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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Professor Mona Siddigui.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Professor Mona Siddigui.

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests investigate the mysteries of antimatter in the universe.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week:Red Moon Rising

4/5. The Launch of Sputnik. The launch day for Sputnik arrives. By Matthew Brzezinski. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Matthew Brzezinski.

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Chris Chivers. immortal Love Forever Full (Haresfield). John 10, vv31-39. Lead Me, Lord (SS Wesley). Where Are the People? (Didsbury). Music director Barry Rose.


Unknown: Canon Chris Chivers.
Director: Barry Rose.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Whose Sari Now 4/5. The Woman's Hour Drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Dispatches from BBC foreign correspondents, With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Sorted for Es and Whizz

Twenty years from the birth of acid house in 1987, Miranda Sawyer examines how rave culture has moved into the mainstream from its roots in rebellion. She considers to what extent rave culture was a rebellion against
Thatcherism, an entrepreneurial enterprise, or merely a desire for unfettered hedonism. Producer Emily Jeal


Unknown: Miranda Sawyer
Producer: Emily Jeal

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Conversation

Trevor Friedman 's father arrived in England in 1945 at the age of 20, after four years as a Jewish slave labourer in Poland and then
Germany. Trevor knew almost nothing of his father's story until 24 years after his death. In 2004 Trevor talked to Roman Halter, who had shared the same experiences as his father. This is what was said.
Producer Toby Swift


Unknown: Trevor Friedman
Producer: Toby Swift
Trevor: Jonathan Tafler
Roman: Harry Towb

: Questions, Questions

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


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 10.56pm

: Sputnik

4/5. Gleeking. All-American Sam is less than thrilled with his new Yugoslavian step-brother, known to their classmates as Sputnik. Ryan McCluskey reads a story by Benjamin Markovits.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: All-American Sam
Unknown: Ryan McCluskey
Story By: Benjamin Markovits.

: The Making of Music

19/30. Stalin. James Naughtie investigates how Stalin wanted music to express "socialist realism", and examines how composers like Shostakovich and Prokofiev fared. The readers are Simon Russell Beale and Matthew Macfadyen. For further details see Monday


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Matthew MacFadyen.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper speaks to psychologists, electronic engineers, internet experts and neuroscientists as he attempts to understand the role of human memory as technology races towards faster and larger forms.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair. A day in the life of BBC Radiosi, 1,2,3 & 4: p33


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Old Harry's Game

2/6. Andy Hamilton 's comedy set in Hell.
Satan introduces Edith to Adam and Eve, but for the father and mother of all humanity they are alarmingly stupid.
Additional characters played by Michael Fenton Stevens , Philip Pope and Felicity Montagu Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer
RT DIRECT: To order Old Harry's Game: Series 6 CD for £11.99 (RRP £15.99) inc free p&p. call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


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

David and Ruth put on a united front. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
A day in the life of BBC Radios 1, 2, & 4: p33

: Front Row

Robert Harris talks about his new novel about a ghostwriter who takes on the memoirs of a former prime minister. With Kirsty Young. Producer Jerome Weatheraid
Podcast: weekly highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow
A day in the life of BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 & 4: p33


Talks: Robert Harris
Unknown: Kirsty Young.
Producer: Jerome Weatheraid

: Whose Sari Now

4/5. The Bengali Version. By Rani Moorthy. Battle lines are drawn between Meena and Neeta over the VAT inspection, while Rajesh is desperate to keep his secret hidden.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Rani Moorthy.

: Aliyah: Going Up

Through audio diaries and interviews this programme follows the lives of two sets of British Jews as they prepare for Aliyah, or "going up" and their new start in Israel.
However, one year on, the question is asked if the dream has lived up to its expectations. Producer Jennifer Daniel


Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: In Business

No Strings. How can an up-and-coming musician afford to play on a Strad worth millions? Generous investors may be able to help Peter Day hears how art and money can make beautiful music together.
Producer Ben Crighton Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
Podcast: content from In Business available at


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Ben Crighton

: Costing the Earth

6/6. Tom Heap investigates the arguments against the advance of biofuels, in particular, the claim that food shortages could result if agricultural land was given over to growing energy crops.
Producer Maggie Ayre Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Producer: Maggie Ayre

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A ThousandSplendid Suns

9/10. By Khaled Hosseini. In the wake of the Taliban taking control of Afghanistan, poverty spreads across Kabul, forcing Laila to take her daughter to an orphanage. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Khaled Hosseini.

: Recorded for Training Purposes

3/6. Fast-paced sketch show about modern communication, media nonsense and contemporary obsessions. Starring Ben Willbond , Dominic Coleman , Ingrid Oliver , Rachel Atkins , Lewis Macleod and Julie Mayhew. Producer Adam Bromley
For free tickets to attend the recording of this show, call [number removed] or visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets


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

: It's That Jo Caulfield Again

4/4. The stand-up comedian turns her acerbic wit on email and internet scams. Starring Jo Caulfield , Alan Francis ,
Simon Greenall and Sharon Horgan. By Jo Caulf ield and Kevin Anderson. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Jo Caulfield
Unknown: Alan Francis
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Sharon Horgan.
Unknown: Jo Caulf
Unknown: Kevin Anderson.
Producer: Chris Neill

: News

: Book of the Week:

Red Moon Rising 4/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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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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