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: World News

: Prayer for the Day With

the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: FarmingToday

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.


Unknown: Sarah MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Midsummer Midweek

An eclectic assembly of guests joins David Aaronovitch for lively conversation.
Producer Charlie Taylor. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Charlie Taylor.

: Book of the Week: Close to Shore

Michael Capuzzo 's true shark story. 3: The great white takes no chances when challenging prey. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael Capuzzo

: Daily Service

With Andrew Graystone. Come Living God, When Least Expected (Spiritus Vitae); 1 Kings 19, w9-18; Be Still forthe Presence of the Lord (arr Stewart); Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
(Repton). With the RSCM Manchester Summer School Choir. Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney. Drama: Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Laura Ingalls Wilder.

: How to Make Love to Your Partner for the 900th Time and Still Enjoy It

If almost half of all marriages fail, what we fail to notice are those that succeed. Is it circumstance, luck or hard work that allows these relationships to survive where others do not? Edi Stark talks to couples and hears of different ways to get through the bad times, and of different approaches to the boredom Of familiarity.


Presenter: Edi Stark
Producer: Fiona Couper

: Smelling of Roses

Party Party. The concluding part of Simon Brett 's sitcom about the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company. Rosie and the team are asked to launch a new political party-the Grey Party-for people over 60. Sadly its leader doesn't quite get to launch his manifesto. Starring Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland , Ben Aris and Felicity Good Son. ProducerMariaEsposito


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Rosie Burns
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Rebecca Callard
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Ben Aris

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Parliamentary Questions

The parliamentary panel game that reveals the lighter side of life around the dispatch box.
Steve Richards takes the speaker's chairto call order on opposing team captains Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack MP. Theirguests this week are Times columnist Anthony Howard and former
Conservative chancellor of the exchequer Nigel Lawson. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Patrick CormacK
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Nigel Lawson.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Henry's Leg

Ann Pilling 's award-winning children's novel is dramatised in two parts by Eric Pringle. 1: Eleven-year-old Henry Hooper lives alone with his mother in Lancashire. As an only child he is a solitary figure who converses with the voice of his imagination - "H". Apart from these secret conversations
Henry's real love isjunk, which he stores in his bedroom. When he brings home an innocent-looking leg from a fashion dummy, he finds himself in the middle of a real-life thriller. Some unsavoury locals are also very interested in this leg and seem prepared to stop at nothing to get it back!
Director Pauline Harris. Continued tomorrow 2.15pm (R)


Unknown: Ann Pilling
Unknown: Eric Pringle.
Unknown: Henry Hooper
Director: Pauline Harris.
Henry: Adam Nagartis
H: Robert Pollard
Mrs Hooper: Bright Forsyth
Noreen: Alison Darling
Danny: Malcolm Hebden
Miss Bingham: Melissa Slnden
Mr Schofield: Geoffrey Banks
Graham: Oliver Hamilton
Nev: Matthew Stanton
The blob: Peter Collins

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from Brushford Women's
Institute in Somerset. With chairman Eric Robson. Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: School Days

3: Romeo and Julie by Clare Seal , read by Lisa Coleman. The first performance of the school play should be a triumph, but itturns into the stuff of Julie's worst nightmare. For details see Monday


Unknown: Clare Seal
Read By: Lisa Coleman.

: Brits in the Wild East

3: The English Chechen. Chris Hunter is director of a Quaker-backed charity which helps child victims of the conflict in Chechnya. A few years ago two British employees, Camilla Carrand her boyfriend Jon James , were abducted for over a year. Now the Russian authorities are refusingto let Chris back into the country, but he is determined to continue his work. For details see Monday


Unknown: Chris Hunter
Unknown: Camilla Carrand
Unknown: Jon James

: Thinking Allowed

Exploring and exploding the ideas that shape our society, presented by Laurie Taylor.
Producer Merilyn Harris. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Merilyn Harris.

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Faithful Departed

Christopher Fitz-Simon 's six-part drama. When
Frances Butler hears of a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork she thinks her financial worries are over. But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her. Part 2.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan (R)


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Frances Butler
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Frances: Sylvestra Le Touzel
PJ Neary: Tp McKenna
Timsy: Dermot Crowley
Ita: Anna Manahan
Bridgey: Marcella Riordan
Margot: Marion O'Dwyer
Finbar: Mark Lambert
Jeff: Nell Brand
Aloyisius: Harry Towb

: The Archers

Ed drives a hard bargain. Rptdtomorrow2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, reviews and interviews, presented by Rosie Goldsmith. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Presented By: Rosie Goldsmith.
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder's evocation of pioneer life in the American West. 8: The weather is so bad that Laura fears Santa Claus will not make it across the creek in time for Christmas.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Laura Ingalls

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Gerald Butler , Claire Fox , Ted Harrison 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: Gerald Butler
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Unknown: David Starkey
Producer: David Coomes.

: The Ones That Got Away

A colourful look at those politicians who chose to leave politics todo something "more interesting instead". Presented by Rachel Wright.
Producer Rachel Wright. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Presented By: Rachel Wright.
Producer: Rachel Wright.

: Connect

The Future of the Past. With digital recording methods and computerised analysis, excavating historical sites has become quicker and more rigorous than ever before. But is quality being compromised? Quentin Cooper questions how digital archaeology will affect the way we view the past. Producer Alison Ayres


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Alison Ayres

: Midsummer Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Stephen Sackur.


Unknown: Stephen Sackur.

: Book at Bedtime: On the Road

Jack Kerouac 's Beat Generation classic.
3: Sal Stops Off in Denver. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jack Kerouac

: I Think I've Got a Problem

The concluding episode of Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero 's story about a man who cannot stop himself from breaking into song. Tom gets a job as a supermarket assistant and finally proposes to Sadie. But he must first receive her father's permission.


Director: Chris Neill
Producer: Torquil MacLeod
Producer: Julian Mayers
Producer: Andrew McGibbon
Songs: Andrew McGibbon
Songs: Nick Romero
Tom: Suggs
Dr Boone: Bob Monkhouse
Sadie: Mika Simmons
Melody: Emma Clarke
Jake: Andrew McGibbon
Mr Saunders/Clammy: Michael Roberts
Monty: Nick Romero

: Absolute Power

Mark Tavener 's comedy series. This week the machiavellian doctors of spin enlist the help of Ken Livingstone and Mel C to try and pull off the impossible. But can they sell the study of philosophy as a sexy, happening, popular subject? Starring John Bird , Philip Fox , Stephen Fry , Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner and Tamsin Greig.
Producer Dawn Ellis. Executive producer Paul Schlesinger (R)


Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Philip Fox
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Tamsin Greig.
Producer: Dawn Ellis.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: News

: Book of the Week: Close to Shore

Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday 9.45am

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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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