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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: The Routes of English

The latest six-part series of the language programme surveys 1,000 years of spoken English around the world. 2: Rajto Riches. The story of the English language in India is also that of the British merchants, adventurers and colonial administrators to whom the country was the British Empire'sjewel in the crown. Calcutta, the capital of the Victorian and Edwardian Raj , holds the keyto how English became woven into Indian consciousness through education, government and law. Melvyn Bragg is joined by writers, linguists, historians, journalists, businessmen and a radio disc jockey to unlock the mysteries of Indian English. Producer Simon Elmes. Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Edwardian Raj
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Props of Power

Political Biography. A politician cannot be said to have climbed to the very top until a political biography has been written about them. To many, such booksjustify their lives and mythologise them, while remembering a good year can take up several chapters and a bad one can be overwithin a couple of sentences or a footnote. This episode reveals who sells well, who has written the most brilliant work and the former ministerwho by common agreement has written one of the worst political biographies of all. Producer PaulVickers

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone from Emmanuel Church. 1 Corinthians 15, w51-58. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: A Life's Work

4: Don't Forgetto Scream. "Suddenly our life was like a drama in which a bomb is beingdisabled against the clock." The baby learns to walk, necessitating contact with other children and parents. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: Diary of Provincial Ladyby EM Delafield, adapted by Mike Harris. Part 4 Of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Adapted By: Mike Harris.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Before the Party

As a tribute to Dorothy Tutin who died recently, a chance to hearthis Somerset Maugham story dramatised by Neville Teller , in which Tutin stars with her husband Derek Waring and her daughter Amanda. Dirk Bogarde is the narrator.
Directed by Janet Whitaker (R)


Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Dramatised By: Neville Teller
Unknown: Derek Waring
Unknown: . Dirk Bogarde
Directed By: Janet Whitaker
Mrs Skinner: Dorothy Tutin
MrSkinner: Derek Waring
Millicent: Amanda Waring
Harold: Richard McCabe
Kathleen: Caroline Strong
Simpson: Stephen Critchlow

: 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: Upton Women

While the men of Upton-by-Southwell are preoccupied with battle between the Roundheads and the King's Men, the women are left to fight a different battle, one of survival. Andy Barrett 's play, based on contemporary parish records, charts a year in the life of three village women caught up in the fallout from the English Civil War.
Director Peter Leslie Wild. Music Chris Leslie


Unknown: Andy Barrett
Director: Peter Leslie Wild.
Music: Chris Leslie
Skinner: Gillian Goodman
Anna Bloom: Ann Beach
Jane Cullen: Sara Poyzer
William Cullen: Peter Meakin

: Questions, Questions

Answers to listeners' questions, such as "What is the longest novel ever written?" and "What was the first buck and who passed it?" With Bob Holness. Producer David Prest. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Bob Holness.
Producer: David Prest.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Sir Denis Goldberg appeals on behalf of a charity which brings computers to the developing world. Producer Mohini Patel. DONATIONS: Computer Aid International. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS:
Freephone [number removed].Rptd at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Sir Denis Goldberg
Producer: Mohini Patel.

: Tales from East Anglia

4: Funeral in the Fens. A music teacher born and raised in the Fens returns home for the funeral of his best friend. It's a sad opportunity to discover whether he could return there himself. Written by poet and country writer Edward Storey and read by Glyn Dilley. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Edward Storey
Read By: Glyn Dilley.

: Gappers

Ambition. A talented skier, Jo Grieg has taken a year off before university to see if she can make it in the British Junior Team. This programme follows Jo and her parents as they navigate a course between academic and athletic Careers. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jo Grieg
Unknown: Junior Team.

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Pottertalks to novelist Nina Bawden. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Pottertalks
Unknown: Nina Bawden.

: The Material World

Overthe last 20 years, archaeologists and molecular biologists have combined their skills in the research of human origins and the fast-changing lives of our ancestors. Archaeologist Martin Jones tells Quentin Cooperthe stories of early humanity's most historic achievements, such as the first domestication of wild horses and the first milking of a cow, and reveals how different we are from Neanderthals. Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Martin Jones
Unknown: Quentin Cooperthe
Producer: Fiona Roberts.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of....

A selection of comedy, literature and quotations from Simon Fanshawe with Bill Wallis. Leisure. With contributions from Victoria Wood, Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Flanders and Donald Swan.
Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Unknown: Jerry Seinfeld
Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Donald Swan.
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: The Archers

Pat pi ays gooseberry. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Thomas Morris


Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

4: War is declared and Elizabeth hurries home.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Elizabeth: Imelda Staunton
Robert: Nicholas Le Prevost
Vicky: Helen Rice
Mrs Smiley: Saskia Wickham
Aunt Blanche: Susan Brown

: Document

A five-part investigative series in which a document is used to shed new light on the past. 3: Threads of Hope. A piece of cloth six feet long and three feet wide found in an office drawer takes Mike Thomson back to the fall of Singapore in 1942. Embroidered by the women prisoners in Changi prison fortheir partners in the nearby POW camp, each stitch and design on this quilt tells a coded story of defiance and hope. Producer Helen Weinstein


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Helen Weinstein

: In Business

Africa Online. Africa is a continent tryingto leap into the 21st century. Peter Day has a frontline report on the hopes and frustrations of tryingto change the way African business works.
Producers Sandra Kanthal and Shabnam Grewal Editor Stephen Chilcott. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

: Costing the Earth

A series exploring environmental issues.
2: ThrowawayFood. More than eight million tons of food is being wasted every year by British farmers, food manufacturers, retailers and consumers.
Supermarkets alone throw away the equivalent of 100 million carrier bags of unsold food. Most of it ends up in landfill sites where it generates greenhouse gases. Alex Kirby finds out who is to blame and how waste can be avoided. Producer Brian King.


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Brian King.

: Routes Of English

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Siege

By Helen Dunmore. Part4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Helen Dunmore.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

Second in a six-part series from the stand-up comic and columnist. Producer David Tyler


Producer: David Tyler

: That Reminds Me

A five-part series in which veteran comedians reminisce and entertain. Maureen Lipman tells stories of mixing with royalty, playing Beattie and moments with her mother Zelma. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Claire Jones

: News

: Book of the Week: A Life's Work

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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