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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Farming Today

: Today

With John Humphrys , James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rabbi YY Rubenstein.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Yy Rubenstein.

: In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg continues his look at ideas and events which have influenced our time. This week, he is joined by philosopher Mary Midgely and astronomer John Gribbin.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Mary Midgely
Unknown: John Gribbin.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The Man with the Two-Stroke Engine

The two-stroke engine is often regarded as a thing of the past, yet
Gordon Blair has devoted his working life to developing the device. Producer Davy Sims


Unknown: Gordon Blair
Producer: Davy Sims

: Daily Service

Introit: Trust in God; 0 God, Our Help in Ages Past; John 14, wl-6, 27; Do Not Be Afraid; Come Down, 0 Love Divine. Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Serial: The Unknown Matisse

By Hilary Spurling. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Hilary Spurling.

: Woman's Hour

Kathryn Hughes joins Jenni Murray to discuss her new biography of George Eliot. Drama: Letters from a Lost
Generation. Part 14.
Drama rptd at 7.45pm. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kathryn Hughes
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: George Eliot.

: Crossing Continents

Julian Pettifer is in Japan to investigate what's been called the country's human dumping ground: Kamagasaki, Osaka's forgotten ghetto. Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Colvil and Soames: Bad Apples

Christopher Lee 's new six-part thriller. 2: Inspector Guscott has asked his old friends from MI6 to help discreetly in his latest murder investigation. with Dudley Sutton. Sheila Reid , Sue Jones-Davies, Tom Cotcher , Alistair McGowan and Neil Conrich. Producer Pete Atkin Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Inspector Guscott
Unknown: Dudley Sutton.
Unknown: Sheila Reid
Unknown: Tom Cotcher
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Neil Conrich.
Producer: Pete Atkin
Henry Colvil: Christopher Benjamin
Alex Soames: Amanda Redman

: 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.

: Brain of Britain 1998

Robert Robinson chairs the first semi-final of the contest.
Devised by John P Wynn. Questions set by Ian Gillies. Producer Richard Edis Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: John P Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Real Women

2: Condemn'd for Piracy. In which the real-life trial of the notorious female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read gets a little out of hand. with Robin Bailey , Geoffrey Whitehead , Gavin Muir. Stephen Critchlow. Harry Myers and Amanda Gordon. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Anne Bonny
Unknown: Mary Read
Unknown: Robin Bailey
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Gavin Muir.
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow.
Unknown: Harry Myers
Unknown: Amanda Gordon.
Anne Bonny: Pauline McLynn
Mary Read: Charlotte Coleman

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

Consumer debate on issues affecting our daily lives. With Peter White.


Unknown: Peter White.

: Jarrow to Giro

Has unemployment been the cause of violence in some areas of Britain?
For details see Monday Repeat

: Scraping the Sky

Virtue and Mercy. Barbara Marten reads the last of four short stories by Julia Darling.


Unknown: Barbara Marten
Stories By: Julia Darling.

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins.
Producers Sallie Davies and Charles Sigler Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.
Producers: Sallie Davies
Producers: Charles Sigler

: The Material World

On Bonfire Night, Trevor Phillips talks to two experts in explosives technology about the development of new explosive compounds which will have a wide variety of uses. Producer Bruce Whitney-Low
E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Trevor Phillips
Producer: Bruce Whitney-Low

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Kate and Cindy

Sarah Parkinson 's six-part drama serial follows Kate and Cindy's friendship through the years.
2: The Lady Vanishes. The girls become tea ladies in an old people's home. with Sally Grace , Jon Glover , Toby Longworth and Cherry Morris. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Sarah Parkinson
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Producer: Liz Anstee
Kate: Sarah Parkinson
Cindy: Felicity Montagu

: The Archers

News from the Laurels.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson discusses Diana Rigg and Toby Stephens in a new production of Racine's Britannicus. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: Toby Stephens

: Letters from a Lost Generation

Rptd from 10.45am. For details see Monday

: Coming from the Outside

In the first of two programmes, playwright David Hare talks to
John Miller about his journey in the theatre. Includes acted scenes from his plays. Producer Richard Bannerman


Talks: David Hare
Unknown: John Miller
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The Week in Westminster

With Peter Riddell of The Times. Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Jane Ashley

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts discovers why
"antisense" is revolutionising genetic engineering and drugs design.
Producer Sue Broom. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

By Louis de Bemieres. Part 14. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Louis de Bemieres.

: The Cradleys

By Mike Haskins and Griff Rhys Jones. Radio 4's comedy family experiences the full shock of a major news drama. with Perry Benson , Emma Amos and Geoffrey McGivern. Producer Nick Canner


Unknown: Mike Haskins
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones.
Unknown: Perry Benson
Unknown: Emma Amos
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern.
Producer: Nick Canner
Baz: Simon Godley
Val: Felicity Montagu

: World of Pub

Tony Roche 's four-part cartoon. 3: A plan to build the biggest pub in the world.
Producer Jane Berthoud Repeat


Unknown: Tony Roche
Producer: Jane Berthoud
Dodgy Phil: John Thomson
Garry: Peter Serafinowicz
Barry: Phil Cornwell

: Your Place or Mine?

Feature-makers from four countries tell stories which transcend international boundaries. Kev the Head. Johann Gabrielsson talks to those who witnessed the rise and fall of Kevin Brennan, the Australian who was a surfing genius at the age of 15. Producer Johann Gabrielsson


Producer: Johann Gabrielsson

: News

: The Late Book: News of a Kidnapping

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Part 4. 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.

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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