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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Tom Butler , Bishop of Leicester.
8.35 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler

: Midweek

Lively conversation with Libby Purves and guests including Liz Tilberis. Producer Ronni Davis
Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Liz Tilberis.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Serial: Bad Land

3: Heavy Weather For details see Monday

: Daily Service

May the Mind of Christ My Saviour (St Leonard's); Philippians 2, w5-ll; At the Name of Jesus (Walker); Alleluia, Alleluia (Stoodley). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets New York jazz singer Stacey Kent on the eve of her national tour. Postcards: The Funny Bones. Part 3.
Postcards repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Singer: Stacey Kent

: Messages to Myself

Five more diaries proving that the lives of ordinary people are often more interesting than those of celebrities. 1: Cynthia Spey 's diary spans 70 fascinating years. Read by Jane Booker. Producers Susan Breen and Martin Weitz


Unknown: Cynthia Spey
Read By: Jane Booker.
Producers: Susan Breen
Producers: Martin Weitz

: Dear John

A tribute to John Wells , satirist and author of Private Eye's "Dear Bill" letters, who died in January. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: John Wells
Producer: Helen Williams

: You and Yours

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Guess What?

Barry Took presents a revised version of the popular radio parlour game Twenty Questions. Regular team member Geoffrey Durham is joined by Neil Innes and Jan Ravens.
Written by Michael Dines. Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Written By: Michael Dines.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Young Ambassadors

Angela Pelham was one of a group of British children evacuated to America during the Second World War. Her letters home were published in a book °h which this play is based. with Selina Cadell and Mary Wimbush Dramatised by Jennifer Curry Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Angela Pelham
Unknown: Selina Cadell
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Dramatised By: Jennifer Curry
Director: Cherry Cookson
Angela: Mary Nighy
Mother: Diana Quick

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Geoffrey Smith answer questions posed by gardeners from County
Durham. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Let the Rumpus Begin

3: Rights of the Child
Mary Wollstonecraft was a children's author before she was a feminist writer.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Mary Wollstonecraft

: Vera Digs In

By Lindsay Kitchener , read by Jean Alexander. When Arthur dies, Vera does not feel ready to let him go. But her subsequent actions are something of a shock to her family.... Producer Rosemary Watts Repeated Sunday


Unknown: Lindsay Kitchener
Read By: Jean Alexander.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: Case Notes

With Graham Easton.
Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Graham Easton.

: Thinking Allowed

Rituals, traditions and conventions are under threat as Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society and the ideas that shape it. Producer Tom Alban
E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tom Alban

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: I'm Glad You Asked Me That

Becoming a Parent. Last of a six-part comedy guide to surviving the millennium. Presented by Gordon Kennedy , with Philip Pope. With special guests Jeremy Hardy , Doon McKichan and Simon Bligh.
Written by John Langdon , Debbie Barham and Bruce Hyman. Producer Rosemary McGowan Series editor Bruce Hyman


Presented By: Gordon Kennedy
Unknown: Philip Pope.
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Doon McKichan
Unknown: Simon Bligh.
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Debbie Barham
Written By: Bruce Hyman.
Producer: Rosemary McGowan
Editor: Bruce Hyman

: The Archers

Debbie gets the cold shoulder. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock delivers the critical verdict on the latest Broadway hit to arrive in Britain will Rent, an updated version of Puccini's La Boheme, repeat its American success over here? Producer Lawrence Pollard


Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Postcards: The Funny Bones

By Helen Kluger. Part 3. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Helen Kluger.

: The Moral Maze

A new day and a new time but still live. Michael Buerk and his team of regulars cross-examine witnesses about their decided but different views on the moral and ethical implications behind one of the week's headlines.
Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: David Coomes

: American Voices

Four of America's best regional writers reflect on their patch of country. 1: The Past Is Not Dead by novelist Lee Smith.
Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Lee Smith.

: Frontiers

Peter Evans presents the last of six new stories from the world of science.
Tissue engineering has given us artificial liver, skin, bone and blood vessels. Re-growing nerves is more tricky, but British scientists are making headway.
Producer Sandy Raffan
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: Midweek

Revised repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Isobel Hilton.


Unknown: Isobel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: A Kind of Loving

By Stan Barstow. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stan Barstow.

: Late Night on 4: People like Us

The Estate Agent. Another episode of John Morton 's award-winning comedy about a tenacious but unlucky broadcaster. While getting to grips with what it is really like to be an estate agent, Roy Mallard takes more than a professional interest in one of his interviewees. Starring Chris Langham and Sally Philips.
Producer Paul Schlesinger Repeat


Unknown: John Morton
Unknown: Roy Mallard
Unknown: Chris Langham
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: First Impressions

With Pete McCarthy.
Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm


Unknown: Pete McCarthy.

: News

: The Late Book: Panther in the Basement

By Amos Oz. Part 7. For details see Monday


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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