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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Lynn Gallagher.


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher.

: Fanning Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and 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: 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: The Tulip

3: The Dutch and Tulipmania For details see Monday

: Daily Service

Teach Me, My God and King (Sandys); Acts 26, wl2-20; The Reproaches
(Sanders); Send Me Out from Here Lord (Pantry). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Speaking for Themselves: the Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Part 8 of 10. E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Clementine Churchill.

: Murder, Magic and Medicine

A continuing exploration of the herbal and historical roots of modern drugs and medicine. 5: Of Microbes and Men
The antibiotics we now take for granted originally arose out of ruthless chemical warfare between fungi and bacteria. Dr Michael O'Donnell looks at life from a fungus's point of view and discovers how they may hold the key to a treasure chest of new drugs. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Tomorrow at the Same Time

A series of programmes in which
Jeffrey Robinson explores the serials which dominated American radio airwaves during the thirties and forties. James Thurber 's study of radio soap operas offers us a guide to that most maligned of art forms. Producer Dave Batchelor Repeat


Unknown: Jeffrey Robinson
Unknown: James Thurber
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: You and Yours

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Board Game

Nigel Cassidy chairs the business quiz. With panellists Peter Day , Greg Dyke ,
Steve Punt and Justin Urquhart Stewart. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Greg Dyke
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Justin Urquhart Stewart.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Abelard and Heloise

The letters of Abelard and Heloise, translated by Ranjit Bolt. Read by Lynsey Baxter and Anton Lesser. With the songs of Pierre Abelard. Written in the 12th century, the letters between the ill-starred Abelard and Heloise form some of the most passionate and enduring love correspondence of all time.
Director Peter Kavanagh


Read By: Lynsey Baxter
Read By: Anton Lesser.
Unknown: Pierre Abelard.
Director: Peter Kavanagh

: Gardeners' Question Tune

Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are the guests of Clevedon Town Council, north Somerset. Revised repeat from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: Going, Going, Gone

3: The Corkscrew Auction For details see Monday Repeat

: This Sceptred Isle

28: Chancery, Treasury and a 13th-Century Wedding Brawl
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


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Jane O'Rourke.

: Thinking Allowed

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 Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Like They've Never Been Gone

A comedy by Mike Coleman. Roy Hudd and June Whitfield star as Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr. Eurovision fame soon fades unless you have a cola commercial to re-launch your fortunes and an agent who re-creates you as gay icons. With Pat Coombs , Julian Eardley , Joshua Henderson , Edward Halsted and Chris Pavio. Final part. 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: Chris Pavio.
Music: Frido Ruth
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

Brian's key day.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Speaking for Themselves

The Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill
Edited by Mary Soames. Part 8 of 10. Repeated from 10.45am


Edited By: Mary Soames.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk and regulars
Janet Daley , David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook investigate the moral questions behind the week's news. Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Cook
Producer: David Coomes

: Letter from Laramie

Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm

: Frontiers

Digging Deep. Deep sea mining may sound like the stuff of James Bond films, but spectacular discoveries in the ocean near Australia could prove the catalyst for a technological revolution. Peter Evans investigates. Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: James Bond
Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Anne McNaught

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Mark Twain Stories

3: Experience of the MacWilliamses with Membraneous Croup For details see Monday

: Truly, Madly, Bletchley

Written by Julian Dutton. A feast of entertainment from the town they forgot in the AA Guide to Weekend
Breaks. With special guest Cleo Rocos. with Julian Dutton , Liz Fraser ,
Peter Jugo-Daly , Stephen Critchlow and Matthew Bell Featuring the Enrico Valdez Orchestra with Mickey Binelli. Producer Andy Aliffe


Written By: Julian Dutton.
Unknown: Cleo Rocos.
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Unknown: Liz Fraser
Unknown: Peter Jugo-Daly
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Mickey Binelli.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: MacFlintock's Palace

A six-part comedy series set in a Victorian music hall, written and performed by Mark McDonnell and Steven McNicoll. 1: Henry
MacFlintock Is Unwell. On tonight's star bill, none other than the mysterious Great Nervo and Kitty, ably assisted by Mr Oscar Wilde. Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Mark McDonnell
Unknown: Steven McNicoll.
Assisted By: Mr Oscar Wilde.
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: 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. Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm


Unknown: Jack Finsborough
Singer: Ted Ruby.

: News

: The Late Book: Lemona's Tale

Lemona is charged. Part 8. For details see Monday

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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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