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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: 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 Bishop Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Unreliable Evidence

6: Clive Anderson considers public enquiry. His eminentguests include Lord Phillips, Master of the Rolls, and Lord Cullen, the Lord President.
Producers Bruce Hyman and Barbara Loftus Repeated at 9.30pm


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

: The End of the Line?

Poet Roger McGough steels himself to go shopping at Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre. On the way, he meets a man with a home in the sky, and sisters who remember when there were dragons on the road between Sheffield and Rotherham...


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

: Daily Service

Presented by Denis Nowlan. Father Most Holy, Merciful and Loving (Christie Sanctorum). John 16, w 12-15. To You Gloryand Praise (Walsh/Stanbrook). Tell Out, My Soul (Woodlands). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Denis Nowlan.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: The Devil That Danced on the Water

By Aminatta Forna. Part 2. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Aminatta Forna.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: The Frederica Quartet: The Virgin in the Garden. Part 12. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

The Superlative Bird. Hummingbirds have the fastest metabolism of any warm-blooded creature and drink halftheir weight in energy-rich nectar each day. Mark Carwardine watches hummingbirds in Arizona where he finds that red lipstick is the secret to getting the best views.
Producer Brett Westwood Repeat ofyesterday 9pm The heart of the matter: page 35


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Brett Westwood

: My Family and Other Agents

Concluding his series, Michael Grade tells us how and for what reason Ethel Merman was the cause of a police raid at the classy Talk of the Town nightclub, and why child-star Ricky Schroeder was intent on directing - at the age of 12. Producer Jayne Gibson


Unknown: Michael Grade
Unknown: Ethel Merman
Unknown: Ricky Schroeder
Producer: Jayne Gibson

: 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.

: Songs My Mother Taught Me

Michael Rosen presents the second of two programmes looking at music and childhood. Producer Jim Clarke E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jim Clarke

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Faith, Hope and Charity

A trilogy of interlinked plays on contemporary values by Michael Duke.
3: Charity.
Robin is a nice man. He's also dull, intolerant, pedantic and stringently tight with money. After four woefully unromantic years, his long-suffering wife Rachel is close to the divorce courts. So to save his marriage, Robin embarks on a comically misguided Good Samaritan act.


Writer: Michael Duke
Director: Patrick Rayner
Robin: Peter Grimes
Rachel: Deirdre Davis
Duncan: Gary Lewis
Mairi: Julie Austin
Julia: Wendy Seager
Vincent: Richard Dormer

: 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

: Her Majesties

2: Daughters of the Sun by BetsyTobin. A lonely monarch does her duty but dreams of freedom. For details see yesterday

: New Shoots, Old Tips

2: Spread Whole Baskets of Dung. Caroline Holmes meets Katie Butler of the historic gardens at Yalding in Kent to discuss the many smelly and macabre old methods for improving soil. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Caroline Holmes
Unknown: Katie Butler

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the world of business, money and workplace issues... Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning returns with Libby Purves.
Producer Sukey Firth Repeated Sunday llpm PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Dr Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag

The final yarn about Scotland's most celebrated doctor in Sue Rodwell's new dramatisation of AJ Cronin 's comic stories. 6: The Sisters Scobie Finlay rashly decides he can cure the crabby cohabiting Scobie sisters of both the flu and the fact that they haven 't tal ked to each other for 15 years.
Producer Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Aj Cronin
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Dr Finlay: John Gordon-Sinclair
Dr Cameron: Brian Pettifer
Janet: Katy Murphy
Beth Scobie: Jennifer Piercey
Anabel Scobie: Muriel Barker
Nurse Angus: Sharon Small
John Angus: Gordon Reid

: The Archers

Honky-tonk honeymoon for Sid and Jolene. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Francine Stock. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Erin Riley

: The Frederica Quartet: The Virgin in theGarden

By AS Byatt. 12: Stephanie finds that being pregnant and looking after her baby, her mother-in-law and her younger brother is too much.
For details see yesterday Repeat from 10.45am

: The Putney Debates

Sue MacGregor presents a special programme marking a milestone in British constitutional history.
During the course of the Civil War, the Putney
Debates were the most profound public discussions ever held in Britain on the rights of man and the nature of the state. The issues raised over 350 years ago still resonate today. How accountable are our politicians? Should we ignore unjust laws? Who should vote in elections and how often should they be held? And how should the House of Lords be reformed? Actors re-create the passionate arguments between Cromwell and his soldiers, while a distinguished panel of historians and politicians, includingTony Benn and Eric Forth , debate their crucial importance for political discussion today.
Dramatist Peter Goodchild Director Martin Jenkins Producer Jane Greenwood Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Eric Forth
Dramatist: Peter Goodchild
Director: Martin Jenkins
Producer: Jane Greenwood
Cromwell: Gerard Murphy
Henry Ireton: Kieron Jecchinis
Colonel Rainborough: David Bannerman
Mr Wildman: Harry Myers
Private Sexby: Roger May
Mr Petty: Roger May
Colonel Goffe: John Rowe
Captain Bishop: John Rowe

: Case Notes

Side Effects. Prescription drugs often have side effects. Some are minor irritations while others can be fatal. How are these side effects reported? And are they brought to the patient's attention fast enough? Graham Easton investigates. Producer Paula McGrath
E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath

: 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

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Crow Lake

Tensions mount in Mary Lawson 's gripping story. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mary Lawson

: Stand Up to Screen

Greg Proops 's guide to four American movie and TV stars who began their careers in standup comedy. 4: Roseanne Barr. Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Greg Proops
Unknown: Roseanne Barr.
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: Starry Starry Night

Three programmes in which Ray Brown recalls occasions when big stars played small venues.
1: Auspicious Meetings. Memories of Paul Robeson singing on a Liverpool bombsite. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Ray Brown
Unknown: Paul Robeson
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Today in Parliament

News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Devil ThatDanced on the Water

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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