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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: 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
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.
8.32 LWon/y Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and her guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Peacemakers

3: Georges Clemenceau and David Lloyd George. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Georges Clemenceau
Unknown: David Lloyd George.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths. 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here (Carlisle). Matthew 17, w9-13, 22-23. What Child Is This (Greensleeves arr
Willcocks). Lift Up Your Heads (J Bell). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Mary Hays in Love
Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Presented By: Mary Hays

: A Class Act

The first in a two-part programme charting a brave experiment in secondary education - the launch of a new school on the site of what was one of the country's most notorious comprehensives. This week we hear how the school deals with the large number of children with special needs seeking places and the additional support needed to help them in the Classroom. Producer Sue Mitchell


Producer: Sue Mitchell

: The Matchmaker

A collection of dramatised letters - resonant with wit, mischief, pain and pathos - between a matchmaker in rural Ireland and his lonely-hearted clients. Written by the late John B Keane and recorded in three parts at the Siamsa Tire Theatre in Tralee, Ireland, by an all-star cast including
Anna Manahan , Des Keogh , Niall Toibin , Pauline McLynn , David Kelly and Jeananne Crowley. Part 2. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: John B Keane
Unknown: Anna Manahan
Unknown: Des Keogh
Unknown: Niall Toibin
Unknown: Pauline McLynn
Unknown: David Kelly
Unknown: Jeananne Crowley.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: 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.

: Wireless Wise

David Hatch chairs the radio quiz about radio. This week's contestants are Barry Cryer , Sue MacGregor , Donna McPhail and John Waite. Producer Viv Black


Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Donna McPhail
Unknown: John Waite.
Producer: Viv Black

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Paper Flowers

Pakistan 1949. Zair returns to Lahore from his long stay in England, with his new fiancée, Jane. But as the preparations for the wedding get underway, the tension mounts between Jane and Zair's first wife, Taj. Will Zair be forced to make a difficult choice?


Writer: Aisha Khan
Director: Nadia Molinari
Zair: Rez Kempton
Taj: Archie Panjabi
Jane: Emma Cunniffe
Barkhat: Sanjit Sil
Fazal: Bhasker Patel
Anise: Parminder Sekhon
Rehan: Shakeel Ahmed
Azam: Kameron Shah

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster are in the potting shed answering questions sent in by post. The chairman is Eric Robson.


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

: The City

3: 9th and 13th by Jonathan Coe. A pianist in New
York meets a stranger and dreams of what might be. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jonathan Coe.

: Herbs: Pure and Simple

3: The Borage Family. Herb farmer Jekka McVicar travels to Cressing Templer in Essex to meet Roger Tabor , naturalist, botanist, author and chairman of the herb society. Together they find out about comfrey, lungwort and borage itself.
For details see Monday Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Jekka McVicar
Unknown: Roger Tabor
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Thinking Allowed

Shanghai has been described as the city of the future and this week Laurie Taylorfinds out why, when he talks to Doug Guthrie , author of Dragon in a Three Piece Suit, about the quiet revolution transforming business and pleasure in China. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylorfinds
Unknown: Doug Guthrie
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Graham Easton talks to patients and experts about migraine symptoms and the latest drug treatments. Repeated from yesterday


Talks: Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Meet Mr Mulliner

By PG Wodehouse. Dramatised by Roger Davenport. 1: The Smile that Wins
In the bar parlour of the Angler's Rest, the regulars are drawn into another of Mr Mulliner 's peculiar tales. When a dyspeptic detective member of the Mulliner family receives a doctor's prescription to smile, the frightening knowingness of his grin spreads terror throughout the titled classes.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Pg Wodehouse.
Dramatised By: Roger Davenport.
Unknown: Mr Mulliner
Director: Ned Chaillet
Mr Mulliner: Richard Griffiths
Miss Postlethwaite/Millicent: Matilda Ziegler
A port/Specialist/Sir Jasper: Peter Acre
A light ale/Jenkins: Martin Hyder
A pint of stout/Lord Brangbolton: David Timson
A small bitter/Adrian: Carl Prekopp

: The Archers

Alice is looking after her big sister. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, featuring news, interviews and reviews. Producer Helen Thomas


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Helen Thomas

: Mary Hays in Love

3: In spite of family objections to their relationship, Mary and John continue to write secretly to one another. They even dare to plan a meeting. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another live debate on a topical moral conundrum. Claire Fox ,
Ian Hargreaves , Michael Gove and Melanie Phillips cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views on one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Producer: David Coomes

: The Voice of Destiny: Churchill's Language

In the first of a three-part series,
Professor David Cannadine assesses Churchill's talent as an orator and reveals how as a young politician he struggled to masterhis art. Producer Susan Marling Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Professor David Cannadine
Producer: Susan Marling

: The Serendipity of Science

A look at the lucky accidents that are behind a surprising number of scientific breakthroughs.
3: From Venom to Viagra. Simon Singh uncovers tales of chance in modern medicine from an anaesthetic found in greenhouses to antibiotics from frogskin, and the development of that famous little blue pill. The reader is Michael Perceval-Maxwell . Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Simon Singh
Unknown: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Producer: Monise Durrani

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Tiger in the Smoke

By Margery Allingham. 8: Albert Campion and Luke set out to foil the tiger's plans. Read by Anton Lesser. For details see Monday


Unknown: Margery Allingham.
Unknown: Albert Campion
Read By: Anton Lesser.

: The Best a Man Can Get

A second chance to hear John O'Farrell 's four-part adaptation of his bestselling novel telling the story of Michael, ajingle composer and reluctant new dad who's leading a secret double life, doing all the things that most men with small children can only dream about. Part 3.
Starring Mark Heap with Tamsin Greig ,
Dan Chambers , Mark Huckerby , Nick Ostler and Roger Sloman. Jingles composed by Simon Davison. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Mark Heap
Unknown: Tamsin Greig
Unknown: Dan Chambers
Unknown: Mark Huckerby
Unknown: Nick Ostler
Unknown: Roger Sloman.
Composed By: Simon Davison.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events in session and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book of the Week: Peacemakers

By Margaret MacMillan. Read by Jane Lapotaire.
Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Margaret MacMillan.
Read By: Jane Lapotaire.

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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.

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