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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Glenn Jordan.


Unknown: Glenn Jordan.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: 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 Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: In Our Time

The Boxer Rebellion. Melvyn Bragg discusses the moment when the Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists purged China of foreign influences in the summer of 1900. With guests Rana Mitter and France Wood.
Producer James Cook Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Rana Mitter
Producer: James Cook Shortened

: Book of the Week:A View from the Foothills

4/5 January 2004: Chris travels the baking plains of Africa - world away from Sunderland. Chris Mullin's diary as a minister in Tony Blair 's government. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tony Blair

: Daily Service

Led by Michael Ford. Come, My Way (Brent
Smith). 2 Corinthians 2, vv14-17. Be Still, for the Presence of the Lord (Evans, arr
Jackson). Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning (Guiting Power).


Unknown: Michael Ford.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Seeing Is Believing 4/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

New series 1/7. Israel's Goodness Gracious
Me. Mukul Devichand meets the creators and cast of the Israeli TV comedy Arab Labour, which sees the humorous side of Arab lives in the Jewish state. He looks at the dark humour and moral dilemmas of a minority population caught between feelings of Palestinian brotherhood and a determination to remain Israeli citizens. Producer Ian O'Reilly


Unknown: Mukul Devichand
Producer: Ian O'Reilly

: With Great Pleasure

2/4. Author Joanne Harris shares her love of great writing, ranging from Nigel Molesworth to science fiction and a radio version of a Neil Gaiman graphic novel. With readers Amanda Root and Jon Strickland. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Joanne Harris
Unknown: Nigel Molesworth
Unknown: Neil Gaiman
Readers: Amanda Root
Readers: Jon Strickland.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Peter White.


Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Off the Page .

5/6. Dominic Arkwright talks bad taste and guilty pleasures with writers Bidisha, Toby Young and Sarfraz Manzoor.
Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Talks: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Toby Young
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Baring Up

1979 was an historic year -
Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first woman prime minister - and the battle to open me UK's first naturist beach began. In Frank Rickarby 's fact-based play, local councillor, grandmother and seafront landlady Eileen Jakes fights to win the right to bare her naked body on the pebbles of Brighton beach.
Director/Producer Tracey Neale


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Frank Rickarby
Producer: Tracey Neale
Eileen: Paula Wilcox
Brian: Kim Wall
John: Malcolm Tierney
Adam: Stephen Hoqan
Joan: Joanna Monro
Frank: Philip Fox
Alan: Sam Dale
Grace: Janice Acquah
Robin: Benjamin Askew
Connie: Caroline Guthrie
Spike: Paul Rider
Chairman of council: Matt Addis
Henry: Jonathan Taller
John: Humphrys Himself

: Open Country

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: In Her Element

3/3. No Refund for Clouds. Hilary Lloyd remembers life on a smallholding in the Welsh Marches. Read by Eiry Thomas. The last of three readings in which women writers describe their personal connections with the Welsh landscape. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Hilary Lloyd
Read By: Eiry Thomas.

: The Synchrotron View

4/5. Dave Dodd and Dr Mark Hodson use the Diamond Light Source to find out how earthworms are able to survive in an abandoned Devon mine in soil laced with copper and arsenic. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dave Dodd
Unknown: Dr Mark Hodson

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Medical isotopes are a staple of modern medicine, allowing doctors to track down damaged tissue and diseased organs. But these radioactive tracers are in danger of vanishing from the medical shelves, because the ageing nuclear reactors they're made in keep breaking down. Quentin Cooper talks to one of the leading suppliers of medical isotopes to hear about the need for these chemicals, and what can be done to ensure their availability.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.

: Old Harry's Game

5/6. Hell is not what it was since the baby turned up. Satan has become a one-man adoption agency and his chief demon is reading Penelope Leach. Comedy written by and starring Andy Hamilton.
Other roles played by Mike Fenton Stevens, Philip Pope and Felicity Montagu
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer
RT DIRECT: To order Old Harry's Game: Series 7 CD
(released 23 April) for E10.95 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting code [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout


Unknown: Penelope Leach.
Unknown: Andy Hamilton.
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Edith: Annette Crosbie
Scumspawn: Robert Duncan
Thomas: Jimmy Mulvllle
Satan: Andy Hamilton

: The Archers

Brenda gets an unexpected summons. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang reports on the first night of the play Madame de Sade, starring Rosamund Pike and Judi Dench.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Seeing Is Believing

4/5. By Sian Evans. Jon's wife Anna gives him an ultimatum. Drama about a man who is forced to re-examine his relationship with everything after he sees an extraordinary sight from a pub car.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sian Evans.

: Anglomania

Die Zeit's UK correspondent John F. Jungclaussen sets out to discover why so many Germans are in thrall of everything British. He visits Hamburg to experience British Day, where locals create their very own Last Night of the Proms, and in the Ruhr valley he finds a German rock band in full Highland dress who play only Celtic music.


Presenter: John F Jungclaussen
Producer: Roger Elsgood

: Analysis

5/6. The Financial Tsunami. Global leaders will meet in London in an attempt to clear up the West's economic mess. But where does the global banking meltdown leave developing countries? Ngaire Woods considers how the financial crisis is affecting the world's most vulnerable people.
Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Oceans - What Lies beneath

2/4. The deep ocean is the most unexplored part of the planet, and makes up more than 50 per cent of the Earth's surface. Gabrielle Walker talks to the modern-day explorers who have made discoveries that the most imaginative science-fiction writer would have trouble dreaming up. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Talks: Gabrielle Walker
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Family Money

9/10. The departure of Jake and his canal boat has an unexpected outcome for Fanny, who cannot rid herself of her sense of danger and fear, and is disturbed by the consequences. By Nina Bawden , read by Hannah Gordon. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nina Bawden
Read By: Hannah Gordon.

: The Personality Test

1/6. Broadcaster and journalist Janet Street-Porter is this week's guest host for the comedy panel show that is all about her. Facing up to the quiz about her career, whims and interests are Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter, Nick Doody and Will Smith.


Presenter: Janet Street-Porter
Panellist: Sue Perkins
Panellist: Lucy Porter
Panellist: Nick Doody
Panellist: Will Smith
Producer: Aled Evans

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: A Viewfrom the Foothills

4/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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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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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