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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Patrick Thomas.


Unknown: Canon Patrick Thomas.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Alicia McCarthy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Alicia McCarthy.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg unpicks the theory behind anarchism and its roots in 18th-century Europe, with guests Peter Marshall, Ruth Kinna and John Keane. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Peter Marshall
Guest: Ruth Kinna
Guest: John Keane

: Book of the Week: Sound Bites: Eating onTour with Franz Ferdinand

4/5. When Franz Ferdinand hit Singapore, a snobbish and bullying hotel manager finds himself at the mercy of fast-food inspired revenge. Alex Kapranos 's account of eating while on tour with a rock band is abridged by Richard Hamilton. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Franz Ferdinand
Unknown: Alex Kapranos
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Ye Servants of the Lord
(Narenza). Romans 13, vv8-14. A New Commandment
(Shephard). Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (8/aenivern). Director of music Simon Lole.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Music: Simon Lole.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.
10.45 Male Order 4/5. Martin. By Nick Russell-Pavier .
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Unknown: Nick Russell-Pavier

: Crossing Continents

5/10. Lebanon. After the war between Israel and Hezbollah, the Islamist party handed out thousands of dollars in cash for people in south Lebanon to rebuild their homes. Four months into the ceasefire, Tim Whewell visits the region to find out how a war intended to weaken the militant and political organisation may have made it stronger than ever. Producer Caroline Pare Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Tim Whewell

: Ha Ha Science

3/5. Nick Baker investigates science and its teaching as a source Of comic material. Producer Ian Gardhouse


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: You and Yours

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

Rural reports from around the country. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Agatha Christie's Dumb Witness

1/2 One morning, Hercule Poirot's post includes a distressing communication from an elderly spinster seeking his help, but not saying why. What intrigues him most is that the letter was written two months ago. He persuades Captain Hastings that they must investigate immediately. Starring John Moffat and Simon Williams. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell. Part two is broadcast tomorrow at 2.15pm.


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatist: Michael Bakewell
Music: Tom Small
Producer/Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Captain Hastings: Simon Williams
Miss Lawson: Joanna David
Theresa Arundell: Tracy Wiles
Charles Arundell: Ifan Meredith
Ellen: Elizabeth Proud
Miss Peabody: Rosalind Knight
Dr Grainger: Sam Dale
Bob the dog: Richard Beadsmoore

: Check Up

3/8. Heart Attack. About ten per cent of those who have a heart attack will have a further episode within a year of leaving hospital. But lifestyle changes can reduce the risk, and new research indicates that drugs and stem cell therapy may, in the future, be able to repair a damaged heart.
Cardiologist Keith Channon is in the studio with Barbara Myers to answer listeners' questions. Producer Eiiane Giaser 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: Keith Channon
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Eiiane Giaser

: Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: A Brush with Fame

4/5. Night after Night. A story exploring the moment when a young woman is touched first by notoriety and then by stardom. Written by Clare Wigfall. Read by Tracy Ann Oberman. - For further details see Monday


Written By: Clare Wigfall.
Read By: Tracy Ann OBErman.

: Bookclub

Author Salley Vickers joins James Naughtie and readers to discuss Miss Garnet's Angel.
(Repeated from Sunday at 4pm)


Unknown: Salley Vickers
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper visits Dublin to look at science in Ireland, from the restoration and conservation of the Book of Kells to the Irish equivalent of Silicon Valley, known as Shamrock Valley. He also asks if being part of the European Union has helped the technology industry. Producers Martin Redfern and Fiona Roberts


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Shamrock Valley.
Producers: Martin Redfern
Producers: Fiona Roberts

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Personality Test

New series 1/6. Writer and former deputy leader of the Labour Party Roy Hattersley is the first guest host in the second series of the comedy panel show that is all about the host. Facing up to a quiz based on Roy's career, whims and interests are comedians Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter , Robin Ince and Mark Dolan. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Mark Dolan.
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Archers

Pat senses a familiar pattern.
For cast see page 46 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show.
Producer Jerome Weatheraid


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatheraid

: Male Order

4/5. Martin. Martin lives in Newcastle and works as an archaeological geophysicist. He's conscious that his job title alone makes him sound boring. And since being dumped by his girlfriend four years ago he's slowly given up on romance. His co-worker - down-to-earth, no-nonsense Alice - encourages him, listens to his tales of woe, and triumphs when he finally begins to make some progress with Enriqueta from Colombia. Alice, however, holds the final trump card. Written by Nick Russell-Pavier .
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Nick Russell-Pavier
Martin: Mark Bonnar
Alice: Rosie Cavaliero
Enriqueta: Mia Soteriou

: Buncefield: One Year On

Sarah Mukherjee returns to the Buncef ield oil depot near Hemel Hempstead, one year after the devastating explosion there, to speak to those whose lives were changed when one of the petrol tanks exploded into flames. She talks to the firefighters of Blue Watch who were first on the scene with their two fire engines, and to investigators from the Environment Agency and Three Valleys Water. It's left the local property market in chaos and residents recount the event and how things have progressed.... or not, 12 months down the line. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Sarah Mukherjee
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Analysis

5/8. Stick or Twist. Gambling has been vilified by some as a threat to the moral health of society, but "super-casinos" could soon be arriving in our cities and on-line gambling sites are openly advertised. What impact will this have, and what does the enduring popularity of gambling tell us about British society? Richard Weight explores the conflict between the funds gambling raises for the Government and concern about the social damage it may cause.
Producer Jim Frank ; Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Richard Weight
Producer: Jim Frank
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: From Sputnik to Satnav

3/3. Chris Bowlby concludes his investigation of how satellites have changed modern life, exploring the intense competition for supremacy in the next generation of space-based technology. Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Kite Runner

9/10. Amir has found Hassan's son and escaped with him to Islamabad. Concerned that the Taliban might be searching for them, he resolves to take him to America. By Khaled Hosseini. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Khaled Hosseini.

: One

4/6. Comedy show in which no sketch features more than one voice. Written by David Ouantick and starring Dan Maier , Lizzie Roper , Graeme Garden , Deborah Norton ,
Andrew Crawford , Dan Antopolski , Simon Greenall and Kate Gielgud.


Written By: David Ouantick
Unknown: Dan Maier
Unknown: Lizzie Roper
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Deborah Norton
Unknown: Andrew Crawford
Unknown: Dan Antopolski
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Kate Gielgud.

: Brian Appleton's Unofficial Multimedia Lecture

4/6. Now Let's Listen to Light. Disgraced musicologist Brian Appleton follows his appraisal of sound with an attempt to "listen to light" - a feat that may be a little too close to laboratory physics for comfort. Comedy written and performed by Graham Fellows. Additional research by Rex Brough. Producer Dawn Ellis


Musicologist: Brian Appleton
Unknown: Graham Fellows.

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Sound Bites:Eating on Tour with Franz Ferdinand

4/5. By Alex Kapranos. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Alex Kapranos.

: News

: 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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