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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Mary Cotes.


Unknown: Dr Mary Cotes.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer David Street
+ Face behind the Voice: page 149


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: David Street

: Today

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


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

: Midweek

Libby Purves is joined by birthday guest Therese Lawson. Producer Ronni Davis
Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Therese Lawson.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

Freedom Is Coming (South Africa); Romans 6, wl7-22; Free to Serve (Ghana); Siyahamba (South Africa). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Serial: Pleasure Domes

3: Poor Old Mary Shelley - the Horror Years
For details see Monday


Unknown: Mary Shelley

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Letters from a Lost Generation. Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Live Luggage

A four-part fly-on-the-wall series focusing on the lot of animals - and the staff who look after them - as they pass through Heathrow Airport. 1: Welcome to the Hotel ... Asuspicious shipment of parrots is seized, customs officers learn how to spot elephant ivory, and a dog is found dead on arrival.
Producer Edward Odim


Producer: Edward Odim

: The Empire Years

Magnus Magnusson takes a trip back in time to the days of the Glasgow
Empire, the notorious theatre that was a graveyard for English comics. Producer Henry Eagles


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Producer: Henry Eagles

: 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 popular panel game which explores words and language. Today, chairman Peter Hobday welcomes guests Fi Glover , David Aaronovitch ,
Jeremy Nicholas and Peter Serafinowicz. Writer Ged Parsons
Producer Mark Tonderai Repeat


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz.
Producer: Mark Tonderai

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Room of Leaves

"PC Ainsley said this was the strangest trail he'd ever followed Using poetry and prose,
Amanda Dalton 's poignant story tells of how a jilted woman, 70, is found dead in a room full of leaves, with supermarket eggs clustered in the grass of her garden and pink ribbon everywhere. with Ann Rye , Amanda Dalton , Andy Cryer , Melissa Sinden , Alan Halsall and Victoria Connett. Music composed and performed by Gary Yershon. Director Susan Roberts


Unknown: Amanda Dalton
Unknown: Ann Rye
Unknown: Amanda Dalton
Unknown: Andy Cryer
Unknown: Melissa Sinden
Unknown: Alan Halsall
Unknown: Victoria Connett.
Unknown: Gary Yershon.
Director: Susan Roberts
Grace: Emily Woof
Frank: Christopher Eccleston

: Gardeners' Question Time

Carole Baxter , Nigel Colborn and John Cushnie answer questions posed by gardeners from Dunoon, Scotland. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


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

: Life on the Road

3: The Soloists' Tale For details see Monday

: Crime USA

3: The Cry of a Violin by Seymour Shubin , read by Ed Bishop. A solo violin performance by a child prodigy leads to two brutal killings. For details see Monday


Unknown: Seymour Shubin
Read By: Ed Bishop.

: Case Notes

As the world's population ages and infectious diseases are brought under control, cancer is on the up. Graham Easton looks at new strategies to tackle this worldwide killer. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Graham Easton

: Thinking Allowed - the Larger Map

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jane Jeffes

: 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, a look at the orchestra, with Thomas Hull ,
Susanna Candlin , Laurence Davies , Jeremy Comes and Andy Horrell. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Richard Thomas
Unknown: Rainer Hersch
Unknown: Thomas Hull
Unknown: Susanna Candlin
Unknown: Laurence Davies
Unknown: Jeremy Comes
Unknown: Andy Horrell.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Happiness is a warm gun. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Director William Friedkin and novelist
Peter Blatty talk to Mark Lawson as The Exorcist is re-released. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Director: William Friedkin
Unknown: Peter Blatty
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Letters from a Lost Generation

Based on Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain. Part 8 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 Talks by Thomas Lynch

The undertaker and poet reflects on the preoccupations offiftysomethings. 3: Mixed Blessings
Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm

: Evolution after Darwin

The Science That Dare Not Speak Its Name. In the series which unravels some of evolutionary biology's knottier problems, John Gribbin asks if there is a genetic basis for marriage, religion and war. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: John Gribbin
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

By Louis de Bernieres. Part 8 of 15. 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

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


Unknown: William Vandyck

: News

: The late Book My Affair with Christianity

Rabbi Lionel Blue reads from his spiritual autobiography. Part 3. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Lionel Blue

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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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