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: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Ahane Koek
Shortened repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ahane Koek

: Daily Service

From Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins with Cambrensis. Psalm 8. 0 Lord Our Lord, how Majestic; Praise to the Lord the Almighty; All Heaven Declares; From the Sun's Rising to the Sun's Setting. Director of music Kelvin Thomas. Organist Jeffrey Howard.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Organist: Kelvin Thomas.
Organist: Jeffrey Howard.

: Book of the Week: Mauve

By Simon Garfield , read by Tom Baker in five parts. The extraordinary story of William Perkin , the accidental discoverer of aniline dyes, who revolutionised the fashion trade and invented industrial chemistry. 1: Architecture's Loss Abridged and produced by Chris Wallis


Unknown: Simon Garfield
Read By: Tom Baker
Unknown: William Perkin
Produced By: Chris Wallis

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney hosts interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Michael f/e/dbyMoyaO'Shea. Part 6 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: Random Edition

Peter Snow presents a new six-part series in which each programme's stories come from the pages of an archive newspaper.1: Using reports of a copy of the Parliamentary Intelligencer from May 1660, Snow re-creates the events of a landmark day in British history
. Eleven years after his father was executed and the monarchy was abolished, Charles II rode into London to reclaim the throne. Fountains ran with wine and bonfires burned effigies of Oliver Cromwell. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Oliver Cromwell.
Producer: Andrew Green

: Scoop

The conclusion of Evelyn Waugh 's biting satire of class, pr&war politics and the appalling nature of the newspaper industry, adapted in four parts by Giles Havergal. Banquet. The civil war in Ishmaelia comes to a head and William Boot returns to England - but in triumph or ignominy?
Director Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Giles Havergal.
Unknown: William Boot
Director: Dave Batchelor
Narrator: Giles Havergal
John/William: Matthew Whittle
Katchen: Lucy Paterson
Salter: Crawford Logan
Theodore: Derwent Watson
Bateson: Flnlay Welsh
Mrs Stitch: Gerda Stevenson
Lord Copper: Stephen MacDonald

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. Third Semi-Final.
Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Bridal Suite

By Michael Butt. Albert has worked in the same seaside hotel for over 50 years. He is a bachelor, but he has had offers, one of which now weighs on his mind. He consider's three couple's stories from the bridal suite as he searches for a way forward.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Michael Butt.
Director: Claire Grove
Albert: David Horovltch
Margaret: Lizzy McLnnerny
Edward: Jonathan Coy
Donna: Penny Downie
Rostam: Paul Bazeley
Bridey: Alison Pettitt
Sam: Kenny Blyth

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer calls on a personal finance issue. Producer Paul O'Keeffe. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: Colonel Clay - Master of Disguise

Martin Jarvis performsfive new stories by Grant Allen. This entertaining series of deception and trickery appeared in the Strand Magazine in 1896. 1: The Episode of the German Professor. Will Sir Charles be fleeced again or could he now discover the true identity of the wily Colonel? Director Martin Jenkins
Producer Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Stories By: Grant Allen.
Director: Martin Jenkins
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

: Paper Gardens

In five programmes Leslie Forbes explores the links between artists and gardens.
1: Restoring The Ghosts. Angelica Garnett returns to the garden of her childhood.
Charleston inspired the Bloomsbury set, but can the garden match her memory? Producer Sally Flatman


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Unknown: Angelica Garnett
Producer: Sally Flatman

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and guests with news and stories from across the world. Producer PhilPegum


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Sandi Toksvig joins regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton at the Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth for the return of the antidote to panel games.With Colin Sell at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Sandi Toksvigjoins
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

David blames himself. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson.
Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of theBritish Ubrary

Michael Field by Moya O'Shea. Aftertragedy comes a new beginning. A move to Richmond and two new family members - husband for Amy and an adorable chow puppyforthe Michael Reids. Part 6 of 10. Director TraceyNeale. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Moya O'Shea.
Unknown: Michael Reids.
Katherine: Geraldine James
Edith: Sophie Thompson
Francis: David Thorpe
Amy: Alison Pettitt
John: Tom George
Ricketts: Andrew Wlncott
Shannon: Ray Lonnen

: Saving the Patient

Will more of us feel the need to go private or can we trust the Government's new plan to rescue the NHS? Jenny Cuffe reports from Southampton in a four-part series. 1: Countingthe Cost Producer Sheila Cook


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Crossing Continents

Max Easterman investigates deep-seated corruption and violence in the Romanian police. He meets the British officer trying to clean up the force and a Romanian whistle-blower who was forced to leave the country to escape reprisals. Repeated from Thursday 11am


Presenter: Max Easterman

: Growing Science

In a three-part series Pippa Greenwood discovers how green-fingered boffins produce amazing crops, In this second programme she goes in search of the perfect plant.
Producers Gabi Fisher and Sera Lefroy Owen


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Producers: Gabi Fisher
Producers: Sera Lefroy Owen

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Hiding Place

TrezzaAzzopardi's Booker Prize-listed novel a haunting story of daughters and debt - is read by Sian Thomas and abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. 1: It is 1960, and on Cardiff's dockside reckless Frankie is staking his livelihood, his home and his wife's wedding dress on a twist of the cards. Producer Di Speirs


Read By: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: The Code Book

Written and abridged in five parts by Simon Singh.
Simon Russell Beale tells ofthe centuries-old battle between codemakers and codebreakers. 1: The Birth of Cryptology Producer Erin Riley (R)


Unknown: Simon Singh.
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Producer: Erin Riley

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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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