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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Commentary on the closing stages of the first day s play of the Second Test in Adelaide.
For details see yesterday 12.30am * Approximate time

: 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
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: 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 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Charlotte Mew andHer Friends

By Penelope Fitzgerald. Read by Eleanor Bron.
4: Charlotte's reputation as a poet continues to grow but worries over money refuse to go away. For details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Penelope Fitzgerald.
Read By: Eleanor Bron.

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Lee. The Lord s My Shepherd
(Archer) Romans 8, wl8-25. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Blaenwem). Irish Blessing(
Leddington Wright ). With the Radio 2 Choristers of the Year
Lucy Rhodes and James Eager. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: Nigel Lee.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Unknown: Lucy Rhodes
Unknown: James Eager.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Evelina Part 9 of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Evelina Part

: Crossing Continents: Cuba

The Americans are invading Cuba. Armed with processed cheese and turkey drumsticks, hundreds of businessmen have come to Havana, hoping the US embargo is soon to fall. Fidel Castro is there to greet them with open arms. Meanwhile on the streets ordinary people use ration books and whatever hustle they can dream up to feed their families Mariusa Reyes reports from a divided island and meets dissidents who are using Harry Potter and Dr Seuss to undermine state control. Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Reporter: Mariusa Reyes
Producer: Keith Morris

: Give Me an A

Adam Hart-Davis sets out on a rare musical quest: to get to the bottom of the strange world of "tuning".
Why do we need tuning? Is there any correct way to tune a musical instrument? And does it really matter? Along the way, we clamber into the bowels of a cathedral organ, meet the inventors of some rather unusual musical instruments, and discover whether even the most sophisticated recording technology is up to thejob of making Adam Hart -
Davis Sing perfectly in tune. Producer Michael Surcombe


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Adam Hart
Producer: Michael Surcombe

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: Test Match Special

Australia v England for the Ashes
Commentary on the second day of the Second Test at Adelaide. For details see yesterday

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Painter and the Fishergirl

By Carol McGuigan. Two worlds collide in this passionate portrait of a painter and the ordinary young woman who changes his life. Based on American artist Winslow Homer's 1881 visit to Cullercoats, a fishing village on the north-east coast of England.
Producer/director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Carol McGuigan.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Winslow: Henry Goodman
Maggie: Joanne Froggatt
Mrs Jefferson: Charlie Hardwick
Andy: Joe Caffrey
Belle: Sharon Percy

: Taking Issue

A columnist advances a controversial view on a topical subject, then listeners can take issue by telephone. Presented by David Jesse !. PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 1.30pm Producer Nick Utechin


Presented By: David Jesse
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Radio 4 Appeal

Terry Wogan appeals on behalf of Children in Need.
DONATIONS: BBC Children In Need Appeal. [address removed] Credit-card donations: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Beggar's Banquet

4: Herbert in Motion. Part 2. was wearing my green Armani, hoping it would disguise the condemned look in my eyes." Read in two parts by James Bryce. For details see Monday


Unknown: James Bryce.

: Thinking on Their Feet

4: Richard Francis takes the same paths as Wilkie Collins , pioneer of the mystery story and hiking partner Of Dickens. For details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Francis
Unknown: Wilkie Collins

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Could the fictional technology used by the crew of the starship Enterprise when they "set phasers on stun" soon be a reality? There has been considerable interest in the development of weapons that cause only temporary injury, for policing, peacekeeping and war. Quentin Cooper asks what non-lethal weapons might be used for, and whether they could be misused. Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Sarah Empey

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Think the Unthinkable

The sitcom about management consultants who transform companies in ways they barely understand. With Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy , Catherine Shepherd and David Mitchell. Written by James Cary. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Catherine Shepherd
Unknown: David Mitchell.
Written By: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Ruth cannot get through.Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Evelina

9: To the Hotwells. Evelina has arrived in Bristol where she discovers some astonishing news about her father. FordetailsseeMonday Repeated from 10.45am

: Tiger Tales

Christopher Gunness continues his series about modern Asian history, this week from Indonesia.
Under the auspices of easing population pressures on the inner islands of Java, Bali and Madura,
Indonesia's transmigration programme saw seven million people uprooted from their homes in the largest resettlement programme of the 20th century. Producer John Murphy


Unknown: Christopher Gunness
Producer: John Murphy

: Analysis

A Church That Matters? As a new Archbishop of Canterbury takes office, Anglicans have high hopes of revived prestige forthe established church. The Church of England still intends to exert influence in many areas of politics and society, ranging from prisons and asylum to the morality of bombing Iraq. But the institution Rowan Williams will lead faces paralysing disputes over sexual morality and biblical authority. Andrew Brown asks whetherthe church can rise above them and continue to matter in our national life. Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Brown
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts examines new digital technology that's set to send tremors through the world ofwine.
Researchers have cracked the code for making fine wine by breaking down the components that give any bottle its unique colour, flavour and fragrance. Could this spell the end forthe traditional tasting? Producer Beth Eastwood EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Number Ten

4: Prime Minister Edward Clare is heavily disguised in his wife's clothes - a look that is only slightly marred by his need for a regular shave. For details see Monday


Unknown: Edward Clare

: The Sofa of Time

Fantasy sitcom set in the world of Gravy.
5: Night of the Sexicle. Things hot up as Raamen Bod calls upon the services of Morpheena, the sexiest assassin in Gravy. Starring Nick Frost , Matt King , Simon Pegg , Mark Heap , Peter Serafinowicz , Kevin Eldon , Julia Deakin , Janet Anderson , Daisy Jones and Kevin Marcell. Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Raamen Bod
Unknown: Nick Frost
Unknown: Matt King
Unknown: Simon Pegg
Unknown: Mark Heap
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Julia Deakin
Unknown: Janet Anderson
Unknown: Daisy Jones
Unknown: Kevin Marcell.
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: News

: Book of the Week: Charlotte Mew and her Friends

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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