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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Professor Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

With Giles Latcham.


Unknown: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Timothy Radcliffe.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Timothy Radcliffe.

: 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: Attention AllShipping - a Journey Round the Shipping Forecast

4/5. Fastnet, Irish Sea, Rockall. By Charlie Connelly. "I wasn't able to visit the next sea area on the list, but then until relatively recently more people had been to the moon than had been to Rockall." For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Charlie Connelly.

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Lee. Christ, When for Us You Were Baptised (Billing). Mark 1, w2-8. This Is the Record of John (Gibbons). No One Will Ever Be the Same
(Roystonhill). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Nigel Lee.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Trading Game
4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Lorraine McCann. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lorraine McCann.

: Crossing Continents - Crossing Europe

2/8. Property, Communism, Capitalism and Corruption House prices are a national obsession in Britain. But nowhere is untouched bythe all-pervasive power of property. Lucy Ash travels to Moscow and to the German-Polish border- two very different places where property, and the problems surrounding it, have become the talk of the town. ProducerLucyAsh Rptd on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Lucy Ash

: Michelangelo's David

On the 500th anniversary of the unveiling of Michelangelo's David, a tale of art and history told from the point of view of the sculpture.
David Speaks. With contributions from art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon , advertisingguru John Hegarty ,
Franca Falletti -director of the Accademia in Florence, and from Britain's own Renaissance man: the artist, writer and actor Antony Sher. Producers Kate Bland and Susan Marling


Unknown: David Speaks.
Unknown: Andrew Graham-Dixon
Unknown: John Hegarty
Unknown: Franca Falletti
Unknown: Antony Sher.
Producers: Kate Bland
Producers: Susan Marling

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: 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

: International Cricket

England v New Zealand
The triangular series of one-day internationals (England, New Zealand, West Indies) opens with a floodlit game at Old Trafford. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann , with expert comments from Jeremy Coney , Angus Fraser and Vic Marks.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Unknown: Jeremy Coney
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Afternoon Play: Church Ladies

The church ladies do everything - polish the candlesticks, iron the vestments, arrange the flowers. So when their favourite choirmaster is sacked bythe new priest, they are less than impressed. They down tools and go on strike, determined to get Mr Dibfield reinstated. But Father Nick is equally determined to keep him away, favouring the guitar-playing Lorraine as a replacement. A fierce battle, testing loyalties as well as vocal cords, ensues. Written by Aileen Gonsalves. Director Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Mr Dibfield
Written By: Aileen Gonsalves.
Director: Elizabeth Freestone
Doreen: Kate Binchy
Audrey: Rita Davies
Mabel: Leena Dhingra
Lorraine: Aileen Gonsalves
Gloria: Jamilla Massey
Joan: Vivienne Moore
Father Nick: Andrew Westfield
Mr Dibfield/the Bishop: Edward Halsted

: More or Less

2/7. Andrew Dilnot presents the essential guide to numbers, measurement and quantification of every kind: in the news, in our personal lives and elsewhere. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Sting appeals on behalf of the Rainforest Foundation. Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: The Casino

4/5. The Two Mrs Reeds. Two women with the same name convalesce in a maternity ward. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mrs Reeds.

: Alphabet - as Easy as ABC

4/5. Letters Have Birthdays. Lynne Truss continues her look at the alphabet and how it evolved with the symbolism of letters, R, K, L and X. For details see Monday


Unknown: Lynne Truss

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin CoopertalkstoTom McLeish and Dr Fred Mackintosh about how understanding the flow of materials helps usto understand processes such as volcanism and the dynamics of convection in the Earth's mantle. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Quentin Coopertalkstotom
Unknown: Dr Fred MacKintosh
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Revolting People

5/6. Sitcom set before the American War of Independence, written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses. "Them Thar Hills ". Samuel and McGurk follow a a prospector named Mad Pete in search of gold. Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Written By: Andy Hamilton
Written By: Jay Tarses.
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel: Jay Tarses
McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Capt Brimshaw: James Fleet
Joshua: Tony Maudsley
MadPete: Hugh Dennis
Jeremiah: Philip Pope

: The Archers

Ed tests his investigative skills. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and discusses Elizabethan England with Professor Frank Kermode , in the light of his book The Age ofShakepeare. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Professor Frank Kermode
Producer: Phil Tinline

: The Trading Game

4/5. By Lorraine McCann. Adrienne has worms, and Joe wants them - as fertiliser. His eldest son, Owl, is less than happy to be involved in another of his father's hippy schemes, but Adrienne, a former Land Girl, is far from the woolly liberal Owl is expecting. For further details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Writer: Lorraine McCann
Owl: William Barlow
Joe: Steven Cartwright
Adrienne: Sheila Donald
Taxi Tam: John Shedden

: Letters from Iraq

Day-to-day stories of life in Iraq. Hugh Sykes looks back over a year of power cuts, water shortages, bombs, kidnappings and murder as revealed in the letters, journals and emails of American soldiers, British officials and Iraqi civilians. Producer Mark Savage

: In Business

Crossroads. The British motor-racing industry is a remarkable centre of excellence but, as Peter Day asks, is it now underthreatfrom overseas influences? Producer Mervyn Fletcher Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Mervyn Fletcher

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts reports on the latest discoveries in the world Of Science and technology. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Melvyn Bragg- in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

4/10. By Liz Jensen. Pascal's approach to Louis's case begins to be affected by his feelings for Louis's vulnerable mother. For details see Monday


Unknown: Liz Jensen.

: Trapped: Art Class

1/3. Another chance to hear three comedy dramas written by Mark and Daniel Maier about people who are trapped either emotionally or physically.
In the art class at a local adult education centre, Mark is having commitment issues... until he meets a model who should be committed.
Starring Alex Lowe, Wendy Wason, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Sam Kelly, Roger Sloman and Mark Maier.


Writer: Daniel Maier
Writer: Mark Maier
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Wendy Wason
Unknown: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Unknown: Sam Kelly
Unknown: Roger Sloman
Unknown: Mark Maier

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: BBC Schools

3.00 Maths Challenge (ages 9-11) 3.15 Maths Challenge (ages 9-11)
3.30 Singing Together (ages 9-12) 3.50 Singing Together (ages 9-12)
4.10 Dance Workshop (ages 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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