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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Producer: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands).
Psalm 30. 0 Be Joyful in the Lord (Britten). Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Goss). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Point of Departure

4/5. After a ten-year estrangement, James Cameron remembers how he was summoned by Lord Beaverbrook to Monte Carlo. His curiosity outweighing his antipathy, he finds himself at dinner with Aristotle Onassis and Winston Churchill. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Monte Carlo.
Unknown: Aristotle Onassis
Unknown: Winston Churchill.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 Minor Characters 4/5. By Joyce Johnson.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.
Unknown: Joyce Johnson.

: Crossing Continents

3/13. Ukraine now has the highest rate of HIV infection in Europe, estimated at more than 15 times the percentage of the UK. Helene Michaud travels to Ukraine HIV hotspot. Odessa on the Black Sea, to investigate why the country is failing to come to grips with the epidemic. She finds out why so many Ukrainians are becoming infected, and why their medical care is still woefully inadequate, despite recent progress.
Producer Arlene Gregorius Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: Leading From the Front

Tommy Pearson investigates the role of the orchestral leader, or principal violin. He traces the history, looks at what makes a good leader, and examines the relationship between leader, conductor and orchestra. Producer David Corser Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: David Corser

: 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, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Powder

It is 1946 and Jack, just back from the Army finds life on the family farm is not quite as he had left it. Written by Adam Thorpe.
Producer/Director Chris Wallis


Written By: Adam Thorpe.
Director: Chris Wallis
Jack: Jason Done
Ted: David Fleeshman
Liz: Angela Curran
MrPetlow: David Thorpe
Richler: Nicholas Murchie
Mavis: Imoqen Rands
Young Jack: Dominic Curran

: Check Up

2/9. Alcoholic liver disease. The number of people who have been diagnosed with alcoholic liver disease is rising rapidly in the UK. Doctors are seeing patients in their 20S and 30s with cirrhosis of the liver, a condition usually found in older people. Barbara Myers is joined in the studio by an expert to take your calls on how alcohol and other aspects of a person's lifestyle can affect the liver. Producer Erika Wright
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Erika Wright

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Passion

4/5. Do the Math. Ian Sansom reads his own story about one young woman's addiction to the sweeter things of life! For details see Monday


Unknown: Ian Sansom

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

44/90. Raffles. The name of Sir Stamford Raffles is almost synonymous with that of Singapore, and for good reason. Yet he is another British hero that the British treated appallingly. Written by Christopher Lee. For details see Monday


Written By: Christopher Lee.

: Open Book

Novelist Scott Turow , famous for legal thrillers, talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel Ordinary Heroes, set in the Second World War. Repeated from Sunday at4pm


Unknown: Scott Turow
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

Imagine that you are a UN commander in a country on the brink of civil war. Factional fighting has broken out. and, depending on how you react, hundreds of people may die. If Andreas Ua 'Siaghail has his way, then such is the dilemma that British school children will face. Welcome to the world of Pax Warrior, a computer game that will place teenagers in the role of a UN commander in Rwanda. Ouentin Cooper talks to both Ua'Siaghail and Dominic Savage about the growth of games-based learning. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Andreas Ua

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Banter

4/6. A panel show hosted by RT film editor Andrew Collins in which the guests hammer out what's hot and what's not by coming up with their definitive "top threes" in categories covering anything from Men in Black to The Woman in White. This week's guests are Chris Addison , Richard Herring , Russell Howard and Sue Perkins. Producer Richard Grocock


Editor: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Russell Howard
Unknown: Sue Perkins.
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Archers

Sibling rivalry returns to Home Farm. For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts magazine Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Minor Characters

4/5. Jack Kerouac has burst into the life of 21-year-old
Joyce. He may be a genius but he's a difficult man to love. Then he boards a boat for Tangier and Joyce has no idea if she will ever see him again. By Joyce Johnson.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jack Kerouac
Unknown: Joyce Johnson.

: Desert Rats' Diary: the British Army in Basra

2/2. Following the British Army peace-keepers in southern Iraq. Stephen Grey hears how the Desert Rats cope with increased tension during the recent election campaign and how they assess their progress after the first three months in Basra. Producer sue Davies

: In Business

7/8. Pain the Neck. People cannot avoid being ill, but sick leave is a big cost to employers and the whole economy. Peter Day gets out of bed to ask what's to be done about absenteeism.
Producer Caroline Bayley Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Caroline Bayley

: Leading Edge

3/11. Tissue engineering is nothing new, yet it is still a difficult and incredibly slow process. Geoff Watts witnesses the birth of a new concept in the art of tissue engineering that cuts the growing time down to minutes rather than days. The implication of this breakthrough is that in the not too distant future, tissues could be engineered at hospital bedsides when needed, rather than having to wait for them to grow in a laboratory. Watts also discusses the latest news from the world of science and technology. Producer Helen sharp


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: This Thing of Darkness

9/10. London, August 1831 Captain Fitzroy and the Fuegians are granted an audience at St James's Palace with King
William and Queen Adelaide. Written by Harry Thompson and read by Christian Rodska. For details see Monday


Written By: Harry Thompson
Read By: Christian Rodska.

: Rigor Mortis

4/6. The team are thrown into disarray when they discover a hole in one of the gloves that was used during an autopsy on a body with a contagious disease. But whose glove was it? Laurence Howarth 's black comedy set in the fascinating but misunderstood world of the pathology lab.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Dr Webster: Peter Davison
Dr Anderson: Matilda Ziegler
Prof Donaldson: Geoffrey Whitehead
Gordon: Tom Price
Chloe: Marianne Levy
Simon: Gus Brown

: Today in Parliament

The news and events from Westminster, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Point of Departure

4/5. By James Cameron. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: James Cameron.

: World Today

: News

: Assignment

: Heart and Soul

Rituals of the Road (1/3)

: News

: One Planet


: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Istanbul (5/5) For details see Sunday

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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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