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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

With Helen Mark. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Helen Mark.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: MacGregorand James Naughtie.

: Unreliable Evidence

Clive Anderson , former barrister and grand inquisitor of the stars, returns to cut through the legal jargon and gets to the heart of an issue which affects anyone who uses or will have cause to use the legal system.
Producers Cathy Packe and Bruce Hyman. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producers: Cathy Packe
Producers: Bruce Hyman.

: Flicks in the Sticks

Bryan Forbes explores the history of cinemas in Britain.
4: The Multiplex. During the late seventies and early eighties, British cinemas witnessed a dramatic fall in audiences, blamed on shabby interiors, the popularity of television and a lack of good blockbuster films. In 1985 an American idea-the multiplex-was broughtto Milton Keynes. Forbes examines its design and popularity. Producers Sara Jane Hall and Julia Reming


Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Milton Keynes.
Producers: Sara Jane Hall
Producers: Julia Reming

: Book of the Week: On the Missionary Trail

By Tom Hiney , read by Robert Glenister. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Tom Hiney
Read By: Robert Glenister.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley. Jesu, Lover of My Soul (Aberystwyth); Psalm 139, wl-6, wl3-18; Oculi Omnium (Byrd); Through All the Changing Scenes of Life (Wiltshire). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Unknown: Oculi Omnium
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney hosts topical debates and conversation from a woman's point of view.
Reading: The Glory of Love. Five readings forthe week of Valentine's Day, including
John Betjeman , Seamus Heaney and Carol Ann Duffy. 2: Love Realised. Reading repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy.

: Offshore

The last of four programmes in which Tim Pigott -Smith follows a year in the life of the University of Wales School of Ocean Sciences in Bangor. On a beach in Chile a team from the school investigates a case of poisoned mussels and a pollution problem. Back in Wales second-year student Niall has a new love in his life - Rosie the motorbike. And we discoverwhy there are no snakes in Ireland. Producers Gwenan Thomas and Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Tim Pigott
Producers: Gwenan Thomas
Producers: Jeremy Grange

: Laughing Matters: Dick Gregory

Felix Dexter profiles the first black comic to break through the rigid segregation of sixties' America to become a successful mainstream act.
Dick Gregory was the first stand-up comedian to sell a million albums. He tells his own story, with archive illustration from comedy clubs and television Shows. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Felix Dexter
Unknown: Dick Gregory
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: You and Yours

Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Routes of English

1,000 Years of Spoken English
Melvyn Bragg continues his exploration ofthe history of the spoken language of Britain. 5:
Freezing the River. Changing incessantly, shifting styles and phraseology, the English language has often been compared to an onrushing river. Yet for at least 350 years people have been trying to fix its grammar and pronunciation. Bragg follows the trail ofthe language fixers and their opponents. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Gaston du Vallon - ChannelSwimmer

By Stephen Fielding. A mysterious swimmer emerges out ofthe sea to make waves in the heart of a teenage girl.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Stephen Fielding.
Director: Claire Grove
Gaston: Douglas Hodge
Jamie: Tom George
Dedilia: Ellie Bevan
Juliette: Beth Chalmers

: 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.

: Marrying the Mistress

By Joanna Trollope. 2: Newsoftheirfather's decision to leave their mother after 40 years reaches his sons. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Joanna Trollope.

: Meetings with Remarkable Men

Occultist Aleister Crowley was once described as "the wickedest man in the world. Today Mark Coles presents some facts and fictions as he builds a case both for and against this controversial figure. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Aleister Crowley
Unknown: Mark Coles

: 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

: The Learning Curve

LibbyPurves presents a guide to the world of learning, with practical advice, features and your Views. Producer Dorothy Stiven ACTION LINE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Producer: Dorothy Stiven

: PM

With Steve Evans and Nigel Wrench.

: Revolting People

A comedy series by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses set in Baltimore just before the American Revolution.
5: A Helluva Lot of Storm Clouds. Cora discovers that she is pregnant, which is embarrassing as she and Ezekiel have not yet consummated their marriage. Meanwhile Mary and Captain
Brimshaw can hardly control their passion.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jay Tarses
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel: Jay Tarses
Ezekiel: Hugh Dennis
McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Cora: Felicity Montagu
Mary: Sophie Thompson
Joshua: Tony Maudsley
Brimshaw: James Fleet
Mrs Arbuthnot: Susie Blake
Dr Rutledge: Philip Pope

: The Archers

Daylight robbery at Grange Farm. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the nightly arts programme. Producer Nicki Paxman


Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Glory of Love

Five readings forthe week of Valentine's Day, including John Betjeman , Seamus Heaney and Carol Ann Duffy. 2: Love Realised.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy.

: File on 4

Liz Carney with major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad. Producer Mike Hally. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Liz Carney
Producer: Mike Hally.

: In Touch

Peter White with news forvisually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more info FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: The Enemy Within

Geoff Watts presents a series on what can happen when the body's own defence mechanism -the immune system - goes wrong. 2: Why does the body's immune system allow cancer to develop, and how can it be made to attack instead? Producer Sue Broom. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Unreliable Evidence

Clive Anderson cuts through the legal jargon and gets to the heart of an issue which affects anyone who uses orwill have cause to use the legal system. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Book at Bedtime: The Death of the Heart

By Elizabeth Bowen. read by Felicity Kendal. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen.
Read By: Felicity Kendal.

: Five Squeezy Pieces

The last of five offbeat and quirky character-based pieces written and performed by Claire Caiman , Maria McErlane , Sarah Parkinson ,
Meera Syal and Arabella Weir. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Claire Caiman
Unknown: Maria McErlane
Unknown: Sarah Parkinson
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Arabella Weir.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: News

: The Late Book: Dreamer

By Charles Johnson. 2: A stranger, bearing an uncanny resemblance to Martin Luther King , offers to act as his decoy. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Charles Johnson.
Unknown: Martin Luther King

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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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