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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Farming Today

With Giles Latcham.


Unknown: Giles Latcham.

: 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 Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: Devout Sceptics

2/4. Bel Mooney and her guest, children's writer David Almond , explore the territory between belief and Unbelief. Producer Malcolm Love Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: David Almond

: Test Tubes and Tantrums

2/5. When great scientific minds collide, the fallout is both personal and vicious. William Hartston rakes through the muck kicked up by these clashes of the science titans.
In the 1770s, both Joseph Priestley in England and Antoine Lavoisier in France announced they had discovered oxygen. But who really got there first? Producer Alison Ayres


Unknown: William Hartston
Unknown: Joseph Priestley
Unknown: Antoine Lavoisier
Producer: Alison Ayres

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep (Buckland). Matthew 18, w5-10. 0 for a Closer Walk (Stanford). Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us (Mannheim). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book

of the Week: The 8.55 to Baghdad
4/5. Eames and his coach party arrive in the Iraqi capital as it prepares for war. Surprisingly, the welcome from the locals is friendly. By Andrew Eames. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Andrew Eames.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Unless Written by Carol Shields. 9/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
Fordetails see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Written By: Carol Shields.

: International Cricket

New Zealand v West Indies
The Rose Bowl ground, outside Southampton, hosts its second one-day international. Commentary by Simon Mann , Peter Baxter and Tony Cozier. At 2.20 News.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Peter Baxter
Commentary By: Tony Cozier.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Crossing Continents-Crossing Europe

4/8. Out of Sight, out of Mind? With one in four people in Europe suffering from mental illness, Rosie Goldsmith reports on two alarming and inhumane stories (from the Czech Republic and Greece) that expose the stigma and challenges facing health services across the continent. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Emma Rippon

: Yiddish Swing

From 1880 to 1920, more than a million European
Jews flooded into the tenements of New York's Lower East Side to start new lives away from widespread anti-Semitism. Stephen Evans traces how they integrated through the popular music they created in the Yiddish theatres, and then on radio. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Stephen Evans
Producer: Paul Evans

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by GutoHarri.

: 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: Agnes Beaumontby Herself

A 22-year-old Puritan and protege of John Bunyan is accused of murder. Atrue story inspired by The Narrative of Mrs Agnes Beaumont Written by Herself, published in 1674. Written by Stephen Wyatt. Director Claire Grove


Unknown: John Bunyan
Written By: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Claire Grove
Agnes: Katy Cavanagh
John Bunyan: Adrian Scarborough
Beaumont: Jon Strickland
Lawyer Farry: Paul Ritter
Elizabeth: Becky Hindley
William: Ben Crowe

: More or Less

4/7. Andrew Dilnot presents the guide to numbers, measurement and quantification of every kind in our personal lives and elsewhere. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Opening Lines

4/5. The Monkey's Wedding. By Barry Stewart Hunter , read by Katrina Cooke. Sharon agrees to Wayne's request fora a meeting without their young son. During their picnic, the rain and sun suddenly collide in a rainbow- or monkey's wedding.
Producer Janet Hampson For details see Monday


Unknown: Barry Stewart Hunter
Read By: Katrina Cooke.
Producer: Janet Hampson

: The High-Speed Unk

4/5. TheM20. Wherever there is a service station or roundabout on the M20, extensive industrial estates, business parks and housing- in effect, new towns - are burgeoning. With the high-speed rail link through the Channel Tunnel already half opened, Simon Evans continues to investigate other high-speed links between London and the Channel coast. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Simon Evans

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Can the work of amateurs really help the progress of science? Quentin Cooper looks into the ethics and reliability of science projects that require help from the general population. He isjoined by Dr Helen Walker , an astronomer from the Rutherford Appleton laboratory, Oxfordshire, to find out why in herfield amateur scientists are essential. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Helen Walker
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Right Time

1/6. The sketch show about life, written and performed by people who've lived a bit. Starring
Dudley Sutton , Roger Blake , Eleanor Bron , Clive Swift and Paula Wilcox. With guest star Arthur Smith and music by Ronnie and the Rex. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Dudley Sutton
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Paula Wilcox.
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

A hen nightwith a difference.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on a new production of Harold Pinter 's Old Times, starring Jeremy Northam and Gina McKee. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Jeremy Northam
Unknown: Gina McKee.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Unless

9/10. Reta 's editor arrives from New York with his own opinion on her novel; and Tom calls from Toronto. Carol Shields's final, compelling novel.
For cast list and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: It's My Story: Five Turn Detective

In 1982, Cicely and Ken Wilson were among many who lost their life savings when the Isle of Man-based Savings and Investment Bank collapsed. This real-life detective story follows them on the financial trail of a businessman whose multimillion-pound borrowing helped cause the crash, in a search for assets he says he doesn't have. With Jenny Chryss. Producer David Ross


Unknown: Ken Wilson
Unknown: Jenny Chryss.
Producer: David Ross

: Analysis

Newseries 1/9 Making Our Minds Up. Britain has long excelled at failing to decide about Europe. But the political and popular debate may be opening up. Bob Tyrrell explores the instincts and influences that will shape the choice we make.
Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Bob Tyrrell
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Leading Edge

When Emile Mathieu , the 19th-century French mathematician, discovered a set of five "simple equations" he couldn't have imagined nowtneywould resonate through the centuries. Today, a modern application of this set of equations is being used to improve the safety of bungeejumps. Presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Emile Mathieu
Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Devout Sceptics

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Surgeon's Mate

4/10. Written by Patrick O'Brian. Dr Maturin accepts a delicate mission to the Baltic to turn a Catalan brigade to the British Cause. For details see Monday


Written By: Patrick O'Brian.

: Trapped

2/3. Stand-up Tragedy. Black comedy, by Mark Maier and Daniel Maier , set backstage at a club where four comedians are about to discoverthat life on the circuit isn't always that funny.
Director Alex Walsh-Taylor


Comedy By: Mark Maier
Comedy By: Daniel Maier
Director: Alex Walsh-Taylor
Bill: Philip Jackson
Lynn: Lynne Ferguson
Rob: Chris Pavlo
Andy: Mark Maier
Pietr: Daniel Maier
Froggy: Ralph Ineson

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's news from Westminster, introduced by Sean Curran.


Introduced By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book

of the Week: The 8.55 to
4/5. By Andrew Eames. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Andrew Eames.

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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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