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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra.


Unknown: Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra.

: Farming Today

A round-up of rural issues presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Maggie Ayre


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Justin Webb. 6-25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard. 748 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Test Match Special

; 10.00-4.00pm*
South Africa v England
The second day's play in the First Test.
For commentators see yesterday 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 8.15am See Daily Service at 9.45

: 1989: Simpson Returns

3/3. BBC world affairs editor John Simpson revisits Bucharest to assess the situation in Romania since he witnessed the overthrow of the Ceausescu regime 20 years ago. Producer Sue Ellis Repeated at 9.30pm


Editor: John Simpson

: Avoiding the Question

Jon Sopel on the interview techniques used by politicians. Producer Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest.
My Jesus, My Saviour (Zschech). Romans 4, vv 5-9. Shine Your Light, Shine Your Light (Aas). Light of the World You Stepped down into Darkness (Hughes)


Unknown: John Forrest.

: Book of the Week:

Dear Granny Smith
4/5. The end of the team talk and the beginning of new-fangled machinery. Philip Jackson reads an account by Roy Mayall , a working postman writing under a pseudonym. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Dear Granny Smith is available for £4.74 (RRP £4.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT. or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Granny Smith
Unknown: Philip Jackson
Unknown: Roy Mayall
Unknown: Granny Smith

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Scumdog Millionaires

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

: Crossing Continents

5/9. In the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, gangs run the prisons and ruthless militias control many shanty towns. Lucy Ash asks whether the authorities can end the rule of gangs, guns and greed. Producer Lucy Ash Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Lucy Ash

: Protected by Faith

John Waite investigates the work of the Vatican Secret Archives laboratory, one of the world's most technologically advanced conservation labs. He asks why the Vatican undertakes this task, what types of documents are in the Archives and who has access to them. Producers Neil Gardner and Paul Kent


Unknown: John Waite
Producers: Neil Gardner
Producers: Paul Kent

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Presenter: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Off the Page

7/7 How's My Driving? Dominic Arkwright meets entrepreneur Alison Larkman , broadcaster Chris Serle and actor Patrick Field to write about and discuss driving in the 21st century. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Alison Larkman
Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Patrick Field
Producer: Christine Hall

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play:

Rumpole and the Reign of Terror
1/2. Truth Makes All Things Plain If one man can be counted on to fight injustice and insist on a fair trial for all, it is Horace Rumpole. So when the beautiful Tiffany Khan learns that her husband has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism, she calls for his help right away. By John Mortimer. Concludes tomorrow. Ramnaton Director Marilyn Imrie ; Producer Catherine Bailey


Unknown: Horace Rumpole.
Unknown: Tiffany Khan
Unknown: John Mortimer.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Producer: Catherine Bailey
Horace: Timothy West
Hilda: Prunella Scales
Judge: Christopher Benjamin
Tiffany: Lily Bevan
Soapy Sam: Michael Cochrane
Bonny: Bruce Alexander
Dr Mahmood Khan: Shiv Grewal
Barrington: Geoffrey Whitehead
Will: Ben Crowe
Peter: Christopher Scott
Mrs Justice Templett: Joanna David
Fred: Kim Durham
Ian: Nigel Anthony

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Too Much Happiness

3/3. Wood. A late afternoon in a snowy wood and a casual, careless slip are all it takes.... The story of a marriage and a moment in time when what was lost is regained. Barbara Barnes reads the story by Alice Munro. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Barbara Barnes
Story By: Alice Munro.

: My Mile of the River

is. It's autumn, and Chris Tally Evans is on the dawn watch for otters from the banks of the Wye in Rhayader, Powys. For details see Monday


Unknown: Chris Tally Evans

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper explores topical scientific issues.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: 1989: Day-by-Day

The Labour Party selects Peter Mandelson to Stand as an MP. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Peter Mandelson

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Andy Zaltzman's History of the Third Millennium, Series 1 of 100

2/4. The Global Economy. AndyZaltzman applies his comic logic to banking, corporate fraud and the credit crunch. Where did it all go wrong? Featuring Rory Bremner. Bridget Christie , Lucy Montgomery and Kim Wall. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: Rory Bremner.
Unknown: Bridget Christie
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery
Unknown: Kim Wall.
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Archers

Kirsty goes on the defensive. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang, including a review of a new staging of the children's classic The Cat in the Hat, and the pick of the year's audio books.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Scumdog Millionaires

4/5. Tim has been offered immunity from prosecution by the FSA, but it soon becomes clear that the real subject of their investigations is Tim's father, a billionaire banker living in Hong Kong. By Mike Walker. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Mike Walker.

: The Report

Gill Dummigan reports on major news stories and talking points. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane


Unknown: Gill Dummigan
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: In Business

4/9. Let Me Entertain You. Peter Day explores what business leaders can learn from rock musicians and improvisational comedians. Producer Sandra Kanthal Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Producer: Sandra Kanthal

: What Scientists Believe: 2/3

Stephen Webster continues to explore how scientists' personal, psychological and intellectual qualities are reflected in their work. He meets Clare Lloyd, a professor of Respiratory Immunology at Imperial College London, who explains how she provides her research team with a productive working environment.


Presenter: Stephen Webster
Interviewee: Clare Lloyd
Producer: John Watkins

: 1989: Simpson Returns

Rptd from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Presenter: Ritula Shah

: Book at Bedtime: The Ingoldsby Legends: 4/10: Bloudie Jacke

A grisly and comic poetic tale concerning a local Bluebeard who's intent on causing havoc wherever he roams.
For details see Monday
RT Direct: The Ingoldsby Legends is available for £24.00 inc p&p.
Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]

: Chain Reaction: 3/4

Last week's guest, Richard Wilson, turns interviewer and questions the comedy actress Arabella Weir in the tag-team chat show.


Interviewer: Richard Wilson
Interviewee: Arabella Weir
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: Today in Parliament

With Mark D'Arcy.


Presenter: Mark D'Arcy

: News

: Book of the Week: Dear Granny Smith: 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.

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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