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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With ClairJaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.32 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk with another in a series of interviews with people who have faced a life-changingchoice. Producer Liz Leonard. Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: 5 Numbers

Last in a series in which Simon Singh explores the history and significance of five numbers.
5: A look at the mind-boggling paradoxes of infinity, a number that has enraged and excited mathematicians for centuries.
Producer Adrian Washbourne E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Singh
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Book of the Week: Good Wives

Margaret Forster 's book reflects on her 41-year marriage to writer Hunter Davies in the light of three very different role models from history. She asks what makes a "good wife" and how the criteria have changed overthe years. Abridged in five parts by Sally Marmion. 2: Mary Livingstone was steadfast, self-sacrificing and kind, yet her status as a "good wife" was threatened by her drinking problem. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Margaret Forster
Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Sally Marmion.
Unknown: Mary Livingstone

: Daily Service

Led by Claire Campbell Smith. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow (Marching); Exodus 13, wl7-22; We Are Marching In the Light of God
(Siyahamba); Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda); Director of music Jim Morgan.


Unknown: Claire Campbell Smith.
Music: Jim Morgan.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view.
Drama: Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell. Part 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mary Barton
Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell.

: Nature

Now is the time of yearth at thousands of wildfowl migrate into the country as winter arrives in their Arctic Russian and Icelandic homelands. With its relatively warm winds and gentle climate Britain is a wonderful winter refuge for wild swans, geese and ducks. Lionel Kelleway travels to Lancashire to welcome the birds back to their winter home. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Left Bank of the Mind

A three-part series in which Mark Thomas looks at the work of comedians who used humour to undermine authority in fifties America, inspiring a generation of comics on both sides of the Atlantic. 2: Tom Lehrer- Ready, Aim, Sing! The barbed comic genius of one of America's most unlikely anti-establishment voices. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Mark Thomas
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Concord of Sweet Sound

A two-part series in which Humphrey Carpenter investigates the attraction Shakespeare's work holds for composers and musicians. The bard has inspired over 20,000 pieces of music.from ballets to film scores. In this first programme,
David Bintley of Birmingham Royal Ballet, opera director
David Pountney , conductor Mark Elder and Stephen Banfield - an expert on musicals, discuss
Shakespeare's wide influence. Producer David Corser


Unknown: David Bintley
Conductor: David Pountney
Conductor: Mark Elder
Conductor: Stephen Banfield
Producer: David Corser

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Baidi

Another chance to hear a five-part mystery series set in Dublin, being broadcast every weekday.
2: Keepers of the Flame by Simon Brett. Paolo Baldi , priest, philosophy lecturer and accidental sleuth, is caught up in solving the murder of a leading academic and follows a trail leading into the past of one of Ireland's most cherished literary figures.
For regular cast and details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Paolo Baldi
Philip: Malcolm Douglas
Mary: Noelle Brown
Professor Bryden: Pat Laffan
JT Brennan: John Hewitt
Vivian: Kevin Flood
Maureen: Alice Barry
Garda: Jim Fox

: Making History

Sue Cook investigates listeners' historical queries. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick LETTERS: [address removed] E-MAIL: Making.History@bbc.co.uk


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Graham Greene's Short Stories

2: The Invisible Japanese Gentlemen and The Case for the Defence. Two of Greene's shorter tales both questioning visual evidence. In the first, read by Anton Lesser , a young couple have some unusual dining companions in a restaurant, and in the second, read by Stephen Critchlow , eyewitnesses prove to not always be enough. Abridged by Jill Waters. For details see yesterday


Read By: Anton Lesser
Read By: Stephen Critchlow
Abridged By: Jill Waters.

: The Big Illusion

Five weekday programmes telling the story of our baffling and magical relationship with the mirror.
2: The Makingofthe Mirror. From the earliest pieces of polished coppertothe mirrors of today, the looking glass has long been an object of desire. The readers are Tamara Kennedy and Crawford Logan . For details see yesterday


Unknown: Tamara Kennedy
Unknown: Crawford Logan

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the world of business, money and technology. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: The Learning Curve

A weekly guide to education with Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth. TELEPHONE: [number removed].
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Think the Unthinkable

A five-part comedy series by James Cary.
2: Unthinkable Solutions inflict their peculiar brand of help on Barrington Council. Brought in to rationalise council refuse services - ie sack people - Ryan and Daisy decide instead to take the bin men on a weekend in the Cairngorms. Meanwhile, Ryan's failure to pay taxes has attracted HM Customs and Excise.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Ryan: Marcus Brigstocke
Sophie: Emma Kennedy
Daisy: Catherine Shepherd

: The Archers

Elizabeth finds Nigel alluring. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews, news and reviews. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Mary Barton

7: Jem's father dies. Mary is teased at work about her flirtation with Henry Carson , the mill owner's son. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Henry Carson

: File on 4

With heightened fears of international terrorism, Jolyon Jenkins investigates the safety of the massive stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons in both Russia and the United States. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane , Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: In Touch

News, issues and information of interest to blind and partially sighted people, with Peter White.
Producer Simon Clancy. PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Simon Clancy.

: Murder, Magic and Medicine

A four-part series in which Dr Michael O'Donnell explores the role animals play in a variety of medical experiments. 2:Blood Suckers and Flesh Eaters
Hospitals in Britain still use leeches on patients to encourage blood flow after plastic surgery. And when a particularly bad wound that needs cleaning, doctors are increasingly calling upon maggots. Producer Jeremy Grange. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Jeremy Grange.

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Girl with Green Eyes

2: Caithleen invites Eugene to tea. Fordetails see yesterday

: The Boosh

The second in a six-part series from award-winning comedians Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. Howard has had enough of the way Bob Fossil is running the zoo, so he sets off in search of his childhood hero and legendary zookeeper, Tommy.


Comedian: Julian Barratt
Comedian: Noel Fielding
Comedian: Rich Fulcher
Comedian: Richard Ayoade
Producer: Danny Wallace

: News

: Book of the Week: Good Wives

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.

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