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: Prayer for the Day

With Mgr Kieran Conry.


Unknown: Mgr Kieran Conry.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadi Das.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadi Das.

: Between Ourselves

Olivia O'Leary talks to two people who have had similar experiences. This week she speaks to two gay fathers about their experiences of bringing up children. [text removed] married at 21 and had two daughters. But a few years later he acknowledged that he was gay and seperated from his wife. [text removed] has two sons, conceived by artificial insemination with a lesbian couple and who live with their mothers. Producer Sara Conkey. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Paul Holloway
Producer: Sara Conkey.

: Lend Me Your Ears

Fiona Shaw turns down the volume of 21st-century life and journeys into the past as she recreates the sounds of England during the time of William Shakespeare.
2: Barking, Bonging and Begging. Shaw finds the city alive with church bells, shouting hawkers and ballad sellers singing the latest tabloid news. Producer Kate McAl


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: William Shakespeare.
Producer: Kate McAl

: Daily Service

With Nigel Swinford. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham); Philippians 3, w3-ll; Since by Man Came Death (Handel); Alleluya!
Alleluya! Hearts to Heaven and Voices Raise (Lux Eoi). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Operation Overflight

By Francis Gary Powers. 2: Shot down overthe USSR, Powers is taken to KGB headquarters for interrogation. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Francis Gary Powers.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney investigates polycystic ovarian syndrome - a hormonal imbalance that could affect one in five women but is rarely diagnosed. Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 17. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: Calcutta Stories

The last of the series in which Simon Parkes looks behind the images of poverty and squalor most often associated with Calcutta.
City of Hope. Parkes examines what the future holds in store for a city that has seen far better days. He meets Manish Chakraborti , a local architect who is promoting the concept of restoration and heritage in a city which is bursting at the seams and where over 60 per cent of the population live in slums. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Unknown: Manish Chakraborti
Producer: Tony Phillips

: There's a Funny Thing

Animals. The first in a three-part series in which Hugh Dennis delves intotheBBC radio and television comedy archives to illustrate how his fellow comedians have explored humour using animal jokes and sketches.
Producers Gavin Fuller and Libby Cross


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producers: Gavin Fuller

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Writing Music

Peter Stead explores how music is used in ouT best-loved novels.
4: When EM Forster gives Lucy Honeychurch Beethoven's Op 111 piano sonata to play in A Room with a View, he is setting her apart - emotionally and socially-from her fellow English tourists in Florence. With Nicola Beauman , Tony Brown and John Florance. Reader Louise Breckon-RiChardS . Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Peter Stead
Unknown: Lucy Honeychurch
Unknown: Nicola Beauman
Unknown: Tony Brown
Reader: John Florance.
Reader: Louise Breckon-Richards
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Barnes and Molly

By Ray Brown.
Love and mathematics combine in this true-life story of a secret romance between Barnes Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb, and his 17-year-old cousin. Starring Samuel West, Emilia Fox and Mary Stopes-Roe. Director Pete Atkin


Writer: Ray Brown
Director: Pete Atkin
Producer: Martin Jarvis
Barnes Wallis: Samuel West
Molly Bloxam: Emilia Fox
Herself: Mary Stopes

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Eddie Mairfor an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues. Producer Sukey Firth. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Eddie Mairfor
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Master Musicians

Four programmes in which leading musicians read from the biographies of major composers.
1: Mark Elder reads extracts from MyLife by Richard Wagner , Including the account of Wagner's fateful visit to London in 1855, when the critics hated his conducting and he met Queen Victoria. Producer Andrew Green (R)


Unknown: Richard Wagner
Producer: Andrew Green

: Songlines

2: The Floral Dance. From tenor Peter Dawson to the Helston Brass Band and Terry Wogan , David Stafford traces the evolution of the floral dance.
Fordetails see yesterday


Tenor: Peter Dawson
Tenor: Terry Wogan
Unknown: David Stafford

: 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

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty discusses three favourite paperbacks with war historian Lyn McDonald and professor of physiology at Oxford Colin
Blakemore. Producer Chris Marshall. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Lyn McDonald
Producer: Chris Marshall.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Forty Nights in the Wildebeest

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero continue their comedy series. Music by the Gents. Producers Julian Mayers and Jayne Gibson


Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Producers: Julian Mayers
Producers: Jayne Gibson

: The Archers

Eddie is redeployed. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts programme. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Erin Riley

: Daughters of Britannia

Four centuries of diplomatic life, as experienced bydiplomats' wives and daughters.
17: The Tripoli Plague. Letters written by Miss Tully, the sister of the British consul in Tripoli, reveal an outbreak of bubonic plague which imprisoned the Tullys in their home for almost two years. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am

: Manifest Destinies

Last in a series that takes the pulse of 21st-century America in the run-up to the presidential election.
There's No Business like Show Business. Bridget Kendall discovers how entertainment permeates every aspect of American life. In Minnesota she visits a theme-park mall which attracts more visitors than Walt Disney World. If the entertainment industry now provides America's social glue, what, she asks, happens to the traditional values of community and family?
Producer Sue Ellis. Editor Maria Balinska. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Bridget Kendall
Producer: Sue Ellis.
Editor: Maria Balinska.

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Case Notes

Can a person buy good health? Does living below the poverty line mean that one is likely to be sick more often than someone who is wealthy?
Dr Graham Easton investigates whether the NHS is doing enough to close the health gap. Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Producer: Paula McGrath.

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Max Easterman.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pilot's Wife

By Anita Shreve. 7: Kathryn travels to London to find out the secrets Jack had been hiding from her. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Anita Shreve.

: The Very World of Milton Jones

The third blast of the six-part comedy series written by and starring Britain's funniest Milton. Producer David Tyler (R)


Producer: David Tyler

: News

: The Late Book: Driving over Lemons

By Chris Stewart. 2: Chris and Ana find that pomegranates and lemon groves have their drawbacks. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Chris Stewart.

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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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