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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: 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
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the DayWith Dom Antony Sutch.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and 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 the Rev Brian Haymes. Thine Arm, 0 Lord (Sf Matthew ). Luke 7, vv11-17. Your Love, Shining like the Sun (Townend). Christ's Blessing (Leddington Wright ). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Brian Haymes.
Unknown: Sf Matthew
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Organist: Paul Leddington Wright.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Two Lives

4/5. Shanti and Henny enjoy a brisk marriage ceremony, and someone breaks a lot of glasses. By Vikram Seth. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Vikram Seth.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Betsy and Napoleon

By Julia Blackburn.
4/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Julia Blackburn.

: Crossing Continents

4/9. Guatemala. It is estimated that 12 per cent of Guatemalans - that's more than a million people - have a disability. Linda Pressly explores some of the stories behind this stark statistic, such as why Guatemala has one of the highest incidences of spina bifida in the world. She also meets some of those whose lives have changed dramatically as a result of being on the receiving end of the country's ever-rising gun violence.
Producer Linda Pressly Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Linda Pressly
Producer: Linda Pressly

: Faking the Classics: 1/3: Shakespeare

Fraudsters have been trying to get away with forging the classics for centuries. Jonathan Bate investigates how and why they did it and asks if it is still possible to get away with it. Ever since his death, Shakespeare's body of work has been credited with alleged additions by some unscrupulous experts. With the help of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Jonathan Bate has some fun hearing the imitations, and the experts try to show how they tell the real from the fake. Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Presenter: Jonathan Bate
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: You and Yours

Topical reports and consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Getting the Joke

For 60 years Donald McGill created some of the most popular seaside postcards in the land. In July 1954, shortly after his 80th birthday, he was arrested on obscene-publication charges. By Neil Brand.
Producer/Director David Hunter


Unknown: Donald McGill
Unknown: Neil Brand.
Director: David Hunter
Donald McGill: John Wood
Molly: Ann Beach
Durand: Malcolm Sinclair
Wells: Gerard McDermott
Mary: Carolyn Pickles
Sgt Evison: Wayne Foskett
Constable Hiley: Nick Sayle
Counsel: John Cummins
Judge: Delroy Brown
Postcards: Ella Smith
Postcards: Roberts Roberts
Postcards: Ayesha Antoine

: Questions Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life.
EMAIL: [email address removed] Phone: [number removed] from 1.30pm


Presenter: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Emily Williams

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Family Affairs

4/5. The Watercress Wife. Gideon's love of flowers and delicious food comes from his beloved mother and idyllic childhood. The woman he marries is very, very different.
By Tamar Hodes , read by Stephen Perring. For details see Mon


Unknown: Tamar Hodes
Read By: Stephen Perring.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

19/90. Bermuda and Shipwreck. Bermuda's part in the story of the British colonisation of Virginia is dramatic and surprising. By Christopher Lee. Readings by Robert Powell and Martin Freeman. For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Martin Freeman.

: Open Book

Crime novelist PD James talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel, The Lighthouse, set on a remote island off the Coast Of Cornwall. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Pd James
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

As the search continues for an unbluntable knife, industry looks to new materials such as ceramics and even diamond for knives and sharp edges for use in kitchens and bathrooms. Ouentin Cooper talks to knife expert Roger Hamby about cutting-edge blade research and whether your razor really is the best a man can get. Producer Julian Siddle


Talks: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Roger Hamby
Producer: Julian Siddle

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Another Case of Milton Jones

6/6. With no ability whatsoever Milton Jones bestrides the globe as an expert in his field. For his final foray, he is a world-famous Formula One racing driver. Starring Milton Jones. With Debbie Chazen , Tom Goodman-Hill ,
Dave Lamb and Lucy Montgomery. Written by Milton Jones and James Cary. Music by Guy Jackson ; Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Milton Jones
Unknown: Milton Jones.
Unknown: Debbie Chazen
Unknown: Tom Goodman-Hill
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Written By: Milton Jones
Written By: James Cary.
Music By: Guy Jackson
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Emma fights fire with fire.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents tonight's edition of the arts show. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Martin Smith

: Betsy and Napoleon

4/5. Napoleon is hemmed in by boredom and horror of his future as a prisoner on St Helena. He finds diversion in teasing Betsy but their closeness is hateful to Las Cases. By Julia Blackburn.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Julia Blackburn.

: The Truth about School League Tables

As one teacher puts it, "the education system is conning the country". In a special investigation, Simon Cox exposes how schools are using easy exams and flaws in the system to paint a false picture of their performance. He reveals how some schools that boast results that put them at the top of the league tables are being economical with the truth. What the tables are not making clear is that they are actually failing to get even a third of their pupils to pass the basic GCSEs. Cox also shows how parents can find out how their local schools are really performing. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: In Business

7/9. DC Rider. What does it take to get an electric car off the ground? Lots of effort and endless patience, explains California-based inventor Lon Bell. He talks to Peter Day about his vision of transforming city life with the introduction of a new breed of electric vehicle. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lon Bell.
Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Leading Edge

7/10 Reports on all the week's top stories from the world of science and technology. Presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Beth Eastwood


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Arthur and George

9/10. Arthur's investigations are conducted with an enthusiasm that leaves George feeling uneasy about their outcome. By Julian Barnes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Julian Barnes.

: Deep Trouble

New series 1/4. Comedy, set on board HMS Goliath, a 55,000-tonne nuclear stealth submarine, cram-packed with incompetence, ambition and military know-not-how. This week, a Nato exercise with our
American friends goes horribly wrong as they find that torpedoes and coffee and don't mix. By Jim Field Smith and Ben Willbond. With special guest Kerry Shale.
Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Jim Field Smith
Unknown: Ben Willbond.
Producer: David Tyler
Capt Wade: Jim Field Smith
Cdr Fairbanks: Katherine Jakeways
Lt Trainor: Ben Willbond
PO Radcliffe: Miranda Raison
POBazeley: Renton Skinner
Marco: Rufus Jones
Narrator: Jonathan Ryland
Capt Dan Burger: Kerry Shale

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's news and events from Westminster, with Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Two Lives

4/5. By Vikram Seth. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Vikram Seth.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The History of Love (10/10) by Nicole Krauss. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nicole Krauss.

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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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