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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Led by the Rev Marjory Maclean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Anna Varle


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Anna Varle

: Today

Presented by Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.


Presented By: Evan Davis
Presented By: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Inside the Ethics Committee

4/4. Joan Bakewell puts a real life case to a panel of decision-makers. Mary is a terminally ill woman who doesn't want any medical or palliative care and has attempted suicide on one occasion. She isn't depressed, but should she be monitored against her Will? Repeated at 9pm


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Martyn Atkins. 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here! (Carlisle). Luke 9, vv28-36. Holy Is the True Light (Harris). From Glory to Glory Advancing (Sheen).


Unknown: Dr Martyn Atkins.

: Book of the Week: Muriel Spark: the Biography

4/5. Spark's life is transformed by the publication of her fifth novel, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, which gained critical and commercial success on both sides of the Atlantic in 1961. By Martin Stannard. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Miss Jean Brodie
Unknown: Martin Stannard.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Villette 4110

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

: Crossing Continents

4/9. Southern Sudan. While the world's attention has focused on the conflict in Darfur, an older and even bloodier conflict between the Muslim north and mainly Christian south of Sudan is in danger of re-igniting. Four years after a peace deal was agreed, Grant Ferrett travels to southern Sudan to investigate claims that Africa's biggest nation is sliding back to civil war.
Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Grant Ferrett

: Billy Liar: 50 Years On

Writer Blake Morrison travels to Leeds in search of the world depicted in Keith
Waterhouse's Billy Liar , which told the story of a frustrated young man in the north of England on the cusp of the 1960s. Novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford explains why she feels Billy is almost Waterhouse's alter ego.
Comedian Barry Cryer , who grew up in Leeds, explains why comedy appeals to those who want to escape reality. Producer Kate Taylor


Unknown: Blake Morrison
Unknown: Billy Liar
Unknown: Barbara Taylor Bradford
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Producer: Kate Taylor

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Shari Vahl.


Unknown: Shari Vahl.

: Face the Facts

3/6. Beaten by theBullies. John Waite hears from the victims of bullying and their parents who say schools aren't doing enough to tackle the problem. Producer of face the Facts Joe Kent
Face the Facts is repeated on Sunday at 9pm


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Joe Kent

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Questions, Questions

3/6. Stewart Henderson answers listeners' queries about life's little conundrums.
Producer Kevin Dawson PHONE: [number removed] EMAIL:questions.questions@>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Normal and Nat

When Nat describes hearing voices in her head, her life spirals out of control. until a sympathetic teacher helps to unlock the obsessive musical way in which she thinks. By Debbie Oates.
Music by Carol Donaldson ; Producer/Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Debbie Oates.
Music By: Carol Donaldson
Director: Nadia Molinari
Nat: Rebecca Ryan
M&Davies: Elfeabeth Berrington
Mix: Jamil Thomas
Shanice: Wunmi Mosaku
Jane: Sue Devaney
Paul/Headteacher: David Fleeshman
Pianist: Jonathan Scott
The voice in Nat's head: Emma Johnson

: Open Country

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Perspectives

3/3. Attendance. A man comes to a life-changing decision as he observes his lover tending to a dying relative. Robin Lain reads the story by Elizabeth Reeder. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Robin Lain
Story By: Elizabeth Reeder.

: The Romantic Road: on the Trailof the German Philosophers

4/5. Human All Too Human. On the fourth stage of Stephen Plaice 's philosophical tour of Germany, the writer visits the Nietzsche House in Naumburg in Sachsen-Anhalt in the former East Germany, where the philosopher spent part of his youth and where he returned at the onset of his madness. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stephen Plaice

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper explores topical scientific issues.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Electric Ink

1/6. Old hacks meet new media in Alistair Beaton 's comedy set in the changing world of the newspaper industry. Maddox is an old-school journalist (Robert Lindsay ) struggling to keep up with new technology and marketing techniques. Additional material by Tom Mitchelson.
Producer Sally Avens


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Unknown: Tom Mitchelson.
Producer: Sally Avens
Maddox: Robert Lindsay
Oliver: Alex Jennings
Amelia: Elizabeth Berrington
Tasneem: Zita Sattar
Masha: Debbie Chazen
Freddy: Ben Wiibond
Press officer (Barry): Stephen Hogan
Announcer: Matt Addis

: The Archers

Eddie gets his feet under the table at Brookf ield. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang meets the tenor Jose Carreras, who reflects on his wide-ranging career and his performances with Placido Domingo and the late Luciano Pavarotti.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Guest: Jose Carreras
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Villette

4/10. The Long Vacation. It is Madame Beck 's birthday and celebrations are afoot. But when the school empties for the summer holidays, Lucy fully realises her loneliness. By Charlotte Bronte. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Madame Beck

: The Report

Simon Cox takes a closer look at the major news Stories. Producer Charmaine Cozier


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Charmaine Cozier

: In Business

3/9. Hell for Leather. How do you manage a traditional family shoe-repair firm with 550 outlets all over the country? John Timpson does it by dropping in on them to find out what's going on. He calls it "upside down management". Peter Day went along for the ride.
Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Timpson

: Inside the Ethics Committee

Repeated from 9am

: Top of the Class

4/4. John Wilson meets Lauren Child, the creator of the Charlie and Lola children's books. The author goes back to school and revisits her Latin teacher and her best friend. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Book at Bedtime: The Rapture

9/10. Bethany describes the circumstances of the murder she committed and desperate efforts are made to avert the catastrophe she has predicted. By Liz Jensen. For details see Mon


Unknown: Liz Jensen.

: Bigipedia

3/4. Welcome to Bigipedia - the omniscient friend you know from your computer takes over Radio Four in a unique experiment in broadwebcasting. Comedy by Nick Doody and Matt Kirshen , featuring Ewan Bailey , Sam Battersea, Margaret Cabourn-Smith , Neil Edmond , Pippa Evans , Kobna Holdbrook -
Smith and Lewis Macleod. Producer David Tyler


Comedy By: Nick Doody
Comedy By: Matt Kirshen
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Unknown: Neil Edmond
Unknown: Pippa Evans
Unknown: Kobna Holdbrook
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod.
Producer: David Tyler

: Will Smith Presents the Tao ofBergerac

2/4. Individuality. Jersey-born Will Smith is obsessed with the 1980s detective series
Bergerac. With the voice of John Nettles to guide him, Will wonders how he can be an individual without being derided for his choices. Written by Roger Drew and Will Smith. With Karl Johnson , Simon Greenall , John Nettles , Rachel Bavidge and Olivia Poulet. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: John Nettles
Written By: Roger Drew
Written By: Will Smith.
Unknown: Karl Johnson
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: John Nettles
Unknown: Rachel Bavidge
Unknown: Olivia Poulet.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: News

: Book of the Week: Muriel Spark: the Biography

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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