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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sister Una Kroll.


Unknown: Una Kroll.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer-Helen Brown


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Unknown: Producer-Helen Brown

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Father Oliver McTernan.
8.32 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: 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 Tercentenarians

The series of programmes in which Trevor Baylis , inventor of the clockwork radio, goes behind the scenes of family firms which have been trading for over 300 years. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Trevor Baylis
Producer: David Prest

: Book of the Week: A Time of Gifts

Patrick Leigh Fermor 's award-winning book is read in five parts by Samuel West. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Unknown: Samuel West.

: Daily Service

With Clair Jaquiss. The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me; 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
(Richmond); Luke 4, wl6-24; Hold Me In My Life (Huijbers); Tell Out, My Soul (Woodlands). Director of music Christopher Walker.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.
Music: Christopher Walker.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney presents topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of the British
Library - the Marie Stopes Storytold by Maggie Allen. Part 7. Drama repeated at7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Marie Stopes Storytold
Unknown: Maggie Allen.

: Looking for Vilcabamba

Continuing the series in which Simon Caldertreks through the Peruvian Andes en route to the remote valley which sheltered the last Inca emperorfrom the Spanish invaders.
3: The Last Valley. As the going gets tougher,
Calder has some unsettling encounters with local food and discovers that global positioning systems are not all that they are cracked up to be. Producer Mick Webb


Unknown: Simon Caldertreks
Producer: Mick Webb

: The Rock and Poll Years

Five programmes mix pop and politics to capture the atmosphere and chart the course of general election campaigns which changed the country. 1: Roy Hudd tunes in to 1959, when
Harold Macmillan became Supermac and Cliff Richard got a Livin' Doll. Producer Chris Bond


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Unknown: Cliff Richard
Producer: Chris Bond

: You and Yours

WithTrixie Rawlinson and MarkWhittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Minstrel to Maestro

Christopher Cook concludes his history of how people have listened to classical music. The impact of the recording industry on the 20th century has been both miraculous and destructive. The accessibility of music means that our knowledge of the great works is now taken for granted, whereas the Victorians prepared for concerts by learning transcriptions of orchestral music on the piano. Producer Helen Garrison


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Helen Garrison

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Bluethroat Morning

The first of two plays by Tony Ramsay. A bluethroat morning: a combination of mist and onshore breeze that brings migrating bluethroats ashore. Set on the Norfolk marshes, where the birding community gathers to sight rare birds. The second play is tomorrow at 2.15pm.
Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Tony Ramsay.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Stephen: Ronald Pickup
Anna: Alison Pettitt
Jess: Alison Pettitt
Adrian: Sean Baker
Baden: David Redgrave
David: Gavin Muir

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Eddie Mairforan exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues. Producer Sukey Firth. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Eddie Mairforan
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Ghost Stories

2: MrPettinger's Demon. A country priest sent to take up his new position at a remote parish church finds an unpleasant legacy left by his predecessor. For details see yesterday

: The Village School

2: In the scattered rural community of Chalfont St Peter life forthe children can be hard, particularly in Winter. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Chalfont St Peter

: 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

In this series four leading writers take the chair. Louise Doughty and her guests novelist and scriptwriter Frederic Raphael and social historian Amanda Vickery discuss three of their favourite paperbacks.
Producer VivBeeby. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Scriptwriter: Frederic Raphael
Unknown: Amanda Vickery

: PM

With Claire English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Do Go On

Last in a comedy series that uses the format of a live radio discussion programme to take an original look at media absurdity.
Whither Broadcasting? A\nsley Elliot asks his guests if radio and television are becoming self-obsessed.
Written by the cast, with Nick Canner and Paul B Davies Producer Paul B Davies (R)


Unknown: Nick Canner
Unknown: Paul B Davies
Producer: Paul B Davies
Ainsley: Griff Rhys Jones
Jude: Melanie Hudson
Hamish: Graeme Garden
Myrtle: Deborah Norton
Donald: Geoffey McGivern
Nigel: Simon Godlev

: The Archers

Lewis is a SOOthing influence. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock gives the verdict on Alan Parker 's film of Frank McCourt 's bestselling book Angela's Ashes. Producer JenniferClarke


Unknown: Alan Parker
Unknown: Frank McCourt

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

Told by Maggie Allen. Part 7.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Told By: Maggie Allen.

: The Bitter Pill

International Drugs Companies and the Poor In the continuing series of programmes, Isabel Hilton discovers an HIV/Aids epidemic of devastating proportions in the townships of South Africa. The government in Pretoria believes it faces a national emergency and is preparing legislation to enable it to override the patents on medicines owned by the big pharmaceutical companies. In response the companies have taken the government to court.
Producer Sue Davies. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Producer: Sue Davies.

: In Touch

Gary O'Donoghue recently travelled to Ghana to look at the legacy left by river blindness. Producers Cheryl Gabriel and Gary O'Donoghue PHONE: [number removed] for more information
FACTSHEET: send a large saeto [address removed]


Unknown: Gary O'Donoghue
Producers: Cheryl Gabriel
Producers: Gary O'Donoghue

: In Excess

Grief. In the last programme about the excesses of human emotions Dr Gillian Rice explores the boundary between normal and pathological grieving. Personal stories show how some people come through a period of mourning and can "move on", while in others grief can cause serious psychiatric complications or physical problems. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Producer: Julian Hector

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: A Kind of Loving

By Stan Barstow. Part 7. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Stan Barstow.

: The Hannibal Lecture

Why is murder so entertaining? What links
Cluedo and Tarantino and why was God the first detective? Steve Punt delivers a factual but humorous whistle-stop tour of the horrible history of gory stories and the fascination they hold for US. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Steve Punt
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: News

: The Late Book: Ingenious Pain

By Andrew Miller. 7: Dr Dyer becomes the toast of Bath. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Andrew Miller.

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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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