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: Prayer for the Day

With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. ProducerSteve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Allan Little and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought forthe Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: The Choice

At some point most of us are faced with a single choice which irrevocably alters our lives. Michael Buerk tal ks 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. producer Liz Leonard. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: Puzzling Passions

Marcel Berlins concludes his series about puzzles which have been used throughout history as instruments of pleasure, pain and gain.
This week he reveals what it takes for a puzzle to turn into a pot Of gold. Producer Anna Parkinson
The last clue in the RT puzzle: page 128


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: Daily Service

With Andrew Graystone. Meekness and Majesty (Kendrick); John 5, w31-4; 0 for a Closer Walk
(Stanford); We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Book of the Week: In Sicily

By Norman Lewis , read by John Rowe.
2: Some Days in Palermo For details see yesterday


Unknown: Norman Lewis
Read By: John Rowe.

: Woman's Hour

Sheila McClennon with the latest news, views and culture from a woman's perspective. Drama: The Weight ofWaterby Anita Shreve. Part 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Anita Shreve.

: Phyllis and Ted's Most Excellent Adventure

Tony Soper narrates the story of the late Norfolk naturalist Ted Ellis as seen through the eyes of his widow Phyllis and others who lived and worked with him. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Ted Ellis
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Radio Roots

Concluding his series, Russell Davies looks back at the early careers of some of the country's most popular performers - before they were famous. This week a look at the some of the classic stars
Of Coronation Street. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Richard Edis

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker and Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Tormented Genius

John Florance concludes his examination into the relationship between mental illness and musical genius with the composers Ivor Gurney and Dmitri Shostakovich. Both suffered mental and physical breakdowns during two catastrophic events in the 20th century -the First World War and Stalin's vicious Soviet regime. The effects on their creativity was profound in different ways. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: John Florance
Unknown: Ivor Gurney
Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich.
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Taking the Waters

By Harry Quinn and Colin Douglas. Yugoslavia, 1944. In a run-down spa town,
Captain Evelyn Waugh and Major Randolph Churchill are seeing out the last of the war as part of the 37th Allied military mission to the Balkans. Theirfriendship is put to the test when Waugh finds himself at odds with the Allied policy of supportingthe emerging communist regime led by Tito.
Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Harry Quinn
Unknown: Colin Douglas.
Unknown: Captain Evelyn Waugh
Director: David Ian Neville
Evelyn: Robin Thomson
Randolph: Simon Talt
Stephen: David Thorpe
Sgt Weaver: Robert Paterson

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Wendy Austi n for an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues. Producer Sukey Firth. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Wendy Austi N
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Five New Shorts

2: Kate's Thief. Clive James reads his own story marking Halloween - a tale of burglaries, sibling power and, naturally, a trick ortreat.
Commissioned with Radio Times, you can read the whole story on page 33. For details see yesterday
To catch a thief: page 33


Unknown: Clive James

: Batman and Rosie

2: The Bat Hunt. Henry and his colleague Colin spend the night radio-tracking the bats. Rosie spends the night sleeping and eatingcrisps. For details see yesterday

: 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 Anne Freeman. Action Line: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Anne Freeman.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: That Reminds Me

The series in which a well-known comedy name reminisces and entertains. This week Dora Bryan , the first artist to be chosen twice as the subject of This is Your Life, looks back at 63 years in show business, including appearances in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly, the Sf Triniansfilms and Last of the Summer Wine. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Dora Bryan
Unknown: Sf Triniansfilms
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

A spooky evening at Arkwright Hall. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on the latest literary classic to make it to the big screen - Merchant-Ivory's adaptation of The Golden Bowl by Henry James. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Henry James.
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: The Weight of Water

By Anita Shreve. 7: Over 100 years apart, both Jean and Maren try to come to terms with their feelings of jealousy.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anita Shreve.

: File on 4

A decade after electricity was privatised,
Gerry Northam investigates claims that consumers are paying substantially more than they should. With even the government's energy regulators complaining that big generating companies maintain a "stranglehold" on electricity prices, the programme shows how the generators have failed to pass falling fuel costs on to customers. Producer Sharon Keatley. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Sharon Keatley.

: 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

The developing baby decides when it is going to be born, but sometimes it gets the timing wrong.
In the conclusion of three programmes, Connie St Louis discovers what occurs in this final stage of life inside the womb.
Producers Helen Sharp and Julia Durbin
E-MAIL: [email address removed]. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Producers: Helen Sharp
Producers: Julia Durbin

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: When I Lived in Modern Times

By Linda Grant , read by Sara Kestelman and abridged in ten parts by Richard Hamilton. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Linda Grant
Read By: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Richard Hamilton.

: Ringing the Changes

A chilling Halloween special by Robert Aikman, dramatised by Jeremy Dyson and Mark Gatiss.
"Gerald had told Phrynne that if they were to marry in June they couldn't honeymoon until October. He was all too aware of the perils of marrying a girl 24 years younger than himself to add to them by taking a conventional honeymoon."
When Gerald and Phrynne arrive at their destination, it is a curiously deserted seaside resort, where the church bells ring... and ring... and ring.


Writer: Robert Aickman
Dramatised by: Jeremy Dyson
Dramatised by: Mark Gatiss
Music: Joby Talbot
Special sound design: O2
Producer: Pauline Harris
Gerald: George Baker
Phyrnne: Fiona Allen
Mrs Pascoe: Barbara Shelley
Commandant Shotcroft: Michael Cochrane
Narrator/Mr Pascoe: Mark Gatiss

: News

: The Late Book: In the Heart of the Sea

By Nathaniel Philbrick. 2: The ill-fated journey of the Nantucket whaling ship Essex continues as the crew make their first kil I.Fordetails see yesterday (R))


Unknown: Nathaniel Philbrick.

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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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