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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News 6A5 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: In Our Time

The Riddle of the Sands. Melvyn Bragg and guests Rosemary Ashton, Tim Blanning and Richard Evans discuss the decline of Anglo-German relations after Waterloo, culminating in the outbreak of war in 1914.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Rosemary Ashton
Guest: Tim Blanning
Guest: Richard Evans
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

Led by Mike Ford. He Who Would Valiant Be
(Monks Gate). Acts 13, vv32-43. If We Believe (Goss). Ye That Know the Lord Is Gracious (Abbots Leigh).


Unknown: Mike Ford.

: Book of the Week:The Black Death

4/5. Normal life for the villagers ends by the last week of April 1349, when the bells of Walsham ring unceasingly for each new death from the plague. By John Hatcher. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Hatcher.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Paid Servant 4/5
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. Presented by KateAdie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent is available for £15.99 (RRP £16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Tony Grant

: Bette In Britain

Marking the centenary of the birth of Bette Davis, Susan George tells the story of the icon's visits to Britain and the impact she had on British actors, directors and producers. She came here in the 70s to tour her one-woman show when, it is claimed, she searched for and found her relatives on a visit to Cardiff. Including extracts from her British interviews spanning 30 years. Radio features: pages 136-137


Presenter: Susan George
Producer: Stephen Garner

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

A report from Gloucestershire where rare plants and humans compete for space. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play:The Incomparable Witness

Nichola McAuliffe 's drama about Sir Bernard Spilsbury - the father of modern forensics and the most brilliant scientific detective of all time. Narrated by his widow Edith, the story focuses on Spilsbury as a young man and the case that made his name - the infamous trial of Dr Crippen in 1910. Producer/Director Sasha Yevtushenko


Unknown: Nichola McAuliffe
Unknown: Sir Bernard Spilsbury
Director: Sasha Yevtushenko
Edith (Narrator): Joanna David
Bernard: Timothy Watson
Edith (1900-1910): Honeysuckle Weeks
Lord Chief Justice: John Rows
Willcox: Dan Starkey
Dr Pepper: Sam Dale
Muir: Sam Dale
Turnbull: Stephen Critehlow
Tobin: Chris Pavlo
George: Nyasha Hatendi
Gertie: Helen Lonqworth

: Check Up

New series 1/6. Around 150,000 people suffer a stroke each year in the UK. Speedy treatment means that more people are surviving, but often their recovery can be long. About a third of people return to near normality after about a month, but others never regain their previous abilities. Barbara Myers 's guest in the studio is Lalit Kalra , professor of stroke medicine at King's College Hospital, London, who takes your calls on the treatment and prevention of Strokes. Producer Paula McGrath PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm or email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Lalit Kalra
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Wireless Connections

4/5. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
A cautionary tale of how one man's good intention to send birthday cheer to a colleague results in his becoming a worldwide laughing stock. Kate Pullinger 's story is read by Billy Boyd. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kate Pullinger
Read By: Billy Boyd.

: Cosmic Quest

14/30. A Planet Called George - How William Herschel Doubled the Size of the Solar System. Heather Couper reveals how astronomer William Herschel discovered a new planet twice as distant as Saturn and four times larger than the Earth. For details see Monday


Unknown: William Herschel
Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: William Herschel

: Open Book

Author Susan Hill discusses her latest instalment in a sequence of crime novels featuring her detective Simon Serrailler -The Vows of Silence. Presented by Mariella Frostrup. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Simon Serrailler
Presented By: Mariella Frostrup.

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper finds out how climate change is impacting on seaweed and its production of iodine.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Peter McHugh

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Daniel Cohn-Bendit arrives in London. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Daniel Cohn-Bendit

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

5/6. Sue Perkins, Richard Coles and Simon Evans take great delight in challenging received wisdom and just being plain contrary. Victoria Coren tries to adjudicate. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Victoria Coren
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Sad memories are stirred up in Ireland. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Coldplay are interviewed in this edition of the arts magazine. With John Wilson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Paid Servant

4/5. London 1958. Braithwaite is giving up hope of finding a family for abandoned
Roddy, but nonetheless finds humanity in the oddest corners of his work.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am

: Seven Days

2/2. Tackling Teenage Knife Crime. Jenny Cuffe follows the parents of murdered
14-year-old Martin Dinnegan as they call upon senior politicians to act on youth on youth violence and knife crime in London. Producer Sally Chesworth


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Martin Dinnegan
Producer: Sally Chesworth

: In Business

7/9. On the Rack. Some high-street retailers stand accused of selling goods made with child labour, or by exploited workers. So what are these companies, and their accusers, doing about it? Peter Day finds out.
Producer Caroline Bayley Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: Leading Edge

New series 1/8. Geoff Watts reports on how the wine industry is coping with climate change, from sourcing different varieties of grape to using new bottles. Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Things Fall Apart

4/10. Determined not to appear weak,
Okonkwo takes part in the killing of a boy. For details see Monday

: Nebulous: Rebel without a Cortex

Comedy by Graham Duff.
5/6. Nebulous and his team have to transport a dangerous criminal to Saturn. But why does this alien look and sound exactly like Nebulous's father?


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

: Today In Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Black Death

4/5. By John Hatcher. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Hatcher.

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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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