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: Prayer for the Day

With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Farming Today

Producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Russell Stannard.
8.32 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Russell Stannard.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation. Producer Alison Hughes
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Book

of the Week: In Sicily By Norman Lewis , read by John Rowe. 3: Spying on the Mafia For details see Monday


Unknown: Norman Lewis
Read By: John Rowe.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Norman Winter. For All the Saints (Sine Nomine); Hebrews 12, wl-3, W12-14; Quiet My Mind (Orrison); 0 Jesus I Have Promised
(Wolvercote). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Norman Winter.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray with topical and lively interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Weight of Waterby Anita Shreve. Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Waterby Anita Shreve.

: Violent Britain

Girl gangs, mugged pensioners, drunken youths - it seems there is no escape these days from headlines about horrific crimes and from images of "yob Britain". At the same time, popular culture - in films, music and computergames - revels in ever more graphic portrayals of violence, yet grows increasingly indifferent to its consequences. In the first of two programmes, Wendy Robbins asks what's really getting worse: violent crime or our fear of it? Are we losing the fight against violence, and against the causes of violence? Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Wendy Robbins
Producer: Simon Crow

: Stockport, So Good They Named It Once

By Damian Lanigan and Jim Poyser. A comedy series following the lives of a family living in Stockport. 5: Reunion. A visitor brings new branches to the Conroy family tree.
Music Big George Producer
Neil Mossey


Unknown: Damian Lanigan
Unknown: Jim Poyser.
Producer: Neil Mossey
Jason: Andrew Knott
Maureen: Beverley Callard
Eddie: John Henshaw
Barry: Chris Pavlo
Michael: Jason Done
Stu: Damian Lanigan
Damian: Jim Poyser

: 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.

: Who Goes There?

Martin Young hosts the biographical quiz, with team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego. They are joined by special guests Gyles Brandreth and Sheridan Morley. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Fred Housego.
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Sheridan Morley.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Only a Matter of Time

The first in a pair of linked comedies by Alan Plater. When time-telling was standardised in the 19th century, not everyone was convinced of the benefits created by this stride in human progress.
Director Alison Hindell
Time Added on for Injuries is tomorrow at 2.15pm


Unknown: Alan Plater.
Director: Alison Hindell
Fanshawe: James Bolam
Meredith: Alan David

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Roy Lancaster and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by staff and friends of the national botanic garden of Wales.
With Chairman Eric RobSOn. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Five New Shorts

3: The Tree by Helen Simpson , read by Gavin Muir Moving the old tree causes all sorts of non-gardening problems. For details see Monday


Unknown: Helen Simpson
Read By: Gavin Muir

: Batman and Rosie

3: The Storm. Rosie has her bark slowed down by a bat detector before a dramatic storm confines the team to the caravan, where Henry dispels some myths. Reader Vanessa Redgrave. For details see Monday


Reader: Vanessa Redgrave.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to Lee Monaghan about his latest research into bodybuilding, drugs and risk. The programme investigates the gym culture evolving in the UK which actively colludes in the taking of steroids. Taylor asks what lies at the root of the pressure to risk one's health for the perfect physique.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Lee Monaghan
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Life before Birth

The developing baby decides when it is going to be born, but sometimes it gets the timing wrong. In the last of the series, Connie St Louis discovers what occurs in this final stage of life inside the womb. Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Sean Lock - 15 Stories High

A five-part comedy by Sean Lock and Martin Trenaman. 4: Could the detritus of Sean Lock's domestic life have artistic worth? Starring Sean Lock, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Chris Pavlo, Peter Serafinowicz and Martin Trenaman.
Producer ChrisNeill(R)


Comedy By: Sean Lock
Comedy By: Martin Trenaman
Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown: Martin Trenaman.

: The Archers

Kathy relents - but only a little. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and interviews. Producer EkeneAkalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Weight of Water

By Anita Shreve. 8: In the present day, a storm threatens. In 1873, a man is put on trial for murder. Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anita Shreve.

: Moral Maze

Live from Futureworld in Bristol, in front of an invited audience. Michael Buerk with Janet Daley, David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook cross-examine witnesses who have conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Cook
Producer: David Coomes.

: Frontiers

The Shape of Things to Come. Scientists at the European Laboratory for Nuclear Physics have been given one month in which to produce firm evidence that they have discovered one of the great prizes in their field -the Higgs particle. If they fail, their current experiment will be dismantled, while American scientists start something bigger and better. Peter Evans reports. Producer Roland Pease
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Roland Pease

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: When I Lived in ModernTimes

By Linda Grant , read by Sara Kestelman and abridged in ten parts by Richard Hamilton. Part 3. For details see Monday


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

: 2000 Years of Radio

A series that taps into the radio archive of a bygone age, written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Claire Downes , Stuart Lane , Al Holloway , Danny Robbins and Dan Tetsell. 3: Crusade Roadshow. Join DJ Steve in the Afternoon on his AD 1200 Christian Crusade
Roadshow as he gathers up an army of children and the plague-ridden to find salvation and a suntan in the Holy Land.
Producers Paul Dodgson and Sean Grundy


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Claire Downes
Unknown: Stuart Lane
Unknown: Al Holloway
Unknown: Danny Robbins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Producers: Paul Dodgson
Producers: Sean Grundy

: One Lump or Two?

Lady Margaret Oswick entertains visitors in the nursery at Winsley Towers, for a soiree of sophisticated songs and cultural banter, aided by her musical nephew Penkivil. Written and performed by Ralph Oswick and Christopher Dickins , with members of the Natural Theatre
Company. 3: Youth Today. Featuring songs about the birds and the bees, and nanny's nursery crimes. Producer Tony Staveacre


Unknown: Lady Margaret Oswick
Unknown: Ralph Oswick
Unknown: Christopher Dickins
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: News

: The Late Book: In the Heart

of the Sea
By Nathaniel Philbrick. 3: The Essex is attacked and sunk by an enraged sperm whale. For details see Monday (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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