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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Gillean MacLean.


Unknown: Gillean MacLean.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: 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.

: Daily Service

Praise to the Holiest in the Height; 1 Peter 1, wlO-12, wl8-21; God So Loved the World; Glory Be to Jesus.
Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Serial: Pilate

Part 3. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests.
Reading: High Days, Holy Days. Part 3. Reading repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Southall Stories

Tales from Little India. The Asian community in Southall is entering its third generation. While its influence on mainstream British culture is growing, there are also signs of a re-emergence of old ethnic and religious identities. Naresh Puri reflects on the increasing tension between traditional and modernising forces. Part 2 of 2. Producer Rozina Dewshsi


Unknown: Naresh Puri
Producer: Rozina Dewshsi

: Our Man at Wembley

A four-part comedy by Bill Matthews. 4: it is 1948, and Eric Halliday is working as a sports commentator for the BBC, but now arch-rival Gordon McKay has discovered his secret. with John Salthouse. Dax O'Callaghan , Jeremy Child , Jane wnittenshaw and Melanie Hudson Director Sally Avens Repeat


Comedy By: Bill Matthews.
Comedy By: Eric Halliday
Unknown: Gordon McKay
Unknown: John Salthouse.
Unknown: Dax O'Callaghan
Unknown: Jeremy Child
Unknown: Jane Wnittenshaw
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Director: Sally Avens
Eric: Austair McGowan
McKay: Jon Glover
Journalist 1: Jon Glover
DG: Jon Glover

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: 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 , Lewis Wolpert , David Martill and Tim Radford. Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: David Martill
Unknown: Tim Radford.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:Making Space

3: The Red Room. Glyn Hughes explains how in 1846, Charlotte Bronte accompanied her father, the Rev Patrick Bronte , to Manchester where he was to undergo a cataract operation. They stayed in a room in a boarding house, where Patrick had to remain absolutely still for several weeks. In that room, in virtual darkness, Charlotte wrote the bulk of her masterpiece Jane Eyre.
Dramatised passages written by Lucy Gough For details see Monday


Unknown: Glyn Hughes
Unknown: Charlotte Bronte
Unknown: Patrick Bronte
Unknown: Jane Eyre.
Written By: Lucy Gough
Charlotte Bronte: Rachel Atkins
Patrick Bronte: Eric Allan

: Gardeners' Question Tme

Anne Swithinbank , Roy Lancaster and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners from Dorset. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Rigby's Red Herrings

2: The Auchmithie Cure.
Graeme Rigby crosses the Tay and brings back Arbroath smokies for chef Alastair Little to try.
For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Graeme Rigby
Unknown: Alastair Little

: This Sceptred Isle

63: The Rise and Rise of Oliver Cromwell
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Oliver Cromwell

: Four Walls

Jonathan Glancey explores our living and work spaces. 3: Remember the Old School Yard. How are our places of education built and designed? Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The Larger Map

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 Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: King Street Junior

Jim Eldridge 's six-part comedy stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims , and James Grout as Mr Beeston , the head teacher. 1: Proposals. Are congratulations in order at the start of a new school year? with Vivienne Martin, Deirdre Costello ,
Tom Watson. Paul Copley , Jacqueline Beatty and Ritu Jutla. Producer John Fawcett Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Mr Sims
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Mr Beeston
Unknown: Deirdre Costello
Unknown: Tom Watson.
Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Jacqueline Beatty
Unknown: Ritu Jutla.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Stone: Margaret John

: The Archers

Pat is heavy going.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: High Days, Holy Days

3: Easter Eggs. From the paschal egg to the Faberge egg. As related by Katherine Mansfield and Pope Pius V among others.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Unknown: Pope Pius

: 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. To celebrate the 200th edition, tonight's programme features an audience of former witnesses. 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. In the last of the series, novelist Rhidian Brook relates how a sun-drenched, drug-hazed trip to Trinidad caused him to question accounts of the Resurrection. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Rhidian Brook
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Under Pressure

Pop star turned particle physicist Brian Cox struggles to finish his experiments before a big conference. Are his bits of atoms real or just a figment of his imagination? Producer Julia Durbin
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Brian Cox
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Justin Webb.


Unknown: Justin Webb.

: Book at Bedtime:My Mother's House

By Colette. Part 3.
For details see Monday Repeat

: Old Harry's Game: 2: Another Country

Andy Hamilton's award-winning six-part comedy series, set in hell.

The Professor is convinced that societies evolve and mature. Then Satan introduced him to Bill Clinton.


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

: I'm Glad You AskedMe 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. Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm


Unknown: Michael Bywater
Unknown: Sean Meo
Unknown: Philip Pope

: News

: The LateBook: Age of Austerity

3: Snoek Piquante. Susan Cooper recreates the grim and farcical world of food rationing.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Susan Cooper

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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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