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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the

Day With the Rev Dr Kate Coleman.


Unknown: Dr Kate Coleman.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May. 748 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: James Jones.

: The Clinton Years

2/4. The Comeback Kid. It's High Noon for Bill Clinton as he faces his Republican nemesis,
Newt Gringrich , in a political battle to the death. Gavin Esler tells the story of the charismatic president, with contributions from Tony Blair , Sen Bob Dole , Clinton aids and cabinet members. Producer Mark Savage Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Bill Clinton
Unknown: Newt Gringrich
Unknown: Gavin Esler
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Sen Bob Dole

: A Wonderful Way to Make a Living

New series 1/5. Capitalism allows anything to be turned into a money-making scheme. That's the belief of US satirist
Joe Queenan , who meets the pet psychics, naked yoga instructors, and magicians of violence who prove his point. Here, he talks to the celebrants who, for$600, will turn any event in your life into a milestone, and that includes divorce and losing your job. Producer Miles Warde Spoken word choices: page 121


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Miles Warde

: Book of the Week: Singled Out

4/5. Where did women of the 1920s turn for sex or affection? Miriam Margolyes continues to read Virginia Nicholson 's account of the generation of women bereft of men by the First World War. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Virginia Nicholson

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Who Are These, Like Stars Appearing (All Saints). Revelation 7, W9-17. Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee (Lole). All Hail the Power of Jesu's Name! (Diadem),


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Woman's Hour

With Miriam O'Reilly.
10.45 The Crowded Street
9/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Crossing Continents

8/9. New Orleans. American public-radio presenters take a provocative cultural tour of New Orleans on the road to renewal two years after Hurricane Katrina.
Producer Arlene Gregorius Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: With Great Pleasure

5/5. Richard Briers chooses some of his favourite performance pieces in the company of his daughter Lucy and his old friend Peter Egan. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Peter Egan.
Producer: Christine Hall

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: 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: Abigail Adams

Mark Shand 's comic drama about 13-year-old Abigail Adams who, as she falls from the top of her tower block, thinks about her misfit life - struggling to come to terms with her parents as they struggle to come to terms with her. Producer/Director Justine Potter


Unknown: Mark Shand
Unknown: Abigail Adams
Director: Justine Potter
Abigail: Rebecca Ryan
Mum: Slobhan Finneran
Dad: James Quinn

: Check Up

4/6. Barbara Myers puts listeners' calls on ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) to Professor Peter Hil : who offers advice on the treatment of 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
Unknown: Professor Peter Hil
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Overheard

4/5. Street Life. Daniel's wife is expecting him home, but he's out in the car, driving round the seedy end of town. Sue Rulliere's story is read by Simon Tait. For further details see Monday


Read By: Simon Tait.

: On Being Inferior

4/4. Michael Rosen examines how feelings of inferiority can still be felt in public and private situations. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper joins students on an Open University residential course in the Yorkshire Dales studying the environment, learning how vegetation can provide vital clues about pollution.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Ed Reardon's Week

2/6. Dad. Comedy starring Chris Douglas as curmudgeonly author Ed Reardon , who spends his time dodging fares, smoking a pipe, railing against a world run by idiots, writing abusive emails and ripping off his agent. By Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Chris Douglas
Unknown: Ed Reardon
Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed: Chris Douglas
Sidney: David Warner
Frank: David Cann
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Woman doctor: Eve Dallas
Cliff: Simon Greenall
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Jake: James Rawlings
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Eli: Alice Lowe
Pearl: Rita May
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead
uin Simon ureenau Stan: Geonrey Nmieneaa

: The Archers

Nic gets a baptism of fire.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news and interviews. Kirsty Lang meets the writer Andrey Kurkov to talk about his latest novel that satirises political life in the old Soviet Union and in the independent Ukraine. Producer Ella-Mai Robey
Podcast: weekly highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Andrey Kurkov
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: The Crowded Street

9/10. By Winifred Holtby. It's 1920: Muriel leaves Yorkshire to stay with Delia in London, where she quickly adjusts to her new life - until she receives an unexpected visit.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Winifred Holtby.

: It's My Story: Living with Birdie

Birdie McDonald tells the extraordinary story of her life as a foster mother of more than 850 children over the last 35 years. Her experience reflects the changes in society during that time: she believes that children in care have become more violent and disillusioned since the 1980s, and that, more than ever, there is a desperate need for good foster carers. Producer Emily Jeal


Producer: Emily Jeal

: Analysis

8/8. The Will to Power? Felipe Fernandez -
Armesto investigates moves by the Government to impose sanctions on socially harmful selfindulgences such as gambling and smoking.
He asks whether the passing of self-discipline is to be regretted and if it can be recovered.
Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez
Producer: Simon Coates

: Science Friction

3/3. Tackling the Species Extinction Crisis The Earth is losing its biodiversity at an alarming rate. Sue Nelson presents asks if concentrating on protecting special areas will address the problem. Producer Matt Silver


Producer: Matt Silver

: The Clinton Years

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis presented by Robin Lustig.
Podcast: available at news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/ programmes/bbc_parliament/3O81534.stm


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Testament ofGideon Mack

4/10. Despite his lack of faith, Gideon finds himself training for the ministry, and he discovers married life is not as easy as he first expected. By James Robertson. For further details see Monday


Unknown: James Robertson.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

4/4. Glory be! The curmudgeonly comedian Jeremy Hardy is joined by guests
Juliet Stevenson and Paul B Davies to share his views on the world. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Paul B Davies
Producer: David Tyler

: Chain Reaction

4/6. Last week's guest Alexei Sayle inteviews
Lenny Henry. He asks Lenny about the first time they met, about how he introduced him to Dawn French and how Alexei broke America, and still manages to elicit candid insights from the Brummie comedian. Producer TilushaGhelani


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Lenny Henry.

: News

: Book of the Week:Singled Out

4/5. By Virginia Nicholson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Virginia Nicholson.

: 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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