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: World News

: PrayerfortheDay

With Tony Burnham , Moderatoror the FreeChurches.


Unknown: Tony Burnham

: 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 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.
ProducerChris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Jesus Is Lord! Philippians 2, w5-ll. Jesus, Name above All Names. At the Name of Jesus (Christopher Walker ). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Unknown: Christopher Walker
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: From Balham toBollywood

SchriSland. 3: In the Saddle. England has to prove his mettle as a bowler and finds himself unexpectedly having to ride a horse. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to Jilly Cooper about her latest book Pandora which takes the lid off the international art world. Drama: Tummwthe Paper and Start. Part3. Drama repeated at 7. 45pm


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jilly Cooper

: Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl invented a new type of psychotherapy that revolved around finding meaning to our lives. As Nietzsche said: "He who has a why to live for, can bear with almost any how." In a cruel twist of fate, Frankl got a chance to put his theory to the test when he was transported to Auschwitz, Could he find meaning in the suffering he was to experience? And if there was none, if he survived, would life be worth living? Extracts from his bestselling book are read by John Rowe.


Author: Viktor Frankl
Reader: John Rowe
Producer: Matt Thompson

: The Leopard In Autumn

The second series of the comedy drama, set in Renaissance Italy. 1: Prince Ludovico, besieged ruler of the pettiest state in Italy, has to raise enough money from his meagre subjects to pay the new
Pope's tribute With David Swift , Sian Phillips ,
Graham Crowden , Saskia Wickham and others. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: David Swift
Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: Graham Crowden
Unknown: Saskia Wickham
Producer: Helen Williams

: 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 Wendy Holden and Joseph Connolly. Author of the week is PG Wodehouse. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Wendy Holden
Unknown: Joseph Connolly.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Breath of Fire

The true story of the sole survivor of the martyred city of Martinique. One hundred years ago today, on the island of Martinique, Mount Pelée erupted killing 30,000 people and destroying the city, all within two minutes. There was only one survivor, a petty criminal, Louis-Auguste Cyparis , who was in the city jail, protected by the immensely thick walls of his cell. After the eruption, Cyparis began a new life for himself in a circus freak-show, where he had to learn to tell his story in his own way


Director: Mary Ward-Lowery
Cyparis: Burt Caesar
Princess: Lisa Hammond
Circus talker: Trevor Peacock
Isabel: Juliet Ellis
Man: Paul Dodgson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness are guests of Friends' School in Saffron Walden, Essex. The chairman is Eric Robson.


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: 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 3.ProducerSara0avies


Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Jerome K Jerome
Abridged By: Peter Everett.

: Wind In the Willows: 3: Piper at the Gates of Dawn

As evening decends, toddler Cameron Munro goes missing near the torrential Falls of Shin. It's reminiscent of Ratty and Mole's search for a little otter that has gone missing near a weir. They stumble across the pagan god Pan, but who will P.C. Sutherland find in the dark forest?
(For details see Monday)

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor looks at the rise of the mobile phone, with James EKatz , professor of communications from Rutgers University, New Jersey, and editor of a study into how mobile phones are affecting social practice, language and the way we do business. ProducerTony Phillips E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: James Ekatz
Unknown: Producertony Phillips

: 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". Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Smelling of Roses

By Simon Brett. 6: Party Party. Rosie and the team are asked to launch a new political party-the Grey Party for people over 60. Sadly its leader doesn't quite get to launch his manifesto. Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: The Archers

Child's play at Lower Loxley. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews, and the verdict on a major new exhibition at Tate Modern which charts the careers of Matisse and Picasso. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: Turn over the Paper and Start

By Claire Bennett. 3: Wednesday- English. With her mum and dad getting on too well for comfort, Millie wonders where her mum's admirer Brian fits into all this. There's too much to think about to get on with English revision. More opinions and teenage wisdom from Walsall's observant teenager. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Claire Bennett.

: Are We Going to the Dogs?

The first of three debates chaired by Edward Stourton examining the moral health of the nation. Before an invited audience at Ampleforth College in Yorkshire, the first programme looks at manners, civility and standards of behaviour, asking if we are in the midst of a moral decline.
Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated Saturday 10. 15pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: The Later Lives of Prime Ministers

2: Tony Howard looks at one-time prime ministers who have enjoyed an Indian summer, serving in later administrations in a different job. A four-part series. Producer Dominic Black Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Tony Howard

: Frontiers

The very first stars in the universe died a long time before astronomers could get a look at them.
Billions of years afterthe last of these stars expired, telescopes are finally tracking them down.
Peter Evans uncovers new research into how the transition from dark to light came about - and how this dramatic event has changed the course of cosmic history. Producers Adrian Washboume E-mail: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producers: Adrian Washboume

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Spies

By Michael Frayn. Part8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Frayn.

: The Night Listener

The thrilling conclusion to Armistead Maupin's novel. 4: Everybody Goes. On Jess's insistence, Gabe visits Pete and Donna in Wysong to find out the truth for himself. But will anything have prepared him for what he finds? And can he finally allow himself to believe in Pete, the son he never had? As all the relationships that Gabe holds dear threaten to alter irrevocably, he turns to his writing, the one constant in his world.
Director Dirk Maggs


Director: Dirk Maggs
Gabriel: William Hope
Anna: Briony Glassco
Ashe: Alan Container
Pete: Steven Shay
Donna: Miriam Margolyes
Jess: Stuart Milligan
Darlie: Lorelei King
Gabe Snr: Jerry Harte
Armistead Maupin: Himself

: News

: Book of the Week: From Balham to Bollywood

Part 3. 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.

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