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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clive Lawton

: Farming Today

: 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 Terry Waite.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
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.

: Rare Books, Rare People

It is easy to thinkthat a classic springs fully formed from the mind of its creator, but even the most distinguished literary lion needs the service of a range of people before a masterpiece can be published. In two programmes, RickGekoski looks forthe unsung heroes behind the great books of the 20th century. 1: Poems, 1919 by TS Eliot. Hand-set, hand-printed, hand-sewn and hand-bound by Virginia Woolf. Producer Lisa Osborne


Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Book of the Week: Florence Nightingale in Egypt

2: Florence Nightingale , played by Joely Richardson , leaves Cairo for ajourney down the Nile in Egypt. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Florence Nightingale
Played By: Joely Richardson

: Daily Service

My Bow in the Clouds (Tracey); Lord of Our Life
(iste Confessor); Genesis 9, w8-17; Behold the Tabernacle (Harris); Thou Whose Almighty Word (Moscow). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Music: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney presents topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view.
Drama: Herlnfinite Varietyby Juliet Ace. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: Nature

The last of three programmes looking at hunting around the world. Killing for Cash. Kangaroos are hunted for pet food, seals for their penises and fish for your dinner plate. Gerry Northam examines the consequences for animals and people when commerce and hunting mix. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam

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

National stereotypes are sustained, perhaps created, by jokes. Simon Fanshawe presents a series on the comedy of national identity. 3: An IrishmanProducer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Six Silver Strings

Nick Baker examines the international trade in vintage guitars built to play popular music and searches forthe first instrument worth a million dollars. Producer Tess Bed


Unknown: Nick Baker

: Afternoon Play: 1,000 Years of Spoken English

A Shout in the Distance by Maurice Leitch. A comedy of Irish manners is the last thing young Winston expects when he is uprooted from
Northern Ireland and transplanted to London. But there is more than rhyming slang that he must learn to understand.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Maurice Leitch.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Winston: Andrew Scott
MrsD: Sorcha Cusack
Doyle: Tp McKenna
Mellowes: James Greene
Molloy: Gavin Muir
Bob: Gavin Stewart
Myrtle: Valerie Lilley
Woman in cafe: Elizabeth Bell

: 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.

: Snapshots in the Dark: 2: Julia Margaret Cameron - Portrait of Thomas Carlyle, 1867

The significance of this haunting portrait is in the life-size reproduction of the head. Her work changed portraiture for ever, asking not just who, but what am I?
(For details see yesterday)

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

7 2: 19 79 - Prime Minister Thatcher and the IRA
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

Bonnie Greer and her guests Sir Jeremy Isaacs and anthropologist Professor Mary Douglas discuss three of their favourite paperbacks. Producer VivBeeby. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Bonnie Greer
Unknown: Sir Jeremy Isaacs
Unknown: Professor Mary Douglas

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench

: Do Go On

A comedy series that uses the format of a live radio discussion programme to take an original look at media absurdity. 1: Health
Written by the cast, with Nick Canner and Paul B Davies Producer Paul B Davies


Unknown: Nick Canner
Unknown: Paul B Davies
Producer: Paul B Davies
Ainsley Elliot: Griff Rhys Jones
Professor Wim Van Dyke: Graeme Garden
Jude Prentiss: Melanie Hudson
Nanny Muggles: Linda Spurrier
Susan Spenlow: Sandra Dickinson
Elwyn Pugh: Geoffrey McGivern

: The Archers

Elizabeth goes further. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts programme, including the verdict on Sharon Stone 's latest film The Muse, in which she provides inspiration to a screenwriter who finds that he is no longer hot property in Hollywood. Producer Robert Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Sharon Stone
Producer: Robert Ketteridge

: Her Infinite Variety

By Juliet Ace. 2: Talking to My Shrink. Confronted by the increasingly maddening (and mad) behaviour of her boyfriend, a nineties Ophelia discusses the nature of insanity with her psychotherapist.
Director Sarah Brown
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Director: Sarah Brown
Ophelia: Gemma Saunders
Shrink: Gavin Muir

: West East West

In three programmes Mark Tully explores how eastern thought might help solve the problems of the west. 1: The God of Money. He examines how the East's approach to economics and ecology could restore balance to a western society obsessed by profit and loss.
Producer Mohit Bakaya. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Mohit Bakaya.

: 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

Care in the Community. Dr Graham Easton investigates an innovative home treatment for people with severe mental health problems in Yorkshire which has virtually halved hospital admissions.
Producer Paula McGrath
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Book at Bedtime: Fasting, Feasting

By Anita Desai , read by Sudha Bhuchar. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Anita Desai
Read By: Sudha Bhuchar.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis host the comedy show, with sketches, songs and stand-up with a subversive twist. With regulars Bert Tyler-Moor , George Jeffrie , Mitch Benn , Simon Munneryand Emma Clarke. Repeated from Saturday6.15pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Bert Tyler-Moor
Unknown: George Jeffrie
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Simon Munneryand
Unknown: Emma Clarke.

: News

: The Late Book: Ocean Sea

By Alessandro Baricco. Part2.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alessandro Baricco.

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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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