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: World News

: Prayer for the Day


: FarmingToday

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: 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 Rhidian Brook.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Unreliable Evidence

War and the Rule of Law. Clive Anderson asks what place international law has before, during and after a war? Do international rules have any place, or are moral and political imperatives more important? Producers Cathy Packe and Bruce Hyman Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producers: Cathy Packe
Producers: Bruce Hyman

: Another Five Numbers

Simon Singh continues his investigation into the history and merits of some of the most special numbers in maths.The solution to one of geometry's oldest problems is 74 percent-the most efficient way of using space when stacking oranges. Why has this only recently solved problem proved so elusive? Producer Adrian Washbourne email:radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Singh
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Book of the Week: Chopin's Funeral

Haydn Gwynne reads from this portrait of the brief life of the Romantic composer by Benita Eisler , adapted in five parts by Doreen Estall. 2: Having left his native Poland, Chopin attempts to establish his career in Paris. Fordetails see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Haydn Gwynne
Unknown: Benita Eisler
Unknown: Doreen Estall.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Fill Now My
Life, 0 Lord My God (Richmond). Psalm 126. Christ Is Our Cornerstone (Rawsthorne). Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling (Salisbury). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Where Angels Fear to Tread Part7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Chris Mead , the Nightingale Man. Another chance to hear the first in a new series that begins with a special programme paying tribute to birdwatcher and broadcaster Chris Mead , who died earlierthis year. The nightingale had a special significance for Chris, as Lionel Kelleway discovers when he travels to Suffolk. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Chris Mead
Unknown: Chris Mead
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Laughing at Dingoes

Mark Little traces the history of Australian comedy. In the first of three progammes he salutes the landmark acts that have defined the Antipodean sense of humour and starts his quest by remembering the vaudeville stars of the 1940s. He finds out that the famously dry Aussie wit goes back to the convict days when it was "laugh ordie". Producer Vicky Shepherd


Producer: Vicky Shepherd

: You and Yours

With Peter White and Liz Barclay.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Taking Note

A four-part series in which conductors, performers and experts re-examine familiar pieces of classical music in the light of their own personal experience. 3: Conductor Mark Elder, choral director Simon Halsey and Verdi expert Roger Parker talk about Verdi's Requiem.


Conductor: Mark Elder
Director: Simon Halsey
Unknown: Roger Parker
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Agatha Raisin

By MC Beaton , dramatised by David Semple and starring Penelope Keith. Struggling to adapt to life in a Cotswold village after a lifetime spent in public relations, Agatha Raisin determines to make her mark by winning the local baking competition. When the judge is poisoned by her efforts she investigates, only to uncover a web of extra-marital sex and pastry-based favours. So much for the quiet life!
Other parts played by members of the cast


Author: M.C. Beaton
Dramatised By: David Semple
Director: Carol Smith
Agatha: Penelope Keith
Vera: Jennifer Piercey
Roy: David Holt
Reg: Chris Emmett
Nancy: Beth Chalmers
Mrs Bloxby: Liza Sadovy
DC Wong: Ben Crowe

: Making History

Sue Cook and the team investigate more of your historical queries. Contact the programme at [address removed]or email making.history@bbc.co.uk.
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Stories from the Ilkley Literature Festival

2: Winners and Losers. Written and read by Anne Fine. A dutiful son takes some matters of life and death into his own hands. For details see yesterday


Read By: Anne Fine.

: Daft Questions

2: Why does the other lane always go faster? For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

People over 50 control 80 per cent of the UK's wealth. Heather Payton asks why, in spite of this fact, businesses are still obsessed with the youth market. Producer Kirsteen Knight Editor Stephen Chilcott


Unknown: Heather Payton
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: The Learning Curve

Radio 4's intelligent guide to the wide world of learning returns with Libby Purves. To contact the programme email thelearningcurve@bbc.co.uk or call the Action Line on [number removed]. Producer Elaine Walker Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Elaine Walker

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The In Crowd

Continuing the sketch show from Manchester.
This week the worst therapist in the world prescribes a treatment for a patient with anxiety - a spot of streaking. With Robin Ince , Helen Moon , Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Helen Moon
Unknown: Smug Roberts
Unknown: Kate Ward.
Producer: Graham Frost

: The Archers

Joe goes undercover. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show, which includes a report from John Wilson on another of the contenders for the Gulbenkian Prize for museums and galleries. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: John Wilson

: Where Angels Fear to Tread

By EM Forster. 7: A Night at the Opera. Philip, Caroline and Harriet seek diversion before they attempt to rescue poor Lilia's baby- and Caroline is enchanted by a new side of Italy and a new view of life. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Em Forster.

: File on 4

The war in Iraq has created a boom time for the defence industry - but the major manufacturers still face criticism for a lack of transparency in the way they win theircontracts. Allan Urry investigates and reveals new evidence of the extent of the links between government and the industry. Producer Jenny Chryss Repeated Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Jenny Chryss

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. ProducerCheryl Gabriel EMAIL: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White

: Case Notes

Does Work Make You Sick? Dr Graham Easton explores occupational medicine - with tips on avoiding repetitive strain injury and what to do when ill-health prevents you from doing yourjob. EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Saturday Night andSunday Morning

By Alan Sillitoe. 2: After a hard drinking weekend it's Monday morning and time for Arthur Seaton to start another week's work at the factory. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alan Sillitoe.
Unknown: Arthur Seaton

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends

The final part of a comedy series starring Simon Greenall , KayStonham, Debbie Stephenson and Phil Cornwell. 4: Robin's dream comes true when not one but two real criminal offences are committed on their doorstep and the police come to visit. The only problem is he wasn't there when it happened - but Wendy was. Derek finds a companion in an iguana and Jackie, his ex, feels compelled to return to the scene of the crime. A new series of this programme begins on Friday at 11.30am. Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Debbie Stephenson
Unknown: Phil Cornwell.
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: News

: Book of the Week: Chopin's Funeral

Part 2. 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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