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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Allen Sleith.


Unknown: Dr Allen Sleith.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Engineering Solutions

2/5. The Belfast Sewers Project. Adam Hart-Davis dons his hard hat and waders as he wanders through Belfast's sewer network to see how today's engineers are modernising the Victorian network with robots and ultra violet light. Producer Sarah Taylor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Still Angry after All These Years?

2/4. A Kind of Loving. Stan Barstow's 1960 classic novel, set in West Yorkshire, tells the tale of Vic Brown , a bored draughtsman who gets his girlfriend pregnant and has to marry her. Stan Barstow goes back to Wakefield and Dewsbury to find out what today's Vic Browns are up to. Producer Clare Jenkins


Unknown: Vic Brown
Unknown: Stan Barstow
Unknown: Vic Browns
Producer: Clare Jenkins

: Book of the Week: Failing Blossom

4/5. "Your love is my most precious treasure." Arthur is still determined to rejoin Masa in Japan, but the war in Europe threatens their future happiness. By Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peter Pagnamenta
Unknown: Momoko Williams.

: Daily Service

Led by Judy Merry. Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright (St Hugh). Philippians 4, vv4-9. What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Converse). The Lord's Prayer (Lloyd). A Sarum Blessing (Lole). Director of music Simon Lole.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Simon Lole.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Maps for Lost Lovers By Nadeem Aslam. 4/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Nadeem Aslam.

: Test Match Special

England v Pakistan
The first day's play in the Second Test at Old Trafford. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Arlo White , who are joined by experts Vic Marks and Mike Selvey. With News at 1.30pm and 3.40.
Producer Peter Baxter approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Arlo White
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Crossing Continents

4/9. Guatemala. During its 30-year civil war, 45,000 people have "disappeared" in Guatemala. The police have always denied that any records were kept but now there is new hope in the form of 75 million pages of recently found police archives. Nick Caistor has been there to find out what secrets the archive can unlock. Producer Tim Mansel Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Nick Caistor
Producer: Tim Mansel

: Laurel and Hardy on Tour

"We came to Britain on vacation," said Stan, "but it turned out to be the hardest work we've ever had in our lives." Comedy historian Glenn Mitchell examines the impact made by the comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy during their various tours of Europe between 1932 and 1954. With contributions from show business publicist Laurie Bellew , comedian Harry Worth and members of the public who met them. Producer Stephen Garner Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am See Paul Merton 's Silent Clowns at 9.30pm on BBC4


Unknown: Glenn Mitchell
Unknown: Stan Laurel
Unknown: Oliver Hardy
Unknown: Laurie Bellew
Unknown: Harry Worth
Producer: Stephen Garner
Unknown: Paul Merton

: You and Yours

Presented by Stuart Flinders and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Stuart Flinders
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Darling Alicia

Steve hasn't so much as held hands with the beautiful, sparky Alicia when he starts writing to her but, over the course of a two-year correspondence ranging from Delhi and Buenos Aires to London, he comes to realise that she has become his Darling Alicia. Based on 160 unpublished letters from the 1960s. With the real voices of Alicia and Steve Merrett. Producers Vernee Samuel and David Hunter


Unknown: Darling Alicia.
Unknown: Steve Merrett.
Producers: Vernee Samuel
Producers: David Hunter
Alicia: Celia Melras
Steve: Carl Prekopp

: More or Less

6/6. 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

: The Memory Experience:Unreliable Memory

4/5. The Duke of Wellington Misplaces His Horse. In this magical story the Duke of Wellington looks back to 1819, when his prowess on Europe's battlefields made him a national hero. However, as his recollections unravel he reaches an unsettling conclusion. By Susanna Clarke. Read by Barbara Flynn. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Susanna Clarke.
Read By: Barbara Flynn.

: In Drovers' Boots

4/5. Huw Williams discovers how to find water the Glastonbury way as he heads towards the drover place-name of Ready Token. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Huw Williams

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Solar Power. Solar energy was once touted as the answer, but low efficiency and high costs prevented it from making the impact that scientists had hoped for. But this may be about to change as researchers now predict that solar energy will be "mainstream by 2025". Ouentin Cooper is joined by Dr Darren Bagnall to discuss the future Of solar power. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Darren Bagnall
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Museum of Everything

New series 1/6. Take a guided tour of strange exhibits, even stranger exhibitors, obsessed visitors and disgruntled guides in the museum that contains absolutely everything. The hit sketch show, written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell , with Lucy Montgomery. Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: The Archers

Emma's left out in the cold.
For cast see page 31
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm FM only

: Front Row

Arts Show With Mark Lawson Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Maps for Lost Lovers

4/10. Peacocks from Nowhere. When Jugnu and Chanda are late returning from a trip to Pakistan, their house is taken over by wild peacocks. By Nadeem Aslam.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nadeem Aslam.

: It's My Story: Classroom Babies and beyond

As Britain's media focus on the country's oldest mother at the age of 62, this programme looks at the lives of three teenagers who gave birth while still at school, and had to cope with the demands of schoolwork and parenthood. What has happened to them and how have their lives worked Out? Producer Sue Mitchell


Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Analysis

4/9. Searching Questions. Ever more sophisticated search engines and smarter websites promise endless new benefits. But will we really be better informed? Diane Coyle investigates the battle for our attention in the information society. Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Diane Coyle
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Leading Edge

9/9. 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

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: For Whom the Bell Tolls

9/10. God Pity the Spanish People. As he waits to prepare, or not, for the attack, Robert Jordan is filled with anger and despair. He has a last conversation with Maria. By Ernest Hemingway. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Jordan
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway.

: Laurence and Gus: Men in Love

3/6. Overpowering Love. Laurence and Gus's series of amorous vignettes continues with the tale of Erechtheus, son of Zeus, a man whose relationships have been marred by jealousy and a tendency to transform his partners into shrubs. By Laurence Howarth and Gus Brown. Producer Colin Anderson


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

: Julian Fox: on a Lonely Planet

1/4. Herne Hill. A travel series that never leaves home. Julian Fox takes in the sights and sounds within walking distance of his two-bedroom flat in south London.
Producers Seb Barwell and Steve Doherty


Unknown: Julian Fox
Producers: Seb Barwell
Producers: Steve Doherty

: Sweet Nothings: the Story of Musical Comedy

2/2. Ned Sherrin concludes his examination of the origins of musical comedy with a look at the genre in America after World War One. Was the future of the musical comedy predominantly American? Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Libby Cross

: News

: Book of the Week: Magic Bus

4/5. By Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Peter Pagnamenta
Unknown: Momoko Williams.

: 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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