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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Norman Ivison.


Unknown: Norman Ivison.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Lavinia Byrne.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: 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. Come Down, 0 Love Divine (Down Ampney). Colossians 3, w 12-17. The Father's Love (Lole). Lord,
We Come to Ask Your Healing (ArHyd YNos). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Claire Campbell Smith.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Passions

Another in the series of readings about the discovery of passion. 4: Seduction. Lesley Blanch 's recently republished autobiography Journey into the Mind's Eye tells the story of her passionate attachmentto a mysterious Russian traveller who gives her a lifelong love of Russia. His seduction of her in a railway carriage in France is a romantic tour de force. Read by Juliet Stevenson. Producer by Sara Davies. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lesley Blanch
Read By: Juliet Stevenson.
Unknown: Sara Davies.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: The Translator. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents take a revealing, colourful and often witty look behind the world's headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Voices from the Reading Room

Alan Dein tracks down the painters, poets and penniless scholars who inhabit a place once dubbed "the university of the ghetto" Whitechapel Library in east London. For over 100 years it has been the first stop for successive waves of immigrants to Britain in their quest for books, knowledge and news of the world around them. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat from Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dancing with the Dead

By James Whyle. Richard E Grant stars as a man in search of his father in this true story and unique family record. In 1911, at the age of 14, James Whyle's father arrived in South Africa with ten shillings in his pocket. By the time James was three his father was dead.
With Carl Prekopp, Ewan Bailey and Helen Longworth
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: James Whyle
Unknown: Richard E Grant
Unknown: James Whyle
Unknown: Carl Prekopp
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Helen Longworth
Director: Claire Grove
Son: Richard E Grant
Father: Tom Smith
Fatty: Peter Gevisser

: Check Up

What Happens after Breast Cancer? Each week a columnist advances a controversial view on a topical subject before listeners are given the opportunity to take issue by telephone. Professor Rob Carpenterfrom St Bartholomew's Hospital in Londonjoins Barbara Myers to answeryour questions about the latest research and evidence. Producer Paula McGrath. Phone in your comments, opinions and arguments: [number removed]


Producer: Paula McGrath.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Mark Tully appeals on behalf of a charity which works in the world's poorest countries restoring sight to children and adults who are needlessly blind.
Producer Laurence Grissell
Repeated from Sunday 7.55am
DONATIONS: Sightsavers International, Freepost. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Family Misfortunes

Another short story about the extraordinary goings-on among the members of an eccentric Scottish family. 4. Behind the Scenes by Brian Hennigan.
Another family member emerges from the shadows. Read by Monica Gibb. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Brian Hennigan.
Read By: Monica Gibb.

: McAlpine's Fusiliers

4: The men have lived a rough, casual existence. What is life like for them now? For details see Monday

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Pottertalkstothe Whitbread shortlisted author Michel Faber about his new darkly humorous novel The Courage Consort. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Pottertalkstothe Whitbread
Unknown: Michel Faber

: The Material World

Science series.This week, the machine that learns language like a toddler. Quentin Cooper talks to scientists from King's College, London, who have developed a device that listens, learns, and produces language in the same manner as an 18-month-old child. In the longer term, they hope to engineer the device with emotions and self-awareness, as well as the ability to learn speech. E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Andrew Luck Baker

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Wireless Wise

David Hatch chairs the radio quiz about radio. This week Margaret Howard and Simon Fanshawe confront Helen Lederer and Graham Seed , better known as Nigel in The Archers. But with which happily married members of the Ambridge cast did Nigel get into bed? And did Benny Hill ever present Pick Of the Week?ProducerViv Black


Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Graham Seed
Unknown: Benny Hill

: The Archers

It's a Valentine's Day to remember.

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews and news. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Translator

By Leila Aboulela. 4: Sammar asks Rae if he will convert to Islam and marry her.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Leila Aboulela.

: Making Terror, Breaking Terror

Allan Little looks at some of the occasions when terrorists are not insurgent groups - but the State. ProducerZina Rohan


Unknown: Allan Little

: In Business

In Trust We Trust. Trust may be the glue that holds organisations together, but how do companies make it stick? Peter Day investigates an up-and-coming idea. Producer Kim Barrington. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Kim Barrington.

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts takes to the slopes to examine the science of one of the most dangerous events at this year's Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Dr Kristen Bromley is an engineer and member of the British skeleton bobsleigh team, an event that hasn't been seen at the Olympics since 1948. His PhD into the construction and aerodynamics of the skeleton sled has proved to be very useful.
Producer Alexandra Feachem. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Dr Kristen Bromley
Producer: Alexandra Feachem.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Casanova in London

By Giacomo Casanova from his autobiography
History of My Life. Adapted by Penny Leicester and read by Jack Klaff. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Giacomo Casanova
Adapted By: Penny Leicester
Read By: Jack Klaff.

: Chillers

Corona by Samuel R Delaney. Dramatised by Mike Walker. Sometime in the future, when a musician called Bryan Faust is offering celestial music, a damaged young man is hospitalised after an accident at work. Also at the hospital is a nine-year-old telepathic girl who seeks death to release her from the pain of others. Theirtwo minds become entwined as the graphic nightmares of his brutal past draw her in. Only the music of Faust seems to offer any solace.
Producer Rachel Horan


Unknown: Samuel R Delaney.
Dramatised By: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Bryan Faust
Producer: Rachel Horan
Lee: Josie Kook-Clark
Buddy: Walter Lewis
Bim: John Moraltis
Mom: Dona Croll
Dr Gross: William Roberts
Big Foot: Bill Bailey

: News

: Book of the Week: Passions

4: Seduction. Lesley Blanch 's autobiography
Journey into the Mind's Eyetells the spellbinding story of her passionate attachment to a mysterious Russian traveller who gives her a lifelong love of Russia. His seduction of her in a railway carriage in France is a romantic tour de force.


Unknown: Lesley Blanch

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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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