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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

This week Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Great Exhibition of 1851, the international showcase for Victorian invention.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Book of the Week: Penguins Stopped Play

4/5. In a very louche nightclub, Harry and company ponder their chances against an Argentinian team. But is there even cricket in South America? Written by Harry Thompson. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Harry Thompson.

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Help Us to Help Each Other,
Lord (Dunfermline). Colossians 3, vv14-21. For the Beauty of the Earth (Rutter). Bind Us Together, Lord (Gillman). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 I Leap over the Wall 4/5. By Monica Baldwin. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Monica Baldwin.

: Crossing Continents

13/13. Aboriginal Art. ,
Exploring some of the problems caused by the success of the Aboriginal-art business in Australia. Has producing pots and primitive paintings for tourists transformed impoverished communities, or is it leading to entrapment and sweat-shop art?
Producer Zillah Watson Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Producer: Zillah Watson

: They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha Ha

Actor and performer John Sessions settles down on the couch to analyse the ways in which comedians have tackled the world of mental health head on. Is it ever right to laugh at mental illness? And why are comedians attracted to the subject? With contributions from Paul Whitehouse and psychiatrist Dr Peter Byrne. Producer Emma Harding Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Dr Peter Byrne.

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs, presented by John Waite and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

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


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mind Out

You don't have to be mad to have therapy, but it helps.
A whole family are undergoing self-help cognitive therapy - without admitting it to each other. But will the therapist inside their heads take over their lives? Written by Jonathan Myerson
Producer/Director Clive Brill


Director: Clive Brill
Voice: Lucy Robinson
Father: Philip Jackson
Mother: Maggie O'Neil
Daughter: Beverly Rudd

: Questions, Questions

3/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. producer Sarah cuddon
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Penelope Keith appeals on behalf of the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline.
Repeated from Sunday at7.55am


Unknown: Penelope Keith

: Jimmy Swan, the Joy Traveller

4/5. Dignity. "The selling of sap, butter, music, poetry, pictures, or soft goods is just as great an art as making." The king of salesmen reveals his own secret of success. Stanley Baxter continues to read from Neil Munro 's Collection Of humorous tales. For details see Monday


Reader: Stanley Baxter
Author: Neil Munro

: Test Tubes and Tantrums

4/5. Plant scientists in Stalinist Russia came under pressure to increase food production, and science was sacrificed to politics - with tragic results.
Producer Sue Broom For further details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Mega Plumes. In 1986 a small fishing vessel arrived off the Juan de Fuca ridge in the north Pacific and discovered a deep-sea hydrothermal system unlike anything ever seen. The phenomenon was a mega plume, an enormous buoyant balloon of hot water floating in the deep sea.
Quentin Cooper is joined by marine geologist Dr Bramley Murton and marine ecologist Dr John Copley to discuss the cause of these hydrothermal phenomena and the influence they may impress on the oceans and their flora and fauna. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Juan de Fuca
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Bramley Murton
Unknown: Dr John Copley
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: That Mitchell and Webb Sound

2/6. More sketches from the inside-out world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb , including what to do if other people's children fill you with horror, and how forensic detectives operated in the Stone Age. 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

Kenton keeps a secret.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The arts magazine, presented by John Wilson. He talks to the writer David Mitchell , best known for his Bookershortlisted novels number9dream and Cloud Atlas. Producer Martin Smith


Presented By: John Wilson.
Unknown: David Mitchell
Producer: Martin Smith

: 1 Leap over the Wall

4/5. Monica rises to the challenge of peeling potatoes and frying her first sausage when she takes a job as an Army canteen assistant. By Monica Baldwin.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Monica Baldwin.

: The Battle for Influence

2/3. The Battle for Secondary Schools. Across Britain parents are trying to get their children into their preferred school. But for many, the current system is a nightmare in which the schools hold all the cards. The Government thinks the answer is to create more choice and new trust schools. Opponents of the policy think these will create a two-tier system. But with private and selective schools taking the brightest pupils, isn't that what is already in place? Simon Cox reports. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Analysis

9/9. Wasted on the Young? From disrespect to the anarchic use of technology and the fetishism of brands,
British youth today maintains the honourable tradition of alarming, perplexing and disappointing its elders. But just how wide is the generational gap when the whole family attends the same gig? And who's narrowing it? Richard Weight asks if the middle-aged and even older are shamelessly colonizing youth culture and, if so, when they'll grow out of it.
Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Richard Weight
Producer: Simon Coates

: Costing the Earth

2/5. Eco-city, China. China is engaged in the greatest programme of city building the world has ever seen. Can it be done without destroying the environment? Miriam O'Reilly investigates.
Producer Alasdair Cross Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: 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 Night Watch

14/15. The story unravels backwards in time - to 1941.
Pretty Viv Pearce meets an attractive soldier on a train to London. Her younger brother, Duncan, has problems dealing with his best friend Alec. Written by Sarah Waters. For details see Monday


Unknown: Viv Pearce
Written By: Sarah Waters.

: John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

5/5. John's final investigation finds him looking into the Bermuda Triangle. Let's hope that he and Ken don't disappear! Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Additional material by Dean Wilkinson. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Graham Fellows.
Unknown: Dean Wilkinson.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's events in Westminster. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: Penguins StoppedPlay

4/5. By Harry Thompson. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Harry Thompson.

: 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.

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