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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Peter Smith.


Unknown: Peter Smith.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
8.32 8.34 Lennon Remembered 1/8.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: 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

: Lennon Remembered


: Daily Service

Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers. Hark, the Glad Sound! (Bristol). Isaiah 9, v2; vv 6-7. For Unto Us a Child is Born (Handel). King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Memoir

4/5. John is taken from the house in which his mother is dying to live with his father in the barracks. John McGahern continues to read from his memoir of growing Up in County Leitrim. For details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: John McGahern

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: David Copperfield

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


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: From Our Own Correspondent

2/9. 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

: The Firing

Firing a pot is a necessary evil for some potters, for others it is a mystical, magical experience. Here, a wide range of potters talk about their attitudes towards firing their work and their great successes and downright disasters: raku potters talk about instant results; wood-firing potters describe teams of people stoking a kiln at 15-minute intervals over seven or more days and nights; a bone-china potter tells of the effect an earthquake had on her kiln full of exhibition work; and one potter describes the sense of being fired himself when he had to stand by and witness his whole studio and much of his life's work go up in flames. Presented by Emmanuel Cooper.
Producer Rosie Boulton Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Presented By: Emmanuel Cooper.
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: Lennon Remembered


: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Unimaginable

By Ray Connolly. When John Lennon was shot
25 years ago, his journalist friend Ray Connolly was about to fly to New York to interview him. In the aftermath of the murder, Connolly struggles to separate the man from the legend. Lennon remembered: page 20
3.00 Check Up 3/4 Stammering Barbara Myers is joined by an expert to answer questions on how to treat stammering and other speech difficulties, particularly in children and young people Producer Anna Buckley PHONE: [number removed] from 1 30pm (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Ray Connolly.
Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Ray Connolly
Ray Connolly: Robert Glenister
Plum: Jenny Funnell
Louise: Clare Corbett
Dominic: Nicholas Carter
Keiron: Thomas Helm
Sociologist: Ian Masters
Musicologist: Alan Leith
American DJ: Tim Flavin
Taxi driver: Richard Tate
Reporter: Sidney Sloane
Producer/Director: Mark Jenkins

: Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Songs in the Key of Lennon

4/5. The Ballad of John and Yoko. A song also known as Hokey Cokey to little Julian Lennon. For details see Monday


Unknown: Julian Lennon.

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

The second of six science debates comes from Glasgow Science Centre where the panel and audience discuss food security and safety. Hosted by Quentin Cooper. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Quentin Cooper.
Producer: John Watkins

: Lennon Remembered


: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Lennon Remembered


: Woody Allen - The Cabaret Years

2/2. To commemorate the 70th birthday of Woody Allen , David Baddiel reveals the impact Allen's style of stand-up had in the UK and how his material has influenced and inspired many British comedians. The programme includes rare footage of his stand-up appearances in Britain, including a guest spot on The Dusty Springfield Show in 1966. With contributions from Harry Hill ,
Alan Davies and Mark Thomas. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Harry Hill
Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Mark Thomas.
Producer: Stephen Garner

: The Archers

Emma finds a new friend.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Lennon Remembered


: Front Row

With John Wilson , including a report on a rare revival of Burt Bacharach and Hal David 's musical Promises, Promises at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Burt Bacharach
Unknown: Hal David
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: David Copperfield

4/20. David is sent away to work at Murdstone's bottling factory in London. He lodges with a man named Mr Micawber. By Charles Dickens.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Micawber.
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Koran and Country: Radio Ramadan

For British Muslims, an increasingly important part of Ramadan is the ability to tune in to local religious radio stations that are given a temporary licence to broadcast
24 hours a day during the holy month. This year there were 36 Radio Ramadans around the country. Mark Whitaker met some of the radio staff and reports on what Britain's Muslim communities have been talking about. Producer Mark Whitaker


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: Analysis

4/7. Planning against Panic. Epidemics, natural disasters, terrorism - government emergency planning has never seemed more urgent. But in a real crisis, how could Whitehall seize practical and psychological control of an ever more individualistic society? David Walker investigates. Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Simon Coates

: Costing the Earth

4/6. Going for Green. Will the London Olympics clean up east London or leave a legacy of useless concrete? Miriam O'Reilly investigates. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Lennon Remembered


: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: From a View to a Death

4/10. As the locals gather to rehearse the forthcoming pageant, Zouch takes the opportunity to find out more about the history of the Passengers and their neighbours and, under the nose of his hostess, to further his acquaintance with Joanna Brandon. By Anthony Powell. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Joanna Brandon.
Unknown: Anthony Powell.

: The Sons of Dermot Mulligan

4/5. Off My Face. Can schoolteacher Leo come to terms with his dark, alcoholic past: the disposal of a strangled sheep and sex with a teenage Goth pupil? Comedy drama written by Owen O'Neill , who stars alongside James Ellis , Lizzie Roper. Ricky Grover , Phil Nichol , Stephen Hogan and Jack Logue. Producer Claire Jones


Written By: Owen O'Neill
Unknown: James Ellis
Unknown: Lizzie Roper.
Unknown: Ricky Grover
Unknown: Phil Nichol
Unknown: Stephen Hogan
Unknown: Jack Logue.
Producer: Claire Jones

: Lennon Remembered


: Today in Parliament

Reports from Westminster, with Robert Orchard.


Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Memoir

4/5. By John McGahern. Repeated from9.45am


Unknown: John McGahern.

: News

: Assignment

: Heart and Soul

Gideon Bibles

: News

: One Planet

World without Waste (4/4)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Theories of Relativity (5/5) Sun Seeker by Paul Magrs


Unknown: Paul Magrs

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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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