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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Clare Phillips


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Presented By: Rachel Hooper
Presented By: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests investigate the history of ideas.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Chris Chivers. Blest Are the Pure in Heart (Franconia). James 3, vv13-18. The Fear of the Lord
(Boyce). Jesu, Lover of My Soul (Aberystwyth). Director of music Richard Tanner. Organist Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Canon Chris Chivers.
Organist: Richard Tanner.
Organist: Darius Battiwalla.

: Book of the Week: Theatre Writings

4/5. A Verbal Wizard. Michael Sheen and David Horovitch continue to read Kenneth Tynan 's reviews from one of the most exciting periods of British theatre. Tynan makes astonishingly accurate assessments of the first performanances of The Entertainer (1957) and A Taste of Honey (1958) and heralds the work of Harold Pinter. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael Sheen
Unknown: David Horovitch
Unknown: Kenneth Tynan
Unknown: Harold Pinter.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Marriage a la Mode 4/5. By Jonathan Myerson. The Woman's Hour drama. For details seedrama repeat at7.4Spm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.

: 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. ProducerTony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.

: The Art of Directing

1/2. Through interviews with eminent stage and film directors, including Sam Mendes and Sir Peter Hall, and actors Juliet Stevenson and Simon Russell Beale, psychoanalyst and former England cricket captain Mike Brearley identifies the skills required, the challenges to be overcome, the ground rules, the pitfalls and the triumphs of the director's work.
(Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am)


Presenter: Mike Brearley
Interviewee: Sam Mendes
Interviewee: Sir Peter Hall
Interviewee: Juliet Stevenson
Interviewee: Simon Russell Beale
Producer: Mike Smith

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Venus to Go

When three machinists working in Portsmouth's corset industry are confronted by cutbacks and looming redundancies, they each choose to face the future in very different ways. Written by Fiona Mackie.
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Written By: Fiona MacKie.
Director: Sally Avens
Eileen: Ellie Haddington
Shirley: Julie Peasgood
Ada: Ann Beach
Dot: Ann Beach
Val: Maggie McCarthy
Brenda: Ruth Sheen
Jim: Sam Dale
Gary: Salkat Ahamed

: Check Up

New series 1/6. Heart Attack. Classic indicators of the heart attack are pain, breathlessness and racing pulse but there are also unusual symptoms, such as jaw pain or even indigestion. Cardiologist Keith Channon is Barbara Myers 's guest in the studio to answer questions on the symptoms, treatment and aftercare of heart attacks. Producer Pamela Rutherford
PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm on the day of broadcast (calls cost no more than Bp per minute from land lines) or email via the Check Up website www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Keith Channon
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: The West End by the Sea

4/5. Marlene and Me. A suicidal manservant's life is transformed after seeing Marlene Dietrich on stage in 1965. Struan Rodger reads Eric Pringle 's tale. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Struan Rodger
Unknown: Eric Pringle

: The Making of Modern Medicine

19/30. The Disease Is Its Own Preventative. In 1885, Louis Pasteur saved the life of a child bitten by a rabid dog. Andrew Cunningham continues to narrate his epic history of medicine with the story of how Pasteur was able to give the newly developed germ theory further impetus with the rise of laboratory medicine. Soon, invisible microbes could be manipulated in the laboratory that would succeed in preventing the diseases they caused. The readers are David Rintoul and Annette Badland. For further details see Monday.


Presenter: Andrew Cunningham
Reader: David Rintoul
Reader: Annette Badland

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

This year, thousands of scientists from around the world will begin the most intensive period of research on the polar regions in half a century. International Polar Year is one of the most ambitious international scientific programmes ever attempted, with 50,000 scientists and 60 nations involved. Quentin Cooper discusses the science and why the project actually lasts two years. Producer Fiona Roberts


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

National and international news and analysis, with reports from foreign correspondents. Plus weather forecasts and headlines. Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Ape That Got Lucky

1/4. Language and Communication. This comedy exploring aspects of human evolution begins with a look at languages. Why is it fortunate the original human language developed in Africa rather than England?
There's also a man who thinks his bees are telling him about unsolved crimes, and Professor Austin Herring (Geoffrey McGivern ) demonstrates his valve-based translation machine. With Chris Addison , Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell. Written by Chris Addison and Carl Cooper. producer Simon Nicholls
RT Direct: To order the CD The Ape That Got Lucky for £8.99 (RRP £12.99) incl p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per min). send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed] or visit www.bbcshop.com and quote [number removed]


Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Jo Enright
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Written By: Chris Addison
Written By: Carl Cooper.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Chris keeps his options open.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The film director David Lynch talks to John Wilson about an exhibition of his visual art, about to open in Paris. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Talks: David Lynch
Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Marriage a la Mode

4/5. Plates Four and Five - From the Toilette to the Bagnio. William follows his wife - and walks into his own story. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Learning to Be Deaf

Having hearing loss isn't necessarily a pass into the world of the Deaf community. Presenter
Esther Armah finds what exactly makes a Deaf community and what it means when people refer to themselves as Deaf With a capital D. Producer Kirsteen Knight


Presenter: Esther Armah
Producer: Kirsteen Knight

: Analysis

New series 1/9. Clipping Our Wings? An examination of how concerns over the state of the environment will impact on people's mobility. Zareer Masani asks whether the general public can be persuaded to stay closer to home in a bid to make the world a "greener" place. Producer Chris Bowlby ; Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Zareer Masani
Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Leading Edge

2/9. Geoff Watts visits the UK's first low-temperature experimental facility in Bristol. Chemical analysis of core samples indicates that the gases produced by microbes beneath glaciers and their release during the melting of the great ice sheets show the changes in climate that took place in the past and could help predict changes in the future. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests investigate the history of ideas. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: Christine Falls

4/10. Inspector Hackett is suspicious that Ouirke is not revealing the whole truth about Dolly's death. By Benjamin Black. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Benjamin Black.

: Recorded for Training Purposes

7/8. Fast-paced sketch show about modern communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions. Featuring podcasting, celebrity kidnaps, quiz calls and protest groups. Starring Ben Willbond ,
Ingrid Oliver , Dominic Coleman , Rachel Atkins , Lewis MacLeod and Julie Mayhew. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Ben Willbond
Unknown: Ingrid Oliver
Unknown: Dominic Coleman
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Julie Mayhew.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Today In Parliament

News, views and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster, presented by Alicia McCarthy.


Presented By: Alicia McCarthy.

: News

: Book of the Week: Theatre Writings

4/5. By Kenneth Tynan. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Kenneth Tynan.

: 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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