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: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Peter Tobias.


Unknown: Peter Tobias.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Midsummer Midweek

Sue Cook in conversation with a lively and diverting array of guests.
Producer Alison Hughes. Repeated at 9.30pm


Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Book of the Week: The Piano Shop on theLeft Bank

ByTECarhart, read by William Hope. Part 3. For details see Monday


Read By: William Hope.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley. Breathe on Me, Breath of God (Carlisle); Acts 1, w4-11; 0 Clap Your Hands (Gibbons); Meekness and Majesty (Kendrick). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray isjoined by writer Mike Gayle to discuss the turmoil ofturning30. Drama: Dear Little Burneyby Fanny Burney , adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mike Gayle
Unknown: Burneyby Fanny Burney
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.

: Twin Cities

Jonathan Glancey, architecture correspondent for The Guardian, examines the relationships between five pairs of cities around the world.
These cities have been in constant competition with each other since the late 19th century, each growing taller with the rise of the skyscraper. What forces have driven them to battle to be the biggest and the best?


Presenter: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Coming Alive

Six episodes of Jim Eldridge 's drama series about a likeable ex-con who is trying to make good. 3: Committed. Down at Grove Hill Farm Community Centre, the basketball team is flourishing, but Terry has a brush with some rather heavy old-time religion and Steve faces a family crisis.
Music Jacqueline Dankworth and Harvey Brough Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Music: Jacqueline Dankworth
Music: Harvey Brough
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Terry: Karl Howman
Sandra: Phyllis Logan
Steve: Ben Crowe
Mr Preston: David Holt
Ernie: Roger Walker
Mrs Wilson: Maggie McCarthy
Mr Evans: Gavin Muir
Mrs Graham: Richenda Carey
Mr Addison: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz. This week Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecottforthe North of England take on Fred Housego and Marcel Berlins forthe South.
Producer Paul Bajoria. E-MAIL: rbq@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Diana Collecottforthe
Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Growing Summer

By Noel Streatfeild , dramatised by Julie Wilkinson. Summer 1965. When their father falls dangerously ill, the young Gareth children's lives are about to change for ever. Sent to stay with their eccentric great-aunt Dymphna in her crumbling mansion on the west coast of Ireland, they face dangers and adventures they could hardly have imagined.
Director Sue Sutton Mayo


Unknown: Noel Streatfeild
Dramatised By: Julie Wilkinson.
Director: Sue Sutton Mayo
Aunt Dymphna: Ann Rye
Naomi: Holly Grainger
Alex: Will Haigh
Penny: Emily Fleeshman
Robin: Paul Herriott
Stephan: James Caplin
Oswald: James Caplin
Oonagh: Catherine Keane
Gypsy: Vincent Patrick

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by the Geddington Gardening Club, near Kettering. With chairman Eric Robson.
Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


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

: Brian Friel Short Stories

3: The Potato Gatherers, read by Gerard McSorely. Philly has taken a day off school to earn his first wage as a potato gatherer. It is much harder work than he expected. For details see Monday


Read By: Gerard McSorely.

: Q&A

Could There Be a Better Me? Jez Nelson reveals the power science has given us to improve and mould the human form. (R)

: Thinking Allowed: the Larger Map

Laurie Taylor visits Norwich in search of the thinkers, conceptualists and doers who are making the city a cultural centre. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud explores the limits and potential of the human mind and examines the arguments surrounding mental health. Producer Cathy Drysdale
For more information PHONE: [number removed]
Repeated Sunday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Attractive Young Rabbi

A four-part comedy by Barry Grossman about the collision between old and new in the Jewish community of Hillfield. 1: The New Synagogue
With a single phone call, the comfortable world of Rabbi Fine is turned upside down.
Music Max Harris. Producer John Fawcett Wilson (R)


Comedy By: Barry Grossman
Music: Max Harris.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Rabbi Su Jacobs: Tracy Ann OBErman
Rabbi Abraham Fine: David de Keyser
Sadie: Doreen Mantle
Melvin: Henry Goodman
Brian: Jonathan Kydd
Ruth: Sarah Rice
Maureen: Sarah Rice

: The Archers

Ruth takes the next step. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts interviews, reviews and news.
Producer Helen Garrison


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Helen Garrison

: Dear Little Burney

By Fanny Burney , adapted by Jennifer Howarth.
8: Leaving Court. Fanny's friendship with Mr Fairly is frowned upon, and her health becomes such a cause for concern that she is persuaded to resign her position at Court.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Fanny Burney
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.
Unknown: Mr Fairly

: Them and Us

Diana Madill returns with a four-part series of lively debates about the important issues of the day. 1: "Joining the euro would be bad for British industry. "
This week she ignores the political spin of Westminster and takes the debate about the single currency to the people of Coventry.
Producer Sue Ellis. Register your vote to agree on [number removed] or to disagree on [number removed]. Calls cost a maximum of 10 pence. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Diana Madill
Producer: Sue Ellis.

: Empowering Britain

Charlie Leadbeater 's three-part examination of the knowledge revolution.
2: Why Education Is Bad for Us
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown . Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Charlie Leadbeater
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: The Big C

Geoff Watts travels to Tanzania to meet with the doctors and patients of the Ocean Road Cancer Institute, the only such institute in the country.
With resources so limited what are the best ways to combat cancer?
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. EMAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: Midsummer Midweek

Sue Cook in conversation with a lively and diverting array of guests. Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Andrew Whitehead.


Unknown: Andrew Whitehead.

: Book at Bedtime: Home of the Gentry

By Ivan Turgenev , translated by Richard Freeborn and abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall. Samuel West reads a classic tale of thwarted love. 3: Lavretsky grows up and finds love. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev
Translated By: Richard Freeborn
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Unknown: Samuel West

: Edinburgh Fringes

From the Pleasance, Boothby Graffoe presents the best and funniest bits of all the festivals - comedy, theatre, music- in an hour.
Producers Dave Batchelor and Wilma Gardiner-Gill


Unknown: Boothby Graffoe
Producers: Dave Batchelor
Producers: Wilma Gardiner-Gill

: News

: The Late Book: West with the Night

Patricia Hodge reads five extracts from the autobiography of Beryl Markham (1902-1986), a record-breaking aviator. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Beryl Markham

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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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