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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Cristina Rees.
8.35 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Cristina Rees.

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Disabled achievers in the United States talk to Peter White about how their disability has affected their lives.
3: Larry Flynt. The owner of Hustler magazine was recently portrayed in the film The People versus Larry Flynt. He speaks about his life since the shooting that confined him to a wheelchair.
Producer Ronni Davis. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Larry Flynt.
Unknown: Larry Flynt.
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: The New Recruit

A series in which old and new hands compare notes. 2: Beamish North of England Open Air Museum was the brainchild of Dr Frank Atkinson. Now retired, he joins Nicola Bleasby to discuss collections and acquisitions. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Nicola Bleasby
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Serial: Iris

By John Bayley.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: John Bayley.

: Daily Service

Thy Hand, 0 God, Has Guided ; Psalm 145, wl4-21; There's a Quiet
Understanding (Smith); Father, Lord of All Creation (Abbot's Leigh). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Jane Austen.

: Nature: The Dolphin

The world of the dolphin explored. Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: The Galton and Simpson Radio Playhouse: The Offer

The last of four adaptations by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson celebrating the golden anniversary of their writing partnership. This piece, originally a stand-alone 30-minute comedy, eventually developed into Steptoe and Son. The story of Albert and Harold, father-and-son and rag-and-bone men, who cannot live with - or without - one another.


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Producer: Mark Robson
Albert: Freddie Jones
Harold: John Thomson

: 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.

: 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

The Fire Inside. A supernatural tale by Nick Stafford.
A stranger seeks shelter in an isolated farmhouse in the depths of winter.
Director Claire Grove


Writer: Nick Stafford
Director: Claire Grove
Jack: Philip Jackson
Mavis: Kate Rutter
Ellis: Jonathan Tafler
Colin: Stephen Critchlow
Janet: Becky Hindley

: 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

: The Vale

Tony Robinson follows the daily lives of the residents of The Vale, a wildlife charity rescue centre near Evesham. Parti.
Producer Sarah Blunt Repeat

: This Sceptred Isle

12: Henry / and the Scottish Kings. For details see yesterday Repeat

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves has education news, consumer features, your feedback and the best lesson ever learned from someone in the public eye. 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 and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: 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: Ben Ward
Unknown: Richard Webb.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: The Archers

Calves at Brookfield develop a cough. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

As a major exhibition of paintings by Monet opens in London, Mark Lawson investigates the continuing British love affair with the French Impressionists.
Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Lady Susan

By Jane Austen.
For details see Monday. Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Austen.

: File on 4

Jonathan Rugman investigates the lack of co-ordination between European police forces in the fight against child abuse. He reveals the cross-border routes which British paedophiles can use to escape detection.
Producer David Lewis. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Jonathan Rugman
Producer: David Lewis.

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: The Flu Race

The "Spanish Flu" of 1918 killed more than 20 million people. In 1957 and 1968, millions more were afflicted as new strains of the virus spread worldwide. John Waite examines science's fight to stay one step ahead of the next influenza pandemic. Producer Rebecca Wells


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Anne McKenzie.


Presenter: Anne McKenzie

: Book at Bedtime: Nana

By Emile Zola.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Emile Zola.

: The Patrick and Maureen Maybe Music Experience

Patrick Barlow and Imelda Staunton play Patrick and Maureen. They have reached desperation point and invite a marriage counsellor to advise them on their communication skills. It is a recipe for disaster. With Kevin Eldon , Peter Jones , Simon Greenall and special guests Sarah Greene and Mike Smith. Written by Patrick Barlow. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Patrick Barlow
Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Mike Smith.
Written By: Patrick Barlow.
Producer: Claire Jones

: 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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