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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley


Unknown: Mark Oakley

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest. The Three Kings (Cornelius, arr Atkins). Isaiah 60, vv1-6. There Shall a Star
(Mendelssohn). As with Gladness Men of Old (Dix, arr Willcocks). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

4/5. Nuit of the Living Dead. Unexpected late-night visitors interrupt a scene of brutal cruelty on the front Porch. More personal essays read by American author David SedariS. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Sedaris.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Letters of John B Keane 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: John B Keane

: From Our Own Correspondent

5/9. Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Keane on Keane ...

John B Keane , whose Letters are adapted for this week's Woman's Hour drama, is Fergal Keane uncle. John B's home town of Listowel, County Kerry, was the inspiration for much of his work. it is there, and in Dublin, that Fergal hears how a country publican became awriter of international fame, producing a body of work that reflected and helped to produce change in 20th-Century Ireland. Producer Chris Spurr


Unknown: John B Keane
Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Chris Spurr

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

A weekly report on rural life across the UK. Extended repeat from Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Bellingham and the Ambassador

In this black historical comedy, loosely based on real-life events in the 19th century, the Wedding Guest in Coleridge's famous poem about the Ancient Manner finds himself embroiled in an actual moment in history involving the British prime minister. By Mary Baker.
Producer/Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Mary Baker.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Clement: James Fleet
Spencer Percival: David Horovitch
Quinta: Celia Imrie
John: Jonathan Keeble
Coleridge: David Collings
Yates: Martin Hyder
Judge: Derek Waring
Dunn: Geoffrey Whitehead
Hardy: Geoffrey Whitehead

: Check Up

7/7. A bit of festive indigestion is fairly common but if you're still suffering well into the new year, it is wise to seek medical advice. Barbara Myers puts your questions about heartburn, ulcers, acid reflux or any other stomacn problems to her guest.
PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm email: checkup@bbc.co.uk Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Scottish Shorts ,., ..

4/5. Kindness. Elderly Alice is feeling bruised by life but an angry commuter provokes her fighting spirit. By Kon Butlin , read by Edith MacArthur. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kon Butlin
Read By: Edith MacArthur.

: Dear Professor Einstein

4/5. In his correspondence, Einstein expressed his thoughts on religion and Zionism, and his non-belief in a personal god but in something more fundamental in the laws of the universe. Dr Brian Cox looks at these letters, read by Michael Roberts , Ewan Bailey and Jack Roberts. For more details see Monday


Unknown: Dr Brian Cox
Read By: Michael Roberts
Read By: Ewan Bailey
Read By: Jack Roberts.

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Why isn't food blue? Where does the universe start? Why are planets round? These are just some of the questions Ouentin Cooper and guests answer when the audience quizzes a panel of scientists. Write to Material World, BBC Science Radio, Bush House, London WC2B 4PH. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Introduced by Eddie Mair.


Introduced By: Eddie Mair.

: Chain Reaction

2/6. The talk show in which a well-known star chooses another to interview continues with last week's interviewee - comedian and presenter Jimmy Carr - posing the questions to fellow comedian Matt Lucas. Lucas talks about Shooting Stars, Little Britain and wanting to open his own chocolate Shop. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Presenter: Jimmy Carr
Unknown: Matt Lucas.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Lilian's in the party mood.
For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The latest from the arts world, with John Wilson.
Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Letters of John B Keane

4/5. The Letters of a Love-Hungry Farmer
Farmer John Bosco decides to employ a matchmaker to assist him in his quest to find romance. The second series of letters this week
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Bosco
John: Des Keoqh
Frank: Pat Laffan
Sylvester: Darragh Kelly
Dicky Mick Dicky O'Connor: Tom Hickey

: It's My Story: Mafia, Masons and Murder

The Italian courts are preparing to rule on whether four people should face trial for conspiracy to murder the Vatican banker Roberto Calvi (known as "God's banker"), who was found hanging under Blackf riars Bridge in 1982. The private investigator who discovered crucial new evidence tells the story of how he helped unravel one of London's most high-profile mysteries. Reporter Jenny ChrysS. Producer Jenny Chryss


Unknown: Roberto Calvi
Reporter: Jenny Chryss.
Producer: Jenny Chryss

: In Business

New series 1/8. Small Change. David Bussau thinks he has hit on an important way to tackle the intractable problem of world poverty. He tells his story - from orphanage to global social entrepreneur - to Peter Day. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Bussau
Unknown: Peter Day.

: Running Rings around Saturn

The last of Nasa's great planetary missions, Cassini, a spacecraft as big as a bus, is orbiting the great ringed planet Saturn. On 14 January, its European robot passenger, Huygens, should land on the mysterious moon Titan. Richard Hollingham investigates what it might find there - a frozen version of the early Earth perhaps? Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Richard Hollingham
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Another chance to hear this morning's programme in which Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events and inspirations in history that have influenced modern times. Shortened rpt from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Don Quixote

4/15. Sancho Panza begins to adjust to his new role as a knight's squire but his earthy advice regarding windmills goes unheeded. By Miguel de Cervantes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sancho Panza
Unknown: Miguel de Cervantes.

: Nebulous: Night of the Vegetarians

By Graham Duff.
1/6. Mark Gatiss stars as Professor Nebulous, the director of KENT (the Key Environmental Non-judgemental Taskforce) in the year 2099. Professor Nebulous and his team of eco-troubleshooters investigate a series of deaths at the last remaining vegetarian colony.
Mark Gatiss on our world after "the Withering": p11.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nick Briggs
Prof Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Rory: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavaliero
Dr Klerch: David Warner
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Mother: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf
Marcus: Matt Wolf

: Sir Fred

Sir Frederick Ashton was one of the most influential choreographers of the 20th century. Alastair Macaulay talks to those who knew and worked with him.
Producer Sara Parker


Unknown: Sir Frederick Ashton
Talks: Alastair MacAulay
Producer: Sara Parker

: News

: Book of the Week: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

4/5. By David Sedaris. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: David Sedaris.

: News

: Assignment

: News

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury. The last of a series of stories based around the theme of walking


Unknown: Ray Bradbury.

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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