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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Gethin Abraham Williams.


Unknown: Gethin Abraham Williams.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Thomas Butler.
8.35 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Thomas Butler.

: 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 Chnstine Morgan. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Chnstine Morgan.

: Raging Hormones

Claudia Hammond presents the last in a beginner's guide to hormones.
Today she takes a look at the powerful role insulin can have in our lives. Producer Jane O'Rourke


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Daily Service

Have Faith in God, My Heart
(Doncaster); Matthew 17, W14-20; If You Have Faith in God (Tracey); 0 Lord, We Long to See Your Face (Surrey). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Music: Ian Tracey.

: Serial: Master Musicians

2: Extracts from My Childhood by Carl Nielsen , read by tenor Robert Tear. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Carl Nielsen
Tenor: Robert Tear.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon. Drama: Silk by Alessandro Baricco. Part 2.
Drama rptd at 7.45pm. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.
Unknown: Alessandro Baricco.

: Unearthing Mysteries

In 1907, Egyptologist Edward Ayrton discovered a tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The identity of the mummy it contained has been the source of debate ever since. Could it belong to Akhenaten, one of the greatest
Pharaohs of ancient Egypt? Professor Aubrey Manning travels to Egypt to unearth the mystery inside Tomb 55. Producer Dave Sharp


Unknown: Edward Ayrton
Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Dave Sharp

: Did You Ever Notice?

Last in a four-part series on the history of modern American stand-up comedy. Greg Proops looks at the nineties, with up-and-coming stars like Chris Rock. Producer Ian Docherty


Unknown: Greg Proops
Unknown: Chris Rock.
Producer: Ian Docherty

: 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.

: Music for a While

Six musicians explore treasures at leading British musical museums or collections. 2: Virtuoso violinist
Tasmin Little visits the birthplace of one of her favourite composers -
Edward Elgar. Melanie Weatherley and Catherine Sloan provide a tour of the Elgar Birthplace Museum at Lower Broadheath near Worcester. Producer Andrew Green


Violinist: Tasmin Little
Unknown: Edward Elgar.
Unknown: Melanie Weatherley
Unknown: Catherine Sloan
Producer: Andrew Green

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Brighton Line II

By Maggie Allen. Close to Home. Abi comes back to Brighton to find her father struggling with domesticity and an old school friend in distress. with Tracy Wiles and Ioan Meredith Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Maggie Allen.
Unknown: Tracy Wiles
Unknown: Ioan Meredith
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Abi: Emma Fielding
Sam: Frank Windsor
Bob Gallagher: Jimmy Yuil

: 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

: Walls of Fame

The McFies love sharing their
Edinburgh home with Robert Louis
Stevenson, but the tourists can be a nuisance. Part 2.
For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Robert Louis

: This Sceptred Isle

137: Earl Grey and the First Reform Act For details see yesterday Revised repeat


Unknown: Earl Grey

: The Learning Curve Extra

A parent's guide to secondary school. Daire Brehan reports on selecting the right school, transition and teething problems, and surviving parents' evenings.
Producers Dorothy Stiven and Anne Freeman Action Line: [number removed]44
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Daire Brehan
Producers: Dorothy Stiven
Producers: Anne Freeman

: A Good Read

Sarah LeFanu and her guests playwright Howard Brenton and film critic Alexander Walker recommend favourite paperbacks. Producer Sara Davies
Repeated Sunday 11pm


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Unknown: Howard Brenton
Unknown: Alexander Walker
Producer: Sara Davies

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Booked!

The series of original writing and outrageous parody. Alan Bennett is sent to report from the Gulf War, Pride and Predjudice is rewritten in the style of This Life, and the book of Genesis becomes an American soap. With Mark Steel, David Stafford , Miles Kington , Sophie Hannah and chairman Ian McMillan. Producer Marc Jobst
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Sophie Hannah
Unknown: Ian McMillan.

: The Archers

Has Tommy done it again? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show. Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Katie Hunter

: Silk

By Alessandro Baricco. Part 2. Repeated from 10.45am For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alessandro Baricco.

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad. Reporter Julian O'Halloran. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated Sunday 5pm


Reporter: Julian O'Halloran.
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Tonight's programme comes from the Vision 99 conference in New York.
Producer Cheryl Gabriel
PHONE: [number removed] for more information
FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Aids and Me

In 1993, reporter Nigel Wrench was diagnosed as HIV positive. Two years later he was told he had full-blown
Aids. With a cupboard full of the latest drugs and the support of his family and friends, his life would appear to be relatively normal now. In this programme he presents a frank and personal account of living life with the best known virus of our time.
Producer David Cook Repeat


Reporter: Nigel Wrench
Producer: David Cook

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Charles Dickens - Journalist

2: Night Walks. Suffering from insomnia, Dickens encounters the strangest people as he walks the streets of London.
For details see yesterday Repeat

: Dan and Nick-the Wildebeest Years

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero 's hit comedy extravaganza features music from the Gents.
Producer Julian Mayers Repeat


Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Producer: Julian Mayers

: News

: The Late Book: About a Boy

By Nick Hornby. Part 7.
For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Nick Hornby.

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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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