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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Peter Tobias.


Unknown: Peter Tobias.

: Fanning 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 Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys in conversation with eight successful people who have weathered storms in their careers.
8: Danny Baker on his roller-coaster ride across the radio airwaves.
Producer Brian King. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Danny Baker
Producer: Brian King.

: Strange Weather Days

In the last of the present series meteorologist Helen Young visits Dartmoor to remember the worst freeze this century and to hear the story of the baby delivered by phone. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Helen Young
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Serial: 'Tis

By Frank McCourt. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Frank McCourt.

: Daily Service

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (St George's, Windsor); 2 Corinthians 8, wl-7; Great Is, 0 King, Our
Happiness (Klatzow); Praise and Thanksgiving (Bunessan). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney on the latest news, views and culture from a female perspective. Drama: Vital Signs by Peter Straughan. Part 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see yesterday


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Peter Straughan.

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: From Megaphone to Microphone

An eight-part history of British theatre and its technology. 1: Can You Hear Me at the Back? Russell Davies journeys from Comwall's outdoor Minack Theatre to the acoustic perfection of Birmingham Symphony Hall, in search of the technical changes which have affected the sound of performance. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: You and Yours

Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Liberal
Democrat conference in Harrogate.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Opera Out and About

Peter Hobday presents the last in his six-part exploration of Britain's smaller opera companies. He travels to
Cromarty, near Inverness, with the Scottish Opera-Go-Round - seven singers and a piano touring Scotland with Donizetti's Don Pasquale.
Producers Tony Cheevers and Alison Prain


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Don Pasquale.
Producers: Tony Cheevers
Producers: Alison Prain

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Altaban the Magnificent

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. A young British scientist discovers myth and magic in postwar Berlin.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Director: Claire Grove
Frank Bailey: Charles Barnecut
Sgt Stuckart: Stuart Milligan
PieterMunt: Cuve Swift
Major Starr: Nicholas Farrell

: 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

: Automatic for the People

Until the invention of the cassette, it was possible for anyone to walk into a recording booth and record their voice on vinyl. Alan Dein tracks down some of those who left their mark and their lives on disc. Parti of 4. Producer Mark Burman Repeat


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

17: 1920 - Russia and Ireland
For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the business world.
Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the world of learning, for listeners of all ages who want the best from the system. Producer Dorothy Stiven
Action Line: [number removed]44
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Sunday llpm


Producer: Dorothy Stiven

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue

A sketch show that takes a comical view of lifestyles, families and relationships. Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens play Mike and Sue. They are joined by Roger Blake , Alistair McGowan , Ronnie Ancona and Emma Kennedy. 2: Sue has a score to settle and Mike is being poached by a rival network.
Written by Ian Brown and James Hendrie Music Mark Burton. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Robert Duncan
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Ronnie Ancona
Unknown: Emma Kennedy.
Written By: Ian Brown
Written By: James Hendrie
Music: Mark Burton.
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Archers

Tommy pleads. Hayley does the right thing. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Following today's announcement of the Booker Prize shortlist, Mark Lawson talks to the judges about how they selected a handful of potential winners from more than a hundred entries. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Talks: Mark Lawson
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Vital Signs

By Peter Straughan. Tuesday: Diane is critical of Carol's support for the neonatal bid for extra equipment - and in light of the death of the Ruddle baby is particularly disappointed. Part 7.
Rptd from 10.45am. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Peter Straughan.

: File on 4

Julian O'Halloran reports on major issues, changing attitudes, and important events at home and abroad. Producer Gregor Stewart. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Gregor Stewart.

: 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 week,
Niall Dickson discovers what motivates a person to become a dentist. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Niall Dickson
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Ground beneath Her Feet

By Salman Rushdie. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Salman Rushdie.

: 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. 3: The Total Hotal Experience. Set in a hotel boasting a full range of activities, including a fancy-dress party and haggis hurling. John just wants to play dominoes, but amongst the guests is a woman from his past - with her potatoes. with Terry Malloy , Sunny Ormonde and Andy Hockley. Original music by Nigel Piper Director Anne Edyvean


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

: Talking Pictures

Extended 5.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: The Business

By lain Banks. Kate's visit to Thulahn is interrupted by the unexpected return of the Prince with a proposal. Part 7. 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.

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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