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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

from 8.30
With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev DrColin Morris.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Midweek

Lively and diverse conversation with David Aaronovitch and his guests.
Producer Chris Paling. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Daily Service

Led by Nigel Swinford. 0 Praise Ye the Lord; Laudate Dominum; 1 Chronicles 29, w6-13; Be Praised, 0 God (PLW); Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: The Letters of Oscar Wilde

3: At the height of his professional success and fascination with Lord Alfred Douglas , Wilde expresses his concerns about the equality of women in Victorian society and the nature of journalism. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Lord Alfred Douglas

: Woman's Hour

Actress Susan George discusses her new album of love songs with Jenni Murray. Drama: The
Chocolate Lowers' Club by Moya O'Shea. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Susan George
Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Moya O'Shea.

: Vicars' Wives: 2: A Bridge between Heaven and Earth

A two-part documentary in which Edi Stark visits vicarages, rectories and manses throughout the country to talk to modern-day wives of clergymen.
Male clergy and their spouses discuss the pressures of striving to live up to superhuman expectations, and their reluctance to break rank for fear of letting the side down in an increasingly secular age. They demonstrate that while violence and struggle for power lurk beneath the facade of happy clergy marriage, there is also forgiveness and Vision.


Presenter/Producer: Edi Stark

: Romantic Friction

A four-part comedy-drama by Michelle Read , starring Samantha Bond and Hugh Bonneville. 2: As love blossoms for romance writer Anna, her characters become increasingly annoyed by the lack of authorial presence in their plot lines. Not only does Anna keep having Lady Chatterley fantasies, but she's worried Brian only wants her as a friend.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Michelle Read
Unknown: Samantha Bond
Unknown: Hugh Bonneville.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Anna: Samantha Bond
Brian: Hugh Bonneville
Minnie: Sue Elllott-Nlcholls
Bob: Andrew Wlncott
Fertility doll: Adjoa Andoh
Buddha: Kammy Darwelsh
Brenda: Michelle Read
Dierdre: Beth Chalmers
Book: Michael Fenton-Stevens

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Claire Bolderson.

: X Marks the Spot

The last edition ofthequiz. Presented by Pete McCarthywith guests Brian Sewell , Robin Simon and David Edwards. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Presented By: Pete McCarthywith
Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Robin Simon
Unknown: David Edwards.
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Man Who Knew Everything: 2: The Balham Mystery

Jack Klaff stars as the celebrated 19th-century lawyer George Lewis in three dramas by Robin Brooks.
A mysterious poisoning tempts Lewis to indulge his skills in cross examination.
Director Clive Brill


Writer: Robin Brooks
Director: Clive Brill
George: Jack Klaff
Russell: Julian Wadham
James: Alex Lowe
Florence: Anne-Marie Duff
Charles: Stephen Mangan
Joseph: Don Warrington
Jane: Susan Brown
Butcher: Ron Cook
Banks: Jonathan Tafler
Mrs Campbell: Regina Freedman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Shortened repeat from Sunday2pm

: Something out of Nothing

3: On Top of the World by Roger Granelli. Rob and Roxanne's experience of everyday life in Laugharne proves more painful than Dylan Thomas 's colourful fiction. Read bySiwan Morris. For details see Monday


Unknown: Roger Granelli.
Unknown: Dylan Thomas

: Water Story

3: Voices. The noise and the silence of water is explored. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to Harvard academic
Robert Putnam about his acclaimed book BowlingAlone in which he explores ways of restoring community spirit. Prod ucerMarya Burgess. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Robert Putnam

: Man and Beast

The third of four programmes contrasting the medical treatment of people and animals. GP
Dr Graham Easton gets mucky with a farm animal vet and finds himself doing an obstetric examination on a cow and blood-testing 70 sheep. He discovers that these days farm vets are less James Herriot and more public-health experts, and that there are pros and cons to dealing with well-informed farmers.
Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Unknown: James Herriot
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: PM

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Fit the Fifth

Douglas Adams's 12-part comedy from 1978.
Sent to find the ultimate answer to life, the universe and everything, Arthur Dent and his companion have been cornered by two humane cops who, nevertheless, have left them in a certain-death situation.

BBC Radio Collection: "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Primary and Secondary Phase", are available on audio cassette and CD from all good retail outlets and [Web address removed] Call [Number removed]


Writer: Douglas Adams
Writer: John Lloyd
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The book: Peter Jones
Garkbit: Anthony Sharp
Compere: Roy Hudd
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Marvin: Stephen Moore

: The Archers

Eddie makes a delivery.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Francine StOCk. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: The Chocolate Lovers' Club

3: It is Clementine's turn to create a chocolate delight for the club and Charlotte tells the tale of her terrible chocolate cravings during pregnancy. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear expert evidence on a current issue. 6: Teachers on Trial. Are teachers too vulnerable in the classroom?
With Martin Bell, Conor Gearty and Patricia Hodgson. Producer Helen Wilson. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Conor Gearty
Unknown: Patricia Hodgson.
Producer: Helen Wilson.

: It's a Funny Old World

Simon Hoggart looks at the Liberal Democrats' annual party conference. Repeated from Sunday at 10.45


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: Frontiers

Science magazine. Traditionally, the brain is viewed as hard-wired, incapable of change once development has ended and only possessing a limited ability to recover aftertrauma. Unlike skin, blood and other parts of the human body, where old cells die and are replaced, the adult human brain is usually presumed to be unable to renew itself. Yet recent discoveries have overturned this belief and confirm that the brain is in fact "plastic".
Peter Evans explores how recent research into this brain plasticity may one day be turned into therapy for diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Producer Paul Arnold. EMAIL: Scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Idea of Perfection

Part 3. For details see Monday

: Brian Appleton's History of Rock n' Roll

A six-part comedy series written and performed by the creator of John Shuttleworth , Graham Fellows. 4: Kajaboohoo. Brian plays one ofhisforgotten songs and tells the story of how he gave Boy George the idea for one of his biggest hits. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: John Shuttleworth
Unknown: Graham Fellows.
Unknown: Boy George
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: Creme de la Crime

Fourth in a six-part comedy series written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. With
Emma Kennedy and Simon Greenall. Produced by Adam Bromley


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Simon Greenall.
Produced By: Adam Bromley

: The Mark Steel Lecture

Five comedy lectures exploring the lives of passionate men. This week, Karl Marx. With Martin Hyder and Carla Mendonca. Producer LucyArmitage


Unknown: Karl Marx.
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Carla Mendonca.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Letters of Oscar

Wilde 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.

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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