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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: 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 Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

2/4. Peter White meets Marlon Shirley , the world's fastest runner on one leg. Producer Susan Mitchell Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Marlon Shirley
Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Sounding the Divine

2/4. The Call to Prayer. An exploration of the mysterious sounds of Muslim chant and a look at how the rich heritage of Islamic music has influenced the West. with James O'Donnell , master of music at Westminster Abbey. Producer Mark O'Brien


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

: Book of the Week: The Fringes of Power

4/5. May-September 1941. Germany invades Russia. Jamie Bamber continues to read from John Colville 's diaries, written while he was private secretary to Winston Churchill. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Colville
Unknown: Winston Churchill.

: Meditation for Holocaust Memorial Day

Led by Canon Noel Vincent and Rabbi Alan Unterman. See also Holocaust Memorial Day tonight at 7pm on BBC2


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent
Unknown: Rabbi Alan Unterman.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Early Viewing Recommended

4/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: From Our Own Correspondent

8/9. Insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

2/5. Ian McMillan entertains a lively audience at the Shed in North Yorkshire with his choice of favourite prose and Poetry, performed for him by Noreen Kershaw , Fine Time Fontayne and poet Pete Morgan.
Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Noreen Kershaw
Unknown: Pete Morgan.
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: A Tribute to Finchie

Three ex-diplomatic wives discover, when they arrange a memorial to their old nanny, that there's no such thing as a trouble-free lunch. Adapted by Gabrielle Lloyd from Jane Gardam 's story The Tribute, and featuring Julia McKenzie.
Also featuring children from the Garden House School, London Music arr Mcasso; Director Martin Jarvis


Adapted By: Gabrielle Lloyd
Unknown: Jane Gardam
Unknown: Julia McKenzie.
Director: Martin Jarvis
Fanny: Julia McKenzie
Nelly: Margaret Tyzack
Mabel: Gabrielle Lloyd
Norrie/Head waiter: Jon Glover
Woman: Rosalind Ayres

: More or Less

3/6. The essential guide to numbers, measurement and quantification of every kind. Presented by Andrew Dilnot. Producer Michael Blastland


Presented By: Andrew Dilnot.
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Second Generation

4/5. Heard It Told. Osun goes on a journey of discovery in this cautionary tale set in Nigeria's beguiling landscapes. By Helen Oyeyemi and read by Ndidi Del Fatti. For details see Monday


Unknown: Helen Oyeyemi
Read By: Ndidi Del Fatti.

: How Strange the Change

4/5. Good Vibrations. What is it about the ear and brain mechanism that makes us thrill to some music in the way that we do? And how does music affect those who have synaesthesia, for whom every note has its own Vibrant colour? For more details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday

: The Material World

On Sunday 30 January the Henry Doubleday Research Association celebrates its 12th National Potato Day.
Ouentin Cooper is joined by botanist and potato expert Sandy Knapp from the Natural History Museum in London, to find out about the science and history of the humble Spud. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Sandy Knapp
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Chain Reaction

5/6. The talk show in which one well-known star chooses another one to interview continues with last week's interviewee, comedian Stewart Lee , asking influential comic book writer Alan Moore about Batman and Jack the Ripper, and about having his comics turned into films. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Stewart Lee
Unknown: Alan Moore
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Ambridge says goodbye to an old friend. For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A report from the Imperial War Museum, London, on the work of the painter William Orpen , an official war artist during the First World War. With Mark Lawson. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: William Orpen
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Early Viewing Recommended

4/5. Camellia's House. A property developer's attempt to view her home is thwarted by 11-year-old Camellia, who's not at all sure that she wants to move.
Repeated from 10.45am


Camellia: Ruth Oilman
Celia: Lynne Seymour
Mr Meredith: Bill Bellamy
Solicitor: Alex Alderton

: Knife to Skin

- Surgeon Nadey Hakim is about to begin a kidney transplant operation with a difference. William is
- donating one of his kidneys to his wife, Anna, so both of them will be in theatre at the same time. Doctors are hoping that a new technique will prevent Anna's body from rejecting her husband's kidney. But will it work? Graham Easton investigates. Producer RamiTzabar


Unknown: Nadey Hakim
Unknown: Graham Easton

: In Business

4/8. Body Talk. Our bodies say much more about us than the words we use, to the extent that experts claim they can analyse which job a person's suitable for just by watching how that person moves. Peter Day finds out how we can use our bodies to get what we want. Producer Robert McKenzie Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Robert McKenzie

: In Einstein's Shadow

3/3. Quantum Theory and Why God Does Play Dice
To conclude this celebration of the 100th anniversary of Einstein's annus mirabilis Brian Cox explores the confusing world of quantum mechanics. In 1905 Einstein proposed his own quantum idea to describe the consistency of light. In his paper on the photo-electric effect, which was eventually to win him the Nobel Prize, he proposed that light was made up of tiny particles (quanta of light), which today we call photons. However, as quantum theory took off and developed in the 1920s and 1930s, Einstein grew increasingly uncomfortable with some of its propositions. Brian Cox talks to scientists about this and travels to
Vienna to meet Professor Anton Zeilinger , who has used quantum theory in teleportation. Producer Alexandra Feachem Horizon: Einstein's Equation of Life and Death is on BBC2 at 9pm


Unknown: Brian Cox
Talks: Brian Cox
Unknown: Professor Anton Zeilinger
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Passionate Encounters -a Selection of Stories by Stefan Zweig

4/5. Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman 3/3 English widow Mrs C realises that she's more deeply involved than she thought with the desperate young gambler. Read by Kika Markham and Jonathan Cullen. Producer Annie Castledine For further details see Tuesday


Read By: Kika Markham
Read By: Jonathan Cullen.
Producer: Annie Castledine

: Nebulous: Madness is a Strange Colour

By Graham Duff.
4/6. Mark Gatiss stars as Professor Nebulous, the director of KENT (the Key Environmental Non-judgemental Taskforce) in 2099. When the Vartox Paint Co launch a brand new colour, Professor Nebulous discovers it has brain-bending qualities.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nick Briggs
Prof Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Rory: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavaliero
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Monk 99: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Mother: Julia Dalkin
Dr Lewis: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf
Corrigan: Matt Wolf

: Today In Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Fringes

of Power
4/5. By John Colville. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Colville.

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Fantastic Tales: The Half Pair (3/3) by Bertram Chandler , read by Bill Nighy


Unknown: Bertram Chandler
Read By: Bill Nighy

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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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