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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: In Our Time

Dante's Inferno. Melvyn Bragg and guests journey through the nine levels of Dante's vision of Hell: a map of medieval spirituality, a treasure house of early Renaissance learning, a portrait of 14th-century Florence and an acute study of human psychology. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week: Searching for Schindler: a Memoir

4/5. The journey ends in Israel - Thomas goes home to write his book. By Thomas Keneally. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Author: Thomas Keneally.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Mayenziwe (trad Zulu). James 2, vv 14-17. Will You Come and Follow Me (Kelvingrove). I Wanna Be Ready (trad Gospel).


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 How Shall I Tell the Dog? 4/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: The Crash: Alvin Hall's Wall Street Walk

For over 30 years Alvin Hall has worked on Wall Street alongside the financial "masters of the universe". But now the credit crunch is taking its toll on the local community. Hall meets local businesses, their workers and families, and asks whether or not Wall Street can survive.


Presenter: Alvin Hall
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Misfits In France

New series 1/3. Wild(e) about Dieppe.
Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee explore the connections between Victorian authors and artists who crossed the English Channel, beginning with writer Oscar Wilde and painter Walter Sickert in Dieppe. Wilde went there to seek refuge following his release from Reading Gaol, whereas
Sickert's long association with the French resort began with childhood holidays. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Walter Sickert
Producer: Robyn Read
Oscar Wilde: Simon Russell Beale
Walter Sickert: Stephen Critchlow
Arthur Symons: Jonathan Tafler

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Greater Good

Anton Lesser and Lesley Sharp star in Justin Hopper 's drama set in 1915. When chemist Fritz Haber began work on a secret project forthe German military, he caused an irreconcilable rift with his wife Clara, also a chemist, with tragic consequences.
Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Anton Lesser
Unknown: Lesley Sharp
Unknown: Justin Hopper
Unknown: Fritz Haber
Director: Celia de Wolff
Clara: Lesley Sharp
Fritz: Anton Lesser
Otto: Dan Starkey
Col Peterson: Stephen Critchlow
Hermann: Conor Tottenham
Gen Falkenhayn: Malcolm Tierney
Zinaide: Janice Acquah

: Questions, Questions

8/10. 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

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Wayfarers All: a Hundred Years of the Wind In the Willows

4/5. Badger. By Mark McNay. In a deteriorating Scottish community, a former miner tries to steer his nephew away from sectarianism. Read by Gary Lewis. For details see Monday


Writer: Mark McNay
Reader: Gary Lewis

: America, Empire of Liberty

29/30. Slaves, Masters and the Slave Power
Northerners' fears of the dominance of the slave-owning south. A history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds. For details see Monday


Writer/Presenter: David Reynolds.

: Open Book

Thomas Keneally talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new book in which he recalls the writing of Schindler's Ark in 1982. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Thomas Keneally
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper examines how the UK's horse chestnut trees are under threat from caterpillars spreading across continental Europe. To discuss the rise of alien pests and diseases appearing in British gardens, Quentin is joined by Glynn Percival, plant physiologist at Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory and Joan Webber, principal pathologist at the Forestry Commission in Farnham.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Glynn Percival
Unknown: Joan Webber
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: I've Never Seen Star Wars

6/6. Esther Rantzen. Marcus Brigstocke invites TV presenter Esther Rantzen to try new experiences. Producer Biil Dare


Unknown: Esther Rantzen.
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Presenter: Esther Rantzen

: The Archers

Tom lays down a challenge.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with arts news and reviews. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: How Shall I Tell the Dog?

4/5. Today's cancer-related topics: the perfect funeral service; the perfect gravestone; how Michael Palin gets all the best jobs; and Parlez-Vous Cancer? By Miles Kington. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Miles Kington.

: Britain's Teenage Suicides: 2/2

Penny Marshall talks to experts trying to improve the mental health of teenagers and looks at what is happening in South Wales following the suicides of more than 20 young people in the Bridgend area.


Reporters: Penny Marshall
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: The Crash: Analysis

New series 1/8. Dollars and Dominance
As the US economy is tested so dramatically, the economist Ngaire Woods investigates the role of the dollar as the world's leading currency. What does it tells us about profound changes in global power? She explores why the dollar's fate matters so much, how far currency power may be shifting, and who stands to lose and benefit most.
Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Ngaire Woods
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Leading Edge

4/12. 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

: Book at Bedtime: Sentimental Education

14/15. Frederic is torn between the demands of two women, but is still prepared to sacrifice everything for a third - Mme Arnoux. By Gustave Flaubert. For details see Monday


Author: Gustave Flaubert

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

4/6. In which Dirk does interconnected things in an obscurely witty way. And Thor drops a clanger in Sharp's flat.
Douglas Adams's genre-defying novel is dramatised by Dirk Maggs, with John Langdon.
Producers Jo Wheeler and Dirk Maggs
RT DIRECT: To order Dirk Gently: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (released 13 Nov) for £11.99 (RRP £15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate) quoting RTD263, or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Dramatised By: Dirk Maggs
Unknown: John Langdon.
Producers: Jo Wheeler
Producers: Dirk Maggs
Dirk: Harry Enfield
Kate: Laurel Lefkow
Simon: Peter Davison
Cynthia: Jan Ravens
Janice: Olivia Colman
Thor: Rupert Degas
Richard: Billy Boyd
Elena: Sally Grace
Neil Sharp: Philip Pope
Toe Rag: Michael Roberts
Odin: Stephen Moore
Vagrant: Phillip Jackson
Nobby: Michael Fenton Stevens
Announcer: John Marsh

: Today In Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Searching for Schindler: a Memoir

4/5. By Thomas Keneally. Repeated from 9.45am


Author: Thomas Keneally

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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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.

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