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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer David Street


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: David Street

: Today

With Sue MacGregor, James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk talks to people who have faced a single, life-changing choice. He hears about the dilemma, the implications of the various options, and about living with the consequences. Producer Christine Morgan Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Sleuths

Psychic Cop. The last of five programmes looking at the secrets of the investigator's trade. Keith Wright is both a detective in the Metropolitan Police and a medium who presents clairvoyant shows. But does his psychic talent really help him investigate crimes? Producer Liz Carney


Unknown: Keith Wright
Producer: Liz Carney

: Serial: Telling theWorkers about Science

2: The Story of a Carbon Atom by Primo Levi.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Primo Levi.

: Daily Service

Now Thank We All Our God (Nun danket): Ezra 3, wlO-13; Psalm 150 (Stanford); 0, Clap Your Hands (Vaughan Williams). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Martha Kearney. Her guest, Sophie Grigson , cooks fish.
Postcards: Breathing Underwater. Part 2. For details see yesterday
Postcards repeated at 7.45pm


Introduced By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Sophie Grigson

: The Last Voice

Elsie is 97, and the last speaker of Auni, an ancient Bushman language. Eddie Koch reports from the Kalahari desert on the borders of South Africa. Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Eddie Koch
Producer: Chris Wallis

: Audio Diaries: Cure in the Community

by Kay Stonham. Last in the series of programmes recording a momentous event in ordinary people's lives. A GP decides to experiment with her new theory - rather than sending her patients into dirty Victorian hospitals, why not keep them at home? After all, they may be sick, but they are not ill.


Writer: Kay Stonham
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: You and Yours

With John Waite.


Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Full Orchestra

Tommy Pearson presents the quiz in which musicians from Britain's leading orchestras compete against each other. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:The Retired Colourman

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , dramatised by Bert Coules. Farewell to 221B
Baker Street. Starring Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes ,
Michael Williams as Dr Watson and George Cole as Josiah Amberley. with Natasha Pyne. Gavin Muir , Norman Bird , Eva Stuart and David Antrobus. Violinists Leonard Friedman and Richard Friedman Director Enyd Williams Repeat


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised By: Bert Coules.
Unknown: Clive Merrison
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: George Cole
Unknown: Josiah Amberley.
Unknown: Natasha Pyne.
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: Norman Bird
Unknown: Eva Stuart
Violinists: David Antrobus.
Violinists: Leonard Friedman
Violinists: Richard Friedman
Mrs Hudson: Joan Matheson
Mycroft Lestrade: Stephen Thorne

: The Exchange

([number removed]
With Robin Lustig.
Producer Jane O'Rourke
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Rigby's Red Herrings

2: The Auchmithie Cure
For details see yesterday

: The Ghost ofFirozsha Baag

ByRohinton Mistry , read by Charubala Chokshi. The old Catholic ayah of Firozsha Baag is visited by a ghost, but her claims are met with ridicule. Repeated Saturday


Unknown: Byrohinton Mistry
Read By: Charubala Chokshi.
Unknown: Firozsha Baag

: The Learning Curve

To tie in with National Parenting Day, Libby Purves takes a look at learning and parenthood. And actor
Richard Wilson shares the best lesson he has ever been taught.
Producer Clare McGinn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Wilson
Producer: Clare McGinn

: Shop Talk

Conversation about issues in business and technology. With Heather Payton and guests. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: First Impressions

Pete McCarthy hosts the panel game for impressionists, which this week comes from Dublin. Producer Nick Canner
Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Producer: Nick Canner

: The Archers

Greg keeps his counsel. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock investigates the allure of alchemy for writers and artists. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Postcards:Breathing Underwater

By Bryony Lavery. Part 2. Repeated from 10.45am For details see yesterday


Unknown: Bryony Lavery.

: It Is with VeryGreat Regret

In the First World War some 350 men were executed for desertion and cowardice. But were some suffering from shell shock? Julian Putkowski uncovers original papers that tell a very different story.
Producer Matt Thompson Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Julian Putkowski
Producer: Matt Thompson

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people.
Producer Karen Turner
PHONE: [number removed] for more information FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Karen Turner

: Case Notes

A no-nonsense look at what the healthcare system can offer us. In this programme, Graham Easton investigates the perfect way to die.
Producer Julia Durbin. Repeated tomorrow 4pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Isobel Hilton.
E-MAIL: wtonite@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Isobel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime:Cold Mountain

By Charles Frazier. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Charles Frazier.

: Late Night on 4:Old Harry's Game

A six-part series of Andy Hamilton 's comedy set in Hell. 5: For centuries, scientists have tried in vain to work out the grand unifying theory behind the universe. Satan sits the Professor down and teaches him it. with Robert Duncan. Philip Pope. Nick Revell and Felicity Montagu.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer Repeated Thursday 6.30pm


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Robert Duncan.
Unknown: Philip Pope.
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Felicity Montagu.
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Satan: Andy Hamilton
The Professor: James Grout
Thomas: Jimmy Mulville

: Talking Pictures

Radio 4's film programme with Russell Davies.
Repeated from Saturday 5.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies.

: News

: The Late Book: Panther in the Basement

By Amos Oz. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Amos Oz.

About this project

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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