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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Sharon Grenham-Toze .


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: 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 Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Engineering Solutions

New series 1/5. Adam Hart-Davis returns with the series that visits the most ambitious engineering projects currently under construction in the UK. Today he is in Glendoe in Scotland, looking at the largest hydroelectric scheme to be built in the UK for 40 years. Producer Sarah Taylor Rptd9.30pm


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Still Angry after All These Years?

1/4. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. In a series in which authors of four classic novels of the 1950s and bus return to the towns that provided their inspiration,
Alan Sillitoe revisits Nottingham - his home town and the setting for his 1958 novel - to see how the city has changed.
Producer Clare Jenkins


Unknown: Alan Sillitoe
Producer: Clare Jenkins

: Book of the Week: The Perfect Summer

4/5. Early August. Dreadful heat. All-out strikes. Even the King cuts short his Cowes holiday. Pawnbroker shops close, full to brim. Churchill calls in the cavalry but Lloyd George spoils his chance of giving the men a "good thrashing". By Juliet Nicolson , read by Emilia Fox. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lloyd George
Unknown: Juliet Nicolson
Read By: Emilia Fox.

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. Tell Out, My Soul, the Greatness of the Lord (Woodlands). John 15, vvi-11. A New Commandment (Benson). Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love
(Wonderful Love). With theCoupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.
Organist: Marcus Farnsworth.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Alexis Zegerman.

: Crossing Continents

3/9. China. China is investing F60 billion in science ana technology over the next 15 years. It's been powering ahead in the life sciences, and is now world-class in fields such as stem cell research. Former Beijing correspondent Carrie Gracie returns to China to meet some of the Western-trained scientists there and discovers that not all of them follow international standards. Producer Arlene Gregorius Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Carrie Gracie
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: Jack of All Trades

Peter Byrne, who played Dixon of Dock Green's second-in-command for 20 years, profiles his co-star and friend, Jack Warner. Though Warner is best known for playing the famously genial bobby, he was already a star by the time he first donned Dixon's helmet. Warner was a crowd-pleaser for over 60 years, spanning the worlds of variety, cinema, radio and TV. Bill Pertwee, Ray Alan and Dora Bryan are among those paying tribute.
Producers Laurence Grissell and Jane Lewis
Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Unknown: Peter Byrne
Unknown: Jack Warner.
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Ray Alan
Unknown: Dora Bryan
Producers: Laurence Grissell
Producers: Jane Lewis

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain. Repeated from Saturday 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: An Island between Heaven and Earth

Alistair Rutherford's play dramatises the trials and tribulations of a volunteer group of unemployed shipyard workers and trainee church ministers who arrived on the island of lona in 1938 to restore the ruined buildings surrounding inHinn rhp medievalahhPV.
Other parts played by members ot the cast Producer/Director Bruce Young


Director: Bruce Young
George: Crawford Logan
Milorad: Simon Tait
Archie: Lewis Howden
Alistair: John Kazek
James: Richard Conlon
Bobby: Nick Underwood
Mrs Fallon: Rose McBain
Narrator/Bill: James Bryce

: More or Less

5/6. Andrew Dilnot 's guide to numbers and statistics in the news, in politics and in life. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Five Short Stories by Clare Boylan

4/5. Life on Mars. After Tom's death, Anna struggles to negotiate a maze of grief, loneliness, anger, and rediscovery. Read by Maggie Cronin.
Producer Michael Ouinn For further details see Monday


Read By: Maggie Cronin.
Producer: Michael Ouinn

: A Thousand and One

4/4. The Historian and the Storyteller. Robert Irwin finds out what the stories of The Arabian Nights can reveal about the medieval Arabic world they came from, and discovers a lost manuscript. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Irwin

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Green Mega-Cities. The migration of people from the countryside to the city has led to a huge increase in the size and number of mega-cities. Engineers and architects are now beginning to wake up to the urgency of the necessity of recycling materials and cutting car use.
Ouentin Cooper is joined by planners and researchers to discuss how Shanghai could become the model for the green city of the future. producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Political Animal

3/3. Comedians from all parts of the spectrum perform political material in front of a live audience. With John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , and stand-up comedy from Nick Doody , Richard Herring and Russell Howard. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: John Oliver
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman
Unknown: Nick Doody
Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Russell Howard.
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Archers There's sibling rivalry for Debbie and Adam.

For cast see page 25 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Birthday Girl

4/5. Dark Corners. By Alexis Zegerman. Today is Hayley's birthday and she wants a special present from her husband; she wants him to talk to her, to tell her where he has gone to and to find out if there is any hope for them.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alexis Zegerman.
Hayley: Natasha Pyne
Jodie: Alex Tregear
Geoff: Kim Wall

: It's My Story: Ethicists on Call

As medical science progresses, doctors and families are often faced with complex ethical issues. Graham Easton follows two ethicists who are "on call":
Ainsley Newson in London and Paul Ford in Cleveland, Ohio. How do the UK and the USA compare? Are the ethicists really able to help people make life-and-death decisions? Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Unknown: Graham Easton
Unknown: Ainsley Newson
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Analysis

3/9. Control Orders. The Home Office is in turmoil over prisoner releases, sentencing and immigration. But at the same time that we demand that it deal with such vital areas as border control and tracking the movement of people, we seem increasingly resistant to interference with our daily lives and personal relationships. David Walker asks whether individualism is diminishing the ability of government to reassure us that someone is in control. Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Leading Edge

8/9. The latest news from the world of science and technology with Geoff Watts. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Engineering Solutions

Adam Hart-Davis visits the largest hydroelectric scheme to be built in the UK for 40 years. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: For Whom the Bell Tolls

4/10. We Have Begun Badly. On a journey to ask more Republican generals to help them blow up the bridge,
Pablo's wife tells Robert Jordan about the brutality and courage she witnessed at the beginning of the movement. By Ernest Hemingway , read by Martin T Sherman. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Jordan
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway
Read By: Martin T Sherman.

: Laurence and Gus: Men in Love

2/6. Clean Love. Laurence and Gus's series of amorous vignettes continues with a story of beautiful, noble, chaste love and how incredibly frustrating that can be.
Written by and starring Gus Brown and Laurence Howarth. Producer Colin Anderson


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

: Brighton Rocks

2/2. Diamond Geezer. By Roy Apps. Could it be that Graham Greene got it all wrong? Pinkie Brown 's son attempts to put the record straight. Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Diamond Geezer.
Unknown: Roy Apps.
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Pinkie Brown
Director: Celia de Wolff

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Perfect Summer

4/5. By Juliet Nicolson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Juliet Nicolson.

: 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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