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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: Farming Today

With Ashley Gething.


Unknown: Ashley Gething.

: Today

John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Sister Lavinia Byrne.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Serial: Radio 4 at the Word

3: A new work written and read by Wole Soyinka , the Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian author. For details see Monday


Read By: Wole Soyinka

: Daily Service

0 Love, How Deep, How Broad, How
High!: Matthew 26, w36-39, w45-50. Director of music Paul Leddington-Wright .


Music: Paul Leddington-Wright

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: The Cry of the Bittern. Part 28. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Southall Stories

Tales from Little India (part 1). In the first of two programmes, Naresh Puri discovers how Asian settlers have transformed this Middlesex town. Producer Rozina Dewshsl


Unknown: Naresh Puri
Producer: Rozina Dewshsl

: Our Man at Wembley

A four-part comedy by Bill Matthews , set in 1947. 3: Eric Halliday works as a sports commentator for the BBC, but no one knows he is actually a working-class lad from Lancashire. His
Popularity makes a dangerous enemy of his colleague Gordon McKay. with John Salthouse. Dax O'Callaghan , Jeremy Child. Jane Whittenshaw and Melanie Hudson Director Sally Avens Repeat


Comedy By: Bill Matthews
Unknown: Eric Halliday
Unknown: Gordon McKay.
Unknown: John Salthouse.
Unknown: Dax O'Callaghan
Unknown: Jeremy Child.
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Director: Sally Avens
Eric: Alistair McGowan
McKay: Jon Glover

: You and Yours

Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Inspiration!

Chris Stuart and a celebrity panel explore the world of discoveries, innovations and inventions. With Adam Hart-Davis , Johnny Ball , Len Fisher and Kevin Warwick. Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Len Fisher
Unknown: Kevin Warwick.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A White Velvet Nightcap in Florida

A play by Stephen Mollet , inspired by the letters of the Hungarian writer
Tibor Dery. A young wife tries to help keep the truth of her husband's imprisonment from his elderly mother.
With Pauline Jameson. Mark Straker and Harry Myers. Director Penny Leicester


Play By: Stephen Mollet
Unknown: Tibor Dery.
Unknown: Pauline Jameson.
Unknown: Mark Straker
Unknown: Harry Myers.
Director: Penny Leicester
Tibor: John Rowe
Bobe: Tracy-Ann OBErman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners from Surrey. With chairman Eric Robson.
Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: The New Recruit

3: The Florists. When Diane Lawson trained as a florist 40 years ago, a red rose symbolised undying love. New recruit David Denyer now believes it means your partner is playing away. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Diane Lawson
Unknown: David Denyer

: This Sceptred Isle

58: The Death of Raleigh and the First King of Great Britain
For details see Monday Repeat

: Four Walls

In four programmes, Jonathan Glancey explores our living and work spaces. 2: Roll Up, Roll Up! How have architects and designers created centres of live entertainment - from ancient Rome's Colosseum to the Royal Court Theatre today? Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society and the ideas that shape it. Producer Tony Phillips
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tony Phillips

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Ballylenon

The last episode in Christopher Fitz -Simon's comedy drama series. 6:
With the American delegation determined to reveal the identity of the owner of the Hoover cottage, the denizens of Ballylenon brace themselves for some extraordinary news.
with Stella McCusker. Aine McCartney. Gerard Murphy. Charlie Bonnar and Gerard McSorley. Music by Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeat


Unknown: Christopher Fitz
Unknown: Stella McCusker.
Unknown: Aine McCartney.
Unknown: Gerard Murphy.
Unknown: Charlie Bonnar
Unknown: Gerard McSorley.
Music By: Stephanie Hughes.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Phonsie Doherty: Tp McKenna
Muriel McConkey: Margaret Darcy

: The Archers

"Should I stay or should I go?" Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs a special edition of the arts programme from the new London Festival of Literature, live from the British Library. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: The Cry of the Bittern

An environmental drama by Tim Jackson. Part 28. Rptd from 10.45am
For details see Monday


Unknown: Tim Jackson.

: 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

: Lent Talks

The Dove Descending. Writers from a variety of religious perspectives offer their views on the Easter story. Actress Imogen Stubbs recalls a childhood that filled her with a love of church music, but not much belief. Producer Roger Childs


Unknown: Imogen Stubbs
Producer: Roger Childs

: Under Pressure

The first of two programmes looking at scientists working to unbelieveably tight deadlines. The tension mounts for scientist John Pyle , as he battles against the elements to discover what exactly is causing the hole in the ozone layer over the Arctic. Producer Dee Palmer


Unknown: John Pyle
Producer: Dee Palmer

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Radio 4 at the Word

3: Furniture by Michael Moorcock , read by Maggie Steed. Vi Corren 's love of well-made, second-hand furniture proves to be a life-saver. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Moorcock
Read By: Maggie Steed.
Read By: Vi Corren

: Late Night on 4: Old Harry's Game: 1: This Thing Called Love

Andy Hamilton's award-winning six-part comedy, set in hell.
Love drives the professor to extreme action, and Satan becomes concerned about his image on Earth. With Robert Duncan, Andy Hamilton, Philip Pope, Michael Fenton Stevens, Felicity Montagu and Nick Revell. Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Robert Duncan.
Unknown: Andy Hamilton.
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens.
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Nick Revell.
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
The Professor: James Grout
Thomas: Jimmy Mulville

: Mammon

A six-part sitcom that puts a satirical spin on the world of money, politics and media manipulation. Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: Raymond Carver Short Stories

3: Sacks. A travelling salesman has a chance meeting with his long-lost father and hears an unwanted confession.
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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