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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Coming Home

1/5. War's End. Charles Wheeler presents a weekong series of personal interpretations of what the and of the Second World War meant to the British people. Those involved tell their stories through new interviews and archive recordings.
Producer Neil George Shortened repeat at 9.30pm Fighting the peace: page 22


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: Neil George Shortened

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Noel Vincent. Sing of the Lord Goodness
(Sands). Psalm 47. For the Beauty of the Earth (Rutter).
I, the Lord of Sea and Sky (Here I Am, Lord). With Abbots
Bromley School Choir. Director of music Colin Walker.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Colin Walker.

: Book of the Week: Curious Pursuits

I /5. Travels Back. Margaret Atwood 's new collection )f essays cover the concerns and passions of a ' ifetime. She recalls the dramas to do with reading her work to audiences, and why "national identity" intrigues her. Read by Liza Ross. Abridger/producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Margaret Atwood
Read By: Liza Ross.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Thousand Days in Venice: an Unexpected Romance ByMarlenadeBlasi. 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Real Generation X

In 1964 two writers set out to understand the new phenomenon called the "teenager". They called their r subjects Generation X and within the book's pages was the voice of Britain's newly disaffected youth. Forty years on, Generation X are close to retirement. Alan Dein tracKs down the original participants and finds out how their lives have chanaed. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: The Club of Queer Trades: The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lady

6/6. Rupert and Charlie are distracted from a pleasant summer evening by the desperate cries of an old lady. But when she refuses to leave her subterranean cell, even the great Basil Grant is at a loss to solve this particular London crime. By GK Chesterton, dramatised by Simon Littlefield.


Author: GK Chesterton
Dramatised by: Simon Littlefield
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Basil: David Warner
Rupert: Martin Freeman
Charlie: Geoffrey McGivern
Burrows: Justin Edwards
Greenwood: James Rawlings
The old lady: Angela Thorne

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with John Waite and Peter White.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

New series 1/13. Aiming to prove their knowledge of everything from Franz Liszt to Franz Ferdinand are three new contestants in the quiz that covers all aspects of music. Ned Sherrin hosts. Producer Paul Bajoria Rptd Sat 11pm


Unknown: Franz Liszt
Unknown: Franz Ferdinand
Music: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Find Me

It's the year 2020. Mary (played by Julia Watson has to travel to Sydney for her son's wedding and reluctant y decides to use the new Matter Transportation machines that have overtaken aeroplanes as the main form of global transport. But an error occurs during the process with terrifying consequences. By Matt Bloom.
Other parts are played by James Nickerscn. Emma Clarke , Ann Rye, Ne,l
Bell, Mark Chatterton and Stuart Richman. Director Jim poyser


Played By: Julia Watson
Unknown: Matt Bloom.
Played By: James Nickerscn.
Played By: Emma Clarke
Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Unknown: Stuart Richman.

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions, answereu uy
Vincent Duggleby and his guests. Producer Sarah Parfitt PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Sarah Parfitt

: Dangerous Calm: Stories by Elizabeth Taylor

1/5. The Letter Writers. Two people who have written to each other for ten years face the crisis of meeting for the first time. Abridged by Richard Hamilton and read by Joanna David. Producer Emma Harding


Abridged By: Richard Hamilton
Read By: Joanna David.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Subway

1/5. The New York subway is now more than 100 years old. All this week Joe Oueenan celebrates last year s centenary by meeting some of the 37,000 employees who work in "the hole", including platform announcer
Millie Mendez , widely known as the "Ethel Merman of the underworld". Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Joe Oueenan
Announcer: Millie Mendez
Unknown: Ethel Merman
Producer: Miles Warde

: The Food Programme

As the debate about school meals in Britain continues,
Sheila Dillon travels to Sweden, where school meals are free to find out why MPs and nutritionists in Britain are calling for free school meals across the UK. Repeated from Sunday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

6/13 The discussion programme that debates issues that unite and divide people across the globe. Introduced by Gavin Esler. Producer Anne Brown


Introduced By: Gavin Esler.
Producer: Anne Brown

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

5/7, Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes this week are the novelist Rachel Billington , crime writer Stella Duffv poetry anthologist Daisy Goodwin and actress
Emma Kennedy. Hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is William Franklyn.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from over 21 years of this acclaimed Radio 4 panel aame selected and introduced by Nigel Rees , are available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed].


Unknown: Rachel Billington
Unknown: Stella Duffv
Unknown: Daisy Goodwin
Unknown: Emma Kennedy.
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani
Introduced By: Nigel Rees

: The Archers

The feud deepens at Home Farm.
For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson. presents the arts magazine programme, with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: A Thousand Days in Venice: an Unexpected Romance

1/5. Marlena, a food journalist and cook from Missouri, is up to her knees in middle-age and wouldn't even dream that a trip to Venice could transform her life. So how does she end up with a Venetian in her bed? By Marlena de Riasi and dramatised by Penny Leicester
Repeated from 10.45am


Author: Marlena de Riasi
Dramatised by: Penny Leicester
Producer/Director: Carol Bayne
Marlena: Lorelei King
Fernando: Angelo Coia
Lisa: Laurel Lefkow
Erich: Martin T Sherman
Caotain: Massimo Marinoni
Don Silvano: Giancarlo Ciccone
Sophie: Liza Ross
Consul: Benedetta Ferraro
Misha: Philip Fox
La Direttrice: Lara Parmiani

: Balalaikas in Blackpool

Blackpool under Soviet control? It's not as far-fetched as it sounds. Why else did the Soviet Union produce a detailed map of the town, in Russian, clearly marked "secret"? Henry Dodds examines Cold War invasion plans, as revealed by hundreds of maps of major British cities, produced by Soviet intelligence, right up until 1989.


Presenter: Henry Dodds
Producer: Marya Burgess

: First Cut

The glove strikes and blood flows. Your boxer is cut and their fate is in your hands. You have seconds to staunch the flow and save the fight. This is a journey into the dark arts and bag of tricks of "cut man" Mick Williamson. There is no course to complete to become a cut man - an expert at applying pressure under pressure. Take a seat ringside with John McDonald , Britain's leading boxing MC, and learn the secrets of the cut men.
Producers Mark Burman and Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Mick Williamson.
Unknown: John McDonald
Producers: Mark Burman
Producers: Sara Jane Hall

: The Balance of the Sexes

Is the sex of your next baby a matter of chance or are there factors influencing the odds? Research on all manner of creatures suggests parents can exert control over the gender of their offspring. Andrew Luck-Baker untangles the birds from the bees to discover who or what controls the sex of your baby. Producer Fiona Roberts


Unknown: Andrew Luck-Baker
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: Coming Home

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Late Call

1/10. Angus Wilson 's novel of life in 1960s Britain. Sylvia Calvert takes early retirement from her job managing a seaside hotel, but though the elderly residents seem sad to see her go, they are not so sorry to see the back of her husband, Arthur. Read by Tim Pigott-Smith . Abridger/producer Jane Marshall


Unknown: Angus Wilson
Unknown: Sylvia Calvert
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Curious Pursuits

1/5. By Margaret AtwOOd. Repeated from 9.45


Unknown: Margaret Atwood.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Surgeon's Mate (2/10) by Patrick O'Brian


Unknown: Patrick O'Brian

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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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