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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mgr Tony Rogers.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Philip Billson


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Philip Billson

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Mona Siddiqui.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Mona Siddiqui.

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

2/4. Blind Zimbabwean cricket commentator Dean du Plessis talks to Peter White. Producer Sue Mitchell Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter White.

: Islam, Mullahs and the Media

2/5. Women and Islam. Kenan Malik looks at the lives of Muslim women in Britain and how they differ from that imagined by the media. Producers Peregrine Andrews and Arlen Harris


Unknown: Kenan Malik
Unknown: Arlen Harris

: Book of the Week:My Father's Places

4/5. Dylan Thomas flies out to America for the first of his tours, and Aeronwy and Caitlin settle into a new routine without him. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Dylan Thomas

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Martyn Atkins. Forty Days and Forty Nights (Aus der Tiefe). Isaiah 58, vv3-9. In Your Image (Green). In Heavenly Love Abiding (Penlan).


Unknown: Dr Martyn Atkins.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell on the opening day of the Fifth Ashes Test at the Oval. With analysis by Phil Tufnell , Vie Marks and Matthew Hayden.
Producer Adam Mountford *approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.25am TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Phil Tufnell
Unknown: Matthew Hayden.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Five Wedding Dresses

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

: Crossing Continents

6/9. Afghanistan. Abandoning 40 years of military doctrine, the US-led international forces have adopted a counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan. Lyse Doucet asks if the US Army can embrace a radical new strategy and if it will deliver. Producer Colin Pereira Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Producer: Colin Pereira

: Henry Cyril Paget: Lord of the Dance

Known as "the dancing marquess", Henry Cecil Paget fifth Marquess of Anglesey (1875-1905) acquired his reputation through his extravagant theatre spectacles. By 1904, he had gone bankrupt, and died soon after. Sheila McClennon meets some of those trying to return the blue-blooded thespian to centre stage. Producer Geoff Bird

Henry Cecil Paget - Lord of the Dance
11.00am Radio 4 Imagine a cross between Freddie Mercury, Goldfinger and Liberace and you have some idea about the Fifth Marquess of Anglesey (above, resplendent in eagle-winged headdress). Sheila McClennon was so intrigued by this photo of a peacock of a man she saw on her childhood holidays in Anglesey, that she wanted to do her dissertation on him. But she found there was very little source material. In this charming little documentary, she does what she failed to do in her student days - discover and resurrect the aristocrat from ignoble anonymity. His family had him airbrushed out of their history because he bankrupted them in his flamboyant pursuit of pleasure. Breath-taking tales of spending involve turning the family chapel into a theatre, attaching Parisian perfumes to the exhaust of his cars, and eye-watering amounts of jewels. Basically, he was the definition of fabulous. Frances Lass


Unknown: Cecil Paget
Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Producer: Geoff Bird

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Carolyn Atkinson.


Unknown: Carolyn Atkinson.

: FacetheFacts

5/6.Losing Out to
Lehman's.John Waite talks to investors who stand to lose their life savings following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Producer of Face the Facts Jon Douglas
Face the Facts is repeated on Sunday at 9pm


Talks: John Waite
Unknown: Jon Douglas

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Questions,Questions

5/6. Steward Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme. Producer Kevin Dawson PHONE: [number removed] EMAIL: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Kevin Dawson

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Higher-Partners

1/2. The first of two plays by Joyce Bryant chronicling the comic chaos of the geography department at Hayborough University. When emotionally stunted lecturer David Poll is delegated the task of finding partners in industry, he blunders into a scheme that does not quite benefit the department. Concludes tomorrow. Producer Gary Brown


Unknown: Joyce Bryant
Unknown: David Poll
Producer: Gary Brown
Karen: Sophie Thompson
David: Robert Daws
Jim: Jonathan Keeble
Alannah: Kathryn Hunt
Fiona: Lisa Allen
Joselyn: Natasha Byrne

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 9.26pm

: Pavilion Pieces

3/3. Youthful Folly. Frances recalls how, as a young girl about to make her West End debut, she was captivated by Brighton's Pavilion. Sophie Thompson reads sylvestra Le Touzel Teale's Story. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Sophie Thompson

: Tea and Biscuits

4/5. Hardeep Singh Kohli visits the Bushey Tea Dance Club in Hertfordshire, where the sounds of the waltz, jive and rumba bring couples to their feet. For details see Monday


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kohli

: Open Book


: The Material World

Quentin Cooper explores topical scientific issues.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Electric Ink

3/6. Freddy inadvertently breaks a top story in the treasury. Alistair Beaton 's satire, with additional material by Tom Mitchelson.
Producer Sally Avens


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Tom Mitchelson.
Producer: Sally Avens
Maddox: Robert Lindsay
Oliver: Alex Jennings
Freddy: Ben Wiibond
Amelia: Elizabeth Berrington
Tasneem: Zita Sattar
Masha: Debbie Chazen
Man: Matt Addis

: The Archers

Ed goes into the Dragon's Den. For cast see Fr iday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine, presented Kirsty Lang.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Five Wedding Dresses

4/5. Janey's Big Day. Janey is unprepared for quite how involved her mother is in her wedding plans. By Katie Hims.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims.
Janey: Lizzy Watts
David: Stephen Hogan
Valerie: Caroline Guthrie

: The Report

Presented by Simon Cox. Producer Mark Alden


Presented By: Simon Cox.
Producer: Mark Alden

: In Business

5/9. Battery Power. Huge quantities of lithium may soon be needed if battery power replaces the internal combustion engine.
With half the world's supplies of the metal in Bolivia, Peter Day asks if the country could become "the Saudi Arabia of lithium".
Producer Julie Ball Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day

: A Problem with Noise

1an-made noise pollution is becoming icreasingly invasive in our lives and in our environment. The effects on both humans and wildlife are causing concern, as wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson discovers. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Chris Watson

: No Triumph, No Tragedy


: The World Tonight

News and comment, with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Travels through France and Italy

4/5. It is snowing in the south of France - which gives Tobias Smollett only one option - to head to Italy. Will the Italians impress him more than the French? For details see Monday


Unknown: Tobias Smollett

: I've Never Seen Star Wars

J/5. Marcus Brigstocke invites Phill Jupitus to try new experiences, such as eating a pig's trotter and reading a Jane Austen novel. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Jane Austen

: Will Smith Presents the Taoof Bergerac

4/4. Machismo. Will wonders how to defend his machismo. Comedy by Will Smith and Roger Drew. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Roger Drew.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: News

: Book of the Week:My Father's Places

4/5. Rptd from9.45am

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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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