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: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: 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 Elaine Storkey.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: 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: Kitchen Confidential

Anthony Bourdain reads from his memoir of New York restaurant I ife. 3: How to Cook like the Pros For details see Monday


Unknown: Anthony Bourdain

: Daily Service

With the Revs Johnston McKay and Robert Sloan. From Crathie Parish Church on the Balmoral Estate, Royal Deeside, as part of Radio 4's
Victoria Season. With the choir of King's College Chapel, Aberdeen. Director of music Roger Williams. Organist Thomas Johnstone.


Unknown: Johnston McKay
Unknown: Robert Sloan.
Unknown: Victoria Season.
Organist: Roger Williams.
Organist: Thomas Johnstone.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: Young Victoria by Juliet Ace. Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Memories Are Made of This

In a new three-part series, Ian Peacock explores how the memories we rely on are formed, changed and lost.
Building Memory. How do we develop and accurately hold on to our memory? Is it possible to acquire the enviable talent of memory champions capable of dispensing with pen and paper when recalling crucial facts and figures? Producer Ad rianWashbourne. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Ian Peacock

: No Commitments

Simon Brett 's comedy about three sisters returns in a six-part series.
1: Supporting Parts. Charlotte's struggling acting career starts to take a turn for the better, much to Victoria's chagrin.
Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Simon Brett
Producer: Maria Esposito
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Charlotte: Celia Imrle
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Roger: Bill Nighy

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Points of Law

Richard Evans presents the legal quiz, with lawyers Mark Stephens and Eileen Pembridge joined by guests Colin Baker and Christina Gorna. Producer Geoff Ballinger


Unknown: Mark Stephens
Unknown: Eileen Pembridge
Unknown: Colin Baker
Unknown: Christina Gorna.
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Trials and Tribulationsof Armitage Shanks

By Mike Harris. Armitage Shanks is in advertising and thinks that he can convince anyone to buy anything. So when he is summoned forjury service he undertakes to convince 11 other men and women that an obviously guilty GBH is as innocent as the day is long.
Director Clive Brill


Unknown: Mike Harris.
Unknown: Armitage Shanks
Director: Clive Brill
Armitage: David Morrissey
Gerald: Philip Jackson
Mrs Wise: Penny Downie
Bill: Christopher Wright
Foreman: Nicholas Murchie
Mrs Morgan: Ellen Thomas
Mrs Blanders/Brenda: Sarah Parks
Dwayne/Seymour: James Midgley

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster are guests of gardening clubs in Gloucestershire. With chairman Eric Robson. Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Dot Dot Dot

3: The Paintingby Alma Hromic , read by Barbara Jefford. When Molly discovers that her favourite painting at the local museum is to go into storage, she finds herself pouring her heart out to two complete strangers.
Producer Gemma Jenkins. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paintingby Alma Hromic
Read By: Barbara Jefford.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins.

: The Year 1901

3: Upward Moblity. One hundred years ago, education, the new safety bicycle and the motor car were changing the face of Edwardian Britain. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Edwardian Britain.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor and guests explore and explode some of the ideas that shape our society today. Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Case Notes

Dr Graham Easton examines one of our most precious and vital organs -the heart, and discovers the latest recommendations for keeping it beating strongly.
Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Smelling of Roses

The concluding episode of Simon Brett 's comedy following the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company.
A Good Cause. Rosie Burns and her company, In Any Event, are given the task of putting together a gala charity concert in aid of the Afghans - but there seems to be some confusion as to whether it is for the people or the dogs.
Producer Maria Esposito (R)


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Rosie Burns
Unknown: Rosie Burns
Producer: Maria Esposito
Rosie: Prunella Scales
Kate: Arabella Weir
Jo: Rebecca Callard
Bob: Duncan Preston
Tess: Annette Badland
Lady Helen: Celia Imrie
Ginnie: Joanna Monroe

: The Archers

Pat and Clarrie share a birthday idea. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock gives the verdict on The Claim, a new film which takes Thomas Hardy 's The Mayor ofCasterbridge, and transports it to the gold rush in the American west 150 years ago. ProducerTanya Hudson


Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: Young Victoria

Juliet Ace's serial based on the diaries and letters of Queen Victoria. 8: Albert's Achievements For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
David Cook , Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey cross-examine witnesses on their controversial and conflicting views of the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


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

: Hacks from the Sticks

In four programmes Max Pearson goes behind the scenes at Westminster to follow a day in the life of a regional lobby correspondent. This week he looks at Paul Linford , political editor of the Newcastle Journal.
Producer Nick Patrick. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Max Pearson
Unknown: Paul Linford
Producer: Nick Patrick.

: Disease Detectives

Jolyon Jenkins presents a series which investigates the changing face of epidemiology. Sir Richard Doll is without doubt the greatest epidemiologist of the 20th century, thanks to his discovery of the link between smoking and lung cancer. But while this link is epidemiology's greatest triumph, it is also its achilles heel; the smoking effect is so big that it swamps all other discoveries. As researchers look for smaller and smaller risks, the likelihood offalse findings increases - hence epidemiology's potential to cause unfounded health scares.
Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Unknown: Sir Richard Doll
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Peppered Moth

By Margaret Drabble , read by Tessa Peake-Jones . Part 3. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Read By: Tessa Peake-Jones

: The Truck

A six-part series by Annie Caulfield.
4: The pathetic safari continues - crotchety old Susan surprises everyone by saving the day in a most unexpectedly vigorous fashion.
Director Toby Smith
Roland White 's Radio Review: page 45


Unknown: Annie Caulfield.
Director: Toby Smith
Director: Roland White
Helen: Melanie Hudson
Jim: Stuart Graham
Menelek: Vincent Ebrahim
Susan: Richenda Carey
Brad: Andrew Wincott
Perry: Clare Corbett
Graham: Thomas Arnold
Karen: Helen Ayres

: Sounding Off with McGough

Roger McGough looks at life, love, happiness, heroes, villains and embarrassing relations. This week, at the Bath Festival, he introduces us to more of his colourful friends and relations. With musician Andy Roberts. Producer Sara Davies (R)


Unknown: Roger McGough
Musician: Andy Roberts.
Producer: Sara Davies

: News

: The Late Book: The Real James Harriot

By Jim Wight , read in five parts by David Holt.
3: Darrowby. Fordetails see Monday(R)


Unknown: Jim Wight
Unknown: David Holt.

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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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