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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: 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 Rev Angela Tilby.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Unreliable Evidence

Clive Anderson returns with a new series of the programme that scrutinises and demystifies key legal issues. 1: Two seniorjudges and a leading QC discuss freedom of speech.
Producers Bruce Hyman and Barbara Loftus Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producers: Bruce Hyman
Producers: Barbara Loftus

: Diary of a Taxman

A five-part series in which presenter
Christopher Cook and historian Helen Weinstein bringto life the diary of John Cannon , an extraordinary memoir of an ordinary 18th-century taxman. 4: The Tennis Ball of Fortune. In 1721 John Cannon is sacked from his prestigious job as a taxman, after his baby son has just died. He is then arrested for debt, at which point he says this is the "lowest ebb of adversity". But he and his wife soon bounce back, with the help of a new bread oven. Producer Jane Ray


Presenter: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Helen Weinstein
Unknown: John Cannon
Unknown: John Cannon
Producer: Jane Ray

: Book of the Week: Lucky Man

2: Michael J Fox returns to his childhood - "tiny for a two-year-old " and recounts how at the age of 16 he broke into Hollywood playing a 12-year-old. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael J Fox

: Daily Service

Presented by Rev Stephen Shipley , with the University of Newcastle (Australia) Chamber
Choir. Give Me the Wings of Faith (San Rocco). Mark 10, w23-31. Like as the Hart (Noel Rawsthorne ). Forth in thy Name (Song 34). Director of music Philip Matthias.


Presented By: Rev Stephen Shipley
Unknown: Noel Rawsthorne
Music: Philip Matthias.

: Woman's Hour _

With Jenni Murray. Drama: A RagingCalm. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: A Tomb with a View

I A graveyard might not seem an obvious spot to watcn wildlife but naturalist Brett Westwood and author
Francesca Greenoak visit two churches to discover how graveyards have become a wildlife haven for many fascinating plants and animals which are disappearing from ourtowns and countryside. Producer Jan Castle


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Francesca Greenoak

: The Palace of Laughter

Geoffrey Wheeler goes behind the facade of the Odeon cinema in London's Leicester Square to seek out the traces of the variety theatre which once stood in its place-theAlhambra. From the earliest days of the 20th century until its closure in the thirties, the Alhambra was one of London's premiervariety venues. It was forced to close due to the rising popularity of cinema and radio entertainment. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Ancient Voices

Voices of Everyman. Essentially an oral tradition, popular music-making in the Middle Ages is shrouded in mystery. In the final programme in his exploration of medieval music Michael Wood re-creates a sound world of songs and dance-music with the help of present-day performers.
Producers Lyndon Jones and Deborah Preston


Music: Michael Wood
Producers: Lyndon Jones
Producers: Deborah Preston

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The King's Coiner

By Philip Palmer.
By the 1690s, Isaac Newton, already the world's greatest mathematician, was hungry for a new challenge and became warden of the Royal Mint. His pursuit of London's most notorious counterfeiter, William Chaloner, confirmed him as a man prepared to go to any lengths to solve a problem.


Writer: Philip Palmer
Director/Producer: Toby Swift
Isaac Newton: Ian McDiarmid
Catherine Barton: Katy Cavanagh
William Chaloner: Barnaby Kay
Lord Halifax: Jeremy Swift
Tom Holloway: Freddie Annobil-Dodoo
Mr Secretary Vernon: Peter Marinker
Thomas Carter: Colin Adrian

: Making History

Sue Cook and the team investigate more of your historical queries.
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick Write to: [address removed]E-MAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick Write

: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

By Winifred Watson. Maureen Lipman reads a touching and funny rediscovered bestseller of the thirties. Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. Part 2. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Winifred Watson.
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: For What It's Worth

Another chance to hear the five-part series in which Lars Tharp and guests look at antiques and collectables. 2: The Shaker Chair. This design icon and hymn to simplicity continues to influence style, two centuries after it was perfected by the puritanical Sect. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb investigates compensation culture-is it spiraling out of control? Producer Penny Hasiam

: Poetry Festival: A Good Read

Rosie Boycott , joined by guests Frank Delaney and Jackie Kay , entertains an audience with a lively discussion of three of their favourite books-popular classics from Kate Grenville , Ernest Hemmingway and Jean Rhys.
ProducerViv Beeby Repeated from Sunday llpm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Two volumes of PoetryPiease, featuring a selection of Britain's favourite poems, are available at good retail outlets orwww.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Kate Grenville
Unknown: Ernest Hemmingway
Unknown: Jean Rhys.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Dr Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag

Another chance to hearthe return of Scotland's most celebrated doctor in Sue Rodwell's dramatisation of AJ Cronin 's comic stories.
1: The Resolution That Went Wrong. Finlay picks a fist fight with one of his less reasonable patients.
Producer Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Aj Cronin
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Dr Finlay: John Gordon-Sinclair
Dr Cameron: Brian Pettifer
Janet: Katy Murphy
Charlie Bell: Alex Ferns
Mrs Bell: Ellie Haddington
Archie Galt: David Ashton

: The Archers

It's a double birthday celebration.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show, and reports on a major new exhibition by the artist Sam Taylor-Wood . Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Artist: Sam Taylor-Wood
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: A Raging Calm

By Stan Barstow , dramatised by Diana Griffiths. 2: Tom, a town councilor and long-time lover of Norma, a married woman, discovers unsettling news about Norma's husband.
For details see yesterday Rpt from 10.45am


Unknown: Stan Barstow
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.

: Staunching the Flow

In the aftermath of 11 September, the Government promised a financial crackdown which would make it easierto detect flows of illicit money. But, in the second of his investigations, Allan Urry uncovers evidence that some institutions and professionals are still being allowed to undermine the global battle against criminals and their cash. Producer David Lewis Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: David Lewis

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Producer Ian Macrae PHONE: [number removed] for more information E-MAIL: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Ian MacRae

: Case Notes

Dr Graham Easton offers tips on how to tackle embarrassing health problems. Producer Paula McGratn E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Repeated Wednesday 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGratn

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Laying On of Hands

Written and read by Alan Bennett.
7: Carl insists that Clive died of Aids. For details see Monday


Read By: Alan Bennett.

: Tim's Comedy Links

3: Tim Brooke-Taylor's look at golf and comedy takes him back to his birthplace of Buxton in Derbyshire for a round of golf and a rummage through the comedy archives in search of Patrick Cargill, Norman Evans. Tony Hancock , Arthur Marshall and other comedy heroes Of his Childhood. Producer Tony Staveacre


Unknown: Norman Evans.
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: News

: Book of the Week: Lucky Man

Part 2. 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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