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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Alan Little and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: Alan Little
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: When I'm 64

Fellow 64-year-olds talk to writer Hunter Davies about their lives, hopes and expectations. Novelist Jilly Cooper discusses her life and work and a close call With death. Producer Miles Warde. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Jilly Cooper
Producer: Miles Warde.

: Rare Books, Rare People

Concluding the series telling the story behind 20th-century literary masterpieces, with Rick Gekoski. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. Waugh's classic, published afterthe war, charts a generation's loss of innocence and is a sombrely presented volume. Producer Ivan Howlett


Unknown: Rick Gekoski.
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh.
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: Book

of the Week: Hunting Pirate Heaven
Ciaran Hinds reads Kevin Rushby 's comic account of his perilous search forthe lost pirate Utopias of the 18th century. 2: Captain Carvalho's den of sin. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ciaran Hinds
Unknown: Kevin Rushby

: Daily Service

With the Rev Roger Hutchings. Lord, Be My Vision, Supreme in My Heart (Slane); Luke 12, wl3-21; Father, You Are My Portion (Park); Be Thou Faithful unto Death (Mendelssohn). Director of music Mark Bryant. With the Bryant Ensemble.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Mark Bryant.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sheila McClennon. Drama: Exes by Emma Donoghue. Part2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
Unknown: Emma Donoghue.

: Elements of Surprise

The Legend of Devil's Copper. Adam Hart-Davis tellsthe story of nickel. This hard, silvery, hygienic metal has come to dominate industry, medicine and the home. As nickel celebrates its 250th anniversary of elemental status, new and extraordinary properties ensure that this curious metal, complete with a memory, will continue to push the frontiers of chemistry forward. Reader Crawford Logan. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Reader: Crawford Logan.
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Best Sellers

The last of four programmes marking the 21st anniversary of the death of Peter Sellers , with Phill Jupitus. 1969-1980. New and rare recordings chart the development of this comic superstar. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Phill Jupitus.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Soul Music

The series examining pieces of music known for theiremotional impact returns for six programmes. In the Mood. The definitive version was introduced by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra in 1939, but it started life in 1930 as a number called Tar Paper
Stomp byjazz trumpeter WingyManone. It's now an international favourite conjuring up images of the Second World War. Paul Tanner , the last surviving member of the original Glenn Miller band, shares his memories of its unique sound. Producer Lucy Lunt


Introduced By: Glenn Miller
Unknown: Paul Tanner
Unknown: Glenn Miller
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Birthday

In Stephen James 's drama Roger takes Michelle to a romantic hotel in Dorset to celebrate her birthday. But he is unable to divest himself of the shadowy presence of his wife and children.
Director Gordon House


Unknown: Stephen James
Director: Gordon House
Roger: David Thorpe
Michelle: Jenny Funnell

: Home Planet

The programme that examines queries and concerns about the environment, presented by Richard Daniel. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
WRITE TO: [address removed]E-MAIL: home.planet@bbc.co.uk. PHONE: [number removed]


Presented By: Richard Daniel.
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Edinburgh international Book Festival

2: Tunnel of Fish by Kate Atkinson. "June was sure Eddie would neverwin a fist fight, never have a good job and never receive a valentine from anyone other than his grandmother." A mother worries about the future for her strange, obsessive 12-year-old son. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kate Atkinson.

: Great Inspirations

Former Foreign Secretary Lord Howe reveals why he shares former Sinn Fein leader Michael Collins 's admiration forthe political message of GK Chesterton 's comic novel The Napoleon of Notting Hill. For details see yesterday


Leader: Michael Collins
Unknown: Gk Chesterton
Unknown: Notting Hill.

: Nice Work

First in a new series examining work-related issues. Are companies doing enough to meet the needs of an ageing workforce? Philippa Lamb investigates. Producer Penny Haslam

: A Good Read

Writer Patrick Gale and journalist Michael White discuss their recommended paperbacks with presenter Louise Doughty.
Producer Peter Everett. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Patrick Gale
Unknown: Michael White
Presenter: Louise Doughty.
Producer: Peter Everett.

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Right Time

The first of five sketch shows about modern life, starring Eleanor Bron. With guest appearances from Neil Innes and Graeme Garden , and live music from Ronnie Gold and the Rex. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Eleanor Bron.
Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Ronnie Gold
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

FallonjUSt wants the facts. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Presented by John Wilson. Producer Kirsty Pope


Presented By: John Wilson.
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Exes

2: The Modern Family. Ronan's partner Rachel is having a baby with Ronan's best friend Mick. Can they all be modern parents and share the child care? with Eleanor Methven and Pauline McLynn
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Eleanor Methven
Unknown: Pauline McLynn
Ronan: Darragh Kelly
Rachel: Eileen McCloskey
Mick: Akbar Kurtha

: Nuclear Waste - the Final Solution?

In 1943, at a secret location near Oak Ridge, Tennessee, American engineers began the construction of the world's first nuclear reactor.
Used in the Manhattan Project, its role was to supply enriched uranium for the atomic bomb. But Oak
Ridge is also home to the world's first nuclear waste dump, and all the highly radioactive material created globally in the past five decades has yet to find a resting place. Peter Evans explores the options for its safe disposal. Producer Rami Tzabar. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Rami Tzabar.

: 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

A child that is always dropping things, tripping over or who runs with flapping arms and kicking legs could just be clumsy or may have dyspraxia. This is a condition where the brain doesn't send clear messages to the body which, once recognised, can often be remedied. Graham Easton learns more about these so called "clumsy kids". Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: When I'm 64

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Super-Cannes

David Suchet reads part two of JG Ballard's hallucinatory thriller. For details see yesterday


Unknown: David Suchet

: False Fingering

Johnny South 's talents in life - playing the tenor sax and being a great host-are deserting him. He is offered an operation that will enable him to eat but will finish his playing career. Stephen Jeffreys 's drama explores the choices left when we lose the thing we hold most dear.
Director Claire Grove. Saxophone Mark Lockheart (R)


Unknown: Johnny South
Unknown: Stephen Jeffreys
Director: Claire Grove.
Unknown: Mark Lockheart
Johnny: David Horovitch
Harry: Harry Towb
Graham: James Cosmo
Janey: Adjoa Andoh
Winston: Jude Akuwudike

: News

: Book of the Week: Hunting Pirate

Heaven Repeated from 9.45am. For details see yesterday9.45am

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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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