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: Prayer for the Day

With Father Brian D'Arcy.


Unknown: Father Brian D'Arcy.

: Farming Today

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament LW only


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: The Routes of English: 4: From Tabard to Canterbury

1,000 Years of Spoken English
Melvyn Bragg presents a history celebrating 1,000 years of the spoken language of Britain, from the first to the second millennium. The Middle English of Chaucer's
Canterbury Tales is as vivid today as it was 600 years ago. Chaucer scholar Terry Jones joins Dr Kathryn Lowe, Dr Ruth Evans and Martin Starkie to talk about what Middle English really sounded like. Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated at 9.30pm (R)


Unknown: Meivyn Bragg
Unknown: Dr Kathryn Lowe.
Unknown: Dr Ruth Evans
Unknown: Martin Starkie

: The Olive

Natatie Wheen interweaves the ancient history and legend oftheoi ive tree with the story of a year in the life of her own smah grove.
4: Pressing/'or0;7. Shejoinsthe !ocais gathering around the village presses as theyturn the fruits of their labours into the go)den green and aromatic Oi!. Producer Pau! Kobrat.


Unknown: Natatie Wheen

: Book

of the Week: The Visitors By Rupert Christiansen. 4: When a high-minded English deacon taught the game of cricket to Australian Aborigines, he brought them to take their sporting chances in a tour of England - with rathermixed results. For details see Monday


Unknown: Rupert Christiansen.

: Daily Service

With Andrew Graystone. There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Cross of Jesus): Amos 9, w8-9, 13-15: Breathe on Me Breath of God (Stokes): Mine Eyes Have Seen the G!ory (Battle Hymn). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Fans of Dorothy Dunnett gather in Edinburgh to celebrate the culmination of her epic series of historical novels. With Jenni Murray. Drama: caches of Letters.corn by Lou Wakefieid and CaroieHayman.Part9.Dramarepeatedat7.45pm


Unknown: Dorothy Dunnett
Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lou Wakefieid

: Crossing Continents

-- Jam ancUerusa/em on the Steppes. Tim Whewei ! travels to Mongofia to meet the women who have created a dynamic new democracy from the ruins of Communism and investigates attempts to persuade the meat-!oving descendants of Genghis Khan to eat fruit and vegetables. Producer T!mWhewe!L Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Tim Whewei
Unknown: Genghis Khan

: New Soundings

Last in the series exptoringthe working !ives of musicians who have broken the classical mould and reached new audiences. This week Verity Sharp meets ciassicaiiytrained composer and mutti-instrumentaiist Paul Gladstone Read as he puts together a vast muiticuitura! and multimedia music experience for the opening of the Ocean Music Trust in Hackney. Producer A!an Ha!!


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Paul Gladstone Read

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: 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

: The Afternoon Play

Writers Block Workshop
By Yana Stajno. Suzanne and Hannah decide the only way to meet interesting mate literary types is to run a workshop for writers suffering from creative block. But they know nothing about writing!


Writer: Yana Stajno
Suzanne: Sylvestra Letouzel
Dominic/Mark: Stephen Critchlow
Antonio/Brendan: Andrew Wincott
Hannah: Sara Crowe
France: Ronnie Ancona

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White.


Presenter: Peter White
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Julia Somerville speaks on behaif of a charity which helps severely brain damaged people communicate. DONATIONS: [address removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Hve Stories by Peneiope Fitxgeraid

A series of exquisite short fictions broadcast as a tribute to the Booker Prize-winner who died earlier this year. 4: At Hiruharama. Read by Nichotas Farreii. "They had to start in a remote country place." Fordeta!!s see Monday


Read By: Nichotas Farreii.

: The Year 1000

Robert Lacey presents a vivid portrait of life in Britain in the year 1000 with the help of archaeologists and historians.
4: Literature and Language. With Micheiie Brown , Ma)co!m Godden and Kevin Crossiey-Hoitand . For detahs see Monday (R)


Unknown: Robert Lacey
Unknown: Micheiie Brown
Unknown: Kevin Crossiey-Hoitand

: Law in Action

Marcei Bertins takes a lively look at the tega) affairs of the moment.
Producer Char!es Sig!er. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcei Bertins

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper talks to engineers from Brunel University about "active disassembly" - the ability of machines to recycle themselves. So far the engineers have developed a mobile phone with this technology, but what other products could be persuaded to self-destruct when they reach the end of their useful lives?
E-MAIL: [email address removed] Webwatch: page 41


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Clare English and Eddi Mair.

: Six o'Ooch News

: The Motion Show

Graeme Garden hosts the comic debating show. Gyies Brandreth , Hugh Dennis. Arthur Smith and guest meet in a battle of words and wit. Producers Bill Dare. Adam Brom!ey and David Sp!cer


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Gyies Brandreth
Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Unknown: Arthur Smith

: The Archers

it's a fami!y affair. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reassesses the career of Jean Rhys as a new generation of writers takes a fresh iOOk at her work. Producer Claire Holland


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Jean Rhys
Producer: Claire Holland

: Ladies of Letters.com

By Lou Wakefieid and Caroie Hayman. 9: Vera's daughter Karen has disappeared, leaving Vera to hold the baby. Fordetai!s see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lou Wakefieid
Unknown: Caroie Hayman.

: internet Dreamers

Tim Mariow presents a new three-part series about the internet revolution, starting in Silicon Valley. 1: Inventing the Dream. The inventors of the internet were motivated by a belief in open communication, coiiaborative working and a passion for innovation. What do they make of the internet today? Featuring founding fathers
Bob Taytor , Larry Roberts , Vint Cerf and co-founder of Apple Computers Steve Wozniak. Producer Em!!y Kashe!


Unknown: Bob Taytor
Unknown: Larry Roberts
Unknown: Vint Cerf
Unknown: Steve Wozniak.

: Analysis

57 Varieties. Info-glut, data smog, choice fatigue - in an age rich in information about a world of abundant choices, our language speaks of anxieties as well as freedoms.
Frances Cairncross asks how much choice we realty have, how much we want, and whether it is all that good for US. Producer Michael Blastland. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Producer: Michael Blastland.

: Leading Edge Live

if you have a burning question to ask about anything from outer space to the inner workings of the atom, Geoff Watts and a panel of scientists are in Manchesterto be interrogated by e-maii and by members of a live audience.
Producer Ju!!a Durbin. E-MA!L: sdrad@bbc.co.uk
WRITE TO: f.ead;ngMge Live, BBC Science Radio. Bush House. London. WC2B4PH


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: The Routes Of English

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Presenter: Claire Bolderson

: Book at Bedtime: The Mark of the Angei

By Nancy Huston , read by Haydn Gwynne. Part 4. Fordeta!!ssee Monday


Unknown: Nancy Huston
Read By: Haydn Gwynne.

: The 99p Challenge

Last in the series of the exciting comedy panel game hosted by Sue Perkins in which someone stands to win 99p live on air!


Presenter: Sue Perkins
Guest: Peter Baynham
Guest: Simon Pegg
Writer: Kevin Cecil
Writer: Andy Riley
Producer: David Tyler
Producer: Sarah Smith

: News

: The Late Book: Kari Marx

By Francis Wheen. Marx inherits some money and speculates on the stock market. Part 4. For deta!!s see Monday (R)


Unknown: Francis Wheen.

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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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