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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Paul Symonds.


Unknown: Father Paul Symonds.

: Farming Today

With Rachel Morgan. Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Rachel Morgan.
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 Tom Butler.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Midweek

Lively conversation with Libby Purves and guests.
Producer Ursula Saunders
Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ursula Saunders

: White Cargo

Felicity Kendal 's autobiography. 3: Made in India
For details see Monday


Unknown: Felicity Kendal

: Daily Service

Angel-voices Ever Singing (Angel voices); Daniel 10, w4-9, 19b-21; Hail, Gladdening Light (Wood); I, the Lord of Sea and Sky (Schutte). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: The Jury by Matthew Solon. Part 13 of 25. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Matthew Solon.

: Crimescapes

Leslie Forbes investigates six crime writers and explores the landscapes of their novels. 5: Ian Rankin. Scotland's foremost crime writer guides us through the meaner streets of Edinburgh, home to his detective hero John Rebus. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeat


Author and presenter: Leslie Forbes
Unknown: John Rebus.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Comedy Classic: Up the Garden Path

A six-part radio version of the novel by Sue Limb , starring Imelda Staunton as Izzy. 3: Punch-ups and Put-downs with Mike Grady. Sion Probert. Cheryl Miller , Kelda Holmes. Melissa Wilson and members of the Anna Scher Theatre
Producer Jonathan James-Moore Repeat


Novel By: Sue Limb
Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Unknown: Mike Grady.
Unknown: Sion Probert.
Unknown: Cheryl Miller
Unknown: Kelda Holmes.
Unknown: Melissa Wilson
Unknown: Anna Scher
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Maria: Marty Cruickshank
Michael: Nicholas Le Prevost

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Labour Party conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Inspiration

Inventions and discoveries are subjected to quizzical investigation as chairman Chris Stuart is joined at the Science Museum by Professor Lewis Wolpert , Adam Hart-Davis , and guests Sue Nelson and Johnny Ball.
Written and compiled by Crispin Belcher Producer Aled Evans Repeat


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Professor Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Sue Nelson
Unknown: Johnny Ball.
Unknown: Crispin Belcher
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Final Furlong

By Christopher Reason , starring
Bernard Cribbins. Can a heartbroken old man rescue a desperate situation? Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Christopher Reason
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins.
Director: Martin Jenkins

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Nigel Colborn and Carole Baxter visit the Younger Botanic
Garden, Benmore. With Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Carole Baxter
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Pongs Perdus: Five Reflections on Smell

3: Woodsmoke. Writer Patrice Chaplin recounts why the smell of woodsmoke evokes for her a youthful love affair. For details see Monday


Unknown: Patrice Chaplin

: Pongs Perdus

Chlorine by Bridget O'Connor , read by Nadia Sawalha. The third of four short stories. For a dedicated avoider of exercise, the smell of chlorine on a best friend spells treachery. Producer Jeremy Mortimer Repeated Sunday 12.30am


Unknown: Bridget O'Connor
Read By: Nadia Sawalha.
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare presents the series on matters psychological and psychiatric. How do the client and the therapist negotiate the ending of the therapeutic relationship? Producer Neil Trevithick


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: Thinking Allowed - the Larger Map

Laurie Taylor visits Leicester to meet three people who are putting the town on the larger map. Producer Jane Jeffes
E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jane Jeffes

: PM

Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter.

: Frank Muir - a Kentish Lad Remembered

Part 2 of the tribute to Frank Muir recorded in the Radio Theatre at
Broadcasting House in front of his family, friends and professional associates. With contributions from
Denis Norden , Bill Cotton ,
Patrick Garland , Robert Robinson and John Amis. Introduced by Simon Brett. Producer Richard Edis Repeat


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Bill Cotton
Unknown: Patrick Garland
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: John Amis.
Introduced By: Simon Brett.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

The foreign tourist returns. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

As Edward Heath prepares to publish his autobiography, Mark Lawson investigates the mysterious art of the political memoir.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Edward Heath
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Jury

By Matthew Solon. Part 13 of 25. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Matthew Solon.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the news. Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves David Starkey and David Cook. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: David Cook.
Producer: David Coomes

: Divided We Stand

Robert Robinson continues his idiosyncratic history of the century. Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Scientists Ask Questions

In a tiny village school in the remote Scottish Highlands, research scientist Professor George Dodd is teaching ten-year-olds molecular science, usually only studied at university level. With the aid of smells, songs and the internet, the children of Bualnaluib are being encouraged to understand the world through a knowledge of molecules. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Professor George Dodd
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: My Father's Glory

By Marcel Pagnol. 3: "My father, city-bred and cooped up in schools all his life, had never killed beast or bird." For details see Monday


Unknown: Marcel Pagnol.

: Hearing with Hegley

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


Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Phil Clarke

: The Goldfish Bowl

By Shaun Prendergast. Our bescaled friends have a trial separation as Anton claims squatters' rights over the Plastic Castle. Part 6 of 8. with Shaun Prendergast and Sarah Parish Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Shaun Prendergast.
Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Director: Sally Avens
Anton: Hamish McColl
Liam/Usher: Sean Foley

: King Stupid

William Vandyck hosts something like a Radio 4 panel game, but better. Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm


Unknown: William Vandyck

: News

: The Late Book: Crocodile Soup

By Julia Darling , read by Charlotte Coleman. Part 3 of 10. For details see Monday


Unknown: Julia Darling
Read By: Charlotte Coleman.

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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.

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