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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Farming Today

Rural round-up and trends, presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
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 Angela Tilby.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: In Our Time

St Petersburg. Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the building of St Petersburg, Peter the Great's showcase city for his
Enlightenment vision of a modernised Russia. Producer James Cook Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: James Cook Shortened

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. We Have Heard a Joyful
Sound (Limpsfield). 1 Corinthians 15, vv51-57.
Christians, Shout for Joy and Gladness (Bach). Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus (Morning Light).


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Book of the Week: The Lost Mona Lisa

4/5. Vincenzo Peruggia is reckoned to be the thief. But what are his motives and is he believable? By RA Scotti. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Vincenzo Peruggia
Unknown: Ra Scotti.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Lady Audley's Secret

The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Crossing Continents

619. Hard Times in Middletown USA. In 1929 the Rockefeller Institute published a scientific study of a "typical American city". Middletown: a Study in Modern American Culture took an intimate look at church, school, family and work in Muncie, Indiana. The book was an instant hit and is still in print it launched Muncie's reputation as the most widely studied small town in the world. Today Muncie is a city grappling with de-industrialisation and deepening recession. Producer Sue Ellis Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm

: The Hull Truck Story

John Godber's Hull Truck Theatre company is moving from its tiny theatre into a new purpose-built venue, which opens its doors today. This documentary charts the year leading up to the move and tells the story of how this beloved theatre company and its inspirational playwright have come to have such a special place in the hearts of theatregoers. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery


Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: Budget Call

Vincent Duggleby and an expert panel answer calls and emails about the Budget, with Shari Vahl reporting from the market at Chorley in Lancashire. Producer Lesley McAlpine Phone: [number removed]: Phone lines open from 10:30am email: [web address removed]


Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Reporter: Shari Vahl
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Costing the Earth

Repeated from Monday at 9pm

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Iceman Goeth

By Steve Jacobi
Ian Holm, one of our most respected actors, speculates on where his acting talent comes from in a candid interview intercut with a drama set in 1976 during the build-up to his performance in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh - until an attack of stage fright led to him leaving the production.


Interviewee: Ian Holm
Writer: Steve Jacobi
Producer: Susan Roberts
Younger Ian Holm: Iain Glen
Bee Gilbert: Charlotte Emmerson
Norman Rodway: David Fleeshman
Doctor: David Fleeshman
Howard Davies: Malcolm Raebum
Patti Love: Kathryn Hunt
Joel Grey: Stephen Hogan
Larry: Stephen Hogan

: Open Country

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Penelope's People

3/3. Pills. Eric Pringle writes the final monotogue performed by Penelope Keith. The determination that first drove Alice to pursue a career on the stage gives her strength to face an uncertain future. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Eric Pringle
Unknown: Penelope Keith.

: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen'sMen of Fashion

14/15. The New Man? - Fashion in the 80s. The greedy consumerism of the 1980s ushered in big hair, big shoulders, big salaries and big hangovers. Laurence finds out how fashion reflected the times, and what happened when the bubble finally burst. For details see Monday

: Open Book

The crime-writing genius Elmore Leonard talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel Comfort to the Enemy. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Elmore Leonard
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper invites lab partners to dissect the news headlines in science. This week, a look at how machines are learning to recognise and express emotions.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: 4 Stands Up

4/6. Chris Addison invites old hands and fresh faces on the comedy circuit to perform character pieces, double acts and sketches, featuring Josh Howie , Dan Antopolski and Zoe Lyons. Producer Sam Michell


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Josh Howie
Unknown: Dan Antopolski
Unknown: Zoe Lyons.
Producer: Sam Michell

: The Archers

Phil takes a trailer ride down memory lane. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews with Mark Lawson.


Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Lady Audley's Secret

4/10. Robert Audley continues his search for his lost friend George. He follows the trail to Southampton, but believes the answer to all his questions actually lies at Audley Court. By Mary Elizabeth Braddon.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Robert Audley
Unknown: Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

: The Report

4/10. A closer look at the major news stories, combining original insights with topical investigations. Producer Nicola Meyrick


Producer: Nicola Meyrick

: In Business

4/8. Grand Design. Designers are getting tired of being pigeon-holed into the role of making products look better and work better. They want a much larger role in business life. Peter Day hears from some influential people who are convinced that Design Thinking can radically improve the way a whole company works.
Producer Caroline Bayley Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Caroline Bayley

: Who's My Half-Brother? Where's My Half-Sister?

Children conceived through a sperm donor are aware that they may have a number of half-brothers and sisters with whom they can make a family bond. Kati Whitaker talks to those in the UK and the USA about the ways in which these contacts can be made, and the difficult choice for both parents and children. For some there is the reward of discovery of a half-sibling, but for others the search is a journey into the unknown. Producer Kati Whitaker


Talks: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Kati Whitaker

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Budget Statement

The shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne responds to the Budget.


Unknown: George Osborne

: Book at Bedtime: AnybodyCan Do Anything

9/10. Debora Weston reads
Betty MacDonald 's witty account of survival during the Great Depression. Betty resolves never to go to another office party. For details see Monday


Unknown: Debora Weston
Unknown: Betty MacDonald

: The Personality Test

6/6. Broadcast and journalist Eve Pollard is in command of the comedy panel show that is all about her. Tackling a quiz that's "all about Eve" are comedians Sue Perkins ,
Caroline Quinlan and Will Smith. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Caroline Quinlan
Unknown: Will Smith.
Producer: Aled Evans

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Lost Mona Lisa

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.

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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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