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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Between Ourselves

7/8. Olivia O'Leary talks to celebrity photographers Trevor Adams and Ken Goff , who discuss the controversial but lucrative profession and explain their contrasting responses to being labelled paparazzi. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Trevor Adams
Unknown: Ken Goff
Producer: Karen Gregor

: The Backstreet Business

2/3. Nicola Heywood Thomas finds a workshop attached to a cottage in the Cotswolds where David Law works. it is the centre of a network of tiny firms working together to help him create harpsichords. Producer Steve Groves


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Unknown: David Law
Producer: Steve Groves

: Book of the Week:Sissinghurst: an Unfinished History

4/5. Setbacks and Struggles. Nicolson's plans for the return of Sissinghurst to a productive farm encounter suspicion and opposition. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by Bishop George Stack. Take My Lite (Nottingham). Luke 17, vvll-19. A Clare
Benediction (Rutter). Forth in Thy Name, 0 Lord I Go (Song 34).


Unknown: George Stack.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Golden Notebook 4/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

8/11. Czech Republic. Last year a group of Roma children defeated the Czech government at the European Court of Justice, which ruled that they had been systematically discriminated against by being segregated into "special schools" for children with learning disabilities. Ray Furlong investigates whether the ruling is making any difference to the lives of the children.
Producer Anna Raphael Rptd on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Ray Furlong
Producer: Anna Raphael Rptd

: The Ancient Novel

Tibor Fischer goes in search of the ancient novels to discover they aren't as dusty as the manuscripts on which they're written. Greek and Latin novelists were writing stories that read like film scripts, thousands of years before Hollywood. He speaks to leading academics about this little-known area of fiction, finding that love, happiness and tragedy are themes that have endured throughout history.


Presenter: Tibor Fischer
Producer: Gavin Heard

: 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

Helen Mark visits Exmoor, where farmers and businesses are working together to save rare butterflies such as the marsh fritillary. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: This Cold August Light

Jerome Vincent 's play exploring how the bad weather of 1816, dubbed the "year without summer", affected artists and writers, including Edgar Allan Poe and Mary Shelley , who worked through it. Starring Kerry Shale.
Director David Blount


Unknown: Jerome Vincent
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Unknown: Mary Shelley
Unknown: Kerry Shale.
Director: David Blount
Edgar Allan Poe: Kerry Shale
Young Poe: Michael Beveridge
Maunder: David Timson
Lily/Edith: Alison Pettltt
Laura/Mary Shelley: Rachel Atkins
Turner/Mellish: Harry Myers
Polidori/Farthing: Chris Stanton
Taylor: Robin Toller

: Lives in a Landscape

6/6. The Dawn Winder. For 35 years,
Geoffrey Rosson has wound the clocks at the Royal Courts of Justice, measuring out the day in the country's most famous law courts. But his tenure as the dawn winder is soon to be ended as retirement looms. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Geoffrey Rosson
Producer: Tom Alban

: Radio 4 Appeal

Timothy West appeals on behalf of the Living Paintings Trust. Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Timothy West

: Opening Lines

4/5. Pink or Blue. By Elizabeth Wells. Maggie Blake reads a tale set in a small Canadian town, pervaded by gender stereotyping and dysfunctional families as seen through a teenager's eyes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth Wells.
Unknown: Maggie Blake

: A Guide to Garden Birds

4/5. Woodland Visitors. Ornithologist Stephen Moss and sound recordist Chris Watson join presenter Brett Westwood to identify some of the species of birds visiting the woodland, including the skulking dunnock and the great spotted woodpecker. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stephen Moss
Unknown: Chris Watson
Presenter: Brett Westwood

: Open Book

Philippa Gregory joins presenter Muriel Gray to discuss her latest novel The Other Queen, a fictional account of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Presenter: Muriel Gray

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper investigates how artificial intelligence is being applied to traffic navigation systems, and how the periodic table has become the latest internet video hit.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Martin Redfern

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Cricketer Basil D'Oliveira is left out of the squad to tour South Africa. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Basil D'Oliveira

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Bleak Expectations

4/6. Chapter the Fourth: a Restoration Re-
Ruined Only Even Worse. Pip is heavily in debt when he has to bribe the whole of the House of Commons not to hang him. Mark Evans 's comic epic continues, starring Richard Johnson.
Producer Gareth Edwards
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Unknown: Mark Evans
Unknown: Richard Johnson.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Sir Philip: Richard Johnson
MrBenevolent: Anthony Head
Young Pip: Tom Allen
Sternbeater: Geoffrey Whitehead
Harry: James Bachman
Ripely: Sarah Hadland
Pippa/woman: Susy Kane
The bailiff: Mark Evans

: The Archers

It's a proud day for Susan and Neil.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews with Kirsty Lang. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: The Golden Notebook

4/10. Anna exorcises the memory of her affair with a married man by proxy. By Doris Lessing. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Doris Lessing.

: The Investigation

3/4. With coverage of teenage knife crime focused largely on the victims, Simon Cox looks at the perpetrators. Producer Samantha Fenwick


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Samantha Fenwick

: In Business

New series 1/8. Biotech Battle. Britain's pharmaceutical industry fears it is failing to keep pace with the latest development in medicines: biotechnology. So industry leaders held a business war game in London to find out how to catch up. Peter Day reports on how the game was played and the lessons it taught. Producer Sandra Kanthal Rptd on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Sandra Kanthal Rptd

: Costing the Earth

2/6. Gulls: Code Red. An investigation into the use of highly trained birds of prey to deal with seagulls, seen as a pest in urban areas. Producer Maggie Ayre Rptd tomorrow at 3pm


Producer: Maggie Ayre Rptd

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Perfect Night

4/10. Determined to find out the truth about what happened in Sri Lanka, Nick seeks out his old boss. By Peter Grimsdale. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Grimsdale.

: Jon Ronson on ... Bad News

New series 1/5. Jon Ronson looks at how we take bad news, talking to a man who was told he had terminal cancer, only to find out the doctors got it wrong. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Fordham and Lipson

4/4. Sketch comedy by Philippa Fordham and Simon Lipson , featuring Alex Lowe and Laura Shavin. Producer Carol Smith


Comedy By: Philippa Fordham
Unknown: Simon Lipson
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Laura Shavin.
Producer: Carol Smith

: News

: Book of the Week:Sissinghurst: an Unfinished History

4/5. By Adam Nicolson. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Adam Nicolson.

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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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