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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian Mackenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: The Idea of a University

3/5. The New Polytechnics. Martha Kearney looks back at the brief history of the polytechnics. Thirty new institutions were created in the early 1970s, designed as different but equal to the universities. But did anyone really believe in that equality? Featuring the stories of those who taught and studied at the polys, and who championed their existence or derided their
Shortcomings. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Kitchen Connections with Ainsley Harriott

4/5. Ainsley Harriott is invited into the kitchen of Raju and Seema, who came to Britain from Bhutan. They show him how to cook pork curry with radishes and red rice, and talk about their new life in Yorkshire.
Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott
Producer: Clare Csonka

: Book of the Week: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

4/5. Written and read by Bill Bryson. The Kid discovers that adults are not to be trusted, especially the ones with missiles, and that his Mom is a great looker. Imagine! For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Bill Bryson.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Steven Benson. Christ Is the King! 0 Friends
Rejoice (Vulpius). 1 Corinthians 12, W12-18 and 26-27. Christ Has No Body Now but Yours (Ogden).
Thy Hand, 0 God, Has Guided (Thornbury). Director ot music Christopher Stokes. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Steven Benson.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 Madame Bovary 4/10. By Gustave Flaubert.
The Woman's Hourdrama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.
Presented By: Madame Bovary
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Miss Moneypenny's Metre

Samantha Bond, who played James Bond's put-upon secretary, Miss Moneypenny, in four films, turns her critical eye to one of the cornerstones of her day-job as a classical actress: the right way to deliver Shakespeare's dramatic verse. As well as taking advice from Peter Hall, Cicely Berry and Derek Jacobi, she also consults Q, that's to say, her fellow "Bond girl", Judi Dench.
Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Presenter: Samantha Bond
Interviewee: Peter Hall
Interviewee: Cicely Berry
Interviewee: Derek Jacobi
Interviewee: Judi Dench
Producer: Tom Alban

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News, with Brian Hanrahan.


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Psychology of Dangerous Roads

Peter is an award-winning writer with an obsessive-compulsive disorder - if he travels in a car he is terrified that he will run over a child and has to keep stopping constantly to check that there is nothing caught under the wheels. Can he accept the offer of a lift home from his Spanish psychiatrist Llaya? By Gul Y Davis ; adapted by David Calcutt.
Producer/Director Kate Chapman


Unknown: Gul Y Davis
Adapted By: David Calcutt.
Director: Kate Chapman
Peter: Pal Aron
Mel: John Flitcroft
Llaya: Nurla Benet
Maria: Joanne Moseley
Aethra: Helen Monks
Thomas: Jacob Lloyd

: Check Up

6/6. Depression. Barbara Myers is joined by consultant psychiatrist Dr Tim Kendall. Phone in if you have any questions on the subject of depression. Producer Erika Wright
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines are open from 1.30pm email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Dr Tim Kendall.
Producer: Erika Wright

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Stories by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky

4/5. Yellow Coal, Part 1. This Russian short story, written in 1939 is uncannily relevant today. Wars and the elements have left oil wells running dry and water running out. The Commission of the Access of New and Original Energies have launched a competition to discover a new energy source. Forfurther details see Monday

: The Ex Files

4/5. Unfinished Business. Ex-lovers have a habit of turning up anywhere, like bad pennies. People tell stories of the exes who won't go away. For further details see Tuesday

: Bookciub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Subjects such as telepathy, intuition and life after death have traditionally been off limits for the British
Association's annual Festival of Science. Not any more. Before an audience at this year's Festival in Norwich,
Ouentin Cooper confronts a panel of scientific heretics and sceptics to assess just how much evidence there is for mind extending beyond the physical brain. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn .


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn

: Genius

New series 1/6. Johnny Vegas is the first guest in the comedy series in which Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable, but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Unknown: Dave Gorman
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Brenda flexes her marketing muscles.
For cast see page 25 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg talks to
Kirsty Lang in the arts magazine. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Madame Bovary

4/10. Emma's memory of Leon becomes the core of her despair. By Gustave Flaubert.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.
Narrator: John Hurt
Emma: Sarah Smart
Charles: Conrad Nelson
Leon: James D'Arcy
Monsieur Lheureux: Seamus O'Neill
Felicité: Sarah Jane Hallworth
Rodolphe Boulanger: Jude Akuwudlke

: Taking the Cricket Test

2/2. Sarfraz Manzoor follows British Pakistani fans as they travel across the country to watch Pakistan's cricket tour of England this summer. He finds out why an overwhelming majority of second and third generation British Pakistanis still support Pakistan. He looks at the huge diversity of British Pakistani life, and investigates the link between cricket and the radicalisation of young British Muslims. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: In Business

New series 1/9. Age Rage. From 1 October, 65 will be the new nationwide retirement age in Britain, the age when employers can legally force workers to retire whether they want to or not. Peter Day finds out what it means for employees, for companies, and for people like him on the verge of being retired at 60.
Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day

: Costing the Earth

6/6. They are people who believe they can turn the rain on and off like a tap. Miriam O'Reilly travels from the South Downs to Nanjing in search of their secrets. Producer Alasdair Cross Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: The Idea of a University

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Imperium

4/10. Cicero has won the right to prosecute Gaius Verres for corruption. Now he must journey to Sicily in the depths of a cold winter to find his evidence. By Robert Harris. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Gaius Verres
Unknown: Robert Harris.

: Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea

3/6. The Substance Adventure. Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden star as the Scotsmen who first appeared in I'm
Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Here, they advertise their services as "builders to the gentry" and are soon put to work by the Laird. With Alison Steadman as Mrs Naughtie and Jeremy Hardy as the Laird. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Mrs Naughtie
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Holland's Shorts

3/6. Dominic Holland shares his thoughts on TV chefs, cereal manufacturers and teachers. With support from Margaret Cabourn-Smith , Martin Hyder and Ed Weeks , and music by Jim Howard. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Dominic Holland
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Ed Weeks
Music By: Jim Howard.
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: Three Chords and the Truth

3/3. Nick Barraclough goes behind the scenes in corporate Nashville and talks to Garth Brooks , the Dixie Chicks, and the record label executives who control one of America's most powerful musical forms. Producer SarahCuddon


Unknown: Nick Barraclough
Unknown: Garth Brooks

: News

: Book of the Week: The Life and Timesof the Thunderbolt Kid

By Bill Bryson. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Bill Bryson.

: 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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