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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Catherine Cowley.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Anne-Marie Bullock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: 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 Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 L W only Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: In Our Time

Logical Positivism. Barry Smith joins Melvyn Bragg to discuss the radical Philosophy of the Vienna Circle.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Barry Smith
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. Here Is Love (Dim ond lesu). John 21, vv 15-19. The
Father's Love (Johnson Manning). Immortal Love for Ever Full (Bishopthorpe).


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Book of the Week: The Last Champion: the Life of Fred Perry: Hollywood Glamour

4/5. Perry's off-court encounters attract attention when he's seen out on the town with the stars of the day: Bette Davis, Loretta Young and Marlene Dietrich. Jon Henderson's biography.
(For details see Monday) (Repeated at 12.30am)


Author: Jon Henderson

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Sacred Hearts

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, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. 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 [web address removed]


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Grandfather of Self-Help

"A liberating text". "A book filled with wisdom." "A tool of the ruling elite."
Does Self-Help, the work of Victorian author Samuel Smiles, have a message for our troubled times? Historian Kate Williams explores the book, which was published 150 years ago and outsold both John Stuart Mill's On Liberty and Darwin's On the Origin of Species, and finds out what made the book so popular. She meets those who have been influenced by its ideas, and presents passionate arguments from both supporters and detractors.


Presenter: Kate Williams
Producer: Mark Rickards

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Off the Page

5/7. Falling on Your Sword. What has happened to the idea of honour, dignity, duty and virtue? Are people less willing to fall on their swords? Is it actually admirable to admit defeat? Journalists Anthony Howard and Toby Young , along with author and broadcaster Anne Atkins , join
Dominic Arkwright to explore the concept of honour through their writing and discussion.
Producer Beatrice Fenton Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Toby Young
Unknown: Anne Atkins
Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Producer: Beatrice Fenton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Torchwood:Golden Age

2/3. The team travels to Delhi in search of a dangerous energy field that triggers the simultaneous disappearance of hundreds of people. Jack discovers that it centres on an old colonial mansion, once the headquarters of Torchwood India. Shocked to find that
Torchwood India is still going strong - he shut it down over 80 years ago - he's even more surprised to find that its members, including his old flame the Duchess, haven't aged a day. Second sci-fi adventure, by James Goss.
Producers Kate McAll and Brian Minchin Director Kate McAll
Radio features: pages 134-135


Unknown: James Goss.
Producers: Kate McAll
Producers: Brian Minchin
Director: Kate McAll
Jack: John Barrowman
Gwen: Eve Myles
lanto: Gareth David-Lloyd
The Duchess: Jasmine Hyde
MrDaz: Amerjit Dew
Mahajan: Ravin J Ganatra
Gissing: Richard Mltchley

: Ramblings

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sun 7.55am

: One More Year

3/3. The Repatriates. After years of living in America, Grisha and Lera Arsenyev return to Moscow. Grisha, full of contempt for the West, believes that his dreams of success will be fulfilled in his homeland, but they discover that their country has changed beyond recognition. Soon they find that their expectations and their dreams cannot be reconciled. Sian Thomas reads the last story from
Sana Kraskov 's debut collection. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Lera Arsenyev
Unknown: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Sana Kraskov

: America, Empire of Liberty

84/90. Tear Down This Wall. George Bush Sr responds to the dramatic events of 1989, when the Berlin Wall falls and the Chinese government cracks down on student protesters in Tiananmen Square. For details see Monday


Unknown: George Bush
Unknown: Tiananmen Square.

: Open Book

Reviews of the latest books and news from the publishing world. With Mariella Frostrup. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup.

: 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

2/2. Political activist and comedian
Mark Thomas creates a people's manifesto, taking suggestions from his studio audience and then getting them to vote for the best. The winner of each show will be enforceable by law. So pay attention! Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Mark Thomas
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Brenda's diplomacy is put to the test. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news, interviews and reviews with Kirsty Lang. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Sacred Hearts

4/10. Fever. With the convent hit by fever, Serafina begins to make her plans for escape. By Sarah Dunant.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Dunant.

: Law In Action

3/4. Weekly report on developments in the legal world. Presented by Clive Coleman. Repeated from Tuesday at 4pm


Presenter: Clive Coleman

: The Bottom Line

6/8. 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

7/8. As science journalists gather in London, Geoff Watts looks at the progress made towards greater public engagement with science. But are such initiatives effective?
Watts attends the sixth World Conference of Science Journalists to find out. He looks at whether they are providing the coverage the public wants and needs. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Martin Redfern

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and comment, with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Spy Game

9/10. Anna's quest to find the truth about her mother continues into adulthood and she decides she must visit her mother's birthplace - Kalingrad - to seek answers. By Georgina Harding. For details see Monday


Unknown: Georgina Harding.

: Look Away Now

1/3. Garry Richardson anchors the topical show where sport meets comedy. With
Laurence Howarth , Katherine Jakeways ,
Dave Lamb , Richie Webb and special guests. Repeated from yesterday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Katherine Jakeways
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Richie Webb

: Today In Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Champion: the Life of Fred Perry

4/5. ByJon Henderson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Byjon Henderson.

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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