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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Unreliable Evidence

4: Clive Anderson examines the central skill of the barrister in any adversarial system, namely advocacy. His eminentguests include Clare Montgomery QC , who acted for General Pinochet, and Lord Justice Mantell.
Producers Bruce Hyman and Barbara Loftus


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Clare Montgomery
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Producer: Barbara Loftus

: The End of the Line?: 2

Thirty years after John Betjeman 's BBC television film, Metroland, poet Roger McGough travels round England by train and tram to reflect on what he sees from the steamed-up window.
In Newcastle he remembers an artistic stalker, and meets a man with his feet firmly in the clouds.


Presenter: Roger McGough
Producer: Janet Graves
Producer: Clare Jenkins

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Thy Kingdom Come! on Bended Knee (Irish). Amos 8, w4-9. Magnificat in G (Stanford). Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendour
(Rhuddlan). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Auto-da-Fay

Written and read by Fay Weldon . 2: Fay has left New Zealand and her childhood world knowing she will never see her father again. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Fay Weldon

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
Drama: The Frederica Quartet: The Virgin in the Garden. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Mark Carwardine joins thousands of other bird watchers taking part in the first ever "Migration Watch", run by the British Trust for Ornithology.
They are mapping out the movements of migratory birds including swallows, swifts and cuckoos as they move up through the country. He also explores the latest research, using unique wind-tunnel experiments at Lund University in Sweden, into how these small migrant birds are able to fly such huge distances. Repeat of yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: My Family and Other Agents

In the first of three programmes Michael Grade talks about his family and his work, and gives us an agent's-eye view of those who entertained us such as Spike Milligan , Morecambe and Wise.
Larry Grayson , Harry Worth and many more. And if that doesn't appeal, there's also the Skylons with their dislocating limbs act. Producer Jayne Gibson


Talks: Michael Grade
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Larry Grayson
Unknown: Harry Worth
Producer: Jayne Gibson

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and PeterWhite.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Other Wittgenstein

Pianist Paul Wittgenstein lost his right arm as a soldier in the Second World War- his reaction was to commission some of the world's finest composers to write forthe left hand only, and to perform their works on some of the world's greatest stages. Written and presented by Pete Morgan. Producer VivBeeby


Pianist: Paul Wittgenstein
Presented By: Pete Morgan.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Faith, Hope and Charity

A trilogy of interlinked plays on contemporary values by Michael Duke. 1: Faith. Mairi has fallen in love with the man downstairs. The only trouble is, she's never actually met him - it's only his singing in the shower that has set her lonely heart pounding. Mairi never loses faith that he's the one for her. But her friends disagree.
Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Michael Duke.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Mairi: Julie Austin
Duncan: Gary Lewis
Tina: Julie Duncanson
M r Ferguson: Peter Grimes
Mrs Ferguson: Deirdre Davis
Hilary: Eliza Langland

: Making History

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

: Girl from the South

By Joanna Trollope. Read by Emilia Fox. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Joanna Trollope.
Read By: Emilia Fox.

: Paper Gardens

2: A Photographer's Eye. As a press photographer, Don McCullin has seen more than his fair share of horror. Sitting in his beautiful Somerset garden he reveals to Leslie Forbes that it is angry skies that give his soul peace.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Don McCullin
Unknown: Leslie Forbes

: 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

Matthew Parris is joined by newsreader and journalist Huw Edwards and writer Lesley Chamberlain to discuss three of their favourite paperbacks: The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis, Death of a River Guide by Richard Flanagan and The Learning Game by Jonathan Smith.
(Repeated Sunday llpm)


Presenter: Matthew Parris
Guest: Huw Edwards
Guest: Lesley Chamberlain
Producer: John Byrne

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Dr Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag

Another yarn about Scotland's most celebrated doctor in Sue Rodwell's new dramatisation of AJ Cronin 's comic stories. 4: Wee
Robertson Finlay gets caught in the middle when a husband escapes his henpeckingwife by losing his memory.
Producer Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Aj Cronin
Unknown: Robertson Finlay
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Dr Finlay: John Gordon-Sinclair
Dr Cameron: Brian Pettifer
Robert: David McKall
Sarah: Phyllis Logan
Landlady: Aline Mowat
Jackson: David Tennant
Ticket collector: Harry Ward

: The Archers

Zero tolerance from Sid. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and investigates Game On, billed as the first major British exhibition to chart the 40-year history of video games. Producer Nikki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nikki Paxman

: The Frederica Quartet: The Virgin in theGarden

By AS Byatt. 2: Frederica auditions for a play about Elizabeth I written by herfather's colleague, the beautiful Alexander Wedderburn.
For details see yesterday Repeat from 10.45am


Unknown: Alexander Wedderburn.

: File on Four

In the first of a new series, Julian O'Halloran investigates the crisis facing the Post Office. Why has a massive profit of more than L600 million just four years ago, turned to equally massive losses now said to be running at more than one million pounds a day? Producer Andy Denwood Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: 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

Training the Doctors. It takes years to train the medical staff we rely upon to look after us when we're ill . So how are the doctors of the future being trained, especially when the NHS plan has an ambitious target of providing 15,000 more doctors by 2008? Dr Graham Easton brings you the latest on how the doctors of the future - and the present- are being trained. 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 Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Embers

By Sandor Marai. 2: Over dinner, the General begins his painful search for the truth. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Sandor Marai.

: Stand Up to Screen

Another chance to hear Greg Proops 's guide to four American movie and TV stars who began their careers in standup comedy. 2: Chris Rock. Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Greg Proops
Unknown: Chris Rock.
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: News

: Book of the Week: Auto-da-Fay

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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