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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Mark Wakelin.


Unknown: Dr Mark Wakelin.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Bernadette McConnell


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Richard Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rev Angela Tilby.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Presented By: Richard Orchard
Presented By: David Wilby.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: 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 Becky Harris. There's a Spirit in the Air (Lauds).
James 1, vv22-27. Jesu, Lead My Footsteps Ever (JS
Bach). Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go (Deo Gracias). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Becky Harris.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: Not One of Us

4/5. Tensions between Dizaei's role as legal adviser to the National Black Police Association and his job as a police superintendent in Notting Hill come to the fore. Paul Bhattarcharjee continues to read from Ali Dizaei 's s account of his time in the Met. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Paul Bhattarcharjee
Unknown: Ali Dizaei

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Women's Room 9/15. By Marilyn French.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Marilyn French.

: Crossing Continents

New series 1/7. Jordan, what impact are the many Iraqis flooding over the border into Jordan having on a country of only five million people? A new asset or a destabilising influence? Jon Leyne assesses the country's role in the political stability of the region.
Producer Daniel Tetlow Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Jon Leyne
Producer: Daniel Tetlow

: Cut-Price Classics

Who was Wilhelm Havagesse ? Simon Townley goes in search of the most elusive orchestral conductor of all time. On the way he discovers the vinyl revolution they forgot to tell you about; how classical music entrepreneurs in the 1950s and 60s brought Beethoven to Woolworth's and petrol station forecourts on cheap and cheerful labels such as Fidelio, Saga and Egmont. producer Jon caiyer <R)


Unknown: Wilhelm Havagesse
Unknown: Simon Townley

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international 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

: Cricket World Cup

Zimbabwe v Ireland
Commentary on the Group D encounter at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, where Ireland make their World Cup debut. With Tony Cozier , Arlo White and John Kenny , with expert analysis from Mpumelelo "Pommie" Mbangwa and Ramiz Raja.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 at 1220am tonight


Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: John Kenny
Unknown: Ramiz Raja.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Afternoon Play: The Invention of Dr Cake

Essex in the 1840s. Dr Tabor visits Dr Cake to talk about ways of alleviating diseases of poverty. Both seem to have been poets in their youth and Dr Tabor begins to suspect that Dr Cake might be John Keats. Adapted from the novel by Andrew Motion by Jonathan Holloway. Producer/Director Tim Dee


Unknown: John Keats.
Novel By: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Jonathan Holloway.
Director: Tim Dee
DrTabor: Patrick Malahide
DrCake: Richard McCabe
Mrs Reilly: Clare Higglns

: Check Up

3/6. Osteoporosis. One in two women and one in five men in the UK over the age of 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Barbara Myers is joined by an osteoporosis expert who answers listeners' questions on bone-density tests, treatments, prevention and the possible causes. Producer Pamela Rutherford PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm on the day of broadcast (calls cost no more than 8p per minute from land lines) or email via the Check Upwebsite www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Birds and Beasts

4/5. Wayland Smith. In Tobias Hill 's retelling of the fable, Wayland encounters a mysterious swan-woman beside the Lake of Wolves. Read by Samuel West. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Wayland Smith.
Unknown: Tobias Hill
Read By: Samuel West.

: The Making of Modern Medicine

29/30. The Crippler. Andrew Cunningham traces the impact of the great polio epidemics, and the ethical dilemmas they posed after the Second World War, that resulted in a safe effective vaccine in 1955. The readers are Annette Badland , David Rintoul , Jason Watkins and Scott Handy. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Cunningham
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: David Rintoul
Unknown: Jason Watkins
Unknown: Scott Handy.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Mozart of Mathematics. Mathematician Leonhard Euler was born 300 years ago. He is considered to be one of the most prolific mathematicians of all time. Ouentin Cooper looks into the life and works of this relatively unknown "Mozart of mathematics", with the help of Professor John Wilson. Producer Fiona Roberts


Unknown: Leonhard Euler
Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor John Wilson.
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Carolyn Ouinn.


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.

: The Ape That Got Lucky

3/4. Science and Progress. Humans like to think that even if evolution has dealt them a neat hand, they have made their own luck through their mastery of science and technology. Comedian Chris Addison , with the aid of Professor Austin Herring (Geoffrey McGivern ), Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell , looks at how many things, including penicillin and the light bulb, have been discovered accidentally. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Jo Enright
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Joe finds Eddie's secret stash. For cast see page 39 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The arts magazine programme, featuring the latest news, reviews and features. Hosted by John Wilson. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Women's Room

9/15. Mira arrives in Harvard, where she feels like a fish out of water. But then she is adopted by an unlikely family of women, headed by the larger-than-life Val. By Marilyn French. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Marilyn French.

: Shape Up, Sir Humphrey

2/3. Continuing her series on the civil service, Anne Perkins looks at the complex and sometimes controversial relationship between ministers and officials. Producer Jane Ashley


Unknown: Anne Perkins
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Analysis

3/9. Anchor Aweigh? The US remains the world's pre-eminent power, but its ability to shape the international order has been much diminished by Iraq and divisions with allies. Meanwhile, the fast-growing countries of Asia and elsewhere shun responsibility. Who or what could take on the role of new political anchor to reflect contemporary power realities? Philip Stephens asks what elements of the Pax Americana should survive and what interdependence might emerge. Producer Simon Coates ; Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Philip Stephens
Producer: Simon Coates
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Leading Edge

4/9. Geoff Watts looks at the top science stories of the week, including a new microscope imaging technique that enables researchers to see real-time activity of immune cells in action, offering new insights into the causes of a range of auto-immune diseases.


Presenter: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight until 10.15

National and international news and analysis, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: A Golden Age

4/10. Wooden Weapons. As Sohail joins the Bengali freedom fighters, Maya challenges her mother's loyalty to her adopted country - and Rehana realises she too must take sides. By Tahmima Anam. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Tahmima Anam.

: The Personality Test

1/4. Comedy show in which Lucy Porter , Sue Perkins , Alan Carr and Robin Ince are joined by a series of guest hosts. This week it's former BBC and ITV political correspondent John Sergeant who sets the panel questions based on his life, whims and interests. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Alan Carr
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: John Sergeant
Producer: Aled Evans

: Today in Parliament

News, views and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week

: Not One of Us
4/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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