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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Ralph Godsall.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Michael Symmons Roberts.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Michael Symmons Roberts.

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests explore the idea of Bohemianism. From Victor Hugo to Virginia Woolf, from the Left Bank to the heart of Bloomsbury, what does it mean to lead an artistic life? With Hermione Lee and Virginia Nicholson.
Producer Charlie Taylor Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Victor Hugo
Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Virginia Nicholson.
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

With Clair Jaquiss , O Jesus, I Have Promised
(Wolvercote). Luke 17, w5-10. Be Thou My Vision
(Rutter). Forth In Thy Name, 0 Lord, I Go (Song34).
Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: Ricky

RickyTomlinson reads from his autobiography.
4: Tomlinson is finally released from prison and starts a new career as a film and TV extra before landing a role in Roland Joffe 's PlayforToday, United Kingdom. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Roland Joffe

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Our Kath Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents offer more reports from background behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Jollywood!

if you think British postwarcinema means Elstree,
Ealing and Pinewood, you may not have heard of "the Hollywood of the North" in Manchester where a stream of Lancashire comedies were produced over six years from 1948 to 1953. John E Blakeley 's
Mancunian Film Corporation made screen stars of George Formby , Frank Randle , Josef Locke ,
Sandy Powell , Diana Dors , Jimmy Clitheroe and a host of others. Presented by CP Lee , with contributions from
Jollywood historians Philip and David Williams ,
Mancunian Film Corporation veterans Wynne and ArthurMerze, former child actress Joyanne Bracewell and others. Producer Mike Hally


Unknown: John E Blakeley
Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: Frank Randle
Unknown: Josef Locke
Unknown: Sandy Powell
Unknown: Diana Dors
Unknown: Jimmy Clitheroe
Presented By: Cp Lee
Presented By: David Williams
Unknown: Joyanne Bracewell
Producer: Mike Hally

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: TheWorldatOne

With Nick Clarke at the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Open Country

Helen Mark explores rural life across the UK. producerGabi Fisher


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesteraay at i pm

: Afternoon Play: Autumn Journal

By Louis MacNeice, read by Samuel West.
MacNeice's poetic masterpiece, written in the fall of 1938, describes the poet's thoughts and feelings at the time, with echoes ofthe First World War and foreshadowed by the looming Second World War. It contains reportage, ethics, love poems and politics. With original music by Gary Yershon. Director Susan Roberts


Read By: Samuel West.
Music By: Gary Yershon.
Director: Susan Roberts

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the problem-solving programme and helps to provide some answers to those intriguing Questions from everyday life.
PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk Producer Joanne Coombs


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Joanne Coombs

: Radio 4 Appeal

Eamonn Holmes appeals on behalf ofthe Northern Ireland Memorial Fund.
Donations: [address removed]Credit Cards [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman


Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Rve Tales by RK Narayan

4: The Antidote. Read by Paul Bhattacharjee. A film director is convinced that a character must die in his film; however, the actor playing the role has a very different idea. For details see Monday


Read By: Paul Bhattacharjee.

: Behind the Taverna

4: Mallorca. Brett Westwood finds one of Europe s biggest and rarest birds soaring over the busy resorts of Mallorca. For details see Monday

: Bookclub

Controversial children's writer Melvin Burgessjoins James Naughtie and a group of younger readers to discuss Junk- his hard-hitting novel about teenage runaways and heroin. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Melvin Burgessjoins
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper untangles the science of string and discovers that the stringy nature of molecules in our bodies and our plastics is also found in the Sun, giving it some of the properties of a cheesy pizza. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of ...

New series Trains, Planes and Automobiles. Simon and his chauffeur Bill Wallis try to reach the end ofthe programme using all available means of transport.
Their futile quest is assisted by selections from Alan Davies , Rhona Cameron and Flanders and Swann. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Rhona Cameron
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: The Archers

TheGrundys' cider making gets underway. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Our Kath

By Claire Luckham. 9: Kathleen is at the height of her career when illness strikes. She is only 39.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Claire Luckham.
Kathleen: Becky Hlndley
Winifred: Shirley Dlxon
William: Alan Williams
Bernie: Susan Cumow
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: Anne Carroll
Roy: Andrew Harrison
Sir John Barbirolli: John Carlisle

: Ian McMillan - The Poetry of Britain:a Peregrination

Today is National Poetry Day and the theme this year is Britain, so Ian McMillan travels the country in a personal, poetic journey, hearing poems and visiting the landmarks that inspired them -from an iron-age village near Land's End to a one-teacher school in Shetland. He sits on Railton Road with Linton Kwesi Johnson, crosses the silvery Tay with WN Herbert and goes to bingo with Swansea rapper Nobsta Nutts , sharing their poetry with some of his own. Producer Julian May
Daisy Goodwin on National Poetry Day: page 27


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Linton Kwesi
Unknown: Nobsta Nutts
Unknown: Daisy Goodwin

: Leading Edge

Metal content in stars could help predict whether a star is likely to harbour planets nearby - providing a new tool for pinpointing candidate stars. The discovery also helps to explain how and why planets form in the first place. Geoff Watts finds out about these latest planet-hunting tactics.
Producer Beth Eastwood EMAILradioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Courage Consort

By Michel Faber. 4: "United in theirdislike of the composer, the Courage Consort devoted the next weekto getting on top of Partitum Mutante. Read by Irene MacDougall. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michel Faber.
Unknown: Partitum Mutante.
Read By: Irene MacDougall.

: Trapped: Clem Walder's Way Out

Comedy dramas written by and starring Mark and Daniel Maier.
Clem is a man who has three wives. He finds he can no longer keep up his treble life and resorts to faking his own death.


Writer: Mark Maier
Writer: Daniel Maier
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: Music for a Tenner

Richard Collins continues his survey of inexpensive musical instruments. 3: The kazoo.
For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Richard Collins

: Today in Parliament

Sean Curran with a roundup of today's business at Westminster.


Unknown: Sean Curran

: News

: Book of the Week: Ricky

AMPart4. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 The Machine Gunners: 9-113.15 Maths Challenge: Mental Maths 3; 9-113.30 Children of Winter: 9-11
3.45 Word Games 3:9-114.00 Drama Workshop: 9-11
4.20 Dance Workshop: 9-114.40 Music Workshop: 9-11

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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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