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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Archimandrite Ephrem Lash.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: 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. Producer Sarah Peters Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Sarah Peters

: Book of the Week: Family Secrets

4: Derek Malcolm continues his memoir about the shocking secret that lay at the heart of his parents' unhappy marriage. Abridged by Libby Spurrier. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Derek Malcolm
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Lee. Immortal, Invisible, God OnlyWise (StDenio). 1 Timothy 6, wll-16. If Ye Love Me (Tallis). I'll Go in the Strength of the Lord (Bosanko). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Nigel Lee.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Humans and Other Animals
4: The Cost of ThingsDrama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

Ukraine. Since independence, the pride of Ukraine's heavy industry are now working in appalling conditions in mines that have become deathtraps. George Arney asks why men continue to be sent to these mines.
Producer Tanya Datta Repeated on Monday


Unknown: George Arney
Producer: Tanya Datta

: Excluded

Who is poetry for? Poet Andy Croft passionately believes that poetry is for everyone, and to prove it he spends a week at the Meadows school in Durham, teaching a group of difficult and challenging youngsters howto write poetry. Reporter Caroline Beck finds out if, after a week, Croft still has his muse intact. Producer Andy Cartwright


Unknown: Andy Croft
Reporter: Caroline Beck
Producer: Andy Cartwright

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Winifred Robinson. Including a special report on anorexia.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: 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: Lost in Space

By Amanda Dalton.
In Alan's mind, it's 1969 and he is an astronaut, floating in space. In fact, it's 2003 and Alan is suffering from dissociative amnesia. He shares a secret with his sister that he has suppressed, until a shock fragments his fragile world and his memory begins to return. Told through poetry and prose...


Writer: Amanda Dalton
Director: Sue Roberts
Alan: Paul Copley
Janet: Siobhan Finneran
Dad: Dave Hill
DrShrigley: Barbara Marten
Stranger: Graeme Hawley
PC Wright: James Nickerson
Young Janet: Tara Pendergast

: Check Up

The subject for the health phone-in this week is ears and earache. Presented by Barbara Myers with ear specialist Professor Tony Cheesman. Phone
[number removed] or email checkup@bbc.co.uk. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Presented By: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Professor Tony Cheesman.
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of Sunday 7.55am

: Down to a Soundless Sea

By Thomas Steinbeck. 4: Blighted Cargo.
Simon Gutierez O'Brian begins a new career as a blackleg smuggler. He is not simply a common contrabandist of uncustomed rotgut but a bootlegger of souls. Read by William Hope. For details see Monday


Unknown: Thomas Steinbeck.
Unknown: Simon Gutierez O'Brian
Read By: William Hope.

: Beyond the Takeaway

Actor and director David Tse explores the lives of British-born Chinese.
4: Creating Ourselves. A film-maker, a pop musician, a playwright and a comedian talk about how a British-Chinese upbringing has helped them to find their creative voices. For details see Monday


Director: David Tse

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to one of the world's bestselling writers of fiction, John Grisham. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: John Grisham.

: The Material World

It's National Science Week from 7-16 March.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this event, the programme looks at how science is being explored in more accessible ways.
Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Sarah Empey

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Right Time

A new series of the sketch show about life, written and peformed by people who've lived a bit. Find out the mature attitude to dieting and going to the gym. And meet "the Woman Who Always Says the Wrong Thing". Starring Eleanor Bron , Clive Swift , Graeme Garden , Roger Blake and Neil Innes. With special guest Pam Ayres. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Neil Innes.
Unknown: Pam Ayres.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

William gets it in the neck. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson introduces the latest arts news, reviews and interviews.
Producer Robyn Read


Introduces: Mark Lawson

: Humans and Other Animals

By Emma Donoghue , starring Pauline McLynn and James Ellis. Five comic dramas about the different types of relationships we have with animals. 4: The Cost of Things. When their cat Cleopatra gets sick,
Liz and Sophie have differing ideas of how much they should spend on vet's bills.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Emma Donoghue
Unknown: Pauline McLynn
Unknown: James Ellis.
Liz: Pauline Me Lynn
Sophie: Julia Dearden
Mervyn: James Ellis
Eugene: Miche Doherty

: Rasta History

There are thousands of Rastafarians in Britain but the common image of the movement doesn't go beyond dreadlocks, ganja, trouble with the police and reggae music. In the first of two programmes,
Rastafarian dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah travels to Jamaica to discover the roots of Rasta. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Analysis

Strange Bedfellows. The sexual revolution seemed at first to signal a rejection notjust of marriage, but of the state's role in regulating relationships. Thirty years on, gay couples are demanding something akin to legal marriage and unmarried heterosexual couples want greater legal recognition. Margaret Doyle asks why, in a climate of laissez-faire, the country is still so keenforthe state to interfere in our private relationships.
Editor Nicola Meynck Producer Innes Bowen Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Margaret Doyle
Editor: Nicola Meynck
Producer: Innes Bowen

: Leading Edge

There have been cases of people picking up infections from contaminated blood supplies. Can we guarantee blood that is free from infection? Presented by Geoff WattS. Producer Roland Pease


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Roland Pease

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ascent of Rum Doodle

Terry Wale reads the spoof mountaineering memoir by WE Bowman.
4: " For the second time on the expedition I doubted my own sanity."
For details see Monday


Unknown: Terry Wale

: Guy Browning's Small Talk

Comedian Guy Browning provides practical life-coaching in the big small challenges of life.
1: How to Poach an Egg. " Eggs are no different from most people. Drop them into hot water and they go to pieces." Producer Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Guy Browning

: The Shuttleworths: 5: Every Cloud Has a Silver Wedding

When Joan Chitty calls around unexpectedly, John's silver wedding plans are thwarted.
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: Family Secrets

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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