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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian MacKenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: 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 Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: 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.
4: The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians The great Victorian educator Sir George Grove produced his musical encyclopedia in four volumes, the last of them published in 1889. The second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is about to appear, but this one has 29 volumes featuring over 6,000 contributors -and, forthe first time, it is going Online. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Sir George Grove
Producer: Peter Everett

: Book of the Week: The Letters of Oscar Wilde

Read by Simon Callow. 2: Oscarthe romantic, the doting husband and father, the respectable breadwinner. Surely such a conformist role cannot be sustained? For details see yesterday


Read By: Simon Callow.

: Daily Service

With Maggie Roux. When God Almighty Came to
Earth (0 Waly Waly); Mark 2, wl3-17; ATouching Place (Dream Angus); God the Creator
(Bunessan). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Maggie Roux.
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Vagabondby Colette.

: Unearthing Mysteries

The Pharos Lighthouse. The seventh wonder of the world stood for 17 centuries, guiding sailors to the coast of Egypt. No one really knows exactly what it would have looked like or even how it worked. Concluding a four-part series, Aubrey Manning meets the archaeologists who have found its remains underwater and are piecing togetherthe clues to unravel its secrets. ProducerPam Rutherford. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Aubrey Manning

: Tim's Comedy Links

Tim Brooke-Taylor continues his exploration of the colliding worlds of golf and comedy, with a trip to Buxton in Derbyshire (where he was born) fora round of golf at Cavendish Golf Club. He rummages through the comedy archives in search of Norman Evans , Richard Murdoch , Patrick Cargill , Tony Hancock , Al Read, Arthur Marshall and other comedy heroes Of his childhood. Producer Tony Staveacre


Unknown: Norman Evans
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Patrick Cargill
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: 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.

: Under African Skies

A new three-part series in which Robin Denselow talks to African musicians about the development of their music and the way it impinges culturally and politically in their countries.
1: Femi Kuti, the son of Afrobeat founder
Fela Kuti , and himself a reknowned musician, tells of his determination to live up to his father's awesome reputation both as a musician and as a spokeman for Nigerians. Producer Ronni Davis


Talks: Robin Denselow
Unknown: Fela Kuti
Producer: Ronni Davis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: House

By Sheila Goff. Emma buys a house very like the one she grew up in. When she buys a doll's house a local craftsman has made in its image, subsequent events make her look at her life, past and present, from an entirely new perspective.
Director David Hunter


Unknown: Sheila Goff.
Director: David Hunter
Emma: Jasmine Hyde
Marianne: Julia Ford
Cart: David Thorpe

: 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.

: The Short Hello

By Susie Maguire. 2: A Night In, read by Alexander Morton. An encounter with a noisy group of women in a bar convinces James that sexism really does work both ways. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Susie Maguire.
Read By: Alexander Morton.

: Passion Flowers

2: Charlotte Smith travels to Morayshireto find out how one man's passion for daffodils changed the face Of the flower for ever. For details see yesterday

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb looks at the issues that change and shape ourworking lives, from switching careers to spicing up ourworking days. Producers Penny Haslam and Lesley McAlpine


Unknown: Lesley McAlpine

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with advice, features and yourviews. 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.

: The Sunday Format

Radio's first quality weekend newspaper, complete with copious living pullout sections.
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: 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

Jolene twists Sid's arm. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock meets child actorturned director Ron Howard whose new film, The Grinch, stars Jim Carrey as a creature determined to steal Christmas. ProducerRobKetteridge


Unknown: Francine Stock
Director: Ron Howard
Unknown: Jim Carrey

: The Vagabond

By Colette, dramatised in ten parts by Charlotte Cory. Part 7.
Fordetails see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: File on 4

Allan Urry with major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Producer Liz Carney. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Liz Carney.

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Genetics, stress, hormones and glands all control whether we have too much or too little hair. For some of us, changes to our hair may just reflect the passing of time, and we are better off just accepting it, but for others there may be some easy treatments to restore us to our former glory. Dr Graham Easton investigates. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: 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. Repeated from 9am


Talks: Michael Buerk

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Speaking with the Angel

2: Last Requests by Giles Smith. Read by Annette Crosbie. From a new anthology of fictional monologues edited by Nick Hornby. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Giles Smith.
Read By: Annette Crosbie.
Edited By: Nick Hornby.

: The Motion Show

Dr Phil Hammond chairs the comic debating programme, tackling the weighty issues of the day. With Tony Hawks and Arthur Smith. Producers Adam Bromley and Bill Dare (R)


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Unknown: Arthur Smith.
Producers: Adam Bromley

: News

: The Late Book: Best American Essays

2: Reading Aloud. Nicholson Baker 's entertaining account of his first public reading at the Edinburgh Book Festival. For details see yesterday(R)


Unknown: Nicholson Baker

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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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