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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Glen Jordan.


Unknown: Glen Jordan.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25. 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: 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

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings. Thou Whose Almighty Word (Moscow). Romans 15, wl-7. Teach Me, 0 Lord (Attwood). Lord forthe Years (Lord of the Years). Director of music Graham Eccles. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Graham Eccles.
Producer: Philip Billson

: Book of the Week: How Did I Get Herefrom There?

4: Claire Rayner resumes her nursing career and meets Desmond, the love of her life. Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Claire Rayner

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Promenade Rock
Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: We Elizabethans

Dr Christopher Haigh goes in search of the connections between Elizabethans of the 16th and 21st centuries. 4: Religion. Dr Haigh asks how much Britain's modern multifaith generation has in common with its Christian predecessors in the reign Of Elizabeth IProducer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Dr Christopher Haigh
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: The Discovery of England

By the time of her death in 1603, Elizabeth I had presided over a flowering of literature and maps that shaped our image of Englishness for ever. In a new three-part series, Jonathan Bate shows how the Elizabethans "discovered England".
1: The Discovery of England's Past. Bate opens up an original copy of the Holinshed's Chronicles, which proved so influential for Elizabethan poets and playwrights, who plundered the work for material. Producer Matthew Dodd
Elizabethans past and present: page 123


Unknown: Jonathan Bate
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: 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 at6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Gorey Details

Philip Glassborow presents this dramatised feature, starring David Suchet, about the American author and illustrator Edward Gorey, who created a cosily sinister world that was as unconventional as his own life.
With Suchet as Edward Gorey and comment from Andreas Brown, Alison Lurie, Katherine Kellgren, Frank Langella and Steven Appleby, and additional contributions from Ogdred Weary, Miss D. Awdrey Gore and Wardore Edgy.


Director: Beaty Rubens
Presenter: Philip Glassborow
Edward Gorey: David Suchet
Interviewee: Andreas Brown
Interviewee: Alison Lurie
Interviewee: Frank Langella
Interviewee: Steven Appleby
Interviewee: Katherine Kellgren

: Check Up

This week's topic forthe health phone-in is the kidneys and kidney disorders. Your questions are answered by Barbara Myers and DrJohn Eastwood, consultant renal physician at St George's Hospital in London. Phone [number removed] or email checkup@bbc.co.uk. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of Sunday 7.55am

: Strange Tales by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

4: The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World
When the villagers of a small fishing town find a dead stranger washed up on the beach their lives are transformed. Read byRaad Rawi. For details see Monday

: Elizabethan Subjects

4: Women in the Alehouse. Gossiping about the Queen, slandering reputations and prostitution. Justin Champion spends an evening in female company in the Elizabethan alehouse. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to the veteran adventure story writer Wilbur Smith. Repeated from Sunday


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Wilbur Smith.

: The Material World

The concept of conserving buildings is well known, but now there is a movement to preserve areas of land with geological significance and international importance. Quentin Cooper finds out how Britain is leading the way in the practice of geo-conservation. Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Sarah Empey

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Six o'Clock News

6.30 The Right Time
The sketch show about life, written and performed by people who've lived a bit. Starring Eleanor Bron ,
Graeme Garden , Clive Swift , Roger Blake , Neil Innes and Paula Wilcox , with music by Neil Innes and Ronnie and the Rex. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Paula Wilcox
Music By: Neil Innes
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

A warm welcome i n Ambridge. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Promenade Rock

By Christopher Denys. 9: The Holiday-Maker
A mysterious guest is staying at Theda Pilton's and Matthew is sent to solve the mystery.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Christopher Denys.
Eirlys: Nerys Hughes
Matthew: Russell Boulter
Theda: Tina Gray
Kalama: Badria Timimi

: The Thistle and the Rose

Through the 20-year correspondence conducted between Elizabeth I of England and King James VI of Scotland, Louise Yeoman delves into the emotional and human aspect of uniting England and Scotland. Readings by Penelope Keith and Forbes Masson.
Producer Dave Batchelor
Elizabethans past and present: page 123


Unknown: King James Vi
Unknown: Louise Yeoman
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Forbes Masson.
Producer: Dave Batchelor
Elizabeth: Penelope Keith
James: Forbes Masson

: Analysis

A Silver Lining. With people in the West living longer than ever before, the conventional wisdom is that we're doomed to an impoverished future. But Diane Coyle asks if the prophets of gloom have got it wrong. Editor Nicola Meyrick Producer Zaree rMasani Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Diane Coyle
Editor: Nicola Meyrick
Producer: Zaree Rmasani

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts reports on the latest stories from the world of science and technology. Producer Roland Pease


Unknown: 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 Visitor

By Maeve Brennan , abridged in two parts by Neville Teller and read by Tina Kellegher. Written in the 1940s, Maeve Brennan 's lost novella was discovered recently in a university archive. It's a haunting portrait of a young woman trying to find her place in the world after her mother dies.
1: Anastasia returns from Paris to Dublin, looking for her grandmother's affection. Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Maeve Brennan
Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: Tina Kellegher.
Unknown: Maeve Brennan
Producer: Tanya Nash

: I Think I've Got a Problem

The story about a man who can't stop himself breaking into song returns for a second series, starring Suggs, Bob Monkhouse and Bill Nighy. 1: In a bid to get rid of the band that lives in his head, Tom has been sent to a special centre. The treatment's going well - until the band make Tom burst into song.
Music by Andrew McGibbon. Nick Romero and Suggs Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Bill Nighy.
Music By: Andrew McGibbon.
Music By: Nick Romero
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Tom: Suggs
Dr Boone: Bob Monkhouse
Malc: Bill Nighy
Phelia: Julia Deakin
Jake: Andrew McGibbon
Monty: Nick Romerol
Bouche: Phil Comwell
Clammy: Toby Longworth
Dr Rodshott: Tracy-Ann OBErman

: News

: Book of the Week: How Did I Get Here from There?

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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