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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: 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 Jim Thompson.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament L W only


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

Oft in Danger, Oft in Woe (University College); Daniel 3, w8-18; Cantate
Domino (Wilson); 0 Praise Ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Serial: The Interesting Narrative

By Olaudah Equiano , read in five parts by Colin McFarlane. Abridged by Alison Joseph. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Olaudah Equiano
Unknown: Colin McFarlane.
Abridged By: Alison Joseph.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Still Waters. Part 13.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Aids and Me

In 1993, Radio 4 reporter Nigel Wrench was diagnosed as HIVpositive. Two years later, he contracted pneumonia and was told he had Aids. With a cupboard full of the latest drugs and the support of his family and friends, his life would appear to be relatively normal now. In this documentary to mark World Aids Day on 1 December, Nigel Wrench presents a frank and personal account of living with the virus. Producer David Cook


Reporter: Nigel Wrench
Unknown: Nigel Wrench
Producer: David Cook

: Funny Bones

Continuing the series in which Jimmy Tarbuck plunders the comedy archives and, with Rhona Cameron , listens to the way different generations of comics and comedies have treated particular subjects. The pair also compare their own experiences. Part 4. Producer Bruce Hyman


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

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Wildbrain

Lionel Kelleway chairs the wildlife quiz looking for the best naturalist in Britain. In this second heat, he travels to Scotland to test the knowledge of three more hopeful contestants. Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Simon Roberts

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: The Golden Triangle

The Awakening Conscience by Robin Brooks. William Holman Hunt meets a young beauty who works behind the local bar and resolves to turn her into the perfect model and woman. with Alan Cox. Damian Lewis , David Tennant and Lila Cherif. Director Nandita Ghose


Unknown: Robin Brooks.
Unknown: William Holman Hunt
Unknown: Alan Cox.
Unknown: Damian Lewis
Unknown: David Tennant
Unknown: Lila Cherif.
Director: Nandita Ghose
William Holman Hunt: Jonathan Firth
Annie Miller: Julie Cox

: Gardeners' Question Tune

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests of Derby City Council. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Speakers' Corner

Actress Phoebe Wooley has started work as a tour guide and has one week to develop a two-hour presentation for some fact-hungry tourists. For details see Monday


Unknown: Phoebe Wooley

: The Trouble with Clara

By Alison White , read by Penny
Downie. Clara is one of those women who wants all men to adore her- and they usually do. But Annie is not about to give up her husband without a fight. Producer Liz Taylor


Unknown: Alison White
Producer: Liz Taylor

: Case Notes

Are males the neglected sex, or do they neglect themselves? Dr Graham Easton looks at what is on offer to improve men's health.
Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: Thinking Allowed - The Larger Map

Laurie Taylor visits Slough, in Berkshire, to meet three people who are putting it on the larger map. Producer David Wood


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: David Wood

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Booked

Panellists Dillie Keane ,
Roger McGough , David Stafford and Arthur Smith play havoc with the literary life. With chairman Ian McMillan.
Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Ian McMillan.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: The Archers

Alice turns out.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson focuses on photographer Henri Cartier - Bresson, who has chosen his favourite photographs from a career which began in 1930. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Henri Cartier
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Still Waters

Part 13 by Sergio Casci. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sergio Casci.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk and his team - Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves , David Starkey and David Cook - cross-examine witnesses on the moral 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

: Better than Sex

Four writers celebrate a sensual experience which gives them intense pleasure. 2: Fred D'Aguiaron "Getting the Perfect Haircut" in South London. Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Fred D'Aguiaron

: Costing the Earth

Our chemical past is catching up with us. As the Government struggles to clean up sites used for dumping mustard gas and phosgene, tonight's programme examines our toxic legacy and the struggle to make it safe for future generations.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Another World

By Pat Barker. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Pat Barker.

: 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

The airwaves are once again handed over to aspiring singer-songwriter
John Shuttleworth. Joining John in his living room is Vanessa Feltz.
Written and performed by Graham Fellows , with additional material by Martin Willis.
Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm


Singer-Songwriter: John Shuttleworth.
Unknown: Vanessa Feltz.
Unknown: Graham Fellows
Unknown: Martin Willis.

: News

: The Late Book: A Man in Full

By Tom Wolfe. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tom Wolfe.

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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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