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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mal Fletcher.


Unknown: Mal Fletcher.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Presented By: Robert Orchard
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests examine the story of the Siege of Orleans and see how the myth of Joan of Arc and the failure of the English army fed into subsequent drama and literature, including William Shakespeare's Henry VI.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week: A Long Way Gone:Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

4/5. The army has finally caught up with Ishmael and, unable to feed him unless he earns his keep, he finds himself - at 13 years old - trained as a soldier and sent out into the forest to kill the enemy. Chuk Iwuji continues to read Ishmael Beah 's autobiography of a child-killing machine. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Chuk Iwuji
Unknown: Ishmael Beah

: Daily Service

An act of worship led by Canon Chris Chivers. The Head
That Once Was Crowned with Thorns (St Magnus). 2 Peter 1, vv3-11. Asithi Amen (trad South African). Siyahamba (trad South African). Director of music Barry Smith. Organist
Richard Tanner. With the St George's Singers, Cape Town.


Unknown: Canon Chris Chivers.
Organist: Barry Smith.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Walnut Bureau 4/5. 1937. By Ellen Dryden. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Ellen Dryden.

: From Our Own Correspondent

4/8. The stories behind global headlines, presented by KateAdie. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Larry Stephens - the Man Who Never Was

"The highest-paid typist in history" is how Spike Milligan described Larry Stephens. But who was he, how significant was his contribution to The Goon Show and how seriously should we take Milligan's flippant comment about the friend who all but died in his arms?
John Antrobus looks back to find out.


Presenter: John Antrobus
Producer: Angela Sherwin

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Spike Milligan 15 January 2017

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around the UK.
Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Red In Tooth and Claw

By Simon Bovey. The discovery of a dead sheep on a farm sets in motion a family tragedy. It turns out that the animal was killed by a big cat roaming the valley, and while the farmer sees it as a threat to be disposed of, his son develops a strange fascination with the predator - especially when he realises it is a female with cubs. With Neil Dudgeon and Shaun Dooley.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Simon Bovey.
Unknown: Neil Dudgeon
Unknown: Shaun Dooley.
Director: Marc Beeby
Jeff: Nell Dudgeon
Vince: Shaun Dooley
Dan: Alex Slater
Peter: John Rowe
Doug: Philip Fox

: Questions, Questions

Interactive problem-solving programme providing answers to life's niggling dilemmas. Presented by Stewart Henderson. Producer Sarah Cuddon
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute); email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Stewart Henderson.
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Fay Weldon appeals on behalf of ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence). Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am and 9.26pm
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Fay Weldon

: On the Road Again

3/4. Letter From the Mobile Librarian. A letter from the chief librarian of the mobile library in Tumdrum, provides an idiosyncratic view of life on the road. Written and read by Ian Sansom. For further details see Tuesday


Read By: Ian Sansom.

: Men Read Maps, Women Gossip

4/4. Quentin Cooper and Vivienne Parry test their ability to empathise. Many women believe men lack empathy but does the scientific research back them up?
(For further details see Monday)


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Vivienne Parry

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

"Plastics" was the one-word career advice to
Dustin Hoffman 's character in The Graduate. Once a byword for cheapness, plastics are now ubiquitous in medicine and hygiene, and the key to lightweight, "green" cars. Marking the centenary of its invention, Quentin Cooper finds out about plastic's past and future, from bakelite to plant-based polymers. Producer Roland Pease


Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: That Mitchell and Webb Sound

New series 1/6. A third series of their Sony Silver-winning comedy show brings David Mitchell and Robert Webb back to their spiritual home for another lot of silly, brainy and sometimes decidedly odd sketches New characters include a rally driver and his navigator who squabble like a married couple and two Stone Age men who are sure that this new, shiny bronze is just a fad. With Olivia Colman and James Bachman. Producer Gareth Edwards RT DIRECT: To order the That Mitchell and Webb Sound- Series 1 CD for just E9.99 (RRP E15.99) plus free pSp, call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed]or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Olivia Colman
Unknown: James Bachman.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The Archers

Peggy gives in to her maternal instinct
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including news of the winner of this year's Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Walnut Bureau

4/5. 1937. Dora and Billy's daughter Ruby has big ideas for her husband Edward, and she won't listen to anyone who tries to stop her. But the bureau holds a family secret which stops her in her tracks. By Ellen Dryden. For cast and further details see Monday


Unknown: Ellen Dryden.

: Seven Days ... in Stormont

Belfast's Assembly opened for business on 8 May, with former enemies sitting down to work together in Northern Ireland. With access to the minister for Northern Ireland
Peter Hain , Jenny Cuffe goes behind the scenes at Stormont as the British government hands over power to the new political body. She charts the optimism and the suspicion the political tensions and the practical hiccups during the first week Of historic power sharing. Producer Sally Chesworth


Unknown: Peter Hain
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Sally Chesworth

: In Business

4/9. Music Machine. Some record companies are starting to use computer programmes to predict the next big hits And film studios are following suit. Peter Day listens to the music people who are embracing the new technology - and to those who think the idea is distinctly off key. Producer Samantha Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Samantha Kanthal

: Costing the Earth

5/6. War on Waste. The drive to recycle rubbish rather than send it to landfill is fast becoming a source of controversy
But with different systems of waste disposal in virtually every borough in England and Wales, it's no wonder the public are confused and fed-up. Councils are reducing their waste collection to once a fortnight, they say, to encourage recycling, but many people think it's just a cost-cutting exercise. Miriam O'Reilly investigates the reality of recycling Producer Maggie Ayre Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: In Cold Blood

4/10. By Truman Capote. Detective Alvin Dewey heads up the case in Holcomb - and the murderers go on a dud-cheque spending spree. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Alvin Dewey

: Deep Trouble

New series 1/4. Comedy about life onboard the nuclear stealth submarine HMS Goliath, packed with incompetence ambition and military know-not-how, written by and starring
Jim Field Smith and Ben Willbond. A new crew member, a noxious gas, a beetroot smoothie and a bad haircut spell disastro for Trainor, Wade, Fairbanks and the crew.
Director David Tyler


Unknown: Jim Field Smith
Unknown: Ben Willbond.
Director: David Tyler
Capt Wade Jim: Field Smith
Cdr Fairbanks: Katherine Jakeways
Lt Trainor: Ben Willbond
Barry: Alice Lowe
PO Curtis: Rufus Jones
Narrator: Jonathan Ryland
Diana: Sue Vincent

: Today In Parliament

Presented by Robert Orchard


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: A Long Way Gone:Memoirs

of a Boy Soldier
4/5. By Ishmael Beah Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ishmael Beah

: 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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