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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.
Producer David Street


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: David Street

: Today

John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Professor Charles Handy.
8.35 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Professor Charles Handy.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk looks at how people make life-altering decisions and takes them through the whole process, from the dilemma to living with the consequences. Producer Christine Morgan. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Christine Morgan.

: Raging Hormones

Claudia Hammond presents a beginner's guide to hormones.
2: Growth Hormone. There is now an increasing demand from parents for healthy children to be given growth hormones to make them taller. Producer Jane O'Rourke


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Daily Service

0 Worship the King (Hanover); 2 King 2, w6-15; 0 Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit (Tallis); Lord, for the Years (Lord of the Years). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Serial: The Disappearance

2. The funeral of Genevieve Jurgensen 's two young daughters. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Genevieve Jurgensen

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: Stories for Olga by Anton Chekhov. Part 2.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see yesterday


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Anton Chekhov.

: Climate Story

Paul Simon presents a series on the role played by climate during dramatic periods of ancient and modern history. 2: From the disappearing Norsemen of Greenland to the outbreak of the French Revolution - a look at the Ice Age. Producer Sue Broom. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Paul Simon

: Did You Ever Notice?

Greg Proops presents a four-part series on the history of modern
American stand-up comedy. He takes us back to the Second World War and the emergence of a new breed of post-vaudeville comedian led by Lenny Bruce. Producer Ian Docherty


Unknown: Greg Proops
Unknown: Lenny Bruce.
Producer: Ian Docherty

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Musical Moves

Christopher Cook talks to choreographers about the music that moves them to make dance.
3: Siobhan Davies. The accomplished contemporary dance choreographer. Producer Frances Byrnes


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Siobhan Davies.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Lewes Kiss

Earlier this month, Rodin's sculpture, The Kiss, was returned by the Tate Gallery to the Assembly Rooms in Lewes, East Sussex, where it last stood in 1917. Keith Darvill 's dramatic feature explores the background to the commission of this erotic masterpiece by Bostonian aesthete Edward Perry Warren , whose Lewes home became a semi-monastic shrine to art, erudition and "Uranian" love.
Director David Blount


Unknown: Keith Darvill
Unknown: Edward Perry Warren
Director: David Blount

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Eddie Mair for an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues.
Producer Sukey Firth
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair

: Index

2: The Herbarium. A visit to an organic index to the natural world - a collection of millions of pressed plants. For details see yesterday

: This Sceptred Isle

122: Lord North
For details see yesterday Revised repeat

: The Learning Curve

Why are our sex education programmes failing young people? Libby Purves talks to teenage mothers, their partners and parents on the latest guide to the learning world.
Producers Maud Hand and Lyn Webster Wilde Action Line: [number removed]44
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Sunday llpm


Talks: Libby Purves
Talks: Lyn Webster

: Shop Talk

Entertaining 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.

: Booked!

A six-part series of original writing and outrageous parody as Mark Thomas , David Stafford , Stuart Maconie and Linda Smith wreak havoc wi th literary icons under the watchful eye of poet Ian McMillan.
Producer Marc Jobst
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Thomas
Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Ian McMillan.

: The Archers

Ruth and David do some R and D. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme and tracks down the acclaimed crime writer Val McDermid. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Val McDermid.
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Stories for Olga

The comic stories of Anton Chekhov , dramatised by Olwen Wymark. Part 2. Repeated from 10.45am For details see yesterday


Stories Of: Anton Chekhov
Dramatised By: Olwen Wymark.

: File on 4

In American courts, criminals often strike deals, offering to plead guilty for lighter sentences. Mark Whitaker examines evidence that plea bargaining is going on behind the scenes in some English courts. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Mark Whitaker

: 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

Allergies. Peanuts, pollen and pollution - are we becoming allergic to 20th-century life? Graham Easton discovers whether medicine has the answers for people with allergies. Producer Helen Sharp
E-MAIL: [address removed]
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Helen Sharp

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Tulip Fever

By Deborah Moggach. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Deborah Moggach.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a satirical look at life. With Jane Bussmann
, Dan Freedman ,
David Quantick , Nick Romero and guest. Repeated from Saturday 6.15pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jane Bussmann
Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Nick Romero

: Talking Pictures

This week in the film programme, Brian Sibley looks at the strange art of the voice double. Plus, the expert guide to the pick of films on television.


Unknown: Brian Sibley

: News

: The Late Book: The Woman and the Ape

By Peter Hoeg. Part 7.
For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Peter Hoeg.

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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.

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