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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Alicia McCarthy and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Alicia McCarthy
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and and his guests
Anthony O'Hear , Caroline Warman and AC Grayling discuss materialism. This philosophical argument - that matter constitutes everything that exists - has been espoused from the ancient Greek
Democritusto Karl Marx and beyond.
Producer James Cook Shortened repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Anthony O'Hear
Unknown: Caroline Warman
Unknown: Democritusto Karl Marx
Producer: James Cook Shortened

: Book of the Week:Isabella de' Medici

4/5. Isabella befriends Leonora, her brother Pietro's fiancee, and Cosimo causes outrage by secretly marrying his mistress. Read by Fenella Woolgar. By Caroline P Murphy. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Fenella Woolgar.
Unknown: Caroline P Murphy.

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Chris Chivers. Rejoice, the Lord is King (Gopsal). Philippians 4, vv4-8.
Rejoice in the Lord (Anon). Now Thank We All Our God (Nun Danket).


Unknown: Canon Chris Chivers.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 An Expert in Murder 4/10 The Woman's Hour drama
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

7/8. Israel Football. Once the underdog,
Beitar Jerusalem is now the wealthiest and most successful football club in the Israeli league. Yet its hard-core supporters revel in their poor, right-wing, anti-establishment history. David Goldblatt meets fans, players and critics, and explores the way the club's changing fortunes mirror those of the city.
Producer Anna Raphael Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: David Goldblatt
Producer: Anna Raphael

: Nigel Balchin: the SmallBack-Room Boy

C Nigel Balchin was a popular novelist, psychologist, scientist, Hollywood screenwriter and the inventor of the brand name for KitKat, and of the concept of bubbles in a chocolate bar. DBC Pierre looks back at his remarkable life. Producer Bob Dickinson
Sweet taste, sour words: page 121


Unknown: Nigel Balchin
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Helen Mark visits the Camel Valley vineyard to investigate the UK's increasing share of the wine market for consumption at home and abroad. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Fifteen Ways toLeave Your Lover

A comedy of manners from Carolyn Scott-Jeffs , following the fortunes of Rob and Sam who first dated as teenagers and have been netting together and splitting up ever since.
producer/Director Pete- Leslie Wild


Unknown: Carolyn Scott-Jeffs
Unknown: Leslie Wild
Sam: Alex Kelly
Rob: Tom Goodman-Hill
Young Sam: Lucy Jones
Young Rob: Jacob Lloyd

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the problem-solving programme providing answers to life's niggling dilemmas. Producer Kevin Dawson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) or email: [address removed]


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 9.26pm and 7.55am

: Follow the Instructions

4/5 Sorry? By Helen Simpson. Patrick can't quite believe what he's hearing through his new hearing aid. Read by Julian Glover. For details see Monday


Unknown: Helen Simpson.
Read By: Julian Glover.

: Hunting the Beagle : 4/5

Dr Robert Prescott is digging down into the Essex mud for the remains of HMS Beagle, and Professor Colin Pillinger, who led the Beagle Mars lander team, considers the correlation between the work of the two vessels.
For details see Monday


Writer: Dr Robert Prescott
Contributor: Professor Colin Pillinger

: Open Book

Will Self talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new book Butt, a fable about smoking, moral dilemmas and the intrusive nature Of authority. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

The military are always looking for new ways to keep their ships, vehicles and aircraft undetected. Quentin Cooper finds out how state-of-the-art physics and the use of me a-materials are helping in this quest for visibility and how stealth warships could soon be using "invisibility cloaks" to keep themselves invisible from microwave detectors and radar.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: 1968* Day-by-Day

Chancellor Roy Jenkins lays it on the line. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Roy Jenkins

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Banter

4/6. Richard Herring and Will Smith guest on the comic game show, declaring their definitive top threes in a variety of subjects. Each tries to guess the other's top trios. Presented by Andrew Collins. producer Alison Carpenter


Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Will Smith
Presented By: Andrew Collins.
Producer: Alison Carpenter

: The Archers

The paranoia kicks in on the Estate.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including an interview with the actor Ewan McGregor , who plays an accountant accused of serious crimes in his new film Deception. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Ewan McGregor
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: An Expert In Murder

4/10. By Nicola Upson. Penrose waits for the opportunity to speak to the theatre impresario Bernard Aubrey , but a new tragedy is about to strike at the theatre.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nicola Upson.
Unknown: Bernard Aubrey

: Searching for Madeleine

It's one year since Madeleine McCann disappeared from her holiday apartment in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz, and still her fate remains unknown. It has been a story of claim and counter-claim being fought out in the newspapers of Portugal and Britain. BBC correspondent Steve Kingston has been following the case and looks back at a year of searching for Madeleine. Producer Mark Alden


Unknown: Steve Kingston
Producer: Mark Alden

: Analysis

10/10. War on the Professions. Medicine, law and architecture - the old, influential, independent and self-regulated professions - are under increasing pressure, as public trust in them declines, to become more open and accessible and to accept outside regulation. Alison Wolf hears from critics and defenders about whether the professions should accept change.
Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Alison Wolf
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Catching Up with Cancer

2/2. Penny Marshall dissects the NHS's new Cancer Reform Strategy, asking whether it can provide a world-class service to British patients or if it will simply end up lost in a sea Of bureaucracy. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Good Soldier

9/10. By Ford Maddox Ford. Dowell finds himself in an unnerving situation. For details see Monday

: Look Away Now

4/6. Garry Richardson anchors the topical show where sport meets comedy - like clowns playing squash! With
Laurence Howarth , Katherine Jakeways , Dave Lamb , Richie Webb , Mark Evans and special guests. Repeated from yesterday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Katherine Jakeways
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Mark Evans

: Today In Parliament

Presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week:Isabella de' Medici

4/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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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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