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: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys 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: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Unreliable Evidence

Clive Anderson is joined by a panel of experts to scrutinise and demystify key legal issues of the day. Producer Cathy Packe. Executive producer Bruce Hyman Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathy Packe.
Producer: Bruce Hyman

: Sporting Mind Games

The pressures, tensions and adrenalin rushes of Formula One motor racing are described by former world champions Jodi Scheckter ,
Derek Warwick and John Watson. What are the thoughts and emotions behind the visor in such a high-octane sport, a sport that thrives on the limits of both men and machines? Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Jodi Scheckter
Unknown: Derek Warwick
Unknown: John Watson.
Producer: Tom Alban

: Book of the Week: Continental Drifter

Tim Moore follows in the footsteps of Thomas Coryate. Read by Michael Maloney. 2: Under Canvas in Turin and Self-Improvement in Milan For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tim Moore
Unknown: Thomas Coryate.
Read By: Michael Maloney.

: Daily Service

With Dr Pauline Webb. The Servant King (Kendrick); Matthew 16, w21-27; All I Once Held Dear
(Knowing You); Christ Triumphant, ever Reigning (Guiting Power). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray and guests with the latest news, views and culture from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Furys by James Hanley. Part 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: James Hanley.

: Wood for the Trees

Jeremy Cherfas explores the reality of woodland in Britain today through the story of fourwoods. Kielder Forest, Northumberland. A 20th-century pine plantation where once there was moorland, with a huge man-made lake at its heart, Kielder was created for economic reasons. Now that most of ourtimber and wood pulp is imported, a new purpose must be found for the forest. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: Peter Everett

: Stand-ups and Strumpets

r Professor Alison Oddey talks to successful actresses and comediennes about what makes them tick. This week she talks to Maureen Lipman about what motivates her, and she explores the contradiction of wanting to make people laugh while at the same time wanting to betaken Seriously. Producer Claire Jones


Talks: Professor Alison Oddey
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Claire Jones

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Patrons

Composer Gerard McBurney tells the story of four different kinds of musical patron, looking at who pays for new music. This week he considers Paul Sacher , a man who married into a pharmaceutical fortune and spent it by commissioning, conducting and collecting the best in 20th-century music. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Paul Sacher
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Brimstone

Michael Symmons Roberts's drama about the demolition of the missile silos at Greenham Common and a confrontation between a site worker and a former peace woman.


Writer: Michael Symmons Roberts
Director: Michael Fox
Leo John: Lloyd Fillingham
Helen Katherine: Dow Blyton
Phil/Don: John Draycott
Alan: Malcolm James
Gary: Graham Hawley
Bence: Christopher Pizzey
Jay: Claude Close

: The Exchange

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.

: Broadcast from Bath

2: One Box of Books by Mat Coward, performed by John Telfer. Everytimeyou move home, you lose one box of books. This is a rule, mysterious and infallible. But where they go, and why, is an even deeper mystery. For details see yesterday


Unknown: John Telfer.

: The Take Away

Britain, so it is claimed, invented the takeaway. In the second of four programmes this week Simon Parkes visits the Man family from Bournville, near Birmingham, who opened their first Chinese takeaway back in the 1970s. He samples our favourite - sweet and sour pork and egg-fried rice - and hears how the Chinese takeaway has become part of the British way of life. (R)


Unknown: Simon Parkes

: 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 Anne Freeman. ACTION LINE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Producer: Anne Freeman.

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Absolute Power

Stephen Fry and John Bird star as masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in Mark Tavener 's comedy. In the last of the present series Charles finds himself temporarily outwheezed by rival PR woman Gail Shand.
However, being the master of spin that he is, this is a temporary state of affairs and he is soon back on top form as the cold ruthless swine that Martin knows and loves. With Beth Chalmers , Clare Corbett , Tony Gardner , Tamsin Greig and Siobhan Hayes. Producers Dawn Ellis and Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe
Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Gail Shand.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Clare Corbett
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Tamsin Greig
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes.
Unknown: Paul Schlesinger

: The Archers

Joe offers to help. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews, reviews and news, including a backstage report from the Royal Ballet with choreographer Ashley Page in rehearsal. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: The Furys

James Hanley 's family saga. 7: Peter's return is the perfect excuse for his father's escape to sea.
Further cast details across the week. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: James Hanley
Desmond: James McMartin
Joe: Terence Mann
Sheila: Eileen Walsh
Peter: Vincent Patrick

: File on 4

Julian O'Halloran with major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Producer Mike Hally. Editor David Ross. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Mike Hally.
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

Modem Medical Dilemmas
Incompetent colleagues, malicious gossip and ruined careers - should whistle-blowing be encouraged in the modern NHS? Following recent scandals Niall Dickson discusses the dilemmas for doctors, nurses and managers.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Niall Dickson
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Homestead

Rosina Lippi 's award-winning stories are read by Stella Gonet. 2: Johanna's Story 1916
A beguiling tale of an encounter on the Alps. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Rosina Lippi
Read By: Stella Gonet.

: Little Britain

Matt Lucas and David Walliams 's sketch show examines ordinary life in Britain as lived by some less than ordinary British folk. This week hypnotist Kenny Craig goes out to eat, bad transvestite Emily Howard goes shopping, and Vicky Pollard must explain why her homework is late. With Jean Ainslie, Tom Baker, Samantha Power and Paul Putner.
Producer Ashley Blaker. Music David Arnold


Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: David Walliams
Unknown: Kenny Craiggoes
Unknown: Emily Howard
Unknown: Vicky Pollard
Unknown: Jean Ainslie
Unknown: Tom Baker
Unknown: Samantha Power
Unknown: Paul Putner.
Producer: Ashley Blaker.
Music: David Arnold

: News

: The Late Book: Continental Drifter

By Tim Moore , read by Michael Maloney. Part 2.
Repeated from 9.45am. For details see yesterday9.45am


Unknown: Tim Moore
Read By: Michael Maloney.

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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.

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