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: World News

: Farming Today

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg looks at ideas and events that have influenced our time. This week, Darwinian biologist
Richard Dawkins and novelist Ian McEwan talk about whether the scientific understanding we have accumulated has destroyed our sense of poetic wonder at the world. Producer Olivia Seligman. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Richard Dawkins
Unknown: Ian McEwan
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: Science in the Attic

Five programmes assessing the work and lives of amateur scientists.
3: Tim Laurie , who has discovered an early form of sauna, Iron Age field systems and some ancient stone carvings. Presented by Anna Grayson. Producer Neil George


Unknown: Tim Laurie
Presented By: Anna Grayson.
Producer: Neil George

: Serial: The Pocket Canons

4: In the Beginning. Steven Rose introduces the Book of Genesis. For details see Monday


Introduces: Steven Rose

: Daily Service

Like a Mighty River Flowing; James 3, W13-18; Psalm 37, wl-11; Peace, Perfect Peace (Song); Christ Is the World's True Light (Rinkart). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Drama: The Jury by Matthew Solon. Part 24. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Matthew Solon.

: From Our Own Correspondent

The news behind the world headlines.

: Spangles 'n' Tights

A comedy series by Christopher Fitz-Simon . 4: Medieval Banquet. The Dublin Theatrical Costumiers dress a medieval banquet in a ghostly castle. wrth Frank Kelly , Eugene O'Brien , Anne Byrne , Birdy Sweeney , Roma Tomelty , John Keyes and Paddy Scully. Music played by John Trotter. Director Roland Jaquarello Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Frank Kelly
Unknown: Eugene O'Brien
Unknown: Anne Byrne
Unknown: Birdy Sweeney
Unknown: Roma Tomelty
Unknown: John Keyes
Unknown: Paddy Scully.
Played By: John Trotter.
Director: Roland Jaquarello
Dessie Doyle: David Kelly
Violet Doyle: Pauline McLynn

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain 1998

Robert Robinson chairs the general knowledge contest. Producer Richard Edis
Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Little Cloud

Written by James Joyce. Dramatised by Alan Berrie , narrated by Ciaran Hinds. Little Chandler nervously awaits his meeting with a former colleague, now a big journalist in London. Why did he himself not have the courage to leave provincial Dublin? with Denis Quilligan and Use-Ann McLaughlin Director Peter Kavanagh


Written By: James Joyce.
Dramatised By: Alan Berrie
Unknown: Ciaran Hinds.
Unknown: Little Chandler
Unknown: Denis Quilligan
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Little Chandler: Michael Maloney
Gallagher: Tp McKenna

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]4444

With Peter White.


Unknown: Peter White.

: Spots in History: 4: The King's Bum Boil

Louis XIV had to keep his affliction a secret.

: The Time of My Life

By Richard Brown , read by Stephen Critchlow. A man prepares for a future of unemployment and rejection. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Richard Brown
Read By: Stephen Critchlow.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins investigates how the law treats victims' families in the aftermath of an air crash.
Producers Charles Sigler and Sallie Davies Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producers: Charles Sigler
Producers: Sallie Davies

: The Material World

Trevor Phillips looks at the need for some galactic bin men to get started on the piles of rubbish orbiting Earth. Producer Neil Trevithick
E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: PM

Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue

More sketches and chat as Radio 4's antidote to Anne and Nick tackles beliefs and friendship.
Starring Robert Duncan as Mike and Jan Ravens as Sue.
With Ronnie Ancona , Alistair McGowan and Roger Blake. Written by David Spicer and Hugh Rycroft from a format by Bill Dare
Music by Mark Burton. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Robert Duncan
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Ronnie Ancona
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Roger Blake.
Written By: David Spicer
Written By: Hugh Rycroft
Music By: Mark Burton.
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Archers

Testing, testing ... Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reports as the RSC launches its Stratford season - not with Shakespeare, but with Sheridan's School for Scandal. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Jury

By Matthew Solon. Part 24 of 25. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Matthew Solon.

: Too Little, Too Late

John Waite presents the last of three programmes chronicling our failure to cope with the consequences for health of 20th-century industrialisation. Producer Graham Ellis


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: Matrix of Power

A series examining Britain's emerging constitutional landscape. The
European Union. Vivian White travels to Brussels to reveal the European part of the British constitution. Producer Sheila Cook


Unknown: Vivian White
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Weather Wise

Paul Simons discovers how lightning is formed and how prediction is improving. Producer Sue Broom
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Paul Simons

: In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Eveline

Written by James Joyce. Read by Gabriel Byrne. Eveline waits for her sailor love and dreams of Buenos Aires. Producer Peter Kavanagh


Written By: James Joyce.
Read By: Gabriel Byrne.
Producer: Peter Kavanagh

: Goodbye Kiss

By Ronald Harwood. A return to the new South Africa offers Donny a fragile hope of reconciliation. Starring Tom Courtenay and Peggy Phango Director Ned Chaillet Repeat


Unknown: Ronald Harwood.
Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Unknown: Peggy Phango
Director: Ned Chaillet

: Your Place or Mine?

3: The Crips and the Bloods. In Nebraska, minister William T Barlow hopes to curb violence between street gangs. Producers Deborah Amos and Rick Davis


Unknown: William T Barlow
Producers: Deborah Amos
Producers: Rick Davis

: A Little Local Difficulty

With Labour MP Karen Buck.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Karen Buck.

: News

: The Late Book: Underworld

By Don DeLillo. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Don Delillo.

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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.

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.

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