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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham , Moderator of the Free Churches.


Unknown: Tony Burnham

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25SportsNews
7.48 Thought forthe Day With the Rt RevTom Butler.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Unreliable Evidence

Clive Anderson scrutinises and demystifies key legal issues. 3: Can there only ever be one correct decision in court? Guests include senior law lord Lord Bingham and a professor of law.
Producers Bruce Hyman and Barbara Loftus Repeated at 9.30pm


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

: The End of the Line?

A new five-part series in which the poet
Roger McGough has been travelling around England s suburbs in search of what has become of Betjeman's Britain -the one the poet captured in the television programme Metroland 30 years ago.
1: McGough picks up Sir John Betjemans discarded second-class return ticket for a seat on the Metropolitan Line at Baker Street -just after rush hOur.ProducersJanetGravesandClareJenkins


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Sir John Betjemans

: Book of the Week: From Balham to Bollywood

By Chris England. 2: The Arrival. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Chris England.

: Daily Service

Lift Up Your
Presented by Nigel McCulloch , Ye Gates , Lift Up Your
Heads on High (St George's Edinburgh). Matthew
22, w41-46. Sing Hosanna (Barthdomaus
Gesius). Hail to the Lord's Anointed (Crüger')
Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Nigel McCulloch
Presented By: Ye Gates
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
Drama: Turn over the Paper and Start. Part 2.
(Drama repeated at 7.45pm)


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: ShrinkingViolets

The New Atlas of the British and Irish Flora is the first comprehensive audit of Britain's Plant species for
40 years - and, from invasive aliens to the effects of agriculture, the picture it paints of our native flora is not a happy one. Kerry Ten Kate meets the botanists who are sounding the alarm for shrinking violets of everyspecies. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Kerry Ten Kate
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: ThatRemindsMe:BarryTook

As a tribute to the writer, broadcaster and entertainer
Barry Took , who died recently, here is another chance to hearthis programme of reminiscences and anecdotes from his long career, recorded in 1999 at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Barry Took
Producer: Claire Jones

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
Including at 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.

: A Tune a Day

Has Tommy Pearson learned to "play in a day ?The results of his efforts last week to learn the clarinet and the accordion from instrumental tutor books are revealed in an incomparable performance of Twinkle
Twinkle Little Star. With additional tips and pointers from the experts: Bert Weedon , author of the million-selling guitar tutor Play in a Day, jazz pianist
Julian Joseph , composer and piano teacher Carol Barratt , self-taught accordionist Neil Sanders and one of the country's finest clarinettists, Michael Collins. Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Pianist: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Carol Barratt
Accordionist: Neil Sanders
Clarinettists: Michael Collins.
Producer: Andrew Green

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Sara

By Melissa Murray. In 1826 Coleridge's daughter stopped off on a coach journey to London and, on the spur of the moment, decided to stay on in her inn room indefinitely, leaving her husband and children to fend for themselves. She had very good reasons for this extraordinary decision - one being a desperate hope that she could cure herself of the addiction that had so blighted herfather's life.
Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Sara Coleridge: Sophie Thompson
Henry: Scott Handy
Coleridge: Clive Morrison
Mrs Wren: Carolyn Pickles
Doctor: David Timson
Tom: David Holt
Mary: Sarah Paul

: Making History

Sue Cook and the team investigate more of listeners' 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

: Three Men on the Bummel

Hugh Laurie reads Jerome K Jerome 's comic classic which takes three men on a cycling tour of Germany. Abridged by Peter Everett. Part 2. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Jerome K Jerome
Abridged By: Peter Everett.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Wind in the Willows

2: The Wild Wooders Ride into Town. Shopkeepers in Cookham, Berkshire, need a car park fortourists. Their plan is to build it on Marsh Meadow where
Kenneth Grahame first thought of Ratty, Mole and Toad. Tempers are high, and everyone wonders who are the real locals and who are the "stoats and weasels". For detail see yesterday


Unknown: Kenneth Grahame

: Nice Work

The essential guide to the world of work. Philippa
Lamb looks at the state of customer service in the UK.
Producer Jessica Dunbar


Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: A Good Read

Joining Rosie Boycott this week are writer Mike Phillips and broadcaster Joan Bakewell. They recommend theirfavourite books, including history of Romania, Time Will Darken It by William Maxwell and a book about cod.
Producer Peter Everett Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Mike Phillips
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Unknown: William Maxwell
Producer: Peter Everett

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Dr Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag

Another yarn about Scotland's s most celebrated doctor in SueRodwell's new dramatisation of AJ Cronin 's comic stories. 3: The DayDandini Came to Town. Finlay finds that the touring Cinderella has more in common with La Traviata than a pantomime. Producer Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Aj Cronin
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Dr Finlay J: Ohn Gordon-Sinclair
Samuels: Shaun Scott
Dr Cameron: Brian Pettlfer
Janet: Katy Murphy
Miss Letty: Beveriey Klein
Doggy: David Bannerman
Jackson: David Tennant

: The Archers

Roy and Hayley make a splash. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Turn over the Paper and Start

By Claire Bennett. 2: Tuesday-Science. Millie is distracted from her GCSE revision as she learns why herfather has re-appeared in Walsall, while T'resa takes advantage of her parents' absence with a party. For details see yesterday Repeat from 10.45am


Unknown: Claire Bennett.

: A Lobby to Reckon with

With the Middle East in turmoil, the role of the Americans as honest brokers becomes ever more important. But the pro-Israel lobby is possibly the most powerful influence group in Washington, armed with cash, an effective voting bloc and tight organisation. Has it hijacked US policy, creating hatred towards America among Arabs and Muslims? Stephen Sackur gets the inside story on how the lobbyists work - and what happens when politicians Cross them.
Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Stephen Sackur
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: In Touch

Peter White with news forvisually 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

ENT. Inflamed tonsils, blocked sinuses, poor hearing and lost voices are all conditions that might be referred to an ear, nose and throat specialist. And hi-tech medicine is revolutionising the treatment of all these conditions. Dr Graham Easton finds out that ENT medicine is notjust about "snot, wax and tonsils". Producer Paula McGrath
E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Spies

By Michael Frayn. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Michael Frayn.

: Stand Up to Screen

Another chance to hear Greg Proops 's guide to four American stars who began their careers in standup comedy. 1: Steve Martin Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Greg Proops
Unknown: Steve Martin
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: News

: Book of the Week: From Balham to Bollywood


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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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