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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
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 Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 LW only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Mona Siddiqui.

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests Fran Brearton, Jeri Johnson and Declan Kiberd discuss
James Joyce 's 1916 novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Fran Brearton
Guest: Jeri Johnson
Guest: Declan Kiberd
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. Lead Us Heavenly father, Lead Us (Mannheim). Isaiah 42, vvi-9. Lead Me, Lord (SS Wesley). Brother. Sister. Let Me Serve You (Servant Song).


Unknown: Becky Harris.

: Book of the Week:Family Britain .

4/5. Brisk Buying and Selling. A new era of affluence is fuelled by a boom in advertising and the arrival of commercial television. By David Kynaston. For details see Monday Rptd at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Family Britain is available for E22.50 (RRP F25) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT. or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Television By: David Kynaston.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Our Mutual Friend

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

: Crossing Continents

2/9. A Small Town in Mississippi. Fourteen years ago, four people were murdered in Winona, Mississippi. The black man charged with their murders is facing his sixth trial - three convictions were overturned and two trials were deadlocked by hung juries. Tom Mangold visits the Deep South to investigate whether hopes of an increasingly race-neutral America are still justified.
Producer Bill Law Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Tom Mangold

: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

With an eerie creak and a distant rumble of thunder, Ian Peacock uncovers the curious life of Edward Bulwer-Lytton , who coined the notoriously gothic opening line: "It was a dark and stormy night...." Is there more to Bulwer-Lytton than simply being the patron saint of Victorian gothic kitsch? Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Ian Peacock
Unknown: Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Producer: Tom Alban

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Presenter: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Off the Page

4/7. Last Orders. With pubs all over Britain closing, Ian Marchant. Simon Fanshawe and Melissa Cole consider the consequences of their demise. Presented by Dominic Arkwright. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Ian Marchant.
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Melissa Cole
Presented By: Dominic Arkwright.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Far North

By Louis Nowra. A boy and his troubled young mother take to the road across Australia in search of the freedom and love she craves.
Other roles played by William Doughty , Leon Ewing and Sashka Kotoff Music by Vincent Goodyear
Producer Judith Kampfner ; Director Jane Ulman


Unknown: Louis Nowra.
Played By: William Doughty
Played By: Leon Ewing
Played By: Sashka Kotoff
Producer: Judith Kampfner
Director: Jane Ulman
Honey: Susie Porter
Duke: Asher de Grey
Pat: Linda Cropper
Mr Thomas: Bill Young
Mrs Thomas: Tina Bursiii
Ted: Jason Klarwein
Greg: Steve Le Marquand
Rennie: Josef Ber

: Open Country

Rptd from Sat at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sun at 9.26pm

: An important Passenger

3/3. Death by Elocution. In
Malcolm Pryce 's story, a strangely familiar collection of characters - Laura Jesson and Dr Harvey from Brief Encounter, Noël Coward, a soldier, and a parson - find themselves on a train journey, their conversation interrupted by a hideous voice. Then, there's a scream....
Read by Sandra Duncan. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Malcolm Pryce
Unknown: Laura Jesson
Read By: Sandra Duncan.

: A Very Scottish Homecoming

4/5. Ancestry. Scottish immigrants have had an impact all over the world. More and more of their descendants are returning to rediscover their roots, especially in this year of Homecoming. Aasmah Mir talks to those visiting for the celebrations to find out if their image of Scotland is realistic. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper explores scientific issues.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Diana Mosley appears on Desert Island Discs. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Diana Mosley

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Bleak Expectations

5/6. Chapter the Fifth: an Evil Life Sort of Explained. Mark Evans 's Victorian comedy in which Pip Bin , Harry Biscuit and Gently Benevolent find themselves trapped in the vast emptiness of space. As their doom looks increasingly inevitable, Mr Benevolent finally explains just why it is that he is so very, very evil. Producer Gareth Edwards
RT DIRECT: Bleak Expectations series 2 is available for £10.00 (RRP E15.65) inc p&p, call [number removed]
(BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) or visit bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Mark Evans
Unknown: Pip Bin
Unknown: Mr Benevolent
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Sir Philip: Richard Johnson
Young Pip Bin: Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent: Anthony Head
Lovely Benevolent: Jane Asher
Harry Biscuit: James Bachman
Hardthraser: Geoffrey Whitehead
Sternbeater: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mr Wackwallop: Geoffrey Whitehead
Miss Chnstmastiam: Saah Hadand
Miss Sweetly Delightful: Raquel Cassidy

: The Archers

Helen's insecurities come to the fore. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine programme, featuring news, reviews and interviews.


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Our Mutual Friend

14/20. Lizzie Hexham and Bella Wilfer meet at last at a funeral in a country churchyard. By Charles Dickens.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Bella Wilfer
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Report

Reports on major news stories and talking-points, combining original insights with topical investigations.

: In Business

New series. 1/9. Unlimited Company With banks and conventional companies suffering in the recession, Peter Day hears from people who believe there are better ways of running a business and are trying to do things completely differently.
Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

: Leading Edge

13/13. Geoff Watts looks at the impact of Charles Darwin 's book On the Origin of Species, which was published 150 years ago this week. He visits an international conference in Egypt that brings together scientists and religious thinkers to discuss how ideas about evolution have informed biological science, but have also been hijacked to support prejudice. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Producer: Martin Redfern

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Robin Lustig presents news and analysis.


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: Notwithstanding:Stories from an English Village

4/5. Rabbit. By Louis de Bernieres. The major, his wife and Leafy Barkwell have a heartbreaking encounter on an evening walk. For details see Monday
RT DIRECT: Notwithstanding is available for £11.69
(RRP £12.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Louis de Bernieres.

: Bespoken Word at CardiffUniversity

The performance poetry show features Brit School grad Laura Dockrill , who regularly gigs with Kate Nash and has just published her second book. Dizraeli, winner of the BBC Radio 4 Slam competition, is also on the bill, and Siadwell from the TV comedy series Naked Video. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Laura Dockrill
Unknown: Kate Nash
Producer: Graham Frost

: Today in Parliament

A report on the day's business in Westminster, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:Family Britain

4/5. Repeated 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.

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