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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev John Rtzsimmons.


Unknown: John Rtzsimmons.

: Farming Today

WithAnnaHill. Producer Helen Brown


Producer: Helen Brown

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With Terry Waite.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Terry Waite.

: The Choice

At some point most of us are faced with a single choice that irrevocably changes our lives.
Michael Buerk looks at how people make life-altering decisions and takes them through the whole process, from the initial dilemma to living with the consequences.
Producer Rosemary Dawson. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Rosemary Dawson.

: The Piano Lesson

Family Harmony. In the last of the series Jeremy Nicholas visits the Roberts family, where three generations are learning together. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Daily Service

Just as I Am (Saffron Walden); Psalm 51, wl-4, wlO-13; Turn Thy Face (Attwood); Hills of the North (Little Cornard). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Serial: The Blossoming World

Philip Franks reads extracts from the autobiography of HE Bates. 2: A New Generation. As the nation slides towards the Great Slump, Bates struggles to earn a living as a writer. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Philip Franks

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney presents the woman's magazine programme, with interviews and guests. Drama: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens. Part 27. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Nature: Hunting

Three programmes looking at hunting around the world. 2: Killing for Kicks. Gerry Northam looks at how hunting has changed the world's landscape and natural history. Just what does it feel like to pull a trigger and end an animal's life? Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman and a Welshman

National stereotypes are sustained, perhaps created, byjokes. Simon Fanshawe presents a four-part series on the comedy of national identity.2: A ScotsmanProducer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Hiawatha Man

A hundred years ago, a young black man in his twenties was one of the most popular composers in Edwardian Britain. Yet his name is almost unknown today. David Owen Norris explores the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor . Producer Kate McAll


Unknown: Edwardian Britain.
Unknown: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Producer: Kate McAll

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: One Thousand Years of Spoken English

Know What I Mean? by John Mortimer A marriage between a barrister and a management consultant is under threat when a caller comes to visit, but they have the armoury of their professional languages on their side.
Wife Patricia Hodge Caller Sylvester Williams Husband Michael Kitchen
The Verger Queen by Neil Bartlett
An ancient verger in a historic church is disturbed by a tour party who spark in him memories of hundreds of years of the church, forgotten pleasure gardens and the coded world of a once-secret sexual culture.
Verger Queen Bette Bourne For details see yesterday


Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Neil Bartlett
Unknown: Queen Bette Bourne

: The Exchange: [number removed]0444

Call Wendy Austin for an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues. Producer Sukey Firth. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: The Manipulators

In four programmes, Claudia Hammond examines various aspects of manipulation.
1: Altruism.
How far would you go to help a stranger? Would you part with a pint of blood, give up a spare kidney, or even donate your eggs to a childless couple? Hammond examines how psychology is shaping the latest campaigns to manipulate our generosity of spirit into giving more of ourselves - literally.
Producer Paula McGrath.
E-MAIL: [address removed](R)


Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

67: 1974 - Who Governs Britain?
For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the world of business, money and technology. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: A Good Read

Bel Mooney isjoined by novelist Nicola Davies and journalist Max Jarrett to discuss three favourite paperbacks.
Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Nicola Davies
Unknown: Max Jarrett
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe

: The Very World of Milton Jones

The last instalment of the comedy series written by and starring Britain's funniest Milton. Producer David Tyler


Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Doctor's orders for Elizabeth. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts programme, and considers who might scoop the Turner Prize, which is awarded tonight. Will Tracy Emin 's much-discussed and much-abused bed prove a winner? Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Tracy Emin
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens , dramatised by Georgia Pritchett. Part 27.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens

: The Rail Sale

Dennis Sewell examines the politics of the decision to privatise the railways from its genesis in the free-market think-tanks of the mid-eighties, through its adoption as a Conservative Party manifesto commitment in 1992 and its stormy passage through parliament, with eyewitness testimony from the key players. Editor Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Dennis Sewell

: 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.

: Case Notes

A person collapses in the supermarket. Would you know what to do? Dr Graham Easton hears from Scottish schoolchildren who are learning how- ER style.
Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: [address removed]
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk looks at how people make life-altering decisions and takes them through the whole process, from the initial dilemma to living with the consequences. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Departures and Arrivals

Written and read by Eric Newby.
2: Under the Crust of CooberPedy. Eric and Wanda and the Australian Outback. For details see yesterday


Read By: Eric Newby.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis host the comedy show, with stand-up, sketches and songs from the regularteam and special guests. Repeated from Saturday 6.15pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: The Late Book: Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light

By Ivan Klima , read by David Calder. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ivan Klima
Read By: David Calder.

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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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