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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr May Cotes.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: 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: Charlie Taylor

: Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

When William Pitt the Younger introduced a parliamentary bill in 1799 to raise a direct levy on income, it was meant to be atemporary measure. it is still with us today. Evan Davies celebrates 200 years of a great British invention we all love to hate - income tax. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: William Pitt
Unknown: Evan Davies
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Serial: The Deprat Affair

By Roger Osborne , read by Jamie Glover. Part4. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Roger Osborne
Read By: Jamie Glover.

: Daily Service

A New Commandment (PLW); One There Is above All Others (All Saints); John 15, wl2-17; 0 Pray forthe Peace of Jerusalem (Tomkins); Where Love and Loving-Kindness Dwell (Maisemore). Director of music Paul Leddington-Wright .


Music: Paul Leddington-Wright

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray presents the latest news. views and culture from a female perspective. Drama:
Nicholas Nicklebyby Charles Dickens. Part 14. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Crossing Continents

Reports on the stories that matterto people around the world. The Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire, is falling apart. The government barely controls half the territory and the currency is collapsing, but its music industry is the most successful in Africa. Isabel Hilton goes to the heart of the country to find out how the beat goes on. Plus, why sects are a growing industry in the capital Kinshasa. Producer John Murphy


Producer: John Murphy

: Can Chipmunks Sing?

The Chipmunks gave birth to it, George Martin introduced the Beatles to it. Mike Oldfield tried it and Jas Mann of Babylon Zoo switched a new generation on to it. John Walters examines the strange effect caused by speeding up tape recorders and admits that he too dabbled in this mysterious art back in the 1960s while languishing in the brass section of the Alan Price Set. Reader Kerry Shale.
Producer Mark Farrar. Written by Bob Sinfleld


Unknown: George Martin
Unknown: Mike Oldfield
Unknown: Jas Mann
Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Mark Farrar.
Written By: Bob Sinfleld

: You and Yours

PM With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: Open Country

Richard U ridge explores the countryside of Northumberland.
Shortened 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Island Whispers

By Christine Belle. The last of four plays from Chasing the Rainbow, a BBC Radio Drama initiative in the Midlands to discover new black and Asian writers. Jennifer's life in Nottingham revolves around work and not much else. Isaiah hasjust arrived from Jamaica looking for his longlostfather. When the pair meet and fall in love, everything seems perfect. However, the past has an unexpected way of catching up with them both.
Director Felix Cross


Unknown: Christine Belle.
Director: Felix Cross
Jennifer: Loma Brown
Isaiah: Michael Buffong
Julia: Diannah Daley
Mama: Corinne Skinner Carter
Natalie: Rosalyn Wrlght
Tony: Michael Rochester

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]0444

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Bloc Notes

4: Czech Republic-Sexual Legacies. Before
1989 Czechoslovakia was known for being the most sexually liberated country in the Soviet bloc. Today Prague has become the sex capital of eastern Europe. Olga Szantova asks whether Czech sexual liberalism has gone too far. Producer Rosie Goldsmith. For details see Monday


Producer: Rosie Goldsmith.

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

54: 1961 -the Bay of Pigs and the Building of the Berlin Wall For details see Monday

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins takes a lively look at the legal affairs of the moment.
Producers Sallie Davies and Charles Sigler. Rptd Sunday 8.30pm


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

: The Material World

Why are scientists going to the bottom of the ocean to investigate some of the greatest mysteries of the universe? Quentin Cooper takes a look at a space telescope that does not examine the stars. but points downwards to the centre of the earth.
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: In Conversation with....

BBC controller of entertainment Paul Jackson chats to six comedy writers and performers about their lives and work. In this final programme he talks to Ronnie Corbett. Producer JoClegg


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett.

: The Archers

The empty vessel makes the most noise. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reports on history books aimed at Children. Producer Olive Clancy


Producer: Olive Clancy

: Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens , dramatised by Mike Walker. Part 14. Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Mike Walker.

: Like Another Mahabharata - Indian Soldiers in the Great War

Mukti Jain Campion commemorates the contribution of over a million men from the Indian subcontinent who risked their lives to fight for the British in the First World War and meets some of the people who are trying to restore their place in history. Soldiers' letters provide a fascinating insight into their experiences on and off the battlefields of the Western Front.
Letter readings and songs performed bythe Man Mela Theatre Company. Producers Mukti Jain Campion and Chris Eldon Lee


Unknown: Mukti Jain Campion
Producers: Mukti Jain Campion
Producers: Chris Eldon Lee

: Analysis

Altered States. Increasingly we take pillsto change aspects of ourselves that we used to view as our character ratherthan a medical condition. Does this blurthe distinction between medical, lifestyle and recreational drugs? Ian Hargreaves asks if we need to take a new approach to both legal and illegal medication.
Producer Anthony Dworkin. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: Anthony Dworkin.

: Leading Edge

The Particle Physics Research Council has three billion pounds to spend overthe next ten years.
Geoff Watts debates the question of how science in Britain should be funded and asks if re-creating the Big Bang is more useful than fighting disease. Producer Rami Tzabar. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Rami Tzabar.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Eugenie Grandet

ByHonorede Balzac, read by Juliet Stevenson. Part 4. For details see Monday


Read By: Juliet Stevenson.

: Sorry about Last Night

The last in Alexei Sayle 's five-part comedy about life, love and not living together. A Enemy
Andy and Julie are shocked to discover that dad has been living a double life. But Andy's reaction is the cause for even more concern. with Harry Towb , Gary Bleasdale , Tony Burgess , Simon Greenall and Kay Stonham. Directors Jo Clegg and Alexei Sayle


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Harry Towb
Unknown: Gary Bleasdale
Unknown: Tony Burgess
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Kay Stonham.
Directors: Jo Clegg
Directors: Alexei Sayle
Andy: Alexei Sayle
Julie: Slobhan Redmond
MrsAbasanjo: Adjoa Andoh
MrLucik: Chris Pavlo
Mr Hamad: Nadim Sawalha

: News

: The Late Book: Going Loco

By Lynne Truss , read by Josie Lawrence. Part 4.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Read By: Josie Lawrence.

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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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