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: Prayer for the Day

With Ibrahim Mogra.


Unknown: Ibrahim Mogra.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

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


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 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. Producer Christine Morgan. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Christine Morgan.

: The Reference Library

Simon Fanshawe investigates the histories of five great reference books.
3: Bradford's Crossword Solver's Dictionary For half a century Anne Bradford has solved crosswords at the rate of 20 a week and has kept notes about the answers. Today her solver's dictionary runs to more than 700 pages. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Anne Bradford
Producer: Peter Everett

: Book of the Week: Killing Dragons

By Fergus Fleming. 2: The Conquest of Mont Blanc Derring do, bitter rivalry and snow blindness face the early mountaineers who raced to conquer the highest peak. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Fergus Fleming.

: Daily Service

With Denis Nowlan. Angel Voices Ever Singing (Angel Voices); 1 Chronicles 15, vl6, w25-28; Alleluia - Psalm 150 (Mawby); 0 Praise Ye the Lord! (Laudate Dominum). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney with the latest news, views and culture from a woman's perspective.
Drama: The Vagabondby Colette. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Vagabondby Colette.

: Unearthing Mysteries

The DrinkingCult. In 1989, a Romanian archaeologist unearthed three statues of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine. They had been deliberately smashed 2,000 years ago. But by whom? In the continuing series, Aubrey Manning discovers the secrets of the Roman drinking cult and its enemies.
Producer Pam Rutherford. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Pam Rutherford.

: Tim's Comedy Links

Tim Brooke-Taylor continues his exploration of the colliding worlds of golf and comedy, with a tripto the west coast of Ireland, where he plays 18 holes at Ballybunion Golf Club in competition with a builder, a bank manager and a sanitary towel salesman. En route, he rummages through the archives of recorded comic Irishness, where he hopes to find Ardal O'Hanlon , Frank Carson , and Dave Allen. Producer Tony Staveacre


Unknown: Ardal O'Hanlon
Unknown: Frank Carson
Unknown: Dave Allen.
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Chanson

Vive L 'Amour! In the concluding programme, Kit Hesketh-Harvey sets out to prove that you do not have to be French to write chanson - or do you? Producers Ian Docherty and Lynsey Moyes


Producers: Ian Docherty
Producers: Lynsey Moyes

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Visitors' Book

By Stephen Mollett.
When workmates Izzy and Gina take a holiday cottage in St Ives together Gina seems to attract men like bees to a honeypot. Izzy, however, finds her own seaside romance in the visitors' book.


Writer: Stephen Mollett
Director: David Hunter
Izzy: Siobhan Stamp
Gina: Gemma Saunders
Silas: Alastair Danson
Brian/Bruce/Dave: Kenny Blyth

: The Exchange: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Producer: Sukey Rrth.

: Five Dahls

2: The Hitchhiker by Roald Dahl , read by Tom Hollander. On a journey to London, a writer and his hitchhiking passenger are stopped for speeding. But why is the hitchhiker so sure that the writer will not be prosecuted? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Read By: Tom Hollander.

: The ABC of Vitamins

2: B Vitamins. Claudia Hammond takes a journey inside the body and finds that a worrying number of people are deficient in the B vitamins. But should we be able to buy large doses over the Counter? For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb looks at the issues that change and shape our working lives.
Producers Lesley McAlpine and Penny Haslam


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producers: Lesley McAlpine

: The Learning Curve

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


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dorothey Stiven.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Sunday Format

Radio's first quality weekend newspaper, complete with copious living pullout sections, including Literality, Gastronimityand Cruciality. Featuring Rebecca Front, Alexander Armstrong , Emma Kennedy , Simon Greenall ,
Tracy-Ann Oberman , Ewan Bailey , Melanie Hudson , Vicki Pepperdine , Andy Taylor , Alice Arnold and Chris Langham. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Gastronimityand Cruciality.
Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Andy Taylor
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Chris Langham.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: The Archers

Fallon spills the beans. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the second report on the best children's book of the year. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Vagabond

By Colette, dramatised in ten parts by Charlotte Cory. Part 2.
Fordetails see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: File on 4

Maurice Walsh reports from Chile on events following the return of General Pinochet. Has he escaped retribution as critics predicted, or have
Chileans been inspired by new efforts to confront the past? Producer David Edmonds. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Maurice Walsh
Producer: David Edmonds.

: In Touch

PeterWhite with news for visually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel
PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

How can you tell if your children are developing properly? Should you be proud if they walk early, how do you know if their speech is delayed and is the latest research reassuring?
Dr Graham Easton meets children, mothers and therapists to examine the importance of developmental milestones.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk talks to people who have made life-altering decisions and takes them through the whole process, from dilemma to making the choice and living with the consequences. Repeated from 9am


Talks: Michael Buerk

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Hiding Place

By TrezzaAzzopardi, read by Sian Thomas. 7: Betrayal anddespairgo hand in hand for
Dolores and her sisters as Frankie deserts his wife and Children. For details see yesterday


Read By: Sian Thomas.

: The Motion Show

"This house would marry into royalty." DrPhil
Hammond chairs the comic debating programme, tackling the weighty issues of the day. With Tony Hawks, Peter Jones and Arthur Smith. Producers Bill Dare and Adam Bromley (R)


Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Arthur Smith.
Unknown: Adam Bromley

: News

: The Late Book: Telling the Workersabout Science

2: The Story of a Carton Atom by Primo Levi, read by Gerard McDermott. The engaging tale of a carbon atom which mirrors each episode of its life in the course of an atmospheric journey through time. For details see yesterday (R)

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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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