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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Gethin Abraham Williams.


Unknown: Gethin Abraham Williams.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time. Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Reference Library

Simon Fanshawe investigates the histories of great reference books. 3: Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. This collection of "words which have a tale to tell" has not been out of print since 1870. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Serial: Master Musicians

4: Delius As I Knew Him by Eric Denby , read by cellist Raphael Wallfisch. For details see Monday


Unknown: Eric Denby
Unknown: Raphael Wallfisch.

: Daily Service

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Praise My Soul); Luke 14, w7-ll; The Song of Christ's Glory (Anglican Chant); Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart (Smith, Arr Wilson). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Silk by Alessandro Baricco. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Alessandro Baricco.

: Crossing Continents

The Roman Catholic church has been virtually synonymous with the Republic of Ireland since its creation, but the Celtic Tiger does not sit comfortably with the Lamb of God. As Ireland enjoys unprecedented wealth and social transformation, the church is in crisis. Rosie Goldsmith investigates. Producer Jennie Walmsley
Repeated Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: With Great Pleasure

Poet Laureate Andrew Motion traces his life through the work of writers who inspire him, including Larkin, Wordsworth and Edward Thomas. Readers
David Troughton and Michael Pennington. Producer Mary Ward Lowery
Repeated Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Readers: Edward Thomas.
Readers: David Troughton
Readers: Michael Pennington.
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: [address removed]


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

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Open Country

Charlotte Smith with more stories from the British countryside. Repeated from Saturday 6.10am


Unknown: Charlotte Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The House That Hearst Built

It began as a "little something" on a Californian ranch and ended up as Hearst Castle, one of the most extravagant homes in the world, fruit of a three-decade long collaboration between publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst and architect Julia Morgan. This drama-documentary draws on their correspondence, charting the growth of the house and its problems. Starring William Hootkins and Gayle Hunnicut. Producer John Goudie


William Randolph Hearst: William Hootkins
Julia Morgan.: Gayle Hunnicut.
Producer: John Goudie

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Walls of Fame

Daphne du Maurier's first love was a small boat-builder's cottage on the banks of the Fowey River. Her son Kits Browning says his mother's loving spirit lingers on in the house. Part 4. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Kits Browning

: This Sceptred Isle

139: Melbourne and the Death of William IV
For details see Monday Revised repeat

: Law in Action

The programme that proves law is not just for lawyers. Marcel Berlins investigates how the law works and where it goes wrong.
Producer Charles Sigler and Sallie Davies Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


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

: The Material World

Throughout history, the allure of gold has captured human imagination and desire. Trevor Phillips looks at the science behind this magical metal. Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: The Now Show

A compilation of alternative views and satirical comments from Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the team. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

David to the rescue. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts show, including a further selection of essential summer reading. Producer Stephen Hughes


Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Silk

By Alessandro Baricco. Part 4. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Alessandro Baricco.

: Why Did We Do That?

The ingredients of four post-war recipes for policy blunder.
2: We Believe in Bunkers.
Chris Bowlby looks back at the policy of civil defence and asks if the government dug itself into a hole by building hundreds of nuclear bunkers. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Smita Patel

: The Week in Westminster

A look behind the scenes at
Editor Jane Ashley


Editor: Jane Ashley

: Digging Deep

Precious metals, gemstones and coal - people have killed for them and fortunes have been won and lost in mines. In this look at the latest in mining technology, where the future is robotic, Alun Lewis visits the most sophisticated mechanised mines in the world, deep beneath the Swedish soil at Kiruna.
Producer Alison Ayres
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Alison Ayres

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Chartes Dickens - Journalist

4: Railway Strikes. Dickens criticises striking railway workers for putting the nation's safety at risk.
For details see Monday Repeat

: I Can Do That

In the last of a six-part series, Valerie Singleton gives people the chance to make their extraordinary wishes come true. With Mike Fenton-Stevens ,
Jessica Martin and Andy Taylor. Director Bruce Hyman


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Mike Fenton-Stevens
Unknown: Jessica Martin
Unknown: Andy Taylor.
Director: Bruce Hyman

: Booked!

The continuing series of original writing and outrageous parody. Repeated from Tuesday 6.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: About a Boy

By Nick Hornby. Part 9.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Nick Hornby.

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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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