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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Judith Champ.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day WithCristinaOdone.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Crisis Diary

Day 4: 24 October 1962 For details see Monday

: 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 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Lee. 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Lydia). James 2, wl4-18. Thuma Mina/Send Me, Lord (South Africa). We'll Walkthe Land
(Kendrick). With the Commonwealth Games Choir. Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: Nigel Lee.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Book of the Week: The Crucible inHistory

Written and read by Arthur Miller. Part 4. Fordetails see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Read By: Arthur Miller.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Millstone 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.

: Just Like That

Milton Jones celebrates the comic genius of Tommy Cooper: the "unnatractive young man" who went on to become the nation's favourite clown, despite early rejection by the BBC for his "poor diction and unpleasant manner." Fans, friends and family also help recall the magical mayhem of Tommy Cooper.


Presenter: Milton Jones
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Diana Madill.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Diana Madill.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Prison Father

By Caspar Walsh. The story of a man coming to terms with the memory of his father who wasn't there for him, based on a real sequence of letters sent to writer Caspar Walsh by his own father from prison. Jake Geneva is an apparently successful businessman, but he has a secret which threatens to destroy his relationship with his partner and young son. To resolve his dilemma, he must find a way of escaping from the shadow of his father, who was imprisoned for embezzlement.
Director Sara Davies
Natalie Usa Coleman Alex Edward Blancke


Unknown: Caspar Walsh.
Unknown: Caspar Walsh
Unknown: Jake Geneva
Director: Sara Davies
Director: Natalie Usacoleman
Unknown: Alex Edward Blancke
Tony: David Hemmings
Jake: Mark Meadows
Jake aged 13: Billy Kenber

: Check Up

Eyesight changes with advanced age, tending towards the long-sighted and often starting to fail, with increased risk of disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Barbara Myers 's guest is a leading ophthalmologist.
Phone in with yourquestions about the aging eye on [number removed] or email checkup@bbc.co.uk Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories

By Frank O'Connor. 4: The Bridal Night. "My Denis would go up to her of an evening and sit on the grass beside her. And she'd say with that big laugh of hers: 'Denis is my beau.'" Read byTP McKenna. For details see Monday


Unknown: Frank O'Connor.

: The South Bank Tapes: 4

Five programmes celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Film Theatre.

Julian Fellowes, who won the Oscar for writing Gosford Park, explores the art of screenwriting. (For details see Monday)


Presenter: Julian Fellowes

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

The Cold War gave birth to a technology which enabled astronomers to look at distant stars and which could soon allow surgeons to examine individual cells in the retina of a human eye. Simon Singh talks to the scientists who are studying the exciting world of adaptive optics.
Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Simon Singh
Producer: Sarah Empey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Mel and Sue Thing

Comedy series starring Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.
Virginia Wade and Tim Henman talk politics, Sweet Fanny Adams talks... well... sweetly, in the penultimate episode of Jane Austen's lost novella, and Lovejoy and Bergerac talk nonsense - but Mel and Sue still haven't thought up a better title for their show.


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

: The Archers

Chaba's fan club gathers at Brookfield. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: John Wilson

: The Millstone: 4: Matters of the Heart

Rosamond returns home from hospital with baby Octavia to face an uncertain future and hard, anguished times.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Ros: Juliet Stevenson
Lydia: Lizzie McInnerny
Doctor: David Shaw-Parker
Joe: Adrian Scarborough
Nurse: Jillie Meers
Octavia: Gabriel Brody

: Green Gurus: 2: Petra Kelly

Julian Pettifer explores the lives and legacies of three influential environmental thinkers.

The "Princess Di" of green politics was an uncompromising campaigner, the founder of the German Green Party and rarely out of the headlines. But the facts surrounding her violent death in 1992 are still a matter of dispute.


Presenter: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Jim Clarke

: In Business

Call in the Consultants. Management consultancy boomed in the 1990s but now the good times seem to be over. Peter Day asks if the consultants need to listen to their own advice.
Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Leading Edge

Iceland is about to take its first steps into a carbon-free, atmosphere-friendly future. In a few decades, rather than burning fossil fuels to power its public and private transport, all cars, buses and lorries will run on hydrogen. So will the boats of its fishing fleet. And as the country is blessed with plenty of geothermal energy, its power stations do not need to oil or gas. Reporter Richard Black goes to Iceland to investigate the technology needed to achieve the new hydrogen economy.
Producer Andrew Luck-Baker EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Reporter: Richard Black
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Little Boy Lost

By Marghanita Laski. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Marghanita Laski.

: The Sofa of Time

A new comedy series starring Nick Frost , Matt King , Mark Heap , Kevin Eldon , Julia Deakin and Peter Serafinowicz. The epic and timeless tale of two men and their quest to find the most magical and powerful item of furniture in the universe. It is said that those who sit on the Sofa of Time can be transported anywhere and to anytime.
1: There's Gravy in My Locker. As Milford and Parker are packing up their possessions after getting sacked, they fall into the magical world of Gravy. There Milford is regarded as the chosen one who has come at last to save the people from Raamen Bod, who plans to find the sofa and use it for evil purposes. Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Nick Frost
Unknown: Matt King
Unknown: Mark Heap
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Julia Deakin
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz.
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: News

: Book of the Week:

The Crucible in History 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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