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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Huw Spanner.
8.32 LWoniy Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Huw Spanner.

: 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 Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Presented by the Very Rev Ken Ri ley. Spirit of God
(Skye Boat Song, arr Walker). 1 Peter 1, wl3-21.
Let Your Behaviour Change (Walker). All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael). Director of music Christopher Walker.


Music: Christopher Walker.

: Book of the Week: The Flamboya Tree

4: Clara's third Christmas in the concentration camp arrives. Despite the cruelties ofdailylife.it it's still time of excitement and anticipation. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Drama Sonya and Leo. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is striving to put aside years of horrific violence and civil war The surface signs are good: underthe guidance of a British officer, the country is building a police force that consists of former enemies. Muslims and Christians intermarry and work jointly for peace. But what will happen when the international peacekeepers depart and the attention of the world is diverted elsewhere? Julian Pettifer explores how deep the roots of Sierra Leone's reconciliation really run. Producer Tony Grant Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Julian Pettifer

: Bob and Pete across the Divide

Two gentle giants - both octogenarians- meet up in New York City to salute folk music in all its forms.
Pete Seeger. writer and performer of countless enduring songs such as Where Have All the Rowers
Gone and If I Had a Hammer, talks to Sussex singer, author and collector Bob Copper , whose recordings, publications and performances of his family's s collection of songs has helped to preserve some of the best-loved traditional songs in the British Isles. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Pete Seeger.
Unknown: Bob Copper
Producer: Angela Hind

: 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 7 pm

: International Cricket

England v India
Commentary on the fifth match in the triangular one-day series at the Riverside ground at Chester-le-
Street Durham, by Harsha Bhogle , Henry Blofeld , Simon Mann and Mark Saggers. With expert comments from Graeme Fowler and Sunil Gavaskar. Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Unknown: Harsha Bhogle
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Mark Saggers.
Unknown: Graeme Fowler
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Afternoon Play: A Triton amongst theMinnows

Actress Kim Hicks has recreated, from original journals, ajourneyto Australia made on Mr Brunei's Victorian "wonder of the modern age," the SS Great Britain. Excitement, new experiences and sadness are in store forthe passengers, whose descriptions oftheirjourney of a lifetime are as fresh, funny and poignant now as when they were written. Director Sara Davies


Unknown: Kim Hicks
Director: Sara Davies
Anna-Maria: Kim Hicks
Rev Maughan: Mark Buffery
Annie: Rebecca Smart
Olcher: Tom Espiner
Mother Mulquin: Sheila Hannon
Georgie: Juliet Prew

: Questions Questions

Stewart Henderson helps to answer more of those irritating questions from everyday life. Producer David Prest LETTERS: [address removed] E-MAIL: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: David Prest

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jeremy Bowen appeals on behalf of a charity that help visually impaired children and their families.
DONATIONS: Look. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] 7.55am


Unknown: Jeremy Bowen

: Latin American Stories

4: The Island at Noon. By Julio Cortazar of Argentina. A steward on a flight notices a beautiful Greek island and becomes obsessed with visiting this paradise. Read by David Thorpe. For details see Monday


Unknown: Julio Cortazar
Read By: David Thorpe.

: Talking Colours

4: Back to Black. Black is always in vogue in clothes and furnishings. In rural Rajahstan, can the ancient craft of producing and printing natural black rely on western fashion buyers? Fordetails see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper speaks to the scientists who are using magnetism instead of electricity to construct the computers of the future. Producer Jonathan Fildes E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Jonathan Fildes

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Motion Show

Graeme Garden hosts a new series of the comedy debating show. With Gyles Brandreth , Steve Punt , Garry Bushell andGinaYashere. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Garry Bushell
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: The Archers

Nashville-style nuptials for Sid and Jolene. Repeated tomorrow 2pm The country and western queen: page 14 Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 42


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Front Row-

With Mark Lawson. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Sonya and Leo

4: War and Peace. Tolstoy starts to write his major work. War and Peace, but who isthe real Natasha? from 10.45am


Old Sonya: Patricia Hodge
Tolstoy: Mark Strong
Sonya: Catherine McCormacK
Tanya: Daisy Smith

: The Long Search

William Dalrymple investigates the roots of spirituality in Britain. 4: In the Company of Friends. The 12th century saw a huge growth in monastic communities based on love of God and friendship with each other. Today William Dalrymple visits Rievaulx abbey, home to the abbot Aelred, nowthe patron saint of gay Christians in America. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Unknown: William Dalrymple
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Analysis

Once upon a Time in Whitehall. In this unpredictable world, the latest big idea forthinking about the problems of government is "scenario planning": story-telling about the long term. But is it any good, and how could it be used to guide policy? Ian Christie investigates. Producer Michael Blastland RptdSun


Unknown: Ian Christie
Producer: Michael Blastland Rptdsun

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts meets oceanographers who are studying how the oceans are changing under global warming, using specially designed buoys, and biologists who are tracking flying insects that are pests to farmers. Producer Alexandra Feachem E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Rumours of a Hurricane

4: 4 May 1982. Charlie - a man of property! Fordetails see Monday

: The Cry of the Owl

By Patricia Highsmith. Adapted by Shaun McKenna. 3: As each day passes and Greg is still missing, Detective Lippenholtz is finding Robert's story harderto believe.
Original music composed and performed by David Chilton Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith.
Adapted By: Shaun McKenna.
Unknown: David Chilton
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Robert: John Sharian
Greg: Adrian Lester
Jenny: Joanne McQuinn
Nickie: Briony Glassco
Detective Lippenholtz: Peter Marinker
Ralph: Jeff Harding
Jack: Matt Rippy

: News

: Book of the Week: The Flamboya Tree

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.

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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