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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Unreliable Evidence

1: Corporate and Public Manslaughter. For some time there has been pressure both within and outside the legal profession for a statutory offence for corporate and public manslaughterto be put in place. Clive Anderson considers what the obstacles are whether they can be overcome, and whether a corporate offence would be fairer than prosecuting individuals. Producer Cathy Packe Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathy Packe

: Another Five Numbers

Simon Singh begins another investigation into the history and merits of some of the special numbers in maths beginning with the numberfour. The number four has dominated one of geometry's most perplexing problems - how many hues does it take to make a map so that no two regions with identical Colours ever meet? Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Simon Singh
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Book of the Week: Ripe for the Picking

Jan Francis continues to read the book by Annie Hawes. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jan Francis
Book By: Annie Hawes.

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing (Vulpius). Revelation 1 wlO-18 At Your Feet We Fall, Mighty Risen Lord
(Fellingham). He Is Risen (East African, arr Peacock).
With the Commonwealth Games Choir. Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Walk on the Milky WayPart 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Closed Worlds

Another chance to hear two programmes in which Andrew Luck-Baker looks at the biology of isolated communities and the scientific lessons that can be learnt from them. 2: The effects of long-term space travel are high on the list of priorities of the top space programmes. And already, experiments are being conducted to recreate the conditions of such environments. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Andrew Luck-Baker
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Who Wears the Trousers?

A series about husband-and-wife double acts in American entertainment. 5: Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone. Mary Livingstone played the smartaleck foil to husband Benny. But the truth was very different Mary suffered agonies of self doubt and their marriage was not all it was cracked up to be.
This episode includes unheard clips and interviews with Jack and Mary's daughter and their grandson. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Mary Livingstone
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: You and Yours

With Peter White and Winifred Robinson.
Continuing the series on the politics and problems of parking Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours on illegal parking, high charges and unfair ticketing. PHONE' [number removed] LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

Ken Clarke talks to sax player Dave Gelly about the band leader William "Count" Basie. Producer Paul Evans


Talks: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Dave Gelly
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Other Side of Truth

By Beverley Naidoo. Set in 1995 soon afterthe execution of writer Ken Saro-Wiwa , two children of an outspoken Nigerian journalist witness the death of their mother. They become refugees overnight, travelling from Lagos to London.
Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Beverley Naidoo.
Unknown: Ken Saro-Wiwa
Director: Pauline Harris
Sade: Chinyeregreg Egu
Femi: Ife Okpor
Papa/Uncle: Royjude Akuwudike
AuntGracie/Mrs Bankole: Claire Benedict
Uncle Tunde/Uncle Dele: Wale Ojo
MrMorris/MrSeveno'ClockNews: Stephen Crttchlow
Mama/Mama Appiah: Noma Dumezweni
Marcia: Anita Barzey
Nura/Donna: Abadesi Osunsade

: Making History

Sue Cook and the team investigate listeners' historical queries. Contact the programme at [address removed] or email: making.history@bbc.co.uk.
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Thicker than Water

Another chance to hear four programmes exploring family relationships from different perspectives. 1: The Red Car by Edward James. A young boy is evacuated to the countryside during the Second World War. He quickly discovers life with "Auntie" to be as devastating as London's Blitz. Read by Christopher Timothy. Producer Keith Slade


Unknown: Edward James.
Read By: Christopher Timothy.
Producer: Keith Slade

: A Different World

2: "I feel I have a right to be as I am..." Medical science can make the hearing world view deafness as simply a condition to be "put right". But what arguments need to be weighed up before opting for procedures such as cochlear implants? Two psychiatrists exchange notes. For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests explore the business of happiness. Producer Rozina Breen


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rozina Breen

: A Good Read

Novelist William Boyd and journalist Paul Foot join
Rosie Boycott to discuss books they love, including Scoop by Evelyn Waugh , King, Queen, Knave by Vladimir Nabokov and Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon.
Producer Mary Ward Lowery Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: William Boyd
Unknown: Paul Foot
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Vladimir Nabokov
Unknown: Lewis Grassic Gibbon.

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Comedy's Coming Home

Another chance to hear a programme from a series first broadcast last year in which British comedians returned to their spiritual homes to perform. Jocelyn Gee tries out her stand-up routine in the clubs of Africa's biggest city, Lagos, and explores the role comedy plays in Nigeria - a country infamous for its Chaos and corruption. Producer David Olusoga


Unknown: Jocelyn Gee
Producer: David Olusoga

: The Archers

Grazing on Grundy land. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents arts news, reviews and interviews. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: A Walk on the Milky Way

Poet Brian Patten presents more magical selections of 20th-century children's verse. 2: Hells Bells, Hauntings and Spells
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Brian Patten

: Money Box Investigates

The Price of Advice. After all the misselling scandals, whom can you trust for good financial advice? The programme's undercover reporters have been trawling the high street, testing the advice of banks, building societies and independent financial advisers. Will the advisers do the best for the customer or line their own pockets? Will they fall into the traps set for them? Lesley Curwen reveals the tricks of the trade. Producer Lynne R Jones Repeated Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Lesley Curwen

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel EMAIL: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Blood Clotting. Graham Easton explores normal blood clotting and bleeding disorders such as Von Willebrand 's disease, and the genetic defect, present in five per cent of the population, that increases the riskof developing deep-vein thrombosis. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Unknown: Von Willebrand
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Brave New World

Part 7. For details see yesterday

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends

Robin and Wendy are a childless couple ("No, it's fine, honestly.") who have an unhealthy obsession with a model village they have built in their garage.
First of a four-part comedy drama with Simon Greenall , Kay Stonham , Debbie Stephenson and Phil Cornwell. DirectorMarioStylianides


Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Kay Stonham
Unknown: Debbie Stephenson
Unknown: Phil Cornwell.

: Vienna - City of Music

Another chance to hear the series in which
John Suchet visits the city that was, for 150 years, the cultural capital of Europe. This first programme focuses on the time when the city was home to
Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: John Suchet
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: News

: Book of the Week: Ripe for the Picking

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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