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: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day The Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: 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. Repeated at9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford.

: The Secrets of Maps

Simon Calder looks at maps and their makers, uncovering maps' secrets, propaganda and influence. Colonial Secrets
In 1670 the British government ordered maps to be made of all colonies abroad. Calderfinds out why one was curiously reluctant to oblige. Producer Pam Rutherford. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Calder
Producer: Pam Rutherford.

: Book of the Week: Summer of a Dormouse

John Mortimer reads from his latest volume of autobiography. 2: Time's Whirligig and the Ingenious Con-man in New York For details see yesterday


Unknown: John Mortimer

: Daily Service

With David Cook. Jesu, Lover of My Soul
(Aberystwyth); Song of Songs 2, wlO-17; My
Jesus I Love Thee (Gordon); My Jesus, My Saviour (Zschech). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: David Cook.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

The award-winning writer of children's and adult's fiction, Anne Fine , found Hollywood success when her book Madame Doubtfirewas adapted for the screen. She joins Jenni Murray to discuss her latest novel All Bones and Lies, and Telling Liddy, the current Woman's Hourserial.
Drama: TellingLiddy. Part 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Anne Fine
Unknown: Madame Doubtfirewas
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Nature: Boar on the Loose

With 300 escaped wild boar reportedly on the loose in south-east England, Mark Carwardine investigates whether we should kill them for our own safety or celebrate them as a successful reintroduction that will help restore the countryside. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: The Iron Road

To Adventure. Alexei Sayle concludes his look at the social influence of the train through film, literature and music. This week he leaps across the tracks to avoid Henry Fonda , plays psychological games with Strangers on a Train and grapples with the mystery of the vanishing lady. Producer Jayne Gibson


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Henry Fonda
Producer: Jayne Gibson

: 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.

: Dancing Shadows

Christopher Cook continues his examination of sound in motion pictures.
In Space Everyone Can Hear You Scream!
This week he hears from creators of film sound and casts his ears across worlds far away and deep below. What should the future sound like? Blade Runnerand Tron offered two very different sonic universes. While the crew of Das Bootlived and died in a world of pings, groans and creaks. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hitler's Buddha

1 RJ Gallagher 's dramatic retelling of an episode during the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in 1937, remembered as a particularly brutal example of man's inhumanity to man. As the Japanese pursue their brutal invasion, hundreds of Chinese lives are saved by the bravery of John Rabe , a hero ... and a Nazi.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Rj Gallagher
Unknown: John Rabe
Director: Alison Hindell
John Rabe: John Rowe
Major Oka Paul: Courtenay Hyu
Minnie: Rachel Atkins
FangChu: Richard Rees
Erwin: Simon Ludders
Dora: Manon Edwards
Gestapo officer: Giles Thomas

: 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.

: Histories

2: Maudie by Pippa Gladhill, read by Elizabeth Bell. Maudie is a fading relic, propped up in a Bristol boatyard. The ship she was carved from, once the pride of the Victorian age, is now a museum piece. But Maudie's memories are alive and Vivid. For details see yesterday


Read By: Elizabeth Bell.

: A Year in an English Vineyard

2: Winter Pruning. In the depth of winter Andrew Jefford returns to Breaky Bottom. Not only is he weeks behind in tending his 10,000 vines, but the wine pressed from the last harvest desperately needs attention. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: 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

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


Producer: Dorothy Stiven.

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Absolute Power

Stephen Fry and John Bird star as masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in Mark Tavener 's comedy series. This week the masters of wheeze have to put a failed novelist at the top of the bestsellers list. With Beth Chalmers , Ewan Bailey , Emma Kennedy , Tony Gardner , Tamsin Greig and Siobhan Hayes. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe
Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Tamsin Greig
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: The Archers

Clarrie discovers an absence. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with news of the nominations for this year's Oscars, announced this afternoon. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Telling Liddy

Written and dramatised in ten parts by Anne Fine. Part 7. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anne Fine.

: File on 4

Jenny Cuffe with major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad.
Producer Liz Carney. Editor David Ross. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Liz Carney.
Editor: David Ross.

: 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

: Harsh Realities

Modern Medical Dilemmas. Niall Dickson looks at the difficult choices healthcare professionals make. Has healthcare rationing in the NHS led to longer waiting lists, postcode prescribing and inadequate access to doctors and medicine? Dickson meets the people who have set the priorities and examines whether there might be more equal ways of making sure we all get the medical treatment we need.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Niall Dickson
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pastoral Symphony

By Andre Gide , read by Robert Glenister. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Andre Gide
Read By: Robert Glenister.

: Revolting People

The concluding episode of Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses 's comedy series set in Baltimore just before the American Revolution.
An Incredible Amount of Storm Clouds
Feared British commander, General Venables, arrives and demands some executions by sunset (so he can have the whole day to look forward to them). Not everyone can survive.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer (R)


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jay Tarses
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel: Jay Tarses
McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Venables: Timothy West
Mary: Sophie Thompson
Brimshaw: James Fleet
Ezekiel: Hugh Dennis
Cora: Felicity Montagu
Joshua: Tony Maudsley
MrsArbuthnot: Susie Blake
Dr Rutledge: Philip Pope

: News

: The Late Book: The Deprat Affair

Roger Osborne 's account of a scientific scandal in the early 20th century, read by Jamie Glover. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Roger Osborne
Read By: Jamie Glover.

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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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