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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Commissioner Betty Matear.


Unknown: Betty Matear.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: In Our Time

Vitalism. Melvyn Bragg is joined by Patricia Fara, Andrew Mendelsohn and Pietro Corsi to discuss the quest in the 18th and 19th century to understand what distinguished life from non-life: to unlock the secrets of creation, the spark of life and the science behind Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Patricia Fara
Guest: Andrew Mendelsohn
Guest: Pietro Corsi
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Make Way, Make Way (Kendrick). Luke 19, vvl-10. All I Once Held Dear (Kendrick). All My Days (Beautiful Saviour).


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Book of the Week:

The Age of Wonder
4/5. Richard Holmes 's book exploring the scientific ferment of the18th century. The work of chemist Humphry Davy , who invented a lamp that allowed miners to enter gassy areas safely. Introduced by the author and read by Douglas Hodge. Abridged by Jill Waters. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Humphry Davy
Read By: Douglas Hodge.
Abridged By: Jill Waters.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Color Purple 9/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: From Our Own Correspondent

4/7. A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented byKateAdie. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

Now in her 90s, writer Diana Athill selects her favourite literary pieces for an audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, including extracts from Chekhov and PG Wodehouse, and from Jane Austen 's unfinished novel The Watsons. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Diana Athill
Unknown: Jane Austen
Producer: Mark Smalley

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: 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: The Price of aFish Supper

Rab is a fisherman, like his father and grandfather before him. The decline of the Scottish fishing industry and the loss of his brother at sea have hit him hard. This is his story. Written by Catherine Czerkawska and starring Paul Morrow as Rab.
Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Gerda Stevenson


Written By: Catherine Czerkawska
Unknown: Paul Morrow
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Director: Gerda Stevenson

: Questions, Questions

7/10. Interactive problem-solving programme providing answers to life's little conundrums. With Stewart Henderson. Producer Sarah Cuddon PHONE: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Unknown: Stewart Henderson.
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Cheltenham Literature FestivalReadings: Booker 40 Selection

4/5 Man Booker Prize-winner DBC Pierre reads a new work onstage at Cheltenham. For details see Monday

: America, Empire of Liberty

24/30 Frontier Values. The government sells off vast tracts of land and thousands migrate west in search of a better life. A history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds. For details see Monday


Presented By: David Reynolds.

: Open Book

Misha Glenny presents an edition of the books programme from the Cheltenham
Literature Festival. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Misha Glenny

: The Material World

New archaeological evidence shows that Stonehenge may have been a place of pilgrimage even in prehistoric times Cattle teeth found at Durrington Walls, a massive circular earthwork nearby, suggest that these animals were herded from distant parts of Britain. But what exactly drew people to the site? And are Durrington Walls and Stonehenge related in some way? Quentin Cooper discusses the issues with Jane Evans of the Natural Environment Research Council's Isotope Geosciences Laboratory, Nottingham, and Michael Parker Pearson, professor of archaeology at the University of Sheffield.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Jane Evans
Unknown: Michael Parker Pearson
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

'News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: I've Never Seen Star Wars

5/6 Tim Brooke-Taylor . Marcus Brigstocke invites comic actor Tim Brooke-Taylor to try some new experiences. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor

: The Archers

Maurice has some words of wisdom. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including an interview with actor Roger Moore , who has published a memoir called My Word Is My Bond. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Roger Moore

: The Color Purple

9/10. By Alice Walker , dramatised by Pat Cumper. Celie has returned home and become friends with Mister. Starring Nadine Marshall and Eamonn Walker.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alice Walker
Dramatised By: Pat Cumper.
Unknown: Nadine Marshall
Unknown: Eamonn Walker.

: Britain's Teenage Suicides

1/2. Penny Marshall investigates the causes of the recent suicides in Bridgend. She talks to experts in the mental health of young people, the Samaritans and a coroner about the influence of the internet, the media, drugs and alcohol and social deprivation. First broadcast last month. Concludes next week. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: In Business

8/8. Promised Land. Peter Day investigates the downside of Israel's economic boom, which has seen the country reap the rewards of more than 20 years of government policy, military ingenuity, enthusiastic entrepreneurs and venture-capital investors. Producer Richard Berenger Rptd on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Richard Berenger Rptd

: Leading Edge

3/12. The latest developments in the scientific world, presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:Sentimental Education

9/15. Alex Jennings reads Gustave Flaubert 's tale set in 19th-century Paris, abridged by Sally Marmion. As Frederic's financial, social and amorous fortunes go into sharp decline, he wonders if returning to Nogent and the girl next door might bring him solace. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.

: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - the Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

3/6. Dirk buys a nifty gadget and Kate visits an iffy clinic in Dirk Maggs and John Langdon's adaptation of Douglas Adams's comic detective story, starring Harry Enfield and Laurel Lefkow.
Music by Philip Pope
Producers Dirk Maggs and Jo Wheeler


Unknown: Dirk Maggs
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Douglas Adams
Music By: Philip Pope
Producers: Dirk Maggs
Producers: Jo Wheeler
Dirk: Harry Enfield
Kate: Laurel Lefkow
Simon: Peter Davison
Cynthia: Jan Ravens
Janice: Olivia Colman
Thor: Rupert Degas
Toe Rag: Michael Roberts
Odin: Stephen Moore
Nobby: Michael Fenton Stevens
Nurse Sally: Morwenna Banks
Sister Bailey: Sally Grace
Dr Standish: John Fortune
Announcer: John Marsh

: Today In Parliament

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


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week:The Age of Wonder

4/5. By Richard Holmes. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Holmes.

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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