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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day .

With the Most Rev Peter Smith , Archbishop of Cardiff.


Unknown: Peter Smith

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Professor Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Professor Mona Siddiqui.

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests debate how the principle of Divine Right of Kings affected the monarchy, politics and literature of 17th-century Europe, including the work of Milton, Hobbes and Shakespeare. Producer James Cook Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week: Barefaced Lies and Boogie-woogie Boasts

4/5. Christabel. Jools's clandestine relationship with Christabel is exposed when they are involved in a car crash. Joois Holland reads from his autobiography. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Joois Holland

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Dear Lord,
Where Are the Signs of Hope? (Draycott).
Ecclesiastes 11, vv9-end; 12, wi-5 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach). Take Up the Cross, the Saviour Said (Breslau).


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Mr Moonlight 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mr Moonlight

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: A Smile and a Shoeshine

Former sales rep Laurie Taylor hits the road to rediscover life as he lived it out of a samples case, trying his hand at selling for the first time in 50 years. In the process, he explores the world of the travelling salesman, examining the allure of the character for so many writers film-makers and dramatists. Producer Geoff Bird


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Geoff Bird

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Sex after Death

Pippa wants a baby, but when her husband proves infertile, she becomes set on using the DNA of a deceased former boyfriend. But his mother has other ideas. Written by Mark Lawson.
Director EoinO'Callaghan
Spoken word choices: page 137


Written By: Mark Lawson.
Pippa: Emma Fielding
Miriam: Maureen Lipman
Andrew: John Dougall
Richard: Simon Treves
GP: Ben Onwukwe
Grace: Katy Cavanagh
TV interviewer: Liza Sadovy
Chief Judge: Peter Marinker

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme. Producer Kevin Dawson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per min) Lines are open from 1.30pm email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk.


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 9.26pm

: Cheltenham Festival Stories

4/5 The Cruise. When Kate's parents went on a cruise, she realised they would die. Written and read by Anne Enright. For further details see Monday


Read By: Anne Enright.

: The Making of Music

24/30. The Modernists. James Naughtie examines the new generation of postwar composers - Cage, Messiaen and Boulez - who wanted to sweep away the past. For further details see Monday


Unknown: James Naughtie

: On the Road

On the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac 's On the Road, comedian
Greg Proops celebrates that great road-trip novel by taking a jazz-infused drive through America from the 50s to the present day. Producer Lucy Greenwell


Unknown: Jack Kerouac
Unknown: Greg Proops
Producer: Lucy Greenwell

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper discovers more about the peppered moth, once thought to be the defining example of natural selection.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Old Harry's Game

3/6. Edith needs to find out who murdered her and, fortunately, Hell is full of people who can assess the evidence - murderers. Comedy by Andy Hamilton.
Additional characters are played by Michael Fenton Stevens, Philip Pope and Felicity Montagu. Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer
RT DIRECT: Old Harry's Game Series 6 CD is £11.99 (RRP £15.99) inc p&p. 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 [number removed] at the checkout


Comedy By: Andy Hamilton.
Played By: Michael Fenton
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Felicity Montagu.
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Edith: Annette Crosbie
Scumspawn: Robert Duncan
Thomas: Jimmy Mulvllle
Satan: Andy Hamilton

: The Archers

Lynda learns at the hands of an expert. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts magazine. Producer Rebecca Nicholson
Podcast: weekly highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Mr Moonlight

4/5. it's early evening and Alan's wife, Mary, is on the warpath. By Robert Forrest. For cast and further details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Forrest.

: From Sussex to Wakhan - a Doctorin the Hindu Kush

Alastair Leithead , BBC Kabul correspondent, travels high into the Hindu Kush mountains to the Wakhan Corridor, a peaceful corner of Afghanistan, to meet a British doctor and his family who are helping some of the world's poorest people. Producer Jatinder Sidhu


Unknown: Alastair Leithead
Unknown: Hindu Kush
Producer: Jatinder Sidhu

: In Business

7/8. Business innovation is vital for corporate survival. But is innovation best left to companies? Peter Day finds out from the innovators themselves who say that it is the users of goods and services who generate the best ideas.
Producer Rosamund Jones Rptd on Sunday at 9.30pm
Podcast: content from In Business available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/worldbiz/


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Rosamund Jones Rptd

: The Science behind the Throne

1/2. How have British politicians made key decisions about science and technology? Chris Bowlby explores the relationship between science and power since the Second World War.


Presenter/Producer: Chris Bowlby

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Fergus Nicoll.


Unknown: Fergus Nicoll.

: Book at Bedtime: Fire in the Blood

4/5. A Confession at Dusk. Afraid of breaking her parents' hearts, Colette begs Sylvestre to plead for her. By Irene Nemirovsky and read by David Horovitz. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Irene Nemirovsky
Read By: David Horovitz.

: Recorded for Training Purposes

4/6. A fast-paced sketch show about modern communication and media nonsense. With Ben Willbond , Dominic Coleman , Ingrid Oliver , Rachel Atkins , Lewis Macleod and Julie Mayhew. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Ben Willbond
Unknown: Dominic Coleman
Unknown: Ingrid Oliver
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Julie Mayhew.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Robert Orchard.
Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/ programmes/bbc_parliament/3O81534.stm


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week:Barefaced Lies and Boogie-Woogie Boasts

4/5. By Jools Holland. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jools Holland.

: 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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