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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.


Unknown: Jonathan Wittenberg.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

New series Melvyn Bragg and guests examine the history of ideas, beginning with the philosopher Socrates, shortened rpt at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg

: Daily Service

An act of worship, led by Becky Harris. How
Great Thou Art (Trad Swedish). 2 Corinthians 9, vv6-15. You Are My Strength/Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart (Jernigan and Smith). The Lord of Heaven Enthroned on High (Silver). Director of music Andy Silver.


Unknown: Becky Harris.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Book of the Week: ArthurConan Doyle: a Life in Letters

4/5. Forbes Masson and John Dougal read an excerpt from Conan Doyle 's correspondence with his mother. Returning from the Boer War in the early 1900s the author decides on a political life. Abridged by Alison Joseph. for further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Forbes Masson
Unknown: John Dougal
Unknown: Conan Doyle
Abridged By: Alison Joseph.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Short History of Longing 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

2/7. With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Guilty Pleasure: a Hundred Years of Mills and Boon

To mark the centenary of the romantic publishing house, comedian Lucy Porter uncovers its history and examines the secret of its enduring success. With contributions from Helen Fielding, Fay Weldon and Mills and Boon's only male novelist, Roger Sanderson.
Spoken word choices: page 129


Presenter: Lucy Porter
Interviewee: Helen Fielding
Interviewee: Fay Weldon
Interviewee: Roger Sanderson
Producer: Susie Matthews

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: God Blind Me

A hard-hitting drama by Sarah Daniels centring on the relationship between a teacher of Braille and an imprisoned child abuser who has used his sight to the most vicious ends. has used his sight to the most vicious enas.
Music by Russell Taylor ; Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Sarah Daniels
Music By: Russell Taylor
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Frances: Penelope Wilton
Colin: Ian Hogg
Dave: Ron Cook

: Questions, Questions

3/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme providing answers to life's niggling dilemmas. Producer Kevin Dawson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per min) Lines are open from 1.30pm; email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Walk the Blue Fields

4/5. The Night of the Quicken Trees 1/2. A priest welcomes a long-haired "bold spear of a woman" into his home. Later she sets his furniture alight. Read by Fiona Shaw. For further details see Monday


Read By: Fiona Shaw.

: The Making of Music

14/30. Revolution in Russia. James Naughtie considers the impact of the1917 Russian
Revolution. Some composers, like Prokofiev, believed the event symbolised greater freedom, but others felt they were likely to become objects of suspicion to the state. For further details see Monday


Unknown: James Naughtie

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Flooded for nine months of the year, the Amazonian Igappo forest nevertheless provides a home to the extremely shy uacari monkey. Zoologists Adrian Barnett and Bruna Bezerra share their first-hand experiences in the first detailed study of this unusual monkey and its habitat.


Unknown: Adrian Barnett
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Old Harry's Game

New series 1/6. Andy Hamilton 's comedy set in Hell. An eminent historian arrives in the infernal kingdom and Satan strikes a bizarre bargain with her. Additional characters are played by Michael Fenton Stevens
, Philip Pope and Felicity Montagu Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Played By: Michael Fenton Stevens
Played By: Philip Pope
Played By: Felicity Montagu
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Edith: Annette Crosbie
Scumspawn: Robert Duncan
Thomas: Jimmy Mulville
Satan: Andy Hamilton

: The Archers

Sid talks first and thinks later.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson , who meets the singer/ songwriter PJ Harvey. ProducerSally Spurring
Podcast: weekly highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow


Unknown: John Wilson

: A Short History of Longing

4/5. By Shelagh Stephenson. Rowan and Catherine admit their own loneliness, then find themselves at opposite ends of the table at a singles dinner party. For cast and further details see Monday


Unknown: Shelagh Stephenson. Rowan

: Children of the Cold War

Historian Catherine Merridale investigates how Poles, who have come to live and work in Britain in recent years, have adapted to a life in the West at odds with their communist education. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Catherine Merridale
Producer: Tim Dee

: In Business

5/8. Peter Day investigates how neglected skills are undermining the way businesses perform, looking at how people who learnt their craft the hard way could improve the performance of top companies.
Producer Caroline Bayley Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
Podcast: content from In Business available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/worldbiz/


Producer: Caroline Bayley

: Costing the Earth

5/6. With the world's population predicted to reach nine billion people by 2050, Tom Heap asks whether this is the one environmental issue we should be concentrating on. Producer Maggie Ayre Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Unknown: Tom Heap
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests investigate the history Of ideas. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: A ThousandSplendid Suns

4/10. By Khaled Hosseini. Mariam forms an attachment to nine-year-old Laila and her mother, whose sons are fighting with the Mujahidin. Read by Seeta Indrani. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Khaled Hosseini.
Read By: Seeta Indrani.

: Recorded for Training Purposes

2/6. Fast-paced sketch show about modern communication, media nonsense and contemporary obsessions. Starring
Ben Willbond , Ingrid Oliver , Rachel Atkins , Lewis Macleod , Julie Mayhew and Colin Hoult. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Ben Willbond
Unknown: Ingrid Oliver
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Julie Mayhew
Unknown: Colin Hoult.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: It's That Jo Caulfield Again

3/4. The comedian presents her take on law and order, and examines the things other countries do better than Britain. With
Alan Francis , Simon Greenall and Sharon Horgan. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Alan Francis
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Sharon Horgan.
Producer: Chris Neill

: News

: Book of the Week:Arthur Conan Doyle: a Life in Letters

4/5. Returning from the Boer War in the early 1900s the author decides on a political life. Forbes Masson and John Dougal read from Conan Doyle 's correspondence to his mother. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Forbes Masson
Unknown: John Dougal
Unknown: Conan Doyle

: News

: Assignment

the BBC's correspondents report first-hand on world events

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

human perspectives on important issues

: 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.

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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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