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: Prayer for the Day

With Ibrahim Mogra.


Unknown: Ibrahim Mogra.

: FarmingTodayWith

Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: 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 Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


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

: The Routes of English

Melvyn Bragg presents a new six-part series surveying 1,000 years of spoken English as reflected in the dialects of Britain.
1: Do You Speak Pitmatic? The dialect of coastal Northumberland has been called the most beautiful in England. It has, until recently, encompassed some of the most heavily mined areas of the country. Now all but one of the collieries have closed. Bragg travels to Ashington to listen to old Pitmatic, to trace its roots through 1,000 years of Northumbrian speech. Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Props of Power

r Michael White begins a four-part journey through the corridors of Westminster to find out who really wields political power. 1: This week he finds out why the choice of Speaker of the House of Commons is SO vital to Government. ProducerPaul Vickers


Unknown: Michael White

: Daily Service

With the Rev Norman Winter. 0 Worship the King (Hanover); Ezra 3, wlO-13; Truly the Lord Is in This Place (Hurford); Songs of Praise the Angels Sang(Northampton). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Norman Winter.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: Killing Dragons

By Fergus Fleming. 4: The Matterhorn. Tyndall and Whymper, rivals in the Alpine Club, both attempt to climb the hardest peak of all. For details see Monday


Unknown: Fergus Fleming.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: The Vagabondby Colette. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Vagabondby Colette.

: Crossing Continents

Six months after the coup in Fiji, the country's two largest ethnic communities -the indigenous
Fijians and their Indo-Fijian neighbours - are still locked in a bitter struggle, the focus of their anger being land. Julian Pettifertalks to Indian families I being thrown off the farms they tilled for i generations, and to ethnic Fijians who are now, for the first time, learning how to farm. Editor Maria Balinska. Producer Mark Reid
Repeated Monday 8.30pm. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents


Unknown: Julian Pettifertalks
Editor: Maria Balinska.
Producer: Mark Reid

: With Great Pleasure

Poet and anthologist Matthew Sweeney presents favourite prose and poetry from his own personal collection. Readers Bonnie Hurran and Stewart Clapp. Producer VivBeeby. Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Unknown: Matthew Sweeney
Readers: Bonnie Hurran
Readers: Stewart Clapp.

: 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

Shortened repeat from Saturday6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Love to Hate

By Wally K Daly. A stalker and his victim confront each other in court. During the course of the trial they both have to relive years of fear and rejection.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Wally K Daly.
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
James: Andrew Sachs
Jennifer: Cathy Tyson
Council for the Prosecution: Becky Hindley
Clerk of Court: Becky Hindley
WPC Marsh: Natasha Pyne
Council for the Defence: Gavin Muir
Magistrate: Garard Green

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Terry Wogan speaks on behalf of a charity which supports disadvantaged children.
DONATIONS: BBC Children in Need. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: Five Dahls

4: Vengeance Is Mine Incby Roald Dahl , read by William Hootkins. A couple of hard-up Americans devise a brilliant scheme to avenge celebrities who have been insulted by newspaper columnists. For details see Monday


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Read By: William Hootkins.

: The ABC of Vitamins: Vitamin D

Claudia Hammond takes a look at the "sunshine" vitamin which stops us from getting rickets. She discovers that in Britain this disease is no longer a thing of the past.
(For details see Monday) (R)


Presenter: Claudia Hammond

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins presents the programme that tackles big legal issues and everyday ones. Producer Charles Sigler. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Charles Sigler.

: The Material World

Last month, more than 80,000 students took up places at British universities on 4,500 different science courses, ranging from agriculture to microelectronics. Quentin Cooper meets a group of first-year physics and astronomy students. Once the initial excitement has worn off, the students will settle down to three years intensive study, and at the end of their courses, they will have to decide whether or notto pursue careers in science. What made them want to become scientists? Are their courses living up to expectations? And what do their tutors think of this year's intake? Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: scirad@rjbc.ac.uk
Webwatch: page 57


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Just Juliette: 2

A comedy by Julie Balloo and Jenny Eclair about a failed chat-show host.

Juliette is horrified to discover that her widower father now has a girlfriend. She is even more horrified when they come to stay at her house and plan to sleep in the same bedroom.


Writer: Julie Balloo
Writer: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Claire Jones
Juliette: Jenny Eclair
Ron: James Fleet
Corinne: Annabel Giles
Gerald: Peter Sallis
Gloria: Sylvia Syms

: The Archers

Kathy will have her day in court. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Francine Stock. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Vagabond

By Colette, dramatised in ten parts by Charlotte Cory. Part 4. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: Document

An investigative series in which a document is the starting point for a journey back into the past, shedding new light on the events of the time. 2: A Letter in the Street. Fourteen years ago a neat, handwritten letter was found abandoned in London's Charing Cross Road. It set
Mike Thomson off on a trail that led him to the Health
Service's corridors of power, where decisions were taken that profoundly affected the lives of people the NHS was designed to protect -the sick and elderly. Producer Jane Ray


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Jane Ray

: Analysis

Scratch My Back. Many of us regard this as a selfish age, yet admire selfless behaviour. In the first of a new series, Andrew Dilnot asks why we now expect people to be selfish, what can be done to increase the stock of altruism and whether selflessness is always good. Producer Nick Booth. Repeated Sunday9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Nick Booth.

: Leading Edge

Anthropologists study people, but how ethical is their own behaviour? Geoff Watts looks at a new book which claims that scientists in the sixties introduced measles to Yanomami Indians, setting off an epidemic in Brazil. Are today's standards any higherthan those of the past? Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: The Routes of English

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Hiding Place

By Trezza Azzopardi , read by Sian Thomas.
9: Truths remain elusive, but some ghosts are Surfacing. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Trezza Azzopardi
Read By: Sian Thomas.

: The O Show

The return of the acclaimed six-part sketch show, featuring the best of Ireland's comedy talent. Written and perfomed by Barbara Bergin , Pom Boyd , Jason Byrne , Mark Doherty , Kevin Gildea , Patrick McDonnell , Colin Murphy and Paul Tylak. Producers Bill Dare and Steve Lock


Unknown: Barbara Bergin
Unknown: Pom Boyd
Unknown: Jason Byrne
Unknown: Mark Doherty
Unknown: Kevin Gildea
Unknown: Patrick McDonnell
Unknown: Colin Murphy
Unknown: Paul Tylak.
Unknown: Steve Lock

: News

: The Late Book: Telling the Workersabout Science

4: Green Mould in the Wind by Sarah Reidman and Elton Gustafson , read by David Bannerman. Sir Alexander Fleming 's cultivated mould of 1928, Which gave US penicillin. For details see Monday(R)


Unknown: Sarah Reidman
Unknown: Elton Gustafson
Read By: David Bannerman.
Read By: Sir Alexander Fleming

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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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