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: World News

: Prayer tor the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Lee. Immortal Love, Forever Full
(Haresfield). John 15, vv11-17. The Father's Love (Lole). Ye Servants of God (Laudate Dominum). Director of music Barry Rose.


Presented By: Nigel Lee.
Music: Barry Rose.

: Book of the Week: A Tale of Love andDarkness

4/5. On 29 November 1947 the UN General Assembly met to vote on the proposal for the establishment of the state of Israel. The vote took place at midnight, Jerusalem time, and everyone was out in the street, waiting for the result, including young Amos Oz. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Trilby By George du Maurier. 4/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: George du Maurier.

: Crossing Continents .

5/8. Niger. Nearly eight per cent of the population of Niger in West Africa are believed to be slaves. For generations whole families have been at the mercy of their masters, working round the clock for, at best, food and accommodation. Gerry Northam travels to Niger to discover why, despite a law making slavery illegal, it is proving difficult to stamp out. He meets former slaves who, at great risk, have escaped from their masters, and hears from a government minister why the new law has failed to cut the number of slaves. He also talks to one slave owner who caused a controversy by freeing his ten slaves. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Emma Rippon

: Out of the Blue

2/2. The Great Storm of 1987. How have writers been inspired by incidents of strange weather?
Peggy Reynolds talks to Ruth Rendell , AS Byatt,
Benjamin Zephaniah , Tim Lott , Tim Binding and Grace Nicholls about how the great storm of 1987 affected their writing. Producer Phil Tinline


Talks: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Unknown: Tim Lott
Unknown: Tim Binding
Unknown: Grace Nicholls
Producer: Phil Tinline

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Including at 12.50 Victoria Goes to Ambridge.
4/5. Another episode of Victoria Wood's Archers spoof for Comic Relief. For voting details see Monday Victoria Goes to Ambridge repeated at 7.40pm


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Baldi

4/6. No Sin. A death at the local gym leads Paolo to make a connection between the fanatical pursuit of health and medieval theology. Written by Martin Meenan.


Writer: Martin Meenan.
Producer: Lawrence Jackson
Baldi: David Threlfall
Tina: Tina Kellegher
Rynne: Owen Roe
Mrs Reid: Margaret D'Arcy
Ralph: Andrew Scott
Daisy: Victoria Smurfit
Horse: Lloyd Hutchinson
Billy: Simon Delaney
Jack: Andy Moore

: Check Up

3/7. Sore Bottoms. Join Barbara Myers and her guest expert Dr Ann Robinson for advice on a painful, itchy or bleeding bottom. Producer Helena Selby
PHONE: [number removed]444 email: checkup@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Dr Ann Robinson
Producer: Helena Selby

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Beyond the Surgery

4/4. Mikhail on the Steps. The series of stories by doctors who have swapped medicine for literature concludes with a specially written story set in contemporary London. By Lissa Evans , read by Emma Kennedy. For details see Monday


Unknown: Lissa Evans
Read By: Emma Kennedy.

: Animal Magic

4/5. Rebecca Stott looks at how some of the creatures that disgust us the most are indispensable to modern science. Rats. With 90 per cent of their genes the same as ours, rats can teach us a lot about ourselves. For details see Monday


Unknown: Rebecca Stott

: The Material World

The discovery of black holes is a dramatic story of bitter scientific rivalry, born of clashing cultures and world-views Ouentin Cooper talks to Arthur Miller , professor of history and philosophy of science, and physicist Dr Jim Al -Khalili about the history and science behind these regions of space-time into which matter has collapsed, and out of which light may not escape. Has the theor'y become a reality? Do black holes really exist and where do we start looking for them, given that we can't see them? Producer Michelle Martin


Talks: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Dr Jim Al
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: That Mitchell and Webb Sound

5/6 More sketches from the inside-out world of Robert Webb and David Mitchell. This week, why twins are creepy; the worst-ever name for a watch emporium; and the resident snooker commentators discuss homophobia in the modern game. With Olivia Colman and James Bachman. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: David Mitchell.
Unknown: Olivia Colman
Unknown: James Bachman.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The Archers

Neil eats some humble pie.
For cast see page 48 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with Mark Lawson. including at 7.40 Victoria Goes to Ambridge. Victoria Goes to Ambridge repeated from 12.50pm Front Row producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Trilby

4/10. Trilby's life as an artist's model is about to change forever if she accepts the proposal of her young friend
Billee, but she is still captivated by Svengali and uncertain what to do. George du Maurier 's novel, dramatised by Melissa Murray.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George du Maurier
Dramatised By: Melissa Murray.

: Faith to Faith

2/3. Believers from across a religious divide spend time in each other's community to discover the reality behind the hype, headlines and prejudice. Producer Phil Pequm


Producer: Phil Pequm

: Analysis

2/9. Order! Order! For centuries Britain has been a nation that likes a drink: in 1066 the invading Normans considered the Saxons a bunch of hopeless drunks. The association between drink and street disturbances is long standing - but so is the link between alcohol and prosperity. David Walker asks why Government plans to deregulate pub hours in England have provoked a panic, and whether the freedom to drink will become a licence to drink to excess. Producer Richard Vandon Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Richard Vandon

: Leading Edge

I 6/9. Could a new work by the Rambert Dance
Company attract more people to the subject of physics? Geoff Watts gets a sneak preview of a ballet inspired by Einstein's ideas, and asks how it adds to our understanding of e=mc 2. Plus more news and views from the world of science and technology. Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Brian Hanrahan. With Robin Lustig reporting from China.


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.
Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: A Short History of Tractorsin Ukrainian

4/10. Valentina continues her conspicuous consumption, and cracks in the months-old marriage begin to show. By Marina Lewycka. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Marina Lewycka.

: Bespoken Word

4/4. The latest in hip-hop poetry and spoken word, presented by Mister Gee and Doctor Stew. Highlights include cult hero John Cooper Clarke as you might not have heard him before, poetic singing sensation
Zena Edwards with Settle Down, Don't You Run Before Walking, the mesmeric Tony Booysen with a story based on true life experiences, and new talent Muna Hussein. Producer Graham Frost


Presented By: Mister Gee
Unknown: John Cooper Clarke
Unknown: Zena Edwards
Unknown: Tony Booysen
Unknown: Muna Hussein.
Producer: Graham Frost

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, with Richard Orchard.


Unknown: Richard Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: A Tale of Love andDarkness

4/5. By Amos Oz. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Amos Oz.

: News

: Westway

: News

: China Special

: News

: Outlook 4A5 Off the Shelf

Words on the Night
Breeze (5/5)

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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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