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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Dr George Carey.


Unknown: Dr George Carey.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brooks.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rhidian Brooks.

: 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

: Daily Service

With the Rev Ernie Rea. Music for Holy Week from the Passions of JS Bach. Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Ernie Rea.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: One Foot In Laos

By Dervla Murphy. 4: The author discovers the devastation caused by land mines left overfrom the Vietnam War. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dervla Murphy.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray isjoined by guests forthe latest news, views and debate from a woman's perspective. Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Crossing Continents

Julian Pettifer visits the Philippines, where the Roman Catholic Church and women's rights activists are clashing over birth control. With one of the fastest-growing populations in the world, experts say family planning is essential to lifting the country out of poverty. With limited access to contraception, many women sufferfrom unwanted and dangerous pregnancies. Pettifer meets the health workers who are risking the wrath of the church by encouraging birth control. Producer Hugh Levinson. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Hugh Levinson.

: Singing in the Wilderness: Les ChansonsAnglaises

In three programmes Tom Robinson charts the unacknowledged art of song and songwriting in England: not pop songs but those of human, political and social comment - kind of English chanson influenced more by Jaques Brel than Chuck Berry. 1: A look at the late 1950s when three mass movements - CND, the folk revival and skiffle - helped songwriters such as Leon Rosselson , Sydney Carter and Frankie Armstrong find their voices. And then came satire....
Producer Julian May


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Unknown: Jaques Brel
Unknown: Chuck Berry.
Unknown: Leon Rosselson
Unknown: Sydney Carter
Unknown: Frankie Armstrong

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge uncovers more stories and characters from the British countryside. Shortened repeat from Saturday 6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Power

By Elizabeth Baines. Ten-year-old Sarah and her sister Anne believe that their cat has magic power, and that only he can save their daddy from the evil spell which has befallen him while working away from home.
Director Michael Fox


Unknown: Elizabeth Baines.
Director: Michael Fox
Sarah: Alice French
Anne: Alice Fox
Penny: Kathryn Hunt
Tom: Ian Shaw

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With PeterWhite. Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jane Asher speaks on behalf of a charity which places people with managerial and professional skills as volunteers with voluntary organisations. DONATIONS: Reach.[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Albert Embankment

: The Passion

By Tony Harrison. 4: The road to Calvary. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Tony Harrison.

: Troubling Children

Dark Nights of the Soul. In contemporary culture, from horror films to modern novels, children are no longer angels, but damaged and dangerous.
With children participating in acts like the murder of James Bulger, artists are now reflecting on whether they can be devils. Final part. For details see Monday



: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the series about words and the way we speak. 7:Let Me See What / CanDo. How hostage negotiators use language to achieve a peaceful outcome, and why you might find your boss using the same vocabulary. Producer Andrea Kidd. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Andrea Kidd.

: The Material World

Dr Kevin McGuigan , a biophysicist atthe Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, tells
Quentin Cooper about his research into solar disinfection. His field trials have shown that strong sunshine neutralises the bacteria which cause diarrhoea and polio. Could this be the solution to one of the world's most pressing environmental problems? Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Dr Kevin McGuigan
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: In Conversation with....

In a six-part series, BBC controller of entertainment Paul Jackson chats to comedy writers and performers about their lives and work. 3:Richard Curtis.Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Nigel consorts with the enemy. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts programme. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Daughters of Britannia

Fourcenturies of diplomatic life as experienced by wives and daughters. 9: Painting on the Smiles. The diplomatic women must remain cheerful in the relentless round of social and official engagements, even when their feet are killingthem. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: The Brazilian Dream

Two programmes marking the 500th anniversary of modern Brazil.
1: Jan Rocha examines the claim that Brazil is a model multiracial society. She travels to Salvador in the north-west of the country to focus on the history of the majority black population and asks why race relations in Brazil have been - seemingly - unmarked by racial strife.
Producer Linda Pressly. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents


Unknown: Jan Rocha
Producer: Linda Pressly.

: Analysis

Learning to Learn. Education has become the buzzword for politicians who promise us a leading edge in the new knowledge economy. But does that mean an ever-expanding supply of university graduates, or do we need to rethink what we learn and how we learn it? Frances Cairncross finds out if higher education offers diminishing economic returns. Producer ZareerMasani. Repeated Sunday 9. 30pm


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: Leading Edge

What are the risks of eating "Frankenstein foods"? Is global warmingjust a load of hot air?
Will sequencing the human genome really mean a cure for cancer? In a special live edition of Leading Edge from Cardiff, where Geoff Watts will be hosting the discussion, topical questions like these are put to a panel of scientists by a studio audience who want some answers.
Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Daughter of Fortune

By Isabel Allende. 9: "She knew that she was at a definite fork in her road."
For details see Monday


Unknown: Isabel Allende.

: Do Go On

A comedy series in which Ainsley Elliot and Jude Prentiss return to the debating table.
2:Privacy.This week they probe into the sensitive topic of privacy.
Written by the cast and Paul B Davies. Producer Paul B Davies


Unknown: Ainsley Elliot
Unknown: Jude Prentiss
Unknown: Paul B Davies.
Producer: Paul B Davies
Ainsley Griff: Rhys Jones
Terry: Graeme Garden
Jude: Melanle Hudson
Mike: Jeremy Hardy
Felicity: Felicity Montagu
Ray: Brian Murphy

: News

: The Late Book: Pilate - the Biography of an Invented Man

Fiona Shaw reads extracts from Ann Wroe 's book. Part 4. For details see Monday(R)


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Ann Wroe

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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.

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