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: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Pete Tobias.


Unknown: Pete Tobias.

: 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 Rhidian Brook.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: 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: The Josephine BakerStory

Josette Simon reads from Ean Wood 's book.
3: Dancing in Bananas. Baker opens at the Folies Bergere dressed in nothing but bananas. For details see Monday


Unknown: Josette Simon
Unknown: Ean Wood

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley. Will You Come and Follow Me (Kelvingrove); Matthew 5, wl4-16, w21-26; Prevent Us, 0 Lord (Brewer); Breathe on Me, Breath of God. Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Telling
L/ddy by Anne Rne. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Anne Rne.

: Memories Are Made of This

Ian Peacock presents three programmes looking at how the memories we rely on are formed, changed and lost.
Faltering Memory. As we age we are constantly reminded that memory faces a terminal decline. How accurately can we hold on to past events, and how are age-related diseases such as dementia increasing our understanding of the way different memory systems work?
Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Ian Peacock
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.

: No Commitments: 2: A Family Lunch

Simon Brett 's comedy series about three sisters and sibling rivalry.
Victoria prepares a special Sunday lunch for Harriet's 18th birthday, unaware that Harriet is down the pub getting drunk with her younger brother, and Emily has returned from university a vegetarian. Life in Beckenham could not be more embarrassing.
Producer Maria Esposito


Writer: Simon Brett
Producer: Maria Esposito
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Emily: Lisa Coleman
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 Lincoln Crawford and Austin Lafferty. Producer Geoff Ballinger


Unknown: Mark Stephens
Unknown: Eileen Pembridge
Unknown: Lincoln Crawford
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Leo Adrift

A family drama about a voyage of discovery by Stephen Mollett. It is 1969 and 12-year-old Leo is on a cruise with his family. He has been given a tape recorder as a special gift and is rapidly annoying everyone by recording all he sees and hears. But eventually even Leo has to admit that some holiday memories should be erased.
Director Pam Fraser-Solomon


Unknown: Stephen Mollett.
Director: Pam Fraser-Solomon
Richard: Robert Bathurst
Leo: Garrett Moore
Suzie: Parminder K Nagra
Terry: David Holt
April: Julia Ford
Sophia Loren/Rita: Eve Karpf
Announcers: Thomas Arnold

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Fiowerdew and Bunny
Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners in North Yorkshire. With chairman Eric Robson. Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm .


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Fiowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Long, Long Ago

3: Thor's Duel with Hrungnir. When Odin invites a giantto drink more mead than he can hold Thor ends up fighting a duel on behalf of the gods in this ancient Norse myth retold by Kevin Crossley -Holland. Read by Ian McMillan. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Kevin Crossley
Read By: Ian McMillan.

: Pier People

3: Storms and an explosion wrecked Southwold Pier in Suffolk, but Chris and Helen Iredale bought what remained and spent 12 years raising the cash to rebuild it. Now the work is underway and the more money they can raise, the longer their pierwill be. For details see Monday


Unknown: Helen Iredale

: 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.

: All in the Mind

LDr Raj Persaud explores the limits and potential of the human mind, and examines the arguments surrounding the reform of the Mental Health Act.
Producer Marya Burgess. ACTION LINE: [number removed]


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Marya Burgess.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench.

: Jackie Mason in the House

r Jackie Mason , generally considered to be one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, recently gave a unique performance in the Linburytheatre at London's Royal Opera House. In the first of two programmes he discuses subjects as diverse as American and British politics, travel, fashion, food fads, snobbery and his legendary observations about the cultural differences between Jews and non-Jews.
Producer Bruce Hyman


Unknown: Jackie Mason
Producer: Bruce Hyman

: The Archers

Brenda pleads her brother's case. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts programme. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Telling Liddy

Written and dramatised in ten parts by Anne Fine. Part 3. Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anne Fine.

: 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

Max Pearson narrates four features that go behind the scenes at Westminsterto follow a day in the life of a regional lobby correspondent. This week he looks at Jason Groves of the Western Morning News.
Producer Nick Patrick. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Max Pearson
Producer: Nick Patrick.

: Disease Detectives

Jolyon Jenkins presents a series which investigates the changing face of epidemiology. Acommunity living near a factory notices an increase in cancer among its residents and believes its waste products to be the cause. One of the effects of the difficulty in detecting risks is that epidemiology becomes intensely political. Findings are likely to be contradictory, and for every study showing an effect, there will be one showing none. Jenkins examines the difficult relationship between communities, epidemiologists, public authorities and governments as they look for evidence of increased risk.
Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Peppered Moth

By Margaret Drabble , read by Tessa Peake-Jones . Part8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Read By: Tessa Peake-Jones

: The Truck

A six-part series by Annie Caulfield. 5: The terrible safari continues with the group visiting a "genuine" Masai village where local specialities are enjoyed by all except poor, stodgy Karen, who manages to have insult added to her "injury".


Writer: Annie Caulfield
Director: Toby Smith
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 he brings together new and older work on the perennially fruitful topic of love, accompanied by musician Andy Roberts. Producer Sara Davies (R)


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

: News

: The Late Book: The Darkroom at Longwood - a Voyage to St Helena

The third part of Jean-Paul Kauffmann 's book, read by Simon Russell Beale. Part3. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Jean-Paul Kauffmann
Read By: Simon Russell Beale.

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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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