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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: Farming Today

With Ashley Gething. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Ashley Gething.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time: Radio 4 at the Word

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time. Today's programme has a special literary theme.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: Automatic for the People

In the first of a four-part series. Alan Dein talks to people who once left their mark on vinyl by using auto-recording booths. Producer Mark Burman


Talks: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: Daily Service

Jesu, Grant Me This I Pray; Matthew 27, wl-5; Wash Me Thoroughly;
Cross of Jesus. Director of music
Paul Leddington-Wright .


Music: Paul Leddington-Wright

: Serial: Radio 4 at the Word

4: A Week in Heidelberg, written and read by Doris Lessing. While in Heidelberg for the rehearsals of an opera created by herself and Philip Glass, Doris finds herself listening to music of a very different kind. For details see Monday


Read By: Doris Lessing.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: The Cry of the Bittern. Part 29. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Crossing Continents

Reports on the stories that matter to people around the world. Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: My Uncle Freddie

An award-winning comedy series by Alex Ferguson about a boy and his uncle, set on Tyneside in the 1930s. 2: Love's Long Journey. At Christmas dinner, Our Dad announces that the family will be moving to Reading where clean air and work await. Lecky refuses to leave Jarrow. with Gareth Brown , Charlie Hardwick ,
Colin MacLachlan , Jack McBride , Janine Birkett and Donald McBride. Music by Jane Holman Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Alex Ferguson
Unknown: Gareth Brown
Unknown: Charlie Hardwick
Unknown: Colin MacLachlan
Unknown: Jack McBride
Unknown: Janine Birkett
Unknown: Donald McBride.
Music By: Jane Holman
Director: Melanie Harris
Uncle Freddie: Shaun Prendergast
Alex: Alex Ferguson

: 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.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm '

: Afternoon Play: Straw without Bricks

By EM Delafield , adapted by Gwyneth Powell. The story of EM Delafield's mission to write a humorous book in 1930's Russia. The highlight of the trip, seen through the eyes of a middle-class Englishwoman, was the time she spent on a small commune, living and working with the comrades. With Gwyneth Powell, Anna Quayle , Kerry Shale , Katherine Canter , Rachel Atkins and Bettina Weichert. Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Em Delafield
Adapted By: Gwyneth Powell.
Unknown: Anna Quayle
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Katherine Canter
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Bettina Weichert.
Director: Richard Wortley

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: The New Recruit

The Bookmakers. George Carrigill opened his first shop in 1954, but it was no place for a woman. He discusses changes in the trade with newcomer Julie Bennett. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: George Carrigill
Unknown: Julie Bennett.

: This Sceptred Isle

59: Charles I and the Right of an Englishman
For details see Monday Repeat

: Nice Work

Alison Mitchell presents the series that helps you find new work opportunities and explores the issues that shape your working life.
Producers Marcia Hughes and Sandra Kanthall Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producers: Marcia Hughes
Producers: Sandra Kanthall

: The Material World

Trevor Phillips travels back in time to investigate the maths and astronomy that inspired the earliest calendars. Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: That Reminds Me

A six-part comedy series in which a Radio 4 contributor reminisces and entertains. 1: Barry Cryer. Producer Claire Jones


Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

"Let's stick together." Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row: Radio 4 at the Word

Mark Lawson with arts news... Producer Doug Traill-Stevenson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Doug Traill-Stevenson

: The Cry of the Bittern

An environmental drama by Tim Jackson. Part 29.
Rptd from 10.45am. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tim Jackson.

: What If?

Four programmes in which Professor Christopher Andrew rewrites history by imagining how past events could have been different. 3: Frederick III ascended the German throne in 1888, though he ruled for only 99 days before dying of cancer. Ten years earlier, his father was shot by a would-be assassin, but survived. What if the old Kaiser had died and his son had enjoyed a decade of power with Queen
Victoria's eldest daughter at his side? Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Unknown: Frederick Iii
Producer: Ian Bell

: The Week in Westminster

Boris Johnson of The Daily Telegraph looks behind the scenes at Westminster.
Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Boris Johnson
Editor: Jane Ashley

: Leading Edge

Soon, scientists will know where every one of our genes is located. But what will they do with this information? Geoff Watts reports on the annual
Human Genome Meeting in Brisbane. Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Book at Bedtime: Radio 4 at the Word

4: The Melting Bed by Emily Perkins. Lies can be hurtful but they can also be exciting. Dishonesty and its effects are explored in this compelling story. For details see Monday


Unknown: Emily Perkins.

: The Way It Is

Satire, sketches and a hard look behind the week's media events.
Starring Simon Evans ,
Tracy-Ann Oberman , Dave Lamb and Chris Pavlo. Producer Anil Gupta


Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Producer: Anil Gupta

: Mercian Hymns

Geoffrey Hill's epic poem, adapted for radio by Jonathan Davidson. Producer Tim Dee Repeat


Unknown: Jonathan Davidson.
Producer: Tim Dee Repeat

: News

: The Late Bootc Raymond Carver Short Stories

4: Neighbors. A dispirited couple live a fantasy life in an apartment they are meant to be house-sitting. For details see Monday

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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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