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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Andrew Graystone.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.

: 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 David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

The history of inoculation is discussed by Melvyn Bragg's guests: Sanjoy Bhattacharya , lecturer in the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL; Chris Dye, co-ordinator of the World Health Organisation's work on tuberculosis epidemiology; and Nadja Durbach, associate Professor of History at the University of Utah. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Sanjoy Bhattacharya
Guest: Chris Dye
Guest: Nadja Durbach
Producer: Cathryn Wood

: Daily Service

Led by Claire Campbell Smith. Christ the Lord Is Risen
Again! (Orientis Partibus). Revelation 1, vvlO-18. Since by Man Came Death (Handel). Now Is Eternal Life
(Christchurch). With the choir of Royal Holloway,
University of London. Director of music Rupert Gough.


Unknown: Claire Campbell Smith.
Music: Rupert Gough.

: Book of the Week: The Queen at 80 - the Biographer's View

4/5. The Firm. By Penny Junor. The monarchy is rocked by the acrimonious divorce of Charles and Diana. Abridged by Miranda Davis and read by Emma Fielding. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
RT DIRECT: The Firm by Penny Junor is available for E6.99 including PSp. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: RT Direct, [address removed]. Call: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Abridged By: Miranda Davis
Read By: Emma Fielding

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 With Love from Me to You 4/5.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

12/13. Balkan Eurovision. "If we can't sing in harmony it is better we don't appear in Europe," said the head of Serbian TV after the contest to choose a song to represent Serbia and Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest this year ended in allegations of fixing, political interference and a near riot. Tim Judah takes a musical tour through the Balkans exploring the regions' politics, conflicts and aspirations through the prism of the famous song competition. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated Mon 8.30pm


Unknown: Tim Judah
Producer: Emma Rippon

: When Studs Met Fortune

The meeting between John Fortune and the American broadcaster Studs Terkel in 1962 had a profound effect on the former's life. What struck
Fortune was that nearly all of Terkel's interviewees were ordinary folk. "It was history written not by the generals, but from the ground up." Here, he meets Terkel again and finds out how the last four decades have affected both of them. Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: John Fortune

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

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: May Child

A poignant play about coming to terms with the past. On Margaret's 67th birthday, an ininvited guest calls who shares the same birthday. By Elizabeth Kuti. Producer/Director Tanya Nash


Unknown: Elizabeth Kuti.
Director: Tanya Nash
Margaret: Patricia Routledge
May: Emily Fleeshman
Ron: Roy Hudd

: Questions, Questions

2/10. The problem-solving programme, presented by Stewart Henderson. Producer Emily Williams
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Stewart Henderson.
Producer: Emily Williams

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Literary Misfits

4/5. Casaubon in the Catacombs. Leaving the town of Middlemarch, the scholarly Mr Casaubon and his wife, Dorothea, embark on a trip to Dublin, but will they find themselves living the The Life of Riley in the Emerald Isle? By Anne Haverty , read by Aidan McArdle. For details see Mon


Unknown: Mr Casaubon
Unknown: Anne Haverty
Read By: Aidan McArdle.

: Inside the Queen's Head

4/5. Marooned. Inside the Queen's Head in Amlwch on the island of Anglesey the sign above the bar reads "No expectations, no disappointments". Will the drinkers live Up to this motto? With Lemn Sissay. For details see Monday


Unknown: Lemn Sissay.

: Open Book

In a special devoted to re-reading, writers Marion Keyes , Deborah Moggach and James Hawes talk to
Mariella Frostrup about the novels they read time and time again. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Marion Keyes
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: James Hawes
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

Wildlife Forensics. Quentin Cooper is joined by Rob Ogden , project manager at Wildllife DNA services, to discuss how genetic information can be used to tackle and detect wildlife crime - from badger digging to the global trafficking of endangered species. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Rob Ogden
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: That Mitchell and Webb Sound

1/6. The lop-side world of Mitchell and Webb's sketch comedy includes a passionate debate about hunting between a badger and a fox, the ultimate football commentary, and behind the scenes at the milk helpline. Starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb , with Olivia Colman and James Bachman. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Olivia Colman
Unknown: James Bachman.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The Archers

Sid gets a fairy godmother.
For cast see page 52 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and review, presented by John Wilson. Producer Thomas Morris


Presented By: John Wilson.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: With Love from Me to You

4/5. Welsh poet Gillian Clarke and German-based poet
Sujata Bhatt discuss the influences of water and travel on their Work. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Gillian Clarke
Unknown: Sujata Bhatt

: The Battle for Influence

New series 1/3. Overselling Climate Change?
Every week there are scare stories about the climate.
Malaria in Africa, hurricanes in Florida, even the death of frogs in Latin America - all are being linked to global warming. But does the science behind these claims really stand up or are the risks of climate change being oversold? Simon Cox reports on how many scientists who believe in climate change are becoming worried by the quality of research used to back up the most extreme climate predictions. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Analysis

8/9. Atomic Ayatollahs. Iran's Islamist regime is widely perceived as aiming to become a nuclear power that would dominate the Middle East. Are Western governments right to feel threatened, and if so what can they do about it? Zareer Masani assesses the realities behind the rhetoric and considers whether the dispute could escalate into military conflict.
Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Costing the Earth

New series 1/5. Slash Your Bills. Tom Heap is determined to cut his power bills and shrink his family's contribution to global warming. But just how easy is it to insulate and power a house with the latest green gadgets? Is it really necessary to have solar panels on the roofs, or would just a bit more loft insulation do? producer Alasdair Cross Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Unknown: Tom Heap

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Night Watch

9/15. London, 1944: Viv confides in her office friend Betty. Helen is feeling stifled by Kay's gallant devotion. By Sarah Waters. For details see Monday


Unknown: Betty. Helen
Unknown: Sarah Waters.

: John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

4/5. John continues his investigations for the BBC by delving into the world of the little people as he finds out about fairies. But. finding an expert on the subject is proving difficult, until he realises that fairies are normally found at the bottom of the garden, so he contacts gardening expert Kim Wilde. He might even get a few singing tips at the same time. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Kim Wilde.
Unknown: Graham Fellows.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: Today in Parliament

The news from Westminster in a round-up of the day's business. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Queen at 80- the Biographer's View

4/5. The Firm. By Penny Junor. Repeated at 12.30am

: 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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