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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Cathy Le Feuvre.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Anna Varle


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Anna Varle

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Byrne and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Byrne
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Laura Janner-Klausner

: In Our Time

The Vacuum of Space. Melvyn Bragg is joined by scientists Frank Close and Jocelyn Bell Burnell to discuss the vacuum of space. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Frank Close
Guest: Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week:For All the Tea in China

4/5. Having procured tea seeds and young plants from the Wu Yi Shan mountains Robert Fortune has to transport them to India in order to start a new industry in the Himalayan mountains. By Sarah Rose. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Wu Yi Shan
Unknown: Sarah Rose.

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. 0 Worship the King
(Hanover). 1 Peter 4, vv7-11.1 Will Offer Up My Life (Redman). Jesus Shall Take the Highest Honour (Bowater).


Unknown: Becky Harris.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Lady Audley's Secret

The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Crossing Continents

7/9. Hard Times in Middletown USA. In 1929 the Rockefeller Institute published a study of a "typical American city."
Middletown: a Study in Modern American
Culture took an intimate look at everyday life in Muncie, Indiana. It launched Muncie's reputation as the most widely studied small town in the world. Today Muncie is a rust-belt city grappling with deepening recession.
Producer Sue Ellis Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm

: The Balancing Bluebottle

Percy Smith was a pioneer of natural-history films, making dozens of short but brilliant films on subjects such as flies and slime mould. In the early years of the 20th century, in the back garden of his home in north London, he developed an innovative microscope and time-lapse photography that still makes viewers gasp. Talking to
David Attenborough and historians, Tim Boon of the Science Museum tells Smith's story and how The Balancing Bluebottle (1908) came to be made. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Percy Smith
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Tim Boon
Producer: Tim Dee

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Peter White.


Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Costing the Earth

4/8. Obama's Green Dream. Tom Heap asks whether political and other vested interests will shatter President Obama's dream of leading America towards a greener future. He promised to introduce a low-carbon economy, weaning his country off fossil fuel dependency, but he needs the support of senators and members of his own party. Repeated from Monday at 9pm


Unknown: Tom Heap

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A King's Speech

Mark Burgess 's play, focusing on the close working relationship between King George VI and his speech therapist. It's Coronation Day, 1937, and the newly crowned monarch must broadcast to the nation and his empire - a terrifying prospect for one of the most notable Britons to have suffered from a stammer.
Producer/Director David Blount


Unknown: Mark Burgess
Director: David Blount
King George VI: Alex Jennings
Oueen Elizabeth: Joan Walker
Lionel Logue: Trevor Littledale
Myrtle Loque: Moya O'Shea
Sir John Reith: Crawford Logan
Robert Wood: Chris Stanton
Patrick: John Evitts
Queen Mary: Jean Trend
Princess Elizabeth: Emma Yeomans
Princess Margaret: Agnes Fouch

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Red Herrings

3/3. The Soothmoothers. The tensions and rivalries between three travellers on a business trip to Shetland spark a local woman's curiosity. Ann Cleeves 's story is read by Mamie Baxter. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Ann Cleeves
Read By: Mamie Baxter.

: Picturing Britain: Animal Magic

4/5. Adil Ray joins photographer Tim Flach as he attempts to shoot two contrasting worlds of domestic animals. At one end of the scale, there's the pedigree society of prize-winning Chinese crested show dogs; at the other, the lost world of Staffordshire bull terriers, the most popular urban dog of our times and the most prominent breed to be found at Battersea Dogs Home in London. As they struggle to pose the dogs, Ray talks to the owners and carers about their lives.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Adil Ray
Unknown: Tim Flach
Producer: Sarah Bowen

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper explores topical scientific issues, discussing the latest developments with researchers from across the country.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: 4 Stands Up

5/6. Chris Addison invites old hands and fresh faces on the comedy circuit to perform character pieces, double acts and sketches. Featuring John Gordillo , Francesca Martinez and Andrew Lawrence , producer Sam Michell


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: John Gordillo
Unknown: Francesca Martinez
Unknown: Andrew Lawrence
Producer: Sam Michell

: The Archers

David does some accidental moonlighting. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson , including a report from the opening night of a new staging of Rookery Nook, the classic farce by Ben Travers. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Lady Audley's Secret

9/10. Phoebe Marks visits Lucy Audley late at night, demanding money. In desperation, Lucy sets out across the country to face up to her tormentors. By Mary Elizabeth Braddon. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

: The Report

5/10. Web expert Ben Hammersley looks at the threat posed to international computer networks by cyberattacks. Producer Bill Law


Unknown: Ben Hammersley

: In Business

5/8. Network News. What happens to leading hi-tech companies when their customers are plunged into recession? Peter Day puts the question to two top business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic.
Producer Richard Berenqer Repeated on Sunday at 930pm


Producer: Richard Berenqer

: The New Galileos

I 1/2. Meet the scientists behind the 1 James Webb Space Telescope to be launched in 2013 as a successor to the Hubble. In the first of two programmes on modern-day telescope builders and astronomers, Andrew Luck-Baker talks to some of the 2,000-strong team constructing a telescope unlike any that has been sent into space before. Nasa scientists hope to see the very first stars to light up after the Big Bang, almost 14 billion years ago. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker
Space just qot that bit smaller: page 28


Talks: Andrew Luck-Baker
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The House ofSpecial Purpose

4/10. Painful memories flood Georgy's mind as he remembers a betrayal by Zoya and a terrifying accident that befell Alexei while in his care. By John Boyne. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Boyne.

: Down the Line

1/6. Spoof phone-in show, with Rhys Thomas , Amelia Bullmore , Simon Day , Felix Dexter. Lucy Montgomery , Paul Whitehouse and guests. Producers Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse


Unknown: Rhys Thomas
Unknown: Amelia Bullmore
Unknown: Simon Day
Unknown: Felix Dexter.
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Producers: Charlie Higson
Producers: Paul Whitehouse

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week

: For
All the Tea in China 4/5. Rptd from 9.45am

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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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