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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Archbishop of Cardiff.

: Fanning Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: 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 the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: In Our Time

The Whale. Melvyn Bragg and his guests, geneticists Steve Jones and Bill Amos, trace the evolutionary history of the whale.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Steve Jones
Guest: Bill Amos
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

Led by Bishop Nigel McCulloch.
The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns (Saint Magnus). Ephesians 1, vv15-23. Lift up Your Heads (Handel). Christ Triumphant (Guitmg Power).


Service led by: Bishop Nigel McCulloch.

: Book of the Week:The Blue Hour

4/5. Pooky Ouesnel reads Lilian Pizzichini s biography of novelist Jean Rhys. In 1920, a married but still penniless Jean finds things start to look up when she moves to Vienna. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Pooky Ouesnel
Unknown: Lilian Pizzichini
Unknown: Jean Rhys.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: International One-Day Cricket

England v West Indies
Jonathan Agnew, Christopher Martin -
Jenkins and Tony Cozier with commentary from Headingley on the first one-day international of the three-match series.
With analysis from Vivian Richards , Graham Gooch and Matthew Hoggard.
Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 10.30am TV highlights are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Christopher Martin
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Vivian Richards
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Matthew Hoggard.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Falco: Poseidon's Gold

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

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents. With Kate Adie.


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Happy Birthday Tommy Walker

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Who's Tommy, arguably the first musical work to be billed as a rock opera. Nick Maes examines the film, which has been reinvented many times on stage and screen, with contributions from Ken Russell and Roger Daltrey. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Nick Maes
Unknown: Ken Russell
Unknown: Roger Daltrey.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Costing the Earth

Repeated from Monday at 9pm

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play:University of Lies

Bored student Emma meets Andy, who works in a bar but has led an exciting life fighting in Iraq. When he suggests things are not as they seem, she is frightened but intrigued. By Peter Kesterton. Other roles played by Charlotte Ellis and Tom Sherman Producer/Director Tim Dee


Unknown: Peter Kesterton.
Played By: Charlotte Ellis
Played By: Tom Sherman
Director: Tim Dee
Emma: Jasmine Hyde
Andy: Carl Prekopp
Dr Wood: Jilly Bond

: Open Country

Helen Mark explores the North Devon coast. and its legends of smugglers, wreckers and Barbary pirates, to find out how the perilous conditions have affected life there. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am


Unknown: Helen Mark

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Lost and Found

3/3. Providence and the Builder. Martin Jarvis reads PG Wodehouse's story, which was lost for 99 years and includes classic "Plum" ingredients such as an eccentric Earl, an irresponsible young man, a chorus girl and, of course, a butler. Director Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Director: Rosalind Ayres

: Musical Migrants

4/5. Ireland. Portraits of people who have moved countries for music. Stella Rodrigues 's complex family roots are Dutch, Portuguese, Indonesian and Indian, but it was in Ireland that she felt most at home. For details see Monday


Music: Stella Rodrigues

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper reports on the Nanolab, a miniaturised workbench on a chip that has the ability to handle and build things from simple molecules. Devised by a collaboration of European scientists, the presenter hears how the invention could transform nanotechnology.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Hut 33

2/6. Pigs 'n' Spivs. It's 1941 and supplies are running short in Bletchley Park, centre of the Allies'code-breaking effort. Archie reluctantly uses the services of Mrs Best's shady contact to get some extra food. Sitcom by James Cary.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Charles: Robert Bathurst
Archie: Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka: Olivia Colman
Gordon: Fergus Craig
Joshua: Alex MacOtieen
Mrs Best: Lill Roughley
Spiv: Stephen Critchlow

: The Archers

Debbie's loyalties are put to the test.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with arts news, reviews and an interview with Nashville singer/songwriter Gretchen Peters.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Songwriter: Gretchen Peters
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Falco: Poseidon's Gold

4/10. Falco has to eat humble pie and talk to his father. Was he involved with Festus's art scam.
Can he help get Falco cleared of his murder charge? With Trevor Peacock as Geminus,
Falco's father, in Lindsey Davis 's Roman mystery. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Trevor Peacock
Unknown: Lindsey Davis

: A Jazz Celebration forAscension Day

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu , is the preacher for this jazz eucharist from the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, featuring Will Todd's Mass in Blue. Stephen Jackson directs the BBC Daily Service
Singers and the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields, with accompaniment by the Will Todd Ensemble. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Dr John Sentamu
Unknown: Stephen Jackson
Unknown: Todd Ensemble.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Leading Edge

New series. 1/9. Geoff Watts reports on the latest developments in the scientific world. The Government's Chief Scientific
Adviser, Professor John Beddington , joins the presenter in the studio to discuss the possibility of global shortages of food, water and energy. He talks about his concerns that the depletion of resources will coincide with droughts, storms and rising sea levels, leading to famines, migration and instability. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Professor John Beddington
Producer: Martin Redfern

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Brooklyn

9/70. Following her sister's tragic death, Eilis returns home to Enniscorthy. By Colm Toibin. For details see Monday


Unknown: Colm Toibin.

: Down the Line

4/6. Spoof phone-in comedy with Rhys Thomas , Paul Whitehouse , Simon Day and Charlie Higson. Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Rhys Thomas
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Charlie Higson.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Blue Hour

4/5. By Lilian Pizzichini. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lilian Pizzichini.

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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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