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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Michael Collins.


Unknown: Father Michael Collins.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

Presented by Gillian Oliver. Disposer Supreme (Hanovei).
Acts 26, wlOb-16; 19-20. Will You Come and Follow Me? (Kelvingrove). Christ Is the World's True Light (Rinkart). Director of music Graham Eccles.


Presented By: Gillian Oliver.
Music: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week: Indian Summer

4/5. Defeating the Demon. Tragedy in the slum and chaos on stage. Written by Will Randall , read by Paul Bhattacharjee. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Will Randall
Read By: Paul Bhattacharjee.

: Woman's Hour

From Manchester, with Jenni Murray.
10.45 Final Sacrament Written by Bill Murphy. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Written By: Bill Murphy.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world take a closer look at the stories in their regions. With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Voyeurs and Visionaries

4/4. Francine Stock investigates how cinema has affected our memory and the relationship between films and voyeurism in the last of the series on the ways that life imitates the movies. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Diana Madill.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Diana Madill.

: The World at One

News and analysis. With Mark Mardell.


Unknown: Mark Mardell.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK. Extended repeat from Saturday at 6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: One Day

On the anniversary of Shakespeare's birthday in 1932, two young women set off from Birmingham to witness the opening of the new theatre at Stratford. One dreams of meeting the Prince of Wales while the other would be happier going to the local cinema. Meanwhile, the architect (a young woman called Elisabeth Scott) and the producer (William Bridges-Adams) are worrying that the building and the play may not earn the praise they hoped for. Written by Helen Cross.


Writer: Helen Cross
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Annie: Catherine Skinner
Florrie: Jo Rafferty
Elisabeth: Rachel Atkins
Bridges-Adams: Jon Glover
John: Sam Graham
Ethel: Tina Gray
Joan: Gillian Goodman
Prince: Bertie Carvel

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those irritating questions from everyday life. Producer Eve Streeter
PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uK


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalf of the Association of WheelchairChildren.
Donations:[address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Ring Road

4/5. Fellowship. Francie McGinn finds love atthe Good Friday Carvery and Gospel Night. Ian Sansom continues to read from his book about the sad and wonderful everyday events of small-town life. For details see Monday


Unknown: Francie McGinn
Unknown: Ian Sansom

: Pedalling to Freedom

4/5. Lawrence Pollard gets on his bike and retraces the route of HG Wells's cycling novel The Wheels of Chance and discovers how the bicycle was a time machine.
(For details see Monday)


Presenter: Lawrence Pollard

: Open Book

Alan Sillitoe talks to Mariella Frostrup about his historical novel A Man of his Time. And with a whole slew of books on Napoleon coming up, Frostrup asks why writers find the old French Emperor so fascinating. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Alan Sillitoe
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

Did Anglo-Saxon invaders replace England's native population following bloody battles, carnage, massacres, rape and pillage? Not according to new research at the University of Durham. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Paul Budd , whose analysis of teeth from burials in a medieval cemetery in North Yorkshire is pointing to a far more gentle view of history. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Paul Budd
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

News and analysis. With Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music

1/4. Ajourney through the showbiz glitz and backstage litter of pop music by The Now Show stalwart Mitch Benn.
Fans. Fans -who needs them? Pop stars do for one, iftheywantto be, er, pop stars. With Robin Ince , Alfie Joey , Tash Baylis and Kirsty Newton. Songs written by Mitch Benn. Producer Adam Bromley Revised


Unknown: Mitch Benn.
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Alfie Joey
Unknown: Tash Baylis
Unknown: Kirsty Newton.
Written By: Mitch Benn.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Lilian gives some lessons in risk taking. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson hosts the arts and culture magazine programme. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Final Sacrament

4/5. DS Sue Manson of the Missing Persons Bureau continues her hunt for the religious art-fixated serial killer. The race is on to find the sixth victim before it's too late. The only clues are a cardboard triangle left at their home along with traces of a deadly zombie poison and a series of macabre photographs sent to a priest in South London, a Fr Raphoe. The priest has a passion for art history and he spots a connection between the weird photographs and a series of religious paintings by 17th-century Renaissance painter Nicholas Poussin. Written by Bill Murphy.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Fr Raphoe.
Unknown: Nicholas Poussin.
Written By: Bill Murphy.

: She's Alright, My Mum Is

Lewis [text removed] , age 10, looks after his mother, who is diabetic and losing her sight. He cooks for her, gives her her injections and helps her with the wheelchair. Lewis and two other young carers, Stacey and Jade, describe the challenge of looking after parents with disabilities.


Producer: Nigel Acheson
Producer: Kim Normanton

: Analysis

Fear and Voting. Can democracy defeat terrorism? Or does it risk its own destruction in the attempt? Felipe Fernandez-Armesto asks how western democracies and their voters can combat a terrorist threat that appears to have no negotiable ends, without eroding their own fundamental values. Producer Michael Blastland Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Producer: Michael Blastland
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Costing the Earth

Hurricane Hope. Last year Hurricane Isabel devastated the east coast of America. Alex Kirby discovers that
Isabel may actually have been good news forthe local wildlife. ProducerAlasdairCross

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9.30pm

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Jane Eyre

14/15. By Charlotte Bronte.
"I looked with timorousjoy towards a stately house; I saw a blackened ruin. "Jane learns the fate of Thornfield and of her master. Read by Anne-Marie Duff. For details see Monday


Read By: Anne-Marie Duff.

: The Museum of Everything

6/6. Sketch series written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell.
As the museum swings open its doors for the last time, Badgerland goes international, and our guides take us on a journey to experience the History of the Future.
With Lucy Montgomery.
Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker
Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


Writer: Marcus Brigstocke
Writer: Danny Robins
Writer: Dan Tetsell.
Performer: Lucy Montgomery.
Music by: Dominic Haslam
Music by: Ben Walker
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: Today in Parliament

The definitive round-up of the day's business at Westminster. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Indian Summer

4/5. Written by Will Randall. Repeated from 9.45am


Written By: Will Randall.

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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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