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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Dr George Carey , Archbishop of Canterbury.


Unknown: Dr George Carey

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Presenter: Anna Hill
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Edward Stourton.
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


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Presenter: Edward Stourton
Speaker (Thought for the Day): Rabbi Lionel Blue

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation. She is joined this week by the Naked Chef Jamie Oliver who starts a new series tonight at 8.30pm on BBC2; Zerbanoo Gifford, founder of the Asha Centre which aims to celebrate the heritage of multicultural Britain; and Ronnie Richardson, who watched his wife die of a mysterious illness, eventually diagnosed as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).
Repeated at 9.30pm
Andrew Duncan meets Jamie Oliver: page 8


Presenter: Libby Purves
Guest: Jamie Oliver
Guest: Zerbanoo Gifford
Guest: Ronnie Richardson
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Book of the Week: One Foot in Laos

By Dervla Murphy. 3: The author meanders down the Mekong in a leaky boat and a fug of backpacker's hash smoke. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dervla Murphy.

: Daily Service

With Andrew Graystone. Music for Holy Week from the Passions of JS Bach, who died 250 years ago. Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: 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 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Undercover Libraries

What really goes on inside the silent world of the public library? Ian McMillan, with the help of volunteers from the Mass Observation Archive, unlocks the secrets of this institution, now in its 150th year.


Presenter: Ian McMillan
Producer: Jodie Wiltshire

: Millport: 5: Culture

A comedy written by Lynne Ferguson.
Irene fears the worst when a famous restaurant critic books a table at the Ritz Cafe - the reputation of Millport will be printed for the whole world to see. Is he really coming to sample Alberto's food or does he have a secret agenda?


Writer: Lynne Ferguson.
Producer: Lucy Bacon
Producer: Kathy Smith

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Inspiration!

Chris Stuart hosts the quiz about scientific discoveries. Joining him are Lewis Wolpert, Johnny Ball, Adam Hart-Davis and Kevin Warwick.


Presenter: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Kevin Warwick
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Another Shakespeare

Martyn Wade's comedy is based on the real-life story of an 18th-Century forger. In order to convince his father that he has great literary skills, the forger provides him with a number of Shakespearean documents, including an exciting new and undiscovered play.
Director Cherry Cookson


Writer: Martyn Wade
Director: Cherry Cookson
Mr Ireland: James Grout
William-Henry: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Mrs Freeman: Tessa Worsley
Dr Warton/Sheridan: Gavin Muir
Dr Parr/Bensley: Andrew Wincott
Kemble/Boswell: Roger Walker

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners from south Oxfordshire. With chairman
Eric RobSOn. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


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

: The Passion

By Tony Harrison. 3: The trial before Pilate and the judgement of Jesus. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Tony Harrison.

: Troubling Children

3: Troubling Desire. In Britten's great operas and William Golding 's Lord of the Flies, children become a troubling and desirable presence. How and why does the symbol of the child become an eerie force in 20th-century art? For details see Monday


Unknown: William Golding

: Thinking Allowed

Historically we have tended to think of the House of Commons and the civil service as white, middle-class male enclaves. Even though both institutions have opened their doors to women and ethnic minorities, it is difficult to shake off that original perception. Nirmal Puwar from Northampton University tells Laurie Taylor how we link particular kinds of people with particular public spaces.
E-Mail: [email address removed]


Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Interviewee: Nirmal Puwar
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Case Notes

Dr Graham Easton examines why drug availability differs around the country and why it can be so difficult to see the doctor when you want to. Plus new ways to provide a fast-track treatment when you are under the weather.
(Rptd from yesterday 9pm)


Presenter: 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 weekthe specialists in government and media relations get involved in the race for London mayor. With Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner , Colin McFarlane and Hugh Parker. 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: Colin McFarlane
Unknown: Hugh Parker.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: The Archers

David has to tell the truth. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson gives the verdict on the much-anticipated new novel from Nobel Prize winner
Saul Bellow , now in his 85th year. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Saul Bellow
Producer: Erin Riley

: Daughters of Britannia

Four centuries of diplomatic life as experienced by wives and daughters. 8: Getting to Know the Country. Their privileged status allowed diplomatic women access to people and places denied to othertravellers-from harem life in the 18th centuryto an audience with the dowager
Empress of China at the end ofthe 19th century. 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. At the end of the series the lecturers will come together for a final round-table discussion hosted by the Prince of Wales. Presented by Kate Adie.
2: Biodiversity. Leading scientist Thomas E Lovejoy, chief biodiversity adviser to the World Bank and councillor at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, tells an audience in Los Angeles: "We are in deep trouble biologically and already into a spasm of extinction of our own making unequalled since the one which took the dinosaurs." Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Lectures published on: [web address removed]


Presenter: Kate Adie
Lecturer: Thomas E Lovejoy
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Disasters in Waiting

Earth scientist Professor Bill McGuire looks at what has been learnt about the future from four catastrophes which have taken place in the last 100 years. 1: An examination of the eruption of Mount Pelee on the Caribbean island of Martinique which, on 8 May 1902, incinerated 30,000 people in seconds.
Producer Andrew Luck-Baker . E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Professor Bill McGuire
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Daughter of Fortune

By Isabel Allende. 8: "You're a real man." For details see Monday


Unknown: Isabel Allende.

: Struck Off and Die's Family HealthCompanion

There are no holds barred when doctors Tony Gardner and Phil Hammond take an irreverent look at the current state of the NHS. Plus a sneak preview of the new 400-part fly-on-the-wall documentary series Lord Robert Winston
Crosses the Road. With Philippa Fordham and David Wolstencroft. Producer Helen Williams


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

: News

: The Late Book: Pilate - the Biography

of an Invented Man
Fiona Shaw reads extracts from Ann Wroe 's book. Part 3. Fordetails see Monday (R)


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Ann Wroe

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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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