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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Faris Badawi.


Unknown: Faris Badawi.

: FarmingToday

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: Master Musicians

Paul Daniel , music director of English National Opera, reads some of Czech composer Janacek's haunting memories of his home village, Hukvaldy. Leaves from His Life is heady with Janacek's nostalgia for the sound of the bubblingOndrejnice river, forthe little inn filled with whirling dancers and for the well where the family of foxes came to drink. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Paul Daniel

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You (The Servant Song); Philippians 4, wlO-20; Ubi
Caritas et Amor (Durufle); What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Converse). Director of music Louise Marsh.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Louise Marsh.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: Adam Bede by George Eliot. Part 14. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Adam Bede
Unknown: George Eliot.

: Test Match Special -the Ashes

England v Australia
Commentary from Lord's on the first day's play of the Second Test, by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Tim Lane and Christopher Martin-Jenkins. Expert comment from Graham Gooch, Mike Selvey and Jeff Thomson. Scorer Bill Frindall.
Including News at 1.15 and County Talk at 1.18. *Approximate times

: Crossing Continents

Cameroon. This week a look at how booming demand for natural health products in the west is threatening a precious African medicinal tree with extinction, and Tim Whewell visits an orphanage for baby gorillas whose mothers have been killed for meat. Producer Tim Whewell. Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Tim Whewell.

: Celluloid Scientists

A three-part history of scientists on film, presented by Mark Kermode. The Good Scientist. The British boffins of thirties cinema tapped into a belief that science might, after all, have the potential to do good. Hollywood cottoned on in the forties and fifties when biopics about scientists such as Madame Curie and Thomas Edison abounded. Producer Lynsey Moyes


Presented By: Mark Kermode.
Unknown: Madame Curie
Unknown: Thomas Edison
Producer: Lynsey Moyes

: 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

Repeated from Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Face in the Crowd

Morag wants a hardworking Irishman who will make her laugh. She writes to Willie Daly , the last real-life matchmaker in Ireland. Craigie, a charmer and a rascal, also contacts Willie. In Marc Jobst 's blend of documentary, drama and improvisation, Willie Daly plays himself and introduces these characters to each other during the actual Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival of County Clare. Whispering poems in her ear Craigie sets about wooing his innocent Morag. Poems by Ian McMillan. Director Marc Jobst


Unknown: Willie Daly
Unknown: Marc Jobst
Unknown: Willie Daly
Unknown: Ian McMillan.
Director: Marc Jobst
Craigie: Lorcan Cranitch
Morag: Ruth McCabe
Martin: John Olohan
Willie: Daly Himself

: Questions, Questions

The series which helps to answer those troubling questions that you were too scared to ask. Why do sailors wear bell-bottoms? And can you bequeath moneyto a pet? Presented by Bob Holness. Producer David Prest. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Bob Holness.
Producer: David Prest.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Cliff Richard speaks on behalf of a charity which aims to preserve and protect the health of the public by promoting research into the causes of neurodegenerative diseases. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Cliff Richard

: Sleeping Arrangements

Madeleine Wickham 's tale in which unexpected fellow guests sharing a Spanish villa embark on interesting recollections of previous meetings. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Madeleine Wickham

: Corncrakes for Breakfast

Mark Carwardine travels to southern England where he examines the humble eel, one of the biggest mysteries of the natural world. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: Open Book

Laurie Graham joins Charlie Lee Potterto talk about herfunnyand moving novel, The Future Homemakers of America, about a group of female friends at a United States Airforce base in Norfolk. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Laurie Graham
Unknown: Charlie Lee Potterto

: The Material World

No creature on earth has so directly and profoundly touched the I ives of so many people as the mosquito. It delivers more illness to humanity than any other single agent. Quentin Coopertalksto Dr Andrew Spielman about man's strange relationship with this tiny harbinger of death. He discovers how humans have inadvertently been responsible for helping the mosquito spread disease and what now has to be done to stop them. Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Fiona Roberts.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.

: Linda Smith's a Brief History of Timewasting

Linda Smith stars in her comedy series from her
East End home. This week she gets caught up in the dodgy dealings of the East End Mafia, headed by the elusive and notorious Don Estelle. With Femi Elufowoju Jr, Jeremy Hardy , Martin Hyder ,
Margaret John , Chris Neill and Colin Sell. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Don Estelle.
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Margaret John
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Colin Sell.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Archers

Oliver is no Romeo. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Tonight a report from Stratford on the first night of The Prisoner's Dilemma, a new play by David Edgar set in the middle of a bloody conflict in eastern Europe. Presented by Mark Lawson.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Robyn Read

: Adam Bede

George Eliot 's haunting story of love betrayed and rewarded. 14: The journey to the scaffold.
Arthur Richard Greenwood Further cast details across the week. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Arthur Richard Greenwood

: Forgive and Forget?

Three programmes exploring the process of forgiveness, presented by Melissa Benn.
1: Personal Forgiveness. Can Marion Partington , whose sister Lucywas murdered bythe Wests, find forgiveness, or are some crimes unforgiveable? Can forgiveness give you back your future? Producer Sally Flatman (R)


Presented By: Melissa Benn.
Unknown: Marion Partington
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Analysis

Hearts and Minds. Ourthinking on controversial issues such as genetic cloning, the environment and animal welfare continues to be polarised between what we consider rational responses and our gut instincts. Is there such a thing as pure reason? Is emotion always irrational? When it comes to making public policy and laws, both extremes can be dangerous. Ian Hargreaves examines how we can strike the right balance. Producer Zareer Masani. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: Zareer Masani.

: Leading Edge

In the last of the current series Geoff Watts looks at the latest news from the world of science, and talks to the researchers at the cutting edge of their fields. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: An impossible Marriage

Pamela Hansford Johnson 's novel set in thirties
Clapham. Part4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson

: The 99p Challenge

r Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley 's six-part series of the thrilling panel game where someone stands to win
99 pence. Hosted by Sue Perkins and starring Peter Baynham , Armando lannucci and Simon Pegg. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Kevin Cecil
Unknown: Andy Riley
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Peter Baynham
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Simon Pegg.
Producer: David Tyler

: News

: Book of the Week: Master Musicians

Repeated from 9.45am. Fordetails see Monday 9.45am

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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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