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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Joe Aldred.


Unknown: Joe Aldred.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue Macgregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: The Long View: 6

Last in a series looking for the past behind the present.
A marvel of Victorian engineering, the Tay Bridge took 600 men six years to build and its size and splendour drew crowds. But on the night of 28 December, 1879, the bridge collapsed, carrying with it a train and 75 passengers, none of whom survived. Jonathan Freedland asks who was to blame and what lessons can be learned as we come to terms with our own rail disasters. Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: 5 Numbers

Five programmes in which Simon Singh explores the history and significance of five numbers. 2: Pi. From Archimedes to the modern-day
Chudnovsky brothers, who have calculated pi into the billions, few mathematical mysteries have captured the imagination as much as pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. What secrets does this deceptively simple number hold in our everyday lives?
Producer Adrian Wasbourne EMAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Singh
Producer: Adrian Wasbourne

: Book of the Week: The Dreadful Judgement

2: The plague has subsided, but a drunken baker has slumped into bed afterfailingtofind a light for his candle. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12. 30am

: Daily Service

Led by Judy Merryfrom Emmanuel Church. The Eyes of All (ITracey); God Whose Farm Is All
Creation (Gott Will's Machen); Psalm 65 w9-13; Thou Visitest the Earth (Maurice Green); Forthe Fruits of His Creation (EastAcklam). Director of Music Ian Tracey.


Music: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: A Monkey with a Box of Paints. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Turtles in Trouble. Mark Carwardine investigates our responsibilities towards turtles. Rptd from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: Radio Roots

The third of four programmes in which
Russell Davies traces the early careers of some of Britain's s most popular actors and presenters. This week's subject is broadcaster Bernard Braden. The readers are Jon Glover and Sally Grace. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Bernard Braden.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Sally Grace.
Producer: Richard Edis

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Janet Cohen in London and Claire Bolderson at the LabourConference.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson

: The Real History of Opera

Many operas were written about contemporaneous political figures, events and cultural issues. Huw Edwards uncovers this real-life history behind the stories offourfavourite operas. 2: La Traviata. On the surface, Verdi's opera is the tuneful story of the doomed love between young Alfredo and the prostitute Violetta. They fall in love, they part, and she dies just as reunion seems possible. But the composer called La Traviata "an opera for our time" and through the simple story he satirises the new capitalism of Napoleon Ill's second empire, questions the morality of the rising European middle class, and in the process creates one of theatre's great proto-feminist heroines. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Five Letters Home to Elizabeth

When 70-year-old ex-boxer William Curran finds he is dying, he goes in search of the daughter he disowned when she was 18 and pregnant. Simon Stephens 's drama follows him on hisjourney.
Director Mary Peate


Unknown: William Curran
Unknown: Simon Stephens
Director: Mary Peate
William: Alan Williams
Kathv: Julia Ford
Elizabeth: Amelda Brown
Paul: Don McCorklndale
Nurse Davenport: Rachel Atkins
Mark: Paul Ritter

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel chairs the final debate on listeners' environment-related queries, concerns and fears. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
WRITE TO:[address removed] E-MAIL: home.planet@bbc.co.uk. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: The Montana Stories

2: The Doll's House. The Burnell children are thrilled with their new toy and invite all their classmates to see it - all except the pauper Kelsey girls. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. For details see yesterday


Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.

: McAlpine's Fusiliers

2: The men speak about the tough, macho culture on the building Sites. For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Conversation about the world of business, money and technology. Demand for servants is greater than it was 100 years ago: Heather Payton and guests take a look at Britain's booming domestic service Sector. Producer Rozina Breen


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rozina Breen

: The Learning Curve

A weekly guide to education, with LibbyPurves. Producer Penelope Gibbs. TELEPHONE: [number removed]. EMAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Producer: Penelope Gibbs.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Sunday Format

A four-part series of the comedy sketch show satirising Sunday newspaper supplements. This week, Frank Doors's foray into the perilous world of policing garden parties and The Furniture Feature: are sofas the new capo di monte? With
Alexander Armstrong , Alice Arnold , Ewan Bailey , Tony Gardner , Simon Greenall , Emma Kennedy ,
Tracy-Ann Oberman , Chris Langham and Vicki Pepperdine. Devised by John Morton. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine.
Unknown: John Morton.
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

William tells a tale of joy. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front ROW

With Mark Lawson. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: A Monkey with a Box of Paints

A five-part series by Jane Beeson looking at the female impressionist painter Berthe Morisot through her correspondence with her mother and sister. 2: Berthe compares herself to Baudelaire, and Manet is impressed with her passion. As her sister settles into married domesticity, Berthe encounters a slightly more comical suitor of her own. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Beeson
Unknown: Berthe Morisot

: File on 4

Current affairs documentary series. Jenny Cuffe investigates West Africa's illicit trade in children and asks why child labourers are still being allowed to work in "slave" conditions to produce chocolate for westerners. Producer Andy Denwood. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Andy Denwood.

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Harsh Realities

The second programme in the series that looks at the difficult choices health-care professionals make. Niall Dickson and guests discuss how doctors cope with treating difficult patients, such as drug addicts. Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Niall Dickson
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Ambassadors

7: The PocOCkS have arrived. For details see yesterday

: The Small World of Dominic Holland

Series in which the comedian inspects the minutiae of life, tonight focusing on pain and fear. With Simon Greenall , Sally Grace and Dave Lamb. Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: All Night Long

In 1945 Hamburg was a mess. "A pile of rubble full of semi-starving cave dwellers staggering like automatons. Yet in just over a decade an unexpected alliance between England and Germany was born in the Reeperbahn. In the first oftwo programmes Alan Dein hears the licentious history of the place and people who witnessed the flowering Of British beat. Producer Mark Burman (R)


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: News

: Book of the Week: The Dreadful

Judgement Repeated from 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.

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