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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: 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 Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: In Our Time

The Great Reform Act. Melvyn Bragg and his guests Dinah Birch, Catherine Hall and Michael Bentley discuss the landmark in British political history that was the Great Reform Act of 1832. In the wake of the Industrial Revolution, the act enfranchished more men and gave more power to growing cities like Manchester. It paved the way for reform that would eventually lead to universal suffrage - though women had to fight their own battle to get the vote.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Dinah Birch
Guest: Catherine Hall
Guest: Michael Bentley
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week: Arthur Miller

4/5. A few months after Miller's relationship with Monroe becomes public knowledge, he is summoned to appear before the infamous House un-American Activities Committee. Biography by Christopher Bigsby. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby.

: Daily Service

Led by Bishop George Stack. The Kingdom Is upon You! (Wolvercote). Revelation 1, vv4b-8. Behold, Come Quickly (Atkins). Lo! He Comes with Clouds Ascending (Helmsley).


Unknown: George Stack.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Aubrey's Brief Lives 4/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

3/9. Sri Lanka. Roland Burke reports on Sri Lanka's armed forces and their war against the Tamil Tigers. He investigates how far the government has gone in pursuit of victory, uncovering abductions and civilian massacres.
Producer Colin Pereira Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Roland Burke
Producer: Colin Pereira

: A Fine Defence of Enid Blyton

Former children's laureate Anne Fine reassesses the books and legacy of Enid Blyton. For years she had ignored Blyton's work, in part because of the accusations of racism, sexism, creaking plots and cardboard characters. But she found that Blyton's books that had captivated her as a child were remarkably good reads. Including interviews with Blyton's daughter Imogen Smallwood, and readings by Miriam Margolyes.


Presenter: Anne Fine
Interviewee: Imogen Smallwood
Reader: Miriam Margolyes
Producer: Helen Lee

: 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

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Development

In Doug Lucie 's dark comedy about the credit crunch, successful property developer Mike appears to have it all, but his world begins to crumble when his debts are called in. But then his au pair's brother offers a solution. Is it what it seems, though?
Producer Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Doug Lucie
Producer: Janet Whitaker
Mike: Mark Bazeley
Zoe: Samantha Spiro
Marie: Amy Schindler
Joe: Ashley Cook
Tatyana: Larissa Kouznetsova
Leo: Basher Savage

: Journey of a Lifetime

3/5. Living with Rubbish. Another chance to hear the dream journeys of some of the young winners of the BBC/Royal
Geographical Society's annual competition. The 2006 prize was awarded to Jessica Boyd and Bill Finnegan , who went to the outskirts of Cairo to live for three hot and smelly weeks with the Zabbaleen, a community whose livelihood depends on the City's waste. Producer Simon Elmes (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Jessica Boyd
Unknown: Bill Finnegan
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Points of Entry

4/5. A Rigor Mortis of the Tongue and Other Earthly Things. By Brian Chikwava. Denton Chikura reads a story about a newly arrived Zimbabwean in London struggling to make connections. For details see Monday


Unknown: Brian Chikwava.
Unknown: Denton Chikura

: A Load of Rubbish

4/5. Every night ghostly rubbish trains travel from Bristol and London to a landfill site deep in the Buckinghamshire countryside.
Just a few hours' closure would cause a crisis in our cities. Ian Marchant meets the people saving us from drowning in our own waste. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ian Marchant

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper joins a group of Open University scientists to experiment with instruments similar to those on a space probe they landed on one of Saturn's moons in 2005. It produced just 12 thousandths of a second of data before sinking, so they visit Chesil Beach in Dorset to try to recreate the surface conditions.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Act Your Age

New series 1/6. Simon Mayo hosts a comedy show that pits the generations against each other to see which is the funniest.
Captains Jon Richardson , Lucy Porter and Roy Walker are joined by guests Josh Howie , Stephen K Amos and Barry Cryer. producers Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews


Unknown: Simon Mayo
Unknown: Jon Richardson
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Roy Walker
Unknown: Josh Howie
Unknown: Stephen K Amos
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Producers: Ashley Blaker
Producers: Bill Matthews

: The Archers

Roy's services are volunteered.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and an interview with actor David Morrissey. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: David Morrissey.
Producer: Robyn Read

: Aubrey's Brief Lives

4/5. Hardened by Degrees. The book has been published but disaster has struck. ByNickWarburton.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am

: It's My Story: Earful - from Silence into Sound

A documentary following the deaf actor Tim Barlow as he undergoes tests and consultations before having a cochlear implant to enable him to recover some of his hearing. The programme captures the moment when the device was switched on - the listener hears the same distorted sounds that he hears. interwoven with a recording of his one-man play Earful. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Tim Barlow

: Analysis

6/8. Paying the Piper. The capitalist system permanently altered after the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September. Frances Cairncross examines what lessons must be learned from the seismic shocks of the credit crunch and how this will affect us all. Producer Sandra Kanthal Rptd on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Producer: Sandra Kanthal Rptd

: Leading Edge

9/12. 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: Black Orchids

4/10.1950: as Evelyn and her son sail into London's Tilbury Docks to be reunited with Emil, she is given a sharp reminder that this country doesn't welcome unconventional families SUCh as hers. For details see Monday

: Cowards

3/4. Comedy sketch show featuring the talents of writers and performers
Tom Basden , Stefan Golaszewski , Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf. Producer Victoria Lloyd
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Unknown: Tom Basden
Unknown: Stefan Golaszewski
Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Lloyd Woolf.
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: Today in Parliament

Robert Orchard presents news, views and analysis of developments in Westminster.

: News

: Book of the Week: Arthur Miller

4/5. By Christopher Bigsby. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby.

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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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