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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: 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: Natasha Maw

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Love Divine). 1 John 4, vv7-12. God So Loved the World (Stainer). I Adore Thee (Stainer). Director of music Richard Tanner. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Organist: Richard Tanner.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: Part of the Pattern -Memoirs of a Wife at Westminster

4/5. With Labour back in power, Denis is appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer and Edna oversees the move to 11 Downing Street. Edna Healey 's memoirs, read by Sarah Badel. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Edna Healey
Read By: Sarah Badel.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Voyage Out 9/10. By Virginia Woolf.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: Crossing Continents

9/13. Italy. Abortion has become a hot political issue as Italy goes to the polls on 9 April. Many women feel that the right to choose is being challenged by the Church. Feminists are outraged at what they say is the Church's growing interference in politics and in women's lives.
Rosie Goldsmith meets those on both sides of the debate - priests, politicians, doctors and feminists. And she hears stories from the women caught in the crossfire. Producer Anna Raphael Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Anna Raphael

: The Man From Esher and His Theatre of War

RC Sherriff wrote the play Journey's End following his own experiences of the trenches in the First World War. Unflinching but deeply humane, it was a huge hit in the West End and a global export in some 26 languages. But the man who wrote it remains something of a mystery, an insurance agent who lived quietly among the rolling lawns of Esher. Robert Gore-Langton presents.
Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Robert Gore-Langton
Producer: Simon Hollis

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: 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: Elevenses with Twiggy

Twiggy Lawson stars as herself in Simon Farquhar's poignant new play. The 1960s are nearly over and young Jackie Addison is running out of time if he's going to make it south to Swinging London.


Writer: Simon Farquhar
Director: Rosalind Ayres
Jackie: Barry McGee
Joesy: Stephen McGill
Morag: Meg Faragher
Laura Ann: Meg Faragher
Father: Lain MacRae
Twiggy: Herself
Mrs Cowie/Receptionist: Aline Mowat
Kenny/Tailor: Jon Glover
Samuel/Security man: Simon Day

: Check Up

8/9. Sleep Apnoea and Snoring. Many of us snore, but some people have a more serious form of breathing difficulty while they're sleeping. Sleep apnoea, a condition in which the sufferer stops breathing for ten seconds or more, can increase the risk of serious health problems, and those who suffer from it can be permanently tired. Barbara Myers is joined by a leading expert to answer Your questions On the condition. Producer Paula McGrath
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Lucky Numbers

4/5. Nine Sons. Fiona Shaw reads Erica Wagner 's haunting tale of magic and the unexpected power of wishes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Erica Wagner

: Five Holes in the Ground

4/5. Gabrielle Walker hears how space scientists are drilling for aliens. This is not on a distant planet (yet), but in a very strange, wine-red river system in Spain that could reflect the last refuge for life on Mars. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gabrielle Walker

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Ink-Jet Technology. Familiar in the workplace and even the home, ink-jet printers can now be found at bargain prices on the high street. But ink-jet technology is developing fast. It is not just ink that is being deposited. Enzymes can be ink-jet printed to make sensors for pregnancy or diabetes tests, and it might even be possible to ink-jet chemicals to make active medication. Quentin Cooper is joined by scientists to discuss this seemingly familiar technology and the new exciting applications that are being developed. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

4/6. From a troublesome toaster to the recollection of nearly being cast as James Bond , it's another confused and muddled day in the life of one-time Variety star Count Arthur Strong , played by Steve Delaney. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


Unknown: James Bond
Unknown: Count Arthur Strong
Played By: Steve Delaney.
Producers: Mark Radcliffe
Producers: John Leonard

: The Archers

Tom decides to branch out.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Voyage Out

9/10. Rachel and Terence celebrate their engagement, but events take an abrupt and unexpected turn. By Virginia Woolf. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: Seven Days

3/4. The NHS. The Government is pressurising health trusts to balance their books. Jenny Cuffe spends a turbulent week with West Wiltshire Primary Care Trust, which has one of the worst deficits in the country, as besieged managers announce the immediate closure of a local hospital, angry patients dig in for a fight, and bewildered staff fear for their future. Producer saiiy chesworth


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: Analysis

5/9. Europe's Tarnished Golden Door. Migration is often claimed to be essential to the EU's prosperity as populations age and global competition intensifies. But can large numbers of economic migrants be absorbed across Europe without causing a backlash in either their richer, new homes or their poorer old ones? Ouentin Peel asks how economic migration can be managed so that some countries don't get all the benefits and others all the pain. Producer SimonCoates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Ouentin Peel

: Leading Edge

9/11. Researchers at Nottingham University have been working on a way to reduce the volume of usage on air-traffic control systems. They've been testing the idea of sending text messages to contact pilots with information and instructions. There's has been good feedback and bad. Find out the results with Geoff Watts.
Producer Helen Sharp


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Historian

9/10. While staying at a hilltop monastery, Helen is bitten for the second time by a vampire. It is now more urgent than ever that they discover the source of this evil. By Elizabeth Kostova. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth Kostova.

: John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

New series 1/5. Sheffield's number one singer/ songwriter has once more been signed up by the BBC - with petrol money as part of the contract - to broadcast to the nation. Yes, John has been asked to keep an "open mind" and investigate unsolved phenomena that fascinate the nation. This week he investigates UFOs, with the help of sole agent Ken Worthington and special telephone guest Patrick Mower. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Ken Worthington
Unknown: Patrick Mower.
Unknown: Graham Fellows.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: Today in Parliament

News from Westminster, presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Part of the Pattern- Memoirs of a Wife at Westminster

4/5. Memoirs Of Edna Healey. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Edna Healey.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

: International Cricket

India v England: The second one-day international, from Faridabad. Producer Peter Baxter *approximate times
5.00 World Briefing 5.20 World Business Report


Producer: Peter Baxter

: International CricketIndia v England

The second in the series of one-day internationals, from the Nahar Singh Stadium, Faridabad. Commentary from Simon Mann , Jonny Saunders , Harsha Bhogle and Angus Fraser. Including at 8.25 News and Papers, at 8.31
Yesterday in Parliament, and at 9.45 Act of Worship.
Producer PeterBaxter *approximate times


Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Jonny Saunders
Unknown: Harsha Bhogle
Unknown: Angus Fraser.

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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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