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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Coffey. Producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Mark Coffey.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

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

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg discusses the myth of the Fisher King with Juliette Wood and Carolyne Larrington.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Podcast available at [web address removed]


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Juliette Wood
Guest: Carolyne Larrington.
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr David Wilkinson. Now Is Eternal Life (Christchurch). Ephesians 2, vvl-10. The Secret of Christ (Shepherd). 0 Breath of Life (Spiritus Vitae).


Unknown: Dr David Wilkinson.

: Book of the Week:I Found My Horn

4/5. Jasper Rees takes a masterclass in playing the french horn as he makes final preparations to perform on the instrument for the paying public. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jasper Rees

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 We Need to Talk about Kevin 9/10. The Woman's Hour drama. for details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by KateAdie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent is available for E15.99 (RRP £16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Tony Grant

: Y'Know, for Kids

It's been 50 years since the Hula Hoop was launched, creating one of the biggest ever playground crazes. Janet Ellis finds out about its history and how a new generation are using the hoop as a tool for creating physical and spiritual well-being. producer Geoff Bird


Unknown: Janet Ellis
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

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Word Man

A vivid and imaginative play about Henry Fowler , creator of the Concise Oxford
Dictionary and Fowler's Modern English
Usage. Focusing on the beauty of language and the wonder of finding love later in life, this play by Chris Harrald is a comic and romantic story of wit and erudition. producer Steven Canny (K)


Unknown: Henry Fowler
Play By: Chris Harrald
Producer: Steven Canny
Henry: John Sessions
Frank: Toby Jones
Jessie: Stella Gonet
Woodsman: Ewan Bailey
Young Paskin: Nicholas Brown
Mr Newland: John Cummins

: Traveller's Tree

New series 1/6. From Gaudi buildings to Boqueria market, taking a scooter tour or catching that band you missed at home,
Fi Glover , Charlie Connelly and the team give an insider's guide on how to get the best out of the capital of Catalan cool, Barcelona. Producers Susan Marling and David Prest
To contact the programme, phone [number removed]
(calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) or email [address removed]


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Charlie Connelly
Producers: Susan Marling
Producers: David Prest

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Portraits of East Anglia

4/5 Time and Tide. Sunday afternoon in late September and two men make their way home across the quay at Orford.
The dreaded weekenders have left and the village is once again, quite. But is everything quite as it seems? Gerard McDermott reads Anthony Horowitz 's Story. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Anthony Horowitz

: Fungi - the Fifth Kingdom

4/5. Anywhere and Everywhere. How fungi can exploit and survive any type of habitat by forming intricate relationships with the hosts or partners they live amongst. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Agriculture is under pressure from plant fungi and viruses that attack crops and reduce yield. One answer is to make plants switch on their own natural defences - similar to immunisation. Quentin Cooper discusses the future of plant immunisation.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: Down the Line

2/6 Controversial spoof phone-in hosted by DJ Gary Bellamy (Rhys Thomas ). Also starring Amelia Bullmore , Simon Day , Felix Dexter , Charlie Higson , Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse. Plus special guests as the telephone callers.
Producers Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse


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

: The Archers

Matt minimises the damage.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Jerome Weatherald
Podcast: weekly highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: We Need to Talk about Kevin

9/10. Thursday. "I never imagined he was the perpetrator." By Lionel Shriver.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Lionel Shriver.

: Spy School

The story of a small language school in the mountains of Lebanon whose graduates became major players in international espionage. Nick Haslam hears from those who believe the school's spirit needs to be evoked today to improve intelligence gathering in the Middle East. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Nick Haslam
Producer: David Prest

: In Business

5/9. Social networks such as Facebook, Linkedln, Bebo and YouTube are revolutionising the way people use the internet. Peter Day finds how businesses need to respond. Producer Rosamund Jones
Podcast available at [Web Address Removed]


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: Costing the Earth

3/6. Tom Heap investigates whether genetically modified crops are the answer to feeding the world's ever expanding population. Producer Ben Chesterton


Producer: Ben Chesterton

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Reeta Chakrabarti.


Presented By: Reeta Chakrabarti.

: Book at Bedtime: The Egg and I

9/10. Mrs Kettle dismisses Betty's childcare pamphlets as a sinister government conspiracy. By Betty MacDonald. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mrs Kettle
Unknown: Betty MacDonald.

: Pick Ups

2/6. Lind and Mike hold a crucial darts competition in the office, and Rebel gives out important marital advice to clubber Lara.
Comedy about a Manchester taxi cab and its punters by Ian Kershaw.
Producer Paul Hardy


Unknown: Ian Kershaw.
Producer: Paul Hardy
Mike: John Thomson
Lind: Sally Lindsay
Rebel: Ash Tandon
Dav e: Phil Rowson
Lara: Claire Coleman
Drunk: Mark E Smith

: Today in Parliament

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


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week:I Found My Horn

4/5. By Jasper Rees. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jasper Rees.

: World Business Report

financial news

: 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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