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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

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Between Ourselves

Olivia O'Leary talks to pairs of people who have had parallel experiences. In this edition, Maria Bentley-Dingwall , niece of Derek Bentley , and Georgina Ellis , daughter of Ruth, discuss the legacy of the death penalty. Producer Sara Conkey Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Maria Bentley-Dingwall
Unknown: Derek Bentley
Unknown: Georgina Ellis
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Science in the Attic

Five programmes featuring amateur scientists. 1: Astronomer Guy Hurst has acted as a bridge between amateurs and professionals from all over the world.
Producer Neil George


Unknown: Guy Hurst
Producer: Neil George

: White Cargo

Felicity Kendal 's autobiography. 4: Making Good
For details see Monday


Unknown: Felicity Kendal

: Daily Service

When We Walk with the Lord (Trust and Obey); Matthew 18, wl-6, 10; Father in Heaven, Grant to Your
Children (Halad); Safe in the Shadow of the Lord (Creator God). Director of music Liz Davidson.


Music: Liz Davidson.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: The Jury by Matthew Solon. Part 14 of 25. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Matthew Solon.

: From Our Own Correspondent

The news behind the world headlines.

: Spangles 'n' Tights

A comedy series by Christopher Fitz-Simon . 2:The Ambassador.The
Dublin Theatrical Costumiers are asked to dress a British Embassy pageant, only to become embroiled in a money-laundering scandal. with Frank Kelly. Eugene O'Brien , Sylvia Syms , Ali White and Bosco Hogan Music played by John Trotter Director Roland Jaquarello Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Frank Kelly.
Unknown: Eugene O'Brien
Unknown: Sylvia Syms
Unknown: Ali White
Unknown: Bosco Hogan
Played By: John Trotter
Director: Roland Jaquarello
Dessie Doyle: David Kelly
Violet Doyle: Pauline McLynn

: 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

: Brain of Britain 1998

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest. Producer Richard Edis
Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Private Wheeler's War

Sleeping in palaces or under the stars; seeking glory or courting fair damsels; hunting the enemy and, in turn, being hunted. An authentic account of life as a soldier in Wellington's peninsular campaign, compiled by Christopher Aird and Jonathan Tafler. Starring
Andrew Lincoln as Wheeler and Ciaran Hinds as Wellington.



Writer: Christopher Aird
Writer/Director: Jonathan Taflet
Wheeler: Andrew Lincoln
Wellington: Ciaran Hinds

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]4444

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: Pongs Perdus: Five Reflections on Smell

4: Pheromones and Pumpkin Pie. An investigation into the smells of food and love. With Dr Alan Hirsch of the Chicago Smell and Taste Foundation. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dr Alan Hirsch

: Pongs Perdus

Bubblegum by Adam Thorpe , read by Shiv Grewal. He should have kissed her, but the scent of bubblegum stood for pain, not pleasure. The last of four stories.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Adam Thorpe
Read By: Shiv Grewal.

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen explores words and the way we speak. The New Re-PUB-lic When a pub is renamed, does marketing win over history? Producer Jane Ray
Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jane Ray

: The Material World

Oxford historian Alan Chapman argues that musical concepts like harmony, pitch and dissonance are just another way of describing the laws of physics and geometry that determine the shape of our universe. Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Alan Chapman
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.

: Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue

The sketch show about families, relationships and lifestyles continues with an edition recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Starring Robert Duncan as Mike and Jan
Ravens as Sue.
With Ronnie Ancona , Alistair McGowan , Roger Blake and Steve Punt. Written by Steve Punt from a format by Bill Dare
Music by Mark Burton. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Robert Duncan
Unknown: Ronnie Ancona
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Steve Punt.
Written By: Steve Punt
Music By: Mark Burton.
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Archers

There is trouble in the tea interval.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts show. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: The Jury

By Matthew Solon. Part 14 of 25. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Matthew Solon.

: Too Little, Too Late

John Waite presents a series chronicling our failure to cope with the consequences for health of 20th-century industrialisation. Producer Graham Ellis


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: Matrix of Power

A series examining Britain's emerging constitutional landscape. In this edition, Anne Perkins visits York and the North East to find out if anything can be done to quicken people's interest in moribund local democracy. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Anne Perkins
Producer: Sue Davies

: Weather Wise

From the first thermometers to manless mini-planes, Paul Simons looks at weather forecasting. Producer Sue Broom
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Paul Simons

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: My Father's Glory

By Marcel Pagnol. 4: Marcel is left behind by his father and uncle on the first day of the shooting season. For details see Monday


Unknown: Marcel Pagnol.

: Only Connect

Arabella Weir hosts the panel game that seeks to connect the seemingly unconnected.
Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Arabella Weir
Producer: Liz Anstee

: Your Place or Mine?

The return of the award-winning series in which feature makers from four countries tell stories which transcend international boundaries. This edition focuses on attitudes to the Australian crocodile.
Series editor Sharon Banoff


Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: The Late Book: Crocodile Soup

By Julia Darling. Part 4 of 10. For details see Monday


Unknown: Julia Darling.

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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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