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: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: 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
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Thomas Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Thomas Butler.

: Between Ourselves

Olivia O'Leary talks to two people who have had similar experiences. This week she speaks to
Robert Fisk and Martin Bell MP about their lives as foreign correspondents. They discuss war, morality and the problem of censorship. Producer Sara Conkey. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Robert Fisk
Producer: Sara Conkey.

: Metro

Philip Sweeney travels the Paris Metro to explore the city's love affair with the underground, past and present. 4: This week's programme looks at the Metro as an icon in the literature and cinema of 20th-century Paris, from Raymond Queneau onwards. More so than any other culture, films, novels and poetry have all drawn on the Metro for literal and symbolic settings. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Raymond Queneau
Producer: Sara Davies

: Daily Service

With the Rev Tony Burnham. 0 Praise Ye the Lord! (Laudate Dominum); Acts 2, wl4-21; Lord, You Sometimes Speak in Wonders (Cleveland); Thy Hand, 0 God, Has Guided (Thornsbury). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Book of the Week: Sir Viv

2: The Somerset Years. Viv gets a job with the Somerset team and discovers that he is sharing a flat with a guy call Ian Botham. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ian Botham.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney with news, views and culture presented from a woman's point of view. Drama: Music and Silence by Rose Tremain. Part 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Rose Tremain.

: Nature

The coasts and island cliffs of Britain are vitally important globally for many sea-bird species that come hereto breed every year. MarkCarwardine visits one of the noisiest and most densely populated sea-bird colonies in Europe -that of the unusual-looking, blond, blue-eyed gannet on Bass Rock - and learns about the threats faced by SUCh communities. Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: On a Comic Note

Kit Hesketh-Harvey examines the internal workings of the comic song.
2: This week he investigates the ways in which a comic performance can make or break a comedy lyric. With contributions from Dillie Keane and Ned Sherrin. Performers include Hermione Gingold , Dora Bryan and Zero Mostel. Producer Frank Stirling


Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Unknown: Hermione Gingold
Unknown: Dora Bryan
Producer: Frank Stirling

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Musical Side of the Family

Paul Strangis a retired solicitor. His mother was singer Dora Labbette , but what most of his colleagues never knew is that his father was Sir Thomas Beecham. Strang talks forthe first time about being the illegitimate son of a famous conductor and the extraordinary life that this has given him. Producer Bill Lloyd


Unknown: Paul Strangis
Singer: Dora Labbette
Unknown: Thomas Beecham.
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Silver Whale Fish

ByZinnie Harris. In the Museum of Scotland, an extraordinary woman plunges the relationship between two curators into crisis. Fiona and Martin live together and are gettingalong fine-that is until the arrival of the beguiling, iconoclastic and illiterate Carrie. Fiona starts to teach her how to read and write, but her emotional involvement with Carrie forces cracks to appear in her relationship with Martin.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Martin: Robin Cameron
Anne: Jan Moffatt
Carrie: Carol Ann Crawford
Fiona: Wendy Seager
Sue: Elaine MacKenzie Ellis

: The Exchange: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Histories of Nothing

2: The Lost Seed, read by James Wilby. In the middle of the 17th century in the new colony of Cape Cod, Richard Berry reflects on the hardships and temptations of a settler's life. For details see yesterday


Read By: James Wilby.
Unknown: Richard Berry

: House of Little Horrors

Lionel Kelleway continues his exploration of the uninvited wildlife that lodges in our homes. 2: The Bedroom. For details see yesterday (R)

: 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

Libby Purves presents the intelligent guide to the world of learning. This week the programme looks at the effectiveness of drug education in Britain. Producer Anne Freeman. Action Line: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Anne Freeman.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Fellah's Hour with The Cheese Shop

A comedy magazine hosted by Steve (not the snooker player) Davis, with regular features: Little Fellahs ; a motoring section called Don't
Slam It, It's Not a Ford; mysteries of the universe with Tony Rubini ; big fat chef Brian Quimby ; and music from Victor Wood. Starring Gerard Foster ,
Dave Lamb , Gordon Southern, Tim Verrinder , Ben Ward and Richard Webb. Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Little Fellahs
Unknown: Tony Rubini
Unknown: Brian Quimby
Unknown: Victor Wood.
Unknown: Gerard Foster
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Tim Verrinder
Unknown: Ben Ward
Unknown: Richard Webb.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: The Archers

Two wrongs do not make a right. Rptdtomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates Close Encounters at
London's National Gallery, an exhibition featuring new paintings by leading artists inspired by works in the gallery's collection. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Erin Riley

: Music and Silence

By Rose Tremain. 7: Kirsten's position in the Danish court is becoming ever more precarious. Can recondite ploys and schemes save her skin? For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rose Tremain.

: File on 4

Mark Whitaker with major issues, important events and reports on changing attitudes at home and abroad.
Producer Jim Booth. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Jim Booth.

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Case Notes

This week Graham Easton looks at how to grow old healthily. Does the NHS discriminate against the elderly, and can new technology make the home a safer place?
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Graduate

By Charles Web , read by William Hope. 7: "Dear Elaine, I love you and I can't help myself and I am beggi ng you to forgive me for what I did ..." For details see yesterday


Unknown: Charles Web
Read By: William Hope.

: In the End

MarkTavener's satirical comedy thriller stars Michael Williams and Barry Foster.
3: Tension mounts when the serial killer claims a third victim. As the evidence grows,
Supt Jefferson is convinced that celebrity chef Coco St Martin is the journalist killer. Meanwhile, the PM takes a winter skiing holiday, leaving Marcia to keep an eye on the Chancellor. with Peter Woodthorpe. Hugh Parker. Martin Hyder , Chris Pavlo , Beth Chalmers and Andrew Crawford. Music Paul Mottram Producer Dawn Ellis (R)


Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Barry Foster.
Unknown: Supt Jefferson
Unknown: Coco St Martin
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe.
Unknown: Hugh Parker.
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Andrew Crawford.
Music: Paul Mottram
Prime Minister: Jonathan Coy
Charles: Stephen Fry
Martin: John Bird
Crichton Potter: Anton Rodgers
Maria: Jessica Oyelowo
Marcia: Rebecca Front
Chancellor: Simon Greenall
Coco St Martin: Phil Cornwell
Rupert: Michael Fenton Stevens

: News

: The Late Book: Tulip Fever

By Deborah Moggach , read by Emma Fielding and William Gaminara. Part2. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Read By: Emma Fielding
Unknown: William Gaminara.

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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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