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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer Julie Owen


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Julie Owen

: 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 modern times. Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Sarah Peters

: Book of the Week: 31 Songs

By Nick Hornby. The author reads more from his book of essays about the songs he loves.
4: The underappreciated art of the songwriter. Plus, a poignant and exhilarating connection with a song he inspired in the film of his book About Boy. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Nick Hornby.

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Swinford. Living Lord (Appleford),
Matthew 6, w5-8. Be Still forthe Presence of the Lord (arr Hills). My Song Is Love Unknown (Love Unknown). With Clifton College Chapel Choir. Director of music James Hills.


Presented By: Nigel Swinford.
Music: James Hills.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenm Murray.
10.45 The Berlin Diaries
Part9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenm Murray.

: Crossing Continents

In the first of a new series, Julian Pettifer travels to Cyprus to assess the state of the Greek-Turkish divide, as the deadline to sign up forthe latest UN peace plan comes ever closer. He explores what
Cypriots have to gain and lose from uniting their island once more.
Producer John Murphy Repeated on Monday


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: John Murphy

: Irish Lives in Lace

Journalist Nell McCafferty uncovers tales of hardship, endurance, skill and artistry as she charts the fortunes of Irish lace and the enterprising women who have developed and nourished the craft since the 1800s.


Presenter: Nell McCafferty
Producer: Maureen Gallagher

: 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: Out of the Pirate's Playhouse

On a summer's day, five 11-year-olds celebrate the start of the holidays by going to their favourite activity centre - the Pirate's Playhouse - and are horrified to be told they are too old to play there.


Writer: Shelagh Delaney
Director: Polly Thomas
CC: Daniel Hanbridge
Boris: Alexander Slater
Kelvin: Jack Harrison
Milly: Brooke Vincent
Isobel: Poppy Rush
Bob: Chris Jackson
Tom: Daniel Abelson

: Check Up

This week's topic for the health phone-in is heart failure All your questions are answered by Barbara Myers with Professor Martin Cowie from the National Heart and Lung Institute.
Phone [number removed] or email checkup@bbc.co.uk. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Professor Martin Cowie
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of Sunday 7.55am

: Broadcast from Bath

4: The Sweetness of Pears by Sarah LeFanu , performed by Stephanie Cole. On a day out with her 40-year-old daughter, Marjorie is forced to confront the memory of the girl she thought she had buried forever - the girl she once was. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Unknown: Stephanie Cole.

: The Science of DIY

4: Tightening Up - Nuts, Bolts and Spanners
Physicist Len Fisher renovates an old bicycle with the help of Dave Milsom and Stuart Burgess.
Together they reveal tips on how to do undo a rusty bolt, how to tighten it up without a spanner and how to hold your spanner properly. For details see Monday


Unknown: Len Fisher
Unknown: Dave Milsom
Unknown: Stuart Burgess.

: Bookclub

William Trevor , long recognised as a master of the short story, talks to James Naughtie and an audience about his collection After Rain.
April's Bookclub: An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: William Trevor
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Material World

How can a person be identified by the unique features in the iris of the eye? A new system of eye examination that uses infrared light to see through glasses and contact lenses is already being used at airports around the world. Quentin Cooper talks to the scientists who are developing the next generation of biometric security systems.
Producer Pam Rutherford EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pam Rutherford

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Boothby Graffoe in No Particular Order

More surreal comic meanderings from
Boothby Graffoe and his guests Art Malik and Steve Frost , with music from Antonio Forcione.
Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Boothby Graffoe
Unknown: Art Malik
Unknown: Steve Frost
Unknown: Antonio Forcione.
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: The Archers

Adam makes his position clear. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the latest news, reviews and interviews from the arts world. Producer Nicki Paxman


Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Berlin Diaries

By Marie Vassiltchikov. 9: Missie tackles the Gestapo one last time, then bids Berlin goodbye. Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Marie Vassiltchikov.

: Back to Beaching

Alan Whitehouse continues his examination of the future of Britain's railways 40 years after the Beeching Report. As the Strategic Rail Authority wrestles with the possibility of further cuts to services and stations, is the spectre of Beeching still haunting the network? Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane


Unknown: Alan Whitehouse
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: Analysis

Interesting Times. Once, politicians and the public had a clear idea of what constituted Britain's
"national interest". It remained fixed while friends and foes came and went. But what is the national interest nowadays - in Iraq, for example? In the first of a new series David Walker asks if the notion has any validity in ourglobalised, US-dominated world. Editor Nicola Meyrick ProducerlngridHassler Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: David Walker
Editor: Nicola Meyrick Producerlngridhassler

: Leading Edge

Bed sores - or pressure ulcers, to give them their proper name - are a complication medicine could well do without. Maybe new mattresses with built-in pressure sensors hold the answer. Presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Roland Pease


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Roland Pease

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat of9am

: The World Tonight

With Clare Bolderson.


Unknown: Clare Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Evelyn Waugh Short Stories: 4: On Guard: Part 1

To remind her of him while he's abroad, a young man buys his fiancee a snappy little puppy called Hector.
(The conclusion of this story can be heard tomorrow at 10.45pm.)
(For details see Monday)


Author: Evelyn Waugh

: The Consultants

An invitation to join Neil Edmond , Justin Edwards and James Rawlings for the final instalment of their 1,000-point plan of action. Written by and starring the Consultants, winners of the Perrier Best Newcomer award 2002. Producer Will Saunders


Unknown: Neil Edmond
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: James Rawlings

: The Shuttleworths: 4: Scare in the Community

After attending a course on personal security, John becomes aware of potential hidden dangers surrounding his local community. Ken isn't impressed and Mary is annoyed that he won't take off his high-visibility jacket. Written and performed by Graham Fellows.


Written and performed by: Graham Fellows.
Producer: Dawn Ellis.

: Today in Parliament

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

: News

: Book of the Week: 31 Songs

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.

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