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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Prebendary Edward Mason.


Unknown: Edward Mason.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
748 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: In Our Time

The Brothers Grimm. Melvyn Bragg and his quest Marina Warner discuss how the fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm provide a glimpse into the German imagination and a lesson in 19th-century nationalism. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm Melvyn Bragg remembers John Mortimer: p145


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Marina Warner

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. Jesus, My Lord,
My God, My All (Corpus Christi). Luke2,
W48-52. On Eagle's Wings (Joncas). Be Thou My Vision (S/ane).


Unknown: Becky Harris.

: Book of the Week:The Last Supper

4/5. Rachel Cusk 's family visits Florence where they view some of Raphael's masterpieces. They then head south to Naples and Pompeii. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Rachel Cusk

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Lady of the Camellias 4/5 The Woman's Hourdrama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant .
RT DIRECT: More From Our Own Correspondent is available for £ 8.54 (RRP £8.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT. or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Monsarrat Archive

Nicholas Monsarrat , author of The CruelSeo, amassed a vast archive relating to his life and work. Barry Norman assesses this remarkable and intimate insight into the writer's life and work. Producer ceciiewngm


Unknown: Nicholas Monsarrat
Unknown: Barry Norman

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Costing the Earth

5/6. Totally Uncool. Top Heap investigates damage to the environment caused by air conditioning and chiller cabinets. Repeated from Monday at 9pm

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Monkeyface

Eight-year-old Siddy and his big sister Frannie decide to find their father but, armed only with a newspaper cutting of him at a peace demo and a memory of a trip to a beach in Scarborough, they don't seem to have any hope of tracking him down. By Linda Marshall Griffiths.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Linda Marshall Griffiths.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Siddy: Aidan Parsons
Frannie: Rachel Brogan
Mother: Siobhan Finneran
Mr Sandman: Craig Cheetham
Nicky: Charlie Ryan
Dave: Charlie Ryan

: Test Match Special

West Indies v England
Commentary on the second day of the First Test from Kingston, Jamaica.
For details and commentators see yesterday *approx times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 2A5

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Three Stories byHaruki Murakami

3/3 The Mirror. Hugh Ross reads The Mirror, the final story taken from Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman. When a caretaker catches sight of himself in a mirror he sees more than he bargained for. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Hugh Ross

: America, Empire of Liberty

44/90. The Farmers and Workers Revolt The rise of unionisation and strikes across America. For details see Monday

: Bookclub

Best-selling author Bernard Cornwell joins James Naughtie and readers to discuss the first in his series set in Saxon England, The Last Kingdom. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Bernard Cornwell
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Material World

In order for astronomer Mark Devlin to study new stars in distant galaxies he needs to look at them in wavelengths of light that don't penetrate the Earth's atmosphere. Space missions are too expensive so he attempts to fly his telescope beneath a high-altitude balloon. Quentin Cooper hears about his experiences.


Unknown: Mark Devlin
Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Ed Reardon's Week

5/6. The Great Escape. Ed finds himself in gainful employment writing for a local lifestyle magazine when everyone at the agency goes on holiday. Curmudgeonly comedy by Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. producer Dawn Ellis RT DIRECT: The CD of Ed Reardon 's Week is available for £11.99 (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: Chris Douglas
Comedy By: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Unknown: Ed Reardon
Ed Reardon: Chris Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Carol: Rebecca Front
Aussie: Lewis MacLeod
Pearl: Rita May
Ping: Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Check-in woman: Nicola Sanderson
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Archers

Lynda thinks outside the box. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang, including a review of Vicky Cristina Barcelona, the new film written and directed by Woody Allen.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Jack Soper

: The Lady of the Camellias

4/5. Armand and Marguerite have at last escaped to a rural idyll, but their happiness is shattered when Armand's father begs his son to leave his mistress. By Alexandre Dumas. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alexandre Dumas.

: The Investigation

4/4. Environmentalists argue that incinerators are not the way to get rid of waste. But are they right? As the market for recyclable material collapses and Britain's waste mountains continue to grow, Simon Cox asks whether incineration could provide at least part of the solution. Producer Bill Law


Unknown: Simon Cox

: In Business

8/9. The Remarkable Mr China. Few Westerners understand Chinese business better than Liam Casey. From his base close to Hong Kong, he gives Peter Day a stream of insights into how China works and how its influence is rippling through companies and consumers all over the world. Producer Richard Berenger Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Liam Casey.
Producer: Richard Berenger

: Leading Edge

3/7. 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 until 10.15

National and international news.

: Book at Bedtime: The GuernseyLiterary and Potato Peet Pie Society

9/10. Following his surprise visit, Juliet has finally made it clear that she has no intention of marrying Mark. By Mary Ann Shaffer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mary Ann Shaffer.

: Recorded for Training Purposes

5/6. Fast-paced sketch show about modern communication and media nonsense. 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:The Last Supper

4/5. Rachel Cusk 's family visit Florence where they view some of Raphael's masterpieces. They then head south to Naples and Pompeii. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Rachel Cusk

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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