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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg is joined by Marcus du Sautoy and Colva Roney Dougal to discuss the world of probability.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Marcus du Sautoy
Guest: Colva Roney Dougal
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

An act of worship led by Clair Jaquiss. Light of the World (Hughes). Philippians 2, vv1-11. All Once Held Dear (Knowing You). At the Name of Jesus (Camberwell).


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Book of the Week: Bearded Tit

4/5. By RoryMcGrath. The comedian's relationship with JJ finally develops. Read by the author. Abridged by Chris Wallis. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Abridged By: Chris Wallis.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Jane and Prudence 4/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

4/9. The stories behind global headlines, presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Off the Page: Luwies

Dominic Arkwright presents a special edition from the Hay festival. Up for discussion is the word "luwies". Initially defined by its theatrical Dickie Attenborough-origins , luvvies has moved on to attach itself to all manner of groups, from the media to New Labour and on to PR. But is there something distinctly un-British about the typical luvvie displays of emotion and froth? Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Dickie Attenborough-Origins
Producer: Miles Warde

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: 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: The Antisocial Behaviour of Horace Rumpole: 2/2: Going for Silk

By John Mortimer.
Having avoided an Asbo, Rumpole hopes to become a QC at last as he prepares to defend a young man charged with murder. Starring Timothy West and Prunella Scales.


Writer: John Mortimer
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Horace: Timothy West
Hilda: Prunella Scales
Bonny: Nicholas Le Prevost
Anna: Jillie Mears
Prosecutor Noakes: Matthew Morgan
Police doctor: Roger May
Judge Barnes: Geoffrey Whitehead
Graham: David Holt
Det Insp Bellrage: David Shaw-Parker

: Questions, Questions

9/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines are open from 1.30pm; email: [address removed]


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 9.26pm

: Hay-on-Wye Stories

3/4. You've Got Everything Now
A specially commissioned story for Radio 4 from the Costa award-winning author, Catherine O'Flynn. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Catherine O'Flynn.

: Cosmic Quest

4/30. Mirror of the Earth. Heather Couper considers how ancient civilisations, from
Babylon to China, would link events in the skies with good or bad fortunes, reflecting on how emperors would often look to early astrologers for explanations and strategical advice. The by-product of this activity was the creation of the earliest accurate astronomical records, recording eclipses, comets and exploding stars thousands of years before our scientific era. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper in conversation with scientists at the Hay festival. His guests include geneticist Professor Steve Jones of University College London and David King, formerly the Government's chief science adviser.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Steve Jones
Unknown: David King
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Senator Eugene McCarthy causes an upset after beating Robert Kennedy in the Oregon presidential primary. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Eugene McCarthy
Unknown: Robert Kennedy

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

3/6. Sue Perkins, Euan Ferguson and Richard Herring are among the panellists as Victoria Coren chairs a debate that aims to question the veracity of received wisdom. Producer Alison Vernon Smith


Unknown: Euan Ferguson
Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Victoria Coren
Producer: Alison Vernon Smith

: The Archers

Shula learns the error of her ways.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Jane and Prudence

4/10. By Barbara Pym. Jane meets the famous Dr Grampian while on a trip uptown to visit Prudence, who is anticipating an encounter with the infamous Fabian Driver. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Barbara Pym.

: Tibet: the Story of Feud

Tibet has been part of China since the 13th century, according to the Chinese, but Tibetans dispute the claim. Rob Gifford , former China correspondent for the American National Public Radio, examines the history of the plateau region in Central Asia. Repeated from Sunday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Rob Gifford

: In Business

5/9. Mr Bottom Line. As chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, Sir David Tweedie is the man who tries to keep global capitalism honest in the face of bubbles (economic cycles characterised by rapid expansion followed by a contraction), corporate lies, corruption, and huge changes in what companies do and the way they value their businesses. Tweedie tells
Peter Day about his ceaseless quest for clarity in a world of often baffling facts and figures.
Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Sir David Tweedie
Unknown: Peter Day

: Costing the Earth

5/6. All Wrapped Up and Nowhere to Go. Plastic bags and packaging are an environmentalist's bête noir, thanks in part to a government-led drive to start a consumer rebellion against excess packaging at the supermarket. But at the same time, what it's wrapped in can help sell a product and how many of us can honestly deny that attractive packaging has never influenced our buying choices?
This edition delves into the debate over wrapping and asks how much packaging our food actually needs, whether biodegradable bags are better or worse for the environment, and if some of the plastic we so despise could actually be saving us money at the till.
Producer Maggie Ayre Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Producer: Maggie Ayre

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Eades.


Presented By: David Eades.

: Book at Bedtime: Helpless

4/10. By Barbara Gowdy. Ron abducts nine-year-old Rachel and holds her in his basement during the chaos of a city-wide power cut. Read by Kathryn Akin. For details see Monday


Unknown: Barbara Gowdy.
Read By: Kathryn Akin.

: Nebulous: The Girl with the Liquid Face

Comedy written by and starring Graham Duff.
3/6. The team travel to Atlantis, where the Professor battles the legendary Kraken and Paula receives some startling news.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nicholas Briggs
Professor Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Rory: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavaliero
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf
Dr Klench: David Warner

: LA Stories

3/3. Programmes and Profits 2/2.
Paul Jackson asks whether the TV industry can afford to keep making pilots for programmes that are never aired and extending episodes for series that are then axed. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Paul Jackson

: News

: Book of the Week:Bearded Tit

4/5. By Rory McGrath. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Rory McGrath.

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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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