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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Graham Daniels.


Unknown: Graham Daniels.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Between Ourselves

6/8. Olivia O'Leary talks to two parents whose children were abducted and taken to other countries by their former partners when their relationships broke down. The pair discuss the agony of being separated from their children and the legal battle to have them returned. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Karen Gregor

: The Backstreet Business

1/3. Nicola Heywood Thomas is on a trip down the back lanes of Britain to find the businesses that don't need the corporate uniformity of town centres. On an estate in Cardiff she finds the survival equipment company that Deryck Howell started. Shark-repellent, anyone? producer Steve Groves


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Deryck Howell
Producer: Steve Groves

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Noel Vincent. Where Love and Loving Kindness Dwell (Maisemore). Psalm
27, vv1-6, 14. Jubilate (Howells). My Heart Is
Filled with Thankfulness (Townend and Getty). With Manchester Baroque. Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week:Corvus: a Life with Birds

4/5. As Esther gets used to living with "Chicken" the rook, she discovers that corvio behaviour is far more sophisticated and fascinating than she'd ever imagined. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Writing the Century 4/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

7/11. Guatemala and Canada Gold Rush. With the price of gold rising rapidly, gold-mining companies and shareholders are reaping the benefits. Bill Law travels to Guatemala to investigate the impact of one mine on the country's indigenous people, who claim the operation, run by a Canadian business, is damaging their health and community cohesion.
Producer Arlene Gregorius Rptd on Monday at 8.30pm


Producer: Arlene Gregorius Rptd

: With Great Pleasure

5/5. Jude Kelly. The Southbank Centre's artistic director. Jude Kelly , uses extracts from her favourite poetry and literature to argue the case for the central role of creativity and the arts in society. The readers are Diana Quick and John Shrapnel. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Jude Kelly.
Director: Jude Kelly
Director: John Shrapnel.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Caz Graham looks at how fire has shaped the Northumberland landscape. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am


Unknown: Caz Graham

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Sex for Volunteers

Romantic comedy by Laura Marney and David Ramos Fernandes. When Suzy's husband takes a job abroad, her sister encourages her to join a team of first-aiders.
Director Kirsty Williams
Joe Steven McNicoll Peter Stewart Porter Minnie Sally Reid


Comedy By: Laura Marney
Comedy By: David Ramos Fernandes.
Director: Kirsty Williams
Director: Joe Steven McNicoll
Director: Peter Stewart Porter
Unknown: Minnie Sally Reid
Suzy: Molly Innes
Douglas: Robin Lainq
Pauline: Louise Ludgate

: Lives in a Landscape

5/6. The Lines Are Open. Six surprising stories about people around Britain, starting with callers to BBC Radio Newcastle's Mike Parr phone-in show, which attracts listeners from across Tyneside and Northumberland. What is it that brings these listeners together? Producers Nicki Hornby and Neil McCarthy


Unknown: Mike Parr
Producers: Nicki Hornby
Producers: Neil McCarthy

: Radio 4 Appeal

Prunella Scales appeals on behalf of the Stroke Association.
Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Prunella Scales

: Sunshine and Showers

4/5. Green and Pleasant Land. By Alison MacLeod. An encounter with an aspiring poet and the view of a misty moor give a young woman hope that her move from Nova Scotia to England has not been a terrible mistake. Read by Rayisa Kondraki. Producer Gemma Jenkins For details see Monday


Unknown: Alison MacLeod.
Read By: Rayisa Kondraki.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: Team Spirit

4/5. Claudia Hammond meets an under-12s girls' football squad in Bishop's Lydeard, Somerset, to find out how they learn to work as a unit. For details see Monday


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper investigates Europe's new Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE). Launching next month, this satellite will spend 20 months mapping the global variations in the Earth's gravity field, thus helping scientists to understand ocean circulation and climate changes.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper

: 1968: Day-by-Day

The people of Czechoslovakia awake to learn that Soviet troops have taken up positions in all the nation's major Cities. For details see Saturday

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Bleak Expectations

3/6. Chapter the Third: a Recovery All Made Miserable. Young Pip is nursed back to health by the Reverend Fecund and his mysterious daughter Ripely. Comedy by Mark Evans.
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Young Pip
Unknown: Reverend Fecund
Comedy By: Mark Evans.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Sir Philip: Richard Johnson
Mr Benevolent/Sourquil: Anthony Head
Young Pip: Tom Allen
Stearnbeater: Geoffrey Whitehead
Rev Fecund: David Mitchell
Harry: James Bachman
Ripely: Sarah Hadland
Pippa: Susy Kane
Sundry MPs: Mark Evans

: The Archers

Alan enjoys a last night of freedom.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Singer/songwriter Randy Newman , who has carved out a career writing hit songs for TV and movies, talks to Mark Lawson. Producer Timothy Prosser


Songwriter: Randy Newman
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Writing the Century

4/5. Week Five: Hostages to Fortune
Marianne trains to be a nurse. By Mick Martin. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mick Martin.

: The Investigation

2/4. Are obesity pills the wonder drugs needed to combat Britain's expanding waistlines?
Simon Cox finds out how effective they are and looks at the campaigns and tactics being used to get them prescribed. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Analysis

8/8. Trust Me, I'm a Patient.
Michael Blastland looks at the shift of power in healthcare and asks whether patients are in a position to demand treatments of unproven worth, regardless of cost.
Producer Ingrid Hassler Rptd on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Blastland
Producer: Ingrid Hassler Rptd

: Costing the Earth

New series 1/6. Summer of Mud. An exploration into the lasting environmental impact of the proliferation of summer festivals around the country. Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Addition

4/5. By Toni Jordan. Grace experiments with a new drug suggested by her therapist. Read by Federay Holmes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Toni Jordan.
Read By: Federay Holmes.

: Terry Saunders on Four

A new story from Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourite Terry Saunders. Reg would like to find his long-lost son. Trouble is, he doesn't have One. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Terry Saunders.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: Fordham and Lipson

3/4. Sketch show from Philippa Fordham and Simon Lipson. Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Simon Lipson.
Producer: Carol Smith

: News

: Book of the Week:Corvus: a Life with Birds

4/5. By Esther Woolfson. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Esther Woolfson.

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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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