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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With George Craig.


Unknown: George Craig.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Clare Phillips


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
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 Professor Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Professor Mona Siddiqui.

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Charge of the Light Brigade...
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Podcast available at [web address removed]


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. The Kingdom Is upon You (Wolvercote). Matthew 4, vv12-17. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repfoa arr
Chambers). Seek Ye First (Lafferty, arr Wilson).


Unknown: Becky Harris.

: Book of the Week: The Prince

4/5. On the Uses of Cruelty. How a successful leader can use cruelty to his advantage. By Niccolo Machiavelli. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Niccolo MacHiavelli.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 We Need to Talk about Kevin 4/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

Kurdistan. The northern Iraqi region of Kurdistan is facing formidable challenges as Kate Clark discovers. Galloping inflation,. endemic corruption and attacks of Sunni extremists continue to threaten the stability and progress of the Kurds.
Producer Bill Law Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Kate Clark

: Doonesburyland

An insight into the world of Gary Trudeau and his cartoon creations, BD, Zonker and Duke. The Guardian's Steve Bell and Martin Rowson give their interpretations of the Doonesbury world, while the US satirist
Joe Queenan takes a stroll around Trudeau s Studio. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Gary Trudeau
Unknown: Steve Bell
Unknown: Martin Rowson
Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Miles Warde

: You and Yours

As part of the Care in the UK series, Peter White considers the personal dilemma of whether elderly parents should be placed in a home or looked after by their children. With John Waite.


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: John Waite.

: Open Country

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Chocolate Frigates

While Jack prepares a triumphant leaving dinner for his Captain - a magnificent fleet of twelve chocolate frigates - his son is in the thick of action in Iraq. When your son is away at war how can your life just carry on as normal? Jack thinks it can but his wife and son aren't so sure. By Juliet Ace.
Producer/Director Tracey Neale


Director: Tracey Neale
jack: Todd Carty
Ella: Lindsey Coulson
Eliot: Jamie Kenna
Austin: Nick Sayce
Cheryl: Emma Noakes
Captain: Sam Dale
Visiting officer/Steward: Dan Starkey
Announcer/Newsreader: Peter Donaldson

: Check Up

Barbara Myers is joined by Professor Adam Balen for the phone-in on polycystic ovary syndrome. Some people suffer from weight gain, excessive body hair, acne and irregular periods, while others will have no symptoms at all but find it hard to get pregnant.
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: Professor Adam Balen

: Radio 4 Appeal


: Granta Stories

4/5. Operation. A victim's photograph on the wall of a newsroom in Lagos brings to life Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 's memoir. Read by Janice Acquah. For details see Monday


Unknown: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Read By: Janice Acquah.

: A Sense of Liverpool

4/5 A Musician's Ear. Liverpool has had a long association with pop music - from the Beatles to the Zutons and the Coral. What ingredients allow the city to thrive musically? For details see Monday

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Unearthed in the 1970s at a Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall, the Vindolanda texts - 2,000-year-old wooden tablets - are the only documents describing everyday life in the Roman army. Ouentin Cooper is joined by Melissa Terras to find out how a new imaging technique is enabling these documents to be properly deciphered. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Melissa Terras

: PM

News and current affairs.

: Down the Line

New series 1/6. The spoof phone-in show returns with talk radio DJ Gary Bellamy (Rhys Thomas ) offering his listeners a unique chance to let off steam about whatever is bothering them this week. With Amelia Bullmore ,
Simon Day , Felix Dexter. Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse , with special guests. producers Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse


Unknown: Gary Bellamy
Unknown: Rhys Thomas
Unknown: Amelia Bullmore
Unknown: Simon Day
Unknown: Felix Dexter.
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Producers: Charlie Higson
Producers: Paul Whitehouse

: The Archers

Adam and Brian digest the facts.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine, with Kirsty Lang. Producer Aasiya Lodhi
Podcast: weekly highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: We Need to Talk about Kevin

4/10. The Squirt Gun. "You can't punish him: he doesn't care about anything!" By Lionel Shriver.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Lionel Shriver.

: New Kids on the Blog: How theAmerican Media Is Changing

Matt Frei travels coast to coast across
America to meet the foot soldiers of the digital revolution. Producer Naomi Grimley


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Naomi Grimley

: In Business

4/9. Hello Sunshine! Germany has taken the lead in the sustainable renewable energy industry with the world's biggest solar power station. Peter Day discovers the secret of German success. Producer Caroline Bayley
Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/ inbusiness/inbusiness.shtml


Producer: Caroline Bayley

: Costing the Earth

2/6. Tom Heap investigates the apparent increase in rodent populations in Britain, mainly attributed to food waste, fewer refuse collections and less money spent on control and eradication. He also looks at the health problems from rat-borne diseases that could be going unnoticed. Producer Maggie Ayre


Producer: Maggie Ayre

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

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

: Book at Bedtime: The Egg and I

4/10. Betty takes advice from Mrs Kettle about her disastrous breadmaking and struggles to get through all her chores. By Betty MacDonald. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mrs Kettle
Unknown: Betty MacDonald.

: Pick Ups

New series 1/6. Start! The trials and tribulations of Manchester taxi drivers and their fares. Dave's very first job takes him to Blackpool with passenger Ivy. Comedy by Ian Kershaw.
Producer Paul Hardy


Comedy By: Ian Kershaw.
Producer: Paul Hardy
Mike: John Thomson
Lind: Sally Lindsay
Rebel: Ash Tandon
Dave: Phil Rowson
Ivy: Kathy Staff
Drunk: Mark E Smith

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Prince

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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