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: Prayer for the Day

With Father Oliver Crilly.


Unknown: Father Oliver Crilly.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Harvey Thomas.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Taking a Stand

Fergal Keane talks to individuals who have, through conviction or circumstance, taken a stand against something significant. He examines their motives and looks at the results of their decisions. Producer Jane Beresford


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Adventures in Science

Ben Silburn presents the series that explores the ends of the universe, the centre of the Earth and the depths of the human body. This week he examines a red blood cell as it travels from the heart, through the lungs and round the body inside a top athlete running in an international event. The cell has to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the muscles but is diverted when a spike from the shoe of a fellow competitor pierces the skin. Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Ben Silburn
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Book of the Week: The Boys Are Back inTown

By Simon Carr. 2: Susie and Alexander. Within two years of Carr's marriage to his second wife Susie, and shortly afterthe birth of their son Alexander, they discoverthat Susie has cancer. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Simon Carr.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Sarah Bullock. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (Ratisbon); Luke 1, w26-38; And They Saw Moses (Whitbourn); TisGood, Lord, to Be Here! (Carlisle). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Sarah Bullock.
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews from awoman's point of view. Drama: The Mind
Teacherby Alex Ferguson. Part 7. Dramarptd at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Alex Ferguson.

: Nature: Wind

Mark Carwardine explores the nature of wind and its interaction with the natural world - from the dispersal of pollen grains and seeds on a gentle breeze to the uprooting of trees by howlinggales. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: Fingers on the Buzzer

From Twenty Questions to The News Quiz, Tony Hawks trawls through the archives tracing the history of panel games, bringing listeners up to date with his own experiences and anecdotes. Producer Helen Garrison


Producer: Helen Garrison

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Music Afloat

Sue Cook presents a series which looks at the role of music and musicians in sea journeys across the ages, from epic voyages of discovery to luxury cruises. In the 30 years leading up to the First World War, over a million Jews from Eastern Europe fled persecution and economic hardship forthe "golden land" of North America. What part did music play in these voyages of exile? Producer Clare Csonka


Producer: Clare Csonka

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Natural Selection of Margret

A comedy of menace by Patricia Hannah based on the extraordinary true story of a group of settlers on the Galapagos island of Floreana 70 years ago.
Director Louise Dalziel
Programme of the week: page 105


Unknown: Patricia Hannah
Director: Louise Dalziel
Dore: Deborah Flndlay
Friedrich: Crawford Logan
Heinz: John Shedden
Margret: Monica Glbb
Charles Darwin: Robin Thomson

: The Exchange: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Producer: Chris Burns.

: Up Against the Wall

2: Katrina Porteous has lived in Northumberland for much of her life. Her poem draws on the voices and sounds of the local people who live in the shadow of Hadrian's Wall.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Katrina Porteous

: From Crocodile Dung to Electrocution

Caroline Quentin looks at the fascinating history of contraception. 2: Lotions and Potions For details see yesterday


Unknown: Caroline Quentin

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the world of business, money and technology. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning.
Producer Dorothy Stiven
ACTION LINE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dorothy Stiven

: PM

With Clare English.

: Acropolis Now

Sex, squid and six Socratic dialogues by Lynne Truss. In the smelly but convivial surroundings of the Acropolis Fish Restaurant, 408 BC, great
Athenians confrontthe eternal verities and also eat a lot. 5: War. Xanthippe's luck is in when the war-like but sex-mad Spartans arrive in Athens on a cultural exchange visit.
Producer Brian King


Unknown: Lynne Truss.
Heraclitus: Stephen Moore
Aristophanes: Alan Cox
Socrates: Robert Hardy
Oracle: Rosemary Leach
Plato: Tom George
Xanthippe: Rachel Atkins
Chorus: Gavin Muir

: The Archers

Debbie makes a proposal. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Mind Teacher

By Alex Ferguson. 7: Runaway Kate disappears again, and Annie gets two bunches of flowers.
Peter Kenny Blyth For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am Further cast details across the week


Unknown: Alex Ferguson.
Unknown: Peter Kenny Blyth

: America and the World

The United States is now the world's sole superpower and globalisation is increasingly seen as American dominated. The country likes to think of itself as "leader of the free world" but anti-Americanism is on the rise across the world.
On the eve of the inauguration of the 43rd President of the USA, Gavin Esler chairs a debate on what American leadership should mean in the 21st century-for Americans and forthe rest of the world. Producer Sue Ellis. Editor Maria Balinska


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Sue Ellis.
Editor: Maria Balinska

: Case Notes

When planning to have a baby should men as well as women prepare their bodies in advance? Dr Graham Easton investigates whether this is common sense or hype.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. ACTION LINE: [number removed] E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: In Touch

Peter White with news, issues and information of interest to blind and partially sighted people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel
PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Constant Gardener

Written and read by John le Carre. 2: Following
Tessa Quayle 's murder, the British government is anxious to avoid a scandal. For details see yesterday


Read By: John Le Carre.
Unknown: Tessa Quayle

: Revolting People

Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses 's six-part comedy setin Baltimorejust before the American Revolution. 2: More Storm Clouds. It is the wedding reception of the year- Samuel insults the groom, the bride drinks herself under the table, Mary tries to start a mutiny and someone gets shot.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer (R)


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jay Tarses
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel: Jay Tarses
McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Brimshaw: James Fleet
Mary: Sophie Thompson
Joshua: Tony Maudsley
Ezekiel: Hugh Dennis
Cora: Felicity Montagu
Mrs Arbuthnot: Susie Blake
Michael: Fenton Stevens

: News

: Barrow Boys

By Fergus Fleming , read by Samuel West.
2: Ross's search for the North-West Passage. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Fergus Fleming
Read By: Samuel West.

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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