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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr David Lapsley.


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45,8.32 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought forthe Day With Akhandadi Das


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadi Das

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Ronni Davis. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Serial: Adrian Mole -the Cappuccino Years

By Sue Townsend. 3: Some Problems of Modern Life. Adrian struggles with his fail-safe electronic organiser, forgets his telephone banking password after listening to Vivaldi on hold, and has his car towed away. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sue Townsend.

: Daily Service

Take Up Thy Cross (Breslau); Galatians 5. wl3-25; Teach Me, 0 God (Walker); Will You
Come and Follow Me (The Summons). Director of music Christopher Walker.


Music: Christopher Walker.

: Woman's Hour

The latest news, views and culture from a female perspective. Acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin talks to Jenni Murray about her life and work and about how she has been influenced by studying the lives of women like Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen. Drama: Nicholas Nicklebyby
Charles Dickens. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Claire Tomalin
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mary Wollstonecraft
Unknown: Jane Austen.
Unknown: Nicholas Nicklebyby
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Measuring the Mind

in two programmes, Dr Raj Persaud examines how we measure intelligence.
1: IQ- the Numbers Game. Do you know your IQ? If so, what does that number really mean, and can it be used to predict yourfuture? One of the first people to examine differences in intelligence was the Victorian scientist Francis Galton. His theorythat human beings differed in intellect or ability was revolutionary, even to his cousin, Charles Darwin.
No one now doubts that people differ in intelligence but do attempts to measure IQ achieve any positive results? Believing that IQ counts could be increased, during the seventies, the Ministry of Intelligence in Venezuela undertook an extraordinary programme which attempted to increase the intelligence of the whole nation - but did it work? Producer Sally Flatman


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown: Francis Galton.
Unknown: Charles Darwin.
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Uke They've Never Been Gone

A comedy series by Mike Coleman about musical double act Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr who 30 years on get a second crack at fame. Starring Roy Hudd and June Whitfield , with Pat Coombs , Julian Eardley , Edward Halsted , Paul Rogan and Tracy Ann Oberman. 4: The Anniversary Blues Music Frido Ruth. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Mike Coleman
Unknown: Tommy Franklin
Unknown: Sheila Parr
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Julian Eardley
Unknown: Edward Halsted
Unknown: Paul Rogan
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman.
Music: Frido Ruth.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: 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

: Puzzle Panel

Chris Masianka invites puzzlers to outwit each other in a battle of brains. Producer Harry Parker
Send puzzles and answers to: Puzzle Panel, Room 7058. BBC Broadcasting House. London, W1A 1AA
E-MAIL: [address removed]. FAX: [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Masianka
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: My Last Week with Modolia

Written and performed by Ben Moor. A unique and magical love story set in a world where nothing is quite what it seems. Music Simon Oakes. Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Ben Moor.
Music: Simon Oakes.
Director: Sally Avens

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood are guests of Kingston upon Hull City Council. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Strange Weather Days

3: In her examination of extreme weather conditions in the UK, Helen Young investigates the day when coke fell from the sky in the worst hail storm this century. With the recollections of a gardener and a factory worker whose roof fell in. For details see Monday (R)


Presenter: Helen Young

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

43: 1950- War in Korea and the European Debate For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

This week Laurie Taylor talks to sociologist Andrew von Hirsh, honorary professor of penal theory law at the University of Cambridge's Institute of Criminology. He discusses his current research into sentencing, CCTV and what to do about noisy neighbours.
E-mail: [email address removed]


Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Guest: Andrew von Hirsh
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Case Notes

Dr Graham Easton looks at ways of coping with a diagnosis of serious illness. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Bristow

A comedy series based on Frank Dickens's classic cartoon strip, featuring Chester-Perry's troublesome buying clerk and those who serve alongside him as small cogs in a gigantic wheel.
4: Sun, Sea and Sabotage.
Bristow needs a break, so he plans someone else's holiday. With Dora Bryan, Jon Glover, Katy Odey, Simon Schatzberger and Carol Starks.
Music John Whitehall.
Director Neil Cargill (R)


Unknown: Frank Dickens
Unknown: Dora Bryan
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Simon Schatzbergerand
Unknown: Carol Starks.
Music: John Whitehall.
Director: Neil Cargill
Bristow: Michael Williams
Jones: Rodney Bewes
Hewitt: Owen Brenman

: The Archers

Tommy is cross-examined. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the nightly arts programme. In this edition he talks to novelist, playwright and film-maker Hanif Kureishi , on the publication of his new collection of short stories Midnight All Day. Producer TonyO'Shaughnessy


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Hanif Kureishi

: Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens. Part 3.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news.
Witnesses face cross-examination from Frances Fyfield, David Cook, Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey.
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Chair: Michael Buerk
Producer: David Coomes

: Outtakes - Stories from the Trim Bin: 2: My Name up in Lights

Rory Maclean reveals how he wasted ten years of his life working in the film industry. This week he writes the perfect script, films it in Macclesfield and waits for the Credits. Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Speaker: Rory MacLean

: Testing Times: 1: The Millennium Dome

A new series of four programmes in which Kate Bellingham follows engineers and architects as their new constructions go through final tests.
A group of engineers undertake the final tests on the controversial "Human Body" sculpture and talk about the problems they have encountered.
E-mail: [email address removed]


Presenter: Kate Bellingham
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation. Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: Tara Road

By Maeve Binchy. Part 3. For details see Monday

: House of the Spirit Levels

A comedy by Nick Revell which alternates between the Andes, St Petersburg and west Yorkshire.
4: Tony Hardstaff has made contact with his former love, the beautiful but mad Emily Earnshaw. On the day of his mother's funeral, can she save him from the hostility of his own family? And will the spirit of his mother return to haunt him? with Peter Gunn , Natalie Walter. Peter Serafinowicz and Joanna Brookes. Music Paul Mottram. Producer Paul Schlesinger (R)


Comedy By: Nick Revell
Unknown: Tony Hardstaff
Unknown: Emily Earnshaw.
Unknown: Peter Gunn
Unknown: Natalie Walter.
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown: Joanna Brookes.
Music: Paul Mottram.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Obadiah: David Swift
Alice: Maggie Steed
Jane: Alison Steadman
Emily: Claire Skinner
Tony: Nick Revell

: News

: The Late Book: Speed of Sound

By Scott Eyman. 3: William Fox 's Movietone,
Warner Brothers' Vitaphone, and the battle for sound supremacy. For details see Monday


Unknown: Scott Eyman.
Unknown: William Fox

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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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