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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Allan Spence.


Unknown: Allan Spence.

: 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
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

: Book of the Week: Return to Paris

By Colette Rossant. 4: Boyfriends and First Love For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Colette Rossant.

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Alleluya! Alleluya! (LuxEoi). Markl2,wl8-27. Rejoice! Rejoice!
(Kendrick). How Shall I Sing That Majesty (Coe Fen). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Where Angels Fear to Tread Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

Kenya. Kenya's new government wants to show that it's serious about change and says it's clamping down on corruption. It has introduced compulsory free primary education and has released prisoners from death row. But schools are bursting atthe seams - there are not enough teachers and average class sizes are now up to 120. The death row prisoners may have been given theirfreedom but they only have the clothes they were standing up in. So can Kenya's National Rainbow Coalition government really overturn decades of misrule and corruption? Esther Armah travels to Nairobi to find out. Producer John Murphy Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Esther Armah
Producer: John Murphy

: Let's Dance

A series looking at the passion and history of dance. 2: Flamenco. Complex rhythms, flashing feet, thrillingguitars and sumptuous dresses-the entrancing story of flamenco is told by author and historian Robin Totton. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Robin Totton.
Producer: Sara Conkey

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Helen Mark experiences a night on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales - from a spectacular sunset to a blustery dawn chorus.


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Picking Up the Pieces

By Sue Teddern. Emma's husband was killed when he intervened in a burglary. When she returns to work her friends have no idea what to say and she finds herself increasingly lonely. By chance, she meets the uncle of one of her husband's killers, and an unlikely friendship develops.
Director Mary Peate


Unknown: Sue Teddern.
Director: Mary Peate
Emma: Nicola Stephenson
Ross: Shaun Dingwall
Clare: Clare Corbett
Ken: Laura Doddington
Mina: Priyanga Elan
Ian: Andrew Harrison

: Questions, Questions

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

Dennis Sewell appeals on behalf of the Catholic
Institute for International Relations, an international charity working for the eradication of poverty. It works with people of all faiths and those of none. DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed]


Unknown: Dennis Sewell

: The Whole Story and Other Stories

By AN Smith. 4: May (part two). "You sit beside me on the couch and you tell me you are planning to move the tree into our house...." Kirk Bage reads the concluding part of this story about an unusual romantic obsession. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: An Smith.
Unknown: Kirk Bage
Producer: David Jackson Young

: A Diary of Climate Change

4: Scientists edge closerto discovering the pattern of South Georgia's weather 20,000 years ago, but Vanessa Collingridge discovers cutting-edge science can still be scuppered by wet socks and belching Sea lions. For details see Monday


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and an audience of readers meet crime writer PD James. Logon tovww.bbc.co.uk/bookciub straight afterthe programme today to join PD James for a live webchat. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Pd James.
Unknown: Pd James

: The Material World

Many animal species throughoutthe world are facing the threat of extinction as new diseases spread through their populations - diseases that have unwittingly been introduced by humans. Some species have already lost the fight for survival. In
Hawaii numerous bird species have become extinct and amphibian populations throughout the world are disappearing. Scientists are now going on the counter-attack in an effort to prevent other species succumbing to the same threat. Quentin Cooper talks to researchers who are looking at disease threats and means of conservation.
Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Sarah Empey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Hudson and Pepperdine Show

Aspirations abound in this first show of the new six-part series as Mel and Vicki launch themselves into the glittering world of show business. It's all eyes and teeth as they look forward to careers as out-of-work actresses. Starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine with Martin Hyder , Lewis MacLeod and Jim North. Written by the cast with Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell , and edited by Graeme Garden. Music by Richie Webb. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Jim North.
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Edited By: Graeme Garden.
Music By: Richie Webb.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Tears before bedtime.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Angharad Law


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Where Angels Fear to Tread

By EM Forster. 4: Misery in Monteriano Lilia faces home truths.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Em Forster.

: From the Ashes of Amritsar

The storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984 was followed by almost a decade of violence in Punjab in which many thousands of people were killed or disappeared. Lovejit Dhaliwal examines the legacy of the conflict and the continuing search for information about those who went missing. Producer Liz Carney


Unknown: Lovejit Dhaliwal
Producer: Liz Carney

: In Business

The Uncertainty Principle. War has made uncertainty a permanent feature of today's world. Peter Day investigates the effects the rapidly changing future will bring. Producer Sandra Kanthal Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Costing the Earth

The Peace Dividend? Could Northern Ireland's wildlife be the big loser in the peace process? Alex Kirby reports. Producer AlasdairCross


Unknown: Alex Kirby

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pursuit of Happiness

9: 1950s New York is a dangerous place for those the McCarthy era considers subversive. For details see Monday

: The Darker Side of the Border

Last in a series of Scottish 19th-century tales of terror and mystery, dramatised by Marty Ross.
3: The Brownie of the Black Haggs. By James Hogg.
Lady Wheelhope has a reputation as a violent mistress to those under her power. Yet when desire for a mysterious servant overwhelms her, it's her own soul she exposes to terrible risk.
Director Bruce Young


Writer: James Hogg
Dramatised By: Marty Ross
Director: Bruce Young
Lady Wheelhope: Irene MacDougal
The Laird: Paul Young
Merodach: Jimmy Chisholm
Bessie: Mary Riggans
Wattie: James Bryce
Adam: Alec Heggie

: News

: Book of the Week: Return to Paris

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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