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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: James Jones.

: 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

: Book of the Week: In Praise of Slow

4/5. A look at the international movement of people attemptingto take the speed out of modern life. Modem Life. "The hope is that they will revolutionise the way people think about urban living." " Written by Carl Honore. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Carl Honore.

: Daily Service

Presented bythe Rev Roger Hutchings. Come, Thou Long-
Expected Jesus (Cross of Jesus). Romans 5, wl-b.
Sing Aloud with Gladness (Scarlatti). Rejoice the Lord Is
King (Gopsal). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

From Manchester, with Jenni Murray.
10.45 Home - the Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in Our House By Julie Myerson.
9/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Julie Myerson.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world take a closer look at the stories in their regions. Presented by KateAdie. Producer TonyGrant

: The Molesworth Report - How to Be Topp

A celebration and philosophical assessment - ahem! - of Nigel Molesworth , the bleakly comic anti-hero created in the books of Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle. Some of his fondest fans explain why Molesworth's individual take on life was such a big influence. Producer Penny Arnold


Unknown: Nigel Molesworth
Unknown: Geoffrey Willans
Unknown: Ronald Searle.

: You and Yours

Presented by Diana Madill and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Diana Madill
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Helen Mark explores rural life across the UK. Extended repeat from Saturday at 6.10am


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Cenci Family

Rome, 1599. A young girl, Beatrice Cenci, stands trial for the murder of her father, Francesco Cenci, the first Godfather of the mafia. The story is told through two parallel narrative strands: a gradual love story between the artist Guido who has been commissioned to paint the last portrait of Beatrice in her cell, and Cardinal
Camillo's struggle against a corrupt Vatican to petition for the release of the family. Written by Lizzie Hopley.
Director Lu Kemp


Unknown: Beatrice Cenci
Unknown: Francesco Cenci
Written By: Lizzie Hopley.
Director: Lu Kemp
Guido: Daniel Evans
Beatrice: Sally Hawkins
Cardinal Savella: Gerrard McArthur
Pope Clement VIII: Ronald Pickup
Bishop Camillo: Owen Teale
Bernardo: Peter Innes

: 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

Martin Jarvis appeals on behalf of the Cancer
Laryngectomee Trust, which helps people who have had a laryngectomy and their carers.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: Writers' Choice

4/5. Favourite stories chosen by well-known writers.
The Last Days of a Famous Mime. The enigmatic tale of a great artist's last performance. Written by Peter Carey. Chosen by poet laureate Andrew Motion and read by Michael Maloney. Fordetails see Monday


Written By: Peter Carey.
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Read By: Michael Maloney.

: Sea Fever

3/4. The Nancy Blackett , the model for Goblin in Arthur Ransome 's gripping adventure story We Didn't Mean to Goto Sea. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Nancy Blackett
Unknown: Arthur Ransome

: Open Book

Amelie Nothomb talks to Mariella Frostrup. Plus a reader's guide to the best gardening books. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup.

: The Material World

Weather has always been the British obsession.
A favourite topic of conversation and the scourge of the sporting world, the daily forecast is both praised for its warnings and condemned for its occasional inaccuracies. The keyto improving certainty in the predictions lies in the careful - and counterintuitive - application of uncertainty itself. Quentin Coopertakes shelter from the elements to discover how white noise - a mathematical representation of uncertainty - is helping rein in the wayward predictions. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Quentin Coopertakes
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Mitch Benn's Crimes against Music

4/4. Manufactured Bands. Mitch is still trying to prove he's the best musical satirist in the world. After all, you can't manufacture greatness. Notwith the current cloning regulations anyway. With Richard Stilgoe , Robin Ince , Alfie Joey , Tash Baylis and Kirsty Newton. Songs written byMitch Benn. Producer Adam Bromley (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Alfie Joey
Unknown: Tash Baylis
Unknown: Kirsty Newton.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

A dinner party with a difference.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and a report on Whistling Psyche, a new play by Sebastian Barry , starring Claire Bloom as Florence Nightingale and Kathryn Hunter as Dr Barry, who hides a secret. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Play By: Sebastian Barry
Unknown: Florence Nightingale
Unknown: Kathryn Hunter
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Home - the Story of Everyone Who Ever Livedin Our House

9/10. Julie has worked her way back to the 1890s and the family of Henry Hayward , writer and journalist, the discovery of whom sparked the whole thing off. But why isthe house called Helena House? By Julie Myerson.
For details and more cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Henry Hayward
Unknown: Julie Myerson.
Henry: Michael Fenton Stevens
Charlotte: Angela Curran
Florrie: Sara Bispham
Arthur: Dominic Curran
Frank: Joseph Giacone
Alan: John Pennington
Julia: Mia Soteriou

: Parole

3/3. In the concluding part of the series, Marcel Berlins examines the inner workings of the parole board. This programme features a drug addict and a recalled prisoner-and looks to the future. Producer Charles Sigler


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Charles Sigler

: In Business

2/9. Digital Treatment. The National Health Service is spending billions of pounds on computer power.
Peter Day finds out what the money will buy and asks if healthcare is ready to respond to the digital revolution. Producer Harshad Mistry Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Harshad Mistry

: Leading Edge

Newseries 1/10. Noisy neighbours may blight your life but even inside your own body, there's no peace. For the first time, scientists have recorded the sounds made by living cells and these squeals could tell your doctor when illness is about to Strike. Producer Michelle Martin


Producer: Michelle Martin

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Wide Sargasso Sea

4/10. By Jean Rhys. Rochester, newly arrived from
England, marries Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway and they escape to an estate in Dominica. Read by Adam Godley. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jean Rhys.
Unknown: Antoinette Cosway
Read By: Adam Godley.

: Dave Podmore's Cricket Night

3/4. There's uproar when a Russian billionaire turns Pod's cricket ground into a supermarket, leaving Pod with divided loyalties. Comedy written by and starring Christopher Douglas , Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman. With Nichola Sanderson, Ewan Bailey and Chris Pavlo. Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds
Unknown: Nick Newman.
Unknown: Nichola Sanderson
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Today in Parliament

The news from Westminster in a round-up of the day's business. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: In Praise of Slow

4/5. Written by Carl Honore. Repeated from 9.45am


Written By: Carl Honore.

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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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