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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: John Bell.

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests investigate the history of ideas.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Podcast available at [web address removed]


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

Led by Michael Wakelin. Sleepers, Wake! The
Watch-Cry Pealeth (Wachet Auf). Matthew 24,
W37-44. Expectans Expectavi (Wood). Hills of the North, Rejoice (Little Cornard).


Unknown: Michael Wakelin.

: Book of the Week:At Large and at Small

4/5. After uprooting her family from the city to the country, Anne Fadiman explores the emotional and physical stress brought about by the moving process. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Anne Fadiman

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Dombey and Son 14/20. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

9/9. Angola. Angola has recently become China's largest oil supplier, for which the latter has invested billions of dollars and tens of thousands of workers to rebuild Angola's s shattered infrastructure. But not everyone in the former Portuguese colony is happy about this burgeoning trade relationship. Lucy Ash hears from critics who claim that Chinese money has helped worsen Angola's notorious corruption.
Producer Lucy Ash Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Lucy Ash

: The Best Tunes

2/2. In the second programme looking at how writers, comics and satirists have depicted God and the Devil to serve the purposes of humour, Stewart Lee looks at Mr Horns 'n' Hooves. Why has the Devil often been played for laughs and why do we feel more than a touch of sympathy for him? Or her. With Fay Weldon ,
Andy Hamilton and religious writer Peter Stanford. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Stewart Lee
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Peter Stanford.
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Mishal Husain.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Mishal Husain.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Matt Baker travels to the Lake District to visit the last working slate mine in England. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am


Unknown: Matt Baker

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Take-Away

Ciao Chapeltown. A series of five linked comedy dramas about an immigrant fish-and-chip shop run by different families through the decades. It is 1953 and the buildup to the Coronation. Vito is expecting his mother from Italy for the celebrations. So why is he dreading her visit? By Sharon Oakes.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Sharon Oakes.
Director: Gary Brown
Eileen: Sue Kelly
Gianni: Joseph Alessi
Caterina: Flaminia Cinque
George: Russell Dixon
Andonis: James Anthony
Fred: Seamus O'Neill

: Check Up

3/6. The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints of the body, which makes it vulnerable to damage. If you want advice on your painful shoulder, call Barbara Myers and her guest, Professor Angus Wallace. Producer Beth Eastwood PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) from 1.30pm or email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio 4


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Professor Angus Wallace.
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: An Audience with Max Wall

4/5. The Crumbling Wall. Max's alter ego Professor Wallofski makes an appearance, dressed in a "ridiculous bald wig, indecent tights, green waistcoat and big shoes". By Tony Lidington. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tony Lidington.

: Received with Thanks

Repeated from Sunday at 9.45am

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

We've all seen them winking at us from computer screens and stereos, but light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are about to move up in the world. New-generation LEDs will purify water and make lights that mimic sunshine. Quentin Cooper talks to Jan Evans-Freeman and Rachel Oliver who are leading LED technology towards a brighter future.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Rachel Oliver
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Hollow Men

5/6. Sketch show in which madness is always lurking just beneath the surface of normality. Written and performed by David Armand , Rupert Russell , Sam Spedding and Nick Tanner , with Katy Brand. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: David Armand
Unknown: Rupert Russell
Unknown: Sam Spedding
Unknown: Nick Tanner
Unknown: Katy Brand.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Joe shows his entrepreneurial streak. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews with Kirsty Lang. Producer Timothy Prosser
Podcast: weekly highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Dombey and Son

14/20. Dombey engages Carker to act as intermediary with his wife. By Charles Dickens. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Investigation

3/4. Why does the European Commission give millions of pounds of tax payers' money to campaigning organisations that are involved in lobbying Brussels to promote their own causes? Simon Cox talks to the winners and losers in the European funding lottery. Producer Samantha Fenwick


Talks: Simon Cox
Producer: Samantha Fenwick

: Analysis

7/8. The Beginner's Guide to Separation The tensions between Holyrood and Westminster have intensified since the Scottish elections. But exactly how would an end to the Union be achieved? Chris Bowlby asks how any unstitching would affect the monarchy, the currency, the armed forces and Europe. How would the assets - and the liabilities - be shared? And, if the parties cannot agree, who will decide?
Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Simon Coates

: Leading Edge

The latest developments in the scientific world, with Geoff Watts.


Presenter: Geoff Watts
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Reeta Chakrabati.


Unknown: Reeta Chakrabati.

: Book at Bedtime: Burning Bright

9/10. Maggie confesses her guilty secret to
Jem and so, despite their growing closeness, when the Kellaways decide to return to
Dorset, he goes with them. By Tracy Chevalier. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tracy Chevalier.

: That Mitchell and Webb Sound

6/6. This week's sketches from David Mitchell and Robert Webb include: the quest for the world's most ornate object; what really happens in the stock market; and live updates from the Office Olympics. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Robert Webb
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: Today in Parliament

Presented by David Wilby.
Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/ programmes/bbc_parliament/3081534.stm


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: AtLarge and at Small

4/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: 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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