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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Dr Kevin Franz.

: Fanning Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and Simon Jones.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Simon Jones.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: In Our Time

Sunnl and Shia Division In Islam
Melvyn Bragg and his guests Amira Bennison and Hugh Kennedy discuss the historical roots of the division between Sunni and Shia in Islam. Producer James Cook Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Amira Bennison
Unknown: Hugh Kennedy
Producer: James Cook Shortened

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. The Lord's My Shepherd (Townend). 2 Kings 5, vv6-14. Purify My Heart (Doerksen). Oh Happy Day (Anon).


Unknown: Becky Harris.

: Book of the Week: The Junior Officers' Reading Club

4/51 Cleaning Your Room. Patrick Hennessey reads from his account of his life as a soldier in the 21st century. Rumour becomes reality for the ecstatic Grenadiers when they are Posted to Iraq. The surge is ongoing, but its not their surge. Instead, they are on duty at an Iraqi jail, listening to Elvis and Johnny Casn. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Patrick Hennessey
Unknown: Johnny Casn.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: The Art of Deception

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

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Spirit of Grunge

Approximately 20 years after its emergence in Seattle, Miranda Sawyer examines the impact of grunge, a movement that shaped a generation of British youth and changed mainstream youth culture for ever. She looks at how the British music press helped fuel the rise of bands such as Nirvana, how their lead singer Kurt Cobain failed to cope with massive fame, and how the media quickly jumped on the grunge bandwagon. Producer Vivienne Perry


Unknown: Miranda Sawyer
Singer: Kurt Cobain
Producer: Vivienne Perry

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Off the Page

4/7. Vegas. "It is a city despised by intellectuals because intellectuals have no sense of the absurd." So says American satirist Joe Oueenan , who joins Michael Simkins and Karen Marchbank , author of A Brit's Guide to Las Vegas, to write and talk about one of the most famous places on Earth. Presented by Dominic Arkwright.
Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Joe Oueenan
Unknown: Michael Simkins
Unknown: Karen Marchbank
Presented By: Dominic Arkwright.
Producer: Miles Warde

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Qualms

When teenager Alex is diagnosed with a terminal condition, the local Primary Care Trust refuses to finance the operation that might extend his life, basing its decision on a financial formula - the Quality Adjusted Life Year. So now he and his parents know precisely what his life is worth. Jonathan Myerson 's play examines the value of life in an age when society replaces judgement with measurement. Other roles played by Lizzy Watts
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Jonathan Myerson
Played By: Lizzy Watts
Director: Jonquil Panting
Tom: Toby Jones
Isabel: Lesley Sharp
Alex: Ben Galpin
Chairman: Jonathan Tafler
Shanna: Annabelle Dowler
Boris: Philip Fox

: Ramblings

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sun at 7.55am

: Excused Games

3/3. Boy's Own Story. A grandfather is persuaded to tell his story of a long-ago school boxing competition to his sports-mad grandson. But is Grandpa's choice of tale a good idea? Martin Jarvis reads Christopher Matthew 's Story. Director Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Director: Rosalind Ayres

: America, Empire of Liberty

79/90. Putting God back into Politics
Evangelical Christians get involved in public life to fight what they see as the liberal excesses of the 1960s and 1970s. Written and presented by David Reynolds.


Presented By: David Reynolds.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper explores topical scientific issues, discussing the latest developments with researchers from across the country.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Mark Thomas: the Manifesto

1/2. Comedian and political activist Mark Thomas believes that, as a nation, we are drifting economically, politically and socially. Where, he asks, are the great ideas, theories and visions that will help this country in its hour of need? He wants to create a "people's manifesto", so he takes suggestions from his studio audience and gets them to vote for the best. The winner of each show will be enforceable by law, SO pay attention!


Presenter/Comedian: Mark Thomas
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

The wait is over for Lilian.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including an interview with Tehran-born comedian Shappi Khorsandi , who has written a memoir about her family's exile in Britain after the 1979 revolution in Iran. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Shappi Khorsandi
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Art of Deception

4/5. Caught in the middle of a long-standing feud, Jessica comes face to face with the darker side of the art world. By Philip Palmer. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Philip Palmer.

: Law in Action

2/4. Clive Coleman examines the law governing what happens to your body when you're dead and what it means for people who want to give away - or even sell - bits of themselves. Who owns your body - you or the state? Repeated from Tuesday at 4pm


Unknown: Clive Coleman

: The Bottom Line

5/8. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that matter, from the boardroom to the shop floor. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Saturday at 5.30pm Televised on the BBC News Channel on Sat at 9.30pm


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Leading Edge

6/8. The latest developments in the scientific world, presented by Geoff Watts.


Presenter: Geoff Watts
Producer: Martin Redfern

: In Our Time

Sunni and Shia Division in Islam Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Spy Game

4/10. Anna and Peter continue their quest to find the answers to questions sparked by their mother's disappearance, adopting ever more furtive observation techniques to help them develop their theories. By Georgina Harding. For details see Monday


Unknown: Georgina Harding.

: The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

2/2. The Man in the Garden. Romantic ghost story in which a lonely woman on holiday in a remote part of Scotland finds herself falling in love with two members of the same family, born 60 years apart.
By Rona Munro. Starring Stanley Baxter , with Penelope Wilton and Bill Paterson
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Rona Munro.
Unknown: Stanley Baxter
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Bill Paterson
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Duncan: Stanley Baxter
Receptionist: Bill Paterson
Ellie: Penelope Wilton

: 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 Junior Officers' Reading Club

4/5. By Patrick Hennessey. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Patrick Hennessey.

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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