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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk talks to people who have faced a single, life-changing choice. Producer Christine Morgan Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Going, Going, Gone

The Lost Property Auction. The fourth of five programmes which rummage through the wares at auctions. Producer Paula McGinley


Producer: Paula McGinley

: Daily Service

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (St Denio); 1 Corinthians 2, w6-13; Spirit of God, Unseen as the Wind (Skye
Boat Song); 0 Breath of Life (Spiritus
Vitae). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Serial: Amazonians

2: Lucretia Stewart - Cambodia For details see yesterday


Unknown: Lucretia Stewart

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Martha Kearney. Postcards: Basic Magic. Part 2. For details see yesterday
Postcards repeated at 7.45pm


Introduced By: Martha Kearney.

: After the Fighting Is Over

The Return. In the first of three programmes, Larry Hollingworth , former chief of operations for the United Nations High Commission for refugees, returns to Bosnia to recall the heart-stopping atrocities and smiles amidst the hardship he witnessed during the war years. Producer Alison Quinn


Unknown: Larry Hollingworth
Producer: Alison Quinn

: The Emerald Green Show

All for One. In the final part of Lisselle Kayla 's comedy series, new girl
Tanesha has big plans for Emerald Green and, it seems, for herself. with Jonathan Firth , Jo Martin. Sheila Reid and Dean Hill. Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Lisselle Kayla
Unknown: Jonathan Firth
Unknown: Jo Martin.
Unknown: Sheila Reid
Unknown: Dean Hill.
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Emerald Green: Llewella Gideon
David: Jonathan Keeble

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]to raise issues for investigation


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Full Orchestra

Tommy Pearson presents the second semi-final of the musical quiz that pits teams from two leading British orchestras against each other. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Like the First Dewfall

By David Britton , from a story by Elizabeth Jolley. It is September 1939, and a last-minute seaside holiday raises questions of responsibility for a Quaker family. with Andy Hockley , Rebecca Hulbert ,
Oliver Ryan , Margaret John. Helen Griffin and Dyfrig Morris . Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: David Britton
Story By: Elizabeth Jolley.
Unknown: Andy Hockley
Unknown: Rebecca Hulbert
Unknown: Oliver Ryan
Unknown: Margaret John.
Unknown: Helen Griffin
Unknown: Dyfrig Morris
Director: Alison Hindell
Constance: Amanda Gordon
Gwen: Rachel Atkins

: The Exchange (0171)[number removed]

Robin Lustig invites your views on today's topical issue. Producer Jane O'Rourke
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: The Things We Do

2: You Don't Want to Do It Like That...
A look at unwanted advice.
For details see yesterday

: The United Colours of Bed and Breakfast

By Michael Carson , read by Geoffrey Whitehead. When Oscar Cavendish loses his parliamentary seat, he decides to look for a new career. Producer Jocelyn Boxall
Repeated Saturday 12.30am


Unknown: Michael Carson
Read By: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Unknown: Oscar Cavendish
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves looks at riddles and reading; child prodigies; and the quest for self-discovery. Producer Clare McGinn
ACTION LINE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Libby Purves
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.

: The Cheese Shop Presents....

The Butter Factor
The third of six new programmes from the comedy team of Gerard Foster , Dave Lamb , Gordon Southern,
Tim Verrinder , Ben Ward and Richard Webb. Producer Adam Tandy
Repeated Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Gerard Foster
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Tim Verrinder
Unknown: Ben Ward
Unknown: Richard Webb.

: The Archers

Marjorie and Janet are film extras. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates Hollywood's ambivalent attitudes towards China in the light of the new film Red Corner. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Postcards: Basic Magic

By John Peacock. Part 2. Repeated from 10.45am For details see yesterday


Unknown: John Peacock.

: The Green Myth

Recycling - the sacred cow of the green movement - is under fire. Mark Carwardine finds out if well-intentioned efforts are a waste of time.
Producer Edward Odim. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Edward Odim.

: 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

Coughs and sneezes but no diseases - Graham Easton looks at whether we are allergic to 20th-century life. Producer Julia Durbin
Repeated tomorrow 4pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Julia Durbin

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Quest of the Holy Grail

Part 7.
For details see Monday

: On the Town with the League of Gentlemen

Perrier Award winners Mark Gatiss ,
Reece Shearsmith , Steve Pemberton and Jeremy Dyson star in a blackly comic sketch show in six parts.
3: The School. The secondary school in the town of Spent tries to improve its relationship with the community. Producer Sarah Smith Repeat


Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: Reece Shearsmith
Unknown: Steve Pemberton
Unknown: Jeremy Dyson
Producer: Sarah Smith

: Talking Pictures

Russell Davies presents a programme about films and film-going. In this edition: Walter Murch has restored Orson Welles 's Touch of Evil. Repeated from Saturday 5.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Walter Murch
Unknown: Orson Welles

: News

: The Late Book: Even the Stars Look Lonesome

By Maya Angelou. 2: Even the Stars
Look Lonesome, A Song to Sensuality and Mother and Freedom
For details see Monday


Unknown: Maya Angelou.

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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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