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: World News

: Prayer for the Day-

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

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 IndarjitSingh.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Routes of English

A new six-part series, this time surveying 1,000 years of spoken English around the world.
1: What is Spanglish? Traangthe development of English in America, from Plymouth Rock where the pilgrim fathers landed in 1620, through the War of Independence and the first capital cityto the contemporary controversy surrounding ebonies and the rise of Hispanic English, which for some critics represents one of the most significant challenges to the English language in America.
With Melvyn Bragg. Producer Tony Phillips. Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Props of Power

The Art of Canvassing. Some MPs love braving the rain, dogs, know-alls and even fists in the hope of winningjust a few more votes. Others hate any contact with the public at all. Michael White discovers which MPs were slapped in the face and sprayed with beer and pastry and which one almost ran over a small child. And he reveals the identity of the MPwho instructs voters not to vote for him under any circumstances, Producer Paul vickers


Unknown: Michael White

: Book of the Week: In the Footsteps of MrKurtz

Michela Wrong 's vivid account of the history of Zaire. Read by Janice Acquah. Part 4. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michela Wrong
Read By: Janice Acquah.

: Daily Service

Presented by Peter Firth from Emmanuel Church.
Blest Are the Pure In Heart; Proverbs 26, w20-28; Though I Speak With the Tongue; 0, For a Heartto Praise My God. Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Peter Firth
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: ClayBullby Stewart Conn. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents take a look behind the world's headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer TonyGrant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.

: Behind the Heart of Darkness

Nigerian journalist OnyekachiWambu uncovers the true stories at the heart of Joseph Conrad 's masterpiece. He finds the book was inspired by the brutality Conrad witnessed in the Belgian Congo, and its central character, Mr Kurtz , was based on a man Conrad metthere. Producer: David Olusoga


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: Mr Kurtz
Producer: David Olusoga

: 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 Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Deceit of Angels

A priest who is not all he seems, servants with more nous than their masters, and a girl who longs to marry for love rather than money all come together in Kelvin Segger 's Shakespearian comedy. When the merchant Sengallo leaves a jewel in a house of ill repute, he sets in motion a chain of events leading to blackmail, subterfuge and a clever piece of trickery.
Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Kelvin Segger
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Bardolino: Robin Kingsland
Lorenzo: Terry Molloy
Sengallo: David Timson
Rosaline: Sara Poyzer
Peronella: Pauline Munro

: Questions, Questions

Answers to listeners troubling queries, including "Is the darkest hour reallyjust before the dawn?" and "Why seven years bad luck for breaking a mirror?" Presented by Bob Holness. Producer David PresUPHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Bob Holness.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rolf Harris speaks on behalf of a charity which aims to support people with retinitus pigmentosa.
Producer Jayne Egerton. DONATIONS: BRPS, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Rolf Harris
Producer: Jayne Egerton.

: Ruth Rendell Stories

4: The Wrong Category. "He liked to go and look at the places where the bodies of the victims had been found." Read by Nick Moran. Fordetails see Monday


Read By: Nick Moran.

: Dearly Beloved

The Rev Wallace Brown has spent the last 15years at St Boniface Church, based on one of the biggest council estates in the West Midlands. He talks about finding a new way of giving sermons that are relevant to his difficult, but beloved parish. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Wallace Brown

: Bookciub

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to Doris Lessing about her first novel, The Grass is Singing, which concerns an adulterous farmer's wife in forties Rhodesia. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Doris Lessing

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper attends the British Association's Festival of Science in Glasgow, where a wide range of speakers consider scientific topics centred around the theme of science and society. Issues covered range from the potential health benefits of chocolate to the claim that civil engineers have saved more lives than doctors. Cooper also asks scientists how much note they should take of public opinion and whetherthey should be doing more to inform the public about theirwork.
Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Fiona Roberts.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Dan Damon.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Dan Damon.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of....

A selection of comedy, literature and quotations from Simon Fanshawe with Bill Wallis. Drink
Fanshawe gets to the bottom of the glass with WC Fields, Dorothy Parker , Noël Coward and others. Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Unknown: Dorothy Parker
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: The Archers

George recovers an old friend. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock meets children's writer Dick King-Smith , the creatorof Babe, the pig who can round-up sheep. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Dick King-Smith
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Clay Bull

By Stewart Conn. 4: Ellen Naismith comes to terms with the death of her parents, while facing up to the difficulties of living under the apartheid regime of sixties South Africa. Meanwhile, Ellen is determined to continue teaching Joseph the African grocery boy to read, but her neighbours have other ideas. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Ellen Naismith

: Document

A five-part series of historical investigations.
2: Calling Agent Kitty. From a fading photograph found in a New York attic and a handful of family rumours, presenter Mike Thomson pieces together the secret and tragic life of Kitty Harris , who was known as Aunt Kitty to her family and as Agent Ada to the KGB. Could this charming young woman pictured in the straw hat and the flowing dress really be the secret lover of spy Donald Maclean and a Soviet agent implicated in leaking nuclear secrets in the thirties and forties? Producers Philip Sellars and Helen Weinstein


Presenter: Mike Thomson
Unknown: Kitty Harris
Unknown: Donald MacLean
Producers: Philip Sellars
Producers: Helen Weinstein

: In Business

Great Big Change. Peter Day explores the latest upheavals with management guru Gary Hamel.
Producer Sandra Kanthal. Editor Stephen Chilcott. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Gary Hamel.
Producer: Sandra Kanthal.
Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

: Costing the Earth

First in a series exploring environmental issues. 1: Chemical Soup. Alex Kirby continues his investigation into indoor air polution and reveals that dangers from volatile chemicals lurk not only in our homes, but in our offices, schools, shops and even in cars, buses and trains. Producer Brian King.


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Brian King.

: Routes Of English

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Heart of Darkness

Redmond O'Hanlon reads Conrad's story with Anton Lesser. Part 4. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Anton Lesser.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

First in a new, six-part series from the popular stand-up comic and columnist, who returns with his special mix of wit and whimsy. Producer David Tyler


Producer: David Tyler

: That Reminds Me

A new five-part series in which veteran comedians reminisce and entertain. Tonight, Roy Hudd tells anecdotes about his long and varied career and Shares his love Of music hall. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Producer: Claire Jones

: News

: Book of the Week: In the Footsteps of

Mr Kurtz Rptd from 9.45am, For details see yesterday 9.45am


Unknown: Mr Kurtz Rptd

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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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