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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer David Street


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 the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively conversation. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Serial: The Unknown

Matisse By Hilary Spurting. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Hilary Spurting.

: Daily Service

Abide with Me (Eventide); John 11, W30-35; There Is an Old Belief
(Parry); Love's Redeeming Work Is Done (Savannah). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Letters from a Lost Generation. Part 13. 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 animals that pass through Heathrow Airport. 2: The Night Shift
Producer Edward Odim


Producer: Edward Odim

: Funny Bones

In a six-part series, Jimmy Tarbuck plunders the comedy archives and, with Rhona Cameron , listens to the way different generations of comics and comedies have treated particular subject matters. The two also compare their own experiences. Part 1. Producer Bruce Hyman


Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown: Rhona Cameron
Producer: Bruce Hyman

: 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.

: Word ly Wise

The popular panel game which explores words and language. Chairman Peter Hobday welcomes guests Jonathan James-Moore , Jim Tavare , Susan Jeffreys and Richard Vranch. Written by Ged Parsons
Producer Mark Tonderai Repeat


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Jonathan James-Moore
Unknown: Jim Tavare
Unknown: Susan Jeffreys
Unknown: Richard Vranch.
Written By: Ged Parsons
Producer: Mark Tonderai

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Real Women

Judith French's three stories of extraordinary 18th-century women, told through the writings of the day.
1: Miss Linley's Matrimonial Excursion In which the foremost young soprano of the day becomes entangled with aspiring young playwright Richard Sheridan , and all of fashionable
England is agog. with James Fleet, Richard Johnson. Chris Pavlo
and Tilly Gaunt. Soprano
Natalie Christie. Harpsichordist Paul Nicholson
Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Richard Sheridan
Unknown: Richard Johnson.
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Soprano: Tilly Gaunt.
Soprano: Natalie Christie.
Harpsichordist: Paul Nicholson
Elizabeth Linley: Sarah-Jane Holm
Richard Sheridan: David Bamber

: Gardeners' Question Time

Carole Baxter , Nigel Colborn and John Cushnie are in the potting shed to answer questions sent in by post. With chairman Eric Robson.
Repeated from Sunday 2pm


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

: Jarrow to Giro

Despite the chaotic effects of economic collapse, many people have lived without recourse to conventional work. For details see Monday Repeat

: Scraping the Sky

The Window Cleaner. The third of four short stories by Julia Darling about people who spend much of their life high above the ground. Read by Rashid Karapiet.


Stories By: Julia Darling
Read By: Rashid Karapiet.

: Case Notes

Graham Easton reports on the latest techniques to help infertile couples to have children.
Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Graham Easton

: 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: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tom Alban

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter in London, and Chris Lowe in Washington with the US mid-term elections.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Rainer Hersch's All Classical Music Explained

With the help of Richard Thomas and guests, Rainer Hersch 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 Bach Family. With Wayne Marshall and the Hewitt-Jones family. Producer Richard Edis


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

: The Archers

Julia's letters are explained. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson looks at the events of 1997 through the eyes of press photographers competing for the annual Press Photo Awards. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Letters from a Lost Generation

ByVeraBrittain.Partl3. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday

: 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 Bang. the Whimper and the Boom. The last of four talks in which undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch reflects on the preoccupations of fiftysomethings.
Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Thomas Lynch

: Evolution after Darwin

The Living Universe. The last of four programmes unravelling the problems of evolutionary biology. Producer Louise Dalziel


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 13. 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. Additional material by Sarah Parkinson.
Producer Liz Anstee


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

: Radio Shuttleworth

Singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth presents music from his front room. Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm


Singer-Songwriter: John Shuttleworth

: News

: The Late Book: News of a Kidnapping

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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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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