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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: 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 Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 LW only Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: 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: Running for the Hills

4/5. Horatio and his brother experience the thrill or badger watching. Their mother Jenny is still torn between trying to make their life in the countryside work and taking them back to London. Meanwhile, her relationship with Robert seems to have fractured beyond repair, by Horatio Clare. Read by the author and Saskia wicKnam. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Horatio Clare.

: Daily Service , .

Led byClair Jaquiss. Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round
(Song 1). Titus 3, vvl-7. All We Like Sheep (Handel). All
People That on Earth Do Dwell (Old Hundredth). Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Simon Loie.


Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Simon Loie.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 School Runs 4/5. By Alexis Zegerman. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Alexis Zegerman.

: Test Match Special: England v Pakistan

From Lord's, commentary on the first day play in the First Test by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins, with expert comment from Angus Fraser, Mike Gatting and Geoffrey Boycott.
Including News at 1.30pm and 3.40. approximate time
Producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Mike Gatting
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Crossing Continents

2/9. Vietnam. Forty years ago Julian Pettifer reported on the war in Vietnam, which eventually cost over three million Vietnamese lives and fifty-eight thousand American ones. Four decades later, the trauma of that war and the humiliation of defeat for the Americans, is at last fading. In fact, there's been a transformation in US-Vietnamese relations. Julian Pettifer returns to Vietnam to examine the nature of that change. How genuine is the new friendship? Producer John Murphy Repeated on Monday


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: John Murphy

: Imagining Albion: the Great British Future: Starmakers

4/4. Olaf Stapledon may have dreamed of mankind's far-flung future, Arthur C Clarke was sure of it, but the stars have often seemed an unlikely British destination. So why have a new generation of British science-fiction writers, the likes of lain M Banks, Justina Robson, Ken Macleod and Peter Hamilton, all seized on the once despised form of space opera, and gone where Albion has rarely gone before? Introduced by Francis Spufford. Producer Mark Burman Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Arthur C Clarke
Unknown: Justina Robson
Unknown: Ken MacLeod
Unknown: Peter Hamilton
Introduced By: Francis Spufford.
Producer: Mark Burman

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Heft like the Herdwick

By Red Sky Writers. When Katie is forced to return home to deal with a family crisis, she is unprepared for the life-changing discoveries that await her and embarks on an uncomfortable journey to discover who she is and where she really belongs. Producer/Director Nadia Molinari


Director: Nadia Molinari
Katie: Emma Atkins
Thomas: David Hargreaves
Bridget: Denise Black
Rob: Nell Ashton
Sally: Emma Rydal

: More or Less

4/6 A guide to the many numbers and statistics in the news, in politics and in life. Presented by Andrew Dilnot. Producer Michael Blastland


Presented By: Andrew Dilnot.
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Opening Lines

4/5. The Man in the Wilderness. By Michael Martin. Unhappy memories threaten to overwhelm the story's narrator when an unnerving encounter with his next-door neighbour means that he can no longer take solace in tending his much-loved garden. Read by Clive Swift. Producer Gemma Jenkins For further further details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Martin.
Read By: Clive Swift.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: The MEPs

4/5. Paul Henley meets another member of the European Parliament. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Henley

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

Synthetic Biology. The hot topic in science research riaht now is synthetic biology. By applying engineering principles to biological components, scientists are finding huge potential for new innovation. Ouentin Cooper looks at recent developments. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Political Animal

2/3. Comedians from all parts of the spectrum perform political material in front of a live audience. With John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman. Producer Richard Grocock


Presenter: John Oliver
Presenter: Andy Zaltzman
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Archers

There's spilt milk at Grange Farm. For cast see page 33 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the f ilm Atomised, a screen version of Michel Houellebecq 's controversial novel. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Michel Houellebecq
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: School Runs

4/5. The Historical Teacher. Mr Rigby used to love his job. But now he has to face the prospect of double-history with year 11 - the class that will go down in the annals of time as the most difficult class he's ever had to teach. Not only that, his daily journey to school can only be described as a descent into the ninth circle of hell. Written by Alexis Zegerman. For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Rigby
Written By: Alexis Zegerman.

: The Road, the House, the Road

A new philosophical tragedy, commissioned by Radio 4 to mark the 60th birthday of the distinguished playwright Howard Barker. Set in a violent 16th-century Europe, a wealthy aristocratic lady induces a travelling scholar to carry out a terrible crime. As for her soldier husband....


Writer: Howard Barker.
Producer/Director: Richard Wortley
Johannes Aventinus/The scholar: Michael Pennington
Barbara/The lady: Barbara Flynn
Biro, the Soldier: Sean Baker

: Engines on Song

When a car engine is in tune, it is said to be "on song".
Singer/songwriter Chris Rea and experimental guitarist Jeff Beck join Alun Lewis for 15 minutes of songs, stories and gratuitous engine revs. And, with the help of James May from Top Gear, why different cylinder engines can give such evocative sounds. Producer Helen Sharp


Songwriter: Chris Rea
Guitarist: Jeff Beck
Unknown: Alun Lewis
Unknown: James May
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Candide

4/5. Voltaire's naive hero endures darkly comic abuses in the belief that all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. Read by Michael Fenton Stevens. For further details see Monday


Read By: Michael Fenton Stevens.

: Laurence and Gus: Men in Love

New series 1/6. Remote Love. Laurence and Gus return with a series of heart-splitting stories about love and the fraught fools it makes of us all. Today, distance makes the heart grow fonder for smooth voyeur-about-town Daniel McManus. Written by and starring Gus Brown and Laurence Howarth. Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Daniel McManus.
Unknown: Gus Brown
Unknown: Laurence Howarth.
Producer: Colin Anderson

: Brighton Rocks

1/2. My Beautiful Lambretta. By Lee Pressman. A Mod and a Rocker are brought together to tell their version of events when, in May 1964, thousands of teenagers battled it out along the sea front at Brighton. Read by Struan Rodger and Keith Drinkel. Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Lee Pressman.
Read By: Struan Rodger
Read By: Keith Drinkel.
Director: Celia de Wolff

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, with Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Running for the Hills

4/5. By Horatio Clare. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Horatio Clare.

: 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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