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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With ClairJaquiss.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone.
8.32 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests explore the history of ideas as they discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced our age. Producer Charlie Taylor. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor.

: Daily Service

Led by Michael Wakelin. From Heaven You Came (The Servant King); Luke 9, wl-6; May the Road Rise to Meet You (J Morgan). Director of music James Morgan


Unknown: Michael Wakelin.
Music: James Morgan

: Book of the Week: Good Wives

4: The MP for North Lanark Jennie Lee had no intention of ever becoming anybody's wife, but Nye Bevan persuaded herto change her mind. But this didn't turn her in to a monogamous homemaker. For details see Monday. Rptd at 12.30am.


Unknown: Nye Bevan

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mary Barton
Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell.

: Crossing Continents

A new ten-part series of the international current affairs programme. At the Sydney Olympics,
Australia was proud to display its multicultural heritage. Now, one year later, its refusal to allow hundreds of Afghan boat people into the country is presenting a rather different image. As the world faces a mounting refugee crisis, Rosie Goldsmith talks to the people who make immigration policy in Australia and with people who have sought asylum in Australia overthe past 50 years -from Afghans on the run to refugees from seventies Vietnam and postwar Eastern Europe. What's behind the changes in Australian refugee policy? Producer Mark Alden


Talks: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Mark Alden

: Requiem

Conductor Martin Nearey looks at the power and significance of the requiem mass set to music. Composers, performers and clerics testifyto its abilityto reach sublime heights of personal faith and emotion. It is questionable whether Verdi kept to the true spirit of the liturgy in his most popular of requiems, but with over 800 years of musical devotion from early monastic plainchant, through the music of the 16th-century Spanish composer and priest Victoria, to Benjamin Britten 's 20th-century testament to pacifism, War Requiem, the requiem is arguably the most inspirational art form. Producer Paul Evans


Conductor: Martin Nearey
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Producer: Paul Evans

: 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: Baldi

Another chance to hear a five-part mystery series set in Dublin, being broadcast every weekday. 4: Death Cap by Simon Brett. A sudden death amongthe Franciscan brothers at a monastic retreat in County Cork raises Paolo's suspicions.
For regular cast and details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Cyril: Patrick Ryecart
Frederick: Barry Cassin
Vincent: Rudolf Walker
Stanislaus: Christopher Rozycki
Mark: David Howarth
Chrissie: Jenny Maher
Benedict: Jack Lynch
Cabbie: Mark Mulholland

: Check Up

The health phone-in looks at obesity. Listeners can ask a medical expert in the studio about the latest approaches to losing weight and how to stop regaining it when you 've reached your ideal size. Is obesity solely related to how much you eat or is it genetically determined? Are drugtreatments ever a good idea? And what are the health dangers of being seriously overweight? With Barbara Myers. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker
Phone: [number removed]. E-MAIL: Checkup@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barbara Myers.
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Radio 4 Appeal

Presented by Nick Ross.
Producer Laurence Grissell. DONATIONS: Young Voice, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated fromSundayat7.55


Presented By: Nick Ross.
Producer: Laurence Grissell.

: Graham Greene's Short Stories

4.5 I Spy and Beauty. A small boy wakes in the night and sneaks down to his father's shop, but is not the only one up and about. The second tale shows that love is not always requited. Read by Nigel Anthony and abridged by Jill Waters. For details see Monday


Read By: Nigel Anthony
Abridged By: Jill Waters.

: The Big Illusion

4: Mirrors to Far Reaches. A look at the giant mirrors in telescopes which provide a window on the night sky, through which we spy on the ancient history of the universe. Fordetails see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

Science series. Quentin Coopertalksto professors of chemistry Laurence Barron and George Tranter about the puzzles surrounding the "handedness" of molecules, including why living organisms only possess left-handed amino acids and right-handed sugars. Should we be searching forthis handedness as evidence for life beyond our planet?
Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Coopertalksto
Unknown: Laurence Barron
Unknown: George Tranter
Producer: Fiona Roberts.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Attractive Young Rabbi

A six-part comedy-drama by Barry Grossman. 4: The Lift. An intimate meeting takes place - but not one that Su and Abraham would have chosen.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson (R)


Unknown: Barry Grossman.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Su: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Abraham: David de Keyser
Sadie: Doreen Mantle
Melvin: Henry Goodman
Brian: Jonathan Kydd
Caretaker: Howard Lew Lewis
Mr Mukherjee: Renu Setna
Ambulance man: Simon Balfour

: The Archers

Caroline is press-ganged. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with the verdict on The Man Who Wasn 't
There, the latest film from the Coen brothers. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Mary Barton

9: Jem proposes. Mary meets Henry Carson in secret. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Henry Carson

: Professional Strangers: a History of Anthropology

Anthropologists are often thought of as men in pith helmets investigating obscure tribes. But as Nigel Barley discovers, they are now putting their work to practical use - both in the development industry and the commercial world. He meets Intel's in-house anthropologist and visits a firm of consultants who use anthropology to find out what consumers want. Producer Hugh Levinson


Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Analysis

Waron What? The American-led alliance against terrorism has adopted the rhetoric of a global moral campaign, with echoes of the Cold War. But how well do we understand our ideological opponents, and can we hope to win the battle of ideas? Felipe Fernandez-Armesto asks if there's a danger of oversimplifying the issues as a conflict between secular democracy and religious fanaticism.
Producer ZareerMasani. Editor Stephen Chilcott. Rptd Sunday9.30pm


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

: Leading Edge

Topical science magazine. Geoff Watts visits the Bureau of Legal Dentistry laboratory in Vancouver, Canada. Forensic dentistry is a specialised area, but one that can uncover important evidence in the most grisly of cases. Dr David Sweet runs the lab and is one of the few forensic dentists in North
America. He explains how the DNA encased in teeth is often the only option left to investigators in the hunt for information. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Dr David Sweet
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Girl with Green Eyes

4: Eugene is away in London and Baba says Caithleen will never hearfrom him again. For details see Monday

: Dead Man Talking

A new four-part comedy series by Andrew McGibbon and Robert Chandler in which John Bird interviews remarkable people who are no longer living. 1: Mary Shelley and Robert Oppenheimer discuss monsters, poetry and recipes. With Fiona Allen and John Sessions. Producers Robert Chandler and Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Andrew McGibbon
Unknown: Robert Chandler
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Mary Shelley
Unknown: Robert Oppenheimer
Unknown: Fiona Allen
Unknown: John Sessions.
Producers: Robert Chandler
Producers: Alison Vernon-Smith

: News

: Book of the Week: Good Wives

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.

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