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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn ;
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Coming Home

4/5. A Civil Society. The 1945 general election ushered in a government that promised a happier, more stable future. But as the War ended, exhausted men and women returned home to discover they had entered a new period of austerity, with rationing, an energy crisis, and one of the worst winters on record making life for some as hard as it had been during the War itself. Charles Wheeler continues his series analysing how Britain and the world made the transition from war to peace. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: Neil George

: Book of the Week: Curious Pursuits

4/5. Victory Gardens. Margaret Atwood remembers when the test of a good cook was whether she could utilise every left over morsel. Ah, those were the days.... Read by Liza Ross. (For details see Monday) (Repeated at 12.30am)


Author: Margaret Atwood
Reader: Liza Ross

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Ernie Rea. Here in This Place
(Haugen). Philippians 2, vv5-11.1 Love the Name of Jesus
(Thomerson, arr Wilson). Jesus, the Name High over All (Lydia). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Rev Ernie Rea.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: A Thousand Days in Venice: an Unexpected

Romance By Marlena de Blasi. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama.


Unknown: Marlena de Blasi.

: From Our Own Correspondent

6/8. Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC s foreign correspondents take a closer look at the stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: John Meade Falkner's Bag of Paradoxes

Largely forgotten today, Moonfleet's author, John Meade
Falkner, was a man of many paradoxes. The writer of the great children's adventure book was also chairman of one of the biggest armaments firms in the country. Using extracts from his novels and poetry, David Almond traces the author's daily train journey between Newcastle and Durham in an attempt to find the influences that shaped his writing. And why, allegedly, a foreign power might have stolen the draft of his fourth book.
Producer Philip Titcombe Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: John Meade
Unknown: David Almond
Producer: Philip Titcombe

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
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 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dreaming in Africa

The story of Stewart Gore Brown , the only white man to receive a state funeral in a black African country, and the women he loved. Bv Mike Harris.
Producer Clive Brill


Unknown: Stewart Gore Brown
Unknown: Mike Harris.
Producer: Clive Brill
Gore Brown: Louie Hilyer
Lorna: Sian Brooke
Henrv: Nonso Anazie
Audrey: Mathilda Zieqler
Sgt/Porter: Charile Simpson
George/Servant: Femi Ognus

: Questions, Questions

5/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive, problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer David Prest
PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: David Prest

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Dangerous Calm: Stories by Elizabeth Taylor

4/5. A Dedicated Man. A hotel waiter finds that his
"marriage" of convenience breeds its own dangerous fictions. Abridged by Richard Hamilton and read by David Troughton. For details see Monday


Abridged By: Richard Hamilton
Read By: David Troughton.

: Subway

4/5. Continuing his celebration of the New York subway,
Joe Queenan meets the rail buffs or foamers, so-called because they're said to foam at the mouth when they see an attractive train. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joe Queenan

: Open Book

On the 20th anniversary of the publication of The House of the Spirits, Mariella Frostrup talks to Isabel Allende about her life and work. Repeated from Sunday


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Isabel Allende

: The Material World

Writer Bill Bryson , last year's winner of the Aventis Prize for Science Books for A Brief History of Everything, and Nature's Henry Gee , discuss which is stranger, more amazing or more unbelievable: magic or science at the frontiers of human knowledge? Is fact or fiction the best way to tell the story of cutting-edge research? Hours before the 2005 Aventis Prize for Science Books is awarded Quentin Cooper hosts this discussion of the secrets of science communication. Producer Tracey Logan


Unknown: Bill Bryson
Unknown: Henry Gee
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Tracey Logan

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: That Reminds Me

The series in which well-loved broadcasting names share their memories. This week, actor
Charles Collingwood , better known as Brian Aldridge in The Archers, talks about his career, producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Unknown: Brian Aldridge
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Matt bursts Lilian's bubble.
For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine with news, views and interviews, including a report from the opening night of the stage version of Billy Elliot , which features SOngS by Elton John. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Billy Elliot
Songs By: Elton John.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: A Thousand Days in Venice: an UnexpectedRomance

4/5 Fernando is anxious to marry Marlena as soon as possible and uses his best cunning furbizia innocente to set the cogs of Venetian bureaucracy in motion. However, on the night before the wedding, he suffers a crisis of conscience. By Marlena de Blasi.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Marlena de Blasi.

: The Walbottle Generation

n 1960 the pupils of Walbottle Secondary
Modern in the industrial North East of England Nere just 15 years old but it was already time to leave school and start work. Forty-five years later they are reunited for a party. Eric Robson asks how well school had prepared these sons and daughters of coal miners and manual workers for a rapidly changing world and finds out how their lives matched up to the school's expectations. Producer Margaret Renn


Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Margaret Renn

: In Business

2/9. Spain's Growing Pains. The Spanish economy has been booming and flexing its muscle internationally. But now it faces the growing threat of competition from all sides. Peter Day travels from Madrid to Barcelona to see how Spain is confronting that challenge, including how the city of Zaragoza is trying to turn China's manufacturing prowess to its own advantage. Producer Paul O'Keeffe Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

: Costing the Earth

6/6. Gas Guzzling Goes Green. A group of British farmers visit the heart of gas-guzzling Illinois to discover that the USA has a lot to teach us about green fuel. Presented by Tom Heap. Producer Catherine Wood


Presented By: Tom Heap.
Producer: Catherine Wood

: Coming Home

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Late Call

4/10. Sylvia's son throws a party to introduce his mother and father to his friends and neighbours in Carshall New Town. But Sylvia discovers that. for a woman who likes to keep herself to herself, being the mother of the local secondary-school headmaster has distinct disadvantages. Written by Angus Wilson. For details see Monday


Written By: Angus Wilson.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

2/8. Quandary Phase 2: Fit the Twentieth. In which Arthur makes a date and Ford makes a phone call. Written by Douglas Adams. Repeated from Tuesday


Written By: Douglas Adams.

: Don't Touch That Dial!

It takes just a few seconds. The radio jingle imprints the name of the presenter or station on the listener's ear and they're hooked. Anyway, that's the theory. DJs, producers, composers and listeners talk about the place the jingle holds in their lives. Producer Richard Bannerman


Producer: Richard Bannerman

: News

: Book of the Week: Curious Pursuits

4/5. By Margaret Atwood. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Margaret Atwood.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Surgeon's Mate (5/10) 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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