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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: In Our Time

The Social Contract. Melvyn Bragg and guests Susan James, Karen O'Brien and Melissa Lane discuss the Social Contract, an idea from political philosophy in the 17th and 18th centuries, which argued that governments had authority based on a contract with the people they governed.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Podcast available at [web address removed]


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Susan James
Guest: Karen O'Brien
Guest: Melissa Lane
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week:Heart of Darfur

4/5. Lisa French Blaker 's memoirs of her time as an aid worker in the civil war in Darfur. Lisa and her team face the wrath of El Wadi 's unpredictable local government after treating two children for gunshot wounds. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lisa French Blaker
Unknown: El Wadi

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. From Heaven
You Came (The Servant Song). Psalm 121. Expectans, Expectavi (Wood). He Who Would Valiant Be (Monks Gate).
Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Organist: Paul Leddington Wright.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Daunt and Dervish 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent is available for E15 99 (RRP E16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

2/4. Brian Patten. Contemporary writer Brian Patten selects some of his favourite poetry and prose, including the pieces that have inspired his own works and life. Bringing the literature to life are readers Christian Rodska and Alison Reid. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Brian Patten.
Unknown: Brian Patten
Readers: Christian Rodska
Readers: Alison Reid.
Producer: Christine Hall

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Be My Baby

Amanda Whittington 's docudrama combines the fictionalised accounts of young women forced to give up their children for adoption in the 1960s with testimony from three real-life adoptees, now in their 40s, who have since made contact with their biological mothers.
Producers Sara Conkey and Kate Chapman See panel


Unknown: Amanda Whittington
Producers: Sara Conkey
Producers: Kate Chapman
Mary: Laura Molyneux
Oueenie: Alinka Wright
Norma: Joannah Tlncey
Matron: Rachel Atkins

: Traveller's Tree

Fi Glover delves into listeners holiday experiences to provide a series of tips on the highs and lows of learning holidays, from weekend breaks to long-haul destinations.

Pass on your insider tips live on air: phone [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) or email [email address removed]


Presenter: Fi Glover
Producer: David Prest
Producer: Susan Marling

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Scene of the Crime

4/5 Twelve Noon. The series of short stories by leading crime writers continues with a tale by Sophie Hannah. A woman standing in a car park struggles to interpret an enigmatic sign, yet remains determined to resolve a moral dilemma. Read by Julia McKenzie. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sophie Hannah.
Read By: Julia McKenzie.

: Art Made in China

4/5 Beijing is the political and cultural heart of China. Former Spitting Image producer
Roger Law uncovers the city's art scene and finds that production is on an industrial scale. For details see Monday


Producer: Roger Law

: Book Club

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper explores topical scientific issues, discussing the latest developments with researchers from across the country.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Down the Line

5/6. Award-winning DJ Gary Bellamy brings his unique brand of broadcast journalism to early-evening Radio 4, helped by his enthusiastic production team and famous friends. Comedy starring Rhys Thomas , Paul Whitehouse , Simon Day and Charlie Higson. Producer Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse


Unknown: Gary Bellamy
Unknown: Rhys Thomas
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Charlie Higson.
Producer: Charlie Higson
Producer: Paul Whitehouse

: The Archers

Ed finds Nic at breaking point.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson
Podcast: weekly highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Daunt and Dervish

4/5. By Guy Meredith. Daunt and Dervish find themselves in Whitechapel, and Bill finds himself in the Thames.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Guy Meredith.

: Uncovering Pakistan: a Leap of Faith

1/2. Owen Bennett Jones looks at the history of the nation. He attempts to find out why so many of the hopes of Pakistan's founders remain unfulfilled. Repeated from Sunday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Owen Bennett Jones

: In Business

8/9. Team Spirit. In an age of global and virtual business worlds, Peter Day explores what it takes to build and manage effective teams.
Producer Rosamund Jones Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/ inbusiness/inbusiness.shtml


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: Costing the Earth

6/6. Bring Me Sunshine. Miriam O'Reilly explores solar power as a viable source of renewable energy. She asks whether the UK makes the most of this natural resource, and reports on a plan to develop solar plants in the deserts of North Africa and import the electricity up through northern Europe. Producer Maggie Ayre Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Eades.


Presented By: David Eades.

: Book at Bedtime: A Room with a View

4/15. Passions Good and Bad. By EM Forster. Juliet Stevenson reads the romantic novel set in England and Italy. Lucy is unhappy to find herself the centre of attention after witnessing a murder, but her mind is soon occupied with other things. For details see Monday


Unknown: Em Forster.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson

: Pick Ups

5/6. A DIY mishap with his car leaves Dave in a sticky situation, and Mike is sent on his first job - with the menacing Jess.
Producer Paul Hardy


Producer: Paul Hardy
Mike: John Thomson
Lind: Sally Lindsay
Rebel: Ash Tandon
Dave: Phil Rowson
Pat: Andrew Grose
Jess: Fiona Clarke

: Today In Parliament

Presented by Sean Curran. Producer Peter Knowles
Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/l/hi/ programmes/bbcjarliament/3081534.stm


Presented By: Sean Curran.
Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week:Heart of Darfur

4/5. By Lisa French Blaker. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lisa French Blaker.

: 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.

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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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