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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr Paul Clayton-Lea .


Unknown: Fr Paul Clayton-Lea

: 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 Gabrielle Cox.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys in conversation with eight successful people who have weathered storms in their careers.
6: James Ferman. From Last Tango in Paris to Natural Bom Killers - 24 years of controversy as director of the British Board of Film Classification.
Producer Brian King. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Ferman.
Producer: Brian King.

: Strange Weather Days

Meteorologist Helen Young recalls some extreme weather conditions that have occurred in the UK. In today's programme, she investigates the day when coke fell from the sky in the worst hail storm this century. Producer Helen Weaver


Unknown: Helen Young
Producer: Helen Weaver

: Serial: The Code Book

By Simon Singh. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Simon Singh.

: Daily Service

Ye Who Own the Faith of Jesus (Daily, Daily); John 2, wl-10; The Wedding (Whitbourn); Tell Out, My Soul
(Woodlands). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Woman's Hour

Historian Lisa Jardine shows Sheila McClennon how accessible, relevant and exciting the scientific revolution has been. Drama: Fire in the Heart-work by John Keats , adapted by Robin Brooks. Part 12 of 15. Drama rptd at 7.45pm. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: John Keats
Adapted By: Robin Brooks.

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: There's a Funny Thing

The last in a series in which Hugh Dennis delves into the comedy archives to explore the eccentricities of British life. Transport. Who could forget Basil Fawlty , beating his Mini with a branch when its engine refused to start? From trains to planes to automobiles, the British love to hate their vehicles. This programme goes in search of the reasons why. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Basil Fawlty
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Opera Out and About

Peter Hobday continues his exploration of Britain's smaller opera companies. In this programme, he visits Sherborne School, where Dorset Opera holds its annual two-week opera course, bringing together professionals, students and locals. Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Verona - a Conspiracy of Parrots

Stephanie Cole stars as the slightly elderly lady whose exotic birds bring her triumphant fulfilment, in Peter Tinniswood's monologue written especially for her.


Writer: Peter Tinniswood
Director: Enyd Williams
Verona: Stephanie Cole

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Eddie Mairforan exchange of experiences on today's topical issues. Producer Sukey Firth
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Eddie Mairforan

: Keep off the Grass

2: Winter- Football Groundsmen. A comparison between the wind- and snow-blown wilds of Wick Academy's pitch in north-east Scotland and the manicured grass at the home of Manchester United, Old Trafford. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Old Trafford.

: This Sceptred Isle

7: 190 7 - Women's Rights, Religious Discrimination and Military Reform For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests discuss business, money and technology. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: A Good Read

Sarah LeFanu and guests Baroness Blackstone, Minister for Education and Employment; and lecturer and broadcaster Julian Le Grand discuss three favourite paperbacks.
Producer Viv Beeby. Rptd Sunday llpm


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Unknown: Julian Le Grand
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Man of Soup

The last in a comedy series by David Stafford. Farewell Slomvakia, toxic waste capital of Europe. with Adam Long , Michael Roberts , Jaime Robertson , Andrew Sachs ,
Sarah Vandenbergh and Bruno Matthews. Music David Stafford. Producer Dirk Maggs


Unknown: David Stafford.
Unknown: Adam Long
Unknown: Michael Roberts
Unknown: Jaime Robertson
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Sarah Vandenbergh
Unknown: Bruno Matthews.
Music: David Stafford.
Producer: Dirk Maggs
Salome: Morwenna Banks
Lottie: Josie Lawrence

: The Archers

No-one steps out of line. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson and guests review a retrospective of Van Dyck at the Royal Academy of Arts, marking the 400th anniversary of the painter's birth. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Van Dyck
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Fire in the Heart

John Keats 's poems and letters, adapted and reconstructed by Robin Brooks. Part 12.
Rptd from 10.45am. For details see yesterday


Unknown: John Keats
Unknown: Robin Brooks.

: Children in Arms

Chris Gunness profiles Olara Otunnu , the United Nations special representative on children and armed conflict. Over the last two decades, two million children have been killed in armed conflict, six million seriously injured and one million conscripted. They are victims, perpetrators, soldiers and refugees. How should the international community respond? Producers Jennie Walmsley and Lucy Ash Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Chris Gunness
Unknown: Olara Otunnu
Producers: Jennie Walmsley

: 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

: The Healers

A look behind the scenes at those who offer care and cure. This programme takes the lid off pathology. Are pathologists medical detectives orjust backroom boys and girls? Presented by Niall Dickson. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald E-MAIL: [address removed]


Presented By: Niall Dickson.
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Headlong

By Michael Frayn. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Michael Frayn.

: The Adventures of John and Tony

By John Hegley. Four comic journeys in which John and his best friend Tony search for happiness, love, the meaning of life ... and glasses.
1: A Tale of Two Tenting. John and Tony go camping with Herman Hessian - the dog made out of an old potato sack. with Terry Malloy and Sunny Ormonde. Original music by Nigel Piper . Director Anne Edyvean


Unknown: John Hegley.
Unknown: Herman Hessian
Unknown: Terry Malloy
Music By: Nigel Piper
Director: Anne Edyvean
John: John Hegley
Tony: Simon Munnery

: Talking Pictures

Brian Sibley with the big picture on the world of film.
Producer Julia Fleming. WRITE TO: Talking Picures, BBC Radio 4, London, W1A 1AA E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Julia Fleming.

: News

: The Late Book: Buxton Spice

By Oonya Kempadoo. Part 2. For details see yesterday

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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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