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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with the Ven John Holdsworth.


Unknown: John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer AlasdairCross


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests investigate the history of ideas. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week:Nella Last's Peace

4/5. June 1946. The British people are weary of continuing food and clothing shortages. At home in Barrow-in-Furness, Nella worries about her sons' future prospects and bemoans their apparent unwillingness to have children. She then has to face the devastating prospect of her beloved son Cliff emigrating to Australia. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by Bishop George Stack. Lord, I Lift Your
Name on High (Founds). Luke 4, w14-2l.
What Kind of Greatness (Kendrick). You re the Word of God the Father (Getty and Townend).


Unknown: George Stack.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Small Town Murder 4/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

6/9. Canada's Jihadists. Canada was shocked when a plot was uncovered to storm the country's parliament and behead the prime minister. Allegedly, a gang of young Canadian-born Islamists was behind it raised with all the benefits of Canada s liberal democracy. Bill Law finds out, in a country where many Muslims have prospered and celebrated their culture, how deep this sort of extremism runs.
Producer Bill Law Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Bill Law

: Oscar Marzaroli: the Man Who Captured Scotland

Deacon Blue frontman Ricky Ross looks at the life and work of the Italian-born Scottish photographer and film-maker Oscar Marzaroli.
Photographing in black and white, he produced a remarkable record of postwar Scotland, and became famed for his iconic images of the Gorba in the 1960s. Contributors include William Mcllvanney and Oscar's wife, Anne. Producer Elizabeth Foster


Unknown: Ricky Ross
Unknown: Oscar Marzaroli.
Unknown: William McLlvanney
Producer: Elizabeth Foster

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Miracle Worker

Hannah Bradley 's only 17, but she's a spiritual healer. It doesn't seem strange to her; it's what she was brought up to be. She's healed many people, but maybe there's only one person she really needs to heal. By Katharine Way.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Hannah Bradley
Unknown: Katharine Way.
Director: Gary Brown
Hannah: Beth Palmer
Maxine: Sue Jenkins
Sam: Lucy-Jo Hudson
Lucy: Kate Crossley
Paul: Daniel Pape
Robbie: Luke Brouqhton

: Pilot

Keen sailor Libby Purves tells the little-known story of the men and women whose job it is to guide huge ships safely home and then out to sea again in all weathers - the Ship's pilot. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Tapertime

4/5. Foxes. At the onset of evening a woman runs home to arrange the picnic, but animals cross her path and a change of plan is made. Kirsty Gunn 's story is read by Liz Sutherland. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kirsty Gunn
Read By: Liz Sutherland.

: Blind Man Seeks Work

4/5. Pilot. Just how much of a pilot's job can be achieved without sight? Peter White finds out when he takes to the virtual skies in the First Officer's seat at the controls of a simulator. But when he asks Top Gear's James May if he can fly his plane, the presenter brings him back down to earth rather Suddenly. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: James May

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

How much tea is in China? How many postcodes are there in the UK? Quentin Cooper uses the ideas of physicist Enrico Fermi, a half-chewed pencil and the back of an envelope to find out. Fermi believed that with a few simple sums and a scrap of paper he could work out a rough answer. To discuss the relevance of pen and paper in science today, Quentin Cooper is joined by two scientists to show how sensible estimations are helping us unravel the magnificent and the mundane.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Enrico Fermi
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Act Your Age

4/6. 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

Christopher overcomes the competition. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news and reviews with Kirsty Lang. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: A Small Town Murder

4/5. Jacqui is convinced she's caught the killer and ends up making an arrest. By Scott Cherry. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Scott Cherry.

: A Social Selection

2/2. Concluding this two-parter examining the 11-plus system, Andrew Bomford assesses the social effects of the selection process on schools in Buckinghamshire and asks whether current testing methods provide an adequate measure of the ability of pupils from different backgrounds. Producer Samantha Fenwick


Unknown: Andrew Bomford
Producer: Samantha Fenwick

: In Business

New series 1/9. How to Go Bust. As recession sweeps Britain, big trouble is looming for many companies. Peter Day asks if there is a right or wrong way to tackle intractable business problems, and looks for some hints about surviving these hard times. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

: Leading Edge

12/12. The latest developments in the scientific world, presented by Geoff Watts.


Presenter: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Christmas Carol

4/10. The ghost of Christmas Past reveals a truth concerning Scrooge's younger self. David Jason reads Dickens's seasonal tale. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Jason

: The Penny Dreadfuls Present:More Brothers Faversham

2/4. Action-packed comedy, presented by the Penny Dreadfuls, which dramatises the life of a different high-achieving and eccentric brother from the aristocratic Victorian Faversham family. Here they tell the story of Maximillian Faversham, Victorian Britain's greatest horror writer. Starring Humphrey Ker , David Reed , Thorn Tuck , Miles Jupp and Ingrid Oliver. Producer Julia McKenzie


Unknown: Victorian Faversham
Unknown: Humphrey Ker
Unknown: David Reed
Unknown: Thorn Tuck
Unknown: Miles Jupp
Unknown: Ingrid Oliver.
Producer: Julia McKenzie

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:Nella Last's Peace

4/5. The British people are weary of continuing food and clothing shortages. By Nella Last. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Nella Last.

: India v England

The first day of the Second Test from Mumbai. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Simon Hughes. Summaries by Geoffrey Boycott , Sunil Gavaskar and Angus Fraser. Producers Kevin Howells and Adam Mountford
Also on 5 Live Sports Extra 'approximate times


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Simon Hughes.
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar
Unknown: Angus Fraser.
Producers: Kevin Howells
Producers: Adam Mountford

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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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