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: Prayer for the Day

With Father Oliver Crilly.


Unknown: Father Oliver Crilly.

: 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 Indarjit Singh.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Melyvn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced ourtime. Producer Charlie Taylor
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

With the Rev Canon Noel Vincent. Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round (Song 1); 1 John 5, wl-5, wlO-12; God So Loved the World (Stainer); All
My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: The Boys Are Back inTown

By Simon Carr. 4: Hog Heaven. Carr decides to sell the house, buys instead a white elephant and becomes a workaholic. Alexander asks if he can live with his best friends instead. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Carr.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Mind Teacherby Alex Ferguson. Part 9.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Alex Ferguson.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie takes an in-depth, colourful and often witty look behind the headlines. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Moral Notes

The Victorians perfected the use of popular song as a way to reflect values, morality and beliefs. It is an art which has never lost its ability to act as a mirrorto society, as Simon Brett reveals in his exploration of morality in note form, from the early
19th century until today.
Demon Drink and Drugs. "Won'tyou sign the Pledge?", sang the Victorians while handing opium-enriched cough mixture to the masses.
Over 150 years drink and drugs have exchanged places; nowhere is that better reflected than in Song. Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Simon Brett
Producer: Mary Price

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge uncovers more stories of rural life. Shortened repeat from Saturday6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Peter's Café

By Manny Draycott Lai. Viv, Fiona, Christie and Sophie have been friends for ages, and for a long time they have been meeting at Peter's Cafe.
Peter introduced them, Peter listens to all their woes over coffee and wine, and smooths overthe rifts in their friendships. But Peter has a life they know nothing about.
Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Manny Draycott Lai.
Sophie: Sellna Cadell
Fiona: Stephanie Turner
Peter: David Calder
Christie: Dinah Stabb
Vivian: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Waitress: Claire Corbett

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White.
Editor Chris Burns. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Lesley Joseph speaks on behalf of a charity which supports the families and friends of drug users. DONATIONS: Adfam National. [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Lesley Joseph

: Up Against the Wall

4: Scottish poet Don Paterson reflects on the idea that as well as walls having ears, ears have walls. Has Hadrian's Wall poisoned relations between North and South ever since it was built?
Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Don Paterson

: From Crocodile Dung to Electrocution

Caroline Quentin looks at the fascinating history of contraception. 4: Natural Methods For details see Monday


Unknown: Caroline Quentin

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen concludes the present series about words and the way we speak.
Faff, Banter and Bop. After weeks of "hardcore" and being "klangered", students across the land are returning to colleges to get on with the serious business of.... playing computer games. This week Rosen looks at the jargon of student life. Producer Bella Bannerman. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Bella Bannerman.

: The Material World

A crisis is looming in the car industry. Customers are demanding vehicles with ever higher specifications, but atthe same time manufacturers are under growing economic and political pressure to produce cars that are lighter and more energy-efficient. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Ken Kendall from Aston Martin and Dr Gordon Smith from the Warwick Manufacturing Group about research that is shaping the next generation Of cars. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.ac.uk
Webwatch: page 39


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Ken Kendall
Unknown: Aston Martin
Unknown: Dr Gordon Smith
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English.

: Cabaret on 4

Simon Bligh hosts the stand-up programme, featuring the pick of the current comedy circuit and future talent. This concluding programme includes Marcus Brigstocke , motormouth Adam Bloom and new female sketch act McDougall and Donkin. Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Simon Bligh
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Adam Bloom
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: The Archers

An eclectic mix at Grange Farm. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts reviews, news and interviews. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: The Mind Teacher

By Alex Ferguson. 9: Annie's tutor advises her not to get involved with runaway teenager Kate, and Annie tackles school bullying head on. Mrs Salthouse Lynne Verrall For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am Further cast details across the week


Unknown: Alex Ferguson.

: Gold Domes, Black Earth

Enduring Russia. Tim Whewell travels to Novgorod where democracy flourished in medieval times. Can the common people now regain power overthe state? Producer Teresa Cherfas


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Teresa Cherfas

: Analysis

Scarily Good Health. Despite warnings about our unhealthy habits and lifestyles, the surprising thing about health in the modern west is that it is so good. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto asks whether scaremongering distracts us from identifying the real reasons for our good health and makes us vulnerable to the health scare that comes true.
Producer Ingrid Hassler. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: Costing the Earth

Exploring issues which affect all our lives. Depleted Uranium. Alex Kirby investigates concerns that the use of depleted uranium weapons by allied forces during the Gulf War and in Kosovo has resulted in increasing numbers of deaths and chronic illnesses among soldiers and civilians, and has even caused birth defects in children ofwarveterans. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirby

: Melyvn Bragg- In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Constant Gardener

Written and read by John le Carre. 4: Justin leaves for London and finds himself under surveillance. For details see Monday


Read By: John Le Carre.

: Balti Kings

A six-part series by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan. 3: Shahab dreams up a night of "curryoke" and Bollywood Stars. But will it be enough to win the price war in the Balti triangle?
Director Kristine Landon-Smith


Unknown: Sudha Bhuchar
Unknown: Shaheen Khan.
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Shahab: Anil Desai
Shakeel: Ameet Chana
Billa: Kriss Dosanjh
Yacoub: Shlv Grewal
Khalida: Adlyn Ross
Nadim: Shamml Aulakh
Mariam: All Staden
Isaac: Mlrko Sekulic

: News

: Barrow Boys

By Fergus Fleming , read by Samuel West.
4: The story of a journey to the heart of Africa - in full naval regalia. For details see Monday


Unknown: Fergus Fleming
Read By: Samuel West.

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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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