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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Donal McKeown.


Unknown: Donal McKeown.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

New series 1/4. The partially sighted opera singer, Denise Leigh talks to the BBC's disability affairs correspondent, Peter White , in the first of a series in which he interviews inspirational figures in public life about their attitudes to their own disabilities. Producer Susan Mitchell Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Denise Leigh
Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Sounding the Divine

1/4. Music of the Spheres. From Mount Olympus, home of the Greek gods, James O'Donnell , master of music at Westminster Abbey, looks at the attempts in ancient
Greece to associate certain types of music and certain instruments with religious expression. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: James O'Donnell
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Jesus Where'er Thy People
Meet (Wareham). 1 Corinthians 3, vv18-23. You Are the Vine (Daniels, arr Wilson). Lord of All Life (Trinity). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: Curious Scotland

4/5. What Knox Did for Us. Beyond the caricature of John Knox the fiery preacher lies his complex relationship with Mary, Queen of Scots and a radical mission to educate 16th-century Scottish society. By George Rosie. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Knox
Unknown: George Rosie.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Gowk Storm By Nancy Brysson Morrison. 9/10. 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

7/9. Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

New series 1/5. Shazia Mirza , the UK's only female
Muslim stand-up comedian, introduces some of the prose, poetry and songs that have inspired her. Her choices include works by Harold Pinter , Alan Bennett and Sue Townsend , and are read by Mina Anwar , Elizabeth Berrington , Jon Glover and David Bamber. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Shazia Mirza
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Sue Townsend
Read By: Mina Anwar
Read By: Elizabeth Berrington
Read By: Jon Glover
Read By: David Bamber.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

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


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Language of Angels

American actor M Emmet Walsh makes his radio debut in a snappy tale set in 1920s New York. An art dealer is all set to sell an ancient illustrated manuscript to a steel billionaire but his partner and the text have gone missing. By Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: M Emmet Walsh
Unknown: Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Director: Claire Grove
Betteridge: M Emmet Walsh
Devanovich: Brendan Coyle
Teller: Nicholas Boulton
Larry: Nathan Osgood
Jeanie: Helen Longworth
Lulu: Kate Harper
Ali: Jason Chan

: More or Less

2/6. The essential guide to numbers, measurement and quantification of every kind in the news. Presented by Andrew Dilnot. Producer Michael Blastland


Presented By: Andrew Dilnot.
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Borderlands

4/5. Annunciation. Since her mother's death, Morag has lived quietly with her father in the old house beside the church. Today, however, is a day unlike any other. Written by Sue Gee and read by Stella Gonet. For details see Monday


Read By: Stella Gonet.

: Foreign Invaders

4/5. Spartina, a type of grass, suffered a freak genetic change, crossed the Atlantic, and is now causing havoc in the United States. Tony Russell reports. For more details see Monday


Unknown: Tony Russell

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

What happened to the people who made the statues of Easter Island or the architects of the pyramids of the Maya? Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist Jared Diamond talks to Ouentin Cooper about the complex environmental and ecological reasons why some societies collapse while others flourish. Cooper finds out why understanding the lessons of the past could help stave off the ecological threats to global society today. Producer Michelle Martin


Talks: Jared Diamond
Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Chain Reaction

4/6. The talk show in which one well-known star chooses another one to interview continues with last week's interviewee Johnny Vegas talking to Stewart Lee. He quizzes him on Lee and Herring, Jerry Springer , the Opera and on being the most middle-class person in Britain. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Unknown: Stewart Lee.
Unknown: Jerry Springer
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Brenda sets her sights on a new man.
For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A report from Manchester on a new exhibition displaying architect Will Alsop 's vision for the future of the North, With Mark Lawson. Producer EkeneAkalawu


Unknown: Will Alsop
Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: The Gowk Storm

9/10. After the death of her best friend, Emmy is torn with guilt. 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: Hilde Speer, the Sins of the Fathers

In 1952 Albert Speer 's 15-year-old daughter, Hilde, won an exchange scholarship to a school near New York. While she was there, she was fostered by a Quaker family, the Days. Seven years earlier, the same family had fostered three Jewish girls who had been in Belsen. Hilde Speer now meets, for the first time, one of the Jewish women, Mirjam Wiener (now Finkelstein), and they compare their experiences. Producer David Perry


Unknown: Albert Speer
Unknown: Hilde Speer
Unknown: Mirjam Wiener
Producer: David Perry

: In Business

3/8. Patents Make Perfect. New ideas are now the assets that companies need in order to survive, and the grant of patents to protect them has vastly increased in recent years. Peter Day finds out why, and hears from the critics who say that the patent system no longer functions properly. Producer Amir Amirani Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Amir Amirani

: In Einstein's Shadow

2/3. Continuing a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Einstein's annus mirabilis with a look today at what cosmology owes to the great man. Einstein's theory of general relativity was his towering achievement and followed ten years after his ground-breaking work on special relativity in 1905. Dr Brian Cox visits Jodrell Bank to find out how general relativity has influenced our understanding of the nature and shape of the universe, and how Einstein's so-called biggest blunder could actually hold the key to one of the greatest mysteries in Cosmology today. Producer Alexandra Feachem
Horizon: Einstein's Unfinished Symphony is on BBC2 at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Brian Cox
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Don Quixote

14/15. An enemy from the past seeks revenge on Don Quixote. 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 Dust Has Landed

By Graham Duff.
3/6. Mark Gatiss stars as Professor Nebulous, the director of KENT (the Key Environmental Non-judgemental Taskforce) in 2099. With dust levels at an all time high, Nebulous and his team find themselves battling an intelligence of pure filth.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nick Briggs
Prof Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Dr Flazonby: Julia Deakin
Rory: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavallero
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Mother: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf
Agent Craig: Matt Wolf

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Curious Scotland

4/5. By George Rosie. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: George Rosie.

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Third Man (10/10)
Graham Greene 's classic thriller


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.

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