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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: 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 Indarjit Singh.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: 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

: Book of the Week: The Art of Travel

Written and read by Alain de Botton. 4: The Country Versus the City For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Alain de Botton.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Peter Wh Maker. 0 Breath of Life (Spiritus Vitae). Acts 4, w23-31. We Do Not Know
Howto Pray(Routley). What a Friend We Have in Jesus
(What a Friend). Director of music Nigel Swmford.


Music: Nigel Swmford.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney. Drama: The Frederica
Quartet: Still Life. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and the colour behind the world s headlines with Kate Adie. Producer TonyGrant


Unknown: Kate Adie.

: Axles, Engines, Music and Motown

In 1959, Detroit Ford motorworker Berry Gordy switched careers and began working on his first love
- music production. His Motown company of black artists became a giant force in the history of popular music and a weapon in the American racial struggle. In the first of two programmes, Stephen Evans travels to the"Motor City", Detroit, to meet the likes of Gladys Knight and Martha Reeves who were involved with the company's early success. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Berry Gordy
Unknown: Stephen Evans
Unknown: Gladys Knight
Unknown: Martha Reeves
Producer: Paul Evans

: 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.


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Born a Fox

It is eight months since Gary was stabbed by one of his ten-year-old pupils with a sharpened plastic ruler. His wife Anne thinks he should be over it by now but then nerves are stretched to breaking point when younger brother Mark brings Beulah, his new girlfriend, round to dinner. A L Kennedy's first play for radio is a darkly comic tale of mid-life crisis and sibling rivalry.


Director: Kate McAll
Writer: A L Kennedy
Gary: John Gordon-Sinclair
Mark: David Bannerman
Anne: Maureen Beattie
Beulah: Tracy Wiles

: Taking Issue

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


Presented By: David Jessel.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Radio 4 Appeal

Miriam Margolyes appeals on behalf of a charity which provides free legal advice and support to refugees seeking safety in the UK from persecution. Producer Laurence Grissell
DONATIONS: Asylum Aid, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Girl from the South

By Joanna Trollope. Read by Emilia Fox. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joanna Trollope.
Read By: Emilia Fox.

: Building Icarus

Rory Maclean celebrates the wonder, frustration and audacity of building his own plane in Crete. 4: Powering Icarus. For details see Monday


Unknown: Rory MacLean

: Open Book

As five out of six of the books on the shortlist for the ArthurC Clarke prize are British, Charlie Lee -Potter celebrates our science-fiction writing. And
Jonathan Tulloch , author of The Bonny Lad, makes his pick of the paperbacks. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee
Unknown: Jonathan Tulloch

: The Material World

Coming live from the first Cheltenham Festival of Science where the theme is the pleasure of science. From the chemistry of chocolate to the physics of music, Quentin Cooperjoins the scientists who will be stimulating the senses and exploring the prevalence of pleasure.
Producer Jonathan Rides E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Music: Quentin Cooperjoins

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Fanshaw Gets to the Bottom of....

Music. A new series of Simon Fanshawe 's cornucopia of comedy, quotations, literature and laughter.
Tonight, assisted by Bill Wallis , and with contributions from Spike Milligan , Billy Connolly and Victor Borge , Fanshawe tunes up and gets to the bottom of music. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Assisted By: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Victor Borge
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: The Archers

Tough competition for Mrs Noah. Repeated tomorrow 2pm


Unknown: Mrs Noah.

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reviews the paintings of musician Paul McCartney as the first comprehensive exhibition of his artwork in Britain opens at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Musician: Paul McCartney

: The Frederica Quartet: Still Life

By AS Byatt. Dramatised in 15 parts by John Harvey. Start of the second book in the quartet.
9: Frederica's ambitions - both academic and sexual - come to fruition.
For detailssee Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Harvey.

: Why Did We Do That?

A series that explores why controversial policies, fashions and fads take hold.
2: Cod Economics. North Sea cod, once Britain's plentiful national dish, has become in recent decades an endangered species. Chris Bowlby reveals how European politicians, scientists, and overfishing trawlers became enmeshed in a maritime disaster. Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: In Business

Who Done It? The mysterious case of the economy that went on booming. Peter Day dons his Sherlock Holmes deerstalker and puts Britain under the magnifying glass to solve the riddle of why we are prospering when (apparently) nobody else in the world is? Editor Stephen Chilcott


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Leading Edge

Ever since humans could crane their necks upward to peer at the stars they've dreamt about going there. We're closer to that dream than we've ever been. Now Nasa has brought together a team of anthropologists, linguists and engineers to discuss not just how to reach another planet but how many people should go. They're also wondering what will happen to language on such a longjourney. Geoff Watts reports.
Producer Martin Redfern E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced our age. Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Crow Lake

Teresa Gallagher reads Mary Lawson 's new and compelling novel about families and misconceptions. 4: Failingto deal with her past is putting Kate's present happiness at risk. For details see Monday


Unknown: Teresa Gallagher
Unknown: Mary Lawson

: Do Go On

The antidote to the round table discussion this week takes "age" as its subject. Griff Rhys Jones plays reactionary host Ainsley Elliot with Melanie Hudson as his belligerent side-kick, Jude Prentiss. Guests include elderly Hollywood actress Minette Dooley (Sandra Dickinson ), a teenage dotcom millionaire (Melanie Hudson ) and herfather
(Simon Greenall ), a former British badger-baiter who's worked his way up to the bullring (Perry
Benson) and acclaimed author of the bestselling Terry Bumpkin Trilogy, Michael Martin (Graeme Garden ). Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Ainsley Elliot
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Jude Prentiss.
Unknown: Minette Dooley
Unknown: Sandra Dickinson
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Michael Martin
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Today In Parliament

News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Art of Travel

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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