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: World News

: Farming Today

: Today

With Sue MacGregor, James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With James Jones , Bishop of Hull.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: James Jones

: Start the Week

With Melvyn Bragg and guests.
Producer Ruth Gardiner. Rvsd repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner.

: Serial: Round Ireland with a Fridge

In 1997, Tony Hawks hitch-hiked his way around Ireland ... with a fridge. Over the next five days, highlights of the voyage are recalled by the author. Producer Chris Neill


Producer: Chris Neill

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast, led by the Rev Dr Robert Tosh , with Cadenza.


Unknown: Dr Robert Tosh

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests.
Postcards: The Real Dennis Truelove by Dave Sheasby. Part 1 of 5. Managing editor Nadine Grieve
For Postcards details see 7.45pm repeat E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Dennis Truelove
Unknown: Dave Sheasby.
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: Last Will and Testament

In the last of four programmes about people whose lives have been changed by a will, Daire Brehan hears about those wills which have gone unclaimed.


Presenter: Daire Brehan
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: Chambers

Conditional Fees. In the last of the series of Clive Coleman 's comedy about a group of barristers, Fuller Carp tries to exploit an accident involving a can of figs. Starring John Bird , James Fleet and Sarah Lancashire. With Jonathan Kydd , Geoffrey Whitehead , Peter Gunn and Chris Pavlo. Written by Clive Coleman Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Peter Gunn
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Written By: Clive Coleman
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite. Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]to raise issues for investigation


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Mastermind

Peter Snow chairs the second semi-final of this year's competition. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated Sunday 1.30pm


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
Commentary from Edgbaston on the fifth and final day of the First Test. Including at 3.45* Teatime News * Approximate times

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Devil and Paganini

Tom Baker plays Beelzebub in Hattie Naylor 's play about violinist Nicolo Paganini and an English journalist intent on eliciting the secret of his genius. with Bart Ruspoli. Romolo Bruni , Claire Marchionne , Helmut Sebastian and Michelle Wesson. Violinist Abigail Young, Director Jeremy Mortimer * See This Week: page 4


Unknown: Hattie Naylor
Scotty: David Bamber
Paganini: Bart Ruspoli.
Beelzebub: Tom Baker
Nicolo Paganini: Marcello Magni
His Father: Romolo Bruni
Teraisa & Angilina: Claire Marchionne
Charlotte: Michelle Wesson.
Violinist: Nicolo Paganini
The Doctor: Helmut Sebastian
Violinist: Abigail Young
Director: Jeremy Mortimer

: Money Box Live: (0171) [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes calls on an issue affecting personal finance. Producer Frances Macdonald LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Transplantations

Five people born outside Britain show Anna Pavord the gardens they have created here to remind them of their native homes. 1: Rose Irving's little piece of the Caribbean. Producer Beaty Rubens
(FM only)


Unknown: Anna Pavord
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Excalibur

Martin Jarvis reads the first of two short stories by Dennis Potter , marking the fourth anniversary of the writer's death. In this story, poetry is a lethal weapon. Producer Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Stories By: Dennis Potter
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Four Comers

Jane Franchi and her guests look behind the international headlines. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Jane Franchi
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons chairs a new series of the classic comedy panel game.
Guests Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Derek Nimmo and Julian Clary attempt to keep talking for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Producer Ann Jobson. Repeated Sunday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Julian Clary
Producer: Ann Jobson.

: The Archers

Brian v Usha re: Sammy. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson profiles Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist Anne Tyler. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Anne Tyler.
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Postcards: The Real Dennis Truelove

By Dave Sheasby. It is the very end of the season when bank clerk Dennis turns up in Porthant Bay. Part 1 of 5. Producer David Hunter. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Dave Sheasby.
Producer: David Hunter.
Dennis Truelove: Fine Time Fontayne
Maguire: Denys Hawthorne
Waiter: Iwan Thomas

: An Inspector Calls

Jenny Cuffe takes to the streets of Leeds with an education welfare officer on the trail of the city's truants. Producer David Lewis


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: David Lewis

: Analysis

Reason to Believe. Michael Blastland asks how religion can respond to relativism, the loss of respect for authority and the advances of science. Producer Ingrid Hassler. Repeated Sunday


Unknown: Michael Blastland
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: Call of the Wild

Music to My Ears. David Attenborough 's series continues with a look at musicality in animals.
Producer Grant Sonnex Repeat


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Start the Week

Revised repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Master Georgie

Beryl Bainbridge 's latest novel abridged in ten parts by Pauline Wallis. Plate 1. 1846. Girl in the Presence of Death (1). Read by Samantha Morton. Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Pauline Wallis.
Read By: Samantha Morton.
Producer: Chris Wallis

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

: A Sense of History

By Jim Broadbent. In keeping his family estate intact, the 23rd Earl has had to resort to the occasional murder and a degree of coercion.
Producer Eoin O'Callaghan Repeat


Unknown: Jim Broadbent.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan
The 23rd Earl: Jim Broadbent
Giddy: Stephen Bill

: A Night with ...

Ramsey Campbell Paul Allen talks to the horror writer. Repeated from Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Ramsey Campbell
Talks: Paul Allen

: News

: Late Book: Psycho

William Hope reads Robert Bloch 's thriller - the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock 's classic film.
Abridged in eight parts by James Robertson. Parti.
Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: William Hope
Unknown: Robert Bloch
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: James Robertson.
Producer: David Jackson Young

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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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