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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Richard Chartres. Bishop of London.


Unknown: Richard Chartres.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: 7.25,8.25 Sports News

With Steve May.

: Thought for the Day

With Martin Palmer.


Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley from the Parish
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Holy Island, Northumberland. Christians to the Paschal Victim (Victimae Paschali).
Revelation 19, vv1-9. Alleluia, I Heard a Voice (Weelkes).
Christ the Lord Is Risen Again (Orientis Partibus). With the Pilgrim Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Music: Marcus Farnsworth.

: Book of the Week: Matisse the Master

4/5. For Henri Matisse , now in his 60s, the upheaval of the Second World War was compounded by discord in his Carriage, and by his failing health. Read by Eleanor Bron. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Henri Matisse
Read By: Eleanor Bron.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Middlemarch

By George Eliot.
4/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: George Eliot.

: Crossing Continents

8/8. Burkina Faso. Africa's answer to the glamour of the Cannes Film Festival happens in the West African state of Burkina Faso, one of the poorest nations in the world. While the streets of Ouagadougou may not attract the bikini-clad jet set, the film festival, Fespaco, gives African film-makers a chance to show off their talents.
Annie Caulfield explores the regional aspirations of Burkina Faso's President Compaore as well as joining African directors and producers. Producer John Murphy Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Annie Caulfield
Producer: John Murphy

: Nadia Boulanger

Nadia Boulanger , who died in 1979, was a composer, conductor and performer of note, yet it is in her work as mentor to the century's greatest musicians - from Aaron Copland to Ouincy Jones , Phillip Glass to Michel Legrand - that her true legacy lies. A guarter of a century after her death, her former pupil and friend David Wilde looks back at her life. Producer Johannah Smith


Unknown: Nadia Boulanger
Unknown: Aaron Copland
Unknown: Ouincy Jones
Unknown: Michel Legrand
Unknown: David Wilde
Producer: Johannah Smith

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

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: Wooden Heart

A powerful and disturbing drama based on the real-life scandal of Jenisch Gypsy children who were forcibly removed from their parents by the Swiss government, a policy that continued in Switzerland until
1974. Anna is Jenisch. She has lived in an orphanage since she was taken from her parents as a baby, but now her foster mother is waiting to collect her to take her to work on a farm in a small Alpine village. By Hattie Naylor.
Producer Mary Ward-Lowery


Unknown: Hattie Naylor.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery
Anna: Juliet Aubrey
J: Lisa Hammond
Uta: Gerda Stevenson
Doctor: Stephen Perry
Anna's sister: Jenny Coverack
Sister Margaret: Marlene Sidaway

: Check Up

Urinary tract infections can affect the kidneys, the bladder and the ureters or urethra. Symptoms are wide ranging and include an intense urge to urinate all the time and Pain or burning when passing urine. Offering advice about diagnosis, treatment, home remedies and prevention of UTI is consultant urological surgeon Mr Gerald Rix , who joins Barbara Myers in the studio. Producer Helena Selby PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm email: checkup@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Mr Gerald Rix
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Helena Selby

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Tales from Ireland

4/5. Some of the stories from the great oral tradition feature the painful history of Ireland and illustrate the way in which events such as the famine have informed the tales that are told about the plants, animals and landscape. For details see Monday

: Sami of the Future

4/5. The Next President? The flooding of Sami lands, in order to build the Alta dam, led to a flowering of political consciousness among the Sami. Now they have a parliament and an elected president. Kenneth Stevens meets the hopeful candidate for the next elections. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kenneth Stevens

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday

: The Material World

A cactus with human hair and a glow-in-the-dark rabbit are two examples of transgenic art - manipulating the genes of living organisms to create entirely new forms of life Ouentin Cooper talks to Martin Kemp , professor of the history of art. about genetic art. From dogs to flowers, for centuries we have been engineering living hybrids for our aesthetic pleasure. But is this artistic manipulation a step too far? Producer Pam Rutherford


Talks: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Martin Kemp

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Ed Reardon's Week

2/6 Pulp Non-Fiction. He may only have one pair of trousers and a seven-figure Amazon sales ranking, but no writer knows more about freeloading than Ed. Comedy drama by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed: Chris Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Felix: John Fortune
Jasmine: Sally Grace
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Datemaster: Mel Hudson
Prison warder: Martin Hyder
Magistrate: Emma Kennedy
Speed-dateri: Alice Lowe
Pearl: Rita May
Speed-dater2: Vicki Pepperdine
Don/Tramp: Geoffrey McGivern
Librarian: Dan Tetsell
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Archers

Oliver plays the party pooper.
For cast see page 49 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine.
Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Middlemarch

4/20 The Social Round. Dorothea has met her fiances cousin Will Ladislaw. Rosy Vincy has finally made the acquaintance of Dr Lydgate at Stone Court. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rosy Vincy

: Seven Days

New series 1/3. A Countdown to Killing. Thousands of children in northern Uganda have been abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army, turned into rebel soldiers and forced to commit atrocities against their own people. Jenny Cuffe visits Gulu where an international team of peace-negotiators are racing against time as they try to resolve the bloody revolt after nearly two decades. Editor David Ross


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Editor: David Ross

: Analysis

5/9. Going to the Blogs? In last year's US election the internet was a key political battlefield, with thousands of people debating the issues on their own web pages, or "blogs". Bloggers are active in Britain, too. Former
Conservative leader lain Duncan Smith has predicted that they could "ignite new forces of Conservatism". With a general election imminent, Kenan Malik explores the world of blogs and asks whether they might change journalism, political debate and even democracy itself. Producer Richard Vardon Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Reporter: Kenan Malik
Producer: Richard Vardon

Blog post that mentions this programme:

When a blog is not a blog 24 July 2015

: Leading Edge

9/9 Researchers are developing a new test to detect breast cancer at an early stage. Using radar technology, commonly found at the front end of a missile to seek out its target, researchers hope to detect cancerous lumps with greater accuracy than x-ray mammography. If successful, this method could enable women to be tested more regularly and at younger ages, without the fear of overexposure to X-rays. Producer Alexandra Feacham


Producer: Alexandra Feacham

: Melvyn Bragg In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Saturday

9/10. Baxter and Nige have forced their entry and now it's time to get rid of them. By Ian McEwan. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ian McEwan.

: The Museum of Everything

2/6 The Dig. This week, discover the results of a live archaeology dig and visit a very liberal safari park. Comedy sketch show, written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. With Lucy Montgomery.
Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker ; Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Music By: Dominic Haslam
Music By: Ben Walker
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: Blyton in Bombay

A trip to Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) to investigate the effects of a steady and persistent diet of Enid Blyton. With Shebana Coelho. Producer ShebanaCoelho


Unknown: Enid Blyton.
Unknown: Shebana Coelho.

: News

: Book of the Week: Matisse the Master

4/5. Hilary Spurling 's biography. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Hilary Spurling

: Analysis '

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Sex and Faith (3/4)

: News

: One Planet

Nuclear Know-How (3/4)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Commonwealth Stories (5/5) Soft Boy by Ardashir Vakil


Unknown: Ardashir Vakil

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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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