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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Farming Today

With Sarah Mukherjee.


Unknown: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.2S, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Lucky Man

3: Michael J Fox becomes a big star in the film Back to the Future, marries fellow actor Tracy Pollan and visits a neurologist who finally confirms he has Parkinson's disease at the unusually early age of 29. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael J Fox
Unknown: Tracy Pollan

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone , with the University of Newcastle (Australia) Chamber Choir. God Is Our Song. Every Singer Blest (Morestead).
Mark 10, w32-34. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? (Spiritual, arr Bob Chilcott ). The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done (Vulpius). Director of music Philip Matthias.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone
Unknown: Bob Chilcott
Music: Philip Matthias.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: A RagingCalm. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: In Safe Hands

The third programme in the series following social workers in Nottingham as they investigate cases of Child neglect and abuse. Producer Susan Mitchell


Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat

A series of six comic plays by Jim Poyser set in 19th-century Russia and based on the absurd.
5: The Mysterious Portrait. Chertkoff is the most high-minded young artist in St Petersburg- until a pact with the devil offers him untold riches.
Based on a short story by Nikolai Gogol.
Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Jim Poyser
Story By: Nikolai Gogol.
Producer: Susan Roberts
Dragon: Stephen Moore
Chertkoff: Mark Chatterton
Leonid: Russell Dixon
Marya: Jo-Anne Knowles
Yuri: David Crellin
Shopkeeper: Rob Pickavance

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

James Walton is in the chair, flanked by regular team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Harry Ritchie and Nigel Williams.
Author of the week is JRR Tolkein.The reader is
Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Unknown: Nigel Williams.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Mind's Eye

By Jill Hyem.
Returning home from working abroad to look after her sick grandmother, Lizzie meets a pleasant young student on the plane. The two become friends and he visits her in Suffolk - but is there any connection between his interest in her and the nightmares her grandmother has been having?


Writer: Jill Hyem
Producer: Cherry Cookson
Lizzie: Emily Bruni
Alice: Bridget Turner
Ned: Michael Higgs
Anil: Nitin Ganatra
Marion: Ann Beach
Pat: Sandra Clark
Man on plane: Peter Darney

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Bunny Guinness and Roy Lancaster are guests of Girton College, Cambridge. The chairman is Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

By Winifred Watson. Maureen Lipman reads one of her favourite books, a touching and funny rediscovered bestseller of the thirties. Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. Part 3. Producer Sarah Johnson


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

: For What It's Worth

Another chance to hearthe five-part series in which Lars Tharp and guests put antiques and collectables into context. 3: The Writing Box. An antique which symbolised the age of letter-writing and travel - Jane Austen 's writing box comes under scrutiny as experts muse on its function as an early version of the laptop computer. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Unknown: Jane Austen
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to Catherine Hall of University
College, London, who discusses the impact of the Empire on the British imagination. How did ideas of race permeate views of the world in the 19th century, and how have these ideas changed? Producer Jo Daykin E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Catherine Hall
Producer: Jo Daykin

: Case Notes

Embarrassing Illnesses. Your cheeks are red, your heart's pounding, but you just can'tget the words out and you end up leaving the doctor's surgery without any cream forthat rash. Dr Graham Easton offers tips on how to tackle embarrassing problems. Producer Paula McGrath
E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Smelling of Roses

By Simon Brett. 4: Trade Secrets. Rosie is asked to organise a top-secret conference to launch a new microchip. But it soon becomes clear that she isn'tthe only one being secretive....With Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland , Gillian Hanna , Edward de Souza and Simon Trinder. Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Rebecca Callard
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Gillian Hanna
Unknown: Simon Trinder.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: The Archers

The wanderer returns. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show, with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Belette Holt-Fente


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Belette Holt-Fente

: A Raging Calm

By Stan Barstow , dramatised by Diana Griffiths. 3: Andrea meets Kate, her lover's wife. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stan Barstow
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.

: The Reith Lectures 2002: A Question of Trust

4: Trust and Transparency. Philosopher
Onora O'Neill ofNewnham College, Cambridge, delivers the fourth Reith Lecture from the Maritime Museum, Liverpool. Everything is supposed to be more open, but has the new order increased opportunities for disinformation and deception?
Producer Charles Sigler ; Editor Gwyneth Williams Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Onora O'Neill
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Not While I'm Alive He Ain't

4: Brian Walden examines how the relationship between Margaret Thatcher and Nigel Lawson moved from close co-operation to bitter conflict. Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Brian Walden
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Nigel Lawson
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: The Science of Sport

In the final programme of the series. Sue Nelson examines how elite athletes eat to compete and why in the pursuit of perfection some resort to taking drugs, despite the dangers. With contributions from sprinter Dougie Walker ,
Olympic gold medallist Dr Stephanie Cook and UK Sport's director of anti-doping
Michelle Verroken. Producers Jonathan Murphy and Peter Newman


Unknown: Dougie Walker
Unknown: Dr Stephanie Cook
Unknown: Michelle Verroken.
Producers: Jonathan Murphy
Producers: Peter Newman

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Laying On of Hands

Alan Bennett reads his darkly comic story.
8: A doctor assures the congregation that Clive did not die of an Aids-related illness. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: The Night Listener

Armistead Maupin's spellbinding bestsellertells the story of broadcaster and writer, Gabriel Noone. 2: The Monkey Wrench. As Gabriel's relationships with his ex-lover and his fatherfall further apart, his friendship with Pete continues to strengthen. In turn, Pete looks to Gabriel as the father figure he never had. Butjust as Gabriel seems to be coming to terms with his life a bombshell is dropped, causing him to question everything he has taken for granted and shattering his newly ordered existence.
Producer Bruce Hyman ; Director Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Gabriel Noone.
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Director: Dirk Maggs
Gabriel: William Hope
Anna: Briony Glassco
Ashe: Alan Corduner
Pete: Steven Shay
Donna: Miriam Margolyes
Jess: Stuart Milligan
Darlie: Lorelei King
Gabe Snr: Jerry Harte
Armistead Maupin: Himself

: Today in Parliament

News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book of the Week: Lucky Man


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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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