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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr William Crawley


Unknown: Dr William Crawley

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today 6.00-6.30, 7.10-9.00

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought forthe Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tom Butler

: The Choice

Michael Buerkwith another guest who hasfaceda life-changingdecision, delving into the nature of their dilemma and the consequences of their action. Producer Usa Davis. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerkwith
Producer: Usa Davis.

: Caistermen Never Turn Back

A series about the history of the lifeboat service. 3: Henry Blogg of Cromer was the greatest lifeboatman who ever lived. During 53 years in service he helped save 873 lives and won more bravery medals than any other lifeboatman. Paul Heiney tells the story of this remarkable man's career. Producer Neil Walker.


Unknown: Henry Blogg
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Neil Walker.

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Swinford. Judge Eternal,
Enthroned in Splendour (Rhuddlan). Matthew 3, wl-11. Veiled in Darkness (G Rudolph). On Jordan's Bank (Winchester New). With Clifton College Chapel Choir. Director of music Jeremy Holland Smith.


Presented By: Nigel Swinford.
Music: Jeremy Holland Smith.

: Book of the Week: The Bullfighter Checks HerMake-up

2: Meet the Shaggs. Writer Susan Orlean meets the members of the sixties girl pop sensation the Shaggs. Read by Buffy Davies. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Susan Orlean
Read By: Buffy Davies.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Not Me, but Us by Maggie Allen. Part7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Maggie Allen.

: King John's Treasure

1: Lost in the Wash. A two-part programme in which historian William Smethurst and marine scientist Jacqueline McGlade test a new historical theory and the latest scientific survey techniques in a quest to find the original crown jewels of England, reputedly lost in the Wash by King John in October 1216. Producer Jan Castle


Unknown: William Smethurst
Unknown: Jacqueline McGlade

: How Tickled Am I?

The last in the series profiling Northern comedians of the past. 4: Harry Worth. Harry Worth worked as a miner in Barnsley before his talent for comedy came to the fore during the Second World War. On seeing his act as a less-than-convincing ventriloquist, Stan Laurel advised him to "ditch the dummy". Worth never looked back. His gently dithering characterisations charmed the nation on both radio and television. Mark Radcliffe pays tribute. Producer libby Cross


Unknown: Harry Worth
Unknown: Stan Laurel
Unknown: Mark Radcliffe

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Reporter's Notes

Aseries in which Emily Buchanan talks to foreign correspondents about the music that has accompanied their most memorable assignments. 3: This week veteran war correspondent Robert Fox recalls his assault on Port Stanley, and quieter days spent interpreting life, Italian style, producer Paul Kobrak


Talks: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Robert Fox
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Before Beeton - the ElizaActon Story

By Jyll Bradley. A compendium of the life and reputation of England's finest cook, with a series of tested recipes and dramatic scenes. Featuring Clarissa Dickson Wright , Sara Freeman and Delia Smith.
Producer/director Jonquil Panting (R)


Unknown: Jyll Bradley.
Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Sara Freeman
Unknown: Delia Smith.
Eliza Acton: Marcia Warren
Isabella Beeton: Liza Sadovy
Sam Beeton: Ben Crowe
Aggie: Gemma Saunders

: Making History

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


Producers: Ivan Howfett
Producers: Nick Patrick.

: The Funniest Thing I Ever Heard

2: David Baddiel helps to raise money for Comic
Relief by reading a selection from Peter Bradshaw 's Lucky Baby JeSUS. For details see yesterday


Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Peter Bradshaw

: Serenading

In the second and last part of this tribute, Laurie Macmillan dispatches her fan Simon Townley to discover a serenade worthy of her. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: Simon Townley

: More or Less

Andrew Dilnot explores the ubiquitous, powerful and sometimes deceitful language of numbers, both political and personal, in the eclectic magazine programme on all things quantifiable. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty 's guests are a duo of over-achievers, bookstore supremo Tim Waterstone and city analyst Nicola Horlick. They'll be discussing their favourite paperbacks. Producer Miles Warde. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Tim Waterstone
Unknown: Nicola Horlick.
Producer: Miles Warde.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: That Reminds Me

Another celebrated raconteur reminisces before a live audience. 4: Jack Douglas 's career began in theatre at the age of 11 with his impresario father, laterteaming up with Des O'Connor as Alf Ippititimus and working with the Carry On team on a total of eight pictures. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Jack Douglas
Unknown: Des O'Connor
Unknown: Alf Ippititimus
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Jennifer gets a gift. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Not Me, but Us

By Maggie Allen. 7: Sophia Jex-Blake has returned to Edinburgh to set up a medical practice. The work is rewarding but arduous, and tragedy overtakes her with the death of her assistant. Holding herself responsible, she returns with herfriend Ursulato recover her spirits in Cumbria.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Maggie Allen.
Unknown: Sophia Jex-Blake

: Britain through the Back Door

The first of two programmes following the fortunes of those who attempt to enter Britain illegally. Last year immigration teams caught more than 2,000 stowaways, and this programme looks at the desperate lengths some go to in their attempts to enter Britain. Producer Sue Mitchell. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Producer: Sue Mitchell.

: 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.

: Case Notes

Child Health. At the moment they're born, children are given a once-over to make sure they're healthy. Dr Graham Easton examines whether there's any evidence that these checks really do pick up hip conditions, or problems with vision and hearing, early enough to make a difference.
Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk. RptdWed4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Persuasion

12: Mrs Smith reveals an unsavoury past. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mrs Smith

: The Big Town All Stars

The second series of Bill Dare 's comedy about a strugglingacappeflaband. 3: East Coast Storyby
Chris Reddy. Kenny gets the All Stars a booking on a cruise. OK, it's a reconditioned destroyer, not the QE2. But Johnny fancies a crack at marrying a wealthy widow and Nelson needs to get away from his separation anxiety group. The only problem is Lorelei has just got a part in West Side Story back home.
With Dave Lamb , Giles New , Bill Dare. Producer Gareth Edwards (R)


Unknown: Bill Dare
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Giles New
Unknown: Bill Dare.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Kenny: Stephen Tompkinson
Lorelei: Nicola Walker
Johnny: Adrian Scarborough
Nelson: Brian Bovell

: News

: Book of the Week: The Bullfighter

Checks Her Make-up 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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