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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer David Street


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: David Street

: Today

John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Professor Russell Stannard.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Professor Russell Stannard.

: Midweek

Lively conversation with Libby Purves and guests.
Producer Ronni Davis. Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Serial: Even the Stars Look Lonesome

Maya Angelou reads from her book of essays. 3: Godfrey Cambridge and Fame
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Maya Angelou
Unknown: Godfrey Cambridge

: Daily Service

0 Worship the King (Hanover); Many and Great (Trad USA); Psalm 67; Laudate Dominum (Taize); God of Mercy, God of Grace (Heathlands). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Letters from a Lost Generation. Part 3. Drama rptd at 7.45pm. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Flying Porcupines

During the Second World War, the small Scottish town of Oban became home to a squadron of RAF Coastal Command. Flying boats took off, landed and crashed in the surrounding waters. Many of the survivors recently returned to relive their wartime experiences on the heavily armed flying boats the Germans nicknamed Hying Porcupines. Producer Louise Dalziel


Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Up the Garden Path

The last in a six-part radio version of the novel by Sue Limb , starring
Imelda Staunton as Izzy. Over and Out with Phyllida Nash , Kelda Holmes , Kerry Ann White, and members of the Anna Scher Theatre. Producer Jonathan James-Moore Repeat


Novel By: Sue Limb
Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Unknown: Phyllida Nash
Unknown: Kelda Holmes
Unknown: Kerry Ann
Unknown: Anna Scher
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Maria: Marty Cruickshank
Michael: Nicholas Leprevost
Dick: Mike Grady
Gwyn: Sion Probert

: 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.

: Wordly Wise

The panel game that explores words and language. With chairman Peter Hobday and guests Joe Melia ,
Kevin Greening , Brian Sewell and Kay Stonham. Producer Mark Tonderai Repeat


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Joe Melia
Unknown: Kevin Greening
Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Kay Stonham.
Producer: Mark Tonderai

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Curious, if True

Five stories of mystery and the supernatural by Elizabeth Gaskell , dramatised by Sally Hedges. 3: The Poor Clare. A young lawyer investigating the heir to a substantial fortune is drawn towards a young woman haunted by a mother's curse. with Janet Dale , Kathryn Hunt ,
William Simons , Christopher Scott , Mary Wimbush. Sandra Berkin , Martin Head and Nick Aikens Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Dramatised By: Sally Hedges.
Unknown: Janet Dale
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt
Unknown: William Simons
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Mary Wimbush.
Unknown: Sandra Berkin
Unknown: Nick Aikens
Director: Nigel Bryant
Mrs Gaskell: Elizabeth Spriggs
Philip: Kim Wall

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by gardeners from Oxfordshire. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Bunty Is Forty

The absence of parents and boys in the world of Bunty. Part 3 of 5. For details see Monday

: The Chain Gang

3: Dead Person with Money Worries by Ali Smith , read by Vivienne Dixon. "Look at me. Finished. Murdered.
Shot in the neck by a stranger." For details see Monday


Unknown: Ali Smith
Read By: Vivienne Dixon.

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare presents the series on matters psychological and psychiatric. In this programme, he examines how behaviour is affected by the pressures of the world and considers what mental illness can tell us about the workings of our brains. Producer Bruce Whitney Low


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: Thinking Allowed

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 Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Rainer Hersch's All Classical Music Explained

With the help of Richard Thomas and guests, Rainer Hersch finally reveals why organ music is so boring, how to play instruments without practising, and how to clap in the wrong places at concerts and look like you did it on purpose. This week: the history of music with the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Richard Thomas
Unknown: Rainer Hersch
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Brian might get a complex. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme, including a review of the National Theatre's Antony and Cleopatra starring Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman.
Producer Julian May


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: Alan Rickman.

: Letters from a LostGeneration

Based on Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain. Part 3 of 15. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Vera Brittain.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk , Janet Daley ,
Ian Hargreaves , David Starkey and David Cook cross-examine guests on the moral and ethical issues behind one of the week's controversies. Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


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

: Colloquies: Four Talksy Thomas Lynch

Undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the preoccupations of fiftysomethings.
2: Contemplation of the Womb Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Thomas Lynch

: Evolution after Darwin

Man as a Mammiferous Animal
John Gribbin examines some of the trickier questions that fuel debate in evolutionary biology today, including Darwin's suggestion that we should regard man as we do other mammals. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: John Gribbin
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

By Louis de Bernieres. Part 3. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Louis de Bernieres.

: Five Squeezy Pieces

Offbeat comedy sketches and poems written and performed by Claire Caiman , Julia Davis , Maria McErlane ,
Meera Syal and Arabella Weir. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Claire Caiman
Unknown: Julia Davis
Unknown: Maria McErlane
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Arabella Weir.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: King Stupid

Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: Underworld

By Don DeLillo. 8: We're All Gonna Die For details see Monday


Unknown: Don Delillo.

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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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