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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Fanning 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 Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: In Our Time

Lysenkoism. The geneticist Trofim Lysenko promised Stalin that he would revolutionise Soviet agriculture in the 1940s but in the end the USSR was forced to import grain from the USA. Melvyn Bragg discusses the Cold
War and Soviet science with Robert Service, Catherine Merridale and Steve Jones.
Producer James Cook Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Trofim Lysenko
Unknown: Catherine Merridale
Unknown: Steve Jones.
Producer: James Cook Shortened

: Book of the Week: Clean

4/5. By Katherine Ashenburg. The Victorian age ushered in public baths, and both the great unwashed and the great perfumed shared the chance to become clean. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Katherine Ashenburg.

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. Praise to the Living God (Leoni). Ruth 4, vv 7-17. Praise the Lord! (Leddington Wright ). There Is a Higher Throne (Getty, arr Leddington Wright ).


Unknown: Becky Harris.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Unknown: Leddington Wright

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Jane and Prudence 9/10 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
Commentary on the first day of the Third
Test from Trent Bridge by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle , with summaries by Vic Marks , Jeremy Coney and Geoffrey Boycott.
Producer Adam Mountford approximate times
TV highlights are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Bryan Waddle
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Jeremy Coney
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: From Our Own Correspondent

5/9. The stories behind global headlines. presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Things Fall Apart: Chinua Achebe's Lament

Zino Saro-Wiwa explores the legacy of Africa's first great post-colonial novel. 50 years after its initial publication. Chinua Achebe's Lament is set at the turn of the last century and tells the story of a Nigerian society living close to the rhythms and drumbeats of nature. Producer Mark Rickards


Presenter: Zino Saro-Wiwa
Producer: Mark Rickards

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Elinor Goodman travels to Eymet in the Dordogne. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am


Unknown: Elinor Goodman

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Jim and Tonic

By Dan Jamieson. A modern version of The Sorcerer's Apprentice about a trainee gin distiller and his unrequited love. Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Dan Jamieson.
Jim: Stuart McLoughlin
Melissa: Clare Corbett
Martine: Amanda Lawrence
Mr Wonnacott: Vincent Brimble
Mum: Christine Kavanagh
Dad: Jonathan Keeble
Girl No 5: Miranda Keeling
Jools: Bethan Walker
Compere: Joseph Kloska
Grumpy man: Sam Dale
Regular Paul: Richard Biggin

: Questions, Questions

10/10. Stewart Henderson presents the problem-solving programme providing answers to life's niggling dilemmas. Producer Sarah Cuddon PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines are open from 1.30pm; email: [address removed]


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 9.26pm

: Spy Stories

4/5. The Rocking-Horse Spy. By Ted Allbeury. A chance encounter at the Science Museum leads to subterfuge and a moral dilemma. Read by Alfred Molina. Director Martin Jarvis For details see Monday


Reader: Alfred Molina
Director: Martin Jarvis

: Cosmic Quest: The Earth Moves

9/30. Heather Couper recalls the contribution of Nicolaus Copernicus, who was the first astronomer to formulate a scientifically based, heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the centre of the universe. His close association with the religious community meant he was reluctant to publish such a heretical suggestion, and did so only in 1543, the year of his death.
(For details see Monday)

: Bookclub

Rptd from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper explores topical scientific issues, discussing the latest developments.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Robert F Kennedy is assassinated by a gunman moments after winning the critical California primary. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Robert F Kennedy

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

4/6. Dave Gorman , Clive James and Mark Steel are among the panellists as Victoria Coren hosts the show that dares question received Wisdom. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Dave Gorman
Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Victoria Coren
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Nigel and Lizzie get recruiting. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Jane and Prudence

9/10. By Barbara Pym. Miss Doggett should be careful about what she looks for - she just might find it. Narrated by Penelope Wilton and starring Elizabeth Spriggs.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Barbara Pym.
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Elizabeth Spriggs.

: Carbon Trading

Mark Gregory reports from India on UN mechanisms put in place to achieve their emission-reduction targets. In the course of his investigation, he asks if the plan to decrease global-warming gases is working, and uncovers fundamental flaws in the scheme that suggest billions of dollars are being wasted. Producer David Edmonds


Unknown: Mark Gregory
Producer: David Edmonds

: In Business

6/9. Mr Bottom Line. As chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, David Tweed ie is the man responsible for protecting the integrity of global capitalism. He tells Peter Day about his quest for clarity in a world of often baffling facts and figures. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Tweed
Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Costing the Earth

6/6. Miriam O'Reilly examines shipping industry efforts to protect sea birds and wildlife. She asks if enough is being done to protect marine species like the ones that faced catastrophe in the wake of last year's Lyme Bay disaster, when MSC Napoli was beached. Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Unknown: Msc Napoli
Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Helpless

9/10. By Barbara Gowdy. Ron finally has time alone with nine-year-old Rachel. Read by Kathryn Akin. For details see Monday


Unknown: Barbara Gowdy.
Read By: Kathryn Akin.

: Nebulous: We, Nebulous

Sci-fi comedy written by and starring Graham Duff.
4/6. The professor finds himself imprisoned in Biros Optimum Security prison alongside some of the galaxy's most evil masterminds, with the people of KENT as his only hope of escape.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nicholas Briggs
Professor Nebulous: Mark Gattis
Rory: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavaliero
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf

: Today in Parliament

News from Westminster with Robert Orchard.


Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Clean

4/5. By Katherine Ashenburg. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Katherine Ashenburg.

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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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