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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: The Choice

Another in a series of interviews with people who have faced a life-changing decision. With Michael Buerk. Producer Liz Leonard. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: Electronic Brains: 1: Leo the Lyons Computer

A new series presented by Mark Whitaker telling the stories of four computer pioneers.
Fifty years ago the catering company J Lyons, best known for its teashops and "nippy" waitresses, ran the world's first real business computer programme and developed and built their own computer, named Leo. Producer Mike Hally.
E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Presenter: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Mike Hally

: Book of the Week: The Worst Journey in theWorld

2: At temperatures of minus 70F, three men travel 150 miles to collect penguins'eggs. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by Dr Pauline Webb. Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (Ian Tracey ); Rejoice in God's Saints
(Hanover); Matthew 5, w3-10; Holy Is the True
Light (Harris); Teach Me My God and King (Sandys). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.
Unknown: Ian Tracey
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

Former Dallas star Larry Hagman talks to
Jenni Murray about playingJR, his battle with alcoholism and his views on ageing. Drama: Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell. Part 12. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Larry Hagman
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mary Barton
Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell.

: Unearthing Mysteries

A new four-part series in which Aubrey Manning discovers what the body of an early man, found on the Gower Peninsula in 1823, reveals of how homo sapiens succeeded the Neanderthals.
The Red Lady of Paviland. In 1823, the Rev William Buckland discovered a body in a cave in the Gower Peninsula. At first it was thought to be the body of a woman who entertained the Roman soldiers at the camp in Paviland. Nearly a century later it was re-examined and found to be the body of a man, around 26,000 years old. With technology making archaeology more and more precise, the site and the body have been revisited yet again. Producer Helen Sharp


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Left Bank of the Mind

Last in a series in which Mark Thomas looks at the work of comedians who used humour to undermine authority in fifties America. 3: Lenny Bruce - How to Talk Dirty and Influence People
A tribute to America's most subversive stand-up comic, who riled the US establishment during the Cold War. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Mark Thomas
Unknown: Lenny Bruce
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Concord of Sweet Sound

Concluding a two-part series in which Humphrey Carpenter investigates the attraction
Shakespeare's work has for composers and musicians. The bard has inspired over 20,000 pieces of music, including operas, musicals, ballets, songs, theatre music and film scores. Contributors include the RSC's artistic director Adrian Noble , director of theatre music at
Shakespeare's Globe Claire Van Kampen and composer Stephen Warbeck. Producer David Corser


Director: Adrian Noble
Unknown: Claire van Kampen
Unknown: Stephen Warbeck.
Producer: David Corser

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Blunt Speaking

In November 1979 Anthony Blunt had his knighthood revoked. Writer and actor
Corin Redgrave 's personal portrait speculates on the hopes, fears and regrets of the art historian and fourth member of the Cambridge circle of spies.
Director Keith Slade


Unknown: Anthony Blunt
Unknown: Corin Redgrave
Director: Keith Slade
Blunt: Corin Redgrave
Margaret Thatcher: Kika Markham

: 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

: Rebecca

2: Maxim makes an offer and returnsto his beloved
Manderley with a new bride on his arm. Producer Di Speirs


Producer: Di Speirs

: Beautiful Visions

The second of two programmes celebrating the centenary of the garden city movement. The first garden city, Letchworth, was established in 1903. Was it a blueprint for healthier living, or were critics closertothe mark when they described its houses as cramped and jerry-built? Presented by Allan Beswick. For details see yesterday


Presented By: Allan Beswick.

: 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 Penelope Gibbs. TELEPHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Penelope Gibbs.

: PM.

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Think the Unthinkable

A five-part comedy series by James Cary. 3:
Ailing high street retailer Moore and Burman desperately needs help. They must be desperate to enlist the services of Unthinkable Solutions. Ryan persuades the managing director to go for a radical publicity campaign, Daisy facilitates his nervous breakdown and Sophie decides to take charge of her love life with some decisive action.
Producer Adam Bromley


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

: The Archers

Usha pleads mitigation. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts interviews, news and reviews. Producer Tom Prosser


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Tom Prosser

: Mary Barton

Elizabeth Gaskell 's frank portrayal of Manchester life is dramatised in 20 parts by Lavinia Murray.
12: Negotiations between mill owners and workers break down. The workers plot their next move. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Unknown: Lavinia Murray.

: File on 4

Current affairs series. After a succession of bungled prosecutions, Gerry Northam asks whether HM Customs can be trusted to handle major drugs cases. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane . Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
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. 3: Sweet Cures and Stings. Honey has always been a staple of folk medicine and its use in healing goes back to the ancient Egyptians. Yet only now are modern surgeons and nurses rediscovering its value. More controversially, many people swear by bee stings to relieve the pain and symptoms of such conditions as multiple sclerosis and arthritis. Could it be that every beehive is a potential pharmacy? Producer Jeremy Grange. (R)


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

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Girl with Green Eyes

7: Caithleen and Eugene are living happily now, until jealousy rears its poisonous head. Fordetails see yesterday

: The Boosh

Asix-part series from comedians Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. 3: Jazz. Vince can't make the porpoise derby because his band's on New Faces of Pop and Howard can't relax because he's constantly being visited by the spirit of jazz. With
Rich Fulcher and Simon Evans. Producer Danny Wallace


Unknown: Julian Barratt
Unknown: Rich Fulcher
Unknown: Simon Evans.
Producer: Danny Wallace

: News

: Book of the Week: The Worst Journey

in the World 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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