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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson , Bishop of Bath and Wells.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson

: Midweek

Lively conversation with Emma Freud and guests.
Producer Ronni Davis
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Emma Freud
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
(Westminster Abbey); 0 Lord of Hosts (Neumark); Put Peace into Each
Other's Hands (St Columba). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Serial: Boyhood

ByJMCoetzee. Part 3. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Under One Roof: Stairway to Heaven. Part 3. Under One Roof repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: On Watch

The cost of widespread burglary in Britain is enormous. Over the next four weeks, Gerry Northam talks to some of those fighting back by joining Neighbourhood Watch. 1: The residents of one rural street gather for their inaugural meeting. Producer Ian Bell


Talks: Gerry Northam
Producer: Ian Bell

: The Radio Detectives

The Shadow Knows. In the last of five programmes about popular radio detectives, Professor Jeffrey Richards unravels the history of Walter Gibson's force against evil, the Shadow. Featuring the classic Orson Welles portrayal and an interview with Simon Callow. Producer Jon Rolph


Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: Walter Gibson
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Simon Callow.
Producer: Jon Rolph

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Wordly Wise

Peter Hobday chairs the series of the popular panel game exploring words and language. With guests Graham Norton, Lorelei King, Clare Francis and Jonathan Green.
Producer Mark Tonderai


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Clare Francis
Unknown: Jonathan Green.
Producer: Mark Tonderai

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mary Something Takes the Veil

By Charlotte Jones. A novice nun is about to take her final vows. All the nuns are called Sister Mary Something - the name of the saint to whom they dedicate themselves. She must find the right one before Brother Paul comes to take her confession.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Charlotte Jones.
Unknown: Brother Paul
Director: Claire Grove
Mary: Colleen Prendergast
Brother Paul: Akbar Kurtha

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Geoffrey Smith answer questions posed by gardeners from the Hardy Plant Society, Cork. With chairman Eric Robson.
Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: What's Yours Is Mine

Part 3.
For details see Monday

: Windrush- Talking Heads

3: Native, written and read by Rikki Beadle-Blair . A West-Indian boy's tale about being trapped between two cultures when his mother decides to bring him up British. For details see Monday


Read By: Rikki Beadle-Blair

: Case Notes

Graham Easton takes a no-nonsense look at what the healthcare system has to offer us.
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
EMAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tom Alban

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The Alan Davies Show

Alan Davies stars in his own six-part sitcom. Alan Francis and Ronnie Ancona
play his long-suffering friends. Part 5.
Written by Alan Davies. Tony Roche and Ben Silburn. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Alan Francis
Unknown: Ronnie Ancona
Written By: Alan Davies.
Written By: Tony Roche
Written By: Ben Silburn.
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: The Archers

Usha is blissfully unaware. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson finds out why publishers hope that a new wave of sports writing will prove a winner.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Under One Roof: Stairway to Heaven

Part 3.
Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk and his team of regulars cross-examine "witnesses" about their views on the moral questions behind one of the week's headlines.
Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: David Coomes

: Maps for the Future

Four programmes featuring speeches of inspiration and humour from graduation ceremonies past and present.
2: Cartoonist Ralph Steadman. Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Ralph Steadman.

: Costing the Earth

Guy Linley Adams looks at the cost to the environment of the products we use every day in our homes and gardens.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Guy Linley Adams
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Midweek

Lively conversation with Emma Freud and guests.
Revised repeat of 9am


Unknown: Emma Freud

: Book at Bedtime: Master Georgie

Beryl Bainbridge 's novel, abridged by Pauline Wallis. Plate 4: August 1854 - Concert Party at Varna (part 2).
Read by Samantha Morton. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Abridged By: Pauline Wallis.
Read By: Samantha Morton.

: The Way It Is

Satire, sketches and a hard look behind the week's media events from
Sanjeev Bhaskar , Simon Evans and Dave Lamb.
Producer Anil Gupta


Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Producer: Anil Gupta

: The Cheese Shop Presents ...

The Butter Factor New programmes from the comedy team of Gerard Foster , Dave Lamb , Gordon Southern, Tim Verrinder , Ben Ward and Richard Webb. Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm


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

: News

: The Late Book: Psycho

By Robert Bloch , read by William Hope. Final part.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Bloch
Read By: William Hope.

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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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