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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaunaka Rishi Das.


Unknown: Shaunaka Rishi Das.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: In Our Time

Simon Bolivar. Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the hero of the South American independence movement and the ideas that drove him to rebel. Guests include historian Anthony McFarlane.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Anthony McFarlane
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week: Chagall

4/5. Chagall arrives in Paris just as the Cubists hold their first exhibition. For a young Russian artist on the verge of forging his own artistic identity, there could have been no more thrilling moment to set up in a studio in Montparnasse. Derek Jacobi reads Jackie Wullschlager 's biography. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jackie Wullschlager

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. I Want to Serve the Purpose of God (Altrogge). Ezekiel 14,
W12-14, 19-23. Purify My Heart (Doerksen). Before the Throne of God above (Cook).


Unknown: Becky Harris.

: Woman's Hour

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

: From Our Own Correspondent

6/7. The stories behind global headlines, presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Misfits In France

2/3. Broken in Berneval, Soaked in the Sea Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee trace the connections between Victorian artists and authors who crossed the Channel, including a young Algernon Swinburne and a disgraced Oscar Wilde. Lee and Barnes examine French attitudes to their works and the religious themes that link their writings.
Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Algernon Swinburne
Unknown: Oscar Wilde.
Producer: Robyn Read
Oscar Wilde: Simon Russell Beale
Algernon Swinburne: Jonathan Tafler
Guy de Maupassant: Stephen Critchlow

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Spring arrives in October in the Isles of Scilly as Helen Mark discovers when she visits to smell the scented narcissi and do a spot of bird-watching. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Memorials to the Missing

- Stephen Wyatt 's play follows moves during the First World War to establish an Imperial War Graves Commission to record the graves of those killed in action.
Producer Angela Hind ; Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Stephen Wyatt
Producer: Angela Hind
Director: Martin Jenkins
Fabian: Anton Lesser
Edwin: Michael Maloney
Macready: Keith Drinkel
Florence: Theresa Gallagher
Alice: Sophie Roberts
Nurse: Sophie Roberts
Soldiers: Karl Davies
Soldiers: Alex Wyndham,
Soldiers: Ben Crowe

: Questions, Questions

9/10. Interactive problem-solving programme providing answers to life's little conundrums. With Stewart Henderson. Producer Sarah Cuddon PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson.
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Welsh International

4/5 Do They Have Chips in China?
lestyn Jones reads Rhodri Clark 's tale, which sees a son's relationship with his father sorely tested when he takes him on a once in a lifetime trip to see the Terracotta Army. For details see Monday


Unknown: Lestyn Jones
Unknown: Rhodri Clark

: Running Away

4/5 Tim Samuels joins comedian Hugh Dennis as he takes a walk in the Sussex countryside to visit the oldest woods in the land, escaping his punishing schedule on the comedy Circuit. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tim Samuels
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: Open Book

Bernard Cornwell , author of the Sharpe series of historical novels, talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new book Azincourt, which depicts the battle of Agincourt from the perspective of an English archer. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Bernard Cornwell
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper explores research on the way brains track and interpret moving objects. He is joined by Dr Elliot Freeman, lecturer in psychology at Brunei University's School of Social Sciences, and Charles Spence, Professor of experimental psychology at Oxford University.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Elliot Freeman
Unknown: Charles Spence
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: 4 Stands Up

New series 1/4. Welsh comic Rhod Gilbert invites old hands and fresh faces on the comedy circuit to perform, featuring character pieces, double acts and sketches. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Rhod Gilbert
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Tom brings home the bacon.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with Alistair Campbell , who is publishing a novel about a troubled psychiatrist and his patients, including an MP with a drink problem. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Alistair Campbell
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Writing the Century

4/5. Week Six: A Paintbrush Reporter. It's May 1945 and the war is over at last. Barbara vividly describes the devastation in Holland and Germany. Diary dramatised by Hattie Naylor. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Dramatised By: Hattie Naylor.

: Anatomy of a Car Crash

In June 2007 nursery nurse Holly Hambly and former policeman Dave Braddon were involved in a car crash in Cornwall. in their own words, those involved explain the life-changing impact of the sort of accident that happens every day in the UK. The programme explores events from the moment of collision to the conclusion of legal proceedings. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Holly Hambly
Unknown: Dave Braddon
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Analysis

2/8. Do Public Inquiries Work?
Ann Alexander , a lawyer who represented some of the families in the Dr Harold Shipman case, investigates the public inquiry system. Talking to insiders who have worked in the field, she explores whether the process needs to be reformed and whether recommendations can be fully implemented in the future.
Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Ann Alexander
Unknown: Dr Harold Shipman
Producer: Jim Frank

: Leading Edge

5/12. The latest developments in the scientific world, presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ruling Passion

4/10. Edward I has returned to England to forge a peace with his most powerful barons. But on entering York Cathedral, a holy man who is quite clearly his illegitimate son, causes Edward unexpected distress. By David Pownall. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Pownall.

: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

5/6. Dirk outwits an eagle and the Draycotts find an eager nitwit. Dirk Maggs and John Langdon's adaptation of Douglas Adams's comic detective story, starring Harry Enfield and Laurel Lefkow.
RT DIRECT: To order Dirk Gently: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (released 13 Nov) for £11.99 (RRP £15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate) quoting [number removed], or visit [web address removed]


Author: Douglas Adams
Adapted by: John Langdon
Adapted by/Producer: Dirk Maggs
Producer: Jo Wheeler
Dirk: Harry Enfield
Kate: Laurel Lefkow
Simon: Peter Davison
Cynthia: Jan Ravens
The Drinks Machine: Olivia Colman
Thor: Rupert Degas
Toe Rag: Michael Roberts
Constable Luke: Wayne Forrester
Odin: Stephen Moore
Vagrant: Phillip Jackson
Announcer: John Marsh

: Today In Parliament

Analysis of the day's developments in Westminster. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Chagall

4/5. By Jackie Wullschlager. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Jackie Wullschlager.

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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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