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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

With Melanie Abbott. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Melanie Abbott.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
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 the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: In Our Time

Heat. Melvyn Bragg and his guests, including Simon Schaffer, investigate the history of scientific ideas about heat, from the element of fire to the theory of thermodynamics. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Guest: Simon Schaffer
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. Light of the World
(Hughes). Zephaniah 3, vv14-18. Born in the Night (Archer). King of Kings (Cooper).


Unknown: Becky Harris.

: Book of the Week: MedicalLondon: City of Diseases, City of Cures

4/5. Is distraction of the mind an urban condition? In his original medical history of the capital, Richard Barnett considers the sick city's attitude to madness. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Barnett

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Snobs 4/5
The Woman's Hourdrama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

4/9. Spain. The BBC's Madrid correspondent Steve Kingstone examines the growing antagonism between Spain's socialist government and the Roman Catholic
Church, which has come to a head over changes to religious and social education in schools. Many fear these could further dilute the Catholic values that for many define Spain's national identity.
Producer Tim Mansel Repeated on Monday at 8.3upm


Unknown: Steve Kingstone
Producer: Tim Mansel

: The Three Stooges: Movie Maniacs

Comedy writer and historian
Glenn Mitchell profiles The Three Stooges one of the most energetic and durable acts in show business. He documents the careers of the comic trio, from their early career as stooges for comedian Ted Healy in the 1920s, through to the early work at MGM, the Columbia shorts, and their feature films and TV appearances. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Glenn Mitchell
Unknown: Ted Healy
Producer: Stephen Garner

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worncker.


Unknown: Julian Worncker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Shropshire Lad

Set in a half-imagined Shropshire, "the land of lost content", AE Housman's famous poem explores the fleetingness of love and the decay of youth. With interviews and contributions from the people of Shropshire. Performed by Simon Russell Beale, this dramatic setting is adapted and produced by Steven Canny. Sound design Christopher Shutt


Unknown: Simon Russell
Produced By: Steven Canny.
Design: Christopher Shutt

: Journey of a Lifetime

4/5 Running with the Nandi. Another chance to travel the world with the young winners of the BBC/Royal Geographical
Society's annual competition: athlete David Waldman 's winning proposal was to fulfil a lifetime's ambition to journey to Kenya's Rift Valley to meet and run with the Nandi people and discover just what makes them the greatest endurance runners on the planet. Producer Anders Christensen (Revised repeat)


Unknown: David Waldman
Producer: Anders Christensen

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: John B Keane Readings

4/5. The Curriculum Vitae. When young Dolly Hallon sees the advertisement for a postman, she knows there is only one possible candidate for the job. Read by DermotCrowley. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dolly Hallon

: Street Science

4/5. While some parents hold measles parties, others are furious that this disease has been allowed to return because parents have chosen not to have their children vaccinated. Immunisation co-ordinator
Dr David Elliman joins parents at a primary school in south London to discuss the MMR vaccine. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dr David Elliman

: Open Book

Reviews of the latest books and news from the publishing world. Presented by Mariella FrOStrup. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Presented By: Mariella Frostrup.

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper joins Open University scientists at a bog in Bedfordshire to measure the exchange of greenhouse gases between plants, soil micro-organisms and the atmosphere.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Act Your Age

2/6. Simon Mayo hosts a comedy show that pits the comic generations against each other to find out which is the funniest, with captains Jon Richardson , Lucy Porter and Roy Walker. Producers Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews


Unknown: Simon Mayo
Unknown: Jon Richardson
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Roy Walker.
Producers: Ashley Blaker
Producers: Bill Matthews

: The Archers

Will and Clarrie talk turkey.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

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


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: David Morrissey.

: Snobs

4/5. David and Isabel Easton invite the Broughtons and some of the cast out for dinner, not realising that they are making a dreadful faux pas. Simon is on sparkling form but the evening takes an embarrassing turn, forcing Charles to make an early departure. Then, much to Lady Uckf ield's chagrin, Simon offers to drive Edith home. By Julian Fellowes. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Julian Fellowes.

: The Partisan Coffee House

nMike Berlin recalls the story of the short-lived but influential Partisan
Coffee House, founded in Soho in 1958. Over its three-year-history it staged debates, film screenings and art exhibitions that drew the leading intellectuals of the day. It was an attempt to recreate the culture of a middle-European cafe, and came to be known as "London's first anti-espresso bar". He also explores what happened to the political and cultural optimism that flourished there. Producer Beaty Rubens


Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Analysis

7/8. Blow-back from Edinburgh? After the financial crisis and the Glenrothes by-election, some commentators argue politics in Scotland seems set to follow more familiar contours. David Runciman asks if there are deeper political forces pushing Edinburgh and London onto divergent paths, which could have radical implications for the next Westminster general election.
Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Runciman
Producer: Simon Coates

: Leading Edge

10/12. The latest developments in the worlds of science and technology, 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: Black Orchids

9/10. It is 1972 and Britain has changed since the 1950s. Though Emil's eccentricities seem to fit with the times, his son is still ill at ease in his own skin. After another clash with his father, Milton drunkenly tries to open his safe. By Gillian SIOVO. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gillian Siovo.

: Cowards

4/4. Step inside the strange and happy world of the Cowards - sketch comedy from 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

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: MedicalLondon: City of Diseases, City of Cures

4/5. By Richard Barnett. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Barnett.

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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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