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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 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: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: 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.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Sarah Peters

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Brian Haymes. Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You (Gillard). Philippians 2, w5-ll. The Servant King(Kendrick). At the Name of Jesus (Camberwell). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Brian Haymes.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: Elizabeth and Mary -Cousins, Rivals, Queens

By Jane Dunn. With Catherine McCormack and Stella Gonet.
4: Mary falls under the spell of the dashing Darnley, much to Elizabeth's disapproval. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Dunn.
Unknown: Catherine McCormacK
Unknown: Stella Gonet.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Self-control
Part4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

Belgium. Meriel Beattie goes to Antwerp to meet the man dubbed the Belgian Malcolm X, Dyab Abou Jahjah, whose dream is to create a pan-Arab nationalist movement across Europe. She examines the controversy surrounding him and asks if Britain can learn anything from it.
Editor Hugh Levinson Repeated Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Dyab Abou
Editor: Hugh Levinson

: The Discovery of England

2: The Discovery of the English Land. In the second part of his investigation into the Elizabethan idea of Englishness, Jonathan Bate finds out how 16th-century cartographers, poets, gardeners and local historians put the English countryside on the map. Producer Matthew Dodd


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: Cops and Robbers

In Katie Hims 's drama a dry-cleaner's assistantfalls for a customer who chats her up then leaves and is knocked down. How can she everforget him?
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Katie Hims
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Marion: Amanda Root
Inspector: Philip Jackson
Jonny: Nicholas Boutton

: Questions, Question*

Stewart Henderson presents the problem-solving show that helps provide some answers to those irritating questions from everyday life. Phone [number removed] or email questions.questions@bbc.co.uk. Producer Joanne Coombs


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Joanne Coombs

: Radio 4 Appeal

: Opening Lines

4: Some Kind of Accident by Molly Rogers.
Henry Parker visits his favourite park for the first time since his father was killed a year ago. Along with his mother, who is finding it difficult to cope, this short journey becomes one of discovery for both of them. Read by Patrick Poletti.
Producer Joanne Reardon For details see Monday


Unknown: Molly Rogers.
Unknown: Henry Parker
Read By: Patrick Poletti.
Producer: Joanne Reardon

: A Year in the Life of Ants

4: It is now late summer. Aftertheir mating flight in May, the queen ants must establish their new colonies- in some cases raiding the nests of other ants and taking over the workers. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to the writers Rachel Cusk and Kathryn Harrison about their new books, both of which focus on the relationship between mothers and their children.
Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Rachel Cusk
Unknown: Kathryn Harrison

: The Material World

In a time when information can so easily be stored, shared and accessed -with the benefits to science seen in examples such as the Human Genome Project- why then are palaeoanthropologists so reluctant to share their finds with one another?
Quentin Cooper talks to some scientists who are hoping to create a pool of data that will permit important comparisons to be made between ancient human specimens, so benefiting greatly the study of human evolution. Email: [web address removed]


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Right Time

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


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

: The Archers

A tight squeeze for Caroline. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show, and investigates the life and work of the composer Gyorgy Ligeti , who is 80 this year. His music found an audience beyond the concert hall when it featured on the soundtrack of the film 2001: a Space Odyssey. Producer Eliane Glaser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Gyorgy Ligeti
Producer: Eliane Glaser

: Serf-control

Romantic drama by Mary Brunton , dramatised in ten parts byGerda Stevenson. 4: Colonel Hargrave pursues Laura from Perthshire to London where she meets a new admirer.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Brunton
Unknown: Gerda Stevenson.

: What if... ?

Space Race. In the return of the series that rewrites major historical events, Professor Chris Andrew imagines what might have happened if the Russians had got to the Moon first. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Professor Chris Andrew
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Analysis

Thinking in Public. Traditionally, intellectuals have been viewed either with suspicion or with a romantic picture of alienation. Neither seems to fit today's British academics, who seem to be either technocrats or celebrities. Kenan Malik asks whether we need to revive the public role of intellectuals, especially at times of national crisis. Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Kenan Malik
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Costing the Earth

Saving the Everglades. Tom Feilden asks if an eight-billion-dollar plan can save America's wettest wilderness from Florida's rapacious developers. Producer Alasdair Cross


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Balzac and the LittleChinese Seamstress

By Dai Siji , abridged in eight episodes by Sarah LeFanu , and read by David Yip. 4: Four Eyes has hidden his suitcase of banned books, but the students have a plan to get their hands on them. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dai Siji
Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Read By: David Yip.

: I Think I've Got a Problem

Comedy by Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero about a man who can't stop breaking into song, starring Suggs, Bob Monkhouse and Bill Nighy.
2: Tom's efforts to get into his mother's good books go badly wrong when the band inside his head starts up at a very inconvenient moment. He tries to make amends by raising money bytaking part in a stand-uo comedv competition.
Music by Andrew McGibbon. Nick Romero and Suggs Producers Andrew McGibbon and Dawn Ellis


Comedy By: Andrew McGibbon
Comedy By: Nick Romero
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Bill Nighy.
Music By: Andrew McGibbon.
Music By: Nick Romero
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Dawn Ellis
Tom: Suggs
DrBoone: Bob Monkhouse
Male: Bill Nighy
Phelia: Julia Deakin
Jake: Andrew McGibbon
Monty: Nick Romero
Bouche: Phil Comwell
Clammy: Toby Longworth
Nabilia/Charmaine: Tracy-Ann OBErman

: Today in Parliament

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

: News

: Book

of the Week: Elizabeth and Mary -
Cousins, Rivals, Queens
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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