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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev John Fitzsimmons.


Unknown: John Fitzsimmons.

: Farming Today

With Helen Mark


Unknown: Helen Mark

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Warren Mitchell , who reveals a deep love of family and country, and explains why believes the best things in life are alwaysthe easy ones. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Warren Mitchell

: Serial: The Blossoming World

Philip Franks reads the final extract from the autobiography of H E Bates. The World in Ripeness. Bates faces the challenge of writing a new novel based on his home county of Kent - With "perfick" success. For details see Monday


Unknown: Philip Franks

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray is joined by Japanese pianist Noriko Ogawa. Drama: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Pianist: Noriko Ogawa.
Unknown: Nicholas Nickleby
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Charm of Birds

Last in a four-part series exploring the character of British birdsong over the course of a year as a backdrop to the life of field naturalist and Britain's longest-serving foreign secretary Edward Grey.
The Coming of Winter. As Grey retires to the Lords he is beset byfurthertragedy-two homes are destroyed by fire, his second wife dies and he loses his eyesight. Narrated by Anthony Hyde. Reader Julian Glover. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Edward Grey.
Reader: Anthony Hyde.
Reader: Julian Glover.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: The Attractive Young Rabbi: 4: The Engagement

Last in a four-part comedy by Barry Grossman about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

The Rabbinical rivals are faced with the prospect of a closer relationship.


Writer: Barry Grossman
Music: Max Harris
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Rabbi Su Jacobs: Tracy-Anne Oberman
Rabbi Abraham Fine: David de Keyser
Sadie Fine: Doreen Mantle
Melvin: Henry Goodman
Brian: Jonathan Kydd
Fay: Diane Keen
David: John Bennett
Gary/Danny: Ben Crowe

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed]44 E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs your views on BBC radio programmes.
Producer Nick Utechin. WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London, W1A 1QT. FAX: [number removed]. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Afternoon Play: Henry and William

Mike Walker , adapted from the correspondence of Henry and William James. "Dear Willy, we have been so long apartthat somehow it is difficult to recognise how much togetherwe are...."
Throughout their lives, often as not separated by the Atlantic ocean, the brothers James -one, a great novelist, the other, a great philosopher-wrote almost daily, intimate letters to one another. Here are the bowel movements, back pains, the death of their father and sister, impressions of Europe, news from America, books well received, books damned, envy, anger and love.
Director Tim Dee


Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: William James.
Director: Tim Dee
Henry James: Bill Hootkins
William James: Bob Sherman

: Changing Places

Village Identity. Howard Stableford discovers how despite landfill sites, sewage works, industrial estates and intensive agriculture, communities in the commuter villages of Cleeve Prior in Worcestershire and Small Dole in West Sussex are fighting against the odds to protect the identity of their villages.
Producer Sandra Sykes. PHONE: [number removed]044 for a free booklet E-MAIL: [address removed]


Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: The Manipulators

4: Trend Setting. Whyareyouwearingthose clothes? Is your kitchen chrome or pine? For details see Tuesday (R)

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

70: 1977 -Jubilee and Charter 77
For details see Monday

: Open Book

David Stenhouse discusses the life and writing of author Elizabeth Gaskell. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: David Stenhouse
Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell.

: The Message

Alex Brodie and his guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: True Lies

David Aaronovitch invites celebrity guests to re-spin the week's news in the satirical panel game that delves into the shadowy world of spin doctors and media manipulation.
Producer Anthoy Lee. Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Anthoy Lee.

: The Archers

Things are looking up at Grange Farm.
Written by Peter Kerry. Director Alec Reid. Editor
Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Peter Kerry.
Director: Alec Reid.
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Sklpp
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Tommy: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Jack: Arnold Peters
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Cardiologist: Brian Hickey

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme, including an investigation of the music of Berlioz, with Conductor Colin Davis. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Conductor: Colin Davis.
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Nicholas Nickleby

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


Unknown: Charles Dickens

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Repton School, Repton, Derby, by panellists including Margaret Beckett MP; Rene Carayol , IPC director; and Sir Brian Mawhinney.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: Rene Carayol
Unknown: Brian Mawhinney.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history from the doyen of commentators.
Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Speaker: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Friday Play: Into Exile

By Jan Hartman. Once a heart has been driven into exile and it becomes a fugitive heart, it may find its way home, but itwill never find itself at total peace again. A disparate group of exiles fleeing from the war in their homeland find common humanity in their shared experiences of life on the road.
Producer Catherine Bailey. Director Edward Hall


Unknown: Jan Hartman.
Producer: Catherine Bailey.
Director: Edward Hall
Teacher: David Acton
Krakor: Tony Bell
Babu: Alison Flske
Zilkha: Alexandra Gilbreath
Masda: Louise Gold
Mother: Caroline Loncq
Policeman: Steven Mangan
Sabine: Jackie Morrison
Mikla: Richard Pearce
Aram: Giles Taylor

: Book at Bedtime: Departures and Arrivals

Written and read by Eric Newby. 5: Below the Purbeck Hills For details see Monday


Read By: Eric Newby.

: Seagulls Follow the Trawler

Charles Lambert presents entertaining sports discussion. Big-name guests discuss the issues of the week and reveal new stories from the world
Of Sport. Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Charles Lambert

: News

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

By Ivan Klima , read by David Calder. Final part. Fordetails 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.

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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