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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Roy Williamson


Unknown: Roy Williamson

: Farming Today

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Thomas Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Thomas Butler.

: Midweek

In a special programme forthe new year
Libby Purves invites back guests from 1990 to reflect on their own lives over the last decade. Producer Alison Hughes. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Book of the Week: The Pound - a Biography

3: The Rrst Poll Tax. A look at the trial of the Pyx, Wat Tyler , the first pound coin and the first pound note in America. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Wat Tyler

: Daily Service

0 Nata Lux (Tallis); As with Gladness, Men of Old (Dix); 2 Peter 1, wl6-19; What Sweeter Music (Bennett); Lord of All Being (Gonfalon Royal). Director of music John Powell.


Music: John Powell.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and debates from a woman's point of view. Drama: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of the British
Library - the Marie Stopes Storytold by Maggie Allen. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Marie Stopes Storytold
Unknown: Maggie Allen.

: Everybody Has a Dream

Michael Robinson follows the progress of four new businesses overthe course of a year.
2: The Nursery. Kay Sliwinski decided to open a nursery in Sheffield after spotting a gap in the market. However, after clashing with the council and running up an overdraft, is the dream becoming a nightmare? Producer Sally Ratman


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Unknown: Kay Sliwinski
Producer: Sally Ratman

: Absolute Power

Stephen Fry and John Bird return as Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in Mark Tavener's six-part comedy series.
Having left the BBC they embark on a new career as spin doctors. This week they are visited by the chairman of the Conservative Party. Starring Siobhan Hayes, Jeremy Clyde, Tony Gardner, Simon Greenall, Martin Hyder and Beth Chalmers. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Jeremy Clyde
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Alex Brodie.


Unknown: Alex Brodie.

: Who Goes There?

Martin Young presents the quiz about the famous, from biblical times to the pages of Hello magazine. This week team captains
Fred Housego and Francis Wheen are joined by guests Annabel Giles and Sue Cook. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Annabel Giles
Unknown: Sue Cook.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Catapult and a Lady's Spin

Forty-year-old James lives with his mother and dances twice a week at the Lizard Lounge. He meets Frances, a recently divorced headmistress in search of a social life.


Writer: Sheila Goff
Musical director: John Peade
Singer: John Peade
Singer: Jacqui Hicks
Singer: Patti Revell
Singer: Hilary Cameron
Director: David Hunter
James: Roger Walker
Frances: Elizabeth Bell
Hazel: Sandra Voe
Michael: Rudolph Walker
Peter: Gavin Muir

: Gardeners' Question Time

The National Maritime Museum and Royal
Observatory in Greenwich hosts the second of two millennium specials with contributions from around the world. On the panel are Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster.
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Arctic Stories: Adventures with a Dog and aGlacier

By John Muir , read by Henry Goodman. Caught in an ice storm on a windswept Alaskan glacier, one man and a dog fight for their lives. Producer Tracy Neale


Unknown: John Muir
Read By: Henry Goodman.
Producer: Tracy Neale

: The Art of Rhetoric

2: Politicians and Persuasion. Examining great parliamentary performers past and present. For details see yesterday

: Thinking Allowed - the Larger Map

In Bromley-by-Bow, east London, Laurie Taylor talks to the people fashioning our communities; political policy makers, community entrepreneurs and the corporate players who see community involvement as part of their licence to operate Producer Jane Jeffes


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jane Jeffes

: The Healers

Niall Dickson looks behind the scenes at those who offer care and cure. This programme meets the alternative healers and asks if this is the future for health care.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Niall Dickson
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew reports live from Cape Town on the fourth day's play of the Fourth Test between South Africa and England.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Some of Our Pilots Are Missing

John Waite and Rory Bremner present a spoof compilation of outtakes from pilot shows never intended for broadcast. Including Robin Day's Funny Phone-Calls, Murray Walker 's
Badgerwatch and Prince Philip's appearance on Desert Island Discs. Producer Robert Katz


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Murray Walker
Producer: Robert Katz

: The Archers

Neil needs reinforcements. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts, news, reviews and interviews. Producer MohitBakaya


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of theBritish Library - the Marie Stopes Story

Told by Maggie Allen. Part 3.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Told By: Maggie Allen.

: Them and Us

Diana Madill returns with a four-part series of lively debates about the important issues of the day.1: Good Education Is Selective EducationParents and professionals face each otherto argue their case in Trafford, south Manchester.
Register your vote to agree on [number removed] or on [number removed] to disagree. Calls cost a maximum often pence.
Producer Anna Parkinson. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Diana Madill
Producer: Anna Parkinson.

: Days That Shook the World

Niall Ferguson explores the details of the most critical days of the 20th century. Monday 19 August 1991. The day the hard-liners held
Gorbachev prisoner in the Crimea and Boris Yeltsin stood on top of a tank. Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Niall Ferguson
Unknown: Boris Yeltsin

: Origins: the Genesis Factor

Paul Davies unmasks one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of science in a three-part series. Is life a crazy chemical fluke or is it somehow written into the underlying laws of the universe? 1: The search fortraces of early life and the extraordinary places life exists on earth give biogenesis experts clues to the ultimate origin. Davies remodels the garden of Eden along the lines of a place we traditionally associate with hell. Music Geoff Proudley. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Paul Davies
Music: Geoff Proudley.
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: A Kind of Loving

By Stan Barstow. Part 3. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Stan Barstow.

: The 0 Show

A comedy sketch show featuring the cream of Ireland's new comedians. Promising no nuns, no priests, no diddly-eye music, no potatoes and no cabbage but starring instead Jason Byrne , Colin Murphy , Kevin Gildea , Paul Tylack , Patrick McDonnel , Mark Docherty and Pom Boyd. Producers Bill Dare and Steven Lock


Unknown: Jason Byrne
Unknown: Colin Murphy
Unknown: Kevin Gildea
Unknown: Paul Tylack
Unknown: Patrick McDonnel
Unknown: Mark Docherty
Unknown: Pom Boyd.
Unknown: Steven Lock

: The Way It Was

A satirical look back at news and events in 1999. With Simon Evans , Dave Lamb , Chris Pavlo , Tracy-Ann Oberman and Laura Shavin.
Producers Anil Gupta and Alex Walsh-Taylor . Revised repeat


Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Laura Shavin.
Producers: Anil Gupta
Producers: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: News

: The Late Book: Ingenious Pain

By Andrew Miller. 3: At the age often James Dyer breaks his leg but feels nothing. For details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Miller.
Unknown: James Dyer

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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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