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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Gilbert Markus.


Unknown: Gilbert Markus.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Midweek

Lively and diverse conversation with Libby Purves and guests.
Producer Alison Hughes. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths. Soul of My Saviour (Anima Christi); Luke 24, w28-35; 0 Sacrum Convivium (Messiaen); Alleluya! Sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol). Director of music Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Music: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week: Henry VIII - King and Court

Alison Weir 's biography of one of England's most popular and controversial monarchs. Part 3. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alison Weir

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: Dear Exile by Hilary Liftin and Kate Montgomery. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Hilary Liftin
Unknown: Kate Montgomery.

: Kids in Committee

The Liverpool Schools Parliament is one of a kind. Its prime minister is 15, its youngest backbencher is nine. Yet it has been promised a voice on Liverpool City Council. Nick Bakerfollows its progress, from the hustings to the opening debates, and meets a disaffected candidate who has chosen to "spend more time with his GCSE's". Producer Maud Hand


Unknown: Nick Bakerfollows

: Like They've Never Been Gone

June Whitfield and Roy Hudd star as an ageing show-business couple who get a second stab at fame in the new millennium. Written by Mike Coleman. Final part.
Producer Steve Doherty. Music Frido Ruth


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Written By: Mike Coleman.
Producer: Steve Doherty.
Music: Frido Ruth
Tommy: Roy Hudd
Sheila: June Whitfield
Hetty: Pat Coombs
Murray: Julian Eardley
Lewis: Edward Halsted
Naomi: Tracy-Ann OBErman

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Wildbrain

The natural history quiz, hosted by Lionel Kelleway , continues in the hunt for the "wildbrain of Britain".
This week's heat comes from the Castle Head field centre in Cumbria where the contestants prove theirfield skills in a "wild harvest".
Producer Sheena Duncan. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: What Mummy and Daddy Do

Nick and Rose find themselves unwillingly privy to a dysfunctional family's deepest secrets when they are button-holed by a 10-year-old girl at a party. Written by Elizabeth Baines.
Director Michael Fox


Written By: Elizabeth Baines.
Director: Michael Fox
Angharad: Alice French
Nick: Mark Chatterton
Rose: Sarah Nixon

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood broadcast from the Celebrity Theatre at BBC
Gardeners' World Live at the NEC in Birmingham. With chairman Eric Robson.
Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: The Best of Bombeck

3: Household Drudge, by Erma Bombeck , read by Maureen Lipman. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Erma Bombeck
Read By: Maureen Lipman.

: Melancholy Baby

3: Sylvia's Story. Adopted soon after her mother's husband returned from the warto discover his wife pregnant by an American GI, Sylvia had always dreamed of finding her real parents from an early age. Another compelling story of how the English daughter of an American GI finally discovered her biological father with the help of an organisation called Trace, the Transatlantic Children's
Enterprise, founded by Gl bride Pamela Winfield. FordetailsseeMonday


Unknown: Pamela Winfield.

: Thinking Allowed

Exploring and exploding the ideas that shape our society, with Laurie Taylor.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: All in the Mind

Sir Michael Rutter , Professor of Developmental
Psychopathology at the Institute of Psychiatry and author of a sixties seminal study on mental health, joins Dr Raj Persuad this week to discuss how the mental health of today has changed.
Producers Marya Burgess. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Sir Michael Rutter
Unknown: Dr Raj Persuad
Producers: Marya Burgess.

: PM

With Jackie Long and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Jackie Long
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Old Harry's Game

Andy Hamilton 's comedy series set in hell.
2: Satan sets out to prove to the Professor that the English are the worst nation in the world, and Scumspawn tries to deal with a lager lout. with Felicity Montagu , Nigel Pegram. Philip Pope and Michael Fenton Stevens. Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer (R)


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Nigel Pegram.
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Michael Fenton
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Satan: Andy Hamilton
The Professor: James Grout
Thomas: Jimmy Mulville
Scumspawn: Robert Duncan

: The Archers

Nigel fancies a flutter. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts interviews, news and reviews, presented by John Wilson. Producer Robyn Read


Presented By: John Wilson.

: Dear Exile

Hilary Liftin and Kate Montgomery 's true story of two friends separated by an ocean.
3: KingX. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Hilary Liftin
Unknown: Kate Montgomery

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk , Ian Hargreaves , Janet Radcliffe Richards and David Starkey cross-examine
"witnesses" who hold passionate but conflicting views on a moral dilemma from one of the week's
Stories. Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


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

: Lies, Damned Lies and Politicians' Statistics

For the past month politicians have been abusing the statistic. Huw Edwards investigates the long and inglorious history of the politician and the apparently humble digit. Those who believe in the sanctity of the statistic be afraid - be very afraid!
Producer Hilary King. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Hilary King.

: Kitchen Cornucopia

In a feast of science and gastronomy, physicist and food fanatic Peter Barhamjoins forces with experimental chef Heston Blumenthal to reveal the science of cooking. The Dessert
This week they reveal how to make the impossible - a fresh pineapple jelly- with a little scientific ingenuity. With the help of guests they explore the importance of shocks and surprises in cooking. Producer Amanda Hargreaves. Music Tom Bancroft


Unknown: Peter Barhamjoins
Unknown: Heston Blumenthal
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves.
Music: Tom Bancroft

: Midweek

Lively and diverse conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Shortened repeatfrom 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Thin Ice

Compton Mackenzie 's story of George Gaymer 's lifelong friendship with the brilliant and ambitious Henry Fortescue MP. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Unknown: George Gaymer

: One Night Stanza

Rory Motion and Matt Harvey entertain an audience at the Shed, in North Yorkshire, with their poems, a fewjokes and a song or two.
Religion, Spirituality and Football Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Rory Motion
Unknown: Matt Harvey
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Late

An unwitting son takes his grieving mother to see Mamma Mia , a provincial theatre director talks about his latest play and a businesswoman stumbles on her husband indulging a secret obsession. Bleak, funny and confusing tales of urban life after dark. FeaturingJulian Clary ,
Paul Merton , Liz Smith , Meera Syal and Richard Wilson. Producer Sarah Parkinson. Music Rex Brough and Robert Katz


Unknown: Mamma Mia
Unknown: Featuringjulian Clary
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Liz Smith
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Richard Wilson.
Producer: Sarah Parkinson.
Producer: Robert Katz

: News

: Book

of the Week: Henry VIII - King andCourt Alison Weir 's biography of one of England's most popular and controversial monarchs. Part 3. Pepeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday 9.45am


Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Court Alison Weir

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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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