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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: 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 Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg

: Daily Service

Led by Nigel Swinford. 0 Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High! (Eisenach). Hebrews 2, W14-18. 0 Death, Where Is Thy Sting (Handel). Christ Triumphant, Ever
Reigning (Guiting Power). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: The Caliph's House -a Year in Casablanca

4/4. Tahir Shah 's first year in Casablanca concludes when, after suffering the effects of a bad-tempered jinn, he decides to hold an exorcism. For details see Mon Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: Tahir Shah
Unknown: Mon Rptd

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Friends like These 4/5. You'll Always Be a Part of Me. By Jim Sweeney The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jim Sweeney

: Crossing Continents

10/13. South Africa. Is the town of Pomfret, on the edge of the Kalahari desert, paying the price for South Africa's shame? Home to the remnants of Angolan soldiers who fought for the apartheid regime, Pomfret is now in the sights of the South African Government, as it seeks to stamp out mercenary activity and raze the town to the ground. The inhabitants of Pomfret believe there is a more sinister motive and that the South African Government is simply taking revenge for the past. Producer John Murphy
Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Producer: John Murphy

: The Life of the Secret Gardener

It's almost 100 years since Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote her children's classic, The Secret Garden. Anne Fine , the author and former children's laureate, looks at the woman who wrote herself out of debt, endured two disastrous marriages and was vilified for neglecting her children to become a "pen-driving machine". Producer Caroline Beck Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Unknown: Anne Fine
Producer: Caroline Beck

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Man Who Mistook His Life foran Organiser

The disastrously comic tale of what happens when technology takes over one man's life. Nigel Edge 's electronic mobile-cum-organiser was the symbol of his tidy, humdrum life, with separate windows for his wife, children, aged parents, hobbies and work. But when the organiser starts to malfunction, Nigel's worlds start to collide, with darkly comic results. Written by Mike Harris.
Director Clive Brill


Unknown: Nigel Edge
Written By: Mike Harris.
Director: Clive Brill
Cynthia: Emma Gregory
Della/Pat: Rebecca Saire
Nigel: Nicholas Murchie
Margot: Deborah Findlay
Ralph: Philip Jackson

: Check Up

9/9. Diabetes. More than two million people in the UK are known to have diabetes. Barbara Myers is joined by a leading expert to answer your questions on the condition. Producer Deborah Cohen
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: The Great Western Adventure

4/5. Exit, Stage Left. The camera obscura in Bristol offers an amazing view of the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. Zsa Zsa 's friend Manjit invites her there after hours. The view of the bridge is extraordinarily clear in the moonlight. But they see something Zsa Zsa has to try to forget. By
Helen Dunmore , read by Renu Brindle. For details see Monday


Unknown: Zsa Zsa
Unknown: Zsa Zsa
Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Read By: Renu Brindle.

: Alvin Hall's Secret Collections

4/5. The finance expert looks at a different kind of secret collection - Deutsche Bank's amazing corporate art collection. For details see Monday

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Paracelsus. The myth, life and legacy of Philip
Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim, the 16th-century medic, is discussed by Ouentin Cooper and Philip Ball. Paracelsus, as he is more commonly known, was rumoured to have made a Faustian bargain with the devil to regain his youth. He was supposed to travel with a magical white horse and to store the elixir of life in the pommel of his sword. But who was Paracelsus and what did he really practise? Cooper unravels the story of a man who wrote influential books in medicine, surgery, alchemy and theology while living a drunken, vagabond life. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Philip Ball.
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

5/6. Another confused and muddled day in the life of one-time Variety star Count Arthur Strong, played by Steve Delaney , veers from haggling over the price of a scouring pad to the difficulties of opening a door via an intercom. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


Played By: Steve Delaney
Producers: Mark Radcliffe
Producers: John Leonard

: The Archers

Jack gets an unwelcome visitor.
For cast see page 35 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Friends like These

4/5. You'll Always Be a Part of Me. Two men have been best friends for years when one suddenly needs a new kidney. His mate has always said he'd do anything for him. Does that includes organ donation? By Jim Sweeney.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jim Sweeney.
Jim: Jim Sweeney
Steve: Steve Steen

: Seven Days

4/4. Blood on the Ice. It is vital for the survival of poor coastal communities, say the seal hunters. It's brutal, badly policed and time it was banned, say the animal-welfare activists. Jenny Cuffe takes to the icy wilderness of eastern Canada to chart a week in the controversial annual seal hunt. Producer Sally Chesworth


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Sally Chesworth

: Analysis

6/9. What did I do to be so Green and Blue?
David Cameron 's new-look Conservatives say they are going to be the real protectors of the environment. But can they reconcile hugging trees with free markets and pro-business policies? Camilla Cavendish meets environmentalists and Conservative thinkers to ask whether the party can achieve an act of political climate change.
Producer Hugh Levinson Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Cameron
Unknown: Camilla Cavendish
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Leading Edge

10/11. What smells attract mosquitoes? Geoff Watts hears about new research that is designing highly effective baits and traps to lure dengue and malarial mosquitoes to their death. It may be low-tech, but the success rate could effectively reduce the reliance on the widescale spraying Of insecticides in hot Climates. Producer Helen Sharp


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Helen Sharp

: 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: Tamburlaine Must Die

4/5. Marlowe is made an offer he can't refuse, an offer that not even the magus Doctor Dee can divert. By Louise Welsh. For details see Monday


Unknown: Louise Welsh.

: John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

2/5. Spooky happenings hamper John's investigation this week as he delves into the world of ghosts. He can't afford a night at a haunted hotel, but he does get some expert advice from his telephone guest, Yvette Fielding. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Graham Fellows.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: A Life with the Firm

4/5. An Over-Mighty Subject. The were rumours of tensions between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher when she arrived in 1979. But were they true? Continues tomorrow For details see Monday


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: News

: Book of the Week: The Caliph's House - a Year In Casablanca

4/4. By travel writer Tahir Shah. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tahir Shah.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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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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