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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys in conversation with six successful people who have weathered storms in their careers.
6: Alun Michael , former First Secretary of the Welsh Assembly, talks about the pressures of Labour's top job in Wales and the events that led to his resignation. Producer Brian King Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Alun Michael

: The Takeaway

Britain, so it is claimed, invented the takeaway. In the second of five programmes Simon Parkes visits the Man family from Bournville, near
Birmingham, who opened theirfirst Chinese takeaway back in the 1970s. He samples our favourite - sweet and sour pork and egg fried rice - and hears how the Chinese takeaway has become part of the British way of life. Producer Gillian Gray


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Gillian Gray

: Daily Service

With the Rev Ernest Rea. Holy, Holy, Holy!
(Nicaea); Isaiah 6, wl-10; Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Bairstow); Bright the Vision that Delighted (Laus Deo ). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.
Unknown: Laus Deo
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Between the Woods and the Water

By Patrick Leigh Fermor. Samuel West reads the sequel to A Time of Gifts which continues Leigh Fermor 's account of his journey from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Patrick Leigh Fermor.
Unknown: Samuel West
Unknown: Leigh Fermor

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney with topical discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Journal of Mrs Pepys by Sara George. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Mrs Pepys
Unknown: Sara George.

: Nature

Aliens. While loss of habitat is a significant threat to many plant species, there is a more insidious threat lurking in the undergrowth - an invasion from alien plants. Presented by Mark Cawardine.
Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Presented By: Mark Cawardine.

: Please Tell Me Why It's Funny

In the first of atwo-part series Dr Raj Persaud takes a psychological look at humour. Today Sarah Blakemore shows Dr Raj her tickle-machine and explains why we cannot tickle ourselves, and veteran comedian Sir Norman Wisdom talks about slapstick comedy and whether his sense of humour has contributed to his longevity. producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown: Sarah Blakemore
Talks: Sir Norman Wisdom
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: You and Yours

WithTrixie Rawlinson and MarkWhittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Little Red Label

Born out of revolutionary zeal, the world's oldest independent record label has survived by nurturing the most traditional of British folk music. Richard Coles looks at the history and future prospects of Topic Records. Producer Jane Ray


Music: Richard Coles
Producer: Jane Ray

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Matthew, Mark, Luke andRachel

By Jeremy Thomas. A comedy drama about two very different middle-aged men trying to bring up theirteenage children in the same household.
Director David Hunter


Unknown: Jeremy Thomas.
Director: David Hunter
Matthew: Christopher Scott
Luke: Tom George
Ros: Suzanna Hamilton
Mark: Andrew Wlncott
Rachel: Alison Pettltt
Imogen: Tracy Wiles

: 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.

: The Scarlet Feather

Niamh Cusack reads from Maeve Binchy's bestselling new novel.
2: Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have found perfect premises for their new catering business. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Niamh Cusack
Unknown: Tom Feather

: Celluloid Psychiatrists

Mark Thomas investigates how our perceptions of psychiatrists have been moulded by the entertainment media and what psychiatrists themselves think of that.
2: Sleeping with Your Patient Is Nearly Always
Wrong. The unethical exploiter in film psychiatry. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mark Thomas

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests discuss how business and technology shape the world around us.
Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty talks to Rabbi Saul Djanogly and Bishop James Jones about their favourite reads. Producer Frances Byrne Repeated Sunday llpm


Talks: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Saul Djanogly
Unknown: Bishop James Jones
Producer: Frances Byrne

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The Small World of Dominic Holland

Dominic Holland 'ssix-part series exploring the comedic minutiae of life.4: Sport and leisure are the subjects oftonight's journey.Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Dominic Holland
Producer: Maria Esposito

: The Archers

Helen is furious. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show. Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The Journal of Mrs Pepys

By Sara George. Part 2.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sara George.

: The New World of War

The Arms Trade. Radio 4'ssix-part series on modern warfare and the consequences of global peace. Gun-running is big business. Many of the world's bloodiest conflicts have relied on illicit supplies of weapons, often arranged by British-based brokers. Richard Watson investigates those involved and the legal loopholes which allow the trade to flourish.
Producer David Ross. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Richard Watson
Producer: David Ross.

: 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.

: Man and Beast

There is but one medicine. Between animal and human medicine there is no dividing line - nor should there be. In the second of a four-part series GP Graham Easton pulls on his wellies to compare the similarities and differences between being a doctor and being a vet. Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Julia Durbin

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Aiding and Abetting

By Muriel Spark. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Muriel Spark.

: Married

Asix-part comedy series by Tony Bagley.
5:Serenity. It has been a taxing few months for
Robin in his new universe. But at last he seems to have tapped that well of inner peace. Or is there a more obvious explanation?
Producer Claire Jones (R)


Unknown: Tony Bagley.
Producer: Claire Jones
Robin: Hugh Bonneville
Lesley: Josle Lawrence
Dirk: Stephen Frost
Ned: Sam Bradley
Maxine: Ann Gosling

: In Conversation with....

BBC controller of entertainment Paul Jackson chats to six comedy writers and performers about their lives and work. 6: Jack Dee Producer Chris Neill (R)


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Jack Dee
Producer: Chris Neill

: News

: The Late Book: Beowulf

Seamus Heaney reads from his translation of the great Anglo-Saxon poem.
2: Beowulf arrives in the land of the Shieldings and explains his mission to Hrothgar, the Danish king. For details see yesterday(R)


Unknown: Seamus Heaney

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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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