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: Prayer for the Day

With Fidelma Meehan.


Unknown: Fidelma Meehan.

: Farming Today

Producer Ashley Getting

: 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 Charles Handy.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: 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 Denis Nowlan. All My Hope on God Is
Founded (Michael); John 11, w32-40; Drop, Drop, Slow Tears (Walton); And Can It Be (Sagina). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: Down Under

By Bill Bryson , read by Kerry Shale . Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bill Bryson
Read By: Kerry Shale

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts topical interviews and discussions presented from a woman's point of view. Drama: Vital Signs by Sarah Phelps. Part8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sarah Phelps.

: Quiet Revolution

A series about people who have used their talents to rejuvenate their local communities. 5: Empire of Books. In 1961 Richard Booth opened a second-hand bookshop in the sleepy community of Hay-on-Wye. It is now an internationally famous booktown-an idea that has taken off in other parts of the world. Dilly Barlow visits the Welsh town along with Montolieu in the south of France which, like Hay, has been Saved through bOOkS. Producer Kate Murphy


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Kate Murphy

: Sunny Side Up

A comedy series devised by Scott Cherry and written by Dave Sheasby set in the cut-throat world of barbershop.
4: When the Glee Boys are asked to perform at a funeral for a family friend, Bill Bailey comes face to face with an old flame he thought he had extinguished years ago.
Director Clive Brill


Unknown: Scott Cherry
Written By: Dave Sheasby
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Director: Clive Brill
Bill: Keith Barren
Lionel: Bryan Pringle
Tom: Clive Swift
Melvyn: David Ross
Daphne: Thelma Barlow
Rita: Susan Brown
Eileen: Penny Downie

: 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.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz. Brian J. Ford and Philippa Gregory for the Midlands take on Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney for Northern Ireland.


Chair: Nick Clarke
Panellist: Brian J. Ford
Panellist: Philippa Gregory
Panellist: Polly Devlin
Panellist: Brian Feeney
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Slow Train to Woking

Written and performed by Michael Mears.
Daniel's biggest headache in life is his dear old mother Lil. With her eccentric demands and obsession with hymn singing, he dreads the routine of his weekly visits. That is why he always takes the slow train. Mears plays all 28 characters in this emotive comedy. Another
Mears play, A Slight Tilt to the Left, is on tomorow at 2.15pm. Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Michael Mears.
Director: Enyd Williams

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners from Cumbria. With Chairman Eric RobSOn. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Dubliners by James Joyce

Araby. A boy spies on his beautiful young neighbour at bedtime and determines to buy her a present. Read by Gabriel Byrne. For details see Monday (R)


Read By: Gabriel Byrne.

: Intimacies

3: Surviving Infidelity. Judith and Brian discuss why they were unfaithful to each other and how their marriage survived.
Producer Rosie Boulton. Fordetails see Monday(R)


Producer: Rosie Boulton.

: Thinking Allowed

Are married partners of different age, educational background, occupational status or religion more likely to divorce than couples who have similar backgrounds? Laurie Taylor discusses a new piece of research with Dutch sociologist Jacques Jansenn , who has been investigating the relationship between marriage and compatibility.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Jacques Jansenn
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Case Notes

In the last of the current series Dr Graham Easton examines the issue of teenagers' health and the physical and emotional changes involved. Are mood swings always due to hormones, or are there other causes, such as increased stress? And what are the signs of drug addiction? Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee Potter.


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter.

: Like They've Never Been Gone

A comedy series by Mike Coleman. Thirty years after their first bid for fame, musical double act Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr get a second chance. Starring Roy Hudd and June Whitfield , with Pat Coombs , Julian Eardley and Edward Halsted. 2: Tommy Wants a Knighthood Music Frido Ruth. Producer Steve Doherty (R)


Unknown: Mike Coleman.
Unknown: Tommy Franklin
Unknown: Sheila Parr
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Julian Eardley
Music: Frido Ruth.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

Revealed - Shula's past Caring. Repeatedtomorrow2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts reviews and interviews. Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Katie Hunter

: Vital Signs

By Sarah Phelps. 8: Wednesday. The Nightingale welcomes a local celebrity for Founder's Day, but Carol has otherthings on her mind when one of the consultants takes exception to her new initiatives. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Phelps.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news. Joining Buerk are the regular panellists; medical ethicist Dr David Cook , Janet Daley of The Daily Telegraph, and professor of journalism at Cardiff University and former editor of The New Statesman, Ian Hargreaves. Each week witnesses that hold different views on the subject of the week are invited to appear before the panel and state their case, before facingcross-examination from the team. Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


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

: It's a Funny Old World

Simon Hoggart takes a light-hearted look at the wee in Westminster.
Producer Sarah Harrison. Editor Anne Tyerman Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Sarah Harrison.
Editor: Anne Tyerman
Unknown: Conan Doyle

: The Real Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes owes his success to a combination of two Victorian preoccupations-science and crime. He single-handedly popularised the notion that one could fight the other. Conan Doyle made no secret of the fact that Dr Joe Bell was his model for Sherlock Holmes and it was a stroke of genius to have the great detective openly despising his real-life counterparts in this new field of forensic science. Crime writer Ruth Dudley Edwards examines these counterparts in London, Paris and New York and reveals how the fictional detective helped fight crime. Producer Joanna Rahim Programme of the Week: page 111


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Conan Doyle
Unknown: Dr Joe Bell
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Ruth Dudley Edwards
Producer: Joanna Rahim

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation. Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight



Unknown: Conan Doyle

: Book at Bedtime: The Adventures ofBrigadier Gerard

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 3: How the King Held the Brigadier. Gerard is held prisoner in Dartmoor, but he plans a daring escape.
However, he has not reckoned on meeting the Bristol Bustier. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

: The Remains of Foley and McColl

A comedy series with award-winning double act Sean Foley and Hamish McColl - the Right Size. With Rose English, Count Arthur Strong,
Chris Lamer and Mark Stevens. Part 3. Producer Lissa Evans


Unknown: Sean Foley
Unknown: Hamish McColl
Unknown: Chris Lamer
Unknown: Mark Stevens.
Producer: Lissa Evans

: News

: The Late Book: Beneath the Skin

By Nicci French, read by Amanda Root. Part 8.
For details see Monday


Read By: Amanda Root.

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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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