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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain.


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Romain.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The New Commandments

Polly Toynbee interviews leading public figures. 3: Lord Woolf. Master of the Rolls.


Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: News

: Start the Week

With Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Big Bang

The new science of helioseismology is allowing us to understand the sun and its activities more fully than ever before. Jez Nelson hears how the new data brings into question some of the traditionally held views on climate. Producer Sue Broom

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church. Belfast, led by Canon Noel Battye. Luke 2, w 41-52.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: On This Day

A look back at the headlines of 50 years ago today. A Dakota aircraft crashes at Croydon Airport killing 12 passengers. Judge Ralph Windham is kidnapped in Palestine and American gangster Al Capone dies. Producer Tabitha Morgan


Unknown: Judge Ralph Windham
Unknown: Al Capone
Producer: Tabitha Morgan

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. "Special Needs" with a difference -
Karen Deco examines how gifted pupils are catered for in schools. Serial: Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers. read by Sian Thomas and abridged in 12 parts by Meg Clarke (3).
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie E-MAIL: Womans.hour@bbc.co.uk


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Karen Deco
Unknown: Dorothy L Sayers.
Read By: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes your calls on topical issues that affect your finances.
Producer Frances Macdonald
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts the general knowledge music quiz. Heat Four. With Wendy Hilary from Chinnor in Oxon, Robin Taylor from Leamington Spa, and Geoff Wood from Harrogate. Producer Steve Doherty
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Wendy Hilary
Unknown: Robin Taylor
Unknown: Geoff Wood
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: God's Country: Spoonface Steinberg

By Lee Hall. Final part.
Spoonface Steinberg. Spoonface (played by Becky Simpson ) is seven years old, autistic and terminally ill with cancer. She is fascinated by opera and by the way her parents behave. With the help of the cleaner, Mrs Spud, she tries to come to terms with the meaning of life.


Writer: Lee Hall
Spoonface Steinberg: Becky Simpson
Director: Kate Rowland

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor ,


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker listens to the first issue in a new series of recordings of the choral works of Benjamin Britten , and a new play by Wally K Daly about Pope John Paul I on Radio 4. Producer Julian May
Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Play By: Wally K Daly
Unknown: John Paul

: Short Story: Ernest and Gwendolin (an Old-Fashioned Love Story)

By Jonathan Treitel. A love affair starts in Greenwich Village. And it involves a couple of geckos ... Read by William Hope. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Jonathan Treitel.
Read By: William Hope.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: Just a Minute

Join Chairman Nicholas Parsons and guests Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Derek Nimmo and Julian Clary at the Jersey Arts Centre as they try to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.
Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Julian Clary

: News

: The Archers

The Grundys are accountable. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Friday

: The Monday Play: Selling the Archbishop

By David Pownall.
History, like everything else these days, has become a commodity- and so it happens that a statue of Jeremy, a 17th-century archbishop, is commissioned to adorn a Surrey town square. Surprisingly, however, it is Jeremy who raises his voice loudest in protest. With Roger Allam as Dyson and David Ryall as Jeremy, with Don McCorkindale, Oliver Senton, Derek Waring, Peter Yapp and Annabel Mullion Director Eoin O'Callaghan (Repeat)


Unknown: David Pownall.
Unknown: Roger Allam
Unknown: David Ryall
Unknown: Don McCorkindale
Unknown: Oliver Senton.
Unknown: Derek Waring
Unknown: Peter Yapp
Unknown: Annabel Mullion
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Stella: Kristin Milward
Helen: Natasha Pyne
Norma: Jilly Bond
Norris: Michael Tudor Barnes
Conrad: Ian Masters

: The View from Here

Hermione Lee asks five women writers to look back at an early work. 3: Nadine Gordimer on A Guest of Honour.
Producer Erin Riley Repeat


Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Nadine Gordimer
Producer: Erin Riley

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pursuit of Love

Nancy Mitford 's celebrated story of the upper classes in the 1930s. Abridged in ten parts. Read by Anna Massey (1). Producer Cherry Cookson Repeat


Unknown: Nancy Mitford
Read By: Anna Massey

: The Trade Rag

Nick Baker presents six documentaries about trade magazines. 1: Women's Wear Daily Producer Alison Vernon Smith Repeat


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Alison Vernon Smith

: Education Matters

With Philippa Dolley. Producer Clare McGinn


Unknown: Philippa Dolley.
Producer: Clare McGinn

: Rent

The last in the series of Lucy Flannery 's award-winning sitcom. A new series begins on Wednesday. with Linda Polan , Toby Longworth and Vivienne Rochester. Producer Liz Anstee Repeat


Unknown: Lucy Flannery
Unknown: Linda Polan
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Vivienne Rochester.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Maria: Barbara Flynn
Richard: Patrick Barlow

: News

: The Late Book: The Third Policeman

Part six of Flann O'Brien 's black comedy, abridged in ten parts by Eric Ewens and read by Patrick Magee. Producer Maurice Leitch Repeat


Unknown: Flann O'Brien
Unknown: Eric Ewens
Read By: Patrick Magee.
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England
Commentary on the last day of the First Test from Eden Park. Auckland. * Approximate times


Unknown: Eden Park. Auckland.

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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.

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