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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Gillean MacLean.


Unknown: Gillean MacLean.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week.
Producer Karen Holden. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Karen Holden.

: Serial: Pilate

The Biography of an Invented Man. Who was Pontius Pilate ? Fiona Shaw reads the first offive extracts from Ann Wroe 's book which unravels the identities and myths surrounding the villain of the Easter story. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Pontius Pilate
Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Ann Wroe
Producer: Jill Waters

: Daily Service

With the choristers of Manchester Cathedral. Director of music
Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney and guests. Reading: High Days, Holy Days. Part 1 of 5. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAiL: [address removed] Reading repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: My Dad's Diary

A prisoner of war's diary is found on a beach in Japan in 1945. It is returned to the writer's daughter 45 years later. Producer Martin Kursik


Producer: Martin Kursik

: King of Bath

A six-part comedy series by Arnold Evans.
6: The Clockwork Man. Nash turns detective to track down a highwayman, but all the clues point back at him. With Stephen Thorne, Andrew Wincott, Simon Ludders and Ciaire Cage.
Composer John Hardy
Director Alison Hindell


Writer: Arnold Evans
Composer: John Hardy
Director: Alison Hindell
Beau Nash: David Bamber
Annie: Eiry Thomas
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Andrew Wincott
Unknown: Simon Ludders
Unknown: Ciaire Cage

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Mastermind

The hunt for the mastermind of 1999 begins as Peter Snow invites this year's first four competitors into the black chair. Special subjects include Sophocles, the Cambridge spies and the Marx Brothers. Producer Paul Bajoria.


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:Making Space

The first of three drama-documentaries looking at the influence of specific rooms and gardens on the creation of works of literature and music. 1: The Beast at the Bottom of the Sea. Roger Nichols discusses Claude Debussy's 1915 holiday at Mon Coin, the cottage where he wrote Twelve Etudes for piano.
Producers Rosie Boulton and Peter Leslie Wild Dramatised passages written by Jane Beeson


Unknown: Roger Nichols
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Peter Leslie
Written By: Jane Beeson
Claude: Clive Francis
Emma: Janet Maw

: Money Box Live:[number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Paul O'Keefe
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Paul O'Keefe

: Lent Talks

The Dove Descending. Playwright
David Edgar relates the story of his wife's illness and death - during Lent last year - to Gospel accounts of the Passion. The series concludes on Wednesday at 8.45pm.
Producer Roger Childs Repeat


Unknown: David Edgar
Producer: Roger Childs

: This Sceptred Isle

Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with SirWinston Churchill's words read by Peter Jeffrey. Additional readings by Ross Livingstone and Stephen Critchlow. 61: The King's on the Run Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Anna Massey
Read By: Peter Jeffrey.
Unknown: Ross Livingstone
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and her guests take a global view of news and human stories. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Quote, Unquote

Nigel Rees chairs the popular quiz.
Exchanging quotations and anecdotes this week are Roy Hudd ,
Angela Scoular , Professor Steve Jones and Peter Porter. Reader Patricia Hughes. Producer Carol Smith
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Easter Day 12pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Angela Scoular
Unknown: Professor Steve Jones
Reader: Peter Porter.
Reader: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

There is a disturbance in the woods. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts show. Producer Robert Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Robert Ketteridge

: High Days, Holy Days

A selection of readings for Easter.
1: The problems of spending Easter away from home, and the Easter Parade as related by Pepys, Chekhov, Oscar Wilde and others. Read by Charlotte Cornwell, Denys Hawthorne , Kathryn Hunt , Leo McKern and Leslie Phillips. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt
Unknown: Leo McKern
Unknown: Leslie Phillips.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Men in Black

Getting Married. In the last of three programmes, Rosemary Hartill returns to Ushaw College, Co Durham for the climax of its year - the ordinations in the chapel.
Producer Stephen Douds


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: Stephen Douds

: Analysis

As economic, environmental and security issues explode across national boundaries, old distinctions between foreign and domestic politics have broken down. Mark Leonard , director of the Foreign Policy Centre, asks if Britain needs new policies to be effective in today's global village. Producer Zareer Masani
Repeated Easter Day 9.30pm


Unknown: Mark Leonard

: Nature

Antarctic Journey. Mark Carwardine travels from Tierra del Fuego , through the Drake Passage, to the planet's southernmost limits to explore the natural mysteries of Antarctica. Producer Sandra Sykes
Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Unknown: Tierra Del Fuego
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:My Mother's House

By Colette, abridged in five parts by Catherine Lockerbie. The doyenne of French literature recalls the sights and sounds from her childhood in rural
France. Read by Janet Suzman. Part 1. Producer Pam Wardell Repeat


Unknown: Catherine Lockerbie.
Read By: Janet Suzman.
Producer: Pam Wardell

: The Meaning of Lunch

By Tim Anfiligoff. Lunchtime at Luigi's, and Arthur is struggling to keep control. His chef is homicidal and one of the customers is bulimic. When lunch ends with a stabbing and strangled policeman, what can it all mean? with Chris Pavlo , Ellen Sheean.
Malcolm Raeburn. Saskia Downes and Cliff Howells Director Malcom Hebden


Unknown: Tim Anfiligoff.
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Ellen Sheean.
Unknown: Malcolm Raeburn.
Unknown: Saskia Downes
Unknown: Cliff Howells
Director: Malcom Hebden
Arthur: Christopher Wright
Lorenzo: Joseph Long

: Crossing Over

Repeated from Saturday 11pm

: News

: The Late Book: Age of Austerity: 1: We Are the Masters Now

Peter Hennessy introduces five readings by the original writers from a collection of essays evoking the mood of postwar Britain.


Presenter: Peter Hennessy
Abridged by: Kati Nicholl
Reader: Anthony Howard
Producer: Simon Coates

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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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