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: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: MacGregorand James Naughtie.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: The Choice

At some point most of us are faced with a single choice that irrevocably alters our lives. In the first of a new ten-part series, Michael Buerk talks to people who have made such decisions and takes them through the whole process, from dilemma to making the choice and living with the consequences. His first guest is Dr Lavinia Byrne , who talks frankly about the agony of choosingto leave the religious order of which she had been a member for 35 years.
Producer Liz Leonard. Repeated at9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: Puzzling Passions

Marcel Berlins presents a series about puzzles which have been used throughout history as instruments of pleasure, pain and gain.
4: This week a look at the tortuous world of the dedicated treasure hunter. Is the treasure itself the aim of the game, or do some of us just need to be hunters? Producer Anna Parkinson
The fourth clue in the RTpuzzle is on page 134


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: Book of the Week: Wordsworth-a Life

ByJuliet Barker. 2: A Vital Interest. Wordsworth travelled to revolutionary France where he fathered an illegitimate daughter and became a committed republican. For details see yesterday

: Daily Service

With the Rev Ernie Rea. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me (Petra); Ecclesiastes 4, wl-8; Go Down, Moses (Tippett);Forthe Healing of the Nations (Alleluia, Dulce Carmen). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Ernie Rea.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney. Drama: The Weightof Water by Anita Shreve. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Anita Shreve.

: Nature

A Day in the Masai Mara. Mark Carwardine joins naturalist and photographer Jonathan Scott to witness the wealth of wildlife to be found in Kenya's national reserve. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Unknown: Jonathan Scott

: Radio Roots

Russell Davies looks back at the early careers of some of the country's most popular performers - before they were famous. 3: DeryckGuyler Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Richard Edis

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Tormented Genius

In two programmes, John Florance examines the relationship between mental illness and musical genius. 1: The 16th-century madrigalist and murderer Carlo Gesualdo exhibited sadomasochistic tendencies throughout his life. Beethoven's physical afflictions led to great mental torture and Schumann's manic depression brought about his death. All have in common a profound influence on their music resulting directly from theirtormented states of mind. producer Paul Evans


Unknown: John Florance
Unknown: Carlo Gesualdo
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: 2000 Tales

At the Four Seasons Services, the travellers settle in forthe night as the storytelling continues. The DJ Who Used to Be a Nun's Tale By Marcy Kahan. The DJ tells a story of a promising actress whose career is curtailed by an unscrupulous agent. With Eleanor Bron. The Old Wife's Tale
By Peter Sansom. An ancient Nottinghamshire woman answers the age-old question "What women really want" bytellingthe storyofa prince and a pensioner who transforms into a young girl.
The Banker's Tale
By Rukhsana Ahmad. The banker tells the Hindu myth of the Tulsi flower - a story about fidelity and the danger of challenging the authority of the gods.
The Old Girl's Tale
By Kara Miller. When a faithless wife fakes illness her devoted husband travels to London to seek the only cure. Halfway there, however, he gets suspicious and returns home early to discover his wife in bed with her scheming doctor. Director
Tracey Neale. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Marcy Kahan.
Unknown: Eleanor Bron.
Unknown: Peter Sansom.
Unknown: Rukhsana Ahmad.
Unknown: Kara Miller.
Director: Tracey Neale.
Gladys: Elizabeth Spriggs
Vijay: Madhav Sharma-
Geeta: Priyanga Elan
Tulsi: Meera Syal
Jalandhar/ Vishnu: Paul Bhattacharjee
Geraldine: Mary Wimbush
Mary: Barbara Leigh-Hunt

: 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.

: Never Trust a Rabbit

By Jeremy Dyson. 2: City Deep. Foster reluctantly travels on the underground. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jeremy Dyson.

: Metro

In the year it celebrates its centenary,
Philip Sweeney looks at how the Paris Metro has both reflected and defined the image of the city over the century. Part 2. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Philip Sweeney

: 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

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with advice, features and your views. Producer Dorothy Stiven. Action Line: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dorothy Stiven.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: That Reminds Me

The comedy series in which, each week, a well-known comedy name will reminisce, entertain and amuse. This week Victor Spinetti , one of the greats of British stage and screen, including the Pink Panther and Beatles films. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Eddie sends Kathy away. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Weight of Water

By Anita Shreve. 2: Jean makes an important discovery and Maren reluctantly embarks on a journey. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anita Shreve.

: Test Match Special Report

Pakistan v England. Peter Baxter looks back at the first One Day International in Karachi.

: File on 4

The police witness protection programme is supposed to safeguard vulnerable people who give evidence against criminals, even providing some with new identities. Allan Urry investigates why so many who were promised help are now claiming a breach of faith.
Producer Sarah Lewthwaite. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite.

: 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.

: Life before Birth

Modern technology has given us insights into the world of the baby in the womb, but can we ever know what a foetus feels? And is there any way to improve your baby's growing brain? Connie St Louis presents another edition of the series. Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Producer: Julia Durbin.

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: A Tale of Two Cities

By Charles Dickens , read by Ian McDiarmid. Part 12. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Read By: Ian McDiarmid.

: Man of Soup

Last in a comedy series by David and Caroline Stafford. In which Satan drops in to Lottie's Bar. Or is it Bill Oddie ?
Music David Stafford. Producer Dirk Maggs (R)


Unknown: Caroline Stafford.
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Music: David Stafford.
Producer: Dirk Maggs
Salome: Morwenna Banks
Lottie: Josle Lawrence
Ignatz: Adam Long
Lovac: Michael Roberts
Bangor: John Sparkes
Klepke: Andrew Sachs
Announcer: Bruno Matthews

: News

: The Late Book: Operation Overflight

By Francis Gary Powers. 2: Shot down in his spy plane overthe USSR, Powers is taken to KGB headquarters for interrogation. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Francis Gary Powers.

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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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