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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev John Fitzsimmons.


Unknown: John Fitzsimmons.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Helen Brown


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Helen Brown

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Alison Hughes. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Serial: The Blossoming World

Philip Franks reads extracts from the autobiography of HE Bates. 3: A New Home. Bates recalls his meetings with some of the literary giants of his day. For details see Monday


Unknown: Philip Franks

: Daily Service

Hark, a Th rilling Voice (Merton); Romans 2, wl-8; We Wait for Thy Loving Kindness (McKie); The Race That Long in Darkness (Dundee). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray with the latest news, views and culture from a female perspective. Drama: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens. Part 28. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Nicholas Nickleby
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Strictly Conventional

Quentin Cooper joins with four very different trades and professions astheygatherfortheir annual get-togethers. 4: PestEx-ProtEx 99. Pest controllers and building preservers from all over the world converge on London to talk rats, termites and global warming. UK residents may be looking forward to a warmer wintertomorrow, but so are the insects from the south that have already reached Devon. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Bristow

A comedy series based on Frank Dickens 's classic cartoon. 2: The Power of the Press
Bristow's crusade for better conditions for cleaning ladies bites the dust.
with Roger Lloyd Pack. Jon Glover , Katy Odey. David Battley and Ian Kelland. Music John Whitehall. Director Neil Cargill


Unknown: Frank Dickens
Unknown: Roger Lloyd Pack.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Katy Odey.
Unknown: David Battley
Unknown: Ian Kelland.
Music: John Whitehall.
Director: Neil Cargill
Bristow: Michael Williams
Jones: Rodney Bewes
Hewitt: Owen Brenman
Mrs Purdy: Dora Bryan
Gert: Liz Fraser
Daisy: Joan Sims

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Parliamentary Questions

Steve Richards plays host to team captains Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack MP in the panel game about politics and politicians. This week's guests are journalist Julia Langdon and broadcaster James Cox.
Written by Hugh Rycroft and David Spicer. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Sir Patrick CormacK
Unknown: Julia Langdon
Unknown: James Cox.
Written By: Hugh Rycroft
Written By: David Spicer.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7 pm

: Afternoon Play: Unwritten Law: 1: I've Only Just Learned to Cry

Helena Kennedy QC presents a second series of four dramatised features about legal cases which led to a change in the law.

The tragic story of Emma Humphries , who was tried at Nottingham Crown Court for the murder of her boyfriend in 1985. She never denied killing him but pleaded not guilty to murder on grounds of provocation.


Presenter: Helena Kennedy
Writer: Rib Davis
Director: Janet Whitaker
Emma: Gemma Saunders
Hilary: Tracy Wiles
Helen Grindrod QC: Elizabeth Bell
[Actor]: Beth Chalmers
[Actor]: Stephen Critchlow
[Actor]: Ian Meredith
[Actor]: Tim Treloar

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners from the East Riding of Yorkshire. With Chairman Eric RobSOn. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


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

: The Manipulators

2: Driving. As Claudia Hammond discovers, there are many subtle ways by which we are persuaded to drive more safely. For details see yesterday(R)


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

68: 19 75 - the Birth ofThatcherism and a Referendum on Europe For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed - the Larger Map

Laurie Taylor visits Nottingham to meet three people responsible for putting it on the larger map. Producer Jane Jeffes


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jane Jeffes

: 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. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter

: No Commitments

A comedy by Simon Brett following the fortunes of three fortysomething sisters.
3: Making it Better. Anna is suffering following the end of her relationship with Stuart. Sick of the selfishness of Victoria and Charlotte, she decides to give them a taste of theirown medicine.
Producer Maria Esposito (R)


Comedy By: Simon Brett
Producer: Maria Esposito
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Stuart: Edward de Souza
Roger: Bill Nighy
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Mark: Will Ing

: The Archers

Happy birthday, Mike? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the nightly arts programme, including a report by John Wilson live from the gala opening night of the newly restored and expanded Royal Opera House. Listeners can hearthe operatic half of the opening concert live on Radio 3 from 9.45pm. BBC2 will be broadcasting the opening perfomance live from
7.30pm. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens , dramatised by Georgia Pritchett.Part28.
Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news.
Witnesses face a tough cross-examination from David Starkey , Janet Daley , David Cook and Polly Toynbee. Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Polly Toynbee.
Producer: David Coomes.

: Put Asunder

Michael Rosen presents fourtalks on the process of divorce and its aftermath, drawing on his own experience and eyewitness accounts from estate agents, grandparents, lawyers and counsellors. 3: Meltdown. The point of departure - lawyers pick up the scent. Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Quantum

In a new four-part series John Gribbin explores the weird subatomic world of quantum mechanics and will be asking listeners to abandon all the familiar ways of picturing the world and to suspend belief. Reader Paul Birchard. 1: A Measure of Uncertainty
The events surrounding the disturbing realisation that matter can be both wave and particle, and the story of how the discovery of quanta spawned the greatest ever scientific revolution.
John Gribbin introduces the key characters in a tale about a hapless cat that can be both dead and alive at the same time and, as Richard Feynman remarked, "If you don't take it too seriously you will discover nature to be a delightful and entrancing thing."


Presenter: John Gribbin
Reader: Paul Birchard
Unknown: Richard Feynman
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book at Bedtime: Departures and Arrivals

Written and read by Eric Newby. 3: Seeing the World on Two Wheels For details see Monday


Read By: Eric Newby.

: Sean Lock - 15 Storeys High

A comedy by Sean Lock and Martin Trenaman. 2: Sean's bad-tempered, reckless past catches up with him in the shape of a dead swan. Starring Sean Lock , Tim Mitchell , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Peter Serafinowicz and Martin Trenaman. Producer Chris Neill. Script editor Robert Fraser-Steele


Comedy By: Sean Lock
Comedy By: Martin Trenaman.
Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Tim Mitchell
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown: Martin Trenaman.
Producer: Chris Neill.
Editor: Robert Fraser-Steele

: News

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

By Ivan Klima , read by David Calder. Part8. For details see Monday


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.

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