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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Ed Kessler.


Unknown: Ed Kessler.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Anna Varle


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Anna Varle

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon Lucy Winkett.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Canon Lucy Winkett.

: In Our Time

Patricia Fara, Simon Schaffer and Jackie Stedall join Melvyn Bragg to discuss the battle between Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz over who invented calculus.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
RT DIRECT: The book In Our Time, a companion to the series, edited by Melvyn Bragg. is available for £18.00 (RRP E20.00) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) Quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Patricia Fara
Guest: Simon Schaffer
Guest: Jackie Stedall
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week: Elizabeth's Women

4/5. Emma Fielding continues reading Tracy Borman 's new biography of Elizabeth I. The author recalls how the monarch was compelled to confront Mary Queen of Scots, and why much anguish followed. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tracy Borman

: Daily Service

Led by Bishop Nigel McCulloch. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (Ratisbon). Luke 19, vv 1-10. Thy Perfect Love (Rutter). Here I Am, Lord (Schutte, arr Archer).


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: The Man In the Wooden Hat

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

: From Our Own Correspondent

2/9. The stories behind global headlines, presented by Kate Adie.


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: R.E.S.P.E.C.T: the Art of Backing Vocals

Nick Barraclough considers how backing vocals can transform a song, from the "doo be doos" of the 1950s to the innovations of The Beatles and the multitracked world of Steely Dan.


Presenter/Producer: Nick Barraclough

: 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.

: Costing the Earth: Supergrid

4/9. The possibility of carbon-free energy could be a lot closer if we join forces with Europe to form a continent-wide "supergrid". But what is it, how will it work and who will pay for it? Tom Heap finds out. Repeated from Monday at 9pm


Presenter: Tom Heap

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Good Evening

By Roy Smiles.
An affectionate look at the Beyond the Fringe team and how four Oxbridge men changed the face of British comedy.


Writer: Roy Smiles
Producer: Liz Anstee
Alan Bennett: Matt Addis
Peter Cook: Rory Kinnear
Jonathan Miller: Jonathan Aris
Dudley Moore: Benedict Cumberbatch

: Ramblings

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 9.26pm

: Countryman's Cooking

3/1. Of Gin and Soft-Soap. Leslie Phillips reads the final instalment of Neil Cargill 's adaptation of the definitive cookery manual for men, in which author WMW "Willie" Fowler reveals why kissing the pastry-maker can be disastrous. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Neil Cargill

: Inside the Bermuda Triangle: the Mysteries Solved

9/10. Tom Mangold explores the story of the last flight of British South American Airways aircraft Star Ariel, which disappeared without trace in the North Atlantic region in 1949. He uncovers new evidence suggesting that the disappearance was down to one small, fatal flaw.
(For details see Monday)


Presenter: Tom Mangold

: Open Book

John Banville talks about his latest book, The Infinities, to Mariella Frostrup and discusses what effect his crime-writing alter ego, Benjamin Black , has had on his fiction. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: John Banville
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Benjamin Black

: 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

National and international news and analysis presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Electric Ink

6/6. With newspaper circulation dropping, a swathe of swingeing job cuts is predicted. But who will survive the bloodbath? Robert Lindsay and Alex Jennings star in Alistair Beaton 's satire on the newspaper industry, with additional material by Tom Mitchelson.
Producer Sally Avens


Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Tom Mitchelson.
Producer: Sally Avens
Maddox: Robert Lindsay
Oliver: Alex Jennings
Freddy: Ben Willbond
Amelia: Elizabeth Berrlngton
Tasneem: Zita Sattar
Masha: Debble Chazen

: The Archers

Brian asserts his authority in the boardroom. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, presented by Mark Lawson.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Man In the Wooden Hat

4/5. After more than 20 years living in Hong Kong, it seems Betty and Eddie might become lifetime ex-pats. By Jane Gardam , dramatised by Pete Atkin.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Gardam
Dramatised By: Pete Atkin.

: The Report

Simon Cox investigates the US heaithcare debate, asking why the path towards reform has been so difficult and looking at what forces are at work as various groups in the lobbying battle compete to get their voices heard. Producer Charmaine Cozier


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Charmaine Cozier

: The Bottom Line

New series. 1/9. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that really matter, from the boardroom to the shop floor.
Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Saturday at 5.30pm Televised on the BBC News Channel on Saturday at 9.30pm


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Leading Edge

4/13. Geoff Watts asks why humans have musical minds and explores how music can offer insights into the brain. He meets violinist and music psychologist
Paul Robertson , who believes an accidental side effect of biological evolution could be central to capacities such as verbal and emotional communication. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Paul Robertson
Producer: Martin Redfern

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Ordinary Thunderstorms

9/10. David Hoit reads William Boyd's novel. Adam discovers that the children who died during the drug trials were moved out of the de Vere Wing before their death. (For details see Monday)


Author: William Boyd
Reader: David Hoit

: Poetry Slam

New series. 1/3. The first semi-final from the Bluecoat in Liverpool, where nine performers take part in the knockout poetry competition in which poets are given scores based on content, style, delivery and level of audience response. Presented by Birmingham's former poet laureate Richard Grant , also known as Dreadlock Alien. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Richard Grant
Producer: Sara Davies

: Jon Ronson on....: How to Be Invisible

5/7. The writer and broadcaster hears the tales of people able to escape being noticed. Michael Foot recalls a meeting during the First World War with a French resistance spy, while Frank Ahearn discusses his work making people vanish. Comedian Jon Holmes discusses the experience of not knowing his parents and Maggie O'Farrell recalls working as a chambermaid.


Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Frank Ahearn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Maggie O'Farrell
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: News

: Book of the Week: Elizabeth's Women

4/5. Rptd 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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