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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian Mackenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Harvey Thomas.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Midweek

The conversation programme with Libby Purves returns from its summer break. Producer Ursula Saunders. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ursula Saunders.

: All Points North

With poet Simon Armitage. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Armitage.

: Daily Service

When Morning Gilds the Skies (Laudes Domini); 1 Timothy 6, w6-8, 17-19; 0 Praise the Name of the Lord
(Rachmaninov); Let All the World
(Luckington). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Dear
Jayne Browne : Honest Men by Valerie Georgeson. Part 3 of 5. Dear Jayne Browne repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jayne Browne
Unknown: Valerie Georgeson.
Unknown: Jayne Browne

: Crimescapes

Leslie Forbes investigates six crime writers and explores the landscapes of their novels. 1: David Craig. A young prostitute is murdered in the industrial wasteland of Cardiff docks. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeat


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Unknown: David Craig.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Punchlines

Hugh Dennis presents six programmes looking at different styles of comedy. 5: Improvisation. Is itjust a question of making it up as you go along? Written by Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt Producer Lis Roberts


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Written By: Hugh Dennis
Written By: Steve Punt
Producer: Lis Roberts

: 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.

: X Marks the Spot

Pete McCarthy presents a quiz in which three panellists race against the clock to locate a mystery British treasure. Producer John Higgs


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Producer: John Higgs

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:The Beat Goes On

A Song for Jake by Winsome Pinnock. The last of four plays charting the musical lives of a black family from 1919 to the present day. Steve has songwriter's block and falls out with his teenage son Jake over music - with life-threatening consequences. with Buki Armstrong , Ebony Gray. Alan Igbon , Vincent Davies. Darren Warner. Otis P Graham and Sherril Parsons. Musical director Ansell Broderick. Director Nandita Ghose


Unknown: Winsome Pinnock.
Unknown: Buki Armstrong
Unknown: Alan Igbon
Unknown: Vincent Davies.
Unknown: Darren Warner.
Unknown: Otis P Graham
Unknown: Sherril Parsons.
Director: Ansell Broderick.
Director: Nandita Ghose
Old Abraham: Patrice Naiambana
Steve: Paul Barber
Jake: David Sampson

: Gardeners' QuestionTime

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners from Merseyside. With chairman Eric Robson.
Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Original Features

2: Plaster Tropicana. Self-confessed DIY queen Tanya Thorne has fashioned the front of her Cardiff terrace on a desert island theme - complete with shipwreck, treasure chest and parrot.
For details see yesterday

: On the Fringe

Four comic stories recorded in front of an audience in the Pleasance Cabaret
Bar at this year's Edinburgh Festival.
3: Ralph Riach reads The Trendelenberg Position by Alasdair Gray. Mrs Chigwell listens while her dentist ranges over his favourite topics.
Producer David Jackson Young Repeated Sunday 12.30am


Unknown: Ralph Riach
Unknown: Alasdair Gray.
Unknown: Mrs Chigwell
Producer: David Jackson

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare returns with his series on all matters psychological and psychiatric. The latest research combined with current events is the key to discovering how the human mind works. How is our behaviour affected by the pressures of the world around us? And what can mental illness tell us about the workings of our brains? Producer Bruce Whitney Low


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: 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: thlnking.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.

: Dan and Nick: the Wildebeest Years

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero with more nonsense from the insect world and The Archers Abroad.
Music by the Gents. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Archers

Kate digs her heels in. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson delivers the verdict on He Got Game, the latest film from
Spike Lee , starring Denzel Washington. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Spike Lee
Unknown: Denzel Washington.

: Dear Jayne Browne

Honest Men by Valerie Georgeson. Part 3 of 5. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Valerie Georgeson.

: Inside Out

Lesley Riddoch is in the heart of Edinburgh's red-light district for a debate about controlling prostitution. Producer Mike Lloyd
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
For free tickets, call (0141) [number removed]


Presenter: Lesley Riddoch
Senior Producer: Karen Ferguson
Producer: Mike Lloyd
Researcher: David Holmes

: Letters of Complaint

With Tony Hawks.
Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm

: Enright's Universe

Four programmes in which Leo Enright shares his passion for space travel. 3: Secret Space. Since the beginning of rocket flight, the men of the military have been conducting undercover missions. This is the space race you were not meant to hear about.
Producer Jim Clarke


Unknown: Leo Enright
Producer: Jim Clarke

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime:First Love

By Ivan Turgenev. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev.

: Hearing with Hegley

Poet John Hegley entertains, wielding a microphone and a book of verse. With Nigel and the Popticians. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Phil Clarke

: The Goldfish Bowl

By Shaun Prendergast. Anton attempts to educate Liam - but who wants to learn when you can play I-spy? Part 2 of 8. with Shaun Prendergast and Sarah Parish Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Shaun Prendergast.
Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Director: Sally Avens
Anton: Hamish McColl
Bandit: Hamish McColl
Liam: Sean Foley
Husband: Sean Foley

: The Nualas

More music and comedy from the sassy Irish trio.
Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm

: News

: The LateBook: Tales from Ovid

By Ted Hughes. Part 3.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Ted Hughes.

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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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