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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 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 the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
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 Colonel Margaret Hay. Loving Spirit (Ellen).
John 15, vv18-27. Litany to the Holy Spirit (Hurford). Holy
Spirit, Come, Confirm Us (All for Jesus). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Colonel Margaret Hay.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: The Last Duel

4/5. Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris prepare to fight one another in a duel. Much is at stake, including the life of Marguerite, Carrouges's beautiful wife. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jacques Le Gris

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Gowk Storm By Nancy Brysson Morrison. 4/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Nancy Brysson Morrison.

: From Our Own Correspondent

6/9. Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Railway Children

The story of Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter - The Railway
Children - has touched and moved generations of readers for 100 years, since E Nesbit published the first episode in the London Magazine in January 1905.
Nesbit's biographer Julia Briggs visits the Edwardian writer's childhood home to discover the inspiration behind this eternal classic. Producer Rachel white
Julia Briggs in the tracks of the Railway Children: p116


Unknown: Julia Briggs
Unknown: Julia Briggs

: You and Yours , .

It's a long time since prawns were a delicacy that graced our tables only on special occasions. This programme investigates whether making them accessible has come at a price. Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge reports on rural life across tne UK. Extended repeat from Saturday at 6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Honeybourne Tapes

A hypnotherapist can't persuade his lover of the value of his profession. Then one of his patients starts to recall moments from history in startling and very convincing detail. By Michael Butt.


Writer: Michael Butt
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Robert: Nicholas Farrell
James: Jonathan Coy
Marie: Lynsey Baxter
Gilchrist: Stephen Critchlow

: More or Less

New series 1/6. The essential guide to numbers, measurement and quantification of every kind in the news. Presented by Andrew Dilnot. producer Michael Biastiand


Presented By: Andrew Dilnot.
Producer: Michael Biastiand

: Radio 4 Appeal

Arthur Smith appeals on behalf of Contact a Family, a charity for families with disabled children.
Donations: [address removed], with Contact a Family marked on the back of the envelope Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Arthur Smith

: The Time Being

4/5. Gunpoint Optimism. Inspired by a tragedy she witnesses from her window, Gilbey plays games of friendship and love. Written by Lauren Frankel and read by Andrea Harris. For details see Monday


Written By: Lauren Frankel
Read By: Andrea Harris.

: The Long Causeway

4/5. Glyn Hughes takes a detour to go in search of Robin Hood 's grave with David Hinchliffe , the MP for Wakef ield. They get lost in the WOOdS. For more details see Monday


Unknown: Glyn Hughes
Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: David Hinchliffe

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4Pm

: The Material World

if you're from the Orkneys there could be traces of Viking ancestry in your DNA. Or, if you're from central England or East Anglia you might be a descendant of the Saxons or Angles. Invasions left their imprint on the genes of some modern Britons. Quentin Cooper finds out about a new project, which will collect DNA from volunteers across the UK, and finds out how it will shed light on geographical variations in genetic ancestry and the complexity of genes linked to common diseases. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Chain Reaction

3/6. The talk show in which one well-known star chooses another one to interview continues with last week's interviewee Matt Lucas talking to Johnny Vegas. Vegas talks about how he found fame and fortune working in Argos. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: Johnny Vegas.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Oliver's parental skills are tested.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The latest from the arts world, with Mark Lawson.
Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Gowk Storm

4/10. In the midst of a storm Julia is discovered sheltering with the schoolmaster. By Nancy Brysson Morrison , dramatised by Gerda Stevenson.
For cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nancy Brysson Morrison
Dramatised By: Gerda Stevenson.

: It's My Story: Sunny Hits the Stage

Sunny Patel-Jones was abused as a baby and diagnosed as having learning difficulties. But as a young man he has confounded expectations and emerged as a talented actor. Now, as he makes the transition from performer to professional director, he questions what the "learning difficulties" label he has carried all his life actually means.


Producer: Adam Fowler

: In Business

2/8. Heartbeat Economy. Tear up the existing business plan. in the next few years companies will have to give customers goods and services that provide seamless, stressless satisfaction. Peter Day explains how this might work and the possible snags.
Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day

: In Einstein's Shadow

New series 1/3. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Einstein's annus mirabilis, Dr Brian Cox evaluates the effect the iconic genius's work has had on scientists today. He makes a pilgrimage to Bern, Switzerland, to the home where Einstein rewrote the rules of physics and created possibly the most famous equation of all time: e=mc 2. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Dr Brian Cox
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Don Quixote

9/15. Evil enchanters continue to distort Don Quixote 's sense of reality. Sancho isn't so sure. Andrew Sachs continues to read the novel by Miguel de Cervantes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Novel By: Miguel de Cervantes.

: Nebulous: The Lovely Invasion

By Graham Duff.
2/6. Mark Gatiss stars as Professor Nebulous, the director of KENT (the Key Environmental Non-judgemental Taskforce) in 2099. When a race of glamorous, naked aliens crash land on Earth, only Professor Nebulous remains immune to their charms.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nick Briggs
Prof Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Rory: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavallero
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Leo: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Mother: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf
Jez: Matt Wolf
Colonel Bream: Nick Briggs

: Today In Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, with Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Duel

4/5. ByEricJager. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Assignment

: News

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Third Man (5/10) Mark Strong continues to read Graham Greene 's classic thriller, set in postwar Vienna


Unknown: Mark Strong
Unknown: Graham Greene

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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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