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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Professor Russell Stannard.

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Disabled achievers in the United States talk frankly to Peter White about how their disability has affected their lives. 2: Bree Walker. The television anchorwoman talks about the genetic disability of her hands and feet and the furore she caused in America when she opted to have children.
Producer Ronni Davis. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Bree Walker.
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: The New Recruit

A series in which old and new hands compare notes. 1: The demise of the transport cafe has not made the life of the removal man any easier. Neither has self-assembly furniture or the increase in book buying.
Howard Routledge compares notes with new recruit Julian McCormick.
Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Howard Routledge
Unknown: Julian McCormick.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Serial: The Doctor, the Detective and Arthur Conan

Michael Williams reads Martin Booth's biography. 2: The first appearance of a new detective - Sherrinford Holmes ! For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Sherrinford Holmes

: Daily Service

Thou Art the Christ; Matthew 16, wl3-20; Through Christ Jesus ; Songs of Thankfulness and Praise. Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Christ Jesus
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests.
Drama: Lady Susan by Jane Austen. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Jane Austen.

: Nature: Insight

Ageing and Death. Howard Stableford and guests explore the science behind death and ageing in the natural world. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Howard Stableford

: The Galton and Simpson Radio Playhouse: 3: A Clerical Error

Four adaptations by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson celebrating the golden anniversary of their writing partnership.

If your con is to dress up as a clergyman to extract money from punters for religious charities, make sure you are nowhere near a would-be suicide. You might find you are asked to go out on to a balcony to talk him out of it.


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Producer: Mark Robson
Caleb: Keith Barron
Mother: June Whitfield
[Actor]: Josie Lawrence
[Actor]: Les Clack
[Actor]: Simon Greenall
[Actor]: Robert Harley
[Actor]: Andy Taylor

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker , Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: Full Orchestra

Tommy Pearson presents the musical quiz that pits teams from two leading British orchestras against each other. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Elemental Tales

Bawcock's Eve. Nick Darke 's elemental tale is set in Cornwall. It is mid-winter in Mousehole, and Gran has taken in a mysterious stranger. with Casssandra Holliday , Carl Grose and Ben Crowe. Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Nick Darke
Unknown: Casssandra Holliday
Unknown: Carl Grose
Unknown: Ben Crowe.
Director: Claire Grove
Gran: Barbara Jefford
Myma: Diana Berriman

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Eddie Mair invites your views on today's topical issue.
Producer Sukey Firth. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Tales from the Village

Joel Kibazo attends a traditional funeral in Kenya.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Joel Kibazo

: This Sceptred Isle

7: The Battle of Hastings For details see yesterday

: The Learning Curve

In the first of a ten-part series,
Libby Purves discusses how we can change in our personal and professional lives. Producer Lyn Webster Wilde Action Line: [number removed]44
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Lyn Webster

: Shop Talk

Conversation from the world of business with Heather Payton and guests. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: PM

With Clare English.

: The Cheese Shop Presents - the Butter Factor

Comedy sketches with a host of new and established characters, Including Steve "not the snooker player" Davies, gardening expert Jack Finsborough , and songs from seventies singer Ted Ruby. With Gerard Foster , Dave Lamb , Gordon Southern, Tim Verrinder , Ben Ward and Richard Webb. Producer Maria Esposito
Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: Jack Finsborough
Singer: Ted Ruby.
Unknown: Gerard Foster
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Tim Verrinder
Unknown: Richard Webb.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: The Archers

Edward puts the boot in. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with the arts programme. Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Alison Perks

: Lady Susan

By Jane Austen.
Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Austen.

: True Colours - South Africa Today

Johannesburg and the Old Transvaal Johannesburg , the economic heartland, is also the engine of nation-building in the new South Africa. Here people talk about the African nation.
But where does that leave the whites? Producer Rosie Goldsmith. Rptd Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Old Transvaal Johannesburg
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith.

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people.
Producer Cheryl Gabriel
PHONE: [number removed]44 for more information FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes Special: No Issue Too High

The ideal contraceptive has yet to be invented. Tracey Logan explores how science will change fertility in the future.
Repeated tomorrow 4pm E-MAIL: [address removed]


Reporter: Tracey Logan
Producer: Sue Broom

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Disabled achievers in the United
States talk frankly to Peter White. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Peter White.

: The World Tonight

With Anne McKenzie.


Unknown: Anne McKenzie.

: Book at Bedtime: Nana

For details see yesterday

: The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience

Patrick Barlow and Imelda Staunton play Patrick and Maureen, a couple who should have split up long ago. Instead, they snipe at each other and infuriate special guest Juliet Stevenson so much that she walks out. With Peter Jones, Leonie Mellinger and John Ramm.


Writer: Patrick Barlow
Producer: Claire Jones
Patrick Maybe: Patrick Barlow
Maureen Maybe: Imelda Staunton
Guest: Juliet Stevenson
[Actor]: Peter Jones
[Actor]: Leonie Mellinger
[Actor]: John Ramm

: Talking Pictures

Repeated from Saturday 5.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: Last Resort

By Alison Lurie , read by Kate Harper. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alison Lurie
Read By: Kate Harper.

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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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