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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

With Helen Mark.


Unknown: Helen Mark.

: 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 James Jones.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Start the Week

On Valentine's Day Jeremy Paxman and writers
Richard Holmes and MaryMorrisseyuncoverthe secret lives of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Anastasia. Producer ArianeKoek. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

: Daily Service

With Dr David Cook. God Is Love, Let Heaven
Adore Him (Hyfrydol); 1 Corinthians 13, w4-12; Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace (Wesley); Brother James 's Air (Marosa). With the choir of Bury Grammar School for Girls. Director of music Dorothy Stoddard.


Unknown: Dr David Cook.
Unknown: Brother James

: Book of the Week: On the Missionary Trail

Robert Glenister reads Tom Hiney 's account of the lands, peoples and adventures encountered by two 19th-century Englishmen who set off on the longest missionaryjourney ever made. In 1821, George Bennet , a Yorkshireman, and Daniel Tyerman , a vicar from the Isle of Wight, set off on a whaler bound for Tahiti. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury in five parts. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Robert Glenister
Unknown: Tom Hiney
Unknown: George Bennet
Unknown: Daniel Tyerman
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearneywith interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Reading: The Glory of Love. A selection of readings for the week of Valentine's Day. Part 1. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Valentine's Day Webwatch: page 47


Unknown: Martha Kearneywith
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: John McCarthy's Bible Journey

John McCarthy looks at the different ways the Bible has been read.
2: Blessed Are the Poor. McCarthy travels to El Salvador, where the Bible's message of liberation forthe oppressed inspired the martyrdom in 1980 of Archbishop Romero. In a world of rich and poor he asks, "Whose side is God on?" Producers Norman Winter and Abigail Saxon


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producers: Norman Winter
Producers: Abigail Saxon

: No Fond Return of Love

Barbara Pym 's fifties novel dramatised in four parts by Elizabeth Proud. Dulcie Mainwairing , recentlyjilted, attends a conference and develops an interest in the charismatic speaker Avlwin Forbes. 1: How to Mend a Broken Heart
Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Elizabeth Proud.
Unknown: Dulcie Mainwairing
Unknown: Avlwin Forbes.
Director: Sue Wilson
Dulcie: Penny Downie
Viola: Sara Coward
Laurel: Tracy Wiles
Jessica: Tracy Wiles
Aylwin: Martyn Read
Miss Lord: Elizabeth Proud
Chair woman: Elizabeth Proud

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Three more contestants are put through their paces in the music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Baldi: 6: Devil Take the Hindmost

The last of six murder mysteries set in Ireland.
By Annie Caulfield. Created by Barry Devlin.
Paolo and Tina investigate the death of a student on campus, following the trail to an arrogant clique that dabbled in the occult. Is there a rational explanation, or was the Devil really involved?


Writer: Annie Caulfield
Created by: Barry Devlin
Director: Lawrence Jackson
Paolo Baldi: David Threlfall
Tina Mahon: Tina Kellegher
Father Troy: T.P. McKenna
Dr Graham: Gerard McSorley
Supt Rynne: Owen Roe
Mrs Reid: Margaret D'Arcy
Eamon: Gavin Kennedy
Russell: Conor Delaney
Paul: Frank Bourke
Laura: Eva Birthistle
Collet: Charlie Bonner
Dave the tattooist: Joe Savino
John Hayes: Gordon Fulton
Fireman 1: Jim Fox
Fireman 2: Malcolm Douglas

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes calls on an issue affecting personal finance.
Producer Frances Macdonald. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald.

: Marrying the Mistress

Barbara Flynn reads Joanna Trollope 's new novel, abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall. When a highly respected judge leaves his wife of 40 years for his mistress of seven, the fallout affects the , whole family. Part 1. Producer Speirs


Unknown: Barbara Flynn
Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Unknown: Doreen Estall.

: Meetings with Remarkable Men

A five-part series in which Mark Coles goes in search of the villified - people who at some stage in their career have been ridiculed, abused, laughed at or dismissed as mad. In this first programme he looks at the French avant-garde philosopher Jacques Derrida :ProducerMarkCoies j


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: Jacques Derrida

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper on the UK's first training school for Chinese cooking. And Dylan Winter on the ever-expanding duck industry and the many ways we eat duck. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and guests from around the world dissect a variety of topical international issues. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench. j


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons isjoined at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon, by Clement Freud , Linda Smith , Simon Williams and Julian Clary for radio's most devious panel game. Producer Chris Neill. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Simon Williams
Unknown: Julian Clary
Producer: Chris Neill.

: The Archers

Is history repeating itself? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row .

Mark Lawson reviews Mike Leigh 's new film
Topsy-Turvy, a backstage drama about Gilbert i and Sullivan and the creation of The Mikado. Producer Tanya Hudson
Mark Lawson 's audio review: page 55 j


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Mike Leigh
Producer: Tanya Hudson
Producer: Mark Lawson

: The Glory of Love

Five readings forthe week of Valentine's Day, featuring Juliet Stevenson , Geoffrey Palmer , Alex Jennings , Gerard Murphy and Eleanor Bron. 1: In Celebration of the Feast of St Valentine Producer Lindsay Leonard. Repeated from 10.45am
Valentine's Day Webwatch: page 47


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Gerard Murphy
Unknown: Eleanor Bron.
Producer: Lindsay Leonard.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates claims that the Government is dragging its heels over payments to miners who are suffering from crippling lung diseases after workplace exposure to coal dust. Producer Susan Mitchell. E-MAIL: ftf@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Susan Mitchell.

: Christina's Ethiopian Adventure

After a 20-year absence, intrepid explorer ! Christina Dodwell returns to Ethiopia for a three- ' part look at the landscape and lore of a country that celebrates both Islamic and Christian traditions. 1: The Making of Heroes Producer Simon Elmes
Programme of the Week: page 121


Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Nature

Julian Pettifer meets the world's unsung heroes of ' nature conservation as they receive recognition fortheirwork in the Whitley 2000 International
Conservation Awards presented by the Princess Royal. Projects include encouraging youngsters to look after their environment in the aftermath of war in Croatia and championing biodiversity in Kenya. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Anne MacKenzie.


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie.

: Book at Bedtime: The Death of the Heart

By Elizabeth Bowen , read in ten parts by Felicity Kendal. Afterthe death of her parents, 16-year-old Portia comes to stay with her sophisticated j relations in London. Parti.
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Unknown: Felicity Kendal.
Produced By: Jane Marshall

: Home Truths

With John Peel. Shortened repeated from Saturday 9am


Unknown: John Peel.

: News

: The Late Book: Dreamer

Bv Charles Johnson. What might have happened 1 if Martin Luther King had had a double? Clarke Peters reads a fictionalised account of the months leading up to the assassination of the . civil rights leader in 1968. Abridged in ten parts by Brian McCabe. Part 1. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Charles Johnson.
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Clarke Peters
Unknown: Brian McCabe.
Producer: Julia Butt

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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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