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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: 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 the Rev Rob Marshall.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Peter White talks to Alex Zanardi , a successful motor-racing driver who lost both of his legs in a crash. Zanardi talks about his accident and how he has learnt to walk again.
Producer Sue Mitchell Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Peter White
Unknown: Alex Zanardi

: Lost Kingdom

Why did King Athelstan, the first king of all England choose Malmesbury as his final resting place? Guy Browning travels to Wiltshire to uncover the strange tale of the little town that had everything but still Stubbornly refused to grow. Producer Miles Warde


Producer: Miles Warde

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Lee. Behold the Amazing Gift of Love (StStephen). Galatians 4, wl-9. I Will Praise You Lord, You Have Rescued Me (Inwood). God of Freedom, God of Justice (Rhuddlan). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Nigel Lee.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: The Last Diaries

Part 4. Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45Thea's Diary Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world look behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

Actress and Dead Ringers star Jan Ravens chooses the poetry and prose that reflects herfamily roots and the origins of her talent. She picks poems by Philip Larkin and Edwin Muir and pieces by Jane Austen and Victoria Wood.
Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Edwin Muir
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Victoria Wood.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: 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

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Nought Happens Twice Thus

By Adam Thorpe. Patrick Malahide and Sylvestra Le Touzel star in this fictionalised event in the lives of the novelist Thomas Hardy and his second wife Florence. It is July 1921 and a production company has descended on Hardy's house to make a film of The Mayor of Casterbridge.
With Emma Woolliams and Scott Brooksbank
Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Adam Thorpe.
Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Emma Woolliams
Unknown: Scott Brooksbank
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Thomas: Patrick Malahide
Florence: Sylvestra Le Touzel

: Taking Issue

A columnist advances a controversial view on a topical subject with which listeners can then take issue by telephone. Presented by David Jessel. PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Presented By: David Jessel.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Patricia Greene appeals on behalf of the Mediae Trust. DONATIONS:[address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Patricia Greene
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Pillow Talk in Europe and Other Places

By Deborah Levy. 4: A Colder Place
Read by Souad Faress. For details see Monday


Unknown: Deborah Levy.
Read By: Souad Faress.

: A Brief History of the End of Everything

Presented by Brother Guy Consolmagno.
4: The Big Chill. Scientists now think that the universe will expand into a cold, dark, lifeless nothingness. Does astronomy ultimately put a full-stop on mankind's ambition to live forever? Producer John Byrne


Presented By: Guy Consolmagno.
Producer: John Byrne

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper talks to the scientists who are studying the new area of terahertz rays, which span the gap in the electromagnetic spectrum between light and radio waves and have numerous applications in security, cosmetics and medicine. Producer Beth Eastwood EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: PM

With Eddie Mairand Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mairand
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Boothby Graffoe in No Particular Order

The odd and the even odder get an outing when
Graffoe begins a new series. In thisfirst programme he looks at some of the things about families that make him laugh. And his guest Art Malikwill be featuring a preview of his new album, Art Malik
Reads the Ingredients of Marmite. Plus music from Antonio Forcione. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Antonio Forcione.
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: The Archers

Kenton gambles his chances. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reviews the stage adaptation of Salman Rushdie 's Midnight's Children by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Producer: Martin Smith

: Thea's Diary

4: London, 1939. Thea is in London with her mother and brother awaiting herfather but as warthreatens and borders close, will time be on their side? For details see Monday Repeat of 10.45am

: The Dark Origins of Britain

The last in a series looking at howthe modern nations of England, Wales and Scotland were born out of the chaos of the Dark Ages. Tim Whewell asks why the British have repeatedly returned to the Dark Ages to explain and to re-interpret their origins. And myth, he discovers, has been as important as fact in the formation of their national identities. Editor Maria Balinska


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Editor: Maria Balinska

: In Business

Too Much Stuff. The wealthy countries of the world no longer suffer scarcity and queues, at least as far as manufactured goods are concerned. Peter Day examines the challenges this change poses to companies who want to survive in the 21st century. Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Leading Edge

A new series of the topical science programme. Geoff Watts investigates the crisis hitting the nation's favourite fish. Cod stocks have dwindled to dangerously low numbers, but is it simply due to over fishing? New research suggests that a tiny creature no bigger than a grain of rice may hold the key to the cod's survival. In a race against time, scientists are launching their bid to save the fish from extinction. Plus a review of the week's top science stories. Producer Alexandra Feachem EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Girl with a Pearl Earring

4: Griet'sjob as Vermeer's assistant is no longer a secret, but rumours that he will paint her have reached the market. For details see Monday

: Wheeler's Fortune

Brian Hayes tells the remarkable story of Creighton Wheeler , victim of a tragicomic affliction, Splicer's Disease, in which letters, words and phrases are removed from speech as the sufferer is talking.
3: Bom to Be Wired. It's the late 60s and Creighton drops out of society and discovers that as long as he takes LSD everyday he can keep his Splicer's affliction under control. Unfortunately, it has terrifying side effects - he starts splicing uncontrollably in medieval French and joins the Conservative party.
Written and performed by Andrew McGibbon and featuring
Jon Snow , Alan Whicker , Paul Cook , Toby Longworth and Jan Ravens. Additional material by David Quantick
Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle


Unknown: Brian Hayes
Unknown: Creighton Wheeler
Unknown: Andrew McGibbon
Unknown: Jon Snow
Unknown: Alan Whicker
Unknown: Paul Cook
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Unknown: David Quantick
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle

: Paperback Hell

A series of four chapters, by fourdifferent authors, all of them imaginary, all straight out of the bestseller charts and none of them very good. This week, Chapter Three of Romany Cleff 's debut novel, Shopping for Mr Wrong. Starring Michael Fenton
Stevens, Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson , Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell. Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Romany Cleff
Unknown: Michael Fenton
Unknown: Rebecca Front
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Written By: Danny Robins
Written By: Dan Tetsell.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events in session and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Diaries

Part 4. Repeat of 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.

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