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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev John Fitzsimmons.


Unknown: John Fitzsimmons.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Helen Brown


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Helen Brown

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Professor Charles Handy.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Professor Charles Handy.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Shelf Lives

Nigel Cassidy traces the curious histories of products and services which shape our lives. 3: Not So Fantastic, Please?Cassidy investigates low-maintenance UPVC plastic windows - which have literally changed the face of Britain. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Daily Service

Creator of the Starry Height (Conditor Alme); Ephesians 1, w3-10; Salvator Mundi (Tallis); Father, Lord of All Creation (Abbot's Leigh). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Serial: The Blossoming World

Philip Franks reads extracts from the autobiography of HE Bates. 4: Flying Officer X. Bates is offered a unique role in the wartime RAF. For details see Monday


Unknown: Philip Franks
Unknown: X. Bates

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray presents the latest news, views and culture from a female perspective. Drama: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens. Part 29. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Nicholas Nickleby
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Crossing Continents

Five out of seven of the most "high risk" nuclear reactors in the world are located on former Soviet territory. Max Easterman travels to Bulgaria, where the government is facing increasing pressure to close down its only nuclear plant despite the fact that it produces nearly 40 per cent of the country's electricity. Producer Matthew Chapman


Unknown: Max Easterman
Producer: Matthew Chapman

: The Right Note

In the last of two programmes Mary Allen talks to celebrated composers, conductors and performers who attempt to convince her of the finest example of a particular genre of music. The Greatest Overture. With guests Michael Berkley , Mark Elder and Anthony Payne.
Producers Bruce Hyman and Karen Sanders Young (R)


Talks: Mary Allen
Unknown: Michael Berkley
Unknown: Mark Elder
Unknown: Anthony Payne.
Producers: Bruce Hyman

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: Open Country

With Richard Uridge.


Unknown: Richard Uridge.

: Afternoon Play: Au Revoir Johnny Onions

By Tracy Spottiswoode. Fifty years after she last heard from him, Elsie goes to Brittany in search of her sweetheart Johnny Onions.
Director Alison Hindell (R)


Unknown: Tracy Spottiswoode.
Unknown: Johnny Onions.
Director: Alison Hindell
Johnny: Simon Armstrong
Elsie: Jennifer Hill
Sophie: Rachel Atkins
Gwyn: Oliver Ryan
Jean: Helen Griffin
Ken: Laurence Allan
Maurice: Christian Rodska
Berthe: Sharon Morgan

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]0444

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Shortened repeat from Sunday 7.55am

: The Manipulators

3: Giving to Charity. Do you give to charity and if so, how do you decide which cause deserves your hard-earned Cash? For details see Tuesday (R)

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

69: 1976 Wilson Resigns 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

When experts siptheirfavourite Bordeaux and savour the undertones of plum with just a hint of currant, what molecules are givingthe wine that special taste? Quentin Cooper meets the chemists who can adapt the wine-making process to create the desired bouquet.
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 the End

Mark Tavener 's satirical comedy thriller stars Michael Williams and Barry Foster.
3: Tension mounts when the serial killer claims a third victim.
As the evidence grows, Superintendent Jefferson is convinced that celebrity chef Coco St Martin is the murderer. with Michael Fenton Stevens. Peter Woodthorpe , Hugh Parker. Neil McCaul , Chris Pavlo , Beth Chalmers and Andrew Crawford. Music Paul Mottram. Producer Dawn Ellis
Executive producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Barry Foster.
Unknown: Superintendent Jefferson
Unknown: Coco St Martin
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens.
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe
Unknown: Hugh Parker.
Unknown: Neil McCaul
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Andrew Crawford.
Music: Paul Mottram.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
George Cragge: Michael Williams
Superintendent Jefferson: Barry Foster
Prime Minister: Jonathan Coy
Charles Prentiss: Stephen Fry
Martin Griffiths: John Bird
Crichton Potter: Anton Rodgers
Marcia Mallon: Rebecca Front
Chancellor: Simon Greenall
Maria: Jessica Oyelowo
Coco St Martin: Phil Cornwell

: The Archers

Lynda wil I not take no for an answer. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts programme, in which she asks which is the worst British film ever. Producer MohitBakaya


Unknown: Francine Stock

: Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens. Part 29.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Two Swords' Lengths

Two swords' lengths is all that separates the opposition from the government front bench in the House of Commons. Few distances mean quite so much. Anthony Howard presents the last of three programmes on the art of opposition, charting its evolution from Churchill's weekly lunches to the media-sawy nineties. 1975 to the Present Day Interviews with Lord Callaghan, Neil Kinnock ,
Lord Tebbit and Lord Lawson. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Analysis

National Portrait. Who do we British think we are?
Not the diverse country we are in fact, according to Yasmin Alibhai-Brown . She argues that we need to define a new, multi-ethnic national identity which earns the allegiance of all. Producer Ingrid Hassler. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: The Tyranny of Time

Chris Bowlby presents the last of three programmes on how time measurement changed the world. As atomic clocks measure fractions of a second and technology constantly accelerates the pace of life, what has happened to the human Sense Of time? ProducerChris Bowlby


Unknown: Chris Bowlby

: Book at Bedtime: Departures and Arrivals

Written and read by Eric Newby. 4: The Land of the Camels For details see Monday


Read By: Eric Newby.

: The Weekend Starts Here

A comedy by Bill Matthews.
3: The Shipcombe Arms holds a pub quiz to attempt to reclaim the pub for the locals. with Tom Marshall. Tom George and Fiona Clarke. Music composed and performed by Terry Davies. Director Paul Miller


Comedy By: Bill Matthews.
Unknown: Tom Marshall.
Unknown: Tom George
Unknown: Fiona Clarke.
Unknown: Terry Davies.
Director: Paul Miller
Marina: Diana Hardcastle
Terence: Phlip Bretherton
Mrs Thorogood: Gillian Barge
Mr Thorogood: Rupert Vansittart
Christine: Susan Brown
Norman: Gavin Muir
Felicity: Gemma Saunders
Robbie: Tim Treloar

: News

: The Late Book: Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light

By Ivan Klima. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ivan Klima.

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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.

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