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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: 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

Libby Purves talks to guests including former Chancellor Kenneth Clarke. Producer Ronni Davis
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Libby Purves
Unknown: Kenneth Clarke.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

Thine Arm, 0 Lord, in Days of Old (St Matthew); Acts 9, w32-43: Jesu,
Hope of Men Despairing (Bach); 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Lyngham). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Serial: The Doctor, the Detective and Arthur Conan Doyle

3: The immediate and massive popularity of Holmes and Watson in the 1890s.
For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Under One Roof: Under Pressure by Mike Walker. Part 3.
Under One Roof repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mike Walker.

: On Watch

Gerry Northam continues his look at issues surrounding Neighbourhood
Watch. 3: The psychological effects of domestic burglary. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Ian Bell

: Frank Muir - a Kentish Lad Remembered

Simon Brett introduces the second of six programmes celebrating the life and career of Frank Muir. With contributions from Denis Norden , June Whitfield , Bill Cotton , Patrick Garland , Robert Robinson , Professor James MacCallum and John Amis. Producer Richard Edis


Introduces: Simon Brett
Unknown: Frank Muir.
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Bill Cotton
Unknown: Patrick Garland
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Professor James MacCallum
Unknown: John Amis.
Producer: Richard Edis

: You and Yours

Daily consumer news and investigations.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Wordly Wise

Peter Hobday chairs the popular panel game exploring words and language. With guests Lorelei King , Graham Norton and Trevor Phillips. Producer Mark Tonderai Repeat


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Trevor Phillips.
Producer: Mark Tonderai

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Jack and Frances

Michael Bakewell adapts the story of the love affair between famously flamboyant writer and lecturer
John Cowper Powys and American poet Frances Gregg. They fell in love in 1912 and, as he was already married, maintained a relationship by engineering her marriage to a friend of his.
Producer Jules Wilkinson


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: John Cowper Powys
Unknown: Frances Gregg.
Producer: Jules Wilkinson
John Cowper Powys: James Laurenson
Frances Gregg: Sian Thomas

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer questions sent in by post. Chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Elementary, My Dear Rankin

3: A Fair Cop. After the Second World War, a new mood of realism swept the crime fiction reading public. For details see Monday

: Crime Stories

3: Alexander Morton reads The
Hanged Man
For details see Monday
Repeated Saturday 12.30am


Unknown: Alexander Morton

: 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 ie Lee-Potter.

: Audio Diaries

Doreen/Dorinda by Kay Stonham. Although Doreen was born into a working-class body, she has always known that she is really middle class. Eventually she decides to take the plunge and go for the operation. with Chris Lang, Elliott Nichols, Rupert Vansittart, Simon Greenall, Kay Stonham and Linda Marlowe. Producer Jane Berthoud Repeat


Writer: Kay Stonham
Doreen/Dorinda: Tilly Vosburgh
Irene: Kate Williams
Adrian: Chris Lang
[Actor]: Elliott Nichols
[Actor]: Simon Greenall
[Actress]: Kay Stonham
[Actress]: Linda Marlowe
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: The Archers

Phil cannot believe his ears. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the nightly arts programme. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Erika Wright

: Under One Roof: Under Pressure

By Mike Walker. Part 3. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Mike Walker.

: 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

The last of four programmes featuring speeches of inspiration and humour from graduation ceremonies past and present. 4: Jodie Foster.
Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Jodie Foster.

: State of Emergency

After all major accidents, expert scientists are called in to work out what happened - and how to prevent it happening again. In the first of two programmes, Peter Curran meets the disaster detectives.
Producer Anne McNaught E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Anne McNaught

: Midweek

Libby Purves talks to guests including former Chancellor Kenneth Clarke.
Revised repeat of 9am


Talks: Libby Purves
Unknown: Kenneth Clarke.

: Book at Bedtime: Scartet and Black

By Stendhal. 8: Mathilde's contradictory behaviour drives Julien into a frenzy. The Marquis sends him on a secret mission.
For details see Monday Repeat

: The Way ft Is

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


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

: The Mark Steel

The comic and Guardian columnist presents the first of six lectures on the theme of revolution.
Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: Bombay Ice

3: False Gods
For details see Monday

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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.

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