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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: FarmingToday

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Allan Little.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Allan Little.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Devout Sceptics

Bel Mooney and guests explore the boundaries between belief and unbelief. This week she is in conversation with writer and film-maker Tariq AN. Producer Malcolm Love. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Tariq An.
Producer: Malcolm Love.

: Blind Man at Large

Peter White tries his hand atjobs he would never normally do. Peterthe Builder. Two women who have built their own houses teach White the basics Of house-building. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Book

of the Week: Hunting Pirate Heaven
4:Heavencanwait-there'saweddingtogoto. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

With the Rev Peter Whittaker. Behold the Lilies of the Field (Westminster); Luke 12 , w27-34; Seek Ye First (Lafferty); I Will Sing of ThyGreat Mercies (Mendelssohn). With the Bryant Ensemble. Director of music Mark Bryant.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Mark Bryant.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney. Drama: Exes by Emma Donoghue. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Emma Donoghue.

: Test Match Special - the Ashes

England v Australia Commentary from Headingley on the first day's play of the Fourth Test by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld and Tim Lane. With comment from Graeme Fowler, Vic Marks and Jeff Thomson. Scorer Bill Frindall. Including News at 1.15 and County Talk at 1.18.
* Approximate times

: Crossing Continents

The Congo Basin. In a campaign to eliminate polio from the world, fourwar-torn African countries have pledged to work together to vaccinate 16 million children overfourdays. On a journey that takes him through the Congo basin in central Africa, George Arney follows health workers up the river and through the jungle as they vaccinate everyone they meet, from slum-dwellers to Pygmies, and asks why this high-profile campaign is proving so controversial in the countries it is trying to help. Producer Dinah Lammiman. Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: George Arney
Producer: Dinah Lammiman.

: With Great Pleasure

Journalist and broadcaster John Humphrys presents some of his favourite pieces of literature. Hischoices range from The Wind in the Willows to Animal Farm and from Evelyn Waugh to Dylan Thomas. Readers Angharad Rees and Michael Elwyn. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Readers: Dylan Thomas.
Readers: Angharad Rees
Readers: Michael Elwyn.
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: 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

Shortened repeat from Sat 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Rector of Stiffkey

Carolyn Sally Jones 's drama in which a harassed barrister is waylaid by a suspicious character with a bag of recordings chronicling the surreal events of a major scandal in the thirties. Armed with new evidence, she considers reopening the case of a man wronged by the church, the press and a previous generation of lawyers. Producer Alastair Wilson


Unknown: Carolyn Sally Jones
Producer: Alastair Wilson
Cass: Sunny Ormonde
Colin: Keith Ellery

: Questions, Questions

The series which helps to answer questions you were too scared to ask, such as "Why are black cats lucky?" and "When is a language officially pronounced dead?" 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

Professor Heinz Wolff speaks on behalf of a charity that provides advice on technology that can enhance the independence of people with disabilities. Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Professor Heinz Wolff

: Edinburgh International Book Festival

4: A Legacy and Some Gunks, a true story by Bernard MacLaverty. A writer receives a letter asking for some prose in return for an inheritance. For details see Monday


Story By: Bernard MacLaverty.

: Great Inspirations

Boris Johnson , editor of The Spectator and newly elected Conservative MP for Henley, talks to Anne Perkins about how he became inspired by the Greek historian Thucydides. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Boris Johnson
Unknown: Anne Perkins

: Open Book

American author Elinor Lipman talks to Charlie Lee Potter about her new novel, The Dearly Departed, and there is a look at the Oxford World Classics series, which is 100 years old this year. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Talks: Elinor Lipman
Unknown: Charlie Lee

: The Material World

Why do worms prefer hydrothermal vents in the Pacific while shrimp preferthose of the Atlantic? Quentin Cooper puts this question to marine biologist Professor Paul Tyler , who has been investigating which of these creatures live in the hydrothermal vents of the Indian Ocean. Cooper also asks whether the undersea volcanic ridges act as a bridge to these species or a barrier and what additional problems are faced when working in deep ocean environments. Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Paul Tyler
Producer: Fiona Roberts.

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.

: Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting

Linda Smith stars in a comedy series set in her home in London's East End. In the last episode, the builder is procrastinating, Betty is convinced she's moments away from death, and Christmas is coming. With Femi Elufowoju Jr , Martin Hyder , Margaret John ,
Chris Neill and guest Mark Steel. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Femi Elufowoju Jr
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Margaret John
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Mark Steel.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Archers

Helen doesn't expect the Spanish Inquisition. Repeated tomorrow 2pm


Unknown: Spanish Inquisition.

: Front Row

Presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read


Presented By: Mark Lawson.

: Exes

4: The Mothers. Teresa is put in a difficult position when her ex wants to take their son to England.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Nadine: Eleanor Methven
Teresa: Eileen McCloskey
Martin: Richard Dormer
Conor: Dario Angelone

: A Long Hot Summer

In July 1981, police in Toxteth in Liverpool came under attack from a crowd that was burning buildings and hurling petrol bombs. The police retaliated by firing CS gas. Twenty years on, Gerry Northam looks at the causes and consequences of this outbreak of violence, and its relevance to this summer's disorders. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: Analysis

GoingPrivate. The dividing line between the public and private sectors of the economy has become a controversial issue, especially regarding health, education and transport. Frances Cairncross asks if it's time to update notions of public and private and how the virtues of both sectors can be blended.
Producer ZareerMasani. Repeated Sunday9.30pm


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: Scientists under Pressure

Humanity continues to add increasing quantities of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, in spite of the fact that it adds to the threat of global warming.
Bill McGuire talks to scientists investigating whether burying the gas in the deep oceans of the world could take some of the heat off the planet.
Producer Andrew Luck-Baker . EMAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Bill McGuire
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Devout Sceptics

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Super-Cannes

David Suchet reads part four. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Suchet

: The 99p Challenge

Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley 's comedy panel game in which someone stands to win 99 pence. Hosted by Sue Perkins. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Kevin Cecil
Unknown: Andy Riley
Producer: David Tyler

: In Conversation with....

Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. The creators of the television comedy Steptoe and Son tell Paul Jackson about their experiences writing for comedians Tony Hancock and Frankie Howerd. Producer Mario Stylianides (R)


Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson.
Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Frankie Howerd.
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: News

: Book of the Week: Hunting Pirate

Heaven Repeated from 9.45am. For details see yesterday9.45am

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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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