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: World News

: Prayer for the Day


: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Devout Sceptics

Bel Mooney and guests explore the boundaries between belief and unbelief. This week Susie Orbach reflects on faith and psychotherapy. Producer Malcolm Love. Repeated at 9.30pm


Producer: Malcolm Love.

: Blind Man at Large

Peter White tries his hand atjobs he would never normally do. Peter the Landlord. In this concluding programme he tries his hand at running a pub.
Could it be he's found his niche? Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Book of the Week: A House Unlocked

Written and read by Penelope Lively. Part 4. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Penelope Lively.

: Daily Service

With John Forrest. We Have a Gospel to Proclaim
(Fulda); Acts 2, w22-24, w32-36; Christ the Lord Is Risen Again (Rutter); Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (Abbots Leigh). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Unknown: John Forrest.
Singers: John Powell

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray. Drama: The Historyof the Life and Memoirs ofthe Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn by Alison Joseph. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Mrs Aphra
Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: Test Match Special -the Ashes

England v Australia
Commentary from the Oval on the first day's play of the Fifth Test by Jonathan Agnew , Tim Lane , Simon Mann and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . Expert comment from Graham Gooch , Vic Marks and Jeff Thomson. Including News at 1.15 and County Talk at 1-18. Approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Tim Lane
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Jeff Thomson.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Colour, wit and observation as BBC correspondents take a look behind the world's headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

Fertility expert Professor Robert Winston selects his most memorable pieces of prose and poetry, among them works by Boccaccio, Wilfred Owen and Roy Hattersley. Readers Philip Franks and Michael Elwyn. Producer Nicky Barranger. Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Unknown: Professor Robert Winston
Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Readers: Roy Hattersley.
Readers: Philip Franks
Readers: Michael Elwyn.
Producer: Nicky Barranger.

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Guto Harri.


Unknown: Guto Harri.

: Open Country

shortened rpt from Sat 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Past Is a Foreign Country

The term"wartime evacuees" conjures up idyllic images of contented city children welcomed into the bosom of rural England and sheltered from the bombs. But what happenend if you were black? The experience of Britain's black community during war was perhaps even more mixed than that of the white population. Louise Page's new play- based on personal experience - explores this poignant and difficult area. Director Polly Thomas


Director: Polly Thomas
Old Maurice: Declan Wilson
Old Fred: Terence Mann
Miss Wilson: Sue McCormick
Young Maurice: Hassan Hassan
YoungJoan: Saria Hassan
Young Fred: James Baglow

: Questions, Questions

The series which helps to answertroubling questions you were too scared to ask, such as "Does the mythological lotus fruit really exist?" and "What causes a red sky at night?" 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

Andrew Marr speaks on behalf of a charity which aims to create a safer society through campaign work, research, education, advice and counselling. DONATIONS: The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Suzy Lamplugh

: Comic Fringes

4: Footnotes - Peterhead, Winter 1963 by lain Grant, read by Michael Mackenzie. A critic's comments on a great Scottish poem reveal the poet's deeply disastrous home life as a drunken misogynist. For details see Monday


Read By: Michael MacKenzie.

: Starry Starry Night

4: Auspicious Meetings. Memories of Paul Robeson Singing on a Liverpool bomb Site. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Robeson

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

Is it possible to achieve warp speed underwater? Supercavitation could provide the answer-the process involves surrounding a vessel with an envelope of gas to prevent excess drag in water. Quentin Cooper talks to ocean engineer Dr Marshall P Tulin and Dr Yuriy Savchenko , researcher behind Russian high-speed torpedoes. Will this technology lead to fast and noisy underwater dogfights in the military arena, orto more peaceful advances in undersea exploration and transport? Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Yuriy Savchenko
Producer: Fiona Roberts.

: PM

With Eddie Mairand Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of....

%st in a six-part cornucopia of comedy, quotations, iterature and laughter, hosted by Simon Fanshawe. Acting. Assisted by Bill Wallis and with contributions from Eddie Izzard , Nigel Planer and Tallulah Bankhead , Simon gets to the bottom of the profession described by Laurence Olivier as "not quite the occupation of an adult",
Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe.
Assisted By: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Nigel Planer
Unknown: Tallulah Bankhead
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: The Archers

Groupies arrive at Grey Gables.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Tonight, a profile of acclaimed pianist Martha Argerich , who performs at the BBC Proms next Monday. With John Wilson. Producer Robyn Read


Pianist: Martha Argerich
Unknown: John Wilson.

: The History of the Life and Memoirs of theLate Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn

By Alison Joseph. 4: Writing for Bread
Widowed, Aphra refuses to be a "kept woman" and sets out to earn her living as a playwright. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: The Freedom Tram

I August 1968 a Prague tram escaped the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia on an epicjourneyto rural Derbyshire. Chris Bowlby tells the story of the unlikeliest symbol of Cold War heroism. Producer Chris Bowlby


Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Analysis

From Berlin Wall to Great Wall? Friction persists between the US and China, while Washington tests a missile shield and prepares to resume nuclear arms talks with Moscow. Quentin Peel asks whetherthe US is substituting a new giant enemy for an old one, and what changing perceptions of future threats mean for the west. Producer Simon Coates. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Simon Coates.

: Science and Magic

The idea of modern science sharing characteristics with magic seems unlikely, but they are closerthan we think. In the first of two programmes
Trevor Phillips discusses how medieval magic gave birth to scientific method. With the help of Michael White , Dr Waltraud Ernst , Dr Andrew Gregory and Professor
Harold Cook , he considers the impact of alchemy on the development of science. What characterises a scientific point of view and how does itdifferfrom magic? Producer John Watkins. EMAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Dr Waltraud Ernst
Unknown: Dr Andrew Gregory
Unknown: Harold Cook
Producer: John Watkins.

: Devout Sceptics

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Super-Cannes

JGBallard'sthhller. Part 9. For details see Monday

: The 99p Challenge

The final part of 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....

Nick Hancock. In the last of the series Paul Jackson 's guest is the host of television's They Think It's All Over. Producer Mario Stylianides (R)


Unknown: Nick Hancock.
Unknown: Paul Jackson
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: News

: Book of the Week: A House Unlocked

Repeated from 9.45am. For details see yesterday 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.

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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