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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Oliver Crilly.


Unknown: Father Oliver Crilly.

: 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 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: John Bell.

: 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 Ernest Rea. Light's Glittering Morn (Easter Song). Luke 24, w36-46. King of Glory, King of Peace (Walford Davies ). The Servant King(Kendrick). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.
Unknown: Walford Davies
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Time Out of Mind

Written and read by Jane Lapotaire. 4: St Louis Lapotaire takes the first tentative steps back to work. For detailssee Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Jane Lapotaire.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Five Ways to Meet Your Lover Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

Libya. For many years Libya has been shunned for supporting terrorist groups. Inside the country, ordinary Libyans have been left to the whims of Colonel Gadaffi's personal brand of revolutionary socialism. However, there are signs that this closely controlled society is opening up. But can we really believe that Gadaffi is about to change? Rosie Goldsmith finds out what life is like in this North
African pariah state.
Producer Annette MacKenzie Editor Hugh Levinson RptdMon 8.30pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Annette MacKenzie
Editor: Hugh Levinson Rptdmon

: Let's Dance

A new series that looks at the passion and history of dance. 1: Jive. In the 1920s the lindy hop, as it was first known, exploded on to the Harlem scene. Dancer Frankie Manning and historian Terry Monaghan tell the foot-tapping story of jive. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Frankie Manning
Unknown: Terry Monaghan
Producer: Sara Conkey

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winfred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winfred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Helen Mark goes tree-felling in Sherwood Forest.


Unknown: Helen Mark
Unknown: Sherwood Forest.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: George Silverman's Explanation

Based on a short story by Charles Dickens, adapted for radio by Michael Eaton and starring Paul Scofield , David Warner and Gemma Jones.
This is a story of a man writing about his unfulfilled life and getting it all wrong in the telling; of a boy who tries to become an irreproachable young man but who somehow fails to escape his past.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted for radio by: Michael Eaton
Music: John Tarns
Director: Sebastian Graham-Jones
George (narrator): Paul Scofield
George (student): Alan Cox
George (boy): Aaron Johnson
Mother/Lady Fareway: Gemma Jones
Father/The Dean: John Normington
Bro Hawkyard: David Warner
Bro Gimblet: John Tams
Silvia/Adelane: Katherine Heath
Granville and crowd: Guy Lankester

: Questions, Questions

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


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Joanne Coombs

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of Sunday 7.55am

: Fantasies and Flipsides

4: Swallows. By Catherine Mant. A maid sets her cap at a dashing stable lad but her attempts at assignations are interrupted. Read by Emily Chennery. Producer Sara Benaim


Unknown: Catherine Mant.
Read By: Emily Chennery.
Producer: Sara Benaim

: The Africans

4: Father Nzamujo is redefining Africa's view of itself. At his Songhai Centre in Benin, he is using solar-powered internet to spread knowledge. This leap in development and technology will, Father Nzamujo believes, free up Africa to become a player in the modern world. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to the writer Mark Haddon about his fictional creation, a 15-year-old detective with Asperger's syndrome. Plus, the Open Book's guide to the fiction and poetry of Margaret Atwood. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Mark Haddon
Unknown: Margaret Atwood.

: The Material World

May Day is associated with maypoles and folk rituals, but is there any science to be found in folklore? Quentin Cooper looks at archaeoastronomy, the study of the astronomical practices, celestial lore, mythologies and religions of all ancient cultures Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Sarah Empey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: The Hudson and Pepperdine Show

As an introduction to a new series, another chance to hearthe second episode from the previous run of Vicki Pepperdine and Mel Hudson 's variety-meets-sitcom sketch show formula. Including such characters as elderly standup comedienne Edie Trinder and the Goatee Beard Men. Written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine , with Martin Hyder and Jim North.
Producers Helen Williams and Claire Jones


Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Edie Trinder
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Jim North.
Producers: Helen Williams
Producers: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Alistair's reasons to be cheerful. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine programme with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Eliane Glaser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Eliane Glaser

: Five Ways to Meet Your Lover

By Gemma McMullan. 4: Would Like to Meet....
Brian and Jenny turn to the Lonely Hearts section in the newspapers to look for potential partners Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Gemma McMullan.

: The Bradford Bulls

As the Bradford Bulls return to their newly refurbished stadium, this programme examines the club's plans for the future, including hopes that more Asians can be encouraged to take up the game of rugby. Producer Sue Mitchell


Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Analysis: With Friends Like These

European hopes for a common foreign and security policy have suffered their worst blow as a result of the Anglo-American war against Iraq and Franco-German opposition to it. Is it time for Europe's pro- and anti-Atlanticists to go their separate ways? Bruce Clark weighs the costs of a split and asks if a reconciliation based on long-term common interests is still achievable.
(Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm)


Reporter: Bruce Clark
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Costing the Earth

What Lies Beneath? We're no better at predicting earthquakes and volcanic eruptions than the ancient Greeks. Tom Feilden meets the scientists who plan to change that. Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts


Unknown: Tom Feilden
Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pursuit of Happiness

By Douglas Kennedy. Produced and abridged by Lisa Osborne and read by Barbara Barnes.
4: Sara is about to get married. But is she marrying George Grey or his family? For details see Monday


Unknown: Douglas Kennedy.
Abridged By: Lisa Osborne
Read By: Barbara Barnes.
Unknown: George Grey

: The Darker Side of the Border

A series of three Scottish 19th-century tales of terror and mystery, dramatised by Marty Ross.
2: Olalla. By Robert Louis Stevenson.
During the Peninsular War in Spain a wounded Scottish soldier is sent to stay in a remote house in the hills. The soldier falls in love with the daughter of the house, but the family harbours a terrible secret.
Director Bruce Young


Writer: Robert Louis Stevenson.
Dramatised By: Marty Ross
Director: Bruce Young
Alec: Paul Blair
Olalla: Roxanna Pope
Felipe: Richard Conlon
Senora: Carol Ann Crawford
Carrido: Richard Greenwood
Padre: Simon Tait

: Today in Parliament

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

: News

: Book

of the Week: Time out of Mind
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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