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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests Patrick Wall and Semir Zeki discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time.
Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Patrick Wall
Guest: Semir Zeki
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Reference Library

Simon Fanshawe investigates the histories of great reference books. 4: Fowler's Modem English Usage Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Serial: The Beach

By Lena Lencek and Gideon Bosker. Part 4.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Lena Lencek
Unknown: Gideon Bosker.

: Daily Service

All Ye That Seek the Lord Who Died
(Warrington); John 20, wll-18; It's You (Reid); When Easter to the Dark
World Came (At Eastertide). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Silk by Alessandro Baricco. Part 9.
Drama rptd at 7.45pm. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Alessandro Baricco.

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
The Second Test at Lord's.
Commentary on the first day's play by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle. Scorer Bill Frindall.
Including at 1.00* News *Approximate times
+ See Jonathan Agnew : page 36


Play By: Jonathan Agnew
Play By: Henry Blofeld
Play By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Play By: Bryan Waddle.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Crossing Continents

Zanzibar is one of Africa's magical place names, conjuring up images of adventurers, sultans and spice traders. The mix of Hindu, Muslim, Christian and African cultures is one of its attractions, but also part of its political conflict. Max Easterman explores the roots of the feud between Zanzibar's two islands and looks at the West African threat to
Tanzania's traditional music and arts. Producer Lynne Jones. Rptd on Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Max Easterman
Producer: Lynne Jones.

: Bats, Balls and Ballads

Simon Townley examines the relationship between sport and music in two programmes and asks why the bond between the two is so strong.
1: He covers the sweep from ancient Greece to the Olympian revival of late Victorian and Edwardian Britain and the songs that accompanied it.
Producer Tom Alban. Rptd Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Simon Townley
Producer: Tom Alban.

: 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: What's to Be Done with Algernon?

By Michael Allen. In his day, Algernon Charles Swinburne was a famous poet - but left to his own devices he would undoubtedly have drunk himselfto death. His lawyer and close friend, Theodore Watts-Dunton , was determined this would not happen. with Tracy Wiles , James Taylor and Melinda Walker. Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Michael Allen.
Unknown: Algernon Charles Swinburne
Unknown: Theodore Watts-Dunton
Unknown: Tracy Wiles
Unknown: James Taylor
Unknown: Melinda Walker.
Director: Tracey Neale
Theodore: Jonathan Elsom
Algernon: Nigel Anthony

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]0444

With John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Crumbs: the History of Bread

4: Simon Parkes discusses religious and celebratory loaves. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Parkes

: This Sceptred Isle

144: The Coming of Disraeli and the Death of Peel
For details see Monday Revised repeat

: Word Of Mouth

Michael Rosen returns for the series about English and the way we speak. 1: Past, Present and Fast Forward
Including poet laureate Andrew Motion on 1,000 years of English, the vogue for voice-training workshops, and superfluous jargon for the 21st century. Producer Jane Ray. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Producer: Jane Ray.

: The Material World

Trevor Phillips explores the micro-world of nanotubes and buckyballs with Professor Harold Kroto. Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Unknown: Professor Harold Kroto.
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

Eddie Mair and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Eddie Mair
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

Siobhan is poker-faced. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show live from Manhattan.
Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Silk

By Alessandro Baricco. Part 9.
Rptd 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. 3: Tartan Steel. Chris Bowlby looks back at the policy of regional development and discovers how London's idea of Scottish industry left thousands of Scots economically stranded. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Smita Patel

: The Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of the New Statesman takes a look behind the scenes at
Editor Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Martin Rosenbaum

: Digging Deep

How far will people go for precious minerals and raw materials? In the second of two programmes, Alun Lewis discovers that if the price is right, the technology exists to start mining at the bottom of the oceans or out in space. Producer Alison Ayres
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Alison Ayres

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: The First Men in the Moon

By HG Wells. Part 4. For details see Monday

: That Reminds Me....

The comedy series in which a Radio 4 contributor reminisces and entertains, starting with Ned Sherrin. Producer Claire Jones Repeat


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Claire Jones

: Booked!

Original writing and outrageous parody. Repeated from Tuesday 6.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: Return to Earth

4: Beatlemania. The returning heroes embark on a gruelling series of tours. 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.

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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