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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.

: 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: Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton

The former First Lady reads from her memoirs.
4: The period in her life when she and her husband are dogged by the endless investigations of the Whitewater inquiry. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. Just As I Am (Saffron Walden).
Revelation 3, wl4-22. Turn Thy Face from My Sins (Attwood). Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart (Give Thanks). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Don't Step on the Cracks Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: International CricketEngland v Zimbabwe

The first one-day international in a triangular series with South Africa, culminating at Lord's on Saturday 12 July. Commentary from Trent Bridge by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann , with expert commentfrom Vic Marks , Mike Selvey and Henry Olonga. Including News at 2.20pm.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Henry Olonga.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world take a look behind the headlines. With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: They Were Driving Us Crazy

In 1961 the Temperance Seven gave George Martin his first number one before disintegrating in a haze of "artistic differences". In an emotional reunion, 42 years later, seven of the band tell Humphrey Carpenterwhat celebrity was like before the Beatles. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: George Martin
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenterwhat
Producer: Miles Warde

: You and Yours

Lone Parents and Work. Winifred Robinson puts questions to the chief executive of British Telecom, Ben Verwaayen. He is advisingthe Government on getting 70 per cent of lone parents into work by 2010. In his first major interview on the subject, Verwaayen tells Robinson that lone parents should regard work as an escape from domestic isolation ratherthan as a pay packet.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Ben Verwaayen.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Explorations in the British countryside. Extended at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Humble Beasts

Based on the papers of an RSPCA officer who was sent to the Front during the First World Warwith a large fund to ease the suffering of the animals. Regular letters home reflect the terrible scenes he witnesses and his own close experience with death. Director Rosalynd Ward


Director: Rosalynd Ward
William: Andrew Wincott
Gen Moore: John Rowe
Lt Grant: Jonathan Keeble
LtMarkham: Tom Goodman-Hill
Robson: Tom George
Crow: Ray Lonnen
Morris: Roger May
MrsThurlow: Becky Hindley

: More or Less

The magazine series devoted to the world of numbers. With Andrew Dilnot. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot.
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Barry Cryer appeals on behalf of the National Eczema Society. Donations: [address removed]Credit-card donations: [number removed] Rpt of Sun 7.55am


Unknown: Barry Cryer

: Bending Heaven

Exposure. By Jessica Francis Kane , read by Kate Burton. An older author, achieving fame later in life, struggles with the demands of the publicity machine. She braces herself for the ultimate horror: the photo shOOt. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Jessica Francis Kane
Read By: Kate Burton.

: The Seychelles Seashore: 4: When Robbie Met Maggie

Robin, a Seychelles magpie robin is moved to the island of Cousin in the hope that he will mate with Maggie, a female magpie robin. Will they raise a family?
(For details see Monday) (R)

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup asks whetherwriting about northern childhoods can ever completely avoid flat caps and whippets. And the veteran American novelist Paula Fox explains the joys of being rediscovered again. Repeated from Sunday at4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Paula Fox

: The Material World

imagine being able to shrink an entire lab down to a silicon chip the size of a postage stamp. These labs on a chip have the potential to make chemical processes faster, cheaper and more environmentally friendly. Quentin Cooperfinds out whetherthe chips will ever replace the test tube. Producer Jonathan Rides EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooperfinds

: PM

With Dan Damon and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Dan Damon
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: In Conversation with....

Paul Jackson talks to Ricky Gervais. Writer, actor, director, stand-up comedian, DJ and a former pop star, Gervais was recently named the most powerful man in comedy (in a Radio Times survey). Produced by Mario Stylianides and Katie Marsden


Talks: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Ricky Gervais.
Produced By: Mario Stylianides
Produced By: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Fallon's hair-raising scheme.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts show, and investigates why tales of Britain's nautical past remain SO popular. Producer Angharad Law

: Don't Step on the Cracks

By Bettina Gracias. 4: Coconut Wishes. Pooja is desperate for her Dad to remarry and when she meets Mary the florist, she discovers all sorts of old wives' tales, which mightjust help.
Producer David Hunter For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Bettina Gracias.
Producer: David Hunter
Pooja: Payel Patel
Pravesh: Jeff Mirza
Mary: Clare Cathcart
Indian lady: Sudah Bhuchar

: Refugee Doctors

Hundreds of highly qualified doctors who have fled to Britain to escape persecution are currently working in non-medical jobs. Sarah Vermont meets a group of doctors who are trying to surmount the linguistic, professional and cultural barriers that prevent them from practising here.


Presenter: Sarah Vermont
Producer: Brian King

: In Business

Here Comes the Bribe. International business is still besmirched by corruption even though the companies deny it. Peter Day asks what it will take for international business to clean up its act. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30prn

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts reports on the latest stories from the world of science and technology.
Producer Adrian Washboume EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Animal Farm

Bill Nighy continues to read George Orwell 's classic novel. 4: "No animal shall kill any other animal". For details see Monday


Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: George Orwell

: Rigor Mortis

Laurence Howarth 's sitcom set in the fascinating but misunderstood world of the pathology lab, starring Peter Davison , Tracy-Ann Oberman and Geoffrey Whitehead. 3: When a newcoroneris appointed, Ruth sets out to persuade him that he should send the interesting autopsies her way.
Music by Paul Mottram with voice by Stephanie Benavente Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Music By: Paul Mottram
Unknown: Stephanie Benavente
Producer: Dawn Ellis
DrWebster: Peter Davison
Dr Anderson: Tracy-Ann OBErman
ProfDonaldson: Geoffrey Whitehead
Gordon: Tom Price
Chloe: Marianne Levy
Simon: Gus Brown
Daniel: Laurence Howarth

: News

: Book of the Week: Living History by

Hillary Rodham Clinton 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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