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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr William Crawley


Unknown: Dr William Crawley

: FarmingToday

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today 6.00-6.30, 7.10-9.00

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 Elaine Storkey.
8.32 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: 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. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

Presented by Claire Campbell Smith. Hark, a Thrilling Voice Is Sounding (Merton). Philippians 1, w3-ll. The Truth from Above (arrVaughan
Williams). The Race That Long in Darkness Pined (St Fulbert). With Clifton College Chapel Choir. Director of music Jeremy Holland Smith.


Presented By: Claire Campbell Smith.
Music: Jeremy Holland Smith.

: Book of the Week: The Bullfighter Checks HerMake-up

4: Her Town. Susan Orlean meets small-town journalist Heather Heaton. Read by Buffy Davis. Fordetails see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Susan Orlean
Unknown: Heather Heaton.
Read By: Buffy Davis.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Not Me, but Us by Maggie Allen. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A variety of Woman Hourshort stories are available now on audio cassette from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Maggie Allen.

: Crossing Continents

Lucy Ash investigates shifting allegiances in Kuwait, once the most pro-Western state in the Arab world. Ten years afterthe Americans stepped in to rescue this tiny emirate from an Iraqi invasion, the mood is changing. Ordinary Kuwaitis are now seething with anger at the bombing of Afghanistan, voting in Islamist MPs and donating moneyto dubious charities, possibly connected with terrorism. Producer Hugh Levinson. Editor Maria Balinska. Rptd Monday


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Producer: Hugh Levinson.
Editor: Maria Balinska.

: Oh Yes I Am

A history of the pantomime, presented by author and playwright Mark Ravenhill.


Presenter: Mark Ravenhill
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: 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

Extended repeat from Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Pyramid

By William Golding , dramatised in three parts by Michael Bakewell. 2: A Real Princess. Against his betterjudgement Oliver is dragooned by his mother into taking part in the amateur operatic society's bold new production.
Piano Bredan Piercey. Violin Anna Darvas. Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: William Golding
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Piano: Bredan Piercey.
Violin: Anna Darvas.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Oliver: Simon Scardlfield
Evelyn: Nickolas Grace
Adult Oliver: Robert Glenister
Father: Terrence Hardiman
Mother: Joanna David
Imogen: Anna Darvas
Mrs Miniver: Frances Jeater
Norman: Simon Treves
Henry: Mark Lewis Jones

: Taking Issue

David Jessel gives listeners the chance to take issue with a guest columnist on a controversial subject. Producers Nick Baker and Nick Utechin. Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: David Jessel
Producers: Nick Baker
Producers: Nick Utechin.

: Radio 4 Appeal

The Rev Nicholas Holtam , vicar of St Martin in the Fields, London, with the traditional Radio 4
Christmas Appeal on behalf of the church's social work in the capital and around the country.
Producer Rebecca Nicholson. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am. See
3.45pm. DONATIONS: St Martin in the Fields Christmas Appeal,[address removed] PHONE: [number removed]. WEBSITE: www.stmartin-inthe-fields.org


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Unknown: St Martin
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson.
Unknown: St Martin

: The Funniest Thing I Ever Heard

4: Arthur Smith reads an extract from London
Fields by Martin Amis. For details see Monday


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Martin Amis.

: Received with Thanks: the Story behind theRadio 4 Christmas Appeal

For 75 years Radio 4 has broadcast an appeal at Christmas on behalf of the work of St Martin in the Reids, London, forthe homeless. John Waite meets the staff at the church and some of those who benefited from last year's appeal.
Producer Rebecca Nicholson. Repeated from Sunday 9.45am.


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

Science series. Sunspots have fascinated scientists since Galileo's time but it is only now that solar physicists have discovered that these dark patches on the surface of the sun are a kind of whirlpool of cooler gases. Why do these sunspots occur and how do they affect us here on earth? Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: matenal.world@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Fiona Roberts.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Change

A comedy series by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie about a middle-aged couple coping with transvestitism. 5: Lipstick on Your Collar. Carol's attempts at keeping George's little hobby a secret are thwarted when they bump into Maureen in what they thought was a safe pub. George arrives from his meeting still dressed as a woman and so Carole tries to pass him off as George's sister. Who is she trying to kid?
Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Jan Etherington
Unknown: Gavin Petrie
Producer: Maria Esposito
Carol: Lynda Bellingham
George: Christopher Ellison
Violet: Sylvia Syms
Jerry: Richard Standing
Sonia: Emma Kennedy
Maureen: Maureen Beattie
Ken: James Vaughan
Dave: Mark Powley

: The Archers

Brian wants a different afternoon. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the verdict on Trevor Nunn 's new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical South Pacific, which has just opened at the Royal National Theatre. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Trevor Nunn
Producer: Erin Riley

: Not Me, but Us

9: With matters at the school getting out of hand, Sophia Jex-Blake finds herself in court again. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sophia Jex-Blake

: Latin RIP

In the first of two programmes examining the history of the Latin language and the implications of its near demise, Edward Stourton asks how good at Latin the Romans really were, how Latin has been repeatedly reinvented, whether teachers were ultimately responsible for its decline and whether it can be rescued by innovations in teaching methods. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Simon Crow

: Analysis

One World but Our Values. From the outset, leaders of the coalition againstterrorism have claimed that civilised values are under attack the world over. But Felipe Fernandez-Armesto asks what exactly these values are, how widely they are shared across civilisations and how far a military campaign can defend them. Producer Simon Coates. Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Producer: Simon Coates.

: Leading Edge

In the final programme in the current series
Geoff Watts visits Vancouver Aquarium, Canada, to talk to researchers who are usinggenetics to work out the mating strategies of local killer whales. Groups of killer whales are remarkably stable, with males and females often staying in their pods for life. So how do they keep the gene pool healthy and avoid inbreeding? Producer Alexandra Feachem. E-MAil: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Claire Bolderson presents the latest breaking news, incisive analysis, discussion and interpretation of all the events and trends that are shaping the world.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson

: Book at Bedtime: Persuasion

By Jane Austen. 14: The Captain shows his hand. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jane Austen.

: Losers

A new six-part sitcom about the human condition, sex and food, written by and starring Niall Ashdown and Luke Sorba. With Stella Duffy , Emma Kennedy and Paul Rogan. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Niall Ashdown
Unknown: Luke Sorba.
Unknown: Stella Duffy
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Paul Rogan.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Bullfighter

Checks Her Make-up 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.

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