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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: The Crime of Our Lives

3/4. The Severe Rise of Crime in the 1980s
Former Home Secretary Douglas Hurd and other policy makers talk to Mark Easton about the 1980s and the rise in crime. Massive unemployment at the beginning of the decade created a disaffected youth ripe for the influx of heroin and a changed relationship between the police and the public. Producer Sarah Taylor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Mark Easton
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Letters Home

3/5. A series exploring migration in the UK through the words of the immigrants themselves. As Aylia from Iran struggles with Britain's asylum system, she discovers a lifeline in a women's group that helps her rediscover her sense of self-worth and build a new life for herself and her two young children. Producer Cordelia Rayner


Producer: Cordelia Rayner

: Book of the Week: Them and Us

4/5. With so many British stately homes and castles now refortified by the American dollar, the race was on to see whose flight of fancy could be the most imaginative - or preposterous. Written by Charles Jennings. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Charles Jennings.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Great Is the Lord (McEwan). Psalm 50, vv1-7; 20-23. King of Kings, Majesty (Cooper). 0 Jesus, I Have
Promised (Hathrop Castle). Director of music Andy Silver , with a trio of singers.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Andy Silver

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 India and Pakistan 07: Q&A 4/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.

: Crossing Continents

5/9. Italy. Italy's fashion and textile industry is under threat from the cut-price clothing provided by Chinese immigrants flooding into Milan and Prato. Rosie Goldsmith visits the two cities, which have the most established Chinese communities in the country.
Producer Rosie Goldsmith Repeated on Monday at 830pm


Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: With Great Pleasure

2/5. Broadcaster, journalist and "agony aunt" Anna Raeburn selects some of the pieces of writing that have delighted and touched her. She is joined at the Hay Festival by readers Diana Quick and Richard Mitchley. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Readers: Diana Quick
Readers: Richard Mitchley.
Producer: Christine Hall

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Is He Still Breathing?

A documentary drama by Howard Belgard, co-written by Nick Drake , exploring the world of the ambulance call centre. It's Sunita's last day of a job she loves. So why is she leaving?
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Nick Drake
Director: Toby Swift
Sunita: Zita Sattar
Harry: Geoffrey Whitehead
Will: Andrew Frame
Margaret: Rosalind Paul

: Check Up

New series 1/6. Dementia affects more than
700,000 people in the UK and the number is set to rise over the next 15 years. The most common form is Alzheimer's disease, the symptoms of which include loss of memory, difficulty in locating the right words and mood swings.
Barbara Myers is in the studio with her expert guest to answer listeners' questions about the condition. Producer Deborah Cohen
PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) or email via the Check Up website www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Be Prepared

4/5. Man's Best Friend. By Des Dillon. The dark story of a futuristic Britain in which dogs sniff out terrorist threats. Read by Nick Underwood. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Des Dillon.
Read By: Nick Underwood.

: A Further Five Numbers

4/5. Simon Singh investigates Newton's gravitational constant G, which has enormous significance for the universe: it defines the strength of gravity and determines the rate at which Stars burn. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Singh

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Thomas Telford. Telford built 1,000 bridges, 1,500 miles of roads and 400 miles of canals. To mark the 250th anniversary of the engineer's birth, Quentin Cooper looks back over his influence on the Industrial Revolution and at his legacy in civil engineering.


Unknown: Thomas Telford
Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: The Personality Test

5/6. Toyah Willcox ask<; the questions that are all about her. Trying to answer them are comedians Sue Perkins, Caroline Quinlan ,
Robin Ince and Will Smith. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Toyah Willcox
Unknown: Caroline Quinlan
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Will Smith.
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Archers

Roy finds an unwelcome guest at Grey Gables. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang. Producer Sally Spurring I Podcast: weekly highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: India and Pakistan 07: O&A

4/10. 100,000 Rupees. The next question takes Thomas back to his teenage years when, working as the houseboy of the Australian defence attache, he become embroiled in a spy scandal. By Ayeesha Menon from the novel by Vikas Swarup.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Novel By: Vikas Swarup.

: Children of the Olympic Bid

2/3. The youngsters who stood with Sebastian Coe in Singapore two years ago discuss the changes in their lives with Peter White. Repeated from Sunday at 1.30pm FM


Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Unknown: Peter White.

: Analysis

5/8. Family Footsteps. Children following parents into careers might be thought a thing of the past, but dynasties seem to be thriving everywhere, from politics to business to crime. Frances Cairncross examines why family networks still matter.
Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Polio: the Rumour That Became a Crisis

In 2003 the World Health Organisation's polio-eradication campaign came close to collapse. In northern Nigeria, rumours of contamination led to the vaccines being boycotted. This, in turn, led to the virus spreading to 22 previously polio-free countries. Now that the ban has been lifted and the vaccines are in place again,
Ania Lichtarowicz travels to Nigeria to see for herself the impact of the ban and asks whether this could happen again. Producer Cordelia Rayner


Unknown: Ania Lichtarowicz
Producer: Cordelia Rayner

: The Crime of Our Lives

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Jackie Hardgrave.
Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/l/hi/ programmes/bbc_parliament/3O81534.stm


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: Winter's Bone

4/5. Ree guesses from everyone's silence that her father is probably dead. She sets about trying to prove it so that she can release her family from the threat of losing their house. She decides that she has no option other than to go and see the feared Thump Milton. By Daniel Woodrell. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Daniel Woodrell.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

1/4. Jeremy Hardy returns to the airwaves with another broadcast of national comic import. With special guests Gordon Kennedy and Miranda Richardson. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Gordon Kennedy
Unknown: Miranda Richardson.
Producer: David Tyler

: Chain Reaction

1/6. Talk show in which a well-known public figure chooses another to interview. Comedian Jo Brand begins by quizzing Barry Cryer about his long and successful comedy career as a performer and writer. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: News

: Book of the Week: Them and Us

4/5. By Charles Jennings. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Charles Jennings.

: 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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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