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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Brian Haymes.


Unknown: Brian Haymes.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Bishop Jim Thompson.


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

: 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 Dr Judith Champ. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (Lasst uns Erfreuen). Luke 22, w39-46. Could Ye Not Watch with Me (Stainer). All for Jesus (All for
Jesus). With the Coventry Blue Coat Church of England School Choir. Director of music Philip Formstone.


Presented By: Dr Judith Champ.
Music: Philip Formstone.

: Book of the Week: Things My MotherNever Told Me

Part 3. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur.
10.45 Don't Know How She Does It, Part 3 Of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Guest: Ellen MacArthur

: Lost for Words

Every two weeks a language dies somewhere in the world. With it goes the distinctive expression of a people's identity, history and culture. Gavin Esler continues his examination of the threat to linguistic diversity, this week travelling to Hawaii, where the dedication of a group of parents is offering a glimmer of hope to the native language. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: Share and Share Alike

Comedy series by Emma Clarke about a group of retired private investors, the Cheadle Chancers. 4: When the Chips Are Down. Don, a chip shop entrepreneur with a gambling problem, swindles
L5,000 from each member of the Cheadle Chancers. Everything goes well-until he loses the lot on a horse and is forced to find another five grand.... and another and another
Original music by Big George Director Jim Poyser


Unknown: Emma Clarke
Music By: Big George
Director: Jim Poyser
Eric: Roy Barraclough
Norma: Brigit Forsyth
Maurice: Ken Campbell
Don: Michael Angelis
Alma: Ann Rye
Maureen: Judith Barker
Nathan: Andrew Knott
Commentator: Richard Michael

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With NickClarke at the Labour Party conference in Blackpool.

: X Marks the Spot

Pete McCarthy 's guests for the final programme in the series are Sue Gaisford, Pat Kenny and John Sergeant. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Pat Kenny
Unknown: John Sergeant.
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Beautiful Couple

By Carolyn Pertwee.
Marjorie and Dennis have booked the same Spanish hotel room in which they spent their honeymoon, 37 years ago. But they aren't prepared for the uninhibited behaviour of the beautiful young couple in the next room - and the effect it will have on their own marriage.


Writer: Carolyn Pertwee
Director: Izzy Mant
Marjorie: Julia McKenzie
Dennis: Ronald Pickup
Katie: Claudie Blakley
Rahul: Aja Chhabra

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by members of the Evington Garden Club, near Leicester. The chairman is Eric Robson. at 2pm


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

: Five New Shorts

3: Spin Doctor by Romesh Gunnesekera , read by Sam Dastor. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Romesh Gunnesekera
Read By: Sam Dastor.

: Electronic Brains

3: Then We Took the Roof Off. "Secret Laboratory No 1" was the Soviet Union's first electronic computer. It was built in the late 1940s in Feofania, an abandoned monastry outside the ruined city of Kiev. Surviving members of the original team lament a 1967 political decision to copy IBM computers, instead of keeping the faith with theirown designs. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

This week Laurie Taylor considers land ownership and its role in shaping nations. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud investigates the personality test. Claudia Hammond is the guinea pig, filling in the controversial questionnaire developed by Hans Eysenck. Can numbers really tell us anything about people? Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Unknown: Hans Eysenck.
Producer: Marya Burgess

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Mark Steel Lecture

Mark Steel with another comedy lecture about the life and work of an iconic figure of history. Today's subject is Sir Isaac Newton , without whom Steel might not have been able to define the gravity with which he delivers his lectures. With the help of Martin Hyderand Mel Hudson. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Sir Isaac Newton
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Archers

Caught in the act.
(Repeated tomorrow at 2pm)

: Front Row

Francine Stock profiles Robert De Niro , as a new biography is published. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Robert de Niro
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Don Know How She Does It

By Allison Pearson. Adapted by Penny Leicester .
3: Christmas with the in-laws and Kate resolves to obtain a new and better work/life balance. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Allison Pearson.
Adapted By: Penny Leicester

: The Commission

Superlanguage - Is the Popularity of English Killing Diversity? Research warns that 90 per cent of the world's 6,000 languages could disappear by the middle of the century. How much is English to blame? Chaired by Nick ROSS. Producer Sara Nathan Rptd on Sat at 10.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross.
Producer: Sara Nathan Rptd

: Siberia UK

Thirty years ago, after half a century of devolved administration, the Stormont Parliament was prorogued and a new cabinet post, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, established. It was regarded as the least attractive job in British politics. In this series, four former incumbents explain how their perceptions of the job, the people and the place were confounded or confirmed by their experiences. 2: James Prior (1981-4). Prior attempted to establish a process of "rolling devolution" in Northern Ireland. But his tenancy of Stormont
Castle coincided with republican hunger strikes at the Maze Prison and ongoing sectarian violence. Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm

: Frontiers

The recent report that a Caledonian crow had bent a piece of wire into a hook so it could extract meat from a bucket raised pertinent questions about birds' problem-solving abilities. Peter Evans talks to psychologists and zoologists about avian intelligence. Could it be that they're not such birdbrains after all?
EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Producer John Watkins


Talks: Peter Evans
Producer: John Watkins

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Paul Moss.


Unknown: Paul Moss.

: Book at Bedtime: Invisible Man

By Ralph Ellison. The narrator tries to avoid
Trueblood, who has brought terrible shame on the black community. Read by Clarke Peters. Part 3. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Ralph Ellison.
Read By: Clarke Peters.

: Two Thousand Years of Radio: 3: Tempest FM

More extraordinary archive radio recordings from the past two millennia of the wireless. This week it's 1616 and DJ Suzanne Canker is annoying Shakespeare's widow, Ann Hathaway. With Claire Downes, Hazel Grain, Al Holloway, Ben Kozo, Stuart Lane and Patrick McNamara. Producer Sean Grundy


Unknown: Claire Downes
Unknown: Hazel Grain
Unknown: Al Holloway
Unknown: Ben Kozo
Unknown: Stuart Lane
Unknown: Patrick McNamara

: The Storyman with Andrew Clover

Actor and writer Andrew Clover encourages his weekly guest to confronttruths about themselves through improvising a mythical fairytale with hidden meanings. The result is moving, sometimes funny and startlingly revelatory. producer Gary Reich


Producer: Gary Reich

: A Sense of Place

Portuguese Nativity. Portuguese workers have been coming to Jersey for more than 30 years, making them now the largest minority group on the island. A look at how the community combines a love for Jersey with a deep sense of remaining Portuguese. Producer Graeme Drummond


Producer: Graeme Drummond

: News

: Book of the Week: Things My Mother

Never Told Me 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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