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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News

6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.

7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.

8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard
Unknown: Richard Harries

: In Our Time

Plate Tectonics - the Day the Earth Moved. Melvyn Bragg discusses how the idea that the continents moved around revolutionised our understanding of the earth. With guests Joe Cann and Richard Corfield.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Podcast available at [web address removed]


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Joe Cann
Guest: Richard Corfield.
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week:Waiting for Daisy

4/5. Afteranother miscarriage, Peggy reaches 40 and her protégé, a 21-year-old woman offers to be an egg donor. By Peggy Orenstein. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peggy Orenstein.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze .
Jesus Calls Us Here to Meet Him (Gaelic Melody). John 17, vv13-23. A New
Commandment (Benson, arr
Leddington Wright ). Son of God, Eternal Saviour (Everton).


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze
Unknown: Leddington Wright

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie reviews dispatches from the BbL s foreign correspondents. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent ed ted by Tony Grant , is available for £15.99 (RRP £16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from landlmes cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant
Unknown: Tony Grant

: Freedom Song

When celebrated African-American contralto Marian Anderson was refused permission to sing at Washington's Constitution Hall in 1939, she gave a free concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Tony Phillips tells the story of a remarkable event where the worlds of high art and civil rights were brought together. See panel


Presenter: Tony Phillips
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country


: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Nearside

When a space probe crashes into the surface of the Moon, the south Wales town of Tenby experiences a day of moral slippage and a young man receives instructions from Nasa that he has been commissioned to build a space vehicle. Comedy drama, by Jeff Young.
Producers Ed Richmond and Kate MCAII


Unknown: Jeff Young.
Unknown: Kate McAii
Martin: Mark Watson
Stacey: Lynne Seymour
Colwyn: Charlie Dale
Llewellyn: Richard Mitchley
Newsreader: Richard Elfyn
Eva Emily: Watson Howes

: Traveller's Tree

2/6 Fi Glover , Charlie Connelly and the team dream up an out-of-the-ordinary, family-sized experience. Producers Susan Marling and David Prest
Pass on your insider tips live on air: 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


: Original Shorts

4/5 Love among the Lobelias. Mark Gatiss reads Robert Shearman 's fantasy in which Old Nick adopts a new guise - as a romantic novelist. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: Robert Shearman

: The Backstreet Business

4/5. Nicola Heywood Thomas visits an ageing bowls repair workshop in Edinburgh where Ronnie Scott is struggling to keep his business going. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Ronnie Scott

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper finds out how scientists are interpreting the chemical language of bacteria and using it to fight the activities of new superbugs.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: Down the Line

3/6. Spoof phone-in hosted by DJ
Gary Bellamy (Rhys Thomas ). With Amelia Bullmore , Simon Day , Felix Dexter , Charlie Higson , Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse. 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

Lynda gets ready for battle.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. producer Aasiya Lodhi
Podcast: weekly highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: A Concise Chinese-EnglishDictionary for Lovers

4/5. Z's English improves the longer she lives with her Englishman, but this doesn't mean communication is any easier. By Xiaolu Guo. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Xiaolu Guo.

: Fixing Families

Nick Baker joins workers of the Dundee Families Project on a unique and controversial scheme to help families whose anti-social behaviour has brought them to the verge of eviction from their council homes. By combining the roles of friend, social worker and teacher, project workers have "fixed" families where other agencies have failed. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Nick Baker

: In Business

6/9. Monopoly Money. The European Union Competition Commission has become a global force in setting the rules for the way multinational companies behave. Peter Day talks to EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes , examining her power and influence on takeovers and cartels, and the benefits to consumers. Producer Caroline Bayley
Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/ inbusiness/inbusiness.shtml


Unknown: Neelie Kroes
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: Costing the Earth

4/6. The Lo-Carb Diet. Measuring carbon has become vital for every environmentally friendly company, and there are plans afoot to label all food with information on how much energy has been used to produce it. Tom Heap follows the process from the crop in the field to the waste in the dustbin, and explains how the new carbon-labelling system should work. Producer Maggie Ayre Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Producer: Maggie Ayre

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/ programmes/bbc_parliament/3081534.stm


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:The Truth Commissioner

4/10. The disappearance of a boy, Connor Walshe , during the Troubles is being investigated by Northern Ireland's
Commission for Truth and Reconciliation. By David Park. For details see Monday


Unknown: Connor Walshe
Unknown: David Park.

: Pick Ups

3/6. Mike and Lind meet dates Andrew and Teri at a restaurant, with mixed results. Rookie Dave is left in charge at base and receives an unwelcome visitor. Comedy about a taxi company by Ian Kershaw.
Producer Paul Hardy


Unknown: Ian Kershaw.
Producer: Paul Hardy
Mike: John Thomson
Lind: Sally Lindsay
Rebel: Ash Tandon
Dave: Phil Rowson
Pat: Andrew Grose
Teri: Claire Bleasdale
Andrew: Paul Warriner

: Today in Parliament

With Robert Orchard.


Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week:Waiting for Daisy

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.

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