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: News Briefing

: Test Match SpecialSri Lanka v England

Commentary on the final day's play in the Second Test in Colombo.
For commentators see Sunday *approximate times

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Patrick Thomas.


Unknown: Canon Patrick Thomas.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby.

: Test Match SpecialSri Lanka v England

Commentary on the final day's play in the Second Test in Colombo.
For commentators see Sunday *approximate times

: In Our Time

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


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week:Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye

4/5. Burra's 1937 visit to Mexico to stay with novelist Malcolm Lowry turned out to be eventful, what with the vast distances, the drunks and the adventure with the rabbit. Jane Stevenson 's biography of the painter. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Malcolm Lowry
Unknown: Jane Stevenson

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. Dear Lord, Where Are the Signs of Hope? (Draycott). Luke 1, vv67
69; 76-79. Benedictus (Johnson Manning).
Thy Kingdom Come! on Bended Knee (Irish).


Unknown: Becky Harris.

: Test Match SpecialSri Lanka v England

Commentary on the final day's play in the Second Test in Colombo.
For commentators see Sunday *approximate times

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Dombey and Son 19/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

6/10. Taking on the Traffickers. Globally, human trafficking is the most lucrative illicit business after drugs and arms. Linda Pressiy visits El Salvador and Nicaragua to report on local efforts to protect girls and women from the trade in sexual exploitation. Producer Linda Pressly Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Linda Pressiy
Unknown: El Salvador
Producer: Linda Pressly

: When Hollywood Went to War

1/2. Humphrey Lyttelton presents the story of Hollywood's involvement in the Second World War. Tinseltown responded not only with propaganda films but also by throwing some of their highest-earning stars into the battle, including James Stewart and Clark Gable. Producer Stephen Garner Spoken word choices: page 139


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Clark Gable.
Producer: Stephen Garner

: You and Yours until 12.15

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

Repeated from Sat at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Take-Away

5/5 Bitter Batter. The last of the comedy dramas about an immigrant f ish-and-chip shop in Leeds. It is now 1936 and a Jewish family run the business. Melvyn's batter is limp and lifeless, that is until a stranger arrives with a new recipe. The riddle of The Battered Devil is about to be revealed. By Gary Brown.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Gary Brown.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Narrator: Stephen Greif
Melvyn: David Fleeshman
Malcolm: Jeff Hordley
jean: Olwyn May
Bobby: Vanessa Rosenthal
Rachel: Julia Rayner
Harvey: Richard Jackson
Rabbi: Lloyd Peters

: Check Up

'4/6 Barbara Myers is joined by Dr Jonathan Morrell to answer listeners' calls on the subject of cholesterol, including whether cholesterol-lowering drugs really help. producer Beth Eastwood
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm or email via the website: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Morrell
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday 7.55am

: Remember Me

4/5. An old photo increases Maggie's anxiety. For details see Monday

: Lights, Camera, Landscape

4/5. When you need to create the illusion of being in another world, it seems that film-makers can do no better than head for the Brecon Beacons in Wales. Matthew Sweet discovers how films, including Stardust and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, managed to create their unearthly settings in the remote expanse of the Beacons. For details see Monday


Unknown: Matthew Sweet

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Six months after fire ripped through the Cutty Sark, the world's last surviving tea clipper, Quentin Cooper talks to the conservation team about the painstaking techniques and public support involved in restoring the famous vessel.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Hollow Men

6/6. 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

Elizabeth is called to the Dark Side.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and a round-up of the best recent crime fiction. Producer Jerome Weatherald
Podcast: weekly highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Dombey and Son

19/20. Dark Mr Carker has an appointment with fate. By Charles Dickens.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Carker
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Investigation

4/4. Simon Cox investigates a topical current affairs issue, challenging the received wisdom handed out by politicians, experts and the media. Series producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Analysis

8/8. Africa's Chance. Do many African nations now have the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty? The boom in prices for raw materials and controversial Chinese investment mean countries like Kenya and Mozambique are among the world's fastest-growing economies. Richard Dowden , one of Africa's most respected analysts, asks if it can turn this windfall into a long-term path to development.
Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Richard Dowden
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: 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 Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Land of Spices

4/10. The Reverend Mother notices qualities in her youngest pupil, Anna Murphy , that remind her of herself when she was young. By Kate O'Brien. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anna Murphy
Unknown: Kate O'Brien.

: It's That Jo Caulf ield Again

1/4. Scathing comedy show. This week, Jo and her husband explore their options when they realise they "used to go out". With Simon Greenall , Moray Hunter and Marian Pashley. Written by Jo Caulfield and Kevin Anderson. Producer Neil Mossey


Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Moray Hunter
Unknown: Marian Pashley.
Written By: Jo Caulfield
Written By: Kevin Anderson.
Producer: Neil Mossey

: Today in Parliament

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


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye

4/5. By Jane Stevenson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jane Stevenson.

: 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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