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: World News

: 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.

: Routes of English

Six programmes in which the language series surveys 1,000 years of spoken English around the world. 4: Beyond the Cringe. In the Australia of the fifties, when Robert Menzies was prime minister, the approved sound of Australian English was more Westminster than
Woolloomooloo. These were the last days of the so-called "colonial cringe", before the assertion of Australia's place as an independent nation with an independent voice. But since the seventies, "Australian" has become a recognised and valued variety of the English language. Melvyn Bragg traces the linguistic trail from convicts to Crocodile Dundee and national self-confidence. Producer Simon Elmes. Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Robert Menzies
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Props of Power

Resignations. A resignation can have a profound influence on political life -as long as you make the right speech and time it to perfection; your future career in power depends on everything working perfectly. Michael White learns what happens when politicians decide to make the ultimate sacrifice and discovers who made the greatest resignation Speech Of the 20th Century. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Paul Vickers

: Book of the Week: The Dressing Station

Jonathan Kaplan 's account of his life as a surgeon is read in five parts by Miles Anderson. Part4. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jonathan Kaplan
Unknown: Miles Anderson.

: Daily Service

Led by Sarah Bullock from Emmanuel Church. Jesu, LoverofMySoul (Aberystwyth) Luke 19, wl-10; View Me, Lord (Richard Lloyd ) God Who
Created This Eden of Earth (Quedlinburg). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Sarah Bullock
Unknown: Richard Lloyd
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: All Change by Helen Lederer. 4: Comparisons. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Helen Lederer.

: 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

: Derek Hill: A Portrait of a Portrait Painter

The painter Derek Hill is remembered by friends and subjects a year after his death. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Derek Hill
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke atthe Liberal
Democrats Conference in Bournemouth.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Open Country

Shortened repeat from Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The God at the Gate

A drama by Jamila Gavin about guilt and pain and obstacles to freedom that only a god can remove. Prasad disowned his favourite daughterwhen she became pregnant, but he kept her child. An infant he once hated, he now loves. But now the ageing
Prasad has a fragile hold on reality, barely separating past from present, daughter from granddaughter.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Jamila Gavin
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Prasad: Madhav Sharma
Battacharaya: Kaleem Janjua
Anika: Sharon Maharaj
Yasha: Nicole Arumugam
Paul: Antony Zak
Shabnam: Amanda Gordon
Nina: Nyla Levy

: Check Up

In the first of a new series of health phone-ins Barbara Myers is joined in the studio by a leading gastroenterologist to answer listeners' questions on stomach and upper abdominal problems. Calls will be taken on such subjects as ulcers, heartburn, reflux and cancers of the stomach and oesophagus, and there will be up-to-date advice on treatments, diets and means of prevention. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker
Phone: [number removed]. Email: Checkup@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Radio 4 Appeal

Libby Purves appeals on behalf of a charity which looks after the welfare needs of seafarers from the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and fishing fleets.
Producer Jane Egerton. DONATIONS: King George's Fund for Sailors,[address removed]CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday at 7.55


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Jane Egerton.

: The Adventures of Robin Hood

4: The Prioress's Story by Wally K Daly. Religious beliefs take second place to greed when the prioress sees the chance of acquiring Robin's land. Read by Imelda Staunton. For details see Monday


Story By: Wally K Daly.
Read By: Imelda Staunton.

: Soundscape: The Swallow's Journey

4: After her exhaustingjourney across the Sahara desert, the swallow sets off across the Mediterranean to France. The air over France echoes with the song of the nightingale - and the more sinister sound of gunshots as the swallow has a narrow escape from death. For details see yesterday

: Open Book

Beryl Bainbridge visits Dr Johnson's London house. Presented bySuzi Feay. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge

: The Material World

Science magazine. Are some people more likely to be bitten by midges than others? Quentin Coopertalks to Edinburgh entomologist Dr Sally Singh who has found that midges really are choosy about who they bite. Female midges need blood to mature their eggs, and Dr Singh hopes this research will explain how midges locate their victims in the sparsely populated Scottish Highlands. Entomologists may then be able to develop new repellants which would stop people being bitten, no matterwhatflavourtheir sweat. Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Coopertalks
Unknown: Dr Sally Singh
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.
Marriage. With contributions from Joan Rivers , Victoria Wood and John Cleese as Basil Fawlty. Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Unknown: Joan Rivers
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: John Cleese
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: The Archers

Helen becomes royally lost. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show, and meets travel writer Jan Morris. Producer EkeneAkalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Jan Morris.

: All Change

4: Comparisons. Helen accepts an invite to a "cheese and wine" school reunion party and expects a limited menu but ample opportunity forfeeling superior. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am

: Document

Concluding the investigative series in which an artefact is used to shed new light on the past.
5: Churchill's Finest Folly. On 12 September 1939, Winston Churchill sent his admirals a top-secret memo designed to shorten the war. Now that the memo has been declassified, Mike Thomson examines its implications and finds that, while the operation it suggests may well have shortened the war, it would have left Britain on the losing side. Producers Philip Sellars
Accidental hero?: page 15


Unknown: Winston Churchill
Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producers: Philip Sellars

: In Business

War Games. Peter Day logs on to the computer-games battleground and discovers a serious business at the cutting edge of technology, at which British inventors excel.
ProducerHarshad Mistry. Editor Stephen Chilcott. Rptd Sunday9.30pm


Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

: Costing the Earth

A series exploring environmental issues.
4: Sense and Sensitivity. Alex Kirby investigates evidence that our modern environment is causing remarkable changes to our sight, hearing, taste and smell as well as altering our physical and physiological development. 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 Ambassadors

4: Stretherfinally confronts Chad. For details see Monday

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

Last in a four-part series from the stand-up comic and columnist. When Jeremy Hardy Spoke to the Nation begins next week. Producer David Tyler


Producer: David Tyler

: That Reminds Me

A five-part series in which veteran raconteurs entertain. 3: Clement Freud speaks before an Edinburgh Fringe audience. Producer Claire Jones (R)


Producer: Claire Jones

: News

: Book of the Week: The Dressing Station

Repeated from 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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