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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

With John Humphrys , James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.35 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Serial: Iris

By John Bayley.
For details see Monday


Unknown: John Bayley.

: Daily Service

Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round
(Song 1); Isaiah 65, w17 -19, 24-25; Justorum Animae (Stanford); Restore, 0 Lord (Kendrick). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: 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.

: Murder, Magic and Medicine: 2: The Doctrine of Signatures

Dr Michael O'Donnell continues his exploration of the herbal and historical roots of modern drugs and medicine.

For centuries, apothecaries determined what medicinal effect a plant might have by what part of the human body it resembled. Eighty per cent of the world's population still relies on folk remedies, and most of the pills and potions produced by pharmaceutical companies have natural origins.
Perhaps herbalism has more to teach us than we thought?


Presenter: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Choice Grenfell

Maureen Lipman reinterprets the monologues, letters and songs of comedian Joyce Grenfell.
Music Richard Addinsell. Piano playing by Denis King. Director Alan Strachan


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.
Piano: Richard Addinsell.
Unknown: Denis King.
Director: Alan Strachan

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson , Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Board Game

Nigel Cassidy chairs the business quiz, with panellists Peter Day , Howard Hogson , Alastair Ross Goobey and Janette Rutterford.
Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Howard Hogson
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Janette Rutterford.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Goodbye Moses

A black comedy by Jennie Buckman.
As London swelters in a heatwave, Moses Perkes, a Trinidadian ghost turned detective, embarks upon a quest to find his killers.


Writer: Jennie Buckman
Director: Toby Swift
Moses Perkes: Rudolph Walker
Affra: Sandra James Young
[Actor]: Andrew Rajan
[Actor]: Dominic Carter
[Actor]: Angela Wynter
[Actor]: Giles Fagan
[Actor]: Elizabeth Conboy

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by academics, students and staff at Queen's College, Cambridge. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster

: The Vale

2: Eileen and Lynne have an uphill struggle and a trail of clues to follow when they try to rescue a fox. For details see yesterday

: This Sceptred Isle

13: Justice, Power and the Death of Henry.
For details see Monday Repeat

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare explores the potential and limits of the human mind. Producer Jane O'Rourke
Phone: [number removed]44 for more information


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Thinking Allowed

Rituals, traditions and conventions are all under threat as Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society and the ideas that shape it. Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Like They've Never Been Gone

A comedy by Mike Coleman. Roy Hudd and June Whitfield star as Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr , a showbiz couple who find themselves famous all over again. Will the mysterious Mr Elstein get his wicked way? With
Pat Coombs , Julian Eardley ,
Joshua Henderson , Edward Halsted , Rachel Smith and Jenny Lee. Music Frido Ruth
Producer Steve Doherty Repeat


Comedy By: Mike Coleman.
Comedy By: Roy Hudd
Comedy By: June Whitfield
Unknown: Tommy Franklin
Unknown: Sheila Parr
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Julian Eardley
Unknown: Joshua Henderson
Unknown: Edward Halsted
Unknown: Rachel Smith
Unknown: Jenny Lee.
Music: Frido Ruth
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

Clarrie ends up in tears. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme, including the verdict on a controversial new film dramatising the life of the cellist Jacqueline du Pre. Producer Robert Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Jacqueline du Pre.
Producer: Robert Ketteridge

: Lady Susan

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


Unknown: Jane Austen.

: Them and Us

Diana Madill presents a series which lets you have your say on the current topics of the day. Tonight's motion: "Cars are ruining our city centres." Producer Zareer Masani
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Diana Madill
Producer: Zareer Masani

: Gerry's Bar

Gerry Anderson with further reflections on the spice of life. 2: Ego and the Tube
Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: Frontiers

Out of Sight ... into Mind. Peter Evans investigates the phenomenon known as blindsight, in which an unsighted person reacts accurately to events before their eyes even though they insist they did not see a thing. Producer Anne Mcnaught


Unknown: Mind. Peter Evans
Producer: Anne McNaught

: Midweek

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.

: Sean Lock's 15 Minutes of Misery

Sean Lock , winner of the Time Out
Comedy Award, presents a comic view of life from his tower block flat. With
Kevin Eldon and Hattie Hayridge. Producer Dan Freedman


Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Hattie Hayridge.
Producer: Dan Freedman

: For One Horrible Moment

A hilarious and disturbing account of a boy's transition into adulthood in 1970s Cambridgeshire at the hands of an eccentric father. Written and performed by Peter Bradshaw in five parts. 3: Our hero receives a sexual initiation at the wheel of a Ford Anglia. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Peter Bradshaw
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Cheese Shop Presents - the Butter Factor

Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm

: 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.

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