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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Timothy Bartlett.


Unknown: Father Timothy Bartlett.

: FarmingToday

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With DrMonaSiddiqui.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Devout Sceptics

In a six-part series Bel Mooney and guests explore the boundaries between belief and unbelief. This week she is in conversation with artificial intelligence guru Professor Igor Aleksander. Producer Malcolm Love. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Professor Igor Aleksander.
Producer: Malcolm Love.

: Blind Man at Large

In a five-part series Peter White tries his hand at jobs he would never normally do. Peter the Boxer This week he is shown the ropes by boxing legend Sir Henry Cooper. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Sir Henry Cooper.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr Pauline Webb . One Who Is all Unfitto Count (Maisemore); 1 Corinthians 15, w3-ll; Give Me the Faith (Leddington Wright/Norton); Alleluya! Alleluya! (Lux Eoi). With the Paul Leddington Wright Singers. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: Dr Pauline Webb
Singers: Paul Leddington Wright
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book

of the Week: The Measure of a Man
4: Life in Black and White. Sidney Poitier is now a Hollywood leading man, an actorwhose success transcends race. He occupies a unique position, albeit an isolated one. For details see Monday. Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: Sidney Poitier

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Laura Ingalls Wilder.

: Crossing Continents

A series of teenage gang-rape trials have shocked the people of France. Rosie Goldsmith visits the parts of Paris few French people - let alone tourists - ever see, and asks what France can do to end the alienation of a growing underclass.
Prod ucerAdele Armstrong. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Celluloid Scientists

The last of three programmes about the history of scientists on film, presented by Mark Kermode. The Corporate Scientist
The uneasiness of the Cold War years was reflected in fifties cinema, which saw scientists as the tools of large, often sinister, corporations that were clearly up to no good. This tradition can still be seen today in films like Jurassic Park. producer Lynsey Moyes


Presented By: Mark Kermode.
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 Saturdays. 10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Depth of Field

Michael is an 18-year-old with an obsession for crisps and heavy metal group Nirvana. He also has a miid form of autism known as Asperger Syndrome. Matthew Dunster's unusual play explores how Michael copes with unexpected events in his life, such as his best friend Jilly's pregnancy and family deceit.
Director Pauline Harris


Writer: Matthew Dunster
Director: Pauline Harris
Michael: Lee Ingleby
Grandma: Elizabeth Spriggs
Jilly: Marsha Thomason
David: Russell Dixon
Irene: Barbara Marten
Jack: Robert Pickavance
Stuart: Nicky Evans

: Questions, Questions

The series which helps to answer those troubling questions that you were too scared to ask. Why did the Beatles sing about 4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire? And who invented punctuation? 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

Maureen Lipman speaks on behalf of a charity which works towards improving the health and healthcare of women in middle age and later life. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Maureen Lipman

: Sleeping Arrangements

By Madeleine WiCkham. For details see Monday


Unknown: Madeleine Wickham.

: Pier People

In Brighton the Palace Pier is a year-round funfair, blazing with lights. The West Pier is a brooding and derelict hulk. Can the ugly sister be made beautiful again? For details see Monday (R)

: Open Book

Suzi Feay looks at the week's best new books, including an anthology of writings from the Left Book Club - set up by Victor Gollancz - which by 1939 had two million books in circulation. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Suzi Feay
Unknown: Victor Gollancz

: The Material World

Everyone has heard of vacuums, but can a real vacuum exist? This question, which started in antiquity, is still being debated. Quentin Cooper discusses with Professor Richard Sorabji some of the ancient ideas about these apparently empty spaces, and explores today's scientific interest in vacuums with Professor Michael Redhead.
Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Richard Sorabji
Unknown: Professor Michael Redhead.
Producer: Fiona Roberts.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting

Linda Smith stars in her comedy series from her
East End home. This week Corgi gas fitters, double-glazing salesmen and Alan Titchmarsh are all in the neighbourhood, providing ample distraction. With Jeremy Hardy , Hattie Hayridge , Martin Hyder ,
Margaret John and Chris Neill. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Hattie Hayridge
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Margaret John
Unknown: Chris Neill.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Archers

Dunkthe doctor? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Composer Sally Beamish 's new work Knotgrass Elegy is inspired by The Killingofthe Countryside, Graham Harvey 's book on modern farming methods. Mark Lawson is in conversation with Beamish whose work premieres at the BBC Proms on Sunday. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Sally Beamish
Unknown: Graham Harvey
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Little House on the Prairie

Laura IngallsWilder 's evocation of pioneer life in the American West, seen through the eyes of a child.
4: Indians come to the house while Pa is out hunting. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Laura Ingallswilder

: Forgive and Forget?

Three programmes exploring the process of forgiveness, presented by Melissa Benn.
2: Political Forgiveness. Archbishop Desmond Tutu argues that "there is no future without forgiveness." He talks about the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and visits the war crimes tribunals in the Hague to askwhetherjustice can bring reconciliation in former Yugoslavia. Producer Sally Flatman (R)


Presented By: Melissa Benn.
Unknown: Desmond Tutu
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Analysis

Unreliable Evidence?The re-elected Labour
Government has a big social policy agenda. But do ministers actually know enough about Britain's social and economic conditions to frame policies that will work? David Walker examines the relationship between government and social researchers, and asks what happens to awkward findings, orto academics who pursue questions the policy makers don't care to ask.
Producer Nick Booth. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Nick Booth.

: Scientists under Pressure

When disasterthreatens we expect scientists to save us - and many of them are trying to do just that. Bill McGuire , professor of natural disasters at
University College, London, meets those searching space for a rock with our name on it. Can they find it and stop it before it destroys life on Earth? Producer Martin Redfern. EMAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Bill McGuire
Producer: Martin Redfern.

: Devout Sceptics

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: An Impossible Marriage

Pamela Hansford Johnson 's novel set in thirties Clapham. Part9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson

: The 99p Challenge

Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley 's thrilling panel game in which 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

: In Conversation with....

Des O'Connor. Paul Jackson talks to popular entertainer Des O'Connor , whose mum greeted his announcement that he wanted to be a comedian with the response, "They'll just laugh at you." Producer Mario Stylianides (R)


Unknown: Des O'Connor.
Talks: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Des O'Connor
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: News

: Book of the Week: The Measure of a Man

Repeated from 9.45am. For details 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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