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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the

Day With the Rev Nicholas Holtam.


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam.

: Fanning 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 Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the significant ideas and events that have shaped our history. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Book of the Week: Passionate Minds

4/5. Voltaire has decided to enter the prestigious annual prize competition run by the Academy of Sciences. But as he flounders with his expensive eguipment, unbeknownst to him, Emilie is working on her own submission late at night in her rooms. By David Bodanis. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Bodanis.

: Daily Service

With choirs from the 2006 International Church Music Festival in Chester and featuring Buryl Red's
In Remembrance. Reading: 1 Corinthians 11, vv23-26.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Family Tree 4/5. By Carole Cadwalladr.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Carole Cadwalladr.

: The Queen at 80: A National Service ofThanksgiving from St Paul's

Her Majesty the Queen and members of the royal family gather in St Paul's Cathedral, London, for a service to celebrate the Queen's 80th birthday. Introduced by Nicholas Witchell. Producer Simon Vivian


Introduced By: Nicholas Witchell.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain. Repeated from sat at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Captured Enemy

By Edward Marriott. Based on the diaries of American "freedom fighters" in British jails during the American
War of Independence, this is the story of Thomas Will and his son Caleb who leave their family and farm in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1777 to fight the British. Captured at sea, they are sent to a brutal prison in the south of England. From here they plan a daring escape.
Producer/Director John Dryden


Unknown: Edward Marriott.
Unknown: Thomas Will
Director: John Dryden
Thomas: Philip Jackson
Caleb: Steven Geller
Josiah: Oarle Marshall
Cowdray: Jonathan Firth
Franklin: Robert Whitelock

: Questions, Questions

10/10. The problem-solving programme, presented by Stewart Henderson. Producer David Prest
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: David Prest

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: The Pat Hobby Stories

4/5. The Homes of the Stars. To earn a little cash,
Pat agrees to take some out-of-towners on a trip to the Hollywood homes of Ronald Colman , Shirley Temple and Clark Gable. By F Scott Fitzgerald. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ronald Colman
Unknown: Clark Gable.
Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

89/90. India - Independence. Midnight, 14 August 1947. With the independence of India and the creation of Pakistan, the British Empire was effectively at an end. But the transition in India was far from peaceful. By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Charlie Higson , Saeed Jaffrey ,
Vincent Ebrahim and Rupert Degas. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey
Unknown: Vincent Ebrahim
Unknown: Rupert Degas.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

For many fans a Grand Prix is a thrilling spectacle, but critics view it as a waste of resources. Quentin Cooper takes a pit stop to investigate the technology of today's motor racing and asks whether the sport can develop a more "green" image. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.

: International Cricket

England v Sri Lanka
The international Twenty20 match from Hampshire's Rose Bowl in Southampton. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew and Arlo White.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Arlo White.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Gent zumFussballweltmeisterschaft weg!

New series 1/3. This week, Giles Wemmbley Hogg , world traveller and proud graduate in Canadian studies, discovers that the World Cup is taking place in a land called "Germany". Starring Marcus Brigstocke as Giles. Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby with additional material by Graeme Garden. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Giles Wemmbley Hogg
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Written By: Marcus Brigstocke
Written By: Jeremy Salsby
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Producer: David Tyler
Giles: Marcus Briqstocke
Puffy: Tom Goodman-Hill
Greta: Debbie Chazen
Mahmoud: Raad Rawl
Tonv: Ryan Pope
Bazza: Martin Trenaman
Dawoud: Kayvan Novak
Lotte: Britta Gartner
Fritz: Steffan Boje
Hans: Sonu Louis

: The Archers

Madds reveals an ulterior motive. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson , including an interview with Master of the Queen's Music Peter Maxwell Davies , who reflects on his collaborations with the poet George Mackay Brown. Producer Sallly Spurring


Unknown: John Wilson
Music: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: George MacKay Brown.

: The Family Tree

4/5. After a visit to her husband's research lab, popular culture researcher Rebecca Monroe looks back on the royal wedding and the most extraordinary day in the lives of everyone in her family. Written by Carole Cadwalladr. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rebecca Monroe
Written By: Carole Cadwalladr.

: Inside the Family Court

2/2. Wells Street in central London, home to the country's only dedicated family court, has lifted its blanket ban on reporting for the first time. Jenny Cuffe meets district judge Nicholas Crichton and his team, who, in the course of a day, may be asked to adjudicate between estranged parents fighting over contact with their children, order that a baby be taken into care, or decide that a child be put up for adoption. She also finds out how decisions are really made in these complex cases. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Nicholas Crichton
Producer: Smita Patel

: In Business

7/9. Tangled Web. The internet is evolving into a powerful communications medium. It is leaching power away from the old information providers in the press and broadcasting, and handing it to a new democracy of communicators.
Peter Day asks how established businesses will cope with this vital change in the media landscape.
Producer Caroline Bayley Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Caroline Bayley

: Leading Edge

4/9. Geoff Watts gets behind of the wheel of a "clever car" designed to cope with the pressures of urban roads. He talks to the designers of this unusual vehicle, which is only 1 metre wide and 3 metres long. So is this car the solution to transport problems, and will it ever catch on? Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Mehryn Bragg - in Our Time

shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Secret River

9/10. It Is Just Like Mine. Ron Cook continues reading Kate Grenville 's haunting and hard-hitting portrait of a man caught up in the struggle between white settlers and Aboriginals for ownership of the Hawksbury riverbanks in 1813. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ron Cook
Unknown: Kate Grenville

: Bearded Ladies

3/6. Another chance to hear the sketch show that takes a peek at modern life from a different perspective with an assortment of women behaving oddly. Written and performed by Susie Donkin , Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling , and featuring Dave Lamb. Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Susie Donkin
Unknown: Charlotte McDougall
Unknown: Oriane Messina
Unknown: Fay Rusling
Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Producer: Carol Smith

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, with Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Passionate Minds

4/5. By David Bodanis. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: David Bodanis.

: 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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