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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Ephraim Borowski.


Unknown: Ephraim Borowski.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphreys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Tim Winter.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphreys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service .

Presented by Judy Merry. When Morning Gilds the Skies (Laudes Domini). Luke 13, w6-9. Like a Tree
Planted by the Water (Ford). 0 For a Closer Walk with God (Caithness). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Duende - a Journey in Search of Flamenco

By Jason Webster. Tom Goodman-Hill reads a fivepartabridgementbyAlisonJoseph.
3: The love affair has hidden yet very real dangers. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jason Webster.
Unknown: Tom Goodman-Hill

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Unspoken Part 3 of this week s drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Bradford Bulls

As the Bradford Bulls return to their newly refurbished stadium, this programme examines the club's plans forthe future, including hopes that more Asians can be encouraged to take up the game of rugby. Producer Sue Mitchell


Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Elephants to Catch Eels

By Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain. A new six-part L comedy by the writers of Dead Ringers, set in Cornwall in the 18th century. If smugglers were the rock stars of the day, Tamsyn Trelawny was Drumlin
Bay's very own Ms Dynamite. But how will she cope when a keen young soldierfrom London is appointed as the new local customs collector?
Other characters played by Phil Nice Producer Jan Ravens


Unknown: Tom Jamieson
Unknown: Nev Fountain.
Unknown: Tamsyn Trelawny
Unknown: Ms Dynamite.
Played By: Phil Nice
Producer: Jan Ravens
Tamsyn: Lucy Speed
Jago: John Bowe
Maj Falconer: Cameron Stewart
Capt Marriot: Andrew McGlbbon
Squire Bascombe: Martin Hyder
Mad Gilbert: Martin Hyder
Lady Mary: Julia Deakin
Dewey: Mark Felgate

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Puzzle Panel

More puzzles from Chris Masianka and the panel as they do their utmost to baffle each other with brainteasers based on words, numbers and logic. On this week's panel are crossword editor Val Gilbert and mathematicians Professor David Singmasterand Rob Eastaway.
BBC Radio 4. London W1A 1AA Email: puzzle.panel@bbc.co.uk Producer Jane Ray


Unknown: Chris Masianka
Editor: Val Gilbert
Producer: Jane Ray

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Silence of Stars

By Kevin Mandry. When Deidre s husband begins his infatuation with outer space she's glad he's found a new hobby. But as his obsession spirals out of control Deidre must either find a way to bring him back toEarth,or join him on his iourneytothe stars.
Director Izzy Mant


Unknown: Kevin Mandry.
Director: Izzy Mant
Deidre: Emma Fielding
Owen: Michael Maloney
Lucv: Laurel Lefkow
Claire: Petra Letang
Planetarium announcer: Martin Hyder

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Roy Lancaster and Tony Russell answer some of the questions posed by gardeners in Wiltshire. The Chairman is Eric Robson.


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Stories by Angela Huth

3: Sudden Dancer. Joan is an accomplished ballroom dancerwho is scornful of Henry's two left feet. But Henry is determined to learn to save his marriage. For details see Monday

: Reference Library: 3: Gray's Anatomy

Simon Fanshawe finds that although, with new discoveries, the book has changed much over the years, it still reflects something of Charles Gray, who launched it in the 1850s.
(For details see Monday)


Presenter: Simon Fanshawe

: Thinking Allowed

Low self-esteem has long been seen as a consequence of social problems such as poverty, domestic abuse or unemployment, but nowadays it is also presented as one of the causes of social distress. Laurie Taylor talks to Frank Furedi about how and why the state increasingly presents itself as therapist to the nation. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylortalks
Unknown: Frank Furedi
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud returns with a new series exploring the limits and potentials of the human mind.
1: Is it possible to change one's personality? As researchers coin the term "false-hope syndrome" this programme debates whetherthe self-improvement industry is built on myth or if fundamental change is possible. Producer Marya Burgess Dr Mark Porter on the self-improvement industry: page 35


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Marya Burgess
Producer: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Write Stuff

Another chance to hearthe literary quiz with atwist. Author of the week Samuel Taylor Coleridge tests the talents of regulars Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Stephen Fry and Lynne Truss. Reader Beth Chalmers. James Walton is in the chair.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Reader: Lynne Truss.
Reader: Beth Chalmers.
Reader: James Walton

: The Archers

Kathy's mind is made Up. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson 's guests include the Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado , whose exhibition at London's Barbican Galleryfocuses on people displaced by conflict. Producer Angharad Law


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Sebastiao Salgado

: Unspoken

By Trish Cooke. 3: Fifty-year-old Rosalyn Joseph finds the diaries for 1968 and remembers her teenage years. She has now been in England for five years and, despite missing her sister and grannie back in Dominica, Rosalyn is having fun. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rosalyn Joseph

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the moral conundrums behind one of the week's news stories. Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox , Steven Rose and Melanie Phillips cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday


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

: They Fought and Lost

In a series about politicians who have suffered electoral defeat, Steve Richards talks to Shirley Williams. Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday


Talks: Steve Richards
Unknown: Shirley Williams.
Producer: Jane Ashley

: A Strain on the System

In the final programme of the series assessing our preparedness in the face of national crises, Sue Broom looks at plans in place to prevent the next influenza pandemic. Producer Jonathan Fildes


Producer: Jonathan Fildes

: Midweek

Presented by Libby Purves. Shortened repeat from 9am


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: When the Emperor Was Divine: 3: The Boy's Story

Teresa Gallagher reads from Julie Otsuka's compelling new novel about the deracination of Japanese Americans in Utah in 1942.
Coming to terms with life in the Camp.
(For details see Monday)


Unknown: Teresa Gallagher
Unknown: Julie Otsuka

: The Wonder Years

2: Teenagers. Jenny Eclair asks why images of teenagers are so popular in comedy. She selects clips from Victoria Wood, the Giums, Jasper Carrott , John Hegley , Adrian Mole , and The Royle Family to ask: are teenagers just naturally funny creatures? Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Jasper Carrott
Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Adrian Mole
Producer: Graham Frost

: Today in Parliament

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

: News

: Book of the Week: Duende - a Journey

in Search of Flamenco 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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