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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

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Clive Lawton.

: Unreliable Evidence

Clive Anderson cuts through the jargon to get to the heart of an issue which affects anyone who uses the law.
Producer Cathy Packe. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathy Packe.

: Song Lines

David Stafford presents a series which considers the origins of some of our best-known songs. 2: Amazing GraceProducer David Prest Repeat


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: David Prest

: Serial: Pilate

Part 2. For details see yesterday

: Daily Service

There Is a Redeemer (There Is a Redeemer); John 1, w29-37; Behold the Lamb of God (Handel); Jesus - the Name High over All (Lydia). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests.
Reading: High Days, Holy Days. Part 2. Reading repeated at 7.45pm For details see yesterday


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: 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. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: Chambers

Clive Coleman 's four-part comedy series set in perhaps the country's least spectacular set of chambers. 4: It's Only Words. John Fuller-Carp gets embroiled in a very costly bet with rival barrister Vernon Ames , and Ruth joins a dating agency.
Starring John Bird , James Fleet. Sarah
Lancashire, Jonathan Kydd , Jeremy Clyde , Simon Greenall , Ben Crowe. John Rowe and Emma Clarke. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: John Fuller-Carp
Unknown: Vernon Ames
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd
Unknown: Jeremy Clyde
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Ben Crowe.
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Emma Clarke.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: You and Yours

Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker. Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed]5145 to raise issues for investigation


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Musical Side of theFamily

In today's programme, South African satirist, playwright and drag artist
Pieter-Dirk Uys talks about an apartheid childhood in Cape Town with his sister, the concert pianist Tessa Uys. Their mother was Jewish pianist Helga Bassel , who fled the Nazis in 1937. Producer Bill Lloyd


Talks: Pieter-Dirk Uys
Pianist: Tessa Uys.
Pianist: Helga Bassel
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:Making Space

2: Send My Roots Rain. Derek Jacobi stars as Gerard Manley Hopkins in a dramatisation of his final Jesuit retreat to Tullabeg in Ireland in 1889. Always struggling to reconcile his role as a poet with that of Jesuit priest, the retreat culminates in the writing of the powerful poem Thou Art Indeed Just, Lord. Commentary by Norman White. Dramatised passages written by Geoffrey Beevers. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Commentary By: Norman White.
Written By: Geoffrey Beevers.

: The Exchange:[number removed]

Peter White invites your views on today's topical issue. Producer Sukey Firth
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Peter White

: Rigby's Red Herrings

The Bombay Duck That Wasn't. 't. The first of four programmes about preserved fish. Graeme Rigby investigates the case of the disappearing Bombay duck. Producer Susan Roberts Repeat


Unknown: Graeme Rigby
Producer: Susan Roberts

: This Sceptred Isle

62: The Civil War Begins
For details see yesterday Repeat

: A Good Read

Sarah LeFanu and her guests, children's writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes , and award-winning poet Ken Smith , discuss their favourite paperbacks.
Producer Felicity Goodall Rptd Sunday llpm


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Unknown: Shirley Hughes
Unknown: Ken Smith
Producer: Felicity Goodall Rptd

: Shop Talk

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


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: I'm Glad You Asked Me That

A six-part humorous guide to modern living and an antidote to pre-millennial tension. With Michael Bywater , Sean Meo , Philip Pope , the Nimmo Twins and a special guest. Producer Bruce Hyman
Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: Michael Bywater
Unknown: Sean Meo
Unknown: Philip Pope
Producer: Bruce Hyman

: The Archers

The rape of the countryside? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme. Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Katie Hunter

: High Days, Holy Days

2: Getting away for the Easter holidays, the family arriving, Easter bunnies and the weather as related by Barbara Castle , Dickens, Tony Benn and Lewis Carroll.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Barbara Castle
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Lewis Carroll.

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team of investigators follow up listeners' complaints.
Editor Graham Ellis WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA E-MAIL: [address removed]Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: 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

: Case Notes Special

Can music, painting, even landscape gardening have a positive effect on your health? In this special edition of Case Notes, Graham Easton looks at the interaction between art and health.
Producer Julia Durbin
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Justin Webb.


Presenter: Justin Webb

: Book at Bedtime:My Mother's House

Colette remembers what her father taught her of politics, and her mother of animals. Part 2.
For details see yesterday Repeat

: News


: Mad Man Blue

The unassuming but irrepressible Bloomer gets involved in a feud with his neighbour. Will he come out of his suburban nightmare unscathed?



Writer: Tracy Aston
Performer: Roy Hudd
Director: Jocelyn Boxall

: Talking Pictures

Brian Sibley presents the latest film news.


Unknown: Brian Sibley

: News

: The LateBook: Age of Austerity

Five readings by the original writers from a collection of essays evoking the mood of postwar Britain. Abridged by Kati Nicholl. 2: The Spivs.
David Hughes reads his character sketch of shortage-struck London. For details see yesterday


Abridged By: Kati Nicholl.
Unknown: David Hughes

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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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