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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaykh Michael Mumisa.


Unknown: Shaykh Michael Mumisa.

: Farming Today

With Melanie Abbott. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Melanie Abbott.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Between Ourselves

8/8. Olivia O'Leary is joined by former prime ministers John Major and Garret Fitzgerald , who discuss the roles they played in their respective countries and what kind of there is life after power. The former became the youngest British PM of the 20th century in 1990, while the latter spent six years as Toiseach, at the summit of political power in the Republic of Ireland in the 1980s. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: John Major
Unknown: Garret Fitzgerald
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Daily Service

Led by Michael Wakelin. You Laid Aside
Your Majesty (Richards). John 19, vv38-42. I Will Offer Up My Life (Redman). There Is a Redeemer (Green).


Unknown: Michael Wakelin.

: Book of the Week:Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

4/5. Paul Theroux reacquaints himself with a much-changed Burma and its crumbling cities. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Paul Theroux

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Golden Notebook 9/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

9/11. Zimbabwe. Julian Pettifer scours the airwaves and blogs to discover more about day-to-day life in Zimbabwe. Once known as the bread-basket of Africa, the troubled country is now struggling to cope with an annual inflation of more than two million per cent, coupled with constant political and social unrest. Producer Julia Rooke Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Producer: Julia Rooke

: Grange Hill: Soap Pioneer

After 30 years, the long-running BBC school drama series is closing its gates for the final time. Comedian and writer Robin Ince talks to Grange Hill creator Phil Redmond , as well as teachers, TV writers and fans, about the impact of the show, particularly its role as a pioneer in creating the gritty, issue-driven storylines that dominate soaps and continuing dramas to this day. Producer Kevin Mousley


Talks: Robin Ince
Unknown: Grange Hill
Unknown: Phil Redmond
Producer: Kevin Mousley

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Helping Hand

A new dark comedy by Mike Stott.
A drunken football supporter has been murdered on the Leeds to Manchester train, and Dave "Fat Boy" Davis is charged with solving the crime. When a strange pink letter arrives at the station, WPC Djamila Khan is asked to bring in its author, Molly Pickles.
Producer Jo Wheeler ; Director Lissa Evans


Comedy By: Mike Stott.
Unknown: Molly Pickles.
Producer: Jo Wheeler
Director: Lissa Evans
Molly Anne Reid: Mark Rice Oxley
WPC Djamila: Shobna Gulati
DS Davis: John Lightbody
Darren: Mark Rice Oxley
Quentin-Mann: Rupert Degas

: Questions, Questions

New series 1/10. Interactive problem-solving programme providing answers to life's niggling dilemmas. Presented by Stewart Henderson. Producer Kevin Dawson
PHONE: [number removed]; email: [address removed]


Presented By: Stewart Henderson.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Alan Sillitoe Short Stories

4/5. No Name in the Street. When Albert meets a woman in the pub, his life seems set to change. But his beloved dog has other ideas. For details see Monday

: The Drawings on the Wall

4/5. The Master of Paspardo. George Nash visits the prehistoric art of northern Italy's
Val Camonica. Carved into the rock is one of the world's first maps, images of some of Europe's earliest houses and scores of Iron Age warriors. He asks if these fighting figures be the work of just one artist. For details see Monday


Unknown: . George Nash
Unknown: Val Camonica.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper finds out about the very thin and flexible world of plastic electronic engineering. Discovered in the 1970s it is only now that scientists are developing its full potential.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Peter McHugh

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Bleak Expectations

5/6. Chapter the Fifth: an Already Bad Life Made Worse but Sort of on Purpose. When Pip reaches his lowest ebb in the East End of London, he finds he is quite keen on strong gin and opium, falling in with a gang of thieving boys. But is their leader, Mr Abraham Bagel , all he seems? Mark Evans 's comic homage to 19th-century literature. Producer Gareth Edwards
RT DIRECT: To order Bleak Expectations CD for £10.39 (RRP E15.99) incl p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RTD258, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter RTD258 at checkout


Leader: Mr Abraham Bagel
Unknown: Mark Evans
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Sir Philip: Richard Johnson
Mr Benevolent: Anthony Head
Young Pip: Tom Allen
Harry: James Bachman
Ripely: Sarah Hadland
Sternbeater: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mr Parsimonious: Laurence Howarth
Pippa: Susy Kane
Mr Scrunge: Mark Evans

: The Archers

Eddie's good deeds are not what they seem. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson interviews the writer
Howard Jacobson. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Howard Jacobson.
Producer: Laura Thomas

: The Golden Notebook

9/10. Anna admits the cause of all her problems - she has been unable to write. She finishes with Saul, but not before he has given her the first line of her new novel. By Doris Lessing. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Novel By: Doris Lessing.

: The investigation

4/4. This winter's energy bills are set to rise to record levels. Many are looking to renewable energy to solve the problem. But, as Simon Cox asks, is the price we are paying for wind power and other renewable energy resources too high? Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: In Business

2/8. Bring on the Bandwidth. The internet needs more and more bandwidth to provide on-demand services that users want. But can the system cope? Peter Day asks the experts, including the writer George Gilder. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: George Gilder.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Costing the Earth

3/6. Gulls: Code Red. There's been an invasion of the bed bug, the rise of the rat, and now, the summer of the seagull. Experts say they're breeding rapidly and thriving so well that they're becoming a pest in urban areas. Highly trained birds of prey are being called in to deal with these seagull colonies. Producer Maggie Ayre Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: Book at Bedtime: Perfect Night

9/10. Nick's return to Sri Lanka has brought back more memories than he bargained for. By Peter Grimsdale. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Grimsdale.

: Jon Ronson on ... Being Fancy

2/5. Journalist Jon Ronson explores the desire to live extravagantly. He talks to con-man Elliot Castro about the five years he spent living in luxury before his eventual capture, and writer Charlie Brooker who offers his thoughts on travelling first-class. He also receives advice from wealth counsellor Theyer Willis - consultant to the rich. Producer Simon Jacobs


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Elliot Castro
Unknown: Charlie Brooker
Unknown: Theyer Willis
Producer: Simon Jacobs

: Doonesburyland

An insight into the world of Gary Trudeau and his cartoon creations, BD, Zonker and Duke. The Guardian's Steve Bell and Martin Rowson give their interpretations of the Doonesbury world, while US satirist Joe Oueenan strolls around Trudeau's studio picking up miniature versions of Mao Tse-Tung and GI George. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Gary Trudeau
Unknown: Steve Bell
Unknown: Martin Rowson
Unknown: Joe Oueenan
Producer: Miles Warde

: News

: Book of the Week:Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

4/5. By Paul Theroux. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Paul Theroux.

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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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