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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dave Kitchen.


Unknown: Dave Kitchen.

: Farming Today

With Rachel Morgan. Producer David Street


Unknown: Rachel Morgan.
Producer: David Street

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

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.

: Q&A

Are We Alone? Do life forms exist elsewhere in the universe? Jez Nelson asks why we haven't heard from them yet and what will happen if we do. Producer Ruth Linton
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Jez Nelson
Producer: Ruth Linton

: Daily Service

Take Up Thy Cross (Breslau); Matthew 16, w21-27; When God Almighty Came to Earth (0 Waly Waly);
Meekness and Majesty (Kendrick). Director of music John Bertalot.


Music: John Bertalot.

: Serial: The Pleasures of the Table

4: Maureen O'Brien reads extracts from the work of Jane Grigson. For details see Monday


Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Unknown: Jane Grigson.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: The Cry of the Bittern. Part 19. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Crossing Continents

Reports on the stories that matter to people around the world.
Caroline Wyatt travels to Belgium as it prepares to co-host Euro 2000, Europe's premier football tournament. But a murkier side to football is emerging- the trade in young African players, many of whom end up as illegal immigrants with little chance of kicking a ball. Producer Leonida Krushelnycky


Unknown: Caroline Wyatt
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky

: Fat Chance

Final episode of Jenny McDade 's bittersweet comedy series about a slimming club. 5: Better Wed Than Dead. It is Kelly's wedding day, and the rest of the slimming club rally round to give her a day she will never forget - though she may want to. with Michael Troughton , Anne Reid ,
Julia Deakin , Tilly Gaunt. Harry Myers and Frances Jeater. Producer Sally Avens Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Jenny McDade
Unknown: Michael Troughton
Unknown: Anne Reid
Unknown: Julia Deakin
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt.
Unknown: Harry Myers
Unknown: Frances Jeater.
Graham Pitscottie: Gareth Corke
Wendy Bottomley: Janine Duvitski

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Assassins: Sic Semper Tyrannis

The last in a series of plays exploring the minds of three of history's most celebrated killers.
David Pownall recreates the events of 14 April 1865, when 30 minutes into the performance of Our American Cousin, in the Ford Theatre, Washington, John Wilkes Booth entered President Abraham Lincoln's state box, and shot him dead. With Nathan Osgood as John Wilkes Booth and Carlos Antonion as Davey Herold.


Writer: David Pownall
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
John Wilkes Booth: Nathan Osgood
Davey Herold: Carlos Antonion

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White.
Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White

: Shorelines

3: Shell Damage
For details see Monday Repeat

: This Sceptred Isle

49: The Auld Alliance and the Death of Henry VIII
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Henry Viii

: Nice Work

Alison Mitchell explores the rapidly changing world of work and the issues that affect our working lives.
Producers Marcia Hughes and Sandra Kanthall. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producers: Marcia Hughes
Producers: Sandra Kanthall.

: The Material World

Beauty might really be in the eye of the beholder. Trevor Phillips investigates new research that suggests a genetic basis for our appreciation of beauty. Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Yes, Minister

Vintage sitcom by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn , starring
Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker and Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey.
The Right to Know. The significance of "significant" is signified most signally. with Gerry Cowper , Peter Cellier and Carole Boyd. Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Jim Hacker
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Gerry Cowper
Unknown: Peter Cellier
Unknown: Carole Boyd.
Producer: Pete Atkin
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Annie: Diana Hoddinott

: The Archers

Tim noses round Honeysuckle Cottage. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Francine Stock. Including an investigation into Hollywood healers. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: The Cry of the Bittern

By Tim Jackson. Part 19. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Tim Jackson.

: What If?

The first of four programmes in which Professor Christopher Andrew and his guests rewrite history by imagining how events from the past could have been different. 1: The Fire of London What if someone had a small blaze one Sunday morning in 1666 in a bakery in London's Pudding Lane and had thrown a damp cloth over it? Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Professor Christopher Andrew
Producer: Ian Bell

: The Week in Westminster

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


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Jane Ashley

: Test beds

Vanessa Collingridge visits Silicon
Valley, south of San Francisco, to find out what makes it the hottest hotbed of new technology in the world. Producer Roland Pease
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Roland Pease

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Ernest Hemingway Centenary - The Sun Also Rises

Part 9.
For details see Monday

: The Way It Is

Satire, sketches and a hard look behind the week's media events.
Starring Simon Evans ,
Tracy-Ann Oberman , Dave Lamb and Chris Pavio. Producer Anil Gupta


Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Chris Pavio.
Producer: Anil Gupta

: A Good Read

Thomas Sutcliffe and guests, children's literary specialist Wendy Cooling and poet Kit Wright. choose three classic paperbacks for children which are also good adult reads. Producer Christine Hall Repeat


Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe
Unknown: Kit Wright.
Producer: Christine Hall

: News

: The Late Book: Golf Dreams

Part 3.
For details see Monday Repeat

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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.

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