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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Peter Tobias.


Unknown: Peter Tobias.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time. He is joined this week by Professor Steve Jones and science journalist Matt Ridley who will be discussing the role of the gene and the theory of evolution over the past century. Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Professor Steve Jones
Guest: Matt Ridley
Producer: Joanna Rahim

: Stuntz

Steve Punt presents a guide to the greatest advertising stunts of all time. 3: The creation of characters and competitions.
Producers Simon Elmes and Sue Foster


Producers: Simon Elmes

: Daily Service

We Plough the Fields and Scatter (Wir pflugen); 2 Corinthians 9, w6-15; When I Needed a Neighbour (arr
Rose); Praise to the Holiest in the Height (Gerontius). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Serial: Tis

By Frank McCourt. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Frank McCourt.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Vital Signs by Peter Straughan. Part 9.
Drama rptd at 7.45pm. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Peter Straughan.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie introduces the stories behind the news with correspondents worldwide.
Producer Tony Grant


Introduces: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

Brian Keenan talks about his love of literature, growing up in Belfast, being a hostage in Beirut,of his writing, and of his role as husband and father. With extracts from Wind in the Willows, The Dharma Burns and poems by Sylvia Plath and Pablo Neruda. Readers
Stephen Rea and Frances Tomelty. Producer Mary Ward Lowery
Repeated Wednesday 11.30pm


Talks: Brian Keenan
Unknown: Sylvia Plath
Readers: Pablo Neruda.
Readers: Stephen Rea
Readers: Frances Tomelty.
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Liberal
Democrat conference in Harrogate.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Open Country

Richard Uridge continues his exploration of the British countryside. Shortened 6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Dreaming Woman

By Don Taylor. When David, a young teacher, is asked to speak to Helen, who has suffered a tragedy, a story emerges which changes the relationship between them and becomes part of the development of a great English writer. with Abigail Thaw. Director Don Taylor


Unknown: Don Taylor.
Unknown: Abigail Thaw.
Director: Don Taylor
David: Ian Dunn
Helen: Kate Copeland

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Shortened 7.55am

: Automatic for the People

3: Making Tracks
For details see Tuesday Repeat

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

19: 1924 - the Rrst Labour PM and the Zinoviev Letter
For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about language and the way we speak. 10: A Real Gem. An examination of the sometimes forgotten language of jewels. Producer Elizabeth Abrahams
E-MAIL:[address removed]
Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Elizabeth Abrahams

: The Material World

Trevor Phillips illuminates the properties of fluorescent yeasts and bacteria. Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: The Mark Steel Lecture

Comic and columnist Mark Steel presents humorous lectures covering historical figures who shaped their era. With Melanie Hudson and Martin Hyder. Producer Phii Clarke


Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Martin Hyder.
Producer: Phii Clarke

: The Archers

It is murder in Felpersham. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock talks to Ravi Shankar on the publication of his autobiography, edited by George Harrison. Producer Alex Steinitz


Unknown: Ravi Shankar
Edited By: George Harrison.
Producer: Alex Steinitz

: Vital Signs

By Peter Straughan. Thursday: Carol and the director of nursing review a complaint which highlights the problems of staff shortages. Part 9. Rptd from 10.45am. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Straughan.

: Teaching the Teachers

In the second of two programmes about the progress of three student teachers, Liz Carney finds out what it takes to make the grade and get a job. Producer David Ross Repeat


Unknown: Liz Carney
Producer: David Ross Repeat

: Matrix of Power

The Big Tent. Since the general election, talented men and women from all political backgrounds and none, have been called to play a part in public life. Is this inclusiveness a sign of profound change in the political culture or simply a way of marginalising the Tories? Dennis Sewell reports. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts reports from America where the state of Kansas has voted to remove evolution from schools' curricula.
Creationists say evolution is an unproven theory. So what is the latest scientific evidence for and against evolution? Producer Julia Durbin
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Ground beneath Her Feet

By Salman Rushdie. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Salman Rushdie.

: The Alan Davies Show

Alan Davies stars in his own comedy series. Alan Francis and Ronnie Ancona play his long-suffering friends, Murray and Kate, as they all try to sort out this week's dilemma. Written by Tony Roche , Ben Silburn and Alan Davies. Producer Jane Berthoud Repeat


Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Alan Francis
Unknown: Ronnie Ancona
Written By: Tony Roche
Written By: Ben Silburn
Written By: Alan Davies.
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: Nemesis

Michael Bakewell 's five-part dramatisation of the Agatha Christie novel stars June Whitfield as Miss Marple. 2: The late Mr Rafiel 's son appears to be connected to the mystery. with Mary Wimbush , Freda Dowie ,
Tricia Hitchcock , Delia Lindsay , Roger Moss and George A Cooper. Director Enyd Williams Repeat


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Mr Rafiel
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Freda Dowie
Unknown: Tricia Hitchcock
Unknown: Delia Lindsay
Unknown: Roger Moss
Unknown: George A Cooper.
Professor Wanstead: David Swift
Lavinia Glynne: Louie Ramsay
Anthea Bradbury-Scott: Thelma Barlow

: News

: The Late Book: The Business

By lain Banks. Kate arranges to meet Hazleton's right-hand man to discover the truth. Part 9.
For details see Monday

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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