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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Thought for the Day

With Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.


Unknown: Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.

: 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 Colonel Margaret Hay. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (Ratisbon). Isaiah 60, vvi-5. And the Glory of the Lord (Handel). To God Be the Glory (Doane). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Colonel Margaret Hay.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: Road Fever

4/5. Yet more paperwork to present in Colombia - the author reckons it all stacks up like War and Peace. By Tim Cahill. Read by Stuart Milligan. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tim Cahill.
Read By: Stuart Milligan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Ladies of Letters Go Global

By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Carole Hayman.

: From Our Own Correspondent

6/9. 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 World's First Rock Band

During the reign of Queen Victoria, several families from Cumbria travelled the country advertising themselves as "rock bands". These bands were not playing some primitive version of rock 'n' roll - they were performing music on instruments made of rock. Solo percussionist Evelyn Glennie has always been fascinated by these instruments and the people who created them. In this programme, she travels to Cumbria to locate and play surviving examples of the strange musical instruments known variously as rock dulcimers, musical harmonicons and geological pianos.
Producer Bob Dickinson Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Brian Hanrahan.


Introduced By: Brian Hanrahan.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of New Year's Eve at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Summertime

A warm and gently humorous tale about unforeseen happiness and its passing, set on the Lancashire moors in 1939. By Don Haworth.
Producer/Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Don Haworth.
Director: Polly Thomas
Hetty: Rachel Ibbotson
Jane: Julia Rounthwalte
Frank: Glenn Cunningham
Pickup: Stephen Thorne
Clarissa: Christine Brennan

: More or Less

3/7. Andrew Dilnot is the man with all the most vital statistics in the numbers magazine that investigates subjects as diverse as medicine, the climate, speed cameras and plane crashes, and the statistics that underlie everyday claims to truth in the news, in politics and in life. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from New Year's Day at 7.55am

: The Adventures of Dougal

4/5. Phyllida Law narrates as Dougal and friends continue their winter holiday in Glen Dougal. High jinks ensue during a haggis hunt. And Ermintrude takes to her skis in a tobogganing expedition. By Eric Thompson. For details see Mon


Unknown: Phyllida Law
Unknown: Glen Dougal.
Unknown: Eric Thompson.

: Redesigning the Human Body

4/5. Banish the Aches. Sprained ankles, twisted knees - our joints are incredibly vulnerable. What benefits would a redesign bring? For details see Monday

: Bookclub

George MacDonald Fraser took the bully from Tom Brown 's Schooldays and gave him a new lease of life in the army. James Naughtie presents a discussion on the first of the series - Flashman, a romp through Victorian military history. Recorded in Manchester with die-hard fans and readers new to the books. Rptd from New Year's Day at 4pm


Unknown: George MacDonald Fraser
Unknown: Tom Brown
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Material World

In the last of the series of science debates, Quentin Cooper is joined by space scientists Benny Peiser , Simon Kelley and John Zarneki in Milton Keynes to explore the issue of Near-Earth Objects - the comets and asteroids that come alarmingly close to our planet. What are the chances of a direct hit? And what are we doing to detect and prevent a collision? Producer Fiona Roberts


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Benny Peiser
Unknown: Simon Kelley
Unknown: John Zarneki
Unknown: Milton Keynes
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Weak at the Top

4/4. John Weak - randy, devious, sexist and workshy - puts the "man" into management. This week he discovers there's a T missing from the end of HR, when Human
Resources has a communal hot flush at his witty entry on Deirdre Simmons 's leaving card. Comedy series written by Guy Browning.
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: John Weak
Unknown: Deirdre Simmons
Written By: Guy Browning.
John: Alexander Armstrong
Hayley: Clare Perkins
Sir Marcus: Geoffrey Whitehead
Bill: Ron Cook
Phil: Stephen Critchlow
Clare: Colleen Prenderqast
Deirdre: Susan Jameson
Simon: Harry Myers

: The Archers

Lilian gets a new recruit.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts show, with Mark Lawson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Ladies of Letters Go Global

4/5. Irene is kept on the move by her island-hopping employees so is unable to prevent Lesley sending
Christopher, Irene's treasured only son, out to Moscow to bring back Vera. When Vera explains that she and Christopher are to go on a dangerous mission for MI6, Irene takes the desperate step of appealing to Nellie
Thoroughgood (Susan Jameson ), Chris's adoptive mother, for help. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Susan Jameson

: It's My Story: Children of War

John Waite follows the progress of children like
Hannan Shihab and Ali Ismail Abbas , who have been injured in the Iraqi conflict and brought to Britain for specialist medical attention. Some of the injured children get help from recognised charities - others are aided by individuals moved by their plight. Producer Sue Mitchell


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Hannan Shihab
Unknown: Ali Ismail Abbas
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: In Business

New series 1/8. Nuts about Brazil. Economists predict that Brazil may be one of the countries vaulting to supremacy as huge changes reshape the global economy over the next 30 years. But in fact they have been saying something like this for the past century. Peter Day asks whether Brazil's future is finally about to arrive. Producer Vicki Barker Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Vicki Barker

: The Future's Plastic!

2/2. In the 1950s, plastic became a cheap material for mass production. Today, there are layers of it wrapped around our supermarket purchases, and mountains of it at disposal sites. Richard Hollingham asks if recycling can stem the flood and looks at how plastic is becoming a key component in hi-tech industry and aerospace. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Richard Hollingham
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Constitutional

4/5. If I'm Spared 1/2. The slick, selfish foreign correspondent is dealt some bad news. Perhaps it's time he changed his ways? By Helen Simpson. Read by David Horovitch. For details see Monday


Unknown: Helen Simpson.
Read By: David Horovitch.

: Radio 9

3/5. In a world where presentation is at the wheel and content is firmly bound and gagged in the back, Radio 9 finds itself with so much to say - but no idea how to say it. Written and performed by Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker. Produced by Johnny Daukes and Claire Jones


Unknown: Johnny Daukes
Unknown: Hils Barker.
Produced By: Johnny Daukes
Produced By: Claire Jones

: Two's a Crowd

3/3. Judith Hann discovers how much information we reveal about ourselves through the subtle ways that we express our personalities. Whether it's the shape of our faces or the CDs on our shelves, we provide clues for other people to make up their minds about us - rightly or wrongly. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Judith Hann

: News

: Book of the Week: Road Fever

4/5. By Tim Cahill. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tim Cahill.

: World Today

: News

: Assignment

: Heart and Soul

Faith and the Tsunami (2/4)

: Instant Guide

: News

: One Planet

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Last Minute Grooming
By Chaltone Tshabanqu from Zimbabwe. For details see New Year's Day


Unknown: Chaltone Tshabanqu

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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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