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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With writer Jenny Nemko.


Unknown: Jenny Nemko.

: Farming Today

With Sarah Mukherjee.


Unknown: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Annabel Shilson-Thomas .
8.32 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Annabel Shilson-Thomas

: Midweek

Conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Chhs Paling. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Something to Declare

By Julian Barnes. 3: The Land without Brussels Sprouts Afascinating look at the life and writings of Elizabeth David who, some would say, is one of the greatest cookery writers of all time and certainly the best known for introducing French food to the English kitchen. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Julian Barnes.
Unknown: Elizabeth David

: Daily Service

Led by Judith Champ. King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai). Luke 9, wl8-26. 0 Holy Jesu
(White). Thou Art the Everlasting Word. Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: Judith Champ.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. Part 23. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Victor Hugo.

: The Diary of a Flying Picket

In the 1984 miners'strike Les Pickerskill was a flying picket. He never knew to which picket line he would be sent from one daytothe next. Pickerskill kept a daily diary of this time. its pages are an intimate insight into the passions, the pressures and the high personal costto one striking miner.
Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Les Pickerskill
Producer: Sara Conkey

: No Commitments

A six-part series by Simon Brett. 5:Impossibly High Standards.
Victoria is growing more irritating in her role as an academic. Meanwhile Charlotte has found herself a new lover and Anna ends up with an unexpected proposition. RIll NiBh
Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Producer: Maria Esposito
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Roger: Bill Nighy
Eddie: James Greene
Gerald: Colin Starkey

: You and Yours

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Puzzle Panel

More puzzles from Chris Masianka and the panel. On this week's panel are magician
Geoffrey Durham , crossword editor Val Gilbert and puzzle setter David Bodycombe.
Producer Claire Csonka. Listeners with puzzles and send them to Puzzle Panel. Room 7058. BBC Broadcasting House. London WlA IAA, or by e-mail: puzzle.panel@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Masianka
Unknown: Geoffrey Durham
Editor: Val Gilbert
Unknown: David Bodycombe.
Producer: Claire Csonka.

: The Archers

Repeated from New Year's Day 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Further Adventures ofSherlock Holmes: 1: The Madness of Colonel Warburton

The first of five new tales of mystery and murder inspired by the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, written by Bert Coules.
Watson's old commanding officer, the much-decorated Colonel James Warburton, is alarming his family with his interest in spiritualism.
Watson dismisses it as tricksters exploiting a gullible old man. But Holmes senses darker waters.
Violinist Leonard Friedman. Director Patrick Rayner
BBC Radio Collection: Full cast dramatisations of 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories and four novels are available as individual audio cassettes or in a box set from all good retailers and from [web address removed] Call [number removed] Back to Baker Street: page 9


Stories by: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Written by: Bert Coules
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Director: Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Andrew Sachs
Col Warburton: Timothy West
Mrs Bessmer: Eleanor Bron
MrBessmer: Struan Rodger
Michael: Jamie Newall
Sir Robert: David Bannerman
Mrs Fryer: Clare Corbett

: Gardeners' Question Time

Questions posed by gardeners from North Yorkshire. The chairman is Eric Robson. Shortened 2pm


Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Lord Emsworth Entertains: Classic BlandingsStories

3: Company for Gertrude. The Hon
Freddie Threepwood acts to help the romance between his cousin Gertrude and his old friend Beefy Bingham. For details see Monday


Unknown: Freddie Threepwood
Unknown: Beefy Bingham.

: Melancholy Baby

3: Sylvia's 's Story. Adopted soon after her mother's husband returned from the war to discover his wife pregnant by an American GI, Sylvia had always dreamed of finding her real parents. Another compelling story of how the English daughter of an American GI finally discovered her biological father with the help of an organisation called Trace: the Transatlantic Children's Enterprise, founded by GI bride Pamela Winfield. For details see Monday


Unknown: Pamela Winfield.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to Kevin Mitchell about his new book War, Baby: the Glamour of Violence, recounting the 1995 boxing match where Nigel Benn severely injured Gerald McClennan.
Producer James Marshall. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Kevin Mitchell
Unknown: Nigel Benn
Unknown: Gerald McClennan.
Producer: James Marshall.

: Life As a Child

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Lean on Me

A six-part comedy series starring Maureen Lipman and Julia McKenzie. Written by Bruce Hyman , John Langdon and Richard Warren.
4: In which Joanna and Marion try to curb their appetites. Some more successfully than others.
Director Dirk Maggs. Producer Bruce Hyman.
This programme was originally billed for Wednesday 16 January


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Julia McKenzie.
Written By: Bruce Hyman
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Richard Warren.
Director: Dirk Maggs.
Producer: Bruce Hyman.
Marion: Maureen Upman
Joanna: Julia McKenzie
Jim: Gary Waldhom
Neville: Gawn Grainger
Daniel: Stephen Mangan
Rosina: Yolanda Vazquez

: The Archers

Kathy's worried about the babysitter.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets actor Pete Postlethwaite , now appearing in Harold Pinter 's The Homecoming at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, and artist
Marc Quinn , who is about to open a new exhibition of his work at the Tate, Liverpool. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Pete Postlethwaite
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Artist: Marc Quinn
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Les Misérables

By Victor Hugo. 23: Cosette and Marius are to be married. Outside the church, Thenardier sees a chance for a bit of blackmail.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Victor Hugo.

: The Moral Maze

WithMichael Buerk. Claire Fox , Ian Hargreaves ,
Janet Radcliffe-Richards and Harvey Thomas cross-examine witnesses on their evidence for their stance about one of the week's moral conundrums. Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10. 15pm


Unknown: Withmichael Buerk.
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Janet Radcliffe-Richards
Unknown: Harvey Thomas
Producer: David Coomes.

: Tales from the Cutting Room

Documentary maker Michael Cockerell tells the story of his encounters with four of the most colourful political figures of our time, mixing rare archive with amusing insights. 1: Alan Clark , the maverick former minister and ladies' man, who Cockerell calls the "love Tory". Producer Manisha Vadhia. Rpt of Sun 10.45pm


Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: Alan Clark
Producer: Manisha Vadhia.

: Touch

Another chance to hear this two-part exploration of the wonderful but undervalued sense of touch and an examination of suggestions that a mother's touch affects her baby's mental and social development throughout life. Presented by Dr Gillian Rice. Producer Grant Sonnex


Presented By: Dr Gillian Rice.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Goodbye to All That

By Robert Graves. Read by John le Carre.
3: A Night in the Trenches. For details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Graves.
Read By: John Le Carre.

: Beyond the Back of Beyond

The last episode of the comedy series by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst. 6: Matrimony. Have Mark and Brian finally found true love?
Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Paul Barnhill
Unknown: Neil Warhurst.
Director: Sally Avens
Mark: Nell Warhurst
Brian: Paul Barnhill
Mawa: Jacey Salles
Sandra: Rosie Cavaliero
Luke ,: Mark Benton

: The In Crowd

The sketch show from Manchester starring Robin Ince , Helen Moon , Smug Roberts and Kate Ward.
The last of the present series is packed with advice, like what to do if you suspect your friends have been seeing other friends behind your back. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Helen Moon
Unknown: Smug Roberts
Unknown: Kate Ward.
Producer: Graham Frost

: News

: Book of the Week:

Something to
Declare Repeated from 9.45am

: India v England - the Fifth One-Day International

England's only tour match in the Indian capital - at the FeroszShah Kotla ground in Delhi. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Angus Fraser , Sunil Gavaskar and Simon Mann. Producer Peter Baxter


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Angus Fraser
Commentary By: Sunil Gavaskar
Commentary By: Simon Mann.
Producer: Peter Baxter

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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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