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: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Farming Today

Producer Karen Gregor


Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
6.25, Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Les!!e Griffiths.


Unknown: MacGregorand Edward Stourton.

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys in conversation with six successful people who have weathered storms in theircareers. 1: BobAy!ingta!ks about how he was sacked as chief executive of British Airways, then forced to resign as chairman of the company responsible forthe Millennium Dome. Producer Brian Krng. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Brian Krng.

: The ABC of Vitamins: 2

The series in which Claudia Hammond investigates vitamins. This week she takes a journey inside the body and finds that a worrying number of people are deficient in the B vitamins. But should we be able to buy large doses over the Counter?


Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Daily Service

With Denis Nowian. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (Fuida): Luke 7. w36-48; On!y by the Grace We Enter (Gustafson Arr Lucas); God !s Love; Let Heaven Adore Him (Biaenwern). With the RSCM Manchester Summer School Choir. Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Denis Nowian.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Coat

A story of Kashmir and Netting Hi!! by Justine Hardy. 2: Doing business with the National Cottage Emporium of Kashmir. For detai!s see yesterday


Unknown: Justine Hardy.

: Woman s Hour

Martha Kearney is joined by guests for hve!y and topical interviews and conversation presented from a woman's point of view. Drama: DearUtf/e Bumeyby Fanny Burney. adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Fanny Burney.
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

A series of travellers' tales. 3: Two young English students. Ben Lawrie and Karl Rees follow Che Guevera's tyre tracks via a motorcycle journey through South America on an epic journey to raise awareness for leprosy relief. producer Neil Walker


Unknown: Ben Lawrie

: How Tickled Am I?: 2: Ted Ray

Mark Radcliffe profiles six of the North's best loved and most influential comedians.

The gentle humour of the fiddling and footing comedian.


Writer: Mark Radcliffe
Presenter: Mark Radcliffe
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: Britain s Greatest Living Composer

Robert Laiijie explores the elusive phenomenon that was the composer Albert Keteibey. He specialised in exotic paim court music and his popuiaritywas such that, during the twenties and thirties it was almost impossibte to spend a day without hearing at least one of his compositions. He was once marketed under seven pseudonyms because he was so busy, and in 1929 he was proctaimed "Britain's greatest living composer". producer AndreaK!dd


Unknown: Robert Laiijie
Unknown: Albert Keteibey.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon P)ay: The Biock

ByAiex Lowe. Paul's 15 minutes of fame arrive when a documentary crew attempts to make a feature about his management of the iocai residents' association. But it soon becomes apparent that the task is becoming too much for our hapless hero.
Director Sa!tyAvens


Unknown: Byaiex Lowe.
Paul: Alex Lowe
Geoff: Chris Pavlo
Lily: Mary Wimbush

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Cat! Wendy Austin for an exchange of experiences and views on today'stopica! issues. Producer Sukey Firth
UNES OPEN from 1.30pm

: Dressing Up for the Carnival: 2: Mirrors

By Carol Shields. Read by Peter Marinker. A newly married couple decide that their holiday cottage should have no mirrors. For details see yesterday (R)


Author: Carol Shields
Reader: Peter Marinker

: Chapters and Verses: 2: Penury and Ink

Founded in 1788 to aid writers in distress, the Royal Literary Fund is still going strong today. Its archive contains some fascinating stories. Former RLF archivist Nigel Cross and writer Margaret Drabble explore this little-known literary gem. Readers Ioan Meredith, Richenda Carey and Tom George.
(For details see yesterday)


Presenter: Nigel Cross
Presenter: Margaret Drabble
Reader: Ioan Meredith
Reader: Richenda Carey
Reader: Tom George
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb looks at the issues that change and shape our working lives.


Presenter: Philippa Lamb
Producer: Marda Hughes

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty discusses three favourite paperbacks with guests Christopher Frayi !ng, Rector of the Royai College of Art, and Raz!a )qbai. Wortd Service Arts correspondent. Producer V!v Beeby. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Christopher Frayi

: PM

With Oare English and Eddie Mair.

: Parliamentary Questions

Steve Richards hosts the pane) game about po)itics and politicians, with team captains Roy Hattersiey and Sir Patrick Cormack MP. This week's guests are journalist Ju!iaLangdon and broadcaster James COX. Producer SteveDoherty(R)


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersiey
Unknown: Sir Patrick CormacK
Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers

Joe suggests spiietroshing. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wiison chairs the arts programme. Producer N!cki Paxman


Unknown: John Wiison

: Dear Little Burney: 2: The Author Revealed

By Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth.
Fanny is revealed as the author of "Evelina" and becomes the toast of literary London.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Author: Fanny Burney
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.

: Men in Crisis

Professor Anthony Ctare takes a personal took at why men are losing out. 2: This week he asks whether men are failing as fathers. Producer Emma Selby Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Professor Anthony Ctare
Producer: Emma Selby

: in Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. ProducerChery! Gabne!. PHONE: [number removed] for more information. FACTSHEET: send a iarge saeto [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White

: Climate Story

Paul Simons presents a four-part series on the rote played by climate during dramatic periods of ancient and modern history. 1: War. He looks at crucial aspects of the Second World War and their relationship to the unusual climatic conditions of the forties. Producer Sue Broom (R)


Unknown: Paul Simons

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys in conversation with six successful people who have weathered storms in their careers. 1: BobAyiingtaiks about how he was sacked as chief executive of British Airways, then forced to resign as chairman of the company responsible forthe Millennium Dome. Rptd from 9am


Unknown: John Humphrys

: The World Tonight

With Ciaire Boiderson.


Unknown: Ciaire Boiderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Mark of the Angei

By Nancy Huston , read by Haydn Gwynne. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nancy Huston
Read By: Haydn Gwynne.

: Ectoplasm: 4: The Case of the Stupid Ignorant Americans

Last in a comedy series by Dan Freedman and Nick Romero about the exploits of Lord Zimbabwe, occultist and adventurer.
Lord Zimbabwe faces his greatest challenge yet - a voyage to the moon to rescue an American who has been subjected to a cruel alien snatch. This could only mean one thing...


Writer: Dan Freedman
Writer: Nick Romero
Producer: Helen Williams
Lord Zimbabwe: Nick Romero
Dr Lilac: Dan Freedman
Marylou: Sophie Aldred
Theremin: Peter Donaldson
Aliens: Owen Oakeshott

: In Conversation with....

The series in which the BBC controller of entertainment, Paul Jackson, chats to comedy writers and performers about their lives and works in a series of interviews. Tonight he talks with Caroline Aherne. (R)


Presenter: Paul Jackson
Interviewee: Caroline Aherne
Producer: Jo Clegg

: News

: The Late Book: !hs

Fordeta'!s see yesterday (R)

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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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