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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Anna Magnusson.


Unknown: Anna Magnusson.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 L W only Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss recent developments in neuroscience and examine the relationship between the mind and the brain. This new knowledge of how the brain works has challenged concepts of free will and opened up new ways of understanding the mind. Yet these new ideas also seem to conform to some old psychological ideas, such as Freudian psychoanalysis.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Mark Wakelin. The Lord s
My Shepherd (Crimond). 1 Corinthians 15, vv1-4, 21-22. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach). Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda).


Unknown: Dr Mark Wakelin.

: Book of the Week: Florence Nightingale: the Woman and Her Legend

4/5. Thorn in the Flesh. Bedridden, Florence's hold on life seems to get weaker and weaker from month to month, but she still devotes all her energy to her work. By Mark Bostndge. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mark Bostndge.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 A Taste for Death 4/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
From details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Crossing Continents

New series 1/9. Liberia: Children for Sale
Nadene Ghouri goes undercover to expose the trade in children by some charities registered in the United States and operating as businesses in Liberia.
Producer Bill Law Repeated on Monday at 8pm

: From Manchester to the Mississippi

In 1964 some of America's greatest black musicians were brought over to Britain to perform a series of concerts.
The only one that was recorded took place at an old railway station in Manchester. As the heavens opened, Muddy Waters, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe played to an audience who had never seen anything like it before. CP Lee talks to some of those who witnessed the concert and the musicians who were inspired by it, as well as the tour manager Joe Boyd.


Presenter: CP Lee
Interviewee: Joe Boyd
Producer: Nicola Swords

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

A mysterious spates of dead cockles in the rivers and coastlines of Cornwall has puzzled both cockle farmers and the environment agency. Helen Mark finds out what might be the cause. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Quartet

A moving comedy, by Donna Franceschild , about a musician who, having lost everything, accidentally gains a jazz quartet.
Director Kirsty Williams


Comedy By: Donna Franceschild
Director: Kirsty Williams
Robbie: Gerry Mulgrew
Iain: Stephen McCole
Stuart: Callum Cuthbertson
Delilah: Katy Murphy

: Journey of a Lifetime

1/5. Cattle Roads and Motorcades. Another chance to travel the world with the young winners of the BBC/Royal Geographical
Society's annual competition. Luke Freeman fulfils his life's dream to drive a herd of cattle along the old drove-paths of Madagascar and ends up armed with a diplomatic passport jetting around Africa as chief speechwriter to the President. Producer Adam Fowler (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Luke Freeman
Producer: Adam Fowler

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Pariez-Vous British?

4/5. Shooting an Elephant A young English policeman is faced with the task of shooting a rogue elephant. How important is the loss of face? Matthew Wolf reads George Orwell 's short story, set in colonial Burma. For details see Monday


Unknown: Matthew Wolf
Unknown: George Orwell

: 24/7

4/5. Vera Franki looks at how the traditional 9-5 work day is disappearing as more people take their work home with them, becoming cash-rich but time-poor. For details see Monday


Unknown: Vera Franki

: Open Book

In a special programme, Toni Morrison , winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature, talks to Mariella Frostrup about Mercy, her first novel for five years, and looks back at a long and distinguished career. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Toni Morrison
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper discovers how the tiny fruit fly can provide researchers with intriguing clues about how the human brain works and what happens when the brain misfunctions in conditions like Alzheimer's and epilepsy.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: 4 Stands Up

3/4. 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

Mike and Eddie become an unwilling double act.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews, with Mark Lawson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: A Taste for Death

4/10. Stephen Lampart proves a more willing witness than Dalgliesh and Kate expect. He reveals something about his private life and offers more information about Sarah's boyfriend Ivor. By PD James. For cast and details see Monday


Unknown: Stephen Lampart
Unknown: Pd James.

: In Afghanistan: Should We Bring Home the Troops?

Eddie Mair chairs a debate from Chatham House in London, as columnist
Simon Jenkins defends his prediction that more British soldiers in Afghanistan will lead to further insurgency. Fellow speakers include Afghanistan experts Ahmed Rashid and Rory Stewart , and UN representative Chris Alexander. Producer InnesBowen


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: Ahmed Rashid
Unknown: Rory Stewart
Unknown: Chris Alexander.

: Leading Edge

7/12. The latest developments in the worlds of science and technology, presented by Geoff Watts.


Presenter: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Kestrel for a Knave

4/5. Billy makes a decision that will have dreadful consequences. For details see Monday

: Cowards

New series 1/4. Comedy sketch show featuring the strange and happy world of Tom Basden , Stefan Golaszewski ,
Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf. Producer Victoria Lloyd RT DIRECT: To order Cowards CD for £13.99 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p. call [number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate) quoting RTD277, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD277 at the checkout


Unknown: Tom Basden
Unknown: Stefan Golaszewski
Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Lloyd Woolf.
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: Today in Parliament

A report on today's events in Westminster. introduced by Sean Curran.


Introduced By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Florence Nightingale: the Woman and Her Legend

4/5. By Mark Bostridge. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Mark Bostridge.

: InternationalOne-Day Cricket

India v England
Commentary from Simon Mann. Arlo White and Harsha Bhogle on the first game of the seven-match one-day series, held at the Madhavrao Scindia cricket ground in Rajkot. With analysis by Sunil Gavaskar. Angus Fraser and Steve James. Producers Steve Houghton and Kevin Howells *approximate times


Unknown: Simon Mann.
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Harsha Bhogle
Unknown: Madhavrao Scindia
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar.
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Steve James.
Producers: Steve Houghton
Producers: Kevin Howells

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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.

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