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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Moira Hickey.


Presented By: Moira Hickey.

: Today

With Mark Coles and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Devout Sceptics

Bel Mooney and her guest Isabel Allende , the Latin
American author, explore the territory between belief and unbelief. Producer Malcolm Love Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Isabel Allende

: City Volk

3: Munich. Once the land of lederhosen and beer gardens, Munich is now celebrated as Germany's Silicon Valley, where young entrepreneurs are attracted by the financial breaks on offer, as well as the ski resorts in the Alps, a short trip down the autobahn. Uwe Westphal asks whether the Munich model could be the way forward for the rest of Germany. Producer Tim Mansel


Unknown: Uwe Westphal
Producer: Tim Mansel

: Book of the Week: Last Man Down―theFireman's Story

By Richard Picciotto. 2: The Collapse of the South Tower. "It took only ten seconds forthe south tower to come down.... after a while the north tower stopped shaking.... we were all still OK. We were all still Standing." For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Picciotto.

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Blessed Are the Peacemakers (Tracey). Creator of the Earth and Skies (BowBrickhill). James 3, wl3-18. Peace,
Perfect Peace (Song 46). Christ Is the World's True Light (Nun Danket). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Frederica Quartet: Babel Tower
Part 2 Of this week's drama. Drama repeated 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Repeat of yesterday 9pm

: All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the Right Order

The second in a three-part series in which Rainer Hersch profiles the great exponents of humour in classical music. 3: From Hayden to Bill Bailey, Rainer explores the history of musical comedy, including Andre Previn with Morecambe and Wise.
Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Rainer Hersch
Unknown: Andre Previn
Producer: Julian Mayers

: 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.

: The Musical Side of the Family

In the first of a new series, Jamie Bernstein , daughter of Leonard Bernstein , talks candidly about the joys and challenges of having a father who could be simultaneously a musical genius and a monster, a secret homosexual and also an ecstatically happy familyman. Producer Bill Lloyd


Unknown: Jamie Bernstein
Talks: Leonard Bernstein
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Whitlock's Walk

Hitler planned the 1936 Olympic Games in Benin as a vast propaganda exercise. In John Burrows's thriller, two British athletes lift the lid on one of the 2Oth-century's greatest confidence tricks.


Writer: John Burrows
Director: David Blount
Commentator: Keith Drinkel
Whitlock: Nicholas Boulton
Coleman: Ben Crowe
Sir Reginald: David Codings
Martha: Rachel Atkins
William: David Jarvis
SS officer: Stephen Critchlow
Sir Eric: John Evitts

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the programme in which listeners follow up their environmental concerns.
Producer Nick Patrick Write to: [address removed] Email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick Write

: Dream Atlas

2: Gonamena Bedfellows by Amanda Harris. A family new to the county hear echoes from the past. The reader is Charlie Barnecut. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Amanda Harris.
Unknown: Charlie Barnecut.

: Finger Prints

2: The Index Finger- the Communicator. Claudia Hammond reveals that pointing is one of the first forms of communication we learn - babies accomplish the action forthemselves within their first year. It's an accurate predictor of language acquisition and, unlike nodding, it's a universal gesture that has the same meaning wherever you travel. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb presents the essential guide to working life. Producer Lynne R Jones


Producer: Lynne R Jones

: A Good Read

Rosie Boycott is joined by the author Sam Llewellyn and thejournalist Lynne Truss to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Peter Everett RptdSunllpm


Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Sam Llewellyn
Producer: Peter Everett Rptdsunllpm

: PM

With Clare English and Richard Lister.


Unknown: Richard Lister.

: Night Class

By Johnny Vegas , Tony Burgess and Tony Pitts.
3: Anne suffers the loss of her beloved dog under her son's taxi and decides to cremate him (the dog, that is). The kiln is then put to an unconventional use, underthe sympathetic guidance of pottery teacher Johnny. But some of the class need a little persuasion.
Music performed and arranged by Paul Heaton and Tony Robinson Director Dirk Maggs Producers Helen Chattwell and Bruce Hyman


Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Unknown: Tony Burgess
Unknown: Tony Pitts.
Arranged By: Paul Heaton
Arranged By: Tony Robinson
Director: Dirk Maggs
Producers: Helen Chattwell
Producers: Bruce Hyman
Johnny: Johnny Vegas
Sandra: Rebecca Front
Carol: Nicola Stephenson
Paul: Tony Pitts
Kieran: Tony Burgess
Chloe: Lyndsey Marshal
Anne: Gwyneth Powell
Nathan: Christian Knowtes
Ken: Adrian Manfredi
Rebecca: Fiona Carew
Rebecca: Fiona Carew

: The Archers

Dinner at the Grundys. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Erin Riley

: The Frederica Quartet: Babel Tower

By AS Byatt. Dramatised by John Harvey.
2: Daniel is attempting to cope since the death of his wife and the desertion of his children. For details see yesterday Repeat of 10.45am


Dramatised By: John Harvey.

: With Us or against Us

Edward Stourton tells the story behind the coalition set up in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 11 September. 3: Into Action. The military campaign in Afghanistan begins. Russia, China and the United States find common ground but the fall of Kabul, when it finally comes, takes many people unawares. With contributions from Prime Minister Tony Blair , President Bush's National Security Adviser
Dr Condoleezza Rice , Pakistan's President Musharraf and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Producer Mark Savage Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Dr Condoleezza Rice
Unknown: General Kofi Annan.

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Producer Ian Macrae Phone:[number removed] E-mail: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Ian MacRae

: Case Notes

n Missing Bits. Millions of people have lost one, or more, of their body parts at the hands of the medical profession. Dr Graham Easton hears from patients about the ups and downs of life without a gall bladder, spleen, gut, breasts and even parts of the brain. Producer Paula McGrath E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Repeated Wednesday 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Devout Sceptics

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Gulliver's Travels

7: Gulliver discovers a society where the intellectual elite are employed, among other things, in learning how to extract sunbeams from cucumbers. For details see yesterday

: The Rapid Eye Movement

By Karl Minns. Determined to get Chester's writing career kick-started, the REM decide to perform a "failing dream" in which he will leap from a very tall building and find himself able to fly - to make him realise that success can be his. However, they hadn't bargained for the fact that their stunt man refuses to make the jump.
Music composed by the Neutrinos producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Karl Minns.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Chester: Martin Freeman
Narrator: Chris Langham
Butterworth: Michael Fenton Stevens
Meryl/Suzie: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Tiberius: Kim Wall
MissMaury: Beth Chalmers
Coalin: Chris Pavlo
Hives/Popkin: Martin Hyder
Marlowe: Owen Evans
Floyd: Karl Minns

: A Sense of Place

A Home for All Seasons. A local market trader goes in search of his roots as he walks through a Victorian house built for Arnold Bennett. Producer Barbara Adams


Unknown: Arnold Bennett.
Producer: Barbara Adams

: News

: Book

of the Week: Last Man Down - the Fireman's Story
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.

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