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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 John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With Indarj it Singh.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Alison Hughes. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Book of the Week: On the Missionary Trail

By Tom Hiney , read by Robert Glenister. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tom Hiney
Read By: Robert Glenister.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths. The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Dominus Regit Me); Matthew 7, wl5-23; I Am the Vine (Bell); I Am the Bread of Life (Arr Wilson). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray is joined by guests for lively and topical interviews and conversation from a woman's point of view. Reading: The Glory of Love. Part 3. Reading repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Tuning into Children

KirstyWark examines issues affecting five- to nine-year-olds.
4: My Mum Will Kill Me if She Finds Out
Sex, smoking and drugs - how children make sense of an adultworld.
Producers Angie Mason and Merilyn Harris. For details of the accompanying book and cassette phone [number removed]


Producers: Angie Mason
Producers: Merilyn Harris.

: The Big Town All Stars

A four-part comedy by Bill Dare.
1: If You Scratch My Back. You canjoin a band for all sorts of reasons-fame, sex, money. Kenny sees it as his only chance of giving up teaching geography. When a record executive offers him a contract it turns out it is not really his music she is interested in. Starring Stephen Tompkinson ,
Clive Rowe , Nicola Walker , Adrian Scarborough and Meera Syal. With Stephen Powell , Bill Dare and Matthew Little.
Musical director David Firman. Producer Gareth Edwards


Comedy By: Bill Dare.
Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson
Unknown: Clive Rowe
Unknown: Nicola Walker
Unknown: Adrian Scarborough
Unknown: Meera Syal.
Unknown: Stephen Powell
Unknown: Bill Dare
Unknown: Matthew Little.
Director: David Firman.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Points of Law

Richard Evans gives the legal fat cats the edge of his tongue in the return of the popular law quiz. Producer Geoff Ballinger


Unknown: Richard Evans
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Protege

By Jan Hartman. Cambridge 1913. A maths don receives a notebook of theorems and a letter entreating his help from an impoverished young man in Madras, south India. It is clearthatthe young man is a genius and he travels to England to begin a collaborative partnership which will have wide-reaching consequences.
Music Felix Cross. Producer Marilyn Imrie Director Kristine LandorvSmith


Unknown: Jan Hartman. Cambridge
Music: Felix Cross.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Director: Kristine Landorvsmith
Srinivasa Ramanujan: Shiv Grewal
GH Hardy: Julian Rhind-Tutt
JE Littlewood: Alex Jennings
Rao: Rashid Karaplet
Ramalingen: Ameet Chana

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by staff and students at Keele University in Staffordshire. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Marrying the Mistress

By Joanna Trollope. 3: Alan decides to meet his father's lover. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joanna Trollope.

: Meetings with Remarkable Men

Mark Coles continues his search forthe vilified in which he builds a case for and against a controversial individual. This afternoon he tackles the life and career of the German electronic composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: Karlheinz Stockhausen.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor and guests explore and explode some of the ideas that shape our society today. Producer Chris Berthoud
E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Berthoud

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare explores the potential and the limits of the human mind and throws light into the hidden shadows of the psyche. Producer Emma Selby
PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Emma Selby

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Yes, Sir, I Can Boogie

The last of three sketch shows for people who are a little bit different. This week, Dark Child goes to school forthe first time. Roy the Lonely Dalek gets a haircut and there is a glimpse of Radio 4's new programme for the disabled Does He Always Do That? Starring Kevin Eldon, Leila Hackett, Simon Greenall, Daryl Beeton, Mat Fraser and Emma Kennedy.
Producers Ash Atalla and Helen Williams (R)


Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Leila Hackett
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Daryl Beeton
Unknown: Mat Fraser
Unknown: Emma Kennedy.
Producer: Ash Atalla
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

Clarrie confesses the truth.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme, with news, interviews and reviews. ProducerZahid Warely


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Glory of Love

Five readings forthe week of Valentine's Day.
3: Action. Love letters and readings from Queen Victoria to Sylvia Plath.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sylvia Plath.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves , David Starkeyand David Cook cross-examine guests who have conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Starkeyand David
Producer: David Coomes.

: Notes from an Exhibition

Three writers curate their dream exhibition or build a museum that could not exist, and write an imaginary guide that takes listeners round the show. 1: Jonathan Sawday leads a guided tour of the museum of the human body - in 2099. Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Jonathan Sawday

: Frontiers

A new series of compelling stories from the cutting edge of science.
The Genius Within. Do we all possess powers that we do not use? Extraordinary artistic abilities exhibited by autistic savants could be within us all. Peter Evans examines the latest research on one of psychology's greatest puzzles. Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk
Polly Toynbee : page 18


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Death of the Heart

By Elizabeth Bowen , read by Felicity Kendal. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Read By: Felicity Kendal.

: The Goldfish Bowl

Shaun Prendergast 's comedy series about two goldfish, starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl. Let loose in the mean streets of the fish tank, our two friends soon find themselves in big trouble. And just who is Caesar Coathook ?
Susan TracyAnnOberman Struan Shaun Prendergast Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Unknown: Sean Foley
Unknown: Hamish McColl.
Unknown: Caesar Coathook
Director: Sally Avens

: Hearing with Hegley

This week performance poet John Hegley travels to Birmingham. He unravels improvised poems about Aston Villa FC, answers questions about the nature of poetic inspiration and cuts a birthday Cake. Producer Nigel Piper


Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Nigel Piper

: News

: The Late Book: Dreamer

By Charles Johnson. 3: "He was determined to possess the mystery of the minister's power and popularity, to make it his own." Chaym Smith moulds himself into the persona of Martin Luther King. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Charles Johnson.
Unknown: Chaym Smith
Unknown: Martin Luther

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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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