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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Lynn Gallagher.


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

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


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

The last of six programmes in which disabled achievers in the United
States talk to Peter White.
Producer Ronni Davis. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: The New Recruit

A series in which old and new hands compare notes. The Midwives. Is childbirth the preserve of mothers or should the midwife reign supreme? Producer Lucy Lunt


Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Serial: The Tulip

2: Early British Growers For details see yesterday

: Daily Service

Father, Hear the Prayer We Offer (Sussex); Mark 10, wl7-22; Thy
Perfect Love (Rutter); 0 Lord of Heaven and Earth and Sea (Almsgiving). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Music: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon and guests.
Drama: Speaking for Themselves: the Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Part 7 of 10. E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Clementine Churchill.

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: Coming Alive

By Jim Eldridge. 3: Runaway. As Sandra and Terry begin to fall unwittingly in love, Terry faces a crisis of conscience and leams a bitter lesson.
Music played by Jacqueline Dankworth and Harvey Brough. Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Jim Eldridge.
Played By: Jacqueline Dankworth
Played By: Harvey Brough.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Terry King: Karl Howman
Sandra: Phyllis Logan
Steve: Ben Crowe
Paula: Tilly Gaunt
Michelle: Elizabeth Conboy

: You and Yours

Daily consumer news and investigations.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: My Mistress Music

Lucie Skeaping and guests explore the lives of five notorious mistresses.
2: Madame de Pompadour's fine singing voice gave her entry to the court of Versailles.
Producer Clare Csonka


Producer: Clare Csonka

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: On the Rob

In a blend of drama and documentary by Rachel Bentham, four former shoplifters tell their poignant real-life stories. Gillian, a fictional character, dreams of angels, cathedrals and a dragon's lair of treasure. What is she concealing and will anyone ever find out?


Writer: Rachel Bentham
Director: Liz Taylor
Director: Jeremy Howe
Gillian: Anna Massey
Detective: John Telfer

: 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

: Going, Going, Gone

2: The Inverurie Livestock Auction.
Farmers in Aberdeenshire struggle to get a good price for their cattle in a market ravaged by BSE.
For details see yesterday Repeat

: This Sceptred Isle

27: A Day in the Life of 13th-Century England
For details see yesterday Repeat

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves with the guide to the learning world. Including practical advice, features and your views.
Producers Maud Hand and Lyn Webster Wilde Action Line: [number removed]44
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Lyn Webster

: Shop Talk

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


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The Cheese Shop Presents - the Butter Factor

Comedy sketches with a host of 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

William's big day.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with the arts programme, including news on this year's Oscar nominations, announced today. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Speaking for Themselves

The Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill
Edited by Mary Soames. Part 7 of 10. Repeated from 10.45am


Edited By: Mary Soames.

: File on 4

After the Government's decision not to set up a Royal Commission on animal testing, Julian O'Halloran investigates the vivisection business. How many of the two-and-a-half million experiments carried out in Britain each year really advance the cause of science?
Producer Andy Denwood. Rptd Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Andy Denwood.

: 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

: Behind the Brain

The Battle for Consciousness. In the last 20 years, technology has revolutionised our understanding of the mind. Several leading scientists now believe they know how consciousness comes about. In this ongoing series, Geoff Watts investigates the race to find the Holy Grail of neuroscience.
Producer Rami Tzabar
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Justin Webb.


Unknown: Justin Webb.

: Book at Bedtime: Mark Twain Stories

2: The Facts in the Great Beef Contract
A piece of bureaucracy plays deadly havoc with those involved.
For details see yesterday

: Angus Deayton's History of Alternative Comedy

Another instalment of Angus Deayton 's journey through 20 years of four-letter words, political satire and surreal excursions to Mars. This week featuring Ben Elton , French and Saunders, Tracey Ullman and Rik Mayall.
Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Ben Elton
Unknown: Tracey Ullman
Unknown: Rik Mayall.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Talking Pictures

The latest film news with Brian Sibley. Repeated from Saturday 5.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley.

: News

: The Late Book: Lemona's Tale

Adjoa Andoh reads Ken Saro-Wiwa 's novel, abridged in ten parts by Stuart Conn.
7: The dangers of having two lovers. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ken Saro-Wiwa
Unknown: Stuart Conn.

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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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