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: Prayer for the Day

With Michael Malik.


Unknown: Michael Malik.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand 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: MacGregorand James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Between Ourselves

The Biographer's Art. Michael Holroyd and Humphrey Carpenter join OliviaO'Learyto discuss the passion and problems involved in writing about somebody else's life.
Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen . Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Sera Lefroy-Owen

: Seventy Not Out

To tie in with this year's Reith Lectures, a series in which the over 70s share their experiences of growing older. The Departure Lounge of Life
Sir Robin Day described being over 70 as being "in the departure lounge of life". He didn't like it. In this concluding programme, those in the seventh age discuss theirfeelings about the future. How far in advance do they plan and what do they plan for? Producer Lucy Lunt (R)


Unknown: Sir Robin Day
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Daily Service

With Andrew Graystone. Thou Art the Way (St
James); John 14, wl-11; Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled (Wood); God of Grace and God of Glory (Regent Square). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Music: Ian Tracey.

: Book of the Week: Houdini's Box

Michael Fenton Stevens reads extracts from Adam Phillips 's book about the life of Harry Houdini and ourfascination with ideas of escape. Part 2. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Adam Phillips
Unknown: Harry Houdini

: Woman's Hour

Singer Hazel O'Connor joins Jenni Murray to talk about her lastest album and national tour. Drama:
Ladies of Letters Log On by Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Singer: Hazel O'Connor
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Lou Wakefield.

: Nature

This week a look at diseases that occur naturally in British wild animals and the risks these pose for ourwildlife. Presented by Mark Carwardine. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Presented By: Mark Carwardine.

: The Borscht Belt

The story of the Borscht Belt comedians who worked the Jewish hotels and clubs in the Catskill Mountains. In this concluding programme Tony
Hawks talks to Jackie Mason and Robert Klein and revisits the Concord, once the world's largest hotel, now a bankrupt empty shell. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Catskill Mountains.
Unknown: Jackie Mason
Unknown: Robert Klein
Producer: David Prest

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
Including 12.30 Call You and Yours
PHONE: [number removed]. LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Harry Smith and the Folk Anthology

The strange tale of Harry Smith , a man of no fixed abode, who compiled an anthology of American folk music which inspired Bob Dylan and kick-started the sixties folk boom. Presented by Andrew Collins. Producer David Morley (R)


Unknown: Harry Smith
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Presented By: Andrew Collins.
Producer: David Morley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Small Good Thing

The late Raymond Carver has been hailed as America's Chekhov; his short stories are stunning in their simplicity. Mark Wheatley 's dramatisation of this story sees Ann and Howard preparing to celebrate their son Scotty's eighth birthday. A party is planned, a cake ordered from the local bakery.
Tragedy arrives when Scotty is knocked down in the street and they suddenly find their lives revolving around a hospital bed.
Director Annie Castledine. Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Raymond Carver
Unknown: Mark Wheatley
Director: Annie Castledine.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Ann: Elizabeth McGovern
Howard: Hugh Quarshie
Baker: Colin Stirrton
Dr Francis: Ray Shell
Nurse: Serretta Wilson
Dr Parsons: Stuart Milligan
Scotty: Josh Goergen
Rob: Cole Spencer

: Making History

The programme that examines listeners' historical queries, exploring avenues of research and uncovering mysteries, presented by Sue Cook. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
WRITE TO: [address removed] E-MAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Sue Cook.
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Over Hill and Dale

Gervase Phinn reads from his memoirs about his life as a primary school inspector in the North Yorkshire Dales. Part 2. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Gervase Phinn

: Breaking the Law

2: The Welsh in Chester. Is it still legal to decapitate a Welshman in Chester? Only within the city walls after dark, it would seem. For details see yesterday

: Nice Work

The essential guide to the world of work. This week a look at bullies, the bullied and the work places where bullyinggoes on. Philippa Lamb gets expert advice on what to do if there is a bully in the office. Producer Lynne R Jones


Producer: Lynne R Jones

: A Good Read

Travel writer Simon Calder and educationalist
Satish Kumar discuss three favourite paperbacks with presenter Matthew Parris.
Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Simon Calder
Unknown: Satish Kumar
Presenter: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Revolting People: 2

The comedy set just before the American Revolution, written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

Samuel's emporium faces competition from a new super-emporium and Mary climbs into bed with Captain Brimshaw.


Writer: Andy Hamilton
Writer: Jay Tarses
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel: Jay Tarses
Cora: Penelope Nice
McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Joshua: Tony Maudsley
Brimshaw: James Fleet
Elizabeth: Susie Blake
Mary: Jan Ravens
Agnes: Selina Griffiths
Ezekiel: Hugh Dennis
Isaac: Michael Fenton Stevens

: The Archers

Brenda is in Hayley's drawers. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Ladies of Letters Log On

Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield 's comedy. 2: Vera prepares to host Dales Diaries, a television chat show, after her successful appearance in A Life with Sheep. Irene lunches with her handsome newly found son.
Zizi MiaSoteriou Further cast details across the week. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Zizi Miasoteriou

: What Do They Know about Us?

rRII in a form, shop at the supermarket, pick up a phone or log on to the internet - we all leave a data trail. So who is picking it up and what do they know about us? In the first of two programmes,
Paul Vickers follows his own data trail and talks to the information gatherers as well as the government-appointed guardians of our privacy. Producer Mark Savage. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Paul Vickers
Producer: Mark Savage.

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Case Notes

Placebo. How would you feel ifthedrugyou had been taking to make you better was a dummy pill- placebo? If your symptoms improved, or even disappeared, would you mind that you had been tricked into getting better? As Dr Graham Easton discovers, the placebo effect is now being treated seriously by the medical profession, as researchers try to pinpoint the connection between mind and body. Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk
Repeated tomorrow4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Shooting Sean

Adrian Dunbar reads Colin Bateman 's comic thriller. 7: Michael O'Ryan holds Dan's family hostage. All Dan has to do is shoot Sean O'Toole. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Adrian Dunbar
Unknown: Colin Bateman
Unknown: Michael O'Ryan
Unknown: Sean O'Toole.

: Two Handers: Love and the Art of War

By Michael Butt. Chinese martial arts teacher Su Li falls for timid student Donald. But how can she woo him when she has to bash him around?
Director Peter Kavanagh (R)


Unknown: Michael Butt.
Unknown: Su Li
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Donald: Douglas Hodge
SuLi: Su-Lin Looi

: News

: Book of the Week: Houdini's Box

Michael Fenton Stevens reads from Adam Phillips 's book about our fascination with ideas of escape.
Part 2. Repeated from 9.45am. For details see yesterday 9.45am


Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Adam Phillips

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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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