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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Mark Coles and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Bishop Jim Thompson.


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: The Nation's Health

2: Public Health. Jonathan Miller continues his investigation into the development of the nation's health since the end of the Second World War. This week he talks to three pioneering epidemiologists, Alice Stewart , Richard Doll and Jerry Morns , whose ground-breaking statistical work has underpinned our ability to track illness and disease in society. Producer John Watkins Repeated 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Alice Stewart
Unknown: Richard Doll
Unknown: Jerry Morns
Producer: John Watkins

: Beyond Coincidence

When is a coincidence not a coincidence?
A five-part series in which Martin Plimmer plunges into atwilight world of magic, mystery and mathematics on a journey beyond coincidence. 2: Coincidence Strikes Again. Producer Brian King

: Book of the Week: Last Man Down -the Fireman's Story

By Richard Picciotto. 4: Buried Alive. When the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center collapsed, the site became a huge wasteland of raging fires and shifting rubble. Somewhere underneath this steel and concrete carnage a group of firemen were trapped - but alive. For details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Picciotto.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Sarah Bullock.
O Breath of Life (Spiritus vitae arr. James Whitbourn). Galatians 5, vv 16-25. May We, O Holy Spirit, Bear Your Fruit (Lavendon). Lord, for the Years (Lord of the Years).


Presenter: The Rev Sarah Bullock
Director of Music: Alan Wilson

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Frederica Quartet: Babel Tower
Part 4 Of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and the colour behind the world s headlines with Kate Adie.
Producer Tony Grant Repeated Monday8.3Opm


Unknown: Kate Adie.

: With Great Pleasure

The writer Edna O'Brien selects a lyrical collection of her favourite I iterature for Stephen Rea and Marie Mullen to perform at a hideaway in Donegal. Producer Frances Byrnes Repeated Sunday


Unknown: Edna O'Brien
Unknown: Stephen Rea
Unknown: Marie Mullen
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: 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

Shortened repeat of Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Meeting in Seville

By Paul Mendelson. If we could meet ourselves when we were young, what would we tell ourselves? What could we learn? And would we even recognise each other?
Other parts played by members of the cast Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Paul Mendelson.
Director: David Ian Neville
William: David Rintoul
Susannah: Vivien Hellbron
Kirstie: Abigail Docherty
James: Finiay McTean
Will: James MacKenzie
Susie: Joanne Bett

: Check Up

Barbara Myers presents a new series of the health phone-in that puts you in touch with the experts. Coughing is a vital part of the body's defence mechanism. There are many causes, otherthan simply smoking, that result in a cough - but what is causing yours? Professor Alyn Maurice offers advice. Phone [number removed] or e-mail checkup@bbc.co.uk. Producer Pam Rutherford


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Professor Alyn Maurice

: Radio 4 Appeal

Alison Steadman appeals for Carers UK, a charity that offers information and advice to people caring fora partner, relative or friend.
Donations: Carers UK, [address removed] Credit-card donations: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Kim Normanton


Unknown: Alison Steadman
Producer: Kim Normanton

: Dream Atlas

3: Terra Nova by Paul Farmer. In the third of four contemporary Cornish stories by writers' collective Scavel An Gow , a car mechanic collides with the artistic community. The reader is Mike Shepherd. Producer Claire Grove For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Farmer.
Unknown: Scavel An Gow
Unknown: Mike Shepherd.

: Finger Prints

4: The Ring Finger the Weakest Link. It's the finger that can't move far on its own. But recent research has shown that its length in comparison with that of our index finger gives vital information about us. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

The University of Leicester hosts this year's British Association Festival of Science, where the theme is science and the quality of life. Science has certainly changed our lives but has it all been in our best interests? Quentin Cooper and guests discuss this and other questions live from the festival.
Producer John Watkins E-mail: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Dan Damon and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Dan Damon
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Coming Alive

Star by Jim Eldridge. Sandra's tempted bythe prospect of promotion and Terry agrees to direct
Murder on the Railway for the drama group. As Wendy discovers hidden talents, Steve suffers a memory loss - and Mr Preston unexpectedly saves the day.
Music by Jacqueline Dankworth and Harvey Brough Director David Hitchinson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge.
Unknown: Mr Preston
Music By: Jacqueline Dankworth
Music By: Harvey Brough
Director: David Hitchinson
Terry: Karl Howman
Sandra: Phyllis Logan
Steve: Ben Crowe
Mrs McKendrick: Sandra Voe
Mr Preston: David Holt
Wendy: Clare Corbett
Gail: Jennifer Wheelan

: The Archers

Who's the Big Cheese? Rptdtmw2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports from Liverpool on the city's
Biennial Festival of Contemporary Art. Plus news on the winner of the John Moores competition. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: John Moores
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: The Frederica Quartet: Babel Tower

By AS Byatt. 4: A new life begins for Frederica in London. But Nigel is determined to fight for his son. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Document: 4: The Secrets of the Icewhale

The Sony Award-winning investigative history series unearths another document that sheds new Iight on past events.

Mike Thomson examines the historic links between an experimental trials vessel called the Icewhale, a specially adapted Canberra Bomber plane, a toilet seat at Porton Down, a powder puff on the Underground and thousands of weather balloons that floated mysteriously over Britain during the Cold War.


Presenter: Mike Thomson
Producer: Jane Ray

: In Business: Be an Angel

Even after the bursting of the great dotcom bubble, investors are still lining up to put chunks of money and advice into small start-up companies. Peter Day investigates the pros and cons of being a business angel.
Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated Sunday9.30pm


Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Costing the Earth

A Green Utopia? Can the next generation of new towns avoid the mistakes of the past? Alex Kirby reports. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: The Nation's Health

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Paul Moss.


Unknown: Paul Moss.

: Book at Bedtime: Gulliver's Travels

9: Gulliver learns a lot from his Houyhnhm master, a majestic and noble horse with whom he lives, discovering much about the shortcomings of mankind. For details see Monday

: Acropolis Now

By Lynne Truss. The Spartan siege of Athens is now into its ninth month. Food has all but run out at the Acropolis Fish Restaurant.
5: Sauce. Customers drop like flies after Heraclitus adds a little hemlock to the cockroach fritters.
Producer Brian King


Unknown: Lynne Truss.
Heraclitus: Stephen Moore
Aristophanes: Alan Cox
Socrates: Robert Hardy
Xanthippe: Lmelda Staunton
Plato: Tom George

: A Sense of Place

A Motley Guide to Hocktide. Cartoonist Geoff Motley visits historic Hungerford and investigates the long-held traditions and colourful personalities of the west Berkshire town. Producer Alastair Fee


Unknown: Geoff Motley
Producer: Alastair Fee

: News

: Book

of the Week: Last Man Down - the Fireman's Story
Part4. 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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