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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Presenter: John Humphrys
Presenter: James Naughtie.
Presenter: Garry Richardson.
Presenter: Sean Curran
Presenter: Robert Orchard.
Presenter: Anne Atkins.

: 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

: Book of the Week: John the Painter

4/5. Panic and Paranoia. While the Portsmouth dockyards smoulder. Aitken escapes to Bristol where he starts more fires. Panic ensues, and his actions inspire copycat arsonists across the country. By Jessica Warner , read by Wendy Seager. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jessica Warner
Read By: Wendy Seager.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Brian Haymes. Breathe on Me,
Breath of God (Carlisle). Ephesians 3, w14-21. 0 Lord,
Increase Our Faith (Loosemore). Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling (Salisbury). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Brian Haymes.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Backward Shadow By Lynne Reid Banks. 4/10. The Woman's Hour drama.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.

: From Our Own Correspondent

7/8. 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

: Ratting for Hemingway

former England cricket captain Michael Atherton is in unlikely champion of the great American writer
:rnest Hemingway. But throughout his playing career Atherton used to carry a copy of Hemingway's short stories in his kit-bag. Here he explains why, ana talks to Hemingway scholars and enthusiasts about the myths surrounding the man and the enduring quality of the writing. Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Captain Michael Atherton
Producer: Tom Alban

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

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: Little Lives

A funny and moving monologue, written by the Whitbread Prize-winning novelist Kate Atkinson, in which Alannah McKay from Edinburgh is retiring after 32 years of teaching. "My last week of teaching, the last ever. Fancy that. One minute you're just out of training college standing nervously in front of your first class and you turn around and.... it's all gone.... Everything passes, that's what they say, don't they?" Alannah Brigit Forsyth
Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Writer: Kate Atkinson
Director: Pauline Harris
Alannah: Brigit Forsyth

: Questions, Questions

6/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive, Problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Sarah Cuddon
PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: De Profundis

4/5 Oscar Wilde contemplates the redemption that lies within suffering. Simon Russell Beale continues to read
Wilde's letter to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas , written while in Reading gaol. For details see Monday


Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Lord Alfred Douglas

: A Tale Teller for Our Times

4/5. The Red Shoes. The Powell/Pressburger film brought parts of Hans Christian Andersen 's fairy story to a cinema audience but the tale itself is much less well known and far more disturbing. Why did Andersen display such a ruthlessly violent streak and what were his secret fears while writing it? For details see Monday


Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen

: Open Book

Journalist Michael Finkel talks to Mariella Frostrup about his startling new book True Story. Plus a report on a scheme that lends books to the homeless - what do People sleeping rough choose to read?
. Repeated from Sunday


Talks: Michael Finkel
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

In 1952, the air pollution in London killed 4,000 people.
Fast forward to the hot summer of 2003, when a different cocktail of pollutants caused asthma-inducing smog in UK cities. Quentin Cooper talks to Professor Nigel Bell about the difference between a pea-souper and smog and what causes the new "nasties" in our atmosphere.
Producer Tracey Logan


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Nigel Bell
Producer: Tracey Logan

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: That Reminds Me

3/3. Actor Richard Griffiths reminisces about his career and upbringing. He tells stories of growing up on Teesside with parents who were both profoundly deaf and how, at the age of 16, he walked to London to get a job. He remembers his disastrous first appearance on stage and explains how he ended up in a mucky situation in It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Usha finds herself in the spotlight.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Julian Wilson presents the arts magazine with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Julian Wilson

: The Backward Shadow

4/10. Toby's flirtation with Whistler is worrying Jane so she invites him and Henry to come for Christmas. By Lynne Reid Banks.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.

: It's My Story: The Retiring John McKie

John McKie has been a classics master at
Hutcheson's Grammar school in Glasgow for 38 years. A highly regarded teacher, McKie believes the classics are invaluable in learning about ourselves and our native tongue. But when a new headmaster took over, it was decided it was time for him to go. The programme follows McKie's emotional last days at the school through his lessons and an audio diary. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: John McKie
Producer: Matt Thompson

: In Business

3/9. Prize Giving. Offering cash prizes for scientific and technological innovation is an idea that goes back to the 18th century. Today there's a revival of prize giving to solve some of our biggest challenges - from affordable space travel to a cure for ageing. Peter Day reports. Producer Ben Crighton Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Ben Crighton

: Leading Edge

New series 1/10. Geoff Watts travels to Ethiopia for the first of several special reports on science from the African continent. He visit the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa to hear from the scientists who have made some of the most significant finds in the quest to understand our human origins. Watts also reports on the week's top stories from the world of science and technology. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

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

9/10. Sylvia's son is so wrapped up in his campaign to save a local meadow that he is losing sight of the traumas going on in his own family. Written by Angus Wilson. For details see Monday


Written By: Angus Wilson.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

3/8. Quandary Phase 3: Fit the Twenty-First. In which Arthur, Fenchurch and the Bowl give up their secrets. Written by Douglas Adams.
Repeated from Tuesday


Written By: Douglas Adams.
Voice of the book: William Franklyn
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Fenchurch: Jane Horrocks
Murray Bost Henson: Stephen Fry
East River creature: Jackie Mason
Vogon councillor: Dominic Hawksley
Steward: Simon Greenall
Mrs Kapelsen: Margaret Robertson
Vogon clerk: Michael Cule
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz: Toby Lonqworth
Wonko the Sane: Christian Slater
Announcer: John Marsh

: Today in Parliament

The news from Westminster in the definitive round-up of the day's business. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: John the Painter

4/5. By Jessica Warner. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jessica Warner.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Surgeon's Mate (10/10) by Patrick O'Brian. For details see Sunday


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.

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