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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mike Ford.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Falkingham


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: The Clinton Years

4/4. Sex, Lies and Videotape. Gavin Esler completes his story of America's controversial and charismatic ex-president. He investigates whether Bill Clinton will be remembered for peace, prosperity and a balanced budget in the US or for the sex scandals that threaten to overshadow his reputation.
Producer Mark Savage Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Unknown: Bill Clinton

: A Wonderful Way to Make a Living

3/5. Joe Oueenan continues his search for innovative ways to earn a living, meeting fight choreographers for the stage and screen, and asking where the line between real and simulated violence is drawn. producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Joe Oueenan
Producer: Miles Warde

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Chris Chivers. Peace, Perfect
Peace (Mayhew). James 3, W13-18. Lord, Make Me an Instrument (Rutter). Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go (Song 34). Director of music
Christopher Stokes. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Canon Chris Chivers.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: The Wild Places

4/5. Robert Macfarlane discovers that an abandoned estate, subsumed by woodland, is a potent sign that wildness flourishes on the fringes of urban Essex. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Robert MacFarlane

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.
10.45 The Lover 4/5.
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Crossing Continents

Crossing Europe: Pills for Profit.
Melanie Abbott investigates the trade in cheap drugs, bought in countries like Greece and sold on to pharmacies and the NHS in the UK. Abbott asks who this legal trade really benefits and if it is putting patients at risk. Producer John Murphy


Unknown: Melanie Abbott
Producer: John Murphy

: The Tall Guy

Steve Punt talks to Denis Norden about his 60-year career as a comedy writer. They discuss the influence Norden has had on British radio and television comedy, from the success of Take It from Here to the popularity of It'll Be Alright on the Night. Producer Nick Canner


Talks: Steve Punt
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Nick Canner

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Radio

By Al Smith. Charles Lebanon Fairbanks Jr is used to being at the centre of things, but while his father chases the American Dream, he wishes he could leave the planet and launch into space. Starring Tom Ferguson as Charlie. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Al Smith.
Unknown: Charles Lebanon Fairbanks Jr
Unknown: Tom Ferguson
Producer: Lu Kemp

: Check Up

6/6. Prostate Cancer. Barbara Myers and her guest take listeners' calls concerning the disease - from symptoms to treatment. 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

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Actors' Words

4/5. Richard Griffiths : Meeting Mr Rainbow Richard Griffiths reads his story about a mouse who goes on a perilous mission to seek the advice of the reclusive Mr Rainbow , a wise parrot. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Unknown: Mr Rainbow
Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Unknown: Mr Rainbow

: Animal Magic

4/5. Rats. Rebecca Stott investigates why some of the least-regarded creatures in nature are proving invaluable to scientific research. She examines the genetic similarity between rats and humans, discovering what the rodents' make-up can teach people about themselves. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Rebecca Stott

: Bookciub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper investigates recycling, sifting through dustbins to see just how much could be recycled if the British public were willing.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Ed Reardon's Week

4/6. The Dig. Comedy, starring Chris Douglas as a curmudgeonly author, who rails against the world. By Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Chris Douglas
Unknown: Chris Douglas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed: Chris Douglas
Frank: David Cann
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Felix: John Fortune
Cliff: Simon Greenall
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Local Newsgirl: Miranda Keeling
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
Dido: Laura Solon
Tom: Mark Watson
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Archers

Emma assesses the competition.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Introduced by Kirsty Lang , and including news of the shortlist for this year's Man Booker Prize for fiction, announced today. Producer Jerome Weatherald
Podcast: weekly highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow


Introduced By: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Lover

4/5. By Marguerite Duras. The love affair between a young French girl and a Chinese millionaire is now the talk of French colonial society in 1930s Saigon. Her mother must decide how to save her honour.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Marguerite Duras.

: It's My Story: White Girl Running - Melanie Verwoerd

The story of Melanie Verwoerd, who came from a bastion of white conservatism to become a political activist and an ANC leader. She returns to the Cape from her new home in Dublin where she now heads Unicef in Ireland. Producer Helen Shaw


Unknown: Melanie Verwoerd
Producer: Helen Shaw

: In Business

For 40 years, computer chips have doubled in speed and power every two years, following Gordon Moore 's famous roadmap for the industry. But keeping up the pace of improvement is becoming more difficult. Peter Day asks if Moore's law has set a trap for the industry at the heart of the way business works. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Gordon Moore
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Costing the Earth

2/6. With changing weather patterns showing increased rainfall and a greater threat of flooding in the UK, Charlotte Smith looks at whether agricultural practices could or should play a greater role in flood prevention.
Producer Anne-Marie Bullock Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: The Clinton Years

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.
Podcast: available at news.bbc.co.uk/l/hi/ programmes/bbc_parliament/3081534.stm


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Revolutionary Road

4/10. Frank is about to discover his wife has come up with an idea to change their lives. By Richard Yates. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Yates.

: Poetry Slam

2/3. Some of the best known and up-and-coming word performers from around the UK compete in the second semi-final of the high-octane poetry challenge. Tonight's event comes from Manchester where performers from the north of England, Scotland and Ireland battle it out for a place in the final. Producer Sara Davies


Producer: Sara Davies

: Chain Reaction

6/6. Bill Bailey asks his chosen interviewee,
Simon Pegg , about Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and his burgeoning Hollywood career. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Simon Pegg
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: News

: Book of the Week:The Wild Places

Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Credit Crunch

(1/2) Stephen Evans looks at the impact on global businesses of easy loans to homeowners with poor credit history

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

: 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.

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