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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

A pause for reflection introduced by the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

Issues of the day affecting rural areas, presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
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 the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: In Our Time

The History of History. John Burrow and Miri Rubin join Melvyn Bragg to discuss how the writing of history has changed over time and what it tells us about different periods.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Guest: Miri Rubin
Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week: Bluebird

4/5. A Place by the Sea. Vesna makes plans to move to Hull. it's by the sea, so she s looking forward to sandy beaches pa m trees and promenades. By Vesna Mane. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Vesna Mane.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Mark Wakelin Jesus,
Stand among Us (Kendrick, arr Tredinnick).
John 17, vv13-21. Like the Murmur of the Dove's Song (Smith). Thou Whose Almighty Word (Moscow).

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 All Passion Spent 4/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

2/9. The stories behind global headlines, presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Five Meet to Make Up Myths

Gyles Brandreth explores the creative connections between five Victorian authors who, between them, gave us some of the most potent, enduring and iconic characters in fiction. Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson,
JM Barrie and Bram Stoker all knew each other and used to frequent the same venues in London of the 1880s and 1890s. Their fictional creations, including Dracula and Sherlock Holmes, remain peculiarly compelling to this day and, with the help of Freudian psychotherapist Brett Kahr and others, Brandreth finds out why.
Producer Libby Cross Radio features: pages 120-121


Presenter: Gyles Brandreth
Contributor: Brett Kahr
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Costing the Earth

3/6 The Greens Revolution. Golf courses: green lungs in the middle of densely populated country or water-hungry enclaves? Tom Heap examines both sides of the coin. Repeated from Monday at 9pm


Unknown: Tom Heap

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Prayer for Owen Meany

4/5 owen gets into trouble at Gravesend
Academy when he challenges authority. But is it just teenage rebellion or is he driven by something more profound? By John Irving.
For further cast and details see Monday


Unknown: John Irving.
Dr Dolder: Kerry Shale
Randolph: Kerry Shale
Larry: Robert Lonsdale
Mrs Lish: Janice Acquah
McSwiney: Vincent Marzello
Rev Merrill: Vincent Marzello

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Wrestling Angels

3/3 The Jeweller's Wife. The pain of a woman's infertility is nothing compared to the trouble caused by her miraculous healing. Read by Deborah Fmdlay. For details see Tuesday


Read By: Deborah Fmdlay.

: America, Empire of Liberty

34/90 A New Nation. Exploring the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place in July 1863 and had the largest number of casualties of any action in the Civil War. By David Reynolds. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Reynolds.

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to the Italian writer Niccolo Ammaniti about his new novel The Crossroads. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Niccolo Ammaniti

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper discovers how a particle accelerator is revealing the secrets of materials, from the components of spider silk that could be used for flexible body armour or biomedical implants, to the true origins of historical artefacts such as samurai swords.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Ed Reardon's Week

3/6. Anger Management. Ed finds himself in anger-management classes. Could he turn over a new leaf and become a more gentle person? Curmudgeonly comedy by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Dawn Ellis
RT DIRECT: To order the CD of Ed Reardon 's Week for E1029 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate), quoting [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Comedy By: Christopher Douglas
Comedy By: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Unknown: Ed Reardon
Ed Reardon: Chris Douglas
Sue: Rachel Atkins
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Felix: John Fortune
Pearl: Rita May
Ping: Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Steve: Tom Price
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Archers

it's the moment of truth for Grange Farm. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, including news of the nominations for this year's Oscars, which are announced today. Producer Jack Soper


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jack Soper

: All Passion Spent

4/5. Lady Slane's new-found friendship with Mr Fitzgeorge ends when he dies suddenly, leaving a legacy that comes as a shock to her children. By Vita Sackville-West.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Fitzgeorge

: The Investigation

2/4. Attention has focused on cases in which social services have failed to protect vulnerable children from abusive parents. But how do local authorities react when people ask to have their own children taken away? Simon Cox talks to those who say they can't cope or who simply don't want to take responsibility any more. Producer Wesley Stephenson


Talks: Simon Cox
Producer: Wesley Stephenson

: In Business

6/9. Now That the Party's Over. Credit crunch, financial collapse, global recession - 2008 saw the business world convulsed by unprecedented confusion. Now that the dust is clearing, Peter Day asks what has changed and finds out how to cope with the new future. Producer Caroline Bayley Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: Leading Edge

New series 1/7. The latest developments in the worlds of science and technology, presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: 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: One Morning like a Bird

9/10. Yuji, Alissa and their new baby son return to Tokyo. But the family life they cherish cannot go on indefinitely. By Andrew Miller. For details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Miller.

: Recorded for Training Purposes

3/6. Fast-paced sketch show about modern communication and media nonsense: we've got more ways than ever to communicate but are making less and less sense. Starring Ben Willbond , Ingrid Oliver ,
Dominic Coleman , Rachel Atkins , Lewis MacLeod and Julie Mayhew. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Ben Willbond
Unknown: Ingrid Oliver
Unknown: Dominic Coleman
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Julie Mayhew.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: Today In Parliament

A report of the day's business in Westminster presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Bluebird

4/5. By Vesna Marie. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Vesna Marie.

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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