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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Daily Service

With the RevJeffCuttell. Ride On, Ride On in Majesty (Winchester New); Luke 19, w28-40;
Hosanna to the Son of David (Weelkes); Ride On, Jesus, All-Victorious (Hyfrydol). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: Terence Rattigan - the Man and His Work

By Michael Darlow. 3: Rewritten for Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontanne , the play Love in Idleness marks a distinct shift in Rattigan's previously radical sympathies. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Darlow.
Unknown: Alfred Lunt
Unknown: Lynne Fontanne

: Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Fifty Not Out

Living and Loving. The baby-boomers of the 1960s who defied convention and gave youth a new identity are now in their fifties and sixties. What is life like for them now in a society that, partly through their own efforts, worships youth? In the second of two programmes, Jenny Cuffe finds Out. Producer Ronni Davis
Dr Mark Porter on the health implications of turning 50: page 36


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Ronni Davis
Producer: Dr Mark Porter

: Millport

A six-part comedy written by Lynne Ferguson. 4: Derek Dodds Is Dead. After Derek dies unexpectedly, Irene decides to seize the day. But the island's equilibrium comes under attack when the townsfolk decide to follow suit. Producers Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith


Written By: Lynne Ferguson.
Written By: Derek Dodds
Producers: Lucy Bacon
Producers: Kathy Smith

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: inspiration!

Chris Stuart hosts the quiz about scientific discoveries. Joining him are Lewis Wolpert , Adam Hart-Davis , Monica Grady and Dr Patrick McDonald . Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Monica Grady
Unknown: Patrick McDonald
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Fish

By Arnold Bennett , dramatised by Dominic Power. A comedy set in a West End theatre. Actor
Reginald Sark finds fame and fortune when he attracts the attention of doyenne Emily Flyfax. But can he repay the favour he owes her?
For details see Monday


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised By: Dominic Power.
Unknown: Reginald Sark
Unknown: Emily Flyfax.
Bennett: Gerry Hinks
Emily: Gabrielle Drake
Reggie: Nick Caldecott
Gladiola: Joanna Swain
Lady Queenie: Elaine Claxton
Cutter: Russell Dixon
Jack: Russell Dixon
Cecil: David Fleeshman
Doorman: Cliff Howells

: Gardeners' Question Time

Ray Broughton , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by members of the Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Ray Broughton
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Ovid Metamorphosed

3: Heart Wings by Gabriel Josipovici , read by Stephen Thorne. The story ofCeyx and Alcyone, whose mortal love was reborn with their transformation into two birds.
For details see Monday. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters


Unknown: Gabriel Josipovici
Read By: Stephen Thorne.
Produced By: Jill Waters

: The Tercentenarians

Trevor Baylis visits another firm that has stayed in private hands for over 300 years and is, therefore, permitted entry to one of the country's most exclusive clubs. Today he discovers a very British bank whose customers have included
Jane Austen and Samuel PepyS. For details see Monday(R)


Unknown: Trevor Baylis
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Samuel Pepys.

: Thinking Allowed

Whatever happened to political art? Laurie Taylor talks to James Aulich and Peter Kennard about the rise and fall of the poster. He examines the contrasting social conditions that made poster art such a powerful medium.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: James Aulich
Unknown: Peter Kennard
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Case Notes

Dr Graham Easton looks at whether the medical treatments we regularly receive are based on evidence Or Whim. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Absolute Power

Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in Mark Tavener 's comedy series. This week they attempt the impossible - the relaunch of The Sun as the beacon of the pro-Euro movement while retaining the paper's traditional readership. With Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner , Roger Blake and Neil McCaul. Producer Paul Schlesinger (R)


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe
Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Neil McCaul.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: The Archers

Part-time love? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson charts Winnie the Pooh'sjourney from children's book illustration to international money-spinner, in the wake of The Tigger Movie, which is released this week. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Daughters of Britannia

3: Adventures. From 17th-century pirates to 20th-century cabin fever.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: The Reith Lectures

Respect for the Earth
Five eminent thinkers speak from around the world on different aspects of the complex theme of sustainable development. They will also answer questions from the audience. The lecturers, introduced by Kate Adie, come together for a final round-table discussion hosted by the Prince of Wales.
1: Governance. The Rt Hon Chris Patten, Commissioner for External Affairs for the European Union, tells an invited audience at the Royal Institution in London why he believes civil society and democratic values must flourish for governments to pursue environmentally-friendly economic policies. The lectures are published on [web address removed] Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Respect for the earth: page 26


Host: Kate Adie
Lecturer: Chris Patten
Producer: Sheila Cook
Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: Bold Endeavour

Voyaging to Mars is not so very different from making pioneering Antarctic explorations: outside a capsule a person dies quickly, and being trapped for three years in a tiny space with the same old faces is enough to drive even the strongest-willed crazy. Astronauts Shannon Lucid and Michael Foale did time on the Mir space station and received inspiration from successful explorers such as Sir Ernest Shackleton and Fridtjof Nansen. But what makes for a good leader and what was wrong with the noble failure Scott? And why is Bleak House the best read for both sledging and orbiting?


Unknown: Shannon Lucid
Unknown: Michael Foale
Unknown: Sir Ernest Shackleton
Producer: David Hendy
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Daughter of Fortune

! By Isabel Allende. 3: "Herfate had been determined since the beginning of time. For details see Monday


Unknown: Isabel Allende.

: Struck Off and Die's Family Health Companion

The award-winning comedy sketch show. Doctors Tony Gardner and Phil Hammond demystify all things medical with their unique brand of dark and irreverent humour. This week a look at the dark underbelly of the doctor-patient relationship. With Philippa Fordham and David Wolstencroft. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: David Wolstencroft.
Producer: Helen Williams

: News

: The Late Book: When We Were Orphans

By Kazuo Ishiguro. 8: Christopher rescues his old friend Akira, now a Japanese soldier. Together they search for the house where Christopher's parents are being held. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro.

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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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