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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: 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 Anne Atkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: 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: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Presented by Clair Jaquiss with the University of Newcastle (Australia) Chamber Choir. The Spirit of the Lord Is upon Me (David Drury ). Take UpThyCross (Breslau). Mark 10, w46-52. Jesu, Dulcis Memona (Keren Terpstra). Lord, We Are Blind (Godmanstone). Director of music Philip Matthias.


Presented By: Clair Jaquiss
Unknown: David Drury
Unknown: Dulcis Memona
Music: Philip Matthias.

: Book of the Week: Lucky Man

4: Michael J Fox , now diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, endures a gruelling three-month court case overa house he sold, visits a Jungian analyst to combat his growing reliance on alcohol and has a hole-in-the-head operation. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael J Fox

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray from Manchester.
Drama: A Raging Calm. Part 4.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Crossing Continents

Moldova. Times are hard in Moldova. The country has gone from a relatively prosperous former Soviet republic to the poorest country in Europe. With an average monthly wage of about L20, up to a third of the working population are forced to seekjobs abroad, and, as a result, many have to leave their children behind. Mark Brayne reports on these "economic orphans" , often lodged with ageing grandparents or left in the care of state-run orphanages.
Producer Jane Beresford
Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Mark Brayne
Producer: Jane Beresford

: True Brit: Richard Attenborough's Viewof British Cinema

With 60 years of acting and directing experience behind him, Richard Attenborough is more than qualified as he continues his look at the British film industry since the war. With contributions from
Pierce Brosnan , Bryan Forbes , William Goldman , Alan Parker and Jeffrey Richards. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Pierce Brosnan
Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: William Goldman
Unknown: Alan Parker
Unknown: Jeffrey Richards.
Producer: Susan Marling

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the British countryside.
6. 10am


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Before the Flood

A moving story about a family desperately seeking consolation as they grieve for a lost son. Teenager Davina is furious about the attention that her father is paying his singing protegee, Amy. But it's not just jealousy. Amy doesn't realise that to some people, she has become a substitute for Davina's dead brother.


Writer: Graham White
Director: Mary Peate
Producer: Mary Peate
Davina: Lyndsey Marshal
Amy: Alison Pettitt
Malcolm: Peter Wight
Carol: Dinah Stabb

: Taking Issue

Each week a columnist advances a controversial view on a topical subject. Listeners can then take issue by telephone. Presented by David Jessel. Producer Nick Utechin PHONE: [number removed]


Presented By: David Jessel.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Radio 4 Appeal

Saira Shah appeals on behalf of a charity that campaigns against slavery.
Producer Laurence Grissell
DONATIONS: [address removed] Anti-Slavery CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] 7.55am


Unknown: Saira Shah
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

By Winifred Watson. Maureen Lipman reads the touching and funny rediscovered bestseller of the thirties. Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. Part 4. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Winifred Watson.
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: For What It's Worth

Another chance to hear the five-part series in which Lars Tharp and guests look at antiques and collectables. 4: Blue and White. A look at the ceramics which revolutionised the Staffordshire pottery industry and put paid to Chinese imports. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter looks at what's happening in the world of books and, as the winner of this year's
George Orwell Prize is announced, discusses the current state of political writing.
Producer Fiona McLean Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: George Orwell
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Material World

New research by the British Museum has unearthed exciting new discoveries and poses new questions on the history of Egyptian mummies.
Quentin Cooper speaks to John Taylor from the Museum about the new 3-D technology which has allowed him to peer inside the tomb of a 3,000-year-old priest. Producer Ros Smith E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: John Taylor
Producer: Ros Smith

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Right Time

A sketch show about life, written and performed by people who've lived a bit of it. With Eleanor Bron , Graeme Garden , Neil Innes , Clive Swift ,
Roger Blake and Paula Wilcox , with music from Ronnie and the Rex. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Paula Wilcox
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

Shula faces Daniel's head teacher. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts news, interviews, and the verdict on the new book by JM Coetzee , whose novel Disgrace won the Booker Prize in 1999. Producer Rebecca Stratford.


Unknown: Francine Stock
Book By: Jm Coetzee
Producer: Rebecca Stratford.

: A Raging Calm

By Stan Barstow , dramatised by Diana Griffiths.
A gritty love story set in Yorkshire during the sixties. 4: The tragic news of Norma's husband draws Tom closer but distances the children.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stan Barstow
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.

: Britain's X-Files

A series of unexplained sightings in the skies over Britain in the postwaryears helped to fuel a growing national fixation with aliens and UFOs. Officially, Whitehall denied interest but in this programme Gerry Northam reveals details of the secret investigations carried out by a government terrified of the Russians. Producer David Lewis


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: David Lewis

: Analysis

Piggy in the Middle. As the United States threatens a military crackdown on Iraq, relations with its European allies are coming increasingly under strain, and so is Britain's traditional role bridging the transatlantic divide. Could we be left stranded if Europe and America drift further apart? Bruce Clark considers how far anyone can restrain a supremely powerful USA from pursuing what it regards as its national interest.
Producer Zareer Masani Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Bruce Clark
Producer: Zareer Masani

: Costing the Earth

4: Current Concerns. Alex Kirby discovers how some miscarriages could be caused by household appliances. Producer AlasdairCross


Unknown: Alex Kirby

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Laying On of Hands

Alan Bennett continues to read his darkly comic story. 9: Father Geoffrey has just said farewell to his congregation and now returns to the church. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Ross Noble Goes Global

The third in the series of comedy travelogues from globetrotting comedian and Just a Minute regular, Ross Noble. This week, Ross travels around Ireland where, as well as performing for the locals, he learns to play the penny whistle - badly. Producer Danny Wallace


Producer: Danny Wallace

: News

: Book of the Week: Lucky Man

Part 4. 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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