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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

Mark Holdstock presents a round-up of rural issues.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the history and mystery of the speed of light.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. Jesus Calls Us! O'er the Tumult (St
Andrew). John 18, vv33-37. Holy Is the True Light (Harris). Jesus Is King and I Will Extol Him (Churchill). Organist Christopher Stokes. Director of music Neil Taylor.


Unknown: Becky Harris.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Music: Neil Taylor.

: Book of the Week: Point to Point Navigation

4/5. Meetings with Remarkable Writers. Gore Vidal recounts his friendships with Tennessee Williams, Paul Bowles , Saul Bellow and Christopher Isherwood. Read by Tim Robbins. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Gore Vidal
Unknown: Paul Bowles
Unknown: Saul Bellow
Unknown: Christopher Isherwood.
Read By: Tim Robbins.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: A Room of Her Own

4/5. By Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

: Crossing Continents

4/10. US Immigration. In the 1930s, up to two million Mexicans were forced to leave the US and return to Mexico. Many of those who were deported were born in the US and had never been to Mexico. The aim was to keep jobs for
Americans. Now there are calls for an apology and for the "Mexican Reparation" to be finally included in the history books. Linda Pressly travels to California to meet some of the people caught up in the deportations and investigates claims that history could repeat itself. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Linda Pressly
Producer: Emma Rippon

: Ha Ha Art

2/5. Nick Baker looks at how comedians find useful material in the world of art.
Producer Ian Gardhouse


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Jonathan Agnew, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell provide the commentary as the Second Test in the Ashes series gets under way at the Adelaide Oval.


Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Jim Maxwell

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Including a report on the affordable homes situation in north Norfolk, which needs to find 510 each year.... yet there are more than 170 homes on the old air base at West Raynham that have lain empty for almost a decade.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Presenter: Shaun Ley

: Open Country

Rural reports from around the UK. Rptd from sat at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon May: The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican

Nazi war criminal Herbert Kappler had only one visitor in his cell in Gaeta Prison - Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty - the man Kappler had so often tried to kill during the war. Robin Glendinning 's play explores the remarkable postwar relationship that developed between them.
Producer/Director Gemma McMullan


Unknown: Herbert Kappler
Unknown: Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty
Unknown: Robin Glendinning
Director: Gemma McMullan
Mgr Hugh O'Flaherty: John Lynch
Herbert Kappler: Wolf Kahler

: Check Up

2/8. Fatigue. We all feel tired from time to time, but for some people, tiredness can be a more serious problem, if it follows an illness or an operation, or is a symptom of such hard-to-define conditions as ME or Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Barbara Myers takes up listeners' questions about fatigue with consultant neurologist Professor Lesley Findlay. Producer Eliane Glaser
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) from 1.30pm today or email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Professor Lesley Findlay.
Producer: Eliane Glaser

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: The Horse

4/5. The Dread and the Desire. Dio and Geoff's letters show increasing panic, but Mighty Ag says the Spartan security guards are only doing their job. For further details see Monday

: Soundscape - the Sea Swallow

4/5. The female Arctic tern continues on her migration south, past the tip of South Africa and on to Antarctica and the rich waters of the southern ocean. She watches leopard seals prey on Adelie penguins and survives a snow storm. Narrated by Paul Young. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Young.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

What do King Arthur, the last Ice Age and the little "hobbit" humanoid found on the island of Flores in Indonesia in 2004 have in common? Exactly when they existed is still a matter of fierce debate. Quentin Cooper talks to geologist Chris Turney who explains how written records, carbon, pollen, tree rings, constellations, and DNA sequencing can help archaeologists, paleontologists and geologists to "tell the time". Producer Fiona Roberts


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Chris Turney
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Ed Reardon's Week

6/6. The Operations. Comedy starring Chris Douglas as rurmudaeonlv author Ed Reardon.
Producers Chris Douglas and Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Chris Douglas
Unknown: Ed Reardon.
Producers: Chris Douglas
Producers: Simon Nicholls
Ed: Chris Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Jake: George Dalton
Felix: John Fortune
Cliff: Martin Hyder
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Supermarket assistant: Alice Lowe
Pearl: Rita May
Frank/George: Geoffrey McGivern
Ping: Barunka O'Shauqhnessy
DrShah: Nina Wadia
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead
Clematis: Angela Wynter

: The Archers

Hayley faces another obstacle.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with the arts magazine. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: John Wilson

: A Room of Her Own

4/5. Alison. A qualified physicist, Alison Uttley created Little Grey Rabbit, Sam Pig and an entire magical world that has captivated children for generations. But she didn't start writing professionally until her late 40s, and when she did it was out of necessity. Her imaginative world is drawn from a Derbyshire childhood idyll that bore little resemblance to the solid bourgeois life she endured in Altrincham, Cheshire. Sebastian Baczkiewicz's drama is recorded in the very room where Uttley wrote the stories that made her the bestselling author she is to this day.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Uttley
Unknown: Sam Pig
Alison Uttley: Becky Hindley
James: Martin Reeve
Elsie: Amanda Healer

: An Embarrassment of Riches

Matt Frei looks for what motivates America's philanthropists. Is it guilt, a quest for eternity or do they have more money than sense? Producer Naomi Grimley


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Naomi Grimley

: Analysis

4/8. Training Minds. With consumer students and a more vocational approach becoming increasingly powerful, Ruth Scurr looks at the higher education market, asking what students and teachers now expect universities to deliver. Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Ruth Scurr
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: From Sputnik to Satnav

2/3. Continuing his investigation of how satellites in space have changed the world, Chris Bowlby reveals how a broadcasting revolution showed the reach of Satellite power. Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Kite Runner

4/10. After his victory in the neighbourhood kite tournament, Amir's father throws a party for his 13th birthday, but consumed with guilt at his failure to stand up for Hassan, Amir finds himself turning against the boy with whom he has Shared his Childhood. For further details see Monday

: One

3/6. Comedy show, conceived by and starring
David Quantick , in which every sketch features only a single voice. With Dan Maier , Lizzie Roper , Graeme Garden ,
Deborah Norton , Andrew Crawford , Dan Antopolski , Simon Greenall and Kate Gielgud , and Bill Oddie and Jeremy Clarkson as themselves. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Dan Maier
Unknown: Lizzie Roper
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Deborah Norton
Unknown: Andrew Crawford
Unknown: Dan Antopolski
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Kate Gielgud
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Brian Appleton's Unofficial Multimedia Lecture

3/6. Let's Look at Sound. Disgraced rock musicologist
Brian Appleton reveals how the microphone changed the course of music history. Comedy series, written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Dawn Ellis


Musicologist: Brian Appleton
Unknown: Graham Fellows.

: Today in Parliament

With Robert Orchard.


Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Point to Point Navigation

4/5. By Gore Vidal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Gore Vidal.

: 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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