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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

This week Melvyn Bragg and guests, including Professor John Mullan, look at the life and work of the 18th-century satirist Alexander Pope, best known for his ridiculing of the aristocracy in The Rape of the Lock. They discuss how Pope's physical deformity, Catholicism and politics inform his work. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: John Mullan
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr David Wilkinson. Amazing Grace!
(American trad). Mark 10, vv46-52. My Eyes for Beauty Pine (Howells). Thou Whose Almighty Word (Moscow). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Dr David Wilkinson.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: North Face of Soho

4/5 Clive James reads from the fourth volume of his autobiography. Now a successful film and TV critic, he meets Richard Burton , Burt Lancaster and Peter Sellers. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Peter Sellers.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Farming of Bones 4/5. By Edwidge Danticat. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Edwidge Danticat.

: Crossing Continents

New series 1/10. After 14 years of war. a newly elected government is trying to get Liberia back on track Foreign investment is crucial, but are the multinationals a mixed blessing? Bill Law investigates the alleged mistreatment of workers on the Firestone rubber plantation, and asks whether a new mining deal with Mittal Steel will bring benefits. Producer Colin Pereira


Producer: Colin Pereira

: Red Wedge: the Thin End

John O'Farrell relives the days of Red Wedge - the coalition of rock musicians and other artists that campaigned for a Labour victory in the 1987 general election. Billy Bragg ,
Paul Weller , the Communards, Tom Robinson and Madness were among those who joined forces to encourage young people into the voting booths. Producer Louise Adamson


Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Paul Weller
Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Louise Adamson

: You and Yours

Consumer reports, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Brian Hanrahan.


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain. Repeated from Saturday 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Esterhazy

In the Hertfordshire village of Harpenden the Count de
Voilement was a mysterious figure whose true identity only emerged after his death in 1923. This story of his last days, based on his letters and newspaper reports, goes inside the mind of the man who was dubbed by one newspaper as "the wickedest man in the world". By Peter Nichols.
Producer Karen Rose ; Director Teresa Grimes


Unknown: Peter Nichols.
Producer: Karen Rose
Director: Teresa Grimes
Count de Voilement: Philip Voss
Alsace: Emma Fielding
Dr Fish: James Fleet
Dr Clamp: Will Keen
Arthur: John Rowe
Mr Dees: John Rowe
Walter: Bill Maynard
Mrs Gresham: Beverley Klein
Mrs Fanshawe: Beverley Klein
Mr Church: Ian Ashpitel
Mr Garrett: Ian Ashpitel
Mrs Bell: Valerie Griffiths
Mr Warren: Robert Vahey

: Questions, Questions

9/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving series, in which he gets to the bottom of the intriguing questions from everyday life. producer Sarah Cuddon PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines are open from 1.30pm email Questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: The MacGuffin

4/5. Night's High Noon. A darkly atmospheric tale in which one man's desire for fame becomes a sinister need for notoriety. By Linda Cracknell. Read by Robin Laing. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Linda Cracknell.
Read By: Robin Laing.

: Highland Hip

4/5. Orcadian guitarist Kris Drever chats to Sally Magnusson about his upbringing in the islands' blossoming music scene, and reveals his experiences on the UK folk circuit, where he has accompanied artists such as Kate Rusby.
For further details see Monday


Guitarist: Kris Drever
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Kate Rusby.

: Bookclub

Lewis Wolpert joins readers and James Naughtieto discuss Malignant Sadness, his account of his depression, with observations about the illness and scientific research into its diagnosis and treatment, illustrated with quotations from poets such as Shelley and Gerard Manley Hopkins , who also suffered from it. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: James Naughtieto
Unknown: Gerard Manley Hopkins

: The Material World

Touted as the holy grail of biomaterials, spider silk is unrivalled by any man-made fibre. Finer than human hair, yet tougher than a bullet-proof vest, it has a desirable combination of mechanical properties. Quentin Cooper reports on new research into its structure and attempts at mass producing it. Producer Fiona Roberts


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Ed Reardon's Week

3/6. The Last Laugh. Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon , author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email. Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickoids.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Ed Reardon
Written By: Christopher Douglas
Written By: Andrew Nickoids.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed: Chris Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Felix: John Fortune
Savage: Andy Hamilton
The constable: Martin Hyder
Lee: Matthew Holness
Postman: Matthew Holness
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
Bus driver: Geoffrey McGivern
Ping: Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Andy: Dan Tetsell
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Archers

Brian shows his true colours.
For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang investigates the history of sacred Indian bronze sculptures on show in London. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Farming of Bones

4/5. Fire. Amabelle has returned to a Haiti in turmoil, and is haunted by the drowning of her friend Odette, for which she blames herself. And she still yearns for Sebastian. By Edwidqe Danticat.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Edwidqe Danticat.
Amabelle: Adjoa Andoh
Yves: Patrick Miller
Father Romain: Patrick Miller
Man Rapidou: Noma Dumezweni
Man Denise: Noma Dumezweni
Justice of the Peace: Antonio Gil-Martinez
Father: Antonio Gil-Martinez
Voice: Clara Sanabras

: Second City Soldiers

Against a backdrop of war in Iraq and troops in Afghanistan, more soldiers are being signed up from Birmingham than anywhere else in the UK. Ten per cent of the British Army is made up from the West Midlands. With exclusive access to the Army, Rajesh Mirchandani examines the ethics and morals behind the success of the West Midlands recruitment drive. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Rajesh Mirchandani

: Analysis

New series 1/8. The Class Barrier. Has social class become the inequality that dares not speak its name in formerly class-obsessed Britain? Now even Labour politicians attack inheritance tax, one of the principal means of preventing the passage of wealth across generations, and media mockery of "chavs" and "bling" suggests that these days class is about taste if it's about anything. David Walker asks what class means in Britain today. Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Jim Frank

: Leading Edge

9/10. The latest news from the world of science and technology, with Geoff Watts. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Geoff Watts.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: The Trumpet-Major

9/10. Anne, broken-hearted, waits for Bob but gradually realises that another more faithful brother is closer to hand. Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt . For further details see Monday


Read By: Julian Rhind-Tutt

: Rubbish

6/6. Outsourcing. Martin's boss Roger is suspended after his computer is taken away following a worldwide FBI sting operation. Martin finds himself acting head, but when he meets the outsourcing partner from hell, begins to realise he's in over his head. By Tony Bagley.
Producer Claire Bartlett


Unknown: Tony Bagley.
Producer: Claire Bartlett
Martin: Reece Dinsdale
Barney: James Lance
Roger: Paul Copley
Scott: Kevin Eldon
Alison: Nicola Walker
Karen: Oriane Messina
Darren: Mark Maier

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, with Robert Orchard.


Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: North Face ofSoho

4/5. By Clive James. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Clive James.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

About this project

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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