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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Patrick Forbes.


Unknown: Patrick Forbes.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: 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

0 Sons and Daughters (0 filii et filiae); John 20, wl9-29; Surgens Jesus (Phillips); I Will Sing the Wondrous
Story (Hyfrydol). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Surgens Jesus
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Serial: Just William - the 80th Anniversary

3: The Bishop's Handkerchief For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon and guests. Drama: Diary of a Provincial Lady, by EM Delafield. Part 3.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Sheila McClennon

: Africans Abroad

Last century it was the people of Africa who were considered to be in need of spiritual help from British missionaries. Now the tide is turning - Africans have heard that the British are atheist, materialistic and repressed. Africans Margaret and Kume have just arrived, but are finding it hard to persuade the British back into church. Presented by Caroline Swinburne , who travels with the African missionaries and witnesses their horror at how small the church congregations in this country are. Producer Jane O'Rourke


Presented By: Caroline Swinburne
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Supermarket Kisses

By Mark Tuohy. Carol's birthday is a night to remember when Tom, the trolley pusher, leads the party on a night raid to the supermarket. with Tilly Gaunt. Elizabeth Conboy and Harry Myers Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Mark Tuohy.
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt.
Unknown: Elizabeth Conboy
Unknown: Harry Myers
Director: Claire Grove
Carol: Anita Dobson
Tom: Paul Bradley
Mel: Alison Pettitt

: You and Yours

Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Inspiration!

From Archimedes to Stephen Hawking , penicillin to Viagra - Chris Stuart and a celebrity panel explore the world of discoveries, innovations and inventions. With Adam Hart-Davis ,
Lewis Wolpert , Susan Greenfield and Sue Nelson.
Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Stephen Hawking
Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Susan Greenfield
Unknown: Sue Nelson.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7 pm

: Afternoon Play: Etiquette

By Laura Bridgeman. A celebration to mark the demolition of an inner-city tower block prompts three of its residents to reassess their community.
Director Cathryn Horn


Unknown: Laura Bridgeman.
Director: Cathryn Horn
Yvonne: Rosemary Leach
Reah: Anne Carroll
Gillian: Mona Hammond

: Gardeners' Question Time

A special Easter edition from
University College, Dublin. With Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie ,
Bob Flowerdew and chairman Eric Robson.
Repeated from Sunday 2pm


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

: What's Yours Is Mine

2: Jim and Pauline.
For details see yesterday Repeat

: This Sceptred Isle

68: The Beginning of the Restoration For details see Monday Repeat

: Four Walls

Jonathan Glancey concludes his exploration of our living and work spaces. 4: Underworld. The architectural and psychological problems of building, working and living underground. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Case Notes

Graham Easton takes a close look at the state of our lungs.
Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: King Street Junior

Jim Eldridge 's six-part comedy drama stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims , and James Grout as Mr Beeston , the head teacher. 2: The Rivals. In the red corner, Mr Sims ! In the blue corner, Mr Long ! And may the best man win! with Paul Copley , Deirdre Costello , Tom Watson. Vivienne Martin, Janine Wood and Fiona Taylor. Producer John Fawcett Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Mr Sims
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Mr Beeston
Unknown: Mr Sims
Unknown: Mr Long
Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Deirdre Costello
Unknown: Tom Watson.
Unknown: Janine Wood
Unknown: Fiona Taylor.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Stone: Margaret John

: The Archers

Nigel puts his foot down. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson has the verdict on Mamma Mia, the new show based on the songs of Abba.
Producer DougTraill-Stevenson


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

By EM Delafield , dramatised by Jane Rogers. Part 3.
With Imelda Staunton, Richard Hope. Julie Cox. Steven Geller and Alwyne Taylor For details see yesterday


Unknown: Em Delafield
Dramatised By: Jane Rogers.
Unknown: Richard Hope.
Unknown: Julie Cox.
Unknown: Steven Geller
Unknown: Alwyne Taylor

: The 1999 Reith Lectures

The first of five lectures in a series entitled Runaway World is given by Anthony Giddens , director of the London School of Economics.
His theme is globalisation and the lectures will be broadcast for the first time from destinations around the world where invited audiences will join in the discussion.
1: Globalisation. Melvyn Bragg is in the chair at the Royal Institution, London. Editor Gwyneth Williams
WEB SITE: [web address removed] Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
See Factual: page 12


Lecturer: Anthony Giddens
Host: Melvyn Bragg
Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: From Digits to Divas

Where once room-sized computers piped a few stilted tones, now scientists have developed machines that are able to mimic the human voice. Tracy Logan traces the evolution of these new musical species. Producer Tracy Logan


Unknown: Tracy Logan
Producer: Tracy Logan

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Archangel

By Robert Harris. In an abandoned
Moscow garden, Fluke Kelso finds the spot where Papu Rapava buried
Stalin's notebook in 1953. Part 3.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Harris.
Unknown: Fluke Kelso
Unknown: Papu Rapava

: Old Harry's Game

Andy Hamilton 's award-winning six-part comedy series, set in Hell.
3:A Four-Letter Word.A new arrival persuades Satan to remake
Casablanca with Bogart, Bergman and a mutant alien. 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

: I'm Glad You Asked Me That

A 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 Late Book: Earthly Joys

By Philippa Gregory. A season of births and deaths. Part 3.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Philippa Gregory.

About this project

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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