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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

With Sue MacGregor, James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day Gabrielle Cox
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Unreliable Evidence

With the aid of expert guests,
Clive Anderson - former barrister and grand inquisitor of the stars - cuts through the legal jargon to get to the heart of an issue which affects anyone who uses our legal system.
Executive producer Bruce Hyman Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Bruce Hyman

: The Vale

2: Eileen and Lynne have an uphill struggle and a trail of clues to follow when they go to the rescue of a fox. For details see yesterday

: Serial: Letters from My Windmill

2: Old Cornille's Secret For details see yesterday Abridged and produced by Stuart Owen


Produced By: Stuart Owen

: Daily Service

Canon Noel Vincent reflects on the themes of the Lambeth Conference with bishops of the worldwide Anglican communion.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Martha Kearney. Postcards: The Fall by Jonathan Holloway. Part 2 of 5. Managing editor Nadine Grieve Postcards repeated at 7.45pm For details see yesterday
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Introduced By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Jonathan Holloway.
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: Unholy Relics

Bring Me the Head of Oliver Cromwell Tony Robinson tells the story of the posthumous travels of Oliver Cromwell 's mummified head, from his death in 1658 to its present resting place in Cambridge. With readings by Miriam Margolyes and Duncan Preston.
Written and compiled by Emma Donaghue Producer Susan Roberts Repeat


Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Duncan Preston.
Unknown: Emma Donaghue
Producer: Susan Roberts

: The Penthouse Apartment

By William Trevor , dramatised by Michael Bakewell. A shy spinster leads a quiet life - until she is invited to visit the opulent home of her neighbours. with Derek Waring , Frances Jeater and Janet Maw. Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: William Trevor
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: Derek Waring
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Janet Maw.
Director: Enyd Williams
MissWinton: Dorothy Tutin
Morgan: Bryan Pringle
Bianca: Ada Russo

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Tricks of the Trade

Lawyers and police are quizzed on theirworking knowledge of the law. With chairman Nigel Cassidy. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dogs

Sheila Goff 's black comedy of revenge, set in Dogs' Bodies Kennels and Pet Emporium, Pinner.
Director David Hunter


Unknown: Sheila Goff
Director: David Hunter
Shirley: Tina Gray
Mel: Shirley Dixon
Delia: Frances Jeater
Trevor: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Exchange (0171)[number removed]

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


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Producer: Jane O'Rourke.

: In Celebration

2. A look at the Airfix model which has been a regular fixture of boys' bedrooms for nearly 50 years. For details see yesterday

: Hemingway Short Stories

2: A Canary for One and In Another Country
Abridged and produced by Paul Kent For details see yesterday
Repeated Saturday 12.30am


Produced By: Paul Kent

: A Good Read

Thomas Sutcliffe and guests Eleanor Bron and Roy Hattersley talk about three favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Shop Talk

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 Mark Steel Revolution

Comic and Guardian columnist
Mark Steel presents the fifth of six highly individual lectures on the theme of revolution, examining some of the major historical forces at work during revolutions and holding up a mirror to our own age. Producer Phil Clarke
Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Steel
Producer: Phil Clarke

: The Archers

Kathy makes a boules-up. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the nightly arts programme. Producer Erika Wright


Producer: Erika Wright

: Postcards: The Fall

By Jonathan Holloway. Part 2 of 5. with Joe Dunlop , Becky Hindley and Alison Pettitt Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jonathan Holloway.
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Holly: Charlotte Coleman
Charlotte: Elaine Pyke
Tilson: Tristan Sturrock

: In the Shadow of El Nino

Julian Pettifer travels to Peru, Panama and Zimbabwe giving his personal reflections and talking to experts about the science and effects of El Nino.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: El Nino.
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: 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

: The Healers

BBC social affairs editor Niall Dickson reports on people who work in healthcare and considers how the pressures they work under affect the lot of patients. 4: The Surgeon. How do neurosurgeons feel when they are operating on a child's brain? Producer Deborah Cohen E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Editor: Niall Dickson
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: A Patchwork Planet

By Anne Tyler. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Anne Tyler.

: Goodness Gracious Me

Asix-part series of the award-winning Asian sketch show.1:
The introduction of a new Asian Gladiator-Pharmacist. Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal and Nina Wadia.
Producer Anil Gupta Repeat


Producer: Anil Gupta

: Talking Pictures

Jane Walmsley presents the programme about films and film-going. Repeated from Saturday 5.30pm


Unknown: Jane Walmsley

: News

: The Late Book: Raymond Carver Short Stories

2: The Bath. A boy is in a coma at the hospital, but someone keeps calling him at home about unfinished business. For details see yesterday

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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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