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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: Transplantations

Five gardeners born outside Britain show Anna Pavord their gardens here which remind them of their native homes. 1: Rose Irving has turned her north London patch into a corner of the Caribbean island she left 30 years ago. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Anna Pavord
Unknown: Rose Irving
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Serial: The Doctor, the Detective and Arthur Conan

Michael Williams reads Martin Booth's biography. 4: The first cocaine user in popular fiction.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Michael Williams

: Daily Service

How Sweet the Name of Jesus
Sounds; Acts 7, w51-60; Ave Verum Corpus; For All the Saints. Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Lady Susan by Jane Austen. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jane Austen.

: From Our Own Correspondent

The news behind the world headlines.
Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Old Dog and the Partridge: 3

A sitcom by award-winning writer Joe Turner.

Nicola is on the verge of romance and Andy is on the verge of being found out.


Writer: Joe Turner
Producer: Liz Anstee
Jack: Michael Williams
Nicola: Lisa Coleman
[Actress]: Cherry Morris
[Actor]: Simon Greenall
[Actor]: Toby Longworth
[Actress]: Sally Grace

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Hidden Treasures

The Baroque grandeur of Dyrham Park near Bath is the setting for this week's programme. Lars Tharp quizzes the two teams of antiques experts about objects from above and below stairs. Panellists include Penny Brittain and David Battie.
Producers Elizabeth Abrahams and Anne Bristow. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Unknown: David Battie.
Producers: Elizabeth Abrahams
Producers: Anne Bristow.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dogs

By Sheila Goff. A black comedy of revenge set in Dogs' Bodies Kennels and Pet Emporium, Pinner.
Director David Hunter Repeat


Unknown: Sheila Goff.
Director: David Hunter
Shirley: Tina Gray
Mel: Shirley Dixon
Delia: Frances Jeater
Trevor: Geoffrey Whitehead

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Peter White.

: Tales from the Village

Joel Kibazo meets the griot musicians who are an integral part of village life. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joel Kibazo

: This Sceptred Isle

9: Domesday
For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the last in the present series. Running Dogs and Capitalist Lackeys. The colourful language of ideological persuasion.
Editor Simon Elmes. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Editor: Simon Elmes.

: The Material World

Organic gardening is on the increase, but how can compost help crops grown on an agricultural scale? Trevor Phillips looks at new research from America that shows the natural way could keep the planet alive longer. Producer Bruce Whitney Low
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Worriers

The last in the comedy series about a business set up to ban stress from people's lives by doing the worrying for them. This week, Toby Longworth and Niall Ashdown worry about going on holiday. With Joanna Brookes ,
Debra Stephenson , Simon Greenall and Lewis MacLeod. Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Niall Ashdown
Unknown: Joanna Brookes
Unknown: Debra Stephenson
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The Archers

A timely offer.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts programme, including a look at the art of turning birdsong into music, as revealed by the French composer Olivier Messiaen.
Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Olivier Messiaen.
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Lady Susan

By Jane Austen.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Jane Austen.

: Case History

Eden. During the Suez crisis of 1956, was the British Prime Minister Sir
Anthony Eden taking a cocktail of drugs to help him stay alert and assist him to sleep? Professor Roy Porter canvasses various views of historians, doctors and Eden's widow, Lady Avon.
Producer Ian Bell Repeat


Unknown: Anthony Eden
Unknown: Professor Roy Porter

: Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times takes a look behind the scenes at


Unknown: Peter Riddell

: Test beds

Vanessa Collingridge explores the technologies that will shape our future. Producer Roland Pease
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Roland Pease

: In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Nana

By Emile Zola.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Emile Zola.

: World of Pub

A comedy by Tony Roche.
2: Things are looking bad for Barry and Garry. The pub is empty and they are on the verge of bankruptcy. When Barry says they need a miracle to sort them out, Dodgy Phil obliges.
Producer Jane Berthoud


Comedy By: Tony Roche.
Producer: Jane Berthoud
Dodgy Phil: John Thomson
Barry: Phil Cornwell
Garry: Alistair McGowan

: Experimental Feature: The Hand of Friendship

In the latter half of the 20th-century, the handshake has become a powerful signal in the world of diplomacy. Gerry Anderson presents a humorous exploration through the top ten political handshakes of recent times and asks if they are really meaningful or just a good photo opportunity.
Producer Maggie Doyle


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Maggie Doyle

: News

: The Late Book: Last Resort

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


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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