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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Archdeacon Philip Patterson.


Unknown: Philip Patterson.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
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 Oliver McTernan.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: In Our Time

The Enclosures of the 18th Century. Melvyn Bragg and his guests Murray Pittock and Rosemary Sweet discuss a revolution in land holding that dispossessed many, enriched few but made the Industrial Revolution possible. Producer James Cook Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Murray Pittock
Unknown: Rosemary Sweet
Producer: James Cook Shortened

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. The Head That
Once Was Crowned with Thorns (St Magnus). Ephesians 1, vv15-23. 0 Clap Your Hands
(Vaughan Williams). Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise (Uanfair).


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Book of the Week:The Sky Is Always There

4/5. Another hostage arrives. Camilla Carr and Jonathan James 's account of their M-month captivity in Chechnya continues. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Camilla Carr
Unknown: Jonathan James

: Woman's Hour With Jenni Murray.

10.45 An Expert in Murder 9/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Crossing Continents

8/8. An in-depth examination of political and social issues around the world.
Producer Maria Balinska Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Producer: Maria Balinska

: Young Musicians Grown Old:BBC Young Musician at 30

As BBC Young Musician of the Year celebrates its 30th year, the 2006 winner Mark Simpson talks to previous winners to find out how they coped with the expectations and celebrity that came with success, and to discover whether youthful ambitions were fulfilled. Producer Paul Evans Past masters: page 27


Talks: Mark Simpson
Producer: Paul Evans

: 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

Helen Mark finds out how sustainable fishing is raising the profile of local food in Hastings. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Chatterton: the Allington Solution

Thomas Chatterton - the poster-boy of the Romantics - was a neglected genius who committed suicide in his Holborn attic in 1770. "Nonsense!" says Jeremy Allington, a testy, alcohol-guzzling literary historian who sets out to prove received wisdom entirely wrong. In his first play for Radio 4, Peter Ackroyd weaves together the earthy, ribald 18th-century and 21st-century academia.


Writer: Peter Ackroyd
Producer: Nicolas Soames
Director: Roy McMillan
Thomas: Benedict Cumberbatch
Jeremy: Adrian Scarborough
Ruth: Rachel Bavidge
Partridge: David Timson
Sam: Glen McCready
Mrs Angel: Liza Sadovy
Jackman: Hugh Ross
Mr Crane: Jonathan Keeble
Coroner: Hugh Dickson
Mark Lawson: Himself

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson takes listeners intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Kevin Dawson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute): email: [address removed]


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 9.26pm and 7.55am

: An Italian Bestiary

4/5 The Smiling Shepherd. "In February, Giovanni the shepherd begins to move his flock of sheep and goats back to the high mountain pastures." Julia Blackburn continues to read her stories of life and survival in Liguria, northern Italy, where she has made her home. For details see Monday


Unknown: Julia Blackburn

: A Wonderful Way to Make a Living

4/5 Continuing his survey of the more unusual professions Joe Oueenan looks at personal trainers and personal organisers, and the New Yorker who had a brilliant idea: naked yoga lessons. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joe Oueenan

: Open Book

William Sutcliffe talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel Whatever Makes You
Happy and explains his fascination with men who refuse to grow up.
Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: William Sutcliffe
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper discuss the postwar boom in science and technology, and asks if advances such as radar, penicillin, and the jet engine would have been made had it not been for the Second World War.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: 1968: Day-by-Day

May Day brings the traditional marches. For details see Saturday

: PM

News and comment. with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Banter

5/6. Richard Herring and Will Smith are among the guests this week on the panel show, hosted by Andrew Collins , in which they choose their definitive top threes in any given Subject. Producer Alison Carpenter


Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Will Smith
Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Alison Carpenter

: The Archers

Ross strikes gold with Shula.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews with KirstyLang. Producer AasiyaLodhi

: An Expert in Murder

9/10. Penrose has discovered a link between Elspeth and Bernard. What he has yet to find out is the identity of the murderer. Then vital information comes from a very unexpected source. By Nicola Upson.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nicola Upson.

: A Celebration for Ascension Day

From St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. The Rev Dr Giles Fraser reflects on Jesus's challenge to the Church to be
His body on Earth. Led by the Rev Nicholas Holtam , with the BBC Daily Service Singers, the Pilgrim Consort and the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields, directed by Marcus Farnsworth. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser
Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Directed By: Marcus Farnsworth.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Costing the Earth

New series 1/6. Greening "The Building" Tom Heap asks whether the construction industry has either the skills or the motivation to meet the Government's target for all new homes to measure up to a zero-carbon standard by 2016. Even when builders try to live up to high environmental standards, they struggle to put theory into practice.
Producer Steve Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Unknown: Tom Heap
Producer: Steve Peacock

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The SecretScripture

4/10. By Sebastian Barry. As Roseanne continues to write her traumatic yet colourful life story, Dr Grene keeps his own record. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sebastian Barry.

: Look Away Now

5/6. Garry Richardson anchors the topical show where sport meets comedy - like clowns playing squash! With
Laurence Howarth , Katherine Jakeways , Dave Lamb , Richie Webb , Mark Evans and special guests. Repeated from yesterday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Katherine Jakeways
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Mark Evans

: Today in Parliament

News and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: Election Special

James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn present coverage of the local election results across the UK, including the London mayoral election. With News 12.01-12.20.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn

: Book of the Week: The Sky Is Always There

4/5. By Camilla Carr and Jonathan James. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Camilla Carr
Unknown: Jonathan James.

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.

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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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