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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Brian Haymes.


Unknown: Brian Haymes.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Huw Spanner


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Huw Spanner

: The Nation's Health

5: Doing What Comes Naturally. Jonathan Miller discusses organ transplants and the developments in our understanding of the body's immune system which makes them possible. But, as increased organ transplantation implies a growing dependency on our fellow citizens for a regular supplyof organs, there are some who argue that we must find ways of increasing the availability of body parts for transplantation.
Should we be entitled to remain intact after death? Producer John Watkins Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Producer: John Watkins

: Rare Books, Rare People

Rick Gekoski tells the story behind some great masterpieces of 20th-century literature. 1: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. Producer Ivan Howlett


Unknown: Rick Gekoski
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: Book of the Week: Things My MotherNever Told Me

Part 4. Robert Glenister reads Blake Morrison 's s new book. For details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Robert Glenister
Unknown: Blake Morrison

: Daily Service

Presented by the Very Rev Ken Riley. Ye Holy Angels Bright (Darwall's 148th). Matthew 28, wl-8 Magdalena (Brahms). O Sons and Daughters (arr Steven Russell). With the Coventry Blue Coat Church of England School Choir. Director of music Philip Formstone.


Unknown: Ken Riley.
Unknown: Steven Russell
Music: Philip Formstone.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.451 Don't Know How She Does It Part 4 of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and the colour behind the world's headlines, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Terezin

From the streets of the garrison town ofTerezin,
Jeremy Hardingtells the story of the extraordinary Jewish musical life that flourished there in the dark times of the Second World War, when a Nazi concentration camp was established in the town. It suited the Nazis to have a "show camp" to display to the Red Cross and other outside organisations; operas and jazz cabarets were regularly performed. Many pieces of music composed duringthe period survive - but the truth was that once the delegations had left, the performers were sentto Auschwitz. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Jeremy Hardingtells
Producer: Tim Dee

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Labour Party conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Boxed

By Mark Homer , Carolina Giammetta and Ray Kilby. Suzie is beginning to feel good again, putting her life back together afterthe acrimonious split from Chris, her long-term boyfriend. Until one day he turns up on her doorstep, asking to be taken back. A bittersweet story of the collapse of a relationship.
Suzie Carolina Glammetta Chris Mark Homer
Director Ray Kilby


Unknown: Mark Homer
Unknown: Ray Kilby.
Director: Ray Kilby

: Check Up

Barbara Myers is joined by a leading dermatologist to answer listeners' questions about itchy skin conditions. Eczema, dermatitis, allergic reactions and even pregnancy can all cause itchy skin.
Phone in with your questions on [number removed] or email checkup@bbc.co.uk.


Presenter: Barbara Myers
Producer: Pam Rutherford

: Radio 4 Appeal

Julie Peasgood appeals on behalf of the charity Jeans for Genes, which raises money forchildren with genetic disorders.
DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit-card donations: Freephone [number removed] Website: www.jeansforgenes.com Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Julie Peasgood

: Five New Shorts

4: Radio Gannet by Shena Mackay. Read by Elizabeth Bell.
Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Shena MacKay.
Read By: Elizabeth Bell.

: Electronic Brains

4: Water on the Brain. As a prisoner of war in the Far East, engineer Bill Phillips had a remarkable time making electrical gadgets to help his fellow inmates. Later, in London afterthe war, the New Zealander designed the world's first and only hydraulic computer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bill Phillips

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

While bacteria can sometimes make toxic waste more dangerous, bugs, if they're used wisely, could be the answer to all ourwaste concerns.
When we dump waste in soil or water, bacteria get busy, either breaking it down or spreading it around. Quentin Cooper asks experts whether it is possible to harness the power of these friendly organisms - without encouraging the unfriendly ones.
Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Sarah Empey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Mel and Sue Thing

The comedy series from Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.
Catch up with the adventures of spoilt Harriet and her pushy Aunt in the second part of Jane Austen's lost novella Sweet Fanny Adams, meet some very grumpy French au pairs and sample a special preview performance by the Ukranian entrant in next year's Eurovision Song Contest.


Comedian: Mel Giedroyc
Comedian: Sue Perkins
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Goulash Surprise. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front ROW

With Mark LawSOn. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Martin Smith

: Don't Know How She Does It

By Allison Pearson. Adapted by Penny Leicester . 4: Kate goes to New York to meet a client, the appalling Mr Ablehammer.
Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Allison Pearson.
Adapted By: Penny Leicester
Unknown: Mr Ablehammer.

: Money Box at 25

the Winners and Losers in a Quarter-century of Investing
To celebrate 25 years of Money Box, this week Chris A'Court reflects on how the programme has covered major developments in personal finance - and how these have impacted on people and wealth in the past quarter of a century. Producer Penny Haslam

: In Business

Power Failure. British electricity: debt-ridden, foreign owned. Peter Day asks: so watt?
Producer Harshad Mistry Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Harshad Mistry

: Costing the Earth

Not a Drop to Drink Alex Kirby discovers why the programme to deliver clean water and electricity to the developing world, has suddenly stalled. Can the major lenders can be persuaded to adapt their policies? Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: The Nation's Health

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Paul Moss.


Unknown: Paul Moss.

: Book at Bedtime: invisible Man

By Ralph Ellison. The narrator is forced to show a white benefactorthe local black ghetto, with terrible consequences. Read by Clarke Peters. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ralph Ellison.
Read By: Clarke Peters.

: The Bigger Issues

Keith, Dan and Francis continue their mission to make the world a safer, fairer, kinder place - even if they have to kill a few people along the way. This week the team hijacks a BBC outside broadcast vehicle to take their anti-driving message on the road. Starring Dave Lamb , Jim North , Nick Walker and Richie Webb. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Jim North
Unknown: Nick Walker
Unknown: Richie Webb.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: A Sense of Place

One Day in Lincolnshire. An almost random selection of contrasting aspects of county life, linked by a flight in a light aircraft. The ultimate impression is that Lincolnshire is characterised much more by its people than by places. Producer Nigel Hallam


Producer: Nigel Hallam

: News

: Book of the Week: Things My MotherNever Told Me

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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