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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: The Choice

9/10. Michael Buerk interviews people who have had to make dramatic and life-changing choices. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Pedalling to Freedom

1/5. Lawrence Pollard looks at the role played by the the bicycle in women's liberation as he retraces the route of the novel The Golf Lunatic and His Cycling
Wife, by Mrs Edward Kennard , a bestseller written at the end of the 19th century and very popular with "new women". Another chance to hear this series first broadcast earlier this year. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Lawrence Pollard
Unknown: Mrs Edward Kennard
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Daily Service

Presented by Gillian Oliver. Thy Kingdom Come, 0 God (St Cecilia). Matthew 11, w2-ll. Holy Is the True Light (Shephard). Hark, the Glad Sound! (Bristol). With the choir of Christ's College, Cambridge. Director of music Dr David Rowland.


Presented By: Gillian Oliver.
Music: Dr David Rowland.

: Book of the Week: The Explorer's Daughter

2/5. Kari Herbert returns to her childhood home as a young woman, where she reconnects with old friends and observes the local annual rituals of hunting and fishing at summer camp. Emilia Fox continues to read Kari Herbert 's memoir. For details see yesterday Rptd 12.30am


Unknown: Kari Herbert
Unknown: Emilia Fox
Unknown: Kari Herbert

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Three Wise Men and a Baby in a Pear Tree 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Claire Bennett. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Claire Bennett.

: Unearthing Mysteries

2/4. Medieval village life was tough. Plague and malnutrition were rife and hundreds of English villages were abandoned. Aubrey Manning visits the deserted village of Wharram Percy in the East Riding of Yorkshire, on the trail of a mystery that involves the bones of former inhabitants, greed... and sheep!


Presenter: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Radio Roots

5/6. A retrospective of Eric Barker 's early broadcasting career. Written and presented by Russell Davies. With readers Jon Glover , Sally Grace and Roy Oakshott. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Eric Barker
Presented By: Russell Davies.
Readers: Jon Glover
Readers: Sally Grace
Readers: Roy Oakshott.
Producer: Richard Edis

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Nadia Boulanger

Nadia Boulanger is revered as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. She was a composer, conductor and performer of note, yet it is in her work as mentor to the century's greatest musicians -from Aaron Copland to Quincy Jones , Phillip Glass to Michel Legrand - that her true legacy lies. A quarter of a century after her death, her former pupil and friend
David Wilde looks back at her life. Producer Johannah Smith


Unknown: Aaron Copland
Unknown: Quincy Jones
Unknown: Michel Legrand
Unknown: David Wilde
Producer: Johannah Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Holy Water

2/2. In the Irish village of Kildargon, Willie Docharty comes up with a scheme to cash in on the craze for mineral water by bottling the water from the local St Dargon's spring. The trouble is that the spring is on land belonging to the redoubtable Dymphna Byrne. Father Dolan finds himself mediating between two intractable characters. By Alan Butler.
Producer/Director David Jackson Young


Unknown: Willie Docharty
Unknown: Dymphna Byrne.
Unknown: Alan Butler.
Director: David Jackson Young
Father Dolan: Bryan Murray
Mary: Marcella Riordan
Willie: Jim Norton
Dymphna: Marion O'Dwyer
Caitlin: Katherine Igoe
Niall: Gavin O'Donoghue
Dwight: William Hope

: Making History

Another batch of listeners' history queries, uncovering mysteries and re-interpreting the past. With Sue Cook. ADDRESS: Making History, PO Box 3096. Brighton BN1 1PL email: making.history@bbc.co.uk
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Unknown: Sue Cook.
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch

2/5. The Gay Goshawk. A wounded knight struggles to return to the safety of his castle. But the castle's only remaining occupants are a thirsty yellow dog and a goshawk on a perch. By Dorothy K Haynes , read by Finlay Welsh. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Dorothy K Haynes
Read By: Finlay Welsh.

: Silverscreen Crackers

2/5. It's a Wonderful Life. A Christmas classic that began as a message written on a Christmas card. For more details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

2/12. This year's Dublin Marathon generated more than £9m in revenue for the city and Mm for charity. Among the 10,000 runners was Shop Talk's Heather Payton. With Paula Radcliffe and other guests, Payton investigates the business of running, Producer Sarah Parfitt


Unknown: Heather Payton.
Unknown: Paula Radcliffe
Producer: Sarah Parfitt

: A Good Read

2/10. Theatre director Yvonne Brewster and the Bishop of Oxford, Richard Harries , discuss the pros and cons of three oftheirfavourite paperbacks with Sue MacGregor. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated Sunday llpm


Director: Yvonne Brewster
Unknown: Richard Harries
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Consultants

New series 1/6. All new sketches, shouting and songs from the Perrier Award-winning Consultants.
Comedy for the elderly, children and elderly children. Producer Will Saunders
BBC AUDIO: A CD of the first Radio 4 series is available from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]

: The Archers

Will gets competitive.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The pianist Stephen Hough , whose recent recordings include all four Rachmaninov piano concertos, talks to Mark LaWSOn. Producer Stephen Hughes


Pianist: Stephen Hough
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Three Wise Men and a Baby in a Pear Tree

2/5. In the Bleak Midwinter. Millie comes to terms with her mother's devastating news and tells the reasons for Teresa's personality change. And she contemplates wedding shopping with her grandmother. Written by Claire Bennett and performed by Alex Kelly. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Claire Bennett
Unknown: Alex Kelly.

: Perfectly Poisoned

Up to 75 million people in West Bengal and Bangladesh are drinking arsenic-contaminated water after an initiative to provide safe water went tragically wrong. Now millions are looking to the scientific community for help - and they're discovering there are no easy solutions. Jane Franchi reports. Producer Lynne Mennie Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Jane Franchi
Producer: Lynne Mennie

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

New series 1/10. The Waiting Game. Waiting times for operations are getting shorter. Dr Mark Porter examines the latest waiting lists and asks experts whether it's worth going private to cut the wait. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Frankenstein

7/10. "I am alone and miserable; man will not associate with me; but one as deformed and horrible as myself would not deny herself to me. This being you must Create." By Mary Shelley. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mary Shelley.

: Jon Ronson on ...

New series 1/6. Amateur Sleuths. There's a bit of the amateur sleuth in all of us. Journalist and broadcaster Jon Ronson explores the world of amateur sleuthing with a collection of extraordinary stories. He talks to The League of Gentlemen's Jeremy Dyson and philosophises with a man who spent his life looking for the Loch Ness monster. Producer Laura Parfitt Jon Ronson on clever, funny people: page 125


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Jeremy Dyson
Producer: Laura Parfitt
Producer: Jon Ronson

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Explorer'sDaughter

2/5. By Kari Herbert. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Kari Herbert.

: News

: News

: News

: Westway

: News

: Go Digital

: News

: News

: Outlook

, with a news update at 4.29

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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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