). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Organist: Paul Leddington Wright.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Voyage Out 4/10. By Virginia Woolf.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: Crossing Continents

8/13. Kolkata. Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) is booming. With an information technology sector
- growing at a rapid rate, the Indian city is undergoing a radical transformation. So how has Kolkata, with its proudly Communist government, become the city of choice for many multinational companies? And is this enormous growth sustainable? Tanya Datta meets some of the city's winners and losers.
Producer Linda Pressly Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Tanya Datta
Producer: Linda Pressly

: The Last Picture Show

With unprecedented access to the final moments of some of Britain's biggest art shows - from Caravaggio
- at the National Gallery to Turner, Whistler, Monet at
Tate Britain - John Wilson presents a first-hand experience of our leave-it-to-the-last-minute culture. Producer Peter McHugh Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Peter McHugh

: Budget Call

Money Box and You and Yours team up to answer listeners' questions on yesterday's Budget. Presented by Vincent Duggleby , Paul Lewis and Karen Hoggan.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am Producer Chris A'Court


Presented By: Vincent Duggleby
Presented By: Paul Lewis
Presented By: Karen Hoggan.

: The World at One

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: Ronnie Gecko

By Alexis Zegerman. Alice spends her day recording animal sounds. Ronnie spends his caring for reptiles. When will they start showing an interest in a fellow human being?
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Alexis Zegerman.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Ron: Toby Jones
Alice: Rachel Atkins
Tim: Simon Every
Nature commentary: Ben Crowe

: Check Up

7/9. Hernia. Hernias -weaknesses or tears in the abdominal wall - are very common, and over 100,000 are operated on each year in the UK. Barbara Myers is joined by a leading expert to answer your questions on the different kinds of hernia and how best to treat them. Producer Paula McGrath PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Producer: Paula McGrath

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Stories of the Heart and Mind

4/5. The Carburettor Romany Bill Lee was a young boy when his father took the decision to renounce life on the road. But after only a few weeks enclosed by bricks and mortar, and just as Bill was about to go to school, life took an unexpected turn. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bill Lee

: The Oak Tree

4/5. It is late spring. The oak tree canopy is a hive of activity as birds flit in and out of the canopy with food for their nestlings. In the morning, the woodland rings with the sound of the dawn chorus, and later in the day woodpeckers drum on the bark of hollow, old oaks. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

6,000m under the Sea. Humans cannot survive beyond around 500m below the surface of the sea. But fish and crustaceans that live in the depths of the abyss have adapted to life there. To learn more about these distant deep-sea fauna, lander vehicles are sent down to make measurements using cameras and acoustic telemetry. Quentin Cooper is joined by Professor Monty Priede of the University of Aberdeen Oceanlab to discuss developments in deep-sea research. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Monty Priede
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

3/6. Another confused and muddled day in the life of one-time variety star Count Arthur Strong, played by Steve Delaney. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


Played By: Steve Delaney.
Producers: Mark Radcliffe
Producers: John Leonard

: The Archers

Helen does some tough talking.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts magazine with news, reviews and interviews, including today a report on the lavish new Lord of the Rings musical, which opens tonight in Toronto. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Voyage Out

4/10. Helen and Rachel arrive in Santa Marina and meet two intriguing young Englishmen at a picnic. By Virginia Woolf. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: Seven Days

2/4. Kenya. After three years of drought, three million people in Kenya face starvation. The Kenyan Government and the World Food Programme are about to launch a major appeal for funds but with daily revelations of widespread corruptions, how can they perusade the world to give generously? Jenny Cuffe reports on her week spent in Kenya. Producer Sally Chesworth


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Sally Chesworth

: Analysis

4/9. The Prophet and the State. A confidential Home
Office internal report warned the Government, well before the 7/7 bombings, that radicalism and extremism among a minority of Britain's Muslim population had become a threat to security and community cohesion.
Andrew Brown talks to those advising the Government to discover what its strategy is and whether it stands any chance of success. Producer Innes Bowen Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Talks: Andrew Brown
Producer: Innes Bowen

: Leading Edge

8/11. Geoff Watts is joined by science writer
Gabrielle Walker to find out the latest news from Lake Vostok in the Antarctic. The lake is buried nearly 4km under the ice and is one of the deepest known sources of fresh water in the world. Scientists have been studying the area for over 30 years and after a break of eight years, have drilled another 27 metres into the frozen lake in the hope of finding evidence of life below the ice sheet. Producer Helen Sharp


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Gabrielle Walker
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Budget Statement

By the shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.

: Book at Bedtime: The Historian

4/10. Helen shocks Paul by revealing that she's Professor Rossi's daughter, and that Rossi met her mother while searching for Drakulya - in Romania. By Elizabeth Kostova. For detaiis see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth Kostova.

: Mark Thomas Presents ... the Firesign Theatre Live

Arising from the California counterculture in the late
1960s, the Firesign Theatre became cult favourites - and in a rare British appearance they reprise some of their greatest routines. Another chance to hear this show, recorded at the London Comedy Store, introduced by Comedian Mark Thomas. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Mark Thomas.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: Today In Parliament

Today's news and events in Westminster, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: White on Black

4/5. Memoir by Ruben Gallego. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ruben Gallego.

: World Today

: News

: Assignment

: Heart and Soul

The State of Faith (3/3)

: Instant Guide

: News

: One Planet

Small Is Beautiful (1/4)

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Short Story Competition Winners (5/5) Life in a Morgue by Stanley Makuwe , read by Lucian Msamati


Unknown: Stanley Makuwe
Read By: Lucian Msamati

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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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